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They came on the 'Theresa' as Self-funded and as Bounty Immigrants in 1840
Theresaarrived 18 Jul 1840, ship, 496 tons, Captain Walter Young master, from London via Plymouth 24 March 1840 and , Agent Mr John Marshall. Have 9 fiche pages, also Images 59-64, Total of 243 names, including 17 who went on to Sydney
Advertisement from The Times, 16 Mar 1840
18 July 1840 "Port Phillip Herald' reported a vessel "Theresa" arrived at Port Philip with immigrants presumably from Britain. Passengers Cabin Mr and Mrs Smyth, Mrs McKay, Messrs Roske, Gibbons, Tyson, Davy, Zouch and Cumming, Rev R Darey, Dr and Mrs Lindiman. 10 Intermediate and 216 steerage
Bounty 182 people, 33 families of 83 souls, 67 men and 32 females, total 3008 pounds plus 13 who claimed Bounty and went on to Sydney
The immigrants from Somerset are Thomas and Sarah Kirkham. He was one of only 6 of the 32 married men with a trade
Rootsweb query -
Amongst the passengers was Eliza JENNINGS approximately 15 or 16 years of age. I believe she spent time in the goldfields area (prior to the discovery of gold) before ending up on Kangaroo Island about 1846. I am trying to discover any details concerning her origins or family. Did she travel alone (possibly as a servant) or was she with family. At some time she "married" Thomas JOHNS(T)ON(E). I am wondering if there is anyone of that name on the "Theresa" |
Haydon, George Henry (1822-1891)
Haydon arrived in Melbourne in July 1840 travelled Intermediate on the Theresa. He worked in a variety of jobs, most of which involved learning bushcraft skills, but he also gave art lessons and contributed illustrations of colonial life to magazines. He returned to England in January 1845, and wrote an account of his time in the colony, Five years experience in Australia Felix (1845). The Australian emigrant, his second book also draws upon his time in the Port Phillip District, and is a mixture of fact and fiction. Both books have illustrations based on Haydon's own sketches, and both include material on the Aborigines. Haydon was very well-disposed towards the Aborigines, made friends with them, and learnt much about their customs.
Aug 8 - Theresa cleared for Sydney, Passengers Cabin - Mrs Mackay, Mrs Lindame Messrs Lindame(Lindeman?), Davy, Gibbons, Rourke, Zouch; Intermediate Messrs Bligh, Lasater, M'Ronald, Mackay Tuffin; 11 in the Steerage, part of original cargo.
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