Brigantine: 61 tons
Sailed Wellington June 22nd 1843 - arrived Sydney ?
John Faint HARRIS b 1806 then a bricklayer by trade,and his wife Harriet Catherine Stamford (nee) Hough b 1809 started their epic voyage aboard the Adelaide enroute to New Zealand, leaving their home in London, Middlesex, in England. With them they took their children Harriet Catherine b 1833, John Phaint b 1833, William Robert b 1835, and Sarah Morris, b 1839. While residing in New Zealand for three years an Alfred Frederick Harris was born to them on the 2 October 1841 in Pt Nicholson. They decided to go to Australia, for reasons not known yet, aboard the Vanguard [a schooner of 61 tons] departing Pt. Nicholson on the 22nd June 1843 and arriving at Sydney on the 12 July 1843 before heading to Moreton Bay and having another child Elizabeth b 1843. Three more children were born to them George b 1845, Jessie Marion b 1848 and Mary Anne b 1850. John Faint Harris became a builder and settled in Ipswich where he and his family became well known pioneers of the district. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Mark & Vicki McLennan
Copyright Denise & Peter 2001
The New Zealand Gazette & Wellington Spectator Wednesday June 28th 1843