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"Cygnet" (Barque) - Colonists to South Australia in 1836

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The Barque Cygnet, 238 om was built Sulkea, opposite Calcutta 1827. Owned by T. Ward of London. She departed London's Shadwell Basin on March 20th, 1836 via Gravesend March 20-24, the Downs March 24-April 2, Portland Roads April 5-6 and Rio June 21-July 8. with Captain John Rolls and 84 passengers. The Cygnet arrived Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island on September 11th, 1836 after putting into Rio de Janeiro for cuddy stores - 175 days, yet arrived 1 month after the Rapid - a great frustration to Colonel Light as half his survey party were on this vessel.

  • Arrived in Holdfast Bay on the 11th September 1836

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