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Charles Dickens, Immigrant Voyage to Queensland 1878-79

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Details taken from the March 1879 issue of the Rockhampton newspaper "The Capricornia": Embarked Hamburg 6 Nov 1878 on board 'Charles Dickens'; disembarked Keppel Bay 26 Feb 1879. On her second voyage to Queensland (first in 1877) the Charles Dickens left Hamburg 6.11.1878 with Surgeon-Superintendent Dr. Thon, Matron Miss Drohun and 457 immigrants - full paying 13, assisted 29, free 388, free nominated 25, remittance 1, stowaway 1.

Wencks listed as free nominated. (Anna, sister of Reimer was already in Queensland. She married Heinrich Thomas Jurgensen, born Fohr Island. They sailed to Australia on board the Humbolt in 1870.)

Arrived Keppel Bay 26.2.1879 - visited by immigration agent & govt. medical officer Dr. Salmond - quarantine not necessary. Passengers transshipped to the Lady Bowen about midnight 28 February en route from Gladstone to Rockhampton. Brought up river and landed at wharf at 6am Saturday 1 March 1879. Dr. Salmond instructed that two large tents be erected in the Immigration Depot as temporary accommodation for those who could not find room in the building.

Local & General News. (1879, March 22). The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1929), p. 10. Retrieved August 11, 2018, from The Capricornian

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