On the 10th of September 1823 Susan Courtney was tried in England for returning from transportation
On this day 20 January 1788 the last of the eleven ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay
In the 21st century we are accustomed to thinking of imprisonment as one of the more obvious forms of punishment for convicted criminals. This was not so in the past.
A history of convict transportation to New South Wales and related records such as trial records and records of the voyage and arrival
Colourful colonial-era stories from ou properties give us a window into the central role the Hyde Park Barracks played in convicts’ lives
The history of convict transportation to Australia is peppered with tales of escape
A Suffolk countrywoman turned Hawkesbury midwife; twice sentenced to death and twice reprieved; transported to New South Wales in 1801 and transformed after her death into a romantic literary heroine