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Ships at Port Phillip Jan to Apr 1838

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,

Colour code came from Overseas came from Sydney came from Hobart came from Launceston News

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See list Online, The Melbourne Advertiser, Port Phillip, issues for February are handwritten, begins January [1st] 1838, No 10 is first to be in print, Date: March 5th, 1838, to No 17: April 23rd, 1838, then declared illegal on 23 April 1838 for want of a newspaper license from Sydney.
Book - Single and Free: Female Migration to Australia 1833 - 1837, by E Rushen, Pub 2007, ISBN 9781740970389 The life-experiences and writings of the women demonstrate that they were drawn from a wide cross-section of nineteenth century society, eminently suitable as domestic and agricultural workers and as future wives for the women-hungry colonies.
See also Elizabeth Rushen's essay - she comments
"Although the British government paid for the women to migrate, it made no provision for them to find suitable work or accomodation on their arrival in the colony."

1838

Source - the Hobart Town Courier; source Sydney Monitor till Sep 1838; source Australian, Sydney Sep-Dec; source Sydney = The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser

January 1838

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News - Mr Thomas Lonsdale died on 7 Aug 1837 aged 24, at Wangaroon, New Zealand, after a long illness
  • Arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan from Port Phillip -
    Blossom
    with wool;
    Colonial Times for Tue 16 Jan has Jan. 10.-Arrived the schooner Blossom, 60 tons, T. Smith, master, from Port Phillip, the 1st instant, with wool.
  • Arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan from Port Phillip
    Tasmanian Lass
    with wool;
  • Arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan from Port Phillip
    Yarra Yarra
    with passengers W Buckley
  • departed from Hobart on 10 Jan the cutter
    Charlotte
    with sundries
  • Departed from Hobart, 14 Jan for Port Phillip,
    Lady Franklin
    , with 7 passegers
  • Arrived at Port Phillip on 20 Jan, the
    Charlotte
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Hobart on 27 Jan for Port Phillip the schooner
    Yara Yara
    45 tons, Lancey master, with cargo of sundries and 10 passengers
  • Departed from Launceston on 5 Jan for Port Phillip -
    Port Phillip Packet
    and arrived at Port Phillip on 13 Jan with 18 passengers principally labourers.
  • Departed from Launceston on 6 Jan for Port Phillip the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting master, with 950 sheep
  • Departed from Launceston on 6 Jan for Port Phillip schooner
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons, McLean master, with 600 sheep
  • Arrived at Port Phillip 10 Jan, from George Town, the
    Henry
    having landed at Geelong 903 out of 905 sheep;
  • Departed from Launceston on 12 Jan for Port Phillip schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle master, with 400 sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston, 12 Jan from Sydney,
    James Watt
    , with a cargo for Port Phillip
  • Departed from Port Phillip on 12 Jan the
    Henry
    for George Town in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston 13 Jan from Port Phillip, cutter
    Domain
    , 25 tons Morgan master
  • Arrived at Launceston 13 Jan from Port Phillip on 9 Jan, schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons Bowden master, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Port Phillip on 13 Jan the
    Port Phillip Packet
    with 18 passengers, principally labourers;
  • Arrived at Launceston 15 Jan from Port Phillip, cutter
    Mary
    , 56 tons Robson master
  • Arrived at Launceston 15 Jan from Port Phillip, cutter
    Jemima
    25 tons Huttey master
  • Arrived at Launceston 15 Jan from Port Phillip, brig
    Henry
    145 tons Whiting master
  • Departed from Launceston, on 16 Jan for Port Phillip, steamer
    James Watt
    141 tons Parsons master with cargo from Sydney; arrived at Port Phillip on 20 Jan with goods and passengers
  • Departed from Launceston, on 17 Jan for Port Phillip, brig
    Henry
    145 tons with 900 sheep;
  • Departed from Launceston, on 17 Jan for Port Phillip, schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons with 600 sheep
    then
    Tamar
    departed from Port Phillip, for George Town in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston 17 Jan from Port Phillip on 12 Jan, schooner
    Enterprise
    55 tons Hunter master with wool and 2 passengers
  • Arrived at Launceston 19 Jan from Portland Bay, bark
    Honduras
    392 tons Weller master
  • Departed from Launceston, 20 Jan for Portland Bay, the
    Sally Ann
    ,
  • Departed from Launceston 20 Jan for Port Phillip, cutter
    Jemima
  • from George Town and arrived at Port Phillip on 21 Jan, the
    Industry
    with 600 sheep
  • Departed from Launceston 22 Jan for Port Phillip, schooner
    Gem
    , 83 tons, Browning master,
  • Departed from Launceston 24 Jan for Port Phillip, schooner
    Tamar
    ,
  • Departed from Launceston 24 Jan for Port Phillip
    Domain
  • Departed from Launceston 24 Jan for Port Phillip
    Mary
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Jan from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Jan from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons, Bowden master, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Jan from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    Saunders,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 31 Jan from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle, with 400 whethers
  • Melbourne 4 Jan the Jemima returned as she had lost an anchor. Reports the Blopone and Tasmanian Lass as lying windbound at the Heads.
  • The Mary Robson is at Williamstown.
  • Sundancer arrived from Launceston with 600 sheep
  • 29 Jan report the as sailed on Sunday, The Rebecca for oyster shells at Geelong, and Port Phillip Packet, Captain Tapper,
  • The Henry sailed on 24 Jan in ballast, passengers J Willis and G James, Esq.,
  • departed from Sydney 5 Jan for Port Phillip the steam ship
    James Watt
    with cargo of sundries
  • departed from Sydney Mon 9 Jan for Port Phillip the brigantine
    Sarah
    , Winkworth master, with sundries, passengers Mrs R Allen, Mrs Thompson/Johnson and 5 chn, Mr and Mrs Anderson, and Mr Hughes
  • Arrived at Sydney 29 Jan from Launceston and Port Phillip the steamer
    James Watt
    Captain Parsons, passengers Mr Dark, Mrs French, Mrs Simpson, 2 soldiers, 2 constables and 5 prisoners of the Crown

February 1838

  • Arrived at Hobart on 11 Feb from Port Phillip on 31 Jan, the schooner
    Lady Franklin
    29 tons, with cargo of wool
  • Arrived at Hobart on 17 Feb from Port Phillip
    Blossom
    90 tons, with wool
  • Departed from Launceston on 1 Feb for Portland Bay the schooner
    Sally Ann
    60 tons, Saunders master, with 300 sheep
  • Departed from Launceston 2 Feb for Port Phillip, schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle
  • Arrived at Launceston on 5 Feb from Western Port,
    Eagle
    108 tons, Fawthorp master, with 43 tons bark
  • Arrived at Launceston on 5 Feb from Port Phillip,
    Port Phillip Packet
    25 tons, Tapper master
  • Departed from Launceston on 10 Feb for Port Phillip,
    Port Phillip Packet
    25 tons, Tupper master, with sundries;
  • departure from Launceston on Mon 12 Feb, for Port Phillip of the schooner
    Bessy
    , Camroux master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 13 Feb from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 14 Feb from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons, Bowden, in ballast;
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 Feb for Portland Bay the schooner
    Elizabeth
    , 51 tons, Campbell master,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 15 Feb from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Charlotte
    29 tons, Stewart, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 15 Feb from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    59 tons, Saunders
  • Departed from Launceston on 15 Feb for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
  • Departed from Launceston on 15 Feb for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
  • Arrived at Launceston on 17 Feb from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle master
  • Arrived at Launceston on 19 Feb from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Mary
    56 tons, Robson master
  • Arrived at Launceston on 22 Feb from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Rebecca
    , 25 tons, Bell master
  • Departed from Launceston on 24 Feb for Portland Bay the cutter
    Mary
    , with whaling stores;
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 Feb for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Emma
    then for King George's Sound and Mauritius, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 Feb for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    with 830 sheep, 20 rams, 1 horse;
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 Feb for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    with 600 sheep, 4 bullocks, 2 horses
  • Arrived at Launceston on 28 Feb from Port Phillip, brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 28 Feb from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    , in ballast
  • Number 7, 12 Feb, arrival of Enterprise from Launceston,
  • Departures of Blossom and Charlotte both in ballast for Hobart, Henry in ballast for George Town, Rebecca, with Bell master, and Mary, Robson master both for Launceston,
  • The Domain left for Sydney with prisoners
  • Number 8, Shipping arrived Feb 18, The Henry, Whiting, from George Town with sheep
  • To sail 20 Feb The Enterprise for Geelong and Launceston with wool, the Henry in ballast for George Town
  • Arrived the Port Phillip Packet, Tapper master with goods from Launceston and the Tasman, Bowden, with sheep from George Town
  • sailed the Tasman and the Port Phillip Packet both for Launceston
  • Departed from Sydney Tue 12 Feb from Port Phillip the schooner
    Bessy
    , Camroux master, with sundries - source Sydney Monitor
  • arrived at Sydney Tue 20 Feb from Port Phillip on 10 Feb the Revenue Cutter
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Owen Morgan master, with passengers Messrs Cotter, Pure, H Bateman, John Browne, James Hope, John Campbell, 2 soldiers and four prisoners of the Crown
  • departed from Sydney Wed 28 Feb for Port Phillip the Revenue Cutter
    Ranger
    , Scott master, with Government stores

March 1838

  • Departed from Hobart 2 Mar for Portland Bay and Calcutta, the bark
    Mary
    276 tons, Mainard master, passengers Mons and Madame Cafler and servant, Mr and Mrs Gordon and 6 chn, Lieut Smith, Mr H Warwick, L Reey, D Watt, James Arms, John Gilbert, Mrs Cooper, Mr Dayle, John Willix, R Goldney, C Murray, Mr Best, W Albrough, James Thompson
  • Arrived at Hobart on 13 Mar, from Port Phillip on 6 March, the
    Swan River Packet
    , 79 tons, Smith master with wool
  • Departed from Hobart for Portland Bay on 28 Mar, the
    Amity
    , brig, 149 tons, Mansfield master,in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 12 Mar from Port Phillip, cutter
    Port Phillip Packet
  • Arrived at Launceston on 13 Mar from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    with wool
  • Arrived at Launceston on 14 Mar from Port Fairy, the schooner
    Mary
    ,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 14 Mar from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    ,
  • Arrived at Launceston on 14 Mar from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    both in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 March for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    with 900 sheep,
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 March for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    with 600 sheep
  • Departed from Launceston on 19 March for Port Phillip and Western Port, cutter
    Port Phillip Packet
    15 tons, Prescott, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 19 March for Portland Bay, the cutter
    Mary
    56 tons, Mills master, with whaling stores;
  • Departed from Launceston, on 19 March for Port Phillip, the
    John Dunscomb
    with 600 sheep;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 21 March from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Campbell master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 21 March from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Bessey
    60 tons, Camereaux master;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 21 March from Port Phillip, the barque,
    Brougham
    227 tons, McLelland master
  • Departed from Launceston on 21 March, for Port Phillip, the barque
    Brougham
    227 tons, McClelland master, with 1000 sheep, 1 horse
  • Departed from Launceston on 23 March, for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    60 tons, Saunders master, with whaling stores
  • Arrived at Launceston on 26 Mar from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Whiting master, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 27 Mar for Port Phillip, the
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master, with sudries
  • Departed from Launceston on 27 Mar for Port Phillip,, the schooner
    Adelaide
    96 tons, Marr master, with sudries
  • Departed from Launceston on 27 Mar for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Stiles master, with sudries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 28 Mar from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle master, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 28 Mar for Port Phillip, 28 March, the
    Siren
    with 909 sheep and 3 horses
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Mar from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Morgan master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 31 March from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Morgan master
  • Melbourne Advertiser now printed instead of handwritten - Number 10, 5 March 1838
  • Feb 27, the Industry having landed her sheep at Geelong, now at Melbourne. Swan River Packet sailed for Launceston with wool.
  • 2 March the Industry and 3 March the Henry both in ballast sailed for Georhe Town
  • 12 March, the schooners Blossom and Sarah, HM Revenue Cutter Ranger, and the ship Brougham remain in harbour
  • departed from Sydney 16 Mar for Port Phillip the schooner
    Kate
    , Dixon master, with sundries
  • arrival in Sydney on Weds 21 Mar from Port Phillip on 17 Mar, of the schooner
    Sarah
    , Winkworth master, with wool, etc, passengers Miss Bradford, Lieut Hawkins, 80th Regt, Mr L Bradford and son, Mr James Matherson, Mr Brain, Mr McGraft, one constable and six prisoners of the Crown

April 1838

  • Arrived at Hobart on 6 April, from Port Phillip on 25 March, the
    Blossom
    with a cargo of wool, passengers Dr Clarke, Mr J Tunblow, W Bennett, Samuel Bealt, R Cleburne
  • Arrived at Hobart on 16 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Agnes
    , Kind master
  • Departed from Hobart on 17 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Blossom
    , 45 tons, passengers Messrs Taylor, Rankin, Blair, Bolton, Price, Whitehouse, Hamond, McKillis, Edwards, Roper, Holdsworth, Mrs Cummings, Samuel Neville and wife, D Holmes and 2 chn, A Gooddin with wife and 4 chn
  • Departed from Hobart on 20 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Lady Franklin
    with cargo of sundries, passengers Mr Ewin, Thomas Anstomo, James Levine, Joseph Nicholls, T Hartley and wife, George Lenham, P Fitzgerald, D Miller, Henry Parker, John Care, G Johnstone, C Lane, T Mason, John Butterfield
  • Arrived at Hobart on 22 Apr from Port Phillip on 22 Apr, the schooner
    Adelaide
    , 96 tons, Mann master, with cargo of sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 1 Apr from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan master
  • Departed from Launceston on 2 Apr for Port Phillip, the barque
    Lady Emma
    135 tons, Price master, with sheep
  • Departed from Launceston on 2 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons, Bowden master, with sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 2 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    , 88 tons, McLean master, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 2 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    , 88 tons, McLean master, with sheep
  • Departed from Launceston on 2 Apr for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    , 145 tons, Whiting master, with sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 3 Apr from Portland Bay, the cutter
    Mary
    , 56 tons, Mills master, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 6 Apr for Portland Bay, the cutter
    Mary
    , 56 tons, Mills master, with whaling stores
  • Departed from Launceston on 6 Apr for Portland Bay, the cutter
    Domain
    , 25 tons, Morgan master
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    , 145 tons, Whiting master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr from Port Phillip, the brig
    Siren
    141 tons, Bell master, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    58 tons, Kennedy master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr from Port Phillip and Sydney, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 Apr for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 Apr for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    with 780 sheep;
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    with 700 sheep;
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 Apr for Port Phillip, the barque,
    Brougham
    , 230 tons, McClelland master, with 1000 sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 13 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    , 55 tons, Hunter master, with wool
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 Apr for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    60 tons, kennedy master, with whaling stores
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    John Dunscombe
    with 620 sheep;
  • Departed from Launceston on 14 Apr for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    , 40 tons, Betley master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 16 Apr from from Western Port and Port Phillip, the
    Port Phillip Packet
    25 tons, prescott master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 16 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Tamar
    117 tons, Bowden master, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 19 Apr from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Jemima
    25 tons, Akers master, with wool;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 19 Apr from Port Phillip, the barque
    Brougham
    227 tons, McClelland master, in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 20 Apr from Port Phillip, the barque
    Lady Emma
    135 tons, Price master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 20 Apr from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    141 tons, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 21 Apr for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Port Phillip Packet
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 21 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 23 Apr for Portland Bay, the schooner
    Eagle
    , with 720 sheep
  • Departed from Launceston on 23 Apr for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    with 800 sheep;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 24 Apr from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 25 Apr for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Trundle master, with 700 sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Apr from Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    with 60 sheep
  • Arrived at Launceston on 30 Apr from Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Stiles master, with sundries
  • Melbourne arrivals 16 - 23 April, Industry with sheep, from George Town, Aquilla and Domain, both cutters, with sundries from Launceston
  • Departures Henry, brig, in ballast for George Town, Industry, trundle master, for George Town, passenger Mr JS Hill
  • Her Majesty's Frigate Conway, passenger Bishop Broughton on a visit to Hobart Town
  • Sydney arrival on Weds 11 Apr from Port Phillip on 4 Apr, of the Revenue Cutter
    Ranger
    , Scott master, with 6 bushrangers, Pirates who took from Port Phillip the cutter
    Childe Harold
    and also money for the Government from the Port Phillip chest.
  • departed from Sydney 16 April for Port Phillip the Revenue Cutter
    Prince George
    , Captain Roach, searching for the Prince George, which is overdue
  • arrival in Sydney on 22 Apr from Port Phillip, of the schooner
    Kate
    Dixon master, with sundries
  • departed from Sydney 22 April for Port Phillip, of the schooner
    Sarah
    with sundries, passengers one Colonel, two Privates of the 80th Regt, and two assigned servants

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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