from London 29 - 02 1840 via The Downs with Captain Alex. Cameron and 259 passengers,
arrived Port Adelaide on June 10th, 1840

The ORLEANA brought news of THE QUEEN'S MARRIAGE. Her Majesty was joined in the bands of matrimony to Prince Albert,
with all due solemnity, on the 10th of February 1840.

Mr W. Nation, Emigration Agent certified on May 27th, 1840
that the ELIZA (Captain John Mann) had duly landed
the following free emigrants sent out by the Colonization Commissioners:

ADULTS 99 married - 49 males and 50 females
ADULTS 32 single - 17 males and 15 females
CHILDREN - 2 males aged between 14 and 15 years
CHILDREN - 48 aged between 7 and 14 years
CHILDREN - 54 aged between 1 and 7
CHILDREN - 16 aged under 1 year

12 Agricultural Labourers,
3 Bricklayers, 1 Boiler Maker
1 Cabinet Maker, 1 Cooper
12 female Servants, 1 Dairywoman
1 Land Steward, 2 Masons, 3 Dressmakers,

3 Gardeners, 1 Joiner, 1 Muler,
1 Napper, 1 Plasterer,1 Quarryman, 2 Saddlers,
4 Sawyers, 5 Shoemaker, 1 Shepherd, 1 Smith,
1 Surveyor, 1 Tailors, 1 Woodturner and 1 Woodman

GATWARD, Daniel from Herts ENG
Daniel Gatward wrote to his brother Koseph in Hitchin, Herts., England on July 24th 1840:
I commence this letter to you with a mixture of pleasure and pain. The pleasure arises from the satisfaction with which I am sure all my relations and friends will receive the intelligence of our safe arrival in this colony, which we made after a very quick and good passage, bur we are all (viz. T. Horn, myself, Underwood and family) safe and well, and what I am sure will please you - there is every prospect of our doing well.

Upon our first landing we all enjoyed ourselves with a good blow-out with fresh provisions at the port, which is about seven miles from the town, and which distance, having to walk, completely tired us out., and being dark very few of our company reached the town without some mishap - such as losing ourselves, and some did not arrive until morning.
..... the balance of the letter discussed the climate, people and prospects, and concludes with
T. Horn has not yet chosen his section of land, but is at this time gone to Encounter Bay to look at some that is now open for selection. At present we have taken a public-house, which though rather out of the more busy part of the town, affords a very good living, and which we intend to continue for a short time, to allow us to look about us, instead of going headlong to work, as many have donr. I hope we shall go out into the bush in a short time, and cultivate the land. We have heard a very good account of the district around Currency Creek and Encounter Bay, and I think it will form an important station.
Source: South Australian News, July 15th 1841 (page 12)