530t/659t, 3 mast ship rig, B.1818 Howrah, 117'x31'11"x5'9" tween decks, Duncan Dunbar, London.
(Engaged as a convict transport 1828-1831).
The South Australian REGISTER (November 11th, 1848) reported:
The Somerset Years - Government Assisted Emigrants ...states that the Bussorah Merchant was built entirely from teak at Calcutta in 1818.
"An older vessel than most on the emigrant run, she had carried the first group of government-assisted emigrants to Sydney in 1833.
The ship had undergone repairs several times over the years.
She was felted and doubled in '33, had repairs to topsides and decks in '46, and was sheathed with yellow metal in '49..."

The BUSSORAH MERCHANT departed from London via Plymouth with Captain Edwards, arrived Port Adelaide on November 10th, 1848

Joseph Cartright
and family

John and Emma MATTHEWS
(nee Trengrouse)
and family
The State Library of Victoria holds a watercolour painting of the ship BUSSORAH MERCHANT in the La Trobe Picture Collection

"Migrant Ships for South Australia 1836-1860" by Ronald Parsons, details an account of a journey in 1850.

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