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Michael Burke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Burke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
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 15 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: 15 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?CON33-1-113,350,27,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th May, 2013 wrote:

Michael Burke was convicted at Limerick on 2 Jul 1849 for stealing 2 cows. 15 yr sentence. No prior convictions. Prison report - good.
Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Rodney’, arriving 12.02.1853.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th May, 2013 wrote:

Single man; Native Place - Co.Galway; labourer;5’6 1/2”; aged 20yrs; dark complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes; Roman Catholic; not literate; tatoos on arms.

Probation period: 1yr 4mths 20days.

15/02 - 26/02/1853: hospital, Hobart.

Clear conduct record.

Ticket of Leave 27/02/1855

Conditional Pardon 26/02/1856

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 15 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1833, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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