Convicts on the First Fleet

The First Fleet is the name given to the first group of eleven ships that carried convicts from England to Australia in 1788 beginning in 1787 the trip took 8 months.

No definitive list of people who traveled on those ships exists; however historians have tried to piece together as much data about these pioneers as they can. In the late 1980s, a simple software program with a database of convicts became available for Australian school students, both as a history and an information technology learning guide. An on-line version is now hosted by the University of Wollongong [ [ First Fleet Online] ] .

The convict manifest

The following is a list of partial details of all convicts who arrived at Botany Bay on January 26, 1788.

Note that the "from" refers to where they were tried, not their place of birth or residence.










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External links

* [ National Library of Australia] , Canberra. Searchable catalogue of art/images from the First Fleet eg First Fleet, Ducie Collection, George Raper, Port Jackson Painter

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