Index to early convict records. Convict Indents list the convicts transported to New South Wales. Search over 12,000 names listed in these records and view digital versions online. This latest convict database presently covers 1788-1801.
The old Parramatta General Hospital c1880.At the request of Governor Lachlan MacQuarie,a new convict hospital was built in Parramatta and opened in 1818.Designed by John Watts,the building was based on a military hospital and proved to be grossly inadequate.Only half of the expected number of patients could be treated here.Men and women were placed side by side,and diseases such ad dysentery,tuberculosis and syphilis were rife.The hospital was officially closed on 31 March 1848 and reopened…
Elizabeth Farm, Residence of John Macarthur Esqr. near Parramatta, NSW, in 'Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen's Land delineated: in fifty views with descriptive letter press …', London , 1824
JAMES RUSE: 'was born on 9 August 1759 and baptised at Lawhitton near Launceston in Cornwall. He was the former convict who grew the earliest wheat crops in Australia at Parramatta in 1790. He spent his last years near Campbelltown and was buried there. The first mill built in the Campbelltown district was constructed by Ruse and is still there.' ✫ღ⊰n