The Indefatigable

Nine members of the Howe gang, including Michael himself, were transported on the Indefatigable in 1811. This ship was the first to make the direct voyage from England to Hobart, arriving in the Derwent on the 9th of October 1812.

Also on board were members of the 73rd regiment, which included future Howe gang member James Geary, who was a fifer. (A foot soldier who originally played the fife, similar to a flute, during combat.)

Of the convicts on board, eighty of them were sent to Port Dalrymple, with the rest being assigned to landowners and those with specific skills, or ‘the real mechanics’ as Governor Macquarie termed it, were sent to Government works.

Sourced from the Historical Records of Australia.

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