Week 5, Crimes and Punishment, Bob Hodge and Vijay Mishra, (Castle)

October 29, 2007

I was fairly unaware of some of the cultural-historical dynamics at work within Australia. Australia’s history of being a penal colony presents an interesting question as people seek to understand Australia’s cultural identity.  I found it interesting to learn that there are those who are resistant to accepting the idea that Australia’s culture has been positively influenced by those who were brought to Australia as prisoners or are descendents of those who came in this way.

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