McKane, Patrick

Patrick McKane, or Kean, was an Irish convict who was working as a labourer at Lane Cove when, with fellow convicts Edward McHugh and John White (or Wright), he broke into the house of Richard Jenner at Kissing Point in July 1810, assaulting his wife and manservant and making off with money, clothes and other sundries. A local Aboriginal man, Bundle, tracked Kean by his footprint which showed two prominent nails in the sole of his shoe, and he was arrested by the constable James Squire. The three men were found guilty and sentenced to lashes and hard labour. McKane died in a boating accident at Broken Bay in 1824 soon after receiving his ticket of leave.

Milestone
Born
Ireland
1784
Arrived Sydney
Aug 1809
Died
18 Sep 1824
Name
Alternate
Keane, Patrick
Alternate
Kean, Patrick
Alternate
Kane, Patrick
Occupation
Position
10 Mar 1809 - 14 Aug 1809