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Robina Alders (1818–1898)

Robina Lochie, a nursemaid and housemaid, was sentenced to seven years transportation for house robbery. She arrived in Sydney in 1834 aboard the George Hibbert. She was described as being 4 feet 9¾ inches (146.6 cms) tall, with a ruddy freckled complexion, light sandy hair and grey eyes. She could read and was tried at Stirling, Scotland on 12 September 1833. She had a previous conviction of one month gaol. She married Edward Alders on 17 March 1836 at Port Macquarie.

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  • Lochie, Robina

Ayrshire, Scotland


26 December, 1898 (aged ~ 80)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years