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Christine Report 14 Apr 2013 21:06

I looked this info up but have no subscription.

David Great B. 1888 Dept.1912 From London to Brisbane

Helen Great B. 1867 Dept.1922 - From London to Brisbane

It's the ship names and their address in UK that I want to know. I am sure one might have last address as Rhu.


Mike *

Mike * Report 14 Apr 2013 21:11

Ship : Waipara,
Queensland Line

London to Brisbane

26th October 1912

David Great, aged 24, brickworker
travelled 3rd class

No addresses listed

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Mike * Report 14 Apr 2013 21:12

Name: Helen Great
Gender: Female
Age: 55 .......... ( Gardener)
Birth Date: abt 1867
Departure Date: 7 Nov 1922
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Brisbane, Australia
Ship Name: Hobsons Bay

Shipping Line: Commonwealth Government
Official Number: 151802
Master: Robt Moodie Gladdle

The Cottage,
Clarinish Row


ArgyllGran Report 14 Apr 2013 21:28

British Listed Buildings

Rhu Village, Gareloch Road, Clarinish with Former Stables, Rhu

Description: Rhu Village, Gareloch Road, Clarinish with Former Stables

Category: C(S)
Date Listed: 18 March 1994
Historic Scotland Building ID: 19504

OS Grid Coordinates: 226592, 684387
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0209, -4.7838

Location: Cumberland Road, Shandon, Argyll and Bute G84 8NH

Locality: Rhu
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland
Postcode: G84 8NH


Andysmum Report 14 Apr 2013 22:06

Row is actually the old name for Rhu. It used to be in Dunbartonshire but got moved into Argyll and Bute in a boundary change a few years back.

One entrance to Clarinish is on the A814 (Gareloch Road) and I drive past it every time I go shopping!! Unfortunately the house is invisible from the road, but can probably be seen on Google Earth if there aren't too many trees. (I can't look because my version of Google Earth is refusing to open at the moment!!)


Christine Report 14 Apr 2013 22:19

Thanks folks, that's GREAT
Argyllgran could you do the same thing for the remaining Ardencaple Castle tower, please, as I am finding it hard to pin point on a map. Helen Great , in the original question, was a lady gardener at the castle before taking the ship to Australia.



Andysmum Report 14 Apr 2013 22:55

It's in Ardencaple Drive, Helensburgh. If you Google it, there are lots of sites to choose from and masses of info, including photos.


Vicci Report 14 Apr 2013 22:58

Queensland state archives
nominated immigrants

David Great
IMM/330 868957 Z7750


Vicci Report 14 Apr 2013 23:23

Name: David Great
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1888
Place of Origin: Perthshire, Scotland
Ship Name: Waipara
Port of Arrival: Brisbane
Arrival Date: 25 Dec 1912

Source Citation: Queensland State Archives; Registers of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals; Series: Series ID 13086; Roll: M1705.

no other info online on ancestry


mgnv Report 14 Apr 2013 23:34

I can't find any Ardencapel castle. However, there is an Ardencapel Farm 2km E of Rhu kirk. This farm seems to have been built between 1864/5 and 1898. In the same time slot, a large country house (Glenoran) appears just 300m to SW. It looks like it had extensive grounds, and would certainly have had gardeners. You can input Glenoran's OS coordinates 228000,283950 at:
for old maps -and for modern maps at:
Glenoran disappeared between 1970 and 1973-6. All these dates are the dates the maps were published, not the dates the underlying surveying was done.

Just for interest,swan around starting at:

EDIT Just seen Andysmum's post.


ArgyllGran Report 15 Apr 2013 00:09

Ardencaple Castle:

As Andysmum says, just Google it, and you'll find plenty about it.


Christine Report 15 Apr 2013 10:20

Yes thanks - I had Googled it and found all the photos and history listed but thanks to Andysmum, who gave me a street name, I can now find it on Google Earth. (Only viewable from a few positions through the house tops at street view) Thank-you to all who added extra info.


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Andysmum Report 15 Apr 2013 12:42

You're welcome. There aren't many queries that are quite as local as this one!!

I don't know if you can try this with Google Earth (mine still isn't fixed) but the Tower has a light on top and is clearly visible from the water, from a southerly direction.