The following bibliographies are detailed but not exhaustive. They list some of the research and information available, and may assist researchers and scholars who are starting a project on a related topic.
Suggestions of further references are welcome, particuarly newly published material that the webmaster has not yet caught up with. Please email via the contact page.
Convicts: general convict history, with a definite bias towards NSW.
Maitland: the history of Maitland and surrounding area.
Paterson: covers Paterson, Patersons Plains, Paterson River and district.
Abbreviations sometimes used on this site: CS = NSW Colonial Secretary; HRA = Historical Records of Australia; LB = Letters to Benches of Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and Superintendents of Police; ML = Mitchell Library (State Library of NSW); NLA = National Library of Australia; NSWGG = NSW Government Gazette; PRO = Public Record Office, London; PSC = Principal Superintendent of Convicts; SG = Sydney Gazette; SH = Sydney Herald; SRNSW = State Records Authority of NSW;
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