Tasmanian Immigrant Ships List - "A" Ships

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Below are short descriptions of particular voyages made by ships that brought immigrants to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). The passengers, found so far, are also listed with links to researchers.


Abercrombie (26-01-1841)

Departed Sydney 15 Jan 1841 with 18 passengers, 5 prisoners and detachment 96th Regt. arriving Hobart 26 Jan 1841.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p188.
Newspaper Report The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 29 Jan 1841, p2.

Passengers
HAY, John & Margaret with John, Jean & Ann

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Aberdeen (1883)

Departed London arriving Melbourne 19 Nov 1883. Some passengers went on to Tasmania, ship unknown.

Sources:
Newspaper report The Argus, Friday Tuesday 20 Nov 1883, p6.

Passengers
WHYBROW, Arthur George

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Aden (1849) then Swan to Launceston

Departed London via Adelaide arriving Melbourne/Port Phillip 21 Oct 1849. Some passengers went on to Launceston on the Swan which arrived 27/29 Oct 1849 with 10/13 passengers on board.

Sources:
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p339.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner Wednesday 31 Oct 1849 p6.

Passengers
COX, Mary Ann Templeton (nee McGarragh) with 3 children

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Admiral Cockburn (1827)

Feb 14 - The ship Admiral Cockburn, 351 tons, Captain W.J. Cooling, from London 29th of September, having touched at the Cape of Good Hope, with various merchandize, among which are 150 hhds. of porter, 46 casks of bottled ale, 88 puncheons of rum, 11 ditto Geneva, 11 ditto brandy, 23 barrels of tar, 45 boxes flint glass; seed, tools, linens and cottons, toys, hats, soap, playing cards, haberdashery and millinery; silks, saddlery, chaises, stationery, drugs, wine, piano forte, pewter ware, &c. chiefly for Captain Cooling and Mr Lord. Twenty-six pipes of Cape wine were shipped at the Cape for Mr T.H. James of Sydney.

Sources:
Transcribed from Hobart Town Gazette , Saturday February 24, 1827, p5, courtesy of Jude Clemons.
Newspaper report Hobart Town Gazette Saturday 24 Feb 1827 p5S .

Passengers
ANSTEY, G. & T., Masters (sons of T. Anstey, Esq. of Jericho)
BLAKESLY, Mr. & Mrs.
BLAXLAND, Mr.
BRENAN, Mr.
BRIGGS, Mrs.
BYERS, Mr.
COOLING, Mrs.
DRYSDALE, Mrs. & child
GUILDING, John
HAMILTON, Miss.
JOHNSON, Mr. & Mrs. with 3 children
KNIGHT, Mr.
LORD, Edward, Esq.
MAIDENT, Mr.
ROBINSON, Mr.
SHAKELL, Mr.
SIBLEY, Mr.
SMITH, Miss.
STEPHEN, J., Esq. (brother of the Solicitor General)
STEPHEN, Mrs. & 4 children
TURNBULL, Miss.
WIGGINS, Mr.

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Aguilar (1824)

Arrived Hobart 3/4 Feb 1824, ship, Master J.T. WATSON, departed from London 03 Sep 1823, general merchandise, 52 passengers & 2 families.

Sources:
Courtesy of Diane Pitcaithly, also information from:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p94.
Newspaper report Hobart Town Gazette & Van Diemen's Land Advertiser Friday 06 Feb 1824 p2.

Passengers
ARCHER, William
BAYLEY, William
BONNEY, John
BRADRIDGE, Mr & Mrs
BRYANT, Edmund
BRYANT, James
COGLE, C M, Mr
CRISP, James
DUNCAN, James
DUNCAN, John, Mr & Mrs & family
EAST, James
GOVETT, George
GRIFFITHS, John
HILDYARD, David
HOSKINS, Mary
HULL, Rhoda
HUTCHINSON, W, Mr
JARVIS, George
KERR, John, Junior
KERR, John, Senior
KERR, Sarah
KIERNAN, James
LUNDIN, William
MADDOCK, Mr & Mrs & family
MASON, William
MORRIS, Mr & Mrs & child
ROBBINS, Charles
ROBBINS, John
ROE, Mrs & 2 children
RUFFEY, Frederick
RUFFEY, William
SMITH, Mr & Mrs
SPARKE, Andrew
SPARKE, Edward
SPARKE, George
SPARKE, John
SPARKE, Mr & Mrs
SPARKE, William
SPARKE, William
THORP, Joshua
TOMKINSON, T, Doctor
WAYCOTT, Richard
WELLER, J B, Mr

Also listed as Aquilla/Aquilar

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Alice Walton (1856)

Departed Liverpool arriving Launceston 30 Dec 1856 with 294 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p101.
Newspaper report Colonial Times Saturday 03 Jan 1857 p2.

Passengers
ARMITAGE, David
CRAWFORD, Abraham
CRAWFORD, Stephen
LAMBERT, Andrew
LAMBERT, Catherine
LAMBERT, Helen
LAMBERT, Patrick
RYAN, Patrick & Bridget (nee McNally)
TENNANT, Richard

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ambrosine (1857)

Departed London arriving Launceston 01/02 Feb 1857 with passengers and assisted immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p101.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Tuesday 03 Feb 1857, p2.

Passengers
COFFEE / COFFEY, Margaret Lydia

(not a complete passenger listing)

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America (1855)

The 'America' arrived in Hobart 23 Jul 1855 having left Liverpool with 246 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p98.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Tuesday 24 Jul 1855 p2.
Bibliography:
Harris, P., & Schaffer, I., German Immigrants, Arriving in Tasmania, per "America" 1855, Schaffer 1997, ISBN 0 9586 489 6 4.

Passengers
GRISSNER, Maria
LOHREY, William
SINGLINE / ZANGLEIN, Paulus & Maria Catherine with 6 children
WITZEMANN, (Jakob) Heinrich
YOST, Peter
ZANGLEIN / SINGLINE, Paulus & Maria Catherine with 6 children

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Amelia Thomson (1836)

Departed London arriving Launceston 20/26 Aug 1836 with 309 immigrants.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p91.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p67.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier Friday 02 Sep 1836 p3.

Passengers
HOW, James & Sarah with 7 children
RADFORD, Ann
RICE, John (crewman)
ROBE, James, Elizabeth, Eliza, William, Mary, Rebecca, Josiah & Elijah
SHAW, Charles
SHAW, Hannah
SHAW, Israel
SHAW, Margery

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Andromeda (1823)

Arrived Hobart 07 May 1823, ship, Master Jas. MUDDLE, owner W. STOVELD / STOVELL, departed from Leith, 67 passengers including Rev. J.D. Lang.

Sources:
Hobart Town Gazette, Saturday 10 May 1823, courtesy of Douglas Burbury.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p88.
Newspaper report Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemenís Land Advertiser , Saturday 10 May 1823 p2.

Passengers
BELL, Charles, Mr
BRIGGS,
BROADFOOT,
BURNS,
EAGLE, George & family
FALCONER,
GARDINER, John & wife
GILLAS, L.M., Mr.
HOLDSHIP, W. Mr., W. jun. Mr. & Miss.
HORNE, Benjamin, Mr. & family
LAING, (for Sydney)
LEAKE,
M'CRAE, Alexander
M'CRAE, Christopher
MARTIN, John, Mr.
MURRAY, H.N., Mr.
RANKEN,
ROBERTSON, Adam Turnbull
ROBERTSON, Hugh & family
ROBERTSON, Thomas
ROSS,
SCOTT, John, Mr.
WHITTAL, Laurance, Mr.

rest un-named (for NSW)

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Anglia (1850)

Departed London 03 Nov 1849 with 155 immigrants (ncluding convict's families) on board arriving Hobart 03 Feb 1850.

Sources:
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p183.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Tuesday 5 February 1850, p2.

Passengers
COLREAVY, Family
KELLY, Margaret , Judith/Johanna, Walter, Mary, Ellen/Elleanor, Bridget, John & Lawrence

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ann (1829)

Departed Rio Janeiro 07 Mar 1829 with cargo and 34/37 passengers arriving Hobart 03/04 Jun 1829.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p157.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Friday 5 June 1829, p2.

Passengers
CASHMAN, John
CLEARY, Darby
HEILY, Dan
LEARY, John
MAYES, Matthew
MURRAY, Patrick
RING, John

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ann (1835)

Departed London arriving Launceston 19 Oct 1835 with 30 passengers on board.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p46.
Newspaper report Launceston Advertiser, Thursday 22 Oct 1835, p2.

Passengers
FORD, Elizabeth

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Anne Thompson (1851)

Departed Plymouth 25 Dec 1850, arriving Hobart 22 Apr 1851 with 3 passengers, 145 immigrants, wives and families of convicts on board.

Sources:
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Friday 25 April 1851, p2.

Passengers
CROSBIE/Y, Ann with Margaret, Richard & Mary
CROSBIE/Y, William & Ann
FERRYS / FERRIS, Louisa Clare
LYNCH, Maria
NEATE, Ann, Sophia & Frances

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Antipodes (1854)

Departed London arriving Hobart 06 Dec 1854 with 7 assisted immigrants and other passengers on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p97.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Thursday 07 Dec 1854, p2.

Passengers
BURNS, James & Mary (nee Rowe) with Mary, James, George, Elizabeth & John

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Antipodes (1857)

Departed London arriving Hobart 13 Sep 1857 with 1 assisted immigrant on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p101.
Newspaper report The Courier, Monday 14 September 1857, p2.

Passengers
KEHOE, John

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Antipodes (1858)

Departed Downs 03 Jun 1858 arriving Hobart 13 Sep 1858 with one cabin passenger and 4 steerage.

Sources:
Newspaper report The Courier, Monday 13 Sep 1854, p2.

Passengers

No current listings

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Antipodes (1860)

Departed London arriving Launceston 05 Dec 1860 with 160 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p105.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Thursday 6 December 1860, p2.

Passengers
OLIVER, Elizabeth Margaret
SPENCE, Margaret
WRIGHT, Matilda Elizabeth

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Antipodes (1861)

Departed London arriving Hobart 19 Oct 1861 with one immigrant on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p106.
Newspaper report The Mercury, Monday 21 Oct 1861, p2.

Passengers
CONWAY, Bridget

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Apolline (1842)

Departed London 21 May 1842, Plymouth 02 Jun 1842 with 222 immigrants on board, arriving Hobart 24 Sep 1842.
Also spelt Appoline.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p92.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p236.
Newspaper report The Courier, Friday 30 September 1842, p2.

Passengers
DENTON, James & Caroline
FREEMAN, James & Matilda with William, Thomas & Anne
GEEVES, William & Mary (nee Osbourne) with John, Isaac, Charles & Stephen
GRIGGS, Caroline
GRIGGS, Elizabeth
GRIGGS, James Gillman
GRIGGS, Susannah Faulkner
HITCHCOCK, George
KNIGHT, Thomas Henry & Elizabeth
LONG, James
MACKRELL, Thomas & Mary with family
SOMERTON / SUMMERTON, Ann
SOMERTON / SUMMERTON, Gayton

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Arab (1842)

Arrived Launceston 30/31 Mar/01 Apr 1842, departed London 07 Nov 1841 with 104 passengers including Wm Lawrence & 198 immigrants/282 immigrants. 5 births & 3 deaths during voyage.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Saturday 2 April 1842, p5.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p92.
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p224.

Passengers
ADAMS, Richard & Margaret
CHAPPLE, Isaac & family
CLARK, Joseph & Emily Ann with 2 children
COURT, George
HILDER, Thomas
JOHNSTONE, William & Martha
MOREY, Abraham
STEPHEN, George
SUMMERS, William
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth (Betsy) (child)
WILLIAMS, Isaac
WILLIAMS, John
WILLIAMS, Mary
WILLIAMS, Uriah

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ardent (1824)

Departed Dublin 13 Nov 1823 arriving Hobart 07 May 1824 with 55 passengers on board.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p96.
Newspaper report Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemenís Land Advertiser, Friday 07 May 1924, p2. (passenger list further down the page)

Passengers
MANING, Frederick
REYNOLDS, Elizabeth (nee Curran)
REYNOLDS, Laughlin

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Argonaut (1859) Black Swan to Launceston

Departed Liverpool 21 Jun 1859 arriving Melbourne 29 Sep 1859. 15 immigrants went on to Launceston per Black Swan arriving 03/04 Oct 1859.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p102.
Newspaper report The Argus, Friday 30 September 1859, p4.
Newspaper report Launceston Examiner, Tuesday 4 October 1859, p2.

Passengers
SCOLYER, William Andrew

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Atwick (1834)

Departed London 05 Sep 1833 with 29/32 passengers, arriving Hobart 15 Jan 1834.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p8.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier, Friday 17 Jan 1834, p3.

Passengers
BARBER, George & Ann

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Auriga (1831)

Departed London / England 06 Aug 1831 arriving Hobart 07 Dec 1831 with 14 passengers on board.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p192.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Wednesday 07 Dec 1831, p2.

Passengers
FLETCHER, James

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Aurora Australis (1862)

The 'Aurora Australis' departed London with 99 immigrants on board arriving Hobart 09 Jan 1862.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p107.
Newspaper report The Mercury, Friday 10 Jan 1862, p2.

Passengers
EATES, Jemima Ann
HAMMOND, Mary Ann
VICTORSEN, John

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Austral (1885)

Departed London arriving Melbourne May 1885, 19 immigrants travelled on to Launceston on the Mangana arriving 27 May 1885.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p123.
Newspaper report The Argus, Wednesday 27 May 1885, p4.

Passengers
WILLIAMS, Jonathon Parry

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Australasia (1852)

Departed Plymouth arriving Hobart 05 Dec 1852 with 221 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p93.
Newspaper report The Courier Wednesday 08 Dec 1852 p2.

Passengers
MAHONEY, Catherine
McCARTHY, Owen & Mary with 7 children
McQUADE, Abinah and family
McQUADE, James

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Australasia (1855)

The 'Australasia' departed from The Downs with 192 immigrants on board arriving Hobart 03 Jan 1855.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p97.
Newspaper report The Courier, Wednesday 03 Jan 1855, p2.

Passengers
BISHOP, John
BURBURY, Hannah
BURBURY, James
CALLAWAY, William & Emma (nee Rencher) with son William
McCARTHY, Teresa Mary
McGREGOR, Alexander, Doctor (Ship's Surgeon)
STRONG, Mary
TWEEDIE, Henry Veitch

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Updated: 16-Nov-2014