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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to German Emigrants to South Australia

ship Alfred, 562 / 604 tons, Captain H.E. Decker, from Hamburg 27th October 1849, via Plymouth 3rd November 1849, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 31st January 1850 - on to Port Phillip 15th February, arriving 24th February 1850

South Australian Register Friday, 1st February 1850

"The Alfred from Hamburg and Plymouth"
This German Passenger ship arrived yesterday, from Hamburg (27 October) and Plymouth (3rd November) with its passengers, in 88 days, being the shortest passage yet performed by a German ship to this port. Only one death, an infant, occurred on the voyage. This fine ship had brought to our shores, incognito, the first real live Prince, in the person of His Highness Prince Frederick of Holstein, (cousin of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria). We understand His Highness is not likely to "sit down" in our Upper House of Hereditary legislators, as he intends to make it to four of these Colonies. His Highness Prince Frederick of Holstein attended by Captain Stanley Carr, had an audience, on the morning of February 1st with his Excellence Henry Young.

then this the next day. ... Passengers per ship Alfred, arrival reported yestyerday, Captain Stanley Carr ; Lieutenant de Gronwald (the traveling name of the Prince Frederick of Holstein) & Messrs. D.A. Zachariah, H. Balk (Carl George Heinrich 16), J. F. Schramm (Johann Friedrich 17 1445/1) ; G. Hindermann and sister in the cabin and 111 steerage passengers.

Sydney Shipping Gazette 9th March 1850

Arrived at Port Phillip.— February 24th, Alfred, ship, Decker, from Adelaide 15th February in ballast. Passengers.— Captain Stanley Carr ; Lieutenant Frederick Grönwald (Prince Frederic of Schleswig-Holstein), Mr. & Mrs. Cannington, and thirty-nine German immigrants.

The ship Alfred, ex-Australia, was built at Lulea, Sweden, in 1841. ....On 30 November 1844, the AUSTRALIA was purchased from Liliewalch of Stockholm by the Hamburg firm of Joh. Ces. Godeffroy & Sohn, who renamed her ALFRED, despite the fact that the firm already owned another vessel of this name......

note.— There are very few surviving original lists of German passengers, so the data below has been compiled from a variety of sources, such as contemporary newspaper(s), internet sources, input from descendants and the South Australian Heraldry Genealogy society, (SAGHS).
I know the list is incomplete and may contain errors, so any feedback with additions or corrections, will be most appreciated. Please contact me using the link above. Regards Robert, Adelaide

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women & children ; transcriber notes in italics

Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Beissel Mr.          
Blau L.C.          
Bush / Busch W.          
Eimer C.         Eime 461/1 ?
Groning J.          
Hahmleder G.F.     638/3    
Hartwig H.          
Hehnecke C.J.          
Hoffmeister G. George          
Hucke A.F.          
Kleser / Kieser Dr. C.          
Mahusen / Mahnsen C.     1003/2    
Meyer T. Theodore Francis Geo. 28   1100/2    
  Maria Elizabeth (Breitschur) n/a        
  Eduard Perdin Otto inf        
Schirmer Johann Peter Friedrich 29   1439/1    
  Margaretha Dorothea (Baumann) 30        
  Bertha inf       died May 29th 1850
Schoff / Schoof F. Friedrich Wilhelm 44 Landmann 1443/1 Meckleberg Prussia  
  Augusta Ja Sophia Dorothea (Koch) 49        
  Christrian J. Ernst Theodor 19        
  J. Christian Christoph Friedrich T. 15        
Stauk / Stank H.J.B.          
Timm F.          
Trobish C.F.          
Weber M. Martin 28        
  Dorothea Catharena (Behrens) 27        
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Baumann D.          
Baumbach C.          
Behrend E.          
Bindt C          
Brockmann Johann Christoph 26 Landmann 179/2 Hanover Germany  
Bush / Busch M.          
Curnow Herman Alfred 29 Bookbinder 358/3 France ?  
Ehrardt F.          
Findeson C.M.          
Franke S. Samuel          
Gloystein T.W. 24 Architect 578/1 Bremen  
Goerecke Ferdinand Freid. Hermann 25   580/3 Magdaberg Prussia  
Groning C.         with family ?
Hinerbein A.          
Hofer C.     756/1    
Kauffmann J.G.          
Kreutzfeldt A.     937/2    
Kugeler A.T.     943/1    
Kunte C.     944/1    
Kunze C.     944/1    
Lagemann Meta          
Lellmann / Sellmann
Eduard Emil 20 Baker 966/1    
Paudjahn A.          
Ramsten H.          
Riedel J.          
Schameike F.          
Schilling F.          
Schultz F.          
Unmack Franz Cornelius          
Unmack Johann Joachim Carl          
Volganner C.          
Von Kracht T.          
Von Natzmer O.A.          
Washmann C.          
Wehr Johann Heinrich 18        
Zabeuska L.          
Single Women
Hakenkerl Herietta Friedericke 21   643/1    
Nottke Miss n/a        
Schroeder / Schroder C. Charlotte Louise 17        
Sprenger Maria n/a        

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formely ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference number for further research)

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