|Mother's ship:||Great Tasmania|
|Age when admitted:||7yrs|
|Date admitted:||12 Dec 1857|
|Date discharged:||5 Mar 1860|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||mother, now Mrs Aitcheson|
Rosina, her name on the passenger list was Rosannah Smith and
also on all other references, ie births of her children, was born in England in
1850 and came with her mother Hannah Smith and seven other siblings on the Great
Tasmania ship as bounty immigrants and arrived at Hobart Town Australia on 27 January 1857. On the
12 December 1857 she was admitted to the Queens Orphanage along
with her sister Mary Ann and brother Frederick, she was discharged into the care
of her mother Hannah Smith (who married George Atchison on 5 January 1859) on 5 May 1860. Rosannah married Adam Clapperton Fort on twenty second June
1874 at Hotham (old name for North Melbourne) Victoria.
She had eight children, four died in infancy. Rosannah and Adam immigrated to Auckland New Zealand where Adam was the Manager of the Turkish Baths in Auckland and Rosannah attended to the ladies' department. Rosannah died on 3 February 1906 aged 57 in Auckland and is buried at Purewa Cemetery, Adam died 17 March 1930 aged 86 and his occupation at death was confectioner.
Research has Rosannah's parents as Hannah Churchill and Joseph Smith. I have no further information on Rosannah and I am still researching her.