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From: Corinne Thompson <>
Subject: [GEELONG] 1831 & 1851 Births at Sea
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 07:26:04 +1000
The Bussorah Merchant did not carry convicts on it's 1839 voyage to
Australia - it arrived at Port Jackson on 3rd. December 1839 with 236
assisted immigrants on board. One child was born on board. He was
Andrew Charles Bussorah SHIPWAY
Kindest Regards ..... Corinne in Melbourne.
> Ordinarily you can go to NSW State Records, Immigration, and look
> up all the
> passengers on a particular ship. The little ones have the notation
> You would then try searching NSW BDM's which theoretically should
> have list
> the birth registration, but state registration was not a
> requirement until
> 185?. The records prior to that have been transcribed from church
> and, it would seem, not all registers were accessed. I'm still
> looking for
> birth of my g-grandfather in 1846-47.
> Unfortunately, the earliest listing State Records seem to have on
> Merchant is 1839, but it was a convict ship, and there seems to be
> a wealth
> of information in that area.
> I believe the James Brown arrived Geelong, 5 January, 1853, so that
> registration should be in Victorian records.