|The Lord Melville was
built at Shields in 1805. She transported prisoners to
1817 and 1818.
The Lord Melville
departed England on 18th July, touched at the Cape of Good
Hope and arrived in Van Diemen's Land on the 18th December
One prisoner died on the voyage out.
John McMillan was employed as Surgeon Superintendent. He
kept a Medical Journal beginning on the 26th May 1818. A
total of 32 prisoners were treated on the voyage. One died
The guard consisted of 31 men,
10 of whom belonged to the 48th and 21 regt., and 10 to the
regt, under the command of Lieut. A. Waddell of the 48th
Free Settlers included:
John Henry Cawthorn (settler VDL);
John Ford ( settler VDL).
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19C Medical Terms
Hunter Valley convicts arriving on the Lord Melville in 1818