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Index to convict exiles, 1846-50

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Convict transportation to New South Wales effectively ceased in 1842 but between 1849-50 exiles were transported. Exiles had served part of their sentence in a penitentiary in Britain and were granted a conditional pardon or ticket of leave on arrival in the Colony.


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Convict Exiles transported on the following ships are included in this index: Adelaide, Anna Maria, Bangalore, Eden, Hashemy, Havering, Joseph Somes, Mt Stewart Elphinstone, Maitland, Marion, Thomas Arbuthnot and Randolph.

The Index to Exiles 1849-50 includes the individual's name, ship and year of arrival, date, place of trial, and sentence is included if known. The remarks column may sometimes include information on offence, employment, marriage, death, or record certificate of freedom or pardon numbers.

There are 3011 entries in the index.

Are copies available from this index?

No, copies are not available from this index. The Index was compiled from various sources, some of which are not held at State Records.

Record series used to compile the Index

As the index was compiled from a number of sources held as State archives and from records in the Mitchell Library and Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) it is not possible to offer copies from this index. State Records wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Mrs Joan Reese in compiling the index from the following sources which may be checked for information:

NRS 12202, Butts of Ticket of Leave, Reels 962-964

NRS 12223, Convicts on Hashemy - Register of assignment and History, 1849-60, Reel 704

AJCP Surgeon Superintendent's Journals, PRO Reels 3187; 3197; 3205; 3208

Returns of Exiles employed at Darling Downs 1850-52, Mitchell Library, A1764; CY789

NRS 12192, Copies of shipping lists of exiles and transports 1846-48, Reel 706

This last series has been indexed by State Records' staff and the names added to this index.


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