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'Gareloch'

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To Otago - sailed November 23rd 1874 – arrived  12th February 1875

Reference: Family Search browse Otago 1873
IM 15/189

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

Note
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
Image 29
 

				


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.


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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 Gareloch
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.