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Escape from Australia: a convict's tale

Free Settler or Felon? - Find out more about Convicts, Convicts Ships, Surgeon Superintendents and Hunter Valley Settlers

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The death rates for the Second Fleet ships were one death to every 3.1 convicts embarked on the Neptune, one death to every 3.5 convicts embarked on the Scarborough, and one death to every 7.1 convicts embarked on the Surprise. Although the condition of the convicts shocked Sydney and Britain, not one person was ever charged and the company was again chartered for the Third Fleet!

The Dirt On The Rocks: The First . Sydney Cove and the flat pack hospital

One of Australia’s most important shipwrecks is HMS Sirius. In 1787 she was the lead ship for the First Fleet of eleven ships setting out from Britain on the voyage to establish the first...

One of Australia’s most important shipwrecks is HMS Sirius. In 1787 she was the lead ship for the First Fleet of eleven ships setting out from Britain on the voyage to establish the first.

Pittwater Online News

Pittwater Online News

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built. To the convicts arriving in Van Diemen's Land, it must have felt as though they'd been sent to the very ends of the earth. In Tasmania's Convicts Alison Alexander tells the history of the men and women transported to what became one of Britain's most notorious convict colonies.

The story of the convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to…

Images of Australia:  the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australia's history

Images of Australia: the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australia's history

The arrival of the convict ship Surry in Sydney Harbour [picture]

The arrival of the convict ship Surry in Sydney Harbour [picture]

A frigate, 'Lady Ridley', at sea with a Deal gallery in foreground [picture].

A frigate, "Lady Ridley", at sea with a Deal gallery in foreground [picture].

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