On This Day

10 Sep 1823 - escapee re-transported to NSW

On the 10th of September 1823 Susan Courtney was tried in England for returning from transportation

Convict Sydney

1801 - Day in the life of a convict

In the young colony, there was no prisoner’s barrack - the bush and sea were the walls of the convicts’ prison

On This Day

20 Jan 1788 - First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay

On this day 20 January 1788 the last of the eleven ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay

Convict Sydney

A world of pain

Part 4: 1826–1837

Convict Sydney

Ann Marsh

Thief, mother, entrepreneur. Arrived 1789 on Lady Juliana

Convict Sydney

Back to business

From 1822, with the British government keen to cut costs and encourage pastoral expansion, part three sees the removal of convicts from town.

Convict Sydney

Bigge inquiry

The Bigge Inquiry (1819–23) made recommendations to reshape the colony and make transportation ‘a fate to dread’.

Child convicts of Australia - Chapter 1 Transportation and the First Fleet

Child convicts of Australia

For more than 50 years, convicts were transported from Britain to New South Wales. These included children as young as nine years of age