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Solomon Hulbert (1804-1859)

In 1822 Solomon Hulbert, a shoemaker, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on the Arab. He’d been convicted for highway robbery and originally sentenced to death, but this was later commuted to transportation for Life.
Solomon Hulbert was never far from trouble. He committed further offences: repeated drunkenness, being absent, destroying his master’s provisions, disobedience, insolence, and disorderly conduct. He received over 100 lashes, and endured time in Solitary, and on the Chain Gang.
His marriage to the convict Mary Ann Boden in 1832 produced three children. He received a Conditional Pardon in 1837, but in 1843 was recommitted for trial for a Felony. Thereafter Solomon Hulbert disappears from the record.

As a special punishment for repeat offenders, men on the Chain Gang were made to break rocks and dig ditches with their ankles chained together.  The shorter the chain, the greater the pain and punishment.
As a special punishment for repeat offenders, men on the Chain Gang were made to break rocks and dig ditches with their ankles chained together. The shorter the chain, the greater the pain and punishment.

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