Series VPRS 89
Notifications of Pardon of Exiles
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Date Range: Series 1844 - 1849
  Series in Custody 1844 - 1849
  Contents 1844 - 1849
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1844 - 1849 Superintendent, Port Phillip District VA 473
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1992 - cont Department of Justice VA 3085
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  • How to use the Records
    These records have been digitised and can be viewed online.

    The records are separated into lists of pardoned exiles arriving on eight ships between 1844 and 1849.

    If you know the name of an exile, use the Index to Assisted British Immigration to identify which the of arrival. Otherwise, browse the images relating to individual ships to find passengers of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of notifications to the Governor of New South Wales, the Governor of Van Dieman's Land and the Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of prisoners under the sentence of transportation who were to be pardoned from their arrival in the colony on the condition that they were conveyed to and remained in the Port Phillip District for the duration of their original sentence.

    Details given are the name of the prisoner and the date and place of conviction.

    Some of the pieces of correspondence in this series are annotated with the name of the ship upon which the group of prisoners was transported and the date of its arrival.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Correspondence in this series is arranged in chronological order.

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    PROVguide057 Convict Records
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P0000 1844 - 1849 Open 1
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    PROVguide064 City of Melbourne
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