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Transcription of Moreton Bay convict records

While conducting his own research, Mr Ken Lamb from Canberra has transcribed many of the records detailing convicts sent to Moreton Bay between 1824 and 1839. The following spreadsheets are Mr Lamb's transcription and extensive comparisons of these Moreton Bay records.

Mr Lamb has kindly given permission to Queensland State Archives to make this data available to other researchers. The files have been made available under a Creative Commons License [Attribution-Noncommerical-Share Alike].

Publication and resources

  • Prisoners: Original dataXLS Popular

    Original transcription taken from Series ID 5653, Chronological Register of Convicts at Moreton Bay, kept by the Commandant's Office, Moreton Bay from 1824 to 1839. The series consists of a chronological and alphabetical record of...

  • Prisoners: Modified dataXLS Popular

    Using the original data transcribed from Series ID 5653, Chronological Register of Convicts at Moreton Bay the native place, religion and average height of the convicts sent to Moreton Bay have been compared. For example, of the 2121...

  • Prisoners: Monthly journalXLS Popular

    Transcription taken from Series ID 5652, Book of Monthly Returns of Prisoners Maintained kept by the Commandant's Office, Moreton Bay from 1829 to 1837. The series consists of monthly returns of prisoners and their employment at Moreton...

  • Prisoners: Cross referencedXLS Popular

    This file cross-references data from Series ID 5653, Chronological Register of Convicts at Moreton Bay with monthly journals and Colonial Secretary correspondence summaries published online by the Queensland State Library.

  • Prisoners abscondingXLS

    From Series ID 5653, Chronological Register of Convicts at Moreton Bay this file extracts all the incidents of convicts absconding and analyses the amount of time that lapsed before absconders were returned.

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Version 1.0
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Publication set custodian Housing and Public Works

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Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government, Transcription of Moreton Bay convict records, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 06 December 2019

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