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City of Palaces - arrived in WA in 1857 SOURCES

This ship sailed from Singapore and arrived in Fremantle in the Swan River Colony on August 8, 1857 with 4 convicts [Erickson].

The convicts were all soldiers and sailors who had been found guilty by Court Martial in India and sentenced to transportation.

There were no deaths recorded on the convict shipping and description lists and 4 convict numbers were assigned for the voyage ranging from (4501 to 4504).

There were no pensioner guards or passengers accompanying the convicts on their journey to Western Australia.

The following list is an alphabetically sorted list of the names associated with each of the 4 convict numbers assigned to this voyage. The comments field gives alternative names attributed to the various convicts. They are not only spelling variations, but alternative names used in later life or in subsequent re-convictions. The age quoted seems to refer to the age of the convict when he was taken to trial.

* Although this information has been compiled in good faith,
please refer to primary sources for confirmation and further research.

Surname    Christian Name(s)  Reg No  Term  Age-T   Trial Place   Day Mth Year                 Criminal Offence                            Comments

Cullen      Thomas             4503   14y   25    Bombay INDIA     02 09 1856  Striking a sergeant (Army)                        ....    ....    ....    ....   
McCartney   John               4501    7y   27    Karachi INDIA    26 04 1856  Assault & rape (Army?)                           Originally sentenced for LIFE
McConnell   Moses              4504   14y   22    Poonah INDIA     22 11 1856  Throwing his cap at a lieutenant colonel (Army)   ....    ....    ....    .... 
Nash        John               4502   14y   25    Bombay INDIA     07 08 1856  Insubordination & mutinous conduct (Navy)         ....    ....    ....    .... 
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