Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Trove Tuesday - Ship Calliance

My great-great grandfather, John MORGAN, and his sisters Margaret and Bridget arrived in Australia on the ship Calliance in 1855.

A search of Trove produced a couple of differing accounts.

The ship Calliance brings 314 Government immigrants, classified as follows:— 42 married couples, 123 single women, ?0 single men, and 55 children. One death has occurred during the passage, but the immigrants generally have enjoyed good health throughout, and Captain Hoddle speaks very highly of their general conduct.


There are 42 married couples brought by the Calliance, 155 single women, 20 single men, and the same number of children.


A little further information

4 comments:

  1. Just one ship among many. But what a mammoth task it would be to trace the descendants of those 314 immigrants to see the many and varied ways they have had an effect on life on Australia.

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    1. It sure would be a mammoth task but a very interesting one I think Barbara :)

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  2. So interesting to see what went on back then. I love reading about things on Trove, the report is so different to how it is done today. Good idea for a post "Trove Tuesday"...I might need to copy you :)

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    1. I'm definitely hooked on Trove too Georgie, feel free to copy :)

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