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Chatsworth, Immigrant Voyage to Queensland 1862

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....The Chatsworth, Captain Tucker, was loading at Liverpool for this port, and was expected to leave on the 15th April.
from ENGLISH SHIPPING. in The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) of Saturday 26 April 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4605287?


The Queensland left Brisbane on Tuesday and arrived here with her accustomed punctuality yesterday at 4 p,m. Captain Patullo reports the arrival of three emigrant vessels besides those given in the Brisbane newspapers. The Helenslee from Glasgow was in the Bay off the Waterhole; and the Chatsworth and Theresa were off Moreton Island awaiting the arrival of pilots. Scarletina were prevalent on the Chatsworth; she will therefore without doubt be placed in quarantine.

from SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. in the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) of Thursday 7 August 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/150313125?


August 6 Chatsworth, ship, 1037 tons, Captain R. Tucker, from Liverpool about the middle of April, with 400 passengers.

from SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. in The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) of Friday 8 August 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4607297?


The following is a list of the first cabin passengers by the Chatsworth:- Mr. Jeffrey, R.N. ; Mrs. Jeffrey, Mrs. O. Driscoll and two children ; Messrs. Arthur Brice, Riddell, McAlpine, Joseph Kelly, and the Rev. Mr. Murley.

The measles on board the Chatsworth was, we are informed, confined to children in the third cabin. No illness of any kind occurred among the, first and second cabin passengers during the voyage, and there are now only two cases of sickness on board. The release of the vessel from Quarantine may therefore be expected to take place in the course of a day or two.

from SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. in The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) of Wednesday 13 August 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4607376?

To the Editor of the "Courier." Brisbane Roads, August 7,1862. Sir, - I shall feel obliged by your inserting in the next issue of your paper the accom-, panying copy of a letter, addressed to the Commander of the " Chatsworth, by the pas- sengers, whoso names are subscribed thereto. For, and by desire of the rest, Yours, obediently, JAMES JEFFERY, R.N., Admiralty Surveyor., [copy.] To Captain Richard Tucker, Ship, "Chats- worth." Ship, " Chatsworth," at Sea, 14th July, 1862. Dear Sir,- The voyage being now near its termination, we feel we should be wanting in justice and courtesy to you, were we to allow it to close without some expression of our feelings on the subject. We are aware that in a voyage of this length, and with a large number of passen- gers, the majority of whom have never been at sea before, many circumstances may arise involving great difficulty of treatment, and requiring much kindlinoss of disposition, and much equanimity of temper on the part of the Captain, who necessarily has to decide on all cases; and it is precisely on this account, and because we consider that you have shown a desire to please, and to do all you'could for our comfort, that we now beg to express to you our satisfaction with the arrangements made for our convenience, and our thanks for the pleasant and urbane manner in which you have carried them out; and also to state our conviction, that it is owing to those arrange- ments on your part that the great order and regularity has; prevailed, which has contri- buted so much to our health and comfort. We beg also to bear testimony to tho assi- duity of Doctor Moran in the discharge of his duties, and in the attention paid to those who stood in need of his services; and, likewise, to the behavior of the other officers of the Ship, whose demeanor and bearing towards us has met our complete approval, and will feel obliged by your convoying to them our thanks. Wishing you, therefore, every prosperity in the future, We remain, Dear Sir, Your sincere friends. Signed by

JAMES JEFFERY, R.N. T. H. JORDAN, CE. HENRY G. DESMOND. WALTER RALSTON, And by two hundred other passengers.

in Classified Advertising from The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) of Friday 5 September 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4607818?


An article of a very extraordinary des- cription, and calculated to excite rancoarous feelings relating to the reception of the pas- sengers by the above vessel, appeared in the " Guardian " of Saturday last. After allud- ing to the auspices under which most of the immigrants were brought out; the refusal of the use of the South Brisbane Depot by Mr. Manning, and an order from that gentle- man, that while any of the immigrants remained at Kangaroo Point, that one of their number should apply daily for their rations. The writer proceeds: — " Now we come to a still more unpleasant feature in our narration. When the distribution of provisions was being made, the Rev. Mr. Dunne, so we are informed, took upon him- self to say who should and who should not have rations. He. drew a. distinction as to creeds, telling the Protestants that the Catholics were first to take what they re- quired, and that the Protestants might have what remained as a matter of charity ; in consequence of which we understand that Mr Manning immediately stopped further sup- plies, and thereupon Mr. Dunne addressed a letter to him of a very uncourteous character, reflecting upon the government and their Emigration agent, Mr. Jordan. Mr. Man- ning thought proper to submit the whole matter to the Acting Chief Secretary, in- forming him of the unfairness that had been practised and that the Government bounty had been misappropriated in the most ill advised manner; and Mr. Macalister ex- pressed his entire approval of the course which Mr. Manning had adopted. Upon the arrival of the ship at Moreton Bay we offered our opinion concerning her, and now after seeing her passengers ashore, we find no reason to retract it. Some of them are as fine people as could be seen anywhere, but generally we should be sorry to express our approval of them as a selection wholly fitted for the colony. We believe that over 200 are Irish, from the counties of Leinster. and Wicklow ; above 100 English and the rest Scotch — but a complete classification of them was not procurable." It will be seen by a paragraph from the " Courier " of yesterday, which we give be- low, and by our Brisbane correspondent's letter, that the " Guardian " gave a most unfair account of the circumstance. There is an animus apparent in the paragraphs, we have quoted that is not very creditable to our contemporary. The prompt and ju- dicious manner in which the Right Rev. Dr. Quinn met and refuted the calumny , is a lesson that our contemporary well merited. The gentlemen who made the investigation at the request of the Bishop, had among their number the Mayor, Mr. Warry, M.L.A. Mr Manning, the Rev. Mr. Moffatt, and all were satisfied that the statements made in the " Guardian " were as unfair as they were injudicious.

The CHATSWORTH. — We (Courier) have already remarked on the circumstances con- nected with the arrival of the immigrants by the Chatsworth. We should not have alluded further to the subject had not our local contemporary made statements — in which, no doubt, he has been misled by his informants — which are quite opposed to the truth, and are. calculated to promote sec- tarian jealousy and disunion. The facts of the case are these— When the Government refused to allow the depot at South Bris bane to be occupied by the immigrants by the Chatsworth, Bishop Quinn threw open to them, without distinction, " Petrie's Store," at Kangaroo Point, which he had lately purchased. Those who were not in time to secure this accommodation took possession, without leave or license, of Mr. Cassim's premises on the Ipswich road, of which Mr. Quin, the publican, is the agent. Mr. Quin, finding he could not eject his lodgers, resigned his agency ; when the Bishop came forward and volunteered to be responsible for all charges incurred or damages occasioned by the presence of the immigrants. It may be remarked that the ...... of the store and of ........ those who arrived under the aus- pices of the " Queensland Immigration Society, " and of independent English and Scottish immigrants. The Executive ought to have appointed an officer of some descrip- tion, say a wardsman to ascertain the num- ber of rations required, and attend to their distribution. Some such arrangement is necessary, were it only as a check upon fraud. But all that was done was that the immigrants were directed to send one of their number to state what rations were raquired. The " Immigration Society " sent a man for 155 rations, who stated that no more would be required ; but it appears that here were also some 126 other immigrants to be provided for. The Society laid claim to the rations which their man had obtained for them, and a misun- derstanding thereupon arose, which, how- ever was settled in the course of a few hours, after the matter had been explained,, by the whole party, being equally supplied by Government. From all we can learn, both the Executive and the Roman Catholic Bishop acted in a thoroughly catholic spirit ' regardless of the sects or country of the immigrants.

from THE CHATSWORTH IMMIGRANTS. in the North Australian and Queensland General Advertiser (Ipswich, Qld. : 1862 - 1863) of Tuesday 9 September 1862, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/77291908?


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