Captain Thomas Lipson

Person: Captain Thomas Lipson Captain Thomas Lipson, ca 1855. Image courtesy of the SLSA: B11169

Captain Thomas Lipson (1783-1863) was born in Dartmouth, England. An English Naval Officer, he married Elizabeth Emma Fooks (1791-1880) on 30 July 1812. Thomas and Elizabeth emigrated to South Australia aboard the Cygnet with their six children Thomas, Eliza, Mary, Emma, Berry and Louisa in 1836. Upon arrival in the new colony Captain Thomas Lipson was appointed South Australia’s first naval officer, its first collector of customs, and harbour master of Port Adelaide.

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