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|Title:||Contesting Corporal Punishment: Abolitionism, Transportation and the British Imperial Project|
|Authors:||Barrett Meyering, Isobelle|
Department of History
|Keywords:||Nineteenth century Australia|
|Abstract:||Between the 1820s and the 1840s, anti-slavery ideas shaped debate about the treatment of convicts in the Australian penal colonies. This thesis investigates the impact of abolitionism on one key aspect of convict life: the use of corporal punishment. It traces the rise and decline of abolitionist rhetoric in the work of three vocal critics of flogging: newspaper editor Edward Smith Hall (1786-1860); English politician William Molesworth (1810-1855); and penal reformer Captain Alexander Maconochie (1787-1860). It highlights the connections between their opposition to flogging and their anxieties about the legitimacy of the wider British imperial project.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Department of History|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this thesis|
|Type of Work:||Thesis, Honours|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours Theses - Department of History|
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