Convicts: Bound for Australia

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Index to probationary convicts to Sydney and Moreton Bay, 1849-1850

How to use Index to probationary convicts to Sydney and Moreton Bay, 1849-1850

Only in the Library You can use Index to probationary convicts to Sydney and Moreton Bay, 1849-1850 when in the Library. Can't come to the Library? Contact us.

How to find your convict including the date and place of their trial

STEP 1

Collect the Index to probationary convicts to Sydney and Moreton Bay 1849-1850 from the blue folders on the shelves in the Family history service.

You can find background information on the convict indents and microfiche at the start of the microfiche.

STEP 2

Find your convict's name and their related details. The index is arranged alphabetically by surname.

Example of the information found in an index entry:

Surname GREALISH
Given name Thomas
Age 32
Ship Havering
Where tried Galway
Date 23.3.1847
Sentence 7
Crime manslaughter

About this index

Search this index for probationary convicts (or exiles) who arrived in Sydney and Moreton Bay, 1849-1850, after transportation to NSW had officially ceased in 1842.

This index was compiled from various resources including ships' musters and papers, Surgeon-Superintendent journals and Irish transportation records. There is no reference to the original source of each entry.