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Slinky Report 3 Feb 2006 22:15

I watched with what can only be described as utter astonishment, that these women, brought together by crime ( some of the things they would be let off with a caution today) became the cornerstone of Australian culture as we know it today. Their descendents must be proud of them , and remember them with dignity. The colonisation of Australia began with them. Anne :)))


Pippa Report 3 Feb 2006 22:38

I missed it - is it going to be repeated does anyone know?


Susan10146857 Report 31 Jan 2013 18:57

Nudging this up for Mr Daff as it has a lot of info he will need.


GinN Report 31 Jan 2013 19:25

My 4th Great Grandfather, John Seaborn, was transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Earl Saint Vincent, in 1826. His crime was stealing carpentry tools, but he had previous convictions for poaching. He died in Sydney, 1839.

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 1 Feb 2013 07:00

Since posting on this thread so far back, I have seen another about it, and posted on that, or maybe it was me started it, can't recall now but I got a copy of the book The Floating Brothel from Poundland so posted about that. It was fascinating reading.



BrendafromWales Report 1 Feb 2013 08:55

If I remember rightly I looked at my wall chart for Daff as I think she had a first fleeter.
This is an interesting chart that I had from Oz with all the ships the supply ship which had everything on it...including the kitchen sink....
If anyone wants me to look on it for a possible convict
I have a first fleeter,but can't find anything after,but don't think he died en voyage.


MrDaff Report 1 Feb 2013 12:47

Thanks Sue# <3

I've got the book about the Lady Juliana, and Daff believed she had found a male rellie on the first fleet.
I've done some OS research on Oz sites and found a 1792 map showing the location of a land grant he had; a poss burial record (epitaph); but little else other than what is in the book.
@Brenda - PM to follow :-D


'Emma' Report 1 Feb 2013 13:05

Anyone who has Scottish ancestors maybe interested in
Abandoned Women by Lucy Frost.
Scottish women and their children who were sent to Van
Diemen's Land on the Atwick-1837.

Emma :-)

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 2 Feb 2013 09:07

I was speaking to a woman buying books in Tesco yesterday and she mentioned one about women being sent to New Zealand, can't remember the title now but something about along the riverside or similar wording?

Anyone know what it is?

The Abandoned Women one sounds good, will look out for it.



Susan10146857 Report 11 Feb 2013 21:25

And not to forget that before sending criminals to Australia or New Zealand they sent them off to America. There are a few kindle books on the subject of all convict transportation....mostly free.

yes Liz.....I noticed there are a few threads on the subject over the years.

Have you all tried google book search?.....try adding the name of your ancestor Or anything you may be interested in.

Mr Daff......maybe the Newspapers will have something on your research. there are some free Australian old newspapers online.......but be careful.....once you enter into the realms of newspaper clippings there may be no turning back :-D


Susan10146857 Report 11 Feb 2013 21:31

The link for Australian Newspaper archives.

there is much Uk news too


Susan10146857 Report 11 Feb 2013 21:56

John Nicol, mariner, wrote a book of his exploits on the Lady Juliana