Came to Port Phillip before 1850
News from Victoria, Australia

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Image from Victorian Periodicals and the Empire, "The March of Civilisation, or News from Australia!"
The Illuminated Magazine Jan 1844. Image selected on 16 July 2007, when I began these web pages
The march of Civilisation

People, Our Pioneers -

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, Mc, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, YZ

Notes on over 41,500 people, counted Nov 2008 - sometimes 'wobbly' surnames with forenames in alphabetic order, hopefully linking the same individual.

My attempt to answer the question -
Who was in Melbourne, before Melbourne was declared a City, in Port Phillip district.

Best References



My Notes

Di Cummings To South Aust
Convicts register, Medical Pioneers
Bounty lists 1839 - 51
original pages NRS reels
Old Bailey
Google has Port Phillip Herald Online 3 Jan 1840
The Age starts Online at Google News on 17 Oct 1854.
Thankyou Nicky and Peter 27 Jan 2013 for this link.
Diary 1835 - 1842, in Rootsweb
Notes on Batman, Fawkner, Hutton
Ferguson news 1840-5
Pack hand luggage for voyage,
Introduction was old Front page,
Churches before 1848
Baptisms of triplets

Pioneers of Vic after about 1850

Ships recorded as visiting Port Phillip after 1 Jan 1840, when the Port Phillip Herald was opened

1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,

Seaman's wages

recorded in Sydney Herald, on 4 Dec 1841
The undermentioned are the rates of wages given to Seamen shipped at J. G. Raphel's Seamen's Shipping and Registery Office, Lower George-street, for, the week, ending December I, for the following vessels, viz. :-To able seamen in the Lady Kennaway, Capt. Spence, for India and England, £:i 10s. per month. To able seamen in the Trinidad, Capt. Browne, for India and England, £3 10s. per month. Seamen in the Enterprise, Capt. Barber, for England direct, £3 10s. The wages for the ensuing week to able seamen for India and England, £i 5s, per monh. Cooks, £3 5s. per month, with perquisites. Stewards, from £3 5s. to £3 10a. per month. Carpenters, £5 10s. to £8 per month. Second mates, from £4 to £4 15s. per month. To able seamen in the varions coasters, £3 per month.

Melbourne’s First Bridge over the Yarra completed 1846 — looking east from south side, a Colour lithograph by Thomas Ham, c.1850

Our Pioneers - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, Mc, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, YZ

Sadly, nothing is free for ever - host sites develop problems, and I APOLOGISE when you are inconvenienced.
My First Edition was posted Thursday, 22 October 2009, in a Geocities free site which grew till I counted in Nov 2008 to find
I had 436 pages total 41,545 - 5,088 Couples, 13,147 children, Singles - 5,771 women, 12,545 men.
This is now closed, and archived at by a kind someone.
Second Edition - I moved to, and my pages grew as I revised earlier findings.
In 2012 I completed to 1844, and turned to work on the ships that brought and sustained our European-rooted population.
Now that site has been corrupted. Links have suffered similar fates as their addresses closed.
This Third Edition revision began 18 Dec 2013 as my 76th birthday present given to you.

Elizabeth Janson's web contributions
began 1st Nov, 1998
and this project on 16 July, 2007
My other sites - Tetbury UK around 1737,
holiday in Forest Edge, in UK 2003,
ancestor - Jonathan Otley, My church pages,
Pioneers mostly in Victoria, my Resume,
People and Ships

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