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Item: 165369
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Canton 1835
Date: 1835
Place: -
Source: The Monthly Review - Lang on Transportation and Colonization
Details: A few facts will serve to open the eyes of people of common understanding in England, as to the real character and tendency of the female emigration system. The David Scott, a female emigrant ship, chartered and loaded with merchandize on his own private account by Mr. John Marshall, agent of the London Board, arrived in Sydney about the beginning of November, 1834. Sixty of the females who formed part of her cargo were common prostitutes; forty of whom were so thoroughly vile, that my informant, a respectable free emigrant, who arrived in the colony as a cabin-passenger by that vessel, assured me, " he did not believe they could be matched in England." The captain's authority was accordingly set at defiance by the crew, and the vessel converted into a scene of the most abandoned licentiousness during the whole voyage. The ship Layton, which had arrived some time previous, had been similarly circumstanced; and the consequence was, that although a considerable number of reputable females emigrated by both vessels, many were ruined for ever, from the vile society into which they were thus thrown. The Canton, which arrived rather more than a year after the David Scott, was at first reported to have brought out a much better cargo: it was ascertained, however, that within three days after the females by that vessel were landed in Sydney, forty of them were regularly domiciled in houses of bad repute in the colonial capital.

Item: 174542
Surname: -
First Name: -
Ship: Canton 1835
Date: 1835
Place: Sydney
Source: NMH
Details: The following information concerning chiefly female immigrants was forwarded to the Newcastle and Maitland magistrates on 16th September 1835 - The ship Canton, one of the vessels alluded to in the notice of July 27 1835 as expected with female immigrants having arrived, his Excellency the Governor has been pleased to direct the publication of the following abstract for general information. Persons desirous of engaging any of these immigrants on their release from quarantine, - in which it has been necessary to place them, in consequence of cases of small pox having occurred during the voyage are requested to make application to the Hon. D.C. Riddell, Colonial Treasurer before 30th instant (NMH 24 January 1912)

Item: 173159
Surname: Bunn (Roberts)
First Name: Anne
Ship: Canton 1835 (came free)
Date: 18 January 1843
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: State Archives NSW; Gaol Entrance Book, Item: 2/2020; Roll: 757 (Ancestry)
Details: Jeremiah Bunn, ticket of leave holder and Ann Bunn admitted to Newcastle gaol from Maitland charged with felony. Sent for trial

Item: 76300
Surname: Donovan
First Name: Catherine
Ship: Canton 1835(?)
Date: 1836 12 March
Place: Maitland
Source: Application to marry
Details: Came Free. Application to marry James Burrasten. Allowed