Van Diemen’s Land

Flows: These figures represent the number of convicts arrived in VDL in each given year.

Flows Source: British Parliamentary Papers, Crime and Punishment, Transportation, 11, 1851-54: 22-3.

Standing Numbers: These figures represent the number of convicts in VDL during each given year. Convict transportation to VDL ended in 1853, but the penal colony remained open until 1862.

Standing Numbers Source: Eldershaw? Statistical Returns of VDL 1824-39 (Hobart, 1839), Blue Books 1822, 1823 and Statistical Returns, 1804-23, Statistics of Tasmania 1804-1854 (Hobart, 1856) – (1804-1823), pp. 9-11 – (1824-38), Enclosure No 17.

Researcher: Hamish Maxwell-Stewart.