26 May 1853 - last convicts arrive in VDL

#OnThisDay 26 May 1853 the St Vincent transported the last convicts to Van Diemen's Land.

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Tasmanian Convicts

Available on the Tasmanian archives + heritage  website is the index of all convicts transported to Tasmania and those who were convicted (through the convict system) in the colony, from the beginning of transportation in 1804 until 1853 when transportation ceased. The latest entry in the database for the locally convicted convicts is 1893.  

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