|The Colonial Times Shipping News
announced the arrival of the Reliance from Calcutta and
Isle of France in Hobart on 12th January 1829 with three prisoners
of the Crown. Joshua Fletcher, Matthew Heafey and W. McNorton.
The Reliance arrived in Sydney
with an assorted cargo of India goods, 2806 bags of sugar, two Arab
horses, two head of cattle, and two goats on 28th March 1829.
Two prisoners of the crown are listed in the convict indents as
arriving in Sydney on the Reliance:
Joshua Fletcher age 24, groom and soldier.
Convicted of mutiny at Fort St. George. Assigned to Sir John Wyld at
Cabramatta on arrival. Died at Brisbane Water on 28 November 1832.
Matthew Heafey Convicted of mutiny at Madras in
March 1828 and sentenced to transportation for life. assigned to
George Innes at Bathurst on arrival. Later sent to Norfolk Island.
Died 24 March 1860.
Passengers included Mr. Buckland and two children, Captain Smith,
Lieut. Beatson, Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Jackson, Joseph Cucknell, Thomas
Conory and John Thomson.