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Natural History Museum (UK): On 13 May 1787 eleven ships, now commonly referred to as The First Fleet, set sail from Portsmouth to establish a colony in New South Wales, Australia. They reached their destination on 18 January 1788, 18 years after Captain James Cook had first landed on the east coast of Australia at Botany Bay. One of the unplanned but long-lasting outcomes of this event was the large number of outstanding drawings of aboriginal people, the landscape and wildlife found on arrival as well as of the early foundation of the colony. Drawings have been arranged under four themes: Natural History; Ethnography; Topography; and History.
University of Wollongong: First Fleet Online consists of information about 780 convicts who were transported to Australia in 1787. It contains a database of the First Fleet convicts; background notes about the sources of the data in the database; diary extracts, stories and letters of the time; advice about how to approach learning in general; suggestions on how to investigate the topic of the First Fleet in particular; reference and links to other information about the Australia's past.
National Library of Australia: The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.
: A collection of transcribed Australian, New Zealand and Commonwealth military service records. Records relate to World War I, World War II, Boer War and other conflicts. An individual subscription is required to view the complete record.
: This site records and studies the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. It uses the extensive surviving Tasmanian convict records which provide detailed descriptions of the convicts' heights, eye colour, literacy, skills, family history, problems and temperament. Digitised images of the records are provided. This website is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. FOR OPTIMUM USE THIS WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE VIEWED IN FIREFOX.
: FreeUKGEN makes available primary records relating to UK genealogy online, free of charge. The website is continually expanding. Includes FreeBMD, FreeCEN and FreeReg.
: A database allowing users to search for convicts to Western Australia either by name of ship or convict name. Information includes date of birth, marital status, occupation, court of sentencing, length of sentence, ticket of leave date, conditional pardon date.