The voyage of the immigrant ship Palmyra
Departed Greenock, Scotland, 3 July 1839
Departed Greenock, Scotland, 20 July 1839 (after repairs)
Arrived Port Adelaide, South Australia, 29 October 1839
Arrived Port Phillip, Victoria, 24 November 1839
Arrived Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, 14 December 1839
Under the command of Captain P. Brown, the barque PALMYRA left Greenock on July 3rd, 1839 on her maiden voyage. On July 7th when near Tuskar Rock light (in the Irish Sea) a barque ran foul of her in the night while in the act of 'staying' and carried away her cutwater, bowsprit, foremast and main topmast. The PALMYRA was therefore obliged to put back to Greenock for repairs, and left that port on July 20th, 1839.
The PALMYRA arrived at Port Adelaide (known as Port Misery) on Tuesday October 29th, 1839.
- The Pioneers Association of South Australia
- Bound for South Australia: Palmyra 1839
- NRS5316/4_4813/Palmyra_24 Nov 1839
- NRS5316/4_4784/Palmyra_Dec 1839
- 1839 'Shipping Intelligence.', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), Tuesday, 17 December, p. 2. , viewed 24 Jan 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2544754
- Shipping Intelligence.
- ...on Saturday last, ... (14 Dec)
- From Port Phillip, same day, whence she sailed the 9th instant, the barque Palmyra, 365 tons, Captain Brown, with merchandise. Passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Browne, Mr. Goodfellow and family, Mr. Scobbie and family, Messrs. M'Carthy, Smith, Stubbs, Oliver, Curl Davison, Waterson, Brown, Macpherson, Laidlaw, McKerrow, Severne, and Hughes.