They Came Direct: Immigration Vessels to Queensland: Beejapore 1863
- Usually Ships Within 7 Days
Media: BOOK - paperback, 200 pages
Author: E. Johnson
Other: 2nd ed., b&w photos, map, index
Publisher: Eileen Johnson
Contains all known information on this voyage (departed Gravesend 5 March 1863, departure Queenstown 25 March 1863, arrived Moreton Bay 21 July 1863). Details come from official, newspaper and other sources.
Includes a passenger list with surname, first name, martital status, age, and nationality. Occupation is sometimes mentioned. There is also a crew list with name, occupation and age of each crew member. Images of all known documents relating to this voyage have been included.
Definitions of Terms used in Passenger Lists
Outwards - Crew List
T.M. Mackay & Company
Names and Descriptions of Passengers
Exports from London to Queensland
Directions to full paying passengers
Assisted Passages to Queensland
Vessels Expected from Colonial Ports
Arrival of the Beejapore at Rockhampton
Advice to Immigrants
Off the Heads
Shipping Summary - Ship's Reports
Water Police Court
Letters - Immigrant Ships
Immigration Remittance Regulations
My great great grandparents left UK on this ship bound for Australia with two small children. This book tells a sorry and harrowing story of the journey which ended with only one child still alive. It is an excellent document to have as an avid ancestry researcher.
A eye opening edition of how my ancestors survived the journey from Ireland on the Beejapore arriving in Brisbane in 1863. With the loss of two young children their determination to seek a new life in Australia was instrumental in how I am here today and able to seek out and research their lives.