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Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania; (The National Archives Microfilm Publication HO10, Pieces 1-4, 6-18, 28-30); The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

About New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834

This database contains lists of male and female convicts and settlers of New South Wales, Australia from 1787-1834. Information available on these lists includes:

  • Name of convict or settler

  • Age

  • Date of arrival

  • Name of ship arrived in

  • Name of master of the ship

  • Trial/conviction place

  • Trial/conviction date

  • Sentence

  • Term of transportation

  • Occupation

  • Whether still a resident of the colony

  • Whether came free or was born in the colony

  • Number of children in gender specific categories

Please note: Due to the variety of forms used, not all of this information will be available for every individual. Sometimes the lists consisted of one page and sometimes they consisted of two. Lists that consist of two pages may be found either on one image or on two images (one page per image). Therefore, it is important that you use the “Next” button on the image viewer to navigate to the following image in case there is a second page.

Having Trouble Finding a Passenger?

Given the nature of record keeping in England during the period covered by this collection, convict passenger lists for certain ships do not appear within this collection. Ancestry is currently sourcing the missing material from local archives. Should you be unable to find reference to a particular convict in this collection, please search within the related data collections listed on this page as individual convict records will in most cases exist elsewhere in this collection.

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