Tasmanian Convict Records

Tasmanian Convict Record Locations

The aim of this page is to help you find Tasmanian Convict Records (CON series) on microfilm which can be accessed by the public at various places around Australia. Listed below in the order of State are the various libraries, societies and LDS centres where you can view such records. If you can add to this list please e-mail: Convict Resources


Canberra - National Library of Australia, - Tasmanian Sources online listing at http://www.nla.gov.au/collect/genealogy/mfmopen/genealtas.html


New South Wales

Sydney - Mitchell Library Library, State Library of New South Wales - http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/



Brisbane - State Reference Library, State Library of Queensland
- Main Web Site: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/
- Catalogue guided search: http://srlopac.slq.qld.gov.au/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=bbSearch



Burnie - Hellyer Regional Library, Alexander Street. - web site http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/burnie/
Devonport - Devonport Public Library, Oldaker Street. - web site http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/dport/
Hobart - Archives Office of Tasmania, Murray Street. - web site http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/
Launceston - Reference Library, St John Street. - web site http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au/launceston/


Western Australia

Perth - Alexander Library, Perth Cultural Centre - search facility at www.liswa.wa.gov.au


Other Useful Convict Resources

Archives Office of Tasmania http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/

Guide to the Public Records of Tasmania - The Convict Department http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/guides/public
Index to Tasmanian Convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=11
Records Relating to the Movement of Convict Ticket of Leave Holders http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/guides/list/bg006
Convict Records noted in the Index to Tasmanian Convicts http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/guides/list/bg013
Convict Records - explanation of format and frequently used abbreviations http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/guides/list/bg020
Index to Convict Applications for Permission to Marry http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=5

On shelves at the back of the Search Room.
Richmond, Barbara M., BA Hons, Some Aspects of the History of Transportation and Immigration in Van Diemen's Land 1824-1855, A thesis to be submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in the University of Tasmania, April 1956.

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site http://www.femalefactory.com.au/ includes the Female Factory Founders Database.

Convicts to Australia - Perth DPS http://www.convictcentral.com/index.html

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Updated 24-Jul-2008