A chain gang, convicts going to work near Sydney, New South Wales; plate from A Narrative of a visit to the Australian colonies by James Backhouse, 1843

Accession Number ART19846
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 22.2 x 34.2 cm
Object type Print
Physical description etching on paper
Maker after Edward Backhouse
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1842
Conflict British Army Era, 1788-1870

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A chain gang of convicts being escorted to work by armed soldiers of the British Army, an overseer (civilian) leads the way.