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Ferguson (Ship)

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The Ship Fergusson sometimes called the Ferguson made numerous Voyages to the Australian Colonies in the 19th Century.

The Fergusson a ship of 555 tons made voyages carrying both convicts and free settlers to the various Australian colonies between 1828 and 1841.


THE WRECK OF THE SHIP "FERGUSON" As she lay on the Great Barrier Reef, in Torres' Straits, in lat. 12° 18' S.. long, 143° 54' E., or thereabouts. on the 27th April, (1841)


  • Advertising from The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW : 1838 - 1841) of Mon 2 August 1841, Page 3. first accessed online on the 9th of May 2020. [1]

Jan. 15.—Fergusson, ship, John Virtue, master, from Plymouth 25th September. Passengers—Mr. and Mrs. Flintoff, child and nurse, Mr. & Mrs. Neville Flintoff, Captain and Mrs. Hill and child, and Messrs. A. Mathieson, A. Tabal and J. D. Hill. Intermediate Passengers 13, and 3 in the steerage ; 261 Bounty emigrants.

The Christina, Fergusson, and Sir Charles Forbes, were advertised to return to Sydney from Port Phillip.

February 19.— FERGUSSON. Virtue, master, from London 25th September, Port Phillip, 7th instant.

From Port Phillip, same day, having left the 7th instant, the ship Fergusson, 555 tons, Capt. Virtue, with sundries. Passengers from England -Mr and Mrs Hill, from Port Phillip, Messrs Cavenagh, Southy, Pickering, Ebden, Thatcher, Connel, Croft, and James, and twenty in the steerage.

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