A detailed study of Convict Transportation and the political pressures behind it, examining Crime, Trial, Conviction and Sentencing, Hulks of the Southern Ports, Hired Convict Transports … through to Life in New South Wales and possible freedom.
Researched from the official records of a group of Lancashire convicts, the Lancaster Ninety-One, many of whom were transported on convict ships, which arrived in Australia in 1816 and 1817: Atlas III, Elizabeth I (1), Fame, Larkins(1), Lord Eldon, Lord Melville I (1), Ocean I, Surrey I (2), Shipley (1)
See Review in the March 2017 copy of Descent.
Paperback, 406 pages, with images, maps, statistics, extensive Bibliography & Index
Peter K B Edwards, Cremorne1.com Self-publishing, 2016
The author is a member of RAHS, SAG & COSHA