Shipping arrivals and departures : South Australia 1627-1850 : a guide for genealogists and maritime historians

by R. T. (Robert Thomas) Sexton, 1934-

Paperback, 1990


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This guide for genealogists and maritime historians, lists arrivals and departures of ships of all kinds - explorers, sealers, local coasters, whale ships, intercolonial and overseas traders, emigrant ships, government vessels, naval ships, yachts, pleasure boats, fishing boats, un-named boats that made coastal voyages, and vessels on the River Murray. Where available it gives details of vessels, names of captains and some prominent passengers.

The text is divided into three sections: the Exploring Era, which commenced with the discovery of Pieter Nuyts' Land by the Dutch in 1627; the Sealing Era; and the Colonial Period, following the establishment of the Province of South Australia in 1836. A ship index which also provides basic dimensions and the name of the builder, where known, indicates the years which should be searched for entries concerning a particular ship, and a person index indicates the name of vessels associated with nearly 3,000 companies or individuals who receive mention. A chronological list of all arrivals at Port Adelaide - the destination for the overwhelming majority of incoming shipping to South Australia - is provided for those who wish to know the names of ships arriving at a particular time.


[Ridgehaven, S. Aust.] : Gould Books, c1990.


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