Lady Penrhyn

First Fleet transport ship of 333 tons which brought 101 female convicts to Port Jackson in 1788.

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Constructed
River Thames, England
1786
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
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Arrived Sydney
26 Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
05 May 1788
Departed Sydney
05 May 1788
Destroyed
1811
Position
1787
1787 - 1788
1787 - 25 Mar 1788
1787 - 1789
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 1788
1787 - 11 Jul 1787
20 Mar 1787 - 27 Apr 1787
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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.

Lady Penrhyn

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2015

The Lady Penrhyn was the slowest ship of the First Fleet with the largest number of female convicts. She entered Port Jackson on 26 January but it was not until 6 February that the convict women disembarked, having spent a total of 13 months confined to the transport.