The Wesleyan Mission Ship. –The Committee of this Society have purchased a vessel, to be employed exclusively under their direction in conveying missionaries and stores between the colonies of New South Wales and Van Dieman’s Land, the Friendly Islands, the Fejees, and other groups and islands of the Great South Pacific Ocean. Transcription Information: Collected from a digital image by …

A new principle has been recognised in the regulations attendant upon the transportation of convicts from this country to New South Wales. Boys of six and girls of ten years will be allowed to accompany their parents to that distant colony. Transcription Information: Collected from a digital image by M. H. Beals. Transcribed by Max Templer. Citation: Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland, …

The Machine Breakers. –A convict ship at Portsmouth is on the point of sailing for Van Diemen’s Land, with between two and three hundred convicts on board, who have been lately convicted for machinebreaking, extorting money, and other offences committed in the disturbed counties. Another ship, with convicts of the same description, will be dispatched for New South Wales, in …

At four o’clock yesterday morning Mess. Muir, Skirving, and Margarot, were taken from their beds, without any previous notice, hand-cuffed, and put into a post-chaise, to be conveyed to Woolwich, where a vessel waits to sail with them immediately for Botany Bay. Mr. Palmer has, we understood, been sent from on board the hulks, in the same manner, to take …

Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, Nov. 23. “The convicts already arrived at this port from Newfoundland, are near fourscore in number; a few others are expected. These unhappy wretches are almost destitute of every sort of covering, and some of them are labouring under sickness and infirmity. Their story is accurateas follows: About the middle of last June, this …

There are no less than 130 women going out in the transports to Botany Bay; among the female convicts destined for this settlement, there was one so beautiful, that it was thought a pity to send her abroad, and she is therefore preferred for home cultivation. Transcription Information: Collected from a digital image by M. H. Beals. Transcribed by Max …

Government are now engaging 1800 tons of transports, on contract, to carry over the felons under sentence of transportation to Botany Bay. The victualling the convicts on the voyage is included in the contract. Transcription Information: Collected from a digital image by M. H. Beals. Transcribed by Max Templer. Citation: Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom), 28 August 1789, p. …