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Joseph Dawkins, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 64
||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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Ken Campbell on 7th November, 2013 wrote:
Convicted 14 Jan 1818. Indited for stealing, one shirt and three handkerchief’s. Known as Portugee Joe he had a 50ft ketch"Southern Lights” which traded up and down the Hawkesberry river. It was hit by a large storm and sank in Broken Bay, drowning all hands. Mrs Rock Davis and Bullocky Bill found three bodies and they identified one as Portugee Joe.They were buried on a rise at the back of the beach (Ellallong beach now known as Ocean Beach). Portugee Joe’s body was recovered and removed for burial
Convict Changes History
Ken Campbell on 7th November, 2013 made the following changes:
alias1, date of birth 1798, date of death 1863, crime