The Sydney Herald reported on the 22 March
1838 that the Gaillardon from Calcutta was the first packet ship
in the service of the Australian Association of India.
included: Mesdames Pegus, Davidson, S. Smith, C. Williams and Kapson;
Miss Falconer; Miss E. Smith, Captain Davidson, 13th Light Infantry; W.
Smith Esq; Major G.D. Mercer, Dragoons; Ensign W.D. Mercer, Bengal Army;
Hutton Jacob (later engineer in charge at the Breakwater at
Newcastle), H.M. 80th regt.; R. McDonald Esq.; James Bruce
Esq., Mr J. Lamb Esq; James Macdonald Esq; Ensign Alexander Skene; Dr.
H.P. Bell; William Pegus, Alexander Falconer Esq. and five
children. Steerage Passengers Mrs. Little; Mr. Little; Mr. Milne; three
children and 18 convict servants.
The Gaillardon returned to New
South Wales with convicts in October 1839.