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We are always ready welcome volunteers for the exciting WorldGenWeb project. One of the openings is as a State/Territory  Coordinator for this New South Wales. If you have an interest in helping us develope this valuable resource by volunteering to serve as the Coordinator, please contact the National Coordinator.

VACANCY ::  NSW State Coordinator
A State Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the GenWeb Project.  Duties include liasing with local Coordinators, research institutions, libraries and associated genealogy repositories.  In addition the Coordinator maintains the State website and administers the state message board/query system (currently messages are being redirected off-site until such time as a new Coordinator is appointed).  Personal qualities include a love and understanding of genealogy, an interest in web design and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.  As this is a supervisory role the ability to manage, delegate and provide informed guidance are essential attributes.  If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact the Australian Coordinator for further details.

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New South Wales is Australia's most populous state.  It is located  south-east of the country, north of Victoria and south of Queensland.  Founded in 1788, it originally comprised much of the Australian mainland including the Islands Lord Howe and Norfolk.  During the 19th century large areas were successively separated to form the British colonies of Tasmania (1825) South Australia (1836), Victoria (1855) and Queensland (1859). In 1901 these colonies, along with Western Australia, federated as the Commonwealth of Australia.

Between 1788 and 1842 approximately 80,0000 convicts were transported to the penal settlement of New South Wales. Of these, approximately 85% were men and 15% were women. Almost two thirds of convicts were English, along with a small number of Scottish and Welsh.  Irish prisoners made up the remaining one third.  For the most part convicts sent to Australia were not violent criminals.  Many were supporters of Irish independence or victims of social injustice. (Search Records)


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