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Item: 86289
Surname: Johnson
First Name: Constable Ebenezer
Ship: -
Date: 1851 15 October
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Constable with Newcastle police charged with allowing a prisoner (Atkinson, a runaway from the H.M.S. Calliope) to escape by wilful neglect. Atkinson had jumped overboard near Sydney Heads. Case dismissed



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