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life span was 61 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
||Phoenix Hulk Entrances Books; The Australian Friday 11 September 1829 and other Newspaper.
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Wendy Smith on 26th April, 2019 wrote:
Arrived in Australian and assigned to a property in what is now Canberra. Escaped and joined fellow escapee in Brindabella Mountain Range. Committed and tried before Mr Justice Dowling along with Mr John Tennant, Mr Thomas Cain and Kane and Mr John Ricks or Rix. He was indicted for a robbery in a hut belonging to Mr Robert Campbell, Sen., Esq. in Argyle on 21 November 1827 where property belonging to Mr James Ainsle was stolen and putting Mr Charles Bowmen in bodily fear. Found guilty and sentenced to seven years transportation to Norfolk Island with a further seven years for another crime.
Some other information on James Murphy can be found in the official history of Canberra 1820-1913 Volume 1 by Lyall Gillespie published 1991 and Queanbeyan History and People by Errol Lea-Scarlett published in 1968.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Smith on 26th April, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Phoenix Hulk Entrances Books; The Australian Friday 11 September 1829 and other Newspaper. (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death