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Ball and chain found in Thames. The world’s only known complete ball and chain, dating back to the 17th or 18th century and believed to have once been attached to a convict who drowned trying to escape, has been found in the Thames.

A or century ball and chain discovered in the Thames. I have one of these in an upcoming Viking story. For some reason, I thought these went out with the Middle Ages.

Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

Convict ship lists, Tasmanian Government Archives Compare information from a range of sources Identify questions to inform an historical inquiry Locate information related to inquiry questions in a range of sources

A great unit from the History Teachers of Australia on Colonisation and the First Fleet.

Cooke, Edward William, Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour, convicts going aboard [picture]

There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. This is a picture of the flagship Sirius, which carried Captain Aurthur Philip first govermor of NSW. It was wrecked off Norfolk Island in 1790 and its wreck was given National Heritage status in 2011.

The wreck of a First Fleet ship which once carried Governor Phillip has been given National Heritage status.

From Terra Australis to Australia. Explore the journals, letters, paintings, drawings and books documenting the adventures of the first British settlers in Australia, including the Library's priceless collection of First Fleet documents. http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/terra_australis

A Direct North General View of Sydney Cove, by convict artist Thomas Watling in 1794

History of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove by John Vaughan

John Vaughan of Australiana Flags share the illustration of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove.

First Fleet First Fleet Officials celebrating King George III's Birthday in Sydney Cove 1788", 1994 Oil on belgian linen, 860 mm x 1330 mm Illustration for a book (unpublished)

First Fleet First Fleet Officials celebrating King George III's Birthday in Sydney Cove 1994 Oil on belgian linen, 860 mm x 1330 mm Illustration for a book (unpublished)

Captain (later Admiral) Arthur Phillip RN October 1738 – 31 August was the first Governor of New South Wales and founder of the settlement which became Sydney.

Wiradjuri warrior: Windradyne

Windradyne the Indigenous Australian resistance leader, was a northern Wiradjuri man of the upper Macquarie River region in central-western New South Wales. Windradyne's date of birth .

Capt Tobias Furneaux (1735-1781) born nr Plymouth, Devon, England. He was the first Englishman to land in Tasmania, Australia, and accompanied James Cook on his second voyage of exploration. He was the first man to circumnavigate the world in both directions, and later commanded a British vessel during the American Revolutionary War. He died, unmarried, and was interred in Stoke Damerel church, Plymouth.

Tobias Furneaux, Plymouth's Most Accomplished Navigator

The Dirt On The Rocks: The First Hospital Sydney's First Hospital and the 'Ikea' flat pack hospital brought over on the 2nd Fleet.

The Dirt On The Rocks: The First Hospital Sydney's First Hospital and the 'Ikea' flat pack hospital brought over on the Fleet.

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