South Australian ex-convicts

Search for your ex-convict ancestors who made their way to South Australia. Though South Australia was not a convict colony, some former convicts settled there and kept quiet about their past. Find them here.

What can these records tell me?

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the South Australian ex-convicts records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

* Name

* Conviction

* Conviction date

* Court

* Sentence

* Date of departure

* Ship

* Destination

* Date of arrival

* Date of freedom

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It is important to note some of the abbreviations used in this database, such as:

* tl = Ticket of Leave – Ticket of leave holders were allowed to seek paid employment but were obliged to attend an annual muster.

* fc = Free Certificate – This means that this person has completed their sentence.

* cp = Conditional Pardon – This means that the muster requirements of the life sentence have been waived in this case, which was rare.

* p = Pardoned – These records indicate that the sentence was quashed in the UK, which was very rare.

This Data was provided by Graham Jaunay.