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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to SA Passenger Lists,1847-1886 see also SA German Lists

barque Homewood, 1,124 tons, Captain Thomas Purdy, from London 18th February 1875, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 8th June 1875

The South Australian Register, Wednesday 9 June 1875 p. 4

Shipping Intelligence.

ARRIVED. Tuesday, June 8.— HOMEW0OD, barque, 1,124 tons, Thomas Purdy, master, from London, February 18. P. Santo and Co., agents, Town and Port.
Passengers —Mrs. Purdy and family in the cabin ;
and R. Prosser, Elizabeth and Edith Clark, Mary A. Hoare, Charles Radford, John Craddock, Peter Jolly, Ann and Caroline Matthis, Fred. Flowers, Enoch Summers, John Bell, George, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, George, and Paul Broadhurst, John Baylan, Robert Butler, Robert Curran, James, Bridget, and Honora Crawley, Paul, Mary, Elizabeth, and Paul Evans, William Greenslade, Maria Jacques, John Nolan, John and Pat Ryan, John Saunders, Dan Sullivan, Thomas Walsh and Geo, Wakeham, in the steerage.

. . . . — 5th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1875 ; —0— births and —-0— deaths on the passage ; Dr. Stride, surgeon-superintendent.
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, CPCH = Colonial Passage Certificate Holders ; CFPCH = Colonial Full Paid Passage Holders ; UKA = United Kingdom Assisted Passage regulation ; UKFPPR = United Kingdom Full Paid Passage regulation ; FP = Free Passage. — Robert

HOMEWOOD, from London— 8,436 bdls., 148 hdds., 1,949 cases, 333 bales, 33 crates, 101 grindstones, 692 casks, 2.1S3 bars, 142 axle arms, 2 castings, 212 pipe-boxes, 1 wheel, 2 boilers, 12 forge backs, 12 fire irons, 102 plough wheels, 12 soleplates, 24 slades, 15 frames, 3 drums, 2,001 deals, 217 barrels, 50 qr. casks, 25 tons coal, 202 kegs, 665 drums oil, 1,178 bags, 30 trunks boots, 215 tanks, 2 parcels, 949 boxes, 4,136 pkgs., 26 machines, 5 tons pig iron, 60S sashweights, 68 campovens, 75 covers for do., 33 anvils, 8 stoves,10 ranges 20 half -casks.
Per Homewood, from London—
For James Scott and Sons— 10 casks register stoves, 2 do. tools, 5 do. zinc, 14 do. Paints, 5do. Bolts and nuts, 6 hhds, oil, 3 do. hoiloware,10 kegs, 915 bars, 200 bdls. hoop iron, 8 pkgs. Avery's machines, 2 cases coffin  Furniture, 8 do. Woodware.


The shipping movements in the Gulf presented an interesting spectacle on Tuesday, when day broke cold, blowy, and rough. As soon as the morning was light enough for people to perceive the horizon three stranger 3 were noted as having arrived. Three vessels also were ready for an early start, and the wind being as fair as could be wished, Pilot Woolnough in the Lass of Gawler soon canted and set sail.
Meanwhile the steamer Glenelg came out for her first towing, and after sundry manoeuvres got hold of the Julia Ann, but the Eleanor headed away with the Star of Mersey in tow. While these were steaming over the ground the two spare pilots found occupation on board exempt ships.
The Helen White took one and the Phillis the other, and they vied to reach the Port as early as possible. Sails were soon loosed on board the brig, and in the barque the hands were double quick at lifting the anchor, while the Witch of the Wave was hurrying up from a leeward most berth.
The Phillis led over the bar, having set all plain sail in less than 20 minutes ; but the Helen White soon followed. The Witch being in lighter trim came up astern, and at the Point passed the barque, and the brig further on. All three vessels were sailed to the wharf creditably. Meanwhile the Athena was lying at anchor dead to windward, with her ensign flying for steam; but as. soon as a boat reached her and delivered orders - for Wallaroo, the flag was hauled down, and the hands were set to wind up the anchor with a doleful song. Captain Inglis reports having left Newcastle on the 22nd ult, and southerly winds continued till, his passing Kent's Group on June 2. There he picked up a fine east wind which carried the craft to the Passage, and thence baffling winds prevailed..
After receiving instructions to proceed she soon weighed anchor and stood well away to the westward, next tacked, and made a good lead down the Gulf.
The strong breeze of Tuesday morning fell away, but when the Homewood was signaled there was a prospect of the wind continuing. Unfortunately, however, it became lighter, and the official boat had a long cruise to that ship. She was  boarded during the afternoon, and when the pilot found how much water she would require for the passage of the bars he anchored to await the ensuing springs.

The Homewood is a fine Canadian-built vessel, belonging to New Brunswick, and her selection to carry Assisted passengers was a good one, The voyage has been marked by much fine weather 'tad light winds, therefore it has been extended. She left London on February 18, and had light airs down the Channel, but on the third day was well clear of the land. The north-east trades were first felt on March 3, in 28° N., and continued till the crossing of the Line on the 22nd, in 27° 20' W. After an interval of calm a northeast wind continued through the region usually devoted to south-east trades. On May 1 the ship was off the Cape in 40° 54' S., and on May 17 she passed between the islands of St. Paul's and Amsterdam. Thence to Cape Leuwin strong gales prevailed, but on her closing in with the land variable weather set in. On the morning of the 7th Cape Borda was sighted. 

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
UKAP Broadhurst George 37 Labourer 178/2   Dudley, Staffordshire  
    Sarah Jane (Evans) 34          
    Margaret 15          
    Elizabeth 6          
    George 4          
    Paul inf          
UKAP Evans Paul 34 Labourer 475/3   Barrow, Lancashire born Tipton, Staffordshire
    Mary Ann (Groom ?) 31          
    Elizabeth 5          
    Paul 1          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
UKAP Ball John H. 34 Fitter 67/2   England  
CPC Boylan John 21 Carpenter 159/1   Ireland  
UKAP Butler John 25 Tailor 215/1   Ireland  
UKAP Craddock John 31 Groom -   England  
UKAP Crowley James 23 Agr. Labourer 351/3   Ireland  
UKAP Curran Robert 32 Agr. Labourer 359/3   Ireland  
UKAP Flower / Flowers Fred. A.P. 20 Labourer 513/3   England  
UKAP Greenslade William 22 Agr. Labourer 614/3   England  
UKAP Jolly / Jolley Peter 22 Bootmaker 854/2   England  
CPC Nolan John 20 Labourer 1192/1   Ireland  
UKAP Radford Charles 19 Agr. Labourer -   England  
UKAP Ryan John 31 Agr. Labourer 1410/1   Ireland  
UKAP Ryan Patrick 23 Agr. Labourer 1411/3   Ireland  
UKAP Sanders John 21 Agr. Labourer 1423/1   England  
UKAP Sullivan Dan 18 Labourer -   England  
UKAP Summers Enoch J. 24 Gardener -   England  
UKAP Wakeham George J. 24 Plasterer 1658/2   England  
CPC Walsh Thomas 20 Labourer 1668/1   Ireland  
Single Women & children
CPC Hoare Mary A. 30 Matron 748/1   England  
UKFP Clark Edith 3 child     England  
UKFP Clark Elizabeth 26 Domestic Servant     England  
CPC Crowley Bridget 17 Domestic Servant 351/3   Ireland  
CPC Crowley Honora 15 Domestic Servant 351/3   Ireland  
CPC Jacques Maria 36 Domestic Servant     Ireland  
CPC Mathias Ann 35 Housekeeper     England  
CPC Mathias Caroline 8 child     England  
UKFP Prosser Rabina / Robina 20 Domestic Servant     England  

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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