Wednesday, July 25, 2007


SBS - WORLD NEWS AUSTRALIA: "Convict past now online
25.7.2007. 09:25:48

More than two million Britons and an estimated four million Australians are related to convicts deported from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The figures come as online family history sites and launched what they said was the most comprehensive online collection of convict transit records from the 80-year period the policy ran."
News in Brief - Times Online: "Criminal relations

The records of 160,000 Britons transported to Australian penal colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries have been published online at More than two million Britons (one in 30) are estimated to be related to the criminals, most of whom had committed theft, in some cases of less than a shilling."
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