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Zebra, Immigrant Voyage to South Australia 1838-39

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The Voyage of the Immigrant ship Zebra to the South Australian Colony from Germany in 1838-39

The Zebra (Zebra von Altona) Painted 1842.

The ship Zebra, captained by Dirk Hahn sailed from Altona (12 August 1838) and Bremen, Germany (21 August 1838); arriving in Port Adelaide on 2 January 1839. The passengers were Lutherans from the eastern provinces of Prussia who were emigrating to escape the religious persecution they suffered because of their staunch Lutheran convictions and their refusal to join the Prussian King's Union Church.

From the newspaper known as the South Australian Record of Wednesday 10 October 1838 we see:

DEAL. Departures. Aug. 27—The Danish ship Zebra, Hahn, from Altona and Hamburgh, with various stores and 190 German emigrants for South Australia.


  • ship Zebra, 350 tons, Captain Dirk Meinerts Hahn, from Altona 12th August, Hamburg 21st August 1838, arrived at Holdfast Bay (Glenelg) 28th December 1838 & Port Adelaide, South Australia 2nd January 1839, Dr. Matheison, ships' surgeon and a crew of 16 men. from The Ships List, submitted by Robert Janmaat
Captain Dirk Hahn (1804-1860).

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