Rediscovering Ginninderra: A database:
Born: c. 1782; Died: 1848
Emancipated Irish convict, Thomas Hyland, arrived in Australia in 1812 aboard the Archduke Charles to serve out a seven-year sentence. In the 1828 census he is recorded as working as a shepherd for Palmer at Ginninderra.
Hyland was born c. 1782. He remained in the district throughout the 1830s and 1840s, working as a shepherd until his death in September 1848. Thomas Hyland is buried at St Johns, Reid.
- Gillespie, L. L., Ginninderra: Forerunner to Canberra, Campbell, 1992
- Meyers D. (ed. K. Frawley), Lairds, Lags and Larrikins: an Early History of the Limestone Plains, Pearce, 2010
- 1828 NSW census and convict transportation records