Born in England circa 1763—Died in the
Cornelius Connelly faced two counts of
high-way robbery, with theft of a coat and a pair of
women’s shoes and other goods, at Stoke Damerel,
Plymouth, for which he was sentenced to death at Exeter,
Devon, on 7 August 1786.
Reprieved on the 28th to seven
years transportation, he was 23 when he was sent to the
Dunkirk hulk, where his behavior was
“tolerably decent and orderly”.
On 11 March 1787 he embarked on
On the voyage, insolence to the surgeon
earned him 100 lashes in October.
was then transferred to the “Scarborough” for the rest
of the voyage.
He survived at Port Jackson only until 15
To The Memory of
Crime was survival in the land he left
He learnt survival of a different style
in his new land.
Unfortunately Cornelius became so ill.
He is just a memory now to those who knew
Buried at Sydney Cove 1788.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.