Newtown and district
Crime and punishment
  Victorian law and order in the Newtown area  

The rural area around the Severn valley was remote from the authorities in the local towns, and it was always difficult to police this upland area.
Newtown grew rapidly and had a population of desperately poor people. To some, crime was a way out of their difficulties.

Policing improved in the Victorian period and the punishments given to criminals changed greatly, but not before the area experienced some troubled times.

Choose from the topics below to see some local cases.

Transported beyond the seas
sent to Australia for theft

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