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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1840
The march of Civilisation
Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,

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Adelaide


Arrived 26-Jan Adelaide schooner, 95 tons, WE Smith master, from Hobart Town 16 Jan, Passengers cabin Messrs J and JH Deane, A and E Kemp, Jolly, Keoch, and W Robertson, Arthur Willis &Co Agent. Imports a long list including 3 drays, 1 case muskets, 4 kegs gunpowder, 1 case sheep ointment, 6 bales sheepnetting, 3 carts, harness and tent, 15 boxes soap, 6 tons flour, 3 tons sugar, 3 chests tea, 1 ton salt, 1 package saws,
Arrived 1-Mar Adelaide schooner from Hobart
Sailed 7-Mar Adelaide schooner 96 tons, Captain WE Smith, for Hobart, Passengers cabin Messrs WH Hobson, Sayers, Clarke, steerage J Beggerly, Mary Burke, Mr Kine, native.
Arrived 4-Apr Adelaide schooner 96 tons, Captain Smith, from Hobart on 30 March. Passengers Mrs McGrath and 2 chn, Mrs Roberts, Messrs Atkins and Alexander; steerage W Tibott, B Stanton, James Barlow, James Harris and King. Imports image
Arrived 2-Dec Adelaide schooner 96 tons Captain Lovett from Hobart. Imports
Sailed 26-Dec Adelaide schooner 96 tons Captain Lovett for Hobart. Exports 20 head of cattle, 1 case merchandise, 6 bags rags
See Adelaide for voyages in 1841
Adelaide Adelaide
Agenoria

Agenoria

Report in Colonial Times, Hobart, 26 Nov 1839, the brigantine Agenoria, 130 tons, Hurst master, arrived at Hobart 21 Nov 1839, from Mauritius on 9 Oct, with sugar and brandy, passengers included Mr G Destin, master og the American whale ship cast away on the Island of Amsterdam on 16 Sep, the remainder of the crew saved.
Dr. John Coverdale and pregnant wife, Anne, went to Adelaide on the ship 'Katherine Stewart Forbes' leaving Hobart Town on 27 Sep 1839 and reaching Port Adelaide on 6 Oct 1939 From the record of baptisms at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, Dora Forbes Coverdale was born on 3 Oct 1939 and baptised on 27 OCT. Her 2nd forename commemorates the ship on which she was born. The doctor bought some land there and had difficulty later in disposing of it. The Coverdales returned to Hobart on the 'Agenoria' which left on 29 Jan 1840 and reached Hobart on 10 Feb 1840. The Doctor soon made another trip returning to Adelaide on the 'Agenoria' arriving on 21 Mar 1840. See Coverdale romance.
Agenoria sailed from Hobart 5 May 1840 for New Zealand with part of her import cargo and passengers from South Australia
Report in Hobart Colonial Times, Tue 20 Oct, page 4, On 14 Oct brigantine Agenoria, Captain Hurst, from Jalcuhuano, South Ameriaca 27th July, with a cargo of wheat and sundries.
Arrived 15-Nov at Port Phillip the Agenoria schooner 129 tons Captain Hurst from Hobart on 4 Nov with Imports
See Agenoria for voyages in 1841

Agnes


Report 26-Jun 1840 Agnes was wrecked outside the Heads nearly 8 months ago, on her way from Hobart to this port. Part of the fitting-up of a chemist's shop, shipped for JP Rowe & Co, of this town, have been picked up, and are now in the possession of Mr Harrington.

Agnes and Elizabeth


Arrived 30-Jan Agnes and Elizabeth schooner, 74 tons, Captain Mitchell, from Hobart 25 Jan, Passengers Cabin Mr Brunton, Mr H Miller, Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Anderson and 6 chn, Mr P Mara. Steerage Samuel Money, Fitzpatrick, Richard McAnliffe wife and 4 chn.
Sailed 12-Feb Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers Mr Walker, steerage Mr Dennett, J Shepherd and Martin Moss Exports 150 sheep, 2 tierces tallow, 10 cases claret, 1/2 ton biscuit, 1/2 ton rice, 8 bales wool, Askin Morrison.
Arrived 23-Mar Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 86 tons, Captain Mitchell from Hobart 11 Mar, Passengers cabin Mrs Howe, Mrs Alley and child, and Mrs Mitchell, and 8 in the steerage. Imports images
Sailed 1-Apr Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers A Grant, Mrs Mitchell, Jean McGregor. Exports 9 bales wool, 1/2 ton iron, 6 cases candles, 2 casks mutton, 2 bhds rum, 2 bhds brandy.
Arrived 5-May Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 96 tons, Captain J Mitchell, from Hobart on 23 Apr. Passengers cabin Messrs Livingstone and Sudenburg.
Sailed 15-May Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 96 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Hobart. Passengers Miss Carter, Messrs Gatehouse, Rowe, and Blyth; steerage Owen Bile. Exports 5 kegs tobacco, 3 casks brassware, 2 cases pins.
Arrived 10-Jun Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 96 tons Captain Mitchell, from Hobart 2 June
Sailed 20-Jun Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Hobart. Exports 60 salted hides, 9 cans spirits turpentine, 6 boxes candles
Arrived 27-Jul Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 75 tons Captain Mitchell from Hobart on 14 July Passengers Mr and Mrs Eagle and child, 4 in the steerage
Sailed 8-Aug Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons Captain Mitchell for Hobart
Arrived 20-Sep Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons Captain Mitchell from Hobart on 13 Sep Passengers Mrs Wilson and 2 chn, Mr Ansley and 1 in the steerage. Imports
Sailed 5-Oct Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 75 tons Captain Mitchell for Hobart. Exports 6 cases 1 bale corn sacks, 30 dozen empty sacks, 35 bundles sheep-skins, 3 casks tallow, 6 cases cassia, 38 sacks wheat, 5 packages, 8 kegs oatmeal, 150 sheep.
Arrived 15-Nov Agnes and Elizabeth schooner 74 tons Captain Burns from Hobart on 3 Nov Passengers Mr, Mrs and Miss Rule and 4 chn, Mr Gibbons, and 4 in the steerage. Imports
See Agnes and Elizabeth for voyages in 1841
March Agnes and Elizabeth September Agnes and Elizabeth November Agnes and Elizabeth

Alice Brooks


at Geelong 17-Jan Alice Brooks (barque) 250 tons Captain D Scott, loading for London
Arrived 14-Mar Alice Brooks barque 250 tons, Captain Scott, from Geelong
Sailed 26-Mar Alice Brooks barque 212 tons, Captain Scott, for London Exports 705 bales wool, 1 box accounts, 1 parcel New Zealand matting, 1 box

Andromache

arrived 24 June 1840 ship, Thomas New, Commander, from England 28 Feb 1840 - see my Andromache page.

Anne

arrived 15 Dec 1840 barque 211 tons, Captain Thomas Simpson, from Leith left on 22 June 1840 with merchandise. List from image Scotland 110, compiled 1980 by Ian A Hughes - Passengers to Port Phillip from Scotland 1839-51

Cabin passengers Dr John Gillespie,
and Steerage James Bell, John Cameron, James Chapman, W Duff and W Wight
See Anne for voyages in 1841

Anne Anne Anne

Arab

arrived 9 May 1840, barque, 338 toms, Captain Hedges, from London via Launceston 3 May,
Passengers Mrs Hedges and 2 chn, Mrs Andrews and 3 chn, Mr Bakewell, Miss Davenport, Captain Delaney, Lieut Doveton Major Mainwarring, Mr Ravenshaw, Mrs Roberts and 2 chn, Mr Sayers,
Steerage Susannah Carslen, Mary Derwent, Mr Gringer, A Lindsay,
Sailed - 5 June - Arab, barque 333 tons Capt Hedges for India with part of original cargo. Passengers Mrs Hedges and 2 chn
Arab Arab

Arabian

This departure is not recorded in Hobart newspaper.
Report 2-Oct Arabian left Launceston on 13 May. She was struck by a sea which carried away her poop and then were drowned Mrs Matthews and 2 chn, Mr and Mrs Younghusband and 3 chn, besides the second officer Mr Kaines, the carpenter and two of the crew.

Australia

brig of about 250 tons, Captain Yule, built in Dundee and left Leith 2 Oct 1840 with 5 cabin and 15 steerage passengers, On 29 Dec she was

destroyed by fire

when about 500 miles from the Cape of God Hope. The story is recounted in the Geelong Advertiser for 17 Apr 1841. The long-boat was launched with 19 including the captain and two ladies, and there were nine in the jolly-boat, only 2 being sailors. After 8 days and 9 nights they reached land, with only deaths of George Pate and Mr JM Chisholm's nephew who was coming to join his uncle.
Six of the survivors came to Port Phillip on the Bycher, the others elected to either return to England or stay at the Cape.

Bandicoot


Sailed 4-Jan Bandicoot schooner, 55 tons, Captain Griffiths for Hobart, Passengers none. Export 20 bales wool
Arrived 12-Feb Bandicoot schooner 55 tons, Captain Griffiths, from Hobart 1 Feb, Passengers steerage Mr Smith, David Blaig, Richard Limb, J Watson, William Brown,
Arrived 23-Mar Bandicoot schooner 55 tons, Captain Griffiths from Hobart 11 Mar, Imports image
Sailed 26-Mar Bandicoot schooner 62 tons, Griffiths, for Hobart Exports 157 pieces 11 casks 1 barrel, 1 bundle iron machinery, 20 bales wool
Arrived 5-May Bandicoot schooner 51 tons, Captain T Griffiths, from Hobart on 16 Apr. Passengers Mr Blythe, John Campbell, J McMillan, Eliza Broad, W Riley.
Sailed 7-May Bandicoot schooner 51 tons, Captain Griffiths, for Hobart in ballast
Arrived 10-Jun Bandicoot schooner 55 tons Captain Griffiths, from Hobart 29 May, Passengers Mr Smith, John George
Sailed 15-Jun Bandicoot schooner 65 tons Captain Griffiths for Hobart via Geelong, with part of original cargo.
Arrived 27-Jul Bandicoot schooner 55 tons Captain Griffiths from Hobart on 12 July
Sailed 31-Jul Bandicoot schooner 55 tons, Captain Griffiths, for Hobart in ballast
Arrived 7-Sep Bandicoot schooner 54 tons Captain Griffiths from Hobart Passengers Messrs McLintock, Castle, Spottiswood, Duncan and Wilsin, Imports
Sailed 11-Sep Bandicoot schooner 55 tons Captain Griffiths for Hobart in ballast. Exports 12 casks oatmeal
Arrived 25-Dec Bandicoot schooner 55 tons Captain Griffiths from Hobart Passengers Captain McClelland, Messrs Duncan, McPherson and 1 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 26-Dec Bandicoot schooner 55 tons Captain Griffith for Geelong and Hobart Passengers Messrs. Exports 1 bale drapery, 2 casks shoes, 1 case groceries, 1 bag 1 cask salt, 3 casls ironmongery, 1 cask 2 crates earthernware, 1 bundle leather, 1 case glass, 1 case wine, and part of original cargo
See Bandicoot for voyages in 1841
March Bandicoot December Bandicoot

Bessy


Arrived 2-Apr Bessy schooner 51 tons, Captain Maling, fron Sydney on 15 March. Passengers Messrs G Arden, W White, and Charles Acold. Imports 7 cases merchandise, Dimwoodie; 26 cases merchandise, 10 bags flour, HW Mason; 4 casks sugar, 1 case woollens, 54 quarter-casks wine, 3 cases 1 bale goods, 12 coils rope, 4 cans oil, 193 pieces fencing, 6 barrels pitch, 2500 feet cedar, Order; 2 cases goods, 2 cases slops, M Lazarus; 2 cases goods, G Lilly; 3 casks 2 cases, 3 kegs, 1 butt, Campbell & Woolley.
Sailed 8-Apr Bessy schooner 61 tons, Captain Maling for Sydney in balast
Black Swan

Black Swan

Schooner built in 1828 by G Meredith
Arrived 24-Aug Black Swan schooner 113 tons Captain Hart from Launceston on 19 Aug Passengers Messrs A Ebden, B Warby, G Evans, N Gridly, Dr Rowe and S Scott. Imports
Sailed 2-Sep Black Swan schooner 113 tons Captain Hart for Sydney in ballast Passengers Mr Ebden
Sailed 11-Sep Black Swan for Sydney
Arrived on Saturday, the schooner Black Swan, Captain Hart, in ballast, passenegrs Mr Ebden and Mr Fletcher, from Weds 23 Sep 1840 (Sydney) Commercial Journal

Blossom


Arrived 26-Jan Blossom schooner, 48 tons, George Watts master, from Hobart 14 Jan. Passengers Pollard, EM Sayers agent. Imports 10,000 feet timber, 50,000 shingles, 3 cases, 2 baskets and 2 barrels preserved fruits, 1 case slops, 2 cases hats, 4 bundles shingles, 252 boards, 1 chest groceries, 1 coil rope.
Sailed 5-Feb Blossom schooner 43 tons, Captain Watts, for Hobart, in ballast. Passengers Mr Morgan, John Prader, William Laurence.
Arrived 23-Mar Blossom schooner 48 tons, Powell, from Hobart. Imports 1 case, 1 barrel tobacco, 2 cases wine, F Hobson; 40 bags flour, R Walker; 80 bags potatoes, 7 bags onions, Mcbeth & Co; 1 case 1 trunk apparel, Order; 9 bags potatoes, 7 bags flour, J Patterson; 2 cases 1 package woollens, 16 bags apples, 12 bags onions, 4000 feet timber, 20,000 shingles, 47 stones, 26 kegs white lead, EM Sayers.
Sailed 1-Apr Blossom schooner 52 tons, Captain Powell, for Hobart in balast. Passengers Mr McIvor
Arrived 5-May Blossom schooner 44 tons, Captain J Powell, from Hobart on 25 Apr. Passengers Mr F Martin.
Sailed 29-May Blossom schooner 43 tons Captain J Powell, for Hobart Passengers Mrs Spiers, Mr Ward. Exports 22 tierces beef, 3 cases merchandise
Arrived 20-Sep Blossom schooner 44 tons Captain Stewart from Launceston on 16 Sep. Imports 76 bales hay, 3691 feet timber, 600 broad paling, J Cain.
Arrived 15-Dec Blossom schooner 49 tons Captain Jacobs from Portland Bay Passengers Messrs Chapman. Cameron, Bell, Wight, Duff
See Blossom for voyages in 1841

Bolina


Arrived 28-Jan Bolina barque 247 tons, Captain Barel, from Hokianga, New Zealand 10 Jan
Sailed 29-Jan Bolina barque, 247 tons, Captain Banel for Launceston, having called here from New Zealand
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 22 Apr 1840, the brig Bolina, 245 tons, Capt Burrell, arrived at Sydney on Monday from Launceston on the 16th, with oats and hay.

Boujah Maiden


Sailed 30-Apr Boujah Maiden schooner 28 tons, Captain D Findlay, for Launceston, in ballast. Passenger Mr McKay
Arrived 1-Jun Boujah Maiden cutter 28 tons, Captain Paul from Launceston on 26 May. Imports 77 bags flour, 58 bags oats, 15 bags potatoes, 20,000 shingles, 600 broad paling, A McKinlay
See Boujah Maiden for voyages in 1841

Branken Moor

arrived 17 March 1840, barque, 571 tons, Capt David Smith commander, from London 4 Sep 1839 via Adelaide 4 Feb 1840
Port Phillip Herald, - Among the passengers are Captain Howey, a brother of the late H Howey, Esq, and Mrs Batman, widow of Mr Batman, the first colonist of Port Phillip.
See account with both 1840 and 1841 for the Branken Moor which returned 3 Dec 1841, barque 402 tons, Smith master, from Cork 1 Aug 1841 to Port Phillip with Bounty passengers

Bright Planet


Reported 6-Jan Bright Planet Mail closes at noon and she will positively sail for Sydney Saturday 11 Jan at day break. Passengers to go by this opportunity Messrs Donnithorne, Donaldson, Ebden, Atherton, Woolley, Yuille, Urquhart, Severne, Jeffries, Cropper, Milner and Bailey, and five in the Steerage
Sailed 13-Jan Bright Planet barque 180 tons Captain Lawler, for Sydney. Passengers Messrs Donnithorne, S Donaldson, Ebden, Atherton, Woolley, Yuille, Urquhart, Severn, Jeffries, Cropper, Milner and Bailey, and five in the Steerage. Exports 88 bales wool, 1 cask bath brick, 160 bags rice, 22 cases sherry wine, 10 tons rock salt, 1 case hats
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 25 Jan 1840, Bright Planet arrived Thursday having left the 12th instant. Passenger list includes Messrs Payne, Macdonald, Murray, and spelling variants Allarton, Croffer, Juille, omits Ebden
Arrived 3-Mar Bright Planet barque 242 tons, Captain Lawler master, from Sydney 29 Feb, Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Woolley (and 2 servants), Mr Elliott, Mrs Roach and 2 chn, Mr Cropper, Mr Beaver, Mr and Mrs Kemmis and 5 chn (and 6 servants), Mr Gumm, Mr Reid, Mr Ingleton, Mr Dobson, and 45 in the steerage.
Sailed 18-Mar Bright Planet barque 180 tons Captain Lawler, for Sydney, Passengers cabin Mrs Umphleby, Mrs Scott and infant, Lieut Mundy, Messrs Brown, Empson, Dobson and Pickering, steerage Mr Fryer's servant
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 1 Apr 1840, Bright Planet arrived on Sunday having left Port Phillip the 19 March with wool, etc. Passenger arivals include steerage Patrick ONeil and Mrs Browne, Messrs Picking, Tyers, Brown, Tyers
Expecting 26-Jun Bright Planet left Sydney 14 June for Port Phillip list of Passengers and freight
Arrived 17-Jul Bright Planet barque 180 tons Captain Lawler from Sydney on 23 June Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Dobson, two Misses Cunningham, Messrs Hodgson, Cashmore, McCallum, Townsend; steerage Mrs and Miss Hill, Messrs Rintwell, Cohen and Harrison
Report 21-Jul Bright Planet Captain Lawler has brought with him a splendid racing gig called the Pelter, which has carried off the prize at several late regattas held in Sydney. Is is for sale. Imports include 2 heifers, a bull and a calf of the celebrated Kyle of Ayreshire breed, imported to Sydney by Mr Cunningham Bright Planet Sailed 5-Aug Bright Planet barque 184 tons Captain Lawler for Sydney Passengers Messrs Simson, Whitehead, Stewart, McLaren, Howey, Mclean, Riley, Tyer, Rodger, Hoddle, Berwick, and 6 in the steerage. Sailed early Thursday morning Exports 25 bales wool, 2 tierces tobacco, 29 casks barley
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Weds 12 Aug 1840, Bright Planet arrived on Sunday last, passnger name variations - Simpson, Steward,
Arrived 10-Sep Bright Planet barque 184 tons Captain Morrison from Sydney on 2 Sep, Passengers Mr and Mrs Carse and 2 chn, Messrs Munro, Wilson, Smith, Cropper, Enscoe and 27 in the steerage
Report 18-Sep Bright Planet Mr H Moore has disposed of his three vessels engaged in the Port Phillip trade the Jewess, Victoria and Bright Planet. We are given to understand they were exchanged for the whaler Jessie and cargo to arrive.
Arrived 27-Oct Bright Planet barque 186 tons Captain Morrison from Sydney on 20 Oct Passengers Messrs Roberts, Patterson, Cohen, Dole and 29 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 6-Nov Bright Planet barque 186 tons Captain Morrison for Sydney in ballast Passengers Mr and Mrs Spyers, Miss Steel, Messrs Clad, Kemp, Dick, S Craig Esq., Miss Kensett and 4 in the steerage
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Wed 18 Nov 1840, Bright Planet arrived at Sydney yesterday, from Port Phillip, passengers adds Mr Reid, Miss Kinsett, Mr Creig, Mr Logan and 2 in steerage

Britannia


Searching for the Britannia owned by Captain Fotheringham, now overdue, no trace of it was found.

Britomart


Reported 6-Jan Britomart which left this port on 15 Dec has not been reported as arrived in Hobart, up to 2 Jan.
Report 19-Jan Britomart Captain Nichols of the Lord Hobart brought news that a chest belonging to Captain Gluns of the Britomart, containing the ship's register, clothes and bills to value about 1500 pounds, near to parts of a longboat also belonging to the same vessel, on Preservation Island. No sign was found of the crew or Passengers.
lost the Britomart left Melbourne for Hobart Town on 16 Dec 1839, with Passengers Messrs Gatehouse, Watt, Glass, Ratcliffe and several in the steerage

Bundica


Sailed 15-Feb Bundica schooner 53 tons Captain Griffiths, for Hobart. Export 20 bales wool


Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Caledonia, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,
Arrivals in 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,

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