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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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June


Aust Papers has copies of Launceston Courier for movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840, also beginning in Nov, Geelong Advertiser includes shipping at Geelong and Melbourne.

Tuesday 2nd June -


Arrived - 1 June -
Prince George
Revenue cutter, Capt Moore, from Geelong
Arrived - 1 June -
Henry
brig 107 tons, Capt Toby, from Launceston on 28 May Passengers cabin Messrs W Porter and Keith King; steerage John Walker, P McGuiness, j Evans, H Brown, Wm Wilson, Eliza Wilson, Wm Wood, Isaac Hall, Imports images
Arrived - 1 June -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons, Capt 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 Imports
Arrived - 1 June -
Mary Hay
barque 258 tons, Capt AD Volum, from Hobart on 22 May Passengers cabin Dr Fisher, Miss Anderson, Messrs Anderson, A Anderson, H Clark, H McCrae, A McKenzie, Petrie, Story, Jones, Gibbon; steerage B Handcock, wife and 2 chn, Mr McGuire, wife and 2 chn, Mr McGuiness, wife and 3 chn, Mr Lipscombe, George Smith, John Mitchell. Turnbull, Orr and Co, Agents Imports images
Arrived - 1 June -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding from Launceston on 30 May taking only 40 hours from the wharf at Launceston, to the anchorage at Williams Town. Passengers Mr E Dumaresq, Mrs Budds and child, Mr Guy,Mr Brenton and 4 in steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 1 June -
Boujah Maiden
cutter 28 tons, Capt Paul from Launceston on 26 May. Imports 77 bags flour, 58 bags oats, 15 bags potatoes, 20,000 shingles, 600 broad paling, A McKinlay
Arrived - 1 June -
Gem
schooner Capt Bell from Launceston Passengers Messrs R Collard, JC Campbell, D Guthrie, D Watson, DG Lidwell Imports image
Arrived - 1 June -
Lillias
schooner Capt Smith from Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Presnell, Messrs Strachan, Bird, Smith, Rule, Ellen and Ann Martin, and James Bennett Imports images
Henry Tamar Mary Hay
Paul Pry Gem Lillias Lillias

Friday 5th June -


Arrived - 2 June -
Enterprise
schooner 56 tons, Capt Bishop from Launceston on 29 May Imports 15 bags wheat, 50 bags potatoes, PW Welsh & Co, 3700 feet timber, 30,000 shingles, 25,000 laths, 1510 broad palings, 98 bags oats, 30 bags flour, 10 boxes tin, Reeves & Locke; 1 box ironmongery, McCabe & Co.
Sir John Franklin Arrived - 2 June -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons, Capt Gill, from Hobart on 25 May Imports images
Arrived - 2 June -
Elizabeth
schooner 58 tons, Capt Riley, from Launceston on 17 May Imports 40 boxes glass, 3 packets hops, 1 hhd honey, 6 bags pepper, 14 bags carrots, 16 bags potatoes, 35 bags sugar, 2 bags nuts, 135 boxes soap, 300 feet battens, 80 bags bran, 28 cases pickles, 2 cases boots, 2 cases merchandise, 20,000 shingles, 11,000 laths, 2000 feet timber, 2 casks currants, 80 cheeses. EM Sayers; 7 packages drugs, JP Reece & Co. Imports eli5
Arrived - 4 June -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons, Capt Symonds from Launceston on 15 May Imports 94 bags barley, 38 bags oats, 57 bags bran, 50 bags flour, 13 bags second flour, 500 paling, 1000 feet timber, 5000 laths, 1 box apparel, 10 cases mustard, 1 chest drawers, Order.
Sailed - 4 June -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons, Capt Harding for Launceston in ballast
Sailed - 4 June -
Superb
barque 635 tons, Capt Shannon for Batavia. Exports 24 New Zealand-pine spars, part of original cargo

Tuesday 9th June -


Arrived - 8 June -
Majestic
barque 316 tons, Capt Smith, from Liverpool, Hobart and Geelong - see Majestic notes.
Sailed - 5 June -
Arab
barque 333 tons Capt Hedges for India - see Arab notes.
Sailed - 5 June -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons CaptBell for Launceston in ballast Passengers Messrs F Bryant, E Bryant and G Sams
Sailed - 6 June -
Henry
brig 107 tons, Capt Toby, for Launceston in ballast, Passengers W Corston. Exports 1 package carraway seeds
Sailed - 6 June -
Strathfieldsaye
barque 400 tons Capt Spence, for Guam in ballast - see Strathfieldsaye notes.
Sailed - 6 June -
Thomas Laurie
barque 4294 tons Capt Price, for Sydney in ballast - see Thomas Laurie notes.
Sailed - 8 June -
Orissa
barque 323 tons Capt Brown, for Batavia in ballast Passengers JH Greenwood, surgeon. - see Orissa notes.
Sailed - 8 June -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith, for Hobart

Friday 12th June -


Report - 12 June -
Jewess
had trouble between Captain and some passengers.
Arrived - 10 June -
Bandicoot
schooner 55 tons Capt Griffiths, from Hobart 29 May, Passengers Mr Smith, John George
Arrived - 10 June -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 96 tons Capt Mitchell, from Hobart 2 June Imports in 2 images
Arrived - 10 June -
Jewess
brig, 204 tons, Capt Johnson, from Sydney 24 May, Passengers Messrs J Dolson, A Massey, P Stephen, J Smith and 10 in the steerage
Sailed - 9 June -
Gem
schooner 86 tons Capt Bell, for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Lewis and 2 chn, John Thompson, R Sampson, George Ronald. Ezports 2 bales woolpacks
Sailed - 10 June -
Enterprise
schooner 56 tons, Capt Bishop, for Launceston Exports 13 hogsheads porter
Sailed - 10 June -
Pickwick
cutter, 25 tons, Capt Symonds, for Launceston in ballast
Sailed - 11 June -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 52 tons, Capt Gill, for Hobasrt Passengers Messrs Jackson and Williamson. Exports 11 casks beef, 9 baskets burgandy, 48 bags rice.
Jewess Agnes and Elizabeth

Tuesday 16th June -


Arrived - 13 June -
Fox
brig, 222 tons Capt Lowe from Launceston via Geelong Passengers Mr and Mrs McLean and 3 chn, Misses Russell and Stephens. Imports 750 sheep, 6 horses, 3 tons flour, 1 plough, 1 gig, McLean; 12 tons hay, Order; 4 bags sugar, 16 chests tea, Hind & Co.
Arrived - 13 June -
Caroline
brig 185 tons Capt Fox from Sydney on 9 June Passengers Mr and Mrs Lazarus and 3 chn, Mr and Mrs Abrahams and family, Captain and Mrs Sullivan and child, Mr T O'Brien, P Milligan, S Smallgrove, John Newman, John Broadwood. Imports Image
Arrived - 13 June -
Cumberland
barque 461 tons Capt Psborne from Sydney on 6 June, Passengers Mrs Hazard, Mr and Mrs Epson, Messrs JB Montefiore, TU Ryder, WH Dutton, Milner, Bell, McVite, Minton, Miller and Beattie, steerage Mrs Milstead. Mrs Churton and child, Mrs McEwan and child, Mrs Sadd, A Murray and 3 daus, Davies, Wayling, Chappell, Wilder, Cummins, McCarthy, Doyle, Kelly, Dickson, Hayes, McKer, Fox, McLaren, one sergeant, 1 corporal, four privates and 24 prisoners of the crown. Thomas, Escoe and James, Agents Imports Image
Caroline Cumberland Charlotte
Arrived - 13 June -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha from Launceston Passengers Dr Howitt, lady and 4 chn, Captain Brown and 2 boys, Messrs Dougan, Learmonth, and Bogue; steerage Anne Porter, T Tomlin, W Sheldon, Susannah Robertson, J Benham, and Sam, a native of Port Phillip. McCabe & Co Agents Imports Image
Arrived - 14 June -
Branken Moor
barque, 371 tons Capt Smith from Hobart - see Branken Moor notes.
Arrived - 15 June -
Truganina
schooner 61 tons Capt Patterson from Adelaide on 27 May Passengers Mr ER Whyte. Imports 40 boxes cigars, 2 bales blankets, 680 bags sugar, Langborne Bros
Sailed - 15 June -
Bandicoot
schooner 65 tons Capt Griffiths for Hobart via Geelong, with part of original cargo.

Friday 19th June -


Report -
Queen Victoria's marriage
took place on 10 Feb 1840. A Bill for the naturalization of Prince Albert had passed the Lords and Commons and received the Queen;s assent previous to the Queen's marriage.
Arrived - 17 June -
Emma
brig 123 tons, Capt Ward from Sydney 13 May Passengers cabin Mrs Reynolds, steerage J Dogherty and wife, W Hartley and wife, J Brady and wife, Cassidy and wife, J Smith and wife, G Murphy, E Conolly and 2 chn. Imports image
Report - 23 June -
Emma
left Sydney on 13 May and got as far as Ram Head when she fell in with the late violent gales which continued for 14 days, during the whole of which time she was laid-to. Having been twice driven to the northward of Sydney Heads, she at last passed that port with a fair wind arrived safe and sound, without carrying away a single spar, within the 7 days. See Report from the Cumberland passengers.
Emma imports Cumberland in storm Cumberland in storm
Arrived - 17 June -
Cintra
schooner 115 tons, Capt Renfree from Liverpool on 14 Feb - see Cintra notes.
Sailed - 17 June -
Fox
brig 222 tons, Capt Lowe for Launceston in ballast
Sailed - 17 June -
Glen Huntly
barque 450 tons Capt Buchanan for Batavia in ballast - see Glen Huntley notes.
Sailed - 17 June -
Elizabeth
schooner 52 tons Capt Riley for Sydney Passengers Messrs Tierson, Parker and Samson

Tuesday 23rd June -


Arrived - 20 June -
Statesman
barque, 345 tons, Capt Quiller, from Liverpool 4 Feb - see Statesman notes. Imports
Arrived - 20 June -
Duchess of Kent
barque, 342 tons Capt Newby, from Gravesend 17 Jan and Plymouth 17 Feb - see Duchess of Kent notes.
Sailed - 19 June -
Mary Hay
barque 258 tons, Capt Volum, for Hobart, in ballast
Sailed - 20 June -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 74 tons, Capt Mitchell, for Hobart. Exports 60 salted hides, 9 cans spirits turpentine, 6 boxes candles
Sailed - 22 June -
Prince George
revenue cutter, for Geelong and Sydney Passengers HF Gisborne, Esq.,

Friday 26th June -


Report - 26 June -
Agnes
was wrecked outside the Heads nearly 8 months ago, on her wat\y 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.
Report - 26 June -
Industry
has been purchased by Mr Ashton formerly of Launceston but now of Port Phillip.
Arrived - 24 June -
Andromache
barque 468 tons Capt New, from London - see Andromache notes.
Comment by Editor after report of Andromache being grounded inside the Heads - At present we have no means of learning anything of the arrival of vessels in port until it suits the Captains' convenience to enter at the Customs House.
Sailed - 24 June -
Jewess
brig, 204 tons Capt Johnstone, for Sydney Passengers Mr and Mrs Allen, Messrs George and William Harper, steerage W King and wife, J Chidgee, Flora McDonald, Henry Wilmot, Robert Bright, aboriginal Charlie, five prisoners of the crown and one constable in charge. Exports 196 bales wool
Expecting - 26 June -
Bright Planet
left Sydney 14 June for Port Phillip - list of passengers and freight
Expecting - 26 June -
Mary Ridgeway
left Sydney 12 June for Port Phillip - list of passengers and freight

Tuesday 30th June -


Arrived - 26 June -
Elizabeth
schooner 33 tons Capt Stiles from Launceston Passengers Messrs John Ashton, James Bennet. Imports 96 bags flour, 21 bags bran, 57 bags potatoes, W Stiles; 50 bags flour, 10 cases preserved ginger, Langhorne Bros; 1 case hats, 2 cases slops, Benjamin; 4 iron pillars, Order; 20 cans oil, 100 bags oats, Ashton.
Arrived - 28 June -
Challenger
schooner 80 tons, Capt Winter from Adelaide 17 June Passengers Captain Darvall (57th Regt) Mr Gilpin and 7 in steerage. - see Challenger notes.
Report - 26 June -
Mellish
barque from London with a general cargo, is grounded inside the Heads on the eastern bank. Messrs Welsh & Co, the Agents, have sent down lighters to take out part of her cargo, and she may be expected up at Williams Town today.
Arrived - 29 June -
Mellish
barque 480 tons, Capt Jones from London 21 March - see Mellish notes.
Sailed - 26 June -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, Capt Tregartha for Launceston Passengers cabin Messrs EP Tregurtha, N Campbell, Bitsell, Broderip, and A Jones; steerage Mrs STone, John Stone, Charles Collins, John Lee, David Henderson. Exports 50 sheep, and 50 bags rice, 10 bags flour, part of original cargo.

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