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Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 42 1845 Saturday January, 4,1845
Arrivals
December 30 - Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Captain Napper, from Auckland 29th November, Kawao the 8th, and the Bay of Islands the 12th instant.

Passengers -
Angus 		Mr
Bicknell 	Mr
Busby 		Mr

December 31 - Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Ward, from the Bluff, New Zealand, the 19th instant, with 25 tuns black oil, 1 ton bone.

Passengers -
Jones 		Mr J
Spencer 	Mr James
Departures
December 31 - Oratava, schooner, Captain Cooney, for the Bay of Islands. Passengers -
Benson 		Rev. W 
Bourne 		Master 
Bourne 		Mr W
Grant 		Mr J M
Milne 		Captain R 
Pompalier 	Right Rev. Dr
Smith 		Mr J

January 4 - Vanguard, schooner, Captain Pilford, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Levien 		Mr J H
Price 		Mr
Launceston

The Joseph Cripps left Nelson on the 27th November; spoke the Comet, from Twofold Bay, with cattle for Port Nicholson. The Joseph Cripps encountered severe and contrary gales during the greater part of the passage. There were no other vessels at Port Nelson when the Joseph Cripps left - Launceston Examiner, December 21
The Governor of New Zealand returned to Auckland on the 28th November, on board HMS Hazard.
The only vessel spoken by the Coolangatta on the passage up was the American whaler Two Brothers, of New Bedford on the 14th December, seven months out, with 150 barrels black and 150 barrels of sperm oil. The following vessels had arrived at the Bay of Islands:-
November 17, Bolina, barque, Captain Daldy, from Hokianga; passengers - sixteen settlers from Hokianga, with sixty-seven head of cattle. Same day, Ianthe, ship, American trader, 415 tons, Captain Woodbury, from Salam, and last from Sydney, October 30;

Passengers -
Rogers 		P Esq.
Rogers 		Master

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Guide, brig, 147 tons, Addams
Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Tinlay
Terror, schooner, 107 tons, Dunning
Tryphena, brig, 131 tons, Hindmarsh

Whaling
Whaling Stations - At the time the Scotia left New Zealand, the following was the quantity of oil taken at the whaling stations mentioned:-
At Jacob's River, 50 tuns black; Bluff, 50 tuns black and 15 tuns sperm; Towtack, 18 tuns black; Tiari, 40 tuns black; Wikawite, 38 tuns black; Moraki, 20 tuns black; Oashore, 95 tuns black; and Ecolaki, 100 tuns black.
Arrivals
December 30 - Falcon, American ship, 273 tons, Captain Richmond, from the Whale Fishery.
Imports
December 31 - Falcon, American ship, 273 tons, Captain Richmond, from the Whale Fishery: 180 barrels of sperm oil and 1300 barrels of black oil.
January 1 - Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Ward, from New Zealand: 25 tuns black oil, trustees of J Jones; 56 bundles whalebone, J Moore.
The ship Roland, which left Havre on the 3rd of June, 1841, for the whale fishery, came up in July following with the English ship India, which was on fire. After arduous exertions, 198 persons were saved, and taken on board the Roland, which conveyed them to Rio de Janeiro. All her provisions being exhausted, she was liberally re-supplied by the English Ambassador; but her time lost made a serious difference in her gains for the first season. The English Government, upon a petition from the owner of the Roland, supported by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, has remitted to the owner, by way of indemnity, a sum of £1000, and a further sum of £500 to be distributed among the crew of the whaler. - Journal du Havre
October 8, lat. 18S long. 27W, soon after midnight, an American whaling barque the Sophia and Eliza came in collision with the Wellington, and was so much damaged, that it was necessary to abandon her, and having been abandoned without injury to any one, she was set fire to and destroyed. The captain and crew, twenty-six in number, were taken on board the Wellington.

Coastal Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon
, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands, 16th September; refitting. Irvine, owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; touched at Tahiti in July, with 300 barrels; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken in June, 1844, with 500 barrels; Blaxland, owner.
Tigress, 192 tons, Eury, hence 10th May, 1843; reported at Rotumah, with 700 barrels sperm; Hughes and Hosking, owners.
Australian, 300 tons, Wiles, hence 14th June, 1843; at Strong's Island, September 27th, 1844, with 900 barrels sperm; Cooper and Holt, owners.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; left Port Stephens, 9th September, 1844, with 700 barrels sperm; Williamson, Mitchell, and Russell, owners.
Clarkstone, 244 tons, Stewart, hence 13th September, 1843; spoken by the Jane, 6th instant, with 1000 barrels sperm. H Moore, owner.
Woodlark, 243 tons, Smith, hence 24th September, 1843; spoken by the Matilda, 29th August, 1844, with 700 barrels sperm oil on board; H Moore, owner.
Seamander, 230 tons, Nixon, hence 6th October, 1843, put into Port Stephens, 14th September, 1844, with 600 barrels sperm; Mitchell and Co., owner.
British Sovereign, 365 tons, Cooper, hence 5th November, 1843; left Port Stephens, 12th September, 1844, with 370 barrels sperm. 50 barrels black; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Fame, - tons, Sargeant, from Twofold Bay, 8th October, spoken on the 22nd October, with 80 barrels black oil. B Boyd and Co., owners.
Bright Planet, 187 tons, Kyle, hence, March 20th; spoken by the Matilda, May 30th, clean; Mitchell and others, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; spoken by the Nimrod, 9th June, with 30 barrels sperm; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
The American whaler Falcon has been 18 months from New Bedford and has now on board 1300 barrels of sperm and 200 barrels of black oil. She brings no accounts of any Sydney whalers, but reports having spoken the following:-
1st December, the Isabella, of Fairhaven, 38 months out, with 1200 barrels sperm; Emily Morgan, of New Bedford, 13 months out, with 1500 barrels sperm; and the Redmond, of New Bedford, 14 months out, with 600 barrels sperm.

Sydney Shipping Gazette

Volume II, No. 43 1845 Saturday January, 11,1845
Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Guide, brig, 147 tons, Addams
Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Tinlay
Terror, schooner, 107 tons, Dunning
Tryphena, brig, 131 tons, Hindmarsh

Departures
January 6 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers - 
Ames Mr James
Isaacs Mr S H

Whaling
English Shipping -
The Fame left Sydney on the 1st March, 1844, and after being engaged in bay whaling for six months, put into Boyd Town, Twofold Bay, where she discharged her oil, consisting of 50 barrels sperm, and 200 barrels black. After refreshing they resumed the voyage and are now three months and ten days from Boyd Town, with 250 barrels of sperm and 150 barrels of black oil on board. The following vessels have been spoken by her, according to an extract from her log-book:-
Spoke the Silas Richardson, of Sag Harbour, on November 29, with 230 barrels of sperm oil - lat. 34º10´S long. 171º23´E; the Elizabeth and Rebecca, of Hobart Town, on the 24th December, clean - lat. 36 º20´S long. 161º 20´E; and the Washonks, American, of New Falmouth, 300 barrels sperm - lat. 36 º25´S long. 156 º10´E. The captain of her, intended putting into Boyd Town to refresh.
The Levant has been 26 months out, but has been very unfortunate, having only taken 550 barrels sperm oil. The only whalers reported by her are the Cambria, of New Bedford, on 29th November, twenty-three months out, with 1500 barrels of sperm oil. October 9, spoke the Desdemona, of New Bedford, eleven months out, with 450 barrels sperm oil.
The Lucy Ann is at Boyd's Wharf refitting for a whaling expedition, having become the property of Mr B Boyd.
Collision at Sea - The collision of the barque Wellington, Captain James Liddell, and the Sophia and Eliza, Captain Dickens:-
"Between 12 and 1 o'clock on the morning of the 8th we were awoke by a violent crash, and immediately afterwards heard Captain Liddell giving various directions, from which we had not doubt that a serious accident had occurred. It soon appeared that we had come in contact with the Sophia and Eliza, Captain Dickens, an American barque, of 207 tons burthen, from Stonington, bound on a whaling voyage. She struck us, fortunately, on the bluff (or curve) of the lee bow. On speaking her, we found that she expected to become a wreck, and a short time afterwards, a boat from her put off to us, and the mate stated that she was 'taking in two busts of water at every pitch and they hardly expected she would hold together till daybreak'. At dawn of day, our chief officer, Mr Beney, and the carpenter, went on board, and after a careful survey of injuries, reported the speedy abandonment of the vessel inevitable. The captain, officers and crew, twenty-six in number, hastily got together their clothes and chests and found a hospitable refuge in the Wellington. Before leaving, however, they set fire to the vessel for had she been left to roam in those latitudes, she might have been fatal to other vessels in the dark. Captain Dickens, of the unfortunate American barque Sophia and Eliza, has desired the undersigned to return his sincere thanks and the thanks of the officers and crew, to Captain Liddell, as well as to the officers and passengers of the Wellington, for the kind attentions and humane treatment which they have received on board the Wellington since their providential escape from their sinking ship. " Isaac Chase, U S C"

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 44 1845 Saturday January, 18,1845
Arrivals
January 15 - Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Cork, from Port Nicholson the 23rd, Port Nelson the 28th, and Port Hardy the 31st ultimo.

Passengers -
Allsop 		Mr 
Cork 		Mrs
Dun 		Mr
Mahar 		Mr and Mrs and three children

The only vessel in Port Nicholson when the Comet entered and when she left was the American whaler Vermont. The Ariel had arrived at Wellington on the 7th December, after a passage of eight days, from Twofold Bay, and sailed for the Island of Pines on the 16th December. There was not a single vessel in Nelson when the Comet entered the harbour, but the Lady Leigh arrived there from Sydney on the 26th ultimo. The Star of China and Vanguard were expected from Sydney at both these ports; and the Sisters, Joseph Cripps and Sir John Franklin, were also looked for from Van Diemen's Land. The Caledonia was eagerly looked for from England, as important news was expected by her relative to the New Zealand Land Company's affairs, as nearly five months had elapsed from the date she was advertised to sail from London. The natives were still troublesome at Port Nicholson, and had attempted to burn and destroy the crops of some of the settlers, and the greatest discontent prevailed with the policy pursued by the local government. Notwithstanding all this, the festivity of the season was upheld and a ball had been given in the Assembly Rooms, Wellington, by Mr Sea, the Manager of the Union Bank. The celestial "comet" was first observed from Wellington and Nelson on the evening of Sunday, the 22nd ultimo about nine o'clock. The Comet sailed from Nelson. On the 9th instant spoke the barque Nimrod, Captain Sullivan, from Sydney July 25th, in lat. 35, long. 164; had 40 barrels sperm oil on board, and had only seen whales four times since sailing from Sydney. Captain Sullivan spoke the Woodlark, from Sydney 10th September, 1843, at Howe's Island, on the 24th ultimo, with 940 barrels sperm oil. He also spoke the Tioress, from Sydney 10th May, 1843, at Howe's Island, on the 21st ultimo, with 1000 barrels sperm oil. Captain Sullivan stated the barque seen by the Comet on the 7th, was the Woodlark. On the 11th instant saw another barque, long. 162, steering towards the north, supposed also to be a whaler; and saw symptoms of a whale having been cut up in the neighbourhood. - Communicated by Captain Cork, of the Comet

Whaling
Arrivals
January 13 - Rose, barque, 421 tons (of Halifax), Captain Creighton, from the Whaling Grounds
January 16 - Franklin, American barque, 331 tons, Captain Chadwick, from the Whale Fishery, with oil, &c.
January 17 - Faune, French ship, 399 tons, Captain Dufan, from Havre de Grace the 15th June, 1843, with 750 barrels black oil.
Imports
January 9 - Levant, American barque, 219 tons, Captain Russell, from the Whaling Grounds: 500 barrels sperm oil.
January 11 - Fame, barque, 200 tons, Captain Sargeant, from the Whaling Grounds: 250 barrels oil, 150 barrels black oil, 7 cwt, whalebone, B Boyd and Co.
January 17 - Franklin, American barque, 333 tons, Captain Chadwick, from the Whale Fishery: 1150 barrels black oil, 150 barrels sperm oil, 5 tons bone, Order.
New Whaling Station - Captain Williams, a well-known master for many years of whalers out of the port of Sydney, has become the purchaser of the Hero cutter, which is to be delivered to him on her return from Port Fairy. Captain Williams purposes fitting her out as a whaler for the ensuing season, and intends forming a whaling depot at the Heads, between which and Ladies' Bay, he has determined to confine his whaling operations. The great number of "spouters" that appeared inside the Heads during the past season prove that there is every probability of the Captain's speculation being crowned with success. - Port Phillip Standard, January 8
Ships Loading for England -
The Fame discharging her oil into the Lord Auckland, for London.
The brig Genii is refitting at Russell's yard, Pyrmont, for a whaling expedition.
The John Pirie has been purchased by Messrs Hagen and Co., to proceed on a whaling trip.
The French whaler Faune has met with very indifferent success, having been more than eighteen months out. She spoke the Juno, Captain Hayes, on the 9th instant, with 17 barrels of sperm oil on board, two months from Sydney.
The Rose has been twenty-four months from Halifax and has taken 1300 barrels of sperm oil. The Rose spoke the Nimrod, Captain Sullivan, on the 14th September, with 14 barrels sperm on board; she left Sydney on the 25th July. January 3rd, spoke the Franklin, of New Bedford, 20 months out, with 200 barrels sperm and 1000 barrels black oil; she was then bound for Sydney to refit. January 10th, spoke the Fawn, of Havre, eighteen months out, 700 barrels black oil, which vessel was also bound for this port.
Foreign Whalers - We have been informed by the captain of the whaling barque Rose, that owing to the scarcity of salt provisions at the Sandwich Islands, there will in all probability be an unusual number of American whalers put in here to refit during the present season.
The American barque Franklin has on board 1150 barrels of black and 150 barrels of sperm oil, after being twenty months and a half out.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 45 1845 Saturday January, 25,1845
Departures
January 22 - Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Megget, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Arthur 		Mr F 
Dale 		Mr
Donaghy 	Mr T
Harding 	Mr W 
Heydon 		Mrs 
Kean 		Mr W
Lees 		Mr
Loweston 	Mr
Price 		Mr J
Tilter 		Mr John
Tilter 		Mr John Junior 
Tilter 		Mrs and three children
Ward 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr

Whaling
Arrivals
January 21 - Falcon, American ship, Captain Richmond, for the Whaling Grounds.
Imports
January 20 - Faune, French ship, 399 tons, Captain Dufaur, from the Whale Fishery: 720 barrels black oil, 3 tons whalebone.
Hobart Town
Arrivals
January 6. Cosmopolite, French ship, 498 tons, from the whaling grounds, left Havre the 20th April, 1844, with oil and bone.


Volume II, No. 46 1845 Saturday February, 1, 1845
Arrivals
February 1 - Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nicholson the 8th, and Port Nelson the 15th ultimo.

Passengers -
Arnold 		Mr A
Goff 		Mr
Logie 		Mr
Tucker 		Mr F
Rider 		Mr and Mrs and child
Sanford 	Mr T B 
Taylor 		Mr and Mrs and child 
Whitehear 	Mr

Clearances
January 30 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for New Zealand via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Alsop 		Mr
Carrol 		Mr W 
Dunn 		Mr
Harper 		Captain and Mrs
Macgregor 	Mr Robert

The Star of China spoke the American whaler George, of Bedford, on the 23rd January, 15 months out, with 400 barrels of sperm and 300 barrels of black oil.
The schooner Lady Leigh, from Sydney the 17th December, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 2nd January, and left again on the 8th, for Kawan, near the Great Barrier, having been chartered to bring on a cargo of copper ore to Sydney.
The Augustus, from Port Phillip, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 29th December, and had disposed of a part of her cargo.
The Sisters, from Hobart Town, arrived there on the 2nd ultimo, and was to leave for Nelson on the 10th.
H.M.S. Hazard
arrived at Port Nicholson on the 7th January; also the brig Hind, Captain Preston, from Sydney the 17th December, for London, having put in through stress of weather.
The yacht Albatross had also put in there on her passage from Hobart Town to London.
The Raymond was lying at Port Nicholson when the Star of China left, and was expected to come on to Sydney.

Whaling
Departures
January 28 - Levant, American whaler, Captain Russell, for the whaling grounds.
Clearances
January 30 - Matilda, ship, Captain Bliss, for the whaling grounds.
Exports
January 25 - Levant, American barque, Captain Russell, for the Whale Fishery: 400 barrels sperm oil.
January 30 - Matilda, ship, Captain Bliss, for the Whale Fishery: 1100 barrels sperm oil and head matter.
Hobart Town
Arrivals - January 14, Frances, ship, 466 tons, Walch, master, from whaling; cargo, oil. 15. Colon, ship, 330 tons, Bourgneuve, from Havre 21st April, 1844, with oil and bone.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 47 1845 Saturday February, 8, 1845
Arrivals
February 4 - Terror, schooner, 107 tons, Captain Dunning, from Kawau the 18th, and the Bay of Islands the 21st January.

Passengers -
Chalmers 	Mr
Ross 		Mr J

Departures
February 3 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for New Zealand via Towfold Bay.

Passengers - 
Alsop 		Mr
Carrol 		Mr W
Dunn 		Mr
Harper 		Captain and Mrs
Macgregor 	Mr Robert

New Zealand  - Auckland
Arrivals -
December 19. Triton, schooner, from the Feegee Islands. 22.
Countess of Wilton, schooner, Bowles, from Sydney, 10th December.

Passengers -
Bowles 		Mrs
Brown 		Mr 
Castile 	Joseph Marie 
Codlin 		Mr 
Donovan 	Miss
Henry 		Master
Hughes 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
Kyser 		Mr
Latham 		Mr 
Morris 		Mr 
Simms 		Mr
Weston 		Mr

Departures - December 20. Bolina, barque, 318 tons, Daldy, master, for London.
[The Bolina, from Auckland, arrived at Gravesend on the 3rd June, 1845 - The New Zelander].

Passengers -
Brown 		Mr and Mrs and child
Daldy 		Mrs and child
Martin 		Dr
Williams 	Mr

Steerage -
Crawford 	Mr J., wife and three children
Frazer 		Mr
Martin 		Mr
May 		Mrs 
Rome 		Mrs and child 
Webster 	Mr

December 20. Nimrod, brig, Mulholland, for Poverty Bay.

Passengers -
Colenso 	Rev and family
Hamblin 	Rev and family

Nelson - We rounded Stephen's Island, in Blind Bay, on our way to Nelson Haven, and worked to the southward during the night, with a light breeze; next morning we passed Cruxelles Bay, with the wind from the seaward, and when about eight miles from the harbour saw the commencement of the Shingle Bank, by which it is formed, along which we ran for a distance of one and a half or two miles, anchoring in seven fathoms, one mile from the bar, when a pilot came on board and took the brig into harbour with the flood tide. It is advisable, in proceeding to this port to keep the south-eastern shore on board, to avoid a sunken rock, which is said to exist, and of which the following are supposed to be the bearings and distance:- The entrance of the harbour S by E seven miles. The outer mark on the White Cliff, W by S half S. From the best information I could obtain, I am of opinion that ships may anchor outside the bar without danger. It appears to me, that large vessels may go either in or out of this harbour with perfect safety, by taking the advantage of the proper time of tide. The loss of the Fifeshire was occasioned in consequence of due attention not having been paid to this precaution. The passage is dangerous if a vessel be taken into it, on leaving the Port, after the ebb-tide has begun to make, but not otherwise. Rise and fall of tide, 12 feet. Depth of water on the bar, in spring tides, 22 feet. - Captain Richards - Nelson Examiner

Vessels laid on in London for these Colonies (From Hardy's Shipping List, September 30, 1844)
For New Zealand - Slains Castle, 504, Dawson, October 10.
Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Guide, brig, 147 tons, Addams
Tryphena, brig, 131 tons, Hindmarsh
Oratava, schooner, 91 tons, Cooney
Vanguard, schooner, 61 tons, Pilfold
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank
Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Reid
Coolangatta, schooner, 89 tons, Megget

Whaling

Arrivals
February 6 - Australian, barque, 300 tons, Captain Wiles, from the Whaling Grounds.
Departures
February 2 - Matilda, ship, Captain Bliss, for the whaling grounds.
February 8 - Franklin, American ship, Captain Chadwick, for the Whale Fishery.
Clearances
February 5 - Jane, barque, Captain Lee, for the Whale Fishery.

South Australia
Departures - January 10. John Pirie, on a whaling voyage, with sundries.

For the last three days the Terror has experienced an easterly current running about sixty miles in the twenty-four hours. She spoke the Sydney whaler Nelson on the 28th ultimo, with 135 barrels of sperm oil on board, hence the 2nd October, 1844. She reported having fallen in with the London whaler Louisa, 15 months out, with 50 barrels of sperm oil on board; she was coming on to Sydney to refresh. Captain Dacre had arrived at the Bay of Islands from Tahiti, in a schooner which he had purchased there, the name of which Captain Dunning has forgotten; but, from the description, she must be the same which came out in frame from Sweden, and fitted out at Moore's wharf, for Tahiti, by the name of the Ernest. Captain Dacre had succeeded in selling the Diana to the French for £750, and was coming on to Sydney. The Sultana had also been purchased at Tahiti from Captain Scott, for £1400. The Orotava, hence the 31st December, arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 20th January. The Terror will proceed to the whaling grounds next week, Captain Swindles having been appointed to command her.

Imports
February 7 - Australian, barque, 306 tons, Captain Wiles, from the Sperm Fishery: 1150 barrels of sperm oil.

Exports
February 5 - Franklin, American ship, Captain Chadwick, for the Whaling Grounds: 75 barrels sperm oil, 1150 barrels black oil.
Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands, 16th September; refitting. Irvine owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; touched at Tahiti in July, with 300 barrels; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken in June, 1844, with 500 barrels; Blaxland, owner.
Tigress, 192 tons, Eury, hence 10th May, 1843; Howe's Island 28th December, 1844, with 900 barrels sperm; Hughes and Hosking, owners.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; left Port Stephens, 9th September, 1844, with 700 barrels sperm; Williamson, Mitchell, and Russell, owners.
Clarkstone, 244 tons, Stewart, hence 13th September, 1843; spoken by the Jane, 6th instant, with 1000 barrels sperm. H Moore, owner.
Woodlark, 243 tons, Smith, hence 24th September, 1843; at Howe's Island 31st December 1844, with 1000 barrels sperm oil on board; H Moore, owner.
Scamander, 230 tons, Nixon, hence 6th October, 1843, put into Port Stephens, 14th September, 1844, with 600 barrels sperm; Mitchell and Co., owners.
British Sovereign, 365 tons, Cooper, hence 5th November, 1843; left Port Stephens, 12th September, 1844, with 370 barrels sperm. 50 barrels black; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Bright Planet, 187 tons, Kyle, hence, March 20th; spoken by the Matilda, May 30th, clean; Mitchell and others, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; at Howe's Island 4th January, 1845, with 530 barrels sperm; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Comet, on the 9th January, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; spoken by the schooner Terror, on the 28th January, 1845, with 135 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; at Howe's Island, 31st December, with 55 barrels sperm; Lamb and Parbury, owners.

Tables of Rates upon Vessels at the Port of Sydney
Water Police
For every stranger arriving in the Port of Sydney, (whalers excepted) 3d. per ton.
All whalers, whether British, Colonial, of Foreign, wholly exempt.
The Australian left Sydney on a whaling voyage on the 14th June, 1843, and for the first seven months averaged 100 barrels per month; since then the whales have been more scare; but she has, however, made one of the most lucrative voyages which has been effected out of Sydney for some time past, having now at the least, 1150 barrels sperm oil on board. She spoke the Margaret, of London, on the 22nd September, with 1400 barrels of sperm oil, Captain Courtenay intended calling into Sydney to refresh, the latter end of this month. The Australian called at Howe's Island to bury the carpenter, at which place the following vessels had touched - December 28th, Tigress, brig, Eary, with 900 barrels sperm; from Sydney 10th May, 1843. December 30th, Nimrod, barque, Sullivan, with 40 barrels sperm oil; from Sydney July 25th, 1844. December 31st, Woodlark, barque, Smith, with 1000 barrels sperm oil; from Sydney 24th September, 1843. Same day, Lady Blackwood, barque, Cooper, with 55 barrels sperm oil; from Sydney 15th December, 1844. Whilst in pursuit of whales on the 26th December, the Lady Blackwood fell in with a stoved boat, with iron knees in her, and painted straw colour on the inside, with only two lances in her, stamped "London, cast steel", on the head; from her build Captain Cooper concluded that she was one of Mr Day's boats, of this city, and therefore belonging to a Sydney whaler. The following were also reported at Howe's Island January 4 - Jane, barque, Fowler, with 530 barrels sperm oil; from Sydney 28th April, 1844. January 14th, Arabian, barque, Collins, of London, with 100 barrels sperm oil: from Sydney 11th June, 1844.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 48 1845 Saturday February, 15, 1845
Arrivals

February 8 - I Don't Know, schooner, 68 tons, Captain T Thompson, from the Bay of Islands the 13th, and Hokianga the 28th January.

February 9 - Raymond, barque, 498 tons, Captain H McKay, from Port Nicholson the 28th ultimo.

Passengers -
Barnett 	Mr
Barnett 	Mrs 
Marshall 	Mr and Mrs
Sheppard 	Mr and Mrs
Sheppard 	Mr F A
Williams 	Mr John

February 10 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson 1st February.

Passengers -
Fuller 		Mr 
Hollman 	Mr
Lodge 		Mr 
Mounshear 	Mr
Puckridge 	Mr and Mrs 
Ryley 		Mr

February 11 - Tryphena, brig, 131 tons, Capt. Hindmarsh, from Auckland 22nd January, and Bay of Islands 28th January.

Passengers -
Anderson 	Mr
Buck 		Captain 
Commons 	Mr 
Cooper 		Mr
Curling 	Mr and Mrs and child
D'Oyley 	Mr
Gale 		Mr 
Graham 		Mr
Hargraves 	Mr
Jones 		Mr
Leary 		Mrs and child
Nicol 		Mr
Oakes 		Mr and Mrs
Richards 	Mr
Robertson 	Major, 96th Regiment 
Scutcheons 	Mr and Mrs
Smith 		Mr J
Thompson 	Mrs and two daughters 
Wright 		Mr P
Wright 		Mr W

February 12 - Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Captain Turner, from the Bay of Islands the 29th ultimo, with sundries.

Passengers -
Boind 		Captain
Barber 		Captain
Dart 		Mr L 
Hayward 	Mr J
Leitch 		Mr J
Phelps 		Captain
Palmer		Mr and Mrs J and three children
Spicer 		Mr G and Miss C

Vessels from England
The Caledonia arrived at Port Nicholson from London, on the 19th ult., and sailed for Nelson on the 25th.

H.M.S. Hazard
was at Kapiti.
The Vanguard, from Sydney arrived at Port Nicholson on the 25th.
The Tyne, from New Zealand got upon Margate Sands on the 5th October, but came off and proceeded up the river.
The French corvette Le Rhin arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 27th ultimo from Tahiti, and left again the following day for Akaroa.

Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Guide
, brig, 147 tons, Addams
Oratava, schooner, 91 tons, Cooney
Vanguard
, schooner, 61 tons, Pilfold
Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Reid
Coolangatta, schooner, 89 tons, Megget
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork.

Whaling
Arrivals
February 9 Harponeer, ship, 412 tons, Captain Debney, from the Whaling Grounds.
February 13 - Margaret, ship, 421 tons, Captain Courtenay, from the Whaling Grounds.

Departures
February 98 - Jane, barque, Captain Lee, for the Whale Fishery.
Imports
February 10 - Harponeer, ship, 405 tons, Captain Debney, from the Whaling Grounds: 1200 barrels sperm oil, Boyd and Co.
Bankin and another v the barque "Proteus"
This was an action for subtraction of wages alleged to be due on a whaling voyage to the promovents, as boat-steerer and cooper's mate on board the said ship. The owner, Captain Fotheringham, had intervened and pleaded to the jurisdiction of the Court, and also on the merits. The promovents being thrice called, and no person appearing, Mr Fisher was heard for the owner; and His Worship, by an interlocutory decree, pronounced that the contents of the libel were proved; but that the plea to the jurisdiction was good, and therefore dismissed the said libel with costs.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 49 1845 Saturday February, 22, 1845
Arrivals
February 16 - Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Reid, from Kawau the 30th January, and Auckland the 1st February.

Passengers -
Alexander 	Mr James
Campbell 	Mr
Clover 		Mr J 
Crawford 	Mrs
Devauchelle 	Mr
Elliott 	Mr 
Jackson 	Miss
Sillis 		Mr James

Departures
February 16 - Star of China, schooner, Captain Tinley, for Port Nicholson and Nelson.

Passengers -
Alexander 	Miss 
Boulton 	Mr 
Harris 		Miss 
Inglis 		Mr W
Mourcher 	Miss Alicia 
Smith 		Mr David
Thom 		Mrs and two children
Wales 		Miss Esther

February 17 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, for Wellington, New Zealand. Passenger - Asher Mr M
February 20 - Coquette, schooner, Captain Rogers, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Barnett 	Mr John
Bidwell 	Mr J C
Reilly 		Miss
Simmons 	Master James
Wright 		Mr and Miss

February 22 - Scotia, schooner, Capt. Ward, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Anglaims 	Mr W
Cherry 		Mrs 
Drake 		Mr
Jones 		Mr John
Spencer 	Mr James

Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Guide, brig, 147 tons, Addams
Oratava, schooner, 91 tons, Cooney
Vanguard, schooner, 61 tons, Pilfold
Coolangatta, schooner, 89 tons, Megget
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork.
Vixen, schooner

Story New Plymouth re mooring page 51 column 3 bottom
Mails per the U.S.S. "St Louis" - The mails for New Zealand, Tahiti, Valparaiso, and North America, to be forwarded by the U.S.S. St Louis, will be closed at the Post Office this evening at six o'clock, as she will sail early on Monday morning.
The schooner Vixen, from Tahiti, via the Navigator Islands, arrived at Auckland on the 25th January, and was to leave for Sydney on the same day as the Lady Leigh. The schooner Orotava, hence via the Bay of Islands, arrived at Auckland on the 26th January, and was going on to Kawau to take in copper ore for Sydney. The brig Nimrod, Mulholland, had been purchased by Dr Imlay for £800, and was going on to Hokianga to load with timber for Hobart Town.

Whaling

Arrivals
February 20 - Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Captain Eury, from the Whaling Grounds.
Departures
February 19 - Rose, barque, Capt. Creighton, for the Whaling Grounds.
Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands, 16th September, 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent from there only one month. Irvine owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; spoken by the Margaret, of London, in December, 1844, off Banks's Island, with 500 barrels; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken in June, 1844, with 500 barrels; Blaxland, owner.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; spoke by the Margaret, of London, on the 7th February, 1845, with 1100 barrels sperm; Williamson and Mitchell, owners.
Clarkstone, 244 tons, Stewart, hence 13th September, 1843; spoken by the Jane, 6th instant, with 1000 barrels sperm. H Moore, owner.
Woodlark, 243 tons, Smith, hence 24th September, 1843; spoken by the Aurora, from New Zealand, on the 2nd February, 1845, with 1100 barrels sperm, and a 50 barrel whale alongside. H Moore, owner.
Scamander, 230 tons, Nixon, hence 6th October, 1843, put into Port Stephens, 14th September, 1844, with 600 barrels sperm; Mitchell and Co., owners.
British Sovereign, 365 tons, Cooper, hence 5th November, 1843; left Port Stephens, 12th September, 1844, with 370 barrels sperm. 50 barrels black; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Bright Planet, 187 tons, Kyle, hence, March 20th, 1844; spoken by the Harponeer, London, December 24th, with 160 barrels sperm. Mitchell and others, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; at Howe's Island 4th January, 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Comet, on the 9th January, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; spoken by the schooner Terror, on the 28th January, 1845, with 135 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; spoken by the Woodlark, on the 5th January, 1845, with 149 barrels sperm; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February, 1845. S. Lyons, owner.

Imports
February 21 - Tigress, brig, 192 tons, Captain Eury, from the whaling grounds: 900 barrels sperm oil.

Exports
February 15 - Rose, barque, Captain Creighton, for the Whaling Grounds: 1056 barrels sperm oil, 7 barrels slush.
Dispatch - The whaling ship Proteus, with all her masts up, and part of her casks on board, was taken on the Patent Slip on Thursday morning, her copper repaired and cleaned, and launched the same evening.
The Tigress left Sydney on the 10th of May, 1843, and has returned in charge of the chief mate, Mr Eury, with 900 barrels sperm oil on board; Captain Abbott having died at Strong's Island, as before reported.

The following whalers are reported by her:- August 6, 1844, at Rotumah, spoke the American barque Cora, Captain Baker, 35 months out, with 900 barrels of sperm oil. September 4, spoke the Java, of St John's, New Brunswick, 12 months out, with 50 barrels sperm. January 24, 1845, spoke the Woodlark, Smith, of Sydney, with 1100 barrels sperm oil on board. She reported having spoken the Lady Blackwood, Captain Cooper, of Sydney, a few days before, three weeks out, with 140 barrels sperm oil on board January 5, spoke the Rambler, of Nantucket, 17 months out, with 400 barrels sperm.
The Hobart Town whaler Marianne arrived at Hobart Town on Sunday sen'night, with 60 tons black and 13 tons sperm oil on board. The Grecian, whaler, of Hobart Town, was lying in Jervis Bay.
The Margaret reports being in company with the Jane Eliza, Bradley, off Bank's Island, in December last, with 500 barrels of oil. The Jane Eliza was in a very bad state, and the Captain intended making the best of his way to Sydney.
The London whaler Pacific, Captain Coffin, put into Table Bay on the 7th December, forty two months out, with 1600 barrels sperm oil on board.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 50 1845 Saturday March, 1, 1845
Arrivals
February 27 - Vixen, schooner, 45 tons, Captain Winter, from Auckland the 3rd, and the Barrier the 7th ultimo.

Passengers -
Aberdeen 	Mr
Louttit 	Captain

Departures
February 22 - Scotia, schooner, Capt. Ward, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Anglaims 	Mr W 
Cherry 		Mrs
Drake 		Mr
Jones 		Mr John 
Spencer 	Mr James

February 23 - St Louis, U.S.S., Captain McKeever, for New Zealand and Tahiti.
February 25 - Aurora, schooner, Captain Turner, for the Bay of Islands and Auckland. Passenger - A New Zealander

Clearance
February 24 - Aurora, schooner, Captain Turner, for the Bay of Islands and Auckland. Passenger - A New Zealander
Hobart Town
Arrivals - February 15. Sisters, schooner, 131 tons, Clarke, from Nelson, New Zealand, 31st January;

Cabin passenger
Bennett 	Mr
Steerage
Jones 		E, wife and three children
1 male prisoner

Whaling
Arrivals
February 22 - Clarkstone, barque, 244 tons, Captain Stewart, from the Whale Fishery.
February 25 - Bright Planet, barque, 187 tons, Captain Kyle, from the Whale Fishery.
February 27 - Rose, barque, 421 tons, (of Halifax) Captain Creighton, from the Whaling Grounds.
February 28 - Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Captain Smith, from the whaling grounds.

Departures
February 24 - Lucy Ann, barque, Captain Long, for the Whaling Grounds
Imports
February 28 - Rose, barque, Captain Creighton, from the Whaling Grounds: 1300 barrels sperm oil.
India
H.M. barque Royalist, arrived here on the 21st instant. While the Royalist was at Coepang, a Dutch sperm whaler, said to be the first ever sent out of Holland, arrived there. She is one of three ships that have been fitted out by a company in Holland, in which the present King is a large shareholder, for the purpose of whaling in the Timor and Molucca Seas. The commander and most of the officers and boat-steerers are English, and the crew Dutch. - Singapore Free Press, November 14
The Clarkstone has returned to port with 1100 barrels of sperm oil on board, having left Sydney the 13th September, 1843. She is in a very leaky condition, having encountered the same typhoon in which the Harponeer was dismasted.
The Rose, of Halifax, left Sydney for the Whaling Grounds on the 19th February, since which period she has taken a seventy barrel whale. She has returned to port merely to replace two boats which have been stove, and also owing to the illness of the chief officer.
The Woodlark left Sydney on the 24th September, 1843, and has come into port with 1100 barrels sperm oil. The following vessels are reported by her:- January 22, American ship Lourie, 5 months out, with 300 barrels black oil; same date, American ship Indian Chief, 5 months out, 400 barrels black oil; January 27, Jane, Captain Fowler, from Sydney 28th April, 1844, having on board 530 barrels sperm oil. On the 18th February, spoke the American whaler Kingston, 5 months out, with 200 barrels black oil; she was coming into Sydney to recruit. The Kingston had seen the Scamander a short time before, with 700 barrels sperm oil on board.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 51 1845 Saturday March, 8, 1845
Departures
March 8 - Lady Leigh, schooner, Captain Reid, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Agnew 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Crawford 	Mrs
Graham 		Mr D
Logie 		Mr
McLennon 	Mr D

March 8 - Terror, schooner, Captain Dunning, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Grayling 	Mr 
McDougall 	Messrs R and M
Pashey 		Mr J
Swanson 	Mr
Want 		Dr
White 		Mr

The Velocity moved to the Commissariat Wharf this morning, to take on board ordnance stores for New Zealand. She will also take the remainder of the troops, which cannot go in the North Star. They will both sail on Tuesday next.
The North Star has been at Port Arthur undergoing a thorough repair after striking an unknown reef near Tongataboo, the bearings of which were lat 20º 51´ S, long. 175º 29´ 15´ E; Tongataboo distant about 45 miles. North Star will be despatched to New Zealand with troops; she is expected to sail in about a week.

Whaling

Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands on the 16th September, 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent from there only one month. Irvine owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; spoken by the Margaret, of London, in December, 1844, off Banks's Island, with 500 barrels sperm; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken in June, 1844, with 500 barrels sperm; Blaxland, owner.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; spoke by the Margaret, of London, on the 7th February, 1845, with 1100 barrels sperm; Williamson and Mitchell, owners.
Scamander, 230 tons, Nixon, hence 6th October, 1843, spoken by the Kingston, of Fairhaven, on the 13th February, 1845, with 700 barrels sperm; Mitchell and Co., owners.
British Sovereign, 365 tons, Cooper, hence 5th November, 1843; left Port Stephens, 12th September, 1844, with 370 barrels sperm. 50 barrels black; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; put into Port Stephens on the 1st March, 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Comet, on the 9th January, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; spoken by the schooner Terror, on the 28th January, 1845, with 135 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; spoken by the Woodlark, on the 5th January, 1845, with 149 barrels sperm; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February, 1845. S. Lyons, owner.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long; hence 24th February, 1845. B Boyd and Co., owners.

Arrivals
March 4 - Louisa, barque, 308 tons, Captain Curry, from the Whale Fishery.
March 6 - Kingston, whaling ship, 312 tons, Captain Ellis, of Fairhaven, from the Whaling Grounds.

Departures
March 5 - Rose, barque, Captain Creighton, for the Whaling Grounds.
Whaling News - The Jane, Captain Fowler, put into Port Stephens on Saturday last, with 530 barrels of sperm oil, having left Sydney the 28th April, 1844.
The Bright Planet was put up at auction on Monday, by Mr Samuel Lyons, together with all her whaling gears, &c. After a spirited competition, she was knocked down to Messrs C Appleton and Co., for £820.
Imports
March 1 - Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Captain Smith, from the Whale Fishery: 1100 barrels sperm oil, 35 lbs tortoise-shell.
March 7 - Kingston, American ship, Captain Ellis, from the Whaling Grounds: 100 barrels black oil, 100 barrels sperm oil, and 500 lbs whalebone.
Exports
March 1 - Rose, barque, Captain Creighton, for the Whaling Grounds: 1290 barrels sperm oil.
The "Proteus" - The Proteus will leave the port in about three weeks on another whaling voyage. Mr Elliott, late Chief Officer of the Australian, has been appointed to command her.
The Kingston has put in here to undergo repairs, having fallen in with a gale of wind in lat. 37º S, long. 75º E, in which she carried away her cutwater, and split her stem post. On February the 7th, spoke the American ship Mars, with 1500 barrels sperm oil on board. February 13th, spoke the Scamander, Captain Nixon, with 700 barrels sperm oil on board. The Kingston has taken 100 barrels of sperm and 100 barrels of black oil; she will resume her voyage immediately her repairs are completed.
The Louisa left London on the 11th October, 1843, since which she has obtained only 460 barrels of sperm. They have only seen whales eight times for the last twelve months, when they took fish seven times. The following vessels are reported by her:- December 28, spoke the schooner Ariel, Captain Lewis, from New Zealand, to the New Hebrides. January 22, 1845, spoke the American ship Indian Chief, five months out, with 500 barrels black oil; also, the Louvre, of New Long, four months out, with 400 barrels of black oil, off Howe's Island. February 3rd, Alpha of Nantuket, thirty-two months out, 2100 barrels sperm; 19th, Elizabeth Rebecca, of Hobart Town, three months out, 60 barrels sperm; 24th, Jane, Lee, 14 days from Sydney, clean.
The whaling barque Fame is about to be hove down at Boyd's Wharf to have her bottom examined, preparatory to being fitted out for another whaling voyage.
Oils - Fish oils; sperm oil, on the sperm, £87 to £90; head matter £90 to £94; southern whale, pale, £33; ditto, yellow, £31; ditto brown, £29. Whale-fins: Southern all round, £230 to £250 per tun. - Mark Lane Express, November 18.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 52 1845 Saturday March, 15, 1845
Arrivals
March 11 - Guide, brig, 147 tons, Captain Addams, from Auckland the 17th January and Hokianga the 25th ultimo.

Passengers -
Berry 		Mr T
Hopwood 	Mr J
Peacock 	Master
Peacock 	Mr J J
Strout 		Mr H

Departures
March 10 - I Don't Know, schooner, Captain Thompson, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Duke Mr G
Walker Mr

March 11 - North Star, H.M.S., Captain Sir Everard Home, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Benlevis 	Lieutenant
Master 		Ensign
Matson 		Captain
Pedder 		Ensign
150 rank and file of the 58th Regiment

March 12 - Velocity, schooner, Captain Truscott, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Brind 		Mr W D
Herbert 	Mr
Fifty rank and file of the 58th Regiment
Twenty-five women

Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Oratava, schooner, 91 tons, Cooney
Vanguard, schooner, 61 tons, Pilfold
Coolangatta, schooner, 89 tons, Megget
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork.
Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Tinley
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
The Sir George Seymout [Seymour], on her passage from London to Hobart Town, spoke the American brig Falco, Lynn, on the 18th January, from Boston 21st November; she was then off the Cape of Good Hope, bound to New Zealand, with a general cargo.

Whaling
Clearances

March 14 - Terror, barque, Captain Swindells, for the whaling grounds.

Passengers -
Swindells 	Mrs and two children

Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands on the 16th September, 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent from there only one month. Irvine owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; spoken by the Margaret, of London, in December, 1844, off Banks's Island, with 500 barrels sperm; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken by the Kestrel, on the 27th September, 1844, with 500 barrels sperm; Blaxland, owner.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; spoke by the Margaret, of London, on the 7th February, 1845, with 1100 barrels sperm; Williamson and Mitchell, owners.
Scamander, 230 tons, Nixon, hence 6th October, 1843, spoken by the Kingston, of Fairhaven, on the 13th February, 1845, with 700 barrels sperm; Mitchell and Co., owners.
British Sovereign, 365 tons, Cooper, hence 5th November, 1843; left Port Stephens, 12th September, 1844, with 370 barrels sperm. 50 barrels black; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; put into Port Stephens on the 1st March, 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; spoken by the schooner Terror, on the 28th January, 1845, with 135 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; spoken by the Woodlark, on the 5th January, 1845, with 140 barrels sperm; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February, 1845. S. Lyons, owner.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long; hence 24th February, 1845. B Boyd and Co., owners.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 53 1845 Saturday March, 22, 1845
Arrivals
March 20 - Vanguard, schooner, 61 tons, Captain Pilfold, from Port Nicholson the 2nd instant.

Passengers
Levin 		Mr
Maxwell 	Mr James

March 22 - Success, schooner, from New Zealand via Twofold Bay.
The Slain Castle left Port Nicholson for Auckland on the 2nd instant.
The brig Eleanor, hence the 7th February, for London, touched at Port Nicholson on the 17th, and left again on the 20th. The Comet arrived at Port Nicholson on the 20th February, and sailed again for Twofold Bay on the 28th.
Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Oratava, schooner, 91 tons, Cooney
Coolangatta, schooner, 89 tons, Megget
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork.
Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Tinley
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
The barque Augusta, from New Zealand, arrived at Adelaide on the 5th instant.

Whaling
Arrivals
March 18 - Scamander, brig, 230 tons, Captain Nixon, from the Whaling Grounds.
March 18 - British Sovereign, ship, 365 tons, Captain Cooper, from the Whaling Grounds.
Departures
March 18 - Terror, barque, Captain Swindells, for the whaling grounds. Passengers -
Swindells Mrs and two children
Clearance
March 18 - Margaret, ship, Captain Courtney, for the whaling grounds.
Export
March 18 - Margaret, ship, Captain Courtney, for the whaling grounds: 1600 barrels sperm oil, and stores.
The Scamander left Sydney on the 6th October, 1843, and put into Port Stephens in September last, with 600 barrels of sperm oil. She left there after a fortnight's recruit, but has only taken 100 barrels of sperm since.

Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August, 1842; at the Bay of Islands on the 16th September, 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent from there only one month. Irvine owner.
Jane Eliza
, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March, 1843; spoken by the Margaret, of London, in December, 1844, off Banks's Island, with 500 barrels sperm; H Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March, 1843, spoken by the Kestrel, on the 27th September, 1844, with 500 barrels sperm; Blaxland, owner.
Lindsays, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 15th June, 1843; spoke by the Margaret, of London, on the 7th February, 1845, with 1100 barrels sperm; Williamson and Mitchell, owners.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April, 1844; put into Port Stephens on the 1st March, 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June, 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Comet, on the 9th January, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October, 1844; spoken by the schooner Terror, on the 28th January, 1845, with 135 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November, 1844; B Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February, 1845. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December, 1844; spoken by the Woodlark, on the 5th January, 1845, with 140 barrels sperm; Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long; hence 24th February, 1845. B Boyd and Co., owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March, 1845.
The whaling barque Emmeline, had put into the Mauritius, and ten tuns of oil landed by her were sold by auction.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 54 1845 Saturday March, 29, 1845
Arrivals
March 27 - Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Captain Megget, from Auckland the 1st, and the Bay of Islands the 6th instant.

Passengers -
Cook 		Mrs, daughter and female servant
Duncagey 	Mr Thomas
Ray 		Mr and Mrs
Sewell 		Mr Thomas
Wilson 		Mr

The schooner Oratava arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 6th instant. The U.S.S. St Louis, from Sydney the 23rd February, arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 4th instant, where the Hazard was also lying. On the 4th instant the Coolangatta saw a schooner off the Bay of Islands running for Auckland, which Captain Megget took to be the Coquette, Captain Rogers. March 18, in long. 161º east, saw the schooner Velocity, with troops on board for New Zealand. The natives at the Bay of Islands were still carrying on their depredations, headed by John Heki. On the 4th instant they surrounded a station belonging to Mr Turner, on which a person of the name of Yates was living, and having stripped the inmates of the house (both male and female) of every article of wearing apparel, set fire to the place, and also to a standing crop of wheat which was ready for the harvest.
Rest of this story
Page 87 Column 3  So serious had the aspect of affairs become, that the merchandise and furniture belonging to the settlers at Kororarika had all been deposited in a large store contiguous to the watch-house, into which the chief part of the female population had retired, for fear of an out break. An armed guard patrolled the place both day and night, which was comprised of civilians, who acted alternately. Business was entirely put a stop to and the minds of the people were wholly engrossed with one subject- that of the fortifying the neighouring heights...

Whaling
Arrivals
March 22 - Success, schooner, 82 tons, Captain McCoy, from a Whaling Voyage, via Twofold Bay, having left the latter on the 20th instant.

Passengers -
Ducker 		Mr Alexander
Elmslie 	Mr Charles 
Kelly 		Mr James 
Orr 		Mr E
Ponsonby 	Mr James 
Stirling 	Mr and Mrs
Wilson 		Mr Jeremiah

March 25 - Lindsays, barque, 200 tons, Captain Williamson, from the Whaling Grounds.
Departures
March 23 - Margaret, ship, Captain Courtney, for the whaling grounds.
Clearance
March 27 - Faune, French ship, Captain Dufour, for the Whaling Grounds.
Export
March 27 - Faune, French ship, Captain Dufour, for the Whaling Grounds: 12 tuns black oil.
The Lindsays left Sydney on the 15th June, 1843, and since that time has taken 1200 barrels of sperm oil. She spoke the Lady Blackwood, Captain Cooper, on the 3rd instant, with 210 barrels of sperm oil, having left Sydney the 15th December last. On the 9th March spoke the London whaler Frolic, 11 months out, with 200 barrels sperm; also the Alpha, of Nantucket, 32 months out, with 2100 barrels sperm oil.
The whaling barque Jane, Captain Fowler, left Port Stephens, on Monday last.
The barque Edmond of Hobart Town, put into Jervis Bay on the 25th instant, with 1100 barrels Black and 100 barrels sperm, on board.
The Success left New Zealand on a whaling expedition on the 18th October last, and having taken 144 barrels of sperm and 80 barrels of black oil, put into Twofold Bay, where she disposed of it. The motive of Captain McCoy's coming on to Sydney was to obtain whaling gear and provisions for another cruise.
Commercial Intelligence
Sperm Oil - 50 tons sold for £63 per ton


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 55 1845 Saturday April, 5, 1845
Arrivals
March 30 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson the 16th ultimo.

Passengers -
Butler 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Chisholm 	Mr
Cole 		Mr
Davy 		Captain H
Davy 		Mrs
Matthews 	Mrs 
Miller 		Mrs and three children 
Wells 		Mr
Wilkie 		Mr

April 3 - Slains Castle, barque, from Auckland 24th ultimo.

Passengers -
Baines 		Mrs and three children
Busby 		Mrs an four children
Clayton 	Captain and Mrs and four children
Cretney 	Mrs and daughter
Day 		Mr
Distin 		Mr 
Eames 		Mrs
Eames 		Master
Evans 		Dr 
Fitzpatrick 	Mr and Mrs
Harris 		Mr and Mrs
Lawry 		Miss 
Kemp 		Mrs and daughter
Machattie 	Mr
Nathan 		Mrs and daughter
Pringle 	Captain and Mrs and two children 
Purchas 	Dr
Weston 		Mr
Wood 		Mr 
Wood 		Mrs and daughter
Steerage -
Twelve men
Fifteen women
Fifteen children

April 3 - Star of China, schooner, 112 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nelson the 23rd ultimo. Passengers -
Allen Master
Collins Mr and child
Fife Miss
Lewin Mr and child
Owen Mr

April 4 - Orotava, schooner, 91 tons, Captain Cooney, from the Bay of Islands, the 14th ult. Passengers -
Cole Mr
Grant Mr
Hackett Mrs
Hamilton Mrs and two children
Milne Captain
Pugh Mr and Mrs and two children
Robinson Dr
Smith Messrs J and A
Thomson Mr

Boyd Town Shipping
Arrivals - March 22. Comet, schooner, Cook, from Port Nicholson, New Zealand.
Departure - March 29. Comet, schooner, Cook, for New Zealand, with sheep and cattle.
The Caledonia was going into Port Nicholson the day the Bee left, to take in part of a cargo of timber for London, after which it was expected that she would come on to Sydney to fill up. The schooner Shepherdess was to leave Port Nicholson for Sydney direct in a few days. The schooner Kate was coming on to Sydney via Auckland.

Whaling
Arrivals
April 3 - Lucy Anne, whaling barque, 213 tons, Captain Long, from the Whaling Grounds, having left Sydney the 24th February.

Departures
March 31 - Faune, French ship, Captain Dufour, for the Whaling Grounds.
April 3 - Proteus, barque, Captain Elliott, for the South Sea Fishery.
April 4 - Luisa, barque, Captain Curry, for the Whaling Grounds.
Exports
March 29 - Luisa, barque, Captain Curry, for the Whale Fishery: 500 barrels sperm oil.

Boyd Town Shipping
Arrivals - March 13. Success, schooner, McCoy, master, from the Bluff, New Zealand, with oil, bone, &c.
Departures - March 26. Industry, schooner, Wood, for Whaling Grounds.
Hobart Town
The Lady Franklin reports the Eamont with 1200 barrels of oil, 13th February, in 35º 18´ S, 160º 52´ E; she saw her again on the 11th March in 34º 35´ S, 158º 11´ E.
The Lucy Ann returned to port, owing to the badness of her whaling gear, as no dependence could be placed in either harpoons, lances, or spades. She fell in with several whales shortly after leaving Sydney, and took one, which rendered 45 barrels sperm - which is now on board.



Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 56 Saturday April, 12, 1845
Departures
April 9 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, for Wellington. Passengers -
Two officers and 50 rank and file of the 58th Regiment

April 11 - Slains Castle, barque, Captain Dawson, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Bridge 		Major and Mrs and servant, 58th regiment
Elliott 	Lieutenant, 99th regiment
Grant 		Captain, 58th regiment 
Kirby 		Quartermaster, 58th regiment
McLeary 	Adjutant, 58th regiment 
O'Reilly 	Ensign, 99th regiment
Pine 		Surgeon, 58th regiment
Singleton 	Mr
Thompson 	Captain, 58th regiment
Westropp 	Lieutenant, 58th regiment 
200 rank and file of the 58th regiment

Clearance
April 11 - Success, schooner, Captain Bromley, for the Bluff, New Zealand.

Passengers -
Bromley 	Mrs
Brown 		Mr James
Clark 		Mr W
Kelly 		Mr James 
Maccel 		Mr Christian 
Roe 		Mr Oliver
Stirling 	Mr and Mrs

Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork
Caledonia, barque
Shepherdess, schooner
Kate, schooner
Maid of the Mill, schooner
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
H M S Dadalus, 20 guns, bound to New Zealand, having been signalled at sea by the ship Royal Consort, has most probably arrived at Auckland before this. She will materially add to the force under the control of Governor Fitzroy, and enable him to send a sloop of war to Cook's Straits. She has on board £1000 in silver coin for the New Zealand Government.

Whaling
Departures
April 6 - Lucy Ann, whaling barque, Captain Long, for the whaling grounds.
April 10 - Kingston, American barque, Captain Ellis, for the Whaling Grounds.
Export
April 8 - Kingston, American barque, Captain Ellis, for the Whaling Grounds: 100 barrels sperm oil.
Story Page 95 Column 2 bottom - The Schooner "Elizabeth". Wreck of the whaling brig Clarence - Moreton Bay Correspondent


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 57 1845 Saturday April, 19, 1845
Departures
April 14 - Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Walker, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Dodson 		Mr Rev
Leggatt 	Mr

April 15 - Success, schooner, Captain Bromley, for the Bluff, New Zealand.

Passengers -
Bromley 	Mrs
Brown 		Mr James
Clark 		Mr W
Kelly 		Mr James 
Maccel 		Mr Christian 
Roe 		Mr Oliver
Stirling 	Mr and Mrs

Star Rock, Blind Bay - Thomas Tinley, Master of the Star of China Page 99 1st column

Whaling
Clearance
April 18 - Fame, barque, Captain Wilson, for the South Sea Fishery. Passenger -
Keen Captain John


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume II, No. 58 1845 Saturday April, 26, 1845
Departures
April 19 - Star of China, schooner, Captain Tinley, for Post Nicholson and Nelson.

Passengers -
Beit 		Mr
Levien 		Mr
Matthews 	Mr
Perry 		Mr C 
Robinson 	Mr F

The Slains Castle, on her return from New Zealand, will take in horses for Calcutta.

Whaling
Departures
April 20 - Fame, whaling barque, Captain Wilson, for the Whale Fishery.
Clearances
April 17 - Australian, barque, Captain Wiles, for the whale fishery.


Sydney Shipping Gazette  3 May 1845 p105
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 16th April.

P106
Arrivals.
April 27 - Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Captain Dunning, from Auckland the 13th and the Barrier the 16th ultimo.

Passengers -
Brothers 	Mr and Mrs and four children
Crispo 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Davidson 	Mr and Mrs and six children
Dawson 		Mr and Mrs and four children
Dudley 		Mr
King 		Mr G.
Kinghorne 	Mr
Newby 		Mrs and four children
Paddy 		Mr J. and Mrs and two children
Richie 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Spicer 		Mrs and child
Toms 		Mr S.
Want 		Dr.
And a New Zealander.

April 27 - Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Reid, from Kow-au, New Zealand, the 12th ultimo.
 

Passengers -
Dacre 		Captain
Duke 		Mr
Grenier 	Mr
Haile 		Mr
Keesing 	Mr
Sands 		Mr
Walker 		Mr
Yeats 		Miss

April 29- Shepherdess, schooner, 32 tons, Captain Wylie, from Port Nicholson, the 6th April, in ballast.

Passengers -
Bernard 	Mr
Bowler 		Mr
Harlett 	Mrs C. And Mrs and two children
Lee 		Mr
McGregor 	Mr G. and Mrs and two children
Miller 		Mr and Mrs and child
And ten seamen belonging to the American whaler Chelsea.

Imports.
April 27 - Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons. Captain Reid, from Auckland.
April 27 - Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Captain Dunning, from Auckland via the Barrier.

P107 HOBART TOWN
Arrivals.


April 19 - Victoria, brig, 162 tons, 2 guns, Richards, from Port Nicholson, New Zealand, 22nd March, in ballast.

Cabin Passengers -
Adam 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Sturgeon 	Mr and Miss
Thompson 	Mr
Tuckett 	Mr

Steerage -
Batten 		Mrs and two children
Mitchell 	Frederick
Russell 	J. wife, and two children
Salter 		William, a constable, 96th regt., wife, and two children
Smith 		H.
Upson 		William
Vaughan 	Thomas

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Clark.
Caledonia, barque.
Kate, schooner.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.

P108
COLONIAL WHALERS AT SEA
(With their Last Reports.)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent only one month. Irvine, owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March 1843, spoken by the Margaret, of London, in December 1844, off Bank's Island with 500 barrels sperm. H.Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March 1843, spoken by the Kestrel, on the 27th September 1844, with 500 barrels sperm. Blaxland, owner.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; put into Port Stephens on the 1st March 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean; B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons, Sullivan, hence July 1844; spoken by the Comet, on the 9th January, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845. S.Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845, with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles' hence 18th March 1845. B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd; Fotheringham, owner.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, with 45 barrels sperm oil. B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845. Cooper and Holt, owners.
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The Terror saw the Slains Castle off the North Cape of New Zealand on the 17th ultimo. The Velocity had been dispatched to Port Nicholson with troops, also H.M.S. Hazard to the Bay of Islands, and it having become known to the commander of the U.S.S. St Louis that she had a quantity of arms and ammunition on board he immediately took possession of them at Captain Thompson's request, and afterwards handed them over to the British authorities, fearing they might fall into the hands of the natives. The North Star was at Auckland. The schooner Aurora, from Auckland with dispatches, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 4th April. The schooner Kate would leave Auckland for Sydney about the 16th ultimo, and the Sir John Franklin was about to sail for Hobart Town, with a great number of steerage passengers. The brig Victoria, it was said, was to sail for New Zealand instanter with 200 troops. The schooner Countess of Wilton, hence via New Zealand, arrived at Tahiti on the 12th February, and had gone on to the Chain Island.

The Sydney whaler Jane Eliza, after leaving Tahiti, encountered a typhoon, supposed to be the same in which the Harponeer was dismasted, in which most of her spars were carried away, and the hull was so much damaged, that upon putting in to Tongaraboo, she was condemned, and sold for the benefit of the underwriters, together with 400 barrels of sperm oil, which was on board. She was purchased by Mr Hunter, a British resident in one of the islands.

The American whaling vessel Chelsea, Captain Potts, was wrecked on the Chathams, about two or three weeks back, all hands were saved, and Captain Potts and part of his crew arrived on Saturday last, in the schooner Eliza, from the Chathams; the remainder would have come at the same time, but the vessel was not large enough to convey them all. The Chelsea had been out eighteen months, and had taken 1800 barrels; Captain Potts sold the vessel as she laid for £95 and the next morning she had all gone to pieces. Mr Bell was the purchaser, and will, nevertheless, make a most handsome speculation. He saved 800 barrels, or eighty tuns of oil, eighty tuns of casks, besides sundry other valuables, and it is reported will profit to the extent of £1500. - Wellington Independent, April 2.


Sydney Shipping Gazette 10 May 1845 p114
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Day
From New Zealand …. 16th April.
Arrivals.

May 6 - Kate, schooner, 62 tons, Captain Salmon, from Auckland the 17th, and the Bay of Islands the 19th ultimo.

Passengers -
Barber 		Mrs
Beedham 	Mr
Brown 		Mr and Mrs and two sons
Gard 		Mr
Gardiner 	Mr and Mrs
Gibson 		Mr
Hare 		Mr and three daughters
Hector 		Mrs and son and four daughters
Johnson 	Mr
Nicholson 	Mr
Riley 		Mrs
Simms 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Symonds 	Lieutenant and servant
Turner 		Mr and daughter
Wellbank 	Mr and Mrs
Williams 	Mrs and son and daughter

Departures.
May 6 - Pocklington, barque, Captain Harper, for the Whale Fishery.

Imports. May 6 - Kate, schooner, Captain Salmon, from the Bay of Islands via Auckland.

P115  The schooner Shepherdess, lately arrived from New Zealand, was sold on Tuesday by private contract to Mr Morris, for £270.

P117 Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.

Comet, schooner, 100 tons, Cork.
Caledonia, barque.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.

COLONIAL WHALERS AT SEA

(With their last Reports.)
Caernarvon, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, returned there on the 10th December, with 100 barrels sperm and 50 barrels black, having been absent only one month. Irvine, owner.
Jane Eliza, 419 tons, Bradley, hence 7th March 1843; spoken by the Margaret of London, in December 1844, off Bank's Island, with 500 barrels sperm. H.Moore, owner.
Merope, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March 1843, spoken by the Kestrel, on the 27th September 1844, with 500 barrels sperm. Blaxland, owner.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; put into Port Stephens on the 1st March 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil. Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; at the Bay of Islands, 8th August, clean. B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 282 tons, Sullivan, hence July 26, 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 25th April 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845 with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Elliott, hence 18th March 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd; Fotheringham, owner.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, with 45 barrels sperm oil. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845. Cooper and Holt, owners.

P118
The Government Brig Victoria, had left Hobart Town for New Zealand with ordinance stores, &c., but no troops, as Colonel Elliott would not allow any to embark without receiving an order to that effect from Sir Maurice O'Connell. The whaling schooner Isabella reported ashore at Rivoli Bay, had been got off again with little damage, and arrived at Hobart Town two days before the Louisa left.

The ship Falco, Captain Mosely from Boston U.S., with Mr J.B.Williams, U.S. Consul on board, for New Zealand, arrived at Adelaide on the 17th ultimo, and would leave about the 26th for Auckland.


Sydney Shipping Gazette 17 May 1845  p122
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 16th April.
Arrivals.
May 14 - Kitty, barque, 322 tons, Captain Benson, from the Whaling Grounds, having left London the 2nd June, 1842.

May 17 - Comet, schooner, 91 tons, Captain Cork, from ort Nicholson the 28th April and Nelson the 4th May.

Passengers -
Blake 		Mr
Bruce 		Captain
Clarke 		Mr
Dunn 		Mr Clarke
Hair 		Mr
Halswell 	Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Johnson 	Mrs
Sea 		Mr
Smith 		Mr and Mrs and five children
Spark 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Stokes 		Dr.
Vallé 		Mr P. and Mrs and five children

Departures.
May 16 - Terror, schooner, Capt. Dunning for Auckland.

Passenger -
Cole 		Mr George

May 16 - Lady Leigh, schooner, Capt. Reid for Auckland.

Passengers -
Bourne 		Mr and Mrs and daughter
Dunn 		Mr C.
Elliott 	Miss
Roach 		Captain

Imports.
May 15 - Kitty, barque, 322 tons, Captain Benson, from the South Sea Fishery; 1150 barrels sperm oil, Order.
Exports.

May 15 - Terror, schooner, Captain Dunning, for Auckland.

P123 HOBART TOWN
Departures.
April 26 - Nimrod, brig, 146 tons, Mulholland, for Twofold Bay and New Zealand.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PERTH
Arrived - On the 12th January, the barque Mercator, Cooke, master, American whaler - 850 barrels whale and 550 barrels sperm oil. On the 11th, the ship Montezuma, Baker, master, American whaler - 700 barrels oil.

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EMBARKATION OF TROOPS FOR NEW ZEALAND
Between ten and eleven o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the troops intended for New Zealand were drawn up in open column in the Barrack-square. After which, His Excellency the Commander of the Forces, accompanied by his suite, inspected them; then they marched off the ground in companies for the place of embarkation, headed by the band, playing the "British Grenadiers;" soon after arriving at the Commissariat Wharf, they proceeded on board the barque British Sovereign, Captain Milne, which is to convey them to their destination. The British Sovereign is expected to sail in the course of the afternoon. The following is a list of the troops and officers who sail in her -

Officers - 
Beatty 		Lieut.
Blackburn 	Ensign
Deering 	Lieut. and Adjutant
Despard 	Lieut.- Col.
Galbraith 	Assistant-Surgeon
Johnston 	Lieut.
Macpherson 	Brevet.-Major
Symonds 	Ensign J.J.
And eight sergeants, seven corporals, five drummers and one hundred and sixty privates of the 99th regiment.
also
Mundell 	Ensign
Snodgrass 	Captain
Wilmot 		Ensign
And nine privates, two women and four children of the 96th Regiment.

Captain Marlow, of the Royal Engineers, to relieve Captain Bennett of the same corps, who returns to Sydney for the benefit of his health. Two privates (prisoners) of the Royal Marines, were also put on board in order to be sent to the vessel they belong to, she being at present stationed at New Zealand. Total, 12 officers; 189 non-commissioned officers and privates: in all 201.
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The Australian - The Sydney whaler Australian, Captain Wiles, was spoken by the schooner Columbine, on the 2nd May, near Middleton's Shoal; eleven days out, clean. They had encountered a succession of gales from the time she left Sydney.

NEW ZEALAND -
The American barque, Cora, 300 tons, of New Bedford, Captain Baker, arrived at Wellington on the 12th April, forty months out, with 1200 barrels oil on board.

The whaling brig Mariane, Lindsey, of Hobart Town, arrived at Wellington on the 18th April, one month out, and has captured one right whale - 7 tuns; put in to get boats repaired; on the 15th April she spoke the barque Juno, five months from Sydney, with 130 barrels sperm oil on board. The Mariane sailed again on the 23rd.

The brig Bee, Captain Unthank, arrived at Wellington on the 19th April, and was to leave for Auckland on the 28th.
The schooner Aurora, from Auckland, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 4th April, and sailed again for Auckland on the 6th.
The schooner Velocity arrived on the 7th and returned to Auckland on the 12th April.
The schooner Rover's Bride spoke the Jane, barque in Cook's Straights, on the 3rd April, eighty days from Sydney, with 100 barrels sperm oil on board.
The barque Caledonia, Captain Case, is advertised to leave on the 5th May. for England, principal cargo being furniture timber.
The schooner Hannah, which was built at the McLeay River, was sold on the 24th April 1845, by public auction for £350, and is about to proceed to Mercury Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand, to be repaired.
It is reported that lead has been found at the Kai Korae district, on the South Island, and that some excellent specimens have been brought up to this port.

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p125 and p126
THE MERCHANT SEAMANS ACT
A long account of a court case held in London - Hew Burn was found guilty of having unlawfully forsaken and abandoned, at Port Nelson, in the island of New Zealand, George Albert Roe, age 19, a seaman on board the barque Himalaya, of which the defendant was the master and commander. Roe joined the ship in the port of London on the 23rd August, 1843, and the vessel sailed on the 25th of the same month, on a voyage to New Plymouth and Port Nelson and thence to Valparaiso and the guano islands off the South American coast. In the course of the passage out, the defendant raised the youth Roe to the station of third mate, and gave him charge of some of the ship's stores.; but in consequence of some of the stores having been missed, Roe was disrated, and sent before the mast. ....The ship reached Nelson on the 20th January. Mr French was the ship's surgeon.....

P126
The Kitty. - The London whaler Kitty has put into Sydney to obtain a fresh stock of provisions, to enable her to prosecute the voyage twelve months longer. She has been very nearly three years from London, and has now on board 1150 barrels of sperm oil. They have had nothing to eat but flour and bread for the last ten days, and were within 120 miles of the Heads a fortnight since, but could not fetch the port owing to light winds and the strong S.E. current. Captain Benson does not report any Sydney whalers, but spoke the London whaler Griffin on the 27th October, with 600 barrels sperm oil on board, 16 months out; November 5th, spoke the London whaler marquis of Lansdowne, 37 months out, with 1100 barrels sperm; the London whaler Seringapatam was also in sight, 24 months out, with 900 barrels sperm. On the 1st December the Kitty fell in with the British ship Eagle from London and China, with a cargo of coal; he has been compelled to throw 50 tons overboard off the Cape of Good Hope owing to stress of weather.

The American brig Falco was to leave Adelaide for Auckland on the 4th instant.

The Captain of the Jane reports that on Wednesday night last, off Trial Bay, they witnessed a strange phenomenon in the heavens, consisting of a very bright streak extending several miles from S to W., apparently of fire, which was visible for above an hour.

THE WHALER MEROPE
The Perth Inquirer, of the 4th February, announces the following:- "During the night of Friday last, the 28th ultimo, the colony was visited by a terrific hurricane, which, we regret to say, was productive of serious injury to some of the shipping in the Roads; two vessels, the English whaler Merope and the Halifax Packet, having gone ashore in the gale, the first on Parmelia Bank, and the second on the Success Bank. This colony has, hitherto, been quite free from these sort of visitations, especially at this season of the year, the north-westers, which are the only winds to be feared, coming much later in the season. In fact the typhoon, for we can call it no less, must be looked upon as one of these rare and unexpected visitations which, at irregular intervals, (and thus the more difficult to guard against) occur in many parts of the world. At half-past 9 P.M. it commenced blowing hard, and gradually increased to a complete hurricane - wind N. and N. by W. At half-past 11 at night the barque Merope parted from her two bower anchors; the chain of the small bower parting about thirty fathoms from the anchor, and the best bower seventy fathoms from the anchor. The Merope struck on Scott's Reef, breaking and unshipping her rudder, and damaging her bottom, so that when she stranded on Parmelia Bank, there were six feet water in her hold, which, at half-past 9 next morning, when the Harbour Master and Captains Smith and Williams boarded her, had increased to 9feet 6 inches." We have been informed by several persons who have been trading out of London, that there is no whaler from that place called the Merope, and there is on that account every reason to believe that she is the Sydney whaler Merope, Captain Hogg, hence the 26th March, 1843, spoken by the Kestrel on the 27th September last, with 500 barrels sperm oil. The schooner Victoria, from King George's Sound the 2nd April, arrived at Adelaide on the 22nd April, bringing news that tenders were advertised for repairing the Halifax Packet and Merope, from which it would appear that the injuries received were not so serious as at first anticipated.

The Sydney whaler Jane Eliza was still lying at Tongataboo, condemned; neither the hull nor cargo had been sold, and the captain and chief part of the crew were remaining by her until they received advices from Sydney.



Departures 24 May 1845 p129

Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 4th May.  P130

May 15 - British Sovereign, barque, Captain Milne, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Beatty 		Lieutenant
Blackburn 	Ensign
Deering 	Lieutenant and Adjutant
Despard 	Lieutenant-Colonel
Galbraith 	Assistant-Surgeon
Johnston 	Lieutenant
Macpherson 	Brevet-Major
Symonds 	Ensign J.J.
and eight sergeants, 7 corporals, 5 drummers and 160 privates of the 99th Regiment,
Mundell 	Ensign
Snodgrass 	Captain
Wilmot 		Ensign
and 9 privates, 2 women, 4 children of the 96th Regiment
Harris		 Mr C.A.
Keen, 		Mr John
Marlow 		Captain R.E.

May 21 - Lindsays, barque, Captain Williamson, for the Whaling Grounds.
Passenger -  Mrs Williamson

May 21 - Kate, schooner, Captain Salmon, for Port Nicholson.
Passenger - Mr Wyllis

Imports.
May 19 - Comet, schooner, 91 tons, Captain Cork, from Nelson.

Exports.
May 16 - Lady Leigh, schooner, Captain Reid, for Auckland.
May 17 - British Sovereign, barque, Captain Milne, for Auckland.
May 20 - Kate, schooner, Captain Salmon for Port Nicholson.


31 May 1845 p133
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present date
From New Zealand …. 15th May.

The brig Caroline, Captain Passmore, hence for London, had put into the Bay of Islands In a leaky condition, and was boarded by Pomare and some of his tribe, who came off in five war canoes. At first they demanded gunpowder, but finding there was none on board they left, and Captain Passmore immediately proceeded on to Auckland, where the vessel was undergoing repairs when the Thistle left.

P134
Arrivals.

May 28 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson the 8th, and Kapiti the 15th instant.

Passengers -
Sheagh 		Mr and Mrs
Taylor 		Mr
Tullett 	Mrs

May 28 - Thistle, ketch, 16 tons, Captain Clapham, from Auckland, the 3rd, and Maurangi the 10th instant.

Passengers -
Cairns 		Mrs
Clapham 	Mrs and three children
Dudley 		Mrs and child
Macenery 	Mr F.G.
Potter 		Mr and Mrs and two children

Clearance.
May 30 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, from Nelson via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Cork 		Mrs
Dunne 		Mr James

Imports.
May 28 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nelson.

May 30 - Thistle, ketch, 16 tons, Clapham, from Auckland.
Exports.

May 21 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for Nelson via Twofold Bay.

P136
The Harponeer - This fine whaler is now ready for sea again; she has been removed from Moore's Wharf to Pinchgut, and proceeds to sea on Monday next. It will be remembered that the Harponeer put in here dismasted, having encountered a typhoon in the China Sea. Since that time she has undergone the necessary repairs, and taken in provisions for a two years' cruise, the whole of which are of colonial production.

The whaler Caernarvon, Captain Irvine, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th instant, with 600 barrels of black oil on board. The barque Caledonia was to sail for London on the 9th instant, with a cargo consisting of bark, gum and spars. A report was prevalent at Port Nicholson that the Susannah Ann, schooner, had been lost at the Chatham Islands but there was no authenticated account. The Star of China had not arrived. The natives were perfectly quiet at Wellington, but when the Bee put into Kapiti, news was imported to the Captain that Rauperaha had proceeded there with 500 of his tribe, but for what purpose was not known.

The whalers Woodlark and Tigress are almost ready for sea, and will sail to-morrow week.


7 June 1845 p138
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 15th May.

Departure.
June 3 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for Nelson via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Cork, Mrs
Dunne Mr James

Clearances.
June 3 - Harponeer, barque, Captain Debney for the Whaling Grounds.

June 3 - Kitty, barque, Captain Benson, for the Whaling Grounds.

June 3 - Margaret, brig, Captain Barber, for the Whaling Grounds.
Passengers - Barber, Mrs

June 5 - Woodlark, barque, Captain Smith, for the Whale Fishery.

P139
VESSELS EXPECTED IN SYDNEY
FROM NEW ZEALAND

Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Scotia, 68 tons, Ward.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle
, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.
Star of China, schooner, 95 tons, Dunning.
British Sovereign, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Dunning.
Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Reid.

P140

English Shipping - The Louisa Campbell, 350 tons, Captain William Darby, was announced to sail for New Zealand on the 28th February.


14 June 1845
p145 Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.
Star of China, schooner, 112 tons, Tinley.
British Sovereign, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Dunning.
Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Reid.

P146
Latest Intelligence 14.6.1845
Received in Sydney up to Present Day
From New Zealand …. 25th May.

Arrivals.
June 12 - H.M.S. North Star, 26 guns, Captain Sir Everard Home, from Auckland the 17th and the Bay of Islands the 25th May.
Passenger - Captain Robertson, late of H.M.S. Hazard.

June 13 - Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Captain Walker from Auckland the 19th and Kawan the 21st ultimo.

Passengers -
Aberline 	Mr and Mrs and four children
Allison 	Mr James
Bateman 	Mr and Mrs
Brightman 	Mr Charles
Gilbert 	Mr W.
Gooding 	Mr W.
Lenahan 	Mr and Mrs and three children
Manery 		Mr
Nathan 		Mr D.
Noble 		Mr James
Price 		Mr James
Reid 		Mr John
Skinner 	Mr
Watson 		Mr and Mrs and three children

June 13 - Scotia, schooner 68 tons, Captain Ward from Port Nicholson the 20th May.

Passengers -
Henderson 	Mr and Mrs and five children
Joseph 		Mr H.
Levien 		Mr H.
Potts 		Captain

Departures.
June 8 - Mary Ann, schooner, Captain Amner, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Bruce 		Mr James
Dwyer 		Mr Joseph
Purcell 	Miss
Russell 	Mrs and three sons and one daughter
Wilkie 		Mr A
Wood 		Mr Joseph
Young 		Miss Ann
And a private of the 58th Regiment.

June 9 - Kitty, barque, Captain Benson, for the Whaling Grounds.
June 10 - Harponeer, barque, Captain Debney, for the Whaling Grounds.
June 10 - Tigress, brig, Captain Eury, for the Whaling Grounds.
June 11 - Woodlark, barque, Captain Smith, for the Whale Fishery.
June 11 - Margaret, brig, Captain Barber, for the Whale Fishery.
Passenger - Mrs Barber

Imports.

June 12 - Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Captain Walker, from Auckland.

June 13 - Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Ward, from Port Nicholson.

Exports.
June 7 - Mary Ann, schooner, Captain Amner, for Port Nicholson.

P147
Colonial Whalers at Sea With their Last Reports.
Caernarvon, barque, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th May 1845 with 600 barrels black oil.
Merope, barque, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March 1843, Blaxland, owner. Ashore at Swan River, with 800 barrels sperm oil on board.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 28th April 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, barque, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; spoken by the Arabaian, 24th April 1845, quantity of oil not known; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 25th April, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845; spoken by the Cora with 200 barrels sperm oil on board. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845, with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd: Fotheringham, owner.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th with 45 barrels sperm oil. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Fame, barque, 200 tons, Wilson, hence 20th April 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845; spoken by the schooner Columbine on the 2nd May, clean. Cooper and Holt, owners.
Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Eury, hence 10th June, 1845; Fotheringham and other, owners.
Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Smith, hence 11th June; Fotheringham and Smith, owners.
Margaret, brig, 184 tons, Barber, hence 11th June; B. Boyd and Co., owners.

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The schooner Scotia reports the schooner Star of China, having left Port Nicholson for Nelson on the 18th May. On Wednesday last Captain Ward saw the whaling barque Pocklington, off Twofold Bay, clean; owing to the roughness of the weather they had not been able to lower their boats, although fish were plentiful.

H.M.S. North Star reports the Americal whaler Cora at the Bay of Islands recruiting:- this vessel had been in company with the Jane of Sydney, Captain Lee, who had been very successful, and had then 200 barrels of sperm oil on board, having fallen in with whales two days after leaving this port; they were then bound for the Middle Ground. The French corvette Rhin had arrived at the Bay from Akaroa, on her passage to Tongataboo and Wallis's Island, from whence she was coming on to Sydney. The Slains Castle and Velocity left the Bay of Islands for Auckland on the 25th May, from whence the latter was going to Port Nicholson. The brig Caroline was expected to leave Auckland for London on the 19th ultimo. The North Star spoke the brig Tryphena on the 20th May, off the Barrier, from Sydney the 28th April, for Liverpool.

P 148

A Return of Ships Arrived in, and Departed from Port Jackson During the Month of May, 1845. (A graph)

Includes ships (and numbers of passengers, whether adults or children, and numbers of crew) from and to various Ports in New Zealand, and the Whale Fishery.


21 June 1845
p153
Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Dunning.
Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Reid.

P 154
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date.
From New Zealand …. 25th May.

Arrivals.
June 18 - Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nicholson the 18th, and Port Nelson the 26th May.

Passengers -
Arnold 		Mr J.
Beit 		Mr J.
Bellairs 	Mr
Bridgeman 	Mr T. 				[Thomas]
Fawcett 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Fawcett 	Miss Mary Ann
Fryettchild 	Mr
George 		Mr B. and Mrs
Hopton 		Mr and Mrs and son
Murray 		Mr G.
Spershotts 	Mr and Mrs and daughter
Quinlan 	Mr and Mrs and three children
Reay 		Rev. C.L.  			[Anglican minister]
Smith 		Mr and Mrs and son and daughter
Smith 		Mr John
Watson 		Mr James

Departures.
June 18 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, for Port Nicholson.
Passenger - Mr Taylor

June 19 - Seamander, brig, Captain Kyle, for the whaling grounds.

Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports.)
Caernarvon, barque 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th May 1845, with 600 barrels black oil.
Merope, barque, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March 1843, Blaxland, owner. Ashore at Swan River, with 800 barrels sperm oil on board.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 28th April 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, barque, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; spoken by the Arabian, 24th April 1845, quantity of oil not known; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 25th April, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845; spoken by the Cora with 200 barrels sperm oil on board. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845, with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd: Fotheringham, owner.
Fame, barque, 200 tons, Wilson, hence 20th April 1845. B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845; spoken by the schooner Columbine on the 2nd May, clean. Cooper and Holt, owners.
Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Eury, hence 10th June, 1845; Fotheringham and other, owners.
Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Smith, hence 11th June; Fotheringham and Smith, owners.
Margaret, brig, 184 tons, Barber, hence 11th June; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Lindsays, barque, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 21st May, 1845; Captain, owner.
Seamander, brig, 230 tons, Kyle, hence 10th June; Appleton and Weiss, owners.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, with 45 barrels sperm oil, B. Boyd and Co., owners.

P155
The American whaler Cora, upon her arrival at the Bay of Islands, reported having spoken the Sydney whaler Lucy Ann, Captain Long, with 200 barrels of sperm oil on board.
The government brig Victoria, from Hobart Town, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 10th May.
The Star of China has brought very little intelligence from New Zealand. The natives were in a quiet state, and no outbreak amongst them was anticipated.

P156
Imports.
June 19 - Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nicholson and Nelson.

Exports.
June 17 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, for Port Nicholson.


28 June 1845 p162
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand ….25th May.

Departures.
June 24 - Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Walker, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Hargreaves 	Mr Joseph
McAndrew 	Assistant Surgeon, 99th Regiment
Simms 		Mr Nicholas
and one private.

Exports.
June 23 - Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Walker, for Auckland.

P163
Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, barque 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th May 1845, with 600 barrels black oil.
Merope, barque, 312 tons, Hogg, hence 26th March 1843, Blaxland, owner. Ashore at Swan River, with 800 barrels sperm oil on board.
Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 28th April 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.
William, barque, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; spoken by the Arabian, 24th April 1845, quantity of oil not known; B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Nimrod, barque, 232 tons Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 25th April, 1845, with 40 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845; spoken by the Cora with 200 barrels sperm oil on board. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845, with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd: Fotheringham, owner.
Fame, barque, 200 tons, Wilson, hence 20th April 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, with 45 barrels sperm oil, B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845; spoken by the schooner Columbine on the 2nd May, clean. Cooper and Holt, owners.
Lindsays, barque, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 21st May, 1845; Captain, owner.
Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Eury, hence 10th June, 1845; Fotheringham and other, owners.
Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Smith, hence 11th June; Fotheringham and Smith, owners.
Margaret, brig, 184 tons, Barber, hence 11th June; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Seamander, brig, 230 tons, Kyle, hence 10th June; Appleton and Weiss, owners.

The Sydney Whaler Merope - An account of the stranding of this vessel at Swan River we have already published, but it was then uncertain as to the possibility of her being got off again. We have since been informed by Captain Harrold, of the Calypso, that when he left King George's Sound on the 27th February, on his route to Batavia, the cargo of the Merope had been discharged, and she was then afloat. Captain Hogg was about to heave her down and call a survey; when, provided she was pronounced seaworthy, after repairing, he would re-ship the oil and proceed on to the Middle Ground. It was, however, generally considered that the vessel would be condemned.


5 July 1845 p169
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 25th May.

The North Star - H.M.S. North Star will sail for New Zealand in eight or nine days, and will have on board Captain Egerton, of H.M.S. Hazard.

P170 Departures.
July 3 - Scotia, schooner, Captain Ward, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Joseph 	Mr Hyam
Swah 	Mr Isaac, Mrs and child

Exports.
June 30 - Scotia, schooner, Captain Ward, for Port Nicholson.

P171
Whilst the brig Portenia was at anchor at Anatam, a whaling barque passed, showing the private signal of Mr B. Boyd. June 12th, in lat.33°32´S., long, 167° E., saw a whaling brig, painted black, and the narrow moulding on her stern white, with a scroll figure head, painted yellow, standing to the northward. June 28. In a heavy squall passed a small cutter; made her name out by the glass to be the Sisters. - she showed signals of distress; but the weather would not admit of any communication with her, although the brig was hove to for two hours.

12 July 1845 p174
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 14th June.

Arrivals
July 10 - Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Captain Dunning, from Auckland the 16th and the Barrier the 23rd ultimo.

Passengers -
Abercrombie 	Mr W.
Cretney 	Mr
Fatherdowns 	Mr
Grayling 	Mr
Heritage 	Mr
Malony 		Mr and son
Moule 		Mr
Munro 		Mr
Newby 		Mr
Shribles 	Mr
Singleton 	Mr
Smith 		Mr

Departures
July 8 - Sisters, schooner, Captain Korff, for Taranaki and Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Day 	Mr C.
Hay 	Captain

Clearances.
July 10 - Star of China, schooner, Captain Wood, for Tahiti, via Port Nicholson and Nelson.

Passengers -
Christie 	Mr Henry
Cooper 		Dr.
Eyes 		Mr
Grey 		Mr W.
Inglis 		Mr
Reay 		Rev. C.
Wilson 		Mr J.

P 175 Imports.
July 11 - Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Captain Dunning, from the Barrier, New Zealand.

Exports.
July 5 - Sisters, schooner, Captain Korff, for Taranaki and Port Nicholson.
July 10 - Star of China, schooner, Captain Wood, for Tahiti via New Zealand.

LIST OF SHIPS ENGAGED IN THE SPERM WHALE FISHERY.

Time of sailing 	Ships 		Owners
1840
Septem. 		George Home 	T. Sturge
1841
April 			Pacific 	Bennett and Son
May 			Surprise 	Bennett and Son
June 			Matilda 	Wigrams
Septem. 		Henrietta 	Wilson and Co.
- 			Eclipse 	Bennett and Son
October 		Alert 		Bennett and Son
- 			Rifleman 	Wigrams
- 			Bermondsey 	Wilson and Co.
- 			Marquis Lansdowne J. Somes
1842
Feb. Pilot T. Ward
- 			Aladdin 	Bennett and Son
- 			Emeline 	Clark
April 			Harpooner 	Wigrams
May 			Japan 		Bennett and Son
- 			Horatio 	J. Somes
- 			Kitty 		Cruikshank
June 			Margaret 	B.J.Crichton
July 			Dispatch 	Bennett and Son
Septem. 		Eliza 		Frances Ives
1843
January 		Emma 		T. Ward
March 			Seringapatam 	B.J. Crichton
July 			Griffin 	A. and J. Hill
- ` 			Marianna 	T. Ward
August 			Esther 		T. Sturge
- 			Mary 		A. and J. Hill
Septem. 		Indian 		T. Ward
- 			Samuel Enderby 	Enderby
October 		William Nichol 	Wilson and Co.
- 			Louisa 		Cruickshank
- 			Grasshopper 	T. Ward
1844
January 		Offey 		Curling and Co.
Feb. 			Diana 		T. Sturge
- 			Rover 		J.E. Boulcott
March 			Caroline 	Wilson and Co.
April 			Frolic 		B.J. Crichton
- 			Foxhound 	Wilson and Co.
May 			Kingsdown 	Wilson and Co.
July 			Chieftain 	Wilson and Co.
August 			Gipsy 		A. and J. Hill
Septem. 		Brougham 	J.E. Boulcott
- 			Sussex 		G. Lyall
October 		Brisk 		B.J. Crichton
Novem. 			Adventure 	Sweeting and Beach

The above list comprises all the ships now engaged in the fishery out of the port of London on the 1st January, 1845 - say 44 ships.

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p178
The schooner Lady Leigh left Auckland on the 14th ult. For Sydney via the Bay of Islands.

The British Sovereign, Slains Castle, Velocity and Victoria had gone to the Bay of Islands with troops, and the Hazard was also there; the Victoria and Velocity had returned to Auckland, and left again for the Bay with 100 volunteers and the remainder of the military.

The schooner Aurora had proceeded to the west coast to secure a cargo for Sydney.
The brig Tryphena, hence for Liverpool, put into the Barrier on the 18th June, with loss of foreyard and jib-boom, which was replaced, and she resumed her voyage on the 24th June.
The brig Palmyra, from Adelaide via Launceston, arrived at Auckland on the 7th June.
The schooner I Don't Know cleared outwards, in Auckland, on the 10th June, for Sydney via Wellington.


19 July 1845 p181
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 25th June. P182
Arrivals.
July 14 - Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Reid, from Auckland the 15th, Kawau the 17th, Coromandel Harbour the 19th, and the Bay of Islands the 25th June.

Passengers -
Bennett 	Mr and Mrs
Campbell 	Dr.
Dickson 	Mr
Smith 		Mr

July 15 - I Don't Know, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Thompson, from Auckland the 15th June and Port Nicholson the 1st July.
Passenger - Mr Waetford

Departures.
July 12 - Star of China, schooner, Captain Wood, for Tahiti via Port Nicholson and Nelson.

Passengers -
Christie 	Mr Henry
Cooper 		Dr.
Eyes 		Mr
Grey 		Mr W.
Inglis 		Mr
Reay 		Rev. C.
Wilson 		Mr J.

July 17 - North Star, H.M.S., Sir Everard Home, for Auckland.
Passenger - Captain Egerton , of H.M.S. Hazard.

Imports.

July 14 - Lady Leigh, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Reid, from New Zealand.
July 16 - I Don't Know, schooner, 68 tons, Thompson, from Auckland via Port Nicholson.

Vessels Expected from New Zealand.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
British Sovereign, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Mary Ann, schooner, 52 tons, Amner.
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank.
Coolangatta, schooner, 99 tons, Walker.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.

P183
The Lady Leigh had a tedious passage from the Bay of Islands, owing to a continuation of calms and contrary winds.
The British Sovereign, Slains Castle, H.M.S. Hazard, and the schooners Velocity and Prince Albert were lying off Kororarika. The former had touched on a shoal near the Brampton Reef, whilst proceeding with her troops to the Kidi Kidi, but was got off again after sustaining some little damage, which would be repaired in a few days.
The Sir John Franklin, from Hobart Town, had put into the Bay of Islands through stress of weather, and was waiting for a fair wind to proceed on to Auckland.
H.M.S. Daedalus had not arrived at New Zealand.
The Sydney whaler Nimrod was off Norfolk Island on 13th May, with 300 barrels of sperm oil on board.
The schooner Mary Ann, Captain Amner, hence June 8th, arrived at Port Nicholson on 18th June.
The Caernarvon, whaler, Irvine, left Port Nicholson on the 1st July, having discharged her oil.
The American brig Falco had arrived at Port Nicholson from Adelaide, and was discharging cargo; she was going on to Auckland and the Feejee Islands.
News had been received at Port Nicholson, by the Susannah Ann, that about 700 barrels of oil had been saved from the wreck of the Chelsea, the American whaler, lost at the Chatham Islands.
The schooner Hannah, originally the property of Captain Bell, had been purchased by Captain Salmon, and was refitting for sea.
The schooner Joseph Cripps, from Launceston via Nelson, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 18th June.
The schooner Vixen, Winter, arrived there on the 20th June, with government dispatches and ordnance stores, from Auckland, for which place she sailed again on the 25th.

IMPORTANT TO WHALEMEN -
A change has been recently made in the port dues of Sydney, New South Wales, which as regards whale ships is illustrated by two visits of the Tuscaloosa, of New Bedford, one previous, the other subsequent to the change. On the first, she paid £22 8s. 2d., on the second, £10 19s 2d., of which £6 might have been saved had she not taken a pilot. - New Bedford Whalemen's Shipping List.

By the Three Brothers we learn that the whaling season still continues to progress successfully, and promises to be one of the best that has occurred for many years. At Toms' station, in Queen Charlotte Sound, they have cought three whales and lost three humpbacks. At Doroughty's in Cloudy Bay, one whale; at Kapiti, one whale; at Porirua, one whale. Mr Toms informs us that on Tuesday last Fraser's party at Mana, were "fast" to a large whale, when unfortunately the boat was struck by the fish in "sounding" and smashed to pieces: the crew remained in the water nearly half an hour, when they were rescued by one of the boats belonging to Toms' station at Porirua. - New Zealand Spectator, June 28.

The barque Orwell, from Sydney arrived at Tongataboo on the 10th June. The schooners Dido and Victoria, which were reported to come on to Sydney with the oil on board the Jane Eliza had returned to the Navigators from Tongataboo. The French corvette Rhin was at Tongataboo, and it was reported that she was coming on to Sydney to be hove out and repaired.


27 July 1845 p185
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 25th June. P 186
Departures.
July 22 - Coquette, schooner, Captain Rogers, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Fellowdown 	Mr George
Keesing 	Mr B. and Mrs
Keesing 	Mrs B. Senior and two Misses Keesing
Malony 		Mr and son
Osborne 	Mr Thomas
Richardson 	Miss Sophia
Simmons 	Master James

July 26 - Thomas Lord, schooner, Captain Johnson, for Auckland.
Passenger - Mr Henderson

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Maid of the Mill, schooner.
Velocity, schooner, 138 tons, Truscott.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
British Sovereign, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Mary Ann, schooner, 52 tons, Amner.
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Sister, schooner, 45 tons, Korff.

Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports.)
Caernarvon, barque 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th May 1845, with 600 barrels black oil.

Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; spoken by the Arabian on the 28th April 1845, with 530 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.

William, barque, 344 tons, Bolger, hence 19th June 1844; spoken by the Arabaian, 24th April 1845, quantity of oil not known; B.Boyd and Co., owners.

Nimrod, barque, 232 tons Sullivan, hence July 25, 1844; spoken by the Governor Phillip on the 13th May off Norfolk Island, with 300 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.

Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; off Norfolk Island early in February, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.
Juno, barque, 212 tons, Hayes, hence 11th November 1844; B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845; spoken by the Cora with 200 barrels sperm oil on board. S. Lyons, owner.
Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; spoken by the Lindsays, on the 3rd March 1845, with 210 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.
Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd: Fotheringham, owner.
Fame, barque, 200 tons, Wilson, hence 20th April 1845. B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, with 45 barrels sperm oil, B. Boyd and Co., owners.
Australian, barque, 200 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845; spoken by the schooner Columbine on the 2nd May, clean. Cooper and Holt, owners.
Lindsays, barque, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 21st May, 1845; Captain, owner.
Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Eury, hence 10th June, 1845; Fotheringham and others, owners.
Woodlark, barque, 245 tons, Smith, hence 11th June; Fotheringham and Smith, owners.
Margaret, brig, 184 tons, Barber, hence 11th June; B.Boyd and Co., owners.
Seamander, brig, 230 tons, Kyle, hence 19th June, Appleton and Weiss, owners.

P187 HOBART TOWN, Departures -

July 15 - Barque, William Hyde, Steward, master, for New Zealand with a general cargo.

Passengers - 
Bonsor 		Margaret
Brown 		Harriet
McDomd 		Mr
Motte 		Mr
Thomas 		Charles

BOYD TOWN, Vessels in Harbour -
Rebecca, - , refitting for a whaling voyage.
Pocklington, Harper, Bay whaling.

NEW ZEALAND -
The following letter appeared in the Bay of Island's Observer, some time ago. -
"Sir, - Having recently very narrowly escaped shipwreck. I beg leave to make known the existence of a very dangerous reef (not laid down in any charts extant, and probably before unknown). Leaving Whytertach, one of the Society Islands, on the 20th June, steering W.S.W., all hands were roused on Sunday, the 26th, between the hours of 5 and 6 A.M., by the Officer of the watch, who, in much confusion, was using every exertion to avoid the danger, he alone had discovered. I reached the deck in time to have a fair view of the reef, as we passed to the windward of it at about two cables length, as near as I could judge, It being dark at midnight at the time, could not determine its size, but think it about two ships length, N.E. and S.W. The wind blowing a gale at the time at E. by S., the ship running off eight knots, under reefed topsails, and heading directly for the reef when first seen; the sea running high and breaking furiously over the reef, which was very little, if any, above the surface, (a point we could not determine), as we could see nothing but the spray and foam as it broke upon it. Had the ship struck she must have gone to pieces immediately afterwards. Position of the reef by two chronometers: - Latitude south 21°32´ - Longitude west 168°54´30". Wickham S. Harens, ship Thomas Dickenson.

P188 COURT OF VICE ADMIRALTY
Monday - A suit for subtraction of wages by James Manning, against the schooner Terror.

P190 Exports.
July 19 - Elizabeth, barque, Captain Jones, for Wellington via Jervis Bay.
July 21 - Coquette, schooner, Captain Rogers, for Auckland.
July 23 - Thistle, ketch, Captain Cains for the Bay of Islands or Auckland.
July 24 - Thomas Lord, schooner, Captain Johnson, for Auckland.


Sydney Shipping Gazette 
Volume 2, Number 72 (2 August, 1845)
Page 193-196
Arrivals Port of Sydney
July 28 - Robert Pulsford, American ship, 406 tons, Captain Caldwell, from Boston, the 1st March. Passengers - Mr E.A. Breed.
July 29 - Guide, brig, 147 tons, Captain Addams, from Hokianga, NZ, the 14 inst.

Passengers:
Peacock 	Mr and Master
White 		Mr and Mrs

July 30 - Sir John Franklin, schooner, 52 tons, Captain Campbell, from Auckland, the 13th inst.

Passengers:
Davis 	Mr C.
Dixon 	Mr
Smith 	Mr
Na Toenga, a native of NZ

Aug. 1st - Comet, schooner, 91 tons, Captain Cork, from Port Nelson, the 18th ultimo.

Passengers: 
Cork 	Mrs
Foster 	Mr James
Logie 	Miss
Orr 	Mr

Volume 2, Number 73 (9 August, 1845)
Page 197-200
Colonial Whalers at Sea

Caernarvon, barque, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd Aug. 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th Sept., 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nicholson on the 6th May, 1845, with 600 barrels black oil.

The "Strathisla's" Voyage by Captain T. Beckford Simpson. pdf
On the 3rd June, 1844, the barque Strathisla left Sydney, for New Zealand, with a cargo of horses, sheep and cattle, after discharging which, to proceed to the islands for the purpose of procuring sandal-wood.
On the morning of the 15th June, made The Three Kings... consists of a range of high rocky islands, eight or ten in number... This group has a very sterile and rugged appearance, being only partially covered with a stunted vegetation.
At sunset, on the 18th June, and having a fine starlight night, commenced working into the Bay of Islands. The entrance to this bay is formed on the west side by Point Pocock, a short distance off which lies a remarkable conical rock, called Nine Pin. The only danger at the entrance of the Bay of Islands is the Whale Rock, on which only at very low water, the sea occasionally breaks; ... A short distance to the southward of the Black Rocks the Brampton Shoal commences (named after a vessel of that name, which was wrecked on it some years since), it extends from thence to the missionary settlement of Pahia....
At Noon left the Bay of Islands for Auckland... On rounding Fanal Island, a rock in the Poor Knights group, hauled close to the wind, to weather Shoutoutou or the Little Barrier Island, a very dangerous rock lies some six or seven miles to the northward of this island, it is not laid down on any chart. I first discover this danger in 1840. I had no opportunity of fixing it then, the weather being very thick and boisterous at the time. Captain Hobson, late Governor of New Zealand, named it Simpson's Rock after me....
The port of Auckland is an excellent harbour, well sheltered from all winds; its native name is Wai-temata, literally, smooth sea. .......

continued pg202  Passage of the "Heroine" from Sydney to Port Essington

Volume 2, Number 74 (16 August, 1845)
Page 205-208
Port of Sydney Departures
Aug. 10 - Lady Leigh, schooner, captain Reid, Auckland.

Passengers:
Campbell 	Dr
Harris 		Mrs
Owen 		Mr
Thompson 	Mrs

August 12 - Terror, schooner, Captain Dunning for Auckland.

Passengers:
Adamson 	Mr J
Anderson 	Mr J
Bennett 	Mr J
Bruce 		Mr J
Carr 		Mr J
Cowling 	Mr T
Cretnay 	Mr H.K.
Cretnany 	Mrs and daughter
Calley 		Mr B
Davis 		Mr J
Gurron 		Mr W
Hill 		Mr S.
Johnson 	Mr W
Jones 		Mr T
Kelly 		Mr J
Kerny 		Mr J
Kinghorne 	Mr
Lawrence 	Mr J
Macky 		Mr J
Mahony 		Mr T
Morgan 		Mr W.
Munro 		Mr W.
Newman 		Mr G.W. 
Penny 		Mr J
Perry  		Mr J
Pike 		Mr J
Quayle 		Messrs J and T
Readdon 	Mr D
S_ark 		Mr R
Shaw 		Mr R
Smith 		Mr H
Smith 		Mr T
Sons 		Mr S
Tinker 		Mr W.
Turnbridge 	Mr T
Walsh 		Mr J
Wilson 		Mr J
Williams 	Mr J
Wood 		Mrs and daughter

Aug. 13 - Sir John Franklin, schooner, Captain Campbell, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Davis 	Mr Charles
Weston 	Mr T
No Toenga, a native of New Zealand

The Loss of the Pedlar - The schooner Pedlar, 30 tons, belonging to Mr John Guillan, was lost Saturday, near the spot where the Tobago became wrecked.

Loss of The Hydrabad and the "Coring Packet"

Volume 2, Number 75 (23 August, 1845)
Page 213-216
Vessels Expected in Port from New Zealand
Maid of the Mill, schooner
Aurora, schooner, 60 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
British Sovereign, barque, 365 tons, Milne.
Mary Ann, schooner, 52 tons, Amner.
Bee, brig, 134 tons, Unthank.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Sister, schooner, 45 tons, Korff.
Hannah, brigantine, Salmon.
Thomas Lord, schooner, 70 tons, Johnson.

Departures
Aug. 17 - Castlereagh, schooner, Captain Clark, for Nelson.

Passenger -
Hoare 		Mr J.
Thompson 	Mr J.

Aug. 18 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for Nelson, via Twofold Bay.

Passengers - 
Cork 		Mrs
Higgins 	Miss
McKee 		Mrs
McKee 		Mr
Moir 		Mr
Spence 		Mrs and child
Wills 		Mrs

The Strathisla's Voyage. No. II

Volume 2, Number 76 (30 August, 1845)
Page 217-220
Arrival
Aug. 27 - British Sovereign, barque, 350 tons, captain Milne, from the Bay of Islands. Passenger - Mr King, Surgeon.
The British Sovereign bring but little news from New Zeeland, no collision having taken place with the natives since the departure of the Velocity from thence. The North Star arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 31st ultimo, when the Hazard proceeded to Auckland. Colonel Despard, and some other senior military officers had proceeded to Auckland to hold a conference with Governor Fitzroy as to the course to be pursed, leaving the troops in their position at the Waimati. The brig Nimrod was at the Bay, bound for Hokianga, to take in spars for Boyd Town and Sydney. The American whaler Favorite was also in the Bay, with 500 barrels sperm and 600 barrels black oil, on board. She had spoken to the Sydney whaler Juno, on the 15t June, off banks' Peninsula, with 400 barrels.

Departure
Aug. 27 - Guide, brig, Captain Addams, for Auckland.

Passengers:
Clayton Captain
Hoare Mr
Peacock Mr
Master Peacock
Thompson Mr

Mutiny on Board the Ariel

H.M.S. Daphne, 18 guns, arrived at Port Apia, on the 26th July, and having landed Mr Pritchard, as British Consul of the Navigator Islands, proceeded on to Auckland, NZ, after a detention of only 24 hours.

Volume 2, Number 77 (6 September, 1845)
Page 221-224
Arrivals
Sept. 2- Hannah, schooner, 90 tons, Captain Salmon, from Port Nicholson the 3th July, and Auckland the 8th August.

Passengers:
Pompalier 	Right Rev. Dr., Roman Catholic Bishop of New Zealand and servant
Benson 		Rev. W.
baker 		Mr G.
Inglis 		Mr W.

Sept. 5 - Joseph Cripps, schooner, 78 tons, Captain Winstone, from Port Nicholson, the 11th ultimo.

Passengers:
Arrowsmith 	Mr
Brown 		Mrs
Macalister 	Miss
Campbell 	Mr
Robertson 	Captain

Sept. 5 - William, barque, 344 tons, Captain Bolger, from the Whale Fishery.

Passengers from New Zeeland
Bolger 		Mrs
Fisk 		Miss M.A.
Jones 		Mr John
a native of New Zealand

Wreck of the Barque Tyne sketch
It is with deep regret that we announce the total loss of the barque Tyne, Captain Robertson, who had previously made three successful voyages to NZ. The Tyne left Gravened on the 24th Feb last... Peter Tutchings, of the Happy Valley, Ohiro, accompanied by his son, having observed the wreck, went to it, and about 11 o'clock the third mate left the vessel, and though he reached the shore, was so exhausted that had it not been for the Tutchings, he must perished. No vessel had arrived in Port Nicholson direct from England since the Caledonia on the 11th of January last, and the Slains Castle on the 26th of February. Attempts were resumed to float a line ashore, which at length succeed and a stout rope by means of a ring through which the rope passed , and one line communicating from the cradle to the vessel, and another line communicating from the cradle to the people on shore. The crew one by one were drawn along seated on the cradle, and landed safety, until it came to the last man, who was accompanied in the descent by Captain Robertson. Immediately on his setting foot on the ground he returned thanks to the Almighty for the miraculous preservation of his crew and himself. Mr Robert Richmond gave up his horse to Captain Robertson, and he made his way towards Wellington... The exertions of the settlers on the occasion are deserving of the greatest praise. Efforts of Captain Eyton, Messrs McDonough, Park, C. Mills, Hawkins, Fitzherbert, Loxley, Bethune, Hunter, Saint, Guthrie, Masters, and Captains Salmons, Rhodes, and Unthank, were entitled to great credit. Mr J.B. Williams, the American Consul, kindly and promptly tendered all or any of the boats belonging to the Falco, as well as the schooner Uncle Sam, which he had just chartered, and the brig Falco if it could be of the least service. The crew consisted of 19 hands and one passenger, a gentleman of the name Selby. The cargo of the Tyne was a miscellaneous character, consisting principally of salt, coals, brandy, wine, beer, porter, bales of blankets, &c.

Volume 2, Number 78 (13 September, 1845)
Page 225-228
Arrivals
Sept. 7 -John Bull, schooner, 70 tons, Captain Brown, from Auckland the 10th and Bay of Islands the 22nd ultimo.

Passengers:
Black 		Mr and Mrs
Dudley 		Mr and Mrs
Hayhorn 	Mr and Mrs
Keesing 	Mr H.
Turner 		Mr
Wood 		Mr J.

Sept. 7 - Elizabeth, schooner, 50 tons, Captain Johnson from Auckland the 2nd and Bay of Islands the 24th August.

Passengers:
Brown 		Mr W. 
Cain 		Mr
Duke 		Mrs and two children
Freeman 	Mr and Mrs
Hurt 		Misses (2)
Hurt 		Mrs and child
Roderick 	Mr
White 		Mr and two children

Sept. 8 - Sister, schooner, 44 tons, Capt. Korff, from Port Nicholson, the 22nd August.

Passengers:
Bush 		Mr and son
Bush 		Miss
Dunn 		Mr
Furnise 	Mrs and son
Hay 		Captain
Hudson 		Mr
Levy 		Mr and Mrs and son
Mayo 		Mr and Mrs, son and daughter
Mounchien 	Mr and daughter
Sayers 		Mrs and two son and daughter
Scotland 	Mr
Watson 		Mrs
Wilton 		Mr and two sons

Sept. 8 - Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Captain Walker, from Auckland, the 25th ult.

Passengers:
Heber 	Mr
Conway 	Mr
Kinst 	Mr and Mrs and two children

Sept. - 11 - Thomas Lord, schooner, 70 tons, Captain Johnson, from Kaitia, NZ, the 1st instant.
Sept. 13 - Levant, American barque, 219 tons, Captain Russell, from the Whale Fishery, with 450 barrels of sperm oil on board.
The Strathisla's Voyage No. III

Volume 2, Number 78 (13 September, 1845)
Page 229-232
The brig Genii, lately purchased by Mr Kerr, has again changed hands, having been purchased by Captain Blaxland, who is fitting her out for a whaling voyage. Mr Kerr has, we understand, purchased the schooner, Thomas Lord.

The Lady Leigh, from Sydney, arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 19th ultimo, and proceeded the following day to Auckland. H.M.S. Daphne, from Navigator's Islands, was entering Auckland as the John Bull left.

The schooner Lady Leigh arrived at Auckland on the 22nd ultimo, and the Terror and Deborah on the 24th; the Louisa Campbell from Port Nicholson, arrived there on the 18th August. H.M.S Hazard sailed for the Bay of Islands on the 22nd ultimo, and the Daphne was to sail on the 25th with troops, Honi Heke having sent word through Mr Clarke, (Chief Protector), that in the event of the military not being sent to the Bay of Islands, he should march his forces on to Auckland. A report was also current that the natives had shot three sentials at Waimate. The New Zealand chief Noble had despatched most of his tribe on to the Bay of Islands to the assistance of the British troops; he intended following with the remainder on the 2nd instant. The movement of the noble had caused one of the most powerful of the Hokianga tribes to march towards the support of Heki, who was said then to have three thousand fighting men under his command. The Slains Castle was at Auckland waiting to carry on the remainder of the troops. The result of the Court Martial on Ensign Campbell and Lieutenant Barclay had not transpired, as it was awaiting the decision of Sir Maurice O'Connell. The ketch Thistle, from Sydney, arrived at the Bay of Islands after a short passage of ten days.
H.M.S. Racehorse, 18 guns, is daily expected in Sydney from London, with specie on board for the Commissariat.

Volume 2, Number 79 (20 September, 1845)
Page 233-236
Ships in Sydney Harbour
Alfred, brig, 123 tons, Napper, at the Flour Company's Wharf; Lane agent. Loading for Auckland.
Hannah, schooner, 90 tons, Salmon, at Campbell's Wharf; Smith and Campbell, agents. Ready for Port Nicholson.
John Bull, schooner, 70 tons, Brown, at Moore's Wharf; P. Hart, agent. Loading for Auckland.
John Cripps, schooner, 78 tons, Winstone, at the Flour Company's Wharf; G. Thorne, agent. Loading for Port Nicholson.
Thomas Lord, schooner, 70 tons, Johnson, at Campbell's Wharf; Kerr, owner. Loading for Auckland.

Arrivals:
Sept. 18 - Terror, schooner, 95 tons, Captain Danning, from Auckland the 2nd, Kawau the 5th and the Barrier the 7th Sept.

Passengers:
Gillmer 	Mr
Lesthes 	Mr
and a native of New Zealand

Departures:
Sept. 16 - Sister, schooner, Captain Korff, for Wellington. Passengers - Caption Hay and Mr O. Korff.
Sept. 18 - Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Walker, for Auckland.

Passengers:
Alison 		Mr John
Conway 		Mr
Divine 		Mr
Walker 		Miss

Clearances
Sept. 20 - British Sovereign, barque, Captain Milne, for Auckland.

Passengers:
Wynyard 	Colonel 
Laye 		Captain
Dressing 	Lieutenant
Hay 		Lieutenant
Petley 		Lieutenant
Page 		Lieutenant
Wynyard 	Ensign
Philson 	Assistant Surgeon
and 214 rank and file of the 58th regiment.

Sept. 20 - Hannah, schooner, Captain Salmon, for Wellington and the South Sea Fishery.

page 238
Robert Richards, Commander of H.M. Colonial brig Victoria.
The barque Louisa Campbell, 305 tons, Captain Darby, was to leave Auckland on the 15th inst. for Sydney, with a cargo of Kowrie [sic]gum.
The schooner, Sarah Wilson, Clapham from Sydney, August 4th, arrived at Auckland on the 25th, and the schooner Deborah, Wing, from Hobart Town, arrived the following day; the former was advertising again for Tahiti and the latter for Launceston. The schooner Sir John Franklin, from Sydney 13th August, arrived there on the 27th and laid ion again for Sydney; and the ketch Thistle, hence 22nd July, arrived there on the 29th August via the Bay of Islands. The schooner Lady Leigh left Auckland for Wellington on the 29th ultimo. The native tribes around Auckland are quiet.

Volume 2, Number 80 (27 September, 1845)
Page 241-244
Arrivals - Sydney
Sept. 27 - Louisa Campbell, barque, 275 tons, Captain Darby, from Auckland, the 13th inst.

Passengers:
Macpherson 	Major, 99th Regiment
Stewart 	Dr. 18th Regiment
Appleyard 	Mr
Bissell 	Mr
Carlston 	Mr
Hargraves 	Mr
Hayward 	Mr
Lewis 		Mr
McKenzie 	Mr
O'Brien 	Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Watts 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
and eight invalids of the 99th Regiment

Departures
Sept. 22 - British Sovereign- see above passenger list.
Sept. 22 - Hannah, schooner, Captain Salmon, for Wellington and the South Sea Fishery.
Sept. 22 - John Bull, for Auckland. Passengers - Mr Hemery and three servants.
Sept. 25 - Joseph Cripps, schooner, Captain Winstone, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers:
Campbell 	Mr A.
Fuller 		Mr
Haughton 	Mr
Mounaher 	Mr and child

Sept. 26 - Alfred, brig, Captain Napper, for Auckland.

Passengers:
Atkinson 	Mr John
Clendon 	Miss
Hudson 		Mr W.
Porter 		Mr and two children
Sudden 		Mr W.
Willis 		Mr

Clearance
Sept. 27 Thomas Lord, schooner, Captain Broughton, for Auckland. Passenger - Mr Carlton Hill.

The Louisa Campbell saw the Guide off the bay of Islands on the 14th instant. The Sir John Franklin left Auckland on the 8th instant, for Kawai, to load for Sydney. The cargo of the Louisa Campbell consists of 200 tons Kowrie Gum and 8 tons flax. The schooner Deborah left Auckland on the 4th instant, for Mercury Bay, to load with timber for Launceston. The American brig Falco was totally lost at Table Cape, NZ, on the 27th July, crew saved. The following was the cargo of the ill-fated ship The Cataracqui - 500 tons coal for Lima, 15 tons slates, 22 hogsheads rum (the Captain's own), 18 quarter-casks wine, 2 casks nails, 500 three-inch deals.

H.M.S. Osprey, Captain Patten, left Singapore on the 28th July, for NZ.

Narrative of Mr Thomas Guthrie, Chief Officer, of the Cataracqui. Captain C.W. Finlay, sailed from Liverpool on the 20th April, with 369 emigrants, and a crew, including two doctors, Mr Charles Carpenter and Edward Carpenter (two brothers) of 46 souls. Passenger list. One crew member got ashore during the night. John roberts, a seaman, plunged in when he saw the mate ashore, and reached land. Five other seamen followed and reached shore. Out of 423 souls only nine saved.
Mr Thomas Guthrie - Chief mate
Solomon Brown, emigrant
John Roberts, able seaman
William Jones, ditto
Francis Milton, ditto
John Simpson, ditto
John Robertson ditto
Peter Johnson, ditto
William Blackstock, apprentice.


Volume 2, Number 81 (4 October, 1845)
Page 249-252
Ships in Harbour
Louisa Campbell, barque, Richards, at the Circular Wharf. Discharging.

Regia, barque, 181 tons,, Morrison, at the Commissariat Wharf; George Thorne agent. loading for New Zealand. Charted by the Commissariat to convey cattle and horses to NZ; she will also take on board a considerable quantity of ordnance stores, for which purpose she has hauled to the Commissariat Wharf.

Arrived
Sept. 30 - Sir John Franklin, schooner, 52 tons, Captain Campbell, from Auckland, the 9th, Kawan the 12th, and the Bay of Islands the 15th. passenger - Mrs Campbell.

Departures
Sept. 29 - Thomas Lord, Captain Broughton, for Auckland. Passenger - Mr Carlton Hill.
Sept. 29 - Robert Pulsford, American ship, Captain Caldwell, for NZ. Passengers - Bend Mr E.

Sept. 30 - Elizabeth, schooner, Captain Johnson, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Bend 		Mr E.
Brown 		Mr H
Clarke 		Mr J
Kissling 	Mr J
Noble 		Mr W
Pringle 	Mr T
Randolph 	Mr A
Turtchell 	Mr R
White 		Mr A.B.

The Scotia has on board the following cargo from NZ. 20 tuns black oil, 10 tuns sperm oil, 3 bales wool, 37 bundles and 17 baskets flax. The brig Bee was to leave Port Nicholson on the 14th ultimo for Sydney, with 80 tuns black oil and a great number of passengers. The schooner Mary Ann, Anmner, would also leave the same day for Sydney via Port Nelson. The David Malcolm has been taken up to proceed to Twofold bay, to take in cattle and sheep for Port Nicholson.

The Sir John Franklin, owing to heavy weather, put into the Bay of Islands on the 13th September. H.M. Osprey, 12 guns, had arrived there, 30 days from Anjer, having on board the freight intended to have been sent by H.M.S. Doedalus; she sailed thence for Auckland on the 15th September. The Hazard was cruising on the coast to enforce the blockade, which had been extended from Auckland to the North Cape. The North Star, Daphne and Slains Castle, were lying at the Kiddi Kiddi river, in the Bay. Colonel Despard intends to attack Kowiti;s pah, who is industriously fortifying his position with a force of about 700 men, when reinforcements arrive. The troops at the Waimate amounted to about 450 men, who were reported to be very badly clad, and unable to procure more than their soldier's rations. Heki, it was said, had had enough of war, but would make peace only on his own conditions - an unconditional pardon to all. Kowiti was determined to carry on the war, and on 9th September had a skirmish with Nene Waka's tribe, when four were killed, and the former retired. A few days before, Kowiti marched his followers to within three miles of the Waimate, where the troops were busily engaged in raising fortifications, and fired a volley of musketry in defiance. Waka had received no reinforcement, but still expressed his determination to side with the English.

The Wreck of the American Brig Falco. Europeans Plunder off the East Coast.

Volume 2, Number 82 (11 October, 1845)
Page 257-260 Departures

Passengers - 
Atty 		Mr
Bridgman 	Mrs and child
Cater 		Mr and Mrs and nine children
Croker 		Mrs and six children
Ling 		Mr
Macbeth 	Mr
Marshal 	Mr
Roers 		Mr
Tytler 		Mr
Watson 		Misses (2)

Clearance
Oct. 4 - Terror, schooner, for Auckland.

Passengers: 
Dogherty 	Mr W
Jones 		Mr John
Leathes 	Mr
Mason 		Mr John
Mackay 		Mrs and two sons and two daughters
Prout 		Mr
and a New Zealander

Volume 2, Number 83 (18 October, 1845)
Page 261-264
Arrivals
The Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson the 19th September.

Passengers:
Armstrong 	Miss
Asher 		Mr
Bush 		Mr
Furnace 	Mr
Grainger 	Mr
Groom 		Mr
Henderson 	Mrs and daughter
Holroyd 	Mr and Miss
Kelly 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Moon 		Mr
Petre 		Hon. H
Rae 		Mr
Robson 		Mrs and child
Schultz 	Mr
Thring 		Mr and Mrs
Vincent 	Mr

Departures
Oct. 17 - David Malcolm, barque, Captain Cabel, for Port Nicholson, via Twofold Bay. Passengers -

Baker Mr G.
Dunn Mr J
Newton Mr A

Clearances
Oct. 16 - Regia, barque, Captain Morrison, for the Bay of Islands.

Passengers - 
Reid 		Captain, 99th Regiment
Leigh 		Lieutenant
O'Connell 	Ensign
Stafford 	Mr Charles
21 rank and file of the 99th Regiment

Oct. 17 - Sir John Franklin, schooner, Captain Campbell, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Campbell 	Mrs
Mackenzie 	Mr R
Owen 		Mr Leven 

Exportation of Gunpowder
In consequence of the present state of the New Zealand, the Government here have thought it necessary that a law should be passed to regulate the exportation of gunpowder and warlike stores for a limited time.

Volume 2, Number 84 (25 October, 1845)
Page 265-268
Arrivals
Oct. 18 - Mary Ann, schooner, 52 tons, Captain Amner, from Port Nicholson the 22nd September, and Nelson the 1st instant.

Passengers -
Gee 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Lowndes 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Mackenzie 	Mr J
O'Neil 		Mr and Mrs and child
Richards 	Miss
Wilkie 		Mr A

Oct. 19 - Racehorse, H.M.S. 18 guns, Captain Hay, from Hobart Town the 16th Sept., Auckland the 2nd, and the Bay of Islands the 10th October.

Passengers:
Deering 	Lieutenant
O'Reilly 	Ensign of the 99th Regiment.

Departures
Oct. 18 - Regia, barque, Captain Morrison, for the Bay of Islands. See passenger list above.

Oct. 25 - Comet, schooner, Captain Cork, for New Zealand. passenger - Mrs Cork.

Clearance
Oct. 24 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank for Wellington.

Passengers:
Hayes 		Mr
Petre 		Mr H.H. and servant
Vincent 	Mr
Watkins 	Mr

HMS Racehorse arrived on Sunday from the Bay of Islands, having on board £70,000 of specie for the Commissariat of this colony. After landing the treasure and victualling, she will return to New Zealand. The barque British Sovereign with troops, arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 4th instance. The ketch Thistle was to leave there for Auckland on the 10th instant. HMS North Star and Osprey also the Slains Castle, were lying in the Bay. The British Sovereign behaved extremely well, and is tight as a bottle.

Volume 2, Number 87 (15 November, 1845)
Page 281-284
Arrivals Auckland, NZ
Oct. 7 - John Bull, schooner, Brown, master, from Sydney with sundries.
I Don't Know, schooner, Thompson, master, from Sydney, via Wellington, Oct. 6.
Alfred, brig, Napper, master, from Sydney.
The schooner Terror made a most rapid passage on her last trip to and from Sydney. She reached the Barrier in eight days, was here - returned to the Barrier for a cargo of copper ore, and reached Sydney from thence in another eight days, having been absent from Sydney less than five weeks., New Zealander, Oct. 11.

Departures
Oct. 27 - Bee, Captain Unthank, for Wellington. See passenger list above.

Saturday November 8 pg 278
Departures
Nov. 3 - Cheerful, schooner, Captain Patrick, for Auckland. Passengers - Mr John Hayward.

Volume 2, Number 88 (22 November, 1845) Page 289-292
Ships in Harbour
Perseverance, barque, 237 tons, Corkhill, at Lamb and Parbury's Wharf; Taken up to convey sheep &c. to New Zealand.

Arrivals
Nov. 16 - Thomas Lord, schooner, 70 tons, Captain Broughton, from Auckland, the 30th ultimo.
Nov. 19 - Susanna Ann, schooner, 62 tons, Captain Hensley, from Port Nicholson, the 29th October.

Passengers:
Bannatyne 	Mr
Byron 		Mr
Canning 	Mr
Cheery 		Mrs
Gould 		Mr
Higgins 	Mr and Mrs
Horsthouse 	Mr
Mantle 		Mr
Mills 		Mr
Murray 		Mr
Price 		Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Rowlands 	Mr
Saint 		Miss
Saint 		Mr

Clearances
Nov. 22- Coolangatta, schooner, Captain Walker, for Auckland.

Passengers:
Gilbert 	Mr W.
Heydon 		Mrs

Imports
Nov. 19 - Susanna Ann, schooner, 62 tons, Captain Hensley, from Port Nicholson. 46 casks black ol, 8 bales flax, 264 bullock hides, G. Thorne; 8 casks black oil, T. Woollay; 14 rolls sheet lead, 6000 feet timber, order.
Nov. 21 - Vixen, schooner, 45 tons, Captain Winter, from Auckland.: 20 tons copper ore, Beattie and Taylor; 169 cases gum, J.S. Willis; 162 sheepskins, Order.

Notice to Mariners - from David Rough, Harbour Master, Auckland.

The barque Graham, Captain Munro, hence for London, put into Auckland on the 25th ultimo leaky, having started three of her butt ends forward; she had damages, and would sail in a few days. The schooner Terror, from Sydney arrived at Auckland on the 21st ultimo; she had proceeded to Coromandel Harbour, but was advertised to leave Auckland again for Sydney on the 1st instant.. The schooner I Don't Know was lying at Auckland when the Thomas Lord left there. H.M.S. Osprey left Auckland for the Bay of Islands on the 16th ultimo. The American ship Robert Pulsford was taking in a cargo of kowrie gum at Auckland for America.

Volume 2, Number 89 (29 November, 1845) Page 293-296
Arrivals
Nov. 24 - Terror -Schooner, 95 tons, captain Dunning, from Auckland, the 10th instant.

Passengers -
Collins 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Mackenzie 	Mr
Simpson 	Mr

Nov. 26 -Guide, brig, 147 tons, captain Addams, from Hokianga the 9th instant.

Passengers - 
Baker 		Mrs
Hibberson 	Mr
Welch 		Mr and Mrs

Departures:
Nov. 23 - Coolangatta, schooner, captain Walker, for Auckland

Passengers
Gilbert 	Mr W.
Heydon 		Mrs

The Phantom ship -The Flying Dutchman page 295

The Castle Eden spoke the American whaler Sharon, five months out, with 100 barrels of sperm oil on board, bound for the New Zealand coast.

The schooner Terror has made rapid passage to and from New Zealand, her cargo comprises 347 cases and 10 tons kowrie gum, 180 bundles flax, 6 casks oil and 46 tons copper ore. On the 14th instant she spoke the ship Haides off the Three Kings, six days from Sydney. The barque Regia, Morrison, had arrived at Auckland; and the Graham, resumed her voyage on the 8th Nov., after discharging 30 tons hides at Auckland. The Regia was about to proceed to Kawau to take in about 100 tons copper ore for Sydney. The whaler Caernarvon, Captain Irving, had put into Auckland with 40 barrels oil on board, the crew being in a state of mutiny, it was expected she would come on to Sydney. The British Sovereign arrived at Auckland on the 8th November from the Bay of Islands. H.M.S. Hazard was expected to leave for London via China on the 10th November.

The schooner Susannah Ann arrived on Wednesday in a crippled state from Port Nicholson, having carried away the head of her main mast in a gale of wind shortly after leaving there. She spoke the schooner Scotia on the 30th ultimo, about fifteen miles from Port Nicholson, having left Sydney for that destination. The schooner Hannah had proceeded on to Cloudy Bay.

page 298
The schooner Thomas Lord has been purchased by Mr Lewis Leon, who intends sending her among the South Sea Islands. Captain Seagrove has been appointed to the command of her.

Volume 2, Number 90 (6 December, 1845) Page 301-304
Departures Sydney
Dec. 2 -Shamrock, schooner, Captain Browning, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Cording 	Mr
Holmes 		Mr
Langdon 	Mr
Nagle 		Captain
Rumington 	Mr J.
Sheering 	Mr T.
Taylor 		Mr 

Dec. 6 - Strathisla, barque, Captain Harvey, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Harvey 		Mrs and two children
Solomon 	Mr V.

Clearances Sydney
Dec. 3 - Susannah Ann, schooner, Captain Hensley, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Ling 		Mr
Murray 		Mr J
Price 		Mr
Wilton 		Mr R
Wilton 		Mr J

Dec. 5 - Bon Accord, schooner, Captain Wilson, for Auckland

Passengers - 
Clayton 	Mr
Hector 		Mr
Whitford 	Mr

LAUNCESTON Arrivals
Nov. 24 -Schooner Deborah, 121 tons, Wing, master, from New Zealand.

Passengers:
Storey 		Mr
Webster 	Mr

Cargo -50,000 feet timber, 1 ton flax, 12 bags wheat, 2 tons gum, 99 baskets flax.

Nov. 27 - Schooner Waterlily, 150 tons, Ramsden, master, from Hobart Town, bound to New Zealand to convey troops.

LAUNCESTON Departures
Nov. 13- Brig Louisa, 182 tons, Milton, master, for New Zealand.

Passengers:
Grant 		Captain
Hunter 		Mr
McDonald 	Dr
Patterson 	Mr
and 108 rank and file, ten women and twelve children, 11th regiment

Departure from Hobart Town
Nov. 18 -Waterlily, schooner, 155 tons, Ramsden, for George Town, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.


20 December 1845 p314
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand…. 30th November.
Arrivals.

December 15 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson the 24th and Queen Charlotte's Sound the 29th untimo.

Passengers -
Anderson 	Mrs
Bradfield 	Mrs and three children
Canacher 	Mrs
Caseas 		Mr A.
Dorset 		Dr.
Fuller 		Mrs
Hudson 		Mrs and five children
Robinson 	Mrs

December 16 - Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Wood, from Tahiti the 13th October, and Auckland the 30th November. Passenger -  Mr John Wilson
December 19 - Kate, schooner, 61 tons, Captain Macfarlane, from Kiapara, New Zealand, the 1st instant.

Departures .
December 14 - Juno, barque, Captain Hayes, for the South Sea Fishery.
December 16 - Woodlark, barque, Captain Smith, for the Whaling Grounds.
December 17 - John, American ship, Captain Sandford, for the Wlaing Grounds.
December 20 - Bon Accord, schooner, Captain Wilson, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Clayton 	Mr
Hector 		Mr
Whitford 	Mr

December 20 - Josephine, American ship, Captain Roys, for the South Sea Fishery.

Clearances.
December 13 - Woodlark, barque, Captain Smith, for the South Sea Fishery.
December 13 - Manche, French ship, Captain Agillis, for the Whale Fishery.

Vessels Expected in Sydney From New Zealand.
Maid of the mill, schooner.
Aurora, schooner, 50 tons, Turner.
Slains Castle, barque, 514 tons, Dawson.
British Sovereign, barque, 350 tons, Milne.
I Don't Know, schooner, 68 tons, Thompson.
Comet, schooner 92 tons, Cork.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Regia, barque, 131 tons, Morrison.
Munford, schooner, 168 tons, Orr.
Cheerful, schooner, 123 tons, Patrick.
Coolangatta, schooner, 88 tons, Walker.
Caernarvon, barque, Irving.

COLONIAL WHALERS AT SEA.
(With their Last Reports.)

Caernarvon, barque, 220 tons, Irvine, hence 22nd August 1842; at the Bay of Islands, on the 16th September, 1844, where she discharged; and having refitted, put into Port Nelson May 6, 1845, with 600 barrels black oil.

Jane, barque, 250 tons, Fowler, hence 28th April 1844; at the Pelew Islands, 24th August 1845, with 750 barrels sperm oil; Flower, Salting and Co., owners.

Nelson, barque, 274 tons, Spurling, hence 2nd October 1844; spoken by the Frolic on the 28th August, with 200 barrels sperm; Fotheringham, owner.

Lady Blackwood, barque, 254 tons, Cooper, hence 15th December 1844; left Port Stephens 8th November, with 600 barrels sperm. Lamb and Parbury, owners.

Terror, barque, 257 tons, Swindles; hence 18th March 1845. Put into Boyd Town on the 4th November, with 230 barrels sperm. B.Boyd and Co., owners.

Jane, barque, 365 tons, Lee, hence 8th February 1845; spoken by the Cora with 200 barrels sperm oil on board. S.Lyons, owner.

Proteus, barque, 254 tons, Elliott, hence April 3rd: spoken by the Australian 7th October, with 200 barrels sperm. Fotheringham, owner.

Fame, barque, 200 tons, Wilson, hence 20th April 1845, spoken by the American whaler Two Brothers, on the 1st November, with 200 barrels sperm. . B.Boyd and Co., owners.

Lucy Ann, barque, 213 tons, Long, hence April 6th, spoken by the Proteus, 7th September with 220 barrels sperm oil, B.Boyd and Co., owners.

Australian, barque, 306 tons, Wiles, hence 21st April 1845; at Ocean Islands, the 24th October, with 620 barrels sperm. Cooper and Holt, owners.

Lindsays, barque, 200 tons, Williamson, hence 21st May, 1845; spoken by the French corvette Rhin, on the 23rd October, with 450 barrels sperm. Captain, owner.

Tigress, brig, 195 tons, Eury, hence 10th June, 1845;spoken by the Australian, 27th September, with 200 barrels sperm. Fotheringham and others, owners.

Margaret, brig, 184 tons, Barber, hence 11th June; spoken by the Frolic, on the 31st August, with 70 barrels sperm. B. Boyd and Co., owners.

Seamander, brig, 230 tons, Kyle, hence 19th June, spoken by the Frolic, on the 28th August, with 120 barrels sperm. Weiss, owner.

Edward, schooner, 87 tons, Jamieson, hence 254th August, 1845; B. Boyd and Co., owners.

Clarkstone, barque, 244 tons, Nixon, hence 21st October, 1845; Fotheringham, owner.

Genii, brig, 160 tons, Blaxland, hence 29th October, 1845; Blaxland, owner.

William, barque, 344 tons, Sargeant, hence 25th November 1845; B. Boyd and Co., owners.

Woodlark, barque, 244 tons, Smith, hence 16th December, 1845.

P315
The schooner Sister, Captain Korff, has been chartered at Hobart Town to proceed to Port Nicholson.

P316
Imports.
December 15 - Harpooner, barque, 406 tons, Captain Debney, from the Whaling Grounds.
December 16 - Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson via Queen Charlotte's Sound.
December 17 - Star of China, schooner, 100 tons, Captain Wood, from Tahiti via Auckland.
December 19 - Kate, schooner, 61 tons, Captain Macfarlane, from Kiapara, New Zealand.

Exports.
December 6 - Portenia, brig, Captain Kirrsopp, for New Zealand.
December 19 - Josephine, American ship, Captain Roys, for the Whale Fishery.

P317
SUNKEN ROCK OFF THE KARORI STREAM, NEAR TERRAWITTE.

To the Editor of the Wellington Independent,
Sir, - I wish, through the medium of your journal, to warn Mariners frequenting the Cook's Straights, of a dangerous sunken rock not laid down in any chart, and in the direct route of vessels coming to our sailing from Port Nicholson, from the northward or westward. So confident I have been hitherto of no danger existing, that at all times have I stood boldly in for the heads, when on a voyage from Sydney and that I have constantly passed near, nay almost over this rock, without ever having the slightest clue to the existence of the same. On my last voyage from Sydney, we had a most providential escape from bumping on the rock, the Honorable Mr Petre discovering it when scarcely a ship's length from the vessel. We passed so close, that the starboard quarter was almost touching. The bearings of the rock are as follows:-

Sunken rock bears S.E. by S. by compass from the Seal Rock, about three-quarters of a mile, and taking the Seal Rock and the Reef off Sinclair Head upon a parallel, it will be found about half a mile South of that line, and from two to two and a half miles from the mainland. The rock is visible about three inches below water at neap tide only, and is apparently a perfect steeple.

And here, Mr. Editor, I cannot avoid alluding to the shameful neglect manifested towards this beautiful country, by the English Government. Near six years have elapsed since New Zealand was proclaimed a British colony, and yet no attempt has been made by the authorities to cause the extensive coast line to be surveyed, and what has been done, has been, generally speaking, performed by ;private persons. I suppose, till one or two shipwrecks occur, involving a dreadful sacrifice of human life, no attention will be paid to the matter.

There is still another subject which ought not to be passed over in silence. It is now five months since the unfortunate wreck of the barque Tyne, and yet nothing has been done by the local Government towards the erection of a lighthouse at the Heads. Why is this? Surely this magnificent harbour ought not to be injured in its reputation amongst seafaring men through a false economy. With a lighthouse placed as Captain Robertson suggests, on Pencarrow Head, the harbour would be rendered easy of access at all hours, and in any weather. The lighthouse must not be erected, however, on the high land beyond Pencarrow Head, owing to the fact that, after a hot day, the lofty land is enveloped in mist. Trusting that the inhabitants will no longer remain apathetic on a subject so important to themselves,
I remain, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
ALEXANDER UNTHANK,
Master of the brig Bee.

P318

The William Hide cleared out at Auckland on the 22nd ultimo, for London; and the schooner I Don't Know on the 24th for the Feegees. The schooner Cheerful was advertised there for Hobart Town, the Haidee for Manila, the Louisa Campbell for Valparaiso, the David Malcolm for London, and the British Sovereign for Sydney.

The Calliope, 26, Captain Stanley, which sailed on Monday, will proceed first to the Cape of Good Hope, thence to Auckland, New Zealand, and thence (should her services not be required at New Zealand) to Hongkong, to join the squadron under Rear Admiral Cockrane, Commander-in-Chief. - Times, August 23.

The Dublin, since leaving the Downs, has experienced light and contrary winds, and was sixteen days before she cleared the Channel. She spoke H.M.B. Calliope, in lat. 23° 55 S, long. 18° 1 W., bound to New Zealand, via the Cape of Good Hope.

The Bee spoke the schooner Munford on the 29th ultimo, in Cook's Straights, hence via Boyd Town, for Port Nicholson. Also the whaling barque William, Sargeant, on the 6th instant, with 80 barrels sperm oil on board, having left Sydney the 25th ultimo.

The schooner Providence has been taken off the berth for Melbourne and Portland Bay, having been taken up by the Roman Catholic Mission to proceed to New Zealand and the South Sea Islands. Her cargo for Port Phillip is being transshipped into the Phoebe.

27 December 1845 p322
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand …. 30th November.
Arrivals.

December 20 - Regia, barque, 181 tons, Captain Morrison, from Auckland the 29th ultimo.

Passengers -
Harper 		Mr
Johnson 	Mr
Williamson 	Mr

December 26 - Albion, American ship, 326 tons, Captain Hathaway, from the Whaling Grounds.

Departures.

December 24 - Terror, schooner, Captain Dunning, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Dacre 		Mr R.
Flanny 		Mr G.
Gales 		Mr
Graham 		Mr R.
Hale 		Mr E. 
Hale 		Mrs and two sons and daughter
Hunt 		Mr R.J.
Jones 		Mr T.
Keesing 	Mr H.
Robinson 	Mr J.
Stack 		Mr E.
Wilkinson 	Mr W.

December 24 - Manche, French ship, Captain Agillis, for the Whale Fishery.

Clearances.
December 24 - Bee, brig, Captain Unthank, from Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Cunard 		Mr
Fuller 		Mr
Maiten 		Mr

Imports.
December 22 - Regia, barque, 181 tons, Captain Morrison, from Auckland.

Exports.
December 22 - Terror, schooner, Captain Dunning, for Auckland.

P323
Hobart Town - Colonial Whalers - Some time ago, the Eamont, a whaler belonging to Messrs Seal and Lovett, came into port to refit. She landed her cargo, and £9. 4s. 8d. port charges were demanded, which the owners refused to pay on the ground that the colonial Act exempts them these charges; the whalers of all nations entering our port for the purpose of outfit or refit. On this the Government brought an action against the owners for the charges, which came on yesterday, when Judge Montagu decided in favour of the defendants. The whalers of all nations being exempt, it follows that our own, which surely belong to a nation, share in the privilege; and we are glad that his Honour's decision was given the colonial whalers a boon which the Government evidently did not intend to confer when passing the Act. - Hobart Town Observer.

The Albion left Fairhaven on the 6th August 1844, and since that time has taken 1300 barrels black and 110 barrels sperm oil She left the Sandwich Islands on the 16th October last, where she had touched to refresh, but owing to a scarcity of provisions there, was compelled to come on to Sydney. The American whalers Jane, Columbus, and Huntress were also coming on to refresh.

The brig Tigress put into Port Stephens for wood and water, on Sunday last, with 550 barrels sperm. Spoke the Jane, Fowler, with 830 barrels sperm, on the 17th November, off Malanta; the Australian touched at Pleasant Island on the 13th October, with 630 barrels on board. The Proteus also touched at the same place on the 13th October, with 180 barrels.