11/04/1839 - 13/08/1839

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Wednesday, April 10, 1839


Arrive Date

Monday, August 12, 1839



James Lawrie and William Wilson were entrusted by the Warnock family (a wealthy manufacturing family of Paisley and Kilmarnock, Scotland) to establish their farming and grazing interests on land they had bought at Noarlunga. (William Wilson on behalf of his uncle John Warnock. James Lawrie because of his brother John's family connections with the Warnocks). Other members of the Lawrie family were also offered employment in South Australia and so prepared for their journey. James and William sailed for their new home on the "Ariadne" in April 1839, arriving at Port Adelaide 13th August, 1839. With them they brought wheels, shafts, axles etc. for making carts and wagons, also boxes of agricultural machinery and a host of supplies to set up the 350 acre property, a sizeable farm for those days. Immediately on arriving arrangements were made for the transportation of the goods to the Horseshoe (Noarlunga) property called "Mertin Farm" adjoining the Onkaparinga River. Source: http://www.lawriefamily.info/soil-and-seed.html

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