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Voyage of the Calcutta to the South Australian Colony in 1849

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Date: 29 Jan 1849 to 23 Jun 1849
Location: Port Adelaidemap
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The Voyage of the Calcutta 1849

The 389 ton barque Calcutta sailed from London 29 - 01- 1849 under master Captain Benjamin Prynn, and arrived Port Adelaide on 23 - 06 - 1849. (Via St. Jago) Carrying 104 passengers.

(note some records list the dates as 20/01/1849 - 13/06/1849)

Newspaper Coverage of the Arrival from the South Australian Register of June 23 1849.

Friday, June 23— The barque Calcutta, Prynn, master, from London 20th January. Passengers— Mr and Mrs Giles and six children, Mr and Mrs Harriss and child. Mr Glover and two sons, Messrs Benson, Tester, Sheerson, Marshall, Fulford, Davenport, Jones, Hooper, in the cabin; Mrs Matthews and daughter, Misses Golding, Goldsmith, Morley, and Westaway, Messrs Granger, Balbernie, Young, Masters, Kerr, Brassey, and Petch, in the intermediate ; Mr and Mrs Franks and four children (one born during the passage), Mr and Mrs Randall (a child born during the passage), Mr and Mrs Reading and three children, Mr and Mrs Leigh and two children, Mr and Mrs Purpin and two children, Mr and Mrs Barker and child, Mr and Mrs Edwards (one child aged five months died during the passage, ill previously), Mr and Mrs Crouchier, Mr and Mrs Payne, Mr Scurry and two sons. Messrs Fox, Trembath, Davenport, King, Boone, Ryde, Round. LeGrange, Moore, Snewin, Brown, Sutcliffe, Davey, Richardson, G F Jacobs, W G Jacobs, A Man, C Man, Wood, Debenhain, Balbi, and Beard, in the steerage.
from SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. in the South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) of Sat 23 June 1849, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/50246422/4148193

Some hours after our publication on Wednesday three arrivals from England were announced — namely, the barque Ellerslie, with cargo, from London (February 4th the barque Florentia, from London and Plymouth (March 9th), with passengers and free emigrants to the number of 238 ; and the barque Posthumous, from London and Plymouth (March 13th), with cabin, intermediate, and steerage passengers to the number of 157.

These have since been followed by the Sir Edward Parry, emigrant ship; the brig Appleton, from Swansea; and the barque Calcutta, Prym, master, from London (20th January), with cargo and 104 passengers.

Notwithstanding the unusually long passage, great harmony seems to have prevailed on board the Calcutta, for on reaching our port the passengers presented the commander with a testimonial of their high opinion of his nautical skill, sound judgment, and prompt attention to their wants.
from The South Australian Register. SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1849 in the South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) of Saturday 23 June 1849, Page 2 also. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/50246426/4148193

Note a partialy transcribed copy of a diary written by John Davenport, a passenger on the ship is available on the Bound For South Australia website, transcribed by Mrs E. Bold-Edwards.


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