Monday, January 19, 2009

Prisoner Ephraim BOOTH



NLA Catalogue (incorrect information)
Title Ephriam [i.e. Ephraim] Booth, per Ld. [Lord] Auckland, taken at Port Arthur, 1874 [picture]
Date1874.
Extent1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : albumen ; 9.4 x 5.6 cm., on mount 10.4 x 6.4 cm

POLICE RECORDS
Ephraim Booth was convicted of rape in the Supreme Court Launceston on 13th February 1868, sentenced to death. He was sent to the Hobart Gaol, photographed there in 1874 by T. Nevin, sentence commuted to life, and discharged 28th February 1885.





Ephraim Booth was discharged in 1885, aged 75 years. The prisoner's photograph by Nevin was taken when Booth was in his late fifties (born ca. 1810).