This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788-1849. The database contains: Irish State prisoners, convicts who were tried in Ireland, convicts who were tried outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland, Irish military men who were tried inside or outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland, and a few non-Irish convicts arriving on Irish convict transport ships.
339 records matching Donegal. The document reference in each entry below is the National Archives of Ireland reference to the original document in the archives. The microfilm reference number refers to the set of microfilms presented to Australia in 1988.
This Irish Community NSW Website is a not-for-profit facility provided by and for the Irish Community. It aims to be a single online focal point for people living in and visiting NSW who are interested in finding out about events that the many Irish cultural and sporting groups and businesses put on throughout the year.
Convicts transported from Mallow, Doneraile, Kanturk, and Buttevant. The following records are extracted from a database of Convicts transported from Ireland to Australia at the National Archives in Dublin. The document reference in each entry below is the National Archives of Ireland reference to the original document in the archives. The microfilm reference number refers to the set of microfilms presented to Australia in 1988.
The following records of young girls sent to Australia between October, 1848 and August, 1850, are taken from Irish Famine Orphans in Australia by Valda Strauss, published 1993 in Volume 11 of the Mallow Field Club Journal.
Convict transportation to New South Wales effectively ceased in 1842. From 1846-50 exiles
were transported. Exiles had served part of their sentence in a penitentiary in Britain and were granted a conditional pardon or ticket of leave on arrival in the Colony. The Index to Exiles 1846-50 includes the individualâ€™s name, ship and year of arrival.
Finding out the background of your family name and their place in history that spans many generations is a very interesting subject. With the many research tools now available at your fingertips, Irish Australian genealogy has never been easier. You can find the information you seek without spending hours and hours of time compiling it.
A searchable web database of many Irish convicts sentenced to be transported to Australia in the period 1788-1868. Compiled from transportation registers and petitions to government for pardon or commutation of sentence. A search provides references to the microfilm held within the Alexander Library Building and at other locations in Australia.
From Australian records (which include surviving copies of letters sent from Ireland) we know that the parents of my Great Great Grandfather, Michael O'Brien (c1833-1925), were Owen and Bridget (nee Finegan). Two of Michael's siblings (Hugh and Mary) remained in Ireland. Church records (and recent contact online with descendants of Mary) has shown that they were known as Breen rather than O'Brien. Michael and his two brothers (Thomas and John Joseph) and one sister (Margaret Bridget) who came to Australia were all known as O'Brien. Letters from Ireland gave the family's address as Drumintee or Dernaroy.
This is the story of the men and women who built Australia. The courageous entrepreneurs who, throughout the 19th century, ventured into the unexplored wilderness of the outback armed with dreams of making their fortune.
Convicts transported to Australia in the first half of the 19th Century numbered approximately 40,000. The documents relating to such transportation were housed in the State Paper Office. Most valuable are the Petitions submitted by many of the convicts or their families seeking to reduce or change the sentence, these contain family and other details. These documents were microfilmed as a Bicentennial gift to Australia. They are now online and can be searched through the WWW at the National Archives.
Expect the spectacular in Celtic Country â€“ Glen Innes encompasses a breathtaking array of attractions, experiences, festivals and an endowment of natural wonders - from World Heritage national parks to some of the worldâ€™s richest gem and mineral fields. Glen Innes is home to the annual Australian Celtic Festival held at the unique Australian Standing Stones. If the Standing Stones have immense appeal for visitors, so, too, do Celtic Countryâ€™s distinctive seasons which are unlike so much of the rest of Australia: naturally air-conditioned summers, log-fire winters, with occasional snow, golden autumns, dazzling springs.
The Australian Celtic Festival is held in Glen Innes "Celtic Country" on the first weekend in May annually. Originally developed as a meeting place for the Celtic Clans and Associations of Australia to gather and celebrate their Celtic history ,the festival has established Glen Innes & the New England region as a unique destination for the increasing numbers of visitors to "Celtic Country". Today the festival has grown into a "must see" Celtic experience attracting close to 5900 visitors from across the country . The festival is held at the Australian Standing Stones overlooking the rural township of Glen Innes and celebrates the great Celtic Culture with song, dance, history and food.
The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1848) is located at the Hyde Park Barracks, on Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia. The monument was inspired by the arrival in Australia of over 4,000 single young women, most of whom were orphans. They arrived under a special emigration scheme designed to resettle destitute girls from the workhouses of Ireland during the Great Famine. The Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee (GIFCC) have broadened their activities to commemorate all who left their homes seeking a new life in the colonies and states of Australia but the historical focus remains with the workhouse orphan girls.
The Irish in Australia exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. To coincide with St Patrick's Day and the announcement of our upcoming Irish In Australia exhibition, the Museum building was lit green on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March. The Irish in Australia exhibition is scheduled to open at the National Museum on 17 March 2011 (St Patrick's Day). The exhibition will examine the Irish presence in Australia from the beginning of European settlement to the continuing arrival of young Irish 'backpackers' and settlers today.
Blog mainly about one Irish convict transported to Australia but covering the United Irish rebellion of 1798, early Australian settlement, family history and genealogy. Nicholas Delaney of Ballyellis on the Wicklow/Wexford borders was accused of murder during the Rebellion, sentenced to death but transported to New South Wales where he worked as a roadbuilder, became an innkeeper and farmer and founded a large family. The blog is maintained by his great-great-great granddaughter.
These Australian sites contain a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. They also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas and pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.
In recent centuries crime and punishment linked Great Britain to America and Australia in a most curious way: the actual crimes occurred in England, Ireland and Scotland but for punishment thousands upon thousands of the criminals were banished to the American colonies and later to Australia.
The exact number of Rebels sent cannot be ascertained due to the poor state of information on the Shipping Indents. Only the Minerva identifies all her Rebels on board. The highest figure can be put at nearly 800 while the lowest is conservatively placed around 325.
The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) is the largest society of its type in Western Australia. We have been incorporated to assist members in researching the family history in Western Australia, as well as all corners of the world.
his database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788-1849. Rebel remnants of the 1798 and 1803 Irish Rebellions were transported to NSW during the period 1800-06.