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Came to Port Phillip in 1842
Arrivals in 1839, 1840, 1841, here, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849,

Accuracy of the quoted age is questionable - for both adults and children. Fares were determined by the age.

They came by ship - Assisted Immigrants who arrived or left in 1842


from 'Somerset Years', In 1842 the Great Western Railway opened to Taunton, providing a journey of six hours from Paddington. Passengers wishing to join a vessel at Plymouth could travel by mail coach from Taunton to Exeter, taking 3 hours, and then from Exeter to Plymouth, taking another four hours.

Passenger lists - NSW lists as families or singles, Victoria has age of individual, or C=child, A=Adult.
Newspaper 'Melbourne Times began Volume 1, Number 1 on 9 April, 1842.
The PaperofRecord has Port Phillip Herald beginning 1840, omits issues for Nov 1842


Details for each Month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

January - Sarah 1 Jan, Samuel Boddington 13 Jan, Statesman 22 Jan, Robert Benn 26 Jan, Arkwright 30 Jan 1842
February - Martin Luther 9 Feb, William Nicholl 9 Feb 1842, Emancipation 10 Feb, Andromache 13 Feb, Sultan 13 Feb, Manlius ship 14 Feb, Thetis 17 Feb, Regulus 19 Feb, Welcome 25 Feb, Himalaya 26 Feb 1842
April - Two Sisters 5 Apr, Ben Nevis 11 Apr, Timbo 17 Apr 1842
May - Hopkinson 2 May, Corsair 18 May 1842
June - Seppings 1 June Earl of Durham June 18
July - Wanderer 18 Jul, Jane Christie 22 July, Platina 22 July 1842
August - Westbrook 4 Aug, Belle Creole 13 Aug, Caledonia 13 Aug, Lady Fitzherbert 23 Aug 1842
September - Duke of Richmond 3 Sep, Thomas Lord 23 Sept, Ocean 27 Sep, Tuscan 28 Sep, Aden 30 Sep
November - Ellen 7 Nov 1842
December - Sarah 2 Dec, Mary Mitchieson 4 Dec, Posthumous 9 Dec, Britannia 10 Dec, Agenoria 13 Dec, Dublin 13 Dec, Glenswilly 13 Dec 1482 Swea 18 Dec, Thomas Hughes 25 Dec 1842

Summary notes on Vessels by name, with pages beginning with - Abeona, Caledonia, Eagle, Harlequin, Maguasha, Sally Ann, Tamar,

Alphabetically, including all known coastal vessels

Abeona, Abercromby, Adelaide, Aden, Agenoria, Agnes and Elizabeth, Agostina, Alexander, Alexandrina, Alpha, Andromache, Aphrasia, Arkwright, Asia, Augustus, Belle Creole, Ben Nevis, Benares, Black Swan, Bolina, Boujah Maiden, Branenmoor, Breeze, Britannia, Bull, Caledonia, Caroline, Catherine, Cheverell, Christina, Corsair, Cygnet, Deva, Dorset, Dublin, Duke of Richmond, Dusty Miller, Eagle, Earl of Durham, Eleanor, Ellen, Ellen and Elizabeth, Emancipation, Emma, Enmore, Enterprise, Essington, Fair Barbadian, Fairlee, Fairy Queen, Falcon, Flying Squirel, Fortitude, Fox, Frances, Gilmore, Glenswilly, Governor Arthur, Guiana, Guinnes, Harlequin, Harriet, Hawk, Henry, Himalaya, Hopkinson, Industry, Iona, Isabella, Isabella Watson, James, Jane and Elizabeth, Jane Christie, Jean, John Pirie, Lady Fitzherbert, Lady Margaret, Lady of St Kilda, Lady of the Lake, Lillas, Lively, Locina, Lord Saumanez, Louisa, Lowestoff, Maguasha, Manlius, Mariner, Marquis of Bute, Martin Luther, Mary Gray, Mary Hay, Mary Mitchison, Mary Nixon, Midge, Minerva, Naiad, Nerio, Nimrod, Ocean, Pathfinder, Phantom, Platina, Posthumous, Prince George, Ranger, Regia, Regulas, Robert Benn, Sally Ann, Salus, Samuel Boddington, Sarah, Sarah Bell, Scorates, Scotia, Scout, Sea Horse, Seppings, Shamrock, Sir John Franklin, Socrates, Sultan, Supply, Swan River Packet, Swea, Tamar, Thetis, Thomas , Thomas Hughes, Thomas Lord, Timbo, Tintern, Truganina, Tuscan, Two Sisters, Union, Vesper, Vesta, Wallace, Wanderer, Ward Chipman, Warlock, Water Witch, Welcome, Westbrook, Widgeon, Will Watch, William Mitchell, William Nichol, William Wise,

Arrivals in 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842,
1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848,
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