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 1836 
Ships Depart from
Arrive at
 Departure date
Arrival date
 Other information Passengers
         
Duke of York London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 24 Feb 1836
27 Jul 1836
 ship 190 tons 1817- 42 passengers
38 adults
4 children
         
Lady Mary Pelham Liverpool
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 30 Mar 1836
30 Jul 1836
 barque 206 tons 1816-1849 29 passengers
29 adults
         
John Pirie London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 22 Feb 1836
16 Aug 1836
 schooner 105 tons 1827-1850 28 passengers
23 adults
5 children
         
Rapid London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 01 May 1836
20 Aug 1836
 brig 1826-1840 24 passengers
24 adults
         
Cygnet London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 20 Mar 1836
11 Sep 1836
 barque 239 tons 1827- 84 passengers
67 adults
17 children
         
Emma London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 21 Apr 1836
05 Oct 1836
 brig 164 tons 1824 22 passengers
18 adults
4 children
         
Africaine London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
Holdfast Bay
 28 Jun 1836
02 Nov 1836

14 Nov 1836
 barque 316 tons 1832-1843 73 passengers
58 adults
15 children
         
Tam O'Shanter London
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
 20 Jul 1836
20 Nov 1836
 ship 360 tons 1829-1837 74 passengers
57 adults
17 children
         
HMS Buffalo Portsmouth
Port Lincoln
Holdfast Bay
 23 Jul 1836
24 Dec 1836
28 Dec 1836
 ship 850 tons 1813-1840 176 passengers
124 adults
52 children
         
 
The data in the Other Information column includes a brief description of the vessel, the year of construction and, if known, the year of loss/destruction where the ship was later lost at sea or shipwrecked.
 
Sources:
South Australian Records Prior to 1841 (Opie)
Migrant Ships for South Australia 1836-1866 (Ronald Parsons)
Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850 (Sexton)
The Land of Promise (John Stephens)
 
At times there is a conflict in the information provided by each of the sources listed above. For example, dates of sailing may vary from one source to another, and 3 different references may give 3 differing dates!

1837

Ships  Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information  Passengers
             
Coromandel  Deal
Nepean Bay
(Kangaroo Island)
Holdfast Bay
  9 Sep 1836
12 Jan 1837

17Jan 1837
  ship
662 tons
1832-  
  156 passengers
124 adults
32 children
             
William Hutt  London
Holdfast Bay
  12 Aug 1836
26 Jan 1837
  brig 260 tons 1833-  1 passenger
1 adult
             
Isabella  London
via Launceston Holdfast Bay
  Sep 1836
06 Jan 1837
11 Feb 1837
  ship 1826-1837  several passengers
             
John Renwick  Gravesend
Holdfast Bay
Port Adelaide (m)
  18 Oct 1836
09 Feb 1837
21 Feb 1837
  ship 403 tons 1826-  140 passengers
106 adults
34 children
             
Mary and Jane  Cape of Good Hope Holdfast Bay
Port Adelaide
  20 Dec 1836
18 Feb 1837
21 Feb 1837
  196 tons    3 passengers
3 adults
             
South Australian  Plymouth
Kingscote
(Kangaroo Island)
  22 Dec 1836
22 Apr 1837  
  barque 236 tons 1819-1837  63 passengers
46 adults
17 children
             
Sarah and Elizabeth  Hull
Kingscote
(Kangaroo Island)
  26 Sep 1836
14 Apr 1837  
  barque
269 tons
1775-1857  
  40 passengers
38 adults
2 children
             
Schah  Gravesend
Port Adelaide
  08 Jan 1837
04 May 1837
  brig 161 tons <1832-1837  5 passengers
4 adults
1 child
             
Lord Hobart  Cape of Good Hope Port Adelaide  1837
09 Jul 1837
  189 tons  no passengers
             
Abeona  Mauritius
via Swan River
Port Adelaide
  1837
11 Jun-06 Jul
29 Jul 1837
  brigantine 1832-  24 passengers
             
Solway  Hamburg
Kingscote
(Kangaroo Island)
  09 Jun 1837
16 Oct 1837
  ship 337 tons 1829-1837  38 passengers
38 adults
             
Katherine Stewart Forbes  Gravesend
Port Adelaide
  28 Jun 1837
17 Oct 1837
  ship 457 tons 1818-  222 passengers
143 adults
79 children
             
Hartley  Gravesend
Port Adelaide
  17 May 1837
28 Oct 1837
  ship 322 tons 1836-  108 passengers
57 adults
51 children
             
Peter Proctor  Calcutta
Port Adelaide
  30 Aug 183
23 Nov 1837
  brig 1808-   
             
Lady Emma  Gravesend
Port Adelaide
  05 Aug 1837
04 Dec 1837
  barque 231 tons 1823-  109 passengers
67 adults
42 children
             
Navarino  Gravesend
Port Adelaide
  26 Aug 1837
06 Dec 1837
  barque 463 tons 1808-  217 passengers
151 adults
66 children

1838

 

Ships
 
Depart from
Arrive at
 
Departure date
Arrival date
 
Other information
 
Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Royal Admiral
 
London Falmouth
Port Adelaide
 
25 Sep 1837
18 Jan 1838
 
barque 413 tons 1828-
 
208 passengers
139 adults
69 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justina
 
Batavia
Port Adelaide
 
24 Feb 1838
30 Mar 1838
 
235 tons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Goderich
 
London
Port Adelaidce
 
15 Oct 1837
15 Apr 1838
 
ship rig 461 tons 1828-
 
157 passengers
111 adults
46 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Hobart
 
 
Timor
Port Adelaide
 
14 Feb 1838
25 Apr 1838
 
brig 189 tons 1805-
 
cargo of ponies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canton
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
 
15 Dec 1837
02 May 1838
 
 
ship 507 tons 1834-
 
143 passengers
83 adults
60 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trusty
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
03 Dec 1837
15 May
1838 
 
ship 365 tons 1834-
 
129 passengers
96 adults
33 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rapid
 
 
London
Falmouth
Port Adelaide
 
03 Feb 1838
26 Feb 1838
20 Jun 1838
 
brig 161 tons 1826-1841
 
 
25 passengers
25 adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goshawk
 
 
Hamburg
London
Port Adelaide
 
20 Dec 1837
Jan 1838
20 Jun 1838
 
brig 244 tons 1831-
 
2 passengers
2 adults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eden
 
 
London
Portsmouth
Port Adelaide
 
13 Feb 1838
26 Feb 1838
24 Jun 1838
 
ship rig 523 tons 1826-
 
228 passengers
149 adults
79 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Porcher
 
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
 
26 Feb 1838
01 Jul 1838
 
 
ship rig 485 tons 1817-1858
 
140 passengers
99 adults
41 children

1839

 

Ships
 Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
         
Orleana Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 05 Oct 1838
16 Jan 1839
 ship rig 648 tons 1835- 95 passengers
63 adults
32 children
         
Indus Dundee
Port Adelaide
 13 Sep 1838
17 Jan 1839
 422 tons 1838- 22 passengers
17 adults
5 children
         
Catharina Hamburg
Port Adelaide
 15 Sep 1838
20 Jan 1839
 barque 350 tons 1810- 122 passengers
2 adults
120 Germans not specified
         
Bardaster London
Port Adelaide
 07 Oct 1838
22 Jan 1839
 ship rig
1832-
 at least 4 passengers
         
Dorset Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 26 Aug 1838
23 Jan 1839
 brig 99 tons 1838-1852 10 passengers
9 adults
1 child
         
Resource London
Port Adelaide
 07 Oct 1838
23 Jan 1839
 ship 417 tons 1804- 211 passengers
117 adults
94 children
         
Porter Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 26 Aug 1838
25 Jan 1839
 brig 252 tons 1824-1842 26 passengers
23 adults
3 children
         
Platina London
Port Adelaide
 26 Sep 1838
09 Feb 1839
 ship rig 303 tons 1829- 105 passengers
59 adults
46 children
9 deaths on voyage
         
Thomas Harrison London
Deal
Port Adelaide
 13 Nov 1838
20 Nov 1838
25 Feb 1839
 ship rig 355 tons 1834- 95 passengers
70 adults
25 children
         
Henry Wellesley Java
Port Adelaide
 02 Jan 1839
02 Mar 1839
 barque 1804-  
         
Fox Rio de Janeiro
Port Adelaide
 04 Jan 1839
16 Mar 1839
 brig <1811-  
         
Katherine Stewart Forbes London
Portsmouth
via Cape of Good Hope Port Adelaide
 20 Oct 1838
22 Oct 1838
-
21 Mar 1839
 ship 457 tons 1818- 55 passengers
45 adults
10 children

1840

 

Ships
  Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
         
New Zealander Bay of Islands
Port Adelaide
 16 Nov 1839
03 Jan 1840
 schooner  
         
Minerva Leith
Kirkcaldy 
Port Adelaide
 -
16 Jul 1839
02 Jan 1840
 schooner
1838-1842
 1 passenger ?
         
Munford Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 22 Nov 1839
06 Jan 1840
 schooner
1835-
 1 passenger
         
Melrose Bay of Islands
Port Adelaide
 -
07 Jan 1840
 snow
1837-
  
         
Challenger Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 -
21 Jan 1840
 schooner
1830-
 100 bags dates
         
Branken Moor London
Port Adelaide
 04 Sep 1839
04 Feb 1840
 ship, later barque
1827-
 73 passengers
         
John London
Port Adelaide
 12 Sep 1839
05 Feb 1840
 ship rig
1811-
 178 passengers
         
Java London
Plymouth
Port Adelaide
 14 Oct 1839
29 Oct 1839
06 Feb 1840
 ship rig
1811-1939
 464 passengers
3 deaths
         
Rajahsthan London
The Downs
Port Adelaide
 --  Oct 1839
27 Oct 1839
06 Feb 1840
 ship rig
1837-
 183 passengers
         
Augustus Madras
Singapore
Port Adelaide
 -
26 Oct 1839
10 Feb 1840
 barque
c. 1813-
 2 passengers
         
Guiana Singapore
Port Adelaide
 18 Apr 1840
17 Feb 1840
 barque
1831-1847
 2 passengers
         
India Greenock
Port Adelaide
 05 Oct 1839
23 Feb 1840
 barque
1839-
 94 passengers
most for Port Phillip and Sydney
         
Indus Leith
Leith
Port Adelaide
 26 Sep 1839
05 Oct 1839
26 Feb 1840
 barque
1832-1872
 22 passengers
         
Baboo Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 24 Nov 1839
10 Mar 1840
 ship rig
1835-
 199 passengers
         
Orissa London
Plymouth
Cape Town
Port Adelaide
 17 Oct 1840
31 Oct 1839
11 Jan 1840
10 Mar 1840
 barque
1832-
 117 passengers
         
Tomatin Greenock
Port Adelaide
 25 Oct 1839
10 Mar 1840
 barque
1839-1865
 119 passengers
         
Seppings Calcutta
Port Adelaide
 13 Mar 1840 barque
1823-
 passengers
         
Psyche Bali
Port Adelaide
 -
13 Mar 1840
 barque
1834-
  
         
Planter Leith
Port Adelaide
 13 Mar 1840 schooner
1825-
 1 passenger
         
Caledonia Canton
Swan River
Port Adelaide
 06 Jun 1839
29 Jan 1840
15 Mar 1840
 barque
1829-
 passengers
incl. Capt G Grey

1841

 

Ships
  Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
         
Royal Mail London
Port Adelaide
 27 Sep 1840
07 Feb 1841
 schooner
1825-
 passengers
         
Tyrone Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 04 Oct 1840
11 Feb 1841
 brig
1838-
 1 passenger
         
Hawk London
Port Adelaide
 22 Sep 1840
18 Feb 1841
 schooner
1827-
  
         
Planter Rio de Janeiro
Cape of Good Hope
Port Adelaide
 -
-
13 Feb 1841
 schooner
1825-
 no passengers
         
King William Singapore
Port Adelaide
 02 Dec 1840
10 Feb 1841
 barque
1831-
 no passengers
         
Corsair London
Cape of Good Hope
Holdfast Bay
 13 Sep 1840
10 Jan 1841
01 Mar 1841
 schooner
1827-
 passengers
         
London Cape of Good Hope
Port Adelaide
 31 Jan 1841
27 Mar 1841
 barque
1833-
 passengers
         
Edina Greenock
Port Adelaide
 15 Dec 1840
06 Apr 1841
 barque
1839-
 passengers
         
Siam London
Plymouth
via Rio de Janeiro
Port Adelaide
 01 Dec 1840
12 Dec 1840
-
23 Apr 1841
 barque
1840-
 passengers
         
Alexandrina Dublin
Hobart Town
Port Adelaide
 01 Oct 1840
-
28 Apr 1841
 brig
1839-
 passengers
         
Caroline Hamburg
Port Adelaide
 10 Dec 1840
26 Apr 1841
 brig
1825-
 no passengers
         
Lord Glenelg London
Port Adelaide
 03 Jan 1841
10 May 1841
 ship rig
1835-
 passengers
incl. Governor Grey
         
Henry Hoyle Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 14 Jan 1841
12 May 1841
 snow
1829-
 passengers
         
Dumfries Singapore
King George Sound
Port Adelaide
 03 Apr 1841
07 May 1841
15 May 1841
 ship
1837-
 passengers

1842

 

Ships
 Depart from
Arrive at
 Departure date
Arrival date
 Other information Passengers
         
Sarah and Elizabeth Port Adelaide? 01 Feb 1842 whaling cruise
1775-1857?
  
         
Caleb Angas London
The Downs
Port Adelaide
 -
30 Oct 1841
16 Feb 1842
 barque
1829-
 passengers
         
Guiana London
Cape of Good Hope
Port Adelaide
 01 Sep 1841
-
02 Mar 1842
 barque
1831-1847
 passengers
         
William Nichol Leith
Melbourne
Port Adelaide
 -
-
04 Mar 1842
 ship rig
1834-1842
 passengers
         
L'Heroine New Zealand
Holdfast Bay
 -
11 Mar 1842
 French Frigate 1 passenger
         
Frederick Huth Cape Town
Swan River
Port Adelaide
 -
-
11 Mar 1842
 barque
1833-
 1 passenger
         
Welcome Greenock
Melbourne
Port Adelaide
 08 Oct 1841
26 Mar 1842
01 Apr 1842
 brig
1826-
 passengers
         
William Fulcher London
The Downs
Cape Town
Port Adelaide
 -
14 Nov 1841
07 Feb 1842
05 Apr 1842
 brig
1839-1843
 4 passengers
         
Fortitude London
Port Adelaide
 09 Dec 1841
06 Apr 1842
 ship rig
1809-
 24 passengers
         
Blanche London
The Downs
Port Adelaide
 -
07 Nov 1841
07 Apr 1842
 ship rig
1827-
 7 passengers
         
Gipsy Bourbon
Port Adelaide
 -
25 May 1842
 barque
1840-
 1 passenger
         
Iona The Clyde
Melbourne
Port Adelaide
 27 Dec 1841
15 May 1842
29 May 1842
 ship rig
|1839-
 passengers
         
Psyche Bali
Port Adelaide
 08 May 1842
05 Jun 1842
 barque
1834-
  

1843

 

Ships  Depart from
Arrive at
  Departure date
Arrival date
  Other information Passengers
Fortfield Singapore
Port Adelaide
 -
14 Jan 1843
 ship
1834-
 4 passengers
         
Arab London
Port Adelaide
 03 Oct 1842
23 Jan 1843
 barque
1839-
 24 passengers
         
Psyche Singapore
Holdfast Bay
 -
26 Feb 1843
 barque
1834-
 no passengers
         
Flora Geffle
Montevideo
Holdfast Bay
 17 Sep 1842
23 Dec 1842
02 Mar 1843
 barque
389 tons
1838-
 no passengers
         
St Croix Flensberg
Kangaroo Island
 01 Nov 1842
21 May 1843
 whaler
1822-
 no passengers
         
Davidsons Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 02 Jan 1843
23 May 1843
 snow
1842-
 7 passengers
         
Hooghly Calcutta
via Australian ports
Port Adelaide
 19 Dec 1843
-
07 Jun 1843
 3 mast ship, later barque
1819-
 2 passengers
from Port Phillip
         
Terror Singapore
Port Adelaide
 -
05 Jun 1843
 barque
1840-
 2 passengers
         
Elizabeth Buckham London
Port Adelaide
 13 Feb 1843
22 Jun 1843
 brig
1837-
 7 passengers
         
Joseph Albino Liverpool
via Dublin
Port Adelaide
 07 Dec 1842
-
24 Jun 1843
 schooner
1839-
condemned 1849
 8 passengers
         
Waterwitch Bourbon
via Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 -
02 Jun 1843
06 Jul 1843
 schooner
1831-
 1 passenger
         
Palmyra London
Port Adelaide 
 22 Dec 1842
12 Jul 1843
 brig 1833-
put in for repairs
  

1844

 

Ships
 
Depart from
Arrive at
 
Departure date
Arrival date
 
Other information
 
Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St Helena
 
Cape of Good Hope
Port Adelaide
 
11 Nov 1843
03 Jan 1844
 
schooner
1814-
 
 
passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symmetry
 
Leith
Port Adelaide
 
01 Sep 1843
21 Feb 1844
 
ship
1840-
 
 
15 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bing Tang Ting
 
Singapore
Port Adelaide
 
Dec 1843
02 Feb 1844
 
barque
1842-
 
 
no passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taglioni
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
12 Feb 1844 
18 Jun 1844
 
ship rig
1840-
 
passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waterwitch
 
Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 
-
19 Jun 1844
 
schooner
1831-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guiana
 
Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 
-
21 Jun 1844
 
barque
1831-1847
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince Albert
 
Cape of Good Hope
Port Adelaide
 
20 Jul 1844
 
brig
1842-
 
passengers en route to New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symmetry
 
Mauritius
Port Adelaide
 
21 Jun 1844
31 Aug 1844
 
ship
1840
 
1 passenger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Washington
 
Hamburg
Bremen
Port Adelaide
 
23 May 1844
29 May 1844
12 Sep 1844
 
ship rig
1822-
 
184 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Heyes
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
12 Jun 1844
11 Oct 1844
 
ship rig
184-
 
25 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yare
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
17 Jun 1844
11 Oct 1844
 
brig
1830-
 
2 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bleng
 
Liverpool
Port Adelaide
 
22 Jun 1844
23 Oct 1844
 
barque
1841-
 
1 passenger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanseat
 
Hamburg
Port Adelaide 
 
31 Oct 1844
 
barque
1841-
 
whaling voyage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary White
 
Liverpool
Sydney
Port Phillip
Port Adelaide
 
20 May 1844
-
-
06 Nov 1844
 
barque
1834-1851
 
21 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Branken Moor
 
London
Port Adelaide
 
07 Sep 1844
27 Dec 1844
 
ship
1827
 
8 passengers