are only supplementary to
the records held by the Archives Office of Tasmania - these records are
also available through the A(ustralian) J(oint) C(opying) P(roject) on
microfilm and available in Tas at AOT as well as some other repositories on
the mainland (eg National Library, Canberra and I think, State libraries of
NSW and Victoria).
At 12:57 PM 28/07/2007, Nola wrote:
I received this from Ancestry.UK.
It is well worth a look.
Were your Ancestors sent down (Under)
Some emigrated by choice. Many more (165,000 between 1788 and 1868)
were deported for crimes as trivial as stealing a loaf of bread. If you
have family who ended up in Australia, you can now trace their long
journey with our new Convicts Transportation Registers.
The collection, from The National Archives, consists of the HO 10 & HO
11 record sets which, together, feature every convict ever sent to
Australia. The HO 10 collection is made up of three databases: âª New
South Wales and Tasmania, 1787-1834 Lists
âª New South Wales and Tasmania, Convict Pardons and
âª New South Wales and Tasmania, Convict Musters, 1806-1849
Meanwhile the HO 11 collection is made up of four databases:
âª First Fleet
âª Second Fleet
âª Third Fleet
âª The Rest
(but, unlike the HO 10 collection, they donât contain a complete list
of all the convict ships that sailed to Australia).
You can really flesh out your ancestorsâ stories with details like
name, age, birthplace, physical description, religion, when they
arrived, the name of their convict ship, where and when they were
convicted and what they were convicted of, their occupation and details
about their children.
Why not start looking at the convicts collection by taking a look at
the New South Wales and Tasmania, 1787-1834 Convicts Lists
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