22 OCTOBER 1836, Page 6


On Tuesday last, sailed from Gravesend, for Adelaide, in the new colony, the John Renwick, a fine ship of 500 tons burden. This ves- sel contains 131 emigrants of the following descriptions : 37 young married couples, having 32 young children ; 9 young bachelors, and 7 young spinsters, some of whom are expected to marry on the passage; 2 carpenters, of maturer age, enraged to superintend the erection of forty wooden houses, which constitute the principal cargo of the ship ; and lastly, cabin.passengers, viz. Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt, late of Plymouth, CaptainBerkeley, late of the Sixtieth Regiment, his lady, and her sister, Mr. Oakden, the nephew of Osmond Gilles, Esq., Colonial Treasurer of South Australia, and Mr. Field. This ship will be followed in about three weeks by the South Australia, now at Plymouth, the pro- perty of the 'South Australian Company, and is to remain in the colony. The main-deck of the John Renwick is entirely fitted up with separate cabins, each containing two persons ; and the scale of provisions for the emigrants, with medical stores and attendance, is the same as in the Coromandel, another emigrant ship, chartered by the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia, of which we gave a particular account some weeks ago. Intelligence has been received from Rio and the Cape of Good Hope of the ships which sailed early in the year ; and it is presumed that some of these, including the,. Rapid, commanded by Colonel Light, the Surveyor-General, have,e3en some time in the colony. The John Renwick is the thirteenth ship that has been despatched since March, and will be followed by several others before the end of the year. Five of these vessels belong either to the Government or to settlers in the colony, and will remain there for the purposes of nautical surveying, whale-fishing, and trade.