Book Bound for Australia : a guide to the records of transported convicts and early settlers / David T. Hawkings.
Publication year: 2012
Media type Book
Edition: Updated paperback edition.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780752460185 (pbk.) :
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Extent: 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Have you ever wondered if you have distant relations in Australia? 'Bound for Australia' is a guide for family historians wishing to follow the movements and destiny of an ancestor who was transported to Australia. From the arrival of the first 788 convicts from England in 1788, to the end of transportation in 1868, a staggering 165,000 criminals were sent to Australia for a range of crimes. In addition to those transported, hundreds of thousands of free persons emigrated from Britain and Ireland to colonies in Australia. Because of the vast distance involved, few returned, and the descendants of many of them now live in Australia. Tracing those ancestors today may seem like a daunting task, with The National Archives alone holding over 100 miles of shelving for historical records. Now completely revised and expanded to include new research, Bound for Australia is the essential guide to these records.