from London with Capt. J K Hill. She touched at Teneriffe and Rio, and arrived Holdfast Bay October 12th,
with 230 passengers (160 adults, 70 children included Governor Gawler and suite

The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER Newspaper announced on Saturday October 13th, 1838,
the arrival of GOVERNOR GAWLER, his family and about 200 emigrants on board,
arrived in Glenelg Roads yesterday morning, all well, after a pleasant passage of about four months.

His Excellency landed at Glenelg early in the afternoon, and received the congratulations
of a large body of the colonists, who were introduced by G.M. Stephen Esq. (the Acting Governor).
On Wednesday, we observe by the Government Orders, Colonel Gawler will formally assume the administration
of the government, and hold a levee at Government House.

It was interesting to note that several passengers of the PESTONJEE BOMANJEE
were known to be still alive in 1896.
CLICK HERE to read about them

One by John Hensley


One by James C Hawker