Search a wide range of Home Office classes and records relating to the administration of convicts.
This database includes 22 classes of records that can be searched to find information related to convicts. (ADM 6, CRIM 9*, HO 7, HO 8, HO 13, HO 17*, HO 18*, HO 19*, HO 23*, HO 24*, HO 26, HO 27, HO 47*, HO 77*, HO 130, HO 140*, PCOM2, PCOM 3*, PCOM 4*, PCOM 5*, MEPO 6*, T 38*) The classes marked with an asterisk are not part of the AJCP. Not all classes of British Government records of interest to Australians were copied.
The records relating to the administration of convicts include other departments:
Search a range of Home Office classes relating to a convict’s trial in the UK (HO 26, HO 27), transportation to Australia 1787-1868 (HO 11) and life in the Colony (HO 10).
Records include lists of convicts and settlers in NSW and Tasmania, pardons and tickets of leave, musters and the first complete census – NSW 1828.
For Australian records, search under the categories:
For UK records, search under the category “England Convict, Criminal, Land & Wills” (England Records)
Compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records.
Search Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1879 (HO 11) to find over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to the Australian colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries. Information includes name (including alias), place and date of trial, sentence, ship, date of departure and port of arrival. Database includes convicts sent to
The earliest census held in Australia is among the key documents to be found in the Home Office Series (HO 10).
NSW 1828 was the first full census containing a detailed list of all in the colony whether convict or free.
Information includes name, age, religion, name of ship and date of arrival, residence and occupation, including to whom a convict was assigned to work, their sentence and how they won their freedom.