People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

John Harman (1795–1835)

John Harman, a seaman, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1821 aboard the Minerva. He was described as being 5 feet 9 inches (175.3 cms) tall with a pale pockmarked complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. He was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution'. In 1822 he was working for J. Hibbert at Windsor as a government servant. In 1825 he was working at Wilberforce as a government servant for John Harmer. His occupation was given as labourer in 1828.

Citation details

'Harman, John (1795–1835)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 April 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


Saltash, Cornwall, England


1835 (aged ~ 40)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years