The Voyage of the Immigrant ship Brightman to the South Australian Colony in 1840
The ship was captained by Christopher William Nickells, and the Surgeon-superintendent was J. C. Slewman. She was carrying at least 169 emigrants and such first class passengers as Mr & Mrs Robert Richard Torrens & George Morphett Esq.
The barque Brightman was 3 masted and weighed 334 Tons. She left London on or about August 15 1840, via Plymouth on August 30 (and also Cork according to some records) and arrived in Holdfast Bay, now Glenelg, on the 13 December 1840.
This was the last ship of emigrants to arrive before suspension due to the grave financial crisis of the colony. 
Passenger lists etc.
- SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from the South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) of Saturday 19 December 1840, Page 2. first accessed 14th of December, 2019 at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/27442113?
- 1840 BRIGHTMAN from the OLD COLONISTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA website at: https://oldcolonists.weebly.com/-1840-brightman.html
- Barry Leadbeater's South Australian Shipping & Immigration database at: http://www.familyhistorysa.org//shipping/passengerlists.html
- Brightman 1840 from Diane Cummings' Bound For South Australia database at: http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm & https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1840Brightman.gif
- Passengers for 30/08/1840 - 12/12/1840 from the Passengers in History website, an initiative of the South Australian Maritime Museum, first accessed 14th of December, 2019 at: http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/voyage-passengers-all/944671/30/08/1840%20-%2012/12/1840?title=&page=7
- 1936 'Pioneer Ships; No. 12--The Brightman', News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), 17 August, p. 6. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131873369
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