The Voyage of the Planter (arrived Port Adelaide on 16 May 1839)
Rig: Ship, 347 tons
Dimensions: 102 ft 8 in x 27 ft 8 in
Built: 1835, Newcastle on Tyne, William Wight
Master: James Beazley
Departed: London & Plymouth (England), 17 & 23 November 1838
Via: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) & Algoa Bay (South Africa)
Arrived: Port Adelaide (Colony of South Australia), 16 May 1839
'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. LONDON'. (1838, December 12, Wednesday). South Australian Record (SA : 1837 - 1840), p. 9. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932175
"1838. DEPARTURES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. November 24—The Planter, 348 tons, Beazley, master, with 15 cabin and intermediate passengers, and 58 adults, 36 children of the labouring class."
'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. RIO JANEIRO'. (1839, April 10, Wednesday). South Australian Record (SA : 1837 - 1840), p. 9. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932266
"1839. ARRIVED. January 28—The Planter. Beazley, master, from London to South Australia."
'GATHERINGS FROM THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PAPERS, OCT. 13th and 20th, 1838'. (1839, April 10, Wednesday). South Australian Record (SA : 1837 - 1840), p. 8. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932272
"By letters received from the ship Planter, Capt. Beazley, at Rio Janeiro, we regret to learn that the Captain was compelled to put into that port, in consequence of the mutinous conduct of the Crew. It appears that in about lat. 20° 12' S. lon. 40° W. the first symptoms of insubordination amongst the crew appeared; and in a few days afterwards they rose into open rebellion, upon the Captain detecting one of their number stealing a bottle of porter. This induced him to alter his course, and put in at Rio, where five of their number were sentenced to spend two years on board a man-of-war, and three were pardoned. During the whole affair the emigrants behaved in a most praiseworthy manner, forming themselves into watches, and rendering every assistance to put down the mutiny and to navigate the ship; several of them mounted the shrouds, and actually reefed the topsails on arrival in the harbour at Rio."
'Adelaide Shipping Report'. (1839, May 8, Wednesday). Southern Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1838 - 1844), p. 2. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71685263
"Reports are in town that the Planter, for this colony, has been wrecked at the Cape of Good Hope ; we trust they are without foundation. She is overdue; also the Lady Bute from Greenock."
'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS'. (1839, May 18, Saturday). South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register (Adelaide, SA : 1836 - 1839), p. 2. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750612
"May 16—The ship Planter, Captain Beazeley, from London, with 60 Emigrants and 14 cabin passengers."
'Adelaide Shipping Report'. (1839, May 22, Wednesday). Southern Australian (Adelaide, SA : 1838 - 1844), p. 2. Retrieved 25 September 2020, from Trove: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71685306
"ARRIVALS. May 17--Barque Planter, Beazeley, from London, 17th November, with passengers and emigrants...The Planter was detained on her passage by a mutiny among the sailors off Rio, and further, by a loss of sails and spars at the Cape, and she had to bear up for Algoa Bay for repairs."