The First Fleet Online website is another valuable resource for researchers. Free, easy to use and search, it is a great starting point for those interested in the First Fleet. The website is best summed up using a quote from its Objectives page:
' It contains a database of the First Fleet convicts; background notes about the sources of the data in the database; diary extracts, stories and letters of the time; advice about how to approach learning in general; suggestions on how to investigate the topic of the First Fleet in particular; reference and links to other information about the Australia's past; and an invitation to correspond with us and join the online community discussing First Fleet issues.'
Source: First Fleet Online. Objectives. Retrieved from http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/objectv.html
Source: First Fleet Online. Retrieved from http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/index.html
An example of the information available from the First Fleet Convict database.
Source: Mary Turner/Wilkes. First Fleet Online. Retrieved from http://firstfleet.uow.edu.au/details.aspx?surname=turner&gender=&term=&ship=Lady%20Penrhyn&age=¬es=&-recid=33343