Aurora
Built :  Chittagong 1817
Home Port :  London
Tonnage :  550 Tons
Refit/Inspection :  London early 1835.
Wrecked :  On northern head of Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand, 27th April 1840.


1839/1840
Captain :  Theophilus Heale
Surgeon Superintendent :  J. M. Stokes M. D.
Sailed :  London, Gravesend, 22nd September 1839
Arrived :  Port Hardy, New Zealand, 7th January 1840
Arrived :  Port Nicholson, New Zealand, 22nd January 1840
Consignment :  148 Settlers to New Zealand
Names Age Occupation
Baker Major Richard 30 ( Magistrate for the New Zealand Co )
Barrow James 40 Labourer
Ann 40
Ann 15
Charles 11
Stephen 6
Keziah 2
Barrow James jnr 23 Labourer
Barrow Thomas 19 Labourer
Barry John 29 Gardener
Barry Richard 24 Agriculturalist
Barry William 31 Agricultural Labourer
Margaret 29
Son 7
Boon Robert 26 Agriculturalist
Brown Andrew 41 Smith & Carpenter ( Widower )
Brown David 16 Smith & Carpenter
Brown John 19 Smith & Carpenter
Carter Joseph 28 Labourer
Ann 27
Son 7
Daughter 6
Daughter 3
Daughter 8 months
Child J. W.
Coppin Job 21 Labourer
Eliza 20
Davis Edward 28 Currier
Margaret 29
Davis Rowland 30 Smith
Mary Ann 31
Rowland T 9
Daughter 6
Daughter 5 months
Deans William 22
Deighton Richard 20
Deighton Samuel 17
Drake Thomas John 26
Ceres Selina 27
Ceres 1
Draper Martha 30 Smith
Draper Sarah 28 Servant
Edwards James 30 Labourer
Eliza 29
Son 7 months
Farrance James 20 Labourer
Mary 18
Friend Richard 33 Bricklayer & Labourer ( Widower )
Son 12
Friend William 15 Labourer
Gebbie John 28 Farm Labourer
Maria 24
Son 18 months
Glover James 34 Agricultural Labourer
Maria 27
Daughter 11 months
Gratage Daniel 22 Agricultural Labourer
Groombridge Mary 24 Dressmaker
Hayward William 30 Milliner
Hicks Charles 25 Labourer
Hodnett Ann 18
Holes Peter 28 Brickmaker
Sarah 24
Son 2
Son 9 months
Houghton John 22 Mariner
Charlotte 19 Servant
Son ( Born at sea )
Houghton Robert 45 Mariner ( Assistant to Surgeon )
Louisa Ellen 42
James Henry 15
Sarah Mary 12
Frances 7
Jessie 5
Allen Patrick 1
Hunt Uriah 23 Agriculturalist
Harriett 23
Child
Langford John Alfred 23 Chainmaker
Harriet 20
Lodge John 31 Stonemason
Harriett 27
Daughter 5
Son 2
McDermott Deborah 20 Milliner
McGirk C
Maxwell C
Maxwell James 20 Agricultural Labourer & Sheep Farmer
Mary 20
Maxwell W
Miles John Clement 21 Baker & Gardiner
Morgan Jane Emily
Morrison William Arthur 23 Farm Labourer & Carpenter
Agnes 23
William Arthur (Billy) 4 months
Nicholls William 21 Cooper
Oxenham Jemimah 15 Sempstress
Oxenham John 29 Shipwright
Oxenham Sarah 19 Sempstress
Palmer G. T.
Wife
Park Mrs Robert (Mar Ann)
Robert Wakefield Infant
Parker Samuel
Wife
Parker William 23 Blacksmith
Parkes Elizabeth 45 Mariner
Charles Samuel 20 Agricultural Labourer
Henry 18 Grocer
Catherine Hannah 15 Sempstress
George 13
Frederick Richard 9
Frank Bristow 8
Petherick George 19 Carpenter
Petherick James 37 Builder
Augustus 10
Frederick G 8
James 7
Caroline Emma 5
Edwin 3
Prebble Ann 15 Servant ( Ann Maria PREBBLE )
Prebble James 40 Carpenter ( Husband - James PREBBLE )
  Ann 36 ( Wife - Ann WHITEHEAD nee STONE )
  Daughter 13 ( Mary Elizabeth WHITEHEAD )
  Son 12 ( William PREBBLE )
  Son 10 ( Edward Law PREBBLE )
  Son 8 ( James Stephen WHITEHEAD )
  Daughter 7 ( Mary Elizabeth PREBBLE )
  Son 12 days ( Born at sea - John Aurora PREBBLE )
Prebble Richard 16 Carpenter ( Richard PREBBLE )
Pudney Joseph 23 Brickmaker
Wife (Sarah or Elizabeth) 21
Read Henry 27 Brazier & Smith
Caroline 28
Son 2
Richardson James 32 Builder
Roper
Sawyer John 24 Currier
Mary 27
Daughter ( Born at sea )
Stafford Edward 27 Tailor & Gardener ( Later Sir Edward Stafford )
Eliza 22
Stokes Dr. James Milburne
Stokes Mrs Robert
Wade Mrs Mary Ann 30
Wallace John Howard 23 Mechanic
Wallace William Ellerslie 25 Agriculturalist
Welch Thomas 25 Labourer
Elizabeth 28
White George
Whitewood William 21 Servant to Major Baker
Wilkinson Johnson B 26 Labourer
Ann 22


Other voyages of the Aurora
1833
Master :  Dalrymple Dowson
Surgeon :  Alex Stewart
Sailed :  Portsmouth, 4th July 1833
Arrived :  Sydney, NSW, 3rd November 1833
Voyage Time  :  122 Days
Consignment :  300 Male Convicts
1835
Master :  Jas Gilbert
Surgeon :  And Henderson
Sailed :  Downs, 27th June 1835
Arrived :  Hobart, Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), 7th October 1835
Voyage Time  :  102 Days
Consignment :  300 Male Convicts




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