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.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 16 Apr 2010|
Bibliographical noteAdditional information: Sackler-Caird Fellowship application
Sponsorship: Sackler-Caird Fellowship, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Contributor: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London