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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Pierced token engraved with stippled text:

NO PEN
CAN WRITE
NO TONGUE
CAN TELL THE
ACHING . HE
( ART )

Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Paul - it may well relate to him. We will have to add this one to our list of tokens for further investi...

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Paul Ware says:

I Wonder if this Token could be attributed to a Edward Haddon, transported in 1833 for life aboard the Aur...

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Paul Ware says:

Hi Elle Oh very clever of you putting two and two together !! Yes I do have his Love Token, it is engraved ...

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Elle says:

HI Paul, You added a note to his convict records, that you had his token in your private collection. Then I...

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