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"Australia" (Ship) - European Pioneers to South Australia - 1855

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The ship "Australia", 530 tons, Captain C.A. Jansen, from Hamburg 1st November 1854, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 4th March 1855.

The South Australian Register, Monday March 5th 1855:

Arrival: the ship Australia, bringing 211 German and Prussian passengers, arrived at the lightship anchorage yesterday, previous to the departure from the river Elbe there was a sad mortality amongst the children, there being no fewer than 22 deaths of children and two of adults, arising from cold and damp. The births during the voyage were three in number. The Australia brings a very valuable cargo........then under imports a list longer than the passenger list, a sample is listed here ...30 tins coffee, 1 case containing a turner's bench, 1 carriage, and cooking utensils, 4 wheels, a purifying grain machine, 1 casks cucumbers, 2 cask chains and coffee mill, 2 cases tools, 3 cases furniture, and looking glasses, 24 boxes wine, 6 do. Maderia, 4 do. Rhenish wine, 4 do. Champagne, 4 do. Brandy, 1 barrel Cumin. ...and lots and lots of very unusual items of trade.

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