1801 Anna Josepha owned by Lord and Meehan; crew of 28. 170
tons. Took 100 tons of coal and 4000 feet of timber from Newcastle
to Sydney in October 1801
Lady Nelson. Lieutenant James Grant directed by Gov. King
to take the Lady Nelson to H.R. in June 1801
1801 Norfolk. Govt. owned. Seized by escaping convicts at
Hawkesbury and lost at Pirate Point, Newcastle.
Edwin - Took a sample of coal from a new mine at Newcastle
to Sydney. Owned by J. Palmer. 16 tons. 3 crew. Wrecked in 1816. Captain
and crew walked 100 miles to Newcastle
James - Owned by T. Raby and in 1804, the frame of a
Nautilis - Master James Black. 18 crew. To Newcastle in
August (in ballast). In August 1816 the Master, Edward Edwards
implicated in escape of prisoners from Newcastle and in November 1816
went ashore at Newcastle.
Raven - Owned by T. Raby. Sailing to Hunter River in May
1804 Governor King - Owned by Kable & Underwood. Coal and 64
logs of cedar to Sydney in February. Wrecked at Hunter River in 1806
1804 Lady Nelson. Taking Lieutenant Menzies, James Mileham, Mr.
Bauer etc. to the new settlement at 'Coal River'
1805 Contest - Owned by Kable & Co. 45 tons. 6 crew
1814?. Endeavour Brig Owned by Kable & Co. 31 tons; 6 crew
1805 Francis - Report by Charles Throsby of the loss of the
Francis off Coal Island in March
1805 Governor Hunter -Owned by Isaac Nichols. 33 tons, 6 crew.
Arrived in Sydney from Newcastle with 20,000 lbs of salt in September
Marcia - Owned by Kable & Co; 26 tons; 5 crew
Surprise - Owned by Kable & co. Lost in a heavy gale north
of Coal Island
Venus - Brought samples of wheat from Newcastle to Sydney.
Owned by J. MacArthur
Hope - Cedar and coals
Hunter - Cedar and coals
Resource. In pursuit of escaped convicts. near Newcastle.
In 1814 lost shortly after leaving Newcastle. Owned by Messrs .Redmond
1806 Richmond. Owned by Morley and Watkins. 18 tons. 3 crew.
1806 William & Mary. Owned by William Miller. 12 tons; 3 crew.
Dundee. Captain Cummings. Wrecked at Hunter River
1808 Halcyon Thomas Shirley convict at Newcastle drowned in
trying to rescue the Halcyon in strong winds.
Estramina - Driven by strong winds to Port Stephens when
taking Lieut. Lawson to his command at Newcastle in February. Joseph
Ross appointed master in September 1814. Reported wrecked at Newcastle
in January 1816
1810 Sally. Master James Brown. Taking supplies to Newcastle
settlement in January. Wrecked after springing a leak near Reid's
Mistake in 1812.
1810 Speedwell. - Master William Johnston taking supplies to
Newcastle in January 1810. In 1814 seized by convicts. Master
William Patten in 1814.
Eliza - Owner Joseph Underwood. Wrecked at Port Stephens
1811 Northumberland. Owner Mr. Blaxcell. Missing for 5 weeks
since sailing to the Hunter.
1811 Perseverance. Master Robert Murray. Ran aground at
Boyd - Lost on a beach between Hunter River and Port
Stephens known as the sandhills. Full freight of wheat.
Mary - Owned and built by John Redmond, Chief constable at
Sydney. Loading coal for the Indian market in 1812
Elizabeth Henrietta - Launch of the Elizabeth Henrietta,
govt. vessel 150 tons in June. Master John Ross. Mrs Ross and crew
member drowned at Hunter River in August when vessel upset her moorings.
Wrecked at Newcastle 1825.
Elizabeth & Mary - Owned by Mr. Underwood. Reported to have
gone on shore at Newcastle
Kangaroo. Joseph Ross acting as pilot for the Kangaroo in and
out of Newcastle harbour
Recovery. Master Peter Hibbs. Wrecked at Port Stephens in
July. Passengers walked to Newcastle
1816 Windsor. Owned by Henry Major. Wrecked at the Long Reef
after departing Newcastle for Sydney
Nautilis. Ran aground at Newcastle. Said to be blocking the
1817 Endeavour. New schooner owned by John Black. Lost in a
gale at Newcastle in December
Princess Charlotte. Took Commissioner Bigge to Newcastle
in February. George Williams First mate.
Newcastle - Built at Hunter River in 6 months. 3 1/2 ton
schooner. Owned by Mr. Street in 1826.
Snapper. - In June made the shortest trip to date between
Sydney and Newcastle - 38 hrs.
1822 Magnet - Wrecked at Newcastle. Owned by Thomas Wilson
Calder. Wrecked at Newcastle. Captain William Worth. Owned
by Peter Dillon.
1823 Eclipse - Regular cutter. Sydney to Newcastle every week.
Seized by escaping convicts 1825
1823 Mars. Sloop built at Newcastle 30 tons. Wrecked at Port
1824 Fame - Brig. Thomas Young master. Trader between Sydney
Lord Liverpool. Alexander
Livingstone master. Coppered, copper fastened cutter established as a
regular packet for passengers and goods between Sydney and Newcastle. In
1827 took the first load of coal from Lake Macquarie to Sydney.
1824 Sally. Taking prisoner to Newcastle in December.
1825 Nereid. Captain Forbes. Wrecked 10 miles north of
1825 Sophia - Owned by Edward Cory commencing trade between
Sydney and Newcastle in December.
1826 Balberook - Sloop belonging to A.A. Company. Wrecked off Port
Select here for an account of
Charlotte - 10 tons.. Took 10 days from Sydney to Newcastle.
Wrecked on the beach five miles from Newcastle in September 1827
1826 Currency Lass - Cutter built for T.W.M. Winder at Captain
Livingston's farm. 100 tons. Launched October 400 people attended.
1826 Elizabeth - Purchased by John Smith of Newcastle. Trader
between Newcastle and Sydney
1826 Gurnett - 15 tons. Seized by escaping convicts. Belonging
to Mr. Street of Sydney
St. Michael - Arrived in Newcastle having lost her sails
in a storm. Purchased by the owners of the Lord Liverpool.
1827 Amelia - Seized at Newcastle for having arrived with a
cargo of liquor without permission
Australia - Owned by A. A. Company. Taking 2 steam engines to
Australian Lad - Cutter. Trader between Newcastle and Sydney.
Totally lost and crew perished October.
Lambton - 82 tons. Cutter owned by the A.A. Company.
Captain Corlette. Based at Port Stephens.
Darling - Colonial Schooner. Passengers and goods from Sydney
to Newcastle. January
Dove - Lost in a storm to the north of Port Stephens. 7 lives
Governor Arthur - Trading between Sydney and Newcastle March
Samuel - 50 tons. Taking coals to Sydney in September
1830 Admiral Gifford - 43 tons. Taking coals to Sydney. Captain
Amity - Taking three pairs of sawyers to Newcastle to
commence a cedar ground
1830 Carabeen - Bound for Newcastle with sundries in January
Cumberland - Largest vessel to enter the harbour. Piloted
by Captain Livingstone
1830 Fairy - 28 tons. Taking coas from Newcastle to Sydney in
Glatton - 13 tons. Taking coals from Newcastle to Sydney
1830 Hope - 24 tons, Captain Brown. Coal
Jessie - Crew man lost overboard in March. Driven onto rocks
near Hog Island in 1831& cargo of corn lost
1830 Madeira. To Newcastle with sundries in January
1830 Maid of the Mill. 14 tons. Captain Mosman. To Newcastle
September. In Feb 1831 crew thrown into the surf near Nobbys after the
Nereus. Barque. To Sydney from Newcastle after losing her
anchor in Newcastle Harbour. October
1830 Pandora. Trading craft between Sydney Newcastle and
Paterson. Master David Brown.1831. Frederick - Wrecked on her passage to Newcastle in June.
Loss of the Balberook
The present state of Australia: A Description of the Country, Its Advantages ... By Robert Dawson
Loss of the Cawarra in 1866 from Papers Past
1.Customs Terms - Day, David., Smugglers and Sailors:
The Customs History of Australia 1788 - 1901., Commonwealth of
2Historical Records of Australia
3Historical Records of New South
4The Sydney Gazette
6The Daily Telegraph