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All Ships at Port Phillip 1836 to 1839

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 1836 came 1837 came Jan-Jun 1838 came Jul-Dec 1838 came 1839 News

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."

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

The 138 Vessels

with date of first visit each year, colour-coded for years 1836, 1937, 1838 Jan-June, 1838 Jul-Dec, 88 plus 50 during 1839
The 'barque' was sometimes recorded as 'bark'
  • *Abercrombey the schooner 144 tons F Crew master departed Port Jackson, Sydney, 21 January 1839 and arrived Port Philip 29 January 1839 with passengers and arrived at Launceston on 18 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Adrian the barque 510 tons McLeod master passengers arrived at Sydney on 29 Sept 1839 from Greenock 11 Apr 1839
  • *Adelaide arrived at Launceston 27 June 1835 from Port Phillip, with Captain McClelland and arrived at Launceston 1 Dec from Port Phillip, with Capt McClelland
  • Adelaide schooner, arrived at Launceston 11 Jan 1837 from Port Phillip, McClelland master,
  • Adelaide schooner 96 tons, Marr master, departed from Launceston on 27 Mar 1838 for Port Phillip,
  •   Adelaide schooner 91 tons, W Marr master, Departed from Hobart for Port Phillip on 30 Aug 1838
  • Adelaide the schooner 96 tons Moir master with wool, arrived at Hobart on 26 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Africaine Barque, departed from Launceston 15 May 1837 for Port Phillip, Duff master
  • Africaine arrived at Launceston on 23 Oct 1838 from South Australia and Portland Bay,
  • *Agnes schooner Kind master arrived at Hobart on 16 Apr 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Agnes departed from Hobart on 13 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Agnes the schooner 50 tons Gray master with wool arrived at Hobart on 4 Jan from Port Phillip
  • *Albatross brig 279 tons, Westmoreland master, departed from Launceston on 11 June 1838 for Portland Bay,
  •   Albatross brig brig, 270 tons, Arrived at Launceston on 25 Aug 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • *Albion brigantine, departed from Sydney 22 Sep 1837 for Launceston and Port Phillip, McPherson master,
  • *Alexander McLevy cutter, departed from Sydney 3 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • *Alice Brooks arrived 16 Nov 1839, barque, 212 tons, Capt David Scott, from Liverpool 22 May via Adelaide on 23 Sep 1839
  • *Amelia Thomson the barque Dawson master departed from Sydney on 1 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Amity brig, departed Hobart on 31 Mar 1837 for Portland Bay, Mansfield master,
  • Amity brig, 149 tons, Mansfield master, departed from Hobart for Portland Bay on 28 Mar 1838
  •   Amity cutter brig 147 tons, Mansfield master, Arrived at Hobart on 30 July 1838 from Portland Bay on 21 July,
  • Amity the brig 149 tons Mansfield master with 4 tons of whalebone arrived at Hobart on 4 Aug 1839 from Portland Bay
  • *Aquilla cutter 40 tons, Bentley master, arrived at Launceston on 9 Apr 1838 from Port Phillip and Sydney,
  •   Aquilla 40 tons, Bentley master, Departed from Launceston on 4 July 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Ariadne arrived 20 Sep 1839, Capt George McLeod, 504 tons, from Greenock 6 Apr 1839 via Adelaide 9 Sep,
  • *Australasian Packet the barque Nicholls master departed from Sydney on 25 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Bandicoot schooner 62 tons, Smith master, Departed from Hobart on 19 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Bandicoot the schooner 55 tons with sundries, departed from Hobart on 2 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Beagle HM surveying brig J Wickham Esq., Commander, arrived at Sydney on 9 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip on 1 Mar
  • *Bee brig 134 tons, Hunter master, Departed from Launceston on 20 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip,
  • *Bessey schooner, arrived at Launceston 21 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip, Camereaux master,
  • Bessey schooner Camroux master, arrived at Sydney Tue 12 Feb 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Bessy departed from Sydney, on 6 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Bessy the schooner Watson, with wool, etc, arrived at Sydney 2 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Black Jack in ballast and 2 passengers arrived at Launceston on 18 Apr 1839 from Port Fairy,
  • *Black Joke brig 114 tons, Freeman master, departed from Launceston on 11 June 1838 for Port Phillip,
  •   Black Joke brig Captain Harding, Departed from Launceston on 4 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Blossom schooner 44 tons, Smith master, arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Blossom schooner Arrived at Hobart on 7 July 1838 from Port Phillip
  • Blossom the schooner Mitchell master departed from Hobart on 7 July 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Boadicea departed from Hobart, 16 March 1836, for Portland Bay and CalcuttaMr Walker chartered the Boadicea
  • Boadicea basque, arrived at Launceston 13 Jan 1837 from Port Phillip, Leslie master,
  • *Bolina barque 270 tons, Waddell master, Departed from Launceston on 26 July 1838 for Port Fairy,
  • *Bright Planet the barque Lawler master departed from Sydney on 2 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Britannia the brig, 204 tons Gibson master with sundries and 1 passenger arrived at Launceston on 29 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Britomart the barque 242 tons with 40 bullocks and 400 sheep, arrived at Hobart on 15 Sept 1839 from Port Phillip
  • Brittannia the overdue barque Kemp master departed from Sydney on 12 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Brougham bark, arrived at Launceston 21 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip, McClelland master,
  • Brougham barque, 227 tons, McLelland master arrived at Launceston on 21 Mar 1838 from Port Phillip,
  • *Caledonia barque 93 tons, Captain Symers, arrived at Sydney 17 Dec 1838 from Madras then Port Phillip on 7 Dec 1838
  • Caledonia arrived 18 Sep 1839, 405 tons, from Leith 17 Apr via Bahia 25 Jun 1839
  • *Camilla brig Young master, Arrived at Hobart on 22 July 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • Camilla the brig 260 tons J gardner master arrived at Hobart on 21 July 1839 from Portland Bay
  • *Caroline the brig 159 tons Woodin master with sundries, departed from Hobart on 4 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip,
  • *Champion arrived at Launceston 27 June 1836 from Port Phillip,
  • *Charlotte cutter departed from Hobart on 10 Jan 1838
  • *Cheviot bark, arrived at Hobart 28 Aug 1837 from Portland Bay, Nichols master
  • *Childe Harolde sloop, sailed from Launceston 23 Feb 1837 for Port Phillip, Cumming master,
  • *Children bark, departure from Launceston 23 Oct 1837 for Portland Bay,
  • *Christina the barque Bell master departed from Sydney 17 Aug 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *David Clark arrived 3 Dec 1839 Master WP Mills, - see my notes
  • *Denmark Hill ship 253 tons, Brown master, sailed from Sydney 30 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Denmark Hill the barque 263 tons Captain Brown arrived at Sydney on 1 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Devonshire the cutter 15 tons Sutton master arrived at Launceston on 7 June 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Domain cutter, arrived at Launceston 27 Feb 1837 from Port Phillip, Bentley master,
  • Domain Revenue Cutter 25 tons, Owen Morgan master, arrived at Launceston 13 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip,
  •   Domain cutter 25 tons, Baldein master, Arrived at Launceston on 29 July 1838 from Port Phillip
  • *Douglass departed from Launceston Weds 11 May 1836 for Port Phillip, with Douglas master
  • *Eagle departed from Hobart 21 Dec 1836 for Port Phillip, with Capt Fawthorp
  • Eagle schooner, sailed from Launceston 9 Jan 1837 for Portland Bay, Fawthorpe master,
  • Eagle schooner 108 tons, Fawthorp master, arrived at Launceston on 5 Feb 1838 from Western Port,
  •   Eagle schooner Fawthorp master, Arrived at Launceston on 9 Oct 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • Eagle the schooner 108 tons Fawthorp master with a cargo of oil arrived at Launceston on 10 May 1839 from Portland Bay
  • *Edward schooner, departure from Launceston 22 Nov 1837 for Port Phillip, Marr master
  • Edward schooner Cannon master, departed Sydney on 26 June 1838 for Port Phillip,
  •   Edward schooner Cannon master, arrived Sydney Mon 10 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on 28 Aug 1838
  • *Elizabeth departed from Launceston, on 1 July 1836 for Portland Bay, with Brown master
  • Elizabeth schooner, sailed from Launceston 11 Feb 1837 for Portland Bay, Campbell master
  • Elizabeth schooner 51 tons, Campbell master, departed from Launceston on 14 Feb 1838 for Portland Bay
  •   Elizabeth schooner 51 tons, Stiles master, Departed from Launceston on 3 July 1838 for Port Fairy,
  • Elizabeth the schooner with sundries departed from Launceston on 11 May 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Elizabeth Henrietta cutter 45 tons, Drapper master, Departed from Hobart 1 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Elizabeth Lloyd the schooner 40 tons Stewart master departed from Hobart on 4 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Ellen with sundries, departed from Hobart on 6 June 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Emma schooner, sailed from Launceston 26 Feb 1837 for Portland Bay, King master,
  • Emma schooner departed from Launceston on 26 Feb 1838 for Portland Bay,
  • Emma the brig 120 tons Biscoe master arrived at Sydney on 1 Sept 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Enterprise arrived at Launceston, 16 March 1836 from Port Phillip,
  • Enterprise schooner, sailed from Launceston 21 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • Enterprise schooner 55 tons Hunter master arrived at Launceston 17 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip on 12 Jan,
  • Enterprise schooner 35 tons, Fawthorp master, Arrived at Launceston on 6 July 1838 from Port Phillip
  • Enterprise the 55 tons Hunter master with wool, etc arrived at Launceston on 14 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Eudora barque, departure from Hobart on 3 Nov 1837 for Port Philip, Addison master,
  • *Francis brig 216 tons, Kirkins master, Departed from Launceston on 27 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Francis Freeling departed from Hobart 2 Nov 1836 for Port Phillip,
  • *Gem arrived at Launceston Wed 11 May 1836 from Port Phillip, with Douglass master
  • Gem schooner, sailed from Launceston 9 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, Capt Douglas
  • Gem schooner 83 tons, Browning master, departed from Launceston 22 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip,
  •   Gem 83 tons, Douglass master, Departed from Launceston on 6 July 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Gem the schooner 83 tons Captain Sutton arrived at Sydney on 4 May 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Guiana departed from Launceston 19 Aug 1836 for Portland Bay, with Magnus Tait
  • *Hamilton with sundries and 7 passengers arrived at Launceston 18 May from New Zealand and Port Phillip
  • *Hartley barque 322 tons, Fewson master, Arrived at Launceston on 8 Sep 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • *Henry arrived at Launceston Mon 9 May 1836 from Port Phillip,with Whiting master
  • Henry brig, arrived at Launceston 13 Jan 1837 from Port Phillip, Whiting master,
  • Henry brig 145 tons, Whiting master, departed from Launceston on 6 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  •   Henry brig 145 tons, Ruffle master, Arrived at Launceston on 6 July 1838 from Port Phillip
  • Henry the brig 107 tons Ruffle master with sundries and 5 passengers arrived at Launceston on 3 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Henry Freeling schooner 92 tons, Morris master, Arrived at Sydney on Sun 19 Aug 1838 from Adelaide on 3rd and Port Phillip on 12 Aug,
  • *Hetty departed from Hobart on 16 July 1836 for Port Phillip, with James Trundle master
  • Hetty schooner, sailed from Launceston 9 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, Capt Lawrie
  • Hetty schooner 107 tons, Stephenson master, Arrived at Hobart 16 Sep 1838 from Port Phillip on 11 Sep 1838
  • *Highlander departed from Sydney 12 Oct 1836 to Port Phillipwith Los Commander
  • *Hindostan the barque 424 tons Lamb master departed from Hobart on 21 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Honduras ship, departed from Sydney 20 Nov 1837 for Portland Bay, Weller master
  • Honduras barque 392 tons Weller master arrived at Launceston 19 Jan 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • *Hope barque 273 tons, Captain Arthur Devlin master, Arrived at Sydney on 29 Oct 1838 from South Aust on 2 Oct 1838 and Portland Bay on 25 Oct,
  • Hope the barque Captain Greaves with sundries, arrived at Sydney 1 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip,
  • *Indemnity the barque Roberts master passengers departed from Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Industry schooner, sailed from Launceston 1 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, Capt Lancey
  • Industry schooner 96 tons, Trundle master, departed from Launceston on 12 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  •   Industry schooner 96 tons, Morgan master, Departed from Launceston on 21 July 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Isabella Government schooner, departed from Sydney 22 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • Isabella barque, 323 tons, Sampson master, departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *James Laing the barque Captain Cole master with sundries departed from Sydney on 25 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *James Watt steam ship, departed from Sydney 18 June 1837 for Launceston via Port Phillip, Taggart master,
  • James Watt steam ship departed from Sydney 5 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Jane and Emma the cutter Paul master arrived at Sydney on 4 Sept 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Jemima arrived at Launceston 25 Oct 1837, from Portland Bay, Attey master
  • Jemima cutter 25 tons Huttey master arrived at Launceston 15 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip,
  • *Jewess the brig 204 tons Delanoy master I Simmons owner and Agent, arrived at Sydney on 28 Oct 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *John cutter, 15 tons Brysone master arrived at Launceston on 26 Jan 1839 from Cape Portland the
  • *John Barry the barque Captain Robson departed from Sydney on 21 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *John Dunscomb schooner, sailed from Launceston 1 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, Capt McLean
  • John Dunscomb schooner 88 tons, McLean master, departed from Launceston, on 19 Mar 1838 for Port Phillip
  • John Dunscomb the schooner Drysden master in ballast arrived at Launceston on 14 May 1839 from Port Phillip
  • John Dunscombe departed from Hobart 17 Feb 1836 for Port Phillip,with Mclean master
  •   John Dunscombe arrived at Launceston on 14 Dec 1838 from Port Phillip
  • *Kate schooner Dixon master, departed from Sydney 16 Mar 1838 for Port Phillip
  •   Kate schooner Clements master, Arrived at Sydney on 12 Aug 1838 from Port Phillip
  • Kate the schooner 60 tons Captain Chape, with general cargo, arrived at Sydney 28 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Lady Emma barque 135 tons, Price master, departed from Launceston on 2 Apr 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Lady Frankin schooner, arrival at Hobart, on 3 Dec 1837 from Port Philip, Trumble
  • Lady Franklin departed from Hobart on 30 July 1836 for Port Phillip,with Trundle master
  • Lady Franklin schooner departed from Hobart, 14 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Lady of the Lake the barque 237 tons Wishart master with sundries departed from Hobart on 12 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Lady Wellington brig, departed from Sydney 15 Oct 1837 for Port Phillip and Launceston, Taggart master,
  • *Lilias the schooner 87 tons Smith master with sheep arrived at Hobart on 7 Dec 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Lindsay ship Walsh master Walker Agent arrived at Sydney 18 June 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Lookin the schooner 78 tons Johnson master with sundries and departed from Launceston on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Lord Hobart the brig 160 tons Nicholls master with 500 sheep arrived at Hobart on 27 Nov 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Louisa the brig with sundries departed from Sydney on 31 Mar 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Louisa Campbell the barque 274 tons Buckley master with sundries and 25 departed from Launceston on 12 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Lowestoff schooner, arrived at Launceston 4 Feb 1837 from Port Phillip, Francis master
  • Lowestoff the schooner 114 tons Allan master with sundries, departed from Launceston on 9 Feb 1839 for Port Fairy,
  • *Maria departed from Launceston 9 Feb 1836 for Port Phillip and the Mauritius,with Captain Broggs
  • Maria schooner 148 tons, Sinclair master, Arrived at Hobart on 23 Oct 1838 from Portland Bay and Maria Island 22 Oct,
  • Maria the schooner 137 tons Sinclair master with oil arrived at Hobart on 14 Jan 1839 from Portland Bay
  • *Martha departed Sydney 12 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip,with Sheridan master
  • Martha the brig 121 tons Lancaster master in ballast, arrived at Sydney on 20 Aug 1839 from Port Phillip
  • Mary cutter, sailed from Launceston 23 Feb 1837 for Port Phillip, Robson master,
  • Mary cutter 56 tons Robson master arrived at Launceston 15 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip,
  • Mary the schooner 56 tons Mills master with sundries and 3 departed from Launceston on 21 Feb 1839 for Portland Bay
  • *Mary Ann the barque 301 tons Marshall master with departed from Hobart on 24 June 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Mary Hay the barque 258 tons Volum master departed from Sydney 29 June 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Merope the barque 312 tons Clinch master with 1500 sheep departed from Launceston on 27 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Midlothian arrived 15 June 1839 from Leith 29 Feb 1839, - see my notes
  • *Mumford the schooner 168 tons Cleveland, with sundries, arrived at Launceston on 18 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Nereus brig Lee master, sailed from Sydney 9 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip and South Audstralia,
  • *Norval arrived at Launceston, 17 March 1836 from Western Port,with Coltish
  • *Palmyra the barque 365 tons Brown master arrived 24 Nov 1839 from Greenock,
  • *Paul Pry schooner 56 tons, Captain Dixon Arrived Sydney Wed 26 Sep 1838, from Port Phillip on 19 Sep 1838
  • Paul Pry the schooner with sundries departed Thur 17 Jan 1839 1839 from Sydney for Port Phillip
  • *Pegasus arrived at Sydney 27 Aug 1836 from portland Bay and London on 22 Apr,with Howlett
  • *Perseverance schooner 45 tons, Johnson master, Departed from Launceston, on 6 Aug 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Perseverance the schooner 45 tons Langdon master with sundries and departed from Launceston on 10 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Pickwick cutter 30 tons, Dempsster master, Departed from Launceston on 12 Sep 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Pickwick the cutter 25 tons Kennedy master with sundries and arrived at Launceston on 12 Feb 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Port Phillip Packet cutter, arrived at Launceston 12 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip, Tupper master
  • Port Phillip Packet cutter departed from Launceston on 5 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Prince George cutter, departed from Sydney 3 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • Prince George Revenue Cutter Captain Roach departed from Sydney 16 April 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Prince George the revenue cutter departed from Sydney on 7 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Pyramus the barque Livesay master departed from Sydney on 12 Sept 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Ranger Revenue Cutter Scott master, departed from Sydney Wed 28 Feb 1838 for Port Phillip
  •   Ranger cutter departed Sydney 5 July 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Ranger Garbeck master passenger Mr Webb arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Rattlesnake arrived at Sydney 14 Dec 1836 from Port Phillip, the HM Ship with W Dobson Esq. Commander
  • Rattlesnake HMS, departed from Sydney 21 Feb 1837 for Port Phillip, Captain Hobson,
  • *Rebecca departed from Hobart 15 Feb 1836 for Port Phillip,with Shotten master
  • Rebecca cutter, sailed from Launceston 14 Feb 1837 for Western Port, Fraser master
  • Rebecca cutter 25 tons, Bell master arrived at Launceston on 22 Feb 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Rebecca 25 tons, Akers master, Arrived at Launceston on 27 July 1838 from Port Phillip
  • Rebecca the cutter 25 tons Rolands master with sundries arrived at Launceston on 6 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Regia bark, departed from Sydney 15 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip, Thompkins master,
  • Regis sailed from Sydney 22 Oct 1838 for Port Phillip and South Australia,
  • *Saint Mango 360 tons, Captain Orr, with merchandise arrived 23 Dec 1839 at Port Phillip - from Leith 4 July
  • *Sally Ann departed from Launceston 18 Aug 1836 for Portland Bay, with S Henty master
  • Sally Ann schooner, sailed from Launceston 3 Jan 1837 for Portland Bay, Capt Dempster,
  • Sally Ann schooner departed from Launceston, 20 Jan 1838 for Portland Bay,
  • Sally Ann the schooner 59 tons Sanders master with wool, arrived at Launceston on 21 Jan 1839 from Portland Bay
  • *Sarah arrived at Launceston 31 Oct 1837, from Sydney and Port Philip, McPherson master,
  • Sarah brigantine Winkworth master, departed from Sydney Mon 9 Jan 1838 for Port Phillip
  • *Sea Witch brig, departed Hobart on 19 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • *Shamrock the cutter 36 tons Thompson master departed from Hobart on 1 June 1839 for Port Phillip
  •   *Sir John Franklin schooner 52 tons, Dawson master, Departed from Hobart on 30 July 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Sir John Franklin with sundries, departed from Hobart on 18 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Siren sailed from Hobart 15 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip, Bell master
  • Siren departed from Launceston on 28 Mar 1838 for Port Phillip, 28 March 1838,
  •   Siren brig 141 tons, Lawler master, departed Sydney 5 July 1838 for Port Phillip and Launceston,
  • *Skene Captain Delaney departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston the schooner
  • *Socrates barque, arrived at Launceston 5 Aug 1837 from Portland Bay, Dutton master
  • Socrates barque 134 tons, Dutton master, Arrived at Launceston on 25 Aug 1838 from Portland Bay,
  • Socrates with sundries, arrived at Launceston on 19 Feb 1839 from South Australia and Portland Bay
  • *Speculator the schooner Cameron master who changed his plan to sail to Launceston departed from Sydney 1 Jan 1839 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Stirlingshire departed from Sydney 24 Sep 1836 for Port Phillip withScollay master
  • *Strathisla the barque 300 tons Fox master arrived at Sydney on 4 Dec 1839 from Timor 7 Sep
  • *Success departed from Sydney On 9 Oct 1836 for Port Phillip,with R Leslie Commander
  • Success schooner, arrived at Launceston 11 Jan 1837 from Port Phillip, Leslie master,
  • Success Captain Bainbridge Departed from Sydney on 30 Nov 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Success the schooner Bainbridge, with wool, etc, arrived at Sydney 2 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip on 26 Dec
  • *Superb the barque 635 tons Captain Shannon master arrived at Sydney on 28 Dec 1839 from Greenock, South Aust and Port Phillip 21 Dec 1839
  • *Susannah Ann the schooner Captain Butchard master with sundries departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Swallow departed Sydney on 24 Dec 1836 for Port Phillip,with Captain Pollock
  • *Swan River Packet arrived at Hobart 13 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip on 6 Mar, W Smith master,
  • Swan River Packet 79 tons, Smith master arrived at Hobart on 13 Mar 1838 from Port Phillip on 6 March,
  • Swan River Packet the 86 tons Smith master with sundries, departed from Hobart on 10 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Tamar schooner, arrived at Launceston 28 Feb 1837 from Port Phillip, Bowden master,
  • Tamar schooner 117 tons Bowden master, arrived at Launceston 13 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip on 9 Jan,
  • Tamar the schooner 117 tons Bell master with sundries and departed from Launceston on 16 Feb 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Tasmanian Lass schooner, departed from Hobart 7 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip,
  • Tasmanian Lass arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Tasmanian Lass departed from Hobart on 2 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Tasmanian Lass with sundries, departed from Hobart on 30 Jan 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *Thistle arrived at Launceston, 18 March 1836 from Portland Bay,with Captain Dempster
  • Thistle schooner, arrived at Launceston 11 Jan 1837 from Port Fairy, Mills master,
  • *Thomas Laurie barque 304 tons, Price master Departed from Launceston, on 3 Dec 1838, for London via Port Phillip
  • *Truelove the schooner 133 tons Coulson master with sundries, arrived at Launceston on 16 Mar 1839 from Port Fairy,
  • *Vansittart arrived at Hobart 2 July 1836 from Port Phillip,
  • *Victoria the cutter Berry master arrived at Launceston on 17 May 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Wallaby barque 284 tons, Hurburgh master Departed from Hobart on 3 Dec 1838 for Port Phillip
  • Wallaby in ballast arrived at Launceston on 11 Jan 1839 from Port Phillip
  • *Water Witch cutter 25 tons, Joseph Smith master, arrived at Sydney on 21 May 1838 from South Aust and Port Phillip
  • *William brig, departed Launceston 13 Mar 1837 for Port Phillip, Thom master,
  • *William Bryan with part of her original cargo from London departed from Launceston on 5 June 1839 for Port Phillip
  • *William Metcalfe arrived 24 Nov 1839, ship from England to Port Phillip
  • *William the Fourth arrived at Hobart 10 July from Portland Bay,
  • *Yarra Yarra schooner, arrived at Hobart 8 Mar 1837 from Port Phillip on 23 Feb and Launceston on 3 Mar, J Lancey master,
  • Yarra Yarra schooner 45 tons, Lancey master, arrived at Hobart on 10 Jan 1838 from Port Phillip
  •   Yarra Yarra schooner 45 tons, Lancey master, Arrived at Hobart on 6 July 1838 from Port Phillip on 26 June 1838

The 138 Vessels

with date of first visit each year, colour-coded for years 1836 , 1937 , 1838 Jan-June , 1838 Jul-Dec, 88 plus 50 during 1839

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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