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Thomas Cullinan

Thomas Cullinan, one of 60 convicts transported on the Eliza, 12 December 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cullinan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 20th April, 1858
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 12th December, 1849
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 59 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 106. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-6,394,37,L,80. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
Source description: 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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Peter Francis on 29th August, 2013 wrote:

tried and convicted of the Murder of Amelia (Aurelia)Dorcas Murray 8th April 1859 hanged 20th April 1859 at Campbell street goal Hobart and then dissected St Marys Hospital Hobart.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 wrote:

Thomas Cullinan was actually executed in 1858.

Thomas Cullinan was transported to Norfolk Island and Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Eliza’ in 1850, having been convicted at the CCC, London of stealing a till of money at Enfield. 7yr sentence.

Probation at Norfolk Island (arrived there 30/04/1850), then Van Diemen’s Land.

Numerous records of misconduct and punishments. In 1852 he was at Port Arthur new prison. 1854 Prison Barracks, Public Works.

Free Certificate, himself, on 02/02/1855.

Charge of murder at Hobart Town on 08/04/1858 of Amelia Murray (a 15yr old girl). Sentence to be hanged and dissected. Subsequently executed on 20/04/1858.

Newspaper article: HOBART TOWN SUPREME COURT. The crimnal session of the Supreme Court was brought to a close on Friday last.  Thomas Cullinan, murder of Amelia Dorcas Murray ; convicted and sentenced to death, without hope of mercy. (Launceston Examiner 17 Apr 1858)

Further article Cornwall Chronicle 14 Apr 1858.

Convict Changes History

Peter Francis on 29th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1831, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 20th April, 1858, gender, occupation

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