The ‘Potato Orphans’ of Australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the Great Famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the Australian convicts.

Untold story of Irish teen shipped to Australia to marry a convict

The ‘potato orphans’ of australia is a tragic, little-known period in the nation's history, in which thousands of vulnerable teenage women, orphaned by the great famine, were shipped from Ireland to be wives for the australian convicts.

A great unit from the History Teachers of Australia on Colonisation and the First Fleet.

Cooke, Edward William, Prison-ship in Portsmouth Harbour, convicts going aboard [picture]

This image depicts the living conditions of convicts while on the boat being transported to Australia.

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

First fleet boat! Convict journal entries as sails!!

First fleet boat! Convict journal entries as sails! Stories of the first fleet. A great way for students to apply their knowledge and create diary entries and present them.

FREE book about #Australia #history from Project Gutenberg - Early Australian History, by Charles White. EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. CONVICT LIFE In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. PARTS I & II - THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS, AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS.

Early Australian History - Convict Life in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, by Charles White

Australia: Australia Convict Sites (Norfolk Island)

Norfolk Island - Most haunted place in the Pacific Ye Christian Bretheren as ye pass by Pray on this tomb cast an eye

Website for the Female Convicts Research Centre (Australia) #gentipjar #genealogy #blacksheep

Female Convicts Research Centre. Based in Tasmania, lots of information, largely taken directly from primary sources

The Rocks in Sydney, Australia, is now a prime real estate spot with houses priced in the millions. Only a century or two ago, however, this was the first convict settlement in Australia. Join us as we learn about the stories and gore that make up this place with I Am Free Sydney Tours.

Australia's First Convict Settlement: the Rocks in Sydney

The Rocks in Sydney, Australia, is now a prime real estate spot with houses priced in the millions. Only a century or two ago, however, this was the first convict settlement in Australia.


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