New in Dec 2009 - NSW has released the Online Reels List shows year, date of Arrival, Ship, begins 1838, and includes 'Persons on bounty ships arriving at Port Phillip,'
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.
These replace the earlier Passenger lists - NSW lists as families or singles,
Victorian lists have age of individual, or C=child, A=Adult and includes crew and maybe the paying passengers.
|Mr Ridley, at his section close to the Port Adelaide Rd, has erected a horizontal windmill - described in detail. To raise water for irrigation Copied from Adelaide Observer, July 27 1844. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 31 Aug 1844
Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844 has a statement about population of the Colony of Port Phillip at the close of 1842 and 1843. The increase of the entire colony was only 5652 souls, those of 42 being 159889 and of 43, 165541. The District of Port Phillip at 2 March was 11,738 - 8274 being males and 3464 females. In Dec 43 it amounted to 21,138.
Passenger lists - NSW lists as families or singles, Victoria has age of individual, or C=child, A=Adult.
Mail Ships - a description of the usual path taken across the seas from England to Australia. |
News of the establishment of the contract mail service to New South Wales was printed in The Times on November 18th, 1843. The same paper carried an advertisement regarding the sailings of the packets, in which they were described as "first-class fast-sailing vessels, fitted with every regard for the comfort and accommodation of passengers, and so adapted as to render a regular and punctual communication between this country and the colony." Then it went on to say "The vessels will load in the London Docks and will in every case leave Gravesend on the first day of each month".
Owing to the increasing number of vessels sailing direct for Port Phillip, mails for there were sent by private ship, unless endorsed otherwise, in accordance with Instructions No. 12, issued in July 1847. Instructions No. 8, of 1849, announced the termination of the contract as from March of that year. Following this all mail was once again sent by private ships, the rates being 8d. the half-ounce on letters and one penny each for newspapers.
Abbertonarrived 22 Sept 1844 barque 450 tons, Captain John Campbell from London 18 May and Cork on 1 June 1844, Dr Edward John Waring Surgeon Superintendent for Steerage 156 adults, 81 children from 1 to 14 yrs, and 15 infants. See Abberton Were Bros Agents
Abercrombieschooner notes from Mauritius to Port Phillip 28 March 1844 see Abercrombie,
Adenarrived 2 Feb 1844, barque, 422 tons, Maddell master, from Sydney. arrived 2 Feb 1844 on the Aden from Sydney.
ArabArrived 25 Apr 1844, barque, 269 tons, Captain Dalgarno master, from London on the Arab
Athensbrig 300 tons, Capt William Fordyce arrived 18 Oct 1844 from Liverpool to Geelong via Hobart 8 Oct 1844
Passengersó James Bowden, J Grant and wife. Original cargo from Liverpool: 20 tons salt, 1 case paper, 1 case stationery. Shipped at Hobart Townó4,000 feet timber, 1,000 paling, 1 horse, 1 cart.
Athens Departed Jan 1845 from London
Ceciliaarrived 3 Apr 1844 on the Cecilia from Leshenault Western Australia to Port Phillip
Clarendonarrived 28 Oct 1844, barque 421 tons, Capt James B Grant, arrived 28 Dec 1844 from Leith 5 Jun 1844. Passengers Cabin arrived 28 Oct 1844 on the Clarendon
Dale Parkarrived 21 July 1844 barque 402 tons, Captain John J Coombes master from London and Cork to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] Surgeon Superintendent Thomas Veitch List in 8 pages See my notes on the Dale Park
Ellenbarque from London to Port Phillip via Launceston.
arrived 26 Feb 1844 on the Ellen barque from London to Port Phillip via Launceston.
Imaum of Muscatdeparted 10 Feb 1844 for Liverpool on the Imaum of Muscat
Isabella shipwrecked 21 June 1844, reported Port Phillip Herald 2 July 1844, she left Hobson's Bay on 18 June for London and Leith. More on the Isabella
Jane Goudiearrived 11 March 1844, barque 234 tons, Master Goudie, arrived 11 Mar 1844 from Glasgow 14 Nov 1843 and the Clyde. See Jane Goudie,
Johnstonearrived 12 Apr 1844, ship 436 tons, Capt JB Harrison, from Liverpool 10 Dec 1843. See Johnstone,
Lord Keanedeparted 12 Feb 1844 for London, Master Roberts, barque, 363 tons. See Lord Keane,
Lord William Bentinckarrived 22 Aug 1844 after 112 day voyage, Captain Alfred Sainthill master, 440 ton barque from London and Cork, Bounty passengers List in 9 pages
See my notes for the Lord William Bentinck
Mary LloydMarch 1844 Mary Lloyd,
Mary Whitearrived 19 October, 1844, barque, 329 tons, Walker master, arrived 19 Oct 1844 from Liverpool 21 May 1844 via Sydney 9 Oct 1844
Medusaarrived 14 Feb 1844, barque 389 tons arrived 14 Feb 1844 from Leith 14 Oct 1843 via St Medusa,
Platinaarrived 8 Jan 1844 barque Wycherly master from London to Geelong 1 Platina,
Rewardbrig notes from London to Port Phillip 1844 [Oct 30] Reward,
Royal Consortarrived 18 Feb 1844 ship 530 tons, Captain James Legg, from London and Cork, to Port Phillip [assisted emigrant passengers] 1844 [Feb 18] Images 273-283, Agent JB Were brought 148 migrants from London and Cork, only 2 adults died during the voyage. Royal Consort,
Royal Georgearrived 16 Nov, 1844 ship 585 tons, Greives master, from London 22 July, Royal Royal George,
Sea Queenarrived 16 Apr 1844 barque 418 tons, Master SS Martin, Surgeon Superintendent Samuel Curtis.
The Sea Queen came with 219 emigrants (176 adults and 83 children from Plymouth and Cork, one mother and 4 chn died during the voyage), being sent out by Emigration Agents Carter and Bonus of London, who had a contract with Her Majesty's Colonial land and Emmigration Commission to send 2000 adults at a cost of 18/14/- pounds per statute adult.
Thomas Hughesarrived 23 Nov 1844, barque 310 tons, Capt Thomas Butler, from Liverpool 18 Jul 1844. Thomas Hughes,
Vixenarrived 20 Dec 1844 barque 296 tons, Capt James Douglas, from Glasgow Vixen,
Wallacearrived 16 Feb 1844 from Liverpool, 860 ton Ship, Capt Andrew Main, Images also 284-299. with about 340 immigrants, Surgeon Dr Edward L Fallon, Agents AB Smith &Co, and 11 adults and 27 children died of typhus during the voyage
'Perilous Voyages to the New Land' by Michael Cannon, pages 113-
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