List of convict ship voyages to Western Australia
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Between 1842 and 1849, 234 juvenile offenders were transported to Western Australia on seven convict ships, even though the colony was not then classed as a penal colony. From 1850 to 1868, Western Australia was a full-fledged penal colony, and during that time over 9,000 convicts were transported to the colony on 43 convict ship voyages.
Voyages transporting Parkhurst apprentices to Western Australia
Parkhurst apprentices were juvenile prisoners from Parkhurst Prison, sentenced to "transportation beyond the seas", but pardoned on arrival at their destination on the conditions that they be "apprenticed" to local employers, and that they not return to England during the original term of their sentence. Between 1842 and 1849, Western Australia accepted 234 Parkhurst apprentices, all males aged between 10 and 21. As Western Australia was not then a penal colony, contemporary documents studiously avoided referring to the prisoners as "convicts", and the ships that brought them were not officially recognised as convict ships there. English records were not so reticent, classing as convict ships the seven ships that transported Parkhurst apprentices to Western Australia.
This is a list of convict ship voyages that transported Parkhurst apprentices to Western Australia.
|Simon Taylor||August 1842||18|
Voyages transporting convicts to Western Australia
|Ship||Origin||Arrival||Number of convicts|
|Scindian||Portsmouth||1 June 1850||75|
|Hashemy||Portland||25 October 1850||100|
|Mermaid||Portsmouth||13 May 1851||208|
|Pyrenees||Torbay||28 June 1851||293|
|Minden||Plymouth||14 October 1851||301|
|Marion||Portland||2 November 1851||279|
|William Jardine||Plymouth||1 August 1852||212|
|Dudbrook||Plymouth||7 February 1853||228|
|Pyrenees||Torbay||30 April 1853||293|
|Robert Small||London||19 August 1853||303|
|Phoebe Dunbar||Kingstown||30 August 1853||285|
|General Godwin||Calcutta||28 March 1854||15|
|Sea Park||London||5 April 1854||304|
|Ramillies||London||7 August 1854||277|
|Guide||Calcutta||9 January 1855||6|
|Stag||London||23 May 1855||224|
|Adelaide||Portland||18 July 1855||259|
|William Hammond||Plymouth||29 March 1856||249|
|Runnymede||Plymouth||7 September 1856||248|
|Clara||London||3 July 1857||262|
|City of Palaces||Singapore||8 August 1857||4|
|Nile||Plymouth||1 January 1858||270|
|Caducius||Bombay||5 February 1858||1|
|Lord Raglan||Plymouth||1 June 1858||268|
|Albeura||Calcutta||28 October 1858||11|
|Edwin Fox||Plymouth||20 November 1858||280|
|Sultana||Plymouth||19 August 1859||224|
|Frances||Madras||19 November 1859||1|
|Palmerston||Portland||11 February 1861||293|
|Lincelles||Portland||28 January 1862||304|
|Norwood||Portland||9 June 1862||290|
|York||Portland||31 December 1862||299|
|Merchantman||London||14 February 1863||191|
|Clyde||Portland||29 May 1863||320|
|Lord Dalhousie||Portland||28 December 1863||270|
|Clara||London||13 April 1864||301|
|Merchantman||Portland||12 September 1864||257|
|Racehorse||Portland||10 August 1865||278|
|Vimeira||Portland||22 December 1865||278|
|Belgravia||Portland||4 July 1866||276|
|Corona||Portland||22 December 1866||305|
|Norwood||Portland||13 July 1867||253|
|Hougoumont||London||9 January 1868||279|
- "Shipping Intelligence". The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News. 4 July 1851. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
- Merchantman is officially listed as sailing from London via Bermuda, but its convicts were boarded at Bermuda not London.
- Bateson, Charles (1959). The Convict Ships 1787–1868. Glascow: Brown Son & Ferguson.
- "Western Australian Convict Ships 1850-1869". Retrieved 16 February 2006.