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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 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 [1848], with German emigrants for this port. The Whappans [sic] after leaving all her emigrants here who choose to remain, will proceed on to Adelaide.
    see Melbourne list & another Adelaide list at

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

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

Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Baumgart Gottlieb (Carl Friedrich) n/a   98/1 Silesia  
  Christiana (Habel) n/a        
Blumel J.G. n/a   - -  
  wife n/a        
  & family -        
Breuer / Brener G. n/a   172/1 -  
  wife n/a        
  daughter n/a        
Buhlmann W. n/a        
  son n/a        
Ebert J. Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm 35 Butcher 452/1 -  
  Johanne Christiane (Drendel) 37        
  J. Carl 2        
  Ernestine Auguste inf        
Fiedler G. n/a   496/2 -  
  wife n/a        
  & family -        
Fu—? G. n/a   - -  
  wife n/a        
  & family -        
Hoffmann A.F.C. n/a   756/2 Silesia  
  child n/a        
Lindner Maria Rosina 27   974/2 Silesia joining Jacob Heinrich Groth who arrived aboard Leontine, 1848
  August 28        
Muller Carl Gottlieb (Carl Gottiel ?) 51 Weaver 1146/3 -  
  J. Ernst 13        
Schmidt G. n/a   - -  
  wife n/a        
Teussner J. Gottlieb 44 Farmer 1587/3 Silesia  
  Je Eliz. (Hoffman) 47        
  Christiana Henrietta 17        
  Gottlieb Heinrich August 11        
  Gottfried Hermann 9        
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men & Women
Bergmann Edward 36 Storekeeper 116/2 -  
Ernst T. n/a   - -  
Ernst W. n/a   472/2 Silesia  
Flugge C. n/a   514/2 -  
Grohnmann M. n/a   623/3 -  
Habel C. n/a   633/1 -  
Hahn Johanna n/a   639/1 -  
Hettner J. Gottlieb 39 Farmer 728/3 -  
Huttner G. n/a   - -  
Kernich A. n/a   - Silesia  
Kernich G. n/a   - -  
Meutzell F. n/a   1099/3 -  
Otto J. n/a   - -  
Sattler G. (? Christian George) 18   1428/3 -  
Schreiner A. n/a   - -  
Seibt C. n/a   1460/3 -  
Tusche W. n/a   1633/1 -  
Winiger W. n/a   - -  

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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