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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. 30 - 12 October, 1844


Greenlaw, barque, 430 tons, Edgar, 38 casks sperm oil, 32 casks black oil, 452 casks tallow, 231 bales wool, 4400 hides, 12 logs cypress pine, 48 cases muskets, and 2 cases wine on board.

Eweretta, barque, 356 tons, Carley; 100 casks tallow on board.

St George, ship, 605 tons, Norie; 241 casks tallow, 50 tons manganese, 30 hides, 5 tons copper ore, 38 tons lead ore, 16 tons dyewood, and 24 tuns sperm oil on board.

Sydney, ship, 346 tons, White; 1 cask cocoanut oil, 43 casks black oil, 286 casks tallow, 5600 hides, 8 tons dyewood, 30 tons manganese, 96 cases gum and 40 bags bark on board.

Thomas Lowery, ship, 409 tons, Graham; 55 tuns oil, 40 tons manganese, 600 casks tallow, 150 bales wool, 20 tons horns and hoofs and 2000 hides on board.

Soundraporvy, brig, 205 tons, Rogers. Full ship.

Templar, ship, 565 tons, Brown; 20 tons dyewood, and 20 tuns black oil, on board.

Pestonjee Bomanjee, barque, 594 tons, Binnie; about to commence loading;

SHIPS LOADING FOR LONDON—The Soundraporvy has the whole of her cargo on board, and will positively sail next Tuesday morning. The Greenlaw will sail on the 20th instant, provided the weather continues fair. The Eweretta has not taken any cargo on board for the last fortnight, but will commence on Monday next to ship between four and five hundred casks of spirits. The St George, Sydney, Thomas Lowry and Templar are taking in their dead weight fast; the latter has been delayed a day or two, having had to discharge about a hundred tons of ballast. The Pestonjee Bomanjee will commence loading on Monday next.

THE ‘CORSAIR’—The steamer Corsair will commence running to Moreton Bay about the first week in November.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Oct 05 William the Fourth steamer 52 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River on Wednesday last with sundries. Passengers—Mr Gray and 6 in steerage.
Oct 07 Ariel schooner 104 tons Capt Preston from Port Nicholson the 17th Sept with 40 tuns black oil &c. Passengers—Mr Dempster, Capt Hay, Mr Robinson, Miss Hatton, Mr Curtis, Capt Lewis, Mr Seagrove, Mr Levi and Mr Watson and four of the crew of the Magnet.
Oct 08 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 4th inst. Passengers—Mr Rostron, Mr Irvine, Mr Archer, Capt Coffin, Mr W Thompson and 13 of the crew belonging to the American whaler Thule.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Oct 06 Terror schooner Capt Dunning for Auckland Passengers—Mr Willis, Mr Falconer, Mr Chalmers, Mr Andrews, Mr Ross, Mr Taylor, Mr John Thomas and Mr and Mrs Jones and child.
Oct 06 Eagle schooner Capt Hodges for Circular Head in ballast. Passengers—Miss Carrol, Miss E Carrol and Master Carrol.
Oct 06 Waterlily schooner Capt Hayle for Hobart Town Passengers—Mr Cumberland, Mr McAllister, Mr Bloomfield, Miss Bloomfield, Mrs Frieland, Mr and Mrs Jones, Mr Forle, four prisoners of the Crown and a constable.
Oct 06 William schooner Capt Freeman for Moreton Bay with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Steel. Mr Caffrey, Mr Nail, Mr Rapsey, Mr Young, Mr Davidson, Mr and Mrs Paterson, 4 children and a female servant.
Oct 08 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Launceston via Boyd Town and Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mr St John, Capt Cole, Mr Edwards, Mr Willis, Mr H L Moses, Mrs Stephens, Miss Stephens, Mr and Mrs Shadforth, Mr Sydney Darling, 51st regt; Mr Ross, Mr Burnett, Rev J Forbes, Rev T Mowbray, Mr and Mrs Bennett, Mr George Fisher, Mr Charles Gardiner, Mr Cetta, Mr McKivett, Mrs Morrison, Mr John Simpson, Mr Edward Williams and Monsieur Piere C Levre, wife and child.
Oct 09 Ceylon barque Capt Beazley for London with colonial produce. Passengers—Dr and Mrs Scott, Mr James Solomon, Mrs Smith, Mr James Brown, Mr and Mrs Fenton and three children, Mr and Mrs Burnett and child, Mr Hart, Mr A Rea and Mr Holland.
Cargo—9 casks tallow, 151 hides, 203 bales wool, 44 tuns sperm oil, Flower, Salting and Co.; 14,650 bones, 32,000 hoofs, 10,500 horns, JR & AF Wilshire; 7 casks extract of bark, JP Mackenzie; 1 cask neatsfoot oil, 16 bales wool, 33 casks tallow, R Graham; 5 casks hogs-lard, 24 casks tallow, Thacker Mason & Co; 5785 bones, 500 horns, hoofs, and horn tips, R O’Reilly; 112 hides, 6 casks tallow, JP Robinson; 281 hides, Henry Dangar; 273 hides, 68 bales wool, A Brierly; 512 hides, 60 casks tallow, Robert Towns; 200 hides, 32 casks tallow, Tingcomb & Co; 305 hides, Eccleston & Co; 40 bales wool, 15 casks tallow, B Boyd & Co; 10 tierces beef, Australian Agricultural Company; 1 case specimens natural history, J Dalgarno; 21 casks tallow, Henry Ferris; 12 casks tallow, Frederick Ebsworth; 22 casks tallow, James Cox; 41 casks tallow, Charles Appleton & Co; 35 casks tallow, Ramsay Young & Co.
Oct 09 Mary White barque Capt Walker for Adelaide via Port Phillip Passengers—Mr P Catterall, Right Rev Dr Murphy, Mr P O Lackey, Miss Mary Skelly, Master J Coyle, Mr C Sidley, Mr and Mrs James and two children; Mr and Mrs Ford and 2 children; Mr and Mrs Kelly, Mr Peter Welch and Mr Arthur Martin.
Oct 11 Star of China schooner Capt Tingley for Port Nicholson and Nelson. Passengers—Mrs Tinley and child, and Mr J Hopkins.
Cargo—1 bale prints, 1 bale blankets, 1 bale slops, 1 bale cottons, 2 cases drapery, 20 boxes soap, 17 bags sugar, J Christian; 2 packages iron-mongery, 1 package blankets, 1 barrel steel, 18 bars iron, 1 anvil, 2 mill-stones, 1 cask provisions, 1 case ironware, 1 case soap, 4 cases books, 1 barrel tobacco, Dreutler & Wagner; 6 boxes raisins, 4 chests tea, 20 bundles hoop iron 41 bags sugar, 3 casks beef, 1 case confectionery, JO Glanham; 2 cases drapery, 18 boxes candles, 1 bale blankets, 1 case drapery, E Bryant; 20 boxes soap, 23 bags sugar, Rowand, Macnab and Co; 1 case drugs, John Alger; 1 bale slops, Lamb & Parbury; 1 bale slops, Robert Bourne & Co; 1 bale haberdashery, A Mitchell; 100 bags flour, 4 bundles sickles, 1 bale prints, 3 bags and 1 box nails, 3 cases books, 1 case dresses, 1 package saddlery, 6 packages leather, 640 bushels maize, 10 tons coals, 1 bundle furniture, 100 bags flour, 1 hogshead sugar, 20 boxes candles, 200 sheep, J Giblett; 6 casks beef, 5 chests tea, 1 box shoes, 5 boxes soap, 100 bags flour, 1 keg tongues, 5 bags coffee, 9 bags sugar, T Buckland; 1 hogshead sugar, Robert Porter; 1 pair mill-stones, 1 cask 1 case 6 packages ironmongery, 1 package models, 6 iron mould boards, 1 box groceries, J Bidwell.
Oct 10 Julia brig Capt Robinson for Tahiti 100 tons coal, 50 casks beer, 1 case muskets, 5 cases jostick, 20 boxes soap, 10 boxes candles, 2 cases ironmongery, 1 case slops, 30 half-chests tea, R Towns; 13 tierces tobacco, J Mackay.
Oct 11 Maid of Athens schooner Capt Hews for Hong Kong Passengers—Mrs Hews, Mrs Desandt, Mr Cannon and Mr Kennedy. Cargo—1629 flooring boards, 797 pieces scantling, 191 cedar boards. George King; 8 cases and 1 cask hardware, 3 cases jewellery, T Smith & Co; 21 casks paint, B Mountcastle; 560 boxes and 325 half boxes soap, John Smith; 7 casks glass, 1 case clocks, 1 cask saddlery, L& S Spyer.
Oct 11 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay Passengers—Mr Archer, Mr Bell, Mr Bigg, Mr Mereton, Mr Adams and 3 in steerage.
Oct 12 Piscator schooner Capt Kemp for Nelson via Newcastle

with cattle sheep &c. Passengers—Mr William Hudson and Mr William Prentice.


The Port Phillip mail did not arrive on Saturday, being the fourth week in succession that it has failed. The Government ought to have sent an express to Port Phillip a fortnight since. The inconvenience, the serious injury that has occurred from the delays that have taken place, are beyond calculation.

THE STEAMER ‘NATIVE’—The new steamer, Native, about to run to and from Parramatta, the dimensions of which we have already given, was plying about the harbour on a trial trip yesterday with a number of ladies and gentlemen on board. She is a very pretty model, and seems to go very fast. A somewhat novel system is adopted in steering her, as the wheel is in the fore part of the vessel, with leading ropes to the tiller aft; this enables the helmsman to have a better view ahead, and seems to answer well.

The steamer Sovereign has spoken nothing since leaving Moreton Bay. Captain Coffin, of the American ship Thule, also the second and third mates, with a portion of the crew, have arrived in Sydney by the Sovereign. The third night after leaving the vessel, the boats got among the breakers on Cato’s Bank and as the chief mate’s boat was not in company the next morning, it is supposed she must have received some damage, which compelled them to land, as they had not reached Moreton Bay when the Sovereign left.

The Giraffe, which has been rigged as a barque for some time past, is now altered to a brig.


The schooner Elizabeth arrived on Tuesday, from the Richmond, with a cargo of cedar, and a portion of the wreck of the Clarence whaler. On the 9th Sept she spoke the barque Mary, McDonald, between Wreck Reef and Cato’s Shoal, with 1400 barrels of sperm oil on board and two whales alongside which they were then cutting in and trying out.

WHALING NEWS—The Lady Blackwood, Capt Butcher, from Sydney, 23rd June 1843, put into Port Stephens on the 7th inst, with 320 barrels sperm oil on board. The owners have sent orders for her to come on to Sydney to refresh, to enable her to proceed on the voyage; some of the crew being sick with scurvy. She has not seen any whalers since last reported.

NEW ZEALAND—By the arrival of the Ariel, we have received the following news from New Zealand—Captain Wakefield had returned from Nelson to Port Nicholson per schooner Sisters, having paid off all the labourers around Nelson, in accordance with peremptory orders received from the New Zealand Company. A meeting of the chief settlers in Nelson had been held for the purpose of employing those who were suddenly thrown out of employment. The schooner Oratava was at Cloudy Bay on the 21st Sept and was about to leave for Sydney, via Nelson. The Raymond was about to proceed along the coast to load for London. The brig Eleanor had left for Akaroa and Pakaki, to load with oil for Sydney.

The Mary White left on Wednesday for Adelaide via Port Phillip having on board the Right Rev Dr Murphy. The Rose steamer towed her outside the Heads, on board of which there were about 300 people, who had engaged the steamer for the occasion, as a testimonial of respect to the reverend gentleman.

Volume 1, Number 31 - 19 October, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Oct 13 Garland Grove ship 483 tons Capt Robson from the Downs 1st June, Falmouth 8th June and St Jago 3rd July with a general cargo. Passengers—The Hon Mr Justice Dickinson, Mrs Dickinson, Mr W Sharp, Mrs Sharp and 5 children, Mr and Miss Minchin, Mr Pelham Dutton, Mrs Dutton and two children, Mr Sempill, junior, Mr Yates, Mr and Mrs Stevens, Mr J Levey, Mr Prince, Mr Palmer, Mr Sloman, Master and Miss Bennett.
Oct 13 Governor Phillip brig 188 tons Capt Boyle from Norfolk Island the 5th inst. with sundries. Passengers—Lord Viscount Glentworth, Viscountess Glentworth, two children, two servants, Mrs Horsley, Mr Purefoy, Judge of the Commission, Mr Fisher, Crown Prosecutor, Lieut Elliott 99th regt, a military guard and 10 in steerage.
Oct 14 Coolangatta schooner 88 tons Capt Napper from Auckland the 18th and Maorangi the 28th Sept. with manganese, &c. Passengers—Mr Haswell, Mr Burton and Mr Patrick Kirby.
Oct 15 Hawk schooner 115 tons Capt Brown from Adelaide, 3rd Oct. with wheat &c. Passengers—Mrs Brown and daughter, Mr Ross, Mr Thorp, and Mr Tuckford.
Oct 17 Louisa brig 182 tons Capt Tucker from Hobart Town the 11th inst.

Passengers—Miss Woon, Mr Nelson, Master Nathan, Mr McCan, Mr Brown, Dr Ring RN, Mr S H Levey, Mr Wright, Mr Martyn, Mrs Martyn and two children, Mr E Smith, Master Smith, Mrs Golden and two children, Mr W Davis, Mr D Dryden, Mrs Duncan and Mr P McArvell.

Oct 18 Emma brig 121 tons Capt Fox from Port Adelaide the 2nd inst. with wheat &c. Passengers—Mr Saunders, Mr Anslow, Mr Merritt, Mr McElleren and Master Gilles.
Oct 18 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie the 15th inst. Passengers—Mrs Kinnear, Mr H Salway and 5 in steerage.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Oct 12 Piscator schooner Capt Kemp for Nelson via Newcastle with cattle, sheep &c. Passengers—Mr William Hudson, and Mr William Prentice.
Oct 17 Wave schooner Capt Birkinshaw for Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mrs Birkinshaw and child, and Mr George Thompson.
Oct 17 Barossa barque Capt Austin for Lima in ballast. Passenger—Mr Pitcairn.
Oct 17 Vanguard schooner Capt Pilford for New Zealand with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr J H Levien, Mr Ling, Capt Coffin, Mr Buckland and Mr Laughlin.
Oct 17 William brig Capt Thom for Launceston with a general cargo. Passengers—Mrs Elliott and two children, Mr S Tegg, Mr C Johnson, Mr Roulston, Mr R Pockley, Messrs Roberts, Coulter, Crone, Levey, Fortune and Hartigan.
  THE STEAMER ‘ROSE’—Owing to the non-arrival of the Rose on Tuesday night, some anxiety has been entertained for her safety. She arrived however at the wharf on Thursday night about 7 o’clock; Capt Pattison states that he was abreast of the Heads on Tuesday night, at 10 o’clock, when the weather became so thick and the gale increased to such a degree that not being able to make the lights, he considered it prudent to bear up for Newcastle, where they arrived at six o’clock the next morning.

The gale of wind which has raged for the last two days is considered to be the fiercest which has occurred since the loss of the Edward Lombe, on Middle Head, in August 1834. Most of the vessels anchored in the Stream drifted, and were compelled to let go the second anchor. The steamer James Watt drifted from her moorings in Johnson’s Bay and was nearly on the south point of Balmain, when Capt Allen and the crew of the Tamar got on board with spare anchors and chains, and at length re-moored her between Boyd’s Wharf and Balmain. The steamers Sophia Jane and Tamar did not make their usual trip to the Hunter, on Tuesday night, and did not leave until Friday evening. About four o’clock on Tuesday afternoon two of the South Head pilots, Messrs Gibson and Jackson, left the Dockyard in their boats, with the intention of proceeding to Watson’s Bay; when near abreast of Pinchgut, a sudden squall struck Mr Jackson’s boat (having himself, two men and a boy in her) when she immediately capsized. All hands stuck to the boat and after about 40 minutes, when their strength was nearly exhausted, they were luckily seen from the Garland Grove when a boat was instantly manned and repaired to their assistance arriving just in time to rescue them from drowning. After landing Mr Jackson, the lad and one of the men on Pinchgut, they returned to the boat with the intention of towing her in shore, but the gale was by this time at its height, and they could make no head-way against it and stood away for the North Shore, and took refuge in Mossman’s Bay; and they returned to the ship on Thursday morning. The following letter has been forwarded for insertion:-

“To Captain Robson of the ship Garland Grove—Sir,--I lose not a moment in thanking you for the reception which I received this morning on board your ship, and also in acknowledging the timely assistance which was rendered to me by part of your crew when I was upset by a sudden gust of wind, close to your vessel, yesterday afternoon. To the promptness with which the boat was dispatched, I feel myself bound to say that I owe my own preservation of life as well as that of my boat’s crew; and I feel in duty bound to make this public acknowledgement of your kindness and attention through the medium of the Sydney Morning Herald—I have the honour to be, Sir, ever yours gratefully, Robert A. Jackson—October 16th, 1844”.
As nothing was seen of Mr Gibson, after the squall, fears were entertained that his boat had shared the same fate, but we are informed that he landed at Watson’s Bay about an hour after the accident, quite unconscious of what had occurred.



Sept 22—Abberton, barque, 450 tons, Campbell, from Cork 1st June. Cabin passengers—Mr Bryant, Mr and Mrs Midley, five children and two servants, Mr Rucker, Mr Colin Campbell and Mr Berry, Dr Waring, Surgeon Superintendent; steerage—156 adults, 81 children, 1-14 years and 15 infants.

THE SCHOONER ‘VIXEN’—This vessel sails tomorrow for Tahiti. She is very much improved by being converted from a cutter to a schooner. Mr Imlay goes in her to the Islands—Southern Cross, Sept 7.

The Jane anchored in Watson’s Bay last evening, and will sail again in a few days having only called in to land a portion of her crew, who are in a state of insubordination.

The Governor Phillip, from Norfolk Island, brings little news. The only vessel which had touched there since our last report was the Arabian, with 100 barrels sperm oil on board. The weather had been extremely favourable at Norfolk Island for agricultural pursuits and the crops promised to be very prolific. The island was in a perfect state of tranquility.

The schooner Shamrock from Sydney 26th Aug, arrived Auckland 18th ult. The schooner John Pirie from Adelaide arrived there on 17th Sept. The schooner I Don’t Know left Auckland on 18th Sept for the southern coast, to load with oil for Sydney. HMS Hazard had proceeded up the river to be hove down, and was about to undergo a thorough repair. It was expected that Auckland would be declared a free port on 20th Sept, as the Governor had called a meeting of the Council on that day, supposed to be for that purpose.

HMS Vindictive—The Vindictive, 50, Capt J Toup Nicolas, was at Callao, in the beginning of February. She had a trial of sailing with the American frigates Constellation and United States. All the three vessels were on a bowling, with courses, top sails, top gallant sails, and royals set, and in a run of about seven hours the Vindictive gained nearly eight miles upon the United States, and left the Constellation topsails down astern—Falmouth Packet, June 8.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The Standerings arrived at Gravesend on 5th June. The Clarendon left Leith for Sydney direct on 1st June. The Duke of Roxburgh, from Hobart Town, arrived Gravesend 5th June. Owing to the prevalence of easterly winds in the channel, the Lords of the Admiralty had dispatched several vessels with provisions &c for the relief of the homeward bound vessels. The Calcutta was to leave London for Hobart Town on 7th July. The Reward, from Port Phillip 8th Jan, was off Plymouth 29th May.

The Canton from Hongkong and the Candahar from Calcutta touched at the Cape on 24th June on their passage to London. The brig City of Sydney, Capt Williams, from Mauritius 29th June, arrived at the Cape on 26th July—passengers—Mesdms Chancey and Williams, Capt Ferguson, Messrs Peters and Davey; 3 in steerage. She left again for the Mauritius on 16th Aug. The brig Bristolian, of Bristol, Capt Cook, bound to Ichaboe for guano, ran ashore in thick weather about 80 miles to the southward of Angra I’iquena, and became a total wreck; the crew, after remaining some days near the wreck, fitted out the longboat, and arrived safe at Ichaboe. The John Williams, barque, 300 tons, R C Morgan, from London June 6, and the Downs June 17, arrived at the Cape on 24th Aug, cargo sundries. Passengers—for the Cape—Mrs Brown, 2 children, Rev Mr Phillips, Messrs O’Brien and Brown and one servant. For Van Diemen’s Land, Mesdms Pike, Gibson, Gill, Powell and Sutherland; Misses Buff and Cridley; Messrs Gill, Stevens, Powell, Heath and Sutherland; two natives of the Society Islands and one child.

“ To Rear Admiral the Honorable J Percy, C.B., Commander-in-Chief. HMS Isis, Port Louis, 4th May 1844. Sir,--Four ships have been wrecked on the Coral Reefs off the entrance of Port Louis Harbour, their hulls still lying conspicuous, even at night, I have transmitted you a statement of their position from the Bell Buoy, in order that any ship making the harbour at night may not mistake them for ships at anchor.—I have, &c., John Marshall, Captain. Compass bearings and distance of the Bell Buoy from the wrecks of Port Louis Harbour: Hugh Mattie, N ½ W about ½ mile; Menai, NNE about ½ mile; Surat Merchant, SW ½ S, about 1 ¾ or 2 miles; American Whaler, SW ½ W, about 1 ½ mile.

Death of Captain Northwood—A letter has been received in Sydney from Mrs Northwood, dated St Jago’s 19th May, wherein the following account of the death of Capt Northwood (who took the Royal George from Sydney to London after the death of Capt Richards) is recorded.

“The Margaret, of London, commanded by Captain Northwood, had been some time on the coast of Africa in search of guano, and eventually put into the Bay of Anguin, to obtain the manure from a small island. It was found upon entering the bay that the depth of water was so small, that the ship could not get within thirty miles of the island; the long boat and pinnace were then lowered, the former commanded by the captain, and the other by the second officer; the chief mate being left with a portion of the crew in charge of the ship. Both boats were well armed and upon arriving at their destination all hands were busily engaged in loading them; but they had not been digging above half an hour before a number of natives rushed on them and compelled them, after some resistance, to leave the island. About an hour afterwards they were pursued by five large canoes, having about 70 men in each; a sharp fire was kept up on both sides, but a hurricane coming on at the time, the longboat swamped and went down, taking with her Captain Northwood and six of the crew. The second mate was so closely pursued that he could render no assistance and, after standing to sea, reached the Margaret two days after, when the melancholy intelligence was imparted to Mrs Northwood who was on board.”



Oct 16—Soundraporvy, Passengers—Mrs Rogers and child and Mr Keane.

Volume 1, Number 32 - 26 October, 1844

Oct 21—Greenlaw, Capt Eagar, for London, with colonial product &c. Passengers—Colonel Gwynne, Lady, three children and servant, Mr Ambrose Hallen, Mr F.O. Balfour, Mr C Chapman, Mr G A Coventry, Mr Alexander Dempster, Mr Macdonald, Mr John Kelso, Mr J L Clarke M.D., Mr John Passingham, Mr and Mrs Lalor, and three children, Mr and Mrs Burnall, Miss Daniel, Miss Frew, Mrs Frew and two children, Mr R Gooden, Mr Cannon, Mr E Fitzgerald, Mr T Cave and two children, Mr and Mrs Seagar and two children and Mr W Murray.
Cargo—13 casks tallow, A & S Lyons; 11 casks tallow, 8 bales wool, Tingcombe & Watkins; 18 casks tallow, 4 bales wool, Benjamin & Moses; 34 casks tallow, 23 ½ bales wool, Campbell & Co; 396 ox hides, 58 bales wool, 62 casks tallow, Flower, Salting & Co; 3737 ox hides, R Campbell; 68 ox hides, Martyn and Coombes; 30 ox hides, 2 cases wine, 92 bales wool, Griffiths, Gore and Co; 496 ox hides, 16 bales wool, C Appleton and Co; 60 bags bark, J R Wilshire; 10,367 treenails, John Passingham; 9 bales wool, A & S Lyons; 9 bales wool, 51 casks tallow, Lyall, Scott and Co; 8 bales wool, Tingcombe and Watkins; 14 bales wool, 68 casks tallow, Cooper and Holt; 24 casks tallow, E D Day; 7 casks tallow, W Hindson; 14 casks tallow, D & T Dickson; 23 casks tallow, T Beattie and J Taylor; 18 casks tallow, John Pitte; 20 casks tallow, 38 casks sperm oil, Donaldson, Dawes and Co; 13 casks tallow, T Smith and Co; 75 casks tallow, Robert Towns; 32 casks black oil, 12 logs Maori timber, George Thorne; 48 cases fire-arms, Flower, Salting and Co; 5 casks wine, W Macdonell; 52 bundles whalebone, Rowand, Macnab and Co; 1 case wine, Griffiths, Gore and Co.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Oct 20 Columbine schooner 70 tons Capt Stratton from Tahiti 15th August, Vavao 8th Sept and the Fejee [Fiji] Islands 3rd Oct. with yams &c. Passengers—Mrs Stratton and Dr Meyrick.
Oct 21 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River the 19th inst. with wool, tallow &c. Passengers—Mr Hogarth and 4 in steerage.
Oct 22 Calypso brig 105 tons Capt Harrold from Launceston, the 10th inst. with grain, potatoes, &c. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Crosby, Messrs Alexander and Edward Wetherell and Mr Ford.
Oct 23 Chance barque 374 tons Capt Roxby from Manila 13th July with sugar &c. Passengers—Mr Morrison and John Stringer.
Oct 21 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 20th inst. with tallow, wool &c. Passengers—Capt Grant, 58th regt, Mr Sharp, Mr Fletcher, two steerage passengers, five prisoners and a constable.
Oct 24 Shamrock steamer 200 tons Capt Gilmore from Port Phillip the 16th, Launceston the 20th and Boyd Town the 23rd inst.

Passengers—Mr Ryerly, Mr P Snodgrass, Mrs Browne, Mr Noakes, Mr Medley, Mr Dunn, Mr Spence, Mr Walker, Mr Bolden, Mr Morow, Mr Hay, Mr Raphael, Mr Osborne, Mr Cetta, Mr Redman, Mr Hayne, Mr and Mrs Fielder, Messrs Jones, Spark, Davis, Tuck, Carr, Ross, Dixon, Gwain, Wood, Able and Keith.

Oct 25 Portenia brig 221 tons Capt Richards from Batavia 2nd Sept. with sugar &c.
Oct 25 Martha and Elizabeth schooner 81 tons Capt Devlin from Port Phillip the 18th inst. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mr D Canning, Mr H Raphael, Mr and Mrs Hordern and two children, Mrs Henning and Miss Barry.
Oct 26 Shamrock schooner 85 tons Capt Brown from Auckland 28th Sept and the Bay of Islands 9th Oct.

with oil &c. Passengers—Mr Western, Mr Sims, Mr Jones, Mr Brown, Mr McLean, Mr Darling, Mr Williams, Mr Smith, Mrs Smith and six children, Miss Maher and Mr Conolly.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Oct 19 Giraffe brig Capt Harvey for Launceston with sundries
Oct 20 Soundraporvy brig Capt Rogers for London with wheat &c. Passengers—Mrs Rogers and child and Mr Keane.
Oct 20 Dorset brig Capt Walsh for Port Adelaide Passengers—Mr E Solomon, Miss Rosa Solomon, Mrs Walsh, Miss Carey, Mr and Mrs Barnard, Mr and Mrs Gahagan and four children, Mr and Mrs Halliday and child, Mr Michael Lane, Mr William Miller and Mr Daniel Woolman.

The Greenlaw will be towed to sea to-morrow morning by the steamer Corsair. A large party is expected to accompany her to the Heads.

No news had been received of the missing boat belonging to the whaler Thule.

SOUTH BRISBANE—The South Brisbanites being determined not to be entirely left in the back ground, convened a public meeting on the 17th instant for the purpose of taking the necessary steps to build a landing wharf on the south side of the river, there being no place at present where a vessel can lay conveniently alongside to discharge cargo, and which has hitherto been a great drawback to that portion of the township. The greater portion of the meeting consisted of hard-working and industrious tradesmen who have embarked their earnings in the purchase of allotments at South Brisbane. However £50 were subscribed on the spot, and I have no doubt if the Government will, through Captain Wickham, the Police Magistrate, give a frontage to the river as a reserve, a substantial wharf will be immediately created without one farthing expense to the Government, and of great public utility—Correspondent.

The Martha and Elizabeth arrived early yesterday morning from Port Phillip, and the following report has been furnished by Captain Devlin :-- Friday, Oct 18, noon, exchanged numbers with the barque Mary White from Sydney, Port Phillip Heads bearing NNE six miles distant. Saturday 19, spoke the brig John and Charlotte from Port Albert, bound to Hobart Town, Hogan’s Group bearing SSE distance eight miles. Tuesday 22, spoke the brig Dorset from Sydney, bound to Adelaide, Cape Dromedary bearing SW forty miles. Same day spoke the brig Soundraporvy bound to London in latitude 36° 11’ south, long. 151° 8’ east, apparently going the western passage by the way of the Cape of Good Hope.

The brig Henry, Capt Tregurtha, from Launceston, had arrived at Auckland before the Shamrock left. HMS Hazard had been repaired, and was ready for sea. The Caernarvon, whaler, was lying at the Bay of Islands, and would proceed to the Whaling Grounds in a few days. The Nelson, from London, was lying at New Plymouth. The natives at the Bay had resumed their depredations; John Heke had called an assemblage of the neighbouring tribes, and had sent word to the inhabitants of the township that they should visit them in a day or two, and cut down the flag-staff again. They had been at Capt Wright’s station, and stolen 8 horses. Another party had broken into the jail, and robbed the jailer of money and wearing apparel. At Waiamate, the tribe belonging to the chief William Ripper, had also commenced their depredations; five of them broke into the house of a person called Smith, during the night, and not contented with taking the bedding and other movable articles, broke open the chest, and either carried off or destroyed the contents.

The Columbine has not seen any vessels since leaving Vavao. HMS North Star touched there on 8th August and had gone to the Navigators; she had been on a sunken reef between Tongataboo and the Harpies, where she carried away her false keel and part of the fore-foot, and it was expected that she would have to come on to Sydney to be repaired.

A letter has been received in Sydney from a passenger on board the Herald, which vessel left this place for London on 22nd March. The letter is dated Pernambuco, June 3rd, in which it is stated that they had arrived there on the 1st. The Kelso, from Sydney 27th Feb, had also been into Pernambuco, and resumed her voyage on 20th May. The Herald passed the Midlothian off the Falkland Islands; they had been five days among the ice, and had fallen in with an unusual quantity of icebergs for about a fortnight before.

The Chance spoke the Mary White on the 16th inst, to the westward of Kent’s Group. Spoke the Cheviot of Hobart Town, off the Dromedary, six months out, with 900 barrels oil on board. A new Governor had arrived at Manila from Cadiz. Mr Morrison, owner of the brig Amelia, lately lost in the Straits of St Bernardino, reports that shortly after leaving the wreck they fell in with the Merope, Capt Hogg of Sydney 14 months out, with 500 barrels sperm oil on board. She had been into Manila a short time before to refresh.

The Portenia brings little news of importance. She spoke a vessel belonging to India in the Straits of Sunda, but did not ascertain her name; she had then on board a boat’s crew belonging to the Gondolier, which vessel has been already reported a total wreck, on the Marquis of Hastings Shoal. The Trusty from Adelaide had taken in a cargo of sugar and coffee at Batavia, and left for London on the 17th August. The Mona was loading there for England.

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT—The “Juno”—William Carnegie, Henry Moore, James Campbell, George Smith, Timothy Call, Thomas Neilson, and Henry Watt under committal for a revolt on board the barque Juno, were severally discharged by proclamation on Saturday last.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The Madras, from Adelaide; the Reward from Port Phillip arrived home on 2nd June. The Standerings, from Sydney 2nd Jan; the Duke of Roxburgh, from Hobart Town, arrived on 5th June. The Hamlet from Sydney 23rd Feb, arrived 7th June; the Rajah from Port Phillip on the 8th. On the 9th June the Psyche, Jane Francis and Derwent, from Hobart town arrived. The Camœna, from Port Phillip arrived 11th June. The Sarah Scott, from Sydney 4th Feb and Fanny from Sydney 26th Jan both arrived on 17th June. The Cuba from Sydney 3rd Feb and Persian from Sydney 25th Jan had also both arrived. The Dublin, Parrock Hall, Halifax Packet and Hamlet were all on the berth for Sydney; the latter was to leave 15th Aug. The Cygnet, Royal George, Rajah and Madras were laid on for Port Phillip. The Agincourt, Capt Keatby, had been taken up to convey convicts to Norfolk Island. The William Jardine, Emily and Lord Auckland were about to leave with convicts for Hobart Town. The Madras was loading for Adelaide, and the Sarah Scott was also laid on for the same place. The Janet, from Hobart Town to London, had been spoken in lat. 18° S, long. 26° W; the Aurign, from Hobart Town to London, had been spoken 28th April and the Winchester from Port Phillip to London, had been spoken 7th May in lat. 5° N, long. 32° W.


Greenlaw, Full ship.

Sydney, ship, 346 tons, White; 1 cask cocoanut oil, 43 casks black oil, 286 casks tallow, 5600 hides, 8 tons dyewood, 30 tons manganese, 96 cases gum, 40 bags bark, 93 bales wool and 35 bales leather on board.

Eweretta, barque 356 tons, Darley, 100 casks tallow, 135 casks brandy, on board.

St George, ship, 605 tons, Norie; 300 casks tallow, 57 tons manganese, 500 hides, 5 tons copper ore, 38 tons lead ore, 16 tons dyewood, 75 tuns sperm oil, and 40 casks hides, on board.

Thomas Lowry, ship, 409 tons, Graham; 55 tuns oil, 40 tons manganese, 700 casks tallow, 513 bales wool, 20 tons horns and hoofs, 3800 hides, 34 casks arrowroot, and 9 tons whalebone on board.

Templar, ship, 565 tons, Brown; 20 tons dyewood, 60 tuns black oil and 30 tons manganese on board.

Pestonjee Bomanjee, barque 594 tons, Binnie; 35 tons manganese, 30 casks tallow and 100 hides on board.


Oct 11—Catherine, schooner, J C Ward, master, from Batavia 23rd August. Passengers—Messrs Thomas Smith and William Laing. Cargo: 3749 bags sugar, 822 bags coffee, 53 bags pepper, 39 bags cloves, 13 casks nutmegs.

Hobart town

Oct 8—The brig Caroline, from Sydney.

Oct 9—The barque Tropic, 382 tons, from London. Cabin passengers—Mr and Mrs Rose and two children, Mr and Mrs Young and two children, Mr F Smith, Mrs Smith, Mr Swift, Mr Dobson, Mr A Dawson (Royal Engineer Department) and four sisters, Messrs David, John, and George Guthrie, Mr Bransgrove, Messrs F and W Milhouse, Mr A Peter.

Oct 10—The barque John Williams, 296 tons, from England with sundries and stores. Passengers for Hobart Town—Mrs Knight, Messrs Mase and Stevens, and a servant—for Sydney, Master Henry F Robinson—for the Samoan Islands, Rev T Heath, Rev and Mrs J P Sunderland, Rev and Mrs T Powell, Mrs Gibson and child, and a native of Samoa—for the Society Islands, Misses Barff and Credland—for the Harvey Islands, Rev and Mrs George Gill, and a native of the Harvey Isles—10—The schooner, Marian Watson, from Sydney—14. The brigantine Waterlily, 155 tons, from Sydney.


Oct 13--Martha, brig, 121 tons, Banstead, master from Sydney.
Oct 16—Tobago, brig, 136 tons, Thomas, master, from Sydney.
Oct 17—Elizabeth Buckham, brig, Bewley, master, from London 5th July with a general cargo. Passenger—Master Bell.
Cargo—11 casks shot, 12 hogsheads rum, 46 cases, 12 casks, 2 crates, 33 bales, 2 packages, 14 trunks, 2 quarter-casks manufactures, 2 hogsheads hams, 8 kegs tobacco, 7 crates earthenware, 4 cases paper, 10 pockets hops, 350 bags, 3 tierces salt, 18 packages machinery, 5 pipes 32 hogsheads 4 quarter-casks wine, 14 crates earthenware, 4 casks glass, 25 packages nails, 19 cases 2 hogsheads 8 quarter-casks wine, 15 quarter-casks 10 tierces marsala, 42 bales linens, 8 tierces tobacco, 6 caroteels currants, 1 bale carpets, 2 bales cotton wick, 31 cases 9 bales manufactures, 85 boxes glass, 39 cases wine, 1 bale, 1 case apparel, 3 cases manufactures, 26 bales, 23 cases manufactures, 2 cases, 17 bales paper, 16 trunks, 1 case manufactures, 4 cases, 2 tierces, 2 baskets, 1 cask drugs, 13 cases, 10 trunks, 2 bales manufactures, 38 cases, 6 bales, 2 trunks, 7 casks manufactures, 30 bundles spades, 4 casks, 2 bundles, 1 case manuf., 20 barrow wheels, 12 pairs fire dogs, 19 packages fire dogs, 1 case manuf, 2 boxes plants, 16 packages merchandise, 30 quarter-casks wine, 1 case, 1 case plate, 1 bale cotton wick, 1 box pipes, 1 truss rushwick, 1 case 3 boxes apparel.


Oct 11—Tamar, schooner, 117 tons, Ball, master for Port Phillip; J Raven, agent. Passengers—The Most Rev Archbishop Polding, Rev John McEncroe, James Hamilton, John Anderson, John Clayton, Charles Clarke, Richard Wilson, Mrs Derrick.

Oct 15—Palmyra, brig, 145 tons, Griffiths, master for Sydney, J Raven, agent. Passengers—Messrs Oliver, Luke, Godding, Canning, Walton and Hewes.
Cargo: 6 bales kangaroo skins, 11 cases whaling gear, 2 bundles ditto, 390 bags wheat, 40 bags barley, 17 bags wheat, 190 bags potatoes, 52 bags oats, 5 bundles mats, 307 bags wheat, 50 bags flour, 174 bags potatoes, 771 bags wheat, 144 bags barley.

The schooner Eliza reports the brig Diana, of Launceston, to be a total wreck, having gone on shore at Port Fairy—insured in the Derwent and Tamar Insurance Company for £1200—Launceston Advertiser, Oct 18.

ELIZABETH AND JANE—The wreck and stores of this vessel were sold last Thursday, by Messrs Underwood and Eddie. Mr Gibbon was the purchaser, for himself and Mr Raven at £220—Launceston Examiner, Oct 19.

Volume 1, Number 33 - 2 November, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Oct 26 Palmyra brig 145 tons Capt Griffiths from Launceston the 18th inst. with wheat &c. Passengers—Mr Luke, Mr Canning, Mr Walton, Mr Jordon and Mr and Mrs Sutcliffe.
Oct 26 Eagle schooner 108 tons Capt Hodges from Circular Head the 19th inst. with potatoes
Oct 27 Lanchester barque 333 tons Capt Purchase from the Downs 23rd June, Start Point the 28th June, St Jago’s 20th July, and George Town (Launceston) the 23rd Oct. with a general cargo. Passenger—Mr Fawcett.
Oct 27 John Williams missionary barque 296 tons Capt Morgan from the Downs 17th June, Cape of Good Hope, 31st Aug, and Hobart Town 22nd Oct.

with missionary stores &c. Passengers for Sydney—Mrs Allen, Mr Want and Mr Udny. For the Society Islands—Miss Barff, and Miss Credland. For Harvey’s Islands—Mr George Gill and Mrs Gill. For the Samoan Islands—Rev Thomas Heath, Rev J P Sunderland, Mrs Sunderland, Rev T Powell, Mrs Powell, Mrs Gibson and child, a native of the Samoan Islands and one of Harvey Islands.

Oct 27 Lowestoft schooner 114 tons Capt Campbell from Port Fairy with 51 bales wool, 23 tons salt, &c. Passengers—Mrs Campbell, Mr E C Atkinson, Mr A Fletcher, Capt J B Mills, Mr McLean, Mr Palmer, Mr Johnson and Mr Rayner.
Oct 27 Caroline brig 113 tons Capt Loten from Hobart Town the 22nd inst. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mr Hopkins, Mr Daly and Mr Cohen.
Oct 28 Martha brig 121 tons Capt Boustead from Launceston the 22nd inst. with grain &c. Passenger—Mr James Crawford.
Oct 28 Minerva brig 146 tons Capt Gatenby from Calcutta the 17th August

with 30 Coolies and 11 orphan boys. Passengers—Mr Sandeman, Mr Friell, Mr Gibblin and Mr Sherriff.

Oct 31 Marian Watson schooner 146 tons Capt Taggart from Hobart Town the 23rd Oct. Passengers—Master John Egan, Mr James Jaques, Mr John Hutchens and Mr Peter Flinn.
Nov 01 Dublin barque 429 tons Capt Jones from the Downs the 5th, Plymouth the 10th and St Jago, the 25th July

with a general cargo. Passengers—Mrs Bingle and daughter, Miss Bingle, Master Bingle, Mr Joseph Edgar and wife, Miss Challenger, Mr Hodgkinson, Mr Mitcalfe, Mr Charles Deans, Mr Henry Brown and Mr Wm E Hawksley. Steerage—Mary Size, Eli Mayo, William M Gordon, Thomas L Umphally, Fred. Adams, James Percival, John Roden, Eliza Roden, Betsy Whibey and William Howard.
Cargo:--from London: 150 coils cordage, 21 bundles oakum, George Thorne; 4 casks 2 cases regimental necessaries, 58th regt; 1 case books, Lord Bishop of Australia; 7 boxes cottons, 1 parcel samples, J Graham and Co; 1 case millinery, Mrs S M Elrighton; 1 hogshead beer, R J Sconce, 6 tierces tobacco, 1 bale apparel, 3 trunks, 7 bales, T Smith and Co; 4 cases, John Bingle; 5 cases, J T Armitage and Co; 1 case apparel, Capt Ditmas; 1 case apparel, Capt Marston; 1 hogshead wine, H Gordon; 3 bales wool-packs, 1 cask tarpaulins, 1 case sheep-shears, Campbell and Co; 10 quarter-casks port wine, 1 bale hosiery, 17 cases copper, 9 casks copper nails, 15 bags St Ube’s salt, 16 casks split peas, 105 whale lines, 6 coils rope, 4 bales twine, 3 cases 3 bales slops, B Boyd; 2 cases tinware, 7 cases 1 bale, Swain, Webb, Hopkinson and Co; 1 case, Rev Mr Coton; 1 case, Mr Dowling; 1 case, Williams and Co; 10 barrels raisins, 3 butts currants, Robert Porter; 1 trunk 2 cases, N Hart; 1 case, W Minithorpe; 3 bales, Cooper and Holt; 6 bales, A Brierley; 1 case, Thacker, Mason and Co; 2 packages books, Colonel T Shadforth; 5 cases cottons, 20 casks blacking, 20 barrels vinegar, 1 case black lead, 5 cases groats, 2 cases parasols, 5 butts whiting, 1 butt rotton stone, 1 butt logwood, 45 cases starch, 25 cases mustard, 65 cases oilman’s stores, Rowand, Macnab and Co; 16 octaves wine, 100 casks beer, Lyall, Scott and Co; 1 case, H J Yarrow, 11 cases 1 bale, J G Raphael; 1 case boots, 2 cases, L Birnstingl; 1 cask, J Sands; 14 cases, 3 bales, Tom Ray; 1 box books, D Bennett; 59 bales 21 cases, Flower, Salting and Co; 4 cases 2 bales, J Thompson and on; 7 cases plate glass, 1 case frames, 1 cask chinaware, 1 case hardwood, 3 hogsheads 8 casks flint glass, 26 crates earthenware, G N Solomon; 10 bales, 60 casks beer, 10 hogsheads beer, R Ramsay, Senior and Co; 1 case jewellery, J N Dickson; 8 bales 2 cases 1 case ironmongery, 4 half-tierces 2 kegs tobacco, 12 caroteels currants, 12 half-barrels raisins, 3 barrels 50 boxes raisins, 8 boxes almonds, Gilchrist and Alexander; 1 case, S D Miller; 1 cas papers, officer administering Government; 1 package, W G Barker; 1 bale, Pettit; 34 casks beer, 25 hogsheads beer, 35 hogsheads beer, 52 barrels beer, 50 cases oilman’s stores, 18 trunks, 5 cases, 1 cask zinc, 35 cases 2 bales, Order.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Oct 26 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay with sundries. Passengers—Mr O’Rourke and one constable in steerage.
Oct 28 Christina brig Capt Saunders for Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mr McPherson, Rev Mr Mowbray, Mr Nelson, Mr and Mrs Gowlands, Mr A Hordern, Mr Lancashire, Mr B Cohen and Mr and Mrs Thomas and child.
Oct 30 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Port Phillip and Launceston Passengers—Mr Oliphant, Mr Mowbray, Mr Henry White, Mr Smith, Mr Rose, Mr Nokes, Mr and Mrs Polack, Mr B Boyd, Messrs Duncan Crawford, James Nokes, David Dryden, James Williamson, George Morris, David Phillip, T Clements, Andrew Kuyxer, Mahimadee.
Oct 30 Annie brig Capt Potter for Hong Kong with maize &c. Passengers—two China men and one Manila man.
Oct 30 Ianthe American ship Capt Woodberry for the Bay of Islands with part of original cargo. Passengers—Mr R S Rogers and Master Rogers.
Oct 30 Greenlaw barque Capt Eager for London with colonial produce. Passengers—Colonel Gwynne, Lady, three children and servant, Mr Ambrose Hallen, Mr F.O. Balfour, Mr C Chapman, Mr G A Coventry, Mr Alexander Dempster, Mr Macdonald, Mr John Kelso, Mr J L Clarke M.D., Mr John Passingham, Mr and Mrs Lalor, and three children, Mr and Mrs Burnall, Miss Daniel, Miss Frew, Mrs Frew and two children, Mr R Gooden, Mr Cannon, Mr E Fitzgerald, Mr T Cave and two children, Mr and Mrs Seagar and two children and Mr W Murray.
Nov 01 Louisa brig Capt Tucker for Hobart Town

Passengers—Mr and Mrs Chapman, child and female servant, Miss Swan, Mr and Miss Midwood, Mr Walker, Mr Edwards, Mr Giblin, Mrs Rose and child and Mr Holden.


Oct 15—Tamar, schooner, 117 tons, Ball, master from Launceston. Passengers—His Grace the Most Reverend Archbishop Polding, the Rev John McEncroe, Messrs James Hamilton, John Anderson, John Clayton, Charles Clarke, R Wilson, and Mrs Derrick.

Oct 18--(at Geelong) Athens, brig, Fordyce, master, from Liverpool and Hobart Town. Passengers—James Bowden, J Grant and wife. Original cargo from Liverpool: 20 tons salt, 1 case paper, 1 case stationery. Shipped at Hobart Town—4,000 feet timber, 1,000 paling, 1 horse, 1 cart.

Oct 19—Mary White, barque, 329 tons, Walker, master, from Liverpool via Sydney. Passengers—Right Rev Dr Murphy, Rev Messrs Ryan and Cotterell, Miss Skelly, Messrs Lackey, Kayle and Slidey; 8 adults and two children in the steerage.

Oct 28—Clarendon, barque, Grant 421 tons, from Leith. Passengers for Port Phillip—(cabin) Misses Craigmile and Lawson, Mr C Officer, Master W F Officer; (steerage) Mr Barber, Mr and Mrs Bissland, Senior, Mr and Mrs Bissland, Junior, and Mr Gibson, Surgeon, John Smith Esq M.D.

CLEARED OUT—Oct 23, Mariner, schooner, for Western Port, Port Albert and Sydney. Passengers for Sydney—Mr Waring and Mr Rucker. For Port Albert—Mrs P W Welsh and 5 children, and Mary Ann Waugh; steerage—Mr and Mrs Timins and 5 children. For Western Port—5 bags flour, 1 plough, 1 piano, 3 bags lime, 10 packages building materials. For Sydney—40 tons potatoes.—Mary White, barque, 329 tons, Walker for Adelaide. Passengers—Rev Mr Ryan, Right Rev Mr Murphy, Messrs P Cottrell, P O’Lackay, Miss M Skelly and Mr Coyle.

ICE BERGS—The Clarendon, on her way to this port fell in with several ice bergs, on 12th Sept, in lat. 37° S and long. 25° E., 9 were of enormous size, one of them in particular which was upwards of 150 feet high; they were drifting in a northerly direction. It was most remarkable that while the ship was surrounded with ice, the temperature of the air was 58° and in the water 65°.

SHIPS FOR HOME—It is generally supposed in the mercantile world, that much difficulty will arise in getting a sufficient number of vessels to convey our produce to Europe. Advertisements have already appeared in the Sydney journals, inviting tenders for conveying freight from this port to London. Upon enquiry we learn, that many masters of vessels in Sydney, unacquainted with this circumstance, had been induced to charter their vessels for a low rate, to proceed in ballast to the west coast of South America, and there to load for the ports of London and Liverpool; upon becoming known several captains were almost induced to forfeit their charter penalty, and come down here—Port Phillip Gazette, Oct 23.

The Dublin being the London Packet for the 1st July, has brought a large mail. She spoke with nothing on the passage connected with these colonies, but fell in with several large icebergs. The Ocean from Sydney, arrived in the Downs on 26th June.

THE MISSIONARY BARQUE “JOHN WILLIAMS”—It will be remembered by most of our readers, that the expense of building this fine vessel was raised by subscription by children attending Sunday schools in England. Reports had reached Sydney of her being a superior vessel, and upon inspection she exceeds what was anticipated. She was launched at Harwich on 20th March 1844 in the presence of a vast concourse of people, notwithstanding the morning was very wet and cold. The children and teachers of the Sabbath school in connexion with the Wesleyan congregation of the town were also present. From Harwich the John Williams was taken to London to be fitted out, where the young ladies of Wycliffe Chapel presented Captain Morgan with a handsome flag, bearing the name of the ship, and the dove bearing an olive branch, as an emblem of peace. The dimensions of the vessel are 103 feet over all, 24 feet 8 inches in breadth and 16 feet depth of hold, the measurement of her being 296 tons. Her saloon is lofty and spacious, and she has also ten large State-rooms, which are commodiously fitted up. She is a very fast sailer, and her rigging, spars, sails, boats &c are of the very best description. This is the third ship which the Missionary Society has had. The first was the Duff, Captain James Wilson, which sailed from England for the South Sea Islands in August 1796. On board her were twenty-nine Missionaries, some of whom were married, and had large families; they arrived in Tahiti in the following March, where eighteen were landed, and the remainder were taken on to Tongataboo. The Duff returned to England by the way of Canton in 1798 and left again with about the same number of Missionaries in December of that year, when she was captured by a French privateer called the Buonaparte, in February 1799 off South America. After the capture of this vessel the Society had none of their own until 1838; the schooner Messenger of Peace, built at Raratonga in 1827, having belonged to Mr Williams; and when the news of her loss reached England, the directors of the Missionary Society resolved on purchasing a ship entirely for the use of their missions in the South Seas. A subscription was raised for this purpose to the amount of £4000, with which the brig Camden was bought, and fitted out in 1838, at an expense of £250 extra. After being actively engaged for five years in these seas, she returned to England, and being considered too small for the purposes required, was sold. It was then resolved to obtain a larger one, and for that purpose, an appeal was made to the juvenile friends of the Society, by whom £6237 were paid to the Treasurer. With that sum the John Williams has been bought and fitted out.

THE FIRST WHALER FROM HAMBURGH—A Hamburgh letter states,--“The first whaler ever fitted out at this port has just sailed for the South Polar Seas. She is called the Anseat and measures 650 tons. The crew have engaged to abstain from spirituous liquors, and to be content with two rations of coffee a day. It appears that temperance is much more necessary on board whalers than any other ships; it having been proved by experience that nine-tenths of the diseases and deaths on board the Danish and Swedish whalers have been caused by the excessive use of spirituous liquors.”

The Lanchester put into Porto Praya, where she remained three days; a Portugese man-of-war brig was lying there at the time, having been dismasted in a gale of wind; she was about to return to Portugal, although they had only been on the station a few weeks; her name was not known. The Lanchester called at George Town, Van Diemen’s Land, where she landed the following passengers—Mr and Mrs Barker, Junior, Mrs Barker, Mr Barker and Miss Eldridge; they were going on to Port Phillip by the first opportunity. The Lanchester left Launceston Heads a few hours after the Martha; and shortly after getting into the Straits a gale of wind sprung up which obliged them to shorten sail, when Alexander Fullerton (carpenter) and Robert Shribbs (seaman) fell overboard whilst endeavouring to stow the jib. Luckily the vessel was pitching heavily at the time, and Shribbs contrived to get hold of the bight of the cable, which protruded through the hawse-hole, and hauled himself on board again. The carpenter was not so fortunate, and although several ropes were thrown to him he was drowned, the weather being too boisterous to lower a boat. Captain Purchase reports the following vessels:--August 1. Robert Ingram, from London to the Cape of Good Hope, in lat. 5° north, long. 17° west. August 2nd spoke the Clarendon, from Leith, bound to Port Phillip, lat. 5° north, long. 17° west. August 3, McLeod, brig, from Marseilles, bound to the Mauritius, lat. 4° 33’ N, long. 18° W. Sept 12, in lat 40°S, long 26°E, fell in with a very large iceberg. Sept 26 spoke the Asia from London, with troops for Calcutta; she had been into Plymouth two cases of the small pox having occurred on board; she also reported having fallen in with 6 large icebergs in lat. 39°S and between 23° and 26° E long.

THE MAILS FOR INDIA AND THE COLONIES—The next mails for Egypt and India will be made up on the morning of 3rd July. The overland mail to Malta, Egypt, India and China via Marseilles, closes on the morning of 8th July; Madeira, the West Indies, Bermuda and Venezuela on the morning of the 17th inst, by the Tweed steamer, via Southampton; British North America and the United States, on the evening of the 18th inst, via Liverpool, Halifax and Boston; and Sydney (New South Wales) and Port Phillip on the evening of the 1st July, by the Dublin via Gravesend—United Service Gazette.

Volume 1, Number 34 - 9 November, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Nov 02 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from Clarence River the 29th ult. with wool, &c. Passengers—8 in steerage.
Nov 05 Parrock Hall barque 425 tons Capt Goldsmith from London the 15th and Portsmouth the 22nd July with a general cargo. Passengers—Mrs Campbell, Mrs R Campbell and 4 sons, Mrs Fotheringham, Miss Jephson, Miss How, Miss M How, Miss Wright, Mr W L Hay, Mr T L Hay, Mr Nowland, Dr Morse, Mr W H Morse, Mr W H Hunt, Mr T Jones, Mr T W Turner, Mrs Sarah Trump, Miss E Gray, Mr H Lynch, Mrs E Jusseauma, Mr and Mrs Bartlett, son and 2 daughters, and Mr J Anderson.
Nov 05 Vestal HMS 26 guns Capt Charles Talbot from England 16th January, New York 27th February, Rio Janeiro 18th May, Monte Video 15th August, Cape of Good Hope 19th September and Hobart Town the 1st inst.  
Nov 06 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie with sundries. Passengers—Mrs Halloran, Mr C F Warne, Mr and Mrs Mintonhart, Mr T Gorram and two in steerage.
Nov 06 William brig 149 tons Capt Thom from Launceston, the 1st inst. Passengers—Mr A Anderson, Miss Kerby, Mr C H Huxtable, Mr Ross, Mrs Spencer, Mr Patterson, Mr Coulter, Mr R Thornton, and Mr J Lastine.
Nov 06 Waterlily schooner 155 tons Capt Hayle from Hobart Town the 30th ult. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Mrs Carandine and child, Mr Dusmore, Mr James Rawlins, Mr Peter Smith, Mr Henry Fowler, Mr James White, and Mr Joseph Justage.
Nov 06 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay, on Monday last with wool &c. Passengers—Mr Wilson, and four in steerage, with 2 prisoners of the Crown.
Nov 08 Columbus American barque 313 tons Capt Hutchins from the whale fishery, having been seven months and eight days from New Bedford.  
Nov 08 Clarendon barque 431 tons Capt Grant from Leith 5th June and Port Phillip 3rd instant. Passengers—Miss Bell, Miss Fennell, Mr Little two sons and daughter, Mr Murray, Mr and Mrs Brisland and son, and daughter, Mr Gibson, Mr J Smith, surgeon, Mr and Mrs Hordern, son and daughter, and Mr Urquhart.
Nov 08 Edward schooner 87 tons Capt Tallan from Boyd Town, Twofold Bay the 5th inst. Passengers—Mr Allison, Mr D Nichols and 12 in steerage.
Nov 08 Wanderer RYS 10 guns B. Boyd Esq. from Boyd Town, Twofold Bay, the 5th inst. Passengers—Mr O W Brierly, Mr J Browne and Mr Gray.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Nov 02 Emma brig Capt Fox for Adelaide Passengers—Mr Amlow, Mr Sanders, Mr Louis Joseph, Mr Tweedy, Mr Slatterie, Mrs Dennis, Miss Dennis, Mr W Roberts, Mrs Roberts and 4 children, Mrs Conday and 5 children, Mr Job Ven, Mrs Ven and 2 children, Mr Jones, Mr Galvin and Mr C Ommaney.
Nov 04 Coolangatta schooner Capt Napper for Auckland Passengers—Mr Wright, Mr R Guff, Mr Haswell, Mr John Mills and Mr Beattie.
Nov 06 Martha and Elizabeth schooner Capt Devlin for Port Phillip with sundries. Passengers—Mr A Dobson, Mr F Robinson, Mr Hay, Miss Hayman, Mr Richard Day, Master Haywood and Mr John Row.
Nov 07 John Williams barque Capt Morgan for the South Sea Islands Passengers—Rev Thomas Heath, Rev J P Sunderland, Mrs Sunderland, Rev J Powell, Mrs Powell, Rev G Gill, Mrs Gill, Mrs Gibson and child, Miss Barff, Miss Credland, two natives of Samoa and a native of the Harvey Islands.
Nov 07 Calypso brig Capt Harrold for Launceston Passengers—Mr James Simon and Mr John Ford.
Nov 09 Pactolus American brig Capt Barstow for China in ballast
Nov 09 Governor Phillip brig Capt Boyle for Hobart Town

with 36 prisoners of the Crown and 11 rank and file of the 50th regt. Passengers,---Simmonds, of the 58th regt, Mrs Wright, Master and Miss Boyle and 17 in steerage.



Oct 26—Augustus, barque, from Sydney. Passenger—Mr Joseph Rice.

Oct 30—Reward, brig, 279 tons, Salmon, master, from London, 17th July and Isle of Wight 20th. Passengers—Messrs Dana and Lloyd.

The Parrock Hall has had a fine passage from Portsmouth of 105 days; her mail is not a very large one and she did not speak anything during the voyage. Immediately that her cargo is landed, she will be laid on the berth for London.

The wreck of the Jane and Elizabeth at Circular Head has been sold to Mr James Raven, of Launceston, for the sum of £226.

HMS Vindictive, Captain Nicolas, arrived at Rio de Janeiro on 5th June.


Arrival--Oct 29—Colonial Government schooner, Champion, 116 tons, Lieutenant Helpman, commander, from Swan River, sailed 11th October, with 4 male convicts. Passenger—Mrs Ash.


Arrival—Jane, from London, 23rd July.

Departure—Oct 26—Robert Matthews, barque, 303 tons, Phillips, master for London; Kerr, Bogle and Co, agents. Passengers—J W Cunningham Esq, Mrs Cunningham, 2 children and servant, Mr and Mrs Stewart, Mr Douglas, Mr Vance, Capt Hart.
Cargo—426 bales wool, 373 quarters wheat, 27 casks black oil, 21 casks tallow, 39 bundles whalebone, 1 case shells, 1 case writings, Henty and Co; 81 bales wool, 197 bags wheat, Kerr, Bogle and Co; 34 bales wool, Borradaile and Co; 75 bags wheat, J A Youl; 149 bags wheat, C Reid; 34 casks black oil, 68 bundles whalebone, 9 bales wool, 39 quarters wheat, H Reed; 5 bales wool, Button and Waddel; 7 bales wool, W Jackson and Co; 12 bags wheat, W Johnstone; 2 cases specimens, 2 cases plants, R C Gunn; 1 case writings, Bank of Australasia; 1 package writings, Union Bank; 20 bales wool, Moss and Nathan.

THE “DUBLIN”. In our last Saturday’s report of the manifest of the Dublin, the following goods, consigned to Messrs Lamb and Parbury, were omitted:--14 packages manufactured leather, 14 bales merchandise, and 80 casks split peas. The 35 cases and two bales of goods in the same manifest, to order, are to Isaac Levey.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The brig Jean, hence via Port Phillip, arrived at Gravesend on 1st July. The Kelso, hence 27th Feb, was off Falmouth on 1st July. The Imaam of Muscat, from Port Phillip, arrived at Liverpool on 5th July. The Henry, from Launceston, and the Tyrian, from New Zealand, both arrived home on 3rd July. The William Wise and the Tasmania, from Launceston, arrived on the 4th July. The Shepherd, from Swan River 23rd Feb, was off Dover on 5th July, same day, the Palestine, from Sydney 26th Feb, was reported off Eastbourne. The Glenroy, schooner, hence 25th Jan, was reported at Liverpool, on the 6th July. The Morayshire, from Port Phillip, arrived off Salcombe on 4th July; she had been on fire off Rio Janeiro, owing to some of the wool being wet; fortunately it was discovered in time to quench the fire before much of the cargo was damaged. The Honduras, from Sydney the 13th Feb, was at Gravesend on 6th July. The Clara, hence 21st Feb and the Salus, 13th Feb arrived in the Downs on the 8th July. The Fortitude, hence 15th Jan, via the Cape of Good Hope, arrived home on the 9th July. The Midlothian from Sydney 16th March, arrived on 13th July and the Herald from Sydney 22nd March, arrived on 20th July. The brig Sarah Birkett was to leave Liverpool for Sydney direct on 20th Aug. The Colombian had been taken off the berth pro tem, to undergo repairs. The Calcutta left Gravesend for Hobart Town on the 10th July. The Jane, for Hobart Town, sailed on the 17th and the Thomas Hughes, for Port Phillip, on 18th July. The Brankenmoor, from Launceston, was off Penzance, on 17th July. The Parkfield, from Ceylon, arrived in the Downs on 9th July. The Fortitude, Captain Arbuthnot, was to leave for the Cape of Good Hope on 10th Aug. The Standerings, Capt Woodcock, was to leave for the Mauritius on 22nd July, with Government stores; and the Fanny, Captain Andrews, was to sail for the same destination on 7th Aug. The barque, Sarah, 435 tons, Capt Wheatley, was advertised to leave London for Sydney on 1st Sept.

The schooner Elizabeth, Capt Riley, left on Sunday last for the Brampton Shoal, with workmen and apparatus, to endeavour to get the Clarence off, and bring her on to Sydney.

The American barque Columbus has not met with any success since leaving New Bedford; she was cruising for two months off the Azores, or Western Islands and on the 6th June, in lat. 39° 18’N, long. 27° 50’W, fell in with a British built brig, with her masts and bulwarks carried away; she was water-logged and apparently loaded with lumber. It was supposed that she had been boarded, as the mainmast was lying fore and aft the deck, but the rigging had been stripped off. Upon the taffrail the letters VHLVFNBJHM were scratched, but no name could be made out, as the hull was covered with barnacles. The Columbus intended putting into Hobart Town to repair some damage which she sustained off St Paul’s, but having been blown off the land, stood for Sydney; she will remain here a few days.

The Agincourt, convict ship, with Barber and Fletcher on board, and upwards of 300 other convicts, left Woolwich for Norfolk Island on Monday morning last, at six o’clock. The Lord Auckland, for the penal settlements with a similar number of convicts, left the same port on Wednesday. The William Jardine, having on board 318 convicts (male and female) from the New Model Prison, Pentonville, is on the eve of departure. Dr Hampton is transferred from the Lord Auckland to the latter vessel, to watch the progress of certain sanatory measures, to be tried as experimental, with a view to the guidance of government with reference to cases of transportation—Lloyd’s Weekly Journal, July 14.

BURNING OF THE “MADRAS” TRANSPORT SHIP OFF DEPTFORD DOCKYARD—On Tuesday morning, at two o’clock, the barque Madras, 331 tons register, an old vessel built at Whitehaven in 1827, since which time she has been kept in repair by her master and owner (Capt Kitchen) was discovered to be on fire whilst moored off the Government Dockyard, at Deptford. The flames are supposed to have originated by combustion among the miscellaneous Government stores, of which there were eighty tons on board for Ascension Island. Sir John Hill, the captain-superintendent of the dockyard, immediately ordered the large floating engine to be taken alongside the burning vessel, manned by 50 Royal Marines and 50 policemen and labourers; but although the hold was inundated with water, the flames were so overpowering, that it was deemed prudent to haul her into the middle of the river, so as to scuttle her. In doing this, she unfortunately broke away, and drifted athwart the General Steam Navigation Company’s steamers at Deptford and a host of Dutch galliots. The confusion and alarm then became double, and several poor Dutch seamen fell overboard and were nearly drowned, as was the case with a few of the marines, by falling from the engine. At length she was securely scuttled in shallow water, and necessary arrangements have been made to raise her by chain lighters, her depth being at high water four fathoms, right abreast of the Watergate, Deptford. Mr Somes, the extensive shipowner, was at first wrongly reported to be her owner, but she wholly belongs to Captain Kitchen, who was to have resigned the command of his barque to Mr Bagley, long the chief officer. The Madras is fully insured in one of the London offices; a partial loss will, however, under the circumstances of the case, fall on the owner—Observer, July 14.

Volume 1, Number 35 - 16 November, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Nov 15 Shamrock steamer 200 tons Capt Gilmore from Port Phillip the 7th, Launceston the 11th and Twofold Bay the 14th inst. Passengers—Mr S Raymond, Mr St John, 80th regt, Mr Black, Capt Weldridge, Mr Fenwick, Capt Oldrey, Mr Campbell, Mr Bolden, Mr W Walker, Mr Flannery, Mr Tomlin, Mr and Mrs Rouse, Mrs Morrison, Mr and Mrs West, Mr Scott, Mr Julin, Mr Moore, Mrs Clissold, Mr Widecombe, Mr T Moore, Mrs Jones, Mrs Spence, Messrs Dixon, Keiston, Bailey, Singleton and Murphy.
Nov 15 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Maquarie Passengers—Mr Freill, Mr Sandeman, Mr Jones, and the Rev Mr Guiness.
Nov 15 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River Passengers—Mr Wilkie, Mr Bridges, Mr Wilson and 4 in steerage.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Nov 10 Sir John Byng brig Capt Forbes for Chusan  
Nov 10 Cheerful schooner Capt Patrick for Manila Passengers—Mr Thomas Howson and St Jago St John.
Nov 11 Juno barque Capt Hayes for the Whale fishery with sundries
Nov 11 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape for Moreton Bay Passengers—Mr W Smith Hay, Mr J S Hay, Mr W Hint and 8 in steerage.
Nov 12 Lowestoft schooner Capt Campbell for Launceston via Port Fairy Passengers—Mr Campbell and Mr Thomas Sheridan.
Nov 12 Palmyra brig Capt Griffiths for Port Albert Passenger—Capt Clinch.
Nov 12 Hawk schooner Capt Brown for Adelaide via Melbourne Passengers—Mr M Andrews, Mr Samuel Thorpe, Mrs Brown and child, Mr James Allan and Mr John Martin.
Nov 12 Governor Phillip brig Capt Boyle for Hobart Town with 36 prisoners of the Crown and 11 rank and file of the 50th regt. Passengers, ---Simmonds, of the 58th regt, Mrs Wright, Master and Miss Boyle and 17 in steerage.
Nov 13 Columbine schooner Capt Stratton for the South Sea Islands Passenger—Mrs Stratton.
Nov 13 Thomas Lowry ship Capt Graham for London Passengers—Mr P Scott, Mrs Davy and child, Mrs Jones, Mrs Crossly, Mr H Benjamin, Mr J Scott and Mr Lakeman.
Nov 14 Bee brig Capt Unthank for Wellington, New Zealand Cargo—700 sheep, 5 hogsheads brandy, W E Murnin; 14 kegs and 1 tierce tobacco, W Hirst; 1 bag salt, 2 cases fruit, 1 box sperm candles, 1 bag currants, 3 boxes soap, 3 mats sugar, 1 sack hams, 2 cases groceries, 2 cases drapery, 1 cask cheese, Miss Weston.
Nov 15 Ariel schooner Capt Lewis Port Nelson via Twofold Bay

Passengers—Mr Dunn and Mr T M Moore. Cargo—1 keg tobacco, James Orr; 36 iron pots, 2 tons hoop iron, R Campbell; 40 bags maize, 3 casks harness, 1 dray, 15 boxes soap, 7 horses, 45 head of cattle, 3 cases Geneva, J Dunn.



Oct 29—Emily, barque from Dublin, with 205 prisoners. Passengers—Dr Monroe, RN, Surgeon-Superintendent; Lieutenant and Adjutant McLerie, Mrs McLerie and 5 children; Quartermaster Kirby, Miss Kirby; 1 serjeant, 50 rank and file, 7 women, and 4 children of the 58th regt.

Oct 30—Calcutta, barque from London with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Archer, Dr and Mrs Doughty and child, Miss Spurling, Miss Doughty, Rev Mr and Mrs Dry, Mr and Mrs Rout and 5 children, Miss Nash, Mr Moses, Mr Sutherland, Mr E Osborne, Mr A Osborne, Mr and Mrs Jarvis, Mr Adams, Mrs and Miss Levy, Mr Lewis, F Shott.


Nov 5—Jane and Emma, cutter, 33 tons, Irvine master, for Sydney via River Mersey; T S Atkins agent. Passenger—Mrs Irvine. Cargo: 20 tons potatoes, 1 ton carrots.

Nov 7—Giraffe, brig, 260 tons, Harvey, master, for Sydney. Passengers—Mr Crone and Mr John Fortune. Cargo—95 bags barley, 200 bags potatoes, 80 bags malt, 12,780 bushels wheat, 593 bushels oats, 44 bags barley, 39 bags barley, 2 barrels 1 case fruit, 1 case kangaroo skins, 1 case mustard, 6 bales skins, 3 cases fruit.

Volume 1, Number 36 - 23 November, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Nov 20 Orotava schooner 91 tons Capt Hay from Port Nelson the 16th Oct and Port Hardy the 3rd Nov. Passengers—Mr Johnston, Mr and Mrs Lester and son, Mr and Mrs Murray and son and daughter.
Nov 20 Janet barque 333 tons Capt Dring from Manila the 1st Sept. Passengers—Mrs and Miss Dring and Mr Joseph Abrahams.
Nov 21 Emily barque 580 tons Capt Greaves from Dublin 18th July and Hobart Town the 11th inst. with government stores. Passengers—Dr Munro RN, Lieut Adjutant McLerie, Mrs McLerie 4 sons and a daughter; Quartermaster Kirby, Mr Rees, Mr Pierson, 1 sergeant and 50 rank and file of the 58th regt, 7 women and 4 children and 15 in steerage.
Nov 21 Giraffe brig 264 tons Capt Harvey from Launceston the 10th inst. Passengers—Mr Peter Crone and Mr John Fortune.
Nov 23 Louisa brig 182 tons Capt Tucker from Hobart Town the 17th inst. Passengers—Mr Spencer, Mr Allen, Master H F Robinson, Mr J Best, Mrs Hayward, Miss Hayward, Mrs Sharratt, Mr James Crump, Mr John McNeal, Mr W Mitchell, Mrs Mitchell, Mr and Mrs McCabe, and Master Graves.
Nov 23 Agincourt barque 543 tons Capt Neatby from Woolwich 8th July, Cape of Good Hope 24th Sept and Norfolk Island the 12th inst. Passengers—Capt H A Russell, 58th regt, Mrs Russell, two sons and daughter, Lieutenant G H Page, 49 rank and file of the 58th regt, 7 women and 13 children and 2 private of the 51st regt.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Nov 16 William brig Capt Thom for Launceston Passengers—Mr A Anderson, Mr C H Huxtable, Lieut-Colonel Breton of HM’s 4th regt, Miss Breton, Mrs Blaxland, Miss Morrison, Mr J Butler, Mr Ross, Mrs Parsons and 3 children, Mr Nowland, Mr Jones, Capt Gatenby, Mr W Coulton, Mr T Watt, Mrs Green and Mr Peter Antony.
Nov 17 Waterlily schooner Capt Hoyle for Hobart Town Passengers—Mr Brown, Mr Moore, Mr and Mrs Edwards, Miss Leader, Mr Melville, Mr Scott, Mrs Croker and 2 children, Mrs Flower, Miss Macpherson, Master J Macnamara, Mr and Miss Lazarus, Mr Wardell, Mrs Wardell, Mr Watkins, Mr R Lidgard, Mr C Ward, Mr Joseph Bedder, Mr F Nesbitt McCron, Mrs McCron, Mr and Mrs Kelsh, Mr and Mrs Cook, Mr J Jostage, Mr Charles Roberts, Mr Patrick Fanning, Mr and Mrs Stephen Fanning and 2 children.
Nov 18 Sarah brig Capt Espinasse for Hong Kong Passengers—Mr Thomas Larkins and servant, Mr D Chisholm, Mrs Metcalfe and child and Miss J Chisholm.
Nov 21 Sydney ship Capt White for London Passengers—Mrs Haldane, Mr John Haldane, Master Augustus Haldane, Master P W Haldane, Miss Wilhelmina Haldane and Mrs Clarke.
Nov 21 Portenia brig Capt Richards for the Isle of Pines Passenger—Mr G R Bessant.
Nov 21 William schooner Capt Freeman for Moreton Bay Passengers—Mr Green and Mr Lewis.
Nov 22 Vestal HMS 26 guns Capt Charles Talbot for Hong Kong  
Nov 22 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Port Phillip and Launceston Passengers—Mr Robert Wilkin, Mr Usher, Mr Lennox, Mr J F Ross, Mr F Parbury, Mr J Macnamara, Mr Walker, Mr Bolden, Mr Campbell, Miss Davies, Thomas Hinds, John Doyle, Mr Cetta, Mr John Moore, G Higginson, John Eades, James Argent, Robert Jeffers, C Welch, J Spears, J Kelly, Mr Bell, Robert Miller, wife and 2 children; Sarah Gray.


Nov 11—Christina, brig, 126 tons, Saunders, master, from Sydney 28th Oct. Passengers—Messrs McPherson and Lankshire.

Nov 12—Wave, schooner, 53 tons, Birkenshaw, master, from Sydney 17th Oct. Passengers—Mrs Birkenshaw and child and 1 in steerage.

The cutter Domain, Captain Anderson, put back to port yesterday for provisions, this being the third time since leaving port she has been compelled to put back through stress of weather, though once within fifty miles, and a second time seventy miles of Port Fairy, her port of destination. The Domain originally sailed for Port Fairy, Portland, and Adelaide, on the 16th ult, with 36 passengers, chiefly for Port Fairy, all of whom re-embark this evening to renew the attempt to conquer the obstinacy of the winds and waves. Capt Anderson, who has served a long apprenticeship to the sea-faring trade, states, that he has never before experienced such tempestuous weather, but his little vessel has heavily stood the trial, and the passengers, notwithstanding the unexpected length of their voyage, express themselves well satisfied, both with the vessel and the treatment they have received.—Port Phillip Patriot, November 8.


Nov 8—John Pirie, schooner, 105 tons, H Simpson, master, from New Zealand, sailed 8th October with 4 male convicts. Steerage passengers—G Tomlinson and wife, G Phillips, R Ryan, J Chamring, Mr and Miss Steel, J Rowe and 3 children, P Denby and wife, C Hickbottom, wife and 2 children, J Townshend, Hugh Frazer, George Bartlett.

Nov 15—Lord Auckland, barque, Capt Brown, from London 20th July, with 238 male prisoners, Surgeon Superintendent Dr Lancaster RN, Lieut Westhrop, Ensign Pedder, 50 rank and file, 7 women and 15 children, 58th regt; two prisoners died on the passage.

Nov 16—Jane Frances, barque, Capt Crosbie, from London 29th July, with merchandise. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Williamson, Mrs Tegg, two children and servant, Mrs Spill and child, Mr Bryant, Messrs Wolf, senior and junior, Mr Marshall, Mr B Jacobs, Mr Harris, Mr Moyer and boy, and James Burnett.


THE “CALCUTTA”—The passengers by this vessel have presented Captain R C Ross with a testimonial of their esteem for his able and gentlemanly conduct and character during the voyage. The present consisted of a purse of fifty sovereigns, being at once a satisfactory and substantial proof of his winning golden opinions —Hobart Town Crier.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The General Hewitt, from Sydney April 6th, arrived at Gravesend on the 24th July, on which day the Lord Keane from Port Phillip, arrived off Falmouth. The Francis Spaight, from Adelaide, arrived at Liverpool on the 25th July; spoke the East London on the 30th June from Adelaide to London.

HMS VESTAL—His Excellency the Governor and suite went on board the Vestal on Tuesday at 2pm. The yards were manned to receive him; upon leaving the ship a salute of 15 guns was fired, and also a similar one upon their landing at the Circular Wharf.

The Agincourt arrived at Norfolk Island, on the 9th instant, and remained there 3 days, during which time she landed 220 prisoners; two died on the passage, and one escaped at the Cape of Good Hope. There were three other deaths, one soldier and two prisoners. A whaling brig was off the Island on the 12th instant.

The Potomac of Nantucket, was spoken by the steamer Rose, off Bird Island yesterday.

VESSELS LOADING FOR ENGLAND—The Lanchester will be the next vessel for London, and as she is about to take on board the sperm oil imported by the Mary, it is considered that she will sail on or before the 26th proximo. The Templar and the St George will sail about the 9th January. The other vessels on the berth are taking in their dead weight fast, but will not sail for some time to come, as the wool is arriving very slowly from the interior.

Volume 1, Number 37 - 30 November, 1844
The regular trader first class river-built ship

Captain Benjamin Darley, having all her dead weight on board, has commenced loading wool. Her accommodations for passengers are very superior, and she is provided with an experienced surgeon. For freight of wool or light goods only, or passage, application to be made to the Captain, on board, or to WILLIAM C. BOTTS, Wharf, Darling Harbour.

To sail on the first week in January
The new A1 British-built ship DUBLIN

429 tons, Captain Jones, has excellent accommodation for passengers, and as her dead weight is all engaged, will meet with quick dispatch. For freight or passage, apply to Captain Jones on board; or to CAMPBELL AND CO, Campbell’s Wharf, Nov. 7.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Nov 23 Christina brig 126 tons Capt Saunders from Port Phillip the 20th inst. with potatoes &c. Passengers—Most Reverend Dr Polding, Rev Mr McEncroe, Mr and Mrs Hughes, Miss E Dale, Mr H Dunsford, Mr John Smith, Mr B Cohen, Mr H Raphael, Mr Alfred Harris and Mr J Bennett.
Nov 24 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 20th inst. with 115 bales wool, 34 casks tallow &c. Passengers—Mr Bell, Mr Coulson, Mr O’Rourke, Mr Lynch, Mr Lewis and Mr and Mrs Riohter.
Nov 24 Potomac ship 356 tons Capt Hussey from the Whale Fishery, having left Nantucket 14th Nov 1841 with 2200 barrels sperm.
Nov 24 Lady Leigh schooner 118 tons Capt Reid from Port Nicholson the 8th and Queen Charlotte’s Sound the 12th inst. in ballast
Nov 25 Wave schooner 65 tons Capt Birkinshaw from Port Phillip the 20th inst. Passengers—Mrs Birkinshaw and daughter, and Mr James Bennett.
Nov 26 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie with sundries. Passengers—Mr Panton, Rev Mr Purvis and 3 in steerage.
Nov 27 Tryphena brig 131 tons Capt Hindmarsh from Auckland the 29th Oct.

Passengers—Colonel Godfrey, Dr Johnson, Mr Hughes, Mr J Caudlin, Mrs Salter and child, Mrs Aldwell and son and Mrs Lackey.
Cargo—40 tons dyewood, 60 tons manganese, 9099 feet timber; 1 ton and a half of whalebone, J Grahame and Co.

Nov 27 Wanderer schooner 131 tons Capt Burns from Port Nicholson the 1st and Queen Charlotte’s Sound the 10th inst. Passengers—Mrs Toms and child, Dr Hayes, Mr W Inglis, Mr P M Harvey, Mr Boulton, Mr M Asher, Master Asher, Mrs Phelps, Mr W Neale, Mr Edward McQuade, Mr T Mason, Mr W Parker. Cargo:- from Port Nicholson—47 casks black oil, 17 bales flax, 1 case Lucifer matches, M Asher; 9 casks black oil, 3 cases, ----Harvey; 32 casks black oil, Order. Cargo from Queen Charlotte’s Sound—63 casks black oil, E Boulton; 10 casks black oil, M Asher. Original cargo from Sydney—39 kegs nails, 30 bags salt, 5 chests tea, L Simmons; 1 keg tobacco, H Fisher.
Nov 27 Eleanor brig 253 tons Capt Macfarlane from Port Nicholson the 4th and Port Nelson the 10th inst. Passengers—Mr Wansey, Mr Carter, Mr Jolis, Mr Price, Mr Israel Joseph, Mrs Abbut and son, Mr Wilkinson, Mr Boyes, Mr Moulen, Mr Tatler, Mr Leaths, Mr Wetherby, Mr Jacob Heath, Mr and Mrs Ladbrook and daughter, Miss Harvey, Miss Youlton, Mr E Dillon, Mr S E Parker, Mr W Roge, Mr W Smith, Mrs Scott and daughter, Mr Faithful, Mr Henesy, Mr T Molesbong and two daughters, Mr and Mrs Burns and son.
Nov 29 Star of China schooner 100 tons Capt Tinley from Port Nelson the 15th inst. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Spooner and daughter, Mr Sandford, Mr Beit, Mr Perry, Mrs Tinley and son, Mr and Mrs Sparks, son and daughter, Miss Alexander, Mrs Allen, Mr Parkinson, Mr Musgrave, Mr Drake, Mr Hindson, Mr Scott, Mr and Mrs Hill, Mr Cowley, Mr Green, Mr Stubbs and Mr George Hemmings.
Nov 29 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River the 27th inst. with wool &c. Passengers—Mr Strange, Mr Robinson, Mr Drew, Mr Cowan and 4 in steerage.
Nov 30 Terror schooner 107 tons Capt Dunning from Auckland the 4th and Kawau the 13th Nov. Passengers—Mr Taylor, Mr Falkner, Mr and Mrs Munro and two children.
Departures (from) Port Jackson
Nov 23 James Watt steamer Capt Taggart for Hobart Town Passengers—Mr Fanning, Mr McGregor and Mrs Warren.
Nov 26 Caroline brig Capt J.G. Loten for Launceston Passengers—Mr Patrick Cocherane and Mr James Cook.
Nov 26 Mary Anne schooner Capt Amner for Launceston Passengers—Mr L A Moody and Mr Edward Acres.
Nov 27


steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay Passengers—Right Rev Dr Pompalier, Rev Dr Gregory, Rev Mr Zillerman, Mr Ibbotson, Mr Dutton, Mr Pettingall, Mr Deane and Mr O’Rourke.
Nov 28 Edward schooner Capt Tallan for Boyd Town, Twofold Bay Passenger—Mr Ellison
Nov 29 Tobago brig Capt Purcell for Port Phillip and Launceston

Passengers—Mr Charles Thomas, Capt Manton, Mr McCrae and Mr C D Thomas.

Volume 1, Number 38 - 7 December, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Dec 01 Martha and Elizabeth schooner 81 tons Capt Devlin from Port Phillip the 24th ult. Passengers—Miss Eldridge, Mrs Williams, Mr Richard Day, Master Hayward, and Mr and Mrs King.
Dec 02 Jane and Emma cutter 33 tons Capt Irvine from Launceston the 6th and the River Mersey the 22nd ult. Passengers—Mrs Irvine and Mr and Mrs Devlin.
Dec 02 Mariner schooner 46 tons Capt Ford from Western Point 26th Nov. Passengers—Dr Wearing and Mr Rucker.
Dec 03 Lord Auckland barque 628 tons Capt Brown from Hobart Town, 26th Nov.

with govt stores. Passengers—Dr Lancaster, surgeon-superintendent, Capt Denny, Lieut Herbert, Lieut Westroop, Ensign Pedder, Mr Herbert, Mr and Mrs Nailer and two children, 100 rank and file of the 58th regt, 14 women and 24 children.

Departures (from) Port Jackson
Dec 04 Christina brig Capt Saunders for Port Phillip Passengers—Mr William Pearson, Mr McFarlane, Mr J Bennett, Messrs Raphael, Morrow, Amaley and Cook.
Dec 05 Wave schooner Capt Birkenshaw for Port Phillip Passengers—Mrs Birkenshaw and daughter and Mr Spencer.
Dec 06 Louisa brig Capt Tucker for Hobart Town Passengers—Capt Goldsmith, Mrs and Miss Croker, Master J Croker, Mr and Mrs Edwards, Miss Solomon, Mr Levey, Mr Pearson, Mr Joseph Dawson, Mr W Lindsay, Mr J Brennan, Miss Jane Williams, Mr H Brown and Mrs Brown.


Nov 29—Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Gilmore, master for Launceston and Sydney. Passengers for Launceston (Cabin)—Mr Stevens, Mr Beaver, Mr Macnamara; (steerage) J Thomas and Mr Moore. For Sydney (Cabin) Mr and Mrs Robertson and child, Mrs Nesbitt, Mr Ballingall, Mr Yaldwin, Judge Donnithorne, Messrs Msason, Parbury, Smith, Mortimer and Beswick; (steerage) R Hanaham, wife and 2 children, one Lunatic, one Prisoner of the Crown.


Nov 20—William Jardine, 553 tons, Capt John Gilmore, from London 11th Aug, with 267 male convicts. Passengers—Dr Robertson RN, surgeon superintendent, Capt Denny, Lieut Herbert, 33 rank and file of the 58th regt, 7 women and 10 children, and Mr and Mrs Midland, religious instructors. American whaling ship France, S N Edwards, master, from the Sandwich Islands 11th Oct, with 2400 barrels oil.

The cutter, Jane and Emma, took in her present cargo at Port Frederick, a settlement formed on the River Mersey, about thirty miles to the westward of Launceston. She saw the schooner Sir John Franklin, Captain Campbell, from New Zealand to Launceston, on Monday last, off Cape Howe, which vessel had left Twofold Bay two days before, having put in to refresh. Same day, saw a steamer off the Howe, supposed to be the James Watt, for Hobart Town. The steamer Shamrock resumed her voyage from Twofold Bay for Port Phillip and Launceston, on 24th inst. The schooner Comet from New Zealand arrived at Twofold Bay on the 28th ult; and the schooner Ariel, Capt Lewis, had all her cattle on board and would sail for New Zealand on Monday.

The Lord Auckland has brought on the military guard which arrived at Hobart Town in the William Jardine.

Andromeda from Sydney 15th March arrived at Gravesend on 28th July, also the Mary Mitcheson from Port Phillip. The East London, from Port Adelaide, and the Lord Keane from Port Phillip, arrived there on the 29th July. The Mayflower entered outwards in London for Hobart Town on the 30th July. The Brankenmoor, Capt Smith, was advertised to sail for Port Adelaide on the 15th Aug, the William Wise, Capt Lowe, on the 25th Aug, and the schooner Lightning, Capt Robertson, on the 10th Aug. The Rajah, Capt Ferguson, was announced to sail for Port Phillip on 15th Aug. The Derwent left Portsmouth for Hobart Town on the 4th Aug. The General Hewitt entered outwards for Sydney on 1st Aug. The Mary Hay, Capt Volum, was advertised to leave London for Launceston on 7th Aug, and the Gratitude, Capt Brown, on 12th Aug. Sydney news had been received in London, overland, up to April 16th, by the Medusa, which arrived at Madras 10th June. The Sarah Scott, left Gravesend for Sydney on the 2nd Aug. The Lord Keane entered outwards for Port Phillip on 3rd Aug. The Auriga, Capt Wrankmore, was advertised to sail for Hobart Town 10th Aug.

Volume 1, Number 39 - 14 December, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Dec 07 Shamrock steamer 200 tons Capt Gilmore from Port Phillip, 30th ult, Launceston the 4th and Boyd Town, Twofold Bay the 6th inst. Passengers—Mr Parbury, Mr Yaldwin, Mr Smithe, Mr Beswick, Mr Ballingall, Mr Mortimer, Mr Robinson, Mrs Robinson, Mr Webster, Mrs Nesbitt, Mr Maron, Mr Thompson, Mrs Harper, Mr Campbell, Mr Orr, Capt Gatenby, Mr Donnithorne, Mr and Mrs Shannahan, Mrs Costen and six children, Mr D Newham, Mr W Barton, Mr P Burgess, Mr Church, Mr and Mrs Neil, Messrs Hollands, Newton and Ferrier.
Dec 08 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie on Sat last Passengers—Mr Henry Cohen, Mr Turner and Miss Blair.
Dec 08 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay the 6th inst. Passengers—Right Rev Dr Pompalier, Rev Dr Gregory, Mr Gore, Mr Humphreys, Mr Mort, Mr Phelan and seven in steerage.
Dec 08 Calypso brig 105 tons Capt Harold from Launceston the 30th ult. Passengers—Mr Thomas Roberts, Mr R H Bond and Mr Lemon.
Dec 09 James Watt steamer 141 tons Capt Taggart from Hobart Town the 4th and Boyd Town the 8th inst. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Webb, Mr Furtado, Capt Moriarty, Mr Brodziak, Mrs Hutchins, Mr G Renton, Mr T Renton and Miss Mary Renton.
Dec 09 Dorset brig 82 tons Capt Walsh from Port Adelaide the 25th ult. Passengers—Mr Thacker, Mr Joshua, Mrs Walsh, Mrs Craigie and son, and Mr W George.
Dec 10 Hamlet barque 420 tons Capt Wilson from the Downs the 18th and Portsmouth the 21st August Passengers—Mrs Wilson, Mr and Mrs Bettington and daughter; Miss Falkner, Mr and Mrs Marsh, Mr Vyne, Mr R F O Farquharson, Mr C Hall, Mr Birnstingl, Mr Andrews, Mr T Newton, Mr Brett, Mr George Bull, M B Surgeon, two men and two women servants, Mr and Mrs Bath, two daughters and two sons, Messrs Joseph, Christopher, and William Bath, Mr James Small, Miss Ann Noon, Mr Charles Borrows, Mr Thomas Hayes, Mr James Nash, Mr George Nash, Mr William Nash and Mr Henry School.
Dec 10 William brig 149 tons Capt Thom from Launceston the 3rd inst. Passengers—Mr Andrew Christie, Mr William Coulter, Mr John Brown and Mr James Brown.
Dec 10 Martha brig 121 tons Capt Boustead from Launceston the 1st inst. Passengers—Mrs Webster, and two children, Mrs Lawrence, Mr J Ashford and Mr J McEwen.
Dec 11 Jane schooner Capt Steele from Moreton Bay the 7th inst.

with cedar. Passengers—3 in steerage.

Dec 12 Vanguard schooner Capt Pilford from Port Nicholson the 27th ult. Passengers—Mr J H Levien, Mr Sweeney, Mr Johnston, Mr and Mrs Milsom, Mrs Blackman, Mr Dinsdale, Mr McDonald and Mr Goodall.
Dec 12 Triton brig 160 tons Capt Browning from the Manning with timber &c. Passenger—Mr Nicholson.
Dec 13 William the Fourth steamer 53 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River the 11th inst. Passengers—Capt Marsh, Mr McLean and five in steerage.
Dec 14 Eagle schooner 108 tons Capt Hodges from Circular Head the 7th inst. Passengers—Mrs Hodges, Miss Walker, and Mr Joseph Unwin.
Dec 14 Sarah Scott barque 380 tons Capt Bain from the Downs the 2nd and Portsmouth the 9th August with a general cargo. Passengers—Mr Archibald Boyd, Mr Samuel Burgoyne, Mrs Davis, Mrs Green, Miss Davis, Mr R W Moore, surgeon, Mr J C Devy and Mr F Miller.

Departures (from) Port Jackson

Dec 08 Martha and Elizabeth schooner Capt Devlin for Port Phillip Passengers—Mr Pearson and Mr Williamson.
Dec 10 Countess of Wilton schooner 111 tons Capt Bowles for Auckland, Russell, and Tahiti with sundries. Passengers—Mrs Bowles, Master Henry, Mr S Brown, Mr Hughes, Mr Simms, Mrs Western, Mr Latham, Mr Jones, Mr Kyser and Mr J M Castle.
Dec 10 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay Passengers—Lieut Cooper, and Ensign Barker of the 58th regt and two servants, Mr Blackburn, Mr Lynch, Mr H Lynch and Mr White.
Dec 11 Potomac ship 356 tons Capt Hussey for the Whale Fishery with stores and original cargo.
Dec 12 Jane and Emma cutter 32 tons Capt Irvine for Launceston with part of original cargo. Passenger—Mrs Irvine.
Dec 13 Shamrock steamer Capt Gilmore for Port Phillip and Launceston Passengers—Mr Medley, Mr Alexander, Mr Fenwick, Mr Brierly, Mr Webster, Mr Yaldwin, Mr Falconer, Mr Lodge, Mr Orr, Mr and Mrs Antony, Mr McBean, Mr R Collier, Mr John Burgess, Mr E Indell, Mr Ellison, Mr M Stevens, and Mr Cochrane.
Dec 13 Tryphena brig Capt Hindmarsh for Auckland Passengers—Mr Oaks, and Mr J Riley. Dec 13—Marian Watson, schooner, Capt Wells for Guam. Passengers—Mr Charles Kerr, Mrs Le Deaux, Mr and Mrs Smithson and Mr William Parker.

Dec 13—Minerva, schooner, Capt Gatenby, for Calcutta. Passengers—Lieut Welch, Mrs Welch, Mr St John, 80th regt; Dr Davill, Mr W H Fox, Mr Irvine, Mr Davis, Mrs Dickenson, two natives of India, 62 rank and file of the 80th regt and four women.

Dec 12—Hind, brig, Capt Preston, for London. Passengers—Mrs Preston, Mr and Mrs Wilton and 2 children, Capt Gale and Mr Johnson.


Nov 23—Thomas Hughes, barque from Liverpool 18th July. Passengers—Mrs Kenworthy and 3 children, Mr and Mrs Robinson and child, Messrs William Tootal, A E Tootal, and Boothroyd; steerage—Messrs Thomas Annesly, Knowles, Milligan, Spreint, Richardson, Churchill, Campbell and Cuff.
Cargo—1 box cottons, 7 bales ditto, 61 hogsheads sugar, 12 boxes printed cottons, 500 boxes soap, 2 boxes apparel, 1 cask ink, 4 boxes apparel, 13 bales cottons, 9 cases ditto, 1 ditto stuffs, 5 bales white cottons, 1 package 3 cases wearing apparel, 7 bales paper, 1 bag caraway seeds, 3 caroteels currants, 4 kegs pearl barley, 1 case sago, 1600 bags salt, 4 barrels spirits, 4 boxes cottons, 1 tierce grass seeds, 13 packages paper, 1 bag merchandise, 3 boxes wearing apparel, 4 boxes cottons, 1 box moleskin, 3 bags candle-wick, 1 box gloves, 2 boxes hosiery, 15 kegs colours, 2 boxes ditto, 10 tierces tobacco, 20 boxes ditto, 10 barrels rosin, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 tin case, 1 box wearing apparel, 2 bales slops, 1 case oil, mustard, sauces &c, 2 cases Lucifer matches, 1 case boots and shoes, 2 cases earthenware, 1 cask vinegar, 1 case sweetmeats, 1 parcel books, 1 cask spirits, 10 barrels beer, 1 cask brandy, 2 boxes wearing apparel, 1 box preserves, 14 water casks, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 box wearing apparel, 8 bales cottons, 8 bales woolpacks, 4 bales sacks, 3 bales linens, 2 packages wearing apparel, 1 box hardware, 6 bales paper, 2 boxes wearing apparel, 2 boxes printed cottons, 6 bales sacks, 410 bars iron, 25 bundles iron, 10 tons pig iron, 1 bale wearing apparel, 5 kegs colours, 4 bales sacks, 8 bales woolpacks, 1 bale canvas, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 box wearing apparel, 4 boxes leather and shoemakers’ materials, 1 box wearing apparel, 1 box leather, 1 case cottons and woolens, 4 casks sheep-wash, 3 cases leather, 20 boxes soap, 2 barrels oatmeal, 1 pianoforte, 1 basket domestic utensils, 1 trunk books, 1 box hardware, 1 hogshead boots and shoes, 1 puncheon saddlery, 1 dog cart, 2 boxes hardware. 30.
Nov 30-- Mary White, barque, 329 tons, Walker, master, from Adelaide 24th Nov. Passenger—Mr J Howe. Cargo – 4 bales gunny bags, 44 tons copper ore, and part of original cargo.

The Mary Lloyd, from Port Phillip, arrived at Liverpool on 14th Aug. The Diamond, from Sydney, the 30th March, arrived Liverpool 14th Aug. The Mary Hay left Deal for Launceston 13th Aug. The Cygnet left Gravesend for Hobart Town 13th Aug. The London, from Port Phillip, arrived London 13th Aug. The Halifax Packet left Gravesend for Swan River 15th Aug. The Gratitude cleared outwards with cargo for Launceston on the 18th Aug and the Auriga, for Hobart Town. The Glenswilly arrived Liverpool from Valparaiso on 17th Aug. The brig Sarah Birkett left Liverpool for Sydney 10th Aug. The Parkfield was advertised to leave London for Port Phillip on 15th Sept. The Slains Castle and James Petrie were advertised for New Zealand. The Colombian was to leave Liverpool for Sydney 1st Sept. The Adrastus, from Sydney 5th April, had arrived in London.


Nov 27—Waterlily, brigantine, 156 tons, Hayle, master, from Sydney with sundries and passengers.

Nov 28—Derwent, barque, 366 tons, McPherson, master, from London, left Portsmouth 8th Aug, with a general cargo. Passengers—John Dunn, Esq., junior, and lady, Mr Blackett, Mr Govett, Dr Black; servants—G Ford and Betsy Rickie; steerage—Mrs Mills and Mrs Shepherd.


Oct 23—the schooner, Waterwich, 90 tons, Talbert from Singapore, Passengers in cabin—Capt Martin and Lieut Tucker.

Oct 26—the barque Bleng, 231 tons, Stewart, from Liverpool and Cape of Good Hope. Passengers—Mrs Younghusband, two children, and servant.

Nov 13—The schooner Deborah, 121 tons, Wing, master, from Launceston. Passengers—Mrs Wing, two children and servant, Mr and Mrs Fine and two children, Mr Honeyman, T Gill, J Simes, W Supple, C Morrell, J Kerby, J Walker, E Griggs, R Humphreys, J Incham, G Pool, J Pool, Ensign Griffiths and seven privates of the 96th regt.

THE SHIPPING—our port is now exhibiting a bustling and animated appearance. For the last two years and a half so many ships of large burden have not been seen in our port as at this moment; and when we take into account that they are loading, or are about to load exclusively with our own produce, it is, indeed, a cause of congratulation. The Symmetry, 408 tons, for London, is now in an advanced state of loading, and besides taking a full cargo, she will take many passengers, as, we understand, eight have already engaged cabin passages. She will sail about the 1st of Dec. The Joseph Albino, 141 tons, for London, is nearly full, and sails, we hear on the 25th Nov. Besides these, the following vessels have commenced loading:--The John Heyes, 360 tons, for London; the Yare, 266 tons, for London; the Bleng, 250 tons, for Liverpool; the Prince Albert, 195 tons, for Liverpool; and the Waterwitch, 99 tons for the Mauritius; the whole to have quick dispatch, as their cargoes are ready to be sent on board—South Australian Register, Nov 9.

Volume 1, Number 40 - 21 December, 1844
Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Dec 15 The Emma brig 121 tons Capt Fox from Adelaide the 1st inst. Passengers—Mr Fleming, Mr Morehead and Mr Sands.
Dec 15 Edward schooner 87 tons Capt Tallan from Boyd Town, Twofold Bay, the 14th inst. with wool &c. Passengers—Dr Imlay, Mr W Walker and Mr Clements.
Dec 17 Waterlily schooner 155 tons Capt Hayle from Hobart Town the 11th inst. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Moore, Mr Frazer, Mrs Betts and daughter, two Misses Betts, Master Betts, Rev Mr Jarrett, Miss Jacobs, Mrs Lester, Miss Lester, Mr John Weeks, Mr Andrew McGreary, Mrs Portlock two sons and a daughter.
Dec 18 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie the 16th inst. with sawn timber &c. Passengers—Mrs Blair and one is steerage.
Dec 20 William schooner 62 tons Capt Freeman from Moreton Bay, the 13th inst. Passengers—Mr Steale, Mr Davidson, Mr Rapsey and 2 in steerage.

Departures (from) Port Jackson

Dec 15 Star of China schooner Capt Tinley for Port Nicholson and Port Nelson Passengers—Mr Sandford, Mr George and Mr Higgins.
Dec 15 Lady Blackwood barque Capt Cooper for the Whale Fishery Passenger—Mrs Cooper.
Dec 15 Minerva schooner Capt Gatenby for Calcutta Passengers—Lieut Welch, Mrs Welch, Mr St John, 80th regt; Dr Davill, Mr W H Fox, Mr Irvine, Mr Davis, Mrs Dickenson, two natives of India, 62 rank and file of the 80th and 4 women.
Dec 15 Terror schooner Capt Dunning for Auckland Passenger—Mr Wemyss
Dec 16 James Watt steamer Capt Taggart for Hobart Town via Wollongong Passengers—for Hobart Town, Mr M H Stephen, and Mr Ramsay; for Wollongong, Mr H Gordon, Master W Browne, Master T Browne, Master E Harris, Mrs Smith and family and Mrs F Clarke.
Dec 17 Lady Leigh schooner Capt Reid for Port Nicholson and Nelson Passengers—Mr Fraser, Mr Green, Mr P M Hervey, Mr Clark and a New Zealander.
Dec 17 Hind brig Capt Preston for London

Passengers—Mrs Preston, Mr and Mrs Wilton and two children, Capt Gale and Mr Johnson.

Dec 17 Jane [42] Steele for Moreton Bay with sugar &c. Passengers—Mr H Thorne and Mr F Gardiner.
Dec 19 Mariner schooner Capt Ford for Melbourne via Port Albert Passengers—Mr John White, Mrs Hubbart and two children.
Dec 19 Clarendon barque Capt Grant for Batavia Passenger—Mr James Clarke.
Dec 19 William brig Capt Thom for Launceston Passengers—Mr and Mrs Dimmett and child, Mrs Kirby and child, Miss Cape, Miss Solomon, Mrs Wilson and two children, Mrs W Kirby, Miss Grace Kirby, Mr Coulton, Mr Peter Crone, Mr Thomas Roberts, Mr John Fortune and Miss Pelham.
Dec 20 Agincourt barque Capt Neatby for Norfolk Island with govt stores. Passengers—Major Arney, Mrs Arney, Capt Nugent, Capt Calcraft, Mrs Calcraft, and four children, Lieut Edwards, Ensign Middleton, Ensign Garston, Assistant Surgeon Bannatyne, Mr Burr and 210 rank and file of the 58th regt.
Dec 20 Calypso brig Capt Harold for Port Phillip and Launceston Passengers—Mr John Bryant, Mrs Bryant and two children.


Dec 12—Christina, brig, 136 tons, Saunders, master, from Sydney, 4th inst. Passengers—Messrs Raphael, Morrow, J Bennett, Ansley and Cooke. Tobago, brig, 136 tons, Purcell, master, from Sydney. Passengers—Messrs C and C D Thomas, Norton and McCrae.

DEPARTURE—Dec 11, the Hawk, schooner for Portland Bay and Adelaide. Passengers for Adelaide—Mrs Brown and child, Mr Ross; steerage—William and John Stevens, Sarah Stevens and 3 children, William and Sarah Greenwood, John and Jane Hosking, Sarah Bragantine, Mrs Mary and John Calderwood, Thomas and Jane Shadget, Henry Stein, Michael Marnon, David Aspinall, John and Jane Mitchell and two children, Richard Sharman, Owen Burrows, Michael Power, Mary Ann Driscoll and Henry Colburn.

THE “CHRISTINA”—This smart little brig made the passage from Port Phillip to Sydney Heads in 78 hours, and is again in port, having left Sydney on Wednesday week last. She has only been three weeks absent from Port Phillip altogether on her last trip, and will sail again on Tuesday next—Port Phillip Herald.

The schooner Abercrombie is advertised for the Cape of Good Hope.

The schooner Mary Ann returned yesterday from Port Macquarie; owing to the contrary winds, she put into Port Stephens, where she remained three days. The steamer Sovereign, for Moreton Bay, passed Port Stephens on Friday last, and the William the Fourth was off there on Thursday. Several coasters were in Port Stephens, having put in for shelter from the southerly gale. The Thistle, George, Charles Webb, Lucy Ann and Sisters left there for Sydney in company with the Mary Ann. A cutter was lying in Seal Rock Bay, with a sealing party on the rock; the seals are very plentiful there this season, and it is considered that they will be amply repaid for their trouble. The blacks had brought news to Port Stephens that the schooner Sally which was driven ashore some months since at Long Island, had been dug out of the sand by the party at work on her, and was undergoing repairs.

The schooner Waterlily has had her top sides caulked, and will sail for Newcastle this afternoon, to take in 100 tons of coal for Hobart Town, after which she will return to Sydney to fill up.

The Equestrian, Capt Cromarty, hence the 6th July, was spoken on the 24th July off Booby Island, all well, reported by a vessel arrived at Singapore.

The schooner John Pirie was going up the harbour as the Emma left Adelaide.

The Leander left Hobart Town for London the same day as the Waterlily. HMS North Star had arrived at Port Arthur, where was undergoing repairs.

The brig Dorset is loading at the Queen’s Wharf, with cedar &c for Adelaide. She will positively sail tomorrow.

The Giraffe and Marian Watson were anchored in Watson’s Bay at the time of our going to press.


Friday December 20
For London

Eweretta, barque, 356 tons, Darley; 112 casks tallow, 328 casks brandy, 54 casks cocoanut oil, 500 hides, and 200 bales wool, on board.

St George, ship, 605 tons, Norie; 450 casks tallow, 57 tons manganese, 2344 hides, 5 tons copper ore, 38 tons lead ore, 16 tons dyewood, 86 tuns sperm oil, 40 casks hides, 20 tons bones, 2000 horns, 1150 bales wool, 7 casks mutton hams, and 10 casks beef on board.

Templar, ship 565 tons, Brown; 20 tons dyewood, 90 tuns black oil, 30 tons manganese, 35 tons sperm oil, 134 casks tallow, 950 bales wool, and 800 hides on board.

Pestonjee Bomanjee, barque, 594 tons, Binnie; 43 tons manganese, 250 casks tallow, 20 tons hides, 200 cakes greaves, 22 cases type, 105 tuns sperm oil, 15 tuns black oil, 60 tons bark, 10 tons dyewood, 4 cases pictures, 800 bales wool, 4200 horns, 4000 hides, 17 cases specimens natural history, and 12 cases government stores on board.

Parrock Hall, barque, 425 tons, Goldsmith; 292 casks tallow, 600 bales wool, 2 tons dyewood, 7 tons copper ore, 4 tons manganese, 10 tons horns and bones, 2 casks neats’-foot oil, and 200 salted hides, on board.

New York Packet, barque, 270 tons, Hawkesley; 36 casks tallow, 223 hides, 135 casks black oil and 16 tons bones on board.

Dublin, barque, 429 tons, Jones; 245 casks tallow, 110 casks cocoanut oil, 50 casks black oil and 320 bales wool on board.

Lanchester, barque, 333 tons, Purchase; 180 tuns sperm oil, 3 tons old copper, 200 bags bark, 10 tons dyewood, 13 bundles whalebone and 250 bales wool on board.

Emily, barque, 580 tons, Greaves; 3 tons gelatine, 150 tuns sperm and black oil, 50 tons dyewood, and 50 casks tallow on board.

Hamlet, barque 246 tons, Wilson; 20 casks tallow on board.

Lord Auckland, barque, 628 tons, Brown; 30 casks tallow, and 10 tons cedar on board.


Garland Grove, barque, 483 tons, Robson; 88 casks tallow, 650 bales wool, 180 tons manganese, 5 tons copper ore and 20 tons dyewood on board.


Dec 7—Sisters, schooner, 130 tons, Clark from New Zealand 22nd Nov. with sundries. Passengers—Mr G J Chapman, and seven families (German) and 3 single men.


Dec 6—Mary Ann, schooner, 51 tons, Amner, from Sydney. Passengers—J A Moodie, Mr E Acres, Mr A Kirk. Caroline, brig, 113 tons, Loten, from Sydney. Passengers—Patrick Cochrane, Joseph Cook.


The St George requires only 150 bales wool more to complete her cargo, and will sail on the 5th January. The Lord Auckland commenced loading yesterday and will be moved to the Circular Wharf this afternoon. The Templar will be towed to sea on the 5th proximo. The Lanchester will be a full ship on Tuesday next, and will sail on the 28th instant. The New York Packet is undergoing repairs at the Patent Slip, after which she will be moved to the Flour Company’s Wharf, to take on board the timber brought by the brig Triton from the Manning. The Hamlet has just commenced loading.

Volume 1, Number 41 - 28 December, 1844

The new A1 British-built ship DUBLIN, 429 tons, Captain Jones, has excellent accommodation for passengers, and will meet quick dispatch. For light freight and passengers only apply to Captain Jones, on board, or to CAMPBELL AND CO, Campbell’s Wharf, November 7.

The fine first-class SHIP, EMILY, 588 tons, H H Greaves, commander, has commenced loading wool, and will sail about the 31st January. The accommodations for cabin passengers are very superior, and Dr Munro, of the Royal Navy, proceeds in the vessel as surgeon. For freight, or cabin passage only, apply to the Captain on board or LYALL, SCOTT AND CO, Agents.

Date Vessel Rig Master From / For Comments
Arrivals Port Jackson
Dec 23 Sovereign steamer 119 tons Capt Cape from Moreton Bay, the 19th inst. Passengers—Mr Pelham Dutton, Mr Gammie, Mr Whiting, Mr Masters, Mr Lugard and five in steerage.
Dec 23 Christina brig 126 tons Capt Saunders from Port Phillip, the 18th inst. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Howey, Dr Dobson, Miss Kelly, Master Kelly, Mr Isaac Paterson, Mr James Horsey, and Mrs James McLeod.
Dec 26 Bee brig 134 tons Capt Unthank from Port Nicholson the 8th and Kaffia the 12th Dec. Passengers—Mr Chapman, Mr Duke, Mr Haynes, Mrs Grant, Mr Brown, Mr Albion, Mr Smith and Mr White.
Dec 27 Persian ship 600 tons Capt Mallard from Portsmouth the 18th Sept. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Agnew, Miss Agnew, Mr and Mrs Skinner, Mr Ward, Miss Eldridge, Mr Blamey, surgeon, Mr and Mrs Gibson, Capt Grimes, Mrs Grimes, and four children, Capt Wright, Mrs Cherry, Mr and Mrs Foulks, Miss Cooper, Miss E Cooper and four Masters Cooper, Mr Gilbert, Mr Thomas Gilbert, Mrs Mallard, child and servant, Mr Richards.
Dec 27 Maitland steamer 103 tons Capt Parsons from Port Macquarie Passengers—Colonel Gordon, Mr and Mrs Gaus and family, Mrs Verge and one in steerage.
Dec 27 William the Fourth steamer 54 tons Capt Wiseman from the Clarence River with 48 bales wool &c. Passengers—Mr Gale and 3 in steerage.

Departures (from) Port Jackson

Dec 22 Giraffe brig Capt Harvey for Manila Passengers—Mrs Harvey and two children.
Dec 22 Edward schooner Capt Tallan for Boyd Town, Twofold Bay Passengers—Mr W Walker, and Mr Dudley Webb.
Dec 22 Dorset brig Capt Walsh for Port Adelaide Passengers—Mrs Walsh, Dr Gemmell, Mr John Harris, Mr J M Joshua, Mr John Barton, Miss Emerson, Mr and Mrs Cormick and child, Mr and Mrs W Doodey and child, Mr James Sexton, Mr and Mrs J Mason and two children, Mr John Kain, Mr and Mrs S Young and child, Mr J Ireland, Mr and Mrs W Grant and two children, Mr W Jinks and Mr Phelps.
Dec 23 Wanderer schooner Capt Burns for the Mauritius  
Dec 25 Marian Watson schooner Capt Reynolds for the Mauritius Passengers—Mr Charles Kerr, Mrs Le Deux, Mr and Mrs Smithson and Mr William Parker.
Dec 27 Eagle schooner Capt Hodges for Circular Head Passengers—Mr and Mrs Walsh, and Miss Walsh.
Dec 28 Sovereign steamer Capt Cape for Moreton Bay

Passengers—Mr Farquharson, Mr Burgoyne, Mr and Mrs North and two children, Capt and Mrs Griffin, Mr Richards and Mr and Mrs Coleman

(From Hardy’s Shipping List, of August 28, 1844)

FOR SYDNEYMorayshire, 316 (P.O. packet) Smith, August 27; Victor, 338, Wilson, September 15; Midlothian, 414 (P.O. packet) Morrison, Sept 27; General Hewett, 961, Hart, Oct 15.

FOR PORT PHILLIPWilliam Wise, 229, Lowe, Sept 7; Parkfield, 496, Whitesides, Sept 15; Lord Keane, 363, Roberts, Sept 17.

FOR ADELAIDE AND PORT PHILLIPBrankenmoor, 400, Carr, Sept 4.

FOR LAUNCESTONWinchester, 393, Milligam; Aug 31; Adelaide, 258, Connell, Sept 10; Indian, 275, Payne, Sept 10; Sir George Seymour (convicts), 724, ---, Oct.

FOR HOBART TOWNTasmania, 412, Black, Sept 7; Sir Robert Peel, 610, Champion, Sept 7; Mayflower, 320, Headley, Sept 17; Phoebe, 578, Dale, Sept 6; Hydrabad, 602, Robertson, Sept 15; Aden, 422, Waddell, Oct 10.

FOR NEW ZEALANDSlains Castle, 504, Dawson, Oct 1.


Dec 20—Vixen, barque, 296 tons, James Douglas, master, from Greenock. Passengers—Mr and Mrs Oswald and child, and Mrs Webster.

A notice recently issued by the Admiralty to receive tenders of a ship from 700 to 750 tons register, to convey convicts to Launceston, has created some surprise in the City. In the first place, the notice has been much shorter than usual; and in the next, persons of nautical experience consider the tonnage advertised for perfectly incompatible with the service required. Launceston, it is said, is situated up the River Tamar, at a distance where ships even of 400 tons register have great difficulty in going up; and if this be the case, it is obvious that two or three small vessels, and not one of the size advertised, should be employed. It is, we believe, the rule of office, that no contract can be completed until a vessel is surveyed and the survey is reported; but probably it is not part of the surveyor’s duty to certify whether a ship of certain tonnage can navigate a river in Van Diemen’s Land, and, therefore, practical hints on such subjects may be useful—Times City Letter.

The brig Nelson, left Port Nicholson for London on the 7th instant, with the following passengers—Mr and Mrs Young, Mrs Winning, Mr B Ling, Dr Evans, Messrs Durie, Birch, Woods, Atley and Ebden.
Cargo—83 tuns black oil, 11 tons whalebone, 13 tons tanning bark, 16 logs totara, 90 tamai staves, 46 logs mairi, 57 logs mai, and 4 logs rimu wood.
The Raymond was loading oil for London, but it was expected that she would come on to Sydney to fill up with wool. The schooner I Don’t Know, left Port Nicholson for the Bay of Islands on the 2nd instant; and the cutter Katherine Johnston, sailed for Wanganui on the 4th. The Bee spoke nothing on the passage up.

THE “PERSIAN”—The arrival of the Persian yesterday set most of the citizens of Sydney on the qui vive, especially as she was first passed up as a brig from the South Head station, owing to her coming end on, but as soon as she hoisted her number the mistake was rectified, and the friends of parties known to be on board speedily embarked to welcome them upon their arrivals. The Persian has made one of the quickest passages of the season, having completed it in the short space of ninety-nine days, although she had to go round Van Diemen’s Land, after making Bass’s Straits, owing to northerly winds. Capt Mallard states that he was off Jervis Bay on Monday last, when they encountered north-east winds. She spoke nothing on the passage connected with the Australian colonies. Upon discharging her inward cargo the Persian will be laid on the berth for London. Trade was still brisk and wool maintained its price.

ENGLISH SHIPPING—The Duke of Manchester, Capt Murray, arrived in the Downs on 30th Aug, from Jamaica, to which place she was advertised to return, after discharging her inward cargo. The Regular, from Port Phillip, and the Enterprise, from Hobart Town, entered inwards in London on 28th August. The Sultana from Sydney 12th May, arrived at Gravesend on 14th Sept. The Norwhal, from New Zealand, arrived in the Downs on 16th Sept. The Caledonia, hence 12th May, arrived there the same day. The Palestine had sailed for St Ubes, from whence she would come on to Sydney via the Brazils. The overland mails per Medusa, Bucephalus and Neptune had arrived in London prior to the departure of the Persian. The Reflector, Withycombe, left Gravesend for the Island of Ascension, on 30th Augt. The Morayshire for Sydney, and the Winchester for Launceston, left the Downs on 2nd Sept. The Brankenmoor sailed for Port Adelaide on 7th Sept and the Tasmania and Phoebe left for Hobart Town the same day. HMS Collingwood left Gravesend for the South American Station on 8th Sept. The Montezuma sailed for Trinidad on the 6th, the William Wise for Adelaide on 10th and the Sir Robert Peel, for Hobart Town on 11th Sept. The Colombian had not left Liverpool for Sydney on the 16th Sept, but was expected to sail in a few days. The Heroine was advertised in Liverpool for Port Phillip and Sydney. The Parkfield was advertised in London for Port Phillip via the Cape of Good Hope. The General Hewett was advertised to sail for Sydney direct, on 15th Oct. The Emerald Isle was announced to sail for Madras on the 5th Oct. The Kelso was advertised for Bengal, to sail on 5th Oct.

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