Convicts in The Hills


The Hills District is known for being home to the Castle Hill Rebellion where discontent and uprising among Irish convicts stationed at Castle Hill Government Farm culminated in the Battle of Vinegar Hill. However there were many many more convicts that worked in the district both before at after this historic event. 

We have consolidated information from many different sources and records on convicts that were settled or worked in The Hills Shire. We have included where possible information on the ship, sentence, arrival date and occupation along with name and date of birth.  

The project has been painstakingly compiled by Library volunteer Ian Beckett using a number of resources available in the bibliography below.

You can view the convict records as an Online Table

If you have any suggestions or information for this project please contact the library.

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this document, it is subject to human error and users should always confirm with other sources. Discrepancies have been found between different official records.