AUSTRALIA

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A Bit of History
“European explorers began arriving in what is now Australia in the 17th century. In 1770, Great Britain claimed Australia as a territory. The “First Fleet” of European settlers arrived in 1788 with ships of convicts. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. English is the official language.[1]”  Mormon website

 

 

Transportation of Irish Convicts To Australia – searchable database

Convict Index 

New South Wales:        Births      Marriages      Deaths

                                   New South Wales Cemetery Records 

                                 New South Wales Immigration Index

                                                    NSW: Index to Bounty Immigrants

Queensland:                      Cemetery Records       Deaths

                           Immigration Index to Queensland

                                                    Maryborough Public Records

Northern Territory:

Western Australia:         Births      Marriages        Deaths

South Australia

                       South Australia Immigrant Ship Papers

Victoria

                                   Victoria Tombstone Records

                                   Victoria Outward bound Passengers 

Tasmania                                  Marriages               Deaths

…………………………………………………………………………………………………Australia Census: (click on links)

1828 – no Gillespies in New South Wales

1841   (fragment)  James Gilespie at Port-Phillip, Bourke, NSW

1891    – 64 Gillespies in New South Wales


Australia Gillespie Family Histories


*The Gillespies of Killarney, Queensland, © Ken J. Gillespie 2000  – In library archives. Links to Ireland

John Gillespie, Co Armagh, Ireland to New South Wales

Robert Gillespie Family from West Lothian, Scotland

Thomas & Catherine Gillespie, Co Mayo, Ireland to Sydney, by Rose Warne


Researchers Index 

Persons Lost and Found

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Index of Records 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

An Australia Outback Romance 100 years in the making, linked to a Gillespie from 1917.

Australia Gillespie Soldiers World War I

Australia Gillespie Soldiers World War II Memorials

 

 

Website for Gillespie records world-wide