The Voyage of the Immigrant ship Orient to Australia in 1887
Departed: Gravesend, 7th January 1887,
Arrived: Port Adelaide, 16th February 1887
Arrived: Williamstown, Victoria, 18th February 1887
Master: T. K. Ridler
Surgeon superintendent: Dr. Struthers
passengers: ... immigrants
ARRIVAL OF THE ORIENT.
The steamer Orient, of the mail service, arrived in the Bay this morning, after a most successful passage, bringing over 500 passengers in all classes. Since the vessel was last here there has been several a changes in the officers. Captain T. K. Ridler remains in command, with Messrs Take, Forbes, and Marshall first, second and third officers respectively. The engine room is "bossed" by Mr Scott, while Messrs Helby and Smart look after the comforts of the passengers as purser and chief steward respectively. Throughout the entire passage there have been no complaints. The Orient left Gravesend 7th January, Plymouth 8th do., Naples 10th do., Port Said 19th do.. Suez 21st do. Passed Breaksea island 12th February, Cape Borda 15tii do., and Adelaide 16th. Cape Otway was passed early this morning, and Heads entered at 6.35, arriving off Williamstown at 10 o'clock.....from The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Fri 18 Feb 1887 Page 3 at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241221316
Passenger Lists etc.
- The Sydney Morning Herald of Wednesday 10 August 1887 Page 8 (later voyage of same ship ship to Australia that year)
- Public Records Office of Victoria's Unassisted passenger lists (1852-1923) Record Series Number (VPRS): 947