Sentencing to Departure - Prison Hulks & Convict Gaols
Prison Hulk--"It was normal for prisoners under sentence of transportation to spend the first part of their sentence in the prison where they had awaited trial, usually in solitary confinement....In the early 19th century, most prisoners awaiting transportation were sent to the 'hulks' in London before being assigned to a convict ship and leaving England."
Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.
Captain Arthur Phillip
Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738 - 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales, and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour)
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10 Fascinating Only Existing Photographs - Listverse
I have always loved historical photographs especially photos that are rare. You could say there are two kinds of only existing photographs. One is a one time event or incident where only one image is captured by one camera. The other has to do with the time period involved when cameras were a rarity or
Tales of tattoo trend as old as Australia
Penelope Cruz has 883 stamped on her right ankle, Beyonce a praying angel etched on her upper left thigh and Angelina Jolie a Bengal tiger drawn on her lower back.
Postcard Captain James Cook, Born in Marton, 1779,
Postcard Captain James Cook, Born in Marton, 1779, Botany Bay buy now for only €1.00 - postally used 1984, corners bumped, Knickspur links, otherwise good