Parragirls - Parramatta Female Factory Precinct
Kevin McGuinness has provided detailed information to this website on Convict Women. The site also covers not only the convict women but also their children and the Forgotten Australians
Macquarie 2010 Bicentenary Commemorations
"The 200th anniversary of Lachlan Macquarie’s appointment as Governor of New
South Wales will be commemorated in 2010 with a statewide celebration program
aimed at enriching our knowledge of the past and inspiring our vision for the
The State Records Authority of NSW holds the major set of records on the convict system.
link takes you to an excellent summary of how to determine if your ancestor
is a convict and also information on researching convict records.
The First Fleet and Early Settlement Documents
Convicts to Australia: A Guide to Researching Your Convict Ancestors
Another excellent site for an overview on convict research. Click here.
University of Wollongong, The First Fleet
An excellent site for investigating the First Fleet. Go to the database to have a comprehensive overview of each convict. Click here.
Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie Archives
The Lachlan & Elizabeth Macquarie Archive (LEMA) Project is an electronic gateway aimed at providing a new context for the historical investigation of the lives and times of Lachlan Macquarie (1761-1824), and his second wife, Elizabeth Campbell (of Airds) (1778-1835). (Source: LEMA website) Click here.
Macquarie University: The Journals of Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie: Journeys in Time 1809 - 1822
This site covers the journeys made by Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie from 1809 - 1822. Click here.
National Library of Australia: Australian newspapers 1803 - 1954
The Australian Newspapers Beta service allows access to historic Australian newspapers digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.
This resource covers newspapers across all States and Territories.
The Sydney Gazette is covered from 1803 to 1840; The Maitland Mercury from 1843 into the 1850s, and again from 1880 - 1883; and, the Hobart Town Gazette from 1815 - 1820; Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser; Hobart Town Daily Mercury; The Courier (Hobart); The Hobart Town Courier; and, The Hobart Mercury. Other States are covered during the Colonial period. Fully searchable.
The ABS website contains numerous articles on the
Statistics of the Colony:
1. Australian Statisticians and the Development of Official Statistics
Part 1: Imperial Statistics 1788 - 1855
Part 2: Colonial Statistics 1855 - 1900
This article is very detailed.
2. Pre-Federation Coinage
History Services NSW will consider undertaking further searches of its databases to accommodate any special research requests. Please email your request.
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