Otago Witness, 6 Sep 1873, Pg 12
Shipping Port Chalmers
Allahabad, ship, 1200 tons, Crispin, from London, via Gravesend 31st May. Calvert and Campbell, agents. Passengers - 273 all told, including 229 immigrants and others.
Otago Daily Times 2 September 1873, Page 4
In our Shipping Summary, which appears in page 3 of this day's issue, the Allahabad is amongst the expected arrivals. Since that was written she has arrived safe and sound, reaching Port last night, 92 days out. The passengers are healthy, but we regret to have to chronicle three deaths on the passage, viz., one from pleuropueumonia, one from diarrhoea, and another from heart disease. As the vessel was not cleared last night, we were unable to get the names of the deceased. No infectious disease occurred, and the passengers and immigrants, numbering 273, have been happy and comfortable during the voyage, and we learn that each and all of the compartments —married couples, single women, and single men's —are exquisitely clean, reflecting credit on the passengers and ship. The latter is a powerful vessel of 1203 tons register, built of iron, a fine model, large carrying capacities, and a good sailer. The Allahabad arrived at the Heads yesterday afternoon, and was towed up by the tug Geelong to a berth close to the Railway Pier last night, being brought up under the management of Mr Pilot L. P. Stevens, preparatory to being taken alongside the Pier. The vessel will be cleared this morning, and passengers and immigrants allowed to disembark. The Allahabad left Gravesend on the 31st of May had favourable weather, and crossed the Line on the 24th day out, in long. 29.10 W. The S.E. Trades were light. After losing them she succeeded in rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and ran her easting down between the parallels of 43 and 45, characterised by moderate weather. On the 13th August, however, she encountered a terrific S.W. gale, which blew away every small sail set, the mainsail out of the gaskets, and through the truss bolts, creaking the lower topsail-yard. Since writing the above, we learn that there were three births on the voyage, thus keeping the population of the ship intact. The last death was on the 7th July, when Mrs Henderson, aged 64 years, succumbed. The ship has, by adverse winds, been detained on the coast for four days, and comes into harbour neat and tidy alow and aloft.
Otago Daily Times 13 August 1873, Page 3
IMMIGRATION TO OTAGO.
The Immigration Officer reports that the ship Allahabad left London for Otago on 31st May, with 275 souls, equal to 229 statute adults. The following is the summary
43 Families, representing 119 stat. ad. 42½ Single men 42½ 67½ Single women 67½ Total 229
Their trades and professions are as follows: — Gardener, 1 farm labourers, 39 farmers, 2; ploughman, 1 navvy, 1 shepherds, 2; butchers, 2 bricklayer, 1 blacksmiths, 2 smiths, 6 plate-layer, 1 miner, 1 cooper, 1 carpenters, 5 cabinet-maker, 1 joiner, 1 bootmakers, 2; carrier, 1 baker, 1 housekeeper, 1 porter. 1 mechanic, 1; grocer, 1 domestic servants, 26 cooks, 5 housemaids, 5 dairymaids, 3 weavers, 4 dressmaker, 1 brickmaker, 1; nurse, 1 housekeepers, 2.
Their nationalities are as follows English 170 Scotch 36 Irish 58 French 2 Channel Islands 10 Total 270