!! Ballina Chronicle; Dec 19, 1849 "No Exiles"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, December 19, 1849
PORT PHILIP-REFUSAL TO RECEIVE EXILES.
The Randolph, 664 tons, W. Dale, from Westwich, 28th of April, with exiles,
and a detachment of the 58th and 11th regiments, arrived at Port Philip on the
8th instant, and notwithstanding an order had been given by Mr. Latrobe that no
convict vessel should pass the Heads, the Randolph was anchored at William's
Town. Intelligence has arrived via Launcesten, that public demonstrations had
been made against their landing, and it was reported that £560 had been
subscribed to defray the cost of conveying the convicts elsewhere, and that the
ship was proceeding to Sydney.
During the passage of the Randolph from England to the Cape, the surgeon
superintendent, in a fit of insanity, threw himself overboard, and was drowned.
She put into Simon's Bay for water and got another surgeon from the
guardship.--Hobart Town Courier, Aug. 18.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News