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.

Huxley, Thomas (1768–1854)

Thomas Huxley was found guilty (as Thomas Huckles) on 25 February 1789 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a pig. Sentenced to seven years transportation, he arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Salamander as part of the Third Fleet. He was sent directly to Norfolk Island. In 1796 he settled at Windsor in New South Wales.

Citation details

'Huxley, Thomas (1768–1854)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 August 2021.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Jones, Thomas
  • Huckles, Thomas

31 July 1768
London, Middlesex, England


4 July 1854
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Religious Influence
Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years