Barrett, Thomas

Convicted thief and forger who was involved in the mutiny on the Mercury in 1784 and arrived in Sydney in the First Fleet. The Charlotte medal, Australian earliest colonial art, is believed to have been engraved by him while on board the Charlotte. He was the first man hanged in Sydney after stealing food in February 1788.

Milestone
Born
London, England
1758
Arrived Sydney
Charlotte
26 Jan 1788
Died
27 Feb 1788
Occupation
Position
1787 - 1788
1788