A Cargo of Criminals: Transportation to Australia

Carol Baxter
Oct 6, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Do I Have a Convict?
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The Ships
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The Records
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The Voyages
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Writing about Convicts
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Over the 80 years of convict transportation, hundreds of ships transported convicts to the penal settlements of Australia. This seminar focuses on the ships, the voyages, and the records relating to transported convicts.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Carol Baxter is an experienced and informed historian and genealogist, an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author, and a dynamic, inspirational presenter. Carol has been a genealogist for four decades having first become interested
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    Helen Schenkelaars
    3 years ago

    Watched just for interest as I know Carol is a great presenter. Same great standard as usual – informative and never boring!

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    Christine Green
    3 years ago

    My great uncle was a convict. he was transported in the mid 1830’s to Australia. He was a hairdresser or barber. He became a hairdresser after he received his certificate of freedom after 7 years. John Aspinall married again in Australia and had six more children.
    Chris Green

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    Clara Draganowski
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    Leanne Prescott
    3 years ago

    The Webinar was fast paced, informative and a delight to attend. The references were put up in the comments section so one could copy to a browser to bookmark later. I will certainly be looking for more webinars conducted by Carol Baxtor.

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    Neville Jones
    3 years ago

    I was inspired by Carol Baxter at the 2015 Australian Genealogy Congress and continues to inspire.

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    Fran Ussery
    3 years ago

    Wonderful Presentation!

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    Janet Ward
    3 years ago

    Haven’t found any convict ancestors yet but this was very interesting to learn about in case I do

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    faye baisley
    3 years ago

    Great information; well presented. Amazing to be sitting at home in New Brunswick, Canada and attend a webinar with a speaker in New South Wales, Australia. The wonders of technology!!!


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