FROM KING LASH TO RAZOR WIRE
The story of Australia's prisons from the First Fleet to today.
Our prisons, detention centres and camps have housed convicts, prisoners of war, Aborigines, women, children, refugees and asylum seekers.
Brutal floggings, hangings, the stocks and the treadmill are part of the story; so are pardons, evening classes and picnics for prisoners.
Packed with information and prompting fundamental questions about our society, Australia Locked Up is stern but illuminating reading.
About the Author
John Nicholson is a multi-award-winning author with a passion for Australian history, architecture and social justice.
'...a book that discusses Australia's long relationship with imprisonment, explores why we lock others up and asks what is achieved by doing so. Nicholson's open, inquiring narrative poses some pertinent and provocative questions.' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher'completely riveting...compelling and thought provoking' Sydney's ChildApril 2006'Pertinent and provocative' Australian Bookseller and Publisher'Nicholson's open, inquiring narrative poses some pertinent and provocative questions.' Bookseller + Publisher, February 2006
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 22.1 x 1.000
Weight (kg): 0.402