|Eight prisoners were transported on the
brig Caroline from the East Indies to Hobart Town.
In Hobart they were transferred to the barque Calista which
had arrived from London on 12th March, in readiness for transfer to
Sydney. The Caroline was to be fitted out for use
in the whale fishery.
As well as the eight prisoners, the
Calista brought to Sydney 100 Saxon and 950 Derwent sheep
and other merchandise.
Passengers included Captain Bunster
and Messrs J. Andrews, J. J. Daker, D. Bunn, C. Sladden, F. Watkins,
Ferdinand Anley, Mrs. Ridge, two
children and servant and also four steerage passengers. They arrived
in Sydney on 14 April 1828.
The eight prisoners were:
Christopher Cochrane age 24.
Clerk from Madras. Offence: Desertion and forgery.
Dalton age 28. Farm servant and soldier from Yorkshire. Offence
William Hurst age 34. Frame work knitter and soldier
from Leicestershire. Offence Murder.
James Jones age 27.
Clerk from Manchester. Offence desertion
Daniel Murphy age
26. Farm servant and soldier from Cork. Offence: rape and murder
W. Stewart Moncrieff age 33. Commissioned Officer, 9 years. From
Edinburgh. Offence Forgery. Sent to Wellington Valley on arrival.
Andrew Robinson age 33. Soldier from Co. Derry. Offence:
William or John Goodwin - Escaped from Port
Jackson in the Speke 3, returned to the hulk.