Ireland-Australia transportation database or Irish Gift

This site provides an online index to records relating to transportation from Ireland to Australia covering the period from 1788 to 1868. Results of searches contain details such as name, age, crime, sentence, and the ship on which the convict was transported. Note that all transportation registers prior to 1836 were destroyed. Therefore if the convict was not the subject of a petition prior to this date, they will not appear. The names of the convict family members that came to Australia as free settlers may also be listed. This is an index only. Microfilm copies of the original records are held in the Family History Service at the State Library of NSW. These records were received in 1988 as a gift from Ireland to commemorate the bicentenary of white settlement in Australia and are sometimes known as "The Irish Gift". 

The microfilms have also been digitised on Trove.

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