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Convicts and transportation

TOTAL NUMBER CONVICTS LANDED IN AUSTRALASIA, 1787 TO 1868

(Prepared by Mr. Gideon Lang.)

Colony   Period Males Females Total
New South Wales 1788 – 1839 51082   8706     59788
Van Diemen’s Land 1803 – 1853 56042 11613 67655
Western Australia 1853 – 1868 9718 nil 9718
  TOTAL: 116842 20319 137161

Source:

In 1879 J. A. Heaton published a ‘Book of Dates’ relating to the early years of the Colony of New South Wales. It is an extraordinary work and provides facts, figures and observations on a wide range of ‘colonial doings’. All spelling, including place names, has been left as per the original documents.