Blog10 Jun 2009
Despite large disparities in climate and terrain, and their separation by thousands of miles of sea, Australia and Great Britain share a similar culture, the same Queen, and in many cases the same ancestral lines.
We’ve just added over 863,000 records for the states of Victoria and New South Wales in Australia, which include government notices, burials, and convict arrivals.
Convict arrivals in New South Wales (1788-1842)
This index, built from government indent records, holds the details of 97,797 convicts who arrived in New South Wales between 1788 and 1842. With the index you can discover the name, date of arrival, and the ship transported on for each convict.
The majority of convicts remained in the state of New South Wales, but some were sent elsewhere in Australia after arriving. Upon arrival the indent list would be checked against the convicts, before the convicts were handed over to the New South Wales authorities.
The convict records are found in our ‘other records’ section.
Cemetery Burials and Memorial Inscriptions for Victoria (1835-1997)
This index, which comprises over 185,000 records, is built from transcriptions of cemetery memorials and burial registers. It covers 197 cemeteries in Victoria, plus a few in other Australian states. It details the name and title of the deceased, the Australian state or territory, whether the event was a death or burial, the year of the event, and the cemetery.
These records form part of our Parish Records Collection.
Victoria funeral notices (1981-1997)
This index, built from funeral notices from the Melbourne Herald Sun, contains over 119,000 records for the period 1981-1997. The name and title of the deceased is listed along with the year of the funeral, the Australian state, and details of the cemetery or crematorium.
Again, these records are held in our Parish Records Collection.
Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria (1858-1900)
This is an index of over 461,000 records gathered from notices printed in the Victorian Government Gazette between 1858 and 1900. The nature of the notices varies considerably, covering everything from the leasing of land; law and order; licensing; tenders and contracts and other subjects.
These records form a part of our ‘other records’ section. They contain all the information that was published in the Government Gazette.