Research has been on-going for many years but details are proving difficult to locate.

We hope to further research William's life in England to validate the data and so lead to further information on his ancestors.

It has been argued that as living conditions in 18th century London were so poor, imprisonment and even transportation offered some people a better life with more regular meals, better living conditions and as it turned out for William Hubbard, a chance to begin a new life, free of crime and hunger. To achieve this though, they would have to be sent on a voyage that was roughly equivalent to flying to the Moon these days (2).

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Illustration on home page- "The Founding of Australia, Jan. 26th 1788, by Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove". Original oil sketch [1937] by Algernon Talmadge R.A. ML 1222
(1) "The Founders of Australia", Mollie Gillen, Library of Australian History, Sydney, 1989
(2) "The Fatal Shore", Robert Hughes, The Folio Society, London, 1998