British Convict Registers


This dataset contains details of convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries including name of convict (and any known aliases), place of trial, term of years, name of ship and date of departure, and place of arrival. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Port Phillip, Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period 1787–1867. Entries in the British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office records.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Convict Name text
Name - Alias - 1 text
Name - Alias - 2 text
Name - Alias - 3 text
Name - Alias - 4 text
Name - Alias - 5 text
Name - Alias - 6 text
Name - Alias - 7 text
Sentence details text
Vessel text
Date of Departure text
Place of Arrival text
Source text
Title text
Publication details text
Original version note text
Topical subject heading text
Geographic subject heading text

Additional Information

Data last updated 23 August 2019
Created 29 May 2013
Format CSV
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Size 83 MiB
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