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African - arrivals in South Australia - Index

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African - arrivals in South Australia - Index

Many families and some single persons arrived in South Australia, a free settlers State in the 1850's to 1880's.

In working with these records it has been noticed that many did not stay in South Australia.

They may have gone directly to the Goldfields, many appear in Victoria Australia and Queensland. This project will list these persons and profiles may be added to it, the main purpose being to trace when they arrived, how old they were and where they may have settled.

NB. They lived in Africa when they emigrated, but possibly may not all have been born there.

See ships lists for details and stories of the voyage... they provide, age, occupation (add to occupations projects here), deaths on board, births and a number like "148/3" which refers to the Genealogy SA searchable database. If they have a number, it is more likely they either married, gave birth to a child or remained in South Australia.

Source: The Ships List

If you have information on passengers or need help locating them on the tree, start a discussion here..


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Royal Adelaide Hospital Admissions 1840-1904 Download PDF

Lname: Fname: DateAd: Age: Married: Religion: Residence: Occupation: Born: Resided: Vessel:

  • Abernethy George J 21/01/1880 16 S Church of England Glanville Clerk South Africa 14 y "Orient"
  • Aronson Mac 03/06/1904 22 S Salvation Army Gillies Plains Gardener South Africa 4m "Argus"
  • Barlow John Joseph 05/04/1892 49 S Church of England Pirie St Coachman South Africa 16y DIED 06/04/1892
  • Blunderfield Elizabeth 13/09/1901 17 S Protestant Bay Rd School Child Africa 16y "Favourite"
  • Blunderfield Mary A 13/09/1901 53 M Protestant Bay Rd Africa 16y "Favourite"
  • Boyle William 13/02/1891 52 M SS Tekoa Fireman Africa 1d "SS Tekoa" DIED 28/02/1891
  • Buckland Jarvis 08/09/1902 Prospector South Africa 18y
  • Collins Catherine Jane 16/11/1903 69 W Church of England Reed Banks Africa 66y "Lady Bruce"
  • Delevante Abraham 08/10/1883 40 M Jewish Port Adelaide Lumper Africa 26y "African"
  • Douglas William 21/01/1886 40 M Church of England Hesperus Quatermaster South Africa 1d "Hesperus"
  • Gee John 05/08/1903 43y M Church of England North Adelaide Clerk South Africa 21y "Chitton"
  • Gee John Pierce 15/09/1904 44y M Church of England Hill Street, North Adelaide Clerk South Africa 21y "Chitoor"
  • Gilbert John Henry 16/06/1864 66y W Protestant Adelaide Cordial Manufacturer Africa 16y "Sarah"
  • Heneries Joseph 03/12/1889 47y M Roman Catholic Carrington Street Laborer Algiers, "Africa"
  • Kent Louisa 03/08/1899 37y M Wesleyan Eastwood South Africa 36y ?
  • Lawrence John 27/12/1898 26y S Church of England Wallaroo Laborer Africa 5y
  • Layton Elizabeth 10/04/1885 21y S Roman Catholic Hanson Street Servant Africa 6y "Holmesdale"
  • Mann Peter 12/10/1889 19 y S Church of England Southhummocks Labourer Africa 9 y ?
  • McArthur mary 17/11/1897 23 M Church of England Birkenhead Africa 19 y "Lusitania"
  • Mossop James 01/12/1888 43 y M Church of England Hindmarsh Labourer South Africa 39 y ?
  • Page Melinda 12/04/1898 15 y S Baptist St. Leonards Africa 14 y "Napoleon"
  • Perkins Harry 14/11/1895 39 y S Church of England Hansen St Canvasser South Africa 6 m "Galio"
  • Ruthven Donald 08/09/1902 18 y S Presbyterian Beaumont Picture framer South Africa 17 y
  • Sager Joseph 23/09/1894 60 M Wesleyan Flinders St Green Grocer Yorkshire 8 Y From South Africa DIED 24/9/1894
  • Stepney Edward 27/11/1854 24 S Protestant Cook Africa 5 y
  • Stepney Edward 21/11/1864 40 S Protestant Adelaide Guinea, Africa "Sofaga" DIED 28/11/1864
  • Stober Robert 31/08/1870 47 M Wesleyan Port Adelaide Cook Sierra Leone, Africa 3 y "Murray" DIED 22/9/1870
  • Victoria Columbia 12/07/1888 50 M Ship "Grey Mannering" Cook & Steward Africa 3 w "Grey Mannering"


  • EVANS Mary Ann 7 Oct 1909 47y M Wesleyan Percy Court Sth Africa 23y
  • HASKELL Jos 31 Dec 1909 35y S Church of England "SS Greenich" Africa 1m


  • ADAMS Edgar Forestville 3-4-1911 26 y single CE Laborer Sth Africa 6 y "Burrumbeet"


  • Delvelle Thomas 11/12/1877 30 S Protestant Port Adelaide Jamaica 7d "Undaunted"
  • Edwards Thomas 25/08/1892 65 M Church of England Port Adelaide Lumper Jamaica 40y "Sebastian"
  • Edwards Thomas 07/01/1898 68 M Church of England Port Adelaide Labourer Jamaica 40y "Jno Norman"
  • Bardswell William 16/05/1864 39 W Protestant Port Adelaide Cook Kingston, Jamaica 1m "Ocean Chief"
  • Blanc Victor 24/01/1894 21 S Roman Catholic Dry Creek Smelter Jamaica 6y "Marseilles"
  • Buckley William 08/08/1894 17 S Roman Catholic Port Adelaide Seaman Jamaica 8m "Evelyn"
  • Brown William Joseph 06/12/1875 30 S Protestant Port Sailor Jamaica 16m "Govenor Musgrave" DIED17/02/1876
  • Gilbourne Daniel 23/07/1890 35y M Wesleyan Gouger Street Cook Jamaica 8y C Gelie? to Sydney
  • Gilbourne David 28/05/1901 47y M Wesleyan Gouger Street Cook Jamaica 16y ?
  • Hall William 14/06/1866 24y S Protestant Goolwa Laborer Black River, Jamaica 1y2m "Star Queen"
  • Hammond George Peter 20/10/1868 48y M Protestant Allendale Carpenter Kingston, Jamaica 28y
  • Henry William 23/02/1854 21y Cook Jamaica
  • Kelly William 02/12/1901 30y S Church of England Freemantle Music Hall Artist Jamaica 3y "Port Victoria"
  • Lothian William 22/01/1877 33y M Church of England Alma Plains Wheelwright Jamaica 3m "Omeo"
  • McGargill Stephen 26/01/1868 46 y M P? Bowden miner Port Royal Jamaica 24 y "Jane of France"
  • Oughton George 21/07/1896 54 y M Roman Catholic? Supreme Court hotel Statist Jamaica 38 y "Eagle"
  • Sheldrick James 16/07/1870 18 S Protestant Magill Seaman British Jamaica 1 y 2 m "Peer ?"
  • Shilletto James 23/03/1866 26 S Protestant Ship "Benda" Port Royal, Jamaica 5 d Benda
  • Spratt Emily 27/06/1895 26 S Roman Catholic House of Mercy, Queen St Servant Jamaica 8 y "Arcadia"
  • Swire William 24/04/1876 27 S Church of England Port Adelaide Sailor Jamaica 1 m "Tantallow Castle"
  • Vidal Dunstan 12/07/1888 57 W Church of England North Adelaide Labourer Jamaica 23 y "Harwich"
  • Wade Henry 09/03/1865 39 S Protestant Port Adelaide Seaman Kingston, "Jamaica Rover"
  • Watts James (bold) 04/05/1878 37 M Protestant Port Adelaide Seaman Jamaica 12 d "Clyde"
  • Williams George W 22/12/1890 41 S Church of England Ship "Barossa" A.B Jamaica 1 w Ship "Barossa"
  • Williams John 09/09/1865 30 S Protestant Port Adelaide Seaman Jamaica, West Indies 3 d "Goolwa"
  • Wordie Vaule 21/07/1891 39 M Wesleyan Pirie St Caretaker Jamaica 12 y "Holmesdale"
  • Wordil Vaules 01/09/1902 50 M Primitive Methodist 15 Moonta St Caretaker Jamaica 22 y "Holmesdale"
  • Wright Edward 16/09/1880 30 S Church of England Waymouth St Barman Jamaica 7 m "Jonathon Elder"

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