Thursday, January 5, 2012


The 1828 Census was the first to be taken in the colony of New South Wales, and the only detailed one to survive in full to the present day.
When I first looked at that for Joseph Moorbee, I only found his partner in crime, Thomas Beasley.
Then I found him listed as Joseph 'Morley'.
The details given about him were: age 31, GS, came to colony on the Eliza in 1822, sentenced to 7 years, Protestant, dairyman, assigned to Jno McArthur, Camden.