|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
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
An account of the voyage was published in the
Sydney Herald on 3 September 1835..........
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
Hyde Park Barracks.
Distribution of the 197 prisoners per
Assigned to Private Service 176
Reserved for Government
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.
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about other convict ships arriving in 1835.
Hunter Valley convicts / passengers arriving on the Hero in 1835
3). Detachments of the
50th regiment arrived on the
Henry Tanner and