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The march of Civilisation
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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October


I have included vessels from Launceston for Portland Bay

Paul Pry

Friday 2nd October -


Arrived - 1 Oct -
Himalaya
barque 477 tons Capt Burn from London via Plymouth 20 June - see Himalaya notes
Arrived - 1 Oct -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding from Launceston Passengers Messrs Smith, Rose, Barrett. Imports image
Arrived - 1 Oct -
Mary
cutter 56 tons Capt Saunders from Launceston . Imports 3900 broad paling, 7000 feet timber, Order.
Sailed - 1 Oct -
Scout
brig 91 tons Capt Gwatkin for Launceston Exports 500 sheep
Sailed - 1 Oct -
Flying Squirel
schooner 87 tons Capt Clinch for Hobart Passengers Mr and Mrs Munchin, Messrs Garret, Stapleton, Murdock. Exports 200 sheep, 300 skins.
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.

Tuesday 6th October -


Arrived - 3 Oct -
Industry
schooner 96 tons Capt Murray from Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Kebble, Mr Haughton and 1 in the steerage
Imports 20,000 feet timber, 4000 broad paling, 20 bales hay, 56 bags oats, 5 bales hair, order.
Arrived - 3 Oct -
Christina
brig 123 tons Capt Birkinshaw from Sydney Passengers Rev J Orton, Mrs Orton and 6 chn, Mr and Mrs Capmbell, Mr and Mrs Bourne, Messrs Levy, Jeffrey, Punes, Eyre and 17 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 5 Oct -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons Capt Baldwin from Launceston Passengers John Baker. Imports image
Arrived - 5 Oct -
Indemnity
barque 305 tons Capt Roberts from Launceston Passengers Captain J Rulls, Mr and Mrs Page. Imports image
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Sailed - 5 Oct -
Jean
brig 159 tons Capt Clarke for Hobart Passengers Mr Thomson. Exports 2 trunks, 23 bags wheat, 507 sheep
Sailed - 5 Oct -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding for Launceston . Exports 4 casks beef, 15 hhds stout, 6 hhds 15 barrels ale, 24 cases porter, 21 cases ale, 30 quarter-cases 45 half-cases soap
Sailed - 5 Oct -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 75 tons Capt 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.
Sailed - 5 Oct -
Mariner
schooner 47 tons Capt Guillan for Portland Bay. Exports image
Sailed - 5 Oct -
Mandane
ship 361 tons Capt Murdock for Sydney Passengers Rev Mr Grange and Mr Williamson, Mr Urquhart. Exports 493 barrels flour, 7 cases sundries, 2 hhds sugar, 15 tons pig-iron, 5 hhds wine, 3 trunks, 20 chests tea.
Sailed - 7 Oct -
Minerva
schooner 110 tons Capt Fawthorp, from Launceston for Portland Bay; Henty & Co agents. Passengers G Wenter Esq., Messrs Janop, White, W Crisp, W Foreman, B Shaw, W Fry, H Smith, WM Clemen, C Higgs, Thomas Christina and Isabella Waivers, James M Owen, J Graham, George Warwick, James Roders, A Demprey, James Fadon, James Boxer, John Winnicott, A Ives, James Wood, William Burns.

Friday 9th October -


Arrived - 7 Oct -
Gem
schooner 78 tons Capt Pearce from Launceston Passengers Mrs Young and child, Messrs Hutchinson, Wiggins, Scott, Donovan, Ashton Imports image
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Mariner
Gem
Gem
Sailed - 7 Oct -
Branken Moor
barque 371 tons Capt Smith for Hobart with 3 Passengers in steerage, Exports 70 head cattle, 700 sheep, 4 cans linseed oil
Sailed - 7 Oct -
Piscator
schooner 114 tons Capt Richards for Sydney in ballast
Sailed - 7 Oct -
Jewess
brig 201 tons Capt Johnstone for Sydeny in ballast, 3 Passengers in the steerage
Sailed - 7 Oct -
Pickwick
cutter 25 tons Capt Baldwin for Launceston in ballast

Tuesday 13th October -


Sailed - 9 Oct -
Waterlilly
schooner 155 tons Capt Roach for Sydney in ballast Passengers Mrs Roach child and 2 female servants, Mr and Mrs C Williams, Messrs S Craig, A Bolden, Bowman, Cashmore

Friday 16th October -


Sailed - 15 Oct -
Himalaya
ship 477 tons Capt Burn for Sydney with part of original cargo - see Himalaya notes
Gem Sailed - 15 Oct -
Christina
brig 127 tons Capt Birkenshaw for Sydney Passengers Mr A Matthison. Exports 3 cases hats, 1 case cigars, 2 trunks, 2 hhds brandy, 100 boxes raisins, 14 quarter-casks wine, 26 cases split peas, 2 cases haberdashery, 8 cases Manilla cigars, 15 cases sago, 1 cask tallow, 5 cases 1 cask cigars.

Tuesday 20th October -


Arrived - 18 Oct -
Lord Saumarez
brig 201 tons Capt McLean from Sydney on 11 Oct Passengers Madame LaTrobe, Major Anderson, Dr Martin, Messrs O/Connell, Cameron, Jennings, Ryrie, Dick, Manton, Bertleson, Ferguson and 30 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 18 Oct -
London
barque 388 tons Capt Gibson from London on 23 June - see London notes Imports image
Arrived - 18 Oct -
Sisters
cutter 48 tons Capt Mitchell from Sydney on 2 Oct Passengers Captain Dixon Imports 1700 bushels maize, 2 casks pease, 100 feet cedar, 40 pieces pine boards, Dixon.
Sailed - 17 Oct -
Gem
schooner 78 tons Capt Pearce for Launceston Passengers Messrs Frost, Hutchinson, Wiggins, McFarlane, Smith, Barrett and Aukill/Ankill. Exports 1 case slops, 200 sheep
Sailed - 17 Oct -
Indemnity
barque 306 tons Capt Roberts for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Cottrel, Mr and Mrs Guthrie, Messrs Were, Furlong, Blandge, Monteflore and Frazer. Exports 600 sheep, 3 horses, 2 bales hay
Sailed - 17 Oct -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons Capt Ruffle for Launceston Passengers Messrs Smith and Claridge. Exports 250 sheep Gem
Report arrival at Launceston on 23 Oct, with Passengers Haines travelling with the sheep.

Friday 23rd October -


Arrived - 21 Oct -
Lord Sidmouth
barque 195 tons Capt Marr from Hobart on 5 Oct Passengers Mr and Mrs McGillivray, Messrs Gentle, Ferguson, Clarke, Hindsby and 16 in the steerage. Imports image
Sailed - 22 Oct -
Eagle
Capt Buckley for Sydney Passengers Messrs Dutton, Reid, Harriot, Jamieson and 1 in the steerage

Tuesday 27th October -


Arrived - 23 Oct -
Mona
barque 188 tons Capt Milliagan from Launceston on 10 Oct Passengers Mr and Mrs Waddel, Messrs Pittman, Masa, Birmingham, Cowell and Hoghen. Imports image
Arrived - 23 Oct -
Fox
brig 222 tons Capt Lowe from Launceston on 20 Oct Passengers Captain Munyard, Mr and Mrs Campbell, Mr and Miss McLean, and 9 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 23 Oct -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding from Launceston Passengers Messrs Budds and Tyers. Imports image
Arrived - 23 Oct -
Lady of the Lake
243 tons Capt Harburgh from Hobart Passengers Messrs Harburgh, Brodribb, McKenzie, Gatehouse, Wheatley and 7 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 26 Oct -
Dusty Miller
schooner from Launceston
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Mona
Fox
Fox
Paul Pry
Paul Pry
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake

Friday 30th October -


Arrived - 26 Oct -
Dusty Miller
schooner 90 tons Capt Sproul from Launceston on 22 Oct Passengers Messrs Grieve, George. Imports image
Arrived - 27 Oct -
Bright Planet
barque 186 tons Capt Morrison from Sydney on 20 Oct Passengers Messrs Roberts, Patterson, Cohen, Dole and 29 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 29 Oct -
Lively
cutter 31 tons Capt Davies from Launceston Passengers Mr Fend. Imports 11000 feet timber, 3000 palings, Fend.
Sailed - 29 Oct -
Fox
brig 223 tons Capt Lowe for Launceston in ballast Passengers two Misses Campbell, Miss McNall, Captain Munyard, Messrs Winter, Campbell, Speyers, McKenzie, Budge, Benson, Carman and Bird
Sailed - 29 Oct -
Shamrock
cutter 35 tons Capt Boyd for Hobart. Exports 99 sheep, 28 casks beef, 20 kegs butter, 5 bales woolbagging
Report - 30 Oct -
Prince George
the revenue cutter Capt Moore sailed from Sydney on 17 Oct for Portland Bay and this port with Passengers Mr Blair the Police magistrate for Portland, and Mr Primrose.
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Dusty Miller
Bright Planet
Bright Planet

Tuesday 3rd November -


Arrived - 30 Oct -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith from Hobart on 22 Oct Passengers 16 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 30 Oct -
Flying Squirel
schooner 86 tons Capt Clinch from Hobart on 22 Oct Passengers Mr and Mrs Derredin and son, Mrs Clinch and son, Mr Bissell and 12 in the steerage. Imports image
Arrived - 30 Oct -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Capt 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 - 30 Oct -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Tregurtha from Launceston on 24 Oct Passengers Mrs Birch, Messrs Reid, Forster and Farrell. Imports 4 tons hay, Bell; 48 bags barley, Mills; 5 bags flour, 3 cases apparel, Budds; 6 bags flour, George; 10 tons hay, 5000 feet timber, 50 bags potatoes, 25 jars sheep-wash, Order.
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Flying Squirel
Flying Squirel
Arrived - 31 Oct -
Thomas Harrison
barque 366 tons Capt Smith from Plymouth on 27 June - see Thomas Harrison notes
Arrived - 31 Oct -
Prince George
revenue cutter Capt Moore from Sydney via Portland Bay
Sailed - 31 Oct -
Mona
barque 188 tons Capt Milligan for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Henty, Mr and Mrs McGillivray, Messrs Mann, Gatehouse, Gardiner, McDonald, Barbrew, Couch. Exports 300 sheep and part of original cargo
Sailed - 31 Oct -
Lord Sidmouth
barque 175 tons Capt Marr for Hobart. Exports 12 kegs tobacco part of original cargo
Sailed - 31 Oct -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding for Launceston Passengers Messrs Birmingham, Meyer, Breck and 2 in the steerage. Exports 24 quarter-casks wine, 11 chests, 8 half-chests tea, 11 casks oil, 100 sheep, 6 casks tallow, 1 cask beef.
Report - 30 Oct -
Industry
schooner 96 tons Capt Murray arrived at Launceston from Port Phillip; J Ashton, Agent. Passengers Miss Legerwood, Moses Holt, Mr J Houghton, Mr J Ashton, Mr Thomas Hodgetts. Cargo 6 bags wheat, J Field; 49 ditto ditto, 32 hogsheads porter, 8 ditto ale, 3 casks ditto, Order; 1 tierce tobacco, 40 casks ale, 39 hides, 40 boxes soap, J Houghton.
Report - 30 Oct -
Visitors
at Cornwall Hotel, Launceston, from Port Phillip, Mr and Mrs Cotterell, William Scott, Messrs Wise, Mumford and Furlong, Esqs.

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