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George Bird

George Bird, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bird
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 13th April, 1835
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 295 (149)
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

D Wong on 4th November, 2017 wrote:

3/8/1833 The Ipswich Journal Suffolk, England:

John Camps and George Bird were next indicted for having, on the 4th of I June last, stolen a silver spoon, and divers articles of wearing apparel
from the Grammar School in this town, the property of Mr. Arthur Horatio Bellman.

John Camps arrived per ‘Hive’ 1833.

John Camps and George Bird, were part of a notorious gang of thieves residing in Bury.

George Bird was listed as 21 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

George was 5’6” tall, brown hair, black eyes, single, 2 small brown moles on rt arm, small scar on left wrist 2 moles above elbow on same arm.

1835 Muster: Public Works

13/4/1835: George died at H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart, aged 22.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th April, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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