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The Kate and her companions who brought immigrants into Brisbane. — 5 Comments

  1. I enjoyed reading your story about the journey from the Bay to the town of Brisbane in that period as that is when my earliest Brisbane ancestors arrived. Thanks for a different slant to our immigrant’s arrivals Stephanie, it makes for an interesting tale.

  2. When researching the arrival of Ancestors in Brisbane during the second half of the 19th Century, the Steamer “Kate” will often be mentioned. This also applies for movement by water within Queensland. There are many stories involving “Kate” which can be told if anyone is interested. Also available is a painting of the Kate in North Queensland as well as an engraving showing what must have been the “Kate”. Each of these have a story behind them which might interest someone.

  3. It was so nice to read your story of the Kate, Stephanie. My great grandfather, Peder Hansen and his family arrived in Moreton Bay in 1878. His wife had died on the voyage and the immigrants from the ship, ‘Friedeburg’ were quarantined on Peel Island for several weeks. It must have been so joyful when the steamer, ‘Kate’ arrived at Peel Island to take them into Brisbane. Thank you for adding some insight into what their arrival along the Brisbane River might have been like.

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