Convict Records of Australia

This site, hosted by the State Library of Queensland, allows you to search the British Convict transportation register, compiled from British Home Office (HO11) records for convicts transported to Australia 1787-1867. Information available includes name of convict, known aliases, place convicted, port of departure, departure date, port of arrival and the source of the data. Public contributions of additional information such as crime, occupation, gender and date of arrival are welcome. You can even add convicts who you cannot find a record for. There are details of 130,960+ of the estimated 160,000 convicts who were convicted in England, Wales and Scotland, not Ireland (unless added by a contributor). Court-martialled soldiers from British colonies (West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada) sentenced to transportation are also included.