These documents dating to 1 January 1830 provide detail about the convicts at King George Sound. They include data on their behaviour shortly before the settlement’s closure in March 1831 as an outpost of New South Wales and the place’s subsequent administration by the newly formed Swan River colony. The tabulated documents provide physical descriptions of the convicts – height, age, hair and eye colour – and were added by Captain Collet Barker with a final entry dated 6 February 1831. A document produced between 8 October 1830 and 11 February 1831 lists convicts who received acknowledgement for good behaviour.
A compilation of the scans within this collection of crown prisoner records.
Names of the Crown Prisoners recommended weekly by the Overseer.
The two most deserving for readiness & attention to work during the week. See settlement order 4 Oct 1830: Fellows, Stapleton, Crawley, Dwyer, Cavanagh, Fitzgerald, Marsden, Smith, Murphy, Skelly, Hanley, Richards, Peacock, Barker,
October 1830 to February 1831.
List of Crown Prisoners at King George’s Sound on the 1st of January 1830: Cahill, Carr, Cavanagh, Craggs, Crawley, Dwyer, Fallows, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Hanley, Henrys, Kearney, Keegan, Lander, Langton, Lennox, Lovegrove, Marsden, McKone, Metham, Moore, Murphy
List of Crown Prisoners at King George’s Sound on the 1st of January 1830, Noel, Peacock, Richards, Smith, Smith, Skelly, Stapleton, Thacker, Tobin, Williams, Woodward.