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Alders, Edward (c. 1801–1886)

Edward Alders, a labourer, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing fruit. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Eliza. He was described as being 5 feet 5¼ inches (166 cms) tall, with a fair ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was forwarded to Parramatta for distribution. In 1822 he was working in a road party in Liverpool. He was granted a ticket of leave on 12 August 1824. In 1825 he was working as a labourer at Bathurst.

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'Alders, Edward (c. 1801–1886)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/alders-edward-29717/text36790, accessed 19 January 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1801
London, Middlesex, England

Death

29 April 1886
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years