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Ships at Port Phillip Sep to Dec 1837

Arrivals by 138 vessels recorded and then found by me - all known ships 1836-1839
Details of visits involving Port Phillip - 1836, Jan-April 1837, May-Aug 1837, Sep-Dec 1837,
Jan-April 1838, May-Aug 1838, Sep-Dec 1838, Jan-April 1839, May-Aug 1839, Sep-Dec 1839,

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1837

Source - the Hobart Town Courier, reported arrivals and departures from Launceston for Port Phillip Colonial Times,
The Sydney newspapers received copies of papers from Hobart and Launceston, and printed extracts of news, including shipping. The Sydney Monitor; The Sydney Herald; SGA - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser;

September 1837


The Sydney Herald, Thursday 14 September 1837, reports that a man named Michael Bryant, a runaway convict, was discovered yesterday stowed on board the Revenue Cutter which is about to sail for Port Phillip
Expected at George Town, the steamer
James Watt
for a supply of coal from the
Elizabeth
, and then to go to Port Phillip
  • sailed 7 Sep 1837 from Hobart for Port Phillip, the
    Adelaide
    , schooner, 95 tons, McClellan master, passengers Mrs Moss and 2 chn, Mrs Napier, WE Lewes, E Sayers, John Davies, WHC Dumbleton, John Green, Mr and Mrs Walton, T Middleton.
  • Arrived at Hobart 11 Sep from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Hetty
    107 tons, Stevenson master, in ballst
  • sailed from Hobart 10 Sep 1837 for Port Philip, the schooner
    Blossom
    passengers George Anderson, Mr McPherson, Mr J Austin
  • sailed from Hobart 15 Sep 1837 for Port Philip, the schooner
    Lady Franklin
    passenger Terence McManus
  • sailed from Hobart 20 Sep 1837 for Portland Bay,
    Cheviot
    , 251 tons, Nichols master
  • sailed from Hobart 21 Sep 1837 for Port Philip,
    Hetty
    , 115 tons, Stephenson master, passengers Messrs Jones, Stenhouse, Priest, Arabin, Durham, Mary Gouch
  • Arrived at Launceston 1 Sep from Port Philip,
    Enterprise
    , schooner, 55 tons, Hunter master, in ballast passengers John Hill, and William Buckley, the same who was for 30 years in the bush at Port Phillip, living with and as one of the natives of that place.
  • Departure from Launceston 1 Sep for Portland Bay the
    Africaine
    , 316 tons, McTaggart, with stores for the whalers
  • Departure from Launceston 2 Sep for Port Philip,
    Domain
    passengers Mr Wm Oliver, wife and child, John Payne, John Duckworth, Morris McCarthy
  • Departure from Launceston 6 Sep for Port Philip, the
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master, cargo sundries, passengers Mrs Humphries and 3 chn, Mr C Wedge, Thomas Simson, Thomas Couper, Mr Driver, Mr A Birch, Mr C Birch
  • Departure from Launceston 10 Sep for Port Philip, the packet
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast
  • sailed from Launceston on Tues 13 Sept for Port Phillip, the steam ship
    James Watt
    , Captain Parsons, with all her original cargo from Sydney, passengers Grace Esq., Moses Turmham, William Buckley who for upwards of 30 years has associated with the natives of Port Phillip
  • Arrived at Launceston 21 Sep, from port Phillip the steamer
    James Watt
    , 141 tons, Parsons, from Sydney with sundries, passengers Mr Kelman, Mr How, Mr Brown, Mrs Davis and child.
  • Arrived at Launceston 23 Sep, from Port Philip, the
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan, with 2 bales wool;
  • Arrived at Launceston 23 Sep, from Port Philip, the
    Mary
    56 tons, Robson, with 10 ox hides, passengers Mr and Mrs Diprose, Mr Ramsdale
  • Arrived at Launceston 28 Sep, from Port Philip, the
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan, with passengers Mr Eyre, Mr McDonald, Mr Moore, Mr Baxter, and 2 native boys of port Phillip
  • sailed from Launceston on 29 Sept for Port Phillip, the
    Mary
    56 tons, Robson, with cargo sundries, passengers John McDonald, Mrs McDonald, Charles Whitemarsh, J Hill Esq.
  • sailed from Launceston on 29 Sept for Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan, with passengers Thomas Powell, John pugh, J Hill, Henry Topper, Stephen May
  • sailed from Sydney on Tues 13 Sept for Port Phillip, the steam ship
    James Watt
    , Captain Parsons, with sundries, passengers P Cusson Esq, assistant surgeon, and Lady, Miss Griffin, Captain Fyans, Police Magistrate for Geelong, Mr Dutton, Mr Hodgson, J Campbell Esq., R Howe Esq., Mr Brown, Mr Wentworth, clerk to the Bench, Mr Mollison, Mr and Mrs Langhorne, Mr and Mrs Osborne, Mr Relver, Mrs Davis and child, Mr Smith, school master, Mr Lenox, clerk of Public Works, a guard of Soldiers, and 35 Prisoners of the Crown - source The Australian, Sydney, NSW, Friday 15 September 1837
  • Departed from Sydney 22 Sep for Launceston and Port Phillip, the brigantine
    Albion
    McPherson master, with sundries, Passengers Mr Saul Samuels, Mr John Straton, Mr and Mrs Marsdon

October 1837

, The Australian (Sydney, NSW) Tuesday 17 October 1837 has report headed Van Diemans Land, page 4. The Cheviot, belonging to Captain Kelly and Mr Hewitt has proceeded to Portland Bay to take a cargo of oil with which she will proceed to England for the purpose of getting coppered and bringing out a return cargo of whaling equipment. Then follows an biography of William Buckley left in 1803 by Colonel Collins who got grounded on mud flats in Port Phillip, so left it for the Derwent where he founded Hobart
The Sydney Herald, Thursday 19 October 1837 reports from The Tasmanian, 29 Sep - We understand Messrs Gellibrand and Naylor, the Executors of Mr JT Gellibrand,whose supposed death is a serious loss to the Colony, have sold that gentleman's property to Capt Swanston for ten thousand pounds.
The
Africaine
will sail for London on 29 Oct - described as 316 tons, McTaggart master.
  • Arrived at Hobart 12 Oct, from Port Philip on 5 Oct,
    Lady Franklin
    , schooner, 26 tons, Mars, passengers John McIntyre, John Cotter
  • Arrived at Hobart 20 Oct, from Port Philip the
    Adelaide
    , schooner 96 tons, McLelland master, in ballast, passengers Thomas Wood and Thomas Bingle
  • Arrived at Launceston 1 Oct, from Port Fairy and St Vincents Gulf, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    Browne master, cargo 95 casks black oil, passengers James Henty Esq, and child, John Henty Esq., John Griffith Esq., Mr Brien
  • Arrived at Launceston 2 Oct, from Western Port and Port Philip, the
    Rebecca
    , 25 tons, Fraser, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 6 Oct, from Port Philip, the steamer
    James Watt
    , 142 tons, with 4 bales wool, passengers Mr Fisher and two Mr Hutton
  • Arrived at Launceston 9 Oct, from Portland Bay, the
    Africaine
    , with oil and whalebone, passengers John Bryan Esq., and Mr Alexander Campbell
  • Arrived at Launceston 9 Oct, from Port Philip, the
    Enterprise
    , 55 tons, Hunter master, passengers Messrs Willis, Woods, Burnett, and Margaret Chalkey
  • Arrived at Launceston 11 Oct, from Port Philip, the
    Thistle
    , 58 tons, Mills master, with oil and whalebone, passengers Mr and Mrs Mills, Messrs Thomson, McIntosh, Burnett, Diprose.
  • Departure from Launceston 16 Oct for Port Philip, the
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master, passengers Messrs Sutcliffe, Mavers, Prest, Underwood, Mills, Underwood, Widmouth, Haynes, Stocker, Lee, Cowl, Mr and Mrs Mills
  • Departure from Launceston 23 Oct for Portland Bay, the bark
    Children
    for oil, then to return to fill up with wool for London
  • Arrived at Launceston 24 Oct, from Port Philip, the
    Domain
    25 tons, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 25 Oct, from Portland Bay, the
    Sally Ann
    59 tons, Dempster master, cargo 81 hhds oil, 343 bundles whalebone
  • Arrived at Launceston 25 Oct, from Portland Bay, the
    Jemima
    27 tons, Attey master, 33 casks oil
  • Departure from Launceston 25 Oct for Port Philip, the new vessel, a cutter,
    Port Phillip Packet
    15 tons, Akers master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Pittman, Morley, Pickering, Anderson, Hollins, James, Edwards,
  • Arrived at Launceston 31 Oct, from Sydney and Port Philip, the
    Sarah
    46 tons, McPherson master, with sundries, passnegers Messrs Dutton, Forster, Taylor, Samuel, Ullsworth, Strutton, Mr and Mrs Marsden
  • Departure from Launceston 31 Oct for Port Philip, the
    Domain
    25 tons, Owen Morgan master, with sundries, passengers Mrs Aberline, Joseph pugh, James Toombes, John Crack
  • Departure from Launceston 31 Oct for Port Philip, the
    Rebecca
    25 tons, Brooman master, with sundries, passengers Robert Bell, A Budds, Mrs Budds, Wm Bell, Wm Stall, Joseph Hopkins
  • Arrived at Sydney on 13 Oct from Port Phillip on 4 Oct and Launceston on 10 Oct, the steam ship
    James Watt
    Parsons master, with sundries, passengers Mr and Mrs Kingsley and 2 chn, Mr John Hart, Mr Laird, Mr Cape, Mr Evans, Moses Joseph, one sergeant and 3 soldiers of the 28th regiment, and 4 prisoners of the Crown
  • Departed from Sydney 15 Oct for Port Phillip and Launceston, the brig
    Lady Wellington
    , Taggart master, with sundries, passengers Mr and Mrs Langhorne, Mrs Munro, Mr Murray, Mr Howey, Mr Raine, Mr Dunbar, Mr Cavenagh, Mrs Canenagh, Mr Curran, Mrs Curran, Mrs Eager, Mrs Stephens, Mr Hunt, Mr Howard, Mrs Tegg
  • Departed from Sydney 27 Oct for Port Phillip and Launceston, the steam ship
    James Watt
    Parsons master, with sundries,

November 1837

,
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thursday 16 November 1837, the Honduras is expected to sail for Portland Bay. She is taking in more ballast, being thought in light trim for a rough sea.
  • Departure from Launceston 3 Nov for Portland Bay, the
    Thistle
    , 51 tons, Mills master with stores for the whalers, passengers Mr and Mrs Moulds, Messrs Pillinger, Beresford, Gibbs, Elison, Mairs, Bays, Robinson, Clark, Young, Kainer, Flint
  • Departure from Hobart on 3 Nov for Port Philip, the barque
    Eudora
    , 208 tons, Addison master, going to Adelaide, King George's Sound and Calcutta, passengers Messrs Backhouse, Walker, Thornloe, Greenham, W McMullard, Poulett, Were, Winter, Champion, John Welsh, W Sawyers, Sewell, Thomas Reilly, H Kirling, Thomas Newman, Isaac Walsh, John Hayes, Barton, Philune, Joseph Bell, H Moore, Edward Roberts, WJT Clarke Esq., Mr Collins with wife and 8 chn
  • Departure from Hobart, on 4 Nov for Port Philip, the
    Lady Franklin
    , passengers Messrs Hough, SHarp, Nicholls, Thain, Milchmore, Watt, Catter
  • Departure from Hobart on 9 Nov for Port Philip, the
    Hetty
    107 tons, Captain Stevenson, with cargo of sundries, passengers Mr James Brown with wife and child, Mr and Mrs Harper and 4 chn, Margaret Muir, Thomas Tubb and son, Mr and Mrs Seymour, Mr W Williams, John Southall, A Middleton
  • Arrived at Hobart 21 Nov from Sydney and Port Phillip, the brig Lady Wellington, J Tagart master, with cargo of sundries, passengers Mr Munro, Mr Manning, Mr Read, Mr Hunter, Mr Stephenson
  • Departure from Hobart on 26 Nov for Port Philip, the schooner
    Yarra Yarra
    , 45 tons, Clancey master, cargo sundries, passengers Charles McInnes, Thomas Williams
  • Departure from Launceston 3 Nov for Portland Bay, the
    Thistle
    51 tons, Mills master, with stores for the whalers, passengers Mr and Mrs Moulds, Messrs Pillinger, Beresford, Gibbs, Ellison, Mairs, Bays, Robinson, Clark, Young, Kainer, Flint
  • Arrived at Launceston 9 Nov, from Portland Bay, the
    Eagle
    109 tons, Fawthorp master with oil and whalebone
  • Arrived at Launceston 14 Nov, from Port Phillip, the
    Enterprise
    in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 22 Nov, from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Morgan master, with 12 bales wool
  • Departure from Launceston 22 Nov for Port Phillip, schooner
    Edward
    schooner 96 tons, Marr master, with sundries
  • Arrival at Launceston, on 27 Nov from Port Philip, the cutter
    Port Phillip Packet
    55 tons, Akers master
  • Arrival at Launceston, on 27 Nov from Port Fairy the
    Thistle
    , 58 tons
  • Arrival at Launceston, on 29 Nov from Portland Bay the barque
    Children
    , 256 tons, Browne master
  • Departure from Launceston 27 Nov for Port Philip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    , 55 tons, Hunter
  • Departure from Launceston on 28 Nov for Port Philip, the
    Domain
    ;
  • Arrived at Sydney 9 Nov the steam ship
    James Watt
    Parsons master, put back having sprung a leak, bound for Port Phillip and Launceston
  • Departed from Sydney 20 Nov for Portland Bay the ship
    Honduras
    Weller master, with sundries,
  • Departed from Sydney 28 Nov for Launceston via Port Phillip the steam ship
    James Watt
    Parsons master, with sundries,

December 1837

,
The
Yarra Yarra
, schooner 43 tons, Lancey master, bound from Hobart to Port Philip, put into George town from stress of weather this day, and on 6 Dec continued on her voyage
  • Arrival at Hobart, on 3 Dec from Port Philip, the schooner
    Lady Frankin
    , Trumble, with wool,
  • Arrival at Hobart, on 7 Dec 1837 from Port Philip, the
    Blossom
  • Departure from Hobart 17 Dec for Port Philip, the
    Blossom
    , with general cargo
  • Arrival at Hobart, on 25 Dec from Port Philip, the schooner
    Bandicoot
    55 tons, Smith master, with wool and 3 passengers
  • Arrival at Hobart, on 30 Dec from Port Philip on 26 Dec, the schooner
    Adelaide
    , 36 tons, Marr master, cargo wool, passengers Messrs Roadknight, G McReay, J Armitage, T Ricketts, A Morris, Tod The Hobart Town Courier Tas. Friday 8 Dec 1837 arrived at Hobart 7 Dec -the schooner Blossom, from Port Philip. 15 Dec Launceston reported - the schooner Blossom, bound from Port Philip to Hobart town, put into George town on 4 Dec to land passengeis only and proceeded on her voyage.
  • Departure from Launceston on 1 Dec for Port Philip, the
    Port Philip Packet
    55 tons, Akers master
  • Departure from Launceston 2 Dec for Port Fairy and Portland Bay, the
    Thistle
    , 58 tons, Mills master;
  • Arrival at Launceston, on 4 Dec from Port Philip, the
    Blossom
    , and the
    Hetty
    , both bound to Hobart, put in at George Town to land passengers
  • Departure from Launceston, on 4 Dec for Portland Bay the schooner
    Eagle
    , 108 tons, Fawthorp master;
  • Departure from Launceston on 4 Dec for Portland Bay barque
    Honduras
    392 tons, Weller master, in ballast;
  • Departure from Launceston, on 5 Dec for Port Philip, the cutter
    Jemima
    , 25 tons, Hutty master.
  • Arrival at Launceston 10 Dec from Port Philip, the
    Rebecca
    , 25 tons, Brooman, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston, 15 Dec for Port Philip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master with sundries, 4 pas
  • Departure from Launceston, 16 Dec for Port Philip, the
    Henry
    , 145 tons, Whiting master;
  • Departure from Launceston, 16 Dec for Port Philip, the cutter
    Rebecca
    25 tons, Bell master;
  • Departure from Launceston, 16 Dec for Port Philip, the cutter
    Mary
    , 56 tons, Robson master
  • Arrival at Launceston 18 Dec from Portland Bay schooner
    Sally Ann
    60 tons, Saunders master, in ballast
  • Arrival at Launceston 18 Dec from Port Philip, cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Morgan master,
  • Departure from Launceston, 20 Dec for Port Philip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Buckland master with sundries, T Taylor, J McSkaine,
  • Departure from Launceston, on 21 Dec for Portland Bay the schooner
    Sally Ann
    59 tons, Saunders master with sundries, 7 pas
  • Departure from Launceston, 22 Dec for Port Philip, the
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan master
  • Arrival at Launceston 23 Dec from Port Philip, the cutter
    Pickwick
    40 tons, Dempster master with sundries, passenger Mr W Francis
  • Arrival at Launceston 23 Dec from Port Philip and George Town, the barque
    Wallaby
    284 tons, Harburgh master in ballast, 3 pas
  • Arrival at Launceston 27 Dec from Port Philip, the
    John Dunscombe
    , 86 tons, McLean master
  • Arrival at Launceston 22 Dec from Port Philip, the cutter
    Port Phillip Packet
    , 25 tons, Thom master.
  • Arrival at Launceston, 30 Dec from Port Philip, brig
    Henry
    , 145 tons, Whiting master, in ballast
  • Departure from Launceston, 30 Dec for Port Philip, the
    Tamar
    in ballast
  • Arrived at Sydney 14 Dec from Port Phillip on 5 Nov and Launceston on 6 Dec, the brig
    Lady Wellington
    , Taggart master, with sundries, passengers Messrs W Summerhill and wife, Edward Nye
  • Arrived at Sydney on 27 Dec, from Port Phillip via Launceston on 20 Dec the steamship
    James Watt
    , passengers Mr Hodgson, Mr Eyre, Mrs Craig, Mrs Grace, 5 soldiers and 5 convicts; from Launceston mr Storey and one steerage passenger
Arrivals by 138 vessels recorded and then found by me - all known ships 1836-1839
Details of visits involving Port Phillip - 1836, Jan-April 1837, May-Aug 1837, Sep-Dec 1837,
Jan-April 1838, May-Aug 1838, Sep-Dec 1838, Jan-April 1839, May-Aug 1839, Sep-Dec 1839,

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