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Akow Chaong

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Akow Chaong
Aliases: Atow Chaong
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Osprey
Departure date: 0000
Arrival date: -
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 9 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-2,292,108,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th February, 2013 wrote:

Akow Chaong was tried and convicted at Hong Kong, China on 02/10/1844 for Burglary, with 4 others. Break into the house of Capt. Pedder, the harbour master. Life Sentence.
Transported to Van Diemens Land on the non-convict ship ‘Osprey’ arriving 26/01/1845.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th February, 2013 wrote:

Single man; aged 19yrs; 5’2”; Pagan religion; not literate in English; labourer; copper complexion; black hair; dk brown eyes; scars on both legs.
Native Place: China. Relatives at Native Place.

Van Diemens Land: Convict no. 11758
Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 4yrs.
Transferred to Van Diemens Land per ‘Lady Franklin’ 06/08/1847 and ordered to serve remainder of probation period at Salt Water River.

16/06/1846: Idlness - hard labour in chains, 21 days.
17/05/1847: Allowing smoking in his ward and allowing a tailor to alter a prisoner’s clothing - Solitary, 48hrs.
19/01/1850: Abscond - 3mths imprisonment & hard labour at Picton.
21/11/1850: Representing himself to be ill to evade work - Solitary, 14 days.
11/11/1851: at Longford - disobedience of orders & insolence - Solitary, 7 days.
13/04/1854: at Longford - Insolent & disobey orders - Reprimand.

15/08/1854: Ticket of Leave
22/07/1856: Conditional Pardon

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1826

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