1820 Settler Ship : East Indian
|Scheme||the Government Settler Scheme|
|Number on Board||220|
|Departure Date||12th February 1820|
|Landfall Port||Simon's Bay|
|Landfall Date||1st May 1820|
|Final Port||Saldhana Bay|
|Final Port landfall date||late May 1820|
|Other Information||Master was Captain Hogg
In the Morning Post 18 Jan 1820 : The East Indian, the transport appointed to convey the principal body of Irish settlers to South Africa, arrived at Cork, at which port they are to embark on Saturday se'nnight. A letter from one of the emigrants speaks in the highest terms of the abundance and excellent quality of the provisions allowed by Government, and of the civility and attention of the crew.
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