This ship holds the distinction of being the first passenger vessel* to anchor at Holdfast Bay in South Australia in 1836.
She was a wooden hulled barque built by Thomas & Robert Brown Jnr at Jarrow, County Durham in 1832. She weighed 316* ton and had a length of 98' 9", beam of 27' 2" and a draft of 18' 6". Her owners in 1836 were John Hallet and Partners.
The Africaine visited South Australia four times :-
Departed London 28 June 1836 - arrived Holdfast Bay 6 November 1836* - Captain John Duff - carrying at least 78 passengers, probably more. [List]
Departed Launceston - arrived Port Adelaide 14 July 1837 - Captain John Duff - carrying 4 passengers, possibly more. [List]
Departed Hobart - arrived Port Adelaide 1837.
Departed London 7 May 1838- arrived Port Adelaide 2 October 1838 - Captain McTaggart - carrying at least 3 passengers, probably more. [List]
Passengers on 1836 voyage from London:-
Brown, Mr & Mrs John
Bushell, Mr & Mrs, 1 son, 1 daughter
Coltman, Mr & Mrs
Davym Ralf E
East Mr & Mrs S, 2 sons, 4 daughters
Everard, Dr CG & Mrs
Gouger ,Mr & Mrs Robert
Hallett, Mr & Mrs John
Hill, Joseph A
Lowis, Mr & Mrs
Pollard, Mr & Mrs
Skipper, J M
Snoswell, Mr & Mrs J
Symonds, Bessie (nee Darmody)
Thomas, Mr & Mrs Robert, 4 children
Thomas, WIlliam K
Passengers on 1837 voyage from Launceston:-
Passengers on 1838 voyage from London:-
Africaine has been listed in several resources as arriving on 6 November 1836 and also on 14 November 1836. As I have found far more references to the first of the two dates, this is the one I go by.
Mr John Hallet, who arrived on this ship was part owner of it at the time of his arrival in S.A.