Convictism
Convictism Con"vict*ism, n. The policy or practice of transporting convicts to penal settlements. ``The evils of convictism.'' --W. Howitt. [1913 Webster]

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  • convictism — /ˈkɒnvɪktɪzəm/ (say konviktizuhm) noun Australian History 1. the system of confining convicts in a penal colony, especially in a penal labour settlement, or as assigned servants to free settlers: *convictism has tended in no small degree to give… …   Australian English dictionary

  • convictism — con·vict·ism …   English syllables

  • convictism — ˈkän(ˌ)vikˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: convict (III) + ism : the policy or practice of transporting convicts to colonial penal settlements …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Thomas Berwick — (1825–1891) was a convict transported to Western Australia. He was one of only 37 such convicts from the 9721 convicts transported to the colony to overcome the social stigma of convictism to become schoolteachers.Born in 1825, Thomas Berwick… …   Wikipedia

  • James Hasleby — (born 1833, date of death unknown) was a convict transported to Western Australia. He was one of only 37 convicts transported to the colony to overcome the social stigma of convictism to become schoolteachers, and one of only four convicts to be… …   Wikipedia

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