Assigned: Convicts who came to Broulee Moruya District

NEW Book Now Available

This book explores the lives of convicts assigned to the Broulee Moruya region, or who settled there after their sentences had expired.

Read about the convict labour force who cleared the land, built the fences and helped to create the prosperity of the district. Also, the early landowners who were the convict masters and their properties.

Musters and punishment records found in the Broulee Court House records are transcribed along with a statistical analysis of the convicts assigned to the area. Each convict is described in detail and their successes and failures documented.

Published with funding from the NSW Cultural Grants Program, this book has been meticulously researched and edited by the Genealogy volunteers of the Society. 

188 A4 pages, available as:

  • comb-bound printed book ($35 + 12 postage) or as
  • downloadable pdf file ($25).

Read More: Summary 
Buy Now: Order Form

See Also: More publications from the MDHS

Wendy Simes, Librarian MDHS

This project was supported by Create NSW’s Cultural Grants Program, a devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government


One response to “Assigned: Convicts who came to Broulee Moruya District”

  1. Hands-on History -Moruya Library – MORUYA and District Historical Society Avatar

    […] convicts who came to the local area. Material will be drawn from the new MDHS publication ASSIGNED, which sheds a light on the convict labour force who worked with their hands to clear the land, […]

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