Also the context of the contribution many of their descendants have made to this country. Farmers, teachers, soldiers (especially in WW1), nurses, police and many more. Many of the convicts turned their lives around once they got their Certificate of Freedom. My 3x great grandparents, convicts, had obituaries written for them at their deaths (1891 & 1925) and contain terms like "respected members of the community", "the very best of the old English kind" and "a real gentleman". If only they new their backgrounds & reasons for transportation. They changed their way of life once they married and had a large family and built a happy life for themselves in northern Tasmania.