Lady Juliana

Convict ship of 401 tons which sailed from Plymouth bringing 226 female convicts and had a reputation as a floating brothel. John Nicol wrote of the convicts on board: 'There were not a great many very bad characters; the greater number were for petty crimes, and a great proportion for only being disorderly, that is, street-walkers; the colony at the time being in great want of women'.

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Constructed
Whitby, England
1769
Arrived Sydney
06 Jun 1790
Departed Sydney
25 Jul 1790
Position
1788 - 1791
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1790
1789 - 1791
1790
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Lady Juliana

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The second fleet convict transport Lady Juliana, brought over 200 women to the new colony of New South Wales. It was the first female-only transport to arrive in Australia and the first ship to arrive after the first fleet. The women disembarked in comparative good health to those who followed.