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Theodore, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1852

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Newspapers report the arrival of a ship at port. Government records generally give the date that passengers are allowed to disembark. If there is quarantine thgese dates can differ by weeks.

1852 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 9 December, p. 4. , viewed 23 May 2023, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article255612840 December 8—Theodore, ship, 1063 tons, J Morton, commander, from Liverpool August 23, with four hundred and thirty-nine Government emigrants ; John Finlay, Esq. R.N. surgeon superintendent. R and P Turnbull, agents.

Arrival of the ship "Theodore" was reported in the local news paper, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Fri 10 Dec 1852 Page 5 Advertising [1]

THE inspection of this ship having been concluded, the Immigrants will be brought into the Depot this day, and will be open for engagement to-morrow, at 11 a m. No person will be admitted into the Depot to hire single women, without an order, which can be obtained at the office during the usual hours of business.


  1. Trove, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Fri 10 Dec 1852 Page 5 Advertising, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4788418

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