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Reuben, Solomon (Sol) (1807–1849)

Solomon Reuben, a salesman, was sentenced to life transportation for assault with intent to rob. He arrived in Sydney in 1831 aboard the Georgiana. According to the ship's indent he had no previous convictions, could read and write and was 5 feet 1¼ inches (155 cms) tall.  He had a dark, ruddy, pockpitted complexion; dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair.

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'Reuben, Solomon (Sol) (1807–1849)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/reuben-solomon-sol-20029/text36716, accessed 16 January 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1807
London, Middlesex, England

Death

21 August 1849
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

suicide

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Convict Record

Crime: assault and robbery
Sentence: life