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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 West Australian, 599 tons, Captain S.J. Andrews, from London 5th November 1874, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 4th February 1875

The South Australian Register, Friday 5 February 1875 p. 4

Shipping Intelligence.

Arrived Thursday February  4.
WEST AUSTRALIAN, barque, 599 tons, S.J. Andrew, master, from London November 5, Downs 6. D. and J. Fowler. Town and Port, agents.
Passengers— Dr. L. J. Hughes, in the cabin and Messrs. Wm. Carstairs, Jno. Carlin, Thos. Halliday, Elizabeth, Thos., Robert, James, William, and Richard Halliday, Fred. Pepall, Jas. H. Nichols, Jno. D. Sutherland, James, Jas. H, and Walter Stokes, Geo. Woodriffe, Elizabeth Wide, and Henry, Walter, and William Wide, in the steerage.

. . . . — 1st ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1875 ; —0— births and —-0— deaths on the passage ; Dr. L.J. Hughes, 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

WEST AUSTRALIAN, from London— 321 boxes, 2,647 cases, 46 crates, 1,325 bdls., 101 hhds., 227 bales, 1 parcel Samples, 10 pkgs., 23 casks, 40 arms and boxes, 55 plates, 234 kegs, 1 truss, 2,171 bars, 100 firkins, 10 qr.-casks, 20 brls., 8 tierces, 151 drums, 1 wheel, 1 engine, 1 boiler, 5 pnebus., 12 barrow-wheels, 34 bdls. bars, 2 rolls lead, 1,307 sash weight's, 25 machines, 150 bdls. wire, 2 baskets, 400 bdls, wire, 128 bdls. tubes, 1 uptight, 1 block, 400 pipes, 30 bends, 12 whickered jars, 1,138 staves, 2 foxhounds, 2 wooden houses.
Per West Australian, from London —
For A. Kauffmann, Leigh-street — 2 grand walnut pianos, 3 oblique do. do., 1 case ironmongery.
For A. Simpson and. Son— 286 boxes. 3 cases, 55 plates, 677 bars, 355 bdls.
For Donaldson, Andrews, and Sharland— 300 casks.
For S. Mayfield and Son— 2 bales.
For Main and Geyer— 1 tierce, 1 drum, 4 caser.
For H.L. Vosz— 128 bdbl. tubes, 4 Casks, 1 case, 400 pipes, 36 bends.
For F. H. Faulding and Co.— 12 Whickered jars, 14 cases, 5 casks, 1 bale, 6 pkgs.
For Brown and Wood— 440 bdls.
For D. and J. Fowler— 480 pkgs.
For W. T. Flint-63 pkgs.
For Robin and Birk.— 15 cases.
For G. and P. Wills— 79 cases, 23 bales.
For Good, Toms, and Co — 71 pkgs. drapery.
For W. O. Buik and Co.— 18 cases Shakspeare and Windsor sewing-machines, 17 crates dinner sets, 9 hhds. glassware.


The West Australian, from London, has made a very fair passage, and upon reaching the anchorage on Thursday at tide time she was towed into harbour. Captain Andrew reports leaving London on November 5. Light airs predominated during the passage of the British Channel. On the 11th she was off the Lizard, where a fine west-north-west wind was fallen in with, and this continued until she reached inshore of the Island of Madeira. The favourable wind caused a rapid run to the north-east trades, and on December 4 the line was crossed in 28° 3O' W.
Here the weather became light and variable, with occasional moderate south east winds, which took the barque to lat. 17° S. A strong gale then from north-east was accompanied by a heavy south west sea, in which the vessel laboured furiously, but no serious damage was done. About 200 miles north-west of Tristan there was another interval of light baffling winds, So provoking in delaying progress that 14 days were spent before the craft passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope in 43°30' S. There followed an excellent run down the easting, and on January 24 she was off the Leuwin, where three days boisterous weather was experienced. Subsequently a fair wind set in, and it continued until within 200 miles of Cape Borda, when east winds again brought the ship on a bowline. On Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock, the Borda light was sighted, and although it was a coarse dirty night, the master shaped his course and kept the ship head-reaching all night Towards I0 the next morning she stood in towards Glenelg, dipped the ensign to H.M.S. Pearl, and headed up for the anchorage, where she was boarded before noon. She has a few assisted passengers, who are in excellent health.

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 Halliday Thomas 33 Labourer 652/1   Old Cumnock, Ayrshire with family
    Elizabeth (Jamieson) 35          
    Thomas 11          
    Robert J. 5          
    James 1          
UKAP Wride William 24 Stockman 1747/2   Bridgwater, Somerset  
    Elizabeth (Lane) 25          
    Henry 8         age ?
    Walter 1          
Names Age Occupation B-index BMD Residence Remarks
  Last Given
Single Men
UKAP Carlin John 30 Mason 238/1   Scotland  
CPC Carstairs William 39 Baker 243/3   Roxburgh  
CPC Christensen Jeanes 32 Agr. Labourer 271/3   Foreigner  
UKAP Halliday Richard 27 Labourer 652/1   Old Cumnock, Ayrshire with parents
UKAP Halliday Willaim 24 Labourer 652/2  
UKAP Nicholls James H. 23 Labourer 1182/2   England  
UKAP Pepall Frederick Wilddayrell 19 Builder's labourer 1267/3   Clapham, Surrey  
UKAP Stokes James Henry 17 Shoemaker -   Shoreditch St Leonard, Middlesex  
UKFP Stokes Jane 60 Launderess      
CPP Stokes Walter Edward 21 Shoemaker 1553/1    
UKAP Sutherland John 18 Labourer -   Scotland  
UKAP Woodruff George 21 Labourer 1741/1   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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