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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
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ship City of Adelaide, 794 tons, Captain Llewellyn Bowen, from London 11th April, Plymouth 18th April, 1873 arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 3rd July 1873

The South Australian Register, Friday 04 July 1873 p. 4

ARRIVED. Thursday. July 3:— City of Adelaide, ship, 791 tons, L. Bowen, master, from London April 11, via Plymouth April 18. Harrold Brothers, Town and Port, agents.
Passengers— Mr. and Mrs. Sison, Mrs. Bartlett. Mrs. Robinson, Rev. E. Bowen, Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Hockter [sic] and infant, Mrs. Smith, Messrs. Hosken, Darvall, Mrs. Hilson, Mrs. Astles and child, Dr. Astles (Surgeon-Superintendent), and Mrs. Phillips (Matron), in the cabin ; Messrs. Wells, Evans, and Moran, in the second cabin ; also 86 Government assisted immigrants, whose names appear elsewhere, in the steerage.:

. . . . — 1st ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1873 ; —0— births and —-0— deaths on the passage ; Harvey Eustace Astles, surgeon-superintendent.

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The Passenger List indicates the class of Emigrants, so in the list below, I have combined those lists, but have made notations alongside the family name, thus, Assisted Passage = AP ; Colonial Nominees = CN ; General Emigrants = GE ; General Passengers = GP ; Passage Paid = PP ; Remittance Emigrants = RE. — Robert
The South Australian Register, Friday 04 July 1873 p. 6
The resumption of immigration in a modified form has taken place in the arrival of the City of Adelaide, which called at Plymouth, and then embarked 107 souls, equal to 94½ statute adults. These were in addition to her own complement of passengers in the cabin, and for their accommodation the 'tween decks were fitted up in the usual manner of bygone days, save and except it was not entirely clear, for a space before the main hatchway was filled with cargo. However, the single men had a good compartment forwards, while the married couples were berthed on the starboard side of the main hatchway. There were not many families, though over 20 souls, great and small people, occupied the space allotted to that class, There were 7 males and 11 females, with 6 male children and 12 female children. Of single men there were 26, all healthy looking persons, who ought, from appearances, to make good colonists. There are 25 single females, some of whom are servants ; but the greater proportion have arrived through the advice of friends in the colony. ln the industrial columns there are 20 described as servants, 6 as housekeepers, 2 as dressmakers, 9 as copper miners, 16 as laborers, with 1 as printer's laborer. In nationality the English preponderate, numbering 69 ; while of Irish there are 37, and a canny Scot alone represents his nation.

During the voyage the passengers seem to have enjoyed very good health, and on arrival were in excellent spirits. The time had been considerably enlivened by some private theatricals and other diversions of a like description, in which the crew and passengers have united to produce amusement which was highly appreciated. The captain  has so far secured the good wishes of his passengers that in addition to a flattering testimonial, which may be read in the customary column, a general desire to make him a handsome present resulted in the  idea being put into a perfect state for realisation as soon as the magnificent donations can be expended at Wendt's. Of the Doctor the people are loud in praise ; for while his discipline was somewhat strict, as soon all hands found it was for their  welfare there  was no more trouble. The passengers, with one exception, where pleased with their  treatment, ship, and officers. All the passengers were passed, and as soon as possible Mr. Sison and several of the passengers landed at the jetty. The City set all sail on day of arrival with intent to proceed into harbor, but the wind headed her, and she was obliged to await the tug, which will take her in this morning.

This fine vessel has brought the first lot of immigrants under the amended regulations. She,   after leaving London, called at Plymouth, and on quitting that port had 107 souls, equal to 94½ statute adults. For the accommodation of the emigrants the 'tween decks were fitted up as in bygone days, except that the space was not entirely clear, a part before the main hatch way being filled with cargo. The single men had a good compartment forward, while the married couples were berthed on the starboard side of the main hatchway. There were not many families on board. The single men are healthy-looking, and ought from all appearance to make good colonists. Some of the single females are domestic servants, but the greater proportion have arrived under arrangements made by friends in the colony. The industrial column of the passenger return includes servants,   housekeepers, dressmakers, copper miners, and labourers. In nationality the English preponderate, and the Irish are numerous, while there is merely one Scotchman. During the voyage the people enjoyed good health, and upon their arrival they were in excellent spirits. The time has been considerably enlivened by private theatricals and other entertainments, in which the crew and passengers united to produce amusement, which was highly appreciated. The captain so secured the esteem of the voyagers that in addition to a flattering address, which may be found in the customary place, a general desire was expressed to make, him a handsome present, and this idea will be carried out. The travellers are loud in praise of the doctor, and although his discipline was stringent, yet when it was fully realized that this was for mutual welfare there was no trouble. It is said that there is never a rose without a thorn, and although the company as a whole had a good opinion of the treatment of the officers, at the last one malcontent complained because his wife was not supplied with bottled porter. All the people were passed by the Health Officer, and as soon as possible Mr. Sison and several of the cabin passengers landed at the Semaphore Jetty.
The City of Adelaide set all sail upon the day of her arrival, with the intention of proceeding into harbour; but the wind headed her, and She was obliged to wait for the tug's services on. Friday morning. An elaborately scheduled return of the whole of the passengers on board has reached us, but the names of the occupants of the cabin we give in the shipping column, and the detailed information regarding the immigrants we subjoin here: —
Nationality. :—

English —Isabella Davis, aged 25 years, occupation, servant ; Jane Davis, 23, servant ; Elizabeth Edwards, 45, housekeeper ; Bessie Edwards, 11 ; Sarah Edwards, 10 ; Jane Ford, 44 ; Mary A. Griffin, 34 ; Elizabeth K. Griffin, 5 ; Susan Hood, 17, servant ; Elizabeth Nancarrow, 19 ; Mary Nancarrow, 14 ; Ann Orchard, 56 ; Elizabeth Rowe, 44 ; Richard Rowe, 9 ; William Rowe, 7 ; Stephen Rowe, 3 ; Elizabeth Rowe, 18 ; Christiana Rowe, 16 ; Fanny Scotcher, 23 ; Susan Sincock, 18 ; Frank Saffin, 8 ; Harriet Winter, 28 ; Isabella Phillips, 34, matron of ship, husband in colony ;. Jabez Griffiths, 24, printer ; Eliza A. Griffiths, 24 ; Laura E. Griffiths, 1 ; Amy Griffiths, 1 ; John Harris, miner ; Grace Harris, 22 ; Simon Harris 1 ; William Nancarrow, 44, miner ; Elizabeth Nancarrow, 43 ; Sarah A. Nancarrow, 11 ; John R. Nancarrow, 9 ; Maria Nancarrow, 5 ; Isaac P. Rowe, 22, miner ; Charity Rowe, 22 ; Elizabeth Rowe, 1 ; Alfred Stribling, 43 labourer ; Emily Stribling, 40 ; Edward Chas. Atkins, 21, labourer ; Wm. Ford, 22 miner ; Martin Ford, 18, miner ; James Hall, 18, labourer ; Paul Ludgate, 25, labourer ; John McMahen, 21, labourer ; David W. Moyse, 20, miner ; Wm. H. Nancarrow, 20, miner ; Joseph T. Nancarrow, 17, miner ; and Wm. Steddon, 23, miner.
Scotch —Walter Fraser, 17, labourer.
Irish —Ellen Allen, I8, servant ; Honora Allen, 16, servant ; Bridget Baker, 17, servant ; Mary Cunningham, 26, servant ; Mary Fex, 17,   servant ; Catherine Fitzpatrick, 36 ; Bridget Fitzpatrick, 10 ; Ann Gillon, 26, servant ; Mar garet McMahon, 27 ; Mary Mahony, 20 ; Ellen O'Donoghue, 18 ; Norah O'Donoghue, I8 ; Bridget Kelly, 9 ; Bridget O'Leary, 20 ; Ann O'Leary, 8 ; Margaret Woods, 26 ; Hannah Woods, 23; John Allen, 39, labourer ; Ellen Allen, 38 ; James Hayes, 22, labourer ; Mary Hayes, 20 ; Mary Hayes, 1 ; Michael Allen, 20, labourer ; John Cunningham, 28, labourer ; James Dobe, 22, labourer ; Henry Dobe, 22, labourer ; Thos. Fitzpatnck, l6, labourer ; Andrew Fitzpatrick, 13 ; Edward Morony, 19, labourer ; Jas. O'Leary, 19, labourer ; Daniel Rabbitt, 23, labourer ; Christopher Smyth, 22, labourer ; Patrick Tierney 26, labourer ; and   Nicholas Waters, 21, labourer.

Totals —
Colonial passage certificate-holders — English, 45 ; Scotch, 1 ; Irish, 36.
Assisted passage regulations — English, 1.
Full-paid passage regulations — English, 2.
Free passage regulations— English, 1.
Totals—English, 49 ; Scotch, 1 ; Irish, 36.
Classification — Married men, 7 ; married women, 11 ; single men, 24 ; single women, 26 ; children from 1 to 12 — boys, 5 ; girls, 10 ; children under one year, 3.

GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers
Surgeon Superintendent report.
" Deaths on the voyage"
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
    No records found  
Surgeon Superintendent Report "Births on Board"
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
    No records found    

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women & children ; transcriber notes

Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
  Astles Harvey Eustace   Surgeon-superintendent     Halstead, Essex born about 1840, Worcester, Worcestershire
    Louisa (Gurr)           born about 1845, Sissinghurst, Kent | married 1865, Lewisham, Kent
    Harrvey Wynne           born 1st qtr 1871, Halstead, Essex
  Hocter / Hoctor Rev. John Francis   Clerk B     born about 1848, Ireland
    Katherine Matilda (Bulkeley)           born about 1843, London | married 1871, Mountmellick, Ireland
    Isabella Frances Katherine           born 1872, Mountmellick, Ireland
  Bowen Rev. Edward C.J.            
  Hosken / Hoskin Joseph E.            
  Darvall Alfred            
  Pleydell T.G.            
  Bartlett Mrs. M.A.R.            
  Robinson Mrs. Bessie P.            
  Smith / Smyth Mrs. Fanny W.            
  Hilson / Hillson Mrs. Mary A.            
  Sison Lucy            
Second Cabin
  Evans Henry            
  Moran Patrick            
Steerage - Families
  Allen John 39 Labourer 18/2 D Ireland with family ?
    Ellen 38          
  Edwards Elizabeth Ann (Nancarrow) 45 Housekeeper / widow -   Redruth, Cornwall  
    Bessie 11          
    Sarah Jane 10          
  Griffiths Jabez Thomas 24 Printer -   Coppenhall Monks, Cheshire born in Ireland
    Eliza Ann (Orchard) 24         with mother Ann Orchard
    Laura E. 1          
    Amy 1          
  Hayes James 22 Labourer 702/1 B Ireland  
    Mary (Murray) 20          
    Mary 1          
  Harris John 33 Miner 678/2 B Redruth, Cornwall  
    Grace (Hosking) 22          
    Simon 1          
  Nancarrow William 44 Miner 1163/2 D Redruth, Cornwall with family
    Elizabeth Jane (Raby) 43          
    Sarah Ann 11          
    John Raby 9          
    Maria 5          
  Rowe Isaac Penberthy 22 Miner 1397/3 B Ludgvan, Cornwall with mother and siblings
    Charity Carbis (Martin) 22          
    Elizabeth Martin 1          
  Stribling Alfred 43 Labourer 1558/1 D London, England  
    Emily (Atkins) 40         with son
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
  Allen Michael 20 Labourer 18/3   Ireland  
  Atkins Edward Charles 21 Publican 42/3   London, England with mother
  Cunningham John 28 Labourer 357/3   Ireland  
  Dobe Henry 18 Labourer 409/3   Ireland  
  Dobe James 22 Labourer 409/3   Ireland  
  Fitzpatrick Andrew 13 child 507/3   Ireland  
  Fitzpatrick Thomas 16 Labourer 507/3   Ireland  
  Ford Martin 18 Miner 518/2   Gwennap, Cornwall with mother
  Ford William Luke 22 Miner 518/3  
  Fraser Walter 17 Labourer 530/1   Scotland  
  Hall James 18 Labourer 647/1   England  
  Ludgate Paul 25 Labourer -   England  
  McMahon John 21 Labourer -   England  
  Morony Edward 19 Labourer -   Ireland  
  Moyse David W. 20 Miner 1142/2   England  
  Nancarrow Joseph Towan 17 Miner 1163/2   Redruth, Cornwall with parents
  Nancarrow William Henry 20 Miner  
  O'Leary James 19 Labourer -   Ireland  
  Rabbitt Daniel 23 Labourer 1325/1   Ireland  
  Schenstone David 38 - 1476/1   -  
  Smyth Christopher 22 Labourer -   Ireland  
  Stodden William 23 Miner -   England  
  Tierney Patrick 26 Labourer - M? Ireland  
  Waters Nicholas 21 Labourer 1680/1   Cork  
Single Women & children
  Phillips Isabella 37 Matron     England Husband in Colony
  Allen Ellen 18 Servant     Ireland  
  Allen Honora 17 Servant     Ireland  
  Baker Bridget 17 Servant     Ireland  
  Cunningham Mary 26 Sevant     Ireland  
  Davis Isabella 26 Servant     England  
  Davis Jane 23 Servant     England  
  Fitzpatrick Bridget 10 Servant     Ireland  
  Fitzpatrick Catherine 34 Servant     Ireland  
  Ford Jane 44 Servant     Gwennap, Cornwall with sons
  Fox Mary 11 child     Ireland  
  Gillan Ann 26 Servant     Ireland  
  Griffin Elizabeth R. 5 child     England  
  Griffin Mary A. 34 Servant     England  
  Hood Susan 17 Servant     England  
  Kelly Bridget 9 child     Ireland  
  Malony Mary 20 Servant     Ireland  
  McMahon Margaret 27 Servant     Ireland  
  Nancarrow Elizabeth Jane 19 Servant     Redruth, Cornwall with parents | married William Bartley
  Nancarrow Mary [aka Minnie] 14 Servant 225/1   with parents | married John Cain
  O'Donoghue Ellen 21 Servant     Ireland  
  O'Donoghue Norah 18 Servant     Ireland  
  O'Leary Anne 8 child     Ireland  
  O'Leary Bridget 20 Servant     Ireland  
  Orchard Ann 56 Servant / widow     Coppenhall Monks, Cheshire with daughter Eliza Ann (Orchard) Griffiths
  Rowe Christania Penberthy 16 Servant 753/1   Ludgvan, Cornwall  
  Rowe Elizabeth Jane 18 Servant 1395/2    
  Rowe Elizabeth (Penberthy) 44 Servant / widow   with son
  Rowe Richard Nicholas 9 child    
  Rowe Stephen Thomas 3 child    
  Rowe William James 7 child    
  Saffin Frank 8 child 1416/2   Wiveliscombe, Somerset with mother Harriet Winter / Saffin
  Scotcher Fanny 23 Servant     England  
  Sincock Susan 18 Servant     Falmouth, Cornwall  
  Winter Harriet Victoria 28 Servant     Wiveliscombe, Somerset with son, Frank Saffin
  Woods Hannah 23 Servant     Ireland  
  Woods Margaret 28 Servant     Ireland  

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formerly ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference ; FreeBMD ; UK census'

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