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Phoebe Dunbar, 1850s - Ship Tree

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Phoebe Dunbar (Ship)
Ship of the Messrs Duncan Dunbar & Sons Ltd. Named after the mother of Duncan Dunbar (1803-1862). Chartered to take colonists to New Zealand for her first voyage, (1850). She was later carrying 270 immigrants to Brisbane, Queensland, when her Captain mistook the entrance to Moreton Bay in misty weather and she grounded on Amity Bank.
Phoebe Dunbar - arrived in WA in 1853
This 704 ton ship was built at Sunderland in 1850. It was employed as a convict transport for Western Australia and left Kingstown, Ireland on June 2, 1853 bound for the Swan River Colony. She carried the eleventh of 37 shipments of male convicts destined for Western Australia. The non-stop voyage took 89 days and the Phoebe Dunbar arrived in Fremantle on August 30, 1853 with 93 passengers and 286 convicts (Erickson). T. Michie and John W. Bowler were the captain and surgeon respectively.
There were ten deaths recorded on the convict shipping and description lists. They said eight men died at sea, one died in the harbour and one in the Convict Establishment Hospital. John Enis (2351) was the harbour death; John Carthy (2456) the hospital death; and Michael Connors (2330), Cornelius Scott (2335), David Sullivan (2391), James Normoyle (2416), Daniel Collins (2426), William McGuigan (2533), Patrick Keeffe (2545) and James Crighton (2546) died at sea. Cholera, typhus and a fractured skull were mentioned as some of the causes of death.

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Duncan Dunbar (1803–1862) - Owner
Phoebe Dunbar, sailed 10 July 1850 to New Zealand
Category: Phoebe Dunbar, Arrived 30 Aug 1853
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