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Added at 11pm, 24.05.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Australia's convict women

Approximately 25,000 women were transported to Australia as convicts.

Listen to ABC Radio's Richard Aedy as he interviews Deborah Swiss, author of the new book "The Tin Ticket".  Deborah discusses the plight of female convicts.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2011/3213892.htm

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Added at 4pm, 06.11.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New digital collections added to Connected Histories (UK)

Connected Histories has recently added four new digital resources to its collection of historical British records.

  • Convict Transportation Registers (originally compiled by the State Library of Queensland - contains details of over 123,000 convicts transported to Australia) 
  • John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online (martyrology and ecclesiastical histories published between 1563 and 1583) 
  • Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets (the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries) 
  • Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858 (relates to disputes over matrimony, defamation, tithes, probate, breach of faith by the clergy, and church rights)

http://www.connectedhistories.org/

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Added at 2am, 18.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

3 million UK crime, court and convict records to be digitised

The National Archives (UK) has announced that their extensive collection of crime, court and convict records will be transcribed, digitised and published online.

The records will be searchable by name, alias, date of birth, place, offence and sentence. Content such as judges' reports, prison registers, transfer papers and gaolers' reports will also be included.

Check out the following link for further information:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/611.htm

 

 

 

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Added at 4am, 15.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict secrets of The Rocks : ABC audio file

Listen to Associate Professor Grace Karskens from the University of New South Wales as she discusses the convict secrets of The Rocks precinct in Sydney.

Afterwards you can test your knowledge by taking the fun quiz.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/08/10/3290390.htm

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For the latest news and events in family history check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub website -http://www.slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 12am, 01.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast: Australian colonial history

Listen to historian and author Kirsten McKenzie as she discusses early Australian colonial history.

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/05/26/3227738.htm?site=conversations 

Kirsten's most recent book is "A Swindler's Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty" (2009)

First broadcast on 26 May 2011 - ABC Radio Conversations

Duration: 52 minutes.

 

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Added at 9pm, 22.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

TNA podcast: From crime to punishment: criminal records

From crime to punishment: criminal records of our ancestors from the 18th and 19th centuries

Listen to Jeff James from The National Archives (UK) as he discusses a variety of criminal records including:

  • Quarter Sessions and Assizes records
  • Hulk registers
  • Convict transportation registers

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/criminal-records.htm

Jeff James is Director of Operations and Services at The National Archives, and has previously worked as Head of Operations at The British Library.

Duration: 42 minutes

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Added at 3am, 06.03.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New Tasmanian convicts database

"Founders & Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. Many survived their convict experience and went on to help build a new society."

You can now search the convict database as well as contribute your own research if you have a VDL convict in your family.

http://foundersandsurvivors.org/

[First paragraph taken directly from the Founders & Survivors website]

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Added at 4am, 31.08.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Latest newsletter from Founders & Survivors (Tasmanian convicts database)

The "Founders and Survivors" project aims to record the lives of Tasmanian convicts by bringing together a variety of historical resources. Their newsletter, Chainletter is filled with interesting stories as well as updates on how the project is proceeding.

You can read the latest edition at:

http://foundersandsurvivors.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/08_2011AUG_large.pdf

 

 

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Added at 12am, 26.07.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict's private lives discovered in Hobart - ABC audio file

What was life like for our Australian convict ancestors?

Researchers have recently discovered a number of personal items under the floor of a solitary confinement cell in Tasmania.

To find out more listen to the audio file from ABC's The World Today program.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3273291.htm

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Check out the State Library of Queensland's Family History Nnub @http://slq.nnub.net

 

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Added at 4pm, 23.02.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict Transportation Registers Database

Family history - Convicts

Start searching for your convict ancestor with the Convict transportation registers database.

The 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.

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts

 

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Added at 8am, 08.06.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

18th Australasian Irish Studies conference

"The 18th Australasian Irish Studies conference:  The Irish in Australia 1788 to the present" will be hosted by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 1 to 3 July.

A variety of speakers from across Australia and Ireland will examine the influence of Irish culture, religion, language and music in shaping the Australian identity.

http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/irish_in_australia/irish_studies_conference/

Sessions include:

  • Death or Liberty, Irish political prisoners transported to Australia, 1788-1868
  • Beating a path to the door – the Irish welcome to Queensland
  • Madness at sea: Irish migrant mental health during the voyages to New Zealand
  • Inter-war Irish immigrant domestic servants to South Australia

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Added at 4am, 23.04.11 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Book launch - convict Hannah Rigby

Local historian Father Pat Tynan will be launching his latest book, "The Liverpool Embroiderer – The Incredible Life Story of the Moreton Bay Convict Hannah Rigby (1784 – 1853)”.

The launch will be held at the Embroiderer’s Guild of Queensland, 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley on Wednesday May 4th at 10.30am. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

For further information on the launch: http://tinyurl.com/3pw59xx

For further information on Hannah Rigby: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/rigby

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Added at 6pm, 20.10.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

ABC podcast - Stories of Port Arthur convicts recorded

This is a very interesting interview with Edwin Barnard, author of the new book Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photographs. He has compiled a history of 100 convicts held in the penal settlement at Port Arthur in Tasmania. The photographs were taken in the 1870s.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast/stories/2010/3037887.htm

 

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Added at 7pm, 29.09.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Capital Punishment Database NSW 1826-1837

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History have compiled a database of 1300 people who were sentenced to death between 1826 and 1837. Many of those convicted later had their sentences commuted to transportation and sent to the penal colonies of Norfolk Island or Moreton Bay.

http://research.forbessociety.org.au/

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Added at 7pm, 04.08.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

Convict records from the National Archives of Ireland available in Queensland

An online index of various Irish convict records can be searched via the National Archives of Ireland website -   http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html

The database indexes the following records:

  • Transportation Registers 1836-1857
  • Prisoners' Petitions and Cases 1788-1836
  • State Prisoners' Petition 1798-1799
  • Convict Reference Files 1836-1856; 1865-1868
  • Male Convict Register 1842-1847

 The State Library of Queensland hold copies of the original documents on microfilm.

An excellent example of a convict reference file from this series can be found at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/odoherty/memorial

 

 

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Added at 7pm, 21.06.10 by State Library Queensland

Was your ancestor a convict Queenslander? Join the discussion!

Do you have a convict in your family who later settled in Queensland?

Tell us more about them by joining the discussion on our forum. Simply click on the "forum" button on the right side of your screen.

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Added at 7pm, 12.06.10 by President Genealogical Society of Qld

Genealogical Society of Qld - Education classes

A list of the education classes and sessions being held by the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ)

Advance your knowledge of family history

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My email is: ua.moc.tensutpo@1qsg

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au/

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Added at 9am, 21.10.10 by Joy Lewis

Picture Ipswich & More – Family History - Free Session

It’s the 150th anniversary of Ipswich being proclaimed a municipality. To help celebrate this milestone, a free information session – “Family History” will be held at the Barry Jones Auditorium, Ipswich Library on Tuesday 16 November from 10:00am to 11:30am. Do you have an ancestor who was a convict?  Find out how to search for convict ancestors using online resources, with help from guest speaker, Myles Sinnamon, from the State Library of Queensland. Or find out about some common pitfalls that you are likely to encounter when researching your family history from Catriona Robinson of Ipswich Genealogical Society.

Sessions are free, but advance booking is required as spaces are strictly limited.

To book your place, phone the library on 3810 6772.  For more information visit the library website at http://library.ipswich.qld.gov.au/training/pictureips.htm

Photo courtesy of Picture Ipswich

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Added at 11am, 10.11.10 by Royal Historical Society of Queensland

Royal Historical Society of Queensland At Home - 13.11.10, 10:00am

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is holding an At Home on Saturday 13 November. This is a perfect chance to visit their headquarter's - the Commissariat Store Museum - which is not usually open on the weekend. There is a full schedule of events happening including historic lectures, panorama displays, antique slide projector displays and guided tours of the museum. Entry if $5.00 and morning tea and afternoon tea is provided for a gold coin donation. 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Time: 10:00am

Date: Sat 13th Nov, 2010

Location: Commissariat Store Museum - 115 William St Brisbane

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My email is: ua.gro.yrotsihdnalsneeuq@ofni

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My phone number is: 07 3221 4198

My website is: http://www.queenslandhistory.org.au

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Added at 6pm, 08.08.10 by Genealogical Society of Queensland

Convict and Colonial History - 02.10.10, 9:30am

The Genealogy Society of Queensland presents

 

Convict and Colonial History

 

Valerie Blomer and Lynette Caldwell are knowledgeable in convict and colonial history and family research.  Come along to hear how you can track your convict and colonial family.  Learn about different resources that may assist your brickwalls or add exciting twists to your research.

 

When:             Saturday 2 October 20109.15am (for 9.30am start) to 11.30am

Where:            GSQ Library38 Fisher StreetEast Brisbane QLD

Costs:              $10.00 for members and $13.00 for non-members

Visitors are welcome.

Book securely on line at at www.gsq.org.au/events or complete the form below and send to PO Box 8423, Woolloongabba, Q  4102 or email to gsq1@optusnet.com.au.

For further information phone GSQ on (07) 3891 5085

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Time: 9:30am

Date: Sat 2nd Oct, 2010

Location: GSQ, 38 Fisher St, East Brisbane

My email is: moc.dnopgib@501nekener

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au

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Added at 3pm, 23.02.10 by Myles Sinnamon - SLQ

New Book - Convicts

New Book

They were here: the convicts of Raymond Terrace & District - Volume Two

An invaluable resource for those with convict ancestors, June Reeks has gathered together the biographical details of many of the convicts who served their sentence in the Raymond Terrace district. Entries can include details such as date and place of birth, crime, occupation, to whom assigned and pardons.

This new title can be found on Level 3 of the State Library of Queensland - Call No. FAMHIS 929.394 2006-7

If you have any questions about your convict ancestors please visit us at the Micrographics Desk on Level 3 or contact us through our website - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au

 

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Added at 1pm, 21.06.10 by Kirsten Perris

NEW - slq convict web pages

Everyone wants a convict in their family tree.  Check out our two new web pages that should help people in the search for their convict ancestor.

Convict research: getting started - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/con1

  • Goes through the first steps in locating a convict ancestor using websites and State Library held resources

Convict research : finding out even more - http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/con2

  • Provides online indexes and websites plus State Library resources to locate further information once the right convict has been found.

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Added at 5pm, 05.06.10 by President Genealogical Society of Qld

Family History Introductory Course - 20.06.10, 9:00am

20 June 2010 commencing at 9.00am. 

Learn how to commence your searching your family history throught this one day course at the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ).  GSQ has been assisting family historians search their genealogy for over 30 years.  Cost $50 for members of GSQ and $55 for non members. 

Bookings essential.  Book online http://www.gsq.org.au/services/events.htm

or complete pdf form and send to GSQ. 

Phone 3891 5085 or email gsq1@optusnet.com.au for further information.  You can pay securely online at www.gsq.org.au/events 

Time: 9:00am

Date: Sun 20th Jun, 2010

Location: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

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My email is: ua.moc.tensutpo@1qsg

My address is: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane

My phone number is: 07 38915085

My website is: http://www.gsq.org.au/

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Added at 3pm, 04.03.10 by Kirsten Perris

William Henry Groom, convict Queenslander

Member of Parliament and convict

Born: 9 March 1833 in Plymouth, England Convicted: 26 October 1846 at the Devon, Borough of Plymouth Quarter Sessions. Sentence: 7 years transportation Ship: Hashemy Transported: Arrived in New South Wales on 8 June 1849 Died: 8 August 1901. Buried in Toowoomba Cemetery. Notes: Pardoned October 1849

For further information go to http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/groom

Image from: "John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, neg. no. 87785"

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Added at 3pm, 03.03.10 by Kirsten Perris

Kevin Izod ODoherty, convict Queenslander

Physician and political activist

 

Born: 7 September 1823, Dublin, Ireland

Convicted: August 1848

Sentence: 10 years transportation

Ship: Mount Stewart Elphinstone

Transported: Arrived New South Wales on 31 October 1849

Died: 15 July 1905, Torwood, Brisbane. Buried in Toowong Cemetery

 

More information available at http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts/qlders/odoherty

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Added at 7am, 19.03.10 by Charlie

Author Talk: Irish Famine Orphans - 24.03.10, 10:00am

Ray Debnam will give a fascinating insight into the lives of Irish famine female orphans in pre-separation Queensland. He has followed the lives of Irish female orphans who arrived in Moreton Bay before 1859, and has thoroughly researched each life ?  career, criminal activities, marriage, children, death. The information is arranged in three parts, The Journey, The Belfast Girls, The Other Colleens. Access to these records will be available at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe libraries free of charge. Talk at Redcliffe Library - 10am Wednesday, 24 March 2010 Phone 3283-0249 for bookings

 

Time: 10:00am

Date: Wed 24th Mar, 2010

Location: Redcliffe Library

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