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Duntrune

 

The passengers of the P & O Duntrune sailed out of Firth of Tay, Dundee, Scotland, on  the 1st September 1883, on her 120 day journey to Australia.  The Duntrune was an iron, full rig ship of 1488 tons and had been built in 1875, so by the standards of the day she was considered to quite modern.  She had previously sailed from Britain to Adelaide in Australia but this time her destination was      Brisbane.  The master of the Duntrune was Captain J Rollo.  The passengers were mostly bounty immigrants who were brought out as labourers or servants by an employer who was paid a bounty for each immigrant he sponsored.  Over the years the rules of the Bounty System changed to accommodate the labour needs of the Colony, so when dealing with the Bounty Immigration Lists it is wise to be aware of the fact that many immigrants adjusted their age, marital status and number of children, in order to conform to the Bounty conditions of the time.  Frequently when families had more than the allowed number of children, some of these children were left behind with relatives to be set for at a later date.  If a married couple had no children or had below the allowed number, they would sometimes bring the children of their relatives or fellow passengers under their own names.  So for genealogists this can present quite a problem.

The 1883 voyage of the Duntrune was a melting pot of the British races with 152 English, 213 Scots and 82 Irish Immigrants embarking.  the Matron,  Mrs Spinks had her hands full with the usual health problems of such a long journey plus the extra burden of attending to three births and nineteen deaths.

By Christmas Day they were nearing their destination and no doubt the day was filled with a multitude of thoughts.  there would be those who had lost loved ones on the voyage,  wishing they had never set foot on this "damned" ship.  Some who remembered many a White Christmas with family and friends, would now be wiping the tropical perspiration form their home-sick faces.  then there would be the adventurous one looking forward to a new life in this strange upside down country with great plans, excitement and perhaps a little anxiety as well.

The passengers of the Duntrune disembarked in Brisbane on 29th December 1883 and those who did not have specific employment waiting for them, were transported to the Immigration Depot, where they were taken care of for a short time.  They were usually given a few days in which to find accommodation and work for themselves.  Sometimes their sponsors let them down, having found employees elsewhere and so the immigrants were left to their own devices.

By 1883 Brisbane was a bustling little metropolis - a far cry from the convict settlement of the early thirties.  The streets of Brisbane were busy with crowds going about their daily business, while the Salvation Army stood on the street corners distributed their newly published newspaper, "War Cry".  A group of passengers from the Duntrune  were very impressed to over-hear three very rough looking colonial men discussing Mozart.  However their admiration quickly turned to a shake of their heads when it was explained that the Mozart referred to in the conversation was indeed the hero of the moment, being the racehorse who had just won the recent Brisbane Cup.

Nevertheless the political news in Brisbane was very encouraging with Sir Arthur Hunter Palmer having succeeded Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy as Governor of Queensland and Samuel Walter Griffith had just become Premier of Queensland.  The local excitement and anticipation of a bright future for Queensland was very infectious, with the passengers of the Duntrune soon caught up in the enthusiasm.  For these new immigrants, it looked like a great New Year with a great new future in this great new land.

"DUNTRUNE"

1488 tons J. Rollo Master. M.H. Log S.S. Mrs Spinks, Matron

Sailed from Dundee 1st September 1883

Arrived at Brisbane 29th December    

NAME

STATUS

AGE

NOTES

FULL PAYERS - THIRD CLASS

Benson William

s

31

Butchart Annie Speed

1 year

(adopted child of C Butchart)

Cassells William

s

32

Cook Helen Brown

s

52

Grant Robert

s

42

Johnston David

m

45

(Wife bounty)

McGlourick Patrick

s

55

O'Donnell James

s

33

Reille Mary

m

33

Shields William

s

32

Stewart John

s

38

FULL PAYERS - SECOND CLASS

Heggie Thomas

m

32

Heggie Margaret

m

31

BOUNTY IMMIGRANTS - SECOND CLASS

Adam George

s

26

Adam David

s

19

Adams George

s

20

Adamson George

s

27

Alexander John McKnight

s

18

Anderson Alexander

3 years

Anderson Catherine

m

24

Anderson Donald Bell

1 year

dead

Anderson Thomas

m

27

Andrew James

s

19

Armstrong Henry

s

20

Balfour Annie

5 years

Balfour James

9 years

Balfour Jane Hutchinson

m

36

Balfour Jeannie

11 years

Balfour John

m

36

Balfour Maggie

1 year

Barr John

s

20

Barry John

m

30

Barry Magdalene

m

28

Barry Magdalene

3 years

Bateson Walter

s

21

Beck Catherine

m

28

Beck James

m

27

Bellis Charles

s

21

Bonny Ernest Henry

m

27

Bonny Mary Ann

m

24

BOUNTY IMMIGRANTS

Bradshaw James Henry

s

22

Brickneil Andrew

m

34

Brickneil Janet

m

33

Brickneil Jessie

6 years

Brown Alfred James

s

21

Brown David

s

19

Brown John

s

21

Brown Rose

s

23

Brunyan? John

s

25

Brymer James

s

28

Buchanan Alexander

s

34

Burnett John

s

18

Butchart Charles

m

2w2

Butchart Ellen

m

21

Caldwell Andrew

infant

born on voyage

Caldwell Isabella

m

27

Caldwell Isabella

3 years

Caldwell James

m

28

Cameron George

s

27

Campbell James

s

25

Campbell Thomas

s

21

Carty James

s

21

Chaffey Mary Ann

m

37

Chaffey Obadiah Wall

m

37

Chalmers William

s

25

Cheer Walter

s

21

Clark Henry George

s

20

Clow George

s

20

Colbrough Alice Paterson

m

31

Colbrough Helen

10 years

Colbrough James

6 years

Colbrough James Wilberforce

m

35

Colbrough John

8 years

Colbrough Mary

2 years

Connor James

s

35

Cook Helen

s

17

Cook James

s

19

Cook Robert Gray

s

26

Corinie Ellen

s

15

Corinie George

8 years

Corinie Helen

m

33

Corinie James

m

34

Crear Alexander

s

20

Creech Margaret

m

24

Creech Mary Ann

infant

born on voyage

Creech William

m

25

Crimean Ann

m

39

Crimean Lawrence

m

34

Crimean Mary

1 year

Crimean Simeon

6 years

Cullen William

s

34

Curry Robert

s

19

Dallas Alexander

s

17

Dallas Thomas

s

22

Davidson Alfred

m

24

Davidson Harriett

m

24

Dawson Eliza Ann

m

22

Dawson Smith

m

22

Derin? George Barnes

s

20

Dixon John

s

26

Dixon Wilson

s

28

Doherty Margaret

m

44

Doherty William

m

42

Doncaster Abraham

s

21

Durant John

s

21

Duthie William

s

20

Elliott Leonard

s

20

Evans Henry

m

27

Evans Ruthless

m

20

Farran Cornelius

s

39

Firth John

s

21

Florence Alexander

s

19

Forde Henry

s

25

Freckleton John

s

23

Gamble Hugh

s

25

Gibb James

s

22

Gordon John

s

21

Green Joah

s

30

Gregory Frederick

s

19

Gregory John

s

21

Grieve John

s

22

Grieve Thomas

s

19

Hall John

s

21

Hanks John Joseph

s

32

Harcourt Elizabeth

m

20

Harcourt Samuel

m

21

Harding Alfred

m

33

Harding Alfred Robert

4 years

Harding Annie Eva

10 years

Harding Prudence

m

34

Harper Dorothy

7 years

Harper George

m

43

Harper John

s

21

Harper Mary Ann

m

32

Harris Henry

s

23

Harrison John

s

25

Hassack John

s

30

Henuny? David

s

28

Higginbotham Thomas

s

26

Hitchiner Alfred

s

38

Hogg James

s

26

Hoyle Elizabeth

m

19

Hoyle Ernest

m

22

Hutcheon Charles

s

21

Jenkinson Charles

s

18

Jenkinson Ethel Mary

infant

dead

Jenkinson Mary Ann

m

32

Jenkinson William

m

35

Johnson Frederick

m

37

Johnson Isiah

4 years

Johnson Jane

m

27

Johnson Jessie

1 year

Johnston James

s

15

Johnston Mary Anne

s

14

Johnston Thomas

s

32

Keane Francis

s

37

Kelly Anne

5 years

(age England 27.9.37)

Kelly Catherine

s

19

Kelly Catherine

m

42

Kelly Edward

11 years

Kelly Eliza

2 years

Kelly Honor

9 years

Kelly Martin

s

14

Kelly Murty?

m

47

Kerr Annie Maria

m

25

Kerr James

s

29

Kerr Robert

m

26

Kerr Robert George Jeffrey

infant

dead

Kettlers Grace

infant

dead

Kettlers James

M

28

Kettlers Margaret

m

25

Kidd Robert

s

28

(pension England 25.6.35)

Langhuane? John

s

23

Langhuane? Thomas

s

21

Larmonth Eleanor

5 years

Larmonth Elizabeth

m

25

Larmonth Elizabeth

4 years

Larmonth Francis

2 years

Larmonth George

m

31

Lawrie Andrew

m

27

Lawrie John

2 years

Lawrie Margaret

m

23

Lawrie Margaret

1 year

Leslie John

s

26

Lewis Amy

m

21

Lewis John

m

25

Lewis John Richard

infant

Little Andrew

s

19

Lloyd David

S

24

Lloyd John William

s

35

Lloyd Thomas

s

21

Longmuir William

s

21

Lyon David

s

19

MacKenzie George

s

20

MacKenzie John

s

24

Malins William

s

20

Mansell Sarah

m

23

Mansell William Henry

m

23

Marsden Emma Jane

m

21

Marsden Frederick

m

21

Marshall Elizabeth

s

28

Martin John

s

29

Mason Hannah Majorie

1 year

dead

Mason Isabella

10 years

Mason John

s

26

Mason John

6 years

Mason Luke

m

38

Mason Luke

3 years

Mason Margaret

s

14

Mason Sarah

m

35

Mason William

s

17

Matches David

m

36

Matches David

5 years

Matches Henneth

1 year

dead

Matches Isabella

6 years

Matches Jame

m

29

Matches Mary Ann

2 years

dead

Matches Thomas

3 years

Maudwell John

s

37

McArthur Clara

1 year

dead

McArthur Jessie

3 years

McArthur Mary

m

28

dead

McArthur Thomas

m

27

McElderry Bernard

s

29

McGarry David

m

21

McGarry Margaret

m

19

McGraa Margaret Louisa

8 years

McGraa Mary Ellen

m

31

McGraa William Straughton

m

40

McHume John

s

22

McIntosh John

m

23

McIntosh Mary

m

26

McMeekin Agnes

m

22

McMeekin Henry

m

28

McMeekin Samuel

infant

McMeekin William Henry

1 year

McRae Walter

s

26

Melluish Charles

s

26

Middleton George

m

46

Middleton James

11 years

Middleton Jane

m

37

Middleton John

infant

died on voyage

Middleton William

8 years

Miller Alexander

s

20

Miller James

s

17

Milner Ada

s

19

Milner Annie

s

12

Milner Harriet

s

17

Milner Louisa

m

40

Milner Martha

infant

Milner Mary Jane

6 years

Milner Thira

3 years

Milner William

s

13

Milner William Janks

m

40

Morris James

s

28

Morton Peter

s

26

Mudie Alexander

m

33

Mudie Elizabeth

m

35

Mullen Samuel Thomas

s

22

Munro Bella McMillam

m

22

Munro William

m

27

Nash Samuel

s

35

Neil Alexander

s

24

Neish Catherine

m

29

Neish David

s

18

Neish James

3 years

Neish James Glen

s

17

Neish John

infant

Nelson Gwen

m

29

Nelson Isaac

m

29

Nichole John

s

28

Nolan Anne

3 years

Nolan Ellen

infant

dead

Nolan Margaret

7 years

Nolan Mary

m

37

Nolan Mary

5 years

Nolan Patrick

m

30

Normile? John

s

18

Normile? Thomas

s

24

Nutt William

s

32

O'Connor Thomas

s

22

O'Grady John

s

18

Parker James

s

19

Paterson Alexander

S

25

Patterson John

s

24

Peters George Edward

s

21

Philip George Stephen

s

27

Pitt Samuel

s

39

Platt Robert

s

22

Reid Janet

m

25

Reid Robert

m

23

Reille James

p

9 years

Reille Kathlan J

infant

dead

Reille Lizzie M

7 years

Reille Maggie J

5 years

dead

Reille Patrick James

m

32

Reille William J

2 years

Reilly Michael

s

38

Reilly William

s

16

(pension England 10.4.34)

Rivers Henry

s

19

Roach Joseph

s

38

Roberts David

s

23

Roberts Robert

s

20

Roberts Walter

s

22

Robertson Isabella

s

19

Robertson James

s

23

Robertson John

s

23

Robertson Peter

s

22

Rochester Dorothy Carr

2 years

Rochester Edwin Gray

7 years

Rochester Mary

m

39

Rochester Thomas

m

39

Rochester Thomas Ina

5 years

Rogarson David

S

22

Sanderson Archibald

s

37

Sandy James

s

25

Scrivens Thomas

s

24

Seaman John

s

31

Shannon Hugh

s

28

Short Eliza

m

29

Short Joseph Henry

m

29

Simpson James

s

19

Smart Andrew

S

25

Smith Charles William

s

16

Smith John

s

24

Smith William

s

24

Smyth James

s

24

Spink Alexander

s

20

Spink Charles

s

14

Spink David

s

17

Spink John

s

23

Steedman Ann

8 years

Steedman Isaac

2 years

Steedman James

m

39

Steedman James

6 years

Steedman Margaret

m

38

Steedman Margaret

7 years

Steedman Robert

4 years

Stewart John

s

24

Strachan Charles

s

20

Stroyan Grace

1 year

dead

Stroyan Jennie

6 years

Stroyan Joseph

10 years

Stroyan Margaret

8 years

Stroyan Robert

m

32

Stroyan Sarah

m

30

Stroyan Sarah

4 years

Swan George

s

26

Tavey? William Henry

s

18

Taylor Ada

3 years

Taylor Albert

m

32

Taylor Albert

1 year

Taylor Fanny

6 years

Taylor Hannah

m

31

Taylor James

s

38

Taylor Lilian

infant

dead

Taylor Mary

7 years

Taylor Thomas

s

24

Thallon James

s

25

Thompson David

s

27

Thorn John

s

40

Tunney Alice

m

20

Tunney Mary Alice

infant

Tunney Robert

m

27

Vaitch Ada

6 years

Vaitch Emily

3 years

Vaitch Helen

m

39

Vaitch Helen

11 years

Vaitch John

m

34

Vaitch Katie

9 years

Vaitch Robert

s

13

Varnon Albert Edward

s

18

Wallace Charles

s

25

Walmsley Anne

m

28

Walmsley Catherine

5 years

(pension England 1.9.38)

Walmsley Edward

2 years

Walmsley Edwin

m

30

Walmsley Fred

infant

Walmsley Violet Elizabeth

7 years

(pension England 27.9.35)

Warren Mary

s

25

Watson George

m

46

Watson James

s

23

Watson Mary Ann

m

47

White James

s

32

Whitelaw James

s

20

Whittard Alice Julia

m

27

Whittard Charles

m

26

Whittard Charles Harold

infant

Wilks Annie Maria

m

33

Wilks Joseph

m

35

Wilson Annie

6 years

Wilson Gavin

2 years

Wilson George

10 years

Wilson James

m

32

Wilson James

4 years

Wilson John

8 years

Wilson Margaret

m

31

Wilson Robert

infant

born on voyage

Wilson William

s

26

Woolarn Annie Elizabeth

m

27

Woolarn Mary Ann

7 years

Woolarn Thomas

m

28

Woolarn William

4 years

Wynn John

s

31

 

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