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George Balaam

George Balaam, one of 220 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 30 May 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Balaam
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th August, 1842
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 30th May, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 115 (59). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st October, 2013 wrote:

George Balaam was one of the unfortunate convicts that was transported on the ‘Waterloo’, voyage 204, from Sheerness. Whilst sheltering off Table Bay, near Cape of Good Hope a storm came up and the ship(414 tons) was washed ashore and shipwrecked, 28 Aug 1842. There were 296 passengers on board - 219 convicts, 33 men of the 99th Regiment, 5 women & 13 children, under Capt.H. Agar. Ship’s Surgeon, Dr. Kelsall ordered that the convicts be freed from their irons. 190 convicts perished either being crushed or drowned (there being no life saving equipment).

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 28th August, 1842, gender

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