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Sydney Shipping Gazette 1844

Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 198 Saturday, January 1, 1848 Vol. V
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The schooner Star of China was put up to auction by Mr Mort on Tuesday, but bought in at the bid of £1300.

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ARRIVALS
December 30 – Perseverance, schooner, 82 tons, Captain Wood, from Port Nicholson the 11th ultimo.

Passengers –
Irvine 		Mr
Lafferty 	Mr
McDonald 	Mr
Myles 		Mr


CLEARANCES
December 30 – Eleanor Lancaster, barque, 430 tons, Captain Lodge, for Auckland via Newcastle.
December 31 – Sophia, brig, 150 tons, Captain Tanner, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Connell 	Miss
Eadle 		Mr
Epsom 		Mr W.
Farley 		Mr S. and Mrs
Hill 		Mrs
Tanner 		Mrs and son

December 31 – Raymond, barque, 499 tons, Captain Hart, for Auckland via Twofold Bay.

Passengers –
Fisher 		Mr E.F
McClymont 	Mr
And five stockmen.

NEW ZEALAND HYDROGRAPHY – APPROACHES TO AUCKLAND
By David Rough, Esq., Harbour Master.

As the gulf of Shonraka, in New Zealand, is now becoming much frequented by British and colonial shipping, and several dangers have lately been discovered, which do not all appear on the (otherwise very serviceable) Admiralty chart of that gulf, I beg leave to offer a few observations which may prove useful.

In steering for Auckland from the northward, the Taranga and Moro Tiri Islands, called also the Hen and Chickens, may be passed on either side. Coasting vessels invariably take the inner passage. In a line between Shoutourou and the largest of the Fanal Islands, about six miles to the southward of the latter island, there is a rock above water called Simpson rock, (the position of Simpson’s Rock is given from report only), and in passing between Shoutourou and Otea, called also the Great and Little Barrier Islands, care must be taken to avoid a dangerous sunken rock, lying about three and a half miles due east from the south end of the Little Barrier.

The coast line of the Great Barrier Island is very incorrectly laid down in all the charts which have been published in England. On the west side of the island there is an excellent harbour called Port Abercrombie – the directions to enter the harbour are, to being the north end of the Little Barrier to bear west by south half south, and steer east by north half north, until you pass an island on the starboard hand, called Cotton Island, on which there is a very remarkable rocky column, called Wellington Head : from the Head steer north east by east until you make a small island in a bay about two miles from the entrance, come to between the larboard shore, and the island, in seven fathoms – the bay is called Nagle’s Bay, it is well sheltered from all winds, and ships can be supplied with refreshments : there is abundance of wood and water to be procured without any expense. To whalers it will prove a port of great advantage, as being on fishing grounds, both the sperm and the right whales are constantly seen in the bays, and for vessels bound to Auckland who may be caught in a south-west gale, the harbour, as a place of refuge, will be invaluable, for however heavy the sea may be off Wellington Head, in a gale from south-west or west, in Nagle’s Bay the water is always smooth. A copper mine is worked near the harbour, and a large vessel is being built in Nagle Bay.

On the western side of Motou Te Kawau, valuable copper mines have been lately opened. A creek running into the island on that side forms an excellent harbour. Where reefs appear on the chart, there is really good anchorage, the reefs extending to a very short distance only from the shore.

Between Takewau and Point Takato Whenus, there is a good passage. A rock, which can sometimes be seen, lies in the centre of the passage, bearing about S.S.E. from the point. The flat rock can bee seen from the deck of a vessel at several miles distance.

The very remarkable island of Rangitoto, rounded at the summit, with a strait slope on all sides to its base, can be seen in clear weather soon after passing shoutouron; a course should be steered to pass inside of Tiri Tiri Mataugi, and about a mile distant from it in a line between the peaks of Rangitoto and Shoutourou, there is a very dangerous sunken rock, having only two feet of water on it at low water. A buoy is placed near it, but is liable to be washed away.

In working up towards Rangitoto, it is advisable not to stand too close to the main shore, for reefs extend to a short distance from some of the points; with southerly winds vessels may safely anchor outside.

In nearing the north head, (a bluff point in advance of Mount Victoria, the signal station), a red buoy will be seen marking a rocky patch, dangerous to large vessels, that may be passed on either side.

From the southern shore a reef extends towards the North Head, marked by a beacon and buoy at its extremity. There is abundant room fro a large vessel to work between the beacon and the head.

The Waitemata is navigable for large ships for eight miles from its entrance, the holding ground is excellent; and I am able to state that with the exception of some accidents to the coasting crafts, no injury of a serious nature has been sustained by any vessel either in the port or in its vicinity, since the establishment of Auckland in 1840.

The passage towards Auckland at either end of Waihekeh island are perfectly available as they appear on the chart. (A reef extends to the distance of a quarter of a mile from the N.W. point of Hieh Island.) The rock marked, position uncertain, off the north side of Waihekeh, is above water, about two miles nearer to the shore than it appears on the chart. (A rock lately discovered on the same side Waihekeh, about three-quarters of a mile from the shore, bears from Bird Island, S.S.W.)

S.W. winds prevail on this coast; about the times of the moon’s full and change, easterly gales accompanied with rain may be generally looked for; they continue two or three days, beer to the north-west, and sometimes blow with great violence, gradually subsiding as the wind gets round to the south-west. The barometer rises at the approach of easterly winds, and its fall indicates a change of wind.

With westerly winds it is advisable to keep close to the shore, especially towards evening, when a land wind may be expected.

The flood tide sets to the southward in the gulf, and the ebb to the northward about one and a half miles per hour.

At Auckland, good water can be procured, firewood, spars, provisions, and other supplies, may be obtained at very reasonable prices.

The want of good landing-places is still felt at Auckland, though something has been done to remedy this evil during the last year.

A pilot for the harbour may be obtained outside the north head.

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The barque Waverley sailed from Twofold Bay for Port Nicholson on the 14th, and the brig Lord Hobart, for Auckland, on the 24th ultimo; the former vessel, in shipping her stock, lost seventy-five head of cattle.

The Perseverence brings but a few days later news from Port Nicholson than that previously received by the Bee. All was quiet when she sailed; but intelligence had been received from Wanganui that the natives had collected there in large numbers, and a fresh outbreak was hourly expected. The barque Nimrod, from Newcastle the 19th November, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 4th Ultimo, with the loss of 520 sheep, out of 750 shipped by her. The American whaler Trident had put into Port Nicholson, with the loss of rudder and boats. The schooner Elizabeth Davis, Cape, of this port, had not been heard of when the Perseverance sailed, having been then fifty-three days out from Auckland.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 199 Saturday, January 8, 1848 Vol. V
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ARRIVALS
January 1 – Rosetta Joseph, barque, 264 tons, Captain Patrick, from Auckland the 20th December. Passengers –
Austin Mr and Mrs and four children
Howie Mr R
Johnson Mr T
Powie Mr George
January 3 – Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Osborne, from Auckland the 21st ultimo, in ballast. Passenger - Goldeney Dr., R.N.
January 6 – Kate, schooner, Captain Bowden, from Port Nicholson the 22nd November.

DEPARTURES
January 2 – Eleanor Lancaster, barque, 430 tons, Captain Lodge, for Auckland via Newcastle.
January 4 – Sophia, brig, 150 tons, Captain Tanner, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Connell 	Miss
Eadle 		Mr
Epsom 		Mr W
Farley 		Mr S and Mrs
Hill 		Mrs
Tanner 		Mrs and son

January 7 – Raymond, barque, 499 tons, Captain Hart, for Auckland via Twofold Bay.

Passengers –
Hart Mrs and two children and servant
Fisher 		Mr E.F.
McClymont 	Mr
And five stockmen.

CLEARANCES
January 6 – Columbine, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Wilson, for Port Nicholson. Passengers – Mr G.L Robinson  and son
January 7 – Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Addams, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers –
Christian 	Mr
Fife 		Mr
Irving 		Mr John

CHRONOLOGY (with mentions of New Zealand) FOR THE YEAR 1847
JANUARY
17. The Sir Robert Peel, a new ship of heavy burden, and on her first voyage, wrecked near Broken Bay, while enroute from Auckland to Sydney:  No lives were lost.
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JUNE
15. Brevet Colonel Wynyard, and head quarters of the 58th Regiment, left the colony, by the Thomas Lowry, for New Zealand.
18. Lieutenant-Governor Eyre arrives from England by the Glentanner, en route for New Zealand.
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HOBART TOWN
ARRIVALS - December 25 – Julia, brig, from New Zealand the 5th December.
DEPARTURES – December 17 - John Bull, schooner, for Auckland.

The Kate is not direct from Port Nicholson, having cleared out there for the South Seas with a whaling party, consisting of twenty-three men, with two boats, and the necessary gear, &c., for establishing a whaling station; but the spot selected for the purpose, and on which they were landed, has not been made known to us.

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The Rosetta Joseph has made a quick run of eleven days from Auckland. H.M. steamer Inflexible, hence the 5th December, arrived there on the 11th, and the brig Alfred, hence via Newcastle, on the 13th. The schooner Alice from Hobart Town arrived at Auckland on the 16th ultimo, and would sail for Sydney in a few days.

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE - Extract of a letter from Auckland, dated 19th December :- “The Dido is about starting for the Fegee Islands, in consequence of some murders lately committed. – The Bishop goes in her to visit those islands. She sails on Tuesday, 21st. The Inflexible starts shortly for the Bay of Islands, and, I believe, Wellington and other places with the Governor, General Pitt, and Colonel Mundy; she has been surveyed and found defective, and recommended by the Surveying Officers to proceed to be docked at Madras or elsewhere, but not to run more than three months without being repaired. The Calliope still stationary, and no immediate prospect of her going to China, as her services, which have been so frequently and beneficially tested, are still in demand. Her crew are yet under canvas, and the ship painting and refitting.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 200 Saturday, January 15, 1848 Vol. V

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COLONIAL WHALERS AT SEA (With Their Last Reports)
Pocklington
, barque, 200 tons, Bolger, hence 17th November, 1846; put into the Bay of Islands 17th March, 1847, clean. Captain and others, owners.
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LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE
From New Zealand ………. December 22.

ARRIVALS
January 13 – Alice, schooner, 43 tons, Captain Sholl, from Auckland the 27th, and Bay of Islands the 31st December.

Passengers – 
Ashdown 	Mr J
Bates 		Rev. J
Jackson 	Mrs
Johnson 	Mrs and child
Kitchen 	Mr A
Skillicorn 	Mrs and four children

DEPARTURES
January 9 – Columbine, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Wilson, for Port Nicholson. Passengers –
Robinson Mr G.L and son
January 14 – Despatch, schooner 139 tons, Captain Plant, for Auckland, via Twofold Bay, in ballast.

Passengers –
Bliss 		Captain
Crummer 	Mr Thomas
And two stockmen.

January 14 – Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Addams, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers –
Christian 	Mr
Fife 		Mr
Irving 		Mr John

CLEARANCES
January 8 – Deborah, schooner, 121 tons, Captain Nagle, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Abercrombie 	Mr
Badkin 		Mr and Mrs
Bliss 		Captain
Brown 		Mr James
Casey 		Mr C
Green 		Mr J and Mrs and child
O’Neill 	Mr M
McCann 		Miss
Norris 		Mr J
Smith 		Mr N.M and ten children
And three stockmen.

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The schooner Coquette, hence via Auckland, arrived at Tahiti about the 25th November, and would proceed from thence to the Navigator’s Islands.

NEW ZEALAND. - The schooner Marys, from Tahiti, the 27th November, the Wesleyan Missionary brig John Wesley, from Rewa, the 13th December; and the schooner Sir John Franklin, from the Feejee Islands, all arrived at Auckland on the 21st December. H.M.S. Dido sailed from Auckland for the Feejee Islands, on the 24th December. The schooner Ariel, from Sydney, the 2nd December, arrived at the Bay of Islands on the 24th., and sailed again for Tahiti on the 31st December.

The Alice reports having sighted a brig, supposed to be the Maukin, hence for Auckland, the 7th December, about fifty miles to the northward of that port, on the 29th of the same month.

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NAVAL INTELLIGENCE – AUCKLAND, December 24, 1847. Extract of a letter from New Zealand. “ The Dido sailed last night, at 8, for the Feejee Islands, leaving Captain Edward Stanley our senior naval officer protem. The Calliope has been instructed to proceed to the Bay of Islands as soon as she can be got ready, and there to remain until the middle of February, keeping a bright look out upon the friendly Yankey whalers, who, it is surmised, occasionally leave a few ordinance stores accidentally behind them. The Inflexible departs for the South on Sunday (26th), with the Governor-in-Chief, Mrs Grey, General Pitt, Colonel Mundy, and Ensign Wynyard, A.D.C., who will, I am given to understand, visit every settlement in New Zealand. During the absence of Mr Grey, Colonel Wynyard will assume the gubernatorial reins. Immediately after her return the Inflexible proceeds to Bombay to be docked, calling and coaling at Sydney on her way thither. In all probability she will be relieved at New Zealand by the Medea, now in the China Seas. Till her arrival, or the return of the Inflexible, the services of the Calliope cannot be dispensed with, and as that gallant frigate’s three years will then be nearly exhausted, it is most likely that her commission will be completed in the New Zealand service. The Racehorse is still at Port Nicholson, where, according to last advices, all was quiet.”

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 201 Saturday, January 22, 1848 Vol. V
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HOBART TOWN.
ARRIVALS
December 30 – Ganges, barque, 348 tons, Mitchell, from Hokianga, New Zealand, the 13th December.

Passengers –
Atkins 		Mr
Clarke 		Mr
Hobbs 		Rev. J
Hobbs 		Mr R
Manning 	Mr
Wiliams 	Mr
And two natives.

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CHARTS
IMPORTANT TO MARINERS
THIS DAY IS PUBLISHED, a Chart of the Harbour of Auckland and the Adjacent Islands, with a plan of the Harbour of Waitematta; surveyed by H.M.S. Britomart; corrected to January, 1848, by Captain Nagle.
ALSO
A Chart of the Great Barrier Isle, New Zealand, with Directions for entering Port Abercrombie; with a plan of Nagle Bay. By actual survey of H.M. ships Tortoise and Dido, 1846. Corrected to January, 1848, by Captain Nagle.
AND
A Tract Chart from the Harbour of Auckland to the Bay of Islands, showing all the adjacent islands along the coast, with a true delineation of the Great Barrier Island.

Published by W. AND F. FORD,
Nautical and General Stationers,
554, George-street.
And may be had also of –
Thomas Dawson, watch and chronometer maker, 575, George-street
Messrs. Lane and Co., ship chandlers, &c., 643 George-street.
Messrs. Mitchell and Co., ship chandlers, &c., 659 George-street.
Messrs. Thomas and George Smith, opticians, &c., 671 George-street.

ARRIVALS
January 19 – Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Cooney, from Auckland the 9th instant.

Passengers –
Archer 			Mr W.S
Ballard 		Mr D
Brodie 			Mr W
Brooks 			Mr S
Buddings 		Mr W
Campbell 		Mr J
Caville 		Mr Henry
Johnson 		Mr Thomas
Kentwood 		Mr W
Paince 			Mr T
Westropp 		Lieutenant, 58th Regiment
Williamson 		Mr J
And seven rank and file of the 58th Regiment.

January 20 – Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain cork, from Port Nicholson the 5th, and Port Hardy the 9th instant.

Passengers – 
Armstrong 	Mr John
Bottomry 	Mr
Charlton 	Mr
Lamb 		Mr William
McCoy 		Mr James
Robinson 	Mr
Sidey 		Mr C
Tinley 		Captain

January 21 – Waverley, barque, 436 tons, Captain Morgan, from Port Nicholson the 5th instant, in ballast.

Passengers –
Johnson 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Morris 		Dr. M
Thompson 	Mr and Mrs and two children

DEPARTURES
January 18 – Deborah, schooner, 121 tons, Captain Nagle, for Auckland. Passengers –
(As per list in CLEARANCES in January 15th.)

CLEARANCES
January 19 – Perseverance, schooner, 82 tons, Captain Wood, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers –
Irvine 		Mr J
Watts 		Mr J

January 21 – Star of China, schooner, 101 tons, Captain Dowker, for Port Nelson and Taranaki.

Passengers –
Creagh 		Captain
McKew 		Mr P
Peacock 	Mr J.J

LAUNCESTON
ARRIVALS
January 21 – Lady Mary Pelham, from New Zealand.

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NEWCASTLE - The following is the cargo of the Eleanor Lancaster, which sailed for Auckland on Saturday last : 140 bullocks, Fulford and Co; 400 sheep, J.M.Sanders.

Passengers –
Fulford 	Mr
McKay 		Mr
And five stockmen

On Sunday 9th instant, the Medway spoke the Clifton, from London the 24th September, bound for New Zealand, with pensioners – which vessel having touched at the Cape of Good Hope, reported the Vernon, from Portsmouth about the 27th September, with his Excellency Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Smith, the new Governor of that colony, as having arrived prior to the date of her sailing (6th December).

Captain Stokes, late of H.M.S. Beagle, had been appointed by the Admiralty to survey the coast of New Zealand in the Acheron steam-sloop.

The Duke of Richmond reports having spoken, on the 14th instant, off Curtis Island, the schooner Captain Cook, from Auckland, bound for Adelaide.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 202 Saturday, January 29, 1848 Vol. V
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LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE
From New Zealand ……… January 8

DEPARTURES
January 23 – Perseverance, schooner, 82 tons, Captain Wood, for Port Nicholson. Passengers – (listed previously in CLEARANCES of 22nd January.)
January 24 – Star of China, schooner, 101 tons, Captain Dowker, for Port Nelson and Taranaki. Passengers – (listed previously in CLEARANCES of 22nd January.)

CLEARANCES
January 28 – Cacique, barque, 141 tons, Captain McKie, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Abercrombie 	Mr P
Almeda 		Mr A
Gill 		Mr W

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HOBART TOWN
ARRIVALS
January 12 – Triton, schooner, from Auckland the 20th December.

Passengers –
Blackett 	Mr
Cramer 		Mr and Mrs and four children
Lewis 		Mr George
Taylor 		Mr and Mrs and two children

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The barques Orwell and Raymond sailed for Auckland with stock on the 16th instant. The Acheron, steam vessel, which is coming out for the survey of the coast of New Zealand, was built at sheerness, in 1838, by Sir. W. Symonds; she is 720 tons burthen and 170 horse power. The Medea, which is expected to relieve the Inflexible, is 835 tons burthen, and 350 horse power, she was built at Woolwich by Mr. Lang.
The schooner Emergency from New Zealand, arrived at Port Phillip of the 19th, with 20,000 feet timber.

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The schooner Thomas Lord, from Auckland, arrived at Launceston on the 14th instant.
The schooner Despatch sailed from Twofold Bay for Auckland on Sunday last.


The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 203 Saturday, February 5, 1848 Vol. V

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LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE
From New Zealand …………. January 8

ARRIVALS
February 1 – Lexington, American barque, 201 tons, Captain Saunders, from the Whaling Grounds: Left Providence, Rhode Island, 18th July 1845; Auckland, November 7th, 1847.
DEPARTURES
February 1 – Cacique, barque, 141 tons, Captain McKie, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Abercrombie 	Mr P
D’Almeid 	Mr A.
Crylls 		Mr W

February 1 – kate, schooner, 51 tons, Captain Bowden, for Auckland. Passenger – Mr W Campbell
February 3 – Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Cooney, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Adams 		Rev. Mr and Mrs and child
Argle 		Mr William
Gillespie 	Miss
Hodge 		Mr Samuel
Levick 		Mr J
McWaters 	Mrs and two children
Roberts 	Miss
Rombolt 	Mr R
Taylor 		Mr John and servant
Williamson 	Mr John
Wright 		Mr W

CLEARANCES
February 2 – Harlequin, schooner, 62 tons, Captain Chinnery, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers –
Bulling 	Mr L and Mrs
Donnell 	Mr W
Price 		Mr J and Mrs and daughter
Sullivan 	Miss
Myles 		Mr T
Robertson 	Mr

February 3 – Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, for Port Nelson. Passenger –
Jenkins Mr
February 4 – Cheerful, schooner, 124 tons, Captain Jones, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Barnett 	Mr and Mrs
Bates 		Mr Joel
Boyland 	Mr
Clarke 		Mr
Collings 	Mr Samuel
Cooper 		Mr Thomas
Dawson 		Mr H
Edmonds 	Mrs
Henry 		Mr Michael
McCann 		Mr
McMillan 	Mr James
Moss 		Mr George
Ousey 		Mr J
Perry 		Mr and Mrs

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The Brightman and Kelso have been taken up for the conveyance of stock to New Zealand; the former proceeds to Nelson, and the latter to Port Nicholson.
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SHIP LAUNCHES - On Thursday morning a large concourse of our respectable citizens – merchants, shipowners and their families – assembled in and around the extensive ship-building yards of Mr Watson, Battery Point, to witness the launch of two vessels. They were gaily decorated with flags of all nations, and stages and platforms were erected for the convenience of the spectators. Soon after 8 o’clock, a fine Bessel, 200 tons builders’ measurement, built for Mr Johnson, New Wharf, for the cattle trade between Port Albert and New Zealand, went off the stocks majestically, on the stays being struck away, amidst the hearty cheers of the vast number assembled. She was named by Miss James “The Fair Tasmanian”, and her figure-head reflects much credit on the carver, Mr Duke, the more so we understand this to be the first display of his skill in this art. In little more than half an hour afterwards, a splendid schooner, built for Messrs. Smith and Maxwell, to be employed in the Port Phillip trade, was liberated from her fastenings. This also, was a magnificent launch, and the cheers of the spectators were loud and protracted, welcoming her to the deep with many an aspiration that she may be prosperous and reward her enterprising owners. She was named by Miss Sadler, as she glided slowly and gracefully down the slips, “The Circassian.” - Hobart Town Courier, January 22.
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Two vessels of six hundred tons burthen each were taken up by the New Zealand Company on the 1st October, for the conveyance of 400 emigrants, from London and the Clyde, to the new settlement of Otago, sailing on the 1st November.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 204 Saturday, February 12, 1848 Vol. V

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PORT PHILLIP
DEPARTURES
February 3 – Emergency schooner, 27 tons, Petrie, for New Zealand.

ADELAIDE
ARRIVALS
January 27 – Victoria, barque, 244 tons, Williamson, from Port Nicholson.

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The barque Fanny, has been taken up for the conveyance of stock from Newcastle to New Zealand.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 205 Saturday, February 19, 1848 Vol. V

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ARRIVALS
February 17 – Ralph Bernal, barque, 315 tons, Captain McLaren, from Port Nicholson the 11th January, and Auckland the 7th instant. Passenger – McLaren Mrs

DEPARTURES
February 18 – Kelso, ship, 567 tons, Captain Roxburgh for Port Nicholson via Twofold Bay.

Passengers –
Inglis 		Mr and Mrs
Morvey 		Mr
Sidey 		Mr C
And eight stockmen.

February 18 – Ganges, barque, 348 tons, Captain Mitchell, for Auckland via Newcastle.

CLEARANCES
February 18 – Calypso, brig, 105 tons, Captain Lown, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers –
McGunty 	Mr Hugh
Robinson 	Mr S

February 18 – Wigrams, ship, 286 tons, Captain Parfett, for Auckland via Newcastle.
Passengers – Mrs Parfett  and servant.

AUCKLAND
ARRIVALS
January 10 – Daniel Watson, brig, from Sydney.
January 11 – Lord Hobart, brig, Sullivan, from Twofold Bay, with eighty head of cattle.
January 12 – Factor, ship, McCook, from Mahurangi, with timber.
January 12 – Hero, cutter, from the Chatham Islands.
January 23 – Clifton, ship, 867 tons, Kettlewell, from London, via the Cape of Good Hope. Passengers –
Gray Lieutenant
Thompson Dr
Seventy-five New Zealand Fencibles, seventy women and seventy children.
February 4 – Eleanor Lancaster, barque, Lodge, from Sydney via Newcastle.
February 4 – Deborah, schooner, from Sydney the 8th January.
February 6 – Agostina, schooner, from Port Albert, with cattle.

DEPARTURES
January 11 – Nimrod, barque, Espinasse, for Hongkong.
January 13 – Sir John Franklin, schooner, Wright, for the Feegee Islands.
January 24 – Daniel Watson, brig, for Port Nicholson.
January 24 – Lord Hobart, brig, for Twofold Bay.
January 24 – Factor, barque, for Tahiti.
January 31 – Sophia, brig, Tanner, for Java.
February 1 – Auckland, barque, for the Feejee Islands.
February 1 – Bride, schooner, for Hobart Town.

The barque Eleanor Lancaster, from Auckland the 10th instant, arrived at Newcastle on Friday afternoon, to take in stock for the above port. Captain Shaw and the crew of the barque Orwell, wrecked at Manukau harbour, were passengers by the above Bessel, from Auckland, and arrived in Sydney by the steamer Thistle, this morning.

The Sarah Ann, after leaving Tahiti touched at Raiatea, Morea, and Aitutuke. The schooner Cocuette sailed from the latter island for the Navigators’ and Sydney on the 12th January. H.M.S. Calliope was at the Bay of Islands when the Sarah Ann sailed from thence. The flag-staff had been erected, and it was the intention of Captain Stanley to hoist
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the British flag on Saturday, the 12th instant. We understand that Heki had expressed his determination to pull it down the moment he did so.

LOSS OF THE BARQUE ORWELL.
We regret to state, that by the Ralph Bernal, which arrived on Thursday from Auckland, intelligence has been received of the total wreck of the barque Orwell, belonging to Captain Towns, of this port, at the entrance of Manukau Harbour, on the evening of the 2nd February; with the loss of the whole of her stock; but, providentially, of no lives. The following particulars are extracted from the New Zealander, and Southern Cross, of the 5th February. - “The Orwell left Twofold Bay on the 16th ultimo, bound for this port, with 164 head of cattle, and 200 sheep;
Messrs. Lewis and Carleton as passengers, Mr. Shaw, commander, mates and crew nineteen in number. For the first few days after leaving port, the weather proved rather adverse, but after a succession of baffling winds, she got well off the North Cape, when the wind coming foul, she was impelled partly by a strong current, along the western coast of this island to the southward, and after exhausting the provender laid in for the cattle, it was resolved, as the safest course, to put in to Manukau, it being no bar harbour. She stood in accordingly with a fair wind, under top-gallant sails, the mate sounding in a boat ahead. He reported three fathoms water, the Orwell drawing about 12 ½ feet, when Captain Shaw observed broken water close ahead, and immediately attempted to round the vessel to, but the wind having fallen light, and a rapid flood tide sweeping her along, she struck nearly broad-side upon a shoal bearing about west, from a conspicuous rock lying off the northern side of the entrance of Manukau harbour. The long boat was launched as quickly as possible over the side; several of the crew with some of their personal effects were got into her, and with others in the remaining two boats were landed safely, Captain Shaw, Mr Carleton, the carpenter, and steward, remaining on board. After making many ineffectual attempts to save some of the property, they were in about an hour after the vessel struck forded to quit her, and get into the boat which had returned with the second mate and three seamen; the sea at this time was making a complete breach over the vessel and she threatened momentarily to break up. In the surf the boat upset, but all succeeded in getting on shore thoroughly drenched, and the captain reached town overland on Thursday night last, by way of Onehunga. We regret to say that Captain Shaw saved nothing but what clothes he happened to have on, and we believe Mr Carleton has, with Mr Lewis, suffered similarly. The Orwell is thought to be fully insured at Sydney, where she lately underwent a thorough refit, making her as good as new, but no part of the freight or cargo. The captain states that the shoal on which she struck was not laid down on the chart given to him for his guidance, and which he relied on. Soon after quitting, two of her masts fell overboard. A small Bessel called the Victory, of 20 tons, which happened to be lying in Manukau harbour, was dispatched on Wednesday evening, by Captain Shaw to the wreck, with directions to save anchors, cables, and whatever else she could. This disaster is peculiarly distressing, as Messrs Carleton and Lewis had been compelled to put back to Sydney when more than half way to Auckland, some few weeks back, owing to the loss of almost all their cattle by death, and now, when a most favourable passage, with scarcely any loss, afforded a chance of retrieving the first ill success, to have their expectations crushed by a loss still more sweeping. It is deeply to be regretted that the Government should not have had the harbour of Manukau properly surveyed, as it is well known that this harbour is perfectly safe if a proper chart of it were constructed. If the Government would only spare a small fraction of the enormous expenditure for this purpose, which they are literally burying in the roads near Auckland, and at Paparoa, the expenditure would prove a saving of many thousands of pounds a year to the colony, not to mention the security to life and property, which a proper survey would afford.”

ENGLISH SHIPPING
The Ann sailed from Deal for New Zealand on the 8th October. The Indian, 591 tons, English, was to sail from Gravesend for New Zealand on the 17th October.

THE ELIZABETH DAVIS. – This vessel, we are sorry to say, is now by most persons given up as lost. When the Ralph Bernal sailed from Port Nicholson she had been eighty-four days out from Auckland, and nothing had been heard of her at the latter post up to the 7th instant, although there had been several arrivals there from along the coast and among the number one from the Chatham Islands, where it was supposed she might have gone.

The barque Lady Denison was advertised at Hobart Town for Auckland.

[An account of attack by natives of New Caledonia on crew of The Avon is on last paragraph of P45 and 1st paragraph of P46.]
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The schooner Deborah was to sail from Auckland for Sydney on the 13th instant. The Eleanor Lancaster had a boisterous passage of twenty days, from Newcastle to Auckland, and lost ninety head of cattle.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 206 Saturday, February 26, 1848 Vol. V

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ARRIVALS
February 19 – Columbine, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Wilson, from Port Nicholson the 6th instant.

Passengers –
Brown 		Mr
Gledhill 	Mr
Hancock 	Mrs and son
McDougall 	Mr
Robinson 	Mr G.L and son

DEPARTURES
February 22 – Wigams, ship, 286 tons, Captain Parfett, for Auckland via Newcastle. Passengers –
Parfett Mrs and servant.
February 23 – Calypso, brig, 105 tons, Captain Lown, for Port Nicholson. Passengers –
McGintie Mr Hugh
Robinson Mr S
February 24 – Fanny, barque, 273 tons, Captain Smith, for Auckland via Newcastle. Passenger - Newman Mr R.H.
February 25 – Maid of Erin, brig, 152 tons, Captain Heslop, for Auckland.

Passengers –
Allen 		Mrs
Atkins 		Mr H
Betts 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Bray 		Mr Thomas
Brodigan 	Mr John
Chynworth 	Mr John
Davis 		Mr and Mrs and five children
Edwards 	Mr and son
Gibble 		Mr James
Kall 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Mack 		Mr John
North 		Barrack-sergeant and Mrs and five children
Parry 		Mr and Mrs and four children
Rowling 	Mr and Mrs and child
Sincocks 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Thompson 	Lieutenant of 58th Regiment
And one private of the 58th Regiment.

CLEARANCES
February 18 – Calypso, brig, 105 tons, Captain Lown, for Port Nicholson. Passengers -
McGunty Mr Hugh [NOTE: This name is McGinty in Departures on February 23.]
Robinson Mr S

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The brig Wigrams, hence, arrived at Newcastle on Thursday afternoon, to take in stock for Auckland.
ENGLISH SHIPPING
H.M.S. Castor, from New Zealand, arrived at Chatham on the 7th November, to be paid off. The John Wickliffe, 661 tons, Daly, was to sail from Gravesend for Otago and Wellington, with emigrants, on the 15th November.
The barque Raymond, hence via Twofold Bay, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 2nd February, adter a passage of seventeen days. Out of 254 head of cattle she lost only four, and one horse out of twenty-eight. The cargo was originally intended for Auckland; but the wind proving fair for Port Nicholson, the charterers of the vessel, with the assent of the Captain, proceeded to that market. The brig Julia, from Hobart Town, arrived at Port Nicholson on the 4th instant. H.M. Steamer Inflexible sailed from Port Nicholson with his Excellency the Governor on the 18th January. The Raymond was to sail for Sydney on the 12th instant. The brig Bee, hence the 14th January, had not arrived at Port Nicholson on the 6th instant; the Columbine, however, reports having seen a brig in Cook’s Straits at noon that day, standing for the port, supposed to be her. The brig Nelson, Ellis, sailed from Port Nicholson for Manila on the 24th January. On the evening of the 7th instant the Columbine passed a large steamer in Cook’s Straits, supposed to be the Inflexible returning to Port Nicholson.
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The barque London, Williamson, hence the 31st July, via Port Nicholson, arrived on the 29th October, and sailed again on the 23rd November, for Whampoa, to load for this port via Manila.
The Caeique sailed hence for Auckland on the 1st instant, having on board 70 head of cattle and 200 sheep. From the time she left this harbour she has met with nothing but heavy gales from east to south-east, and on the 14th instant, being but little more than half way to Auckland, (lat.32 ½ S., long. 166E.,) and having but five trusses of hay left for her stock, Captain McKie thought it advisable to bear up again for Sydney, and accordingly arrived yesterday morning, with the loss of 140 sheep and 16 head of cattle. She will resume her voyage again in a few days.
The Acheron, steam-vessel, commander Lord Stokes, received her complement of Royal Marines to-day from the Woolwich division, consisting of one sergeant, one corporal, and ten privates, and will soon be ready to proceed to New Zealand on the surveying service. – Times, October 26.
WRECK OF THE ORWELL – Since our Saturday’s report of the disastrous wreck of the Orwell, we learn that next morning after she struck, as described, the hull parted, when one broadside floated towards shore, and was secured together with the fore and mizzen masts, some yards and spars; and the other side drifted to seaward. The natives are said to have succeeded in securing some floating vestiges, but upon the whole, so far as we can ascertain, very little comparatively has been or could be rescued from the devouring element. What has been saved of the wreck will of course have to be sold for the benefit of the insurers. – New Zealander, February 9.
Mr Henry Frederick McKillop, late mate of the Calliope, 26, on the New Zealand station, now in the Queen, 110, at Lisbon, who commanded a gun-boat, and otherwise greatly distinguished himself in the operations against the New Zealanders, as expressed repeatedly in the dispatches of the senior office from the station, is promoted to rank of Lieutenant, his commission bearing date the 16th October, 1847. – Times.


The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 207 Saturday, March 4, 1848 Vol. V

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LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE –
From New Zealand …………. February 16

ARRIVALS
March 3 – Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Addams, from Port Nicholson the 17th February.

DEPARTURES
March 4 – William, barque, 324 tons, Captain Johnson, for Auckland. Passengers –
Abercrombie Mr P
Fall Mr J
Rimmell Mr James
Spence Mr James
Spence Mr Robert
Tedling Mr and Mrs and three children
Temple Mr
And four natives of the New Hebrides.
March 4 – Ralph Bernal, barque, 314 tons, Captain Maclaren, for Auckland via Twofold Bay. Passengers –
McCausland Mr A
Maclaren Mrs
Otton Mr and Mrs and son and daughter.

P55
PORT NICHOLSON
ARRIVALS
February 6 – Eliza Ann, American Barque, 370a tons, Cheevor, from Hobart town, with a general cargo.
February 7 – Bee, brig, from Sydney the 14th January.
February 8 - Daniel Watson, brig, from Auckland.
February 10 – Perseverance, schooner, from Sydney the 23rd January.
February 12 – Eagle, schooner, from Port Albert.
February 15 – Emily, schooner, from Nelson.
DEPARTURES
February 12 – Julia, brig, for Auckland
February 12 – Scotia, schooner, Ward, for Hobart town.

The barque Raymond, Hart, was to sail from Port Nicholson for Sydney the day after the Bee. The schooner Perseverance was undergoing a refit, and would sail for Sydney about the 25th ultimo; she was sixteen days on her passage hence to Port Nicholson, and lost sixty out of five hundred sheep. The brig Daniel Watson was to sail for the South Sea Islands, on a sandal-wood voyage about the 20th ultimo. The schooner Eagle, which arrived at Port Nicholson from Port Albert on the 12th February, conveyed to the market 40 head of cattle and 100 sheep. The schooner Agenoria was daily expected from the same port with cattle. The barque Woodstock was to sail for London, about the 1st March. The Postmaster at Wellington had given notice that the mail by the schooner Elizabeth Davis, which sailed from Auckland for that port, on the 19th October last, and had never since been heard of, consisted of 210 letters and 342 newspapers, including Sydney and other colonial letters and papers. None were registered.

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The brig Lord Hobart, from Auckland, arrived at Twofold Bay on the 13th February, and sailed again for the same port with stock on the 26th. The ship Kelso hence the 18th February, arrived at Twofold Bay on the 20th, and had shipped nearly the whole of ther stock for Port Nicholson when the Shamrock left for Sydney.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 208 Saturday, March 11, 1848 Vol. V
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AUCKLAND
ARRIVALS –
February 8 – Agenoria, schooner, 107 tons, Martin, from Port Albert, with cattle.
February 14 – Shamrock, schooner, from Launceston.
February 16- H.M.S. Calliope, from the Bay of Islands.
February 19 – Marys, schooner, from Launceston.
February 19 – Julia, brig, from Hobart Town, via Wellington.
February 22 – Kate, schooner, for Sydney.
DEPARTURES
February 27 – Kate, schooner, for the East Coast.
February 28 – Clifton, ship, 867 tons, Kettlewell, for Hongkong, with timber and horses.
Passengers –
Cooper     Mr W.A
Miller       Dr
February 28 – Marys, schooner, for Launceston, via Mahurangi.

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ARRIVALS

March 5 – Despatch, schooner, 139 tons, Captain Plant, from Auckland the 20th February, in ballast. Passengers –
Smith Dr, and daughter
March 5 – Raymond, barque, 499 tons, Captain Hart, from Port Nicholson the 19th February. Passengers –

Alleyne 	Dr
Bannatyne 	Mrs and two children and servant
Hart 		Mrs and two daughters and servant
Fisher 		Mr
James, 		two Misses
Jenkins 	Mr
McClymont 	Mr
Tracey 		Mr
And five stockmen.

March 5 – Deborah, schooner, 123 tons, Captain Nagle, from Auckland the 14th, and Bay of Islands the 21st February. Passengers –

Brett 		Mr
Clendon 	Miss
Cormack 	Mr
Gunimam 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Harvey 		Captain and two children
Lucas 		Mr and Mrs and three children
Macdonald 	Mr
Mundy 		Col. and servant
O’Neil 		Mr
Whitford 	Mr and Mrs and three children

March 6 – Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, from Port Nelson 27th February.
Passenger – Mr George Ryan
March 6 – Star of China, schooner, 101 tons, Captain Dowker, from Port Nelson the 25th February. Passengers –
Creagh Captain and three children
McKew Mr
March 7 – Pompey, schooner, 46 tons, Captain Ford, from Kaipara, New Zealand, the 22nd February.
March 10 – Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Hughes, from Auckland the 2nd instant. Passengers –   

Alexander 	Mr
Ardell 		Mr W
Badkin 		Mr J
Codlin 		Mr
Davis 		Mr J
Levick 		Mr
Littlewood 	Mr and Mrs
McCan 		Mr
McLenon 	Mr
Mackenzie 	Mr
McLenon 	Mr
Palmer 		Mr and son

March 10 – Cheerful, schooner, 123 tons, Captain Jones, from Auckland the 1st instant. Passengers –

Bate 		Mr
Casey 		Mr and servant
Cooney 		Captain
Marlow 		Major R.E.
Marlow 		Mrs and Miss
Moore 		Mr

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ENGLISH SHIPPING
The John Wickliffe, 661, Daly, was to sail from Gravesend for Auckland on the 20th November, and the brig Richard Dart, 300, Lovering, on the 15th December.

On Sunday last, off the Dromedary, the Statesman spoke the barque Ralph Bernal, hence for Twofold Bay and Auckland.

All was quiet at the Bay of Islands when the Deborah sailed from thence – no attempt having been made by Heki to pull down the flag-staff. The American whalers Mercer, Fortuna and Minerva, of New Bedford, were all recruiting in the Bay.

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NEWCASTLE
DEPARTURE
March 4 – Eleanor Lancaster, barque, 480 tons, Captain Lodge, for Auckland. Passengers –
King         Mr Snr.
King         Mr Jnr.
And three stockmen.
CLEARANCE
March 4 – Wigams, ship, 296 tons, Captain Parfett, for Auckland. Passengers –
Mitchell     Mr G
Parfett     Mrs and servant
And one stockman.

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The Comet has made a quick trip to and from Nelson, having been absent only twenty-six days. She was exceedingly fortunate with her stock on the passage down, having landed the whole, consisting of 58 head of cattle and 7 horses, in excellent condition. The barque Brightman, hence the 10th February, arrived at Nelson on the 21st, with the loss only of 60 sheep and 2 bullocks, out of 1200 of the former and 100 of the latter shipped by her. The brig Lady Mary Pelham, from Launceston, arrived at Nelson on the 10th February, with a cargo H.M.S. Dido, from the Feejee Islands, bound for Auckland; same day, passed a steamer, steering for Auckland, sup[posed to be the Inflexible, from Port Nicholson, with the Governor-General and suite. On the 5th instant, she also spoke in lat. 33.52S., long, 169.10 S., the whaling barque Alladin, of Hobart Town, seven weeks out, with 240 barrels sperm oil, and on Thursday last passed a barque standing south-east, supposed to be from Sydney, but did not ascertain her name. Mr Hughes, late chief officer of the Maukin has succeeded Captain Cooney in the command. The Cheerful has made a very quick voyage to and from Auckland, having completed it in thirty days; she was fourteen days only on her passage down, and eight in returning.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 209 Saturday, March 18, 1848 Vol. V
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NEWCASTLE
DEPARTURES
March 14- Fanny, barque, 273 tons, Smith, for Auckland. Passengers –
Hungerford         Mr
Newman             Mr
And five stockmen.
March 14 – Sue, Wigrams, for Auckland.
March 16 – Ganges, barque, 348 tons, Mitchell, for Auckland. Passengers –
Dunsbrick              Mr A
Mitchell                 Captain, 84th Regiment.
And two stockmen.

LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE
From New Zealand………………….. March 1.

DEPARTURES
March 14 – Bee, brig, 134 tons, Captain Addams, for Cloudy Bay. Passenger – Mr Bolton.
March 18 – Deborah, schooner, 121 tons, Captain Nagle, for Auckland. Passengers –

Asher 		Mrs and child and servant
Chapman 	Mr and Mrs
Haycock 	Mrs and three children
Jones 		Mrs and child
Kelsh 		Mrs and two children
Macintosh 	Mrs
Ormsby 		Mr and Mrs and two children and servant

March 18 – Despatch, schooner, 138 tons, Captain Plant, for Auckland. Passengers –
Abercrombie     Mr P
Ewen                 Mr H

CLEARANCES
March 17 – Raymond, barque, 499 tons, Captain Hart, for New Zealand via Twofold Bay. Passengers –
Fisher              Mr
McClymont     Mr
And nine stockmen

P71
LAUNCESTON
ARRIVALS
March 10 – Shamrock, schooner, from Auckland.

The Ganges, for Auckland, in proceeding to sea from Newcastle, on Tuesday afternoon, grounded on the sandspit: but was got off Thursday morning, without damage, and sailed for Auckland the same day.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 210 Saturday, March 25, 1848 Vol. V
P78
LATEST INTELLIGENCE RECEIVED IN SYDNEY UP TO PRESENT DATE
From New Zealand ………………. March 1

ARRIVALS
March 22 – Brightman, barque, 384 tons, Captain Cowley, from Port Nelson the 7th instant, in ballast. Passengers –

Bungat 		Mrs and child
Cullen 		Mr W
Greaves 	Mr J
Hardley 	Miss
Saunders 	Mr F.A.
Shepherd 	Mr and Mrs

DEPARTURES
March 19 – Raymond, barque, 499 tons, Captain Hart, for New Zealand via Twofold Bay. Passengers –
Fisher              Mr
McClymont     Mr
And nine stockmen. MENTIONED IN CLEARANCES 18 MARCH 1848
March 21 – Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Hughes, for Auckland. Passengers –

Dumbrick 	Mr A
Joyce 		Mr
Littlewood 	Mr and Mrs
McCann 		Mr
Mitchell 	Mr M
Watson 		Mr and Mrs

March 24 – Louisa, brig, 182 tons, Captain Millton, for Auckland. Passengers –

Brett 		Mr R.W
Campbell 	Mr D
Eccleston 	Mr J.H
Gillespie 	Mr F
Hay 		Mr D
McMillan 	Mr F

CLEARANCES
March 24 – Star of China, schooner, 101 tons, Captain Dowker, for Port Nelson. Passenger - Mr G. Ryan

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HOBART TOWN
ARRIVALS
March 4- Scotia, schooner, Ward, from Port Nicholson.
DEPARTURES
March 13- Lady Denison, barque, for Auckland.

The barque Ralph Bernal sailed from Twofold Bay for Auckland, with stock, on Tuesday morning. The Raymond, hence, arrived on the afternoon of the same day, to take in stock for Port Nicholson.