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Thomas Campbell (1791–1867)

Thomas Campbell, aged 15, was sentenced to seven years transportation in 1806 for stealing a hat worth 5 shillings. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Duke of Portland in 1807.

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'Campbell, Thomas (1791–1867)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/campbell-thomas-26286/text34177, accessed 3 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1791
Kingston, Surrey, England

Death

26 December, 1867 (aged ~ 76)
Elderslie, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

pneumonia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years