Who was the youngest convict?
In modern record keeping, age and date of birth are essential items. Was this true for eighteenth century record keeping? What convict details were officially recorded and how reliable might the records be?
Would English Justice have sentenced children to transportation to far-flung colonies?
If so, would their crimes be different from older convicts?
If the First Fleet convicts were really slave labour to build a colony for England, then would younger convicts have been sent rather than older convicts? Who was the oldest convict?
What was the age range?
What might happen to very young and very old convicts on the First Fleet and during their term in New South Wales?
As large-scale media visualizations from the Selfiecity database of images shot in five cities on four continents indicate, the selfie has become a truly transnational genre that is as much about placemaking as it is about the narrowcasting of particular faces and bodies. At the same time, the scholarly literature around this specific form of self-representation through closely distant mobile photography has struggled to keep up with theorizing emergent new media practices that utilize lenses, screens, mirrors, and armatures in novel ways and generate compositions with distinctive framing and posing that mark belonging to selfie taxonomies.
was born in 1917 in Aldridge Sawmill Town. He
recalls that he and his family lived in a frame board
and batten house with four rooms, a wood heater, and
a front porch. The houses were fairly close together,
and there was a well between every second house and
the next. They had "colored" quarters and
white quarters. For Fourth of July at Aldridge, they
would spend the week before fishing in the river, and
kept the fish alive in a box in the water. Then they
would have a big fish fry behind grandpa's house on
the river. His grandpa once caught a 49-pound cat fish
with clabber milk for bait, tied up in a rag in a net.
-- Interview by Fay Green, May 22, 1997.