• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3700

Henrys, Catherine

(1805 – 1855)
  • Born 1 January, 1805, County Sligo Ireland
  • Died 15 August, 1855, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Convict


Catherine Henrys was sentenced to transportation for life and arrived in Hobart on the Arab on 25 April 1836. In 1841 she broke free from assigned service and lived in the bush dressed as a man and working as a timber splitter. Upon re-conviction in 1848, she escaped from the female factory but was recaptured. She was granted a conditional pardon in 1850. Various of her exploits were outlined in The Launceston Examiner.

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