25/04/1858 - 15/08/1858

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Saturday, April 24, 1858


Arrive Date

Saturday, August 14, 1858

Journey Notes

The Grassbrook, from Hamburg, arrived at an early hour on Sunday morning, having made the passage in 112 days. She is somewhat different from the generality of vessels arriving from European ports, having no cargo but 14 sheep on board more than the luggage belonging to 121 passengers, who are principally from Prussia, there being 102 persons from that country, of which number the majority are farmers. The official classification shows that there are 62 male and 58 female adults, and by the general course of action adopted by the emigrants from Hamburg, they will no doubt prove a valuable acquisition to the colony. The Grassbrook has previously made a passage to Adelaide with passengers, some two years back, and Captain Bruhn was here in 1849 and 1850, as chief officer of the Hamburg ship Alfred. His present voyage has been made without speaking or communicating with any vessels, but on May 20 a startling incident occurred, in lat.5°40'N., long.23°33'W. One of the passengers, a fine young Prussian named Joh. Wilhelm Kuhn was seen about the decks at 4 o'clock in the morning, and at 6 o'clock he was missing, and every place in the vessel was ineffectually searched for him, and the conclusion arrived at was that he had by accident fallen overboard. No passenger appears to have noticed his untimely end, consequently how it came about remains a conjecture. On arrival at the anchorage the brig was, on Sunday morning, boarded, and having made a signal for a steamer the tug was in attendance: and with the afternoon's tide she was towed over the bar into the harbour, and moored at the Company's Wharf. Register 16/8/1858


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