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Ameer 1849 - Ship Tree

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Date: 1 Nov 1848 to 2 Feb 1849
Location: Western Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Parkhurst_Boys Colony_of Ship_Tree
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Ship Arrival off Fremantle
Ameer, 1849
Parkhurst Boys 48

The Ameer is said to have left the Isle of Wight on November 1, 1848 and to have arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on February 2, 1849. An earlier departure date of October 19, 1848 was quoted in other reports.

In all, she was said to have carried 68 passengers and the 50 Parkhurst boys who embarked at the Isle of Wight were among that number.

The boys were listed in Paul Buddee's book, Fate of the Artful Dodger and in Andrew Gill's later work, Forced Labour for the West. Additional information was given in AJCP Reel 448 CO 18/58 letter #70 - Report by Wittenoom, Guardian of Juveniles and in the Colonial Secretary's Office records CSO AN 24/Acc 36/138 pp. 156-163.

50 apprenticeswere transported on the Ameer and two more were recorded by Rica Erickson in the Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians

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