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206790
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: 30 June 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: The Amercan ship Libertas, arrived at Newcastle, on Thursday morning with 86 railway labourers and their families, making 236 souls. She has also a large quantity of rails and other materials for the Hunter River Railway Company


206791
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: 2 July 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Shipping Gazette
Details: Imports 20 June - Libertas, from London; 439 iron rails, 50 pairs wheels axles, 10,750 chairs, and 18 bales, Hunter River Railway Company. The Libertas spoke no vessel on her passage; the emigrants had good health and there were three births and one death, that of a child


206792
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: 7 July 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: For Calcutta direct - the fine fast-sailing passenger ship Libertas, 602 tons register measurement, built at Sunderland in 1853, R. Dobson, Esq., Commander, will be despatched from Newcastle on or about 20th July


206787
Surname: Douglas
First Name: Joseph
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: June 1855
Place: Port Jackson
Source: State Archives and Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Persons on Bounty Ships to Sydney, Newcastle, and Moreton Bay (Board Immigrant Lists); Series: 5317; Reel: 2470; Item: [4/4951]
Details: Joseph Douglas age 38, excavator from Newbolt, Warwickshire, son of Joseph Douglas. Assisted immigrant on the ship Libertas


206786
Surname: Douglass
First Name: Joseph
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: 4 April 1857
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
Details: Joseph Douglass, labourer from Warwickshire. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Newcastle. Sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. Discharged having found sureties 2 May 1857


206788
Surname: Robinson
First Name: George, Elizabeth
Ship: Libertas 1855
Date: June 1855
Place: Port Jackson
Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Details: George Robinson age 28, railway labourer from Croydon, Surrey; Elizabeth Robinson age 31, daughter of John and Elizabeth Clark; Elizabeth age 8, born at Croydon. Assisted immigrants on the ship Libertas. Note - mother of George, Sarah Davis, already in the colony, residing at Newcastle; also a nephew Joseph Hughes