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Australia Maximum Cards: APMX 563 Convict Past set of 3

Australia Maximum Cards: APMX 563 Convict Past set of 3
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APMX 563 (16/01/2018) 2018 Australia Maximum Cards: Australia Post Series - Prepaid Postcards. Convict Past set of 3, first day of issue.

This issue features stamps depicting the penal colonies of New South Wales (Hyde Park Barracks), Van Diemens Land (Port Arthur ) and Swan River (Fremantle Prison).

In January 1788, Englands First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson before raising the flag on Gadigal land at Sydney Cove. On board were 751 convicts, the first of a number that would swell to around 165,000 by the time transportation to Australia was abolished 80 years later.
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