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Elgin, Immigrant Voyage to South Australia 1849

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The voyage of the Elgin, arriving at Port Adelaide on 10 September 1849

Assisted Immigrants. Irish Famine Orphan Girls. Earl Grey Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850.

The 'Elgin' sailed from Plymouth on 31 May 1849, and arrived in Port Adelaide on 10 September 1849. On board were 196 orphan girls aged between 14 and 20, as well as 6 families and 5 single women. There were a total of 226 passengers. There was one death on the voyage, 15 year old orphan Johanna Donahoe. It's master was Captain George Burns and the Ship's Surgeon was William HEWER.

A copy of the official passenger list is available on the State Records of South Australia website. [1]

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