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Australia Convict Tickets Of Leave 1824-1874

Find out if your ancestor served his time in an Australian penal colony between 1824 and 1874. Tickets of leave were like passports given to prisoners who were released before the end of their sentence, meaning they were free to pursue a new life in the new colony. These records from the Government of New South Wales Archives can tell you their name, where they were born (convicts came from all over the British Empire) and what they were convicted of. You can also find out where they were allowed to settle.

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