Castle Forbes Voyages to Australia
The Castle Forbes was a 439-ton merchant ship built by Robert Gibbon & Sons at Aberdeen, Scotland in 1818. She made two voyages transporting convicts from Ireland to Australia.
Castle Forbes arrived at Port Jackson, New South Wales on 27 January 1820. After their arrival in Sydney, 136 men were sent on to Van Diemen’s Land Colony (now named Tasmania), arriving in Hobart 1 March 1820. 4 men remained in New South Wales and 4 deaths recorded on this voyage. Alexander Pearce (the infamous bushranger) was one of these men.
(Incomplete register of persons transported - records are currently being inputted)
Arrived 4th March, 1820 at Van Diemen's Land
Average sentence: 8 Years | Life
sentences: 5 | Passengers: 25
Arrived 19th January, 1824 at New South Wales
Average sentence: 4 Years | Life
sentences: 2 | Passengers: 9