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Australian convict records: New South Wales

Between 1788 and 1868 about 160 000 British convicts were sent to Australia. This State Library of South Australia guide will assist you to locate worldwide resources for researching your convict ancestors.

Emanuel Solomon

Emanuel Solomon, photo by Henry Jones c. 1869 (B 2767)

Emanuel Solomon and his brother Vaiben were convicts transported to New South Wales in 1818 for larceny. The brothers became successful merchants and auctioneers in Sydney. In 1838 Emanuel came to Adelaide to run the South Australian end of a shipping firm, in partnership with his brother. He became a member of parliament, built Adelaide's first theatre (the Queen's Theatre) and supported many charities and causes. Emanuel Solomon died in 1870.