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Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 12:53PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Edited: 22 Feb 2011 1:00PM GMT
Surnames: ATKINSON, BALDING, BARKER, BARRACLOUGH, BELL, BELSY, BENFIELD, BORT, BRAIN, BROWN, BULFIELD, BUMPSTEAD, COCHRANE, COX, DEANS, DEDMAN, EVES, EWING, FLETCHER, FOX,FRUSHER, FRY, GILES, GOLDSMITH, GREY, HALL, HANKIN, HARPER, HAWKINS, HIGGINS, HOGARTH, HORNE, HUNT, HUTCHINSON, KEMP, LAMBOURNE, MALCOLM, MCCARTHY, MCFARLANE, MCMEEKIN, MOIR, NEWLAND, NUNN, OAKEY, OGRADY, PARKER, PERRY, PINNELL, PITMAN, PRATT, PRENTICE, READ, ROWLAND, SAMPSON , SCOTT, SPENCE, STEEL, SULMAN, SWIFT, TAYLOR, TOTNALL, VAUGHT, WAKEFIELD, WARREN, WARRINGTON, WEBB, WHITTINGTON, WILTSHIRE, YOUNG.
Hi There
Am wanting to be in contact with any descendants of passengers on the ship Six Sisters, also known as Zes Gesusters, that arrived in Geelong Vic, Australia on 15th January 1853.

Am hoping for more details on the voyage ie a diary or a journal, please.
Would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

My gtgt grandparents, Jane and James Dedman, came out in this ship, along with nearly 300 others.
Passenger family names are:
ATKINSON, BALDING, BARKER, BARRACLOUGH, BELL, BELSY, BENFIELD, BORT, BRAIN, BROWN, BULFIELD, BUMPSTEAD, COCHRANE, COX, DEANS, DEDMAN, EVES, EWING, FLETCHER, FOX,FRUSHER, FRY, GILES, GOLDSMITH, GREY, HALL, HANKIN, HARPER, HAWKINS, HIGGINS, HOGARTH, HORNE, HUNT, HUTCHINSON, KEMP, LAMBOURNE, MALCOLM, MCCARTHY, MCFARLANE, MCMEEKIN, MOIR, NEWLAND, NUNN, OAKEY, OGRADY, PARKER, PERRY, PINNELL, PITMAN, PRATT, PRENTICE, READ, ROWLAND, SAMPSON , SCOTT, SPENCE, STEEL, SULMAN, SWIFT, TAYLOR, TOTNALL, VAUGHT, WAKEFIELD, WARREN, WARRINGTON, WEBB, WHITTINGTON, WILTSHIRE, YOUNG.

Hope you can help!

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 7 Mar 2011 10:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: James and Jane Dedman
Hi Are you related to Daryl who now resides in Heathcoat ? Or could you be him ? I am trying to do some research in the UK for Daryl at the moment, was just interested when I saw this email .......please let me know

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 10 Jun 2011 7:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: FRUSHER
I'm a descendant of FRUSHER. Did you have any success finding more information re dairies/journals etc? Thanks John Frusher.

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 7 Oct 2011 7:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: pitman warren
hi,i am a descendant of pitman & warren families sorry i have no journals or diaries to offer, would be interested in any stories of the voyage,interesting name of ship, would like to learn history of this ship etc

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 25 Oct 2011 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Edited: 25 Oct 2011 1:48AM GMT
Surnames: Newland
I am descended from the Newland family who arrived at Port Phillip in January 1853 on board the Zes Gesusters. I found a reference on the Prentice family website to a log written on the voyage at http://www.iroots.net/news/2003/john_prentice_sharnbrook_eng.... It quotes from another website that is now defunct but may give some good leads.
There are also newspaper reports about the ship viewable at the National Library of Australia website www.nla.gov.au. Go to TROVE and search on "Six Sisters" and on Gesusters. A thanks to Captain and the surgeon is at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4789105?searchTerm=%....
I'd be interested if you find any more information. Thanks
Judy

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestors William Pratt & Catherine Pratt came out to Australia on the ship Six Sisters (Zes Gesusters) arriving in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on the 13th January 1853. With them was their children Louise aged 4 & George aged 2. Any info regarding their travel would be greatly appreciated or even pictures of the ship.
Contact with others who had ancestors on the same ship would be appreciated.
Regards
Suzanne

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 31 Jan 2012 12:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Suzanne,
Trove Newspapers online has
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2243192
The Courier (Hobart, Tas., Tuesday 18 January 1853
On Tuesday morning the Six Sisters, a Dutch vessel, chartered by the Government, was towed down the river from Deptford to Gravesend, whence it sailed with upwards of 300 ¡migrants for Geelong, Port Phillip. The vessel was accompanied by a chaplain (the Rev. Thomas Pownall Boultbee, M.A., Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and late curate of Cheltenham), a surgeon-superintendent (James Hannan, Esq.,) a schoolmaster, matron, &c.F

You may find other articles on this site. Also there may be information about the Pratt family.


The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956
Friday 21 January 1853
MEMORIAL.
TO JAMES HANNAN, ESQ., Surgeon
Superintendent on board the ship " SIX SISTERS," from London to Geelong,
Australia.
We, the undersigned, being emi- grants on board the above-named ship, beg most respectfully to record our unqualified approbation of the manner you have dischargcd your duties over us during the voyage.
The general urbanity of your manner, the assiduty(?) of your attendance to the sick, the impartiality manifested in all your dealings towards us, and the solicitude displayed for our comfort in every respect, have won for you an amount of esteem which we are unable to
repay.
We are sorry that circumstances prevent us showing you a more substantial proof of our gratitude, but hope you will accept this with our sincercst wishes for your future happiness, and that when the voyage of life is over, you may be permitted to dwell where storms and tempests can never disturb your repose, and
sickness and death never enter.
Signed and presented by your obedient ser-
vants, this day, 17th January, 1858.
SAMUEL HALL,
JOHN DEANS,
And One Hundred and Twenty-eight others.
MEMORIAL,
To Captain Ruhaak, Commander of the Ship
" Six Sisters," from London to Geelong,
Australia.
WE, the undersigned, being emigrants on
board the ship of which you are the Captain, beg most respectfully to record our entire approval of your conduct, and also, of the officers and crew under you, towards us during the voyage.
Your general kindness to the emigrants from the youngest to the eldest, (and especially to the children), and your co-operation with the Surgeon Superintendent on all occasions to promote our welfare and happiness, have se- cured for you our unqualified respect and esteem, and ungrateful should we be were we to leave the ship without shewing some token of our feeling towards you.
We therefore present this with our best wishes for your future and eternal happiness, hoping that when you have done with the storms and tempests of life, an abundant entrance will be ministered unto you into the Eternal City, where all is calm and peace.
Signed and presented by your grateful and obliged servants, this 17th day of January,
1853.
MATHEW ATKINSON, JOHN WEBB,
And 139 others.

Regards,
Lynne

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 9:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello all,

I think the O'Grady on the ship may have been my gg grandmother. I would like to find out without buying the records (I have already spent far too much). Can anyone help me with where to look?
Thank you
Cate

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters Reunion

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 1:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all
My relies were James and Elizabeth Newland assisted imagrants.
Deptarted London 20th August 1852 arrived 13th Jan 1853 Geelong acording to ship register.

Have not been able to obtain picture of ship or diaries
Very interested to meet other surviving members of voyage

We are comming up to the 160 year celebration and I was woundering if a reunion is being planed for the aniversary.
If you are interested please contact.

Cheers
Rob J Newland

Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 1:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Newland, Pratt
Hi Suzzanne (Pratt)
Think I am relative family member married into Pratt
James Newland and family on same Six Sisters.

Completed Extensive Newland family history
Booklet available Pdf

If interested please contact

Cheers
Rob J Newland
Ph 03 5985 3817
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