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William Dunn, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||26th November, 1839
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 263 (132)
||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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D Wong on 11th March, 2013 wrote:
William Dunn was 28 years old on arrival, his native place was Donegal, Ireland, and his occupation was “Ploughman/Soldier/Officer’s Servant.
1838: TOL Goulburn.
26/11/1839: William died at Goulburn Hospital.
From Australian Police
On 15th November, 1839 the Constable William Dunn was shot to death at Berrima while making an arrest. At the trial of Thomas Leary, alias Sutton, in April 1841 witness Constable Cassidy told the court that on the day of the incident, myself and the deceased (Dunn) were looking for bushrangers, on seeing the prisoner and another man within fifty yards of the hut where witness and deceased stopped: deceased challenged them, on which the prisoner dropped on his knees, and on the deceased desiring him to stand up he did so; prisoner then said to deceased, who was about to handcuff him, do not hurt my hands, and immediately fired a pistol at the deceased, the ball of which passed into his head over the left eye; witness then fired at the prisoner.
Constable Dunn died eleven days later from the effects of the wound.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th March, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1804, date of death 26th November, 1839, gender, occupation, crime