Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

Captain Arthur Phillip (The British naval officer who lead the First Fleet)

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

The highly contagious setting of an early prison ships to Australia.

Convict Ship circa 1870: Convicts on a ship bound for Botany Bay, Australia. (Photo available in a range of products)

Convict Ship circa Convicts on a ship bound for Botany Bay, Australia. (Photo available in a range of products)

Convicts in New Holland, wash drawing, 19.5 x 12.5 cm  Date	1793  Source	Felipe Bauza - drawings made on the Spanish Scientific Expedition to Australia and the Pacific in the ships Descubierta and Atrevida under the command of Alessandro Malaspina, 1789-94, held at the State Library of New South Wales  Juan Ravenet (b. c. 1766)

Research the life of your convict. This time you are going to create your own Cube based on the life of your convict. Tip - start with making up a planning sheet based on your research.

Interior Convict Ship 1

Harper's Weekly image of the "coffin ships" showing the cramped, unhealthy accommodations for the Irish immigrants.

The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They Poster

Posters for the classroom - The First Fleet Convicts Who Were They


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First Fleet | AC History Units - Year 4

First Fleet | AC History Units - Year 4

Tom Appleby, eight year old chimney sweep is convicted of stealing and sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay. This book tells of a colony that, despite its natural abundance, cannot offer what the colonists want. While the people's health is better than ever, their morale is low as they wait for news from home. It is for those aged 10 and above.

Booktopia has Tom Appleby Convict Boy by Jackie French. Buy a discounted Paperback of Tom Appleby Convict Boy online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

A research project aims to find out whether transportation to Australia or jail was more effective at rehabilitating British convicts in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Australia or jail - which was worse?

A research project aims to find out whether transportation to Australia or jail was more effective at rehabilitating British convicts in the and Centuries.

The First Fleet's arrival.

The Founding of Australia By Capt Arthur Phillip Sydney Cove Jan 1788

This website aimed at parents may provide useful background information for teachers or be useful to students

Convict Sydney - Hyde Park Barracks Museum - Museums & Attractions - Time Out Sydney

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