Arrivals by each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
Found Dec 2009 - Online Reel - Scroll through the digital copies of these lists, ship by ship, just as you would if you were going through a microfilm in the reading rooms.|
List shows year, date of Arrival, Ship, begins 1838, and includes 'Persons on bounty ships arriving at Port Phillip,'.
Passenger lists - NSW lists as families or singles, Victoria has age of individual, or C=child, A=Adult.
The Launceston Courier has movements between Launceston and Port Phillip and Portland Bay from Oct 1840.
Sydney shipping reports in their papers sometimes have news from Port Phillip. For example page 2 of the Commercial Journal Sat 14 March 1840 reports the arrival on Mon 24 Feb of the 'Mary Eliza', Paterson from London on 22 Oct 1839 with merchandise and two passengers - the cargo is listed, not the passengers names.
The Hindustan with Emigrants was daily looked for at Port Phillip.
The Madras, Captain Henniker, left Port Phillip at 8am Fri 21 Feb and anchored at the bar at Launceston at 4pm the following day, a run from Port Phillip said to be unequalled.
324 Arrivals recorded in 1840 by 148 different vessels,
56 from beyond colonies.
List from Port Phillip Herald, 26 June 1840 reports the Andromache had a problem with the shoals near the Heads
|Name and date in Bold type indicates these eight vessel brought Bounty immigrants and has its own page|
January- John Bull 22, Madras 22, all January recorded traffic listed
February- William Barres 7, Caroline 8, William Metcalfe 10, Columbian 24, Mary Eliza 26 from London, all February recorded traffic listed
March- Rajasthan 9, Indus 15, Brankenmor 14, all March recorded traffic listed
April- Lord Goderich 7, Tomatin 9, India 9, Seppings 9, Louisa Campbell 16, Glenhuntly 17, Caledonia 18, Thomas Laurie 23, all April recorded traffic listed
May- China 2, Arab 9, Strathfieldsaye 9, Orissa 10, Dauntless 15, all May recorded traffic listed
June- Majestic 8, Cintra 17, Duchess of Kent 20, Statesman 20, Andromache 24, Mellish 29, all June recorded traffic listed
July- Coromandel 10, Theresa 18, Water Lilly 23 from London only merchandise, Ann Gales actually went to Port Jackson, all July recorded traffic listed
August- Marmion 8, Isabella Watson 11, Culdee 13, Dauntless 15, Dovecot 20 from London, William Woolley 27, East London 28, all August recorded traffic listed
September- Eagle 30, Himalaya 30, all September recorded traffic listed
October- London 18, Thomas Harrison 31, all October recorded traffic listed
November- Martin Luther 1, Perfect 8, Clydesdale 9, Lapwing 15 from Liverpool, all November recorded traffic listed
December- Glenalvon 9, Midlothian 13, Orient 13, Dumfries 14, Vesper 14, Anne 15, all December recorded traffic listed
commenced Dec 1840,
Sarah Layton drowned trying to fetch water, Charles Ruffle opened a Bakery,|
John Rice absconded and Thomas Wright wants him back, Ben Levien has opened a punt and hotel at Saltwater River,
and Mrs J Griffin had a daughter 21 Dec, at the Geelong Retreat Inn
In 1839 the vessels brought Government Immigrants, now the system is changed to allow 'Private Enterprise' to participate, and Victoria is to pay a Bounty for each employee landed. This was later extended to include reduced prices for children, thus also paying for their food during the voyage.|
See "The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 46 for a discussion on the relative merits of the two systems - Government scheme concentrated on the immigrants, carried their cargo, wasted valuale cargo space, and used the barracks to house the new arrivals. The Bounty scheme was in private hands, filled spare space with cargo, and did not have a sheltered landing place on reaching Melbourne.
The John Bull arrived 21 Jan 1840 with English papers up to 6 Oct 1839.
Fri 17 April 1840 we see English intelligence dated 23 Nov 1839 which contains the intended marriage of the Queen to Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg
My pages are a combination of reports by the Port Phillip Herald listing arrival of 40 vessels from United Kingdom,
Notes on Vessels by name - Adelaide, Cintra, Eagle, Harvest Home, James, Lord Goderich, Madras, Mary Ridgeway, Perseverance, Statesman, Vesper,
Old versions for vessels - A, B, C, D,
Arrivals in 1839, here 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,
Home, Notes on names
Port Phillip Herald Fri 26 June 1840. Editor outlines urgent wants for good management of Sydney's newest settled district|
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