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Edmund DuCane

Edmund DuCane (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 (daughter of Georgina Molloy) in St John's Church in 1855, and their first child was born during the voyage home.

References and Links

DuCane, 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 Life of Edmund DuCane, A&R (photo from that).

Vetch, Robert 1912, bio, DNB.

Diane Oldman's page for DuCane on her Royal Sappers and Miners in Western Australia website

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

Guildford convict hiring depot

Wikipedia page

SLWA catalog entry

CISBE page


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