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Catherine Sullivan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Sullivan
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 3rd May, 1852
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John William Dare
Departure date: 28th December, 1851
Arrival date: 22nd May, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 18 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. History Australia.
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th March, 2014 wrote:

Catherine Sullivan was convicted at Cork on 14/12/1850 for stealing potatoes. 7yr sentence. Transported on the ‘John William Dare’ for Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) but became ill on the voyage (chronic bronchitis & sea sick gastric irriation) 02/02/1852 and died 03/05/1852, prior to reaching destination of Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 12th March, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. History Australia. (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Sullivan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1824, date of death: 3rd May, 1852, gender: f, occupa

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