Alexander

A barque with 3 masts and two decks which carried 195 male convicts as part of the First Fleet.

Milestone
Constructed
Hull, England
1783
Arrived Sydney
19 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
14 Jul 1788
Name
Commemorated by
Position
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1789
Relationship
Included in
Type

First Fleet

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,
2015

Phillip described the transportation of convicts to New South Wales as a voyage 'to the extremity of the globe'. Having successfully managed both the ships and the convicts, the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove brought Phillip new challenges: how to keep men and women, convicts and alcohol, camp and fleet, apart.

Alexander

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2015

The Alexander was the largest and most notorious convict transport in the First Fleet carrying 'ye worst of land-lubbers'.