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Hougoumont

10 January 1868


Hougoumont
was the last convict ship to transport convicts to Australia.

A three-masted full rigged ship of the type commonly known as a Blackwall Frigate of 875 tons gross on dimensions of 165.5 feet long, 34 ft beam and 23 ft depth of hold, Hougoumont was constructed at Moulmein, Burma in 1852 and named after the Château d'Hougomont where the Battle of Waterloo was fought. The ship's original owner was Duncan Dunbar, a highly successful ship owner who entered the convict transport trade in the 1840s, providing nearly a third of the ships that transported convicts to Western Australia.


Links
Wikipedia

Convicts to Western Australia

South Australian Trip

Convict Records



Linked toWilliam ANDERTON; Mary DONNELLY; William WEDGWOOD

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