Convict Tracks of the Victoria District – The Project

Convict Tracks of the Victoria District

…. a community driven project

The Victoria District of Western Australia encompasses the coastal land between the Murchison and Arrowsmith Rivers.

The last 108 British convicts arrived in Fremantle on the Hougoumont on January 9 1868 and this series of exhibitions examines the convict system in the British Empire with reference to South East Asia and Western Australia and each of the contributing districts, Irwin, Greenough, Geraldton, Chapman Valley, Northampton and Lynton.

Over 2000 Ticket of Leave men and women were sent to the Victoria District and we have traced the tracks of over 700 who lived and worked in Upper and Lower Irwin. Their contribution to the development of the Victoria District is recognised.

Project Partners

Greenough Museum and Gardens

Geraldton Old Gaol

Chiverton House Museum, Northampton

Lynton Heritage Site

Irwin District Museum

The Contributors

  • Dr. Bruce Baskerville
  • Chapman Valley Historical Society
  • Descendants of Donors of Objects and Photographs
  • Diane Evans
  • Geraldton Old Gaol Craft Centre
  • Geraldton Voluntary Tour Guides
  • Greenough Museum and Gardens
  • Irwin Districts Historical Society
  • Anne Jefferys
  • Linton Heritage Site
  • Northampton Historical Society
  • Christine Roberts
  • State Records Office

Acknowledgements

  • Sr. Mary Albertus Bain
  • Kit Ellery
  • Rica Ericson

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