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Convict Ship Hero 1835 

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Embarked: 202 men
Voyage: 169 days
Deaths: 5
Surgeon's Journal: no
Previous vessel: Westmoreland arrived 15 July 1835
Next vessel: Mary arrived 6 September 1835
Captain Henry C. Dowson
Surgeon Superintendent David Boyter
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The Hero departed Dublin on 15 March 1835, sailed via Rio de Janeiro, departing there on 28th May, then to King George's Sound and arrived in Port Jackson on 31 August 1835.

Passengers included Captain Best of the 50th regiment, Lieutenant Duff, 21st regiment, Ensign Lucas 17th regiment and 29 rank and file of the 78th, 28th and 50th regiment with 7 women and 9 children.

An account of the voyage was published in the Sydney Herald on 3 September 1835..........

The Hero, convict ship, which arrived from Dublin on Monday last, has had a long and unfortunate passage. She put in at Rio de Janeiro on the 28th May at which place were the Redman and Roslyn Castle, from this port to London, passengers and crew all well. The Roslyn Castle had put in for water, and to repair, having lost her rudder etc. When the Hero was off St. Paul's she encountered a tremendous storm, in which she lost her chronometers, mizen-mast, five of her cabins, the whole of her mails, one of the mates and two seamen; in consequence of which the Captain was under the necessity of running on to King George's Sound for repairs. From the serious nature of the accident, and the dreadful sea that was running at the time, it is almost miraculous the Hero did not founder. The only vessel at King George's Sound was the Sir David Ogleby, which has come into port. The Hero had an excellent passage from the Sound, having run up in thirteen days only.

The Hero was reported still in the stream with prisoners on board on 12 September 1835. They were landed on Tuesday 16th September and marched to the prisoners barracks.

Distribution of the 197 prisoners per ship Hero:
Assigned to Private Service 176
Reserved for Government employ 14
Sent to Port Macquarie 3
In Hospital 4

This was David Boyter's last voyage as Surgeon Superintendent on a convict ship. He was previously surgeon on the Camden  in 1831 the Andromeda in 1833 and Mermaid in 1830



Notes & Links:

1). The Hero was one of fourteen vessels bringing prisoners to New South Wales in 1835, six of them brought Irish prisoners. Select here to find more about other convict ships arriving in 1835.

2). Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Hero in 1835

3). Detachments of the 50th regiment arrived on the Surry, Forth, Bengal Merchant Hooghley, Susan, Blenheim, Royal Admiral, Lady Nugent, Parmelia, James Laing, Hive, HooghleyCaptain Cook, Hero, Roslin Castle, Henry Porcher, Henry Tanner and Lady Kennaway
 






 

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