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James Davis, convict Queenslander

About the convict

His career included some of the strangest experiences that have ever fallen, perhaps, to any man in this colony, and are on a par with those of the once famous "Crusoe" of Victoria.
The Brisbane Courier, 9 May 1889
Portrait of James Davis
Role: Shopkeeper and adopted tribesman
Born: 1808 in Broomielaw, Scotland
Convicted: 19 July 1824, Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence: Transportation for life
Ship: Norfolk
Transported: Arrived in New South Wales on 18 August 1825
Died: 7 May 1889 in Brisbane. Buried in Toowong Cemetery
Notes: Sent to Moreton Bay 6 February 1829

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