Fremantle Prison: A Brief History - Cyril Ayris


Fremantle Prison: A brief history tells the prison's dramatic story from its earliest days when penal servitude was a cruel and often tyrannical business.  Life was cheap and the lash was the accepted punishment for most demeanours, petty or otherwise.  
Yet it was the convict system that enabled the infant colony of Western Australia to gain a foothold in a land that was as forbidding as it was dangerous.

Cyril Ayris, winner of two Arthur Lovekin Prizes in Journalism and many other literary awards tells the story of the prison the prisoners built.


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205 X 165