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Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

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Re: Six Sisters - Zes Gesusters

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Hi Suzanne,
Trove Newspapers online has
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
Superintendent on board the ship " SIX SISTERS," from London to Geelong,
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
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.
And One Hundred and Twenty-eight others.
To Captain Ruhaak, Commander of the Ship
" Six Sisters," from London to Geelong,
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,
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