Tasmanian Immigrant Ships List - "O" 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.


Ocean Chief (1855)

The Ocean Chief departed Liverpool 11 Jan 1855 arriving in Hobart 25 Mar 1855 with 380 immigrants on board. Also on board were 129 James Baines immigrants to Melbourne from Liverpool.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p98.
Newspaper report Hobarton Mercury, Monday 26 Mar 1855, p2.

Passengers
ASHLIN, Ebenezer
BROADBENT, Nancy
BROADBENT, Sarah
BURTON, Emma
CRAW / CROW, John
IRELAND, Peter & family
MACKIE, Andrew
MORGAN, Henry
MORGAN, Thomas
WALKER, William
WALKER, William & Mary Ann with Anne, Jane, William John
WATSON, John
YOUD, John & Mary
YOUNG, Alexander

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ocean Chief (1856)

Departed Liverpool arriving Melbourne 25 Jan 1856, 30 immigrants travelled on to Hobart per City of Hobart arriving 28 Jan 1856 and 14 immigrants travelled on to Launceston per Lady Bird arriving 02 Feb 1856.

Sources:
Pearce, Ian & Cowling, Clare, Guide To The Public Records Of Tasmania, Section Four, Free Immigration, Archives Office of Tasmania, 1975, p100.
Newspaper report The Argus, Saturday 26 Jan 1856, p4.

Passengers
RANDALL, James & Eliza
TUCK, Emma

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ocean Queen (1840)

Departed London 06 Mar 1840 with 17 passengers, struck a rock near Flinders Island 11 Jul 1840. The passengers were picked up from Flinders Island and transferred to Launceston on the government brig Tamar arriving 25 Jul 1840.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p171.
Newspaper report The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemenís Land Gazette, Friday 31 Jul 1840, p3.

Passengers
SMITH, James

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Orelia (1827)

Departed England 16 Jun 1827 arriving in Hobart 06 Oct 1827 with 37/32 passengers on board.

Sources:
Information courtesy of Audrey Scarce.
Newspaper report Colonial Times & Tasmanian Advertiser, Friday 12 Oct 1827, p2.

Passengers
ABBOT, Mr. & Mrs. William with Maria & child
BROWN, Mr. & Mrs.
CASTLES, Mr. & Mrs. John with Charles, Joseph & Robert
CHARLIE, Mr. & Mrs.
CROPPER, Miss
LAYMAN, Charles (brother to George Layman)
LAYMAN, George
LEE, Edmund & Hannah with female child born on board
LEE, William & Mary
LOWES, Mr. & Mrs.
MAULS, James
MAULS, William
McCRAKIN, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander with John, Robert, Margaret, Sarah, Mary & Jane
MILLS, Mr.

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Orelia (1829)

Arrived Hobart 08 May 1829, departed London 13 Dec 1828, Bahia, general goods & sheep for VDL Co. 15 passengers went on to NSW.

Sources:
Information courtesy of Audrey Scarce
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1803-1833, Roebuck, 1983, p156.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Friday 08 May 1829, p2.

Passengers
BEST, James
BEST, James

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Oriental (1857)

Departed London 01 Apr 1857 arriving Hobart 25 Jul 1857 with 67 immigrants.

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 Hobart Town Mercury, Monday 27 Jul 1857, p2.

Passengers
DORRINGTON, John & Eliza with family
HILL, Sarah

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Orleana (1842)

Departed London / Plymouth 21 Mar 1842, arrived Hobart 03 / 04 Jul 1842 with 276 immigrants on board.

Sources:
Nicholson, Ian Hawkins, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1834-1842, Roebuck, 1985, p230.
Newspaper report Colonial Times, Tuesday 05 Jul 1842, p2.
Immigration Office report The Courier, Friday 08 Jul 1842, p2.

Passengers
CROCKER, Henry & Sarah (nee Coleman) with 4 children
GAY, Richard & Catherine (nee Rosewarne)
HIBBARD, John & Mary Ann
KEEP, Sussanah
PHILLIPS, John (Henry)
SKEGGS, Elizabeth
SKEGGS, Richard
SKEGGS, William
TOWNSEND, Eliza
TOWNSEND, John
TOWNSEND, Samuel
TUCK, George & Jane with Amelia
WILTON, John & Mary with Maryann, aged 2

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Ormuz (1922)

Departed England 18 Mar 1922. Arrived Freemantle 20 Apr 1922 then went on to other ports around Australia including Melbourne. The Hutton family went on to Launceston.

Sources:

Passengers
HUTTON, Herbert & family

(not a complete passenger listing)

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Updated: 09-Sep-2014