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The first fleet- The convicts
Transcript of The first fleet- The convicts
Behind the news- The First Fleet
The convicts- What do you think?
What type of clothes do you think the convicts wore?
- ripped clothes
- dirty clothes
- smelly clothes
Let's learn more about convicts!
What do you already know about the convicts that arrived on the First Fleet?
- They went to prison for murder, even for small things like stealing a
loaf of bread for their family because they were starving.
-The convicts traveled from England to Botany Bay
- England prisons were too full
- Some people died on the boat before they landed
- There were even some kids on the boat who were convicts
What type of punishment do you think the convicts got while in prison?
What do you think they ate while in prison?
- old rice
-peas and corn
In your history books, you are now going to create a table about the life of the convicts.
What do you think the convicts living conditions were like? For example; where did they sleep?
- slept on the ground
- lived in an unhealthy, dirty environment
- slept on hay
-had to get up early to scrub
Your table needs to look like this...