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Walmer Castle, Immigrant Voyage to Victoria 1853

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WALMER CASTLE 1853 Voyage from London to Port Phillip Bay and then Sydney

WALMER CASTLE is listed as having sailed from Plymouth on the of 22nd of May 1853. She landed at Port Phillip Bay on the 29th of August 1853 and the voyage is listed as taking 101 days. This would mean she actually sailed on the 20th of May from London.

Note she sailed from Melbourne on August 31 (possibly as late as September 6 1853) and arrived at Sydney on September 12 1853. The passengers who disembarked at Sydney commenced there journey in England so this is her final port of call in the Australian colonies.


FOR LONDON -To Sail 24th July

next.- The A 1, Ship,


1000 tons, Fortescue W. Harris, Commander

This ship forms one of the fleet belonging to Messrs. Green of Blackwall, and offers thereby security to pas-sengers for their comfort.

The following ships also belonging to Messrs. Green, were to leave London for Port Phillip as under, and will be despatched from this port in about a month after each respective arrival -

(ship) Tons. - Commander. (date)

Walmer Castle, 800, W. B. Bryce, - May 15

Wellesley, 1100, A. Parish, - June 1

Seringapatam, 1000, H. Gimblett, - June 15

Alfred, 1400, E. Voss, - July 1

Coldstream, 900, J Adams, - July 15

City of Poonah, 900, Triscote, - Aug. 1

Northumberland, 900, J. W. Gill - Aug. 15

Blackwall, 1000, J. McKerrie, - Sept. 1

Windsor, 800, G Tickell, - Oct. 1

For further information, rates of freight, passage and plans of the ship Madagascar, apply to Captain Fortescue W. Harris on board, or at the Counting houses of Messrs. J. B. WERE & CO , or, Messrs. O BROWNE & CO.

16th June, 1854 52131

Advertising. from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) of Friday 8 July 1853, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4794279?




August 29.-Walmer Castle, from London, 101 days.

Rebel, schooner, from London, 120 days.

Clarence, steamer, from Launceston, with mail for Geelong.


August 29.-Victoria, steamer, for Sydney.

Fettercairne, steamer, for Sydney.

Jessore French, for Sydney.

August 29.--Wind, Northerly.

PORT PHILLIP HEADS. from the Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic. : 1851 - 1856) of Monday 29 August 1853, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/86412146?searchTerm=%22walmer%20castle%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||dateFrom=1853-01-01|||dateTo=1853-12-31




August 27 ~ Walmer Castle, Ship, 850 tons, W. B. Pryce, from London, via Plymouth, May 22, Passengers—, cabin: Mr. and Miss Sello, Mrs. Deeble, Mr, and Mrs. Bassett, Miss Fulton, Mr. Smith and family, Messrs Kirby, Andersen, Emmett, Satterwaite, Didcook, Clare, McDougall, Maynard, Crisp, Deeble, Benningfield, Fairlaw, Smith, and thirty nine in the intermediate, and forty one needlewomen in the steerage,

J. B. Were and Co., agents.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) of Monday 29 August 1853, Page 4. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4796315?




August 30-Walmer Castle, ship, 656 tons, W. B. Price, for Sydney, with part of original cargo and passengers from London, J. B. Were and Co., agents.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) of Wednesday 31 August 1853, Page 4. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4796424?searchTerm=%22Walmer%20castle%22




September 12.-Walmer Castle, ship, 800 tons, Captain Pryce, from Melbourne September 6. Passengers - Rev. Mr. Lownes, Mr. and Mrs. Lownes, Mr. and Mrs. Man-ning, Mr. and Mrs. Joy, Miss Bliss, Miss Moore, Mr. McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Stapleton, Mr. and Mrs. West, Mr. and Mrs. Moran, Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge, Mr. and Mrs. Langstaff, and 35 in the steerage Captain, agent.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. from The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) of Tuesday 13 September 1853, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12948821?searchTerm=%22Walmer%20Castle%22


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