BLUNDELL
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The Blundell, a barque of 573 tons, was built at Moolmein in Burma.
She made several voyages to Australia and New Zealand. 

  8 Jul 1844 - 9 Nov 1844 Woolwich, England to Norfolk Island (captain Henry Neatby) convict transport
  4 Apr 1848 - 21 Sep 1848 Gravesend, England to Port Chalmers, New Zealand (152 passengers)* (captain Charles Renaut))
  to Port Phillip (voyage commissioned by Caroline Chisolm)
  17 Jan 1853 - 5 May 1853 from Plymouth to Port Jackson, Sydney (311 passengers)**
  18 Jun1856-11 Oct 1856 from Southhampton to Adelaide (master A Lumley)

* passenger list available online - Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 1848 -1851
** passenger list online in State Records NSW database - Index to assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59 )

 

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Passenger List

A searchable passenger list for the 1853 voyage of the Blundell is available on line from the State Records NSW database.  The voyage is described by Bruce W. Thomas in his book "William Thomas (1805-1881) and the Thomas Family of Guyong" [1]

Captain
Lumley A

Crew
(26)

Cabin Passengers (8)
Smithwick Dr, wife, three sons, three daughters

Steerage Passengers
Thomas [image] William (48) farm labourer of St Keverne, Cornwall

Mary (50)

Mary Ann (25) general house servant

Jane (18) nurse

John (15) farm labourer

Elizabeth (10)

Thomasine (9)

Francis (4)
Oates [image] John (25, brother of William below) farm labourer of St Keverne, Cornwall

Anne (nee Wills) (27)
Oates [image] William (29, brother of John above) farm labourer of St Keverne, Cornwall

Eliza (21, daughter of William and Mary Thomas)

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Newspaper Reports

Empire
Friday 6 May 1853

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
ARRIVALS

May 5.-Blundell, ship, 570 tons, Captain Lumley, from Plymouth 17th January. Passengers-Dr. Smithwick and family, and 277 Government emigrants. Agent, R.T. Ford.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday 7 May 1853

IMMIGRANTS PER SHIP BLUNDELL.

THE Married and Single Male Immigrants by the above vessel, can be hired on board the ship, this day, Saturday, the 7th instant, between the hours of twelve and four P.M. ; and on following days between the hours of ten A.M. and four P.M. Their several callings, and the number of each calling, will be as follows, viz. :

Agricultural labourers .... 45
Shepherds .... 3
Herdsman .... 1
Waggoner .... 1
Shoemakers .... 5
Tailors .... 2
Weavers .... 4
Flax-dressers .... 5
Carpenters .... 4
Bricklayer .... 1
Blacksmith .... 1
Schoolmaster .... 1

73
The ship will be anchored off Dawes's Point, at the usual anchorage. The unmarried females, about 36 in number, can be hired on Wednesday, the 11th instant, between the hours of two and four o'clock in the afternoon, at Hyde Park Baaracks. Their several callings, and the number of each call ing, are as follows, viz. :

General house servants .... 26
Housemaid .... 1
Dairy maids .... 2
Housekeepers .... 4
Nursemaids .... 3

36
N.B.-In order to prevent inconvenience or 'delay to persons visiting Hyde Park Barracks, for the purpose of hiring female servants, the usual forms of application must be procured during office hours on or before Tuesday, the 10th instant, after which, no persons unpro vided with such forms will be admitted, except by, a special order from the Immigration Agent.
Persons not known at the Immigration De partment, applying for female servants, will be required to produce letters of introduction from a Clergyman or Magistrate. Immigration Office.,

Sydney, 7th May, 1853. 4303

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References

[1] Bruce W. Thomas William Thomas (1805-1881) and the Thomas Family of Guyong Bruce W. Thomas: Millthorpe, NSW, 1974 (pp 8-17)


Links

Passenger lists
Index to assisted immigrants arriving in Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59
Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 1848 -1851

Additional information
Passenger Ships Arriving in NSW
Australian shipping 1788-1968

Other Voyages
1856 Southhampton-Adelaide
South Australia Register Report

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