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William Gahan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Gahan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 2nd November, 1830
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd March, 1829
Arrival date: 20th June, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: pcug.org.au
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 11th June, 2013 wrote:

William Gahan was 23 years old when transported for “Firearms/Burglary”.  He was a Whiteboy Rebel and he was single.

William had been assigned to the Liscombe’s station where Ralph Entwistle had also been assigned.  Ralph Entwistle had been badly treated, and decided to rebel, taking other convicts with him, including William, and started the “Ribbon Gang”.

The Ribbon Gang became bushrangers, murdering James Greenwood, an overseer, who would’nt let the convicts under his care join the gang, so they shot him, and also carried out burglaries and terrorising people.

They were caught at the Abercrombie Caves, sentenced to death at Bathurst and hanged on 2/11/1830.

10 convicts were hanged, Ralph Entwistle, Michael Kearney, Patrick Gleeson, Thomas Dunn, John Shepherd, Robert Webster, John Kenny Domonic Daley, James Driver and William Gahan.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1806, date of death 2nd November, 1830, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 11th June, 2013 made the following changes:


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