The Mail - the newsletter of The Descendants of Convicts Group Victoria Inc. This newsletter is sent to all financial members 5 issues a year March/April - May/June - July/August - September/October and November/December.
Our latest publication is a CD ROM Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827 to 1853
These records involve, for the time period, both Transported Convicts (those who were transported from England or English territories or colonies) as well as Colonial Convictions.
Colonial convictions were of persons who were born in the colony and committed an offence, came free and later committed an offence, as well as convicts who had served their sentences and re-offended, and convicts still serving their time who absconded or committed some other offence. The index of the films listed below is not of the complete list of all recorded movements of that time period - other sources are being indexed by State Records of New South Wales.
Index entries comprise convict's name or alias, the date of the movement, and the place from which the convict was moved. Each index entry points to further details. These details repeat the content of the index entry and comprise:
The ship of 1st arrival to Australia
The ship of 2nd transportation, within Australia
Where transferred from
Where transferred to
Reel number (from State Records of New South Wales film)
Location number (of the film)
Page number of the source document on the film
The index of films listed is not of the complete list of all recorded movements of that time period - other sources are being indexed by State Records of New South Wales. Copies of the indexed documents may be viewed at State Records New South Wales, or copies may be obtained from them (details included on the CD).
This index runs under Adobe Acrobat Reader, PC and Mac, Versions 3 and later. Adobe and Adobe Acrobat Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Acrobat Reader is distributed freely.
A copy of Acrobat Reader version 6 is included on this CD. If you do not already have a Reader (PC version 4 or later) installed then to install it on a PC:
a. insert the CD and wait until the CD drive has spun up (usually takes around 10 seconds).
b. Click Start then Run and type in (where the CD drive is D:
d. then follow the screen prompts
Approximately 20 MB free disk space is required by the Index. If the included Adobe Acrobat Reader is added approximately a further 20 MB is required.
Members'Convicts and ShipsA publication listing our members proven convicts and the ships they arrived in.
AbbreviationsAbbreviations used in Convict Records of Van Diemen's Land and New South Wales.
Two of our other publications are the "Arrows of Hope" series.
The first "Arrows of Hope" is a 180 page book containing profiles of 85 transported convicts. ISBN 0-646-37055-3
"Arrows of Hope" Vol 2 is 277 pages with 102 profiles on transported convicts. ISBN 0-9581771-0-4
"Arrows of Hope" Vol 3 is also available with 72 stories. ISBN 978-0-9581771-2-2
Books are different and are an excellent reference library for the research of the convict transportation system.
For prices and to order, contact the secretary.
Arrows of Hope - Book 1 ConvictsANLEZARK Thomas Ainsworth--AYRES William--BARTON George--BECKLEY Ann
BLACKALL Samuel--BRACKLEY John--BROOKS Thomas--BULL Elizabeth--BURKE Eliza
BURKINSHAW John--CALLAGHAN Margaret--CAMPBELL Catherine--CAMPBELL Thomas (Jnr)
CAMBPELL Thomas (Snr)--CHARKER William--CHARLES Robert--CHESHIRE Thomas--CLARKE Ann
CLARKE Mary Ferns--CLIFFORD Margaret--COE Thomas--COLLIER William--CONSIDANCE Mary
CONSIDINE Mary--COOPER James--COWELL Eli--CROSS Charles--CUSADINE Mary--DOHERTY Denis--DWYER Christopher--EDHOUSE Benjamin--ENNIS Richard--EYRES William--FLOOD Rose Hannah--GILBERT Josiah--GOBBY Thomas--GREEN Thomas--GRIER Thomas--GROSS Charles HADDON Thomas--HANNA Hugh--HARLEY Margaret--HARRIS Janathin--HASSALL Thomas HAYWARD Elizabeth--HAYWOOD Elizabeth--HERBERT Thomas--HEYWOOD Elizabeth
HOLLOING Mary--HUGHES John--JOHNSON Cecelia--KING James--LANE William--LEWIS Cecelia MAGUIRE Christopher--MALONE Mary--MARSH William--MASTERSON John--McKEON James Nicholas--McMILLAN Agnes--McNAMARA Patrick--MOORE Mary Ann--MORAN Mary Ann
MORGAN Rosanna--O'BRIEN Henry--PECK Augusta--PLUNKETT James--PULLEY Elizabeth
RAINSFORD Septimus Forlonge--ROBERTS Alicia--ROBERTS Elinor--ROBERTS William
ROPE Anthony--RUSSELL Henry--SADLER George Keilor--SANDERSON John--SAPSFORD Moses
SAPSED Moses--SAUNDERSON John--SHACKLE Elizabeth--SHERWOOD Henry--SLADE Charles
SMITH John--SOWTER Francis--STANLEY William--STARMER Ann--STEPHENSON Frances
STYNES James--SWAIN Samuel--TEASDALE Ann--THOMPSON Thomas--TROY Richard
TY-ISHA Jac--VINCENT Elizabeth--WATSON William--WELLS James--WOODS Thomas
WRIGHT William--YARWOOD Thomas
Arrows of Hope - Book 2 Convicts
ADAMSON Ann--ANKIN George--ANTHONY Henry--ASHCROFT John--ATWELL William
BENNETT James--BOWLES Justice--BRAXTON George--BRENNAN Thomas--BUTCHER William
BUTLER Joseph--CHAPMAN John--CHAPMAN Sarah Emma--COLVIN James--CONNERS Mary
COUSINS Reubin--COUTTS Robert Percy--CRAHAN Thomas--CRONIN Ellen--CROSS Robert--CRUISE John Owen--CURTIS Henry--DAVIS John--DELANEY Catherine--DINSDALE William Young
FLOWER Abraham Charles--FREEMAN William--FREESTONE James--FROST Robert
FULLER Edward--GALLAGHER Sarah Emma--GARDINER James--GILES Charles
GILLIGAN Edward Dennis--GOODWIN Andrew--HANKIN George--HARFORD Mary
HARTLAND Joseph--HAY Robert--HAYWOOD Charles--HAZELWOOD William--HOODY Rachael
HOGAN Catherine--HOPGOOD George--HOPGOOD John--HOPPER Elizabeth--HOSTE Jane
HOWARD Edmund--HOWARD John--KEELING Abraham--KETTLE Samuel
KINGHAM Mary Ann--KINGSHOTT John--KIRBY Ann--LANCASTER John--LINWOOD Thomas
LUCAS Joseph--LUCAS William--MADDEN Mary--MARGERRISON George
McGRATH Bridget--McGRATH Thomas--McLAUGHLIN Catherine--McLEAN Margaret
MILNER Charles--MOCKRIDGE Mary--MONKS Mary--MOORE Edward--MORGAN Sophia
MORIARTY Edmund--MORIARTY Ellen--MORLEY James--MURPHY Ann
MURRAY Darby (Jeremiah)--MURRY Darby (Jeremiah)--NEWITT Adam--NICHOLLS John
NORTON Patrick--O'BRIEN Michael Joseph--PARDOE Mary--PARKER George--PARLER Thomas
PENDERGRASS Elizabeth--PIGUENIT Frederick Le Geyt--PITCHER James--PITT Ann
PRESTAGE John--PRESTIDGE John--PURSELL James--QUINN Ann--RICHARDSON Mary Ann
RISELEY Randle--ROBINSON Mary Ann--RYAN John--RYAN Michael--RYAN Peter
SARGEANT William--SARGENT William--SCOTT William--SEDGWICK Sarah--SHAW Joseph
SILVESTER John--SIMPSON Mary--SKINN William--SMITH Ambrose--SMITH Joseph
SPEAR Margaret--STEWARD Hanry--STRINGFELLOW Margaret--SULLIVAN William
SYLVESTER John--TAYLOR William--TEMPELTON James--TILLEY Edward--TILLOTSON Hannah
TINDALL Daniel--WALKER Jane--WATSON Richard--WILLIAMS Eleanor--WILLIAMS Eliza
WILLIAMS Isaac--WILLIAMSON George--WISEMAN Ellen Mary--WOOD Thomas