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Convict Queenslanders

Queensland's history contains many well-respected settlers from all walks of life. They are members of government, doctors, landowners, newspaper editors and more. Discover some of Queensland's pioneers who first came to Australia as convicts.

Further information

The information relating to these famous Queenslanders' convictions comes, in part, from the British convict transportation registers 1787-1879. Compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records. You can search 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.