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Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patel, Immigrant Voyage to South Australia 1846

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Date: 27 Jun 1846 to 29 Oct 1846
Location: South Australiamap
Surnames/tags: GERMAN_ROOTS Migration AUSTRALIA
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Type 3 masted ship
Size 510 tons
Master Captain Eugene Laun
Surgeon superintendent Dr. Schumann
Departed Bremen, Germany 27th June 1846
Arrived Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th October 1846
Passengers 250 cabin and steerage passengers



HEERJEEBHOY RUSTOMJEE PATEL 1846 from Diane Cummings Bound for South Australia website at: https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1846HeerjeerhoyRP.htm

ship Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patel, 510 tons, Captain Eugene Laun, from Bremen 27th June 1846, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 29th October 1846 Transcribed and submitted to The Ships List by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources at: http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/heerjeebhoyrustomjeepatel1846.shtml

27/06/1846 - 29/10/1846 from the Passengers In History website. First accessed online on the 14th of February, 2021 at: https://passengers.history.sa.gov.au/node/946390

ADELAIDE SHIPPING article in the South Australian Register, Oct 31 1846[1]


"Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patel" (Ship) - European Pioneers to South Australia - 1846 from GENI at: https://www.geni.com/projects/Heerjeebhoy-Rustomjee-Patel-Ship-European-Pioneers-to-South-Australia-1846/30842

Cabin Passengers

This list is compiled from newspaper article at [1]. It is in the same order with the same punctuation.

  • Mr Meyer (merchant)
    • Christian Ludwig Meyer becomes Consul for His Majesty the King of Hanover. His papers are delivered on the Heloise, and the Queen approves in 1849.
  • Mr Weichmein (merchant) and wife
  • Mr Wirsh (horticulturalist)
  • Schwomberg (ship-builder)
  • Mr Richter (farmer)
  • Mr Bohlmann (machinist), wife, and child
  • Mr Faas (merchant)
  • Dr Schumann (surgeon)

Steerage Passengers

This list is compiled from newspaper article at [1]. It is in the same order with the same punctuation. The profiles linked are those allocated to the corresponding category and have not been confirmed.

Groom Surname: PFEIFFER Groom Given Names: Johann Gottfried Bride Surname: STRAUSS Bride Given Names: Johanne Rosalie Marriage Date: 09-May-1854 Marriage Place: Lutheran Church Lobethal Groom Age: 32 Groom Marital Status: S Groom Father: Not Recorded Bride Age: 25 Bride Marital Status: S Bride Father: Not Recorded District: Adelaide Book/Page: 19/233 .( Johann Gottfried Pfeiffer born 9 Feb 1822 Brandenberg arrived ZEBRA 1838, son of Johann Georg Pfeiffer 1791-1884 & Anna Rosina Neumann 1791-1867. nb Johann Gottfried's mother is incorrectly shown as Christane nee Schleske on the article re ZEBRA passengers, she was wife of Johann Gottleib Pfeiffer from Rackau.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ADELAIDE SHIPPING. (1846, October 31). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 3. Retrieved October 6, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27454148

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Hi Steve, feel free to re-arrange as you see fit (it's your page, after all). I left the order and punctuation of the newspaper article to see if I can correlate with all other sources. I have a copy, so you can order alphabetically and separate the multiple entries if that's your preference.

Also, I was experimenting with the table at the top, and am not entirely happy with the lack of spacing around the text. I've set the first column to 40% of its width as a hack. There's a whole page on wikitable formatting at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Table but a lot of it is rather messy. Again, I'm not wedded to the result, so your original colon-separated values is just as valid

posted by Chris Willoughby
Thanks Chris for the good work. I like the presentation.

I won't change much, probably arrange alphabetically. My close family connection is with the Schunkes.

posted by Steve Thomas
I have changed my mind about rearranging the passenger list. I am still reviewing the passenger list of Heloise. It is more obvious that the family and friend groups are moving and being listed together. That is useful information to preserve.

It's easy to get an alphabetic list from 'The Ships List' or 'Bound for South Australia'

posted by Steve Thomas