AND AS FOR THE SHIP : HM EMU ,the brig, appears to be carrying out the work she was built for in Australian waters. Small, armed and mobile.
AUSTRALIAN SEA SERVICE.
SOME NAVAL BEGINNINGS.
By T. DUNBABIN.
FROM THE ARGUS. SAT 12 JULY 1919.
Macquarie was as insistent as Phillip about the need for two vessels for the Service of the colony, but he asked that they should not be subject to Admiralty control. Two armed brigs, the Emu and the Kangaroo, were bought in 1812. The Emu was captured on the way out by the American privateer Holkar, which carried 137 men to the Emu’s 22. The Kangaroo reached Sydney safely, and on March 12, .1815, a second Emu arrived.
MORE MENTIONS OF THE SECOND EMU IN NLA NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER SOURCES.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 14 October 1815,
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 27 January 1816
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 24 February 1816, page 2.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 9 March 1816,
MR. WILLIAM WENTWORTH intending to leave the Colony in the Emu, requests that all Claims against him be presented for Payment.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 23 March 1816,
EMU IS ready to depart for England.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 27 April 1816
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 12 October 1816,
LETTERS lying" at the Post Office:- Lieut. Forster of the Emu
The Hobart Town Gazette… Saturday 28 December 1816,
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 April 1817, page 2.
By letters brought by the Shipley, we are happy
to be enabled to state, that the packets sent for Europe
by his Majesty’s armed brig Emu, and which had
been forwarded from the Cape by the Revolutionaire
frigate, had been received by that vessel ; and likewise
that Capt. Brabyn, who had proceeded on in the
Zebra, had also safely arrived.
22 APRIL 1817 The Hobart Town Gazette… Saturday 26 April 1817
The Hobart Town Gazette… Saturday 4 October 1817