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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to German Emigrants to South Australia

ship Malvina Vidal, 959 tons, Captain F.T. Kessal, from Hamburg 22nd September 1856, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 17th January 1857 ... departed Adelaide 1st March, arrived Sydney 13th March 1857

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Tuesday 17 March 1857:—
Sydney Arrival, March 13— Malvina Vidal, Hamburgh ship, 900 tons, Captain Ketels [sic], from Adelaide 1st instant, with 26 passengers.

The Malvina Vidal is originally from Hamburgh, but discharged part of her cargo at Adelaide, where she took on board some wheat and flour for this port.

An index from the State Library South Australia (SLSA) shows that 46 German migrants should have been on the Malvina Vidal, I have been able to find 48 as listed below. — Regards Robert.

note.— There are very few surviving original lists of German passengers, so the data below has been compiled from a variety of sources, such as contemporary newspaper(s), internet sources, input from descendants and the South Australian Heraldry Genealogy society, (SAGHS).
I know the list is incomplete and may contain errors, so any feedback with additions or corrections, will be most appreciated. Please contact me using the link above. Regards Robert, Adelaide
BBI Brandenberg Index from Ancestry

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

Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Cabin Passengers
Christen Octavio Eilhelm 28 Merchant - Hamburg NAA 1815292
Isernhagen Johanne Wilhelmine Elisabeth 20   - Hamburg  
Meyer Otto n/a   - Hamburg  
Petersen A.G. n/a   - Sonderburg  
Thiedenmann Mag. 29   - Hamburg  
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Dittmer Carl Adolph Wilhelm 50   - Hamburg GMI
  Wilhelmine 39        
  Johanne Christina 15        
  Caroline 9        
  Wilhelm 4        
Grewatsch Johann Gotthiff Ferdinand 32 Tailor - Laustadt Prussia  
  Auguste (Falbe) 25        
  Franzisca 2        
  Bertha inf        
Klein / Klem Johann Georg 33 Tanner 921/3 Laustadt Prussia  
  Christiana Henrietta (Hopisch) 33        
  Anna Christiana Pauline 8        
  Otto Georg Reinholdt 7        
  August Albert Bernhardt 3        
  Emma Maria Louise inf        
Reinhold Christian 28 Landmann - Berlin Prussia  
  Ernestine 26        
Schlotterbeck J. 41 Landmann - Gross Bottwar Wurtenberg  
  Regina 14        
Spliedt Magdalena 30   - Hamburg  
  Doris 4        
  Marie inf        
Steinberg Frederick August Rudolph 35 Schmidt - Hamburg  
  Augusta Mathilda (Penschke) 33        
  Marie 9        
  Anna Augusta Sophie 2        
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women
Backer Fr. 41 Saddler - Vordingburg Denmark  
Behrmann Joh. 27 Cigarmaker - Hamburg  
Bohr Rud. 23 Agent - Louisa Prussia  
Bunner August 41 Landmann - Vittebrau Denmark  
Cordes Ernst 19 Agent - Hamburg  
Engeltzen Johann 28   471/1 Ratzeburg  
Fesefeldt / Tesefeldt G. 19 Merchant - Hamburg  
Heyder / Heyer Fredinand 50 Miller - Hamburg did not sail ?
Liebing Friedrich Traugott 23 Saddler 971/3 Vordingburg Denmark NAA 3170615
Lienau / Lienan August 20 Watchmaker - Hamburg  
Lienau / Lienan Charlotte 46   - Hamburg  
Marti Friedrich 18 Landmann - Kallnach Schweiz  
Penschke Ferdinand Friedrich 26 Joiner - Berlin Prussia NAA 3170900
Steihra Caroline 20   - Ratzeburg  
Thiedemann Aug / Mag.. 29   - Hamburg  

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formerly ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference number for further research)

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