Convict pensioner guards and warders, and convict ships Dudbrook and Racehorse

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I have a few pensioner guards and warders who arrived in WA with their wives and children on board convict ships. I also have a convict in my tree. I added the convict to the list on the page concerning the ship he was on. But I can't find the ships Dudbrook and Racehorse for the others nor any example of documenting the guards and warders on a convict ship page.

Am I missing something? In WA coming here as pensioner guard meant the prospect of land to farm and convict labor to help with it. A huge step up from the pension they were to receive after the war. Knowing who they were and making that information easily accessible through ship listing pages and categories could provide invaluable info and context about an ancestor for a fellow family historian. It did for me.

Can anyone clear this up for me please? Have I overlooked these things or do they now exist?
in WikiTree Help by Kylie Haese G2G6 Mach 9 (92.2k points)

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Are you referring to an English prison hulk?

Or are you referring to a ship in the Convict Transportation to Australia category? If so, I have just created categories [[Category:Dudbrook 1852]] and [[Category:Racehorse 1865]] for you. Other convict ships in these categories list the crew and passenger lists. You could edit the category and add the lists of guards and convicts transported on those ships. Let me know if you need help creating a wikitable for the lists.

Note that not all prison ships exist. We (any wikitreer) add them as we need them following the example of the existing ship categories.

by Richard Ryker G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Thank you. That's very helpful. If you know where I can find a template for a table that would be good.
Convict transportation to Australia doesn't work.

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