DUKE OF YORK 1836from London with Captain Robert Clarke Morgan.
One source says she left England on February 24th and another says April 5th, 1836
This whaling and trading barque, 189 ton, was under charter to The South Australian Company.
On July 27th 1836 there came into Nepean Bay (Kangaroo Island) a smart looking vessel,
and brought with her the first colonists for South Australia - 42 passengers (38 adults, 4 children).
about the DUKE OF YORK
the first passenger ship
to arrive in South Australia
Sir George Kingston, in 1877, took a great interest in preserving the names of the early vessels and their passengers,
and to him, we are partly indebted for the following list:
For a vessel invested with so much historical interest, we who look back to that time
cannot but regret that she closed her career on a treacherous reef in the same year (1836).