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With over 310,000 records covering 1788 to the late 1800s across Australia and New Zealand, our travel and migration records are a great genealogy tool for learning more about your ancestry.

The Convict Arrivals in New South Wales is built from government indent records and holds the details of 97,797 convicts who arrived in New South Wales between 1788 and 1842. This an interesting index to browse even if you don't have any direct convict ancestors. The records include Mary Bryant, a Cornish convict sent to Australia. She became one of the first successful escapees from the Australian penal colony. Thomas Muir - the Scottish Political Reformist. He was transported to Australia for 14 years for attempting to change the political system in Britain, and was involved in political reform in the US, France and Ireland. Mary Wade - Mary was just ten years old when she was found guilty of stealing another girl's clothes and underwear. Mary was sentenced to death, but this was later changed to a sentence of transportation.

The Queensland Early Pioneers Index 1824-1859 is an invaluable resource for family genealogists researching the pre-separation period. The index contains 156,760 references to approximately 50,000 names, taken from 75 sources located in Brisbane. It has been compiled from primary sources and contains references to those who were living in what is now Queensland (former Moreton Bay Region) prior to separation from New South Wales at the end of 1859. Wide ranging sources, including convict, administration, immigration, law, land, newspaper, hospital and personal records. Also includes: a person's nationality, convict status and gender, type of record, source and reference within the so

Convict Arrivals in New South Wales 1788-1842 - EXAMPLE ONLY

This is an example of a transcription for convict arrivals which details the name of the convict, date of their arrival and the ship.

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