When: Friday, 14 May 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Where: Online event
Convicts at Moreton Bay: Beyond the Chronological Register of Prisoners
Presenter: Jan Richardson
Moreton Bay was a formidable place of secondary punishment where convicts were re-transported from 1824 to 1839 after committing a second (or third) offence in New South Wales. Most were returned to Sydney after their sentence, but others chose to stay when the penal settlement closed in 1839.
However, regardless of whether your convict ancestor’s stay at Moreton Bay was short or long, how can you find information about why they came here, what happened to them at Moreton Bay, and what effect it had on the rest of their lives?
Beyond the Moreton Bay Chronological Register of Prisoners, records you may not have consulted include the Book of Public Labour, the Book of Trials, convict hospital registers, and the correspondence of the Moreton Bay commandants.
The session will be run on Zoom.
Our speaker: Jan Richardson