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"Leontine" (Ship) - European Pioneers to South Australia - 1848

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The Bremen ship Leontine was built at Vegesack/Grohn by Johann Lange for the Bremen firm of D. H. Wätjen & Co., being launched on 19 April 1844.

The South Australian Register Wednesday August 2 1848

Tuesday August 1, the Ship Leontine, 758 tons, William Ariaans, Master, from Bremen, 10th April.

We have the pleasure to greet the arrival of another large batch of German emigrants by the Bremen ship Leontine, the owner of which Mr Laun, formerly commander of the Heerjeebhoy Rustomjee Patel, has brought a quantity of cargo on his own account, consigned, with the vessel, to H. C. Stakemann, Esq., the German Consul. The Leontine left Bremen on the 10th April, and touching at Rio for water and to refresh the emigrants, stopped there for a week, making the passage thence in 50 days. The total number of emigrants is 262, of whom 28 are cabin passengers, and several of them capitalists, who intend to purchase land. Only one adult and two or three newly-born children died on the passage, and we are assured that the emigrants, several of whom are from Prussia, are, as a body, the finest set of people yet landed here from that part of Europe.

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Some of the passengers

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