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206795
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Ship: Blackfriar 1855
Date: 13 March 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Arrived - March 10 - Blackfriar, barque, 621 tons, Captain T. M. Wrangles, from London November 23rd with 184 immigrants. The Blackfriar left the Downs on the evening of the 23rd November 1854, crossed the Equator 22nd December, passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on 21st January 1855 and was off Kings Island on the 26th February; took then easterly winds and did not clear the Straits until the 4th March. Same day spoke the American ship Rowena from Melbourne, out six days bound to Newcastle. Have had a very fine weather passage, and the emigrants remarkably healthy. One birth (premature) during the voyage, child lived but a few minutes. On the 28th January, Cape Otway about N.N.W. distance 6 to 7 leagues, the atmosphere became overcast, wood ashes and burnt leaves passed over the ship in great quantities, some alighting on board, supposed some large fire to be raging in the bush or woods


206797
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First Name: -
Ship: Blackfriar 1855
Date: 22 March 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Five sailors of the emigrant ship Blackfriar were sentenced to hard labour on the Newcastle breakwater, it having been satisfactorily proved that they had on the passage out been guilty of continued mutinous conduct on board. The ringleader, Jordan, who twice threatened the chief mate with the knife, was sentenced to the maximum of punishment, three months and the four others to two months hard labour and to be returned to their ship at the expiration of their sentence