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Came to Port Phillip in 1841
Arrivals from Overseas - Vessels named Agostina, Ariadne, Deva, Frankfield, Hamilton, Middlesex, Sir Charles Forbes, Westminster,
Coastal shipping - Abeona, Devonshire, Maguasha, Shamrock,

They came by the 'Diamond' as Self-funded and as Bounty Immigrants in 1841

Use the list of Notes on over 41,500 people, to find the page with details of individual passengers -
this list omits details from the ship list of calling, religion and ability to read and write. Other details of life in Port Phillip are being sought

Diamond

arrived 4 Nov 1841, barque HW Taylor master, from London 1 July 1841 then Cork 23 July to Port Phillip, Fiche 5 Page 158 Images 83-92, Agent Jonathan B Were, and Dr Irons on board as surgeon.

I have 278 names for passengers (this includes two who died) and 5 crew Cabin Passengers Mr Gilbert with wife and 4 chn, two Mr Thompsons, Mr Cooper, Mr Rycroft, Mr Bowler, Mr Maunsell and Lady, Mr Brickshank, 6 intermediates. The 254 bounty emigrants consisted of 133 souls in 41 families, 54 unmarried males (3 were refused Bounty) and 67 unmarried females. There were fifty children. Protestants numbered 44 and Roman Catholics 209. About half the adults could read and write. They represented a variety of occupations - carpenters, labourers, farm-servants, shepherds, stockmen, smiths, one gardener, one mason, one wheelwright. Most passengers were from Ireland, with just a few from England. The ship carried a super cargo of 480 deals and 270 boxes of soap.

Staff - HW Taylor Master, James Irons Superintendent of Bounty passengers, Thomas Elkirn 1st Mate, Wm Davis 2nd Mate, Wm McKenzie 3rd Mate.
Gratuities were paid to Dr Irons for 254 souls at the rate of 10/6 making a total of 133:7:0. Captain Taylor received 3/- each for the same number, making his total 38:2:0; the first mate, Mr Thomas Elkin, received 19:l0:0; the second mate (William Davies) and the third mate (William McKenzie) each received 12:14:0.
Bounty for 1 family (Mr and Mrs Kirby) refused due to poor state of their health on arrival at Port Phillip, and she died in Melbourne on 21st December 1841.

During the voyage one male adult, one female adult and five children died and seven babies were born.

From the Clancy Web page The Diamond was built at the Isle of Man in 1835 and was the fourth of the ships chartered by J.B. Were. On her previous trip to Sydney in 1838 she carried 162 female convicts, one, Mary Carmody being only thirteen years of age.
Thomas Clancy, his wife and four children - John, Eleanor, Thomas and Agnes, embarked on this ship, leaving Catherine (5 years) and Mary Hanno (3 years) with their grandmothers. A hint as to why they were left may be obtained from the work of Caroline Chisholm. In the late 1840's she discovered that hundreds of Irish children had been left behind by their parents who had emigrated. It was believed that bounty was only paid for four children. This may have explained why these two girls were left.
Thomas, Anne and the three older children could both read and write. Thomas was listed as a carpenter. Perhaps this gave him a better opportunity of coming as a bounty migrant than if he had described himself as a ".Gentleman farmer"..

BarqueTotalStaffOtherDiedBorn CouplesWith chnHusWivesSons DausChnBountyFamiliesUn malUn fem
Diamond 2605322202142422627482551335468
Asked that Bounty be also paid for Michael Paul, Michael Nayham and Daniel Ryan

'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, page 70 has a photo of a young girl, believed to be Ellen Kennedy, an illiterate dairywoman, who became a housemaid at Port Albert, had a daughter, then married 1844 to James Aitken, and 4 dau and 5 sons aurvived. Ellen died 1890 in Bairnsdale, aged 73

The Bounty names

In this ship list, people are numbered within the classified group - families or single male or single female.

Colour code Staff and Crew, Paid own passage Bounty Immigrant Disallowed Bounty departing PP
Maria Aker / Baker 18 (single woman 2) Dublin
Thomas Barret 27 (single man 5) Meath
Ann Barrett 21 (single woman 2) Meath
Mary Bascoville 21 (single woman 1) Meath
Mr Bowler (Cabin)
Jeremiah Bowles 38 hus (family 3) Co Clare
Mary Bowles 28 wife of Jeremiah (family 3) Co Clare
Henry Bowles 3 son of Jeremiah (family 3) Co Clare
John Bowline 20 (single man 2) Tipperary
Thomas Bowline 28 (single man 3) Tipperary
Dennis Boyle 34 hus (family 4) Co Tipperary
Honora Boyle 30 wife of Dennis (family 4) Co Tipperary
John Bradshaw 28 (single man 4) Limerick
Edward Brennan 28 hus (family 1) Limerick
Johanna Brennan 32 wife of Edward (family 1) Limerick
Bridget Brennan 19 (single woman 3) Limerick
Mr Brickshank (Cabin)
James Brien 26 hus (family 2) Co Tipperary
Honora Brien 26 wife of James (family 2) Co Tipperary
Infant With Brien 0 dau of James (family 2) Co Tipperary
John/Thomas Brown 26 (single man 1) Tipperary
Marianne Cannon 17 (single woman 6) Dublin
John Carty 23 (single man 11) Tipperary
Catherine Chase 16 (single woman 9) Tipperary
Thomas Clancy 34 hus (family 5) Co Cork
Anne Clancy 33 wife of Thomas (family 5) Co Cork
John Clancy 10 son of Thomas (family 5) Co Cork
Ellenor Clancy 9 dau of Thomas (family 5) Co Cork
Tom Clancy 7 son of Thomas (family 5) Co Cork
Anne Clancy 9 months dau of Thomas (family 5) Co Cork
James Clary 27 hus (family 11) Co Tipperary
Nancy Clary 27 wife of James (family 11) Co Tipperary
John Clary 4 son of James (family 11) Co Tipperary
Mary Clary 3 dau of James (family 11) Co Tipperary
Bridget Clary 28 (single woman 8) Tipperary
Bridget Clary 17 (single woman 10) Tipperary
Thomas Clary 26 (single man 10) Tipperary
Thomas Clay 28 hus (family 10) London
Mary Clay 28 wife of Thomas (family 10) London
Margaret Clary / Clay 20 (single woman 7) Tipperary
John Clearly 20 (single man 9) Tipperary
Patrick Cleary 38 hus (family 12) Co Tipperary
Ellen Cleary 30 wife of Patrick (family 12) Co Tipperary
Ellen Cleary 11 dau of Patrick (family 12) Co Tipperary
Margt Cleary 6 dau of Patrick (family 12) Co Tipperary
Catherine Cleary 4 dau of Patrick (family 12) Co Tipperary
Mary Cockland 22 (single woman 5) Waterford
John Cochraine / Cockran 23 Bounty refused (single man 11
William Coffinger 27 hus (family 9) Tipperary
Judy Coffinger 27 wife of William (family 9) Tipperary
Abby Coffinger born on board? 3 months dau of William (family 9) Tipperary
John Conolly 26 hus (family 8) Co Clare
Honora Conolly 25 wife (family 8) Co Clare
Mr Cooper (Cabin)
Frances Cooper 17 (single woman 4) London
Edward Corbet 21 (single man 6) Tipperary
Peter Cummins 37 hus (family 7) Kildare
Eliza Cummins 28 wife of Peter (family 7) Kildare
Mary Cummins 5 dau of Peter (family 7) Kildare
James Cummins 3 son of Peter (family 7) Kildare
Michael Cummins 11 months son of Peter (family 7) Kildare
Richard Cummins 25 (single man 7) Tipperary
Michael Curtis 26 hus (family 6) Kings Co
Sarah Curtis 24 wife of Michael (family 6) Kings Co
Mary Curtis 2 dau of Michael (family 6) Kings Co
Michael Curtis 29 (single man 8) Wicklaw
Patrick Darcy 24 (single man 13) Clare
Mary DArcy 18 (single woman 16) Clare
Wm Daines / Davis 2nd Mate (Staff 4)
David Dee 29 (single man 12) Waterford
Anne Delagney 25 (single woman 14) Tipperary
Margt Devereux 25 (single woman 11) Dublin
Mary Devereux 23 (single woman 13) Tipperary
Hannah Dixon 20 (single woman 15) Clare
Owen Doolan 37 hus (family 13) Kings Co
Biddy Doolan 27 wife of Owen (family 13) Kings Co
Pat Doolan 1 son of Owen (family 13) Kings Co
Infant With Doolan born on board? 0 son of Owen (family 13) Kings Co
Mary Dooley 27 disallowed (single woman 17 Waterford
Catherine Dwire 22 (single woman 17) Waterford
Ellen Dwyer 21 (single woman 12) Tipperary
Thomas Elkirn 1st Mate (Staff 3)
Henry Farebank 21 (single man 16) Middlesex
John Fitzgerald 22 (single man 17) Clare
Malachi Fooley 19 (single man 15) Kildare
Michael Forestal 38 hus (family 14) Co Tipperary
Ellen Forestal 30 wife of Michael (family 14) Co Tipperary
Catherine Forestal 2 dau of Michael (family 14) Co Tipperary
Johana French 20 Bounty refused, she had 'no protection' (single woman 17) Waterford
Inely Frying 24 (single woman 19) Waterford
Martin Fury 25 (single man 14) Clare
Margaret Fury 27 (single woman 18) Clare
Mr Gilbert (Cabin) with wife Gilbert (Cabin) and 4 chn Gilbert (Cabin)
Rose Gill 24 (single woman 23) Galway
Margt Gilmore 24 (single woman 20) Galway
Mary Gilmore 22 (single woman 21) Galway
Thomas Glasgow 25 (single man 49) Tipperary
Michael Gleeson 27 (single man 18) Tipperary
Bridget Gleeson 27 (single woman 25) Tipperary
Catherine Gleeson 20 (single woman 24) Tipperary
Margt Gleeson 23 (single woman 22) Tipperary
Neil/Ned Glinn 28 hus (family 15) Co Galway
Bridget Glinn 24 wife of Neil (family 15) Co Galway
Michael Glinn 3 son of Neil (family 15) Co Galway
John Hacket 28 hus (family 21) Co Tipperary
Mary Hacket 35 wife of John (family 21) Co Tipperary
John Haley 38 hus (family 20) Co Tipperary
Mary Haley 36 wife of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
John Haley 15 son of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
Pat Haley 12 son of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
Nancy Haley 9 dau of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
Thomas Haley 6 son of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
Elizabeth Haley 4 dau of John (family 20) Co Tipperary
Mary Haley 18 (single woman 28) Tipperary
Nancy Haley 24 (single woman 27) Tipperary
John Haling 25 Bounty refused then allowed (single man 56) Galway
James Hologan / Haloran 27 (single man 19) Clare
Patrick Haloran 25 (single man 20) Clare
Margt Harrington 24 (single woman 29) Tipperary
John Hartney 36 hus (family 17) Co Clare
Biddy Hartney 28 wife of John (family 17) Co Clare
John Hartney 6 son of John (family 17) Co Clare
Murtagh Hartney 4 son of John (family 17) Co Clare
Biddy Hartney 2 dau of John (family 17) Co Clare
Bridget Harty 19 (single woman 33) Tipperary
James Heatherton 36 hus (family 22) Co Tipperary
Catherine Heatherton 30 wife of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
Jeffrey Heatherton 10 son of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
Thomas Heatherton 8 son of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
John Heatherton 6 son of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
Peter Heatherton 4 son of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
Mary Anne Heatherton 1 dau of James (family 22) Co Tipperary
John Heffenen 37 hus (family 23) Co Tipperary
Mary Heffenen 29 wife of John (family 23) Co Tipperary
Mary Heffernan 17 dau of John (single woman 31) Tipperary
Bridget Heffernan 16 dau of John (single woman 32) Tipperary
William Heffenen 9 son of John (family 23) Co Tipperary
Margaret Heifernone / Heffenen 23 (single woman 30) Tipperary
John Heffernan 22 (single man 21) Tipperary
Sally Hemans 20 (single woman 34) Clonmel
Mary Hennessy 18 (single woman 26) Clare
 
Jerry Heron 36 hus (family 19) Co Limerick
Nora Heron 34 wife of Jerry (family 19) Co Tipperary
John Heron 10 son of Jerry (family 19) Co Tipperary
Honora Heron 8 dau of Jerry (family 19) Co Tipperary
Mary Heron 4 dau of Jerry (family 19) Co Tipperary
John Hickey 25 Bounty refused (single man 22
Martin Hinds 27 (single man 23) Clare
John Hislop 28 hus (family 18) Queens Co
Susanna Hislop 25 wife of John (family 18) Queens Co
George Holland 30 hus (family 16) Co Clare
Bridget Holland 28 wife of George (family 16) Co Clare
Mary Holland 9 dau of George (family 16) Co Clare
Ann Holland 7 dau of George (family 16) Co Clare
John Holland 4 son of George (family 16) Co Clare
Bridget Holland 3 dau of George (family 16) Co Clare
Jane Hughes 25 (single woman 35) Armagh
Alice Humbleton 22 (single woman 36) Clare
Richd Humphrey 27 (single man 22) Middlesex
James Irons Super (Staff 2)
Charlotte Jones 19 (single woman 38) Birmingham
Ellen Jones 23 (single woman 37) Cork
William Jordan 35 hus (family 24) Norfolk
Susanna Jordan 25 wife of William (family 24) Norfolk
Charles Jordan 4 son of William (family 24) Norfolk
Louisa Kelly 22 (single woman 39) Dublin
Lawrence Kennan 31 Widower (family 25) Dublin
Ellen Kennan wife of Lawrence (died 25) Dublin
Hanna Kennan 6 dau of Lawrence (family 25) Dublin
Austin Kennan 4 son of Lawrence (family 25) Dublin
John Kennan 2 son of Lawrence (family 25) Dublin
Michael Kennedy 25 hus (family 26) Kings Co
Margaret Kennedy 19 wife of Michael (family 26) Kings Co
Ellen Kennedy 25 Bounty refused, she had 'no protection' (single woman 38) Tipperary
Bridget Kerran 27 (single woman 41) Galway
Jane Key 18 (single woman 40) London
William Kirby 22 Widower (family 27) Co Tipperary
Margt Kirby 20 wife of William (died 27) Co Tipperary
Phillip Kyte 22 (single man 24) Galway
Bridget Lacy 26 (single woman 44) Tipperary
Daniel Leemey 22 hus (family 28) Co Tipperary
Nancy Leemey 23 wife of Daniel (family 28) Co Tipperary
Lucy Leonard 24 (single woman 45) Limerick
Thomas Lonargan 29 (single man 25) Tipperary
Maria Loughlin 22 (single woman 43) Dublin
May Anne Lowther 20 (single woman 42) Kings Co
Joanna Lundrigan 21 (single woman 46) Tipperary
Patrick corrected to Bartholomew Lyons 25 hus (family 29) Co Galway
Anne Lyons 20 wife of Patrick (family 29) Co Galway
William Mahony 27 (single man 26) Tipperary
John Maira 24 (single man 31) Waterford
Anne Maloney 22 (single woman 49) Tipperary
Thomas Manay 23 (single man 27) Tipperary
Anthony Mangan 22 (single man 28) Tipperary
Bridget Mannion 25 (single woman 50) Clare
Mr Maunsell (Cabin)
Lady Maunsell (Cabin)
Samuel May 23 hus (family 31) Co Meath
Margaret May 22 wife of Samuel (family 31) Co Meath
John May 25 (single man 32) Meath
Margaret May 21 (single woman 47) Meath
Margaret Mcbride 24 (single woman 48) Dublin
Mary Mccarty 27 Bounty refused, she had 'no protection' (single woman 48) Waterford
James Mcdonnel 22 hus (family 32) Co Fermanagh
Jane Mcdonnel 27 wife of James (family 32) Co Fermanagh
Infant With Mcdonnel born on board? 0 son of James (family 32) Co Fermanagh
Edward Mcgrath 25 (single man 33) Tipperary
William McKenzie 3rd Mate (Staff 5)
Thomas Miling 25 (single man 29) Clare
Michael Moore 27 (single man 34) Limerick
Tom/John Morris 28 (single man 30) Clare
Timothy Mullin 37 hus (family 30) Co Cork
Mary Mullin 33 wife of Timothy (family 30) Co Cork
Michael Naylan / Nayham (single man)
Mary Ann Nevin 24 (single woman 51) Dublin
Patk Odonnel 23 (single man 35) Clare
Charles Oxley 27 hus (family 33) Dublin
Mary Oxley 22 wife of Charles (family 33) Dublin
Michael Paul (single man)
Edward Powel 21 (single man 36) Tipperary
John Priestly 22 hus (family 34) London
Anne Priestly 22 wife of John (family 34) London
Biddy Purcel 29 (single woman 52) Waterford
Ellen Quillinan 18 (single woman 53) Tipperary
Thomas Rattray 18 Bounty refused then allowed (single man 57)
Dennis Reardon 25 (single man 44) Tipperary
Thomas Riece 28 hus (family 36) Co Meath
Elizabeth Riece 25 wife of Thomas (family 36) Co Meath
Richard/Edward Rilly / Riley 20 (single man 39) Dublin
Joseph Rodger 21 (single man 45) Tipperary
James Rodger 15 Bounty refused, too young (single man 45
Edmund Rourke 22 (single man 41) Galway
John Rourke 24 (single man 40) Galway
William Ryan 38 hus (family 37) Co Tipperary
Catherine Ryan 38 wife of William (family 37) Co Tipperary
Patrick Ryan 15 son of William (family 37) Co Tipperary
Nora Ryan 12 dau of William (family 37) Co Tipperary
Catherine Ryan 10 dau of William (family 37) Co Tipperary
Martin Ryan 8 son of William (family 37) Co Tipperary
James Ryan 29 hus (family 35) Co Tipperary
Bridget Ryan 23 wife of James (family 35) Co Tipperary
Daniel Ryan 22 (single man 38) Tipperary
Daniel Ryan 27 (single man 37) Tipperary
Michael Ryan 24 (single man 42) Tipperary
Thomas Ryan 28 (single man 43) Tipperary
Julia Ryan 24 (single woman 56) Tipperary
Catherine Ryan 21 (single woman 54) Limerick
Judy Ryan 20 (single woman 59) Tipperary
Katherine Ryan 18 (single woman 55) Tipperary
Mary Ryan 18 (single woman 58) Tipperary
Julia Ryan 17 (single woman 57) Tipperary
Mr Rycroft (Cabin)
Alexander Sayers 19 (single man 51) Dublin
Lawrence Scandling 19 (single man 48) Tipperary
William Seymour 30 (single man 46) Tipperary
Michael Shanahan 28 hus (family 39) Co Tipperary
Anne Shanahan 26 wife of Michael (family 39) Co Tipperary
Mary Shanahan 25 (single woman 62) Tipperary
Mathew Shanahan 23 (single man 50) Tipperary
Catherine Shanahan 20 (single woman 61) Tipperary
Martin Shannaing 27 (single man 47) Tipperary
Patrick Shannihan 23 hus (family 41) Co Tipperary
Mary Shannihan 23 wife of Patrick (family 41) Co Tipperary
Ellen Shea 26 (single woman 63) Tipperary
Catherine Shea 16 (single woman 64) Waterford
James Simpson 23 hus (family 38) Birmingham
Elizabeth Simpson 23 wife of James (family 38) Birmingham
John Spearin 24 hus (family 40) Co Limerick
Mary Spearin 18 wife of John (family 40) Co Limerick
Johanna Stapleton 18 (single woman 60) Tipperary
Dennis Tahay 25 (single man 52) Tipperary
Catherine Tatam 23 (single woman 66) Galway
HW Taylor Master (Staff 1)
Mr one Thompson (Cabin)
Mr two Thompson (Cabin)
Patrick Welsh 35 hus (family 42) Co Cork
Eliza Welsh 30 wife of Patrick (family 42) Co Cork
Mary Wight 22 (single woman 67) Tipperary
James Woodloche 26 (single man 53) Tipperary
John Woodloche 26 (single man 54) Tipperary
Margt Young 26 (single woman 65) Meath

Extracts from two websites - John George Priestley and Thomas Clancy comes to Port Phillip

The Diamond was built at the Isle of Man in 1835 and was the fourth of the ships chartered by J.B. Were. On her previous trip to Sydney in 1838 she carried 162 female convicts, one, Mary Carmody being only thirteen years of age. Thomas Clancy, his wife and four children -John, Eleanor, Thomas and Agnes, embarked on this ship, leaving Catherine (5 years) and Mary Hanno (3 years) with their grandmothers. A hint as to why they were left may be obtained from the work of Caroline Chisholm. In the late 1840's she discovered that hundreds of Irish children had been left behind by their parents who had emigrated. It was stated that bounty was only paid for four children. This may have explained why these two girls were left.
The Diamond Captain, W. Taylor, had Dr Irons on board as surgeon. It had fourteen first class passengers, six intermediate passengers and 330 bounty emigrants. The latter consisted of 41 families, 54 unmarried males and 67 unmarried females. There were fifty children. Protestants numbered 44 and Roman Catholics 209. About half the adults could read and write. They represented a variety of occupations - carpenters, labourers, farm-servants, shepherds, stockmen, smiths, one gardener, one mason, one wheelwright. Most passengers were from Ireland, with just a few from England. The ship carried a super cargo of 480 deals and 270 boxes of soap.
Thomas Clancy, Anne and the three older children could both read and write. Thomas was listed as a carpenter. Perhaps this gave him a better opportunity of coming as a bounty migrant than if he had described himself as a ".Gentleman farmer".. July 1841 was election time, and at Mallow, near Castletownroche, there were lively meetings, with Fathers Collins and McCarthy taking active parts. On 17th July, when the Clancy's would be about ready to journey to Cove for embarkation, torrential rain fell in the area. They would already have been on board when the Regatta was held on the harbour on 22nd July. The day was fine and Cove was a place of great gaeity. 31 With a steady wind blowing from the north-west, the Diamond sailed out of Cork Harbour on 24th July.
The journey was uneventful and the Diamond arrived in Melbourne on 4th November, a journey of 104 days. From contemporary accounts one can gain a fair impression of the journey, with a mixture of fair weather and foul. They did not sail in the season of wintry gales, but may have been becalmed for a time. Rain would replenish the supplies of fresh water. There was the usual ".crossing of the line" ceremony. Passengers would relieve the tedium of the journey by watching dolphins, flying fish, the albatross and other forms of marine and avian life quite new to them. Occasionally a passing ship would be sighted, and perhaps the Diamond "spoke" to one or more of them. The course was down the Atlantic towards the South American coast, then south-east towards the Cape of Good Hope, then across the Indian Ocean and well south of Western Australia till they first sighted Australian land at Cape Otway.
Young Tom Clancy, in his later years, told his family that it was a fairly monotonous trip, because there were few incidents. He mentioned that ceremonies were held to mark the Crossing of the Line, when King Neptune and his retinue appeared and some were shaved. One stormy night a rather simple man got on to an unsecured box which moved and caused the man to suffer bruised legs. During the storm some water trickled through a crack on to Tom's face, waking him. Thereupon, he went up on to the deck and was tossed about a bit before he returned to his berth, none of his seniors being any the wiser concerning his nocturnal walk which could have had disastrous results. Such are the memories of a young boy, no doubt coloured by the passage of time.
The migrants were reminded that reaching their destination in good health depended on observing the rules for cleanliness and airiness and Dr Irons saw to it that the rules were observed. Migrants were up by 7.00 am. By 8.00 am, when breakfast was served, children had to be washed and dressed, the decks swept, the beds rolled up and, weather permitting, carried on deck, and the berths well brushed out. No smoking was allowed between decks and spirits were not allowed to be brought on board. Dinner was at 1.00 pm and tea at 6.00 pm. Married men, in rotation, kept watch in quarters to prevent irregularities. Monday and Friday were washing days. Every Sunday, Dr Irons mustered the migrants at 10.30 am to see whether they were personally clean and had on clean clothes, after which divine service was conducted. Dr Irons also selected men to act as teachers to the children and, quite probably, Thomas Clancy (who later taught in Melbourne) was one of those selected. Migrants were encouraged to read the Bible and to be careful in their behaviour. The ship carried a supply of religious and moral books. On the journey, the parson (if there was one), the schoolmaster, the surgeon or the captain, pleaded with migrants each Sunday to observe frugality, industry, sobriety, purity, self-help and humility.
In addition to looking after children, preparing meals, mending clothes, women were encouraged to engage in other tasks, such as making clothes. Sometimes squabbles arose, inevitable when people are confined to a little space for months. And there was gossip about the places from which they came and to which they were going, people sharing what information they had.
In 1841, there was a mud-bar over the Yarra River which blocked any vessel drawing over seven feet from proceeding up the river. Consequently, ships anchored in Hobson's Bay (which at that time was crowded with shipping), many of them opposite Williams Town, after Tobin, the pilot, dressed in frock coat and chimney pot hat, had come aboard and steered the ship to its anchorage. Then all kinds of persons came aboard chiefly for the purpose of hiring servants.

Other lists - Agostina,space Agricola,space Alexander,space Allan Ker,space Argyle in March,space Argyle in April,space Ariadne,space Branken Moor,space Brilliant,space Catherine Jamieson,space Diamond,space Duchess of Northumberland,space England,space Enmore,space Ferguson,space Forth,space Frances,space Frankfield,space George Fyffe,space Georgiana,space Gilmore,space Grindlay,space Intrinsic,space John Cooper,space Lysander,space Marquis of Bute,space Mary Nixon,space Middlesex,space Neptune,space Royal Saxon,space Salsette,space Sir Charles Forbes,space Strathfieldsaye,space Thomas Arbuthnot,space Wallace,space Ward Chapman,space Westminster,space William Abrams,space William Metcalf,space William Mitchell,space York,

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