Family Search browse Otago 1873
Families and Children Berry Eleazer 30 Lancashire Carpenter Anne 32 Alice 13 Burns Wm 35 Middlesex Carpenter Sarah 35 Jane 15 Alice 12 Henry 10 Richard 5 Wm 2 Ellen 6/12 Bryant Thos 26 Cork Cart Painter Mary A 24 Helena 8/12 Cody William 30 Dublin Farm Labourer Eliza 29 Elsom James 35 Essex Farm Labourer Charlotte 35 James 13 Fredk 3 Adam 5 Cooling Wm 42 Oxon Labourer Mary A 43 Mary 20 Emily 18 Charles 16 Job 14 James 12 Frederick 10 Elizabeth 8 Alice 5 Louisa 3 Fleming Andrew 32 Refrewshire Gl Labourer Mary J 29 Hope Walter 35 Lancash Farmer Mary 33 Andrew 9 Margaret 7 Elizabeth 3 Walter 4 Anne 4/12 Hatfield Wm 34 Lincolnsh Gardener Elizabeth 26 Emily J 4 Lister Jno E 28 Lancash Gardener Mary 29 Williams Mary J 46 John 8 Matthewson Matthew 432 Shetland Farm Labr Margaret 45 Ann 17 Mary 12 Agnes 7 Joan 4 Malkin Wm Hy 34 Staffordsh Potter Hannah 31 Harry 11 Thomas 8 William Hy 6 Murry John 24 Galway Labourer Bridget 22 Mary 3/12 Grealesh James 23 Galway Labourer Obbard Charles 26 Kent Farm Labr Ann 24 Charles Wm 2 Elizabeth 3/12 Pickworth Robert 39 Cambridgesh Farm Labr Eliza 36 William 16 James 14 Sophia 11 Mary E 8 Geo Pearce George 33 Oxon Labourer Mary 32 Pullinger Robert 35 Surrey Labourer Charlotte 30 Emily C 9 Eliza A 7 Esther 5 Robert 2 Caroline 2/12 Poole Thomas 38 Kent Farm Labr Mary 36 Mary 14 Edward 12 Lucy 9 John 7 Ellen 5 Rose 3 Anne 2/12 Pett George 25 Kent Labourer Bertha 22 George 5 Ryan Patrick 38 Limerick Farm Labr Catherine 32 Denis 13 Patrick 11 Ross Wm A 35 Lanarksh Mason Agnes 33 Wm 9 Peter 3 Alex 1 1/12 Robins Samuel 32 Sussex Farm Labr Jane 38 Harriet A 4 Victoria 2 Samuel 4/12 Sowton Stephen 28 Kent Farm Labr Mary A 19 Alfred Wm 10/12 Steele John 26 Antrim Farmer Mary J 25 John 4 Mary 2 Infant 3/12 Skerring Alfred 26 Haddington Farm Labr Janet 35 Simmonds Alfd 26 Kent Gardener Emily 20 Alfred 2 Eva 5/12 Siddall John 24 Staffordsh Potter Emma 34 Tate William 30 Middlesex Labourer Welmina 29 Isabella 9 William 2 Eliza 3/12 Tait Thomas 28 Linlithgow Farm Labr Christina 25 Thomas 3 Ann 1 Wyatt Thomas 35 Middlesex Carpenter Louisa 26 Frederick 2 Wood Edward 26 Kent Farm Labr Caroline 24 Charles 4 Wray George 40 Kent Farm Labr Lucy 37 Richard 5 Georgina 3 Bugden Edd 35 Kent Farm Labr Emily 32 Emily 11 John 9 Frederick 6 Ellie 4 Eva 2 Baker Joseph 35 Kent Gardener Harriet 32 Albert 12 Ellen E 7 William Geo 5 Louisa K 3 Fanny 3/12 Brook William 29 Kent Gl Labourer Esther 26 Frederick 7 Ernest E 2 Edgington Henry 26 Oxon Gardener Elizabeth 27 Henry 2 William 1 King Henry 39 Kent Labourer Mary A 38 Snow Joseph 33 Staffordsh Potter Mary 28 Mary 7 Joseph 6 Henry 4 Levi 2 Griffon Laurence 27 Kerry Farm Labr Mary 23 Daniel 9/12 King Edward 30 Suffolk Blacksmith Elizabeth 31 Albert 7 Kirkpatrick Matthew 31 Dumfries Gardener Christine 34 McKay Robert 35 Lanark Famr Labr Catherine 24 Pratt James 36 Warwicksh Labourer Mary 27 Alice 8 Annie 6 James 3/12 Cooling Alfred 23 Oxon Famr Labr Alice 25 Harper Wm 40 Orkney Tailor Elizabeth 34 Mary E 10 Jessie M 6
Emigrants who proceeded in change of ship. Ship "City of Vienna"
Snushall Wm 48 Cambridge Shepherd Sarah 40 Emma 5 Annie 2 John 12 Ross Walter 36 Essex Shepherd Mrs 28
Colonial Nominated Emigrants Casey John 29 Limerick Labourer Otago 1292 3 free Honora 28 Honora 4 Mary 2 Flynn Patrick 25 Kerry Farm Labr Riverton 2 free Mary 21 Margaret 1 1/12 Flynn John 21 Day John 22 Springer George 31 Middlesex Carpenter Otago 1066 4 free Elizabeth 32 Jessie E 8 Florence 5 Constance 2 Louisa 6/12 Burke Bartholomew 32 Galway Labourer Invercargill 397 2½ free Mary 29 John 2 Wm 3/12
Single Men Burgan Albert 20 Kent Gardener Best Frederic 24 Kent Engineer Bolten James 19 Kent Labr Brown Richard 15 Kent Farm Labr Berry Henry 27 Surrey Sawyer Ballard William 33 Lancash Whitesmith Cartwright Wm 20 Cavan Farm Labr Casey Patrick 22 Limerick Farm Labr Cregg Darby 23 Roscommon Farm Labr Casey William 23 Tipperary Farm Labr Denholm William 27 Forfarsh Mason Evens James 20 Kent Farm Labourer Elsom Allen 38 Essex Farm Labourer Finlay David 21 Meath Ry Labourer Fitzgerald Peter 22 Kerry Farm Labr Fincher Francis 20 Middlesex Farm Labr Glynn James 27 Galway Labourer Gilbert Frederick 20 Sussex Labourer Handley William 21 Worcestersh Gardener Johnstone William 30 Cavan Farm Labourer Jakins Thos 19 Warwicksh Booking Clerk Jones John 35 Kerry Ploughman Margaretta 19 Jane 17 Julia 14 Ellen 9 Richard 11 John 7 King Thomas 15 Kent Labourer Nash William 21 Bucks Blacksmith Phillips John 25 Sussex Gardener Phillips Frederick 40 Sussex Gardener Quinney William 24 I of Man Farm Labourer Robins George 27 Sussex Farm Labourer Sutton Charles 23 Kent Farm Labourer Stevens William I 22 Middlesex Carpenter Saxby Charles Wm 11 Sussex Steel Thomas 20 Armagh Labourer Slattery Michael 23 Tipperary Farm Labr Sheedy Daniel 20 Kings Co Ploughman Stander Charles 24 Kent Labourer Snushell Borge 17 Cambridgesh Shepherd Tomlinson Geo 21 Darbysh Farm Labr Tuckett John 19 Glostersh Plasterer Webster William 18 Kent Labourer Emery Charles 23 Kent Labourer Boukett John 22 Worcestersh Labourer Potter James 20 Dublin Labourer Hopping Charles 19 Middlesex Farm Labr Marley John 34 Kerry Farm Labr McDougall H 21 Surrey Engineer Flahive Thos 30 Kerry Labourer Murray Patrick 32 Westmeath Labourer O’Brien Maurice 30 Limerick Farm Labr Port Geo Hy 19 Hants Labourer Quigley Alfred 22 Kings Co Ploughman
Emigrants who proceeded in change of ship. Ship "Ma -tawra" Griffiths J ? Scotland Shepherd
Colonial Nominated Emigrants Keaveny Michael 25 Roscommon Farm Labr Southland 134 Hooper Simon J 24 Cornwall Miner James 19 Farm Labr Fahy Patrick 25 Galway Farm Labr Otago 1174
Single Women Albury Sarah 20 Kent Servant Albury Helen 15 Kent Servant Abel Sophia 29 France Governess Brown Alice 14 Kent Craddock My A 21 Kent Servant Gerebkoy Clementine 30 France Housekeeper McKenzie Mary 19 Kent Servant O’Neill Ellen 25 Cork Housemaid Selby Harriet 21 Sussex Servant Sorrell Isabella 17 Kent Servant Elson Mary A 24 Essex Servant O’Shea Julia 23 Kerry Dairymaid O’Brien Bridget 18 Limerick Housemaid Kate 20 Hogan Margaret 24 Kerry Servant
Colonial Nominated Emigrants Anderson Cathe 44 Leith Housekeeper Oamaru 132 2 free MATRON Margaret 17 Leith Housekeeper Bolkin Mary 22 Galway Housemaid Otago 473 1 free Brennan Abina 17 Cork Otago 1206 1 free Mary 15 Bridget 13 Hooper Elizabeth 53 Cornwall Housekeeper Otago 1298 9 free Simon 24 James 19 Lynch Cathe 56 Kerry Housekeeper Riverton 22 Robertson Mary 40 Hunts Otago 1153 1½ free Elizbeth 12 White Eliza 40 Shropsh Gl Servant Invercargill 644 1 free Moriarty Debh 18 Kerry Gl Servant Canterbury 2119 1 free McMahon Cathe 19 Kerry Gl Servant Timaru 327 2 free Honora 17 Gl Servant Cledsdale Mary 29 Down Gl Servant Canterbury 2712 1 free O’Brien Cathe 17 Kerry Gl Servant Canterbury 2115 1 free
Page 3 -Grelesh/Grealesh, Image 5/16 name recorded different – Spelling – Search brings Grealesh
Page 5 - Edginton, Henry – bottom of page – search shows Edgington – no Edginton
Page 6 – Snushall, Wm – recorded in index as Snushall and in Single Mens also as Snushall but in List as Sunshall have used Snushall.
Page 6 – Ross, Walter no Christian name shown for wife just Mrs
Page 7 – ? Thos surname hard to read by feel it is Flahive – looks in index as Flahur and unable to read in Passenger List
Page 8 – Griffiths J no age given
Page 9 – Clidsdale, Mary – search shows Cledsdale (it is a form of the name Clydesdale – shown in roots web)
Summary -image 27 Male adults 114 Female adults 92 Male children 43 Female children 41 infants 17 367 souls
Nationality -image 29 English 205 Scotch 31 Irish 77 French 2 315 souls
Dr Isaac Earl FEATHERSTON (1813–76). Physician, politician, first Superintendent of Wellington Province, first Agent-General for New Zealand in London.
Featherston was offered by Fox the newly created Agent-Generalcy in London in 1870. He assumed this office in March 1871, and his first task was the organisation of the immigration machinery created by the Public Works and Immigration Act 1870. Between 1871 and his death, Featherston arranged for the selection and dispatch of over 71,000 immigrants to the colony, thus swelling the European population by nearly a quarter. Dr Featherston died at Brighton on 19 June 1876.
Rollo Arnold wrote:
The Farthest Promised Land page 64
By June 1874 it was clear to Featherston that he would have no difficulty in meeting the year's quota of immigrants ordered by the colony, and some of the pressure was taken off the recruitment campaign. Applicants continued to come forward in large numbers. Parties sent by the Kent Union included nearly 100 by the Carnatic in September, 170 by the Berar and 180 by the Avalanche in October, and 100 by the Gareloch in November.
Otago Witness, 20 February 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 12 – Gareloch, ship 1177 tons, Greenwood, from London. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passengers: 12 cabin and 248 statute adults, free and nominated immigrants
The way-bill of the ship Gareloch, 1177 tons register, Captain Greenwood, arrived from London on Thursday morning, February 11th, with 365 immigrants, 12 cabin passengers and a crew of 42 men. Excepting scarlet fever and severe colds the health of those on board has generally been good. Scarlet fever broke out on the 6th December, 1874 and that case ended in death on the 1st January this year. The last case of fever appeared on the 3rd instant and was still under treatment. The total number of fever cases which had occurred was eight and there were still five cases in hospital. The utmost precaution had been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The Garloch has made a capital passage of, allowing for difference of time, between 79 and 80 days from port to port and between 69 and 70 days from land to land. It is the fastest of the season.
Otago Daily Times 13 February 1875, Page 2
There was early signalling yesterday morning to make known the name of the barque which had anchored at the Heads on the previous evening, and to announce the arrival of the ship Gareloch, from London. This welcome intelligence was marred immediately afterwards by the signal scarlet fever on board. The ship hove in sight between the Heads early in the forenoon, and was there met by the tug Geelong, which had gone down for her. As the tide was past half-ebb, she was permitted to remain outside until the afternoon, when the tide turned flood, but was kept underweigh, backing and filling under her topsails. As the young flood made strongly, the tug moved ahead, and in due course deposited her charge at the Quarantine Ground.
The cases were isolated in the hospital on deck, and the clothes and bedding of those who had died had been destroyed. A watch had been kept night and day to prevent communication with the hospital on the part of the other passengers. The bill stated that the infection came from the emigrants depot in London, and also that twenty-six of the passengers were still suffering from cold and debility. To the above we may add what we gleaned of the conversation between the doctor of the ship and the officials. The doctor said that the fever was or the "simplex" kind, and that it had been caught at the depot, which he plainly stigmatised as a very hotbed of fever; and a disgrace to the Government. He intended to represent the matter very strongly in the proper quarter. No regularly appointed medical man was in charge of the depot. He (the doctor) had refused passage of one person evidently fever-stricken. The fever had been confined to the children on board. Cabin passengers and all would have to be quarantined.
[Scarlet fever is a disease caused by erythrogenic toxin (a bacterial exotoxin) released by Streptococcus pyogenes or or group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. Scarlet fever is a term used for strep throat with a rash. Once a major cause of death, it is now effectively treated with antibiotics. The incubation period is 1–4 days. Diagnosis of scarlet fever is clinical. Scarlet fever is characterized by: sore throat, fever, bright red tongue, Forchheimer spots (fleeting small, red spots on the soft palate) may occur. Characteristic rash appears 12–72 hours after the fever. Generally starts on the chest, armpits and behind the ears. Worse in skin folds. The rash is fine, red and rough-textured. Blanches upon pressure. Can start with impetigo. This disease is most common in 4–8 year olds with males and females being equally affected. By the age of 10 years most children have acquired protective antibodies and scarlet fever at this age or older is rare. Scarlet fever is extremely contagious - people can catch it by breathing in the bacteria in airborne droplets that come from an infected individual's sneezes or coughs. Infection may also occur as a result of touching the skin of an infected person, or touching surfaces or objects that the infected person has touched. The skin of the hands and feet will usually peel for up to six weeks after the rash has gone. ]
Otago Daily Times 15 February 1875, Page 2
The outbreak of red-tapeisim on the part of certain immigration and health officials that prevented our obtaining an early detailed report on Friday eveniiv of the passage of the ship Gareloch from London, was partially remedied on Saturday morning, when the Health Officer proper, Captain Thomson, paid an early visit to the ship (as she lay in quarantine), to obtain the latest information respecting the condition of the Sick people, and of the health generally of the passengers, to lay before the Board of Health in the forenoon. Impressed, no doubt, by the absurdity of the official action of the previous evening, that factitiously interfered with the legitimate spread of important public news, Captain Thomson invited the representatives of the Dunedin press to accompany him along side the ship. Our reporter gladly embraced the offer, and ere the sun had barely cleared the hills, was speeding down harbour in the Health Officer's boat. The ship was soon reached, and the desired information imparted, and the Health Officer, together with a report of the ship's passage for the Press, and a bundle of letters for the agents, the documents having first been fumigated, in accordance with the express instructions of the Health Officer. The captain's report touching sanitary affairs was assuring. No fresh cases of fever had appeared, and those persons who were in hospital, or convalescent, were doing well. ...One of the heads wished us to make known that the passengers had been kindly treated, and were very much gratified thereby. They had presented a testimonial of thanks, &c, to Captain Greenwood and Doctor Van Hemeart, the Surgeon-Superintendent of the immigrants. The latter were described bi- the captain as having behaved themselves pretty well—some had been very good, some so-so; at the same time, taking them all through, they were a fair average lot. The cases of fever on board were confined to children, of whom the elder was seven years and the younger twelve months. Against the five deaths which have occurred were to be placed three births, and the total number of immigrant souls on board was 309.
The Gareloch has made a capital passage of, allowing for difference of time, between 79 and 80 days, from port to port, and between 69 and 70 days from land to land. It is the fastest of the season. Her distance from land to land was 13,868 miles, and the average running made was within a fraction of 200 miles per day or little less than 8½ miles per hour From port to port the distance sailed was 14,026 miles, average running per day, 185 miles; and per hour, about 7½ knots. As the log is silent on the point, we presume no vessels were signalled, but an iceberg was seen on the 23rd January, lat 46. long 62.36 E. The passage it seems was not destitute of incident, and that too of a remarkable kind, as being associated with the loss of the unfortunate steamer La Plata on the 30th November. At 10 a.m. a boat containing fourteen men and one boy was picked up. She proved to be one of the boats of the unfortunate steamer La Plata, which had foundered the previous day, and her occupants were the sole survivors of the crew. They were subsequently transferred to the ship Antenor, bound to London. The Gareloch is a fine iron ship, of 1177 tons register, built at Glasgow by Messrs Dobie and Co, in 1873, and is therefore new. She belongs to Messrs Peter Rintoul and Son, and until this voyage has been engaged in the Calcutta trade. Her dimensions are :—Length, 237 ft; on keel overall 247 ft; beam, 36ft 6in depth of hold, 21ft 6in. She has iron lower masts, and steel lower topsail and lower yards, and carries a sounding skysail yard. She has about 1600 tons of cargo on board, and is under charter to Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co, her consignees here being Messrs Guthrie and Larnach. The cabin passengers by the Gareloch include Mrs Van Hemeart and nine children, the doctor's wife and family, and Mrs Greenwood, wife of the captain.
Otago Daily Times 23 February 1875, Page 2
The welcome announcement of release from quarantine was conveyed to the ship Gareloch yesterday and was the signal for dousing the yellow rag, and hoisting the more wholesome house-flag at the main. The ship has been carefully cleaned and fumigated and will be removed to a discharging berth in the stream probably. No fresh eases of sickness of any kind having occurred amongst the Gareloch's immigrants on the Quarantine Island, they were admitted to pratique yesterday, and conveyed to the Port in two trips by the steamer Golden Age. Thence they were sent to Caversham by the 1.15 train. They appeared to be a healthy, strong, respectable lot of people.
Otago Daily Times 10 May 1875, Page 3 Death
On the 11th April, at his residence, Caversham, near Dunedin, Thomas Wyatt, carpenter, per ship Gareloch, aged 35 years.
Otago Witness 27 February 1875, Page 7
A disaster of much greater magnitude occurred in the Bay of Biscay, during the same gale, to the steamer La Plata, bound for the Rio Grande do Sul, with 250 miles of telegraph cable on board. The accounts differ as to how the water found its way below, but the result was that the water extinguished the fires, and, by displacing the stoke plates, cut the ash pipe, through which the sea came rushing in with great rapidity. Desperate, but fruitless, efforts were made to launch the patent rafts the vessel carried. She was also lightened by the paying out and cutting adrift of 150 miles of the cable she carried, but she, nevertheless, steadily filled and settled down. When she foundered, there were sixty persons on board. Only one boat load got away, numbering fifteen persons, of whom three were picked up after the vessel sank. The occupants of the boat had nothing in the shape of provisions save a piece of cheese and a bottle of gin, and they had to keep bailing for their lives all night. After 33 hours of fearful exposure, they were picked up by the emigrant ship Gareloch, where they were at once treated with the greatest kindness. Some of the lady passengers on board the Gareloch were quite overcome with emotion at the miserable plight in which the rescued men were. The latter were only an hour on board the Gareloch, however, when they were transhipped to the steamer Antenor, by which they were brought to London. A boy was left on board the Gareloch, as it was not considered safe to remove him. Some days later, to the surprise of every one, a telegram was received from Gibraltar, stating that the boatswain and quarter-master of the La Plata had arrived there in a Dutch cutter, which had picked them up at sea. They had gone down with the ship, but on rising to the surface, they managed to lay hold of one of the rafts above mentioned, which had at last become detached. To this they clung for two days before they- were rescued. Many vessels passed them during that period, but failed to sea them. They made the people in the cutter which saved them hear, their shouts during the night, and she rounded to, and exhibited a bright light at her mast-head till daylight, when they were picked up. Including the time they were without food before the La Plata sank, they had had nothing to eat for four days. Notwithstanding all their hardships, however, they are reported to be recovering.