In January 1838 Minerva was quarantined at North Head due to an outbreak of typhus fever on board. It carried Scottish immigrants and a group of German missionaries.
Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 10 March 1838 reports 16 deaths in quarantine.
Champion, Shelagh & George Champion. The ship Minerva in quarantine 1838. Killarney Heights, NSW: Shelagh Champion & George Champion, 1993.
Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 10 March 1838, p. 2.