George Mawbey and his wife Ann (nee Williams) arrived in the penal colony of New South Wales in the early 1830s. In 1839, the year after they married, they went to the fledgling province of South Australia for free settlers. George ran Refreshment Rooms in the commercial district, but his business venture did not work out so the couple returned to Sydney in 1840.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In the three years of its [South Australia's] colonial existence, only 16 individuals have incurred the sentence of transportation. Royal South Australian Almanac 1840
Four of them, a quarter of the total, were on the ship George and Ann Mawbey sailed back to Sydney in August that year..