Crime & Punishment

Crime & Punishment


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In this issue we take a look at the crimes and punishments of years gone by (times that we are super thankful we weren't a part of!) From the cruelty inflicted on convicts in the Australian colonies, to the Pirate Code and the freaky Panopticon Prison, school detention won't seem nearly so unfair after reading it!

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Crime & Punishment Timeline
From criminals in ancient China to Bonnie and Clyde, we fly through a history of the baddies, the goodies and the punishments.

Colonial Cruelty: Convict Crime & Punishment
By Catherine Gordon
If you've ever done something naughty, just be glad you weren't in 18th century England at the time, otherwise you may have found yourself on the way to a new convict colony in Australia and face to face with the cat-o-nine-tails, the stocks and the iron collar...

The Pirate Code
By Kate Barry
Yargh me hearties! These be the rules you must follow if ye want to be aboard the ship of Captain Black Bart and sail the high seas. Ye be warned...

Crimes to Make You Go 'WHAT?!'
By Lucy Singer
From Jack the 'Pricker' to the world's worst Marco Polo player, these crimes are ridiculous, hilarious and a little bit frightening all at the same time!

The Panopticon: All Eyes on You
By Anna McHugh
Imagine a prison with just one guard and yet, for this very reason, the most on-edge prisoners around...

Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 Paper Cranes
By Sandi Rivers
This is the sad and inspiring story of one young girl who wanted peace more than anything else.

Forever and Always: A History of Love Songs
By Emmy Lyall
Before One Direction and Justin Beiber, women swooned over the troubadours of medieval Europe. Their husbands weren't impressed. And they had swords...

Ballet Through the Ages
By Belle Hirst, 10 (Junior Historian)
Belle shares the history behind her favourite hobby in her winning submission to the HistoriCool Junior Historian Program.

HistoriCool Artifact: Stethoscope
This is one medical instrument that knows how to play a beat!

Da Vinci: An Incredible Mind
That he invented the 'robot knight' is officially our favourite da Vinci fact ever, and this article is full of lots more!

Drunken Debates
The ancient Persians had a strange way of making decisions...

Reaching Out to the Uncontacted
The Mascho-Piro people who call the Amazo their home are one of the few remaining tribes untouched by the outside world. 

My History... with Nathan Bazley
Host of Behind the News, Nathan Bazley chats to us about his cool job and landing on Mars!

Give Peas a Chance
Make the convicts of colonial Australia jealous...

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