Gazette Vol. 9, No. 428 - 12 June 1852, p.155 & No.
431 - 3 July 1852, p.182
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.
|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,
|J. Steward, Colonel
W.L. Paterson, C.S.
L. Anderson, Bengal Engineers
James Travers, Captain Bengal Grenadiers
Bazell W. Colvin, B.C.S.
C. Warde, Lieut. 68th Reg. Bengal Army
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
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.
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