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Convict tattoos : marked men and women of Australia, written and illustrated by Simon Barnard

Label
Convict tattoos : marked men and women of Australia
Title
Convict tattoos
Title remainder
marked men and women of Australia
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Simon Barnard
Title variation
Marked men and women of Australia
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the nineteenth century. Each convict's details, including their tattoos, were recorded when they disembarked, providing an extensive physical account of Australia's convict men and women. Simon Barnard has meticulously combed through those records to reveal a rich pictorial history. Convict Tattoos explores various aspects of tattooing - from the symbolism of tattoo motifs to inking methods, from their use as means of identification and control to expressions of individualism and defiance - providing a fascinating glimpse of the lives of the people behind the records
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, Simon
Dewey number
391.65
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners as artists
  • Prisoners
  • Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Tattooing
  • Tattooing
  • Tattooed people
  • Convicts
Target audience
adult
Label
Convict tattoos : marked men and women of Australia, written and illustrated by Simon Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 116) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Body language -- Isaac Comer's yard -- The black books -- Tattoo surveillance -- Disappearing ink -- Seeing is believing -- The criminal code -- Tattoo origins -- Tattoo taxonomy -- The finer points -- Adam and Eve -- Anchor -- Beehive -- Britannia -- Broad arrow -- Crossed pipes -- Crucifix -- "D" for deserter -- Dots -- Dove -- Flowerpot -- Heart -- Letters and numbers -- Masonic arms -- Mermaid -- Pugilist -- Ring -- Seven stars -- Ship -- Skull and crossbones -- True-love knot -- "When this you see" -- Having the last word
Control code
000057316881
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781925240399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026386986
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)948499098
Label
Convict tattoos : marked men and women of Australia, written and illustrated by Simon Barnard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 116) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Body language -- Isaac Comer's yard -- The black books -- Tattoo surveillance -- Disappearing ink -- Seeing is believing -- The criminal code -- Tattoo origins -- Tattoo taxonomy -- The finer points -- Adam and Eve -- Anchor -- Beehive -- Britannia -- Broad arrow -- Crossed pipes -- Crucifix -- "D" for deserter -- Dots -- Dove -- Flowerpot -- Heart -- Letters and numbers -- Masonic arms -- Mermaid -- Pugilist -- Ring -- Seven stars -- Ship -- Skull and crossbones -- True-love knot -- "When this you see" -- Having the last word
Control code
000057316881
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781925240399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026386986
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)948499098

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