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Bob Bolton Folklore: Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney (11) RE: Folklore: Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney 07 Jul 14


G'day again, Fergie,

I will check, at home, for dictionaries including early Convict Era slang. Thewre was one written by a convict operating in posher (... and wealthier ..) circles. This was specifically for judges in the Sydney courts of the early convict era ... to help the 'beak' translate the testimony of convicts before the court.

I woud have several other dictionaries covering aspects of Australian slang ... but not specifically convict argot ... These are all worth a browse for your convict's slang ... but I can't guarantee anything helpful on the Convict slang names for buildings and establishments!

Regards,

Bob


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