Finding Convict Ancestors

The Course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations.


  • Alexander, Alison (2010), Tasmania’s Convicts, How Felons Built a Free Society. Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
  • Moore, Tony (2010), Death or Liberty, Rebels & Radicals Transported to Australia. Murdock Books, Sydney.

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