Genealogy Links of:
Convicts to Norfolk Island
If you find a broken link please
Their are so many sites becoming available to research your Convict Ancestors that these pages
would go on forever & ever. I have included in these pages the basic Convict Web sites......I suggest that you also
search on Google by entering " Convicts & the Area you require " for continued updated Convict Research sites.
NSW & Norfolk Island Deaths 1804 Norfolk Island Second Settlement Norfolk Island Third Settlement
Norfolk Island 1840 - 1847
Norfolk Genealogy Society Convict Women ( book readable on-line ) Norfolk Island Convict Records
Norfolk Island Gaol Prisioners Barracks 1830 Military Barracks
The New Gaol (Jail) was commenced in 1836 but was not completed until 1847. It was built with the aim of reform by isolation, and contained a central pentagonal building of 84 cells, two lockup rooms ten turnkey's rooms and ten yards. Each cell had stone walls and floors and a timber ceiling; was 6ft long, 5ft wide, almost 11ft high, and was occupied by up to 3 prisoners. The complex also contained another 40-cell block, two service buildings, 12 solitary confinement "apartments" about which the Royal Engineer wrote "...the convicts regard the...new cells with dread...they are the most perfect specimens of prison construction I have seen...", and two "dumb cells" which prevented the transmission of light and sound - sending their occupants insane
Image taken from J.J.Knight's In the early days :
The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more
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Listing of ALL CONVICT SHIPS to NSW, VDL & Norfolk Island 1801 - 1849
Listing of ALL CONVICT SHIPS to Norfolk Island, 1840 - 1847
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