- Record series in the index: NRS 2700, NRS 2701, NRS 2702, NRS 2703, NRS 2707, NRS 13477, NRS 880
- Entries in the index: 5,000+
A note about the index
This index includes criminal cases from the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction and the Supreme Court of Criminal Jurisdiction covering the years 1788-1833. It is a valuable resource relating to the New South Wales colonial justice system and will be of benefit to those of you researching criminals, convicts and crimes committed during the early years of the Colony.
The index shows date, name(s) of perpetrators, offence (including names of victims), information about the record and remarks.
It was compiled from two interim guides available in our reading room:
- Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, 1788-1824, and
- Supreme Court: Criminal Jurisdiction, 1824-1833
Civil cases are not included.