29th June 1839
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In July 1839, two hundred applicants, from North Co. Roscommon, emigrated to the Australian Colony, bound for Port Phillip / Sydney. [Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, June 6, 1839]



Dr. Hall, R.N., has been in Elphin during the last week, for the purpose of making a selection from the numerous applicants for free passage to Australia.

— We understand there were upwards of 1,000 applicants of which number 200 have been selected. The vessel intended to convey the emigrants will sail from Dublin in July.

Mr. Marshall, of London, has appointed Mr. John Bromell, of Boyle, as Agent for the transmission of Emigrants to the above Colony.