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Christian Sternbeck (1781–1860)

Christian Sternbeck was sentenced to life transportation for breaking and entering into a house and burglariously stealing nine gold twist rings, value 9 shillings. He arrived in Sydney in 1802 aboard the Perseus. He married Sarah Miller in 1813.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Stirnback, Christian
  • Starnback, Christian

11 March, 1781
London, Middlesex, England


6 February, 1860 (aged 78)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life