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Abeona

A wooden hulled brigantine, sometimes referred to as a schooner, of 106 tons om 96 tons nm, she made her first appearance in South Austalian waters in July 1837 and her last in October of 1840. During her time in these waters she made various trips to the other colonies carrying cargo and the odd few passengers.

Dimensions

Built by Charles Kelly at Bras D'Or Lake, CB in 1832

106 tons om 96 tons nm

length - 62 feet

beam - 18 feet 9 inches

depth of hold - 11 feet 3 inches

 

Mauritius - 29 July 1837 - Captain Teasdale
Hobart Town - 22 October 1837 - some passengers
Hobart Town - 3 January 1838
Hobart Town - 23 March 1838
Hobart Town - 29 May 1838

Hobart Town - 12 November 1838
Hobart Town - 27 February 1839
Hobart Town - 19 May 1839
Hobart Town - 24 July 1839 - Captain P Carson
King George Sound - 2 February 1840 - Captain J Taylor - 4 passengers [List]
Hobart Town - 8 April 1840 - 3 passengers [List]
Hobart Town - 27 June 1840
Hobart Town - 24 October 1840


Other Abeona's
I have two other listings for an Abeona:-

a schooner of 44 tons which was built in Mangawai, New Zealand in 1862. This ship, under Captain B.E. King, was lost a sea with all hands on 7 March 1865.

a schooner of 99 tons under a Captain Wishart which ran aground on entering the Wanganui River, again in New Zealand, on 12 May 1865. I don't know if this one is the same as the one visiting Adelaide, the dimensions are pretty close.

 

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Passengers travelling from King George Sound to Adelaide 2 February 1840

Mr Glynn

Mr Kemp

Mr Pickering

Mr White

 

Passengers travelling from Hobart Town to Adelaide 8 April 1840

Mr Murray

Mr Hawson

Mr Shepherd

 

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