Voyage to London in 1881

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Voyage to London in 1881
Under command of Captain Edward Alston
Departure port Port Augusta
Departure date 31st October 1880
Arrival port London
Arrival date 7th February 1881
Voyage duration 99 days

After two weeks unloading in the Port River stream and Port Adelaide’s McLaren Wharf, the City of Adelaide spent five weeks in Company’s Basin before sailing for Port Augusta on 17 August 1880, and arriving there on the 21st. She unloaded some original cargo from London, loaded her return cargo and sailed from Port Augusta on 31 October 1880. In cool and pleasant weather she was initially towed down the gulf from Port Augusta by the Lubra.[1]

She arrived in London on 7 February 1881, a duration of 99 days.

Passenger List

No. Name in Newspaper /
on Passenger List
Wiki (GEDCOM) Page
Wiki (GEDCOM) Page
Cabin Class Birth Date Age Comment Ref.
1 Alston, Mrs. Francis, Grace Charlotte - I798 Alston Family - F2010 First Class (Saloon)
2 Alston, Child Alston, Roland Athel Edward - I896 Alston Family - F2010 First Class (Saloon) 18 Dec 1877 3 Born at sea on City of Adelaide and died (16 January 1885) at sea on City of Adelaide, aged 7.
3 Alston, Nurse of Unknown First Class (Saloon)

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Crew List

Template:Crew List to London in 1881

This crew list is held by the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

Cargo List

The ship carried 3630 bales of wool with a declared value of 56,634 pounds sterling, 800 bags of wheat with a declared value of 797 pounds sterling, and 159 tons of copper. The exporters are listed below.[2]

Exporter Goods Exporter Goods Exporter Goods
J & W Moorehouse 118 bales wool Sanders & Shipster 319 bales wool Mortlock & Spicer 107 bales wool
W R Mortlock 904 bales wool Bignell & Young 28 bales wool Fowler & Murray 58 bales wool
John Bosworth 174 bales wool H Bischoff 20 bales wool Edgar, Chapman 133 bales wool
Giles & Partridge 18 bales wool W K Simms 152 bales wool F H Faulding & Co 33 bales wool
Main, Sells & Co 77 bales wool R Ragless 226 bales wool A M Wooldridge 41 bales wool
Bowman & Young 35 bales wool R A Tarlton & Co 64 bales wool Ross, Hemming & Baker 58 bales wool
Main, Sells & Co 77 bales wool R Ragless 226 bales wool A M Wooldridge 41 bales wool
Sanders, James & Co 321 bales wool J Ragless & Sons 165 bales wool Tarlton, McConville & Co 116 bales wool
J H Angas 278 bales wool J Ragless 170 bales wool
Bignell & Young 800 bags wheat unidentified 159 tons copper


  1. South Australian Advertiser, 2 November 1880
  2. Port Augusta Dispatch, 5 November 1880

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