Book of Public Labour Performed by Crown Prisoners commonly known as Spicer’s Diary

Book of Public Labour Performed by Crown Prisoners commonly known as Spicer’s Diary

A transcription of Spicer’s Diary is now published under Rare Books and Documents. Peter Beauclerk Spicer, superintendent of convicts, compiled a journal describing daily life at the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement during the year 1828. The diary was transcribed by Marilyn England who has kindly given us permission to publish the transcription on our website.

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