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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

barque Alster, 336 tons, Commander C.J.S. Bruhn, from Hamburg 19th December 1860 via Cape of Good Hope 21st March 1861, arrived at Port Adelaide 3rd May 1861

The South Australian Advertiser, Saturday 04 May 1861, p. 2

Friday 3rd May:— Alster, barque, 336 tons, C. J. S. Bruhn, master, from Hamburg, December 19, via Cape of Good Hope, March 21. B. Amsberg and Co., Town ; Mocatta, port, agents.
Passengers from Hamburg:— E., A., and E. Peschell, Pauline Dustdholt, C. Staplbock, Wm. Staplbock, P. Brapenagen, Theodore Paase.
Passengers from Cape Town:— Mathew Fuller, Thomas Burnett. Thomas MacRow, Mary Ann Allmann, Timothy and Mary Slatery, John Elmer, Martin Jones, P. Considine, P. Markham, E. Doharty, Michael O'Donnell, Thomas McMahon, Michael Corbett, William Gurr, John Macnamara, John Fahey, James Roe, James Fennell in the steerage and John Robert Peel in the cabin.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 10 German migrants should have been on the Alster for Port Adelaide, I have been able to find 10 as listed below — Regards Robert.

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
NAA http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ResearcherScreen.asp
GMI http://graememoad.com/Family/WC_IDX/SUR.HTM
BBI Brandenberg Index from Ancestry
AMPI Australian Medical Pioneers Index

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( )

Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Families
Perschel / Peschel Heinrich Friedrich 47 Mason - M/D Zydowo Prussia  
  Ernestine 41          
  Antoine 19          
  Charlotte Auguste 8         GMI as Peschel
  Reinhold Emil 3          
               
Stahlbock Catharina 38       Hitzacker Mecklenburg  
  Wilhelm 9          
 
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women for Port Adelaide
Dusterholt Pauline 8       Zydowo Prussia  
Brackenwagen Heinrich 23 Joiner     Ahrensburg Holstein  
Haase Theodore 20 Agent     Hamburg  
 
Single Men for Sydney
Dux Heinrich 28 Rope Maker     Volkmarsen Kurhessen  
Schmidt Elias 20 Shepherd     Bottendorf Kurhessen  

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 (formerly 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

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