Third Fleet Families of Australia: Transported Convicts, their Children and their Grandchildren
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 404 pages
Author: C. Smee
Other: indexes, bibliog
Publisher: 1788 Pioneers Association
The third fleet consisting of 11 ships arrived in 1791, with over 2000 convicts. The newspaper report states that 194 male convicts and 4 female convicts died during the voyage, and that though conditions on board ship weren't as "diabolical" as the previous year, they were still outrageous. The ships were: Mary Ann, Matilda, Atlantic, Salamander, William & Ann, HMS Gorgon, Active, Queen, Albermarle, Britannia, and Admiral Barrington. This was the largest fleet, and would remain so until 1818.
Compiled by C.J. Smee, "The Third Fleet Families of Australia" is an immensely useful work for not only descendants of the Third Fleeters, but also for historians interested in Australia's early pioneers.
This book lists all known families originating from the participants of that fleet. There are 903 children, and over 2000 grandchildren in the 294 families identified. Each page is dedicated to a single convict and their families.
NOTE: This book is a secondhand copy. There is some slight wearing of the cloth on the edges, and there is the remains of a sticker on the inside cover, but overall it is great condition.