This interactive was developed by the National Museum of Australia and Icelab. © National Museum of Australia 2012

The National Museum of Australia acknowledges the significant work undertaken by collectors Timothy Millett and Peter Lane in uncovering the history of convict love tokens. Their research has provided a basis for the Museum’s research into the histories of a number of the convicts associated with particular tokens in the collection.

Object photography by Katie Green, Lannon Harley, Jason McCarthy, Dragi Markovic and George Serras.