Cover image for Draft Certificates to Masters and Surgeons-Superintendent of Convict Ships.
Draft Certificates to Masters and Surgeons-Superintendent of Convict Ships.
Series Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1827
End Date:
31 Dec 1845
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Series notes:
This series is closely related to CSO 91

though each type of document will not be found for every convict ship represented here, the following are the principal papers: a certificate to the Surgeon-Superintendent, stating that he landed on a certain date so many convicts in such a state of health, that he has submitted his journal to the Lieutenant-Governor, giving a statement of his conduct, adding any special remarks, such as a shortage of water during the voyage, and stating whether he has the Lieutenant-Governor's permission to leave the Colony

a certificate to the Master, stating that on a certain date he landed so many convicts in such a state of health, giving particulars of the military guard, stating whether he has delivered his log for inspection and otherwise complied with the conditions of the charter party, and adding any remarks on special circumstances of the voyage

a report by the Colony's Principal Medical Officer on the state of the ship

a return of the military guard, giving number of officers, of men, of women and children, and remarks, such as the birth of children during the voyage

a report by the Port Officer on his inspection of the ship

a letter from the Assistant Commissary-General as to whether the ship will be cleared by the Commissariat and, if so, that the Master will be given a certificate that his ship has been detained on public service

a statement from the Principal Superintendent of Convicts of the amounts of money taken from the convicts and deposited for them in the Savings Bank. All convict ships arriving from Europe during this period are not represented here, but the exceptions are few. Some papers relate to intercolonial transportation.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
System of Arrangement:
The documents are arranged roughly alphabetically according to the name of the ship.;;