penal colony

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a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)

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The description of life in Hobart Town gives the reader a sense of young Australia as a rough and violent convict settlement.
Our last port of call before the dreaded Cape was Ushuaia, a former mission town and convict settlement that is now the southernmost city in the world.
WHILE YOU'RE THERE: Explore the islands of Moreton Bay and visit the notorious convict settlement on St Helena Island.
Bob Oatley's heritage goes back to the early days of the original convict settlement in Sydney.
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Two hundred years ago, Port Arthur became the site of Australia's most infamous convict settlement.
67 million, Punjab Jail and Convict Settlement Rs 5.