Convicts, criminals & crime

Convicts, criminals & crime

Missing an Ancestor: Try Looking Behind Bars! (prison records)

 This talk looks at resources available for researching prisons and prisoners in Australia (does not include convicts). It draws on the speaker's own experiences in researching her own ancestors who for a variety of reasons ended up behind bars. 


Tracing your ancestors in colonial New South Wales

As the editor of many volumes of early colonial records, the author of three works of popular history revolving around stories from our colonial past, and previously the General Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia, Carol Baxter is ideally suited to guide family historians in tracing their colonial ancestors. This seminar provides an overview of sources available for those living in Colonial New South Wales.

- 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Scandal and skulduggery in early Sydney

Carol Baxter talks about the political-sex-scandal and major bank robbery at the heart of her first two books, An Irresistible Temptation and Breaking the Bank (Allen & Unwin), events that both reflected and impacted upon the nature of colonial New South Wales.

- 45/60 minutes – no equipment necessary but Powerpoint slides are available


Old Sydney Burial Ground 1792 – 1820

Discover the history of the Old Sydney Burial ground (today the Sydney Town Hall) and the discovery of grave and headstones. Just who is buried there ... from Convicts ... free settlers  ... NSW Corps.

There are over 2500 people buried from 1792 - 1820.

What were the burial practices in NSW 1788 - 1820.


Convicts on the Internet


Convict Ancestors: Fascinating and Frustrating to Research

This talk looks at resources available for researching convicts in both Australia and the UK. It draws on the speaker's own experiences in researching her own convict ancestors. 


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