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Ships that came to Port Phillip in 1841

Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,

Vessels for Overseas have tan, Coast ports have blue, pink for 'not in Melbourne paper' and News items are green background.

May

Sources - the Port Phillip Herald, in 2008 available on PaperofRecord site, has been purchased by Google, and is now on Vital Records, which costs to use. Dec 2009
MWC- Melbourne Weekly Courier, online at Ferguson project
SMH - Sydney Morning Herald,
CTH - Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828-1857), CH - The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840-1859), LE - Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842-1899)

Tuesday 4rd May 1841
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, arrived 1 May from Launceston, see my Tamar notes
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Loutit master, arrived 2 May from Launceston 27 Apr, passengers, Messrs. M'Kinnon, James, Fennell, Wood, Doyle, and Smith.
Paul Pye
schooner, 56 tons, master, arrived 2 May from Launceston 28 Apr, passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Kibble, Miss Kibble, I child, Captain Harding, Alexander M'Kay, Mr. M. Chilly.
Caroline
brig, 157 tons, master, cleared 3 May for Hobart, passengers Captain Mann, Mr Lee and 5 in steerage
Australasian Packet
barque, 194 tons, master, cleared 3 May for Sydney, see my Australasian Packet notes
  • John Cooper
    ship, 659 tons, Salmon master, cleared 3 May for Sydney, see my John Cooper notes
Friday 7th May 1841
  • Jupiter
    barque, 138 tons, Hinks master, arrived 5 May from London 4 Dec and Cape of Good Hope 26 Feb, see my Jupitor notes
Augustus
barque, 210 tons, Mattison master, arrived 4 May from Sydney, see my Augustus notes
Jewess
brig, 200 tons, Crew master, cleared 5 May for Sydney, see my Jewess notes
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, cleared 5 May for Launceston,
Naiad
schooner, 103 tons, Carr master, cleared 5 May for Hobart, with Mr Griffiths - see my Naiad notes
Agenoria
schooner, 120 tons, Hurst master, cleared 6 May for Hobart,
  • Mary
    sailed from Launceston on 29 Apr for Port Phillip, passengers Thomas Dykes and William Henderson.
  • Fox
    brig, 222 tons, Lowe master, sailed from Launceston on 29 Apr for Port Fairy, J Griffifths, agent, passengers, Charles Anderson, Thomas Bird, James Phillip, Robert Hetteck, Joseph Radley, Robert Whitesides, Richard Heaney, John Mills, M Desmend, Jacob Howe, Lawrence Ivirs, cargo includes 60 head cattle for J Cox, 2 bulls for CN Campbell,
Tuesday 11th May 1841
  • Ann Sophia
    brig, 238 tons, James master, arrived 8 May from London, cargo, see my Ann Sophia notes
  • Catherine
    schooner, 160 tons, Bannatyne master, arrived 10 May from London
  • Emma ?
    Brig, 221 tons, Sanderson master, cleared 1 May for the Isle of France
Jane and Emma
cutter, 40 tons, Thompson master, cleared 1 May for Corner Inlet,
Paul Pye
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, cleared 1 May for Launceston
Lillias
schooner, 88 tons, Smith master, cleared 1 May for Hobart
Lord Hobart
brig, 166 tons, Harburgh master, arrived 1 May from Hobart
  • Lowestoft
    schooner, 114 tons, Ruffle master, arrived 5 May at Launceston from Portland, Griffiths, agent, with sundries, passengers, Dr. Wil more, FG Wilmore Esq, R Savage, Esq, J Cowell Esq, J M'Lean Esq, James Tobam Esq, D Conney, James Lynch, Patrick Riley
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop master, arrived 10 May at Launceston from from Portland, Henty & Co., agents, passengers, S Henty Esq, Frank Henty, Thomas Cowell, D Rose, Robert Lake
Friday 14th May 1841
Mary
cutter, 21 tons, Ludwick master, cleared 12 May for Western Port, passenger Mr Bailie
Will Watch
schooner, 63 tons, Harding master, cleared 13 May for Launceston,
Isabella
schooner, 70 tons, Murray master, cleared 13 May for Port Albert and Corner Inlet, passengers Mr Hunter, Mr Townsend, Mr Brodribb and 12 in steerage
Though he now knew how to produce an image, it was not until 1837 that Photographer Daguerre discovers that an image can be fixed permanent by immersing it in salt. This new process he proudly called Daguerreotype.
The first photograph taken in Australia seems to have been on 13 May 1841, it was Daguerreotype on silver plate.
Source Bushrangers Timeline, Possibly the first photo taken in Australia in Sydney, by a Frenchman Captain Lucas at the store of Joubet, and Murphy, they were agents for French ships "a trail of the daguerreotype" the picture was of Bridge st and part of George st The arrival of naval captain, Captain Lucas in 1841, was a noted in the Australasian Chronicle for 13 April of that year. research has filled in much of the details. Captain Augustin Lucas (1804-1854) was probably the brother of the captain of the French ship 'Justine' that docked in Sydney at then end of March

Tuesday 18th May 1841
  • Platina
    barque, 320 tons, master, cleared 15 May for London, see my Platina notes
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, master, arrived 15 May from Launceston, see my William Hughes notes
Minerva
schooner, 90 tons, master, arrived 15 May from Launceston
Flying Squirel
schooner, 87 tons, master, arrived 15 May from Hobart, passengers

Friday 21st May 1841
Elizabeth Lloyd
cutter, 30 tons, Bowen master, arrived 17 May from Hobart,
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, arrived 18 May from Hobart, passengers
Mary
cutter, 56 tons, McIntosh master, arrived 18 May from Launceston,
Christina
brig, 126 tons, Birkenshaw master, arrived 19 May from Sydney on 9 May,
Adelaide
brig, 220 tons,Dryden master, arrived 20 May from Launceston, passengers Mr Hutchinson, Mr Horne and 18 in steerage
Challenger
schooner, Robertson master, arrived 20 May from Adelaide,
William Hughes
brig, 124 tons, Robinson master, cleared 20 May for Launceston, passengers
  • Herald
    brigantine, 191 tons, Matthews master, arrived 19 May from Bristol on 18 Dec,
Tuesday 25th May 1841
Abeona
brig, 96 tons, Blackbourne master, arrived 22 May from Hobart, passengers Mr Buckland, Mr Starkall, 4 in steerage
New Holland
brig, arrived 22 May from Newcastle, NSW, with 225 ton coals for use by Corsair, passenger Mr McMillan
Lord Hobart
cleared 22 May for Hobart, passengers Mrs Roberts and Mrs Troper, cargo 30 bullocks, 400 sheep, 2 cases beer engines, 2 rolls lead pipe
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Sanders, arrived 14 May from Portland Bay, Guillan, agent, with sheep, passengers, G Winter, Esq., Robert Stewart, Esq., Mr. Laughlin.
  • Fox
    brig, 222 tons, Lane, arrived 19 May from Port Fairy, J Griffiths agent, with sheep, passenger, Thomas Mills.
  • Minerva
    schooner, 110 tons, Fawthrop, sailed 19 May for Portland Bay, Henty & Co., agents, passengers, Stephen Henty, P White Esq, John White Esq, Thomas Dyster, Morris Kings, Stuart, Keans, Gillinere, Willis, Carroll, Reddeford, Gray, Stuart, Williamson, Wood, Holloway, Jones, Smith, Eddington, Bostock, Higginbottom, Halls, Bingby, Parker, Lewis, Friend, Crockett, Cotton, Donaldson, Riley, and a whaler
Friday 28th May 1841
Paul Pye
schooner, 56 tons, Jenkins master, arrived 25 May from Launceston, passengers Mrs Athorn and 2 chn, etc
Anne
barque, 212 tons, Simpson master, arrived 25 May from Sydney on 16 May,
Flying Squirel
schooner, tons, master, cleared 25 May for Hobart,
Scout
schooner, tons, master, cleared 25 May for Launceston, passengers Rev Mr Watt, Mr Bolden, and 1 in steerage, cargo 25 head cattle
  • Dusty Miller
    schooner, 90 tons, Sanders master, sailed 21 May for Portland Ray, J Guillan agent, passengers Samuel Parker and Thomas Jones
  • Fox
    brig, 222 tons, Lowe master, departed 27 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Fairy, passengers J Ritchie Esq, J Cox Esq, Mrs John Cox, Eliza King, Thomas Mills, Benjamin Plumber, John Young, William Gray, John Holmes, Thomas Hodges, James Miller, Thomas Horton, Joseph Twist, cargo includes 60 head cattle, 2 horses, 1 gig and 4 packets furniture for Cox, 500 sheep for J Griffiths
Tuesday 1st June 1841
Corsair
steamer, 150 tons, Fox master, arrived 28 May from Adelaide, see my Corsair notes
Maguasha
brig, 152 tons, Taylor master, cleared 29 May for Hobart, passengers Mrs Churton and 2 chn, Messrs R and P Hull, Mr Gogg, Mr Wright, cargo 30 head cattle, 250 sheep
Elizabeth Lloyd
schooner, 30 tons, Bowen master, cleared 29 May for Sydney, in ballast
Tamar
schooner, 117 tons, Bell master, arrived 30 May from Launceston, see my Tamar notes
  • Lady Raffles
    barque, 299 tons, Osbourne master, arrived 30 May from Liverpool on 19 Jan, passengers Mr and Mrs Kissock and 2 chn, Mr W Kissock, Messrs E and H lance, Reed, Speck, Arden, Heig, see my Lady Raffles notes
  • Edina
    barque, 471 tons, Skinner master, arrived 31 May from Greenoch 24 Dec 1840 and Adelaide 17 May, see my Edina notes
Friday 4th June 1841
Boujah Maiden
cutter, 27 tons, Vesey master, arrived 29 May from Portland, passengers Mrs Tims and dau, 5 prisoners


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Notes on Vessels by name - Abeona, Bandicoot, Devonshire, Hamilton, Kilmaurs, Maguasha, Patriot, Tamar,
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