The National Museum of Australia has 314 convict love tokens in its collection. These tokens were made by convicts around the time of their sentencing and were given to friends and loved ones as mementos.

What is a convict love token?

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Token engraved with cursive text:

W. Williams
Exil,d, April,
5, 1832.

Al says:

so beautiful good picture engraved onto the token

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jack says:


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Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Linda - It does seem harsh. His statement in his own defence of 'It was thrown into my hand' didn't seem...

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Linda Young says:

22 years a convict in NSW, for stealing a handkerchief... 5/- sounds like a lot for a handkerchief (even if...

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