Convicts associated with Torquay include:
- ROSSER, Frederick
- URQUHART, Isabella
- GOODALL, John
- BETTS, Robert
- THOROGOOD, Joseph
Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported by the British government to various penal colonies in Australia. Many convicts were transported for petty crimes, while a significant number were political prisoners. More serious crimes, such as rape and murder, were punishable by death, and therefore not transportable offences. Once emancipated, most ex-convicts stayed in Australia and joined the free settlers, with some rising to prominent positions in Australian society.
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