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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
25th March, 1817
26th July, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 4 other convicts
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 wrote:
Walter Archibald was transported to Port Jackson, New South Wales on the ‘Chapman’ arriving 1817.
Walter was transferred to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Jupiter’ 1817.
06/02/1823: Supreme Court, Hobart. Life sentence (again).
04/10/1824: Abscond - 100 lashes & 6mths in irons. Assigned to Macquarie Harbour (west coast penal settlement).
1853: “Struck off records”.
Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 wrote:
28 Oct 1826: report in newspaper Hobart Town Gazette - Walter ARCHIBALD, absconded from Macquarie Harbour. Description: 5’8” height; lt brown hair; grey eyes.
Arrived per “Chapman” 1817, then to this Colony per “Jupiter”. Native place of birth: Co. Wicklow.
(Note: Macquarie Harbour, on the west coast of VDL, was reknown as a very harsh penal settlement and many prisoners tried to escape.)
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th February, 2013 made the following changes:
convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON35-1-1,643,6,L,80. Trove newspapers online https://trove.nla.gov.au (prev. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageView