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Provisions for the First Fleet bound for New South Wales.

Journal by janilye

The First Fleet of ships to carry convicts from England to Botany Bay sailed from Portsmouth, England, at 3 am on 13 May 1787. It arrived at Botany Bay on 18 January 1788. When that place proved unsuitable for a settlement the fleet made its way a short distance up the coast and on 25 January 1788 entered what is now known as Sydney Harbour and anchored in Sydney Cove.
There were eleven ships of the FIRST FLEET Two, the Sirius and Supply were naval warships to guard the fleet six were transports for the convicts and three were storeships..The six transports and three storeships were supplied by shipping contractor William RICHARDS. In addition to the ships the contractor supplied, the sailors, all food and water and medicines for both soldiers and convicts. This charter cost the government 49,487 pounds.

List of Livestock and Provisions taken to the Colony of New South Wales on the First Fleet.
? 10 Forges
? 175 Steel Hand Saws
? 700 Iron Shovels
? 700 Garden Hoes
? 700 West Indian Hoes
? 700 Grubbing Hoes
? 700 Felling Axes
? 700 Hatchets
? 700 Helves for Felling Axes
? 747,000 Nails
? 100 Pairs of Hinges and Hooks
? 10 Sets of Cooper's Tools
? 40 Corn Mills
? 40 Wheel Barrows
? 12 Ploughs
? 12 Smith's Bellows
? 30 Grindstones
? 330 Iron Pots
? 6 Carts
? 4 Timber Carriages
? 14 Fishing Nets
? 14 Chains for Timber Carriages
? 5,448 Squares of Crown Glass
? 200 Canvas Beds
? 62 Chauldrons of Coal
? 80 Carpenter's Axes
? 20 Shipwright's Axes
? 600 lbs of Coarse Sugar
? 1001 lbs of Indian Sago
? 1 Small Cask of Raisins
? 61 lbs of Spices
? 3 Hogsheads of Vinegar
? 2 Barrels of Tar
? 1 Dozen Tin Saucepans
? 1 Printing Press
? Type Fonts for DO
? 3 Dozen Flat Irons
? Candlesticks
? 3 Snuffers
? 48 Spinning Brasses
? 7 Dozen Razors
? Bible Prayer Book etc.
? 6 Bullet Moulds
? 9 Hackies for Flax
? 9 Hackies Pins
? 3 Flax Dresser Brushes
? 127 Dozen Combs
? 18 Coils of Whale line
? 6 Harpoons
? 12 Lances
? Shoe Leather
? 305 Pairs of Women's Shoes
? 40 Tents for Women Convicts
? 6 Bundles of Ridge Poles
? 11 Bundles of Stand Poles
? 2 Chests of Pins ans Mallets
? 1 Portable Canvas House (Gov. Philip)
? 18 Turkeys
? 29 Geese
? 35 Ducks
? 122 Fowls
? 87 Chickens
? Kittens
? Puppies
? 4 Mares
? 2 Stallions
? 4 Cows
? 1 Bull
? 1 Bull Calf
? 44 Sheep
? 19 Goats
? 32 Hogs
? 5 Rabbits
? Gov. Philip's Greyhounds
? Rev. Johnson's Cats
? Mill Spindles with 4 Crosses
? 2 Cases of Mill Bills and Picks
? 1 Case of Mill Brashes
? 589 Womens Petticoats
? 606 Womens Jackets
? 121 Womens Caps
? 327 Pairs of Womens Stockings
? 250 Womens Handkerchiefs
? 700 Steel Spades
? 175 Claw Hammers
? 140 Augurs
? 700 Gimlets
? 504 Saw Files
? 300 Chisels
? 6 Butchers Knives
? 100 Pairs of Scissors
? 30 Box Rules
? 100 Plain Measures
? 50 Pickaxes
? 50 Helvers for DO
? 700 Wooden Bowls
? 700 DO Platters
? 5 Sets of Smith's Tools
? 20 Pit Saws
? 700 Clasp Knives
? 500 Tin Plates
? 60 Padlocks
? 50 Hay Forks
? 42 Splitting Wedges
? 8,000 Fish Hooks
? 48 Dozen Lines
? 8 Dozen lbs of Sewing Twine
? 12 Brick Moulds
? 36 Masons Chisels
? 6 Harness for Horses
? 12 Ox-Bows
? 3 Sets of Ox Furniture
? 20 Bushels of Seed Barley
? 1 Piano
? 10 Bushels of India Seed Corn
? 12 Baskets of Garden Seed
? Coarse Thread (Blue/White)
? Transport Jack
? Ventilators for Water and Wine
? Hoses
? Windsails
? 24 Spinning Whorls
? 1 Set of Candlestick Makers
? Carbins
? Bulkheads
? Beds
? Hammocks
? Marines Clothes
? Fig Trees
? Bamboos
? Sugar Cane
? Quinces
? Apples
? Pears
? Strawberries
? Oak and Myrtle Trees
? 135 Tierces of Beef
? 165 Tierces of Pork
? 50 Puncheons of Bread
? 116 Casks of Pease
? 110 Frinkins of Butter
? 8 Bram of Rice
? 10 Pairs of Handcuffs and Tools
? 1 Chest of Books
? 5 Puncheons of Rum
? 300 Gallons of Brandy
? 15 Tons of Drinking Water
? 5 Casks of Oatmeal
? 12 Bags of Rice
? 140 Womens Hats
? 1 Machine for Dress Flax
? 252 Dozen lbs of Cotton Candles
? 168 Dozen lbs of Mould Candles
? 44 Tons of Tallow
? 2 Millstones Spindles etc.
? 800 Sets of Bedding
? 1 Loom for Weaving Canvas
? 2,780 Woollen Jackets
? 5,440 Drawers
? 26 Marquees for Married Officers
? 200 Wood Canteens
? 40 Camp Kettles
? 448 Barrels of Flour
? 60 Bushels of Seed Wheat
? 381 Womens Shifts

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on 2011-05-14 06:48:38

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by allycat on 2011-05-14 17:35:27

Interesting Jan, have never seen an actual list before. My 4 convict forbears arrived downunder after the Third Fleet. Still wonder how many Rattus rattus were aboard the hulks.

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