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The tragic story of theAboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, Western Australia, 1838–1903
Ann Wood

habits of civilized and industrial life’. 94 As the mission continued to flourish, now drawing its members from further afield, from 1870 Salvado began taking in juvenile offenders sentenced to gaol terms on Rottnest Island. 95 Intrigued by the suggestions he would make a good prison superintendent, Salvado decided to investigate. 96 On 16 January 1873, he called on Governor Frederick Weld (1869–75), who was from an English

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995