Convicts on the First Fleet
First Fleetis the name given to the first group of eleven ships that carried convicts from Englandto Australiain 1788beginning 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 databaseof convicts became available for Australian school students, both as a historyand an information technologylearning guide. An on-line version is now hosted by the University of Wollongong[ [http://cedir.uow.edu.au/programs/FirstFleet/ First Fleet Online] ] .
The convict manifest
The following is a list of partial details of all convicts who arrived at
Botany Bayon January 26, 1788.
Note that the "from" refers to where they were tried, not their place of birth or residence.
* [http://nla.gov.au/apps/picturescatalogue 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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