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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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September



Use Tasmania's Arrivals and Departures indexs with ship's name and year to get passengers recorded. Few records have survived for arrivals of ports outside Hobart. Records of people departing were not routinely or comprehensively kept at Tasmanian ports.

Reported 4 Sept 1840, Mr Wright, the Chief Constable, arrived overland from Sydney yesterday, after a journey of 18 days. He passed on the road, bound for Melbourne, Messrs Carrington, McFarlane, P Snodgrass and Dr OHara
Comments - Postage Melbourne to Sydney (overland rate?) is fifteen pence for a single letter.
The Overland Mail to Port Phillip leaves Sydney on the afternoon of Saturday, reaches Campbelltown the same night, and Yass on the Tuesday following, at 4PM. The postman starts from Yass on the Tuesday at 5PM and reaches Melbourne on the afternoon of Thursday, so 12 days are thus consumed while the mail is in transit. The return mail leaves Melbourne on the morning of Monday, reaches Yass on the Tuesday week at 5PM, and Sydney on the morning of Saturday. The distance is calculated at 650 miles, and the road is 'none of the most difficult'.
My question - how many horses, and stopping places are provided, or does the Postman cart his own tent and provisions for self and horses?

Enterprise

Friday 4th September -


Arrived - 3 Sept -
Enterprise
sch 55 tons Capt Bishop from Lau Imports image
Arrived - 3 Sept -
Gem
sch 78 tons Capt Pearce from Lau 26 Aug Imports 5150 broad paling, 185 bundles laths, 170 bafs oats, 1 bag turnip seed, 20 kegs butter, Langhorne bros; 150 bags barley, 22 bales hay, 20 bags flour, Bell; 36 bags bran, 8 bales hay, Order; 42 kegs, 20 pails, Pearce.
Sailed - 2 Sept -
Black Swan
sch 113 tons Capt Hart for Sydney in ballast ps Mr Ebden

Tuesday 8th September -


Arrived - 7 Sept -
Bandicoot
sch 54 tons Capt Griffiths from Hobart ps Messrs McLintock, Castle, Spottiswood, Duncan and Wilsin, Imports
Arrived - 7 Sept -
Rapid
brig 150 tons Capt Devlin from Lau on 1 Sep ps Messrs Rawson, Dunlop, Gerrand, Furlonge, Route, Chittleboro, Mr Mills with wife and child. Imports 51 bales hay, 228 bags oats, 3 bales slops, 4 rolls lead, Devlin; 8 bales hay, 189 bags oats, 10 bags barley, A Andrews; 29 barrels bread, 15 bales hay, Order.
The Rapid is recorded to leave George Town for Port Adelaide 5 Jan 1840, left Adelaide and on 22 Feb 1840 arrived George Town, and for Sydney 2 May, left Sydney and on 18 Apr 1840 arrived George Town and 27 June 1840. Arrived at Lau 22 Aug 1840 and also 2 Nov 1840
Arrived - 7 Sept -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha from Lau on 28 Aug ps Mr and Mrs Dennis and 2 chn, Mrs Sterry and 2 chn, Messrs Powell, Rolston, Spicer, Campbell, Anderson, Worsley, Lavers and 11 in the steerage
Sailed - 4 Sept -
Dauntless
ship 698 tons Capt Miller for Sydney with part of original cargo ps Miss M Wyne, Messrs Jennings, Baddley, Grant
Sailed - 4 Sept -
Tamar
sch 117 tons Capt Bell for Lau ps Dr Rowe and Mr Pittman. Exports 200 sheep
Sailed - 5 Sept -
Lowestoft
sch 114 tons Capt Ruffle for Lau. Exports 150 sheep
Sailed - 6 Sept -
Dauntless
for Sydney
Sailed - 7 Sept -
Lady of the Lake
barque 240 tons Capt Harburgh for Hobart ps Miss M Beth, Messrs McKenzie, Stump, Robinson, Bush. Exports 1150 sheep, 22 pockets hops, 25 hhds ale, 1 hhd brandy, 1 keg tobacco
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Friday 11th September -


Sailed - 8 Sept -
Isabella Watson
ship 514 tons Capt McDonald for Sydney with part of original cargo. ps Messrs OConnell, McArthur, F Manton, Ryrie, Miller, Lorimer, Pentland, Ogilvie, Jenkins, Judge Donnithorne, Mrs Ley, and 38 in the steerage
Sailed - 10 Sept -
Caroline
brig 181 tons Capt Rogers, for Sydney Exports 4 cases slops, 22 cases oil, 3 quarter-casks wine, 3 cases marble, 36 bags rice flour, 14 casks pork.
Sailed - 10 Sept -
Paul Pry
sch 56 tons Capt Harding for Lau ps Messrs P Best and J Hodges. Exports 25 cases pickles, 5 bags flour, 3 bags sugar, 3 cases wine, 1 package tea, 100 sheep.

15th September -


Arrived - 10 Sept -
Bright Planet
barque 184 tons Capt Morrison from Sydney on 2 Sep, ps Mr and Mrs Carse and 2 chn, Messrs Munro, Wilson, Smith, Cropper, Enscoe and 27 in the steerage
Arrived - 11 Sept -
Jean
brig 199 tons Capt Clarke from Hobart on 3 Sep, ps Messrs Carter, Jones, Thompson and 17 in the steerage
Arrived - 11 Sept -
Dryade
ship 266 tons Capt Heard from Manilla on 15 June, ps Mr and Mrs Elgar and servant, Mrs Heard and Miss Heard
Sailed - 11 Sept -
Black Swan
for Sydney
Sailed - 11 Sept -
Lord Sidmouth
barque 194 tons Capt Marr for Hobart ps Mr R Atkins and Miss Atkins, 2 in the steerage
Sailed - 11 Sept -
Bandicoot
sch 55 tons Capt Griffiths for Hobart in ballast. Exports 12 casks oatmeal
Sailed - 12 Sept -
Gem
sch 76 tons Capt Pearce for Lau ps Messrs Symonds, Spicer, Francis and Budds. Exports 162 bags sugar, 2 cases British plate, 1 bale merchandise, 200 sheep.
Sailed - 14 Sept -
Industry
sch 96 tons Capt Murray for Lau ps Messrs Ashton, Haughton, Sallie. Exports 8 hogsheads rum, 2 casks beef, 21 casks tallow, 1 case 1 bale linen, 47 bales, 200 sheep.
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Friday 18th September -


Sailed - 11 Sept -
Perseverance
sch 45 tons Capt Bishop for Sydney ps Mr Rainbow. Exports 30 casks tar, 121 boxws glass, 500 horns, 2 cases saddlery, 1 case shoes, 1 package leather.
Sailed - 4 Sept -
William Woolley
brig 199 tons Capt Truscott for Sydney ps Mr and Mrs DS Campbell, Dr McCrae, Messrs Joseph Hawdon and John Hawdon, Lieut Cormack, Mr R Lodes. Exports 25 cases cheese, 8 casks and 1 ton oatmeal
Sailing was delayed till Sunday, due to the wet weather
Report - 18 Sept -
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.

Tuesday 22nd September -


Arrived - 19 Sept -
Piscator
sch 111 tons Capt Richards from Sydney ps Mr and Mrs Jerome, Messrs Forbes, McCarty, Quin, Roy, Jones and Cook. Imports
Arrived - 19 Sept -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby from Lau on 16 Sep ps Mrs Chittleborough and child, Mr and Mrs Sharpe. Imports
Arrived - 20 Sept -
Agnes and Elizabeth
sch 74 tons Capt Mitchell from Hobart on 13 Sep ps Mrs Wilson and 2 chn, Mr Ansley and 1 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 20 Sept -
Flying Squirrel
sch 87 tons Capt Clinch from Hobart on 12 Sep ps Mr J Deane, Mr and Mrs Short, Miss Short and 5 chn, 7 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 20 Sept -
Blossom
sch 44 tons Capt Stewart from Lau on 16 Sep. Imports 76 bales hay, 3691 feet timber, 600 broad paling, J Cain.
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Sailed - 18 Sept -
Thomas Laurie
barque 294 tons Capt Price for Sydney in ballast
Sailed - 18 Sept -
Rapid
brig 153 tons Capt Devlin for Adelaide ps Messrs Langhorne, Rawson, Carries. Exports 260 barrels flour, 4 bales slops, 2 cases wearing apparel, 2 horses, 1 box, 250 bags flour
Sailed - 19 Sept -
Dryade
ship 266 tons Capt Heard for Sydney ps Mr and Mrs Elgar and servant, Mr Morris. Exports part of original cargo, and 1000 bags sugar
Sailed - 19 Sept -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha for Lau in ballast
Sailed - 19 Sept -
Dovecot
brig 178 tons Capt Bull for Sydney in ballast ps Mr Ranclaud
Sailed - 20 Sept -
William Woolley
for Sydney

Friday 25th September -


Arrived - 24 Sept -
Scout
brig 94 tons Capt Gwatkin from Hobart. Imports
Sailed - 24 Sept -
Mary Ridgeway
barque 217 tons Capt Steins for Sydney in ballast

Tuesday 29th September -

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Jewess
Jewess
Tamar
Tamar
Arrived - 28 Sept -
Jewess
brig 204 tons Capt Johnstone from Sydney 14 Sep ps Rev Mr Geoghegan, Rev Mr and Mrs Thompson, Mr and Mrs Williard, Mrs Cotter and family, Messrs Pearson, Howey, Hart, Tansaker, Abrahams, Hart and 12 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 28 Sept -
Tamar
sch 117 tons Capt Bell from Lau on 22 Sep ps Mr and Mrs Manifold, Mrs Bell, Mrs Rose and child, Messrs Thornloe, Claridge, Parker and Frazer. Imports
Sailed - 28 Sept -
Majestic
barque 316 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Exports 263 sheep, 1 cask beef

Friday 2nd October -


Arrived - 28 Sept -
Lillias
sch 88 tons Capt Smith from Hobart on 23 Sep ps Mr and Mrs Harvey and 5 chn, Mrs Smith, Mr Saddler, and 14 in the steerage
Arrived - 28 Sept -
Waterlilly
sch 156 tons Capt Langdon from Lau on 23 Sep ps Messrs Campbell and Churton and 3 in the steerage
Arrived - 28 Sept -
Lowestoft
sch 114 tons Capt Ruffle from Lau on 26 Sep ps J Magger
Arrived - 30 Sept -
Eagle
ship 438 tons, Capt Buckley from London 2 June - see Eagle notes
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Waterlilly
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Lowestoft
Lowestoft

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