Gutenberg, 654 tons, to Lyttelton, depart 4 July 1874, arrive 25 Octctober 1874 from Hamburg, Captain Bockwoldt.
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Star 26 October 1874, Page 2
SHIP GUTTENBERG, FROM HAMBURGH.
This fine iron clipper-built ship, commanded by Captain Bockwold, was signalled yesterday morning, and entered the Heads at 3 p.m. Shortly after 7 p.m., the inward pilot came on shore, and stated that the vessel was 112 days out, that she , had 137 immigrants on board, and that during the passage there had been no disease. Owing to the late hour, the Health Officer and Commissioners deferred, their inspection until this morning. There were two deaths and one birth; two cases of measles appeared, but the disease disappeared on Aug. 15. The immigrants comprise a large number of married couples, and there are some 26 single girls on board, and a number of single men.
Star 27 October 1874, Page 2
SHIP GUTENBERG, FROM HAMBURGH.
The Health and Immigration Officers inspected his ship yesterday. The 'tween decks were examined, and the immigrants, through an interpreter, were questioned as to the treatment they had received. They stated that they had experienced the greatest kindness from the captain, doctor, and officers. There are eleven single girls among the immigrants— three German, two Swedish, the others Danish. The married couples comprise nine German families, two Swedish, and nine Danish. The single men are chiefly Swedes. Dr Mark is the surgeon-superintendent. There were two deaths (infants), and one birth on the voyage. It has not yet been ascertained how the vessel is consigned. The New Zealand Shipping Company claim her, and Messrs Miles and Co. have also made a claim on behalf of Mr Hassal, German Consul. It is understood that when the immigrants and cargo have been landed the ship will sail for Newcastle, and take a cargo of coals for Rangoon. The following is the captain's report : — Left Hamburgh on July 4, with light winds ; caught the N.E. trades on July 24 in 40deg N. 15min W., which were light, and were lost on Aug. 9 in 11l deg N. ; crossed the Equator on Aug. 17 in 20deg W. ; the S.E. trades were caught on Aug. 19 in 4deg S. 23 W. ; passed the latitude of the Cape on Sept. 7, the eastings being run down in 48 to 50 ; passed the 'latitude of Tasmania on Oct. 18; had strong westerly winds with squalls of hail and rain until sighting Stewart's Island on Oct. 23 ; saw Otago heads the same night at 11 o'clock : thence experienced strong squalls of rain and sleet ; sighted the Peninsula on Sunday, arriving and anchoring same day at 7 p.m.
Star 15 October 1874, Page 2
Immigration. — The following is a list of the trades and occupations of the immigrants by the ship Gutenberg from Hamburg now expected : — Farm labourers, 38; general labourers, 27 ; smiths, 2 ; joiner, 1 ; locksmiths,3; watchmaker, 1 ; machinemakers, 2 ; cooper, 1 ; mechanic, 1 ; painters, 2 ; tailors, 2 ; single women, general servants, 11. Summary — Married adult 3, 42 ; single, male, 59; single, female, 11; children, 20; total, 132, equal to 122 statute adults.
Star 30 October 1874, Page 2
Immigrants per Gutenberg. — The married couples were landed yesterday by the s.s. Gazelle, and were forwarded to the Rangiora depot.
Timaru Herald Friday 6 November 1874
A number of immigrants have arrived here lately, equal to nearly one hundred adults. On Tuesday, the 27th ult, the Maori brought forty-six adults, German immigrants from the Guttenburg at Lyttelton, comprising of five families and thirty-six single men, and on the same day the Bruce from Dunedin landed three men from the Jessie Readman. The single men were principally laborers, nearly all of whom went to work on the southern railway.
Johannes Carl Andersen -
was born in Denmark and came to Christchurch at the age of nineteen months.
ticket No. 40
Johannes Carl Andersen was born on 14 March 1873 at Klakring, a village in Jutland, Denmark, the second child of Jørgen Andersen, a watchmaker, and his wife, Johanne Marie Hansen. The family arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on the Gutenberg in October 1874. After a few months in the Oxford district in North Canterbury, the family settled in Christchurch. Johannes completed his schooling at Papanui School where he was dux in successive years. He spent 28 years in the Dept. of Lands & Survey and 3 yrs in the General Assembly Library before becoming the first librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library, appointed 1918, retired 1937. He was commissioned to write Jubilee History of South Canterbury; Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland, 1916. A must see for South Canterbury research. Illustrated with many photographs, graphs, sketches maps and plans, one folded map. 775 pp. Limited Edition. An amazing early look at the settlement and taming of this great area of New Zealand. Bio:
Star 4 November 1874, Page 2
SAILED. Nov. 4—Gutenberg, ship, 650 tons, Bockwoldt, for Newcastle, in ballast. The ship Gutenburg, Captain Bockwoldt, got under weigh [sic] this morning, and sailed for Newcastle with original cargo.
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