known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by britain during the 18th and 19th centurie to house convicts and prisoners.

The Fearsome Prison Ships of the Former British Empire

known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by britain during the 18th and 19th centurie to house convicts and prisoners.

Drawing of the convict transportation ship "Neptune" that operated between England and Australia in 1789.

Drawing of the convict transportation ship "Neptune" that operated between England and Australia in 1789.

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC was born in Evandale, Tasmania, in 1880 and was one of the most decorated infantry soldiers of the British Empire during the First World War. He was Australia's most decorated soldier who saw action at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France.   Follow this link to read more.

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray VC was born in Evandale, Tasmania, in 1880 and was one of the most decorated infantry soldiers of the British Empire during the First World War. He was Australia's most decorated soldier who saw action at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France. Follow this link to read more.

CONVICT SHIPS. Information is given about the voyages to New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. It ranges from the life on board for both crew and convict, right through to records of deaths, numbers of convicts and the length of each voyage. This Australian edition includes the results of research into hundreds of journal of ships' surgeons in an authoritative and fascinating account of this little-known field of maritime history.

CONVICT SHIPS. Information is given about the voyages to New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. It ranges from the life on board for both crew and convict, right through to records of deaths, numbers of convicts and the length of each voyage. This Australian edition includes the results of research into hundreds of journal of ships' surgeons in an authoritative and fascinating account of this little-known field of maritime history.

"Clarkson Stanfield", John Partridge, ca. 1836; Royal Academy of Arts 03/699

"Clarkson Stanfield", John Partridge, ca. 1836; Royal Academy of Arts 03/699

Edward Kennedy Murray -  The Murray Family, Evandale   Fallgrove (see image below) was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

Edward Kennedy Murray - The Murray Family, Evandale Fallgrove (see image below) was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

Fallgrove House - Fallgrove was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

Fallgrove House - Fallgrove was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

Fallgrove House - Fallgrove was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

Fallgrove House - Fallgrove was originally known as "Prosperous". Kennedy Murray Jnr, the first owner and occupier was born on Norfolk Island on 4 August 1799.

The Harry Murray VC Memorial Room, Evandale Community Centre.  To find out more click on the photo.

The Harry Murray VC Memorial Room, Evandale Community Centre. To find out more click on the photo.


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