First Fleet 1788
The First Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS
accompanied by six convict
Prince of Wales
and three store ships, the Borrowdale, Fishburn and Golden Grove.
Second Fleet 1790
Second Fleet consisted of six
and a supply ship the Justinian.
The Third Fleet
The Third Fleet consisted of eleven ships -
William and Ann
used to compile Convict Ship pages:
Sydney Gazette, The Australian, The Monitor, The Maitland Mercury and other publications available via
UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, -
Various 19th Century British Library Newspapers available via
National Library of Australia eResourses ( see
Cora Num's site for instructions to access)
Lesley Uebel's Port Jackson Convict Anthology
Surgeon's Journals at National Archives
UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Medical Journals (ADM 101, 804 bundles and volumes). Records of Medical and Prisoner of War Departments. Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies. The National Archives. Kew, Richmond, Surrey.
Publications available at
Historical Records of New South Wales Vols. 1 - VII
Historical Records of Australia Series 1
The Convict Ships - Charles Bateson
Martin Cash: His Personal narrative as a Bushranger in Van Diemens Land
Free Settler or Felon Database
Journeys In Time 1809 - 1822 - The Journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online
North to Matsumae, Australian Whalers to Japan by Noreen Jones.
Bound For Botany Bay: Narrative of a voyage in 1798 Aboard the Death Ship Hillsborough - Frank Clune
A Narrative of a Voyage to New South Wales, in the year 1816, in the ship Mariner, describing the Nature of the Accommodations, Stores, Diet &c., together with an account of the Medical Treatment &c." by John Haslam in John Croaker: convict Embezzler: John Booker and Russell Craig.
Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 [database on-line].
Australian Town and Country Journal 3 January 1891 - Arrivals of vessels at Port Jackson and Departures of same up to 1817
Transcriptions of Lloyds Register of Ships
Australian Dictionary of Biography
East Indian Company Ships
Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archive
Journal of Arthur Bowes Smyth, 1787 March 22-1789 August 8 [manuscript]., National Library of Australia, MS 4568
Records of Bristol Ships 1800 - 1838
Musters and other papers relating to convict ships. Series CGS 1155, Reels 2417-2428. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia
A Military History of Australia - Jeffrey Grey
Travels in Ireland in the Year 1822 - Thomas Reid
Rude, George F.E. Protest and Punishment: The Story of the Social and Political Protesters Transported to Australia, 1788-1868
Bassett, M.,1940 The Governor's Lady: Mrs Philip Gidley King, Oxford University Press, London
Reflections on the colony of New South Wales... / ed. by J.E.B. Currey. [Melb.]:Lansdowne Press