I am researching a talk for History Week in September comparing the convict
system in NSW and Tasmania in the 1820s and 1830s. I know there was some
movement of convicts between NSW and Tasmania and vice versa. One Tasmanian
writer stated that persons from NSW were sent to Tasmania for punishment
this was contradicted by another who said Convict under secondary Punishment
in Tasmania had to be sent to Newcastle NSW before the establishment of
Macquarie Harbour and Maria Island.
I know of one convict Henry Martineer who arrived in Tasmania per Lord
Hungerford in Jan 1822 and was transferred to NSW in Sept 1822 per Nereus
(not sent to Newcastle) he then remained in NSW.
I am looking for any information about the movement of convicts between the
two colonies, policy and/or individuals.
The answer might be that although Tasmania was established from NSW in 1803
there were not regular ship loads of Convicts arriving there till 1818.
Lesley when you were transcribing the PJ indents did you find any notations
about transfers to Tasmania?
Do any of you have PJ convicts who spent some time in Tasmania
Regards Elizabeth Roberts