Fremantle Stuff > Ships
The barque Parmelia brought Governor Stirling with the first settlers to the Colony, arriving 2 June 1929.
HMS Sulphur brought the military who accompanied the first settlers, 8 June 1829.
Hashemy was the second ship to bring (100) convicts, 25 October 1850. Also aboard were 32 enrolled pensioners (EPF) and their families.
Mermaid was the third, 1851, bringing 208 convicts and 29 EPF and their families.
On the Anna Robertson in December 1851 arrived Henry Wray RE, together with 65 Sappers and Miners (Royal Engineers), William Ayshford Sanford, Colonial Secretary and designer of the Boys School (1855), RC Bishop Brady, and Rev Dr Coyle, Surgeon.
The Nile in 1858 brought more convicts, sappers, warders, and the first Bishop of Perth, Mathew Blagden Hale.
The SS Georgette unsuccessfully attempted to stop the escape of Fenians in the Catalpa in 1876.
SS Sultan was the first steamship to enter the new Harbour, 4 May 1899.
City of York was wrecked on Rottnest Island 12 July 1899.
Carlisle Castle was wrecked off Penguin Island in the same storm 11 July 1899.
SS Lygnern was wrecked off South Mole in 1928.
The tug Wyola had the same name as the Wyola Club. There is also a Wyola Lane in South Fremantle, named after the tugboat. I have been unavailable to find the origin of this word - tho it is a Native American word for something like 'calm waters', which someone might have thought appropriate for this boat.
Hitchcock, JK 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, FCC.
Ships that brought convicts.
Perth DPS (Dead People Society) shipping index
Perth DPS (Dead People Society) index of convict ships.
WA Genealogical Society, which has passenger lists, etc.
WA Genealogical Society 1829 ship arrivals.
Diane Oldman has a list of thirteen ships, with exhaustive pages for many, on her site Royal Sappers and Miners in WA, those ships having brought Royal Engineers to the Colony 1850-1862.
Diane Oldman's Crimean War Veterans in WA site contains similar pages for convict ships which brought vets, 1856-1877.
Garry Gillard | New: 16 January, 2015 | Now: 22 February, 2018