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Edmund Du Cane (1830-1903) was a supervisor of convicts on public works. He arrived in Fremantle on the Anna Robertson 18 December 1851 (with Henry Wray), and left on the Esmeralda in 1856. He married Mary Molloy in St John's in 1855, and their first child was born during the voyage home.

References and Links

Du Cane, E.F., RE 1862, 'The convict system in the colonies', Bentley's Miscellany, May: 527. [article critical of Jebb]

Hasluck, Alexandra 1973, Royal Engineer, A&R.

Vetch, Robert 1912, bio, DNB.

Diane Oldman's page for Du Cane on her Royal Sappers and Miners in Western Australia website: thanks for the data and image

On the same site, an article about Du Cane by Peter Conole & Diane Oldman

Wikipedia page

SLWA catalog entry

CISBE page


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