Interestingly this story has 3 paralells to my own research. Abraham Shannon came out to South Australia aboard the 'John Pirrie' twice [1838 & 1843] and he setteled at Duck Ponds/Moculta near Kapunda. THe Shannon family were from Derrybeg Farm near Limavady, Co. Londonderry. My GGmother, Elizabeth Bond was born in Blackwood in 1855. Her father was James Mays Bond who was from East Dereham in Norfolk and his childrens births followed his journey from Point Henry where he got off the boat to Ararat via the various Ballarat district goldfields. cheers John Gilbert johnandheatherg[at]gmail.com
Rose Anne Roach was born on 02 Jun 1835 in Offaly (Kings) County, Ireland. Her parents were Michaelis Roach and Joannae Malone. She was christened on 04 Jun 1835 in St Peter's Athlone. She died on 23 Mar 1875 in Deniliquin. NSW She was buried in Mar 1875 in Deniliquin, RC F377-379.
Rose Anne Roach arrived in Geelong, Victoria on board the AGINCOURT on 10th February 1854, having left Southampton on 11th November 1853. She was listed in the ships log as a Domestic Servant from Ireland Kings County, Catholic, with no entry in the read and write comment, and was 18 years old. She was listed in the Disposal list as engaged to Mr I Lean, off Lt Ulop St, with wages of 25 pounds for term of 3mp with rations.
Rose married Thomas Sullivan son of Thomas SULLIVAN from Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, a Sergeant, and Maria COGHILL on 04 Aug 1856 in Geelong. Thomas was born about Oct 1826 in Hobart Tasmania. He was christened on 01 Nov 1826 in RC Church, Hobart, Tasmania. He died in Aug 1884 in Kew, Melbourne, Victoria. He was buried on 22 Aug 1884 in Melbourne Cemetery, Vic. Thomas died in Yarra Bend Asylum, Fairfield then called Metropolitan Lunatic Kew.
This Chronicle has been adapted from "Where Irish settled in Australia".