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Ships at Port Phillip May to Aug 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

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; Colonial Times Hobart - CTH; source Sydney Monitor till Sep 1838; source Australian, Sydney Sep-Dec; source Sydney = The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser Launceston details in the Hobart paper

May 1838

  • Departed from Hobart on 9 May for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Adelaide
    96 tons, W Marr master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Hobart on 11 May from Port Phillip on 6 May, the
    Yarra Yarra
    45 tons, Lancey master, with sheep, passenger Mr Archer
  • Arrived at Hobart on 20 May from Port Phillip on 12 May, the
    Blossom
    with cargo of wool, passengers Mr Thomas Grove, Mr JC Darke, Mr Thomas Thornloe
  • Departed from Hobart on 23 May for Port Phillip, the
    Yarra Yarra
    with sundries, passengers Mrs Kettle and sister, Messrs John Sutch, Dennis White, Thomas Roberts, James Black, John Clives, Moses Modean, John Davis, Thomas Joy, Ellen Holmes
  • Departed from Hobart on 28 May for Port Phillip, the
    Rebecca
    with sundries, Eliza, Ann, John and Thomas Wheeler
  • Departed from Hobart on 29 May for Port Phillip the
    Blossom
    with sundries, passengers Mr and Mrs King, Mr and Mrs Groves, Mary Blair and child, Mary McQueen and sister, Messrs Paul, Lancaster, Beir, Herring, Satman, Kedmore, Gerhan, Durnane, Moore, Pinchin, Norris, Roebuck
  • Departed from Launceston on 3 May for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Jemima
    25 tons, Akers master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 3 May from Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
    with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 9 May from Port Phillip, the
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with 20 bales wool;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 12 May, from Port Phillip, the
    Port Phillip Packet
    15 tons;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 11 May from Port Phillip, the
    John Dunscombe
    in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston, on 12 May for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 17 May from Portland Bay, the
    Sally Ann
    with 51 casks oil;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 17 May from Portland Bay, the
    Eagle
    in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 22 May from Port Phillip, the barque
    Brougham
    227 tons, McClelland master in ballast;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 22 May from Port Phillip, the
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 27 May for Port Phillip, the
    John Dunscombe
    88 tons, McLean master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 29 May from Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
    with 17 tons oil
  • departed from Sydney 1 May for Port Phillip the the schooner
    Kate
    Dixon master, with sundries
  • arrived at Sydney on 21 May from South Aust and Port Phillip, the cutter
    Water Witch
    , 25 tons, Joseph Smith master, in ballast
  • arrived at Sydney 31 May from Port Phillip, the Revenue Cruiser
    Prince George
    , Scott master, bringing the witnesses for several cases pending in the criminal court. The weather off the coast has been very bad, did not see the Ranger.

June 1838

  • Arrived at Hobart on 13 June from Port Phillip on 6 June, the
    Adelaide
    in ballast, passengers Messrs Hitchcock, Cooper, Rodger, Miller, Hurst
  • Departed from Hobart on 23 June for Port Phillip, the barque,
    Isabella
    323 tons, Sampson master, with sundries, passengers Lieut Munday and servant, Capt Pollock, Mr and Mrs Kelly, Mr and Mrs Bristow, Mr and Mrs Horgan, Mr and Mrs Blake and 2 chn, Mr and Mrs Smith and 2 chn, Messrs Carter, Thornloe, Cobb, Kinross, Firmimans, Smith, Colclough, Aldred, Oakley, Chovey, Leary, Cook, ODonnell, Cantler, Bowling, Lloyd, McGeary, ONeill, Burton, Roseman, Andrews, Martin, McCarthy, Connor, E Martin, Atkins, Slack, Kennedy, Hodson, Whittaker, Wright, Carroll, Paine, Weller, Celly, Featley, Stoddart
  • Departed from Hobart on 29 June for Port Phillip, the
    Adelaide
    with sundries, passengers Rev H Tuckfield, Mrs Tuckfield and servant, Sarah Bullock and child, Mrs Rawling and 2 chn, William Dodds
  • Arrived at Launceston on 4 June from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master,with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 4 June for Port Fairy and South Australia, the
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Styles master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 4 June for Port Phillip, the
    Enterprise
    55 tons, Hunter master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 June for Port Phillip, the
    Aquilla
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 9 June for Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    25 tons, Baldwin master, with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 11 June for Port Phillip, the brig
    Black Joke
    114 tons, Freeman master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 11 June for Portland Bay, the brig
    Albatross
    , 279 tons, Westmoreland master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 21 June from Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
  • Arrived at Launceston on 21 June from Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 24 June for Port Phillip, the
    Henry
    with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 June for Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    with sundries;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 26 June from Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 29 June, from Port Phillip, the brig
    Black Joke
    , 114 tons, Freeman master, in ballast, a trip taking 18 days.
  • arrived at Sydney on 3 June, from Port Phillip on 29 May, the schooner
    Kate
    60 tons, Dixon master, in ballast
  • arrived at Sydney on 6 June, from South Australia and Port Phillip on 21 May, the cutter
    Water Witch
    25 tons, Joseph Smith master, in ballast
  • arrived at Sydney on 9 June, from Port Phillip on 1 June, the brigantine
    Sarah
    Winkworth master, with 5 bales wool owned by Mr Mollison, passengers Mr Mollison, 1 assigned servant, 6 prisoners aborigines and 1 constable
  • departed Sydney 10 June for Port Phillip the
    Siren
    with troops, with passengers Captain Munroe, KS Salting Esq., Mr Willis, Mrs Craig, Mrs Connor and child, George Tobin, Richard Plummer, A Collingwood, John Connor, John Burt, William Cross and wife, William Fitzgerald, Stephen Marr, William Jones, Sergeant Leary, John Lewis, also a guard of 1 sergeant, 2 corporals, and 12 soldiers to be stationed at Geelong. The Siren, after discharging, will proceed from Port Phillip on to Launceston
  • departed Sydney on 26 June for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Edward
  • reported Sydney for Port Phillip on 26 June, and the
    Ranger
    plans to depart tomorrow

July 1838

  • Arrived at Hobart on 6 July from Port Phillip on 26 June, the
    Yarra Yarra
    in ballast, passengers Thomas Hood
  • Arrived at Hobart on 7 July from Port Phillip, the
    Blossom
    with wool, passengers Messrs Learmonth, Mercer, Allan, Norris
    the
    Blossom
    left Port Phillip on 24 June, she put into Spring Bay, and there landed her passengers, Messrs Strachan, Brown, Pickering, Allen, Priest, Flude, Hodson and Addison
  • Departed from Hobart on 15 July for Port Phillip, the
    Yarra Yarra
    45 tons, Lancey master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Gallott, Murray, Cleeves, Cane, Suet, Adams and wife
  • Departed from Hobart on 15 July for Port Phillip,
    Blossom
    44 tons, Smith master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Allen, Pickering, Wright, Harroth, Mrs Moore and child, and a native of India
  • Arrived at Hobart on 22 July from Portland Bay, the brig
    Camilla
    Young master, with oil and bone
  • Arrived at Hobart on 30 July from Portland Bay on 21 July, the
    Amity
    , brig 147 tons, Mansfield master, with 60 tons oil and bone, Hewett &Co
  • Departed from Hobart on 30 July for Port Phillip, the
    Sir John Franklin
    52 tons, Dawson master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Dykes, Addison, Galbraith, Symonds, and Belford
  • Departed from Launceston on 3 July for Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
    , 51 tons, Stiles master, with whaling stores
  • Departed from Launceston on 4 July for Port Phillip, the
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries;
  • Departed from Launceston on 6 July for Port Phillip, the
    Gem
    83 tons, Douglass master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 6 July from Port Phillip, the
    Enterprise
    35 tons, Fawthorp master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 6 July from Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Ruffle master, in ballast
  • Departed from Launceston on 21 July for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Industry
    96 tons, Morgan master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 July for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Enterprise
    Hunter master, with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 26 July for Port Fairy, the barque
    Bolina
    270 tons, Waddell master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 27 July, the government
    Buoy Boat
    , with passengers and mail from the wreck of the
    Lowestoft
  • Arrived at Launceston on 27 July from Port Phillip, the
    Rebecca
    25 tons, Akers master, in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 29 July from Port Phillip, the
    Domain
    25 tons, Baldein master, with 44 sheep;
  • Arrived at Launceston on 31 July from Port Fairy, the
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Stiles master, in ballast
  • departed Sydney 5 July for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Ranger
  • departed Sydney 5 July for Port Phillip and Launceston, the brig
    Siren
    The brig Siren, bound for Port Phillip, with stores and a military detachment was, after an absence of 21 days, compelled again to bear up for this port, being nearly out of provisions and water, Captain Munro had got as far as Twofold Bay, but continued heavy west-south-west gales of wind prevented him getting further. The schooner Kate went out of Twofold Bay, as the Siren went in, and had only a few hours, when a most tremendous gale of wind came from the westward. The Siren drove, but was brought up in 2.5 fathoms water, with the second anchor. The Siren laid three days in the Bay, and then again tried, but was also forced to return to Sydney with loss of boat, most of the moveables off deck and other damage.

August 1838

  • Arrived at Hobart on 7 Aug from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Blossom
    , 44 tons, Smith master, with wool, passengers Messrs Learmonth, Mercer, Allan and Norris, Strachan Agent
  • Arrived at Hobart on 7 Aug from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Yarra Yarra
    45 tons, Lancey master, with wool, passenger Mr White
  • Arrived at Hobart on 10 Aug from Port Phillip, the barque
    Isabella
    , 323 tons, Sampson master, in ballast, passengers Mr Ewing and Mr Gallott
  • Arrived at Hobart on 13 Aug from Portland Bay on 6 Aug, the schooner
    Sally Ann
    with a cargo of whaling stores from Portland Bay for Launceston, put into Hobart for refreshments
  • Arrived at Hobart on 18 Aug from Portland Bay, the
    Sally Ann
    with whaling stores for Launceston,
  • Departed from Hobart on 18 Aug for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Yarra Yarra
    45 tons, Lancey master, with sundries, passengers Mary Macarthy, Ellen Connor and child, Ann Martin and 3 chn, Jane Martin and 2 chn, W Cogan and wife, Hannah Cogan, Catherine Watkins, Sarah Jock, Mrs Maine and 6 chn, W Humphries, Charles and Mary Wells, Thomas Schofield, James Sinclair, Mr Thomas Chaplin
  • Departed from Hobart on 26 Aug for Port Phillip, the
    Blossom
    with sundries, passengers Messrs Blundell, Burgoyne, Burrows, Brumley, Cassidy, MacGuire, Veitch with wife and 5 chn, Goble, Downing, Watson, Connor, Levan and wife, Connell, Peerhouse, Sharman, Mrs Learney and 2 chn, Mrs Trottman and 4 chn
  • Arrived at Hobart on 29 Aug from Port Phillip on 15 Aug, the schooner
    Adelaide
    cargo - oats, etc for A Haig, passengers Mr Willison, Mr Tolson
  • Departed from Hobart for Port Phillip on 30 Aug, the
    Adelaide
    with general cargo, passengers Mr and Mrs Roadknight, Miss Rawson, Messrs H Roadknight, H Hopkins jun, Hull, Hardy, Little, Bowar, Morgan and wife, Osmond, Wilson and wife, Benson, Stone and wife, Johnson, Smith, Gregory, Laing, Jamieson, Myers, Bowlin, Waldron, Anderson, Mitchell, Dorg, Chapman, Tilson, Lawton, Goodman, McDonald, Hitchcock, Munton, Janet Grant
  • Arrived at Launceston on Aug 1 from Port Phillip, the
    Aquila
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 8 Aug from Port Phillip and Sydney, the
    Siren
    with sundries, passengers W Wood Esq., W Willia Esq., Ready Esq., R Murdock Esq., J Gardner Esq., Messrs Bishop and Deverett
  • Departed from Launceston on 3 Aug for Port Fairy, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    51 tons, Stiles master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Pyle, Anderson and Smart
  • Departed from Launceston, on 4 Aug for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Domain
    25 tons, Sutton master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Best, Halford, Allen, Daniels, R Pender, RJ Pender, Sullivan with wife and 3 chn, R Bailey and wife;
  • Departed from Launceston, on 6 Aug for Port Phillip, the
    Perseverance
    45 tons, Johnson master, with sundries, passengers J Gray Esq., W Lambert, W Tobin
  • Departed from Launceston, on 8 Aug for Port Phillip, the brig
    Henry
    145 tons, Ruffle master, with sundries, passengers Messrs Bolton, Bolden, Murphy with wife and child, Wedge, Tregurtha, Highett, Simpson, Powlett, Bates and 10 others
  • Departed from Launceston, on 9 Aug for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries, passengers Mr ET Newton, Captain Tobin, and 7 others
  • Arrived at Launceston on 12 Aug from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Gem
    in ballast, passengers Messrs Brodie, McLean and Campbell
  • Departed from Launceston, on 23 Aug for Port Phillip, the
    Gem
    83 tons, Douglass master, with sundries, passengers Mrs Cook, Messrs James Heely, Thomas Kain/Bain, Phillip Bentley, Richard Perkins, James Thomson, John Jones, William Cliff
  • Arrived at Launceston on 25 Aug from Portland Bay, the brig
    Albatross
    brig, 270 tons, with sundries
  • Arrived at Launceston on 25 Aug from Portland Bay,
    Westmoreland
    in ballast
  • Arrived at Launceston on 25 Aug from Portland Bay, the barque
    Socrates
    134 tons, Dutton master, proceeded to Research Bay
  • Arrived at Launceston on 27 Aug from Portland Bay, the schooner
    Elizabeth
    with sundries
  • Departed from Launceston on 30 Aug, for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Rebecca
    12 tons, Wheeler master, with 1000 feet timber, passengers Elizabeth Wheeler, John and Thomas Wheeler, George Combes, William Randall
  • Departed from Launceston, on 30 Aug for Port Phillip, the cutter
    Aquilla
    40 tons, Bentley master, with sundries, passengers Mr James and Mrs Ann Jarrett, Allan Fonbrook/Fosbrook
  • Departed from Sydney, on 6 Aug for Port Phillip, the
    Bessy
  • Arrived at Sydney on 12 Aug from Port Phillip, the schooner
    Kate
    Clements master, arrived in ballast, passengers in Cabin, Col White and Mr Moss, Steerage Mr and Mrs Welding, Mr Shaw and Mr Smith, two soldiers, one constable and eleven prisoners of the Crown,
  • Arrived at Sydney on Sun 19 Aug from Port Adelaide on 3rd and Port Phillip on 12 Aug, the schooner
    Henry Freeling
    passengers SK Salting Esq., Mr Driver, Mr Smith and Steerage, William Jones.
  • departed from Sydney on Fri 24 Aug for Port Phillip, the schooner
    Paul Pye
    , Dixon master, passengers WR Steele Esq., R Jamieson Esq., Ensign Munday and lady, Mr C Goodey, Mr Gordon, Mrs Hill and child, Mrs Larkin, Mr J Rose Mrs Rose and 4 chn
  • Sydney Monitor Fri 31 Aug 1838, Page 3, reports possibly lost, the schooner
    Sarah
    , the property of Mr Saul Lyons, left this port under the command of Captain Winkworth on 22 June for Port Phillip with passengers Henry Howle Esq, Mrs Howle, Masters Henry, John and William, and Misses Ann Frances and Eleanor Howle, Miss E Gibbons, governess, Miss Howard dau of DACG Howard, two fenmale servants, two children and four assigned servants. Crew Wm Winkworth master, James Graham mate, Henry Coates, Thomas Jeffrey, Joseph Birch, Sydney Linck seamen, William Ballam steward, and John Williams Cook, in all 26 souls.

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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