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.

William McKenzie (1817–1865)

William McKenzie was sentenced to ten years transportation to Tasmania in 1844 for horse stealing. His conduct record states that he could read and write, was 5 feet 11 inches (180.3 cms) tall, with a swarthy complexion, large head, very long chin, dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He applied for a conditional pardon in 1851 but it was refused. He married Lucy Ryan in New South Wales in 1853.

Additional Resources

Citation details

'McKenzie, William (1817–1865)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 June 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


19 June, 1865 (aged ~ 48)
Warialda, 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.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.