from Plymouth 24 - 10 1849 with Captain Roskell.
She called at Madiera to land the passengers and crew off the PANDORA Steamer
as it sank in Bay of Biscay.
The ASIA was detained there for 5-6 days for quarantine.
She arrived Port Adelaide on February 18, 1850 with 2063 Newspapers.
ASIA 1850 - PASSENGER LIST:|
DEATHS ON VOYAGE:
HAWKES, Fanny - died Jan 13th 1849 of effusion on the brain. She and her parents were on their way to Port Phillip, Vic.
MUMBY, Mary Jane - died Nov 23rd 1849 of mesenteric disease. She and her parents were on their way to Port Phillip, Vic.
BONIFANT, Thomas (crew member) drowned Dec 30th 1849
A Diary written by James Broom - an emigrant on the Asia's voyage from Plymouth to Adelaide, was published by the Wotton-under-Edge Hist. Society
(ISBN 0-9548895-0-9, Wotton Heritage Trading Company). Research is ongoing into the identity of the diarist and other passengers and crew.