Australian Convicts and Convict Ships

A collection of images relating to Australian Convicts and Convict Ships 1788 - 1840
Francis Greenway, The mock trial, 1812. Oil on canvas. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=441844

Francis Greenway, The mock trial, 1812. Oil on canvas. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=441844

Francis MacNamara aka 'Frank the Poet', 'A convict's tour to Hell', poem written circa 1832-1839. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431049

Francis MacNamara aka 'Frank the Poet', 'A convict's tour to Hell', poem written circa 1832-1839. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431049

Register of Convict deaths 1833 pp12-13 (Courtesy of Ancestry)

Register of Convict deaths 1833 pp12-13 (Courtesy of Ancestry)

Notice is hereby given, that in order to provide for the clothing of convicts in the service of Government for the Summer period, which commences on the 1st November next. 1835. Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b1717263

Notice is hereby given, that in order to provide for the clothing of convicts in the service of Government for the Summer period, which commences on the 1st November next. 1835. Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b1717263

Ticket of Leave Isabella McGiloray. Convict Records at State Records NSW. Isabella McGiloray arrived on the Mary Ann in 1822

Ticket of Leave Isabella McGiloray. Convict Records at State Records NSW. Isabella McGiloray arrived on the Mary Ann in 1822

Grangegorman Penitentiary Stoneybatter Dublin . Find out more about the female convicts transported to Australia on the John Calvin

Irish Convicts Transported to Australia from Dublin

Grangegorman Penitentiary Stoneybatter Dublin . Find out more about the female convicts transported to Australia on the John Calvin

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

Australian convict cap. Despite being impractical and unpopular, these leather caps remained part of the convict uniform at least into the 1850s.

The Alexander was a ship of the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. Find out more about the voyage of the Alexander at Free Settler or Felon

The Alexander was a ship of the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. Find out more about the voyage of the Alexander at Free Settler or Felon

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