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Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

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Convict hulk Australia

floating prisons with men and women who would be sent to Australia

Convict hulk Australia

floating prisons with men and women who would be sent to Australia

This is Captain John Ross and he was the captain of the last convict ship that came to Australia. The ship was the Hashemy.

This is Captain John Ross. He was the captain on the ship Hashemy, one of the last convict ships that came to Australia.

The Convict System - between 1788 and 1868, 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

Convicts" Letter writing at Cockatoo Island N. "Canary Birds" by Philip Doyne Vigors 1849

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

THE hell-ship Neptune on which Molly Morgan arrived in Port Jackson in 1790 - nearly half the 502 convicts crammed aboard, died on the journey.

1st Government House, Sydney 1790s

Painting of the first Government House,Sydney by John Eyre.

Australian convict token engraved on both sides of an 1806 British penny, 1844

Australian convict token engraved on both sides of an 1806 British penny, one side is engraved with an emu and kangaroo, Antipodean symbols, plus a ship, representing the journey from Britain to Australia.

Reads.."Female convicts made up a substantial part of prisioners deported to the penal colony of New South Wales"..Wild Geese Heritage Museum and Library, Ireland

"Female convicts made up a substantial part of prisioners deported to the penal colony of New South Wales".Wild Geese Heritage Museum and Library, Ireland

A Government Jail Gang, Augustus Earle, 1830

A government jail gang, Sydney, N. Wales by Augustus Earle, The Hyde Park Barracks can be seen in the background.

'View of Dawe's Battery at the entrance to Sydney Cove', c.1818, by Australian convict artist Joseph Lycett.

'View of Dawe's Battery at the entrance to Sydney Cove', by Australian convict artist Joseph Lycett.

Australia - The Penal Colony

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Ticket of Leave Isabella McGiloray. Convict Records at State Records NSW

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