The majority of female convicts would not previously have been on a long sea voyage, and certainly not one as long as from the United Kingdom to Australia in the first half of the 19th century.
Surgeon Superintendent's report: These reports, listed on the Convict Ships List page, give much of the known information about the voyages of convict ships.
Newspaper articles and reports on ships and their voyages:
We have volunteers transcribing newspaper articles and reports on the convict ships, and their voyages, as follows:
- Voyage Snippets (Last Updated 2/08/2016)
- Mary 1835
- East London 1843
- Mexborough 1841
- Sir Charles Forbes (and Grenada)
- Anson 1844 ?
- Anna Maria 1852
- Neva 1835 : dreadful shipwreck and loss of two hundred and twenty six lives
- Loss of the Amphitrite 1833
- Maria 1849 (2)
- Midas 1826
- Maria 1849
- Duke of Cornwall 1850
- Frances Charlotte 1832
- Earl Grey 1849
- A Surgeon's Story 1865
- Tasmania 1845