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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
                 
 

 

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
                           
  HMS Alligator     Plymouth
Holdfast Bay
    06 Mar 1838
10 Jul 1838
    28 gun sloop 1821-      
                           
  David     London
Port Adelaide
    09 Mar 1838
16 Jul 1838
    210 tons
1825-
    no passengers
                           
  Emerald Isle     Calcutta
Port Adelaide
    -- Mar 1838
24 Jul 1838
    ship 400 tons 1836-     2 passengers
                           
  Duke of Roxburgh     Londo
Kingscote (KI)
Holdfast Bay
    12 Apr 1838
24 Jul 1838
28 Jul 1838
    ship rig 416 tons 1828-     84 passenger
65 adults
19 children
                           
  Reunion     Kangaroo Island     01 Sep 1838     French whaler 1822-     no passengers
                           
  Speculator     London
Port Adelaide
    09 May 1838
05 Sep 1838
    brig 1828-     no passengers
                           
  Winchester     London
Port Adelaide
    12 Jun 1838
23 Sep 1838
    ship rig 400 tons 1837-1853     121 passengers
73 adults
48 children
                           
  Africaine     London
Kingscote (KI)
Port Adelaide
    12 May 1838
17 Aug 1838
02 Oct 1838
    barque 317 tons 1832-1843     the first ship to unload at Kingscote jetty
                           
  Pestonjee Bomanjee     London
Holdfast Bay
    11 Jun 1838
12 Oct 1838
    ship rig 595 tons 1834-     230 passengers
160 adults
70 children, incl. Governor Gawler
                           
  Surry     London
Port Adelaide
    15 Jun 1838
16 Oct 1838
    ship rig 461 tons 1811-     106 passengers
82 adults
24 children
                           
  Elizabeth     India
Port Adelaide
    -
02 Nov 1838
    barque 1830-     no passengers
                           
  Briton     Cape of Good Hope Port Adelaide     02 Sep 1838
05 Nov 1838
    snow 240 tons 1824-     no passengers
                           
  Bengalee     Hamburg
The Downs
Kingscote (KI)
Port Adelaide
    16 Jul 1838
-
09 Nov 1838
16 Nov 1838
    barque 304 tons
temperance vessel 1837-
    27 passengers
                           
  Rajahsthan     London Port Adelaide     26 Jul 1838
16 Nov 1838
    ship rig 601 tons 1837-     235 passengers
171 adults
64 children
                           
  Prince George     Hamburg
Port Adelaide
    13 Jul 1838
18 Nov 1838
    ship 317 tons 1828-1841     207 passengers
4 adults
3 children
plus 200 Germans
detail not specified,
incl. A Kavel
                           
  Lloyds     London
Port Adelaide
    01 Aug 1838
01 Dec 1838
    ship rig 402 tons 1830-     181 passengers
120 adults
61 children
                           
  David Witton     London
Holdfast Bay
    23 Jun 1838
03 Dec 1838
    brig 270 tons 1833-1839     2 passengers
2 adults, cargo incl. 30,000 bricks
                           
  Catherine Jamieson     Leith
Port Adelaide
    28 Jun 1838
07 Dec 1838
    barque 307 tons 1838-1840     37 passengers
37 adults
                           
  Mona     London
Port Adelaide
    12 Aug 1838
21 Dec 1838
    barque 200 tons 1831-     no passengers
                           
  Prince George     London
Port Adelaide
    08 Sep 1838
26 Dec 1838
    ship 482 tons 1830-     199 passengers
126 adults
73 children
                           
  Glenalvon     London
Port Adelaide
    13 Aug 1838
28 Dec 1838
    ship rig 300 tons 1828-     17 passengers
12 adults
5 children
                           
  Zebra     Altona
Port Adelaide
    27 Aug 1838
28 Dec 1838
    ship rig 350 tons 1818-     191 passengers
1 adult
190 Germans, detail not specified
cargo incl. 40,924 bricks

 

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!