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Sea Chief, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1868

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The arrival of the Sea Chief was widely reported in the local newspapers, for example The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Fri 9 Oct 1868 Page 3 SHIPPING. [1]

The ship Sea Chief, from Liverpool, was yesterday berthed at the Sandridge Railway pier. She left the Mersey on 4th July, and from thence experienced light northerly winds to the latitude of l0deg. N. S.W. monsoons were afterwards fallen in with to the line, which was crossed on 10th August, in long. 26 deg. W. Moderate winds and weather were then experienced to Tristan d'Acunha, and were followed by heavy weather to the Cape of Good Hope, the meridian of which was passed on 6th September in lat. 42deg. 42min. S. The furthest southing attained in running down the easting was close on lat. 46deg. From the Cape to this coast the voyage has been marked by a succession of strong variable winds, accompanied with frequent heavy rain, hail, sleet, etc. The Sea Chief is consigned to Messrs. Bright Brothers and Co.


  1. Trove, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA, The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Fri 9 Oct 1868 Page 3 SHIPPING., https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244915951

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