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"Rajasthan" (Ship) - Colonists to South Australia in 1838

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  • Elizabeth Sanders (deceased)
    Elizabeth 'SANDERS Mrs John nee Elizabeth , son John arrived in SA 1838-11-16 aboard Rajasthan from London 38-07-26
  • John Sanders (deceased)
    John Sanders SANDERS Mrs John nee Elizabeth, son John arrived in SA 1838-11-16 aboard Rajasthan from London 38-07-26
  • Arabella Tapley (c.1820 - 1875)
    Arabella (McDonald?)TAPLEY Richard Edward, Arabella (wife), John Ed arrived in SA 1838-11-16 aboard Rajasthan from London 38-07-26Deaths* Name Arabella Tapley* Birth Year abt 1805* Age 70* Death Date 2...
  • John Edward Tapley (1838 - 1903)
    John Edward TapleyAustralian Marriages* Name John Edward Tapley* Father's Name Richard Edward Tapley* Spouse Name Ellen Masters Baker* Spouse's Father's Name Edward Baker* Marriage Date 25 Dec 1857* Ma...
  • John Tapley (1829 - 1919)

The Rajasthan

This 3 mast ship was built in 1837 in Bombay, and launched on July 19, 1837.

She departed from London on July 26th, 1838 with Capt. Duncan Ritchie, for Plymouth. On July 31st 1838 arriving in Adelaide November 16th, 1838 with 254 passengers (incl. 18 cabin, 34 second cabin)

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Some of the passengers:


Alexander, wife Jean MacDonald and son Donald arrived on the Rajasthan on 16 November 1838. Other passengers included Thomas O'Halloran, who later became Commissioner of Police, James Stewart and William Baker Ashton who were appointed the first Deputy Inspectors of Police, and six others who became Police Constables. It was not surprising that two days after arrival, Alexander was appointed to the first Police Force in the colony as one of nine Police Constables. Ref: MacIntyre


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