Australia bound: convict voyaging, 1788-1868

Kirsty Reid

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Between 1788 and 1868, over 900 ships left Britain and Ireland with around 168,000 convicts bound for the British Australian penal colonies. Strikingly little scholarly attention has been paid either to the organisation of the ships prior to departure or to convict and other experiences of the voyages. This research project seeks to begin to fill that gap: its aim is to write an experiential history of convict voyaging.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 16 Apr 2010

Bibliographical note

Additional information: Sackler-Caird Fellowship application

Sponsorship: Sackler-Caird Fellowship, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Contributor: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London


  • convicts
  • voyages

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