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Convict Children Competition

4 children dressed as convicts

Write a journal entry describing life as a child convict.

When Australia was a British penal colony, some of the convicts sent over were children, punished with transportation for crimes like theft.

In your short journal entry (120 words max), make up a name, age, crime and sentence based on your knowledge of real convicts.

Check out the ABC Education’s new Convict Children digibook to help you with your entry – it’s packed full of information about this period in Australian history.

Cost to enter: free.

Entries close: Friday 26 July 2019.

More information about this competition, including how to enter online, can be found on the ABC Education’s website.

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