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Goona Yanem

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Goona Yanem
Aliases: Billy Yanem
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 31st January, 1848
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd March, 2013 wrote:

Goona (stated to mean ‘old man’)Billy Yanem was an Aboriginal man from P.P., New South Wales. He was convicted in the Melbourne S.C. (Victoria) on 17/10/1845 for sheep stealing. 10 year sentence.

Married man; does not understand English language; labourer; 5’5”, approx. 60yrs of age; coloured complexion; greyish hair; black eyes.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 3yrs.
Transferred to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Lady Franklin’ on 06/08/1847 to complete the rest of his probation period. Sent to Salt Water River.

Died at hospital Impression Bay 31/10/1848.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd March, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 10 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1785, date of death 31st January, 1848, gender, occupation, crime

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