WILLIAM WEBBER THE BUSHRANGER
William Webber was one of 120 convicts on the Minstrel arriving in Sydney, New South Wales on 5 August 1825. He had been convicted, on 12 August 1824, aged 20 years, at the Exeterand sentenced to a term of 7 years. In 1828 Webber absconded from an iron gang and joined up with Jack Donohoe’s gang of bushrangers. In July 1831 Webber was executed for his crimes. Prior to his execution Webber made a confession, to Roger Therry the barrister, concerning a robbery at Olbury, the home of James Atkinson the Magistrate, in August 1829.
The story of Webber’s confession is detailed in my book ‘The Campbelltown Convicts’. The book can be obtained at: