Convict System

The State Library of Western Australia has digitised the eight volumes that make up the Convict System. This collection of miscellaneous official documents relates to the transportation of convicts to Australia 1810-1865. The eight volumes cover:
• Further correspondence on the subject of convict discipline and transportation, 1852-1855
• Papers relative to transportation and assignment of convicts, 1810-1846
• Copies of extracts of any correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the subject of convict discipline, 1810-1846
• Further correspondence on the subject of convict discipline and transportation, 1855-1857
• Correspondence on the subject of convict discipline and transportation, 1847-1849
• Further correspondence on the subject of convict discipline and transportation, 1859-1865
• Further correspondence on the subject of convict discipline and transportation, 1849-1850
To access this resource enter convict system under Title in the catalogue and select State Library Online from the drop-down box. Select a volume and browse through the pages by placing your cursor on the edge of a page and clicking. If you want to search for names, scroll down and select the Download button. This will save a searchable PDF version to your PC.