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Wreck of the Juliana (1814), 19 Jan 1839

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The voyage and sinking of the Immigrant ship Juliana and the subsequent voyages to New South Wales of the Mary Hay and Morayshire with the surviving passengers.

The Juliana

The voyage of the immigrant ship Juliana
Departed England, 20 October 1838
Departed Gravesend, 26 October 1838
Wrecked Capetown 19 January 1839

Juliana was launched at Salkia, opposite Calcutta, in 1814. She spent almost all of her career trading between England and India. She made one voyage for the British East India Company (EIC), in 1824—25; she ended this voyage in Quebec, becoming, with her consort, the first vessels to arrive at Quebec from China. [1]

On her final voyage she departed Gravesend on 26 October 1838 with 241 emigrants for Sydney.

Captain F.W. Lodge decided to stop at Cape Town to get fresh food and give the passengers a respite when some of the passengers became ill.

On 19 January 1839 she wrecked at about 5pm in near perfect conditions off the Mouille Point Battery at Green Point, Capetown while carrying immigrants from England to Sydney, New South Wales, without loss of life.

All her crew and passengers were housed in barracks, many later proceeded on to Sydney in Morayshire and Mary Hay. See Category:Juliana, Wrecked 19 Jan 1839

The Morayshire

The voyage of the barque Morayshire
Departed Cape of Good Hope, 20 February, 1839
Arrived Sydney, 20 April 1839

Morayshire, 328 tons (bm) under the command of Captain Lamotte, left the Cape of Good Hope on 20 February. She arrived in Sydney on 20 April with merchandise and 108 emigrants from the Juliana.

See Category:Morayshire, Arrived 20 Apr 1839

The Mary Hay

The voyage of the barque Mary Hay
Departed Cape of Good Hope, 20 March 1938
Arrived Sydney, 19 May 1839

Mary Hay, 258 tons (bm), arrived at Sydney on 19 May with 69 passengers, including one born during the voyage.

See Category:Mary Hay, Arrived 19 May 1839

Passenger Lists

The New South Wales State Archives and Records Assisted Immigrants (digital) Shipping Lists at:

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