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I am looking for any names of New Zealand migrants who were born in Australia to convict parents (likely around the mid 19th century). I am about to begin a thesis on these descendants so any information would be greatly appreciated!
To give some background, my ancestor Bridget Lydia Bowerman (Mcartney) was born in New South Wales to convict parents, before moving to New Zealand and settling in Nelson. Her mother, Ellen Timson, was sent to Australia onboard the Lucy Davidson ship in 1829 at the age of 17, after stealing a watch. I am very interested in how various migrants were perceived by colonial New Zealand society, especially those who had convict ancestry.
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