We've been learning about timelines and have started to create timelines of Australian events.
Here is a link to a site which contains details of the convicts who were transported onboard the first fleet of ships to Australia which carried prisoners or convicts.
These facts have been put into a database so that we can easily search them. They are not primary records - records which were made at the time, but are based on secondary sources - these were made after reading primary sources.
Primary sources are sometimes very difficult to read - see this one scanned here. Handwriting was sometimes very different to our handwriting now.
The youngest convict was John Hudson. How old was he when he was transported?
What age was he when he was charged with his crimes?
What was his occupation when he was arrested?
How many 14 year old convicts were there in the First Fleet?
If you are interested in finding out why convicts were sent all the way to Australia, then look here.
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