Convict Ships List
The following index is not a complete listing of all convict transports coming to Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk
Island. I have compiled the index from various sources (listed below each ship's voyage) to complement the Tasmanian
Convict Index on this site. All convicts listed by researchers on the Tasmanian Convict Index are also listed with their ship's
voyage in this index.
From the Indefatigable arriving in 1812 until the St. Vincent in 1852 there were 371 voyages, from overseas, bringing convicts to Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land). There were also ships arriving with convicts from elsewhere. The ship's in this index have been numbered according to their voyages to Van Diemen's Land as per the Convict Department and Archives Office of Tasmania numbering system in their Guide to Convict Records by Ship Reference.
I must stress the importance of checking all primary and secondary sources when doing your research.
Archives Office of Tasmania (AOT) - Guide to Convict Records by Ship Reference.
Archives Office of Tasmania (AOT TC) - Tasmanian Convict Index CD.
Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) - Phillips, Margaret E., Australian Joint Copying Project, Handbook Part 7, Public Records Office Admiralty Records, National Library of Australia 1993, ISBN 0 642 10588 X, pp 75-77.
Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships 1787-1868, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd 1985,
ISBN 0 85174 195 9.
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania 1843-1850, Volume 3, Roebuck 1998,
ISBN 0 9586561 3 4.
Colonial Times and Tasmanian (CTT) - Shipping Intelligence, dates stated under the ship's details.
CON 63/1-2 - Convict's Deaths Registers CON 63/1 1840-1846 and CON 63/2 1845-1874 - available at the Archives Office of Tasmania or at libraries that hold the Tasmanian Convict microfilms.
Hobart Town Gazette (HTG) - Ship News, dates stated under the ship's details.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania 1803-1833, Volume 1, Roebuck 1983,
ISBN 0 909 434 22 0.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures Tasmania 1834-1842, Volume 2, Roebuck 1985,
ISBN 0 909434 24 7.
Links to the Convict Ships pages
431 convict voyage entries