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From ‘The Western Daily Mercury’- 10th July 1879

This morning the emigrants who have assembled at the Emigration Depot will embark on board the ‘Corona’ at anchor in the Sound. In the afternoon, this ship, which, by-the-bye, was the first ever to embark emigrants from the Depot, will be despatched by Messrs. W. T. Weeks & Co., for Sydney. The ‘Corona’ is under the charge of Captain Barratt. Her tonnage is 1,199 tons, and she belongs to Messrs. Alexander Stephen & Sons, of Dundee.

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