Caledonia departed Portsmouth on 10 July 1820 and arrived in
Van Diemen's Land on 17 November 1820 with 150 male prisoners all in
a fine healthy state.
The military party consisted of
thirty-three non-commissioned officers and privates of the 48th
regiment, under orders of Brevet-Major Wheatstone of the 53rd regt,
whose wife and family accompanied him.
Convict ships bringing detachments of the 48th regiment included
After disembarking the convicts, the Caledonia
proceeded to Sydney, anchoring there late on the night of 16th
December 1820. The Caledonia returned to Van Diemen's Land
with prisoners in 1822.
Notes & Links:
1). This was Captain Carnes'
second voyage with prisoners, having brought 170 male prisoners two
years previously on the Neptune.
Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Caledonia
3). George Macdonald came free on the
Caledonia as Sergeant and Quartermaster of the 48th regiment. A
grant of land was reserved for him in 1825. (CSI)