|Builder:||William Elias Evans|
|Out of service:||1845|
|Length:||126 ft (38 m) (deck)|
|Beam:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Installed power:||50 hp (37 kW) steam engine|
Sophia Jane was the first paddle steamer to operate in coastal waters of NSW. She was built in England and arrived in Sydney in May 1831. Sophia Jane advertised on 13 June 1831 the first Australian steamship cruise to be held on 17 June in the Sydney Herald.
- MacAuslan, Duncan (July 2001). "Sources of Timetables for Sydney Ferries" (pdf). The Times. Australian Association of Time Table Collectors. 18 (7): 13. Retrieved 2006-08-17.
- Lee, Robert (2003). "Linking a Nation: Australia's Transport and Communications 1788 - 1970". Australian Heritage Commission. Chapter 2: Ports and Shipping, 1788-1970.
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