Dictionary of Sydney

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Hall, Joseph

Convict who arrived in Sydney as part of the First Fleet. He was convicted in London 1784 of highway robbery and sentenced to 14 years transportation to America, but escaped after a convict mutiny on the Mercury. He was recaptured and departed for New South Wales on the Charlotte in 1788. After being sentenced to hang, with three of his fellow mutineers, for the theft of food in February 1788, he was given a reprieve and sent with Henry Lavell, one of the others charged, to Pinchgut until June. He was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in 1790 and eventually received a conditional pardon, after which he settled on Norfolk Island.

Arrived Sydney
Jan 1788
Departed Sydney
04 Mar 1790
1787 - 1788