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State Library of Queensland - 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.

Entries in the British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office records.

To search for a particular convict visit http://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au.

Note: The .txt file was created in 2011. The .csv file was updated 5 May 2016.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title State Library of Queensland - British convict transportation registers
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/ecf9f7dc-0e25-4a3e-b72c-83a885662b3a
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2019-08-27
Contact Point
State Library of Queensland
07 38407803
Temporal Coverage 1787-1867
Geospatial Coverage Not specified
Jurisdiction Queensland
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency State Library of Queensland