Project: Australian Convicts and First Settlers
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
- Australia Project Google Group.
- australian_convicts tag in G2G. Follow this and use the tag in discussions that could benefit from the input of the broader WikiTree community.
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
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:
- Famous Australian Convicts - A list of convicts who have profiles on wikitree who became well known in Australia for one reason or another.
- Australian Immigration
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.
- Gosper family web site - This website documents the first four generations of descendants of Thomas Roker Alexander GOSPER, a second fleet convict.
- Cyndi's List - Australia - Convicts & Prisoners - Links to a bunch of useful websites, mailing lists, etc., with a focus on Australian Convicts.
- 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?
- Irish Rebels to Australia - A list of Irish Rebels sent to Australia.
- 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.
- Have you had your DNA tested? Make sure you consider joining our Wikitree DNA project.
- If you took a test at FTDNA and you have a DIRECT ancestor that was either an Australian Convict or an early Australian Settler you might like to join their Australian Convicts Project or the Australian Settlers 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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