Today, Sydney is one of the World's great metropolises. 200 years ago, it was a very different place. Sydney was a rudimentary British penal colony, established on the far side of the World in one of the most hostile environments on the planet. For the first Europeans who called Australia home, life was tough and unforgiving. In this documentary, historian Mat Mclachlan looks into Sydney's convict past. Featuring Beth Hise, Dr James Hunter and Noeleen Timbrey.