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New, Edward (1800–1854)

Edward New, a butcher, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for knowingly having forged Bank of England notes in his possession. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Baring. He was described as being 5 feet 6 inches (167.7 cms) tall, with a fair, ruddy complexion, light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution'. Between 1822-27 he was employed as a keeper at the Lunatic Asylum, Castle Hill. He had married Esther Swatman, a fellow convict in 1822.

By 1828, when he had gained his freedom, he was working as a butcher.

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'New, Edward (1800–1854)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/new-edward-29310/text36368, accessed 20 September 2020.

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