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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
Title British Convict transportation registers
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency Not specified
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/ecf9f7dc-0e25-4a3e-b72c-83a885662b3a
Date Published 2013-05-12
Contact Point
State Library of Queensland
communications@slq.qld.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage Not specified
Jurisdiction Queensland
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency State Library of Queensland

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