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Sydney Shipping Gazette Vol. 9, No. 428 - 12 June 1852, p.155 & No. 431 - 3 July 1852, p.182

barque Aurora, 536 tons, Captain Valentine Ryan, from Calcutta, India, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 13th May 1852.

The partial list of passengers (below) aboard the barque Aurora, was published in the newspaper, in the form of a letter of appreciation adressed to the captain, with his response.
Arrival report: 1852 May 13, Aurora, barque, 536 tons, Ryan, from Calcutta with 43 passengers.
Imports: Aurora, from Calcutta ; 49 cases wine, 10 bales jute, 6 bales gunny bags, 12 cases preserves, 9 cases castor oil, 1 case currie powder, 7 packages almonds, 32 cases brandy, 128 bundles line, 16 packages tents, 18 packages Solah hats, 25 bags saltpetre, 2054 bags rice, 249 bags sugar, 120 bags grain, 50 bags ginger, 215 hogsheads rum, 193 cases wine, 2 boxes tea, 29 cases.
 
[ADVERTISEMENT]
Ship Aurora, off Adelaide, May 13, 1852
DEAR CAPTAIN RYAN.—We desire to take this opportunity of publicly expressing our thanks to you for, and the kind sense of, the treatment which we have experienced during our voyage in your ship Aurora from Calcutta.
We would express our acknowledgements in particular for the liberality which marked the arrangements of the cuddy, notwithstanding the unexpected length of the voyage, as well as for the excellence of the table, and for the prompt and ready attention with which our requests and suggestions were invariably met.
With every good wish for your success in your profession, and trusting that all your future voyages may prove as pleasant to you, as the past one has been to us.
We remain yours, faithfully,
(signed)
J. Steward, Colonel
W.L. Paterson, C.S.
L. Anderson, Bengal Engineers
Elizabeth Anderson
M.J. Travers
James Travers, Captain Bengal Grenadiers
Martha Wood
Emily Murray
Eliza Taylor
J. Kennedy
S. Kennedy
Bazell W. Colvin, B.C.S.
C. Warde, Lieut. 68th Reg. Bengal Army
John Acraman
Marcus J.B. Aitkin
Frederick M. Wells
J. Abbot, M.D,
 

 
To the Passengers per Aurora from Calcutta.
Port Adelaide, 15th May, 1852
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your kind and very flattering address, and permit me to assure that it is most gratifying to me to think that my endeavours to render the voyage satisfactory should have met with such a pleasing acknowledgement.
Allow me, in return for your good wishes, to hope that recruited health and continued prosperity may ever attend you.
I remain Ladies and Gentlemen,
          Your most obliged and obedient servant.
VALENTINE RYAN

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