Free Settler or Felon?

Newcastle and Hunter Valley History


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Free Settler or Felon is an on-going project. Use the Search Box to find references to people and places in Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley. Search by First Name, Surname, Ship or all three.

Other pages give details of Bushrangers, Convicts, Innkeepers, Settlers, Coal Miners, Medical Practitioners, Military Officers, Law and Order, Scourgers and Placenames in the Hunter Valley.

Information about many of the Convict Ships arriving in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Van Diemen's Land and Fremantle between the years 1788 and 1862 can be found here. The men who served as Surgeons on Convict Ships are on separate pages.

More about Female Convicts many of whom were sent to the Hunter Valley district can be found here

Browse the Links page to find Journals, Diaries and Reminiscences of life in colonial New South Wales or find the latest Australian History News here



Settler and Immigrant Ships

Medical Practitioners

Inns and Hotels

Indigenous Notes

Lake Macquarie History

Law and Order

Maitland History

Australian History News

Australian Slang

Early Settlers Introduction

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