An historical investigation into the construction, in the 1830s, of the Western Road from Mt Victoria to Bathurst by a convict workforce.
by Sue Rosen
PhD Thesis University of Western Sydney 2006
Sue Rosen, author and researcher of this work, a process that took thirteen years of hard labour, has very kindly given permission to the Hartley Valley Community Website to publish her thesis.
We are very grateful for this, Sue, and to David Hirsch who acted as go-between for the arrangements to be made.
© Sue Rosen 2006
Introduction and Abstract & Chapter Headings
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Historical Prelude: The Transportation and Penal Reform Debate and the Western Road
Chapter 3 The Local Context: Colonial Road Construction – Policy, Politics and Practice
Maps & Photographs 3a Maps & Photographs 3b Maps & Photographs 3c Maps & Photographs 3d
Chapter 4 Construction of the Western Road Maps & Photographs 4a
Chapter 5 The Western Road Convict Sites
Chapter 6 The Western Road Convicts
Chapter 7 The Convict Workers of the Western Road
Chapter 8 The Convict Experience on the Western Road
Chapter 9 Conclusion