Exploring History
Published in

Exploring History

Australia’s Surprising Origin As A Prison At The Edge Of The World

This day in history

On this day in history, January 18th, 1788, the first ships of a British convict convoy landed at Botany Bay, Australia. The convoy was dubbed The First Fleet and had departed from Portsmouth, England almost a year earlier. The convoy was made up of eleven ships. Two Royal Navy vessels, six convict transports and three…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Grant Piper

Grant Piper

Thought provoking articles daily. Guaranteed.