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Thomas Dunne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Dunne
Aliases: Dunn
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blenheim
Departure date: 1st November, 1848
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives -convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th January, 2014 wrote:

Thomas Dunne was convicted at Co.Wicklow for sheep stealing (with his brother James, also convicted and on board this ship). 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blenheim’ arriving 1849.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th January, 2014 wrote:

Born abt 1827 at Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Aged 21yrs; Roman Catholic; farm labourer; 5’7 1/2”; single.

Mother - Mary
Brothers - James, Tim, Patrick& William. (James transported with Thomas to Van Diemen’s Land.)
Sister - Elizabeth (also transported to VDL, on the ‘East London’ 1843.)

Wendy on 27th January, 2017 wrote:

The sister of Thomas and James Dunn who was also convicted for the same crime of sheep stealing was ETTY Dunn, not Elizabeth. She was born in Wicklow, Ireland and transported on the “John Calvin”. She arrived in Tasmania in 1848. The previous information on this site id incorrect.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th January, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1827, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 15th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Dunn

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