Was there a smallpox pandemic?

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Was there a smallpox pandemic?

On board ship conditions were harsh. The convicts spent much of their time below decks, with a bucket for water and a bucket for waste, which was carried away on deck to dispose of. Despite this, the cramped conditions meant disease could spread very quickly and dysentery and cholera were common.

Q. What are three 3 diseases that have negatively impacted indigenous australians as a result of white settlement?

Effect on Aboriginal people The spread of smallpox was followed by influenza, measles, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, all of which Australia’s Aboriginal people had no resistance to, and all of which brought widespread death.

Q. Did the first colonists in Sydney starve?

Governor Phillip departed the colony for England on 11 December 1792, with the new settlement having survived near starvation and immense isolation for four years.

Q. What food did the first fleet bring to Australia?

Flour414,176 lb52 weeks ration
Beef127,606 lb43 weeks ration
Pork214,344 lb128 weeks ration
Pease2305 bushels58 weeks ration
Butter15,450 lb49 weeks ration

Smallpox is one of two infectious diseases to have been eradicated, the other being rinderpest, which was declared eradicated in 2011….Epidemics in the Americas.

YearLocationDescription
1902Boston, MassachusettsOf the 1,596 cases reported in this epidemic, 270 died.

Q. How were the First Fleet convicts treated?

Q. What happened to convicts on the First Fleet?

Their crimes ranged from theft to assault. Most convicts were sentenced to seven years’ “transportation” (the term for the sending of prisoners to a usually far-off penal colony). The First Fleet departed from Portsmouth, then briefly docked in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.

Q. What did convicts have for dinner?

Convicts ate bread,hardtack,salted beef or pork,peas,oatmeal,butter,cheese. They also ate rise,fruit,vegetables.

Q. What did female convicts eat for breakfast?

They got out of their hammocks, went downstairs and were given breakfast – a salty meat stew sometimes with a few vegetables like cabbage, onion, potato and turnip.

Q. Where can I find a list of the First Fleet convicts?

Digitised images of the lists from the Orders in Council for the First Fleet are available on the Convict Indents Index. The six ships that transported the First Fleet convicts were: Alexander; Charlotte; Friendship; Lady Penrhyn; Prince of Wales; Scarborough

Q. What was the purpose of the First Fleet in Australia?

First Fleet convicts The First Fleet, consisting of 11 vessels, was the largest single contingent of ships to sail into the Pacific Ocean. Its purpose was to find a convict settlement on the east coast of Australia, at Botany Bay. The First Fleet sailed from England on 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay eight months later, on 18 January 1788.

Q. How many children were on the First Fleet when it arrived?

There were about 50 children on the First Fleet when it arrived in Sydney. Some were convicts, some were children of marines and others were born on the ship on the journey out. Read this biography of the people in the First Fleet.

Q. What did William Bradley do on the First Fleet?

William Bradley sailed with the First Fleet in May 1787 following his appointment to First Lieutenant on board HMS Sirius in October 1786. After arriving at Port Jackson on 26 January 1788, he was immediately deployed to assist Captain John Hunter on a series of surveys of Sydney Harbour.

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