Thursday, May 12, 2016

Captain Edward Goldsmith, the diarist Annie Baxter and a burial at sea 1848

DEATH at SEA on board the RATTLER

Screenshot from Master and Commander (video clip below)

A Death at Sea
Teenager Thomas Landale jnr, b. 1830, died at sea on 19th September 1848 on board the barque Rattler six weeks out from London on the voyage back to Hobart, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Captain Edward Goldsmith in command. He was returning from studies in England, the son of medical practitioner Thomas Landale snr (1795-1851) and Harriett Dry, sister of politician Richard Dry.

Captain Edward Goldsmith performed the burial rites at sea in the presence of the only other family member on board, younger brother Richard Landale, b. 1831, barely seventeen years old. Presumably the body was disposed of soon after death rather than kept on board until first landfall, which might have been the Falkland Islands where Captain Goldsmith routinely berthed to resupply his crew. On arrival in the Derwent at Hobart ten weeks later, Port Officer Lawrence recorded the names of all passengers at the time he boarded the vessel, but recorded nothing about the death at sea. Although death notices had appeared in the press by the 9th December 1848, the death itself was not listed in official death and burial registers, making it difficult to ascertain both the cause of the teenager's demise and location of a cemetery memorial.

On the 19th September last, on board the Rattler, while on his return to this country, Thomas Landale, junior, Esq., aged 19, eldest son of Thomas Landale, Esq,. of Elphin.
DEATH AT SEA. - We regret to observe that the eldest son of Dr. Landale who went some time since to England, to complete his education, died during his passage out on board the Rattler.
Source: Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899) Sat 9 Dec 1848 Page 5 No Title

Arrival of the Rattler at Hobart, VDL, 5th December 1848
Port Officer's Log
Archives Office Tasmania MB2-39-1-10, image 196

Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List Saturday 16 December 1848

The Sydney Shipping Gazette listed the names of passengers arriving at Hobart Town, 5th December 1848, on board the Rattler, barque, Goldsmith, from London [departed 4th August 1848], but no mention of the death at sea of Thomas Landale jnr. Apart from younger brother of the deceased, Richard Landale, whose name was misspelt in the Sydney Shipping Gazette notice as Lansdale, the other passengers were Mr. G. Smith, Mr and Mrs Levy, Miss Blyth, Dr. Underwood, Mr. M. Kennel. Mr. C. Gurnsey, Mr and Mrs Cook and daughter, Mrs Esdmond, Margaret Macdonald, Mrs Quinn, Serjeant Sullivan, wife, two daughters, and one son, Mrs Bailey and two daughters.

At YouTube: Burial at Sea, Master and Commander (2003)

Diarist Annie Baxter 1847-49
How the family grieved for the death of Thomas Landale jnr was recorded by Melbourne-based diarist Annie Baxter (1816-1905), who maintained a close relationship with politician Richard Dry (1815-1869), uncle of the deceased boy, from a previous time when they first met in Hobart. Her liaison with Richard Dry intensified when her marriage to Lieutenant Andrew Baxter (1813-1855) had ceased in all but name only. Her visits to Tasmania exactly coincided with the arrival of Captain Edward Goldsmith and the Rattler between the years 1847 to 1849. She stayed with her brother Captain William Hadden of the Royal Engineers at Davey St. Hobart, near the corner of Harrington St,, close to photographer Douglas Kilburn's house at Number 22, a few doors along from Stewart's Brewery and Captain Goldsmith's house at Number 19. St David's Burial Ground was opposite, and across from the burial ground was the new St Mary’s Hospital, erected in 1847 which Annie Baxter frequented for the hot baths and the young male clientele. On one occasion she heard "a young man in the next Bath and he was busy using a - which made such a noise, I could scarcely prevent laughing." What was he using?

Source: Toni-Anne Sherwood (2010) p. 282, August 2[7th].

This sketched portrait ca. 1850 by Thomas Bock (below) is an almost contemporary representation of Richard Dry, Annie Baxter's lover who behaved to her "in the most friendly manner ... How dearly I love him!" she confided ecstatically to her diary. Quite obviously, the word "friendly" could not express enough how deeply satisfying she found his love, so she underscored it. According to Sherwood (2010, p. 44), no portrait, painting or photograph was found among the diaries or seems to have survived of Annie Baxter herself from these years, although in the diaries Annie Baxter mentions a "likeness" taken of her by cartographer and cartoonist George Frankland (Sherwood p.91), and a gift of a cameo brooch from Dr Hadley (Sherwood p.261).

Annie Baxter's lover Richard Dry ca. 1840s
Artist: Thomas Bock (ca. 1830-1855)
Ref: a3171002
Mitchell Library, SLNSW

Annie Baxter led the giddy life of a flirtatious socialite while fitfully despising herself for confiding so much of the prattle to her diary. During the summer of 1848-49 when Captain Edward Goldsmith was in town, she went riding with him, dined with him, requested he import plate for her, spent the night under the same roof as him at Sharlands, New Norfolk, on 17th December 1848, and probably dallied with him as was her custom with men of her class regardless of their respective matrimonial status or prospects. In late 1849, she met Mrs Elizabeth Goldsmith who arrived at Hobart with her husband and two sons on the Rattler, after which no further mention was made of Captain Goldsmith. Another man by the name of Goldsmith - Adolphus Goldsmith who held large leases on land at Trawallo, Victoria (40,000 acres) and at St. Helens, Victoria (25,000 acres) - is mentioned two or three times in her diary as Mr. Goldsmith while visiting Victoria, not to be confused with Captain Goldsmith and presumably no relation. By March 1850 Annie Baxter had met and formed a relationship with a new paramour, Josiah Thompson of HMS Maeander.She departed Hobart for England in 1851, married again in 1857 to Robert Dawbin on 1st September at St Paul's, Melbourne, and concluded her diaries n 1868.

In November 1848, with the Rattler still a month out from arrival at Hobart, Annie Baxter's thoughts were already about Captain Goldsmith and her box, an import containing "plate". If the news of Thomas Landale's death at sea had been received in Hobart before the arrival of the Rattler, she was not aware of it until Richard Dry visited her on Tuesday 12th December 1848 when she records:
Tuesday morning Mr Dry came to sit with me, and told me of poor Tom Landale‘s death on board the Rattler, about six weeks after sailing; This vessel came in the night before, and that is the reason why he did not come to see me. Poor fellow! he was sadly cast down, as Tom was his favorite; and he was very fond of him...
Source: Sherwood, T-A. (2010)
Annie Baxter in Van Diemen’s Land : an abridged and annotated version of her journal, 1834 –1851.
PhD thesis, University of Tasmania. June 2010.
Digital thesis ePrints University of Tasmania

Source: Archives Office Tasmania
Richard Dry on left, his wife Clara Meredith, whom he married in 1853 on right, posing with a terrier.
Later, Sir Richard Dry, Tasmania's first locally-born Premier, and Lady Dry.
Unattributed photographs of people associated with St David's Cathedral
The photograph of Richard Dry was taken in an untidy studio, possibly Alfred Bock's or Thomas Nevin's, ca. 1860, and that of Clara Dry may have been taken by the Frith brothers, Murray St.
Biography at ADB: click here.

The extracts cited here are from Toni-Anne Sherwood (2010), Annie Baxter in Van Diemen’s Land : an abridged and annotated version of her journal, 1834 –1851. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania. June 2010 digital version. The original manuscripts of Annie Baxter's diaries are held at the State Library of NSW under her last married surname: Annie Maria Dawbin diaries, 12 September 1834-3 May 1869[Contents]
Dawbin, Anna Maria
3 boxes of textual material (32 volumes)

Annie Baxter's diaries, State Library of NSW held under her last married surname:
Annie Maria Dawbindiaries, 12 September 1834-3 May 1869 [Contents]
Photo copyright © KLW NFC 2017 ARR

Diary extracts: Captain Goldsmith 1847-1849
Annie Baxter met Captain Edward Goldsmith for the first time one year earlier, in January 1847: "a Captain Goldsmith of the Rattler" she recorded, pouty and piqued with interest: "a certain [insert name here] ..." is the usual full expression to denote someone special. Such was her desire to impress him, she took the reins of the horses and carriage they rode in to visit William Sharland's hop plantation at New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley, much to the amusement of Captain Goldsmith seated behind, chaperone on this trip to Elizabeth Oke Buckland, daughter of Hutchins School headmaster John Buckland, married to chief justice Sir Valentine Fleming in 1852. William Sharland had received "new kinds of hops" imported on the Rattler, 50, 000 hop pockets on one shipment alone(Courier 17th November 1847), sourced from the Goldsmith plantations and nurseries at Chalk in Kent. Captain Goldsmith's excursion to Sharland's extensive plantation was to see how his plants were prospering. Annie Baxter made the same journey again through the Derwent Valley one year later with Captain Goldsmith (1848), this time chaperoned by another of her paramours, hotelier Dr. Hadley.

William Stanley Sharland (1801-1877)
ADRI: NS407-1-21 Unattributed ca. 1870s
Elizabeth Oke Buckland, later Lady Fleming, wife of Sir Valentine Fleming
ADRI: NS407-1-35 Unattributed ca.1870s
Series: Photograph Album Mainly of People Associated with St Davids Cathedral, 1901 - 1753 (NS407)
Source: Archives Office of Tasmania

January 19th Tuesday. [1847] Only a fortnight elapsed without my writing in this book = since when, I‘ve been to New Norfolk (this day week by the bye,) in company with Miss Buckland and a Captain Goldsmith of the Rattler; [167] I drove all the way there to the amusement of the persons driven.
We breakfasted at Mrs Sharland‘s: she is a pretty little wayward thing, and looks so young to have seven children! Three of the Misses Shaw are staying with their sister, and are ladylike, nice girls. The eldest will in all probability become Mrs Robertson, and in such case – I pity her.
After luncheon, we rode to see Mr Sharland‘s hop-garden; it is very pretty, to see the hops in the stage they are now in, and there appears to be a good crop this season.[168]

[167] The newly built 522-ton barque Rattler, commanded by Edward Goldsmith, made its maiden voyage to VDL in 1846. It arrived 11 Nov. 1846 after a voyage of 110 days and sailed for London on 21 Jan. 1847. Goldsmith had previously visited Hobart Town as commander of the Wave and was described fondly in local newspapers as ―our old friend‖ (Courier 28 Oct. 1846)
[168] Hops were cultivated in the Derwent Valley from the late 1820s and by the 1840s it had become the "premier hop growing region" in the colony (Evans 181). Sharland had been among the pioneer growers. Hops are harvested in late Feb. and early Mar.; by mid-Jan. they would be reaching maturity. [see page 183 digital]

Women picking hops, Derwent Valley Tasmania
Postcard ca. 1900
Archives Office Tasmania Ref: AUTAS0016125499962

November 9th Thursday [1848] – It is between 3 and 4 o‘clock, now, and I‘m sitting in the silence of "sleep", writing by the fire! I‘ve been in downright agony for some time, but am now almost free from pain in my unfortunate face.
Laudanum! my old comforter, has been had recourse to, and I hope to get some sleep soon.
I‘ve finished the book Miss Buckland very kindly lent me, called, "Rose, Blanche & Violet"; it is prettily written – and the second character is so womanly & faulty, that I consider it beautiful! Violet, is more my own stamp, and I can therefore perceive [224] her faults easily....
The Rattler is expected every day; I hope she may come before I leave, as I anticipate a box by Captain Goldsmith, containing the Plate I sent for ... [see page 591 digital]
December 7th Thursday [1848] On Monday Mrs Roberts gave a dance, and I believe it went off very well, William went to it, but I remained at home, & had the pleasure of Dr Hadley‘s company. He improves vastly on acquaintance, and is very agreeable.
Tuesday morning Mr Dry came to sit with me, and told me of poor Tom Landale‘s death on board the Rattler, about six weeks after sailing; This vessel came in the night before, and that is the reason why he did not come to see me. Poor fellow! he was sadly cast down, as Tom was his favorite; and he was very fond of him.[148]
[148] Tom (b. 1830) was Dry‘s nephew and the eldest son of Harriet and Thomas Landale (see entry 14 Mar. 1837) [see page 237 digital]
December 16th Saturday. [1848] At 10 o‘clock,Captain Goldsmith and Dr Hadley came, and soon after we all started for New Norfolk; I drove after the first 9 miles; and we reached our destination about 1 o‘clock. We drove to the Archdeacon‘ as arranged before, and at 3 had dinner. Mrs Marriott looks very pretty, and as well as ever I saw her looking, altho‘ in such deep distress about her servants, whom she cannot manage to keep for any time. She amused me very much in saying that she could not attend to her birds, and asking the Archdeacon to get one of the men to feed them!
In the afternoon all went out but me, and I made myself useful in copying a song for Mrs Marriott whilst they were out; Mrs Sharland, Mrs Schaw, Miss L. Schaw and the 4 Misses Sharland came up to see me. The former being en famille [179] looks so ill and weak! Poor little creature, it is really too bad for her to be always either nursing, or having children.[180] How fond men should be of their wives, when they see them suffer so much for their sakes! I asked her if she felt nervous at the approach of another accouchement? She said ―Oh! no; I would far sooner have children, than suffer as you do = with a child, it is over, & there is an end of it; but you are always ill! She is a good mother & wife – …
[178]Sarah Anne, eldest daughter of Deptuy Commissary General George MacLean and his wife.
[179] Pregnant/ In the family way (French).
[180] Frances Sharland was pregnant with her ninth child, a daughter Catherine was born 31 Mar. 1849. [see page 244 digital]

Page 16, visit to the Archdeacon's, 18th December 1848: transcript extract below:-
Annie Baxter' diaries (as Annie Dawbin) State Library NSW
Photo copyright © KLW NFC 2017 ARR

December 18th Monday [1848] We breakfasted, and called at the Archdeacon‘s by 9 o‘clock; Capt Goldsmith, Louis & William sat in the front, and Mrs Marriott & I behind. Oh! I was so shaken! it is pitiable how I feel for a time, any over-fatigue, and positively I could scarcely move during the whole evening – not to mention other disagreeables. Miss Buckland & Miss Burnett were here; and Tom too, as mischievous as ever; he sat the whole evening by me, occasionally tickling my feet, or rather, trying to do so. Miss Buckland talks of accompanying him over to Longford on Friday next; so he will not make much stay with us. [see page 614 digital]

January 28th Sunday [1848-1849] Friday and Saturday were both such warm days! On Thursday we went on board the "Rattler" and took both the children with us. Friday we rode out, and were accompanied by Mr & Mrs Drake; William commenced the ride, but vanished upon seeing Messrs Roberts & Vickery on horseback: we found him at home, talking with Miss Burnett. [see page 632 digital]
November 27th Tuesday [1849] All the afternoon was passed at my Frame, and my work progresses rapidly. The Rattler came in last night; and W. C. went on board today to see Mrs Goldsmith; They have brought me a box from Harriet [Annie's sister]. I don‘t know whether I am very curious to see the contents, but I would like to know what they are..
Dr Hadley paid me a short visit after Mess; I‘m always so glad to see him, because he is to see me, I suppose ...[see page 697 digital]
November 30th Friday. [1849] Everybody appeared on the qui vive [143] today; at an early hour might be seen groups of gaily-dressed individuals, bending their steps towards the anticipated "scene of action", the Regatta ground. Mrs E. Bedford, Miss M. Scott, Vizzy, Nelly,[144] Louis & Annie, accompanied me at 9 o‘clock to the Flag Staff, to see the boats start. Dr Hadley met us at the Barrack Gate, altho‘ it was rather early in the day; and Messrs Johnston and Montgomerie came up to the look-out, whilst we were there. William [Annie's brother] drove Captain & Mrs Goldsmith [145] to the Domain at ½ past 11= and the carriage then returned for me; After the children‘s dinner, I drove them and Mrs Stonor to the Regatta. We went on to the ground quite alone; but I espied Dr Hadley in advance,...
[145] Captain Goldsmith‘s vessel, the Rattler arrived in Hobart Town on 27 Nov. [1849] from London. His wife and son were among those on board [see page 698 digital] Correction: both sons were on board - Richard Sydney and Edward jnr

December 11th Tuesday [1849] – Yesterday was such a broiling day; but in the afternoon, we had a gallop on the sands, and regularly warmed the horses. We were home by 4 o‘clock, and I then worked at my worsted. I am now reading "the Emigrant" by Sir F. Head. It is quite a political work.
Messrs Dry & Hollings, and Captn Goldsmith paid me a visit yesterday morning; the former brought me a note from Mrs Chiene, who is just moving to Perth – where [she] is going to reside. Dr Landale, who had a stroke of par[ ], is getting well again. This morning Mr Tillett called to say Adieu to me, as he sails this afternoon in the Endora, for California; so I gave him my note to Mr Dyson Aplin.
Just as Louis‘ lessons were finished, Mrs Cox paid me a visit of an hour. She told me some very amusing anecdotes of Mrs Harvey; and another one, of Mr E. Meredith – who is going to marry Miss Bostock. It appears that he wrote to ask Mr Connolly if he could not have his Intended‘s £1000!! He positively has no place to take her to, and wants to borrow her trifling sum of money! Such is Matrimony in this Colony, oftentimes. [see page 701 digital]
Source of Extracts: Sherwood, T. A. (2010)
Annie Baxter in Van Diemen’s Land : an abridged and annotated version of her journal, 1834 –1851.
PhD thesis, University of Tasmania. June 2010.
Digital version click here.

The barque Rattler was an attraction to visitors at the Hobart wharves. Open days were scheduled when tours on board were invited (28th Jan. 1848-1849). The Regatta was the other great attraction. Captain Goldsmith had been a committee member, umpire and judge of the annual Regatta races from his first engagement by Governor Sir John Franklin in 1842. In 1849, it was Annie Baxter's brother William Hadden who drove Captain and Mrs Goldsmith to the Regatta grounds (Nov. 30th 1849).

Annie Baxter was fond of riding and could manage horses whether hitched to a carriage or mounted. She recorded in this entry of December 11th, 1849, that "we had a gallop on the sands" and although not stated, she presumably rode side-saddle. This photograph (below) taken of Mrs Hutchinson (ca. 1870s?) riding side-saddle shows how much strain the position placed on the upper torso and hips.

Title: HUTCHINSON, Reverend A. & Mrs, with third unknown figure, riding in the bush at Middlesex Plains Station
Ref: ADRI:PH30-1-3833 [n.s., n.d.]
Source:Archives Office of Tasmania

Chronology of Annie Baxter's life (1816-1913)
Source: The journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin : July 1858 - May 1868 / edited by Lucy Frost
St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, in association with the State Library of New South Wales, 1998
Photo copyright © KLW NFC 2017 ARR

Imports per "Rattler" 20th December 1848
The goods arriving on this voyage of the barque Rattler from London to Hobart, Van Diemen's Land could not have differed more from the huge quantities of alcohol which arrived on the Rattler's voyage in 1850. On this voyage, Captain Edward Goldsmith had sought out from London's merchants every household item a settler and small business trader would need, from slops (simple clothing) for their servants to tools, japanned ware, clocks, muslins, china figures, blinds, bedding and bibles, and even a freezing machine.

One item - a case of daguerreotype plates - suggests at least one photographer's studio was operating in Hobart, barely a year after the introduction of the medium to the Australian colonies. Two practitioners in the canon of early Tasmanian photographers in 1848 were Thomas Bock, working at 22 Campbell St. Hobart between 1848-1855, and Thomas Browne. at 52 Liverpool St. in 1846, moving to 31 Macquarie St. by 1848 until 1853. Browne is notable for his 1847 daguerreotype of three Tasmanian Aborigines dressed in furs and photographed in his studio (Gough, J. “The First Photographs of Tasmanian Aboriginal People” in Lydon, 2014). In addition to the photographic supplies were paints and artists' supplies:
2 casks white and red lead, 4 casks linseed oil, 17 cases paint oil and turps, 2 hampers varnish, 2 barrels colours, Stevens and Harcourts;

These two cased and hand-coloured daguerreotypes, both attributed to Thomas Bock, each depict young brothers whose lives would have been very similar to the Landale brothers' experiences in the 1840s.

Thomas Bock (1790 – 1855) (attributed)
James and Henry Barnard c. 1850
Cased, hand-coloured daguerreotype
TMAG Collection

Thomas Bock (England 1790 – Australia 1855, Australia from 1824)
No title (Portrait of two boys)
1848-50, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Daguerreotype,case closed 7.0 h x 6.0 w cm case open 7.5 h x 13.0 w cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 2009
Photo: © Dr Marcus Bunyan and the National Gallery of Victoria

In amongst all these cases, boxes, casks, crates and barrels was Annie Baxter's box of plate, possibly this shipment of silver plate exported by Dugard (London), documented on the Rattler's Cocket no.222; thirty eight ounces of British silver plate, value £23 ....

Silver plate outwards 6 June 1847
Source: Archives Office of Tasmania
Cargo, Passenger and Crew Lists
Customs Dept: CUS36/1/442, image 397

Source: The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) Wed 20 Dec 1848 Page 2 SHIPPING NEWS.


"Per Rattler, from London - 3 bales canvas, 6 cases lucifers, 9 cases hats, 20 bundles spades, 10 kegs white lead, 12 cases trunks drapery, 2 trunks shoes 37 pockets hops, 12 packages ship chandlery, 1 crate sickles, I case brooms, I case woollens, 1 bale cottons, 100 cases French wine, 14 quarter casks 19 cases port wine, 30 quarter casks sherry, 20 cases do, 10 cases port wine, Nathan, Moses, & Co.; 12 crates crockery, H. Marks; 1 case blinds, J. Milward; 2 cases leather, 3 cases cottons, 1 case Cologne water, L. C. Stevenson; 7 cases 2 casks hardware, 1 cask glass, 1 cask white lead, 16 barrels tar, 2 casks white and red lead, 4 casks linseed oil, 17 cases paint oil and turps, 2 hampers varnish, 2 barrels colours, Stevens and Harcourts; 2 cases muslins, J. Guthrie 1 case books, R. S. Waterhouse Brothers; 1 case millinery E.P Bedford; 6 casks grindery, I. G. Reeves; 8 hhds hollow-ware, 14 casks ironmongery, 2 cases fenders, 1 case blinds, 1 case silver plate, 20 kegs 6 casks nails, 1 case ? lines, 1 case daguerreotype plates, 11 casks hardware, 1 case maps and charts, 1 bundle sash tools, 138 pieces plough metal, 30 barrels cement, 1 case German silver, ? cases japanned ware, 5 bales paper, 1 cask planes, G & T Dugard; 1 bale cottons, 1 case drapery, 4 casks glass, 3 casks plaster of Paris figures, 1 case turned wood, 2 crates ornamental flower pots, A. Spurling; 1 cask saddlery, 30 hhds 134 barrels beer, 30 casks nails, 1 cask hardware, 34 barrels Burton ale, 30 pockets hops, Kerr & Bogle & Co.; 6 cases cutlery, 12 barrels toys, 11 cases lucifers, 8 cases plated ware and cards, 3 casks brushware, 19 cases 25 casks glassware, 2 bales carpets, 3 crates ironmongery, 8 cases plated goods and whips, 1 keg tacks, 1 case fringe, 2 kegs pickled cucumbers, 1 keg herrings, 1 box cruet frame, 1 case books, 2 cases cottons, 1 case pewter ware, 2 cases prints, 1 case metal ware, 5 trunks boots and shoes, 1 case slops, 2 cases soap, 1 case dowlings, 1 case cabinet work, S. Levy; 11 cases 8 casks drugs, J. H. De La Hunt; 2 cases drapery, G. W. Walker; 4 cases saddlery, R. Webb; 8 cases linen goods, 2 cases colours, beads &c, 1 case musical boxes, 1 case clocks and watches, F Haller and Co.l; 22 crates 1 cask bottles, 3 cases corks, candles &c, 6 cases freezing mixture and machine, 2 cases furniture, 1 bale carpets, C. Swanston; 1 box apparel, Miss Dowbiggin; 1 case apparel, Myer; 10 trunks boots and shoes, 1 case combs and brushes, W. Robertson; 8 cases hats, 2 cases bale slops, 1 case paint, 2 cases ironmongery, 2 baskets scythe stones, 15 bundles shovels and forks, 1 case passage cloth, 1 cask brooms, G. Hutton; 4 packages brushes, 10 casks vinegar, 3 tons cordage, 1 case iron 6 anchors, 9 tons chain cable, 2 iron tanks, E. Goldsmith; 13 cases pipes, 12 cases pickles, 1 bale carpet, 1 case books, 1 cask china figures, 4 cases toys, 6 cases matches, 3 cases fancy goods, 1 case clocks, 1 case matches, 1 case Cologne water, Isaac Solomon; 12 cases congreves, 10 cases starch, 10 cases blue, T. D. Chapman & Co,; 1 box apparel, Meek; 1 case books, W Elliott; 1 bale rugs, 7 cases oilcloth, 1 bale ticks, 5 hhds hair, 2 cases looking glasses, W. Hamilton; 1 case stationery, W. Carter; 5 tons hoop iron, 2 kegs rivets, Burns, White and Co.; 1 case bibles, J. Dunn; 4 quarter casks wine, 50 hhds beer, 9 rams Brown & Co.; 3 cases 1 cask coach springs &c A. Morrison; 100 casks bottled beer, 5 hhds rum, 1 case patent medicine, L. Roope; 2 cases British goods, W. Fletcher; 1 case to Priaulx, Barlow, Moore, Lord Bishop of Tasmania,; 629 bales bedding, oakum, and 22 cases tin fire-irons, 3 casks tin meat dishes, 9 crates fenders, 1 parcel printed forms, 2 bundles broom handles, 9 bundles mop handles, 8 bundles chairs, 1 bundle coal baskets, 1 bundle handle scrubbing brushes, 5 bundles water pails, 50 bundles furnace bars, 10 bundles bearing bars, 5 bundles boiler ribs, 3 do hearth brooms, 50 iron boilers, 50 plates, 50 flues. 50 steam pipes, 50 furnace fronts, 50 boiler lids, 30 fire dogs, 1 chair, H. M. Government.
Within days of arrival, merchants placed advertisements in the local press for sale of goods ex "Rattler" etc...

Source: Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857) Fri 22 Dec 1848 Page 1 Advertising

New Wharf and stores, Hobart ca, 1870.
Tasmanian Scenes, Ref: 17AUTAS001124075102
Archives Office of Tasmania

On board the "City of Hobart" 31st January 1872