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The Ephemina was under the command of Captain John Telfer when she left Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) and headed for Timor. When she put into the newly founded Swan River Colony on October 9, 1829, Captain Telfer's passenger manifest indicated that she had a crew of 16. Although he only declared three cabin passengers, other sources indicate that she carried 11 passengers in all.
At the top of the captain's passenger list was John Lord who has been credited with chartering the Ephemina for this voyage. He was said to have arrived from Tasmania again in March 1830 on the Bussorah Merchant and once more on the Ephemina in 1831. On this voyage he was said to have brought a great deal of livestock, five servants and a shepherd. More livestock was landed on his later voyages.
Surname Given Names Age Comments AARON Abraham .. cabin LORD John .. cabin; charterer of the Ephemina McCOOMB Johanna .. cabin; aka [McCOOM] .... .... .... .... .... .. steerage; one shepherd employed by John LORD .... .... .... .... .... .. steerage; five servants employed by John LORD
Surname Given Names Comments AYRES William seaman BARKER Thomas seaman CRAWFORD Matthew seaman HILL Samuel seaman HUMMOCK Michael seaman JAMES Richard seaman JENKINS Frederick seaman KENWITH Henry seaman LEWIS John seaman LEYSON William D. 1st officer LILLEY James carpenter McKENZIE John seaman MEADER Thomas 2nd officer RANDELL James seaman STEWARD George seaman TELFER John captain WELLS James seaman
For this voyage of the Ephemina, researchers will be able to find passenger and voyage details in a range of records held in the State Record Office and Battye Library in Perth, Western Australia. Some of the primary and secondary sources consulted for this project were:
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Apr 9, 2001