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The First Fleet

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The first expedition fleet to Australia sets sail from Portsmouth England on the 17th of May 1787. Eleven ships departed their captain Arthur Phillip his destination Australia to set up a penal colony which was later to become the first European settlement in Australia. They arrived at Sydney cove on the 26th of January 1788 and raised the union jack to signal the beginning of the colony. The voyage took 8 months and consisted of 2 naval vessels, 3 store ships,6 convict ships. The oldest convict was Elizabeth Beckford 75 years old that died on passage. Oldest to arrive was Joseph Owen and the youngest was 11. The convicts were men, women and children. Governor Arthur Phillip did not believe in slavery and planned that convicts would reform their ways and take leading roles in society. But it was blood and pain and parasites. In the play by Shakespeare King lea it talks of the in human brutal cruelty that was endured and injustice.

Blood pain and parasite

A man may see how the world goes with no eyes

Luls with thine ears, see how you justice

Rails upon you simple thief, hark in thine ear

Change please, and handy dandy

Which is the justice, which is the thief? Harkest seen a farmer’s dog bark at a beggar and the creature in from the cur, there then might hold. The great image of authority, dogs obeyed in office. None doth offend, none I say more. You are already judged you already know your fate does not matter what you say they cannot see you. All was done was steal an apple starving was I is all you say. Why do I have to be sent so far away? To Australia I must go I cannot be heard they do not listen for an apple my life is an island prison. The picture shows one of the ships from the first fleet. The flag is the dusty red or red duster that was the flag from 1801-1901.The men on the ship are British soldiers and all the kangaroos are convicts chained coming ashore. The convicts were made to work to create the new settlement then everything was hard work done by hand. Australia was built on the backbone of convicts. Around Australia convicts were sent and made to work between 1788-1792 around 5,000 convicts reached Sydney on the first and second and third fleets. Around 7,000 convicts reached eastern Australia from 1793-1810. England sent convicts to America and with the British east India company in Asia they were ruthless they had their prisons and convicts too. To have an idea of the laws at that time one could be hanged or shot and that was even for a British soldier questioning an officer, so I can barely imagine the life of a convict. In Tasmania the convicts were building ships out of Huon wood. By 1830 public opinion in England was moving against the penal practice this was influenced by the push to eliminate slavery from the British Empire. From 1787-1868 about 162,000 convicts were transported from the British Isles to Australia and that is around 25,000 women and children.

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

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The first expedition fleet to Australia sets sail from Portsmouth England on the 17th of May 1787. Eleven ships departed their captain Arthur Phillip his destination Australia to set up a penal colony which was later to become the first European settlement in Australia. They arrived at Sydney cove on the 26th of January 1788 and raised the union jack to signal the beginning of the colony. The voyage took 8 months and consisted of 2 naval vessels, 3 store ships,6 convict ships. The oldest convict was Elizabeth Beckford 75 years old that died on passage. Oldest to arrive was Joseph Owen and the youngest was 11. The convicts were men, women and children. Governor Arthur Phillip did not believe in slavery and planned that convicts would reform their ways and take leading roles in society. But it was blood and pain and parasites. In the play by Shakespeare King lea it talks of the in human brutal cruelty that was endured and injustice.

Blood pain and parasite

A man may see how the world goes with no eyes

Luls with thine ears, see how you justice

Rails upon you simple thief, hark in thine ear

Change please, and handy dandy

Which is the justice, which is the thief? Harkest seen a farmer’s dog bark at a beggar and the creature in from the cur, there then might hold. The great image of authority, dogs obeyed in office. None doth offend, none I say more. You are already judged you already know your fate does not matter what you say they cannot see you. All was done was steal an apple starving was I is all you say. Why do I have to be sent so far away? To Australia I must go I cannot be heard they do not listen for an apple my life is an island prison. The picture shows one of the ships from the first fleet. The flag is the dusty red or red duster that was the flag from 1801-1901.The men on the ship are British soldiers and all the kangaroos are convicts chained coming ashore. The convicts were made to work to create the new settlement then everything was hard work done by hand. Australia was built on the backbone of convicts. Around Australia convicts were sent and made to work between 1788-1792 around 5,000 convicts reached Sydney on the first and second and third fleets. Around 7,000 convicts reached eastern Australia from 1793-1810. England sent convicts to America and with the British east India company in Asia they were ruthless they had their prisons and convicts too. To have an idea of the laws at that time one could be hanged or shot and that was even for a British soldier questioning an officer, so I can barely imagine the life of a convict. In Tasmania the convicts were building ships out of Huon wood. By 1830 public opinion in England was moving against the penal practice this was influenced by the push to eliminate slavery from the British Empire. From 1787-1868 about 162,000 convicts were transported from the British Isles to Australia and that is around 25,000 women and children.

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

Additional Information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 15 × 10 cm
Size of Print

A2 size (420 x 594), A3 size (297×420)

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