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The convict journey

A transportee’s journey from freedom in the East Riding of Yorkshire to incarceration in New South Wales or Van Diemen’s Land could last months and even years. Often the convicts were held in prisons or prison hulks for months prior to their transportation.

For more details on the ships which carried our convicts to Australia, follow the links below.

NEXT CHAPTER: Capture to Departure

The ships Bangalore, Dominion, Duke of Portland, Lady Nugent, and Canterbury in 1851. Image taken from the Illustrated London News. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.