Queen of the Colonies

Queen of the Colonies 
Voyages to Queensland 

1863, 1864, 1865, 1866 and 1867

Please note:  this page is unrelated to the topic of Merriott Families Genealogy.  It is another aspect of my research entirely.   Click here to return to Merriott Families Genealogy.


Background information on the Vessel

The vessel,  Queen of the Colonies made five trips from the United Kingdom and Ireland to the colony of Queensland during the 1860s. Unfortunately no picture of the ship is known to exist. However, Mr Don Braben has kindly supplied me with this copy of his Queen of the Colonies painting:

NOTE: From Don Braben: I based my painting on the  Wizard, her name before being sold to Black Ball Line. There is a deck plan of  Wizard in the book The American Built Clipper Ship 1850-1856 by William Crothers
ISBN 0-07-014501. I could not find any images despite enquiring at the major sources in USA and UK.  My painting depicts QoC arriving Moreton Bay in 1863. I used the Marryat Code flags on the mizzen mast top to identify the ship. Please acknowledge the oil painting as by Don Braben and include website