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First Name: -
Ship: Hero of Malown 1841
Date: 25 November 1841
Place: Sydney
Source: The Colonial Observer
Details: Arrival, the ship Hero of Malown, Captain Jackson from London via the Cape of Good Hope, having left the former port the 14th July and the latter the 2nd October, with merchandise. Passengers Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and servant, Miss Sarah Alexander, Miss Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, child and servant, Miss Simms, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Miss Susan Thompson, Miss Sophia Thompson, Miss Elizabeth Thompson, Mr. Crossingham, Mr. Graham, W. J. Bretten Esq., surgeon, and 32 steerage passengers

Surname: Australian Agricultural Company
First Name: -
Ship: Hero of Malown 1841
Date: 1841 23 November
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: By the Hero of Malowen upwards of 20 free miners arrived under engagements to the Australian Agricultural Company to work the mines at Newcastle

Surname: Peattie (obit)
First Name: Andrew
Ship: Hero of Malown 1841
Date: 5 May 1904
Place: Tickhole, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: By the death of the late Mr. Andrew Peattie, senr., of Tickhole, which occurred on Saturday, an old identity of the Newcastle district, and one of the pioneers was removed. Mr. Peattie was born at Couper, Fifeshire, Scotland, on the 18th January, 1823, and arrived in Newcastle by the sailing vessel, Hero of Malone, in November, 1841, after a five months passage. He was one of the twelve who comprised the second batch of free workmen for the A.A. Company, all of whom have since passed away, with the exception of Mr. William Miller, of Darby-street, Newcastle, who was a child at the time of arrival. Mr. Peattie at once engaged in mining pursuits at what was then known as Borehole Hill (now Hamilton), until June, 1862, when he took up a selection at Tickhole, being one of the pioneers of the Cardiff district. He then commenced work at the opening of the Lambton Colliery, and continued there until his retirement from coal mining 28 years ago. Since that date he has been engaged in farming and fruit growing, his orchard being of considerable extent and importance. He could recall many reminiscences of early days of Newcastle, though he did not take any active part in public matters. Newcastle was practically a village at the time of his arrival. In August 1842, Mr. Peattie married Miss Eliza Swain, (sister of Mr. Thomas Swain, senr., of Hamilton), who had arrived from home in the previous year. Mrs. Peattie still survives her husband, having attained the ripe age of 77 years. The marriage was celebrated by the late Rev. Innis, of the Presbyterian Church, who was stationed at Maitland, and visited Newcastle once in each month. The late Mr. Peattie, leaves six children, twenty- eight grandchildren and seventeen great- grand-children. Mr. Peattie at the time of his death was the oldest member of Union Lodge, M.U.I.O.O.F., having been initiated in 1846, and was therefore a member of 58 years standing. He celebrated his diamond wedding in August, 1902. Until the early sixties he was employed by the A.A .Co., and of his companions at that early period, Messrs. D. Murray, G. Simpson, McKane, and Richardson were present at the funeral. The Rev. J. Calvert officiated at the burial. An impressive service being held at the house, and the cemetery. The clergyman alluded to the work commenced by men of deceased s stamp in developing the country s resources, etc., and pointed out the necessity of the younger generation going on with the work.

Surname: Skinner
First Name: Thomas
Ship: Hero of Malown 1841
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Maitland Family History Circle s Pre 1900 Pioneer Register
Details: Born 1805 England. Spouse 1. Louise Cross. Spouse 2. Margaret Elizabeth Long. For information about descendants see Pioneer Register Entry No. 1356