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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1840
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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Statesman

Statesman arrived 20 June 1840, barque, 345 tons, Capt John Quiller, left Liverpool 4 Feb 1840 and arrived with merchandise. Image 234
Cabin - Messrs Buchannan, Campbell, Craig, with Mrs Maneugh for Sydney
Merchandise for A Willis (6 boxes), J Woolley (150 barrels bottled beer) and Dunlop, McNab & Co (long list of alcohol, food, 100 tons salt, chains, other goods)
Sailed - 13 July - Statesman barque 315 tons Capt Quiller for Sydney Passengers Mrs Meniugh, Messrs W and F McNab, J Cropper, J Cain. With part of original cargo. Agents Dunlop & McNab
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 25 July 1840, Statesman, Captain Quillen, arrived yesterday from Port Phillip on 16 July with merchandise and passengers Messrs Mcnabb, T McNabb, Keane, Cropper, Brown and wife.

Strathfieldsaye

barque, 476 tons, Captain Spence, from Lombock 27 Nov 1839 and reached Sydney 30 Jan 1840.
She resumed voyage after being driven back by bad weather, brought a cargo of ponies, rice to Sydney.
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney 1 Feb 1840, Strathfieldsaye arrived and lists 136 ponies and 4,000 bags of rice.
Arrived at Port Phillip 9 May 1840 from Sydney 24 April, to this port brings passengers - Mrs Spence,, Mr Bullen wife and child, Mr Forster wife and child, Mr Symmonds and wife, Mrs Munday, Mrs Umphelby, Captain Bentley, Rev Mr Grainger, Captain Wilson, Messrs Ballingall, Bourne, RH Browne, Crawford, Deane, G Harper, Ingleton, Ingleton, Mr Maitland, C Manton, Frederick Manton, J Manton, Ogilvie, Pickering, and Maitland; and 50 in the steerage.
Imports list in paper for 12 May.

Left Port Phillip 16 June and arrived at Sydney 25 June 1840
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Saturday 4 July 1840, Strathfieldsaye departed on Weds last for India, in ballast.

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Superb


Arrived 28-Apr Superb barque 635 tons, Captain Neil Shannon, from Hokianga, New Zealand. Passengers cabin Messrs Rutland, FE Manning, Stewart; steerage Mr Parnell. Imports 524 pieces sawn timber, 14 square spars, O Gourlay.
Sailed 4-Jun Superb barque 635 tons, Captain Shannon for Batavia. Exports 24 New Zealand-pine spars, part of original cargo

Swan River Packet


Arrived 29-Nov Swan River Packet schooner 78 tons Captain Nicholas from Hobart Imports 26000 feet timber, 56000 shingles, 3580 laths, 8 packages furniture, 18 bales woolbagging, Order.

Tamar


Reported 6-Jan Tamar at Williamstown with cattle for Launceston, has lain wind-bound for some days and not likely to sail for several days. Four hot days 94, 95, 92, 91 and yesterday 63 degrees. Export 20 head cattle, 1 case slops, 1 case apparel, 1 case ironmongery, 1 bundle spades.
Sailed 8-Jan Tamar Captain Bull, for Launceston
Arrived 26-Jan Tamar Captain Bell, arrived last night from Launceston.
Arrived 28-Jan Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Ball from Launceston 16 Jan, Passengers Cabin Mr and Mrs John Harrison and 2 chn, MessrsJames Gibbon, Alfred H Bates, Hodgkinson, Falkner, Mrs Bell, Steerage William Duncan. Imports 200 sheep, 4 bullocks, 15 horses, 2 drays, 13 bags oats, 10 bags bran, 2 bags flour, 1 chest tea.
Sailed 29-Jan Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell, for Launceston. Passenger Mrs Bell. Exports 50 bales wool
Arrived 18-Feb Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Launceston 14 Feb, Passengers Mrs bell, Messrs I Stratton, J Lambe, E Page, and 3 in steerage. Imports 556 sheep, 3 horses, 51 bushels oats, Order; 8 tons flour, 2 tons bran, PW Welsh & Co.; 1 horse, Page.
Sailed 22/02/2010 Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mr Wedge and Mrs Bell
Arrived 3-Mar Tamar brigantine 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Launceston on 1 Mar, Passengers Miss J Newman, Miss Muir, Messrs J McNall, TH Osborne, J Salmon, W Carmichael, G Sims, N Maclarlane, J Johnson, and J Day. Cargo 750 sheep, 5 horses.
Sailed 4-Mar Tamar schooner 117 tons Cap Bell, for Launceston
Arrived 21-Mar Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, feom Launceston on 16 Mar, Passengers cabin Captain Smythe, Captain Cains, Messrs Burnett, Were, Grice, and Budds, and Master S Budds, steerage John Thomas, Thomas Midle. Imports 700 sheep, 4 bullocks, Order.
Sailed 21-Mar Tamar schooner 117 tons, schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, for Launceston in balast
Arrived 2-Apr Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Lauceston on 30 Mar. Passengers Messrs Headdare, Sloden, Jackson, Taylor, Mrs A Cottrell and Thomas Pearson. Imports 460 sheep, 1 horse, 1 mare, 15 rams, 27 bags flour, 24 bags oats, 18 bags salt, 5 bags bran, 3 cases slops, 8 packages furniture, 1 case, 1 cask lime juice, Order; 32 bags oats, Hind & Co; 28 bags flour, 2 casks ditto, 1 horse, Headlam; 14 bags flour, Bell; 5 quarter-chests tea, 1 cask crockery, A Cottrell.
Arrived 30-Apr Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Launceston on 26 April. Passengers Mr Douglas, wife and 2 chn, Mr Russell and wife, Mrs Bell, Miss De Little, Mrs H Condell; steerage Ellen Harding, JN Murray, William Bradly. Imports 10,196 feet timber, 6000 paling, 30 bags flour, Order; 300 sheep, 4 horses, 4 bullocks, 6 bags flour, 2 bags sugar, 1 chest tea, 1 bag rice, 56 lbs tobacco, 10 packages, H Douglass; 2 horses, 1 gig, P Russell.
Sailed 6-May Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell, Mr Cottrell, Miss De Little, Messrs Lukin and Farrell. Exports 300 sheep
Arrived 1-Jun Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell, from Launceston on 23 May Passengers cabin Captain Cains, Messrs E and H Bryant, Birch, Murray, J Robertson, J Milner, Stewart, Bissell, Frizelle, Shaw and Thom
Sailed 5-Jun Tamar schooner 117 tons CaptBell for Launceston in ballast Passengers Messrs F Bryant, E Bryant and G Sams
Arrived 2-Jul Tamar schooner Captain Bell, from Launceston Passengers Mr William OConnor, Mr Thomas Field, Mr and Mrs Solomon, Mr A Cottrell, Mr Fare, Mr Walford, Mrs Martin and 9 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed 6-Jul Tamar schooner 117 tons, Captain Bell for Launceston in ballast Passengers Messrs D and N OConnor, T Field, Farre, Mrs Walford, Mr Anderson and Miss Anderson
Sailed 13-Jul Tamar for Launceston
Arrived 3-Aug Tamar schooner Captain Bell from Launceston Passengers Hon. D Talbot, Messrs Airey, Clark, Lewis, Arrowsmith and Moorson, Mrs Bell and 2 in the steerage. Imports
Sailed 10-Aug Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain bell for Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell
Arrived 31-Aug Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston on 25 Aug Passengers Mr and Mrs Cummins, Captain Cain, Messrs Best, Shaw, Rogers, Symmott and 3 in the steerage Imports 10 bales hay, 200 bags oats, J Cain; 56 bags potatoes, A&S Bolden; 16 bales hay, JH Patterson; 3 bags flour, W Highett; 211 bags oate, 66 bales hay, A Andrews; 5 1/4 tons hay, 50 bushels oats, G Cavenagh
Report 1-Sep Tamar encountered very stormy weather on her voyage from Launceston to this port. The second-mate was swept overboard and drowned. The unfortunate man had sailed for several years with Captain Bell, and had been made an officer, for the first time, this voyage.
Sailed 4-Sep Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell for Launceston Passengers Dr Rowe and Mr Pittman. Exports 200 sheep
Arrived 28-Sep Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston on 22 Sep Passengers Mr and Mrs Manifold, Mrs Bell, Mrs Rose and child, Messrs Thornloe, Claridge, Parker and Frazer. Imports
Arrived 30-Oct Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell, Mrs Harre and 3 chn, Messrs C and J Campbell, W Lewis, G Lloyd, A Aikenhead and 9 in the steerage. Imports 1 horse, Simpson; 1 horse, Cain, 5000 feet timber, 3000 shingles, 2000 laths, 7 bags flour, 2 tarpaulins, 2 kegs nails, 20 packages baggage, 10 horses, Order.
Arrived 29-Nov Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston Passengers Mrs Patterson and Child, Mrs Bell, Messrs Baynton, Richardson, Winter, Foggett and 4 in the steerage Imports
Sailed 9-Dec Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell for Launceston Passengers Mrs Bell, Mr Raven. Exports 30 bullocks, 12 casks pork.
Arrived 27-Dec Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston
Arrived 27-Dec Tamar schooner 117 tons Captain Bell from Launceston Passengers Dr Officer, Miss Officer, Miss Hurdspeth, Messrs Patterson, Mostie, Strachan, Calvert and 7 in the steerage Imports 5000 broad paling, 5000 feet timber, 2 drays, 120 bags flour, 9 horses, 1 mare and foal, 2 cases, 2 bullocks, 1 chaise cart, Order.

Tasman


Arrived 2-Mar Tasman cutter 26 tons, Day master, from Launceston on 28 Feb, no Passengers, Imports 1 case caps, 1 case hats, 1 cask apples, Benjamin; 5630 feet timber, 6000 shingles, 5 baskets onions, 2 cases fruit, 3 baskets apples.

Tasmanian Lass


Arrived 23-Mar Tasmanian Lass cutter 47 tons, Captain Lovett, from Hobart on 11 Mar, Passengers M Caffrey, W Ferguson, A Smith, J Atkins, D Newham and J Hargraves Imports image
Sailed 30-Mar Tasmanian Lass 49 tons, Wm Lovitt, for Launceston in balast

Theresa

arrived 18 Jul 1840, ship, 496 tons, Captain Walter Young master - see my Theresa page.

Thomas


Arrived 14-Jan Thomas cutter, 15 tons, Captain Thomas Downes from Launceston 31 Dec, cargo, sundries. Imports 387 flooring boards, 277 weather boards, 584 battons, 2000 shingles, for W Witton
In the Harbour 17-Jan Thomas (cutter) 15 tons, T Downs master, from Launceston

Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison

arrived 31 Oct 1840, barque, 366 tons, Captain Smith master, from Plymouth 27 June.
The voyage was rough, and in one of the gales a seaman was lost overboard.
Passengers Dr and Mrs Clutterbuck and child, Mr and Mrs Council, Messrs Connolly, Griffiths, Hill, Lindsay, Littlehale, Moore, Runbold, Lindsay, and Littlehale and 2 servants
22 Dec cleared for Swan River and India. Passengers Honorable William Talbot, Messrs Snodgrass, Runbold and Clark, 5 in the steerage
Exports 120 head cattle, 1000 sheep, and part of original cargo.

Thomas Laurie

arrived 23 April 1840, barque, from London via Circular Heads and Launceston. It took a while to get the paperwork completed.
Also listed 2 May 1840 arrived at Port Phillip from London via Launceston with passengers Messrs Wm Henley, Charles Lowson, John Latum, extensive list of Imports
Sailed 6-Jun Thomas Laurie barque 294 tons Captain Price, for Sydney in ballast
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Sat 27 June 1840, Thomas Laurie, Captain Price, arrived at Sydney Wednesday, from Port Phillip on 16 June, with sundries
Arrived - 30 August - Thomas Laurie barque 291 tons Capt Price from Sydney on 8 Aug Passengers Mr and Mrs Evans and child, Mr A Brown, Messrs Card, Donaldson, Dick and Evans, and 16 in the steerage, also 26 prisoners (who came as Trusted Men, having no guards.)
Sailed 18-Sep Thomas Laurie barque 294 tons Captain Price for Sydney in ballast
Reported by Commercial Journal, Sydney Weds 7 Oct 1840, barque Thomas Laurie, Captain Price, arrived on Monday from Port Phillip in ballast and passengers Mr and Mrs Green, Mr Neil and 4 in the steerage
Reported by Sydney Commercial Journal, Sat 21 Nov 1840, Thomas Laurie, Captain Price, departed from Stdney on Sunday last, for the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) with sundries, passengers Mr James Bishby and John Bushby junior, JA Murray, Matheson and 12 in the steerage, and a New Zealander.
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Tomatin

arrived 9 Apr 1840, barque, 428 tons, Captain Wingate, from Greenock via Adelaide on 4 Apr 1840, with merchandise. Image Scotland 101
Cabin passengers from Adelaide Judge Cooper, Mr Bogle and Mr Hardinge
Departed 4 May for Batavia in ballast

See visit to Adelaide of Tomatin recorded by Di Cummings.
The Tomatin departed from Greenock, ajoining Port Glasgow, Scotland, on October 25th bound for Adelaide. It arrived in that port on March 10th 1840 having been under the command of Captain Daniel Wingate. Catherine Patterson was one of the 119 passengers on board, who landed in Adelaide. (The Register 17 March 1840)
Imports for Port Phillip - 63 tons salt, 30 battens, 52 oil butts, 1 box slops, for DT Wingate.
Sailed 4-May Tomatin barque 428 tons, Captain Wingate, for Batavia

Truganina


Arrived 10-Jan Truganina schooner 61 tons, Captain Peter Patterson master, from Hobart 31 Dec, Cargo, sundries, Passengers HG Wallis, Andrew Halpine, wife and 6 chn Imports long list includes 74 bags sugar, 3 cases mustard, 1 case shoes, 8 wheels, 4 axles, ... 5 packages drugs, 4 porkets hops, 12 cases varnish, 10 cases wine, 351 boards, 8 tons hay, Order.
In the Harbour 17-Jan Truganina (schooner) 61 tons, Patterson master, from Hobart Town
Sailed 21-Jan Truganina schooner, 76 tons, P Patterson master, for Hobart in ballast
Arrived 15-Jun Truganina schooner 61 tons Captain Patterson from Adelaide on 27 May Passengers Mr ER Whyte. Imports 40 boxes cigars, 2 bales blankets, 680 bags sugar, Langborne Bros
Sailed 7-Jul Truganina schooner 61 tons, Captain Patterson for Adelaide Passengers J Robinson and G Lee. Exports 166 bags salt, 12 bags potatoes, 128 bags oats, 20 bags bran, 163 bags flour, 18 bags bran, 51 bags potatoes, 24 casks pork, 41 casks pork, 2 cases silks, 1 case silks, 2 cases hats, 1 case linens
Arrived 8-Nov Truganini schooner 62 tons Captain Patterson from Hobart Passengers Mr Kelly
Sailed 23-Nov Truganini schooner 62 tons Captain Patterson for Hobart Passengers Mrs Howe and 1 in the steerage Exports 150 sheep, 3 boxes haberdashery
Arrived 28-Dec Truganini schooner 62 tons Captain Patterson from Launceston Passengers Messrs Glenwright and Furlong. Imports 19 bags flour, 38 bags bran, 26 bags barley, Turnbull, Orr & Co; 303 pieces quartering, 66 joists, 547 battens, 578 boards, 1 box lucifers, Porter and White; 1000 palings, 100 bundles laths, 813 joists, 361 boards, 1486 battens, Patterson; 1200 shingles, Sayers.
Wrecked 25 Nov 1842 in a tremendous gale, on her voyage from Port Phillip to Hobart, she was totally lost off Lady's Bay, with the crew and passengers saved. Port Phillip Herald of Tue, 6 Dec 1842, reports the Dusty Miller was wrecked the same night, off Port Fairy.
Vic Ship Wrecks records her as a Two masted wooden schooner, 62 tons. Built Hobart Town, 1839. Lbd 56.2 x 17.2 x 10 ft. Captain Thomas Griffiths. Bound from Portland to Hobart, sheltered in Lady Bay (Warrnambool) from rough weather, drifted on to rocks, wrecked, 2 December 1842. Crew and passengers reached shore. A small boat despatched to Melbourne was met by the steamer Seahorse outside Port Phillip Heads. Some records show her to be lost at Lady Bay, but it is believed that this could be Lady’s Bay, on the east side of Wilsons Promontory, now Sealers Cove.

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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