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The Shipping Gazette and Sydney general trade list; 1844
From the digitised version of the Sydney Shipping Gazette found at the National Library of Australia website.

Mar 23 to May 25 | Jun 01 to Aug 10 | Aug 17 to Oct 05 | Oct 12 to Dec 28

See also, the companion page Shipping News Items, Australia 1844 for the longer shipping related news items, extracted from this newspaper. Many thanks to Lina Moffitt for these contributions.

Vol. 1, No. 22 - 17 August, 1844
(from Hardy’s Shipping List, April 25)

For Sydney—
Templar, 565, Brown, from Cork, May16, with emigrants. St George, 750, Norie (P.O. packet) May 15. Garland Grove, 483, Robson (P.O. packet) June 1. Dublin, 429 Robson (P.O. packet) July 1.

For Port Phillip—Abberton, 451, Campbell (with emigrants) from Cork May 30.

For Adelaide—John Hayes, 371, Woodward, May 25. Yare, 266, Harding, May 25.

For Hobart Town—
Angelina, 367, Grey, (with convicts), April 27. Barossa, 730, Austin (with convicts), April 30. John Tomkinson, 296, Hutchinson, (with government stores), April 30. Tropic, 389, Robertson, May 15.

For Launceston—Elizabeth Buckham, 350, Bewley, May 15. Jane, 300, Buckland, May 15.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Aug 10 London ship 612 tons Capt Atwood from Hobart Town 31st ultimo. with sundries. Passengers—Mr and Miss Hopkins, Mrs Nisbett, Mr Scott, Mr Kemp, Mr Cumberland, Dr Inches R.N., Mr Burnbridge and Mr Spowedge.
Aug 11 Soundraporvy brig 208 tons Capt Espinasse from Port Phillip the 3rd inst. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mr Cameron and Mr Anderson.
Aug 12 Will Watch schooner 63 tons Taylor from Launceston the 3rd inst. with wheat &c. Passenger—Mr John Cassidy.
Aug 12 Maitland steamer 103 tons Parsons from Port Macquarie with maize &c. Passengers—Dr and Mrs Wallace, Mr Woolley, Miss Guard, Miss Falloon, Mr Dalton, Mr McElvin and three in steerage.
Aug 13 Ceylon barque 253 tons Captain Beazley from the Downs 6th April with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Solomon, Mr F Walker, Mr N D Parker, and Mr James Brown.
Aug 13 Alfred brig 123 tons Capt Robinson from Manila 5th Apr and Singapore 25th May with sugar &c.
Aug 13 Prince Albert brig 170 tons Capt Craib from the Cape of Good Hope, 28th May and Port Adelaide 30th July with wines, fruits &c. Passengers—Mr Daniels, Mr and Mrs Lazarus and daughter; steerage—Scott and Catterell, privates of the 51st regt.
Aug 14 Meg Merrilies ship 314 tons Capt Thomson from the Downs 2nd May with a general cargo. Passengers—Mrs Haggitt, Mr Owen, Capt Spurling, Mrs Spurling and child, Mr Watson, Mrs Matthews, nephew and niece, Mr Clark and two sons, Mr Simpson, Mr Roberts, Mr Skilbeck, Mrs Turner and four children.
Aug 14 Mariner schooner 46 tons Capt Ford from Port Albert 7th inst with bark &c. Passengers—Mr Thomas Blackburne and Mr John Evans.
Aug 16 Maria Somes barque 785 tons Capt Baker from Hobart Town the 11th inst with Government stores. Passengers—Right Rev. Dr Wilson, Roman Catholic Bishop of Van Diemen’s Land, Rev James Cottham, Dr Wilson RN, Mr J Lord, Capt Larkins, Mr J Osborne RN, Surgeon Superintendent, Lieutenant Waldegrave, 3rd regt of Buffs, Ensign Welch, 80th regt, Mr Frasier, 35 rank and file of the 58th regt, 4 women and 5 children, and 15 rank and file of the 80th regt.
Departures (from) Port Jackson (Sydney)
Aug 10 Calypso brig Capt Harrold for Launceston Passenger—Mrs Day and child.
Aug 13 Martha and Elizabeth schooner Capt Devlin for Port Phillip Passengers—Rev W Schofield, Rev F Tuckfield, Mr Wilson, Mr Hassal, Mr Robert and Mr and Mrs Lawden.
Aug 13 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay Passengers—Mr and Mrs Smith, Mr Skyring, Mr Owen, Dr Leichhardt, Messrs Roeper, Calvert, Murphy, Phillips and two aboriginals.
Aug 15 Royal Saxon barque Capt Charlsworth for Calcutta with stores. Passengers—Lieutenant Colonel Baker, Capt Lewis, Capt Scheberras, Lieutenants Riley, Ormsby, Welman, Bythesea, Paymaster Hunt, Adjutant Lightbody, Quartermaster Hayes, Mrs Hunt and three children, Mrs Hayes, Mrs Scheberras, Miss Platt, 290 rank and file of the 80th regt, 33 women and 30 children.
Aug 15 Enmore barque Capt Ellis for Calcutta Passengers—Major Nunn, Capt Lockhart, Lieutenant Frazer, Mrs Frazer, and five children, Lieutenants Gorman and Warren, Ensigns Young and Bowler, Mr Gordon, surgeon, 142 rank and file, 17 women, 23 children.
Aug 15 Lloyds barque Capt Lewis for Calcutta with stores &c. Passengers—Major Raitt, Mrs Raitt and four sons, Capt Morris, Mrs Morris, Lieutenants Cookson and Finney, Mrs Finney, Ensigns Holdith and Davis, Assistant-surgeon Macnish, 212 rank and file, 22 women, 23 children.
Aug 16 Ariel schooner Capt Preston for Wellington with sundries. Passenger—Mr Hopkins.

ARRIVAL—August 6, Christina, brig, 126 tons, Saunders, master from Sydney 24th July. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Wilmett and child, Mr and Mrs McIntosh, Messrs Thomas, Jackson, Fagan and Tracy. Ashurst and Co agents.

DEPARTURE—August 6, Arab, ship, 269 tons, Dalgarno, master, for London. Passengers—Mr and Mrs McLure and child, Mrs Lundie and three children, the two Misses Harper, Mrs Dalgarno and Mr Wheeler; four in the steerage. Cargo—101 tons mimosa bark, 1 case pictures, 232 bales and 1 bag wool, 451 casks tallow, 3 hogsheads Geneva, 6 logs Port Phillip mahogany, 2 boxes bird-skins, 1 parcel patterns, 2 cases, 40 logs cedar, 1 case skins, 1 trunk apparel, 90 bushels wheat, 1 cask spermaceti, 21 pieces red gum, 2 boxes 1 ¾ tons shank bones.


ARRIVALS—August 6—John and Charlotte, schooner, 94 tons, Paterson, master from Port Albert: sailed 1st August; cargo, cattle and sheep. Passenger—John Byron. Joseph Albino, schooner, 124 tons, Finnis, master, from New Zealand; sailed 25th July; cargo, general. Cabin passengers—Mr and Mrs Rich and family, Mr Coghill, Mr Baleman, and Miss McCartney. Steerage—I. Clare and son, Mr McIrvine, Mr Barr, Mr Badden, J F Spinehale, wife and child, H Kerber, E Kempel, wife and two children, H Moore, wife and child, Courade Lauge, wife and five children, Frederick and Charles Sixters, F Radell, P Eizerman, I Huter and wife, Davis Mayer, Sergeant Quinton, wife and two children, Private Anderson.

THE “SAMPSON”—The ketch Sampson left Lake Macquarie for Sydney yesterday week, will a full cargo of coals; after being blown a considerable distance from the land, they fetched within two miles of the North Head on Thursday night and fearing that the westerly wind would drive them off again, they let go the anchor. Yesterday morning, finding that they could not weigh it without assistance, a signal of distress was hoisted, and the pilot boats at South Head proceeded to her. Shortly after the Kangaroo was dispatched and finding she was then underweigh, towed her up to the Albion Wharf. We have received the following communication on the subject:--

Gentlemen,--I beg leave through the medium of the public press to return my most sincere thanks unto Mr Moffitt, of the Sydney Pilot Station, for his prompt and needful assistance, in hastening to the succour of the ketch Sampson, whilst lying in a very precarious situation, off the Sydney Heads. This being one of the many instances of Mr Moffitt’s praiseworthy exertions of saving coasting vessels, while in danger, particularly as he refused any remuneration or compensation whatever.
I remain, yours respectfully, CAMPBELL STEVENS, Albion Wharf. Sydney August 16.

The steamer Sovereign left for Moreton Bay on Tuesday evening with a full cargo; having on board Dr Leichhardt and four others, who are about to accompany him in the overland route to Port Essington. Eleven pack horses with the different stores requisite for the expedition were also on board and two other horses were to be taken in at Newcastle.

The Giraffe was taking in coals at Newcastle for Launceston, on Wednesday morning (14.8.1844)

THE SCHOONER “EXPRESS”—The Express, belonging to Mr Robertson, timber merchant, of this city from the William River with a cargo of maize, wheat and flour, left Newcastle on the morning of Sat the 3rd inst, in company with two or three other coasters. She was seen the following morning about four miles to the northward of this port, when a southerly gale sprung up and has not since been heard of; her owner therefore entertains fears for her safety, as north-east winds have prevailed for some days since that period.

The schooner Elizabeth, Capt Riley, left Sydney for the Bampton Shoal on Tuesday last to endeavour to save some of the wreck of the brig Clarence.

  THE POST OFFICE PACKETS—The Portmaster has directed that from this time, upon the arrival of a post-office packet, she shall be signaled with a ball under the pilot’s report.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The Mary White was to leave Liverpool for Sydney on the 1st June; the Athens for Hobart Town on 15th May; and the Bleng was also advertised there for Port Adelaide. The Constant, Capt Hemery was laid on for Madras and China to sail on 10th Jun. It was reported that the Dublin had been taken off the berth for Sydney.

The Ceylon being one of the Post Office packets has brought a very large mail, consisting of thirteen large bags, containing 4,959 letters, and 12,063 newspapers, being the largest mail ever received in the colony. Her passage has been very tedious having fallen in with calms or light winds since passing the Cape of Good Hope.

The Meg Merrilies has had a fine passage from the Downs and would probably have arrived off the Heads on the 93rd day had she not been becalmed ten days the other side of Bass’s Straits. She brings a large mail, consisting of eleven bags. The Templar left the Downs for Cork the same day as the Meg Merrilies, where she would take in emigrants for Sydney; she had a great number of cabin passengers on board. The St George was to sail for Sydney on 15th May and the Garland Grove on 1st June. The Maria Somes passed the Emma, Capt Fox from Adelaide, on Wed last, off Jervis Bay. This was the only vessel seen by her on the passage.

The Ratcliffe from China with troops touched at the Cape of Good Hope for refreshments on 9th May with loss of rudder, and sailed again on the 19th. The French man of war steamer, Archimede, arrived at Simon’s Bay the 2nd May having on board a commercial legation for China to which country she was bound. The Dutch steam frigate De Bromo bound for Batavia and the coast of Japan arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on 18th May.

COMMITTAL FOR ASSAULT ON THE HIGH SEAS—On Tuesday, Capt Robert Hunter, of the Blundell, was committed to take his trial for having ordered the cook of that vessel to receive one dozen lashes, on board that vessel, on the 25th May last, while on her passage from England. From the evidence given it appeared that the lashes were inflicted with a cat-o’-ten-tails, and not the regulation cat used in the navy; also, that the cat used had no knots on it, but had double whippings; also, that before and after the said assault, the complainant was kept in irons by the defendant. The assault was admitted, but in defence it was alleged the complainant had only received his deserts, as he had attempted improper actions with the boys of the vessel, but no proof of this charge was received; defendant was allowed bail, himself in £100 with two sureties in £50 each. The prosecution was conducted by Mr Driscoll for Mr Brenan; and the defence by Mr Martin for Mr Nichols.

SALE OF SHIPS OF WAR—Yesterday afternoon nine ships and vessels of war, which have been declared unfit for service and are now lying in Her Majesty’s dockyards at Devonport, Portsmouth and Chatham were offered for sale by direction of the Lords of the Admiralty, at their office, Somerset-house. The Commissioners present were Sir George Seymour and Captain Symonds. There was a fair attendance of shipowners, merchants, and brokers, but the biddings afforded no great evidence of a desire to speculate in that description of property. Sir George Seymour informed the company that the sale would not, as on former occasions, be conducted on the principle of Dutch auction, but that an upset price would be taken, the Commissioners being entitled to a reserved bidding. The several lots were then put up and disposed of as follows:--

The Lyra, 10 gun brig, 236 tons burden, was put up at £350; the reserved bidding £700. Not sold. The Delight, 10 guns, 231 tons, put up at £350, and no advance was not sold £500 being the reserve. The Jaseur, 10 guns, 387 tons, not sold, £600 the reserved price. The Harriet, lighter, 33 tons, was knocked down for £130. The copper was said to be worth the purchase money. The Pylades, 18 guns, 432 tons, created some competition, as she is said to be in good condition; £550 was offered but the Commissioners said the reserve was £900, not sold. The Algerine, 10 guns 231 tons was sold for £510. The Weasel, 10 guns 237 tons said to be a remarkably fine vessel, was sold for £540 to Mr Beach of Rotherhithe. The Termagant 10 guns 231 tons was not sold. £1000 being the reserve. The Swan cutter 144 tons was the last lot; £120 was the reserve; and as there were no bidders she was not sold. The lots sold were generally considered good bargains but it was evident that shipping is not in much request--
Times, May 1.

Volume 1, Number 23 - 24 August, 1844
  PORT PHILLIP—ARRIVAL—August 10, Coquette, schooner, 90 tons, Cummins, master, from Adelaide 19th July and Portland 6th August. Passengers—Messrs August, Southey, French, Williamson and Robinson.

PORT ADELAIDE—ARRIVAL—June 18, Taglioni, barque, 250 tons, Black, master, from London. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Penfold, Miss Timbrell, Miss Guvillett, Messrs G & E Willilams, Mr and Mrs Hall, Mr and Mrs Newman, Mr Stuckey, Mr Howe, Mr Gilpin, Mr Ridpath, Mr and Mrs Norman and child, Mrs Norman, Mr Heseltine, Mr Hays, Mr and Mrs Frost and nine children, Mr and Mrs Colison and four children, Mr Lowe, Mr James, Mr Milton and nephew, Mr Knocker, and Mr and Mrs Parker and child.

THE “WATERWITCH”, FOR THE EASTERN ISLANDS—By our shipping report is appears that the Waterwitch has got on board 615 bags flour, 280 bags wheat, and 200 bags merchandise. Our enterprising merchants seem determined to leave no quarter of the world unvisited in their search for a market for South Australian produce. This is the largest cargo that has been sent from this to the East Indian Islands. We trust it may be the commencement of a great and lucrative trade.—Southern Australian, July 12.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Aug 19 Eweretta barque 356 tons Capt Darley from the Downs 14th and Portsmouth 24th April with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Reibey and two servants, T Dyer Edwards Esq., Mr and Mrs Roberts, daughter and servant, Mr Robert Goddard, Master W C Nicholls, Dr Hutcheson and Mr John Jones. Her voyage was rather protracted having taken the route round Van Diemen’s Land.
Aug 19 Emma brig 121 tons Capt Fox from Adelaide the 5th inst. with flour &c. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Trimmer, Mr C Chapman, Mr G Hawden and Mrs Harber.
Aug 19 Tryphena brig 131 tons Capt Hindmarsh from Auckland the 18th July with manganese &c. Passengers—Mr Malpas, Mr Chalmers, Mr Marrs, Mr Thomas Burns, Mr Charles Robinson, Mr Wood, Mr Hallahaw and Mr Elkinston.
Aug 22 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie with sundries. Passengers—Mr and Mrs M McLean, Mr and Mrs Norman McLeod,Mr H McLeod, Mr Stokes, Mr H Cohen, Mr Strange, Mr A Cohen, Mrs Paterson; four in the steerage, three soldiers and one prisoner of the Crown.
Aug 23 Christina brig 126 tons Capt Saunders from port Phillip the 16th inst with potatoes &c. Passenger—Mr Southey.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Aug 18 Lady Gray brig Capt Hawkins for Batavia in ballast. Passenger—Mr Henry Norrie.
Aug 18 Hindoo barque Capt Beard for Liverpool with colonial produce. Passengers—Capt McKellar, Capt U nderwood, Capt Lehtbridge, Mr McConnell, Mr Balfour, Mr Cockburn, Mr Morris, Dr Carpenter, Mr Burrows, Mr Walker, Miss Morgan, Mrs Finnigan, two Misses Platt, Mr and Mrs Thressal and child, Mr McGrath, Mr Combes and Mr Jones.
Aug 19 John Dalton brig Capt Denton for London with colonial produce. Passengers—Mr T Bradford, Mrs A Stevenson, Mr J Potts, and Mr Frank Townsend.
Aug 21 Coolangatta schooner Capt Napper for Auckland and the Bay of Islands with sundries. Passengers—Miss Matilda Wyame and Master John Hay.
Aug 21 Waterlily schooner Capt Hayle for Hobart Town with sundries. Passengers—Mrs Day and child, Mrs Evans and child, Mr Laughlin Macalister, Mr Miles, Mr Burgess, Mr J Walker, Mr Connolly, Mr Lindsay, Miss M A Thompson, Miss Jane Thompson, Miss E Thompson, 26 male prisoners, 1 female prisoner, 11 rank and file of the 58th regt, and 2 rank and file of the 51st regt.
Aug 22 Prince Albert brig Capt Craib for Auckland with sundries. Passenger—Mr Davis.
Aug 22 I Don’t Know schooner Capt Phelps for the Bay of Islands with sundries. Passengers—Mr H G Smith, Mr W Brown, Mr J Shepherd, Mr W Thompson, and Mr D G Munro.
Aug 23 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Boyd Town, Port Phillip and Launceston

with sundries. Passengers—Mr B Boyd, Mr J Boyd, Mr and Mrs Grice, Mr Black, Mr Craig, Mr Southey, Mr Grace, Mr Oliphant, Mr Hopkinson, Mr Want, Mr H Hopkins, Mrs Nesbitt, Miss Hopkins, Mr McLaren, Mr Ross, Mr T Parsons, Mr Hibbard Mr Donaldson, Capt Taylor, Mr Sutton, Mr J N McLeod, Mr H M McLeod, Mrs McLeod, Mrs Cuthbert, Mrs D Cameron, Mrs Woodruff, Mr F Atkinson, Mr Nathan, Mr John Burn, Mr Christian, Mr Silvertop, Mrs Cochrane, Mr J Lindsay, Mr W Ogle, Miss Amelia Coyle, Mrs Riley and child, Mr James Cole, Mr James Mann, Mr Lloyd, Mr Owen, Miss McGrath, Mrs Donovan and child, Mr and Mrs Cox and three children, Mr and Mrs J Fuller, Miss Jane Riley, Mr P Chadwick, Mr B Watty, Mr D G Kennedy and Mr H Paris.



April 29—St Helena, schooner, Capt Mann, from Hobart Town, March 1 with sundries for this port. Passengers—Mrs Mann, Master and Miss Diore, and servant and Mr Robson.

May 4—Eleanor, barque, Capt Johnson, from Penang March 25, with timber, passenger—Mrs Johnson.



August 12—Piscator, schooner, 111 tons, Capt Innen, from Cloudy Bay New Zealand the 4th inst, with 23 ½ tons black oil and 2 tuns sperm oil. Passengers—Mr Thomas Reynolds, Mr Wm Hudson, Mr Joseph Clifford and Capt Co.

Volume 1, Number 24 - 31 August, 1844

Haidee, barque 365 tons, Marshall; 400 casks tallow, 4195 hides, 1000 horns, 350 bags bark, and 50 bales wool on board.

Greenlaw, barque 430 tons, Edgar; 38 casks sperm oil, 250 casks tallow, 53 bales wool, and 370 hides on board.

Ceylon, barque 253 tons, Beazley; 50 casks tallow on board.

Eweretta, barque, 356 tons, Darley, about to commence loading.

SHIPS FOR LONDON—The Haidee will sail positively on the 10th proximo. The Greenlaw is taking her dead weight on board very fast, and passages have been engaged on board her for His Honor Chief Justice Dowling and family. The Eweretta will commence loading during the coarse of next week.

The Blundell commenced taking in her horses on Wednesday for Calcutta, and the expeditious system adopted enabled them to ship forty-five in five hours and a half. The purchase used was a pendant from the main-topmast head with a luff tackle and an outrigger on the main-yard, with an outhaul tackle attached to the other; the fall was passed through a leading block on the wharf and made fast to a dray with two horses, and canvass slings having been used, the shipping of each horse occupied only a few minutes. The total number will amount to eighty, of which thirty-one will belong to Messrs R and D Johnson, and Captain Weston; twenty-five to Messrs James and W Macarthur; eighteen to Messrs R Campbell and G T Palmer; two to Mr R Gill; one to Mr G Wyndham; one to Mr Larnach; one to Mr T Barker; and to Mr Hinson. There appears to have been some care taken in their selection, and as the fittings have been made very strong by Mr Ewen, it is considered that they will arrive at their destination in good condition. The Blundell will sail tomorrow in company with the Meg Merrilies, London and St Vincent.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Aug 24 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence 22nd inst. with 30 casks tallow, 28 bales wool, &c. Passengers—Mr Coventry and five in steerage.
Aug 25 Dorset brig 82 tons Capt Walsh from Adelaide the 15th inst. with wheat, ore &c. Passengers—Mr James Thomson, Mr Louis Joseph, Mrs Hay and daughter, Mrs Walsh, and Mrs Phelps.
Aug 26 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 23rd inst. with 10 bales wool and 10 casks of tallow &c. Passengers—Mr Howell, Mr Russell, Mr Gannon, Mr Fellman, and three prisoners of the Crown.
Aug 27 Templar ship 565 tons Capt Brown from London, the 2nd and Cork the 16th May with 242 emigrants. Passengers—Deputy Commissary General Ramsay, Mrs Ramsay and three Miss Ramsays, and servant, Mr Fletcher, Mr E G Williams, Mr Davidson, surgeon and Mr Fripp.
Aug 27 Corinthian American ship Capt Easterbrook from the Whale Fishery, 21 months out with 650 barrels sperm, and 400 barrels black oil. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Ryan.
Aug 27 Coquette schooner 72 tons Capt Cummins from Port Phillip, the 23rd inst.

with 53 bales wool, 62 bags potatoes, &c. Passengers—Mr Tomlins and Mr Dunsford.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Aug 26 Shamrock schooner Capt Brown for Auckland with sundries. Passengers—Mr Clendon and Mr Dulin.
Aug 27 Mariner schooner Capt Ford for Port Phillip in ballast. Passengers—Mr Thomas Moore and Mr Hassell.
Aug 29 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay with a general cargo. Passengers—Lieut Moir, Mr Henley, Mr Fletcher, four prisoners of the Crown and two in steerage.
Aug 30 Governor Phillip brig Capt Boyle for Norfolk Island

with stores &c. Passengers—Mr Purefoy, Judge of Commission; Mr Fisher, Crown Prosecutor; Mr Swan, Ensign Isdell, and twelve rank and file of the 99th regt, 23 prisoners of the Crown and 2 in steerage.


All the single females and a considerable number of the male immigrants (inclusive of those with families) by this ship have been engaged in a much shorter time than those by other vessels which have immediately preceded her. There are several agriculturists of experience from the midland and western counties of England yet remaining; and as the Templar is the last immigrant ship for Sydney this season, or probably until the beginning of next year, we have no doubt the remainder will go off quickly.

The splendid ship Templar, Capt Brown, one of the vessels chartered by Messrs Carter and Bonus with emigrants for this colony, is now lying at Cove and will sail for her destination on the 16th inst. From having visited, and minutely examined the accommodations which this superior vessel affords for a long voyage, we are enabled to express an unqualified opinion as to the admirable arrangements by which the care, comfort and convenience of her passengers are ensured. The cabins are elegantly fitted up, spacious and airy, and the berths between decks are most commodious and well ventilated, while the classification and good order in every department cannot be too highly praised.

The Hospital department is as perfectly fitted up as any medical institution of the same extent could be on shore, and the passengers are under the medical superintendance of Dr Williams, who is represented to us as a particularly humane, attentive and experienced practitioner. There are on board 300 steerage, and fourteen cabin passengers. Among the latter are Commissary-General Ramsay and family. The steerage passengers, half of whom are from this country, were specially selected by John Besnard Esq, Emigration Agent at this port, and are principally of that class most likely to succeed in the land of their adoption.

They are farmers with their families, farm labourers and servants, and operative mechanics, chiefly connected with the building trade. We have been satisfactorily informed that a large amount of specie is taken out of the country by the emigrants of a superior class proceeding by this vessel. One party alone has on board in cash and valuable securities over £35,000 and the whole amount of specie taken out in the Templar exceeds £60,000. It will be in the recollection of our readers that it was in this one vessel the Archbishop of Australia, the Rt. Right Rev. Dr Polding, accompanied by eighteen clergymen, sailed from Ireland last year for the scene of their distant mission, and after an agreeable and prosperous voyage, presented Captain Browne with a valuable Silver Box, in testimony of their appreciation of his nautical abilities and courteous demeanor. Several Naval and Military officers and a considerable number of Ladies and Gentlemen from Cork visited the Templar since her arrival in Cove, and have expressed themselves much gratified with her superior accommodation and excellent arrangements—Southern Reporter.

The Montezuma, hence 18th November, arrived in the Channel on 5th May, and the James and Alicia from Port Phillip on 12th May. The

Glenarm, from Port Nicholson, arrived off Falmouth on 8th May; also the John Brewer from China. The Calcutta from Hobart Town, 19th Jan, arrived home 12th May. The Angelina left the Downs for Hobart Town on the 2nd May and the John Tompkinson on the 8th May. The Raymond sailed on 6th May for Wellington, New Zealand. The Cygnet and Chelydra entered outwards for Hobart Town on 6th May. The ship James was advertised to sail for Port Phillip on 20th June. The Reflector, hence 3rd December, for London, put into Rio Janeiro on 2nd March, leaky. The Thomas Hughes, was loading at Liverpool, for Port Phillip to sail the middle of July. The Athens was to leave Liverpool for Hobart Town on 20th May and the Mary White for Sydney, Port Phillip and Adelaide on 1st June. The Tropic was to leave London for Hobart Town on 20th May. The St George, was positively to sail on 15th May for Sydney to be followed by the Lancaster on 15th June and the Dublin on 1st July. The Barossa, with prisoners and the Leonidas, had both sailed for Hobart Town. The arrival of the William, hence 4th Jan was not announced in the English papers of May 13th; the receipt of letters sent by her has, however, been acknowledged and private advices have been received of her arriving in the Channel on 11th May. The Florentia from Manila for London put into Singapore on 23rd January leaky; survey was held on her and having been repaired, she was to resume her voyage in a few days. Neither the Persian nor the Glenroy had arrived home.
Volume 1, Number 25 - 7 September, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Sept 01 Genii brig 160 tons Capt Long from the Whale Fishery with 430 barrels sperm oil on board, having left Sydney 15th June 1843.
Sept 02 William brig 149 tons Capt Thom from Launceston with grain &c. Passengers—Mr Samuel Trivett, Mrs Kerby, Mr J Pope, Mr Tegg, Mr C Johnston, Mr J Spencer, Mr W Ward, Mr Henry White, Mr John Daley, Mr Smith, Mr Martin Ryan, Mr John Sloman, Mr John Davies, Mr and Mrs Kelly, and Mr F H Symes.
Sept 03 Louisa brig 182 tons Capt Tucker from Hobart Town the 28th August with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mr Wilkie, Mr Wilkinson, Mr L Brodzisk, Mr Wright, Mr Cummins, Mr Nathan, Mr D Craig, Mr James Ferguson, Mr and Mrs Groote, son and daughter.
Sept 03 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie with sundries. Passengers—Major Innes, Capt McLean, Mr A McLean, Master McLean, Master McLeod, Mr Herring, and seven in steerage.
Sept 06 Sultana schooner 120 tons Capt Scott from Tahiti, 29th July, Roratonga 4th and Navigator Islands 19th August with cocoanut oil &c. Passengers—Mr Miller and Mr Chapman.
Sept 06 Ranger cutter 46 tons Capt Rogers from the Bay of Islands 19th July and Newcastle the 5th instant with gum &c. Passengers—Messrs Thompson, Weldon and Rawlings.
Sept 07 Wanderer schooner 131 tons Capt Burns from Launceston, 30th ult. with wheat &c. Passengers—Mr Henry Brown.
Cargo: 360 bags potatoes, 3 cases merchandise, Lyall, Scott and Co.; 243 bags and 1355 bushels wheat, R Campbell (Tertius); 140 bags flour, Steele; 40 bags flour, Order; 115 bags barley, Wright; 1 case glass, Cetta and Hughes.
Sept 07 Martha and Elizabeth schooner 81 tons Capt Devlin from Port Phillip 29th ult.

with sundries. Passengers—Dr Cotter, Capt Manton and Mr Boyle.
Cargo: 156 bags potatoes, A B Smith and Co; 20 boxes tin, 86 casks nails, 2 casks chains, 1 cask trowels, 2 casks vials, Rowand, Mcnab and Co; 2 packages lead pipes, Griffiths, Gore and Co; 8 sacks wheat, 20 boxes 15 chests tea, 1 cask butter, 4 bundles leather, 169 bags potatoes, 9 tons mimosa bark, 470 bags wheat, Order.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Sept 01 Blundell barque Capt Hunter for Calcutta with horses &c. Passengers—Dr Bynoe, R.N.; Mrs Nesbitt, Mr Allsopp, Mr Campbell, Mr Plaistowe, Miss Ellis, and nine grooms.
Sept 01 St. Vincent ship Capt Young for Bali in ballast
Sept 01 London ship Capt Atwood for Madras in ballast. Passengers—Capt Blaxland, Mr John Pohle, and Dr Salter.
Sept 01 Meg Merrilies ship Capt Thompson for Guam with sundries
Sept 04 Dorset brig Capt Walsh for Adelaide Passengers—Mrs Walsh, Mr John Allen, Mr George Sanderson, Mr George Graham and Mr J Loman.
Sept 04 Emma brig Capt Fox for Adelaide Passengers—Mr L W Gillies, Mr McElleran, Mr Thomas Lawson, Mr W Roberts, Mrs Roberts, Miss and Master Roberts, Mr W Wills, Messrs W and T Roberts, Mr Peter McDermid, Mr John May, Mr T Williamson, Mr T Nock, Mrs Williamson, Mrs Nock and daughter, Miss and three Messrs Nock, Mr Malony, Mr R Goldsack, Mrs Goldsack and Mrs Lawson.
Sept 05 Maria Somes barque Capt Baker for Calcutta

Passengers—Mrs Stratford, Mrs Warren, Mr John W Bonar, Dr Osborne, R.N. Lieut Waldegrave, 3rd Buffs, and 20 rank and file of the 80th regt with 2 women.


August 22--Hawk, schooner, Brown, from Adelaide, 15th inst. Passengers—Mr Belvar, Capt Cain, Messrs Holloway and Belcher.

August 22—Lord William Bentinck, barque, 443 tons, Capt Sainthill, from Plymouth 24th April and Cork 2nd May. Passengers—Mr George Elliott; 220 emigrants; Brown, Esq, surgeon. 220 emigrants, consisting of 107 adults from London, 30 from Plymouth, 34 from Cork and the remainder children, after a favourable passage. Encountered strong head winds off this coast for the last three weeks. Five children died on board during the voyage, and there was one birth—Herald, August 22.
Cargo—1 hogshead brandy, 5 cases Geneva, 2 hogsheads rum, 26 cases beer, F Hobson; 63 hogsheads, 20 barrels 20 casks beer, 5 cases wine, 7 cases 2 casks 1pkg manufactures, Order; 2 cases 10 casks 6 bundles hardward, 12 anvils, 72 grindstones, 3 tons pig iron, 72 bars iron, Pittman, Brothers; 15 bales linen, W & H Barnes and Co; 15 bales 1 case manufactures, 12 baskets tar, 1 case 1 cask drugs, 17 tins turpentine, Griffiths, Borradaile and Co; 1 package manufactures, 4 boxes wearing apparel, 1 box drawing materials, 1 case 1 package manufactures (as addressed); 1 case saddlery, J R Pascoe; 41 bales 9 cases manufactures, Brodie and Cruikshank; 1 case plants, Were, Brothers & Co; 1 case stationery, Union Bank; 1 case silk manufactures, Kilburn Brothers; 30 hogsheads beer, J Jackson; 12 bales linen, 7 bales woolpacks, Dunlop, Macnab and Co; 12 packages manufactures, Joseph Hall; 42 boxes soap, 1 bale manufactures, C Ellershaw; 1 case ditto, E Hodgson; 1 ditto, W Dawson.

August 27—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, from Sydney. Passengers—Miss Hopkins, Mrs Nesbitt, Mr and Mrs Grice, Mr and Mrs McLeod, Messrs McLeod, Hopkinson, Oliphant, H Hopkins, Craig, Southey, McLaren, Donaldson, Taylor, Hart, Black and Ross, 9 in steerage.


August 28—Martha and Elizabeth, schooner, 81 tons, Devlin, for Sydney. Passengers—Capt Manton, Dr Cotter and Mr Boyle.

August 29--Dale Park, barque for Valparaiso. Passengers—Messrs Thomas Burnes and Charles Greene.

August 30—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, for Sydney via Launceston. Passengers for Sydney—(Cabin) Mrs Coghill and two Misses Coghill, Messrs Ruff, R H Browne, Taylor, Hamilton, Shadforth, H Barnes, W Ryrie, and Dobson. (Steerage) John Clayton, wife, and child, Mr and Mrs Ready, Mrs Collyer, Sarah Riley, Robert Patterson, John Sells, and John O’Brien. For Launceston – (Cabin) Messrs Hopkinson, Purvis and McLaren. (Steerage) Mrs Proud, J McKevitt, Laurence Delaney, and John Shanaghan; five prisoners of the Crown, one lunatic, one constable and three soldiers.

Hobart Town

August 13—Louisa, brig, from Sydney 2nd August.

August 18—Marian Watson, schooner from Sydney the 2nd Aug.; Caroline, brig, from Sydney the 3rd Aug.

August 24—Cadet, ship, Hillman, master from Dublin 9th April with 164 male prisoners. Surgeon-Superintendent, Dr Bowen. The guard consists of Lieut. Lombrick, Lieut Wright, Assistant-Surgeon Tilson and 52 non-commissioned officers and privates, Royal Marines, 3 women and 1 child.

August 24--Angelico, barque, Gray, master, from London 25th April, with 167 female prisoners and 7 children. Surgeon-Superintendent Dr Ring. Passengers—Mr Seedman and son. Three women and two children died on the passage, and one birth.

August 24--America, barque, Berry, master, from Boston, United States 10th April. Passengers—F W Clark and W H Wilkinson.
Cargo: 444 kegs 196 boxes and 5 hogsheads tobacco, 200 barrels pork, 150 kegs lard, 106 bales hops, 250 boxes sperm candles, 200 boxes pine cheese, 31,341 feet of boards, 325 boxes lemon syrup, 25 boxes mead, 200 kids salmon, 40 casks potash, 80 cans turpentine, 150 barrels resin, 50 barrels pitch, 10 barrels varnish, 200 barrels flour, 26 boxes palm leaf hats, 50 kegs nails, 100 nests tubs, 150 nests pails, 1 box corn brushes, 5 bundles willow baskets, 2 boxes window blinds, 10 boxes brass clocks, 31 boxes wood clocks, 22 boxes clock weights, 4 boxes paper, 39 boxes matches, 200 boxes cider, 267 boxes chairs, 59 bundles chairs, 6 bundles hair, 20 bureaus, 4 boxes glass, 2 boxes caps.


ARRIVALS—August 21, Calypso, brig, from Sydney 10th August; Eagle, schooner, from Sydney 7th Aug; 22nd, Wanderer, schooner, from Sydney 9th August.

CLEARANCE—(not sure of port) Sept 6—Haidee, ship, Capt Marshall, for London, with colonial produce. Passengers—Mrs Marshall, Miss Marshall, Mrs Champaign. Dr Webb, R.N., Mr Hope, Dr Wilson, R.N., Capt Carmichael, Mr Curle, Mr Allen, Mr Horsey and Mr J Ward.

CLEARANCE—Sept 7—Christina, brig, Saunders for Port Phillip. Passengers—Mr Hassell, Mr Anderson, Mrs Dobson and child, Mr and Mrs Dismore, Mr Horsey, Mr McLean, Mr G D Trench and Mr W Davine.

The steamer Australia has commenced running between the Circular Wharf and Milsom’s Point.

The Haidee’s mail will be kept open until twelve o’clock on Tuesday next, on which day she will sail according to advertisement. As this will be the only vessel for London for at least three weeks to come, it is expected that she will take a large mail.

The Cadet was going on to Port Essington, to land the marines there which she brought out from England; she will therefore most likely touch here; she reported having fallen in with the Kinnear, from Hobart Town, bound to London. Mr Welsh, the Attorney-General, who was proceeding to England by her, had died a few days before. The brig Palmyra had arrived with a full cargo of coals, from a mine recently opened at Schouten Island; the quality of which was said to be equal to those taken down from Newcastle. It was expected that the cargo per America would be disposed of at Hobart Town, in which event she would not come on to Sydney.

THE CUTTER “RANGER”—The Ranger left the Bay of Islands on 19th July and arrived at Newcastle on Saturday last with 30 tons gum, 3 cases natural history and 6 boxes fruit on board. Passengers—Mr Thompson, Mr Weldon and Mr Rawlins. Capt Rogers arrived in Sydney on Monday night by the steamer Sophia Jane and states that after leaving the Bay of Islands he experienced a continuation of westerly gales, in which he carried away three bowsprits and a topmast, and split most of the canvas. Prior to reaching Newcastle, they were five days attempting to beat into Broken Bay, with only an allowanced of half a biscuit each per diem, and a small quantity of water. She saw no vessels on the passage.

The Sultana reports the following from the parts she has touched at:--HMS Carysfort arrived off Tahiti on 12th July and having taken Queen Pomare and suite on board, sailed again for the island of Borabora, where she was to land them until information was received from the Home Government. The ketch Basilisk, sailed for Pitcairn’s Island on the 17th July. The British steamer, Salamander, left Tahiti on the 19th July for Eimeo, to take on board a cargo of coals from a brig lying there. The schooner Falcon, Capt Chape, had been at Tahiti, but had left again for the Sandwich Islands. The Countess of Wilton arrived at Tahiti from Valparaiso on 6th May and sailed again for the Chain Islands on 23rd July to collect oil &c. The Ernest was lying at Tahiti, but would sail in a few days for Oahu. The Sarah Ann was to leave Tahiti in a few days after the Sultana; but it was expected that she would touch at some of the other islands. The Sydney whaler Jane Eliza, had been into Tahiti to refit, with 300 barrels sperm on board; she was in a most dilapidated state, having fallen in with some very heavy weather; but having had a new stern put into her, sailed again on 1st July the captain having stated that it was his intention to be in Sydney within ten months from that date

THE SCHOONER “O.C. RAYMOND”—A letter from Canton, dated December 27 received in this city by the Helena, arrived at New York, throws some further light on the affair of the O.C. Raymond, Captain Dennison. There can be no longer any doubt that the specie was put on board at Chusan, on freight, and was feloniously appropriated to the use of the officers and crew. The following is an extract from the letter:
“ The schooner O. C. Raymond, formerly of Sag Harbour or Stonington, had arrived at Valparaiso, from the Coast of China, via one of the Sandwich Islands, with the Sycee silver shipped by the agents of one or two British houses in Chusan, for Macao, which the Commander, Samuel Dennison, sold through Messrs Alsop and Co and obtaining in return dubloons, had left for Panama, on board a whale ship, the schooner having been sold and placed under the Chilian flag. It is to be hoped that this instance of the disgrace of our flag and country will be taken such notice of in the United States as shall restore its honour, as far as the law can. The sufferers are chiefly British houses, and we trust that every American will feel himself bound to assist in the restoration of the robbed property, which amounted to $50,000 dollars”—Boston Daily Advertiser, 8th April.

Volume 1, Number 26 - 14 September, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Sept 09 Shamrock steamer 200 tons Capt Gilmore from Port Phillip 31st August, Launceston the 5th and Boyd Town the 8th inst. with sperm oil &c. Passengers—Mr Raff, Mr Barnes, Mrs Coghill, Miss Coghill, Miss A Coghill, Mr Dobson, Mr Shadforth, Mr Hamilton, Mr Rason, Mr Wilson, Mr B Boyd, Mr J Boyd, Mr D Campbell, Mr T Campbell, Mr Brookes, Mr Bloomfield, Mr McMaster, Mr Smith, Capt Milne, Mr Clayton, Mrs Clayton, Mr R Patterson, Mr Rendey, Mrs Collyer, Mrs Riley, Master Sells, Mr Newton, Mr Nathan, Mr Mullins, Messrs Everett, Doyle, Byon, Dowley, Dowley jun, Morrison, Kelly and Miss Bradley.
Sept 09 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 5th inst with tallow, hides &c. Passengers—Mr E Mackenzie, Mr Cannon, Mr Doucher, Rev Mr Kavenagh (Catholic clergyman), Mr Richardson, Miss Farree, Mrs Petey, Miss Sheehan, Messrs John Fleming and John Stewart.
Sept 09 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River the 6th inst. with 36 bales wool, 22 casks tallow, 200 hides, 30 sheepskins, 7 casks butter &c. Passengers—Mr Bundock and three in steerage.
Sept 10 St. George ship 605 tons Capt Norie from Portsmouth 26th May with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Robert Styles and three children, Mr and Mrs William Chatfield, child and servant, Mr and Mrs Leslie and child, Miss Smith, Miss Catherine P Smith, Mr John Alexander, Mr W D Bernard, Mr H G Smith, Mr C O Bolden, Mr P B Whitfield and Mr and Mrs John Jones and child.
Cargo—25 casks goods, 1 case cotton fringe, 20 barrels beer, 30 bundles and 4 cases raisins, 26 sheets lead, Lamb and Parbury; 75 casks bottled beer, 4 tierces tobacco, 25 barrels resin, 34 bales and 1 case manufactures, Griffith Gore and Co; 1 box manufactures, 60 tons goods, Flower Salting and Co; 281 bars 320 bundles rod iron, 80 bundles hoop iron, 20 bundles sheet iron, 5 boxes tin plates, 4 casks zinc, L Iredale; 50 casks beer, 15 pockets hops, R and E Tooth; 1 dressing machine, C J Babbs; 204 bags salt, Eccleston and Hirst; 10 bales wool bags, Tingcombe and Watkins; 534 bags salt, 39 bales 3 cases 7 trunks goods, Capt Norie; 2 cases, R M Robey; 1 case silk, 14 cases cotton manufactures, Dreutler and Wagner; 21 bales linen, 8 trunks boots, 1 iron safe, 4 bales 3 cases slops, 35 bales paper, Gilchrist and Alexander; 2 cases manufactures, 9 cases 1 bale goods, Swain, Webbs, Hamilton and Co; 4 bales goods, Rowand, Macnab and Co; 10 cases manufactures, 134 kegs paint, Donaldson, Dawes and Co; 10 cases, 18 packages manufactures, J T Armitage and Co; 3 cases 10 bales goods, 1 case plant, Cooper and Holt; 34 bales 14 trunks 4 cases manufactures, Thomas Smith and Co; 27 bales 8 cases, Moses Joseph; 20 bales woolpacks, Campbell, Hill and Co; 16 cases goods, M Levy; 1 bale, A Eales; 4 cases, Morice Marks; 1 case, James Tegg; 6 rams, Lyall Scott and Co; 3 cases books, Commercial Reading Rooms; 1 box stationery, Hastings Elwin; 23 bales, 27 cases, H G Smith; 34 casks 1 box (samples) tobacco, Thomas Digby Miller; 6 cases stationery, Commissariat; 1 quarter-cask wine, Capt Moriarty; 1 case specie, R Styles; 2 kegs specie, Union Bank; 1 package, Birnsting and Co; 1 cask earthenware, R Campbell; 1 parcel, G W Evans; 1 case, Morrissett; 1 box, Mr Patch; 1 case, W Beckett Esq; 1 case, Dr Bland; 1 cask earthenware, 1 case books, 1 case bedding, Rev F Wilkinson; 1 case, J Gordon; 1 case, John Milne; 25 hogsheads beer, Broadwood; 150 tons stone, 95 casks wine, 1 bale paper, 34 casks bottled beer, 1 quarter-cask wine, 1 case stationery, 2 cases goods, 5 cases manufactures, 47 casks bottled wine, 4 hogsheads 64 casks beer, 20 cases bottled wine, 1 box silver plate, 3 cases wine, 24 tierces tobacco, 4 cases merchandise, Order.
Sept 10 Augustus barque 140 tons Capt Nichols from Port Albert the 6th inst. with 60 tons bark. Passenger—Mr John Jones.
Sept 10 Caroline brig 113 tons Capt Loten from Hobart Town the 31st ult. with potatoes etc. Passengers—Mrs Newton and three children, Mrs Brennan, Mr Hopkins, Mr Curtenay, Mr May, Mr Flinn, Mr J Caville and Mr T Crane.
Sept 10 Calypso brig 106 tons Capt Harrold from Launceston 30th Aug. with potatoes &c. Passenger—Mr Carr.
Sept 12 Vanguard schooner 61 tons Capt Pilford from Port Nicholson the 22nd Aug. with black oil. Passengers—Mr Lin and Mr W Bond.
Sept 13 Marian Watson schooner 146 tons Capt Taggart from Hobart Town the 31st ult. with 50 bags wheat, 15 tons potatoes, 1 case steel pens. Passengers—Miss Mather, Mrs Williamson and child, Mr John Claret and Mr John Smith.
Sept 13 Bee brig 134 tons Capt Purcell from Auckland 26th Aug, and the Bay of Islands the 3rd inst. with oil &c. Passengers—Mr Murnin and Mr J Smith.
Sept 13 Thomas Lowry ship 409 tons Capt Graham from Hongkong, 29th May and Manila 27th June with tea, sugar &c. Passengers—Mr R Gott and servant and Dr Ramsay.
Sept 13 Tobago brig 136 tons Capt Pockley from Port Phillip the 6th inst with bark, potatoes &c. Passenger—Mr C D Thomas.
Sept 14 Terror schooner 95 tons Capt Dunning from the Barrier, New Zealand, the 2nd inst.

with copper ore, manganese &c. Passengers—Mr R Abercrombie, Mr Sparkes, Mr Standinger, Mr R C Macpherson, and Mr W Evans.

Sept 14 Ianthe American ship 415 tons Capt Woodberry from Boston the 16th May and Hobart Town the 7th inst.

with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr R S Rogers and Mr David Allen.
Cargo—379 bales and 11 bags hops, 80 barrels pork, 60 barrels mess beef, 571 kegs 7 boxes and 25 half-boxes tobacco, 300 barrels flour, 50 barrels pilot biscuit, 10 casks potash, 150 cases cheese, 60 boxes chocolate, 99 barrels apples, 18 cases clocks, 10 hogsheads hams, 50 kegs leaf lard, 147 barrels tar, 149 barrels pitch, 150 barrels resin, 200 boxes tallow candles, 100 casks nails, 17,000 feet pine lumber, 70 hogsheads salt, 60 cases chairs, 100 carboys spirits turpentine, 10 boxes sperm candles, 2 boxes Macaboy snuff, 35 casks 8 barrels and 1 box glassware, 15 cases palm leaf hats, 10 cases friction matches, 1 box medicine, 178 rocking chairs, 8 boxes pickles, 7 jars snuff, 80 kids and 66 kegs salmon, 12 boxes lemon syrup, 1 box peppermint, 12 boxes Stoughton elixir, 2 boxes sarsparilla, 28 cases cheese, 1 cask hams, 1 firkin butter, 1 barrel cigars, 2 barrels dried apples, 6 desks, 10 boxes lemon syrup, 1 package sheath knives and belts and 4 boxes essence peppermint. S Wilkinson junior, agent.

Sept 14 Sydney ship 346 tons Capt White from the Bay of Islands the 4th inst. with stores &c. Passengers—Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson, Major Reeves, Lieutenant Montgomerie, Lieutenant Leigh, Ensign Wright, Assistant-Surgeon Silver, M.D.; Mr Waldron, Commissariat department; 9 sergeants, 3 buglars, 154 rank and file, 99th regt.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Sept 08 Christina brig Saunders for Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mr Hassell, Mr Anderson, Mrs Dobson and child, Mr and Mrs Dismore, Mr Horsey, Mr McLean, Mr G D Trench and Mr W Davine.
Sept 12 Haidee barque Capr Marshall for London with colonial produce. Passengers—Mrs Marshall, Miss Marshall, Mrs Champaign, Dr Webb RN, Mr Hope, Dr Wilson RN, Capt Carmichael, Mr Curle, Mr Allen, Mr Horsey and Mr J Ward.
Sept 12 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Rostron, Mrs Dix, Mr Elliott, Mrs Riley, Mr James Cook, Mr Berry, Mr J Mathews, Mr P Flanaghan, Mrs Scanlan, Mr Towhay and three in steerage.
Sept 13 William brig Capt Thom for Launceston with sundries. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Reilly, Mrs Carder, Capt Cummins, Mr James Fitzgerald, Mr Edward Duke, Mr Thomas Silverstock, Mr William Waddell, Mr and Mrs Miller, Miss Ann Halton, Miss Elizabeth Langworthy.

Sept 14—Shamrock, steamer, Capt Gilmore for Twofold Bay, Port Phillip and Launceston with sundries. Passengers—Mr Fenwick, Mr Griffiths, Mr C H Roemer, Mr Edwards, Mr Barns, Mr Hamilton, Mr and Mrs McLean; Messrs Edward King, L Levy, R L Gowland, John Waddell, Hughes, and Crisp.

The Shamrock put into Kent’s Group on Thursday morning last, some large signal fires on the rocks having attracted Capt Gilmore’s attention. Upon sending the boat on shore, two men and their wives were found, who had been blown off from the coast of Van Diemen’s Land in a whale boat; they had then been on the group five weeks, living on mutton birds, fish &c. and were most happy to be relieved from their precarious situation. Two were landed at Twofold Bay and the others came on by the steamer.


Sept 12—Urgent, ship, Capt Thompson, from Port Nelson the 2nd inst, with 20 tuns black oil and 1 ½ ton whalebone, for Capt Thompson. Passengers—Mr W Beaumont, Mr Jonathan Warner, Mr Joseph Warner, Mr J Renford, and 18 in the steerage. She will again take in cattle and sheep for New Zealand, and will sail in about ten days.

The Vanguard spoke the whaling barque Terror, about three weeks since, off Banks’s Peninsula, but being in a gale of wind, they could not communicate what oil they had on board. The schooner Oratava had gone on to Akaroa to take in oil for Sydney. The brig Eleanor, Capt Macfarlane from Sydney, via Newcastle, with cattle and sheep, arrived at Port Nicholson, after a passage of 23 days, during which she lost 300 sheep and several head of cattle. HMS Hazard had touched at Port Nicholson, with Capt Fitzroy and his Private Secretary on board; having landed the latter, she sailed again for Auckland and the Bay of Islands. The Sydney had arrived at the Bay, but had not landed any of the troops, matters having been amicably arranged with the natives. It was expected that she would land 45 rank and file of them, and bring on the remainder to Sydney in a few days.

Captain Fitzroy had declared the Bay of Islands to be a free port from the 1st of the present month.

The Thomas Lowry arrived yesterday morning quite unexpectedly from Manila, after a very boisterous passage. She was off Cape Lewin for 9 days in a heavy gale of wind, in which she lost sails, several spars and had her starboard bulwarks stove. Capt Graham asserts that during his nautical career he never experienced more boisterous weather and was at one time afraid of the ship’s foundering; she spoke the ship Florist, in the Malacca Passage, from China to Madras with a detachment of the 41st Native Infantry on board. The brig Amelia, Capt Macdougall from Sydney via New Zealand, was totally lost in the Straits of Bernardino on 30th April; all hands had arrived safely at Manila in the long boat. The ship Gondolier, Capt Oliver, from China for England, with a full cargo of tea, had been totally wrecked on the Vansittart Shoals, in the China seas; the captain and crew had been taken off the wreck by an American ship, and arrived safely at Manila on the 24th June. The ship Fortescue, from China, had put in there dismasted. The Swedish barque Swartvick, Capt Hjarne, left Hongkong for Batavia on 4th April. The schooner Black Dog was advertised for sale. The schooner Alligator, Capt Cook, sailed for Amoy and Chusan on 22nd April. The Asia, from Lombock, arrived at Hongkong on 18th May, having on board Signor Dalle Casse, Miss A Rita, and Miss A Canada as passengers.



The Alicia, from Port Phillip, arrived off the Isle of Wight on 12th May. The James from Port Phillip the Calcutta from Hobart Town and the Napoleon from Swan River arrived at Gravesend on the 13th May. The Wilsons from Sydney 4th Jan arrived at Gravesend on 15th May.
The Athens left Liverpool for Hobart Town on 13th May; and the Mary White, for Sydney direct, on 20th May; the Colombian was advertised to follow the Mary White, being hourly expected to arrive.
The homeward-bound ships had been detained in the Channel a considerable time, owing to the prevalence of easterly winds. The Pestonjee Bomanjee left Deal on 17th May for Sydney with troops.
The following vessels were advertised for Sydney in Hardy’s Shipping List of 23rd May: Garland Grove, 483 Robson (P.O. packet), June 1. Lanchester, 350 Mainland, June 15. Dublin, 429, Robson (P.O.packet), July 1. Parrock Hall, 397, Wilson, July 15.

The barque Alfred, Capt Brett from Sydney 2nd April arrived at Valparaiso on 23rd May.

MORETON BAY—The following statement of our exports for the year ending July last has been kindly furnished me by the house of Mackenzie and Co, by which it will appear that, at the lowest calculation, we have exported in the staple articles of the colony no less a sum than £32,078, or thereabouts, in 12 months; and considering that the settlers are now only beginning to get their stock and stations regulated after coming into a new country, the amount speaks well for this important northern end of the colony; and in spite of all drawbacks we feel assured we must go ahead. The document above referred to gives as follows:--Beef, tierces of, 150; hides, 440; wool, bales of, 1998 ¼; tallow, casks of 296; sheepskins, 2458; pine boards 3418; independent of an immense quantity of cedar cut on the Logan, a great portion of which I believe has been shipped to England, Van Diemen’s Land and other parts. With the above facts and the knowledge that we now possess the best harbour after Port Jackson, the Government cannot think us unreasonable in getting up a petition, praying for this to be made a free warehousing port—Correspondent.

MELANCHOLY DEATH—With much regret we announce the death of Capt Bell, of HMS Hazard. Most of our readers are aware that this gentleman, on account of indisposition, was advised to remain in Auckland, while the Hazard proceeded with His Excellency to Port Nicholson. With the view of improving his health, Capt Bell availed himself of the opportunity of going to the Bay of Islands by the Government brig. On the Thursday evening after the arrival of the brig at the Bay, Capt Bell went on deck, accompanied by the steward, when the latter, in consequence of the blowing out of the light, was obliged to return for another. During the interval that elapsed, Capt Bell fell overboard; the watch gave the alarm, but no effective efforts appear to have been made to save the life of the unfortunate officer, although he repeatedly called for assistance and endeavoured to save himself by swimming. After the lapse of about ten minutes, a boat was lowered, and he was taken aboard alive, but insensible, and much exhausted; and no proper attempts appear to have been made to restore animation, until it was too late. Capt Richards, the commander of the brig, was unhappily ashore when the accident occurred. Capt Bell was a brother of Colonel Bell, the later member for Northumberland. He was a well-informed, kind-hearted and generous officer, much beloved by all who knew him, and will, we doubt not, be very much lamented by the officers under his immediate command. In the absence of a Coroner, we believe the resident Magistrate enquired into the cause of death. His remains were interred with due solemnity in the Church yard of Russell. Capt Bell has, we understand, left a widow, but no children—Southern Cross, August 17.

Volume 1, Number 27 - 21 September, 1844

Sept 17—Tryphena, brig, Capt Hindmarsh for Auckland. Passengers—Mr G Owen, Mr Bicknell, and Mr J L Heydn.

Sept 20—Wanderer, schooner, Capt Burns for Port Nicholson via Newcastle, with cattle &c. Passengers—Mr Robert Wallace, Mrs Phillips and Mr Thomas Mason.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Sept 14 Mary White barque 380 tons Capt Walker from Liverpool the 21st May with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Paul Catteral, Mr James Skervin, and Mr Joseph Hanway.
Sept 17 Wave schooner 65 tons Capt Camroux from Howe’s Island the 19th inst. in ballast
Sept 18 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie, 17th inst. with maize &c. Passengers—Dr Little, Capt Jobbing, Mr Verge, Mr Aldrich, Mr O’Connell, Mr Derling, and eight in steerage.
Sept 21 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River the 19th inst. with wool &c. Passengers—Mr Sharp, Mr Irbey, Mr Small and Mr Kelso with five in steerage.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Sept 16 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Twofold Bay, Port Phillip and Launceston Passengers—Mr Fenwick, Mr Griffiths, Mr C H Roemer, Mr Edwards, Mr Barns, Mr Hamilton, Mr and Mrs McLean, Messrs Edward King, L Levy, R L Gowland, John Waddell, Hughes, and Crisp.
Sept 17 Louisa brig Capt Tucker for Hobart Town Passengers—The Most Rev Dr Polding, Right Rev Dr Wilson, Rev Mr McEnroe, Rev Mr Cotton, Mr Broadziak, Mr Wright, Mr Bloomfield, Miss Bloomfield, Mr Clark and Mr Neal.
Sept 18 Diana brig Capt Tullock for Launceston via Port Fairy Passengers—Mr and Mrs Rutledge and three children, Miss Kirk Mr and Mrs Hunt, Miss Toole, Miss Cosgrove, Messrs T Magovarn, W Miller, F Johnstone, C Duff, C Johnson, and Alexander McDowell.
Sept 20 Calypso brig Capt Harrold for Launceston Passengers—Mr George Fisher and Mr Kemball.
  PORT PHILLIP—In consequence of the over-flowing of the Murray, the Port Phillip mail did not arrive this morning.

HOWE’S ISLAND—The schooner Wave arrived from Howe’s Island on Tuesday morning after a passage of five days. During the time she was there she narrowly escaped being wrecked, having been twice driven on shore, whilst lying inside the reef; there being no safe anchorage. Whilst lying under the north-east side of the island for shelter, a boat belonging to the settlement was swamped and dashed to pieces on the rocks, whilst endeavouring to land at a place called Ned’s Beach, with four of the passengers and a seaman belonging to the Wave; when Mr John Duncan, a passenger, and James Sanson, the seaman, were unfortunately drowned. The body of the latter was picked up two days after and interred; but that of Mr Duncan was not recovered. The following were the only vessels which had touched there; Scamander, Lady Blackwood, and Lindsays, but this was prior to our last reports; the American ship La Grange, seven days from Sydney and also the American whaler Tybee.

RIO JANEIRO—The Arab, barque, Capt Westland, from London to Launceston, put into Rio on the 9th March, dismasted; and the Reflector, barque, Withycombe, from Sydney to London put in on the 31st March—Standard, May 6.

The brig Caroline was purchased on Monday at public auction, by Mr Isaac Simmons for £250.

Volume 1, Number 28 - 28 September, 1844
With quick dispatch, The A1 teak ship
GREENLAW, Captain John Edgar,
430 tons, for freight or passage apply to


take notice that the undersigned continues to supply shipping, families, and private individuals, with all descriptions of sea stock (including spirits, wines, beer &c) necessary for their comfort; and trusts from the extensive practice he has had in packing and securing goods from injury by moisture, he will continue to receive the same liberal support which has been shown to him during the last six years.

Numerous certificates can be seen, if required, at his office, Charlotte place, a few of which are here appended. S ELLIOTT, Agent.

HMS Bramble March 29, 1844 … It affords me pleasure to state that Mr S Elliott has now supplied our Mess for the third time with groceries and general supplies, of the best description and at the most reasonable prices. His attention to our wishes has given general satisfaction, and I can confidently recommend him to the notice of such as may require stock of that description. … A McClatchie, Caterer, to Caterers of British Men- of-War.”

“To the Pursers of any American Men-of-War visiting Sydney. The undersigned Pursers of the Exploring Expedition, having employed Mr S Elliott, grocer, Sydney, to supply provisions and stores for the vessels, take much pleasure in recommending him for promptness, honesty, activity and deserving patronage. … R W Waldron, Purser, Vincennes; William Speiden, Purser, Peacock; Thomas W Waldron, Purser, Porpoise; Sydney, December 30, 1839.

The above vessels having received their second lot of supplies, the following note was received:--

USS Peacock, Sydney Harbour, March 30, 1840 … My dear Sir,--For the polite attention and kindness you have at all times shown to myself and brother officers, in the transaction of business with you, accept the sincere thanks of, Your friend and obedient servant, William Speiden, Purser, Peacock … To Mr S Elliott

HMS Thalia, Sydney, May 1 1844 … This is to certify that Mr Elliott supplied the Gun-room Mess of HMS Thalia with Groceries, during her stay at Sydney; and I can recommend him to the notice of any vessels who may at any future time touch at this port, as an excellent person from whom to get sea stock in his line of business. … John Elliott, Caterer Gun-room Mess, HMS Thalia; To Caterers of Messrs of HM ships and vessels.

Mr Elliott supplied the Midshipman’s Mess of HMS Thalia during her stay at Sydney with Groceries &c and I can say that the articles furnished were good and at the market price. … Thomas Cochrane, Caterer. HMS Thalia, Sydney, May 1, 1844.

  CLEARANCES (assumed from Port Jackson)

Sept 26—Thomas Lord, schooner, Capt Süwerkrop, for Tongataboo via Auckland with sundries. Passengers—Mr S Bawtree, A Cooper, Mr A Pennie, and Mr Lewis Fullman.

Sept 26—Caroline, brig, Capt Loten, for Hobart Town with sundries. Passengers—Mr Wilson, Mr Daley and Mr Hopkins.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Sept 22 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay 20th inst. with wool &c. Passengers—Mr Adams, Mr Hanley, Lieut Masters, Mr Harris, Mrs Houston and two children, and six in steerage.
Sept 22 Star of China schooner 112 tons Capt Tinley from Port Nicholson the 1st and Port Nelson the 7th Sept. with oil, wool, flax &c. Passengers—Mrs Marshall and two children, Mr and Mrs Webster, Mr and Mrs Franklin, Mr and Mrs Williams, Mr Bell and Mr Mansell.
Sept 23 Maid of Athens schooner 220 tons Capt Hews from Macao the 16th June, Balli the 31st July with tea, sugar &c. Passenger—Mrs Hews.
Sept 23 Waterlily schooner 155 tons Capt Hayle from Hobart Town the 13th inst. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mr T D Chapman, Mrs Chapman and child, Miss Swan, Mr A Willis, Mr H White, Mr H opkinson, Mr R Ball, Mr Lindsay, Miss Ann Mansfield, and Mr James Allen.
Sept 23 Giraffe barque 264 tons Capt Grant from Launceston the 16th inst. with wheat &c. Passenger—Mr Melville.
Sept 23 Annie brig 177 tons Capt C Potter from Hongkong the 4th July with tea
Sept 24 Edward schooner 87 tons Capt Tallan from Boyd Town, Twofold Bay the 20th inst. with tallow, wool &c.
Sept 24 Eagle schooner 108 tons Capt Hodges from Circular Head the 18th inst. with potatoes
Sept 24 Munro brig 225 tons Capt Balfour from Manila the 20th June with sugar, tea &c
Sept 25 Pactolus American brig 175 tons Capt Barstow from Salem, 15th May with general cargo
Sept 26 Juno barque 212 tons Capt Hayes from the Whale Fishery with 600 barrels black oil
Sept 26 Lucy Ann barque 213 tons Capt Lee from the Whale Fishery with 650 barrels sperm oil
Sept 26 Countess Wilson [sic] - Countess of Wilton schooner 111 tons Capt Bowles from Tahiti the 19th Aug. with 80 tuns cocoanut oil. Passengers—Mrs Bowles, Mr Whitfield, Master and Miss Henry and Mr Thompson.
Sept 27 Barossa barque 729 tons Capt Austin from Hobart Town the 21st Sept.

with surplus stores. Passengers—Dr Gannon, RN, Surgeon Superintendent; Ensign St John of 80th regt, Ensign Welch, 22nd regt; Mr Clark, Mr Christian, 35 rank and file of the 58th regt, 15 rank and file of the 80th regt, 3 women and 2 children.

Sept 28 Pestonjee Bomanjee barque 594 tons Capt Binnie from Hobart Town the 21st inst. with surplus stores &c. Passengers—Major Bridge, 58th regt, Mrs Bridge; Capt Nugent, Ensign Main and Ensign Middleton, 58th regt; Dr Pine, 58th regt; 158 rank and file of the 58th, and 46 rank and file of the 80th regt; 13 women and 17 children.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Sept 22 Tryphena brig Capt Hindmarsh for Auckland with sundries. Passengers—Mr G Owen, Mr Bicknell and Mr J L Heydn.
Sept 22 Wanderer schooner Capt Burns for Port Nicholson via Newcastle with cattle &c. Passengers—Mr Robert Wallace, Mrs Phillips and Mr Thomas Mason.
Sept 23 Sultana schooner Capt Scott for Wallis Island with sundries
Sept 25 Corinthian American ship Capt Eastabrook for the Whale Fishery with whaling gear &c.
Sept 26 Marian Watson schooner Capt Taggart for Hobart Town with sundries. Passengers—Mr Herbert Leister, Mr John Egan, Mr Elwin, Mr Thomas Spicer, Mr Cunningham, Mr and Mrs D Ledgar and daughter and Mr John Moore.
Sept 26 Martha and Elizabeth schooner Capt Devlin for Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mr Power, Mr Ewart, Mrs Rice, Mr and Mrs Lee, Mr Doyle, Mr Gazie and Mrs Gazie.
Sept 26 Coquette schooner Capt W Rogers for the Bay of Islands and Auckland with sundries. Passenger—Mr J Barnett.
Sept 26 Falcon schooner Capt Chape for Guam with sundries
Sept 26 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay

Passengers—Mr McKenzie, Mr McLauchlin, Mr Lesslie, Mr Gore, Mr Stewart, Mr Wiggins and 11 in steerage.


Yesterday morning, a new steamer named the Native, was launched from Mr Chowne’s building yard, Johnstone’s Bay, she was afterwards towed to Grose’s Wharf, Darling Harbour, and by noon had the weightiest parts of a ten-horse power engine put on board; the engine was made at Russell’s foundry, George-street, and it is expected that during the course of the ensuing week the Native will be plying daily between Sydney and Parramatta, for which trade she is being fitted up by her owners, Messrs J and W Byrnes, of George-street, Parramatta. The Native is about 60 feet keel, has a small draught of water, is open fore and aft, so that she can take cargo whenever there are not a sufficient number of passengers to occupy the after part, which is to be covered in by screens, and an awning somewhat similar to the Venetian Gondolas and Thames state barges.

The German emigrant ship Skiold arrived at Nelson on 2nd Sept.

The schooner Elizabeth, which left Sydney for the Bampton Shoal, to endeavour to recover some of the wreck of the Clarence, had returned from thence to the Richmond, the expedition having proved unsuccessful, owing to the unfavourable state of the weather. She was about to take in a cargo of cedar for Sydney.

THE SHIP “SYDNEY”—Upon the arrival of the Sydney at the Bay of Islands, from this port with the troops for which she had been dispatched, Capt White received a letter from the Governor of New Zealand, expressing his thanks for the promptitude and efficiency which had been displayed throughout the expedition.

HMS Vindictive having on board Mr Pritchard, Britannic Consul at Tahiti, was spoken off Cape Horn on 24th May on her way to England.

The Countess of Wilton reports the following vessels at Tahiti when she left; HMS Thalia from the Sandwich Islands, with General Miller, Consul-General, and Mr Sea as Acting Consul for Tahiti; Salamander, steam frigate; Uranie, French frigate, Embuscade, corvette; Phaeton, steam frigate; Sarah Ann, schooner; and the American whaler Christopher Mitchell; this vessel had lost her chief mate, having been taken out of the boat by the line when fast to a whale; she had 1350 barrels oil on board. September 1. The Countess of Wilton spoke the barque Arabian, Capt Collins from Sydney with 100 barrels sperm oil on board; she reported having spoken the following American whalers:--Alpha, 28 months out, 2100 barrels; James Loper, 28 months out, 1120 barrels; Leonidas, 32 months out, 700 barrels having taken 80 barrels since leaving Sydney. The Alpha had spoken the Tobacco Plant, 27 months out, with 1200 barrels.

The Munro spoke the schooner Munford on 22nd July off the Island of Buro, in company with the schooner Australian of Hobart Town. The Munford reported the total loss of the brig Sir Archibald Campbell in Torres Straits—all hands saved.

The Juno left Sydney 23rd March 1844 since which 600 barrels of black oil have been taken on board. Some of her crew are in a state of insubordination, which has been the chief cause of her returning so soon to Sydney.


Sept 5—Letitia, schooner, Archer, master, from Twofold Bay with 35 head of cattle.

Sept 6—Barossa, ship, Austin, master, from the Downs 17th May with 319 male prisoners. Surgeon Superintendent, D Gannon, RN. Passengers—Mr Gurney, Lieut. Birch, Mrs Birch and two children, 50 rank and file, 3 women and 4 children, 80th regt.

Sept 10—Pestonjee Bomanjee, barque, Capt Binnie, with troops for this port and Sydney; left Gravesend 17th May; put in at Rio to refresh, where she remained 8 days, and left Rio on the 6th July. Has on board for Sydney the Headquarters of the 58th regt, with Major Bridge (commanding troops on board), and his lady; Capt Nugent, Surgeon Pine, Lieut Edwards, Ensign Main, Ensign Middleton and 38 rank and file. For this port, the following officers and detachments:- Capt Twiss, R.E., and lady; Lieut Harden, R.E. and lady; 27 rank and file 51st regt; 47 ditto 80th regt; 29 ditto 96th regt, 35 ditto 99th regt, of which latter two died on the passage. Passengers for this port—Mr Roberts, R.E., appointed to the situation of Foreman of Works (and lady); Lieut Smith, R.N., and F G Simpkinson, mate, R.N., appointed to situations at the Observatory. The mail for Hobart Town contained only two letters, and no newspapers, nor were there any on board. There were six births during the passage out. The Pestonjee Bomanjee will leave for Sydney as soon as she has landed her troops. Spoke no vessels for this port.

Lieut Smith RN and Mr Simpkinson have arrived to relieve Lieut’s Scott and Dayman at the Magnetic Observatory. While at Rio two French vessels, with troops, for Bourbon, lay there. It is possible that this force may, however, have a more distant destination. Accounts have been received from England that France intends to colonise New Caledonia—Hobart Town Advertiser. Sept 13.

NEWS PER “ANNIE” FROM MANILA—The Amelia, brig, from Sydney to Manila, was totally lost on the night of the 30th April on Point St Bernandina. The Bencoolen, lost every stitch of canvas she had set and just cleared the danger. The Fortescue, Capt Hall, was obliged to cut away her masts, all but the mizenmast. The Annie was blown out to sea and was five days getting back. All this happened during a severe gale from the eastward on 30th April—Hongkong Register, June 4.

ANJER, 21st April 1844—The ship Canton, with the third division of H.M.’s 55th regt, on board, arrived at Anjer on the 20th April; during the passage three men died from disease contracted in China; the remainder are in good health. Assistant Surgeon Weld, of H.M.’s 98th regt remains very unwell.

The Fairlie with the Head Quarters of HM 58th regt passed Anjer on the 5th April, all well.

The Ratcliffe, with the 1st division had passed but not reported at Anjer.

Volume 1, Number 29 - 5 October, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Oct 01 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore from Port Phillip the 25th ult, Launceston, the 29th, and Boyd Town the 30th ult. Passengers—Mr S A Donaldson, Mr McLaren, Mr G R Griffiths, Mr Cole, Mr Ross, Mr Oliphant, Rev Mr Mowbray, Mr McKevett, Mr Kennedy, Mr Egan, Mr Roach, Mr Manifold, Mr and Mrs Kelsh, Mr and Mrs Wignell, Mr and Mrs Ballie, Mr A Abbott, Mr H Concannon, Mrs York, Mr D Hall, Mr T Moore, Mr and Mrs Cook, Mr Simpson, Mr and Mrs Cormack, Mr Rankin, Mr Baxter, and Mr and Mrs Cranie.
Oct 02 Harlequin schooner 62 tons Capt Cooney from the Bay of Islands the 14th Sept. with oil, flax, timber &c. Passengers—Right Rev Dr Pompalier and man servant, Mr and Mrs Gahagan, two sons and two daughters.
Oct 02 Christina brig 126 tons Capt Saunders from Port Phillip the 26th Sept. with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Nelson, Mr Macpherson, Mrs Fisher, Mr Cannon, Mr McArthur and Mr Lankshire.
Oct 03 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie on Tuesday 1st inst. with sundries, Passengers—Rev Mr Purves, Mr Ducat, Mr Tozer, Mr Betts, Mrs and Miss Hayley, Mrs Wetherill, Mrs Lovett and seven in steerage.
Oct 03 Dorset brig 82 tons Capt Walsh from Port Adelaide 26th Sept. with wheat &c. Passengers—Mrs Walsh, Mr E Solomon and Mr Rhoden.
Oct 03 William brig 149 tons Capt Thom from Launceston, 29th ult. with 10 tons potatoes, 4000 bushels of wheat &c. Passengers—Mr Henry Griffiths and 12 in steerage.
Oct 04 Cheerful schooner 123 tons Capt Patrick from Manila 7th June

with sugar, cigars &c. Passenger—Mr Anglend.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Sept 29 Caroline brig Capt Loten for Hobart Town with sundries. Passengers—Mr Wilson, Mr Daley and Mr Hopkins.
Sept 30 Thomas Lord schooner Capt Süwerkrop for Tongataboo via Auckland with sundries. Passengers—Mr S Bawtree, A Cooper, Mr A Pennie, and Mr Lewis Fulman.
Oct 02 Nelson barque Capt Spurling for the Whale Fishery with whaling gear &c. Passenger—Master Spurling.

Sept 28—Comet, schooner, Cork, from Port Nicholson; which vessel reported the total loss of the barque Magnet, Capt Lewis, belonging to Sydney; at Akarraka, on Banks’s Peninsula. The crew and passengers were saved with the exception of one seaman, but none of the cargo was recovered. Mr J Jones and Mr Curtis were passengers on board at the time and proceeded on to Port Nicholson afterwards in the Comet. The wreck of the Magnet was sold for £4 sterling.

LOSS OF THE BARQUE ‘MAGNET’—The following is an extract from a letter received by the owners of the barque Magnet, from Mr J J Curtis, the supercargo:--“The loss of the Magnet happened on Tuesday morning, 3rd September, about three o’clock, on the coast south side of Banks Peninsula, near Cerackia in a sudden S.E. gale. We went on to a reef of rocks, and by daylight she was all to pieces; one seaman named Davis, was drowned, the rest, including Mr John Jones, all got ashore in safety. Had it not been for the kind assistance of Mr Cria, at the nearest whaling station, who at daylight on the top of his look-out-hill observed the wreck, and immediately came down and got hold of the poor fellows in the surf, many would have perished. As we jumped out of bed we came ashore, losing everything in the world.”

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