Prison, Culture, and Heritage

In 2019, the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Leeds, and Liverpool John Moores to use digital technologies to create visual histories which can portray the experiences of 19th century convicts, and 20th century indigenous prisoners.

Roebourne An aerial shot of Roebourne prison with text overlay that reads 'Roebourne'.


A co-produced public history of imprisonment, set in Roebourne, Western Australia.

The Art of Fremantle Prison A prisoners' artwork from Fremantle Prison depicting trees on a desert.

The Art of Fremantle Prison

The stories of indigenous prisoners at Fremantle Prison who together created astounding internationally significant art.

Criminals Incapable of Reform?

Criminals Incapable of Reform?

Reassessing the population of Cockatoo Island Prison, Sydney, 1847-1869.