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1788: The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet
1788: The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet
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Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest seas, carrying 1500 people, food for two years, and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts ...
Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson
A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the 'Princess Royal'
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New edition of the bestselling history that traces the chequered story of 100 women transported together in 1829 to Sydney. Includes new information on the women and treatment of convicts, and new illustrations ...
A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How it Led to the Settlement of Australia
A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How it Led to the Settlement of Australia
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This book tells the extraordinary story - lost for two centuries - of how a failed British attempt to establish a penal colony in West Africa led to their eventual decision to abandon their African plans and establish a new colony in the recently discovered colony known as New South Wales ...
Abandoned Women: Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas
Abandoned Women: Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas
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From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen's Land with their young children. This is a rich and evocative account of the lives of women at the bottom of society two hundred years ago.
Australia's Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict Era
Australia's Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict Era
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A controversial new history of convicts in Australia, which lays bare the distortions and myths that caused the nation to deny its own past ...
Bound for Australia: A Guide to the Records of Transported Convicts and Early Settlers
Bound for Australia: A Guide to the Records of Transported Convicts and Early Settlers
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From the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, to the end of transportation in 1868, a staggering 165,000 criminals were sent from Britain as publishment for a range of crimes. Completely revised and expanded to include new research, 'Bound for Australia' is the essential guide to the records kept in Britain of those who were sent there as punishment or who went to start a new life ...
Catherine McMahon: A Remarkable Convict Woman
Catherine McMahon: A Remarkable Convict Woman
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This meticulously researched story of Irish born Catherine McMahon is unusual in that it not only covers her time as a convict in Van Diemen's Land but also her life before conviction, and perhaps more importantly, after she was declared 'free by servitude'.
Convict Women
Convict Women
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This title looks beyond the conventional images to draw a new and often surprising picture of convict women's experiences in a strange and harsh country.
Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs
Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs
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The Port Arthur convict photographs are a remarkable record of the men who were sent from Britain to serve time in Australia between the 1820s and the 1850s. This book takes some of these portraits and combines them with biographies of the men based on transportation records, trials, correspondence, prison files, newspaper ...
Freedom on the Fatal Shore: Australia's First Colony
Freedom on the Fatal Shore: Australia's First Colony
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'Freedom on the Fatal Shore' brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of Australian history. This new book combines both of these classic works into a single volume ...
Muster New South Wales 1822
General Muster of New South Wales with Land and Stock Returns, 1822
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Over 23,000 entries for convicts and free people, including children - age, ship of arrival, sentence, occupation, employer, place of residence.
HMS Guardian and the Island of Ice: The Lost Ship of the First Fleet and Lieutenant Edward Riou 1789-1790
HMS Guardian and the Island of Ice: The Lost Ship of the First Fleet and Lieutenant Edward Riou 1789-1790
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Following is the near forgotten story of the GUARDIAN, her Heroic Commander and his Crew. It is one of the great stories of survival at sea and the importance of leadership.
Muster New South Wales 1823-25
Muster List of New South Wales 1823-1825
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The first official general musters were taken in the earliest years of the New  South Wales settlement as a mean of counting the population, controlling the convicts and determining the ...
Muster New South Wales 1805-1806
Musters of New South Wales and Norfolk Island 1805-1806
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The General Muster of New South Wales for the year 1806 is a document of almost unparalleled importance in the history of the early colony. For the first two decades of the colony, very little information about ordinary individuals has survived,
Notorious Strumpets & Dangerous Girls: 1600 Convict Women
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls: The Story of the 1600 Convict Women Sent to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1829
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Notorious Strumpets tells the story of each of the 1600 convict women sent to Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania) in the first three decades of European settlement. Now republished on CD it includes more than 1600 fully searchable biographies, a gallery of maps, pictures ...
Stories & Tales of Transported Convicts
Stories and Tales of the Transported Convicts
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250 stories about some of the obscure yet fascinating convicts transported to Australia. Almost half of those mentioned are females, some were slaves, trade union martyrs, political exiles, Negroes, Jews, ...
Bibliography of Convict Transports
The Bibliography of the Convict Transports
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A list of all 1040 convict transports in alphabetical order, showing the number of people aboard, place of arrival and the source and call number of the ship's indent or ...
Convict Ships 1787-1868
The Convict Ships 1787-1868
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Originally published in 1959, 'The Convict Ships' has been accepted by  historians and scholars as the standard work on the subject. This Australian  edition, which follows the revised ...
Convicts & Exiles Transported from Ireland 1791-1820
The Convicts and Exiles Transported From Ireland 1791-1820
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This work was developed under the working title 'The Convicts Transported from  Ireland 1791-1820'. However, the records revealed a terrible Irish tragedy. Too many arrivals in Australia were ...
The Convicts of the 'Eleanor': Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia
The Convicts of the 'Eleanor': Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia
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The convicts transported on the 'Eleanor' in February 1831 were not hardened criminals. The men on board - impoverished agricultural labourers and rural craftsmen from Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset - were transported because they were 'Swing rioters' - men who dared to demand a modest wage increase ...
Fatal Shore: Convict Transportation
The Fatal Shore: A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia 1787-1868
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'The Fatal Shore' is horrifying and humorous, at times touching and at others  inspiring, and is thoroughly absorbing. Hughes states his intention: "To see the  System from below, through convicts' ...
First Fleet 1788 Chart
The First Fleet 1788 Chart
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With the loss of her American possessions following the American Revolution of 1776, Britain sought to colonize new lands to take care of her burdensome convict problem. The goals and ...
First Fleet Families
The First Fleet Families
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A comprehensive list of the first fleet families including 1200 of their children. Also available on microfiche.
The First Fleet: The Real Story
The First Fleet: The Real Story
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In 1797 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people set out from England to Botany Bay. Alan Frost draws on hundreds of previously neglected records to debunk the myths that the voyage was a complete muddle and not unplanned ...
The First Frontier: The Occupation of the Sydney Region 1788 to 1816
The First Frontier: The Occupation of the Sydney Region 1788 to 1816
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'The First Frontier' examines the relationship between the the colonists and Aborigines in those early years of the colony and delves into the background of the people who were involved in some of the events, tragic and otherwise, that occurred up until the even of hostilities in the Sydney region in 1816.
Floating Brothel: Female Convicts Bound for Botany Bay
The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary Story of Female Convicts Bound for Botany Bay
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"The Floating Brothel" is the gripping true story of 237 female convicts - mainly taken from London's fever-ridden, overcrowded Newgate Gaol - to the fledgling colony of New South Wales.Though it was percieved that the ship was rife with prostitution and debauchery, the reality was more complex and more interesting ...
Forgotten Australians: Non-Anglo Celtic Convicts
The Forgotten Australians: The Non-Anglo or Celtic Convicts and Exiles
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This work was conceived by the Members and Staff of the New South Wales  Ethnic Affairs Commission. It was their hope that someone with knowledge of the Australian ...
Great Shame: Story of Irish Old World & New
The Great Shame: A Story of the Irish in the Old World and the New
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In the nineteenth century, the Irish population was halved. 'The Great  Shame', a remarkable work of non-fiction, traces the three causes of this  depletion: the famine; the emigrations; ...
The History of Australian Corrections
The History of Australian Corrections
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Australia's convict era is well-recorded, however the justice and punishment systems that followed, as well as Australia's prison and correctional system have scarcely been documents - until now. Sean O'Toole covers the transportation process, the convict era and ...
The Old Razorback Road: Life on the Great South Road between Camden and Picton 1830-1930
The Old Razorback Road: Life on the Great South Road between Camden and Picton 1830-1930
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A nightmare for the convicts who built it and the travellers forced to endure its horrors for a hundred years.  The Great South Road was built to allow the distribution of wool, tallow, hides and other products to Sydney docks from Campbelltown and Picton and beyond. The route chosen was over the Razorback Range, a jagged range with steep cliffs and rocky spurs, an unstable ...
The Ship Thieves: James Porter, Australian Convict
The Ship Thieves: James Porter, Australian Convict, Pirate and Master Mariner
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As dusk came down on the evening of 13 January 1834, James Porter and nine other convicts, transported at His Majesty’s Pleasure to VDL, captured the newly launched barque the Frederick from their British masters ...
The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
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Historian Deborah J. Swiss tells the heartbreaking, horrifying, and ultimately triumphant story of the women exiled from the British Isles and forced into slavery and savagery-who created the most liberated society of their time ...
Thoughts on Convict Management
Thoughts on Convict Management
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In 1836 Alexander Maconochie sailed to the convict settlement at Hobart in Van Diemen's Land as private secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Franklin. Here he wrote a report strongly critical of the state of prison discipline ...
Through the Eyes of Thomas Pamphlett: Convict and Castaway
Through the Eyes of Thomas Pamphlett: Convict and Castaway
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This book examines the everyday lives of convict Thomas Pamphlett (1788?-1838) and other ordinary people in such diverse places as Manchester, a convict ship, Sydney, a chain gang, Newcastle, the Hawkesbury area and Brisbane. A brickmaker from Manchester, he was sentenced to 14 years' transportation for stealing a horse ...
What Was the Voyage Really Like?: Brief Guide to Convict & Immigrant Voyages
What Was the Voyage Really Like?: A Brief Guide to Researching Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand
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Discovering when and how an ancestor arrived in Australia is the ambition of every family historian. This book, written as an expanded version of a talk that the author gives, is an excellent up-to-date guide on the topic of researching "Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand" ...
   
 
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