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Hercules, Voyage to New South Wales 1801-02

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Convict Transport Ship Hercules Voyage to New South Wales in 1801/1802

The Hercules departed Ireland on 29 November 1801 and sailed via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope to Port Jackson in New South Wales. She had embarked 140 male and 25 female convicts in Ireland.

The Hercules arrived in Port Jackson on 26 June 1802, a voyage of 209 days. 44 male convicts had died on this voyage; including 14 during and in the aftermath of a convict mutiny on the 29th of December even before the ship had reached Rio de Janeiro.

Captain: Luckyn Betts.

Surgeon: John Justice William Kunst

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