Clarendonarrived 28 Oct 1844, barque 421 tons, Capt James B Grant, arrived 28 Dec 1844 from Leith 5 Jun 1844. Passengers Cabin for Port Phillip—(cabin) Misses Craigmile and Lawson, Mr Charles Myles Officer, Master Henry S and W F Officer; (steerage) Mr Barber, Mr and Mrs Lang and child, Mr and Mrs Hastie and child. For Sydney Misses Bell and Fennell, Bryce Barker, Robert Barker, Mr and Mrs Bissland Senior, Mr and Mrs Bissland Junior and son and dau, Mr Gibson, Mr Little, Miss Little and Master Little, Mr Murray, Mr, Mrs Horden/Hordern with son and dau, Mr Urquhart
Surgeon, John Smith Esq M.D.
ICE BERGS—The Clarendon, on her way to this port fell in with several ice bergs, on 12th Sept, in lat. 37° S and long. 25° E., 9 were of enormous size, one of them in particular which was upwards of 150 feet high; they were drifting in a northerly direction. It was most remarkable that while the ship was surrounded with ice, the temperature of the air was 58° and in the water 65°.
Departed 3 Nov 1844 for Sydney
Dale Parkarrived 21 July 1844 barque 402 tons, Coombes master from London and Cork to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] List in 8 pages
Robert Nicholas and Samuel Perry were chosen to act as Constables, received a gratuity each of 2 pounds at the end of the voyage. The immigration Board expressed concern that not all emigrants had baptismal certificates.
The Bounty payment has dropped to 18/14/- for adults, 9/7/- for children.
Letter to G W Cole per 'DALE PARK' a barque of 401 tons, left London on the 30th March 1844 stopping at Cork in Ireland and arriving in Melbourne on 21st July 1844 a trip of 113 days. The barque carried 5 passengers, 229 bounty emigrants and a cargo of merchandise.
'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, pages 115-6, the surgeon Dr Thomas Veitch, reported with satisfaction that only 8 deaths had occurred during the voyage, all young children or infants, some of whom were boarded at Cork 'in a dying state'. Only two passengers had misbehaved, Ann Mullen a single woman and James Sedgwich, married man, and both 'were soon brought to do their duty by confinement and stoppage of their rations'.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 71 begins a chapter on the Dale Park, including a description of the voyage.
DianaDepartures — May 2, Diana, brig, Tulloch for Portland Bay. May 3, Gilmore, barque, Mann, London. Passengers—Mr and Miss Rose, Capt and Mrs Langdon, two children and a servant. Mr Stoddart, and three in the steerage. Cargo-289 bales wool, 164 casks tallow, 416 tons bark.
Ellenbarque from London to Port Phillip via Launceston.
Arrived 26 Feb 1844, barque, 283 tons, Wilson master, from London with Cabin passengers Mrs Wilson and Mrs Marsden, and 2 adults and one child in Steerage.
From Cape of Good Hope - Mr and Mrs Partridge, 2 chn in steerage
From Launceston two Messrs McArthur, Mr and Mrs Russell, Mr Hodgson, Mr and Mrs Gardiner and child, Mr Cole.
Imaum of Muscatarrived 1 Dec 1843 and departed 10 Feb for Liverpool.
Passengers Dr Miller, Messrs Heape, John Postlethwaite, Christy and Ward.
Cargo 1183 bales wool, 117 tons bark, 4 boxes curiousities
Isabella shipwrecked 21 June 1844reported Port Phillip Herald 2 July 1844, she left Hobson's Bay on 18 June for London and Leith. Mrs Hardie and infant, Mrs French and child, Miss Scott, Messrs Broadfoot, John Hunter, Alexander Campbell, - McNeil (from Port Fairy) and Barry Cotter. Intermediate Jack Ewart, G Roach (Darebin Creek), H Davis, and - Coffin (late of the Wallace) also a list of cargo.
The Wreck Of The "Isabella" On 18 June 1844 the "Isabella" left Melbourne headed for London, England and Leith, Scotland. She was a 422 ton barque under the command of Captain J. F. Hardie. Her journey had started in Sydney and since arriving at Melbourne on 6 April 1844 had loaded a cargo of wool. Her cabin passengers were Mrs. Hardie and infant daughter, Mrs. French and daughter, Miss Scott, John Broadfoot, John Hunter, Alexander Campbell, Mr. McNeil (from Port Fairy), and Dr. Barry Cotter. The intermediate passengers were Jack Ewart, G. Roach (of the Darebin Creek), H. Davis and Mr. Coffin (late of the ship "Wallace"). When she left Melbourne there was a strong fair wind and thick weather which had increased to a hurricane by 21 June when land was sighted. Captain Hardie mistakenly thought this to be part of the Kent Group of islands and tried to navigate through what he believed to be a well known channel of those islands. Unfortunately the land was actually part of Flinders Island and the ship ran aground on a reef of rocks on the morning of 22 June 1844.
The Ladies and some of the men were landed and the next morning the others also, but could not save clothes or property. Lived on pumpkins that floated shore, and after 3 days learned they were on Flinders Island, where the Flying Fish was lying. Dr and Mrs Milligan, who hold a government appointment at the Aboriginal Station on Flinders Island, gave clothes and provisions and aid.
All the passengers and crew were able reach shore safely before the ship broke up. After some days they made contact with a party of sealers and a few days later reached the "Flying Fish" which was on the other side of Flinders Island and about to sail for Melbourne. They were all taken aboard the "Flying Fish" and arrived at Melbourne on 2 July 1844.
On 5 July 1844, PPHerald had a letter from 2 of the crew, asking for help to be given to all who were shipwrecked, not just one young lady. Signed John Celer and George Clark
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