Female penitentiary or factory, Parramata
Earle, Augustus (1793-1838), Female penitentiary or factory, Parramata [i.e. Parramatta], N.S. Wales  [1826?],  nla.obj-134500491

Upon arrival, a convict was usually assigned to a master, the Female Factory or to Public Works. Who and where a convict was assigned was recorded in an assignment register. Not all assignment registers have survived to present. Convicts were not assigned to a master in Western Australia.

Online

Tasmanian Names Index - Tasmania
For assignment of convicts in Tasmania, search the assignment records in LINC Tasmania's Tasmanian Names Index. As an alternative to searching the index, you can browse these digitised records on their website.

Microfilmed and other material

Information about assignment of convicts in New South Wales can be found on a number of microfiche resources in the Library's Newspapers and Family History zone:

  • Index to Assignment Registers 1821 – 1824, Microfilm Compartment 7, Call no. mfm N 229, microfiche 745-748. These are part of the State Records of New South Wales Archives Resources Kit
  • For 1828-38, the convict’s initial assignment is noted on the convict arrival records of HO 10 in the Australian Joint Copying Project. See the AJCP Guide Part 4 Home Office to find the reel number or view in Ancestry.com
  • Index to (NSW) Colonial Convict Movements taken from the Colonial Secretary's Letters 1827 - 1853. This index covers convict movement throughout the colony and includes transported convicts; convicts transported, freed and reoffended; persons who offended in the colony; and transported convicts who comitted some further offence. The index is available as a searchable eResource, which can be accessed inside the Library building.