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    Sorry for the delay in responding. I didn't get an email notification that responses had been posted but I'm here now....

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    Yep, I don't think this is the ship Im looking for Doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    In the Albert Dock
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    Wow Brenda. Now that has really got my attention. She was a beautiful ship, thats for sure. Looks like the exhibit is still there because this came up when I googled the Museum Emigration, Liverpool museums Ill contact them as well to see what they can offer me. Cheers Brenda....
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    Thanks, everyone for chiming in.

    Im still interested in knowing more about the ship and the other journeys it made; I dont believe it ever returned to South Australia.

    Maybe that was because of a drawnout enquiry that was made into the conduct of key people on the ship on the fateful 1852/53 journey? At the outset the terms of reference for the enquiry were limited to the behaviour of the surgeon-superintendent (Allison) but it soon became a free for all, and fingers were pointed at the assistant surgeon, the matron, the religios minister and even, the captain.

    The enquiry was held behind closed doors and, as far as I can see at this end, no report was ever released. It was a shameful affair both onboard and on-land and I'd like to know more.

    Can anyone tell me how I can find out for about the captain, whom I believe is more correctly referred to as Wm H West?

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    Shackamaxon, 1.100t. Departed UK 6.8.1859, arrived Australia 22.11.1859. On contract to carry migrants at 14-14s-0p
    Onboard 157 male passengers
    15 female passengers

    Under 14
    31 males and 29 females, 1 female passenger died on the voyage.
    Vic

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    I'm going to change tack here and ask about Captain Wm H West. Were the masters ie West freelance or were they contracted to one particular company. I want to get an idea about this Captain and indeed, how the enquiry impacted him in later year. How can I research him? I dont even know if he was American or British.

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    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 1st January 2019 at 05:54 AM.
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    Wow Doc. Two possibilities; thank you!

    If it is either of these, I suspect would be the elder who was born in 1807 and would have been 45 in 1852.

    In the Shackamaxon's register there is a Mrs Wm H West who was 28 in 1852, ie born about 1824.

    According to the grave record of the Captain who lived the longest, he had a daughter, born in 1838.

    There is no mention of a child in the ship's register and the daughter in the death record, Anna, was born in 1838 - when the Mrs West of Shackamaxon would have been only 14.

    So, thinking it through I suspect it is neither of these Doc.

    Can you or anyone else help me out more on my maths and logic please?

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    Still on the theme of the Shackamaxon. I read in The South Australian Register, Thursday Jan 20 1853 that the ship Left Liverpool Oct 4, 1852 for Adelaide, SA

    And.....more interestingly...
    The Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners have chartered the*Shackamaxon*in lieu of the Francisjea (Franziska?) for the conveyance of emigrants to this colony, to sail from Liverpool about 28th September.

    Can anyone decode this mispelling Francisjea (Franziska?) to reveal the name of the originally designated ship? I presume this was a much smaller vessel.

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    Uncertain if this will assist in anyway?

    Keith.

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