Life as a Convict
On arrival, a convict was usually assigned to a master, the Female Factory or to Public Works, recorded in Assignment Registers. Not all assignment registers now still exist.
For Convicts in New South Wales, see:
Index to Assignment Registers 1821 – 1824, Microfilm Compartment 7, Call no. mfm N 229, microfiche 745-748.
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 Convict Assignments (1830-1832)
Convicts and Employers (NSW) Index 1828,1832-1833,1838-Jan 1844 Compartment 7, Call No. mc N 2028.
Index to Convicts Absconding in NSW 1830-1832, Compartment 7, Call No. mc N 2027.
Index of Convicts Apprehended in NSW 1830-32, Compartment 7, Cal no. mc N 2026
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, those convicts transported, freed and reoffended, and persons who offended in the colony and transported convicts who comitted some further offence.
All microfiche above are found in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room..