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There are now over 170,000 references to Convicts, Settlers, Townsfolk, Bushrangers, Innkeepers, Soldiers and Land Owners, Medical Practitioners and Magistrates.  Search by First Name, Last Name, Ship or all three.

Information about the voyages of approximately 350 convict ships and the Surgeon Superintendents who accompanied them can be accessed via the Convict Ship Index and Surgeon Superintendent Index

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Hunter Valley Settlers Index

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Convict Ship Index - Convict Ships, Surgeon's Journals and Links to Convicts who were sent to the Hunter Valley

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First Fleet 1788 - The First Fleet consisted of two Royal Navy escort ships, HMS Sirius and HMS Supply  accompanied by six convict transports, the Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince of Wales and the Scarborough, and three store ships, the Borrowdale, Fishburn and Golden Grove.

Second Fleet 1790 - The Second Fleet consisted of six ships - the Guardian, Lady Juliana, Surprize, Neptune, Scarborough, and a supply ship the Justinian.

Third Fleet 1791 - The Third Fleet consisted of eleven ships - Mary Ann, Matilda, Atlantic, Salamander, William and Ann, Gorgon, Active, Queen, Albemarle, Britannia, Admiral Barrington

 

 
         
 

 

Colonial Events 1788 - 1844

 

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Follow the Irish Convict Ship Trail

Follow the Female Convict Ship Trail

Newcastle Female Factory  Parramatta Female Factory

Scottish prisoners - Approximately three hundred female prisoners who had been convicted in Scotland arrived in New South Wales in the decade 1830 - 1840. Click on the image to the right on each page to find out more

 

 
         
 

 
 

Emigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland to Hunter Valley 1830s & 1840s

Scourgers - NSW             

Report of the Commissioner of the Inquiry on the State of the Colony of New South Wales {Extracts Relating to Transportation, Disembarkation & Servitude}

Political Prisoners to NSW

Reminiscences of Watt Street, Newcastle

Edward Sparke - Hexham

Pirates - Newcastle 1825

William Grant Broughton's ship board diary on the convict ship John in 1829

Islands in the lower Hunter River included Moscheto Island, Dempsey Island, Spit Island, Spectacle Island, Bullock Island and Ash Island

Newcastle through the years - 1801 1802  1804  1805  1807  1808  1809  1810  1811 1812  1813  1814  1815  1816  1818  1820  1821  1822  1823  1824  1825  1826  1827  1828  1829  1831  1833  1836  1837  1838 

Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld - at Newcastle in 1825

 

 

Law & Order - Police Force in the Hunter Valley prior to 1862

Morpeth Links

Newcastle Gaol

City Baths - Newcastle

Voyage of the convict ship Guardian in 1789

Lancelot Armstrong - Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship Daphne in 1819

Newcastle in 1831

Robert Dixon - Surveyor

Convict Ship Midas 1827

Map links - Hunter, Williams Paterson Rivers. N.L.A.

Cottage Creek - Bridge, Cemetery, Cottage

County Electors - Newcastle 1855

Charles Picknell's on board diary on the convict ship Kains in 1831

 

 

 

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Below is a list of 98 convict ships carrying female prisoners to New South Wales - Click on the links to find those women who have been identified residing in the Hunter Valley in the years up to 1860........

 
Aeolus 1809 Canada 1817 Forth (11) 1830 John Bull 1821
Alexander 1806 Caroline 1833 Francis & Eliza 1815 John Renwick 1838
Alexander 1816 Catherine 1814 Friends 1811 Kains 1831
Almorah 1824 City of Edinburgh 1828 Friendship 1818 Lady Juliana 1790
Andromeda 1834 Competitor 1828 George Hibbert 1834 Lady Penrhyn 1788
Anne 1801 Diamond 1838 Glatton 1803 Lady Rowena 1826
Archduke Charles 1813 Diana 1833 Grenada 1825 Lord Melville 1817
Asia 1830 Earl Cornwallis 1801 Grenada 1827 Lord Sidmouth 1823
Atlas 1802 Earl of Liverpool 1831 Harmony 1827 Lord Wellington 1820
Britannia 1797 Henry 1825   Louisa 1827
Brothers 1824 Elizabeth 1818 Henry Wellesley 1837 Lucy Davidson 1829
Brothers 1827 Elizabeth 1828 Hooghley 1831 Margaret 1837
Broxbornebury 1814 Experiment 1804 Indispensable 1809 Margaret 1839
Buffalo 1833 Experiment 1809 Isabella 1840 Margaret 1840
Canada 1810 Fanny 1833 Janus 1820 Maria 1818

 

 

 

Sea Grave Yard

 

Customs Officers employed at Newcastle 1820's - 1850........

 

 

 

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