British Convict transportation registers

This dataset contains details for convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries including

  • Name of convict, including any known aliases
  • Place of trial
  • Term of years
  • Name of ship and date of departure
  • Place of arrival

Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemens Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Port Phillip. Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Date Published 2013-05-12
Agency Program State Library of Queensland
Contact Point
Geospatial Coverage Not specified
Data Granularity Not specified
Government Jurisdiction Queensland
Temporal Coverage 1787-1867
Data State active
Update Frequency Not specified
Publisher/Agency State Library of Queensland
Type Dataset
Language English