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Robert Spinks

Robert Spinks, one of 250 convicts transported on the Candahar, 26 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Spinks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 21 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Beastiality
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Candahar
Departure date: 26th March, 1842
Arrival date: 20th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 52
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

Leonie Dolley on 24th April, 2013 wrote:

Robert died at Salt Water River 11\5\1844.

Stuart BOYD on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

Court records record crime a ‘Bestiality’ Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons And Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns Of Prisoner HO8 70

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 24th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823, date of death 1844, gender, occupation, crime

Stuart BOYD on 27th October, 2017 made the following changes:


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