Cover image for Conduct Registers of Male Convicts arriving under the Assignment System on Strength in Nov 1844.
Conduct Registers of Male Convicts arriving under the Assignment System on Strength in Nov 1844.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1844
End Date:
31 Dec 1892
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 181831 Dec 1877
How to Use:
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Series notes:
These are very largely duplicates of the appropriate entries in CON 31

the convicts included here were not taken into the probation system of discipline, and these volumes were apparently compiled the better to keep track of them. Even though a convict had absconded in 1819 and nothing had been heard of him since, he is included here if his sentence had not expired by the date the volumes were compiled

the others have their offences and other details copied out from CON 31 (with varying accuracy up till 1844, when the entries become contemporary, and in some cases extend later than in the old conduct registers

many men were "struck off" in December 1853 if nothing were known of them, but even these entries sometimes record death, and entries as late as 1892 are present.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
The arrangement of entries is alphabetical by initial of surname and by ship (i.e., chronologically by date of arrival). The ships represented range from the Minerva (1818) to the Runnymede (28 March 1840).

Ships arriving June 1818 - November 1826
Ships arriving February 1827 - December 1830
Ships arriving January 1831 - December 1832
Ships arriving 1 February 1833 - 9 May 1834
Ships arriving 30 June 1834 -8 October 1835
Ships arriving 19 December 1835 - 14 May 1837
Ships arriving 16 July 1837 - 1 April 1838
Ships arriving 25 August 1838 - 23 March 1839
Ships arriving 18 July 1839 - 28 March 1840