Voyage to London in 1871

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Voyage to London in 1871
Under command of Captain John Bruce
Departure port Port Adelaide
Departure date 18th November 1870
Arrival port London
Arrival date 3rd March 1871
Voyage duration 105 days

After being anchored in the Port River for a week after her arrival, the ship was docked at Company's Wharf in Port Adelaide for the remaining twelve weeks of her visit. She completed her loading over two days in mid-stream, then sailed from South Australia on 18 November 1870,[1] and arrived in London on 3 March 1871, a duration of 105 days.


Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Alan Platt, historian, specialising in the history of the City of Adelaide and its illustrious masters, we have a list of passengers who are known to have made the return voyage to England aboard the clipper. The list was compiled by Dr. Platt from data collected from Adelaide newspapers by R.T. (Bob) Sexton, noted South Australian maritime author.


Passenger List

No. Name in Newspaper /
on Passenger List
Individual
Wiki (GEDCOM) Page
Family/Household
Wiki (GEDCOM) Page
Cabin Class Birth Date Age Comment Ref.
1 Edmunds, Mrs. Edmunds, Edmunds Family First Class (Saloon)
2 Hall, Mr. Hall, Hall Family First Class (Saloon)
3 Hall, Mrs. Hall, Hall Family First Class (Saloon)
4 Moulden, Mrs. Moulden, Moulden Family First Class (Saloon)
5 Moulden, Miss Moulden, Moulden Family First Class (Saloon)
6 Smith, B. Smith, B. Smith Family First Class (Saloon)
7 Young, G. jnr Young, G. jnr Young Family First Class (Saloon)
8 Churchett, T. Churchett, T. Churchett Family Second Class Cabins
9 Liddiatt, J. Liddiatt, J. Liddiatt Family Second Class Cabins
10 McKinnon, Mr. McKinnon, McKinnon Family Second Class Cabins
11 McKinnon, Mrs. McKinnon, McKinnon Family Second Class Cabins
12 Mejury, Mrs. Mejury, Mejury Family Second Class Cabins
13 Mejury, Child Mejury, Mejury Family Second Class Cabins
14 Mejury, Child Mejury, Mejury Family Second Class Cabins
15 Mortimer, W. W. Mortimer, W. Mortimer Family Second Class Cabins
16 Robinson, Mrs. Robinson, Robinson Family Second Class Cabins
17 Robinson, Child Robinson, Robinson Family Second Class Cabins
18 Robinson, Child Robinson, Robinson Family Second Class Cabins
19 Ryan, T. Ryan, T. Ryan Family Second Class Cabins
20 Walker, F. Walker, F. Walker Family Second Class Cabins
21 Watson, G. Watson, G. Watson Family Second Class Cabins
22 Worsley, Mr. Worsley, Worsley Family Second Class Cabins




Crew List

This list is held by The National Archives at Kew in London, England. It requires personal attendance to retrieve and copy the ship's documents, and any help would be appreciated.

No. Name Wiki (GEDCOM) Page Birth Place Birth Date Age Position Wage Last Ship Date joined Place joined Date Left Place Left Reason Left Comment Ref.
1 Bruce, John Bruce, John - I2005 Perth abt 1840 30 Master City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London Remains [2]
2 Robins, Edward Joseph Robins, Edward Joseph - I20414 Mevagissey abt 1819 51 1st Mate 9-0-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London Remains [2]
3 Garrood, Henry Garrood, Henry - I20177 Chelmsford abt 1850 20 2nd Mate 5-0-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
4 Robinson, Frederick William Robinson, Frederick William - I20415 Cape Town abt 1849 21 3rd Mate 2-15-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
5 McIntosh, William McIntosh, William - I20309 Perth abt 1831 39 Carpenter 6-0-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
6 Gordon, Francis Gordon, Francis - I20190 Montrose abt 1835 35 Steward 6-0-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
7 Nicol, John Nicol, John - I20347 Hamburg abt 1827 43 Cook 5-0-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
8 Escott, Richard Escott, Richard - I20157 Taunton abt 1814 56 Boatswain 3-15-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged Mentioned in log book [2]
9 Brown, William Brown, William - I20061 Gravesend abt 1821 49 Sailmaker 3-15-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
10 Lewis, George Lewis, George - I21040 Liverpool abt 1825 45 AB 6-0-0 illegible 11 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
11 Smith, Henry Smith, Henry - I21070 Heligoland abt 1835 35 AB 6-0-0 illegible 11 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
12 Arrindle, William Arrindle, William - I21004 Belfast abt 1844 26 AB 6-0-0 illegible 11 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
13 Hobday, G Hobday, G - I21026 Deal abt 1831 39 AB 6-0-0 Emily Smith 12 Nov 1870 Adelaide 05 Mar 1871 Deal illness [2]
14 Flockton, William Flockton, William - I20164 London abt 1838 32 AB 6-0-0 Yarra 15 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
15 Rennie, John Rennie, John - I21060 Perth abt 1833 37 AB 2-15-0 Jane Cameron 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
16 Cameron, Alexander Cameron, Alexander - I20082 Perth abt 1833 37 AB 2-15-0 Ellen Keve 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
17 Russell, William Russell, William - I20424 London abt 1828 42 AB 2-15-0 Abergaldie 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
18 Taylor, Henry C Taylor, Henry C - I20487 Monmouth abt 1848 22 AB 2-15-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
19 Hodge, Alexander Hodge, Alexander - I20231 Forfarshire abt 1848 22 AB 2-15-0 City of Adelaide 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
20 Horsburgh, James Horsburgh, James - I21032 illegible abt 1849 21 AB 2-10-0 Defender 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
21 Meyer, William Meyer, William - I21047 Ireland abt 1851 19 AB 2-10-0 South Australian 21 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
22 Guest, James Guest, James - I21023 Birmingham abt 1832 38 Cook's Mate 0-1-0 none 09 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
23 Angus, George Angus, George - I21002 Stepney abt 1853 17 Assistant Steward 0-1-0 none 09 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
24 Jones, F Jones, F - I21035 Spalding abt 1847 23 Fore Cabin Steward 0-1-0 none 09 Nov 1870 Adelaide 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
25 Wright, C Wright, C - I21078 London abt 1851 19 Midshipman 0-1-0 none 24 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
26 Waters, William Waters, William - I21076 London abt 1854 16 Midshipman 0-1-0 none 24 May 1870 London 09 Mar 1871 London discharged [2]
27 Curtis, George Curtis, George - I20122 abt 1856 14 Apprentice indentured 17 Jun 1868 London Remains [2]
28 Bennett, Walter James Bennett, Walter James - I21011 abt 1857 13 Apprentice indentured 20 Aug 1867 London Remains [2]
29 Rose, Harry Taylor Rose, Harry Taylor - I21066 abt 1856 14 Apprentice indentured 24 Jun 1868 London Remains [2]
30 Reed, William Albert Reed, William Albert - I20394 abt 1855 15 Apprentice indentured 10 May 1867 London Remains [2]
31 Brown, Woolmer George Brown, Woolmer George - I20063 abt 1851 19 Apprentice indentured 05 Apr 1869 London Remains [2]
32 Stockman, Edward James Stockman, Edward James - I21072 abt 1855 15 Apprentice indentured 20 May 1870 London Remains [2]



Cargo List

The list of exporters follows.[3]

Exporter Goods Exporter Goods
Whyte, Counsell and Company 7 bales wool J White 95 bales wool
Harrold Brothers 297 bales wool Harrold Brothers 2 packages twine
Duffield and Harrold 127 bales wool Harrold and Duffield 100 bales wool
Sanders, James and Company 601 bales wool F Clark and Sons 107 bales wool
J Godfrey 14 bales wool W Peacock and Son 46 bales wool
J Darwent 95 bales wool P Auld 30 butts wine
W Ibister 17 bales wool W Duffield and Co. 61 bales wool
S Parnell 10 bales wool Duffield and Porter 270 bales wool
T Reynolds 31 casks wine G Young 1 bag gum, 38 tons bark
G Young 111 bales wool J M Linklater 101 bales wool
J H Angas 135 bales wool J Stilling and Company 51 bales wool
J and G Wilcox 3 cases gum J and G Wilcox 13 bales wool
T G Brown 2 cases wine Mrs Penfold 1 qr-cask wine
J Tidmarsh and Company 119 packages tallow W W Blyth 99 cart-arms
Paramatta Mining Company 1,807 bags copper ore J Colton 75 bales wool
J Colton 3 bales leather Adelaide Meat Company 292 cases meat
H C Rathgen 18 bales wool A Shannon 53 bales wool
J Brown 20 bales wool South Australian Institute 1 case
H Dawson 24 bales wool K Brice 6 bales wool
W Peacock and Son 170 bales wool W Peacock and Son 24 bales leather
T W Leach 1 case wine Captain Bruce 1 iron tank
Cleland and Company 100 pieces sandal wood M C Davies 11 cases cigars
M C Davies 2 cases snuff A Hallett 266 bales wool
English & Australian Copper Co. 215 cakes copper


Also on board were two snakes and a rat in a cage, as reported in the newspaper:[4]

—From the Register, Tuesday. May 16, 1871.— When the ship City of Adelaide left Port Adelaide on her last trip to London she had on board two very large snakes, consigned from the Conservator of the Botanic Garden to the Zoological Society, London; and with a view, it is presumed, to afford their snakeships a repast, should they feel so disposed, a large rat was placed in the cage with them. Much to the satisfaction, although none the less to the astonishment of those on board, instead of the snakes devouring the rat, the latter ate the snakes. It is supposed that the reptiles became torpid, otherwise either of them could have crushed the rat with one squeeze and swallowed it at a mouth full.—

References

  1. South Australian Advertiser, August to November 1870
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 Crew List is held by the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  3. South Australian Advertiser, 21 November 1870
  4. "FIFTY YEARS AGO.". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 17 May 1921. p. 4. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 


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