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Boobier information

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Found some info regarding Sarah Boobier, (d.1888), it appears she died on
board the ship "Trafalgar", in Port Phillip Bay, cause is not known to me.
I contacted the Queenscliff Maritime museum, to ask for any info. and they
haveinformed me that I can search there records for a small fee.

Best Wishes with your "hunting"... Bob

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on 2012-02-09 20:38:31

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by janilye on 2012-02-09 23:56:08

Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
about Sarah Ann Owen
Name: Sarah Ann Owen
Death Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1836
Death Date: 1888
Burial Date: 20 Sep 1888
Cemetery: Queenscliff
Cemetery Location: Queenscliff, Victoria
Remarks: additional information available from AIGS

by janilye on 2012-02-10 02:52:45

On Sunday the 16th September the four masted ship, Trafalgar (Capt. Auld)arrived in Port Phillip after a journey of 63 days from Vancouver.
From what I have read the only death reported was a seaman named Charles Stead, from a heart attack, he was buried at Queenscliff. The event of the ships arrival was reported in The Argus on Sunday the 17th. The only other event peculiar to this voyage was that it carried a dear donated by a Mr. Alexander and his sawmill in Vancouver for the Melbourne Zoological Gardens. With the dates in hand it might pay you to order her death certificate. You know now she died somewhere between the 16th and the 20th.
Caution; In 1888 there was also a river vessel named S.S.Trafalgar which delivered supplies along the Murray as far as Mildura.

by janilye on 2012-02-10 02:55:10

I forgot to mention the S S Trafalgar used to load and unload at the railway wharf in Port Phillip. It took supplies up river and brought wheat, timber &c. back.

by janilye on 2012-02-10 03:01:33

The sawmill in Vancouver was The Hastings here is their file, you can see Mr. Alexander's name in it. (just in case you need it).

by BobEvans on 2012-02-10 03:24:39

Thanks for this info, I believe it was from a "local" ship that transferred goods and passengers, but until I have a search at Queenscliff, I cannot be sure.

by BobEvans on 2012-02-10 03:27:34

Further to your comments is the statement below:

""The Death Cert. noted that sara died on the ship "Trafalger" (Trafalgar?) off Queenscliff,Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.

It was later amended (15 October 1888) to state that she died in Bridge Strteet,
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

Cause or reason unknown. ""

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