Australasia Convicts

Approximately 9,000 women were transported directly from Ireland to Australia, just over one-third of all the women transported to Australia. In addition, many other Irish women were transported from England, often having gone there to look for work. The Australasia, carrying 200 female convicts, left Dublin on 26 June 1849 and anchored in Hobart 95 days later on 29 September 1849. disembarking 197 female convicts.

A Drift of ‘Derwent Ducks’ provides detailed information about the convicts transported on the Australasia in 1849. You can access biographies of each of the 200 convicts.