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Joseph Dawkins

Joseph Dawkins, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Dawkins
Aliases: Portugee Joe
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1863
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 64
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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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

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