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Robert Bass

Robert Bass, one of 192 convicts transported on the York, 30 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Bass
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: 21st June, 1890
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: York
Departure date: 30th April, 1829
Arrival date: 28th August, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 53 (29)
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

Diane Jakubans on 18th December, 2015 wrote:

Robert Bass married Mary Ann Gangell on 24 Aug 1835 in Port Sorell, Tasmania, sometime after he was pardoned.  The couple made their way to the Snake Valley, Linton and Carngham area, outside Ballarat.  He died in Linton, Victoria, on 21 Jun 1890.  One of his sons, James Bass, also a miner, died on 28 July 1916 in Wonthaggi, Victoria, leaving a son Robert James Bass and wife Isabella Cook Bass.

Convict Changes History

Diane Jakubans on 18th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st June, 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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