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Name
State
Category
Description
First Fleet Online
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
contains information about convicts transported to Australia in 1787; contains a searchable database; diary extracts; stories & letters; provided free of charge by the University of Wollongong as a community service

John Nichols Family Society
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
descendants of John Nichols; Australian First Fleet Convict

The Razor Gang Wars 1927-1931
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
the late 1920s and early 1930s was a world in turmoil with vicious razor gangs battling for control of the criminal underworld - includes photographs

Convict Trail
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
the Great North Road was build by convict labour between 1826 and 1836 this contains searchable database of those convicts

Victoria Police
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a database of Police & Police Stations in Victoria by Helen D Harris OAM

Convicts to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to researching your convict ancestors; a Perth DPS project

Convicts from India
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a list of convicts transported to Australia from India & Ceylon; compiled by Janet Donnelly

Convict Ships to Australia
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1787 to 1788 sent to Port Jackson; a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1801 to 1849 sent to NSW; Tas & Norfolk Island; a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1840 to 1847 sent to Norfolk Island; a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
QLD
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1849 to 1850 sent to Moreton Bay Queensland; a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
TAS
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1812 to 1853 sent to Van Diemen's Land (Tas); a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1803 to 1849 sent to Port Phillip (Vic); a Perth DPS project

Convict Ships to Australia
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1850 to 1868 sent to Swan River Colony (WA); a Perth DPS project

Irish Convicts to NSW
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
1788-1849 a wonderful resource put together by Peter Mayberry

Victorian Police Force
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a history of the force from 1836

Australian Police - The Thin Blue Line
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
NSW Police History Information Section outlines the force since its inception in August 1789 and has advise on researching family members

Index to Tasmanian Convicts
TAS
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
index to all convicts transported to Tasmania 1804-1893 contains about 76;000 entries

Convicts in Tasmania
TAS
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
many resources available for research into the lives of abt 76000 convicts transported to Tasmania

Courts and Criminal Justice
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to convict records available in Victoria

PROV Central Register of Female Prisoners
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
Index to Central Register of Female Prisoners 1857-1948

PROV Central Register of Male Prisoners
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
Index to Central Register of Male Prisoners 1868-1947

The Police Gazette of Western Australia
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
from 1876 to 1900 are searchable online through the WA State Library

Registry of Flash Men
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a journal documenting the underworld life of Sydney in 1840s

Registry of Flash Men
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a volume of information of the criminal underworld in Sydney during the 1840s

NSW Police Gazette
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
digitised issues of 1891-1910 of the NSW Police Gazettes are available on CD free through libraries including the State Library of NSW

Chronological Register of Prisoners
QLD
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
an index to the Chronological Register of Prisoners 1824 to 1839

St Helena Convict Indexes
QLD
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
an index to the Convicts of the St Helena Penal Establishment 1863 to 1867; 1867 to 1886 and 1917 to 1923

Toowoomba Prisoners
QLD
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
an index to the Prisoners at the HM Goal Toowoomba 1864 to 1906

Convicts and the British colonies in Aust
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
describes the journey from a British penal colony to the abolition of transportation

Claim a Convict
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
by Lesley Uebel a fantastic starting point for anyone wanting to find a convict in the family

Convicts to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to research your convict ancestors (a Perth DPS project)

Convict Creations
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
the hidden story of Australia’s missing links : this site explores those missing links in the Australian story that; although having a significant influence in making Australians unique; have been ignored by the official textbooks

NSW Police
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
historic photos from the files of the NSW Police Dept

Founders & Survivors
TAS
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
Australian life courses in historical context 1803-1920; a project to study immigration; forced labour and settlement; targeting Tasmania

Fremantle Prison
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
was built by convicts in 1850s; a fascinating site to read; contains a database of WA’s convicts

Convict Stockade
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
designed to be a community site with the goal to create a knowledge hub for everyone interested in Australia's convict origins; as such it is a site for participation and collaboration

Convicts Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
convict history and genealogy links presented by Jenny Fawcett

Free Settler or Felon?
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
Convict ships to the Hunter River region of NSW

Old News Copy
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
index of names mentioned in the 1853 Victorian Police Gazette

Palmerston arrived in 1861
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a list of the convicts who arrived in WA in 1861

Queensland Police Museum
QLD
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
contains archival material dating back to 1864 visiting researchers welcome

WA Police Historical Society
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
historical stories from a service that commenced in 1829; includes a grave register

The Lemon Syrup Case
NSW
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
the trail and conviction of George Dean in Sydney in 1895

The Roebourne Bank Murders
WA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
documents the events of 1885 and subsequent investigations which are shrouded in controversy; scandal and mystery - the case remains officially unsolved

Convicts Transported to VDL
TAS
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
records available for convicts transported to Tasmania

Irish Convicts Transported to Australia
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to finding the approx 26500 Irish people between 1791 and 1853 who were transported to NSW

South Australia Police Historical Society
SA
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
historical stories from a service that commenced in 1837

British Convict Transportation Register
National
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
provides online search facility and details of over 123;000 of the estimated 160;000 convicts transported to Australia from 1787 to 1867

Victoria Police Historical Society
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
over 150 years of stories; displays of crime; justice; courage and forensic techniques

Total number of records: 990 | Matching records: 50

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