The voyage of the Immigrant ship Trevelyan to South Australia in 1875
Departed: London, England 1st July 1875
Departed: Plymouth, England, 9th July 1875
Arrived: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 10th October 1875
Master: Captain William Edwards
Surgeon-superintendent: Dr. James A. Hardy
Passengers: 300 Government Immigrants (0 births and 2 deaths on the passage)
THE IMMIGRANT SHIP TREVELYAN.
In these days of fine ships it it hard to say when the superlative of accommodation at sea is reached, but although not one of the modern school the Trevelyan is certainly a well-selected vessel for the transport of immigrants. She has a good height between decks, has excellent ventilation, is clean, and is well regulated, probably in consequence of the capital under standing which appears to exist between the surgeon-superintendent and the master, aided by the good offices of Mrs. Whiting, the matron. She of course had the principal charge of the single girls, and well acquitted herself, and if they prove to be what their appearance would lead people to expect the colony will be greatly benefited by the arrival In the poop the hospitals baths, and lavatories find place ; thus the cabin proper is much contracted, and below in the after end of the 'tween docks is the compart ment for girls, 84 of whom find there com fortable quarters. The fittings of this depart ment are much the same as those ordinarily in use, but in the next space devoted to the families a complete reformation is notable. Instead of the old plan of berths at the sides the whole area is divided, into small staterooms, so as to ensure an amount of privacy not otherwise obtainable. The whole are well ventilated, and as clean as it is possible to make them. The single men's com partment is fitted with bunks, though some of the occupants had wisely provided hammocks as preferable. On deck is found the cooking gear and water distiller; but although the latter has been in good working order the passengers have been supplied from the ship's tanks as most conducive to good health. The Surgeon-Super intendent is Dr. Hardy, a gentleman of colonial birth, who has returned to Adelaide to practise his profession. His report regarding the people on board is highly favourable; therefore it may be concluded that as a whole they are an acqui sition. There are 166 English, 22 Scotch, 90 Irish, 22 foreigners, and the industrial lists show a preponderance of artisans and labourers. The passage has proved agreeable. The following jottings are from a passenger's diary:— 'On July 8 sailed from Plymouth, having in addition to 300 souls two stowaways and a crew of 36 hands. The voyage passed very pleasantly until the tropics, when there was some sickness set in amongst the juveniles, and two infants died; but beyond this there was nothing of an alarming character.' On Sunday, the 10th, the vessel sighted Cape Borda, and on Monday the Press boat was vociferously welcomed as she went alongside, and soon after the ship was brought to anchor. The following is a list of the immigrants :— Married Couples.— W. Allgood, labourer, wife and five children ; L J. Bailey, farm labourer, wife and six children ; John Bradley, do., wife and two children ; Abraham Bart, labourer, and wife; Wm. Barnes, do., and wife; Miles Butter worth, do., wife and three children; Peter Coffey, farm labourer, wife and child ; Michael Considine, labourer, wife and one child ; Henry Emmett, do., and wife; Pat Fitzgerald, farm labourer, wife and seven children ; Andrew Go gerly, labourer, wife and four children; Thomas Howard, turner and joiner, and wife; John Hall, gardener, wife and one child; John Hopkins, labourer, wife and one child; Thomas Hurry, farm labourer, wife and two children; Edward Johncock, labourer, and wife ; Pat Kennedy, do., wife and child; John Kennedy, farm labourer, wife and child; Joseph Lord, carpenter, wife and five children; James Henries, do., wife and child; Carl Menzel, agri cultural labourer, wife and two children; John Menzies, engineer, wife and five children; James Murdoch, joiner, wife and three children ; Edward Pearce, miner, wife and child; J. Gottfield, agri cultural labourer, wife and child; Heinrich Schulte, do., wife .and child; William H. Thomas, miner, wife and five children; Daniel Thompson, labourer, and wife; Pat White, do., wife and child; Amos Warren, agricultural labourer, and wife; Henry Yates, plasterer, wife and five children: John Martin, coppersmith, wife and two children. Single-Men.— Samuel Abrahams, tailor; Michael Arnine, labourer; Christian Aberle, baker; Fred Bocher, agricultural labourer; Edward Bell, ironsmith; John Beck, labourer; John Boland, agricultural labourer; James Browne, do.; Jas. F. Bristow, labourer; Chas. Bohn, baker; John Brodie, boilermaker; Timothy Cronin, agricul tural labourer; Pat Cullen, ploughman; Hugh Campbell, labourer; Samuel Campbell, agricul tural labourer; Andrew Craig, blacksmith; Daniel Carry, farm labourer; Timothy Daly, do.; Geo. F. Downey, carpenter; Henry Ducron, butler; George Evans, agricultural labourer; William Ellery, copper miner; Chas. Emblin, labourer; Charles Fitzsimons, agricultural labourer; Samuel Falkner, labourer; Carl Fuchs, labourer; Robert Fuchs, labourer; Thomas Forster, railway labourer; Matthew Galligan, agricultural labourer ; Thos. Galligan, do.; Chas. Godfrey, do.; Pat Fogerty, labourer; Johann H. Grieger, agricultural labourer ; Johnann E. Greiger, do.; Ferdinand Helling, do.; David Hunter, machine maker ; Archibald Hamilton, currier ; John Hopkins, labourer ; James Hopkins, do.; Herbert Hortin, agricul tural labourer ; Ted Jacob, do. ; Robert Knightly, do.; John Kennedy, do.; Thomas Lamb, do.; Hedley Laver, labourer ; Bartho lomew McKenna, agricultural labourer ; John Murphy, do.; Pat Miller, do.; Brien McGuire, agricultural labourer ; Hy. McGuire, labourer; Henry McKenzie, labourer; Wm. May, agricultural labourer ; August Neeman, do.; John Nicol, currier; John Newton, baker ; Dan. O'Callaghan, agricultural labourer; George Osborne, labourer; Dan O'Grady, com positor; Jame Plant, gardener; Charles Polain, cabinetmaker; Pat Quin, ploughman; Jobu Rustler, cooper; Pat Reilly, mason; Andrew Ramage, baker; John Rooney, gardener; James Rooney, agricultural labourer; Philip Kelly, do.; David Scanlan, do.; John Stove, carpenter; Robert Stewart, agricultural labourer; Job a Thompson, fitter; Edward Treacy, labourer; Walter Thorn, do.; Robert Taylor, mechanic; John Taylor, tailor; Alexander Williams, agricultural labourer; James Weiderman, do.; Gustav Weiderman, do.; John Waterman, labourer ; George Wilson, engineer ; John Willoughby, labourer; and William C. Stockton, butcher. Single Women.— Sarah Arnett, 21; Bridget Bird, 13; Eliza Bayliss, 25; Susan Back ham, 39; Mary Carroll, 22; Kate Cook, 20; Ellen Considine, 15; Eliza Considine, 18; Mary Campbell, 17; Eliza Carter, 31; Julia Charlton, 19; Sarah Davison, 18 ; Ann Dollen, 33 ; Catherine Duvernay, 24 ; Mary Day, 26 ; Honora Fitzgerald, 64 ; Ann Fitzmaurice, 38 ; Caroline Fuchs, 47 ; Louisa Fuchs, 15; Lettie Ford, W; Ann Gal vin, 21 ; Ann Gogerty, 18 ; Clara Green wood, 19; Hannah Groves, 58; Grace Groves, 15; Bridget Hayes, 17; E. Harvey, 20; Alice Harry, 31; R. Heffernan, 19; R. Hambleton, 19; Maria Hopkins, 17; M. Hayhurst, 20 ; Louisa Hibble white, 22; Margaret Jerach, 27; Jane Jerach, 29 ; Annie Jacob. 17 ; Fanny Jacob, 15 ; Mary Johnson, 16; Catherine Keane, 17; Mary Kilday, 18; Margaret Keanealey, 17; Mary Knott, 19; Helen Kerr, 33; Mary Kennedy, 20; Elizabeth Kennedy, 15; Elisa Kemp, 25; Julia Kerridge, 31 ; Mary Lloyd, 35; Amy Lock, 17 ; Emma May, 22; Bridget Murphy, 21 ; Margaret Murphy, 18 ; Kate Murphy, 19 ; Nanny Mitchell, 19 ; Jessie McDonald, 27; Alice Maguire, 18; Bridget Molan, 56; Margaret Murphy, 18; Mary March, 19; Mary McAniiffe, 22 ; Elizabeth Newsome, 20; Catherine O'Neil, 18; Adelaide Phair, 23 ; Sarah Packer, 39; Ada Price, 16; Margaret Quirk, 19; Annie Roughton, 19 ; Mary Ranger, 24; Jessie Stewart, 29; Hannah Swaine, 59; Hannah Smith, 59; Mary Sharp, 30; Jane Sharp, 2; Sarah Tilson, 20; Lavinia Webster, 21; Bridget Walsh, 11; Julia Ward, 21; Jane Ward, 45; Rosalie Widermann, 52; Emma Williams, 16; Elizabeth Winstone, 27; Margaret Whiting, 40; Hannah Bowering, 23; Christiana Merrifield, 17. The classification of the occupations is as follows:— Bakers 4, butler 1, butcher 1, car penters and joiners 5, curriers 2, cabinetmakers 2, compositor 1, cooper 1, domestic servants 64, cooks 5, nurses 2, housemaids 5, draper's assis tant 1, laundresses 2, plain worker ), midwife 1, gardeners 4, miners (copper) 4, machinemaker 1, mason 1, plasterer 1, tailors 2, smiths' fitters, etc.7, agricultural labourers 48, do. general 32.
- THE IMMIGRANT SHIP TREVELYAN. (1875, October 12). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 6. Retrieved February 24, 2018