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Frederick Carter, one of 306 convicts transported on the Corona, 13 October 1866
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Warwickshire, Birmingham General Quarter Sessions
13th October, 1866
22nd December, 1866
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 305 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 189 (97)
||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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Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 wrote:
Frederick Carter was born 1837 and Christened 23 Apr 1837 at Ilmington Warwickshire Uk, he was the son of Joseph Carter and Elizabeth Gould.
He was a convict transported to Western Australia, later to become one of the colony’s ex-convict school teachers.
Frederick Carter was born in 1835. A gunsmith by trade, he had a lifelong interest in sports, especially horseracing, and he was an outstanding rider and trainer of horses. In 1865, Carter was found guilty of a felony by the Birmingham courts, and sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude. The following year, he was transported to Western Australia on board the Corona, arriving in December 1866. After receiving his ticket of leave, Carter was employed as a servant of another ex-convict, Theodore Richards. Richards was a school teacher at Katrine school, and Carter was sometimes asked to assist with teaching.
In 1870, Carter took a teaching post at Seven Springs, near Newcastle, but attendance was poor and this affected his salary. The following year he accepted a teaching appointment at Bejoording, where there was a regular attendance of around 25 pupils. He remained there until 1874. During that time he rode to Newcastle (now Toodyay) every weekend to help in a racing stables. He also had a servant, and employed other ex-convicts to cut sandalwood. Erickson (1983) writes that he was also an impressive hurdler: “Not for him the tedium of dismounting to let down the sliprails. He hurdled every gate and fence across his path”.
In 1875, Carter accepted an appointment as school master at Gwalla (now Northampton). The following year he moved again to Ludlow.
Convict Changes History
Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 made the following changes:
alias1, date of birth 1837, date of death 1924, gender, occupation, crime