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Margaret Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Burke
Aliases: Margaret Collard
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1839
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Galway Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts; permission to marry
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th February, 2013 wrote:

Margaret Burke was convicted at Galway on 30/12/1848 for stealing clothes. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Australasia’ arriving 29/09/1849.

Gaol Report: 1st conviction.  Good.

Native Place: Co. Galway

Margaret was only 10 years old!

Roman Catholic; nursechild; 4’5 3/4”; 10yrs of age; fair complexion; sandy hair; blue eyes.

Van Diemens Land:
assignments in Hobart, Green Ponds, Pontville, Hamilton & New Norfolk.

Ticket of Leave 20/12/1853

Married Benjamin Collard 27/02/1854 (both stated as adults) New Norfolk (ref. 1200/1854-37)

Children: Mary Ann b. 10/01/1857 Hamilton district
      John b. 31/03/1859 Hamilton district

Certified Free 16/10/1860

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 13th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1839, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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