There are over 100 extant narratives which purport to have been written by convicts transported to the Australian Colonies. Many of these have never been published or are difficult to obtain. The text of three previously unpublished first person convict narratives are reproduced here as part of the Chain Letters project:


National Archives of Ireland Transportation Records

Victorian Public Record Office Convict Indents

State Records of NSW

Archives of Australia

Archives Office of Tasmania

State Records New South Wales

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries


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