Convict History

The IDHS is working with four other groups to document the lives and achievements of the convicts sent to the Irwin and surrounding districts.


  • Mid West Convict Resources

    The IDHS is pleased to have contributed to the Mid West convict database containing the records of 2500 men who were sent to the Mid West region. The searchable database […]

  • Convict Burials

    List of convicts known to be buried at the Dongara Cemetery or in the Irwin Districts. Thanks to our researcher Anne Jefferys.

  • Convict Tracks of the Victoria District – The Project

    • About the project
    • The Participants
    • The Comtributors
    • Find Your Convict

  • Convict Stories

    We know that over 750 convicts were assigned to work in the Irwin Districts. Here are some of those men's stories.

  • Convict Tracks of the Victoria District – The Exhibition

    • Convict Transport Around The World
    • Transportation to Eastern and Western Australia
    • Colonising the Victoria District
    • Policing and the Dongara Occurrence Books
    • Irwin District Convict Mapping
    • The Ticket-of-Leave

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