City of Florence11/04/1880 Hunter 40 passengers Janet McNeil 21/04/1880 could not find William Davie 12/05/1880 McAllister 24 passengers Rialto 17/05/1880 Williamson 25 passengers Abernyte 12/06/1880 Congdon 19 passengers Dunbritton 13/06/1880 Emmett 56 passengers Van Dieman 16/06/1880 J Shandley 11 passengers Mallowdale 10/07/1880 Dorman 40 passengers Mataura 13/07/1880 Alex Brown 25 passengers Otago 27/07/1880 Peebles 43 passengers Invercargill 30/07/1880 John Muir 14 passengers City of Sparta 05/09/1880 W. Watson 40 passengers
Lyttelton 06/09/1880 Strang 55 passengers Bruce McIklejohn12/09/1880 (offsite) Durham 03/10/1880 Seymour 28 passengers Lurline 05/10/1880 Adair 30 passengers Wild Deer 15/10/1880 Kerr 31 passengers Zealandia 21/10/1880 Sellars 35 passengers Waipa 25/10/1880 Gorn 29 passengers Timaru 11/11/1880 Taylor 48 passengers Dunedin missing the 290 steerage passengers Taranaki 11/12/1880 Hird 50 passengers Waitara 12/12/1880 Cowell 37 passengers Nelson 25/12/1880 Fullerton 39 passengers
Saturday 3 January 1880 page 12
The passengers per ship Auckland, 1245 tons, Captain McDougall.
The ship admitted to pratique on Monday, the young men on Goat Island were landed, and conveyed by train to the city and the Caversham Barracks. Of the number there are 72 who paid their own passage, and 56 nominated.
Vessels in port:
On loading berth for London : Ship Timaru, 1866 tons, Captain Taylor, rapidly filling up with cargo, and to sail in a few days.
The steamers in port are the Star of the South, Shag, Ino, Kakanui, Peninsula, Golden Age, Iron Age, and tugs Koputai and Titan.
10 January 1880 page 14
English Shipping. Sailed
Passengers for Otago per Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co.'s Wellington (Captain Cowan) from London November 8th, and Falmouth 12th.
Per Messrs P. Henderson and Co.'s Canterbury, Captain Leslie, from Glasgow November 11th, consigned to Messrs Cargills, Giggs, and Co.: Saloon: Mr John Reid and family, Mr Alexander Boyce and family, Mr Jockel, Mr R. Milne, Mr D. Anderson, Mr Kennedy, and about 400 steerage.
31 January 1880 page 14
Arrival of the Canterbury
Early on the morning of January 27th the report that a full-rigged ship was standing in to Otago Heads reached Port Chalmers. She proved to be the Albion Company's clipper ship Canterbury, under command of our old friend Captain Leslie, and at 8. 40 a.m. she was brought up outside the Heads. The p.s. Koputai at once steamed out to tender her. Everything being in the best order, the ship was promptly cleared in, and the representatives of the Press then boarded her. They were courteously received by Captain Leslie who informed them that he had brought 1600 tons of cargo, of which 1200 tons were measurement goods, and the remainder dead weight, together with 16 saloon and 401 steerage passengers, under the medical supervision of Dr Dunkley, F.R.G.S.
21 February 1880 page 14
March 16 1800 page 15
Wellington, March 3rd. Arrived: Barque Buttermere, from London, after a 90 days' passage. She brings a full complement of passengers and a large general cargo.
March 20 1880 page 13
Per Marlborough: For London - Mr and Mrs E.J. Sanders and child, Mr and Mrs Sparrow, Miss Ellen Monson, Messrs Baines, Stevens, J.P. Smith. The Albion Company's ship Marlborough blocked off her hatches on Saturday afternoon and completed preparations for sea. She took the following cargo:-
4924 bales wool
20 bales skins
1 case fur
1 package plate ware
12 cases oatmeal
77 casks tallow
17 bags bones and horns
1558 sacks wheat
of the total value of £100,270. In addition to this she took four boxes of gold.
April 3 1880 page 13 & 14
Passengers for New Zealand per Messrs P. Henderson and Co.'s William Davie (Captain McAllister from Glasgow, January 20th, 1879
Arrived Monday the Oamaru from Glasgow
The Albion Company's clipper ship Oamaru from Glasgow reached the Heads on the afternoon of March 19th after a passage of 108 days bringing 120 passengers and 1000 tons cargo, the half of which is dead weight.The vital statistics for the voyage were as follow; Birth March 15, Mrs Judge, of a daughter Deaths: December 30 Grace Newton aged three years, congestion of the lungs January 3 William Henry Newton aged four years acute bronchitis January 8 Bella G. Newton aged 2 years acute bronchitis February 4 John Strachan aged 1 year, convulsions February 20 William Ramsay an adult, apparently about 25 years of consumptionInwards. Arrived Monday Per Oamaru from Glasgow - Brown Mr and Mrs Denniston Mrs Denniston Misses (4) Nimmo Mr Stuart Mrs Stuart Master and 92 free and assisted immigrants Outwards per Otaki for London - Mrs Stephens, Captain H. Coles, Mr S.C. Miers, Mrs McAllister. Departed Sunday
April 10 1880 page 14
per Coromandel: From London - Ainsworth Mr Brooks Mr and Mrs and child Broad Mr and Mrs and 2 children Brown Mr J Chambers Mr Clark Mr W Egley Mr Dorsey Mr Leopold Mr Ludwig Mr Osbourne Mr and Mrs Worrall Mr
The barque Coromandel from London, under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, arrived at Port Chalmers on Saturday and anchored in the Powder-ground shortly after 10 p.m. on April 2nd. She brings 1400 tons cargo and 25 tons of gunpowder, and 31 passengers. Mrs T.H. Brooks gave birth to a daughter on March 29th. The vessel has made the passage from anchor to anchor in 105 days.
April 17 1880 page 10 Albany, April 13.
The P. and O. Company's steamship Hydaspes arrived in King George's Sound to-day from Ceylon with inward Suez mail. Passenger for Dunedin, Mr Scott. The P. & O. steamer Travancore had run ashore at Otronto on the Italian coast, a few miles south of Brindisi, and that she is a total loss.
April 17 1880 page 12
Brown Mr Campbell Mr and Mrs Curle Miss Docherty Mr P Hayes Miss E Henderson Mr and Mrs McColl Mr J McIntosh Mr D Miley Dr W K Reidale Mr H Rowles Mrs Shaw Mr A Stewart Mr Walker Miss
Saturday April 24 1880 page 16
Ship Calyspo run down and sunk off Margate.
May 1 1880 page 15
Departures Port Chalmers per Araby Maid: Passengers For London: Bamfield Mr Danziger Mr Gavin Miss (2) Hellyer Mr Newton Mr and Mrs and family (3) Pollinger Mr Richard Mr Skeen Mrs3 April 1880 page 14 Per New Zealand Shipping Co.,s Araby Maid (Captain Cromarty) from London, January 22nd:- Bamfield Frank D Danziger Max Gain Elizabeth Gain Roseanna Helyar Frank G Newton Althorpe Newton Clement Newton Henry Newton Jane Newton Thomas Pollinger Max Rickard Josiah Skeen Mrs S
May 8 1880
Passengers for Otago Per Messrs P. Henderson and Co.'s Abernyte (Captain Congden), from Glasgow February 24th, and Greenock 27 consigned to the National Mortgage and Agency Co., of N.Z., Ld.): Saloon: Bryden Mr C McCormick Mr William Steerage: Angus William Angus Mrs Anderson Robert Anderson William Andrews Joseph Austin Joseph Bryson Robert Davidson James Elliot John Fergusson William Fergusson Mrs Ford Jessie Napier William Ogilvie Elizabeth Percy William Percy Mrs Preston Arch Rae John Rae Mrs Turnbull William
May 15 1880 page 14
Per New Zealand Shipping Co., Van Diemen (Captain J Shandley) from London March 10th. Steerage - Baker Charles Charles Edward Charles Annie Colledge Joshua Evan John Farrell Bernard Foster Elizabeth Mills Nelson Prothero Annie Taylor William Taylor Edward
Per P. and Co.'s Corresponding Steamer Ceylon (Captain C Fraser), leaving Venice March 13th, and Brindisi 15th: - For Dunedin - Mr J H Scott
Per Shaw, Savill, and Co.s Dunbritton, Captain Emmett, from London March 12th. Passengers..
Saturday May 22 1880 page
Inwards on Monday Per Rialto: From London - Brickle Mr and Mrs and family (3) Crooks Miss (2) Birkley Mr Fretwell Mr Gillespie Mr Galbrith Mr Hogg Mr Hopkins Mr Jackson Mr Jones Mrs Lawrence Mr (2) McIlrae Mr Miller Mr Page Mr and Mrs Simpson Mr Sizer Mr Tate Mr Wright Mrs
May 29 1880 page 15
The late Captain Stephen Tall who drowned in the ketch Anna.
June 5 1880 page 15
Outwards. Per Oamaru: For London sailed on Monday
Mrs Smith and 6 children, Mr and Mrs Vallancy, Messrs Nantes, Horan, Chisholm
Saturday 12 June 1880 page 15
Arrivals - Tuesday Te Anua from Melbourne, via Hobart and the Bluff. Passengers : From Melbourne: Mr and Mrs Nonsenat and family, Mr and Mrs Teasdale and family, Mr and Mrs Parker, Mrs Phillips, Misses Blewitt, Murphy, Worth and 21 steerage.
Outwards per Rotomahana: For Melbourne, via the Bluff - Mesdames Winch and child, Cuthbert, Morris, Misses Gordon, Dennison, Rev. J J Lewis, Messrs F Marks, Downie, Sharland, Clayton, Spence, Leap, Aitken, McCatosh, Wallace, Blackwell, Turner, Anderson, Ward, Driver, Queen, Finn, Barmby, Dixon, Goodchild, Welsh, Frier, Donaghy, Ellis, Annan, Waoram, McCredie, Tyler
Saturday June 19 1880 page 15
Arrivals: Saturday - Abernyte from Glasgow.Anderson Mr (2) Andrews Mr Angus Mr and Mrs Austin Mr Brydon Mr C Davidson Mr Fergusson Mr Ford Mrs McCormick Mr C Napier Mr Ogilvie Mr Percy Mr and Mrs Preston Mr Turnbull Mr Ure Mr and Mrs
Monday - Dunbritton from LondonBarrowcliff Mr Beadell Mr Branson Dr (medical officer) Brown Mrs Buchanan Mr and Mrs and child Cowie Mr Harrison Barker Kelk Mr and Mrs and 2 children Meehan Mr North Mr Potter Mr Probyn Mr Revons Mr Robinson Mr G Robinson Mr and Mrs and 4 children
Wednesday - Van Diemen from London.Baker Mr Charles Mrs ands Mrs and child Colledge Mr Evans Mr Farell Mr Foster Mr Mills Mr Taylor Mr (2)
Saturday 26 June 1880 page 15
Outwards: William Davie, barque: For London - Mr and Mrs G Johnstone, Miss McCarthy, Messrs Norman, Mr McDonald, Mr James, Mr Hicks.
Saturday July 17 1880 page 15
Saturday - Mallowdale, barque, 1289 tons, Dorman, from London (April 13). Cargills, Gibbs, and CO., agents.Passengers: Second cabin - Bayldon Mr Bartlett Mr and Mrs and 3 children Blakely Mr and Mrs and 4 children Camell Mr Cook Mr and Mrs and 3 children Dowman Mr and Mrs and child Dowlinson Mr and Mrs and 3 children Elworthy Miss Hale Mr and Mrs and 3 children Hooper Mr Hooper Mr and Mrs Hooper Miss Stockwell Mr Surfleet Mr Turner Mr Wanstall Dr
Tuesday - Mataura, barque, 853 tons, Brown, from London. NZS Company, agents.Passengers: Cabin - Seaton Mr Arthur Second Cabin - Barker Mr Thomas Bedfield Mr Hermann Chase Mr John Flowers Mr Robert and Mrs Caroline and 7 children Amelia, Minnie, Robert, Eliza, Caroline, Edwin, Alexander Kennedy Mr George Nicolas Mr William and Mrs Rebecca Power Mr and Mrs Catherine and 3 children Alice, Patrick, John Tate Mr John and Mrs Margaret Triphook Mr Alfred
Saturday August 7 1880 page 15
Arrivals. Thursday - Otago, ship, Peebles, from Glasgow. Cargills, Gibbs, and Co, agents.Passengers: Saloon Ballantyne Mr G and Mrs and family (7) Lizzie, Mary, Amy, Stewart, Ernest, George, Infant Second cabin and steerage: Armond Misses (2) Mary, Isabella (Annand) Christie Miss Agnes (James Christie) Gillander Miss Abigail (Gillanders) Gilmore Miss (Agnes Gilmour) Grant Miss Elizabeth Hanley Mr Charles (Harley) Hislop Mrs and 2 children W.G. and Sarah Holmes Mr Dan M Leishman Mrs Martin Mr John Mearns Mr George and Mrs Susan and child Mitchell Mr (2) James McNish Mr John and Mrs Mary and 2 children Archibald, Maggie Margaret Ann, Helen, Mary, Florence, Charles, John, Thomas Nicholson Mr and Mrs and 7 children Robertson Mr Charles Smith Mr Edward Thompson Mrs Mary
Friday - Bygdo from New York
Invercargill, ship, 1246 tons, Muir, from London (May 11). N M and A Company, agents.Passengers: Arden Miss (William Arden) Bargross Mr Isaac (Burgess) Clapham Misses (3) (Chapman) WM, Mary, Esther, Elizabeth Emmerson Mr E.H. Ferguson Mr N McConnell Mr (2) William, William Jun. Moule Frank Papworth Miss (Elizabeth Popeworth) Price Miss J Rary Miss (Annie Vary)Steerage Brown Mr George Burgess Isaac Emmerson E H Ferguson N Macandrew David McConnell William McConnell William, jun
Per Van Diemen, barque, 1107 tons, Shandley, for Liverpool. P Cunningham and Co agents.Passengers: Saloon - Orkney Captain and Mrs Oakney Miss Orkney Masters (2) Second cabin - Brown Mrs Brown Misses (2) Bunn Mr Ryan Miss Savage Mrs and 2 children
Saturday 11 September 1880 page 15
Arrivals. Sunday - City of Sparta, ship, 1193 tons, W. Watson, from London (June 9). Dalgety and Co, agents.Passengers: Cabin - Watson Mrs Watson Master Second class and steerage - Bayley Mr F.P. and Mrs (Bailey) Bowman Miss Hannah Broadbent Mr Anthony Carter Miss Saraham Carter Mr Samuel Chisholm Mr L Cowan* James M Graham* John Graham* William Graham* Robert Graham* Sarah Graham* Henrietta Graham* Joseph Holland Mr Edward (Hollan) Jonas* Stanley Lee Mr Thomas and Mrs Mary Jane and 6 children McKenzie Mr John Miller* Adam Miller* Robert Murphy Mr Edward Robson Mr Thomas and Mrs and 9 children Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Jacob, Hannah, Harriet, Emma, Thomas, Marietta Sutherland Mr J.F. and Mrs Christian and 5 children Margaret, John Ward Mr Thomas Taylor (2) Mr James and Charles
The ship City of Sparta, one of Messrs Smith's and Co.'s "City Line," arrived off Otago Heads at 10.30 p.m. on September 4th, and was towed into port in the afternoon of the 5th instant, coming through the north channel at 2 p.m., and anchored in the Powder ground. The City of Sparta, like the others of her sister ships which have from time to time visited us, is a smart-looking iron vessel of fine proportions, and brings some 2200 tons of cargo, of which about half is composed of measurement weight and the rest dead weight. Amongst the heavy cargo is one of Priestman's patent dredges for the Otago Harbour Board, and an organ and peal bells for the Episcopalian Church of St. Matthew in Dunedin. She also brings about 20 tons of gunpowder, stowed in a properly - constructed magazine and, in addition to this, has about a ton of acids stowed on deck. Her passage from anchor to anchor has occupied 87 days, and from land to land 84 days. She brings 40 passengers, all of whom have enjoyed excellent health throughout the voyage.
Lyttelton, ship, 1110 tons, Strang, from Glasgow
(June 9). Cargills, Gibbs, and Co, agents.
*no mention in newspaper list 11th Sept. Did they arrive??
Passengers: Saloon Bacon Mr and Mrs and child Boswell Mrs and 2 children - John and Edward Celland Miss Dalton Mr Charles Gardner Mr John Kennedy Mrs and 2 children Isabella and David H.C. and servant McBean* Mr John McLellan Mr J (Maclellan) Mason Mr William O Stenhouse Mrs and Miss Tolmie Mr Allan Steerage - Alexander Miss Sarah Bruce Mr Francis Ewart Mr James and Mrs Isabella and family (7) Elizabeth, Jane, Mary H., Isabella, David, Jessie, Grace Ann. Ewing Mr Fiddes Mr James Jamieson Mr Richard Johnstone Mr John (Johnston) Joyce Mr John D Laughland Miss Catherine Laughland Mr David McEwing* Mr John Park Mrs Isabella Park Miss Paton Mrs Storm Mrs Elsie and family (5) Robert, John Watson Storm, William F., George James Storm Sutherland Mr Alex Tait* MrThomas Tennant Mrs Tod Mr David and Mrs Isabella Todd and family (7) David, Agnes, William, James, Adam, Isabella, Alex Tod Watson Miss Isabella
The Albion Company's clipper ship Lyttelton arrived off Otago Heads at 11 am on September 5th. She was tendered in the afternoon by the p.s. Koputai and towed across the bar at 3.p.m., making fast at the Railway Pier at 4 p.m. The ship was met by Customs officials in the Lower Harbour, and on being assured by Captain Strang that the health of all on board was all that could be desired, the good ship was boarded and cleared in. The representatives of the Press, who quickly followed the Customs officers, were cordially received by the commander, and by him supplied with all the necessary data for publication. The vessel brings 55 passengers and 1450 tons of cargo, of which 600 tons is measurement goods and the remainder dead weight. She has made the passage out from land to land in 82 days, and from port to port in 89 days. The only thing to occur was the suicide of Mr Thomas Tait, a young man of 23 years of age, described as a law clerk, who jumped overboard on the morning of September 5th, when off Slope Point, at about 6 a.m. A lifebouy was at once hove to him, and although it passed close he made no attempt to clutch it, but on the contrary swam in the opposite direction. The vessel backed, and a lifeboat was lowered and sent in search of the unfortunate creature. The men succeeded in picking up the bouy, but, after searching diligently for two hours, failed to find the body. Mr Tait is described as being of a morbid and retiring disposition. The Lyttelton comes into port in splendid order, and reflects great credit on her officers, who are as follow:
Chief Officer, Mr Strachan
Second officer, Mr Capmpbell
Third Officer, Mr Newcombe
Mr R. Brown is still chief steward.
October 2 1880 pg 16
James Morrison, carpenter, native of Glasgow, who came out from London to Lyttelton in the ship "Victoria" in 1862, last heard of at Kenerie junction, West Coast. Any news of J.M. will be thankfully received. Alexander Young, Pleasant Valley, Palmerston, Otago.
Saturday October 9 1880 pg 14
Sunday - Durham, ship, 998 tons, Seymour, from London (June 28). Cargills, Gibbs, and Co, agents.Passengers - Abernethy Mr Benzie Mr Erskine Mr Graham Mr and Mrs W and 2 children Graham Mrs R Graham Misses (2) Harnley Mr Holloway Mrs McKee Mr and Mrs and child McLellan Mr and Mrs and child Mackie Mr Paterson Mr and Mrs Paterson Misses (2) Robertson Mr Scott Mrs Smith Mrs Thomson Master
Tuesday - Lurline, barque, 761 tons, Capt. J. Adair, from London (June 30). NZS Company, agents.
Passengers - Akhurst Mr George and Mrs Isabella and family (5) Lousia, Frederick, Harry, Charles, Helen E. Banks Mrs Agnes Barry Miss Mary Gordon Messrs (3) John, George, John Hill Miss Eliza F Johnson Miss Mary (Johnston) Jones Mr Lawrence Milnes Mr James P. Peddic Mr Robert (Peddie) Purchas Mr James (Purchow) Shilling Miss Martha (Shelling) Tomkinson Rev. Mr Thomas (Tonkinson) Tomkinson Mrs and family (5) Augustus, Reginald, Annie, Isabel, Henrietta Stockwell Mrs and 3 children Ella, E. and Master Frank Stockwell
October 23 1880 Saturday
Arrived Saturday Wild Deer, 1016 tons, Kerr, from Glasgow (July 15) NZ L and M A Company agents.Passengers: Ness Mr J Second cabin and steerage - Armstrong Miss Blyth Mr Dryburgh Mr Falconer Mr Fraser Mr Hastie Mr Hay Mr Houston Mr Hutchinson Mrs and 2 children Jackson Mr and Mrs Kirkpatrick Miss McDonald Mr McPherson Miss Meek Mr Pennycuick Mr (2) Scott Mrs C Scott Miss Sinclair Mr Sinclair Mrs Sinclair Miss Smith Mr Thomson Mr Reid Mr Todd Mrs and child Welsh Mr
Saturday October 30 1880
Thursday - Zealandia, ship, 1116 tons, Sellars, from London (July 19). Dalgety and Co, agents.Passengers: Saloon - Allardyce Mr A C Bamford Mr H W Martin Mr A R Quiche Mr E Second cabin and steerage - Bayfield Mr Bragg Mr Greenless Mr Hay Miss Holshan Mr Manley Mr and Mrs Mark Mr Maxwell Mr Moore Mr and Mrs Patillo Mr H Paton Mr Sharp Mr and Mrs and child Sharp Mr Spence Mrs and child Stanley Mr Whittingham Mr and Mrs and 2 children Wilson Mr and Mrs and 4 children Young Mr
Arrival of the "Zealandia"
"A ship to the southward" was telegraphed from the Heads on the forenoon of October 21st. She proved to be the chartered ship Zealandia under the flag of the Shaw, Savill, and Co., from London, "all well" on board, and was afterwards towed in by the s.s. Plucky, crossing the bar at 4 p.m., and anchoring at the Railway Pier an hour later. She was boarded on her arrival by the Customs surveyor, Mr J.R. Monson, who promptly cleared her. The passage had occupied 86 days from land to land and 94 days from the London Docks to the anchorage here. The vessel comes into port on first rate order. Officers: Mr Harry is chief, Mr Vivien the second, and Mr Spence the third. She brings 35 passengers, one and all enjoyed excellent health. The cargo consists of 1513 tons not sufficient to have ensured her making the passage she might have done had she left London in the condition that ships of this class are always expected to do.
Arrival Monday Waipa, ship, 1017 tons, Gorn, from London (July 23). NZS Company, agents.Passengers: Saloon - Allen Mr and Mrs and family (8) Gorn Miss Steerage - Austin Mr Boyd Mr Emerson Mrs and child Hatton Mr and Mrs and 3 children Menzies Mr Montgomery Mr and Mrs and 5 children Stewart Mr
Arrival of the Waipa.
She was signalled 12 miles to the eastward of Otago Heads on the forenoon of October 25th. The p.s. Koputai took her in tow eight miles to the eastward and brought her up to the Railway Pier. She brings 29 passengers and fully 2000 tons cargo. She comes into port in splendid order. Chief officer, our friend, Mr Baxter The second officer is Mr Baumgrarde, and the third Mr Wilson. Mr Hooper occupies the position of chief steward. The passage from port to port has occupied 93 days, and from land to land 86 days.
Saturday November 20 1880 page 14
Arrivals Thursday Timaru, ship, 1306 tons, Taylor, from London (14 August).Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agentsPassengers: Saloon - Bodley Miss ELiazbeth Bodley Miss Jane Denton Dr Evatt Mr George Oldfield Mr A H Pearce Mr Alfred J (Pease) Phillips Mr Edward and Mrs Eliza and family (3) George, William Amy Phillips Seymour Mr WC (C.W. Symons) Tapper Mrs Elizabeth (Lapper) Second class and steerage - Cameron Mr James and Mrs* and family (4) Alice, James, Agnes, Arthur Cummings Mr (James Cunningham) Gardner Mr Robert Johnston Messrs (3) James, Francis, Thomas McDougall Mr D J (Dr Jr) Mowbray Mr and Mrs JC and family (9) Agnes, Herbert, Ernest, Ann, Edith, John, Gertrude, Lucy Mowbray Mrs Muir Mr Muir Mrs Tucker Mr Henry and Mrs and family (2) Mathew, R.C. Wedge Mr Charles and Mrs Louisa
Outwards on Sunday. Lyttelton, ship, 1111 tons, Strang, for London.Saloon: Deering Mr W B Steerage - Dearness Mr T Kelly Miss Bridget Scott Mr W
Arrival of the Timaru
The Albion Company's splendid ship Timaru, from London, under contract to Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co., arrived off Otago Heads at daybreak on November 11th, and was boarded by Pilot Paton at 6 a.m. She was at once tendered by the s.s. Plucky, and towed up to anchorage against a fresh south-west breeze. On reaching Grassy Point she was boarded by Mr J. R. Monson, the surveyor of Customs, and all being well, was at once cleared in. The Press representatives, who were quickly alongside, were cordially welcomed by Captain Taylor, and at once supplied them with the details of the voyage. The Timaru shows indisputable signs of terrible weather. The vessel left Gravesend with 40 passengers and 22-- tons of cargo for Otago on August 14th. 88 days from anchor to anchor. Mr Campbell is the chief officer, an old and excellent servant of the Company, who first came here as chief of the ship Marlborough, under Captain Anderson, our old friend Mr Corrigan is the second officer, and Mr Flint third. The old chief steward and providore, Mr Polock is still with Captain Taylor.
Saturday December 4 1880 page 15
Arrivals. Thursday - Dunedin, ship, 1249 tons, from Glasgow (August 24) and Greenock (August 26) . NM and A Company, agents.Passengers - Fullerton Mr W Hall Rev George Hall Misses (2) Helen G., Alice Hassell Mr Lloyd (Miss Jane Hassell, Miss Helen G. Hassell, Miss ALice Hassell, ) McKay Mr Donald McKinlay Mr A and Mrs and family (6) William, Mary, Maggie, James, Archibald, John, Robinson Misses (2) M and Margaret Teer Mr James Teer Miss Ann M and 290 steerage
Saturday December 11 1880
Outwards on Saturday
Waipa, ship, 1057 tons, Gorn, for London. NZS Company, agents. Cargo of 2076 bales wool, 84 bales rabbit skins, 950 sacks wheat, 5109 sacks oats, 207 sacks barley, 61 bales leather, 12 casks tallow, 4 boxes gold (£20,000), 21 packages sundries. Valued £69,000.Passengers: Saloon Begg Miss McKinlay Miss Pardoone Miss Steerage Aile Mr and Mrs and 4 children
December 18 1880 page 14
Saturday - Taranaki, ship, 1129 tons, Hird, from London (September 11) Dalgety and Co. agents.Passengers: Saloon - Filleul Miss Gilbert Mr James and Mrs K and family (3) Amy, Arthur and Sydney Hickey Mr James J Joachin Mr and Mrs G, 2 children Mary, E. and George HF, and nurse Milling Mr MJ Miling Mr J Wimper (?s) Miss AJ Wimpers Mis FM Second cabin - Blackett Miss Croley Mr and Mrs Jane (Crolly) Fenn Mr Joseph C Grant Messrs (2) John Heatby Mr and Mrs and family (3) Munn Mr and Mrs Passey Mr Snellgrove Miss Toyne Mrs and family (3) Richard Tayne, Alick Tyne, Gerard Tayne Troup Mr James and Mrs Elizabeth and child John D Troup Steerage - Arthur Mr Thomas and Mrs Fanny and child, Thomas Arthur Arthur Miss Ellen Gibson Mr John Kempson Mr Ferderick (Kempson) O'Connor Mr Herbert Sinclair Mr William Williams Mr Isaac
Monday - Waitara, ship, 833 tons, Cowell, from London. NZ Shipping Company, agents. (compare the spelling of the passengers with the list that appeared in the Otago Witness 8 Nov. 1880 page 14)
Passengers : Saloon - Fulton Misses (3) Hanchard Mr and Mrs Hill Mr E. H. and Mrs Napier Miss J H Livingstom Miss Second cabin- Bennett Mrs Eliza and 5 children (Thomas, Arthur) Dale Mr William and Mrs Glover Mr Edwin and Mrs Elizabeth and 5 children (Elizabeth, Emma, Mary, Annie and Ruth) Matheson Mrs and 2 children, (Edith and Eveline, William, George) Menzie Mr Thomas Moffatt Mr John Stone Mr Addis Thomson Mr George and Mrs and 2 children Third class - Jackson Miss Scoresby Mrs Williams Miss
Saturday December 25 1880
Departures. On Friday, Timaru for London.
Otago Witness Saturday January 1st 1881 pages 14 & 15
Nelson, ship, 1247 tons, Fullarton, from Glasgow (September 29) Cargils, Gibbs and Co, agents. Passengers: Cabin - Aitken Mr and Mrs and child Brown Mr Calsman Mr Houston Mrs Houston Misses Houston Masters (2) McPherson Miss Picking Mr Sharp Mr Second-class and steerage - Bartholomew Mr and Mrs and 3 children Barton Mr Brown Mr Cunningham Mr Dagg Mr Ferguson Mr Grant Mr Henderson Mr and Mrs Hutchison Mr Johnson Mr and Mrs and 2 children Keys Mr and Mrs Reid Mr and Mrs Ritchie Mrs Sowerby Mrs Watson Mrs and child Warnock Mr White Mr
Arrival of the Nelson
The Albion Company's clipper ship Nelson, from Glasgow, arrived off Otago Heads on the forenoon of December 25th, and was towed up to the anchorage off Deborah Bay at 8.15 p.m. Captain Fullarton stated that several cases of measles and diphtheria had occurred during the voyage out. Dr Hyde was the surgeon in charge. The voyage from anchor to anchor was 87 days and land to land 84 days. The Nelson brings 52 passengers and 1850 tons of cargo. She brings three poled Angus cattle. The animals arrived in perfect condition.
Evening Post, 1 August 1908, Page 13
THE MAN WITH THE PLOUGH.
"With nine children and a plough, John Davidson arrived at this port last Monday, on the steamer Caledonia." — Daily Paper.
John Davidson he said farewell
To Europe's shores one day,
And took a ship at Greenock's dock
And westward sailed away. Nine children trotted at his heels,
He sold the horse and cow,
The pig, and all the chickens too,
But brought along the plough.
"It always drew both deep and true
My furrows," he explained,
"And years; when every venture failed
This good old friend remained.
Those sturdy youngsters, stout and strong,
That gather round me now,
I raised them with it, every one —
I could not leave the plough.
Fling wide the gates of Freedom's land;
Her broad and sunny fields,
Her gardens, where a, hundred-fold
Each fertile acre yields,
Her orohard trees that low beneath
Their golden burdens bow,
Are waiting for the man who brings
Nine children and a plough.