Borrowdale

A 272 ton store ship with 22 crew which brought forges, hoes, corn mills and pit saws to establish a new colony.

Milestone
Constructed
Sunderland, England
1785
Arrived Sydney
20 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
14 Jul 1788
Destroyed
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
31 Oct 1789
Name
Commemorated by
Commemorated by
Position
1787 - 1788
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.

Borrowdale

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2015

The Borrowdale, along with the other storeships of the First Fleet, took on board two years' worth of provisions and stores for the new colony including 'implements of husbandry, clothing for the troops and convicts and other necessaries'.