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Introduction Jack Donohoe was a confident convict and a ferocious criminal he only stood 5 feet 4 inches 160 cm tall but this just made his personality as big and bossy as a mother about to spank her child with a wooden spoon He had pale freckly skin with blonde coloured hair and a flaming red scar under his left nostril Date and place of birth Jack Donohoe was born in Dublin Ireland in 1808 some say 1806 date was not recorded Family and life before bushranging In the 1820s life had been difficult for Jack His family was poor and none of them had jobs Jack turned into a rebel When Jack was eighteen he was transported under a life sentence for Intent to commit a felony which means that he meant to commit a crime He was transported on the sailing ship Ann Amelia and he arrived in Sydney on the 2nd of January 1826 Reasons for Bushranging Jack Donohoes reasons for bushranging were He was a rebel who didnt like keeping to the rules and disobeyed the Police He wanted a better life to be well off and have a lots of money He wanted to be well known He was Irish and disliked the English telling the Irish what to do Crimes committed Convicts who escaped from prison were called Bolters When Jack arrived in Sydney he was sent to work for John Pagan from Parramatta He got in trouble and got sent off to build roads shortly after this he got a job to work for Major West in Quakers Hill It was not long after that he took off with two other men named Smith and Kilroy In 1827 after stealing several bullock drays on the Sydney to Windsor road Jack and his gang were caught and were sentenced to death While being escorted from the court to Sussex Street Gaol Donohoe escaped but his companions were
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