Published in the South Australian register
The “Sibella” from
The barque Sibella, Captain Coleman, which left
She has brought emigrants from different parts of England, and Scotland, consisting of married and unmarried of both sexes; agricultural labourers, miners, stonemasons, bricklayers, carpenters, artisans of different trades, domestic servants & c.
Having in times past had had a few occasions to condemn the treatment experienced by cabin passengers as well as free emigrants, we feel unalloyed pleasure upon this occasion in stating that the conduct of Captain Coleman and Dr E Gregory, Surgeon-Superintendent, has been such as to call forth a grateful and merited expression of thankfulness from the passengers. So unanimous was this feeling that we understand a meeting was convened on ship board, shortly before the completion of the voyage, when votes of thanks were formally passed by the free emigrants to the captain and the Surgeon and the entire proceedings were ordered to be printed in the Adelaide Observer with the view to the information of their friends in England and to encourage many who contemplated emigrating to this colony, but had been deterred by reports of ill-usage and “short commons” on the voyage.
From the accounts given by the passengers we should collect, that the
convulsive struggles of the nations of
The unfortunate state of
We understand that a gentleman has arrived by the Sibella (G J Walters Esq.) whose appearance will be hailed with great satisfaction by the mining interest of this colony. His object is the establishment of large and powerful works for the smelting of copper ore in this country, from which our mining interests will derive very great advantages and receive a fresh impulse. The works are to be established under a patent, at Swansea after having passed their youth and manhood in working under the old system, the adoption of which in these colonies, is precluded by the high price and large expenditure of coal, as well as the greater amount pf labour required. We were quite prepared to learn that the parties to this enterprise unite the most ample pecuniary means with consummate practical skill.
Sir Henry Young was induced to
forego his intended passage in the
Sibella in consequence of a contracted matrimonial alliance with the only
daughter of Charles Marryatt Esq of
Parkfield, Potters Bar, Herts. niece of Captain
Frederick Marryatt R.N. and standing in the same degree of relationship to
our excellent Bishop. They were to be married about the 15th April
and to embark, a few days after at
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