Land Research for Family Historians in Australia and New Zealand -Previous pinner: " My book! This book will introduce you to the main types of records you can find, such as deeds and grants, Torrens titles, Crown leases, selections and conditional purchases, closer and solder settlements, title applications, maps, and plans. We will look at what they mean and where to find them in New Zealand and each Australian state and territory."
Aboriginal settlement The first Aborigines may have reached the Australian continent by sea and might not even have know it was there when they set out on whatever boats or rafts they used. From wherever it was they landed, they spread out by tribes and found ingenious ways to survive a challenging environment.
Tasmanian Court Records Judges in court - Court records can be a valuable source of information for family historians. Early trial records can be scant but newspaper accounts often compensate. The following should prove useful for criminal and civil prosecutions.
Founders & Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. Many survived their convict experience and went on to help build a new society.
Tasmania's convict history tells a tale of crime, punishment, hardship and survival in some of the harshest, yet most beautiful places on earth. Over 70,000 men, women and children were transported from their home to Van Diemens Land in the early 1800s and many of the places and features built during that time are still standing today.