Queensland State Archives – Convicts and Early Settlers

Queensland State Archives hold records of early settlers pre and post separation from the colony of New South Wales in 1859. These include:
• Chronological register of convicts 1824-1839 – Moreton Bay penal settlement
• Monthly and Half Yearly returns for Moreton Bay Penal Settlement 1829-1837.  Includes baptisms and burials, manifests of cargo and passengers shipped, and returns of prisoners and their employment.
• St Helena Prisoners 1863-1936 – names of all prisoners who were held at St Helena Penal establishment
• Toowoomba prisoners indexes 1864-1906
Note: There are online indexes and free access to digital images of the original records if available.

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