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Acheong Chum

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Acheong Chum
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 9th March, 1845
Age: 40 years

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?CON37-1-2,292,104,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 wrote:

Acheong Chum was tried and convicted at Hong Kong on 02/10/1844 for Burglary, with 4 others, breaking 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 25th February, 2013 wrote:

1845: aged 40yrs; 5’3”; Pagan religion; not literate in English; married; labourer.

Native Place: China.  Wife and relatives at native place.

Van Diemens Land:
Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 4yrs.

Died at Norfolk Island on 09/03/1845.
Vide report of deaths 31/08/1854.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1805, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th February, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 9th March, 1845

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