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 crudely engraved with cursive text:

Robt Dodds
Aged 26
1838

George Dibley says:

Correction. In my earlier message I skipped a generation. Thomas Spicer is my great great grandfather. His ...

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Sophie_Jensen says:

Although the story is a sad one it is wonderful to have a better picture of Spicer's life in Australia. Tha...

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George Dibley says:

Thomas Spicer is my great grandfather. After arriving in NSW he had a successful career managing large rura...

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Paul Ware says:

Such was Georgian/ Victorian justice.. Token looks like it was almost done by a professional engraver? Poss...

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