I have spent months doing research in an attempt to find the expanded passenger list of the LOUISA CAMPBELL (barque ship) which left England in 1839 and arrived at Port Phillip in 1840 and went on to Sydney.

My only discovery is the names of the passengers from Trove newspaper articles and an archived private website. It appears this small group of migrants were probably unassisted settlers.

I am hoping that someone has the information I require - the ages, occupations, places of birth, etc, that is usually in the ship log or where I might discover all this!

I live in Western Australia, so online data is a priority. Thank you.

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Comment by Debra on December 11, 2013 at 0:45

Hi Lorraine,

That level of information was not recorded for passengers who paid their own way as there was no need for it.  Their first names are often not recorded either and occasionally there might be an occupation given.  I am looking at the original manifest into Sydney and there is no other info recorded apart from the names.

If you can get to a library you can check "Log of Logs" (three volumes) to see if anything for the vessel has survived, or try using the "ask a librarian" service.



Comment by Anne Charlotte Fitzsimmons on January 15, 2014 at 16:04

Great Grandfather Michael Curtin Limerick Ireland immigrated to Newcastle in 1889 unable to find any record

of his adventure.  But he did marry Charlotte Tiernan in Newcastle in 1897 and they had 2 boys and 7 girls

my mum was the baby of the family.  Hope someone can help me. Regards Anne Fitzsimmons

Comment by Anne Charlotte Fitzsimmons on January 17, 2014 at 9:53

Thanks girls at least we still have avenue we may find a clue. Regards Anne Fitzsimmons


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