In Search Of Joe Goosey

In search of Joe Goosey Klinefelter’s Syndrome in convict Brisbane In 1837 Andrew Petrie, an architect, was appointed as the clerk of works to the convict colony of Brisbane. He brought with him his family and one of them, Tom, later had his recollections of...

Flash Language

Flash language Australian convict and colonial slang and terminology. This is a brief list of terms and slang from the convict era. Most of these words are taken directly from James Hardy Vaux’s ‘A New and Comprehensive Vocabulary of the Flash Language’, published in...