Books — Tasmania general

List of Reported Convict Absconders from Van Diemens Land 1830–1834
2008 compiled by Dianne Cassidy, alphabetical index giving name, convict number, ship, age, absconded from, date of gazette, page and column
A4, spiral bound, 76pp
AUD$18.75 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from

Launceston Historical Society Inc
PO Box 1296, Launceston Tas 7250, Australia
Index to the Advocate Births, Deaths and Marriages 1900-1905

Maria Island Convicts 1825–1832
2007 Brian Rieusset, an account of the first convict settlement at Maria Island, Van Diemen's Land including convict register
soft cover, A4, 64pp, index, maps, photos
ISBN 9780957721425, AUD$20.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
B Rieusset, 11 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart Tas 7000, Australia
Tasmanian Ancestry: Index to Volumes 1-20 Journal of the Genealogical Society of Tasmania

Pros and Cons of Transportation: a collection of convict stories
Pros and Cons of Transportation: a collection of convict stories
2004, contains an Introduction by Professor Michael Roe and 24 stories about convict ancestors written by members of the Societys Writers Group
A4, soft cover, 103pp, map, photographs, index
ISBN 1876445866, AUD$18.45 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc Hobart Branch
PO Box 326, Rosny Park Tas 7018, Australia

Tasmanian Ancestry: Index to Volumes 1–20 Journal of the Genealogical Society of Tasmania
2003 compiled by Kate Ramsay, is an alphabetical index of items and peoples names published in Tasmanian Ancestry 1980-2000
A5, soft cover, 358pp
ISBN 1876445874
, AUD$26.70 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc Launceston Branch
PO Box 1290, Launceston Tas 7250, Australia
Tasmanian Ancestry: Index to Volumes 1-20 Journal of the Genealogical Society of Tasmania

The Tasmanian Mail: A Photographic Index Volume 4 1913–1916
2008, an index of photographs published in the Tasmanian Mail newspaper to aid researchers seeking additional information (note: sketches and advertisements have not been included)
A4, soft cover, 181pp
IBSN 1921090294, AUD$36.00 (incl p+h)

Available from
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc Launceston Branch
PO Box 1290, Launceston Tas 7250, Australia
The Tasmanian Mail: A Photographic Index 1894-1904

The Tasmanian Mail: A Photographic Index 1894–1904
2007, a comprehensive description of the photographs published in The Tasmanian Mail (note: sketches and advertisements have not been included)
A4, soft cover, 196pp
AUD$36.30 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Tasmanian Family History Society Inc Launceston Branch
PO Box 1290, Launceston Tas 7250, Australia
The Tasmanian Mail: A Photographic Index 1894-1904

Transcribing Tasmanian Convict Records
2003 Susan Hood, is a comprehensive and well illustrated guide to deciphering and interpreting Tasmanian convict records and includes abbreviations and commonly used terms and glossary
A4, soft cover, 64pp
ISBN 0957939434, AUD$20.40 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur Tas 7182
Australia
Transcribing Tasmanian Convict Records

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