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Series ID5651
Previous System LocationSRS5651
TitleBook of Manifests of Cargo and Passengers
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Start Date 4/2/1833
End Date 28/5/1837
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Ships' lists on leaving Moreton Bay Penal Settlement

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2753Commandant's Office, Moreton Bay 4/2/1833 28/5/1837
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Queensland State Archives
Restriction DetailsAccess to this series is refused under s.18(3)(a) of the Public Records Act 2002 - Access to original is detrimental to its preservation. Where possible, a copy of the item will be provided.
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(1) J.B. Steele, Brisbane Town in Convict Days 1824 - 1842, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, p.124
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This series consists of manifests of cargo and passengers shipped on board particular ships from Moreton Bay, mostly to Sydney, but some to Norfolk Island or proceeding to Sydney via Norfolk Island. These manifests were kept in compliance with regulation 26.12 of 1829. (1) Until 25 June 1835, the manifests were signed by Commandant Clunie.

Cargo details were included under the following headings: Description of Cargo, By Whom Shipped, To whom consigned. Cargoes included logs of timber (silky oak, tulip wood, a fig tree, for example), birds, plants, shells, as well as bushels of maize and animal hides.

Passenger details included names of some officers (for example, Commandant Clunie, 7 Nov 1835) or non-military persons, numbers of other soldiers, and Crown Prisoners.

The ships employed were: Governor Philip, Isabella, Harriet ("hired brig"), Richmond ("hired schooner"), Dart, Bessy, and Joseph Weller ("hired schooner").

This volume contains six series of returns. Some of these series begin at the back of the book, upside down. At an unknown time, page numbers, starting from the back of the book, have been added in pencil. The manifests are on pages 190 - 200.

This series comprises part of a collection which is inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register (The Convict Records of Queensland 1825 - 1842).
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5651, Book of Manifests of Cargo and Passengers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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