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George Bird, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||13th April, 1835
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds Quarter Session
22nd February, 1834
30th June, 1834
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 228 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 295 (149)
||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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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