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Writings on Australia, I. New Wales
  • Publication Type:
    Internet publication
  • Authors:
    Bentham J, Causer T, Schofield P
  • Publisher:
    Bentham Project
  • Publication date:
    03/09/2018
  • Status:
    Published online
  • Keywords:
    Jeremy Bentham, Australia, New South Wales, panopticon, convict transportation
  • Addresses:
    Bentham Project
    University College London
    Bentham Project
    4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
    London
    WC1H 0EG
  • Notes:
    This work is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution are clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: Jeremy Bentham, Writings on Australia, I. New Wales, ed. T. Causer and P. Schofield, pre-publication version, The Bentham Project, 2018. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommoms.org/licenses/ This text is a preliminary version, in that the authoritative version will appear as part of Bentham’s Writings on Australia for The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, with a full Editorial Introduction, name and subject indexes, finalized annotation, and working cross-references. The volume is due to be published in 2020 by the Clarendon Press.
Abstract
The ‘New Wales’ material written in 1791, which is published here for the first time, constitutes Bentham’s first detailed engagement with Britain’s infant penal colony in New South Wales, which had been established in January 1788. It is also intimately connected to Bentham’s campaign to persuade the British government build his panopticon penitentiary, which he had offered to the Pitt administration in January 1791.
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