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A podcast about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. Presented by Dr. Emma Watkins, Historian and Criminologist at the University of Birmingham

The Forgotten Convicts Podcast Dr. Emma Watkins

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A podcast about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. Presented by Dr. Emma Watkins, Historian and Criminologist at the University of Birmingham

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 1 - Introduction to Forgotten Convicts

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 1 - Introduction to Forgotten Convicts

    An introduction to Forgotten Convicts.  A new podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century.  

    • 29 min
    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 2 - Agency & Complaints

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 2 - Agency & Complaints

    Episode 2 of Forgotten Convicts, a podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. This episode is all about the agency of pauper-emancipists. From the avoidance of those institutions, to the complaints they made about the conditions they lived in within them, to breaking the rules and causing disruption. Despite spending much of their lives within institutions, or perhaps because of it, they knew how to push back against the system!

    • 15 min
    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 3 - Female Pauper-Emancipists

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 3 - Female Pauper-Emancipists

    Episode 3 of Forgotten Convicts, a podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. Pauper-emancipists are individuals who were in need of, or receiving, charitable assistance and who were also former convicts. Whilst there were far fewer female pauper-emacipists than males they should not be overlooked!

    • 18 min
    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 4 - Social Mobility

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 4 - Social Mobility

    Episode 4 of Forgotten Convicts, a podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. This episode focuses on the social mobility of pauper emancipists by exploring their changing employment and life outcomes.

    • 21 min
    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 5 - The Changing Charitable System

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 5 - The Changing Charitable System

    Episode 5 of Forgotten Convicts, a podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. This episode focuses on the changing charitable system from the convict system to the turn of the century.

    • 20 min
    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 6 - The Ending of the Charitable System?

    Forgotten Convicts - Episode 6 - The Ending of the Charitable System?

    Episode 6 of Forgotten Convicts, a podcast hosted by Dr. Emma Watkins about the lives of convicts transported to Australia in the 19th century. This episode focuses on the ending of the pauper system, or rather questions if this was the case.

    • 15 min

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