CAPTAIN COOK FIRST FLEET 1788The journey took 252 days and the route was via Tenerife and Rio de Janeiro to the Cape of Good Hope.The 1044 passengers aboard the ships included officers, their wives and children, some free settlers and 504 male convicts and 192 female convicts.
The First Fleet of ships to carry convicts from England to Botany Bay sailed from Portsmouth, England, on 13 May 1787. It arrived at Botany Bay on 18 January 1788. When that place proved unsuitable for a settlement the fleet made its way a short dist
WHEN THE CONVICTS ARRIVEDConvicts arrived in Australia in 1788, on the First Fleet. Many convicts were sentenced to deportation for minor crimes as life became very tough in Great Britain.Convicts formed a large percentage of the Australian population for the first few decades of settlement.When Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson in 1788, 751 convicts and their children disembarked, along with 252 marines and their families. Convicts got them selves into trouble my pick pocketing/stealing
WHAT SORT OF CONVICTS WERE THEYAround the time when Captain Cook had arrived in 1788 along with him on his ships were people known as convicts which to be a convict you had to have done something wrong like pick pocket, steal a loaf of bread i know how stupid! There were Government Convicts which were the worst,they were stuck cleaning dunnies and all the spew! And had to wear the worst clothes. Their were Ticket of Leave Convicts who were trusted and allowed out of gael but had to walk around with a ticket in their hand.etc.
AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSHThe Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia on the outside of Ballarat. Approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s.In 10 years, the Australian population nearly tripled.
Victoria's greatest yield for one year was in 1856, when 3,053,744 troy ounces of gold were won from the diggings.From 1851 to 1896 the Victorian Mines reported that a total of 61,034,682 oz of gold was mined in Victoria!