Convict Love Token - 1827 - George Robotham
George Robotham, 17, was tried at Warwick Assizes in 1827 for the burglary of a cottage. He was sentenced to transportation for life. Robotham sailed for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Asia on 25 July 1827. He had received a ticket of leave by 1837 when he married Anne Harris, also a convict, in Launceston. The couple had six children. Robotham received a conditional pardon in 1840 and an absolute pardon in 1843. He died in 1881 aged 72.
Token engraved with a border of stippled leaves at top and bottom of stippled text:
Token engraved with stippled cursive text, and a small decorative flourish at base:
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