The Panama was a 522 ton ship specially chartered to bring wives and families of emancipated convicts out to Australia. It first landed at Port Melbourne and dropped off families who were to be reunited with family members who were in Tasmania or had moved on to Victoria after freedom. It then arrived in Sydney around 13th September to Finish it’s trip. I can only find a couple of pages of passengers and the manifest showing captain etc when it arrived in Sydney. My question is who would have chartered this ship to make the trip. On the manifest the agents name is Gilchrist and another letter after that I can’t make out. Would Gilchrist be the person who also chartered the ship or if not then who would he be acting for. I am especially interested in a young James Dalton who was sent to his father here in Orange at the age of 14....listed as 13 on the manifest apparently...I can’t find him. James life is accounted for, he built a huge mansion here called Duntryleague, so I don’t need anything on him, just the ship details. If at all possible. Thank you. The next trip the Panama made was chartered by the Earl Grey scheme to bring out orphan Irish girls, leaving Plymouth later that year.