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William Cawston, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||3rd June, 1916
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds Boro' Quarter Sessions
31st July, 1845
25th December, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 154 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 358
Launceston Examiner, Cornwall Chronicle, Mercury,Daily Telegraph,South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, Argus (Melbourne)
||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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Angela Prosser-Green on 25th June, 2015 wrote:
William arrived aged 17 or 18 and settled in Tasmania. He became a prominent and prolific photographer and framer/gilder whose works are still achieving acclaim to this day. He married twice and moved to NSW in 1886 where had a business at Wollongong. Sadly,only one death notice has been located for him, in the Argus (Melbourne)5 June 1916 p1 col1,when he died on 3 June 1916 aged 89
Convict Changes History
Angela Prosser-Green on 25th June, 2015 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 358
Launceston Examiner, Cornwall Chronicle, Mercury,Daily Telegraph,South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, Argus (Melbourne) (prev. Australian Joint