Daily life of convicts What was the punishment for bad behavior?
The punishment was they would get wiped with a cat-o’- nine tails. They had like a bit to stop them from biting on there tung’s .‘Punishments were common for swearing, laziness, being drunk, returning late from work and for stealing small items.’ People who ran away from work would have to wear a leg-irons for 6 – 3 months. Sometimes to get the leg irons off they had to get a blacksmith to get the keys and unlock them.
What did they get for cloths ? / cloths
‘When convicts got their cloths they often looked untidy.’
- Woolen cap
- Shoes & stockings
One in fore men had tattoos because of their beloved love ones. Other tattoos were to symbolise strength and courage. Convicts tattooed themselves to show that they had a group that they belonged to. Most convicts had mermaids and love hearts on them. The hart for the loved ones and the mermaids for fish i’m guessing.
They had 1 hour of entertainment a day. Gambling was illegal but they played cards. They had musical instruments. They had limited games they could play with / free time. For domino it was called bone domino game. It was made out of there dead bones.
The green food such as salad,broccoli,peas and all that came from the park next to them. The convicts sometimes got cabbage in there soup. How much sugar they got was over 220 gm. There was 1820 working.
a day in the life of a convict / Sydney living museum