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Arrival of the Matoaka
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Arrival of the Matoaka, from London.
3RD January 1866 from London

The clipper ship Matoaka arrived off the Heads yesterday afternoon, after a good passage of 93 days from the start. The Matoaka is a vessel of 1,323 tons, one of George SEYMOUR, PEACOCK, and Co.'s liners, and is a fine specimen of a Brunswick-built clipper ship. She was formerly here in charge of Captain STEVENS, but is now commanded by Captain William C BARNETT, who has visited our waters on several previous occasions in the good ship Cresswell, and appears to have gained the confidence and esteem of all on board his ship. The Matoaka was last here in September, 1859, coming up harbour with the unfortunate Tornado, out the same number of days from Liverpool direct.
On that occasion she made the passage in about 100 days, including a stay of several days at Wellington. She has just been re-cleansed and is now on the first letter for twelve years. The Matoaka brings a full cargo of general merchandise, and an addition to our population of 441 souls, there being including crew 480 souls on board. It is not often a vessel with so large a number of immigrants on board enters our harbour in so cleanly and well-ordered state: and this fact is highly creditable to Captain BARNETT and the medical officer in charge, Mr Jonas KING, who has faithfully attended to the health of the passengers. The Matoaka took her departure from the Docks on the 23rd September, with a westerly wend, and sent the pilot on shore on the 27th, taking her final leave off Start Point on the following day with a gentle easterly wind. On the 5th October the island of Porto Santo was sighted, and the wind being S.W. had to tack across
until passing Madeira: the wind still prevailing from W. to S.W. until reaching latitude 20 N.. the ship was compelled to pass to the eastward
of Cape de Verde Islands. She then had the wind from N. and N.E. for two days, and on the 19th October sighted a ship supposed to be the Light Brigade, in latitude 12.28 N. Latitude, 22 46 W longitude. On the 24th spoke to the Light Brigade, twenty-six days out, which vessel reported that the ship to the N E was the Robert Henderson, 36 days from Glasgow, bound to Otago. On the 28th was still in company with the Light Brigade. The island of Trinidad was observed on the 3rd of November, on which day the S E. trades were lost, and on the 22nd of the same month the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was made, A full rigged ship, supposed to be the Light Brigade was here sighted, she being about five miles distant to the S W. [By reference to the report of the Light Brigade, we find that the two vessels must have kept very close together, as the Matoaka and Light Brigade both sighted the island of Trinidad on the 3rd November. There is but little
doubt that the vessel which the Matoaka sighted off the Cape was the Light Brigade.] After passing the Cape she had very light and variable weather, with the exception of one or two moderate gales, running down her easting to 50 s.,!and on the 84th days from the Downs. The Three Kings were made on Sunday last, at 11 a.m., and a fair wind brought her down coast.
She will work up the harbour this morning, and her passengers will probably be landed to-morrow. The following is a list of the passengers and cargo.

MATOAKA
Captain BARNETT
Departure from London 23rd September 1865
Arrived Auckland 3rd January 1866
Ship of 1323 tonnage.
Source Southern Cross 04/01/1865

AITCHINSON Elizabeth
AITCHINSON Henry
AITCHINSON William
BATES Mary
BATES Reuben
BELL Anne
BELL Emma
BELL Sarah
BELL Sophia
BELL William
BENNETT George
BENNETT Lydia
BILLING Albert
BILLING Elizabeth
BILLING John
BILLING John (H?)
BILLING Mary
BILLING Selina
BILLING William
BINTON Ada
BINTON Harriett
BINTON Marshall
BINTON William
BLACKBURN John
BLACKBURN Rebecca
BLANCOMB Emma
BLANCOMB Richard
BOOKER Elizabeth
BOOKER Hnry
BOOKER Richard
BOOTH John
BOOTH John
BOOTH Mary
BOOTH Richard
BOOTH Richard
BOOTH Thomas
BRAY Charles
BRAY Mary
BROWN Sarah
BUCKLEY Anne
BUCKLEY Annie
BUCKLEY Cornelius
BUCKLEY James
BUCKLEY James
BUCKLEY Mary
BURRELL George
BUSHELL Elizabeth
BUSHELL Elizabeth
BUSHELL Mary Ann
BUSHELL Thomas
CARDON Elizabeth
CARDON John G
CARDON Martha
CARDON Thomas
CASELY Annie
CASELY Mary
CASELY William
CASHON Elizabeth
CASHON Juanna
CASHON Mary
CASHON Thomas
CATHERAN Joseph
CHANDLER Hannah
CHANDLER John
CHANDLER Kate
CHRISTOPHER Charles
CHRISTOPHER Eliza
CHRISTOPHER Martha
CLARKE Emma
CLARKE Mary
CLARKE Matthew
CLARKE Samuel

CONNOLLY Anne
CONNOLLY Anne
CONNOLLY Elizabeth
CONNOLLY James
CONNOLLY William
CONNON Alexander
CONNON Esther
CONNON Mary Ann
CONNON Phoebe
CONNON William
COSTAR Alice
COSTAR Emily
DEAN Catherine
DEAN Jane
DEAN William
DELAHUNT Mary
DOYLE Alfred
DOYLE Catherine
DOYLE Emily
DOYLE Eva
DOYLE William
DUFFIN Harriet
EVETT David
EVETT David
EVETT Louisa
EVETT Walter
FETHAWAY Mary
FLINT Walter
FOSTER Annie
FOSTER Edwin
FOSTER Francis
FOSTER Frank
FOWLER Abraham

 

 


FOWLER Elizabeth
FOWLER Francis
FOWLER George
FOWLER Hannah
FOWLER Thomas
FOWLER William
FRENCH Eliza
FRENCH Elizabeth
FRENCH George
FRENCH Mary
FRENCH Sarah
FRETHAWAY John
FULLER Ada Maria
2 Persons or one?
FULLER Luisa
FULLER Sophia
FULLER Stephen
GARSIDE Benjamin
GILLOTT Astley
GILLOTT Henry
GILLOTT Jonas
GILLOTT Joseph
GILLOTT Sarah
GREY John
GREY Margaret
GREY Margaret
GREY Rosanna
GRUNDY Anne
GRUNDY Isaac
GRUNDY Sarah
HAGUE Lydia
HARNOTT James
HARRIS Andrew
HARRIS Mary
HARRIS Mary Ann
HARRIS Sarah
HARRIS William E
HAWKER Sarah
HAWKER William
HAYES Anne
HAYES Catherine
HAYES Catherine
HAYES Julia
HAYES Mary
HAYES Michael
HAYTER Albert
HAYTER Elizabeth
HAYTER Elizabeth
HAYTER George
HAYTER James
HAYTER James
HAYTER Jane
HAYTER Jasher
HAYTER Kate
HAYTER Ranger
HAYTER Waggett
HAYTER William
HAYTER William
HEALE Robert
HERRING James
HERRING Sarah
HILL Emily
HILL Emily
HILL James
HILL James
HODGSON George
HODGSON Hannah
HOLDSHIP Caroline
HOLDSHIP Elizabeth
HOLMES Alfred
HOLMES Arthur
HOLMES Charles
HOLMES Eliza
HOLMES Emily
HOLMES George
HOLMES Ida
HOLMES John
HOLMES Samuel
HOLMES Sarah
HOLMES Susannah
HOWARD Mrs Howard
HOWARD Samuel
HOWARD Thomas
HUTCHINSON Hannah
HUTCHINSON JAS
HYDE Julia
HYDE Mary
HYDE Robert
HYDE Thomas
JOHNSTONE ANNE
JOHNSTONE Jane
JOHNSTONE Mary
JOHNSTONE Robert
JOHNSTONE Sarah
JOHNSTONE Walter
KARF Jas
LANE Ann
LANE Anne
LANE Charles
LANE Emily
LEE Eva
LEE John
LEINAHAN Henry
LEINAHAN Mary
LEINAHAN Robert
LEINAHAN Robert
LIGHT George
LIGHT Mary
LINTON Elizabeth
LINTON Frederick
LINTON Harriett

 


LINTON John
LINTON John
LOCKWOOD Annie
LOCKWOOD John
LOCKWOOD Kigira
LOCKWOOD Mary
LONGHURST Clark
LONGHURST Elizabeth
LOWE Benjamin
LOWE Francis
MACKAY Elizabeth
MACKAY Robert
MARSHALL George
MARSHALL George
MARSHALL James
MARSHALL John
MARSHALL Mary
MARTIN Alice
MARTIN Blanche
MARTIN George
MARTIN Joseph
MARTIN Juliana
MARTIN Juliana
MARTIN Kate
MASSEY Anne
MASSEY George
MASSEY Sarah
MAY Clara
MAY James
MAY Jane
MAY John
MAY Thomas
MAY William
MAYALL Arnaud
MAYALL Ellen
MAYALL George
MAYALL James
MAYALL John
MAYALL Martha
MAYALL Mary
MAYALL Phineas
MAYALL Sarah
McASHBY Elizabeth
McGREGOR Margaret
McILRO Richard
McKENZIE Alexander
McKENZIE Margaret
McKENZIE Murdoch
McNAMARA Winifred
McSHEE Alfred
McSHEE Alfred
McSHEE Charlotte
McSHEE James
McSHEE John
McSHEE Norah
MILLISON Eliza
MILLISON Ellen
MILLISON Henry
MILLS Amelia
MILLS Charles
MILLS George
MILLS John ?..
MILLS Mary
MILLS Thomas
MOSS Harry
MUNRO Isabella
MUNRO James
MYERS Elizabeth
MYERS Ellen
MYERS Henry
MYERS Louis
NADEN Hannah
NADEN Mary
NADEN Thomas
NEWCOMBE Henry
NEWCOMBE Richard
NEWSOME Joseph
NEWTON George
NEWTON Mary
NEWTON Matilda
NEWTON Sarah
NICHOLSON James
NICHOLSON Sarah
O'BRIEN Christopher
O'BRIEN Ellen
OLDFIELD Edwin
P(?R)ONSFORD Emma
P(?R)ONSFORD Lucy
P(?R)ONSFORD William
P(?R)ONSFORD William
PAIN Charles
PAIN Hannah
PAIN William
PARDON Williams
PASSMORE William
PATSKEY Harriett
PATSKEY Isabella
PEARSON Harry
PEARSON Jane
PEARSON Mary
PHILLIPS Lavinia
PHILLIPS Thomas
PILGRIM Samuel
PINGELEY William
PROCTOR Mary
PROCTOR William
RIDGEWAY Henry
ROBERTSON C A
ROBINSON Celia
ROBINSON Ellen
ROBINSON John
RODGERS James
RODGERS Mary

 


SCHOLEZ Charles
SCHOLEZ Helen
SEED James
SEED Sarah
SEED Thomas
SHADLOW Anne
SHADLOW Benjamin
SHADLOW Frank
SHADLOW W Henry
SHAW Rachel
SHAW Thomas
SHORT Ellen
SHORT Mary Ann?
Could be 2 people
SHORT William
SHORT William C
SIMPSON Charlotte
SIMPSON Esther
SIMPSON Joseph
SIMPSON Martha
SMITH Charlotte
SMITH Charlotte
SMITH Esther
SMITH Jane
SMITH John
SMITH John
SMITH Sarah
SMITH Thomas
SMITH Thomas
SMITH William
SMITH Young
STANLEY John
STANLEY Mary
STANLEY William
STEBBING William
STEVENS Caroline
SUM James
SUM Susan
SUM William
SUMMERSET Henry
SUMMERSET Rose
TAYLOR James R
TIERNON *Catherine
TIERNON* Bridget THESE ARE LINKED
TIVION?* Patrick
TRADE John
TUCKER Elizabeth
TUCKER Elizabeth
TUCKER George
TUCKER Sarah
TURNER John
TURNER Mary
WADE John
WADE William
WADSWORTH Annie
WADSWORTH David
WADSWORTH Elizabeth
WADSWORTH Emily
WADSWORTH Mary
WADSWORTH Mary
WADSWORTH Robert
WADSWORTH William
WALDRON Jane
WALDRON Mary
WALDRON Sophia
WALDRON Thomas
WALDRON Thomas
WARE Eliza
WARE Eliza
WARE George
WARE Henry
WATTS Emma
WATTS Jane
WATTS William
WESTHEAD Benjamin
WESTHEAD Emma
WESTHEAD James
WESTHEAD Joseph
WHITE Eliza
WHITE George
WHITE Mary
WHITE Mary
WHITE William
WHITE William
WHITEHEAD David
WHITEHEAD John
WHITEHEAD Martha
WHITEHEAD Mary
WHITEHEAD Sarah
WHITEHEAD Susannah
WILLIAMS Martha
WILLIAMS William
WILSON Ada Jane
WILSON Alice
WILSON Catherine
WILSON Catherine
WILSON George
WILSON Isaac
WILSON Jane
WILSON Letita
WILSON Mary Jane
WILSON Thomas
WORTHINGTON Harriott
WORTHINGTON Henry
WORTHINGTON Richard
WRIGGS Sarah
WRIGGS William
WRIGHT Annie
WRIGHT Annie
WRIGHT Thomas A
WYKES Joseph
YOUNG Cecilia
YOUNG David


My family, the COSTAR family came over on this boat.
It seem's in this list only Alice arrived? The other seem to be spread around under differant names. (Coaster and Christopher and?)
There should have been Charles, Eliza, Martha, Christopher, Alice, Emily, and one born half way over (Probably not listed), but called Matoaka!!!

Chris Wright carlaandchris@xtra.co.nz
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