departed Portsmouth on 10 July 1820
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 other detachments of the 48th regt., included:
under orders of Lieut Franklin of the 69th regt.,
under orders of Brevet-Major Wheatstone of te 53rd regt.,
under orders of Lieut. Holdsworth of the 82nd regt.,
under orders of Captain John Brabyn of the Royal Veterans
under orders of Lieut. Brotheridge of the 48th
under orders of Lieut. Keays of 47th regt.,
under orders of Lieut. Vincent of the 48th regt.,
under orders of Lieut. Reeve
under orders of Cornet M.C. Chambers of the 21st light dragoons
under orders of Captain Charles Coates of the 89th regt.,
under orders of Lieut. Campbell of 59th regt.,
under orders of Lieut. Rice
under orders of Captain McDougall
under orders of Lieut. Matthews of the 59th regt.
arrived in Hobart on 17 November 1820 with 150 male prisoners all in a healthy state, except four who were sent to the General Hospital.
After disembarking the convicts, the Caledonia
proceeded to Sydney, anchoring there late on the night of 16th December 1820.
returned to Van Diemen's Land with prisoners in 1822
NOTES AND LINKS
1). This was Captain Carnes' second voyage with prisoners, having brought 170 male prisoners two years previously on the Neptune
2). Convicts and passengers of the Caledonia identified in the Hunter Valley
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)
The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter (Tas. : 1816 - 1821) Sat 18 Nov 1820 Page 2