Convict Records of Western Australia: A Research Guide


Annotation. A Research Guide to primary source records for those convicts who were transported to Western Australia.

This guide has been published to help the researcher find records not only in expected places but also in those that are less well known. There are many more sources available if the scope of the search is broadened. Remember that the facts in the Convicts in Western Australia 1850-1887, need to be confirmed and added to by consulting other sources from this guide, to help you to put meat on the bones of your subject.

It is hoped that our efforts will enable the researchers examining convict lives to access the records they want with as little difficulty as possible. Research is neither easy nor quick but a challenge, with the reward of furthering our understanding of the convict era in Western Australia.


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205 x 293