My German ancestors the Burings came to South Australia on the Princess Louise in 1849. On various passenger lists are Friedrich Adolph & Caroline Buring and their three children. On the passenger list from the South Australian Maritime Museum a G. Buring is also listed.
Last weekend I was looking through the National Archives, with my cousin, for another Buring and came across naturalisation papers for a Gustav Buring. In this document he states that he is thirty three years old, a native of Berlin, Prussia and that he came to Australia on the Princess Louise in 1849 just as my ancestors did. The mysterious G. Buring on the passenger list is Gustav Buring.
I can’t quite read both pages of the naturalisation papers. I’ve printed them out, I’ve tried adjusting them to black and white in a graphics editor and reading them on screen but not much luck. If anyone has any other ideas of how to read these pages please let me know.
From what I’ve found out Gustav and Friedrich Adolph went to the Victorian gold fields between 1854 and 1856. It is said that Friedrich became sick and returned to Adelaide where he died in 1856. Gustav’s application for naturalisation was done in Sandhurst, Victoria in 1857. He died in Victoria in 1880. I’m still looking for more information to fill in the gaps. Was Gustav Buring Friedrich’s brother? If he was then this may help to identify their parents in Germany!! Yay!!