The Convict Transportation Registers Database
"The Convict Transportation Registers Database provides access to information included in the Convict Transportation Registers Series (HO 11) held in The National Archives (TNA) of the UK. For more than 123,000 of the 160,000 convicts transported to Australia between 1787 and 1867 it provides a name (including any known aliases), the place of trial, the duration of the sentence, the name of the transportation ship and date of departure, the place of arrival in Australia, and other miscellaneous information." "The records mainly include those for individuals convicted in England, Wales and Scotland, with only a small number of Irish convicts appearing. The database also covers soldiers who had been court- martialled and sentenced to transportation. These 'soldier convicts' may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada." "The database may be searched by convict name, ship name or date of arrival in Australia. Search results are delivered through the Queensland State Library’s One Search catalogue. The database supports wild card searching." "The Convict Transportation Registers Database is a project of the State Library of Queensland, and the material it contains was transcribed by State Library staff and a team of volunteers. For further information, see the project's About this project page."

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