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Arrival in Port Adelaide

Baboo arrived in Port Adelaide 5 December 1848


South Australia Register, Wednesday 06 December 1848, p3, Shipping Intelligence

The barque Baboo 423 tons, Barker, master from London and Plymouth. Passengers - ... [passenger list follows]


​After the immigrants disembarked from Baboo, they were not the only ones who wanted to stay in South Australia.

South Australian, Friday 15 December 1848, p2, POLICE COURT - PORT

Tuesday, December 12. 


William Wilcox, George Smith, and Peter Henry (seamen belonging to the Baboo), were each sentenced to three months' imprisonment (to be put on board when the vessel is ready for sea), for neglect of duty. They made no defence, admitted that they had been well treated, and had no other object in view than to stay in the colony.

South Australian Register, Saturday 16 December 1848, p3, PORT COURT, PORT ADELAIDE

Friday, 15th December.

Before Handyside Duncan, Esq, Peter Stewart and John McCarty, two of the crew of the Baboo, were brought up, on a warrant for desertion. They pleaded guilty.

Sentenced to thirty days' hard labour.

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