Convict transportation registers database

The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm at all Australian State Libraries. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more. More detailed information is available about this convict database.

Please note: The original records on which this database is based are not an exhaustive list of all convicts sent to Australia.

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Convict Queenslanders

Profiles of some of the convicts that have made a significant contribution to Queensland.

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Image taken from J.J.Knight's book In the early days : history and incident of pioneer Queensland
Image taken from J.J.Knight's In the early days : history and incident of pioneer Queensland (1898)

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