Category Archives: Transportation

Sarah Marshall 200: convict ship Friendship II

200 years ago Sarah Marshall arrived in New South Wales on the convict transport ship Friendship II. What happened? Continue reading

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John Simpson 200: convict ship Ocean II

200th anniversary of convict John Simpson arriving in NWS from the Ocean II on 16 January 1818 Continue reading

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Criminal Lives, 1780-1925

Exhibition – Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: punishing Old Bailey convicts Continue reading

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The Factory above the Gaol – women convicts in 1818

When my great-great-great grandmother Sarah Marshall stumbled off the convict transport Friendship on January 14, 1818, she emerged from a traumatic journey of confinement and scurvy which became notorious for ‘indecent and licentious intercourse’ to find herself in an alien … Continue reading

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The cook, the thieves, the prostitute and the postillion – convicts transported to Australia

My convict ancestors were an unusual lot – but three of them were also really common. That’s the conclusion I came to after looking at a clever take on transportation statistics on one Australian website. Three out of four of … Continue reading

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On board the convict ship (for Australian National Family History Week)

It’s National Family History Week in Australia (until August 10). So I’m going to leave the Irish history theme for now and pick up some of Nicholas Delaney’s story in New South Wales. Starting with his arrival. Human cargo On … Continue reading

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