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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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November


Report - 27 Oct -
Rookery
312 tons Capt Bourne from London arrived at Launceston on 9 Oct with cargo for Port phillip see Imports image
Report - 27 Oct -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons, departed 23 Oct from Launceston for Port Phillip with Passengers Mrs Birch, James Reid, Wm Telley and John Reid.

3rd November -


Arrived - 1 Nov -
Martin Luther
barque 445 tons Capt Swan from Greenock on 5 June and Adelaide 28 Oct - see Martin Luther notes
Report 20 Oct 1840 when the Lord Saumarez arrived from Sydney, that the Martin Luther was fallen in with on the 9th June off Holy Island,
with loss of fore-top-mast, etc, and two of the crew drowned; she was towed back to port.
Arrived - 1 Nov -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby from Launceston on 30 Oct Passengers Mrs Chamley with Messrs Scott and Russell Chamley and 3 chn, and 10 in the steerage

Friday 6th November -


Arrived - 3 Nov -
Governor Gawler
cutter 11 tons Capt Underwood from Adelaide 17 Oct Imports 60 chests tea, Langhorne Bros; 59 chests tea WH Dutton.
Arrived - 3 Nov -
Singapore
barque 302 tons Capt Hamilton from Singapore on 26 Aug Imports image
Sailed - 5 Nov -
Dusty Miller
schooner 90 tons Capt Saunders for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Daniels, Messrs McLean, Greaves and Campbell Exports 12 tons flour, 250 sheep, 2 horses, 2 cases cigars
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Truganini

Tuesday 10th November -


Arrived - 8 Nov -
Perfect
ship 658 tons Capt Snell from greenock on 24 June - see Perfect notes
Arrived - 8 Nov -
Truganini
schooner 62 tons Capt Patterson from Hobart Passengers Mr Kelly
Arrived - 8 Nov -
Flinders
cutter from Launceston on 28 Oct Imports a quantity of sawn timber, Cain.
Arrived - 9 Nov -
Clydesdale
barque 514 tons Capt Bennet from Liverpool 29 June - see Clydesdale notes
Sailed - 6 Nov -
Bright Planet
barque 186 tons Capt Morrison for Sydney in ballast Passengers Mr and Mrs Spyers, Miss Steel, Messrs Clad, Kemp, Dick, S Craig Esq., Miss Kensett and 4 in the steerage
Sailed - 6 Nov -
Lady of the Lake
barque 244 tons Capt Harburgh for Twofold Bay and Hobart in ballast Passengers Mrs harburgh
Sailed - 9 Nov -
Flying Squirel
schooner 87 tons Capt Clinch for Honart Passengers Mrs Clinch, Mrs Stapleton, Messrs Bissell, McGregor, Kinsly. Exports 200 sheep, 8 bales wool, 1/2 ton fat, 38 bullock hides, 48 sheep skins, 3 casks tobacco, 1 case cigars, 14 bags bagging, 2 cases preserved ginger, 2 cases curry powder, 6 kegs salt, 3 bags wheat.

Friday 13th November -


Arrived - 11 Nov -
Lowestoft
schooner 114 tons Capt Ruffle from Launceston on 6 Nov, Passengers Mr Frazer Imports 30,000 feet timber, 2000 broad paling, 10 bags flour, Order.
Arrived - 11 Nov -
Industry
schooner 96 tons Capt Murray from Launceston Passengers Mrs All, Messrs Meyers, Best, Lucas, Crowley, Lewis, Cowell, Burns and Thomson Imports 12000 feet timber, 1700 felloes, 61 bags bran, 63 bundles shingles, 122 bundles laths, 3000 paling, Meyers; 5 packages, Murray; 6 horses, Best & Meyers; 3 carts, 6 packages urniyure, 2 bales harness, Order.
Arrived - 12 Nov -
Isabella Watson
ship 414 tons Capt McDonald from Sydney on 1 Nov - see Isabella Watson notes Mariner
Sailed - 10 Nov -
Charlotte
brig 96 tons Capt Yregurtha for Launceston Passengers Mrs Birch, Messrs Campbell, Aikenhead, Winter, Cowell, Scott, and Ferguson Exports 300 sheep, 50 bags potatoes, 3000 feet timber
Sailed - 10 Nov -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Passengers Messrs Cook, Clarke and 2 in steerage Exports 6 casks 1 case tallow, 1 case slops, 1 packet ironmongery, 1 chest apparel, 200 sheep.
Sailed - 10 Nov -
Mariner
schooner 47 tons Capt Guillan for Portland Bay Passengers Messrs McDonnell and Milner Exports
Sailed - 10 Nov -
Sisters
cutter 48 tons Capt Mulhall for Adelaide Passengers Mr Dixon Exports 124 bags flour, 1100 bushelsmaize, 100 feet cedar, 40 pine boards.
Sailed - 10 Nov -
Governor Gawler
cutter 11 tons Capt Underwood for Adelaide Exports 128 bags sugar
Sailed - 12 Nov -
Henry
brig 107 tons Capt Toby for Launceston Passengers Mr Roberts. Exports 300 sheep

Tuesday 17th November -


Arrived - 12 Nov -
Scout
brig 94 tons Capt Gwatkin from Launceston Passengers Mr Scott and one in steerage Imports
Arrived - 12 Nov -
Rookery
barque 311 tons Capt Bourne from London via Launceston Passengers Miss Champion, Mr and Mrs Hurst, Messrs Were, Raven, Williamson, Orr, Murdock, Steightey, Ramsdale, Robertson, Ignatius, Balfour Imports
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Arrived - 15 Nov -
Agenoria
schooner 129 tons Capt Hurst from Hobart Imports
Arrived - 15 Nov -
Agnes and Elizabeth
schooner 74 tons Capt Burns from Hobart on 3 Nov Passengers Mr, Mrs and Miss Rule and 4 chn, Mr Gibbons, and 4 in the steerage. Imports
Arrived - 15 Nov -
Lapwing
schooner 93 tons Capt Guthridge from Liverpool on 13 July Passengers Mr JW McDonald. The Lapwing from Liverpool bound for Sydney, put in here for water. She resumed her voyage on Tuesday 21 Nov.
Arrived - 15 Nov -
Indemnity
barque 300 tons Capt Roberts from Launceston on 11 Nov Imports 233 bales hay, 4000 feet timber, 2600 shingles, 1400 broad paling, 1 horse, Pittman; 26 bales hay, Order.
Report - 17 Nov -
Gem
left Launceston before other vessels now arrived, she was out in the southerly gale so severely felt at Melbourne last Tuesday evening.
Report - 17 Nov -
Jane and Emma
sailed for Western Port six weeks ago, and no report has been received.
Departed - 18 Nov -
Minerva
from Launceston to Portland Bay
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Fri 20th November -

Arrived - 17 Nov -
William Woolley
brig 199 tons Capt Truscott from Sydney on 5 Nov - see William Woolley notes Coromandel
Arrived - 17 Nov -
Gem
schooner 78 tons Capt Pearce from Launceston on 7 Nov Passengers Messrs Mervyn, Bronridge, Coleman, Davies, Anketell, Vickers, Milbourne, Bowman, Turner and 1 prisoner of the Crown. Exports 73 bags rice, 180 bags barley, 9 bales hay, Farrell; 2 cases books, 1 case 1 cask blacking, 1 keg paint, 2 saws, Barrett; 1600 broad paling, 40 pieces timber, 197 bags oats, 2000 broad paling, 2 bales paper, 55 bags barley, Bell; 2589 broad paling, 58 bags branm Order; 15 boxes candles, Auticle.
Arrived - 18 Nov -
Coromandel
ship 639 tons Capt Lobbin from Sydney 7 Nov Passengers Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr and Mrs Strode, Mrs Sewell, Mr Langhorne and 3 in the steerage
Arrived - 19 Nov -
Jewess
brig 201 tons Capt Johnstone from Sydney
Sailed - 19 Nov -
London
ship 388 tons Capt Gibson for Sydney - see London notes

Tuesday 24th November -


Arrived - 20 Nov -
Jewess
brig 204 tons Capt Johnstone from Sydney Passengers Messrs Gold, Williamson, Carson and 8 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 20 Nov -
Lord Western
ship 530 tons Capt Lock from Sydney Passengers Mr Pentland and 10 in the steerage Imports 3 cases, 5 packages hardware, 156 battens, 90 deals, Order.
Arrived - 20 Nov -
Jane and Emma
cutter 33 tons Capt Laurie from Adelaide Passengers Mr Massie supercargo, Messrs Wright, Carshin, Langhorne, Williams, Jones, and Davey Imports 18 tons potatoes, 9 bags oats, 15 bags carrots, Order.
Arrived - 21 Nov -
Majestic
barque 317 tons Capt Smith from Hobart Passengers Imports
Arrived - 21 Nov -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding from Launceston Passengers Messrs Lette, Barlow, Bell, Dibble, Mountford and 6 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 21 Nov -
Prince George
revenue cutter. Capt Moore from Portland Bay
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Sailed - 23 Nov -
Truganini
schooner 62 tons Capt Patterson for Hobart Passengers Mrs Howe and 1 in the steerage Exports 150 sheep, 3 boxes haberdashery
Sailed - 24 Nov -
Isabella Watson
ship 514 tons Capt McDonald for Singapore in ballast
Sailed - 24 Nov -
Industry
schooner Capt Murray for Launceston Passengers Mrs Farny, Messrs Myers, Lucas, Cowell, Moore and 4 in the steerage Exports 59 casks pork, 11 cases saltpetre, 9 cases 1 bale slops. 73 bundles rod iron, 1 bale bags, 18 quarter-chests tea, 6 cases mustard, 60 hides, 80 sheep

Saturday 21th November

- Geelong Advertiser first edition
Arrived 14 Nov -
Charlotte
, schooner, Farrington master, from Melbourne. Cargo printing and building materials
Arrived 14 Nov -
Lowestoft
, schooner, Ruffle master, from Launceston. Cargo 20,000 feet timber, 19,000 shingles, 16.000 laths, 6000 broad palings, 2000 narrow palings, 10 bags flour
Arrived 16 Nov -
Devonshire
, schooner, Sutton master, from Melbourne
Arrived 20 Nov -
Governor La Trobe
, cutter, from Melbourne
Arrived 21 Nov -
Devonshire
, schooner, from Melbourne
Departed 18 Nov -
Devonshire
, for Melbourne
Departed 19 Nov -
Charlotte
, for Melbourne
Departed 21 Nov -
Governor La Trobe
, for Melbourne

Friday 27th November -


Sailed - 24 Nov -
Singapore
barque 302 tons Capt Hamilton for Sydney, list is blurred
Sailed - 24 Nov -
Lord Western
530 tons Capt Locke for Singapore in ballast
Sailed - 26 Nov -
Gem
schooner 76 tons Capt Pearce for Launceston Passengers Mr and Mrs Waddell, Messrs Robertson, Cowell, Bell and Robertson Ecports blurred
Sailed - 26 Nov -
Scout
brig 95 tons Capt Gwatkin for Adelaide Passengers Messrs Sturt, Pullar, McPherson, Braithwaite and 1 in the steerage Exports 380 bags flour, 110 bags sugar, 250 bags oats, rest is blurred

Saturday 28th November

- Geelong Advertiser no shipping reports

Tuesday 1st December -


Arrived - 29 Nov -
Shamrock
cutter 36 tons Capt Boyd from Hobart Passengers Mr Miller Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Tamar
schooner 117 tons Capt Bell from Launceston Passengers Mrs Patterson and Child, Mrs Bell, Messrs Baynton, Richardson, Winter, Foggett and 4 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Lowestoft
schooner 110 tons Capt Ruffle from Geelong in ballast
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Rovers Bride
cutter 50 tons Capt Hescott from Sydney Imports 60 tons coal for Clonmel steamer
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Arrived - 29 Nov -
Sir John Franklin
schooner 56 tons Capt Gill from Passengers Captain Johnson Messrs Roberts, Wallace, and Townsend Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Lord Hobart
barque 161 tons Capt Sinclair from Hobart Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Lillias
schooner 88 tons Capt Smith from Hobart Passengers 12 in the steergae Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Swan River Packet
schooner 78 tons Capt Nicholas from Hobart Imports 26000 feet timber, 56000 shingles, 3580 laths, 8 packages furniture, 18 bales woolbagging, Order.
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Christina
brig 126 tons Capt Birkenshaw from Sydney Passengers Messrs Smith, Banbury, Crook and 16 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Jean
brig 199 tons Capt Clarke from Hobart Passengers Mrs Ralph and child, and 10 in the steerage Imports
Arrived - 29 Nov -
Samuel Cunard
ship 299 tons Capt Passmore from Sydney Passengers 2 in the steerage Imports 14600 feet timber, Order; 3 cases apparel Roach.
Sailed - 27 Nov -
Paul Pry
schooner 56 tons Capt Harding for Launceston Exports 115 sheep, 1 chest, 1 half-chest tea, 2 barrels oatmeal.
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