FRONT: THOMAS AND SARAH HARRIS BACK: 1841 DEAR WIFE FORGET ME NOT
FRONT: Edward Carvell 18 Sentenced to 7 Years July 2 1838 BACK: Dear Ann Cartwright Keep this in Remembrance of me
FRONT: T. BOULTON. S. STEVENS. JAMES GODFREY HANNAH JONES BACK: WHEN IN CAPTIVITY TIME GOETH VERY SLOW BUT FREE AS AiR[?] TO ROAM HOW QUICK THE TIME DOTH GO
Convicts sometimes made special tokens out of whatever came to hand, to give to loved ones around the time of sentencing. There is something Romantic and a little bit tragic about them that speaks to the heart.
The National Museum of Australia has 314 tokens in its collection. Read more about them here.