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Extract from the records of the convict colony of New South Wales, 1792
(Catalogue ref: CO 201/8 f131)
5a 5b 5c
5a   5b   5c            
Catalogue ref: CO 201/8 f 131; convict colony records, New South Wales, 1792
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