Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the South Australian ex-convicts records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
Date of departure
Date of arrival
It is important to note some of the abbreviations used in this database, such as:
tl = Ticket of Leave – Ticket of leave holders were allowed to seek paid employment but were obliged to attend an annual muster.
fc = Free Certificate – This means that this person has completed their sentence.
cp = Conditional Pardon – This means that the muster requirements of the life sentence have been waived in this case, which was rare.
p = Pardoned – These records indicate that the sentence was quashed in the UK, which was very rare.