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State Library of Queensland: The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the HO 11 Criminal - Convict Transportation Registers series of British Home Office records. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867. You may find the following information on each entry: Name of convict, including any known aliases, Place of trial [The date of trial is recorded on the original registers and will be gradually added to this database], Term of sentence, Name of ship and date of departure, Place of arrival, Miscellaneous notes e.g. Died at sea; Ticket of Leave, etc. These records mainly include those convicted in England and Scotland. Only a small number of Irish convicts appear in this series of the Home Office records. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These "soldier convicts" may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.
Gale Cengage Learning: A portal to the Gale Newspaper services including: 17-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and British Library Newspapers (parts I - V). The time period covered by these combined collections is 1600-1950. Together they provide the full text of historic local, regional and national newspapers, newsbooks & ephemera from across the British Isles. They include newspapers from London, the English regions, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These titles present Britain in all areas, from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts, and reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. Also included are titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault and Gale Primary Sources. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
National Library of Australia: A research guide to British parliamentary publications and other information held by the National Library of Australia. Includes information on bills, Parliamentary papers, reference works and other related materials.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
British Standards Institution: Current, historic, and draft British Standards, technical handbooks, codes of practice, guidelines, specifications for products,& glossaries. Also includes access to European adopted CEN, IEC and ISO standards. Subject coverage includes science, technology & business service specifications. All current, and most historic documents are available to subscribers for online viewing and electronic download.
Australia. Bureau of Meteorology.: Climate Data Online provides access to a range of statistics, historical weather observations, climatology maps, and other Australian climate data.
Australian Government: The business.gov.au website is an online government resource for the Australian business community. Topics covered include e-business; employing people; fair trading; grants and assistance; home-based business; importing and exporting; insurance; intellectual property; market research and statistics; occupational health and safety; registration and licences; taxation; and, tenders and contracts. By using business.gov.au businesses are able to comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently.
EBSCO Publishing: Business Source Premier is a business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, covering all business disciplines. It offers full text dating back to 1886, and searchable cited references dating to 1998. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including MasterFile Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, Academic Search Complete, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.