Melbourne grew into a vibrant metropolis, and trade between Melbourne and Sydney prospered. Sailed from Sydney 11 December 1809, for New Zealand sealing grounds, landing a aprty of sealers on the west coast. Access to coastal towns such as Port Albert, Warrnambool and Portland was quicker by ship until roads improved and the the motor vehicle dominated land transport. Lost at sea with all hands after leaving New Zealand to return to Sydney, 1810.
The Port Phillip district of New South Wales was declared a separate colony and named Victoria, on 1 July 1851. Wrecked at Tarwin, Gippsland coast, 8 December 1934. [LG],[ASR - 28 tons, wrecked Cape Liptrap, 30 November 1934],[LV] Ada. Disappeared from Australian Shipping Register after 1915. Bay ferries continued to run on Port Phillip, between Melbourne, Portarlington, Geelong, Queencliff, Portsea, Sorrento, Rye and Frankston well into the 1950s. [LSS],[LG],[AS1] In 1809, 11 June, stranded at Western Port, Gippsland coast; refloated and returned to Sydney. With respect to shipping losses, Victoria can be considered in three parts - Port Phillip and its entrance, and Westernport, in the middle of the state; the rich pastures of Gippsland to the east, and the beautiful rugged coastline of the Great Oceans Road to the west. Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer is one of Cincinnati's oldest and most trusted law firms.Our law firm has roots in the Cincinnati community dating back more than 100 years.