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Arrivals and Departures to and from Sydney
during 1850 from and to New Zealand Ports

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The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.303 Saturday, January 5, 1850 Vol. VII

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 12
From New Zealand, Port Nicholson …. December 12
From New Zealand, Port Nelson …. November 23

Arrivals.
December 29 - Sarah, brig, 131 tons, Captain Grant, from Kawau, New Zealand, the 18th ultimo.

Passengers -
Cady 		Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Christian 	Mr
Dean 		Mr J
Doig 		Mr
Henderson 	Mrs

December 30 - Sisters, brig, 131 tons, Captain Clark, from Port Nicholson, the 12th ultimo.

Passengers -
Bannister 	Mr
Constable 	Mr
Culliton 	Captain
Dudgeon 	Lieutenant
Gillett 	Mr
Hare 		Mr
Knox 		Dr
Priest 		Mr
Ronaldson 	Mr
And 14 rank and file of the 65th Regiment, 2 women, 7 children, and 3 prisoners.

Departures.
January 4 - Symmetry, barque, 293 tons, Captain Young, for the Auckland Isles, in ballast.

Imports.
December 29 - Sarah, brig, 131 tons, Captain Grant, From Kawau.

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December 31 - Sisters, brig, 130 tons, Captain Clark, from Port Nicholson.

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PROCLAMATION ON THE PASSENGERS' ACT.
(From a Supplement to the Government Gazette.)
The Governor, (of New South Wales) Sir Charles Augustus Fitz Roy, issued a Proclamation on 24th December, 1849, that the following shall be the rule of cumputation by which the length of the voyage of any ship carrying passengers from New South Wales to the places hereinafter enumerated shall be computed, for the purposes of the said recited Act, that is to say:-
To New Zealand ………. 20 days
And that irrespective of any provisions of their own, which any passenger may have on board, the master of every such ship shall make to each passenger during the voyage, including the time of detention, if any, at the port or place before the termination of such voyage, the following issues of pure water, and sweet and wholesome provisions, being in accordance with the dietary scale fixed in the said recited Act, (that is to say,) of water at least three quarts daily, and of provisions after the rate per week of two and a half pounds of bread or biscuit, not inferior in quality to what is usually called navy biscuit, one pound of wheaten flour, five pounds of oatmeal, two pounds of rice, two ounces of tea, half a pound of sugar, and half a pound of molasses: Provided always, that such issues of provisions shall be made in advance, and not less often than twice a week, the first of such issues to be made on the day of embarkation : Provided also, that potatoes, when good and sound, may be substituted for either the oatmeal or rice, in the proportion of five pounds of potatoes to one pound of oatmeal or rice.
And lastly, he declared that the medicines, medical instruments, and other matters necessary for the medical treatment of the passengers during any such voyage, shall be as follows, namely:-
Medicines
For every fifty statute adults, and in like proportion for any greater or less number.
(p5, first two columns lists various medicines, medical instruments and 'medical comports' (invalid food?).

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The brig Torrington left Port Nicholson for Nelson on the 8th ultimo, at which place she was to take on board 50 tons barley for Sydney.

Vessels expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Higgins.
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read.
Susan, brig, 212 tons, Jones.
Minerva, schooner, 110 tons, Birkenshaw.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Maid of Erin, brig, 152 tons, Heslop.
Comet, schooner, 82 tons, Cork.
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris.

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The Sisters saw the brig Maid of Erin on the 23rd ultimo in lon. 161° 14΄ E., lat. 37° 30΄ S., hence for Port Nicholson the 15th ultimo. The schooner Minerva was to leave Port Nicholson for Sydney on the 21st ultimo. The schooner Harlequin would leave there for Hobart Town on the 23rd.
The Petrel, schooner, from Sydney, bound to California, arrived at Mangonui to take in provision and water on Tuesday the 20th instant. She was full of passengers, who are all well' but the vessel was so over-crowded that many of those with families offered to forego half their passage-money if the Captain would put them ashore at Mangonui. - New Zealander, November 28.

The brig Susan, from Sydney the 4th November, arrived at Auckland on the 28th. The brig Fanny, from the Sandwich Islands the 6th October arrived there on the 29th October, also the R.Y.S. Wanderer, from Sydney. The latter left there again on the 7th ultimo, for California. The barque Avon was to leave Auckland for San Francisco a few days' after the Saran sailed.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 304 Monday,14 January, 1850 Vol. VII
[For some reason, this issue was dated Monday 14 Jan 1850 - the week before was Saturday 5 Jan, and the following Saturday 19 January.]


P9 Arrivals in Port Phillip.
December 31 - Cornelia, barque, 372 tons, G.D. Mickleburgh, commander, from London 16th September.

Passengers - 
Bell 		Mr and Mrs
Birch 		Mr H.N
Frame 		Mr John
Judge 		Mr A
Williams 	Mr N.E
The passengers by the Cornelia are for New Zealand.

The Berkshire for New Zealand, left Deal the 4th October.

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson …. December 24
New Zealand, Port Nelson …. December 22

Arrivals.
January 8 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Higgins, from Port Nelson the 22nd ultimo.

Passengers -
Kinnear 	Dr
Peacock 	Mr J.J
Peacock 	Mr, Jun
McCartney 	Mr

January 11 - Susan, brig, 219 tons, Captain Jones, from Auckland the 28th December.

Passengers -
Armstrong 	Edward
Donoghue 	James
Gardener 	Mr
Glaister 	Mr W
Gunning 	Mr J.F
Haywood 	Robert
Kenny 		Mrs Daniel
McKay 		Mr and Mrs and child
Mullins 	Mr Michael
Mullins 	Richard
Paton 		Mr
Selby 		Mr
And one sergeant of the 11th Regiment.

January 12 - Minerva, schooner, 110 tons Captain Birkinshaw, from Port Nicholson, the 24th ultimo.

Departures.
January 6 - Acheron, H.M. steamer, 720 tons, Captain Stokes, for Auckland.
January 13 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, for Kawau, via Newcastle.
Passengers -
George Mr and Mrs, two sons and three daughters
Jones Mr John
January 13 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, for Port Nicholson.
Passengers -
Kaof Dr
Tinley Mrs and son

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Hearing in the Vice-Admiralty Court of New Zealand at Auckland, December 19, 1849, regarding claim by Mr William Wright, of Sydney, for an order of the Court to sell the vessel Sir John Franklin to satisfy am amount secured by two bottomry bonds. (Top portion of Column 1 on page 11)

Claim by Graham and another v. Jones, in the Resident Magistrate's Court, Auckland, on December 17, 1849.
(Bottom portion of Column 1 on page 11)

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand.
Sister, schooner, 48tons, Read.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward.
Maid of Erin, brig, 152 tons, Cork.
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris.

The Minerva has had a long passage from Port Nicholson, occasioned by strong gales from the westward, until within the last three days. On the 26th ultimo, she saw a barque entering Port Nicholson; and on the following day, the brig Maid of Erin, hence, via Newcastle, from Port Nicholson, off Stevens' Island, and a large schooner.

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Imports.
January 8 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Higgins, from Port Nelson.
January 11 - Susan, brig, 219 tons, Captain Jones, from Auckland.
January 12 - Minerva, schooner, 110 tons, Captain Birkinshaw, from Port Nicholson.

Exports.
January 10 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, for Port Nicholson.
January 11 - Sarah, Brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, for Kawan, New Zealand, via Newcastle.

P14 The Elizabeth brings accounts of the destruction by the natives, at the north end of New Caledonia, of the establishment formed there in July last, for beche-la-mer fishing by Mr Fitzgerald, of Auckland, New Zealand; and there is reason to fear that the sloop Mary, Henry Raby, master, attached to the establishment was either captured by the natives or lost up on a reef, as no account has been heard of her. On the approach of the Elizabeth to the station, it was perceived that the buildings were all in ruins; and when a party went on shore it was ascertained that they had been destroyed by fire. Two 12lb. Caronnades were found, spiked, and half buried in the sand. Mr Fitzgerald then went to an appointed spot to seek for information as to the cause of the abandonment of the settlement, where he found, buried under a tree, a letter enclosed in a bottle, written by his overseer, Mr David Miller, stating that he had been attacked by about two thousand natives, and though he had killed numbers of them they continued at him day and night; and as his ammunition was getting short, and all the surrounding hills were covered with natives; and also, as two of his men were badly wounded, he thought it advisable to take to his boats and proceed to windward, to a place called Balletto. The Elizabeth then made a careful search along the coast for 120 miles, but could not find them; neither was there any appearance of the French missionary establishment at Yengin or Baladι, nor of the schooner Mary Ann, belonging to it, which would probably infer that the mission, as well as Mr Fitzgerald's twenty-three people, had all been driven off by the savages, infuriated by their losses in their recent attack, and that they had all probably left in the Mary Ann, for the Isle of Pines or Anatam, where the Mission has other religious stations. Strong south-east gales prevailed, which prevented the Elizabeth from visiting the Isle of Pines, and she was obliged to run back through the eastern and western reefs on her way home.

The brig Susan reports the Josephine, from Newcastle for Auckland, off the Poor Knights on the 29th December; same day a large barque off Wanganui, standing to the westward. The schooner Joseph Cripps and Vulcan left Auckland for California on the 22nd December. The barque Avon, Silver, was a full ship. And would sail for California on or about the 10th instant. The brig Enterprise, Lovering, was loading at Auckland for California, and was expected to get away about the latter end of this month.
The barque William Hyde left Hokianga for London on the 27th ultimo, with a cargo of spars for Government.

Passengers -
Applewhite 	Mrs
Cunningham 	Mr
Franklin 	Dr
Hobbs 		Mrs and two Misses
Gunning 	Mr
Motte 		Mr
Young 		Captain and Miss

The brig Richard Dart, Captain Potter, sailed from London for Auckland some time in March: on the 1st May she is reported to have been spoken in lat. 2 °N., long.28 °W.; from that date she had been nine months out at our latest dates from Auckland, there is very little doubt that she has been lost. She had a number of passengers, among whom were a Lieutenant of Engineers and a detachment of Sappers and Miners for service in New Zealand.

[Also on page 14, starting at the bottom of the middle column, & including most of the last column is a story titled "Miraculous Escape" where Captain G.W.  Andrews of the Caroline whaler, who was entangled in a rope attached to a whale, and dragged overboard and down - luckily with his knife in his hand - and was able to cut the rope and escape. You might like to read it......describes the job description of those men on board a boat during a hunt.]

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 305 Saturday, January 19, 1850 Vol. VII

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson ... December 24
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22

Departures.
January 16 - Havannah, H.M.S., 24 guns, Captain Erskine, for Port Nicholson.

Clearances.
January 18 - William and James, schooner, 75 tons, Captain Currie, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Bent 		Miss
Currie 		Mrs
McGuire 	Mr James and Mrs
Nathall 	Mr James
Preston 	Mr
Shank 		Mr

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Exports.
January 18 - William and James, schooner, 75 tons, Captain Currie, for Auckland.

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Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Sister, Schooner, 48 tons, Read.
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Maid of Erin, brig, 152 tons, Heslop
Comet, schooner, 82 tons, Cork
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris

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AUCKLAND ISLANDS

Our readers are aware that a company has been recently formed, called "The Southern Whale Fishery Company", of which Mr Charles Enderby is the chairman and manager. The head quarters have been (as we think most unwisely) fixed at the Auckland Islands, of which Mr Enderby has been appointed Lieutenant-Governor. Three ships with mechanics and labourers have already arrived there, and after discharging their cargoes will be fitted out as whalers, and other vessels will shortly be sent out from England. Mr Towns has been appointed Sydney agent for the Company, and has received instructions to send down some cattle, sheep, and other supplies immediately. If the Company persists in establishing a colony at the Auckland Islands, we have no doubt a very extensive trade will spring up between those islands and Sydney. Indeed, we believe it is intended to send most of the oil to Sydney for shipment to England, so that the whalers may never be off the station.


The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 307 Saturday February 2, 1850 Vol. VII

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson . December 24
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22

Departures.
January 27 - Lucy Ann, cutter, for the Auckland Islands.

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On the arrival of a vessel from the Auckland Islands, the signal number 81 (8 over 1) will be hoisted at Fort Phillip.

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APPOINTMENTS -

Commander M. Falcon (1846) to the Wolvering, 16, sloop, at Chatham. This officer's advancement to the rank of Commander was made a reward for his conduct in command of a breaching battery, in an attack made upon a rebel New Zealand chief, named Kawiki, whose strongly fortified pah, situated many miles inland, was stormed on the 11th of January, 1846, after several days of labour and fatigue, and triumphantly carried, notwithstanding a desperate fight of four hours. - Morning Chronicle, September 28.

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COLONIAL WHALERS AT SEA

Lucy Ann, barque, 245 tons, Greig, hence the 19th June, 1849; touched at Rotumah on the 18 July, clean. Boyd and Co., agents.

MASSACRES AT THE SANDALWOOD ISLANDS - the attack by natives on the beche-de-ner station, the burning of the cutter Mary, their escape to the Catholic mission, and rescue by the schooner Mary Ann to Sydney.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.308 Saturday, February 9, 1850 Vol. VII

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson .. December 24
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22

Departures.
February 4 - Commodore, ship, 489 tons, Captain Broadfoot, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Ashton 		Mr
Gardner 	Mr
Hely 		Mrs Thomas and four children
Weaver 		Mr
White 		Mr and Mrs and three children

February 4 - Reaper, barque, 423 tons, Captain Rose, for Auckland and California.

Passengers -
Allen 		George
Blott 		Samuel and wife
Bowden 		Andrew
Bowden 		James
Bowden 		Joseph
Browne 		Mr J
Caruthers 	Paul
Chambers 	William, wife and son
Ewen 		Mr H
Farnell 	T.S
Forbes 		Mr G.C
Harrison 	Charles
How 		Mr J
Innes 		John
Innes 		Valentine
Lewis 		Henry
Lewis 		Thomas
Little 		Mrs Jane
Mackie 		Thomas
Marshall 	Eliza
Marshall 	W
McGee 		Mr A
Moreton 	Mr W
Murray 		Mr George
Pearson 	Mrs
Phillips 	Mrs and child
Raphael 	J
Rutter 		J.C
Rutter 		Joseph
Smith 		Charles
Sullivan 	J.S.
Swindells 	Mr J
Sylva 		Manuel Jose
Tallant 	James
Tallant 	John
Thompson 	Bernard
Weir 		Andrew
Weir 		James
And four aboriginal natives.

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The Osprey, of Hobart Town, had arrived at San Francisco from New Zealand on 9th November, 59 days out. The Thomas Lord, from Auckland, had touched at the Sandwich Islands, and proceeded on to San Francisco.

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TAHITI -
The Wanderer arrived here on the 22nd December, after a twenty days' run from Auckland. She sails for the Marquesas in a few days.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.308 Saturday, February 16, 1850 Vol.VII

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The barque Indus left Newcastle for Kawan, New Zealand, on Tuesday morning.

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson .. January 29
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22

Arrivals.
February 9 - Maid of Erin, brig, 170 tons, Captain Heslop, from Port Nicholson the 29th January.  

Passengers -
Harris 		Mr W
Swan 		Mr
Redripp 	Mr

Departures.
February 11 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Peacock, for Otago, New Zealand.
Passenger -  Mr J.T. Peacock
 
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HOBART TOWN -
January 13 - Sisters, brig, 130 tons, Clarke, from New Zealand and Sydney; sailed from Sydney 14th December, with 3 male convicts, cargo general.
January 23 - Harlequin, brigantine, 62 tons, Davis, New Zealand, December 23, cargo sundries.

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PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF THE SCHOONER HELEN.
(From the Wellington Independent, January 26.)
The Napi, schooner, arrived on Monday from Russell, bringing as passenger Captain Griffiths, late of the schooner Helen, of Sydney, which had been piratically seized and taken from him by two stow-aways aided by male passengers and three of the crew. The Captain, Mate, Steward and two seamen, with two female passengers were put ashore at North Cape, New Zealand where they made their way to Monganui. Captain Griffiths supposes that the pirates have shaped their course for California.

P50, column 2, and the top of column 3 for the full story. The account above is my shortened story.

The schooner William Alfred, hence 13th January arrived at Port Nicholson on the 27th. The schooner Sentia, Captain Ward, was loading there for Otago. The ship Lady Clark was to leave there for Sydney the 5th instant. H.M.S. Fly and H.M. steamer Acheron were at Port Nicholson when the Maid of Erin sailed - the latter has spoken nothing on her passage up. H.M.B. Swift arrived at Port Nicholson from Sydney on the 25th December and sailed on the 30th for Valparaiso.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.310 Saturday, February 23, 1850 Vol. VII

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Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. December 28
New Zealand, Port Nicholson . February 5
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22

Arrivals
February 17 - Moa, brig, 237 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland, the 4th instant.

Passengers -
Champion 	Mr
Cooper 		Ensign
Fitzallan 	Mr
Francis 	Mr
Gregory 	Misses (two)
Griffiths 	Captain
Heale 		Mr
Henderson 	Captain
Holor 		Mr James
Pringle 	Mrs and four children
Wakefield 	Mr and Mrs
Woodhouse 	Mr
Wright 		Mr and Mrs
Wynyard 	Lieutenant

February 20 - Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, Captain McLean, from Port Nicholson the 6th instant.

Passengers -
Allsop 		Mr Thomas
Brady 		Henry
Bromley 	Andrew, wife and two children
Drummond 	Mr Walter
Forbes 		Mr John and servant
Glover 		James
Greenwood 	Mr James and servant
Hutchison 	John
Johnston 	Mr J.R
Jones 		Mr D.G
Jones 		David, wife and two children
Livingston 	Lachlan
Mackarra 	James
McLeod 		Elizabeth
McLeod 		William, wife and two children
Macnaughten 	John
Manning 	Dr H and servant
Mason 		William
Monson 		Henry, wife and child
Perry 		Thomas and wife
Quisay 		William
Sidey 		Mr Charles and servant
Skipworth 	Frederick, wife and eight children
Strode 		Mr W
Thompson 	William
Thompson 	William
Wilmington 	Frederick

Departures
February 21 - Minerva, schooner, 110 tons, Captain Birkinshaw, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Bannister 	Mr
Clarke 		Mr and Mrs
Day 		Mr
Long 		Mrs and three children
Loong 		Rev. Mr
McMalhy 	Mr and Mrs
Moring 		Mrs
Norrie 		Mr
Rivesham 	Mrs and three children

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HOBART TOWN
Arrivals
February 11 - Bandicoot, schooner, from New Zealand.

AUCKLAND
Arrivals
January 8 - St Michael, barque, 377 tons, Captain Prance, from London.

Passengers -
Anderson 	Mr
Brag 		Mr and Mrs and Miss
Brag 		Mr Jun.
Brown 		Mr and son
Brown 		W
Campbell 	Mr
Lanton 		Mr
Reay 		Mr
Rich 		Mr and Mrs
Russell 	Mr and Mrs and Miss
Taylor 		Mrs
Taylor 		Misses
Travers 	Captain, R.A.
Travers 	Mrs and daughter
Wilson 		Mrs and Miss
Seven artillery men and one woman.

January 14 - H.M.Steam-ship Acheron.

Departures.
January 14 - Enterprise, 253, Captain Lovering, for San Francisco.

Passengers -
Candiah 	Mr
Cunningham 	Mr
Dowker		 Mr
Figg 		Mr
Graham 		Mr D
Levy 		Mr
McVay 		George
Moffitt 	Mrs and two daughters
Reynolds 	Mr
Silbury 	Mr

January 21 - Fanny, brig, 171 tons, Captain Twohey, for San Francisco.

Passengers -
Carson 		Mr
Cox 		Mr
Oakley 		Mr
Partridge 	Mr and Mrs
Polack 		Mr
Smyth 		Dr
Trounce 	Mr and Mrs

The Moa was signaled at sunset on Monday evening, but the wind being contrary, she anchored outside Rangitoto reef for the night. She was passed yesterday morning by the St. Michael, and as soon as the tide answered she got under weigh, and entered the heads some time after that barque. The wind was foul for both vessels, and they were obliged to beat up the harbour in company, and never was there a prettier sailing match witnessed on the Waitemta. A large concourse of spectators congregated at the Church-gate in Prince Street, and watched with eagerness the movements of the stranger vessel and our Auckland brig returning home after her first trip. The barque having the start, and being well handled by Mr Cross, the pilot, kept to windward of the brig on every board, until they reached off Point Britomart, when the Moa, on the starboard tack, shot far ahead towards Shoal Bay, and rounding quickly came to her anchorage, leaving the barque astern, where she anchored shortly after. This unpremeditated race was well contested by both vessels. The St. Michael is a new and handsome barque, but the Moa is certainly a beauty - her proportions were exhibited to great advantage on yesterday morning.
Intelligence has reached Auckland of the total wreck of the Government schooner Albert, at Mercury Bay, during the gales of the last month. She was standing out to sea from a lee shore, after a heavy gale, when suddenly the wind lulled, leaving a heavy swell, by which she was carried in shore and dashed to pieces on the rocks. The hands all escaped with much difficulty. The Albert was engaged on survey service, under the command of Mr. J.C. Smith, of H.M. Steamer Acheron, when the occurrence took place.
The schooner Providence, Captain James, has also been totally wrecked near Tauranga, about the same time the Albert was lost. - New Zealander, January 9. The Johnstone sailed from Sydney on the 15th ultimo, but having cleared out at that port for Guam, she has not brought any mail, although an English mail of the 5th October had been received at Sydney. The Susan arrived on the 11th ultimo, from Auckland, and was taking in cargo to return immediately. The River Chief put in here yesterday on her way to California, having sailed from Melbourne on the 6th instant,. She is commanded by Mr William E. Mathews, who formerly sailed out of this port as mate of the schooner John Bull. She was obliged to touch at this harbour for supplies of water and provisions, having about 100 male and female passengers on board. - New Zealander, January 16.

THE PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF THE HELEN pg 55 col. c
We have seen the legal depositions of the passengers landed from the Helen, at the North Cape of New Zealand, which corroborate what we have before published. Captain Griffiths has furnished us with the following additional information:-

The barque Indus left Newcastle for Kawau, New Zealand, on Tuesday morning.

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The brig Two Friends, Captain Courtenay, arrived at Auckland the same day as the Moa left, from San Francisco, having been 56 days on her passage. Passenger - Mr Donaldson.
She reported the arrival in San Francisco of the barque Inchinnan, hence via New Zealand.
The brig Sarah, Captain Grant, cleared out at Auckland, for Sydney via Kawau, on the 1st instant. The barque Gloucester, hence for California, had touched at Auckland, and resumed her voyage on the 31st ultimo. The barque Josephine was advertised to sail for the same destination on the 10th February. The River Chief, from Port Phillip, arrived at Auckland on the 23rd January; and the St Michael was about to proceed on to Port Nicholson.
H.M.S. Havannah arrived at Wellington on the 31st January, after a passage from Sydney of sixteen days. She touched at New Plymouth on her way down. The Berkshire, from London, October 4th, arrived at New Plymouth on the 20th January. The William Alfred was to sail from Port Nicholson for Sydney on the 6th instant. H.M.S. Havannah, Fly and Acheron, were at Wellington on the 2nd instant.

The New Zealand Company advertise that they are willing to receive tenders from persons stating for what amount of bounty they will run steamers between the different parts of New Zealand, and between New Zealand and Sydney.


The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.311 Saturday March 2, 1850 Vol. VII

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H.M.ships Havannah and Fly sailed from Port Nicholson for the Auckland Islands on the 7th instant.

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Arrivals
February 24 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, from Kawau, New Zealand, the 12th February, with copper regulus.

Passengers -
Beit 		Mr
Henderson 	Mr
And two in the steerage.

February 26 - William and Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nicholson the 12th February.

Passengers -
Bernard 	Lieutenant, 65th Regiment
Mends 		Lieutenant, R.N.
Tinley 		Mrs
And seven in the steerage.

Departures
March 1 - Miranda, schooner, 127 tons, Captain Bentley, for Port Albert.

Passengers -
Baker 		Mr
Bodmin 		Mr
Cornish 	Mr
Dillon 		Mr
Farrell 	Mr
Hawkins 	Mr
Hill 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
Kinneard 	Mr
Martin 		Mr
Rogers 		Mr
Thomas 		Mr

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The whaling brig Tigress has returned to port before completing her voyage, in consequence of a number of her crew having revolted. The revolt took place at Wanganui, on the 15th February. Captain Eury had put in there to procure medical aid for a man whose foot was in a state bordering upon mortification ; and several of the men, particularly one named Boyle, manifested a riotous disposition, demanding to go ashore. Then went so far as to assault Captain Eury with much violence and subsequently refused to work, demanding to be landed at once. The captain, however, has succeeded in bringing them on to Sydney, and the case will be heard at the Water Police Office on Tuesday next. The names of the men accused of revolt are, Joseph Boyle, James Lee, Henry Allen, William Dore, John Callett, John Stone, William Oliffe, John Cowan, Charles Tabbie, and William Nichols.

P65

The estimated distance from Sydney to Port Nicholson (New Zealand) is 1,200 miles.

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The Two Friends sailed from San Francisco on the 9th December last. She has made the passage in 56 days, touching at no other port on her way. She reports the arrival of the Inchinnan and Ennerdale barques, and Osprey, three-masted schooner, from this port. There were about 300 vessels riding at anchor in the port; but many were getting away. Captains and crews who had deserted their vessels for the mines were getting tired of the fatigues of gold-digging, and returning to the port. Her Majesty's ship Inconstant had arrived from Valparaiso, and had enabled several British vessels to get away from San Francisco, by putting crews on board of them from her own hands. - New Zealander, February 6.

A small cutter running from Wellington to Taranaki and several of the southern ports called the William and James, had, on her trip to Nelson, been seized by the crew, and the captain sent adrift in the dingy - the object of the pirates being to proceed with the vessel to California. The captain pulled to Queen Charlotte's Sound and gave information to Mr Thoms, the manager of a whaling station there. Two boats were manned and chase was given to the pirates, who were overtaken, and the vessel recaptured. The crew were given into the custody of the authorities at Wellington, and were committed for trial. - New Zealander, February 6.

The Sarah spoke the Elizabeth and Jane, schooner, from Sydney to Auckland, off the Poor Knights; she also saw the Hamilton, of Sydney, off the North Cape of New Zealand.

The Thomas Lord, from New Zealand, had arrived at San Francisco prior to the 1st January.

MERCHANT SEAMEN - PORT PHILLIP -
His Excellency the Governor has appointed the following officers to carry out the provisions of the 21st, 22nd and 26th clauses of the Merchant Seamen's Act, 13th Victoria, No.23, at the ports mentioned in connection with their respective names, viz:- William Allan Moore, Esq., sub-collector of Customs, Port Albert.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 312 Saturday 9 March 1850 Vol. VII

P70
Departures
March 6 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris for Auckland.

Passengers -
Brown 		Mrs and two children
Callon 		David, wife and two children
Codlin 		Mr and Mrs and son
Codlin 		Mr James
Haywood 	Mr
Keightley 	Mrs
Kelly 		Mrs
Montague 	Mr and Mrs
Steedar 	Mrs
Walker 		Mr and Mrs
Whaley 		John
Woodhouse 	Mr John

March 8 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant for Kawai via Newcastle.

P72
REVOLT ON THE HIGH SEAS
Nine of the men belonging to the whaling brig Tigress, Captain Eury, were yesterday committed for trial at the Water Police court, for revolt on board that vessel. There names are Joseph Boyle, Henry Allan, William Dore, James Lee, Charles Tablie, William Oliffe, John Collett, John Scone, John Cowan and William Nichols. The prisoner Boyle was third officer, and the other eight prisoners were seamen belonging to the brig. The revolt took place on the 15th February, at Manganui, New Zealand, Captain Eury having put into that harbour in consequence of one of his men having been laid up with a bad leg. The disturbance commenced in some acts of insubordination on the part of Boyle, and the captain determined upon confining him in the run. For this purpose he called for and obtained the assistance of the first and second officers, Boyle resisting violently, and declaring that he would sooner die on the spot than be taken below. At this juncture the prisoners came aft with the obvious intention of rescuing Boyle from the hands of the captain and officers; and three of them in particular - the prisoners Allan, Dore, and Lee, rushed upon the Captain and caused the release of Boyle by their interference.
Captain Eury, when he saw the men coming aft, had caught up a cooper's hammer, and threatened to knock down the first of them who came abaft the mainmast; but they rushed upon him with too much rapidity to enable him to fulfil his threat, and struck him violently with the weapon, which they at once tore from his grasp. He next seized a marline-spike, but of this means of defence he was also deprived, and he was severely beaten by the mutineers. After the disturbance had subsided, and the men had gone forward, Captain Eury gave orders to get the brig under weigh, but the prisoners paid no attention to these directions, further than to come aft and ask for twenty-four hours' leave of absence.
Captain Eury said, that he could not give it them, as he was about to proceed immediately to another port. Some of the men said they were sick, and were unable to work; to which the Captain made answer that he was about to take them to a place where they could get a doctor. Subsequently, the captain asked the prisoners one by one whether they would go to their duty, to which they all replied in the negative, upon which he ordered them below.
By the assistance of a boat's crew from an American whaler then in port, the brig was got out, and proceeded direct to Sydney, where she arrived on Saturday morning last. At the time of the disturbance she had ten months' provisions on board, and by the conduct of the prisoners she was compelled to return to port before completing her cruise. The prisoners, at the suggestion of Captain Browne, reserved their defence until the time of their trial. Bail was applied for but refused.

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No.313 Saturday March 16, 1850 Vol. VII

P74
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. February 12
New Zealand, Port Nicholson . February 12
New Zealand, Nelson …. December 22
Departures
March 11 - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, for Taranaki.

Passengers -
Aldis 		Master
Allsopp 	Mr
Blythe 		Mrs
Cork 		Mrs
Loden 		Mr Edward

PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF THE SCHOONER HELEN
(from Tuesday's Government Gazette)
p75, bottom half of 2nd column and top half of the 3rd column: full description of the schooner and the pirates and their past history.)

Death of Captain Owen Stanley, R.N. of H.M.S. Rattlesnake. pg76

The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No. 314 Saturday March 23, 1850 Vol. VII

P81
SEIZURE OF THE SCHOONER HELEN
The following letter from the Colonial Secretary to the Underwriters of the schooner Helen, has been handed to us for publication:- (third column)

The Joseph Crisp of Auckland, bound for California, was lying at Tahiti when the Smyrna sailed.

P82
Latest Intelligence Received in Sydney up to Present Date
From New Zealand, Auckland …. March 13
New Zealand, Pt Nicholson .. February 12
New Zealand, Nelson …. March 13

Departures
March 16 - Lady Clarke, ship, 430, Captain Maclean, for Otago via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Johnson 	Mr R
Jones 		Dr
Sidey 		Mr C
Three in the steerage, and two stockmen.

P83
AUCKLAND
Arrivals
February 11 - Hamlet, Wilson, from Sydney.
February 12 - Eagle, from Launceston.
February 14 - William and James, Curry, from Sydney.
February 16 - Commodore, ship, Broadfoot, from Sydney, the 1st instant.
February 16 - Colonist, barque, Marshall, from Adelaide 18th January en route for California.
February 18 - Reaper, Rose, from Sydney
February 28 - Isabella, Godge, from Hobart Town.
February 28 - Indus, Putt, from Sydney via Newcastle.
March 4 - Camilla, Cundell, from Wellington.
March 4 - John Wesley, Buck, from the Friendly Islands.

Departures
February 9 - Noble, Parker, for san Francisco; seven passengers.
February 27 - Josephine, Smith, for San Francisco; five passengers.

March 2 - Sir John Franklin, Church, for San Francisco.

P87
THE LATE CAPTAIN STANLEY
… Captain Stanley, whose promotion to the rank of Commander took place 25th March, 1839, … visited and surveyed various harbours in New Zealand and the Tenasserim provinces.

The Emma sailed from Sydney 21st April, 1849, …off the Three Kings, New Zealand, spoke the American ship Narragansett, from Sydney the 16th January last, with 60 barrels sperm oil.
The schooner Ilio-mama, Church, master, was wrecked off the coast of New Zealand in January last, but all hands were saved.

ATTEMPT AT PIRACY - A few days ago, the cutter William and James, Morgan, master, sailed with a full cargo for Nelson. On Monday night a boat came across from the Sound, bringing the master of the cutter, and by this opportunity we have heard the following particulars:- "In consequence of the northerly weather, the William and James ran into Queen Charlotte's Sound. Whilst at anchor, the seamen (three in number) took possession of the vessel, with the intention of bolting to California. They offered fair treatment, provided he would navigate the cutter, otherwise they threatened to put him on shore. To this Morgan made no reply. The men then went below and broached the cargo, and Morgan, taking advantage of their absence from the deck, got into the dingy and paddled for Mr Thom's place, to whom he related the above facts. Mr Thoms, with praiseworthy alacrity, at once collected a crew of eight men, manned one of his whale boats, and pulled off to the cutter. The would-be pirates had taken the alarm, and the Bessel was under weigh standing out. When the boat approached the fellows attempted to run her down, but Thoms, expert in the management of his boat, aided by his crew, inured to danger in many a daring conflict with the whale, quickly altered his position, a boat-hook at the same time being made fast to the cutter, when three or four of the whalers sprang on her deck, and after a slight resistance overpowered the runaways.
The vessel is now in Thoms' possession, and Mr St. Hill dispatched a couple of policemen across yesterday, with full instructions to bring the sailors over. We trust that some substantial token of thanks will be given to Thoms and his party for the valuable services so rendered. Wellington Independent, January 16.


The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List
No, 315 Saturday, March 30, 1850 Vol. VII

P89
LAUNCESTON
On the 24th ultimo, while all hands were at breakfast on board the Harpley, in Hobson's Bay, the foretop=gallant and royal masts were struck by lightning. The electric fluid then passed through the deck and towards the forecastle, where it grazed one of the seamen, but without doing him any injury. - Launceston Examiner, March 13.

SAN FRANCISCO
The Pilgrim, Captain Francis, from Auckland, 77 days out, and the Maukin, Captain Bowden, 80 days from Auckland, both arrived on the 4th of February.

P90
Departures
March 24- Oceanie, ship, 533 tons, Captain Radou for Auckland and Honolulu.

Passengers -
Astiting 	Rev. J.J 
Bainex 		Mary
Bugaud 		Rev. A and servant
Cleary 		Rev. E
Cloppy 		Rev. Francis
Crorkell 	Rev. R
Davis 		Mr
Delande 	Modeste
Franklin 	Mary
Garabil 	Rev. J
Garriett 	Rev. 
Hughes 		Elizabeth
Kanes 		Rev.F
Legate 		Rev. J.L
McNicholl 	Mr
Maher 		Maria
Maher 		Mary
O'Rourke 	Rev. T
Pages 		Mary
Paniet 		M
Petre 		The Honorable F.
Pompalier 	Bishop
Raymond 	Rev. L.C
Richomme 	Mr
Reneaud 	J.T
Slattery 	Mary
Taylor 		Eliza

March 25 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Alsopp 		Mr
Bennett 	Miss
O'Connell 	Lieutenant and Mrs
Priske 		Mr and Mrs

March 26 - Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Hughes, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Fairman 	Mr
Hamlin 		Mr wife and three children
Henderson 	Mr
O'Brien 	Mr
Saunders 	Mrs and two children

P91
RECOVERY OF THE SCHOONER HELEN
The Helen, schooner, which was piratically seized in November last, by Wilson, Lucas, Gregory, Paynter, Ryan, Ross Austin, John Johnson, Michael Crawley and two seamen that the pirates pressed into their services viz.- John Robson and Andrew Ramsay, are now in safe custody on the island of Upolo, (one of the Navigator's). It appears that after landing Captain Griffiths, on the north cape of New Zealand the vessel was steered for the South Sea Islands, en route for California, and having made the Island of Upulo, where Mr Pritchard the British Consul had been made aware of her seizure, by the arrival of the Sabine. No sooner had the Captain of the Helen landed than he was placed, (together with his boat's crew) in prison, and the schooner taken possession of. The pirates had changed the name of Helen to that of the Pilot, said to hail from Adelaide. The Helen left Upulo for Sydney the same day with the Mazeppa, having on board twenty six passengers and crew of the Sabine.

P92
STEAM COMMUNICATION WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
(from the Times, November 30)
The Lords Commissioners of the admiralty have recently issued a notification, inviting tenders for the conveyance of her Majesty's mails to and from Sydney, in Australia. [a lengthy account p92, column 1 and half of column 2]

p94
The Johnstone, Harrison, from Sydney in January last, loaded very readily in New Zealand a full cargo for California, at £4 to £4.4s. per ton, with about seventy passengers, and left the beginning of the present month. We learn that the California mania is a shade more virulent in New Zealand than in any of the neighbouring colonies. Timber for the above destination is readily sold at 14s. per 100 feet. [p95 is full of interesting facts about prices and housing at San Francisco]


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 316 1850 Saturday April, 6, 1850
The ship Oriental Queen, from New Zealand October 29, arrived at the Mauritius December 31.
Departures
April 3 - James Munroe, American ship, Captain Jenkins, for Hobart Town.
April 4 - Undaunted, barque, 301 tons, Captain Walker, for Auckland. Passengers - Mr Heale.
Central Criminal Court, Wednesday, before Mr Justice Dickson
Revolt on the High Seas
Joseph Boyle, James Lee, Henry Allen, William Dore, John Collett, John Sloane, William Oliffe, Charles Cowan, Charles Tabley and William Nichols, was indicted for that they on the 16th February, on board the whaling brig Tigress, Michael Eury, commander, then being on the high seas, did make a revolt, thereby frustrating the object and intention of the voyage, and to the injury of the said Michael Eury. A second count charged the prisoners with conspiracy to revolt.
The Attorney-General conducted the case for the Crown. Mr Holroyd appeared for the prisoner Boyle. Attorneys Messrs Nichols and Williams.
The Attorney-General stated the case as detailed in the following evidence.
Michael Eury, sworn: Was master of the brig Tigress; had been so six years and a-half; commenced her last voyage 26th June, 1849; the whole of the prisoners were mariners on board the vessel on that voyage; they all belonged to the crew of the vessel except Boyle, who was third officer; they all signed the articles; saw them all sign; they signed to proceed on a voyage to the South Sea fisheries; on the 15th February, was lying in the harbour of Mongonui in New Zealand, in the prosecution of the ship's voyage; went in there to get medical advice for one of the seamen who had hurt his toe; mortification had taken place; also intended to take refreshments; intended to stop there two days.
Rest of story of court case on Page 100, columns 1, 2 and 3.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 317 1850 Saturday April, 13, 1850
The Havannah and Fly at The Aucklands
(From the Wellington Independent, March 13)
We have to acknowledge the kindness of two gentlemen belonging to HM ships Havannah and Fly, in furnishing us with a few interesting particulars of the cruise of these vessels, from hence to the Auckland Islands and back.
The men-of-war sailed from Wellington on the 6th February, and after a favourable passage anchored in Port Ross, Auckland Islands, on the 13th. The members of the preliminary expedition, under the command of Lieutenant-Governor Enderby, with Messrs Macworth and Smith, as Assistant and Secretary, with about thirty mechanics and artisans, arrived all well, on the 15th December, 1819, in the ships Samuel Enderby and Fancy, which vessels were lying at anchor, together with a cutter from Sydney. A bachelor's house, a house for Mr Enderby and two cottages, had been erected, and a large zinc, or galvanized iron store, to work the blubber in, was in course of erection. They had also ready for launching a small cutter, which had been brought out in frame - in fact, everything evinced energy. The people complained of want of fresh provisions and vegetables, which were daily expected from Sydney; but, as large supplies will be required for the whalers, we imagine that the Auckland Islands will have, ultimately, to be supplied from New Zealand. The new comers also complain of not being able to make an appeal against any decision of Mr Enderby, who was both law maker and law breaker. This may be easily rectified by the inhabitants electing two or three of their number to act as magistrates with Mr Enderby.
The weather was cold; thermometer as low as 42Ί. On Saturday, February 22, a heavy gale from SSW and S was experienced at the Aucklands.
There are about 50 Maoris on the island, whose condition will be materially improved by the arrival of the expedition.
The Havannah and Fly left the Aucklands on the 23rd February; on the 26th the Fly communicated with Otago; on the 28th the two anchored in Akaroa, where the Acheron was lying; on the 4th sailed for Port Cooper and anchored there on the 5th; on the 7th. In the evening, both ships sailed for Port Underwood and anchored there on the 10th; left Port Underwood yesterday morning and arrived here about 12 o'clock, thus completing this interesting trip in little more than one month.

Arrivals
April 7 - Indus, barque, 368 tons, Captain Putt, from Kawau the 29th ultimo, with 93 tons copper regulus.

Passengers -
Johnston 	Benjamin
O'Connor 	Mr B

April 11 - Moa, brig, 237 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland the 4th instant.

Passengers -
Stewart 	Hon Captain Charles Keith (note different spelling of surname to below in Auckland list)
John 		Ensign (58th Regiment)
Atkins 		Mr
Brown 		Mr S
Caraman 	Mrs
Dalton 		Mr
Geddys 		Mr
Hawkins 	Mr
Hook 		Mr
Hovenden 	Mr and Mrs and child
Lawkwell 	Mr Thomas
Lindsay 	Mr
Marmon 		Mr
Perry 		Mrs and child
Preston 	Mr
Robertson 	Mr John
Smith 		Mr
Smithers 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr

April 12 - Australia, American ship, 534 tons, Captain Chever, from Auckland the 4th instant. (note different spelling of Captain's name below in Hobart Town list)

Hobart Town
Arrivals
- March 21. Barque Rebecca, 343 tons, Storey, from New Zealand.
Auckland
Arrivals - March 18. Australia, 534 tons, Cheever, from Wellington, March 2. 20. Moa, 236 tons, Norris, from Sydney, March 4. 22. Clare, barque, 500 tons, Potter, from London, the 9th and the Downs on the 16th November, with 21 passengers.
Departures
April 11 - Miranda, schooner, 127 tons, Captain Bentley, for Port Albert.

Passengers -
Bentley 	Mrs and two children
Davis 		Samuel
Douglass 	Mrs
Horton 		Thomas 
Hunt 		William
Jones 		Mr
Nelson 		Mr
Parker 		Thomas
Scott 		Mr
Smith 		James and wife
Stephen 	Charles

22. Victoria, Government brig, Burgess, master, from New Plymouth.
Passengers -
The Governor-in-Chief
Lady Grey and suite
Cooper Esq G S

28. HMS Fly, 18 guns, Captain Oliver, from Wellington. Passengers - Lieutenant-Colonel Bolton
 the Honorable Charles Keith Stuart (note different spelling of surname)

Departures -
March 14. William and James, 75 tons, Currie, for San Francisco, with 7 passengers.
15. Reaper, barque, 423 tons, Rose, for California, with 11 passengers from Auckland.
19. Eagle, schooner, 92 tons, Gray, for San Francisco, with 3 passengers.
23. Johnstone, ship, 580 tons, T B Harrison, for San Francisco; Two Friends, brig, 207 tons, Courtany, for San Francisco. 27. Hamlet, 420 tons, Captain Wilson, for San Francisco, with twenty-eight passengers.
April 2. Commodore, 489 tons, J Broadfoot, Commander, for San Francisco, with twenty-six passengers.
    The cutter Alpha, Murphy, master, arrived in port on Thursday, from Port Cooper, having made the passage to and fro in nine days. HM Steamer Acheron, Captain Stokes, having on board Mr Fox, principal agent of the New Zealand Company, arrived at Port Cooper on Wednesday week and sailed again for Otago on Tuesday last. After landing Mr Fox, the Acheron proceeds to Foveaux to commence the survey of the Straits and westward of the Middle Island. At Port Cooper all is bustle and activity. The works are being prosecuted with vigour, and the Alpha proceeds again to that port with labourers and their family. - Wellington Independent, February 27
Supreme Court - Auckland, March 7. Before His Honor the Chief Justice. J S Polack v Ezekiel Lovering - This was an action for £1155, being the alleged amount of damage sustained by the plaintiff by the breach of an agreement by the defendant, dated the 16th November, 1849. The agreement was to carry 160,000 feet of sawn timber in the brig Enterprise, of which the defendant was master, to San Francisco.
Rest of court case on Page 107, last column.
    The Dudbrook has had a tedious passenger of 120 days from the Downs - made Cape Howe on the 3rd instant … She reports having spoken the Lady Clark on the 7th instant, for Otago, off Cape Howe, steering eastward.
    The Moa left Auckland on the 4th instant, in company with the American ship Australia, bound for this port. The Moa has been absent from Sydney only five weeks. HMS Havannah arrived at Wellington from the Auckland Islands on the 12th ult, having touched at Akaroa, Port Cooper and Port Underwood. HMS Fly left Wellington on the 19th and arrived at Auckland on the 27th ult; she would remain there a few days to procure a main yard, and then proceed to the New Hebrides and New Caledonia.
    Total Loss of the Schooner Eagle - This unfortunate vessel sailed from Auckland for San Francisco on the 19th ultimo; about midnight on the same day, and having a fair wind at the time, she struck a reef off Cape Colville, when every effort was made to back her off. When she came off, the anchor was let go; but the vessel was fast settling in the water, when the crew launched the long-boat, saving what clothes they could, also the chronometer, and then made for the shore, where they arrived next morning all safe. The schooner sank in the course of the night and nothing can be seen of her.
    The Monarch, sailing ship, left Cowes on Monday for New Zealand. She had on board about sixty first-class passengers, who purpose forming a colony there. They took out quite a menagerie with them - deer, foxes, rabbits, hares, &c for the purpose of breeding. (Irene - foolish people) The Monarch was built at Southampton, as a steamer, to run between that port and Havre. She has now been converted into a sailing vessel, and will, after her arrival in New Zealand, run between that country and Sydney in the cattle trade. - Wesleyan Times, December 3
    In Wellington Vice-Admiralty Court on the 2nd March two men named Jefferson and Jones were tried for piracy. The case was that of the seizure of the cutter William and James, on the 12th January, by Jefferson, a sailor, and Jones, a passenger, who plotted to take her to California. After several witnesses had been examined for the prosecution, it was argued for the defence that as no proof had been offered of ownership by a British subject of either the vessel or cargo, the indictment could not be sustained; and this objection having been followed by His Honor, a verdict of not guilty was returned under the direction of the Court. This was first case in which the Vice-Admiralty jurisdiction was exercised by the Supreme Court in the Province of New Munster.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 318 1850 Saturday April, 20, 1850
Hobart Town
Arrivals -
March 28. Schooner Isabella, 99 tons, Gedge, from New Zealand the 11th instant.
Departures - April 6 Augustus, barque, 139 tons, Captain Young, for the whaling grounds
Arrivals
April 16 - Diana, brig, 103 tons, Captain Peake, from Port Albert the 8th instant.

Passengers -
Allen 		Captain
Hallinan 	Rev P
One constable, one prisoner of the Crown
Nine in the steerage

Departures
April 14 - Miranda, schooner, 127 tons. Captain Bentley, for Port Albert.

Passengers -
Bentley 	Mrs and two children
Davis 		Samuel
Douglass 	Mrs
Horton 		Thomas 
Hunt 		William
Jones 		Mr
Nelson 		Mr
Parker 		Thomas
Scott 	Mr
Smith 	James and wife
Stephen 	Charles

Note: Miranda has just come from Hobart Town with the same passengers
Clearances Irene, Checked William Spargo - a relative of mine
The Artemisia sailed from the Auckland Islands four days previous to the departure of the Lucy Ann. The Augusta was also coming on to Sydney from that port.
The Catherine, cutter, from Twofold Bay, reports the Lucy Ann, from the Auckland Islands, having arrived at Twofold Bay on the 15th and was to sail for Sydney on the 20th instant.
The Cornwall, from New Zealand, arrived at Hongkong January 10th.
The ship Ralph Bernal, from Sydney for San Francisco, put into the Bay of Islands on the 6th March, to fill up with water. The day after she left Sydney four men were discovered concealed, two in the long boat, and two in the hold. Among the passengers were sixteen men who came up from Port Phillip, and these combining with the men who were concealed, and with whom they appeared to have been previously acquainted, made a gang who did almost as they liked on board. At the Bay of Islands they went ashore and committed several robberies. She was to leave the Bay of Islands about the 10th ultimo.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 319 1850 Saturday April, 27, 1850
Arrivals
April 22 - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, from Nelson the 6th instant.

Passengers -
Aldis Master
Clark Mr and Mrs and three children
Cork Mrs and child
Miller Dr
Seymour Mr and Mrs
Thomas Mrs and son

April 24 - Perseverance, schooner, 85 tons, Captain Todd, from Wellington the 6th instant.

Passengers -
Burt 		Mr
Day 		Mr
Deans 		Mr
Doer 		Mr
Ferguson 	Mrs
Garrett 	Mr
Gray 		Messrs
Lemon 		Mr
Peak 		Mr
Thelwell 	Lieut 65th Regiment
Williams 	Dr

April 26 - HMS Havannah, 24 guns, Captain Erskine, from Wellington the 13th inst.
April 26 - HMS Meander, 44 guns, Captain the Honorable Henry Keppel, from Hobart Town the 20th instant.

Passengers - 
Bloxsome 	Mr
Foster 		Mr Jun
McLean 		Lieutenant
Roy 		Captain Fitz (Fitz Roy)?
Roy 		Mr Fitz ?
Taafe 		Mr
Thomson 	Honorable E Deas 
Wynyard 	Captain

April 21 - Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Captain Swann, for Port Nicholson. Passenger - Mr William Spargo.
April 25 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Cooper 		Mr
Ellis 		Master Thomas
Fairman		Edward
Jennings 	Mrs
McCall 		Walter, wife and child
Marnion 	John
Matthews 	Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Rowe 		Miss
Stevens 	John
Taylor 		J and two children
Wynyard 	Mr
Years 		Mr and Mrs

Clearances (Irene checked May - same for Constant)

The Comet had a tedious passage of 16 days from Nelson, having met with a succession of south-west gales nearly the whole of the voyage.
Pilgrim, from New Zealand, 77 days, arrived 5th February.
The Maukin is but eighty days out from Auckland. We understand that a mutinous outbreak occurred after the arrival of this vessel in port yesterday afternoon, in which the mate was concerned, but as, when our information last saw the brig, that officer was swinging over the main chains, securely attached to a rope and bawling most lustily, it is presumable that it was not very serious. - Alta Californian, February 4

Nelson
Arrivals -
February 25. Torrington, brig, Peacock, from Sydney.
March 5. Victoria, Government brig, Burgess, from Auckland.
20. Scotia, schooner, Ward, from Wellington.

Departures -
February 14. Woodstock, barque, Nicholson. Forward cargo and passengers of the Berkshire.
15. Orion, American whaling ship, Ray, for the whaling grounds.
March 7. Victoria, brig, Burgess, for Taranaki.
9. Torrington, brig, Peacock, for Wellington.
30. Scotia, schooner, Ward, for Wellington.

The Berkshire - The survey which has been held on the barque Berkshire, (which lately went on shore by improperly attempting to enter our harbour after the tide had began to ebb) shows, we understand, that the vessel has not sustained that amount of damage which it was supposed she had taken. She was laid on the bank on Fifeshire Island and the report, we believe, shows that the principal injury the vessel received was the straining of several of the knees and starting some of the bolts - a few stanchions were also bent and broken and the keel amidships damaged. She may proceed to another port and taken into dock or put upon a slip to be repaired. - Nelson Examiner, March 9
    We learn from the Wellington papers that a fearful murder had been committed on board the General Palmer, a vessel which has been lying for some months past in Port Nicholson, condemned as unseaworthy. The unhappy victim of this dreadful crime was a lad of the name of Ellis, about eighteen years old, formerly an apprentice on board the vessel, who from his previous good conduct had been left in charge as ship-keeper. It seems probable that the murder was committed about Sunday, the 17th of March, that day being the last on which Ellis, was seen alive.
The rest of the story on Page 120 bottom 1st column

Hobart Town
Departures
- April 10. Isabella, 99 tons, Gedge, for New Zealand. 18. Runnymed, 284 tons, Bailey, for the whaling grounds.
The Perseverance has been eighteen days from Wellington. By her we learn that the Artemisia, Captain Ridley, from the Auckland Islands, arrived at Wellington on the 24th ultimo and was laid on for California. The mails by that ship were forwarded to Sydney by a private party, passenger per Perseverance.

English Shipping - The Louisa, from New Zealand was off Gravesend January 4th. The Poictiers, 754 tons, was to sail for the New Zealand Company's settlements early in February.

Wellington Shipping - Arrivals:
March 9. Minerva, schooner, 110, Birkenshaw, from Sydney.
10. Lalla Rookh, brig, 150 tons, Milner, from Port Phillip.
11. Torrington brig, 128 tons, Peacock, from Sydney via Nelson.
12. Havannah, HMS 19 guns, Erskine, from Auckland Islands; Fly HMS 18 guns, Oliver, from Auckland Islands, Lady Leigh, schooner, 109 tons, from Hobart Town.
19. Sisters, brig, 150 tons, Clark, from Hobart Town.
21. Triton, brig, from Hobart Town. 31. Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward, from Nelson.

Departures
-
March 15. Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock, for Otago, Lalla Rookh, brig, 156 tons, Milner, for San Francisco.
17. Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward, for Nelson.
19. Lady Leigh, schooner, 109 tons, for San Francisco; Fly HMS, 18 guns, Oliver, for Auckland.
30. Triton, brig, for San Francisco.
31. Sisters, brig, 150 tons, Clark, for San Francisco.


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 320 1850 Saturday May, 4, 1850
The Lord Stanley left Newcastle on Saturday morning for New Zealand with a cargo of coals.

Ships and Steamers
An abstract of the Ships and Steamers of all classes, in commission on January 1, 1850 -
New Zealand - Frigates 1, sloops 1; total 2
Departures
April 27 - Constant, ship, 535 tons, Captain Coombes, for Auckland and California.

Passengers -
Arkins 		Mr and Mrs
Delany 		Mr
Devlin 		Captain
Devlin 		Mr P
Gutherie 	Mr D
Ogden 		Mr and Mrs
Owen 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Paul 		Mr W
Robertson 	Mr T
Row 		Miss

May 3 - HMS Meander, 44 guns, Captain the Honorable H Keppel, for Valparaiso, via Norfolk Island and Auckland.
May 4 - Perseverance, schooner, 82 tons, Captain Todd, for Port Nicholson
Clearances
Portenis, brig, 221 tons, Captain Milatovich, for California via Auckland.

Passengers -
Barnes 		Mrs
Bird 		W
Casenore 	Mr
Chatton 	W, wife and two children
Conor 		Thomas
Curtis 		Mr
Davis 		Robert
Fenton 		Michael
Fox 		Robert
Fuls 		Samuel (Chinese servant)
Gorie 		Thomas
Jacobs 		Mr, wife and child
Milatovich 	Mr
Shaw 		Mr
Taylor 		Thomas
Thompson 	George
Watson 		Robert
Wright 		Dr, wife and child

California
Ships from the Colonies in the Harbour of San Francisco, 21st February, 1850 -
Inchinnan, Pearse, about to sail for Auckland via Honolulu
Maukin, of Auckland, discharging
Marys, of Auckland, discharging
Elizabeth, of Auckland, discharging
Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Minerva, schooner, 110 tons, Berkenshaw
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Tinley
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Hughes
Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Grant
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte

Vessels Expected in Sydney from The Auckland Islands
Augusta, barque

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 321 1850 Saturday May, 11, 1850
Auckland
Arrivals - April 8. Oceanie, Belgian ship, 533 tons, Captain Radou, from Sydney

Departures - April 15. John Wesley, 237 tons, Captain Buck, for the Feejees

Arrivals
May 9 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, from Kawau the 24th ultimo.

Passengers -
Black 		Mr
Grant 		Mrs
McWilliams 	Mr and Mrs
Sheppard 	Mr
Thomas 		Mr
Four in the steerage

May 11 - Emma, brig, 135 tons, Captain Hughes, from Auckland the 25th ultimo.

Passengers -
Buchanan 	Mr
Lake 		Mr
Four in the steerage

Departures
May 5 - Portenia, brig, 221 tons, Captain Milatovich, for California via Auckland.

Passengers -
Barnes 		Mrs
Bird 		W
Casenore 	Mr
Chatton 	W, wife and two children
Conor 		Thomas
Curtis 		Mr
Davis 		Robert
Fenton 		Michael
Fox 		Robert
Fuls 		Samuel (Chinese servant)
Gorie 		Thomas
Jacobs 		Mr, wife and child
Milatovich 	Mr
Shaw 		Mr
Taylor 		Thomas
Thompson 	George
Watson 		Robert
Wright 		Dr, wife and child

May 5 - Perseverance, schooner, 82 tons, Captain Todd, for Port Nicholson.

Passengers -
Brownrigg 	Miss
Brownrigg 	Miss Maria
Brownrigg 	Miss Matilda
Brownrigg 	Mrs W Meadows 
And servant

May 10 - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, for Nelson

The schooner Isabella, Captain Gedge, arrived from Hobart Town at Auckland on the 24th ultimo
The Inchinnan, for Auckland, was to leave Honolulu on the 30th March. The Louisa, from New Zealand was off Gravesend on the 4th January. The Mariner, from New Zealand, arrived in the Downs on the 22nd January.

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Minerva, schooner, 110 tons, Berkenshaw
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Tinley
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte

Vessels Expected in Sydney from The Auckland Islands
Augusta, barque

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 322 1850 Saturday May, 18, 1850
Arrivals
May 12 - William and Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, from Port Nicholson the 27th ultimo.

Passengers -
Barnam 	Mr
Elweys 	Messrs
Smith 	Miss
Smith 	Miss
Four in the steerage

Clearances
May 17 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Captain Pilfold, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Beachman 	Mr
Popham 		Mr
Turner 		Mr

Port Phillip
The Lallah Rookh, Milner, from this Port to California, out seventeen days, put in at Wellington, New Zealand, on the 10th March, for a supply of water and resumed her voyage on the 15th March - Melbourne Daily News, April 6
The Lady Nugent, with immigrants, via Otago, arrived on the 21st ultimo at Port Nicholson. The Monarch arrived at Okara, with loss of rudder about the same date, bringing immigrants for the New Zealand Company's settlement.

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte
Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Swann

Vessels Expected in Sydney from The Auckland Islands
Augusta, barque

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 323 1850 Saturday May, 25, 1850

Departures
May 19 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, for Kawau via Newcastle.

Passengers -
Ford 	Miss
Grant 	Mrs

May 19 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Captain Pilfold, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Beachman 	Mr
Popham 		Mr
Turner 		Mr

May 21 - Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Fox, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Asteby 		Mr C
Ayres 		John
Owen 		Frederick
St Hill 	Mr
Smith 		William
Thompson 	Mr and Mrs

May 21 - Nautilus, barque, 191 tons, Captain Dryden, for Hokianga, in ballast.
Passenger - Mr Brock

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte
Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Swann

Port of Honolulu
The Inchinnan, Pearce, cleared for Auckland on the 22nd March

Vessels Expected in Sydney from The Auckland Islands
Augusta, barque

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 324 1850 Saturday June, 1, 1850
The brig Union, from Lauceston to California, put into the Bay of Islands on the 9th May, with loss of rudder.
The Moa has made the trip to and from Auckland in the short space of thirty-five days. The Lord Stanley, from Newcastle; arrived at Auckland on the 7th May; the Constantinople, from London the 28th December and the Constant, hence the 27th April, on the 17th May. The schooner Isabella sailed from Auckland for Hobart Town on the 10th May. The Inchinnan and Lord Stanley were advertised to sail for San Francisco about the 1st June.
Arrivals
May 31 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland the 21st May.

Passengers -
Herbert 	Lieutenant
Craig 		George
Dawson 		Mr G
Dixon 		Mr T
Fairman 	Mr F
Gillis 		Charles
Goddard 	Mrs and son
Hay 		Mr W
Hopkins 	Josiah
Houghton 	David
Keele 		Robert
Pollard 	Joseph
Tulk 		Josiah
Watson 		Joseph

May 29 - Sarah Scott, barque, 383 tons, Captain Spedding, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Brown 		Mr S
Gibson 		Joseph
Osborne 	Mr T
Ross 		Daniel
Scott 		Mr W

May 31 - Rebecca, brig, 227 tons, Captain Simpson, for Hokianga. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Lang and three children

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Fox
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte
Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Swann
HMS Rattlesnake, Captain Yule, put into the Bay of Islands on the 16th May

Arrivals
May 26 - Augusta, barque, 418 tons, Captain Barnett, from the Auckland Islands the 26th April.

Passengers -
Barnett 	Mrs
Cole 		Mr and Mrs and 1 child
Landles 	Mr
Maish 		Mr and Mrs and three children
Salt 		Mr
Smith 		Mr and Mrs and four children
Stephen 	Mr
Warrington 	Mr and Mrs
Youle 		Mr and Mrs

Auckland Islands - By the Augusta we learn that the barque Fancy had been condemned and was laid up as a store ship. The accounts given of the new settlement are not at all flattering and a number of the emigrants taken out by Mr Enderby have come on to Sydney.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 325 1850 Saturday June, 8, 1850
Colonial Whalers at Sea (With their last Reports)
Caernarvon, barque, 222 tons, Sullivan, hence January 6. Spoken by the Moa, off the Three Kings on the 4th April, with 50 barrels sperm oil. R Towns, owner
The Shamrock schooner, 70 days out from Auckland, bound for Honolulu, was spoken by the William Hill on the 16th April.

Arrivals
June 5 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Peacock, from Nelson the 19th May. Passenger -
Peacock Mr
Departures
June 4 - Rebecca, brig, 227 tons, Captain Simpson, for Hokianga. Passengers -Mr and Mrs  Lang and three children
June 8 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Ludlam 		Mr
Rayne 		Mr
Stephen 	Mr Sydney
Wilson 		Mr

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Fox
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, McLean
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte
Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Pilfold
Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Grant
Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Cork
Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Swann
HMS Rattlesnake, Captain Yule, put into the Bay of Islands on the 16th May

English Shipping - The Fairy Queen was to sail for Auckland and Wellington early in February and March. The Lord William Bentinck was to sail for Auckland and Wellington on the 1st April.
Arrivals at San Francisco - The following vessel is reported by the Osprey: March 16, Poictiers, from London, bound for New Zealand, in lat. 19·35, long. 24·47 west
The Woodbridge has been chartered by a party in town to take cattle from Newcastle to New Zealand.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 326 1850 Saturday June, 15, 1850
Arrivals
June 13. Queen, schooner, 47 tons, Captain Cole, from Wellington the 23rd May. Passenger - Mr Brown

Clearances
June 15 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Halford 	William
Hamsden 	Mr and Mrs
Osborn 		Mrs and son
Wilson 		A 

Cruise of HMS Fly - The Fly sailed from Auckland on the 11th April, arrived at Anatam on the 20th, left on the 24th for Tanna, arrived the same day, sailed on the 27th.
The brig Kiwi, from Auckland, out 84 days, arrived at San Francisco on the 23rd March.
On the 5th May, while the Elizabeth was lying at anchor in a harbour at Horne Island, a whaleboat containing five men arrived there, who reported themselves as belonging to the Lucy Ann, of Auckland, bound for California, which vessel they said was wrecked on a reef 100 miles south-east of Quiros Island.
[Rest of story on page 168 first column 4th paragraph]

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 327 1850 Saturday June 22, 1850
Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Fox
Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Read
Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Ward
Perseverance, schooner, 75 tons, Todd
Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Whyte
Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Pilfold
Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Grant
Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Cork
Lucy Ann, cutter, 37 tons, Hannah
Shepherdess, schooner, 38 tons, Swann
Arrivals
June 19 - Lady Clark, ship 430 tons, Captain McLean, from Wellington, the 30th May.

Passengers -
Bond 		Mr and Mrs
Gotty 		Mr
Halcroft 	Mr
McDonald 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Moreing 	Mr
Morrison 	Mr
Napier 		Mr
Sidey 		Mr C

Departures
June 16 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Halford 	William
Hamsden 	Mr and Mrs
Osborn 		Mrs and son
Wilson 		A 

Clearances
June 21 - Katherine Stuart Forbes, barque, 457 tons, Captain Wright, for Hokianga.

Passengers -
Atkins 		Mr H
Martello 	Frederick
Pollard 	Mr

The Lady Clark, from Wellington, has had a tedious passage of nineteen days. We understand the vessel will return to New Zealand with cattle.
Wellington Departures - May 25, HM ship Meander, 44 guns, Captain Hon. H. Keppel, for Auckland. 28, Le Baron, barque, 170 tons, Chadwick, for San Francisco; Lucy Ann, 37 tons, Hannah, for Sydney.
The Monarch arrived on Tuesday from Akaroa after a week's passage; while at Akaroa we are sorry to learn that an unfortunate accident occurred by which four lives were lost. Three of the crew of the Monarch and a black man from Sydney put off one Saturday evening after dark from the vessel to go ashore in a boat belonging to Mr Bruce, of Akaroa, when the boat was swamped and all hands in her were drowned. - New Zealand Spectator, May 25


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 328 1850 Saturday July, 1, 1850
Arrivals
June 26 - Lucy Ann, cutter, 37 tons, Captain Hannah, from Wellington the 28th May. Passenger - Joseph Fields
June 27 - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, from Nelson, the 16th instant.

Passengers -
Cooper 		Dr and Mrs, three children and servant
Logie 		Miss

June 29 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 121 tons, Captain Pilfold, from Wellington, the 19th June.

Passengers -
Chalton 	Daniel
Garrett 	Mrs and three children
Turner 		George

June 29 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, from Kawau the 17th June.

Passengers -
Grant 		Mrs
Preston 	Jnr John
Reynolds 	Harriet
Reynolds 	John
Stevens 	John
Stephens 	Catherine
Stephens 	John

Departures
June 24 - Katherine Stuart Forbes, barque, 457 tons, Captain Wright, for Hokianga.

Passengers -
Atkins 		Mr H
Martello 	Frederick
Pollard 	Mr

June 27 - Queen, schooner, 45 tons, Captain Cole, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Cole 		Master
Henson 		Mr and Mrs and child
Turner 		Mr

Newcastle
The William Alfred, schooner, hence the 8th June, made the run to Wellington in nine days.
The brig Union, from Launceston to California, put into the Bay of Islands on the 9th May, with loss of rudder. Subjoined is a letter from Captain Grainger to D Nathan, Esq., Auckland "Bay of Islands, May 10, 1850 -
Dear Sir, - I beg leave to inform you that I arrived here yesterday, the 9th, with loss of rudder, (bound for California) which took place on the 28th ult., at eight o'clock, PM. It broke in the centre; I saved the upper piece, and made a rudder by sawing the main boom in two, which had been broken previous to this accident and secured it to the stern with my topsail sheets and fore tackles. I constructed the rudder on the following plan; I bolted the two pieces of main-boom to the head of the rudder and at the after part of the rudder secured my two pieces of anchor-stock, with which I made a very good shift, being about 500 miles from the land. It appears that I cannot get the ironwork for a new rudder done here, I have therefore sent the moulds to you and would wish you to get it made with all speed. I left Launceston on the 21st April and was in great hopes of making a quick passage, but this accident has put such hopes at rest - I remain, &c., A Grainger, Master of brig Union of Launceston."
The Comet has made an intermediate voyage on the coast of New Zealand since she left Sydney and had a fair run of eleven days from Nelson. She reports the Berkshire coming on to this port, to leave on the 18th instant.
HMS Havannah, Captain Erskine, will sail for Auckland the end of the week.
California Shipping
Arrivals - March 31 Joseph Cripps, brig, 93 days from Auckland. April 7th, Avon, barque, 87 days from Auckland.
Departures - April 7th, Maukin, brig, for New Zealand.
Steam Communication - We have been favoured with the perusal of a communication from our late respected resident Mr Duncan Hoyle, containing the following very important intelligence on the subject. In Liverpool I had an interview with the manager of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company; who laid before me that Company's scheme of tender for the conveyance of mails and passengers. They propose to run once a month with screw propellers from Panama to Sydney, calling at New Zealand. From Sydney they also propose to run the mails to Port Phillip, Launceston and Adelaide and back to Sydney, from whence they again start for Panama, calling again at New Zealand. They expect to make the passage from England to Sydney in about 75 days and to land cabin passengers at Sydney for £80, including all charges from England. Rest of the article Page 175 mid - last column

Clearance - June 27. Woodbridge, barque, 516 tons, Captain Cappel, for Port Cooper (New Zealand).

Passengers -
Dean 		Mr
Turner 		Mrs and three children

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 329 1850 Saturday July, 6, 1850
The brig Saltillo, 67 days from New Zealand, arrived at San Francisco on the 28th April, reported having spoken the Cacique, from Van Diemen's Land to California, with passengers, in latitude 32.5 S longitude 165.11 W on the 1st March.
Arrivals
July 3 - Emma, brig, 135 tons, Captain Fox, from Auckland the 19th ultimo.

Passengers -
Brown 		Mr George
Goddard 	Mr William
Hayhoe 		Mr and Mrs
Lalley 		Mr Charles

The Emma experienced strong gales from the westward and south-west; but made notwithstanding a fair passage of fourteen days.
Honolulu - Arrivals: May 7, Fanny, brig, 84 days from Auckland via Tahihi.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 330 1850 Saturday July, 13, 1850
California
From New Zealand - The Thames on the 1st and the Salacia, 90 days out, on the 7th.
Arrivals

July 11 - Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Todd, from Wellington the 28th ultimo.

Passengers -
Jones 		John
McCoslin 	Peter
Popham 		Mr
Riley 		Mrs and two children
Taylor 		Mrs and son

July 12 - Berkshire, barque, 582 tons, Captain Whyte, from Nelson the 27th June.

Passengers -
Bell 		Mr and Mrs and child
Bell 		Mr C A
Bell 		Mr E W
Howard 		Miss
Wilkie 		Miss

Departures
July 7 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Peacock, for Wellington.

Passengers - 
Jackson 	Mr George
Peacock 	Mr J T

July 8 - Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, Captain McLean, for Wellington via Newcastle.

Passengers -
Dent 		Mr H
Latchsey 	Mr
Smith 		Mr William
Six stockmen

July 10 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, for Kawau, via Newcastle. Passenger - Mrs Grant

Emigrant Ships
House of Lords, March 15
The Earl of Mountcashell rose, pursuant to notice and made the following motion:-
Full Motion Page 188 Column 1 to Page 190
Earl of Mountcashell begged to read an extract from a letter to himself, which afforded a striking instance of profligacy -
"In 1841 I sailed from London in the preliminary expedition for the settlement of Nelson, New Zealand, in the capacity of surveyor and engineer for that settlement. Our party comprised nearly 80 picked men, most of them married. Their wives did not accompany them, as it was the professed intention of our employers that a careful selection of a suitable site should be made, which might probably occupy us for some months after our arrival at New Zealand. On our departure the directors of the New Zealand Company assured the men that the safety, comfort, and welfare of their wives should be most religiously cared for, and one of them, Mr Ross Mangles, especially pledged himself to the exercise of such care on their behalf. About six months later, in 1841, the women embarked in a ship called the Lloyds; on her arrival at Nelson a complaint was made to the New Zealand Company's agent, that shortly after sailing the captain and his crew had frequented the women's apartments and during the voyage had lived in debauchery with a considerable number, to the great grievance and discomfort of those who remained faithful to their husbands, and also that the great mortality amongst the children during the passage was attributable to the gross neglect both on the part of the doctor and of the adulterous mothers…."

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 331 1850 Saturday July, 20, 1850

Arrivals
July 19 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, from Wellington the 7th instant and Queen Charlotte's Sound the 11th instant.

Passengers -
Robertson 	Mr
Edmonston 	Dr
Hartley 	Mr
N, R
Raine 		Mr
Warren 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr

Departures
July 14 - HMS Havannah, 24 guns, Capt Erskine, for Auckland
July 16 - Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Fox for Auckland.

Passengers -
Abraham 	Rev C J
Abraham 	Mrs
Johnston 	Mr Alex
Kingstone 	William
Mallett 	John
Paice 		James
Paice 		Mrs and four children
Pattison 	Mr
Pedder 		George
Perryman 	Miss

July 19 - Susan, Brig, 220 tons, Captain Jones, for Kawau via Newcastle, in ballast
Death by Drowning - On Sunday afternoon about three o-clock, Mr William Burdett, master of the schooner Ocean Queen and a Maori, were unfortunately drowned in the Rangitikei River, by the vessel coming in contact with the boat and sinking her, while they were in the act of fishing in the anchor. There were three persons in the boat at the time of the accident, but George Askew, the other party, managed to swim ashore, while Burdett and the Maori were swept away by the current. - Wellington Independent
HMS Meander would proceed from Auckland to Tongaboo and the South Sea Islands.
Story Steam to Australia, via the Cape of Good Hope, Page 195 last column re advocating the "Cape of Good Hope" route for the conveyancing mail to Australia and New Zealand. - Morning Chronicle, March 1

New Zealand Fisheries - The whalers had commenced operations, having captured 15 humpbacks and tried out 50 tuns oil. Of these, Murray's party at Long Point had taken ten, realising 33 tuns oil; Joseph Carrol's party, Pleasure Bay, three and 9 tuns oil; and Ellis's party, Mahia, two and 8 tuns oil. The Fortitude, of Hobart Town, put into this port from the whaling grounds, with 22 tuns sperm oil and 0 tuns black oil. She is last from Pigeon Bay, having left that port on the 20th June and has come on here to procure some good practical whalers. Her master reports whales to be very numerous off the coast. - Wellington Independent

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 332 1850 Saturday July, 27, 1850
The Barbara Gordon, for Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury Settlement, was to sail from London on the 1st May; and the Mariner, for Otago, Canterbury Settlement and Wellington, on the 1st April.
July 24 - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, for Port Cooper. Passengers - Mrs Cork and son.
July 25 - Scotia, schooner, 69 tons, Captain Todd, for Wellington. Passengers - Mr Napier

Newcastle
Departure - July 24. Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, Captain McLean, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Jones 		Dr
Napier 		Mr
Sidney 		Mr Alexander
Sidney 		Mr Charles
Eight stockmen
Livestock on board

Susan bound for New Zealand


Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 333 1850 Saturday August, 3, 1850
Auckland
Arrivals - June 19. Maukin, 146 tons, Captain Bowden, from San Francisco via Tahiti.

Passengers -
Cleghorn 	Mr
Sutherland 	Mr
Welch 		Mr
Wood 		Mr S A 

June 27. Shamrock, 98 tons, Captain W Daldy, from Honolulu 14th May.  Passenger -  Mr Napier
July 5. Isabella, 90 tons, G. Gedge, master, from Hobart Town.
July 9. Fairy Queen, barque, Captain Doyle, from London.

Passengers -
Bate 		Mr
Baird 		Mr and Mrs and family
Grace 		Mrs and three children
Grace 		Rev T
Hill 		Mr
Hill junior 	Mr
Jones 		Mr
Slater 		Mr
Tancred 	Mr

Arrival
July 30 - Nautilus, barque, 191 tons, Captain Dryden, from Hokianga, the 10th July.
July 30 - Monarch, barque, 315 tons, Captain Smale, from Auckland, the 16th July.

Passengers -
Gregory 	Mr
Griffinhoop 	Mr
Oates 		Mr
O'Brien 	Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Sanctuary 	Mr
Three in the steerage

July 31 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland the 17th July.

Passengers -
Boyd 		Mr R
Budden 		Mr
Fitzgerald 	Mrs and family
Melville 	Mrs
Nichols 	Mr
Sommerville 	Mr

Departures
July 31 - Governor, brig, 147 tons, Captain Brooks, for the Auckland Isles.

Passengers -
Munce 		Mr W J
Peake 		Mr James

August 1 - HMS Fly, 18 guns, Captain Oliver, for Auckland.
August 2 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Captain Pilfold, for Wellington.

Passengers -
Beit 		Mr
Buckle 		Mr and Mrs and child
Farmer 		Mr
Gotty 		Mr
Smith 		Mr and Mrs

English Shipping - The Mariner, for New Zealand, sailed from Gravesend April 4th. Mails received from Auckland to the 28th December.
The Inchinnan, Captain Pearce, for San Francisco, sailed from Auckland on the 15th July, with five passengers and general cargo.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 334 1850 Saturday August, 10, 1850
Arrivals
August 7 - Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Bowden, from Auckland the 21st ult.

Passengers -
Lawson 	Mr
Wood 	Mr

Hobart Town
Arrivals
- July 25 Amazon, 189 tons, Howell, from New Zealand, with 200 barrels sperm oil. Perseverance, 87 tons, Marshall, from Wellington, (New Zealand) with a general cargo, five male prisoners and two constables.
Auckland
Departure
- July 19. Lord Stanley, 400 tons, McKay, for California.

Passengers -
Bottomly 	I E Esq.
Carter 		Dr and Mrs and child
Prior 		Mrs and child
Bush 		Mrs, three sons and two Misses Bush
Bate 		D
Smith 		Mr Nicholas Murray
Smith 		Mr Patrick
And a general cargo

The New Zealand Company's ship Poictiers, 756 tons, Beal, arrived at New Plymouth direct, on the 29th June: from Gravesend the 9th, and Isle of Wight the 24th February. She has about 100 passengers for the Company's settlements. - New Zealander, July 20
HMS Havannah arrived at Auckland on the 20th ultimo, having made the passage in six days from this port

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 335 1850 Saturday August, 17, 1850
San Francisco
June 7. Josephine, 99 days from Auckland, via Tahiti. The Reaper from New Zealand; Hamlet and Johnstone from Auckland.
Departures
August 15 - Moa, brig, 238 tons, Captain Norris, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Budden 		Mr
Curtis 		Mrs
Gillam 		Mr
Hayes 		Matthew and child
Patterson 	Mr
Rankin 		Mr
Sommerville 	Mr
White 		Thomas and his wife

The William Hyde, from New Zealand, arrived at Plymouth on the 6th April. The Mariner, for New Zealand, arrived at Deal on the 5th. The Lord William Bentinck left Gravesend for New Zealand on the 27th March. - Hobart Town Paper
San Francisco
William and James, 97 days from Auckland.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 336 1850 Saturday August, 24, 1850
Departures
August 21 - Lucy James, schooner, 32 tons, Captain Morgan, for Wellington. Passenger - Miss Jane Reid
The William Hyde, from New Zealand, arrived at Gravesend on the 3rd May.
The American whaler, Solomon Saltus is out from Fell River twenty-three months and has been very unsuccessful during the cruise; having taken only 380 barrels sperm and 200 barrels black oils. She put into the Bay of Islands in March last, where the following whalers were recruiting: Narwhal, English barque, thirteen months out, with 40 barrels sperm oil and bound for the coast of Japan. American ship Swift, with 280 barrels sperm oil. The Franklin, a full ship and Francis with 800 barrels, were homeward bound, called at Pilstarts Island on the 5th June, where the American ship Rescoe, out thirteen months, with 200 barrels sperm oil, was recruiting. On the Middle Grounds in August, she spoke the Clifford Wane, out twenty-nine months, with 800 barrels sperm oil. The Joseph Maxwell, out twenty-five months, with 800 barrels sperm oil and the Flying Fox, of Hobart Town, off the east end of New Zealand with 40 barrels sperm in April.
The Brazil Packet had sailed from Honolulu for New Zealand and Sydney on the 2nd July.
Arrivals at San Francisco from the colonies since last advices: June 22 Two Friends, brig, 92 days from Auckland. 24. Noble, barque, 130 days from Auckland. 27. Commodore, ship, 85 days from Auckland.
The Susan from New Zealand left Newcastle on Sunday morning
In a list of vessels lying in San Francisco Bay, published in the Alta California of the 1st July: the Clyde of Auckland; the Eliza of New Zealand; the Elizabeth of New Zealand; the Noble of Auckland; the Thomas Lord of Auckland; and the William and James of Auckland.
The first batch of emigrants was to sail for the Canterbury Settlement on the 1st June.

Sydney Shipping Gazette
Volume 7, No. 337 1850 Saturday August, 31, 1850
Arrivals
August 31 - Toroa, schooner, 57 tons, Captain Williamson, from Auckland the 1st and Kawau the 16th August.

Passengers -
Doyle 		Mr
Moring 		Mr

August 24 - Hooghy, ship, 466 tons, Captain Sproul, for New Zealand via Twofold Bay. Passenger - Mr H. Pleasance
Departures
August 29 - Santipore, barque, 515 tons, Captain Robinson, for Port Cooper via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Polack 		Mr Isaac
Jones 		Mr William Griffiths
Eight stockmen  

Hobart Town
Arrivals - August 9. Isabella, 90 tons, Gedge, from Auckland the 29th July.
Departures - August 15. Perseverance, schooner, 87 tons, Marshall, for New Zealand.

Launceston
Arrivals - August 14. Nautilus, barque, 19 tons, Dryden, from New Zealand.


Volume 7, Number 338 (7 September, 1850)
Page 237-240

Expected arrivals from New Zealand
Undaunted, barque, 301 tons, Walker
Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, Mclean
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Pilfold
Moa, brig, 281 tons, Norris
Susan, brig, 220 tons, L
Woodbridge, barque, 346 tons, Coppel

Arrivals
Sept. 1 - Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Fox, from Auckland the 18th August.

Passengers - 
Thomas Mr R
Wenham Mr H

Sept. 1 - Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, from Kawau the 19th August.
Sept 2 -Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, from Nelson the 20th August, in ballast.

Passengers- 
Cork 		Mrs and son
Turner 		Mr

Departures
Sept. 5 - Oliver Cromwell, ship, 478 tons, Captain Alexander, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Beck 		Mr
Beck 		Mrs and two children
Codlin 		Mr and wife
Evans 		Mr James
Whitelaw 	Mr
Whitelaw 	Miss
Woods 		Mr J
Wyers 		Mr

Sept. 6 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, for Wellington.

Passengers - 
Kelly 		Thomas
Robinson 	Mr
Thelwell 	Lieut.
Vamham 		Mr
Ware 		Mr T
Wylie 		Mr T
Wylie 		Miss

Imports - 22 bags flour, Thomas Tinley

NELSON
Arrival
s - July 11 - Poictiers, ship, 500 tons, Beale, from London, via Taranaki
July 25 - Torrington, brig, 200 tons, Peacock, from Sydney.
August 9 - Comet, brigantine, 100 tons, Cork, from Sydney

Arrival San Francisco
Eagle, schooner, 160 days, from New Zealand
Sisters, brig, 130 days from Hobart Town via Port Nicholson
Post Boy, schooner, 72 days from Auckland
July 8 - Triton, brig, 126 days from Hobart Town via Wellington

Merchant Seanmen
H.M.S. Havannah sailed from Auckland on the 8th August on a cruise to the New Hebrides. The schooner, sister, which had been missing for 6 weeks, arrived at Auckland on the 15th August.
Through the bad weather experienced by the Comet, after leaving Sydney, Captain Cork, lost seven horses out of twenty nine shipped.

Volume 7, Number 339 (16 September, 1850)
Page 241-244
Arrivals
Sept. 9 - Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, Captain McLean, from Port Nicholson, the 20th August.

Passengers -
Ludnum 		Mr
Sidey 		Mr C
Sidey 		Mr Alexander
Turner 		Mr
and three in the steerage

Sept. 11 -Earl of Hardwicke, barque, 256 tons, Captain Brown, from the Auckland Islands, 22nd August. Passenger - Mrs Brown.

Departures
Sarah, brig, 130 tons, Captain Grant, for Kawau, via Newcastle. Passengers - Mrs Grant and Miss George.
Sept. 12 - Alemene, French corvette, 32 guns, Captain L'Harcourt, for New Zealand and South Sea Islands.

Page 245-248
English Shiping
The Oriental Queen, from New Zealand, arrived in the Downs on the 11th May.
The Barbara Gordon sailed for New Zealand, May 16th.

The Earl of Hardwicke has put into this port for repairs, the pilot having run the vessel ashore on the 9th August, she remained on ground for six hours, doing some damage to her copper, but makes very little water, the average being one inch per hour; she is the property of the Southern Whaling Company, and quite a new vessel, built by the celebrated Mr. White, of Cowes, and intended for the South Sea Fisheries, having every requistie on board for such a voyage. The Governor, brig, hence, arrived at the Auckland Island on the 18th August, after a good run of eighteen days.

The Lady Clark reports the arrival of the Torrington, brig, from Sydney via Nelson, at Port Nicholson, on the 6th August; the Fairy Queen, from London via Auckland, on the 15th; the Scotia, from Sydney, on the 10th August. Also, the ketch Auckland, from Auckland Islands, having on board Mr Enderby, the Lieutenant-Governor of the Auckland Islands.

Volume 7, Number 340 (21 September, 1850)
Page 249-252
Ships in Harbour
Wild Irish Girl, brig, 125 tons, Stanes, in the Cove; J. Macnamars, owner and agent. Loading for Auckland.

Arrivals
Sept. 20 - Moa, brig, 281 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland the 8th instant.

Passengers -
The Lord Bishop of New Zealand
Ashton 		Mrs
Beeson 		Mrs and son
Cameron 	Mr
Cretnay 	Miss Margaret
McCan 		Mr and Mrs, son and daughter
Rabone 		Rev. S
Rabone 		Mrs and three daughters
Wells 		Mr
a native boy Simeon
nineteen in steerage

Clearance
Sept. - 19 - Emma, brig, 121 tons, Captain Fox, for Auckland.

Passengers
Baird 		Mr
D'Arcy 		Mr
Fox 		Miss
Heffard 	Miss
Lalley 		Mr Charles
Williamson 	Miss

Hobart Town - Departures
August 29 - Amicus, for New Zealand


Volume 7, Number 342 (7 October, 1850)
Page 257-260
The Mooltan, arrived at Calcutta, from New Zealand, on the 20th May.
Arrivals
October 4 -Poictiers, barque, 756 tons, Captain Beal, from Otago, the 21st September.

Passengers - 
Jeffrys Mr and Miss
Robinson Mr
Stuart Mr
and three in the steerage

The Poicters made an excellent run from Otago to this port of thirteen days. This ship brought out cargo and emigrants to the New Zealand Company's new settlement, and although she had a rather long passage, only three deaths occurred. On her arrival at Nelson the passengers presented Captain Beal with a piece of plate, for his gentlemanly conduct during the passage. The Scotia and the schooner Otago were the only vessels lying in Otago on the 21st September.

Departures
Oct. 5 - Monarch, barque, 315 tons, Captain Smale, for Auckland.

Passengers -
Cumner 		Mr
Fox 		Dr and Mrs Fox and child and two servants
Gregory 	Mr
King 		Mr
Larkin 		Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Sanctuary 	Mr
and 2 stockmen

Oct. 5 - Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, Captain Mclean, for Otago, via Twofold Bay.

Passengers -
Broderick 	Mrs and four daughters and two sons
Lodge 		Mrs and three children
Sidey 		Messrs C. and A.

English Shipping
The Eden for New Zealand on the 6th June.

The brig Sarah sailed from Newcastle for Kawau with a cargo of coal, on Monday last.

Volume 7, Number 343 (12 October, 1850)
Page 261-264
Departures
Oct. 11 - Moa, brig, 236 tons, Captain Norris for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Ashby 		Mrs and five children
Brady 		S.
Caldwell 	Miss
Inslay 		J
Johnstone 	Lieutenant 58th regiment
McDonald 	Rev. Mr. 
McDonald 	Mrs
Phillip 	Mr
Sheppard 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Webb 		R.
Yeates 		Miss

Clearance
Oct. 12 -[departed Oct. 24) Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, for Taranaki

Passengers -
Cork 		Mrs and child
Rose 		Mr and Mrs
Wilkie 		Mrs

Volume 7, Number 344 (19 October, 1850)
Page 269-272
Arrivals
Oct. 18 - William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Captain Tinley, from Wellington the 4th instant.

Passengers -
Bannstyne 	Mr
Fitzherbert 	Mr
Varaham 	Mr
and two in the steerage

The William Alfred had a very rough passage from Wellington

Oct. 18 - Sister, schooner, 48 tons, Captain King, from Auckland the 3rd instant.

Passengers - 
Berry 		Mr
Sheriff 	Mr
Walbrooke 	Mr

Oct. 19 - Governor, brig, 147 tons, Captain Brooks, from Wellington, the 2nd Oct.

Passengers - 
Beart 		Mr
Bevis 		Mr S.
Frances 	Mr J
Harrison 	Mr
Sheriff 	Mr W.

Departures
Oct. 16 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Captain Pilfold, for Wellington.

Passengers - 
Bannister 	Mr and Mrs
Beare 		Mrs and two children
Loveridge 	Thomas
McEwan 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Salmon 		Miss
Wilson 		George, wife and three children.

The Sister, on the 6th instant, exchanged colours with the Emma, hence for Auckland, off the Three Kings. The Glencoe, barque, was to sail from Auckland for Sydney on the 4th instant.

Letter to the Editor
Left ashore at Pitcarin's Island by our ship, which was blown off in a gale. The traditions about the Bounty are already assuming a legendary, or even mythic character, Old John Adams' journal is lost, carried away by the master of a Boston whaler; The island version, however, as far as it goes, is widely different from that put forth by Captain Bligh..... Page 273-276

Volume 7, Number 345 (26 October, 1850)
Page 277-280
The Christmas, arrived at Port Phillip, spoke the Eden from London, for New Zealand, off Cape Liptrap, out 128 days.

Hobart Town Departures
Eliza, 98 tons, Jones, for New Zealand

The Greenwich Observatory - The Timeball. page 280
Naval Obituary. - Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Sir J.C. Coghill.

Page 281-284
Port Phillip Arrivals
Oct. 9 - Alice, schooner, 88 tons, Robertson, from New Zealand via Launceston.

The Woodbridge, from Newcastle, arrived at Port Cooper (NZ), after a long passage, having to put into Wellington for water. She only lost five head of cattle ad 16 sheep on the passage, which were injured in taking on board. After landing her stock she proceeded to India for freight. Captain Coppel speaks very favourably of the anchorage and safety of the Port Cooper harbour.


Volume 7, Number 346 (2 November, 1850)
Page 285-288
Arrival Sydney
Nov. 2 - Helen S. Page, barque, 226 tons, Captain Church, from Auckland, the 20th ultimo, in ballast. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Graham, Mr Rankin.

Departures
Oct. 27 - Earl of Hardwicke, barque, 247 tons, Captain Oliver, for the South Seas, with whaling stores.

Hobart Town
Arrival- Oct. 16 -Munford, schooner, 166 tons, Hayle, from New Zealand.

Expected from New Zealand
Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Peacock
Hoogly, ship, 467 tons, Sproul
Kiwi, schooner, 86 tons, Johnson
Daniel Webster, barque, 267 tons, Bewes
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Fox
Santipore, barque, 515 tons, Robinson
Moa, brig, 236 tons, Norris
Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, McLean.

Volume 7, Number 347 (9 November, 1850)
Page 293-296
Auckland Arrivals -Oct. 10. Barbara Gordon, 337 tons, from London 18th May, with passengers and cargo; To sail for Wellington and Canterbury on the 26th Oct.
Monarch, 315 tons, Smale from Sydney the 5th Oct.
Cleared out, Oct. 16, John Wesley, 237 tons, Buck, for Feejee Islands.
The Emma, for Sydney, was to sail from Auckland two days after the Helen S. Page.
The Monarch, hence, arrived on the 14th ultimo, after a good run of nine days, but lost about 150 sheep on the passage. She was advertised for Sydney, to sail on the 25th ultimo.
The Oliver Cromwell was also advertised for Valparaiso, to sail on the 21st. Cleared out on the 22nd Oct.

New Zealander, 9 November 1850, Page 2
November 8— Barbara Gordon, 337 tons, barque, Captain William Lilley, with part of original cargo, for Wellington, and Canterbury Settlement.



Arrivals Sydney
Nov. 4 - Daniel Webster, barque, 296 tons, Captain Bewes from Auckland via Wangaroa, the 18th ultimo. Imports - 35 spars, 80 loads sawn timber.

Passengers -
Busby Mr James
Bushy Miss
McFarlane Mr
Shepherd Mr
Wright Mr

Page 297-300
The following colonial vessels were lying at San Francisco, on the 1st Sept;
Clyde, schooner, 40, Auckland
Eliza, brig, 133, NZ
Elizabeth, schooner, 21, NZ
Josephine, brig, 50, NZ
Post Boy, schooner, 44, NZ
William and James, schooner, 74, Auckland.
The above list is complied by the Alta California on the 1st of September.

Volume 7, Number 348 (16 November, 1850)
Page 301-304
Arrivals
Nov. 11 - Emma, packet brig, 135 tons, Captain Fox, from Auckland, 24th ultimo.

Passengers-
Armitage 	Mr James
Baldwin 	William
Clegg 		John
Fox 		Mrs and child and servant
Gould 		Mr J.
Harper 		Miss
Harper 		Mrs and two children
Hiffard 	Mary
Johnson 	Miss
Johnson 	Miss Isabel
Johnson 	Mr John G
McDougall 	Mr
Sorrinson 	Mr
Viale 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Williamson 	Miss

Daily Southern Cross, 14 May 1850, Page 3
Captain Henry Thomas Fox.— We perceive that it is the intention of the friends of Captain Fox, of the Phantom, to mark their respect for his long and successful services in commanding vessels between Sydney and Port Adelaide, by entertaining him to a public dinner at Coppii's Hotel, on Friday evening next, previous to his final departure from the Adelaide trade. We have no doubt that the numerous persons indebted to Captain Fox's skill and gentlemanly conduct at sea, will render the occasion as pleasing to themselves as gratifying to him — South Australian Gazette, March 28. — [Captain Fox, we may remark, takes command of the brig Emma, on her next voyage to Auckland To those acquainted with Captain Fox, we need not say how well this South Australian mark of parting esteem is deserved. —Ed. S. C]

Nov. 12 -Torrington, brig, 128 tons, Captain Peacock from Nelson the 27th Oct.

Passengers -
Child 		Mrs and servant
Dupper 		Mr G
Gregory 	John
Imprey 		Captain (East Indian Company Services) Peacock Mr John
Whalan 		John

Daily Southern Cross, 25 June 1850, Page 3
Wellington. Captain Imprey and party have returned to the Wairau, from an expedition formed with a view to find a road to Port Cooper. They went about 120 miles up the country in a southerly direction, crossing several streams, all falling into Aowaterei, the river between the White Bluff and Cape Campbell. They discovered an opening into the Port Cooper plains, but the weather coming on very severe, with a very heavy fall of snow, they were compelled to return. There is now no question about a fair road being made for drays between the Wairau and Port Cooper. The party saw two large birds standing about five feet high, which they supposed to be the Emu, and made some very interesting botanical discoveries. They describe the country over which they travelled as eligible for cattle runs and sheep stations, and some portions of it well wooded.

Nov. 13 -
Monarch, barque, 314 tons, Captain Love, from Auckland, the 25th October, in ballast.

Passengers - 
Robinson 	Mr
Sanctuary 	Mr
and six in the steerage

Nov. 14 -Hooghly, ship, 467 tons, Captain Sproul, from Port Cooper the 19th and Wellington the 24th ultimo.

Passengers
Crichton 	Mr
Fulcher 	James and wife
Mitchell 	Captain
Drought 	Lieutenant (84th Regiment)

Nov. 14 - Moa, brig, 286 tons, Captain Norris, from Auckland, the 2nd instant.

Passengers - 
Bell 		Mr
Brind 		Miss
Davis 		Mrs Charles and son and servant
Hayes 		Mr
Hayes 		Mary Ann
Hemsden 	Mr
Holland 	Mr and Mrs
Holland 	Misses Mary and Julia
McDonald 	Mr
McVay 		Mr John
Nathan 		Mrs David, son, daughter and servant
Nicholson 	Mr
Tome 		Mr
White 		Mrs

It appears that Joseph page, a young man 19 years of age, whilst double reefing the maintop-sail, fell from the weather yard-arm, struck the ship's rail, and fell overboard. He sunk immediately underwater; the ship at the time making no head way. New Zealander, Oct. 26.

Volume 7, Number 349 (23 November, 1850)
Page 305-308
Arrival Sydney
Nov. 23 -Kiwi, brig, 86 tons, Captain Johnson, from Kiapara, the 6th instant.

Passengers
Walton 		Mr
Yates 		Mr
and three natives of New Zealand

Departures
November 16 - Scotia, schooner, 68 tons, Captain Ward, for Otago.

Passengers
Robinson 	Mr
Ward 		Captain

Clearances
Nov. 21 - Emigrant, ship, 754 tons, Captain Kemp, for Hokianga, in ballast.
Nov. 22- Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Bowden, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
McCook 		Miss
Matthews 	Miss
Mackintosh 	Mr
Simpson 	Mr

Nov. 22 - Helen S. Page, barque, 226 tons, Captain Church, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Bass 		J. H.
Graham 		Mr
Graham 		Mrs
Neaves 		Mr

San Francisco Shipping
Arrivals
Sept. 12 - Brig Minerva, 140 days from Port Nicholson
20 - Schooner Vulcan, 270 days, 270 days from NZ
Advertised to sail for the Colonies.
Brig Camillas, for Hobart Town, calling at the Islands and New Zealand

The Bishop of New Zealand has determined to proceed with his party to Auckland, by the brig Emma, Captain Fox, to sail on Tuesday.

Port Phillip Arrivals

Nov. 14 -Minerva, schooner, from New Zealand, with 56,000 feet pine.

The John Wesley has arrived in NZ from the Feejees.

Newcastle. The Camero is loaded, and the Sarah for New Zealand is also full.

Volume 7, Number 350 (30 November, 1850) Page 309-312
Arrivals Sydney
Nov. 23 -Kiwi, brig, 86 tons, Captain Johnson, from Kiapara, the 6th instant.
Passengers - Mr Wilson, Mr Yates and three natives.

Departures
Nov. 23 -Emigrant, ship, 754 tons, Captain kemp, for Hokianga, in ballast.
Nov. 24 - Helen S. Page, barque, 226 tons, Captain Church, for Auckland. Passengers - Mr Graham, Mrs Graham, Mr Neaves, J.H. Bass.
Nov. 24 -Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Bowden, for Auckland. Passengers - see above.
Nov. 27 - Emma, 121 tons, Captain Fox, for Auckland.

Passengers
The 		Bishop of New Zealand
Gray 		Mr J
Gray 		Mrs and two children
Gray 		Miss
Hector 		Mr
Hector 		Misses three
Hector 		Master C.
Reid 		Mrs and child
Smith 		Thomas, wife and three children
five natives of the South Sea Islands.

Clearance
Nov. 29 - Black Dog, schooner, 142 tons, Captain Brooks, for the Auckland Islands.

Passengers
McKenna 	Miss and servant, 
Munce 		three Masters and two Misses

Volume 7, Number 351 (7 December, 1850)
Page 317-320
Ships in Sydney Harbour
Robert Syers, barque, 312 tons, Morrison, at Circular Wharf; M. Joseph agent. loading for Port Nicholson.

Arrival Sydney
Dec. 1. - Comet, schooner, 92 tons, Captain Cork, from Nelson the 19th Nov. Passengers - Mrs Cork and son.
Dec. 1 - Louis and Miriam, brig, 127 tons, Captain Pilford, from Nelson the 19th Nov.

Passengers - 
Bolton 		Mr  
Day 		Mr and Mrs  and three children
Wyley 		Mrs

Dec. 4 - Lady Clark, ship, 430 tons, Captain Mclean, from Otago via Wellington the 22nd Nov, in ballast.

Passengers -
Blackett 	Mr
Gibson 		Mr J
Sidey 		Mr A
Sidey 		Mr C
Strickland 	Mr
and seven stockmen

Departures
Dec. 2 - Black Dog, schooner, 142 tons, Captain Brooks, for Auckland Islands.
Passengers - Miss Mckenna and servant, three Masters and two Miss Munce
Dec. 6 - Moa, brig, 237 tons, Captain Norris, for Auckland.

Passengers - 
Armitage 	Mr
Beeson 		Mrs and son
Brown 		Miss
Davis 		Mrs, child and servant
Fletcher 	Mr
McVey 		Mr
Nathan 		Mrs, two children and servant
Tomes 		Miss
Tomes 		Miss Mary
Williamson 	Captain

Dec. 6 - Torrington, brig, 128 tons, captain Peacock, for Wellington. Passengers - Mrs Howard and Mr W. Hurley.

Clearances
Dec. 2 - Oriental, ship, 507 tons, Captain Taylor, for Port Cooper via Twofold Bay. Passengers - Mr R. Bradley, Mr Burt.
Dec. 6 - Daniel Webster, barque, 296 tons, Captain McFarlane, for Auckland. Passengers -Mr Partington, Mr Bowes.

Vessels Expected in Sydney from New Zealand
William Alfred, schooner, 118 tons, Tinley
Scotia, 68 tons, Ward
Ellen, schooner, 39 tons, barter
Helen S. Page, barque, 226 tons, Church
Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Bowden
Emma, brig, 121 tons, Fox.

Auckland Arrivals
Nov. 18 - Arabia, 92 tons, Alexander Young from San Francisco.

Passengers - 
Henry 		Mr J
Keesing		Mr John
Ladd 		Mr William
Langford	Mr John Alfred
McWaters 	Mr Henry
Williamson 	Mr
Young 		Mr

The Arabia sailed from San Francisco on the _0th September and has made the passage in 46 days including a delay of 36 hours at Tu_uila, one of the islands of the Navigators' Group where she called in to procure fresh vegetables and fruit. &c.
The William and James, schooner sailed on the 21st Sept. for Tahiti and Sydney, to return to Auckland from the latter port.

Wellington Arrivals
Nov. 14 - Phoebe Dunbar, ship, 704 tons, Michie, from London, via Otago and Canterbury. She brought out 24 passengers in the cabin and 70 in the steerage for Nelson and New Plymouth.

Passengers -
Clifford 	Mr and Mrs and two children
Clifford 	Mr A.
Corbett 	Mr
Dompier 	Mr
Galloway 	Mr
Hart 		Mrs
Hart 		Miss
Hart 		Mr
Henryson 	Mr
Murray 		Mr W.
Scott 		Mr
ten in the fore cabin and 70 in the steerage.

The schooner Perseverance from the Auckland Islands, via Chatham Islands, arrived on the 19 Nov.
The Helen, schooner, Captain Barter, was advertised to sail on the 26th for Sydney.
HMS Fly sailed for the Auckland Islands on 14th November. The passengers by her were His Excellency the Governor-in-Chief, Lady Grey, Colonel Bolton and G. Thomas, Esq.
On the 20th November, the following ships were lying at Wellington:
HM steamer Acheron
General Palmer, store ship
Lord William Bentinck, laid on for London
Camilla, about to sail for Auckland
Ellen, schooner for Sydney
Phoebe Dunbar, refitting
Perseverance, schooner.

On the 6th Nov., a vessel of 58 tons, the Flora, was launched at Porirua. She has been coppered and copper-fastened, and is an excellent specimen of Mr Walker's skill in shipbuilding. She will be employed in the trade between Port Cooper.

Nelson Arrivals
Nov. 6 - Eden, 600 tons from London via Taranaki.

Passengers -
Adams 		Mr and Mrs and family
Budge 		Mr
Caldwell 	Mr and Mrs
Nichols 	Mr
Wells 		Mr and Mrs and family
Wilton 		Mr
and 36 in the steerage.

Mr J.D. Murphy, master of a small vessel named the Catherine Johnstone, employed in the New Zealand coasting trade, was thrown overboard by the jibing of the main boom, and drowned, on the 23rd October.

San Francisco Shipping
The Woodbridge, from Port Cooper, NZ, arrived at Sourabaya on the 16th September, after an excellent passage of six weeks.

Volume 7, Number 352 (14 December, 1850)
Page 325-328
Sydney Arrivals
Dec. 7 - Ellen, schooner, 39 tons, Captain Barter from Wellington, the 25th ultimo. Imports: 15 tons woollashing, 13 tons flax, John Macnamara.

Departures
Dec. 7 - Oriental, ship, 507 tons, Captain Taylor, for Port Cooper via Twofold Bay. passengers -Mr R. Bradley, Mr Burt.
Dec. 8 - Daniel Webster, barque, 296 tons, Captain McFarlane, for Auckland. Passengers - Mr Partington, Mr Bowes.
Dec. 13 - Lady Clarke, ship, 430 tons, Captain McLean, for Port Cooper, via Newcastle.

Volume 7, Number 353 (21 December, 1850)
Page 329-332
Sydney Arrivals
Dec. 17 - Helen S. Page, barque, 226 tons, Captain Church, from Auckland the 8th instant.

Passengers -
Brett 		Mr
Henderson 	Mr and Mrs, child, and servant
Glendon 	Mr
Park 		Mr D.

Departures
Dec. 20 - Monarch, barque, 315 tons, Captain Harrison, for Port Cooper and Akaroa. Exports: sheep, 66 head of cattle, 17 horses, M.E. Murnin.

Passengers
Jeffrey 	Mr J.
Robinson 	Mr
Sanctuary 	Mr
and three stockmen.
 

Clearances
Dec. 21 -Robert Syers, barque, 312 tons, Captain Peter Morrison, for London, via Port Nicholson.

Passengers
Barrow 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Irwing 		Mr Thomas
Jones 		Mr E. 

Dec. 21 - William Hyde, barque, 533 tons, Captain Applewhaite, for Kiapara.

Passengers
Applewhaite 	Mrs
Atkins 		Mr
Keinball 	Mr

Page 333-336
Auckland Arrivals
Nov. 25 - Glencoe, 150 tons, Lillewall, from Newcastle
Nov. 29 - Prince of Denmark, brig, Hayes, from the whaling grounds
Dec.  4 - Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Bowden, from Sydney
Dec.  6 - John Wesley, missionary brig, 237 tons, Buck, from the Feejee Islands.

Prince of Denmark, of Port Hobart, is eight weeks from that port; a clean ship. She has been cruising chiefly off the East Coast, and reports having struck two humpback whales, but was unable to secure either. Off Hawke's Bay stuck a large sperm whale, when an accident with the lines happen, the prize got clear away.

Volume 7, Number 354 (28 December, 1850)
Page 337-340
Sydney Arrivals
Dec. 26 - Maukin, brig, 106 tons, Captain Bowden, from Auckland the 12th instant.
passengers -Mr Finlay, Mr Smithson.

Departures
Dec. 24 -Robert Syers for London via Port Nicholson.

Clearances
Dec. 27 - Kiwi, brig, 86 tons, Captain Johnson for Kiapara.

Passengers
Warborough 	Mrs
Walton 		Mr E
Wyates 		Mr S
and three New Zealanders

Port Philip Arrivals
The Elizabeth, barque, Captain Cheyne, from London, and 109 days from the Lizard. The Elizabeth spoke to the following vessel. The Cressy for the Canterbury Settlement, New Zealand, eighty-two days out from London, off St. Paul's.

Wellington Arrivals
Nov. 23 Barque Barbara Gordon, 400 tons, Lilley, from London via Auckland. Passengers listed
Nov. 25 - Brigantine William Alfred, 110 tons, Tinley, from Sydney
Nov. 28 Barque Eden, 522 tons, Murdock, from London via New Plymouth and Nelson.

Passengers -
Beamish 	Mr and Mrs jun.
Beamish 	Mr and Mrs sen. and five children
Carker 		Mr and Mrs
Day 		Mr
Duncan		Miss
Gilman		Mr
Grindley 	Mr
Hume		Mr
Langlands 	Mr and Mrs and child
Lugoe 		Mrs
Mallison 	Mr and Mrs
Murdock 	Mr
Reid 		Mr and Mrs
Robertson 	James
Walkin 		Mrs and four children

Departures
Nov. 27 - Barque Camilla, 500 tons, Pugh, for Auckland.
28. HM steamer Acheron, 6 guns, Captain Stokes, for the Middle Island
Ship Phoebe Dunbar, 704 tons, Muchie, for Nelson.

Passengers - 
Corbett 	Mr
Galway 		Mr
Murray 		Captain
Scott 		Mr
fifty in the steerage 

Imports Dec. 21 Lucy James, schooner, 40 tons, from Wellington.

The General Palmer, ship, 700 tons, Captain Williamson, was advertised to sail for Sydney on the 10th December.