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Guy Mannering, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1857

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The "Guy Mannering" sailed from Liverpool on 22 August 1857 and arrived in Melbourne on 24th November 1857. There were 402 passengers spread across the Intermediate and Steerage Classes. The Argus of Saturday 24th October 1857 carried an advertisement for the ship, under WHITE STAR LINE where it is described as a mammoth three decker clipper ship, constructed at New York and one of the strongest and fastest ships afloat - The Guy Mannering by the Carrucan family.

On 1 December 1857, the Argus reported the results of a case heard by the Williamstown Police Court raised by 194 of the passengers regarding privations during the voyage including: reduced water rations; beef that was unfit for food; pork that produced severe illness; ships biscuits swarming with maggots; the medical department not being properly attended with ill passengers not being able to obtain any brandy or other absolutely necessary things - Complaints against passengers

At least one child was born during the voyage - Elizabeth Williams

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