Website links related to convict, genealogical and historical research in New South Wales.
Search online for births (1788 to 1910) and deaths (1788 to 1980) in New South Wales. Click on "Go to Marriages Search" to search for marriages in New South Wales (1788 to 1960).
This site focusses on the history of the Parramatta Female Factory and provides historical information on other Australian female factories using information from the Women Transported exhibition.
Search the Free Settler or Felon Database to find Newcastle/Hunter Valley ancestors.
Earl Grey's famine orphan scheme brought 4114 young women to three Australian colonies in only in the 1848, 1849 and 1850. Official reports show that 2253 came on eleven ships to Sydney, 1255 on six ships to Port Philip (Melbourne) and 606 on three ships to Adelaide. This project actively collects stories of these women, many of whom married ex-convicts.
Mrs Pexton's diary on board the male convict transport 'Pilot' from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales. She was the husband of the captain, William Pexton. The journal provides an informative, witty and insightful account into the 7 month voyage. Part of the National Maritime Collection held at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
This site, presented by Parragirls, provides information on Parramatta Female Factory, the Parramatta Roman Catholic Orphanage and Parramatta Girls Home, all institutions which are part of the Parramatta Precinct.
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For academic referencing (suggestion only) Database: [http address], FCRC Female Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land database, entry for xxxx ID no xxx, accessed [date].
For academic referencing (suggestion only) Website: Female Convicts Research Centre Inc., accessed [date] from [http address].