State Library South Australia from the volume title British owned wooden Barques and A. D. Edwardes Collection of photographs
The wooden barque Iris, 340 tons, docked in an unidentified port [wooden 3 mast barque, 340 tons, ON62092. 120.0 x 27.7 x 17.0 Built 1869 Thomas Metcalf, Sunderland. Owners: David Patterson, registered Arbroath to Dundee as 15 of 1872; Aug. 1873 Nipper and See, registered Sydney;April 1881 James Gillan and John Hay, registered Newcastle, NSW Dec.1895 McIlwraith, McEacharn and Co., who probably hulked the vessel.
Flotilla Australia (Online)
BANSHEE 86 gross tons, Wooden steamship built by James Gillan & Peter Callen at Newcastle, New South Wales for C S Stevens, Sydney. High pressure engine producing 25 horsepower. November 1875 acquired by James Burns in partnership with D Owen (Master Mariner). This vessel quite possibly was James Burns first owned steam powered unit. On March 21, 1876 in poor visibility, she was wrecked on rocks at Cape Sandwich, Hinchinbrook Island Queensland with loss of 20 lives, mostly women and children. There were also twelve stowaways discovered before the tragedy
Mrs. James Gillan, an old and respected resident of Newcastle, died at her residence, 90 Newcomen street, at noon yesterday, after a short but distressing illness. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr. James Gillan who for many years was well known in local and shipping circles.