Stephen is a solicitor from Australia with a keen interest in convict transportation to Australia and the legal processes in which these were carried out from Ireland up to 1853 when transportation’s ceased. He has recently published this article in the Tasmanian Historical Research Association and has kindly allowed us to publish it here. Some of the cases examined are related to Laois.
Click on the PDF link below “Trials in Ireland” to view the article.
He has also completed some research on the effects of trauma on convicts, the following link contains some details: