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Transportation of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 19th century. The regime on board the convict ships was harsh as were the punishments. Here a prisoner who has been flogged until his back is raw is then put into a brine (salt) bath and his back is scrubbed with a broom.

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Transportation of  convicts from Britain to Australia in the 19th century. The regime on board the convict ships was harsh as were the punishments. Here a prisoner who has been flogged until his back is raw is then put into a brine (salt) bath and his back is scrubbed with a broom.