Founders and Survivors: Life Course Ships Project

Janet McCalman, Rebecca Kippen

Research output: Non-textual formDataset / DatabaseOther


Dataset of 25,000 convicts who were transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on 126 convict ships, 1812-1853. Contains around 100 variables on early life, crime and sentence, behaviour and punishment under sentence, family formation, post-sentence life, descendants, and date and details of death. Sources include convict records; birth, death and marriage registrations; census records; newspapers; police gazettes; and other administrative and historical sources. Part of the larger 'Founders and Survivors' Project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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