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WAITANGI SHIPPING LIST
12th Jan 1884
From the Star Newspaper 14th Jan 1884
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12th January 1884 -
WAITANGI
1128 tons
,Captain FRISTON,
from London and Plymouth.To Lyttleton
New Zealand Shipping Co Agents.

Star Jan 14 1884 Waitangi from London

Saturday afternoon about 5 o’clock the red flag was again displayed on the south yardarm of the signal station, denoting another ship off the Peninsula. As the Tantallon Castle was due-50 days out-from Calcutta, and the Waitangi had left Plymouth more than a fortnight after the Oamaru had sailed from London, the chances were that it would turn out to be the vessel from the Indian Port. Late on Saturday evening it was telephoned from the Heads that the ship signalled was a large one, with white palated ports and in light trim, and on Sunday morning the New Zealand Shipping Company’s Waitangi, Captain FRISTON, anchored off Rhodes’ Bay, after a very quick passage of 76 days from Plymouth to Lyttelton. The Custom House launch, with the Health Officer and Customs authorities went down at 10 30 a.m. on Sunday, and “All well” being quickly given as the answer to the enquiries if there was any sickness aboard, she was soon thrown open to the public.

The Waitangi this voyage brings a large number (312) of passengers, mostly Government and nominated immigrants. There was but one death during the passage, that of a infant James WOOD, on Nov 16, from illness brought on by teething. In contrast to the voyage of the Oamaru, which is conspicuous for the amount of bad weather during the passage, the log of the Waitangi reports almost uninterruptedly fine weather-that is, from a sailor’s point of view, which means fair winds-throughout the run. The only events worthy of record are that the Waitangi sighted the island of Trinidad on Nov 28 and spoke the ship Turakina, flying the red cross flag of the same line, bound to Auckland on Dec 19.

It is usual when a vessel carried a large number of passengers, boat and fire drill was practised every Saturday. Unfortunately the latter exercise was nearly becoming painfully necessary on Sunday, Nov 23, when in 15.34 S. lat. And 32.25 west long., the dreaded alarm of “Fire” was raised in earnest. It proved to be in the fore part of the ship in the’ ‘tween decks, where part of the crew were berthed. A bale of oakum was ignited, it is supposed by a spark from a pipe, and caused a quantity of smoke, which led to the belief that the ship was on fire. A plentiful supply of water was at once directed on the burning mass, and the fire was extinguished without damage to the vessel or its freight.

On the visitors boarding the vessel they were sorry to learn that Captain FRISTON was too ill to receive the congratulations of his friends after the fine run his ship has made. It is to be hoped that his indisposition will prove of a transient nature.

The following are the officers of the Waitangi:-
Captain FRISTON
First- Mr LEEMAN
Second-Mr BEAUMGARTENER
Third-Mr STEWART.
Her medical officer is Dr SINCLAIR, who has made successful voyages to the Australian Colonies in a similar position.

Passengers-Saloon-Miss SHEARER
Nominated Government Immigrants:
Single Women-

Ellen KILLERN,
Annie HALLERN
Jane SHANNON
Eliz. BOYTON,
C VICKERS,
Sarah WESTON,
Mary McCONNELL,
Annie McDONELL,
Mary MARTIN,
Eliza GALLAGHER,
Mary McDONNELL,
Julia WHITE,
Mary, Eliza and Kate McNALTY,
Ellen MARTIN,
Mary DWYER,
Margaret DOOHAN,
Mary BREMNAN,
Maggie McCALLUM,
Mary CARTON,
Bridget RUSH,
Mary WARD,
Bridget O”CONNOR,
Marcella CAREY,
Ismera CONNELL,
Sarah O’DWYER,
Mary, Eliza and Sarah CAMPBELL,
Mary TAYLOR,
Kate SOUTER,
Jane MERRITT,
Lizzie CAFFREY,
Maggie FLEMING,
Maria McCATE,
Mary KEANE,
Mary CUBLEN,
Mary SHEEDY,
Margaret KIRBY,
Bridget LOWNEY,
Mary CARROLL,
Catherine and Margaret MULLANE,
Lizzie HARTIGAN,
Kate LEE,
Bridget FLYNN,
Ellen FAHEY,
Mary MOORE,
Kate DUFFY,
Margaret and Mary DONNELLY,
Mary McDONALD,
Norah CONNALLY,
Mary KERIUS,
Mary KEARN,
Eliza STEPHENS,
Edith IREMONGER,
Hannah WAITE,
Ellen BROWN,
Mary A GABEREL,
Sarah JORDON,
Matilda FOREY,
Lavinia HOLE,
Eliza and Marianne BLACK,
Jane ALLAN,
Lizzie ALEXANDER,
Caroline JONES,
Susan FULLER,
Ellen BRYDEN,
Alice WOOD,
Jane and Annie BOWAN,
Amelia FERRIS,
Mary PORTER,
Abigail DOWNS,
Kate FIRKINS,
Emma SKINNER,
Florence TAYLOR,
Ada HOWSON,
Mary NORTON,
Ellen TREEBY,
Louisa HOCKING,
Mary GALBRAITH,
Mary McFARLAND,
Nancy BARR,
Harriet LAMB,
Isabella CHARLES,
Elizabeth VAUGHAN,
Johanna and Rebecca LEARY,
Louisa HOLLAND,
Mary AYLAND,
Eliza WALKER,
Mary WOOLLY,
Minnie JEFFRIES,
Annie SMITH,
Grace HUBBARD,
Alice SAUNDERS,
Jan and Laura HOSKIN,
Annie and Emily PITTS,
Eliza WEBB,
Charlotte COLSTEN,
Emily BONHAM,
Ellen NOXON,
Ellen HUGHES,
Ellen TOOMBES,
Alice ASHTON,
Annie HOSKINGS,
Marian KEARON,
Bessie WEBSTER,
Lily SAUNDERS,
Charlotte SWANSON,
Alice GIVENS,
Annie WHITE,
Elix. DAWES,
Amelia FELTHAM,
Martha WILLIAMS,
Dinah JONES,
A. and Catherine KELLY,
Jane ALLSOP,
Annie and E. Jane GROVES,
Ellen ROBERTS,,
Priscilla PALMER,
Mary HITCHINS,
Eliza HENNESSY,
Ellen COLLINS,
Isabella BELL,
Emma ARNOLD,
Pauline CLAUS,
Annie ROBERTS,
Eliza WELSH,
Mine BURDEN,
Louisa FREMMIE,

Sophia NEILSON,
Catherine FISHER,,
Ellen YOUNG,
Emma BLOOMFIELD,
Annie WILLIAMS,
Alice and Rosina HEWER,
Sarah MacKAY,
M HEYES,
A EARLEY,
E REID,
Caroline SURMAN (2),
Thomasina GEARY,
Annie and Margaret FOSTER,
May CARRICK,
Lydia PASH,
Marie JOHANSEN,
Maggie JOLLY.

Families
James GORE, wife and family (6);
A ENGLAND, wife and family (3);
A.McKENZIE, wife and family (3);
James APPERLEY, wife and child;
Alex SWANSON and wife
A MFARLAND and wife;
James BRYDEN and wife;
M J GROVES, wife and two children;
P McKERMAN, wife and child;
J JOLLY, wife and family (8);
Jos SPERRING, wife and child;
H G WOOTEN, wife and two children;
Thos WHITE and wife;
E REVILL and wife;
J MORLEY, wife and two children;
W JORDAN, wife and two children;
Henry HOSWELL, wife and child;
N WATKINS, wife and two children;
James WOOD, wife and three children;
E CUNNINGHAM, wife and two children;
J CAMPBELL, wife and five children;
FORBES, wife and two children;
KERR, wife and two children;
G MAPLES, wife and two children
A McMILLAN, wife and child;
G TAYLOR, wife and three children;
D BEND and wife;
Amos HOPE, wife and three children.

Single Men
Pat SLATTERY,
David NOLAN,
Tim, Juo. AND James MULLANE,
Thos KERIUS,
Thomas DUFFY,
Maurice HARNETT,
Juo. STEWART,
Geo. McFARLAND,
Pat McCONNELL,
Mat. ANDERSON,
Owen MARTIN,
Pat McKEIGNEY,
Oscar NEILSON,
Thos. BLACK,
Wm. McKENZIE,
James ASHTON,
Alex. ROSS,
Wm and Arthur KNOX,
R B ENGLISH,
Chas. HORSENELL,
Jno. SWANSON,
Wm JOHNSON,
Wm and Chas MORCOM,
Geo. and
Wm HAWSON,
James NORTON,
Andrew and Wm ROSS,
Albert SMALL,
R H LANG,
Wm FORRESTER,
Walter NAYLOR,
J RAMSAY,
Wm and John CAMPBELL,
Francis SWIMAN.

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