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Convict Gangs Time Line

Iron Gang 3

Location Overseer Dates
Devines Hill George Doyle 1828 – 1830
Devines Hill William Rigby 1832

Iron Gang 4

Location Overseer Dates
Wisemans Station John Muldoon 1828 – 1830
Devines Hill William Rigby 1832

Iron Gang 5

Location Overseer Dates
Baulkham Hills unknown 1828
Wingecarribee Hugh O’Neill to May 1832

Iron Gang 7

Location Overseer Dates
Wollombi John McDougall January – September 1830
Cockfighters Creek unknown to late May 1833 resigned c1834
Lower Portland Head Pat Casey November – December 1830
Devines Hill Sam Ashford March – June 1832

Iron Gang 8

Location Overseer Dates
Devines Hill Sam Ashford 1828 to March 1830
Simpsons Pass Sam Ashford May – July 1830
Dowlings Range Sam Ashford July – September 1830
Hungry Flat Sam Ashford September – December 1830
Devines Hill Sam Ashford to 5 May 1832
Mt Victoria Sam Ashford 26 May 1832

Iron Gang 9

Location Overseer Dates
Maroota Forest Henry Martineer November 1828
Snodgrass Valley Henry Martineer January – June 1830
Mt Manning Henry Martineer June – July 1830
Gibber Gunyah Henry Martineer July – November 1830
Mt Manning Henry Martineer November – December 1830
Devines Hill Thomas James April – June 1832

Road Gang 13

Location Overseer Dates
Cockfighters Creek unknown 30 June 1833

Road Gang 14

Location Overseer Dates
Kissing Point unknown November 1828 disbanded pre 1832

Road Party 14

Location Overseer Dates
Cockfighters Creek unknown 30 June 1833

Road Gang 23

Location Overseer Dates
Field of Mars John Funnell November 28 – March 1830
Grose Farm Geo. Williamson April 1832

Road Gang 23B

Location Overseer Dates
Dural unknown 1830

Road Gang 25

Location Overseer Dates
Port Head unknown November 1828
Wiseman’s Station Thomas James January – July 1830
Hawkesbury Ferry Thomas James July – December 1830
Wiseman’s Station William Barratt 1832

Road Gang 27

Location Overseer Dates
Wallis Plains unknown November 1828
Woodland Creek Michael Lane January – July 1830
Wollombi Michael Lane July – October 1830
Near Murray’s Michael Lane October 1830 – 1832
Cockfighters Creek unknown 24 May 1833

Road Gang 28

Location Overseer Dates
Wollombi & Wall Plain unknown November 1828 disbanded pre 1832

Road Gang 29

Location Overseer Dates
Newcastle unknown November 1828
Wallis Plains John Byrne January – September 1830
Dennis Dog Kennel John Byrne October – December 1830
Newcastle – Maitland John Byrne April – June 1832
Wollombi Brook unknown 24 May 1833

Road Gang 34

Location Overseer Dates
Dural unknown 1830
Liverpool John Lahiff 1832

Road Gang 42

Location Overseer Dates
Wallis Plains Pat Casey January – July 1830
Cockfighters Creek Pat Casey July – September 1830
Near Wisemans Pat Casey September – October 1830
Near Wisemans John McDougall October – December 1830
Mt Simpson John McDougall to 2 June 1832

Road Gang 42B

Location Overseer Dates
Stony Creek Edward Hawkins January – July 1830
Jump Up Creek Edward Hawkins July – September 1830
Narone Creek Edward Hawkins September – December 1830
Jerry’s Plains Edward Hawkins to June 1832
Maitland Edward Hawkins 24 May 1833

Clare’s Bridge Party

Location Overseer Dates
Snodgrass Valley Arnold Clare May 1830 disbanded 1832?

Morley’s Bridge Party

Location Overseer Dates
Morley’s Bridge George Morley November 1828 disbanded pre 1830

Newcastle Bridge Party

Location Overseer Dates
Newcastle Edward Hawkins January – May 1830 Amalgamated to RG 42B 1830

Maitland Bridge Party

Location Overseer Dates
Maitland unknown 30 June 1833

Patrick’s Plains Bridge Party

Location Overseer Dates
Patrick’s Plains unknown 30 June 1833

 

 

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