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Joseph Collins (1767–?)

Joseph Collins was sentenced, with Peter Sampson and Charles Allen, to seven years transportation for the theft of linen, worth 30 shillings, from a house. The men arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet. On 4 March 1790 Collins was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Sirius. By 7 April 1792 he was living off stores, working for settlers. He was still engaged in jobbing work in May 1794. He left the island aboard the Daedalus in November. It is not known what became of him.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 79

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  • Colling, Joseph


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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: unknown
Trial Date: 1787