The Home Office was responsible for law and order and the administration of convicts. These records are very popular with family historians and include:
Also included are records documenting life in the Colony such as convict musters, pardons and ticket of leave.
Browse the Home Office Handbook to locate Home Office Classes that list and describe records relevant to your research.
Print copies of the handbook are also available in the Library at the Family History and Special Collections Desks:
Browse the Guide to the Records of the Home Office to locate Classes of records and view digitised documents relevant to your research.
Alternatively, select from the following list, a popular class of Home Office records.
(For a quick view of all Home Office classes see the Home Office Handbook Contents List)
Popular classes of Home Office records: