22/06/1867 - 17/09/1867

Ship Summary





Depart Date

Friday, June 21, 1867


Arrive Date

Monday, September 16, 1867

Journey Notes

Arrival of the Berar This immigrant ship moored in the Stream on Tuesday evening, after a passage marked by no incident of importance. The people on board are up to the average, and it is pleasing to notice that under the care of Dr.Graham there has been no case of sickness during the voyage. Dr.Duncan will muster the people today, when we will take the opportunity of visiting the ship and noticing her internal economy. She left Plymouth on the 22nd June, and cleared the Lizard the following day. Crossed the Equator July 16, and rounded the Cape August 14, arriving off the Leuwin September 9, and made Cape Borda on the evening of September 16, making the passage in 87 days. Captain Hall reports falling in with fine weather and healthy trade winds both north and south of the Equator; but on running down easting encountered very heavy weather, interspersed with gales from the southward, which lasted until the arrival in the Gulf. The steam-tug Young Australian put off to meet her, and immediately towed her over the bar into harbour. Register 18/9/1867



Robert William Brophet - Age 9, Factory Boy, from Lynn, Norfolk. Apparently served as cabin boy on the Berar voyage. Lives in Adelaide for a period then heads to Tasmania and Victoria. Learns trade as a blacksmith and wheelwright, becomes involved with mining. Eventually opens a blacksmith shop in Loch, Gippsland around 1890-95 then moves to work on gold mines in Ballarat district, becomes an investor. Marries Sarah Stoker daughter of George Rennie Stoker, president of Ballarat Mines Board. Retires and lives in Ballarat region. Dies in 1930

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