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Edward Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Burke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Tipperary Ireland
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 24th November, 1852
Arrival date: 12th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-113,350,34,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 wrote:

Edward Burke was convicted at Tipperary on 23 Mar 1850 for Highway Robbery - stealing meal & money. First conviction. 10yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12/02/1853.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 wrote:

Aged 25yrs; labourer; Roman Catholic; fresh, dark complexion; black hair; deep set blue eyes.
Native place: Co. Tipperary.

18mths Probation period.151 days gained by task work.
21/05/1854: Degraves, Hobart: Drunk - 14 days solitary.
24/08/1854: Degraves, Hobart: Assault - 18mths hard labour, in chains.To be sent to Impression Bay.

Ticket of Leave: 05/02/1856

Conditional Pardon: 10/02/1857

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 10 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1828, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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