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Robert Campbell Fairfax

Robert Fairfax, one of 220 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 30 May 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Campbell Fairfax
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 30th May, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 107 (55)
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

Jo O'Connell on 17th May, 2017 wrote:

The Wreck of the Waterloo, a British convict ship, having sailed from Sheerness on 1 June 1842 and under way to Tasmania, occurred on 28 August 1842, when a north-westerly gale struck Table Bay and drove ashore the Waterloo, the Abercrombie Robinson which was a troop transport, and several other vessels lying at anchor nearby.

The 414-ton Waterloo, built at Bristol in 1815, an old ship with unsound timbers and carrying some 300 crew and passengers, was blown ashore at 10 am on 28 August 1842, smashed to pieces in the surf and completely wrecked. In the space of about two hours 189 people perished. Robert Fairfax was one of those who drowned.

Convict Changes History

Jo O'Connell on 22nd September, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

Jo O'Connell on 17th May, 2017 made the following changes:

firstname: Robert Campbell (prev. Robert)

Jo O'Connell on 17th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 7th July, 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th August, 1842 (prev. 0000), crime

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