Australian postage stamp Date of issue: 10 July 1968 Designer: N. Wilson Plant: Telopea speciosissima

Modern Postage Stamp Slideshow US Postage Stamps and Other Collectible/Collectable Stamps

Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776. In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

Caged convicts on a ship bound for Australia. The average journey time to the penal colony was 102 days

Fares Please! Shows tram conductress Miss T. Thompson at work on the St. Kilda-Brighton line, Melbourne, Victoria. by State Library of Victoria Collections, via Flickr

Shows tram conductress Miss T. Thompson at work on the St. Kilda-Brighton line, Melbourne, Victoria. by State Library of Victoria Collections.

Australia during the 1870 gold rush.

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

Australia during the 1870 gold rush. my ancestors were blacksmiths in ixworth suffolk and great livermere suffolk this building may have been similar to one they worked in

Early Australians settlers standing outside of their homes (1870-75), Photo shared by the State Library of New South Wales. v@e.

Australians standing outside of their homes State Library of New South Wales- brave people keeping up appearances

Tips for researching convicts - early life and voyage to Australia. (image: "A Fleet of Transports under Convoy" / mezzotint print published by Carrington Bowles http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=153543

LIAC Crime Library is a collection of well-known criminal cases designed as a resource for HSC Legal Studies students and teachers. From the collection of the State Library of NSW.


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