DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848The DAVID MALCOLM was a 495 tons ship built in 1839 at Mulmein, Burma. Her port of registry was London, and the owners were D. Dunbar.
on the 21st December, the DAVID MALCOLM
has been accomplished her voyage in ninety-three days.
At early dawn on Thursday morning this fine barque,
with 250 emigrants on board, made her appearance
in the Gulf, and was so soon abreast of the Flagstaff,
that the mails were in town before the usual time
of opening the Post-office.
The emigrants are chiefly from Huntingdonshire, Wiltshire, Devon, and Cornwall; and we have no doubt they will prove a most useful selection of industrious servants. Their names and other particulars will be found duly recorded in our arrival column. There is evidence to suggest that the
Semaphore anchorage was used initially
during these visits, particularly for the 1848 visit
Surgeon Superintendent JJ Neales
We are happy to learn that the few casualties on the passage were as usual among the young children, and the deaths, as often heretofore, were counter-balanced by the number of births on board. A seaman, who was washed overboard in a gale of wind, was the only adult lost during the voyage.
PASSENGERS: Steerage - 47 families, 34 single males,
21 Single Females
Births 6 and Deaths 4
Jabey Frost & his wife lost their first born
who was born on the voyage
John Batch & his wife lost their only child
Stephen Robinson & William Watkins also
The David Malcolm made five separate voyages to South Australia.
The arrival dates for each these emigrant transportations to South Australia were listed as follows:
January 23 1847, March 23 1848, April 7 1849, January 4 1854, and April 30 1855.
There is evidence to suggest that the Semaphore anchorage was initially used during these visits,
particularly for the 1848 visit. She also conveyed early migrants to New Zealand