Blacksheep Ancestors

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Lists of Convicts Shipped to Australia

Hi eveyone,

Here are some great links from Sites with Genealogical Source Material to find convicts shipped to Australia.

Between January 1788 and October 1791, three fleets comprising 26 separate vessels sailed from the UK carrying convicts to Australia:

  • First Fleet 26 Jan 1788 (11 vessels)
  • Second Fleet from 3 Jun 1790 (4 vessels)
  • Third Fleet from Oct 1791 (11 vessels)