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Joseph Harben (c. 1765–?)

Joseph Harben (c.1765- ) was sentenced on 12 January 1786 at Horsham, Sussex, to 7 years transportation for grand larceny. Sent to the Ceres hulk he was discharged to the Alexander in January 1787 and arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Harben left the colony in February 1793, at the expiration of his sentence, on the Bellona for Canton.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 159

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Alternative Names
  • Harbine, Joseph
  • Arbine, Joseph

c. 1765

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years