Report on Assigned Servants

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
5 April 1843


It having been brought under notice, that the Government has, in several instances, been put to the expense of conveying to Sydney, certain Convicts who have been returned by their Assignees into the custody of the Police at distant stations, His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, that Assignees returning their Convict Servants to the service of Government, will be required to pay into the hands of the Police Magistrate or Bench of Magistrates of the District in which the men are given up, the expense of their conveyance to Sydney; and that failing to defray such expense, the party returning the Servant will be considered ineligible as an Assignee, and have any other prisoners that may be assigned to him, withdrawn from his service.—Government Gazette.

See Original: “FEMALE FACTORY,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 5 April 1843, p.2