John West Memorial Lecture 2019

Friday 15 March 2019, 8pm
at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Lecture Theatre,
University of Tasmania, Newnham

Guest speaker:

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania

will present the thirty-first lecture on

Transportation re-visited: lessons for modern penal policy?

John West was one of the most influential opponents of transportation and condemned it as a failed penal policy.  However, in terms of re-integration and rehabilitation it was more effective than either physical punishment or imprisonment.  What lessons does it have for penal policy today?

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

  Organised by the Launceston Historical Society in partnership with the University of Tasmania 

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