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ship G.H. Wappäus (Georg Heinrich Wappäus), 304 tons, Captain Petersen, from Hamburg 20th October 1848, via Bahia 20th December 1848, via Melbourne 6th March 1849, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 31st March 1849
Dr. Asscheanfeldt, surgeon-superintendent
Melbourne Daily News, March 7th 1849:— The
Wappans [sic] from Hamburgh, arrived yesterday evening,
with 181 souls on board, among whom are two Roman Catholic missionaries.
During the passage she was obliged to put into Bahia, in the Brazils,
for a supply of water, in which port she remained thirteen days ; she
spoke the Louisa [sic] to the north of Madeira, from
Hamburgh, for Adelaide, with emigrants. The Dockenhusen [sic]
was to sail from Hamburgh on the 4th November , with German emigrants
for this port. The Whappans [sic]
after leaving all her emigrants here who choose to remain, will proceed
on to Adelaide.
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).
note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women & children ; transcriber notes in italics
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 (formely 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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