Project: Australian Convicts and First Settlers

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Welcome to the Australian Convicts Project!

This Project exists to bring together WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of convicts transported to Australia.


How to Join

Join up by joining the Australia Project - see Australia Project

Communicating with the Project

Additionally, you can ...

  • Add the line [[Category:Australian Convicts and First Settlers Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.
  • Add your name to the Convicts Team page

Members List

Please note as at July 2019: We are about to move to a new team based approach for Australia Project members. If you are interested in join the new team - please add your information to these team and topic pages:

Project Pages

  • Famous Australian Convicts - A list of convicts who have profiles on wikitree who became well known in Australia for one reason or another.

Category Pages

Related External websites

  • Tasmanian Convict Records - comprehensive index of all convicts transported to Tasmania and those who were convicted (through the convict system) in the colony.
  • Founders and Survivors - This site seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men, women, and children who were transported to Tasmania.
  • Convict Records - This website allows you to search the British Convict transportation register for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867.
  • Australian Royalty website - a very impressive website documenting many trees of various convicts, with an impressive database of some 59000 individuals.
  • Claim a Convict has been relaunched as a tribute to its founder, Lesley Uebel - many convicts still to be added - can you add some of those missing convicts?
  • Convicts in Remote Australia - Did you know some of the early convicts were sent to the Northern Territory and were also in Western Australia as early as 1826? The book 'Distant Settlements: Convicts in Remote Australia' by Edward Street contains some fascinating information.

DNA Projects

  • Have you had your DNA tested? Make sure you consider joining our Wikitree DNA project.

Former Australian Convicts and First Settlers Project

This project was re-organised in 2019. Please click here for information on the early days of the project.

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