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John Dunbar

John Dunbar, one of 240 convicts transported on the Portsea, 24 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dunbar
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: 19th July, 1896
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Lower Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Portsea
Departure date: 24th July, 1838
Arrival date: 18th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 306
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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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 19th April, 2015 wrote:

Born - Roscommon County Ireland. Crime - Striking non commissioned officer. Single.

Gary Dunbar on 30th March, 2016 wrote:

Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954), Friday 14 August 1896, page 3, who died from senile debility and chronic bronchitis at Horsham Hospital, Victoria NSW Australia on the 19th July 189. Noted in the minutes from the Horsham District Hospital committee of management.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 19th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Gary Dunbar on 30th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 19th July, 1896 (prev. 0000)

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