Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/7/2007

Transported convicts

The following database will allow you to access details on persons convict in South Australian courts to transportation.

Many people have expressed surprise that South Australian courts were involved in the transportation of convicted criminals but every court in every jurisdiction throughout the British Empire operated with the same statutes.

An examination of the offences which resulted in conviction revealed that the South Australian courts were closely aligned to the sentencing strategies of their British counterparts. for more click here

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