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PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838



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The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE sailed from London with Capt. J K Hill. She touched at Teneriffe and Rio, and arrived Holdfast Bay October 12th, 1838.

The South Australian Register and Colonial Gazette announced on Saturday October 13th, 1838, the arrival of Govenor GAWLER, his family and suite and about 200 emigrants on board, arrived in Glenelg Roads yesterday morning, all well, after a pleasant passage of about four months.

His Excellency landed at Glenelg early in the afternoon, and received the congratulations of a large body of the colonists, who were introduced by G.M. Stephen Esq. (the Acting Governor). On Wednesday, we observe by the Government Orders, Colonel Gawler will formally assume the administration of the government, and hold a levee at Government House.

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Smallpox was detected in a child onboard the PESTONJEE BOMANJEE, carrying Governor Gawler, his retinue and some 200 emigrants to Adelaide in 1838.
Dr John Knott, the ship's surgeon, evidently took "excellent precautionary measures, and all the passengers and crew were vaccinated. There were no additional cases.