Criminal and court records

FamilySearch – South Australia, Prison Records, 1838-1912

This collection includes Prison records compiled from Adelaide, Redruth, Gladstone and Port Lincoln Gaol’s. Yatala Labour Prison is also represented. Information on prisoners include alias, admission date, age, and birth place where recorded. The original records are held by State…

The Prosecution Project – Criminal Trials in Australia 1850-1960

The Prosecution Project by the Australian Research Council and Griffith University is investigating the history of the criminal trial in Australia. The registers of Supreme Court cases from most jurisdictions are being digitised and the extended using other archival sources…

Public Record Office Victoria – Inquests into deaths 1840-1985

Inquests into deaths (deposition files 1840-1985). You need to know an approximate year of death, and the name/s of the deceased. Not all deaths resulted in an inquest. Index data is being published as it becomes available. For deaths between…

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…

Findmypast – Pentridge Prison, Victoria – Prison Registers 1871-1960

These records details prisoners from HM Pentridge Prison, the main prison in the Melbourne area. The records list the prisoner’s occupation, place of birth, physical description, crime, other details and also include the prisoner’s photograph (mugshots). A variety of subscription…

Judy Webster’s Genealogy Indexes & Advice

This site has 53,000+ names of local, interstate and overseas persons mentioned in records in Queensland, Australia. There is also 135+ pages of advice and indexes original records held by Queensland State Archives. Indexes to original records at Queensland State…

Helen Doxford Harris Homepage

The online Victorian Historical Indexes include: • Index to Missing People found in Victoria Police Correspondence Records• Index to Women Lecturers in Victoria 1880-1905• Index to Wife & Child Deserters• Index to Victoria Police & Police Stations• Index to Criminal…