The story of Irish Prisoners on The John Calvin Convict Ship in 1848.
Children as young as 12 years old were among the Irish female convicts who had been sentenced to 7 years transportation and imprisonment to Australia . This is the story of some of those Irish women and children. It follows them from their conviction to where they wait to board the convict ship.
I explain what happened to them when they arrived in Australia as convicts. How they were treated and their eventual release. I have traced some of these women’s’ descendants and have family trees dating right up to the present day.
This is the story of one convict ship and its cargo of Irish women and children sent to prisons in Australia.
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Irish Women and Children Transported to Australia as Convicts
Irish Women and Children Transported to Australia as Convicts
Stories of Irish women and children who were transported as convicts to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. These women and children were on the John Calvin ship in 1848. Learn their story here.
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Major Mitchell’s cockatoo
This cockatoo, often called a Pink cockatoo because of its pale pink color, is named for Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, an explorer and surveyor of Southeast Australia in the 1800s. It has soft white and salmon-pink feathers and a large, bright yellow and red crest, and is generally regarded as the most beautiful amongst the cockatoos. Its underwings are orange-pink and the flight feathers are white. Males have dark brown eyes, and females pink or red eyes.
The Major Mitchell’s cockatoo is native to Australia and occurs across the semi-arid and arid inland, from the south-west of Queensland down to the north-west of Victoria, throughout most of South Australia, up into the south-west part of the Northern Territory and over to the country’s west coast from Shark Bay until about Jurien.