Most convicts (111 pages in the largest appendix) were exiles to Port Phillip; the others were at the settlements at Port Phillip (63 pages), Sorrento (24 pages) and Western Port (4 pages); those convicted in the Supreme Court of the district are listed also (25 pages).
There are copious illustrations, engravings and maps to supplement the text, together with a list of references, including Home Office files, and a bibliography. The work is of particular interest to genealogists and family historians.
1. The Parish System and Local Government
2. Crime and Punishment
3. Pillar and Pillow Talk
4. Settlement at Sullivan's Bay (Sorrento)
5. Settlement at Western Port
6. Settlement at Melbourne
7. Recognition of Port Phillip Settlement
8. The La Trobe Years
- Imperial Measures and Conversions
- Data, Settlement at Sorrento
- Data, Settlement at Western Port
- Data, Port Phillip Settlement
- Exiles to Port Phillip
- Supreme Court of Melbourne
Review:... a goldmine of information. ... is more than just a list of names. In eight detailed chapters the author fills in the background to the British settlement of the southern shores of Australia. One important theme is the threat from the French explorers.