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Guest, John (1809–1875)

John Guest was sentenced to seven years transportation after being court martialled for desertion. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1834 aboard the Moffatt. He was described as being a labourer, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a fresh complexion, small head, red hair, low forehead, hazel eyes, small nose and large chin. He was issued a free certificate in 1840. He married Hannah Lowe in 1842. They moved to Melbourne in August 1852.

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'Guest, John (1809–1875)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/guest-john-27684/text35236, accessed 16 July 2018.

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