During the 2017-20 Australian Research Council project, Landscapes of Production and Punishment, we collated much information on the type of work that convicts were doing at places like Port Arthur. The following table gives you some idea about the very many trades that convicts carried out at Port Arthur – much of which took place in the workshops. The data is drawn from many different sources. Click on the image to magnify it.

Port Arthur trades list, 1830-77

A list of Port Arthur trades, many of which would have been carried out within the workshops precinct