From Glasgow on 30th November 1874. Arrived Port Chalmers 17th February 1875
Otago Witness, 20 February 1875, Page 12
Feb 17 – Oamaru, ship, 1305 tons, Stuart, from Glasgow Nov 30th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Brown Mrs T and child McEwan Mrs C McLeod Mrs A B McCaw Miss S Guthrie Miss A Henderson T Sandeman J R McEwan C McCaw Mr Guthrie J Keith J Keith G Powell S And 280 free and nominated immigrants
Family Search browse Otago 1875
ASSISTED EMIGRATION to Otago, New Zealand by the Ship “OAMARU” Nicol William 29 Edin Ploughman Jane 24 Mary 1 Sutherland Geo 25 Caithness Farm Laborer Mrs 22 Syme James 30 Lanark Laborer Agnes 29 Mary J 1 George 3/12 Livingstone Thomas 24 Doun Farm Laborer Mrs 19 Thompson Daniel 38 Ayrshire Laborer Mrs 28 Agnes 9 Catherine 8 Elizabeth 6 Mary 4 Marion 1 Beath Andrew 45 Fife Agri Laborer Jane 42 Isabella 19 Janet 17 Jane 16 Alex'r 14 Margaret 12 Andrew 7 George 4 Joan 1 McLeish David 42 Fife Baker Janet 35 David 10 Charles 8 Margaret 6 Ann 4 Mary 2 Bell Thomas 38 Dumfries Joiner Jane 30 Jemima 10 James 6 Elizabeth 4 Alex'r 2 Whyte Robert 33 Forfar Ploughman Ann 32 William 9 Robert 7 Colman Joseph 22 Ayr Tailor Janet 19 Infant 0 Banks William 28 Orkney Farmer Jane 24 Jessie 4 Bews Samuel 30 Betsy 20 Henrietta 2/12 Allen Robert 24 Lanark Labor Jane 24 Robertson Joseph 24 Lanark Iron Moulder Agnes 23
McKenzie Donald 31 Lanark Carter Catherine 21 Brooke Isabelle 48 Lanark Machinist Margaret 23 James 19 Compositor William 13 Isabella 11 Alex'r 9 Craig Mary 32 Tyrone Dom Servt Eliza 13 Henrietta 10 Kerr John 26 Lanark Coach Painter Sarah 24 Jane 5/12 Thompson James 44 Ayr Laborer Elizabeth 42 Janet 24 Dom Servt Jane 21 Dom Servt Ann 16 Dom Servt Eliza 14 Aggie 9 Jemima 7 Maggie 2 James 1 Serpus John 26 Armagh Farm Laborer Ann 29 Eliza 2 Armstrong William 28 Northumberland Shepherd Elizabeth 28 Mackie Thomas 54 Ayr Dyer Bills drawn by A. G? Bums of Mosgiel Factory Co. Mary 50 Margaret 19 Bonnet Maker Elizabeth 12 Bonnet Maker Miller Adam 24 Ayr Shoemaker Mrs 24 Sarah 2/12 Luke David 24 Lanark Smith Helen 24 David 1 Elliot John 26 Ayrshire Ploughman Mrs C 25 Wybar George 40 Lanark Painter Agnes 38 George 17 Mary 16 Agnes 14 Ann 8 Thomas 1 McGuffie John 38 Ayr Carpenter Mary 37 Agnes 14 Catherine 11 Mary 9 Margaret 5 Henderson Robert 25 Ayr Farm Laborer Mrs 23 Boyd James 24 Ayr Farm Laborer Jane 24 Wilson Robert 36 Ayr Miner Jessie 29 Robert 6 Daniel 4 John 1 Macdonald Arch'd 21 Down Farm Laborer Eleanor 18 Lawson John 29 Lanark Mechanic Elizabeth 31 Mathina 8 John 5 Elizabeth 2
Watson Alexander 39 Lanark Blacksmith Margaret 37 James 9 Janet 1 Aile James 29 Lanark Farm Labr Ann 28 James 3 John 6/12 Henry George 49 Aberdeen Shoemaker Mrs 38 Mary 20 Jane 18 Eliza 16 John 14 Malcolm 12 Margaret 10 Robert 8 George 4 McDowell Chris 25 Armagh Farm Labor Jane 25 Rebecca 3 Caroline 1 McKeown Janes 21 Lanark Tailor Frances 20 Mary 1 Cousins John 36 Armagh Farm Labr Margaret 34 Dorothea 16 Margaret 8 John 6 Alexander 1 Pedlow James 26 Armagh Farm Labr Eleanor 24 Margaret 7 Edward 1 Morrison James 25 Lanark Engineer Barbara 21 Mary B 2 ½ Logan Daniel 12 Cairney Robert 29 Lanark Boiler Maker Otago 1175 Georgina 29 James 7 Elizabeth 5 Mary 3 Robert ½ Russell David 50 Lanark Gardener Oamaru 133 Marion 49 Alexr 27 Mason Agnes 27 David 3 Agnes 2 Sarah 8/12 Watt James 39 Aberdeen Agril Labr Dunedin 677 Barbara 61 Taylor William 11 Fenton Francis 33 Linlithgow Labour Elizabeth 33 James 11 Jane 7 Robert 5 Sievwright David 29 Forfar Shoemaker Ellen 31 James 11 Annie 9 Jessie 7 Colin 4 David 1 Logie Gilbert 30 Lanark Leadpipe Maker Otago 104 Margt 30 Jane 10 James 7 Gilbert 7/12 Watt John 44 Lanark Tanner Sarah 42 John 17 Henderson David 23 Lanark Iron Turner Sarah 22 Single Men - image 11 Johnston John 24 Nairn Farm Servant Scott John 24 Roxburgh Shepherd Collie Alexr 20 Aberdeen Ploughman Armour Wm 20 Ayr Tailor Williams Robt 22 Ayr Gardener Allison Alexr 20 Aberdeen Farm Servt Hunter John 22 Armagh Farm Servt
Cully John 20 Armagh Farm Servt Cousins Samuel 20 Armagh Farm Servt Patterson Robert 20 Lanark Miner Caldwell James 19 Lanark Miner Forester Francis 23 Lanark Machinist Harris Thomas 21 Antrim Agril Labr Elliot Thos 24 Ayr Ploughman Harkness Alexr 23 Argyle Cooper McKay David 20 Caithness Labourer Rutherford Ront 18 Lanark Labourer Gordon George 18 Aberdeen Farm Servt Fearon Henry 35 Armagh Farm Servt Scorgie William 20 Ayr Labourer Montgomery Hugh 23 Ayr Tailor Johnston Wm 18 Ayr Farm Servant Johnston Robert 16 Ayr Farm Servant Miller Wm 22 Ayr Shoemaker Steel James 19 Ayr Farm Servt McMurren Jas 18 Lanark Farm Servt Boyd Hugh 24 Ayr Farm Labr Park Andrew 21 Ayr Farm Labr Frew Alex 21 Lanark Joiner Bunting James 32 Armagh Farm Labour Lorain Robt 24 Lanark Coal Wright Wylie Robert 18 Orkney Farm Servt Maxton David 26 Lanark Engineer McKellar Charles 22 Edmr Cooper Farquhar John 24 Lanark Baker Bunting James 23 Armagh Farm Labour Arnott Alexr 22 Clackmannan Labour Riddell Wm 22 Lanark Machinist Turner Daniel 21 Lanark Sawyer Watt Charles 26 Lanark Cabinet Cassels John 40 Lanark Turner Southland No. 624 2 free Cassels Andrew 14 Lanark Turner Ross Donald 24 Rosshire Agril Labr McNiven Archibald 23 Lanark Shipbuilder Otago 1132 May David 18 Antrim Printer Kerr Robert 22 Argyle Blacksmith Kerr Charles 24 Argyle Labourer Mackie Andrew 23 Roxburgh Farm Labr Dugan John G 37 Roxburgh Farm Labr Harvey John G 21 Orkney Farm Labr Edward Albert 20 Armagh Farm Labr Taggart Robert 21 Tyrone Farm Labr Farquhar William 29 Lanark Shoemaker Brown Charles 33 Lanark Labourer McKenzie Kenneth 27 Lanark Gardener Morton Matthew 23 Lanark Labourer Rae James 25 Lanark Agril Labourer Rae Samuel 28 Lanark Shepherd Creaney John 18 Armagh Farm Servt Page 18 Blank Single Women image 14 Orr Elizabeth 34 Antrim Farm Labr Wilson Jane 18 Ayr Dom Servt McKenzie Flora 23 Lanark Dom Servt Serpus Mary 20 Armagh Dom Servt Robertson Margret 20 Ayr Dom Servt Casey Ellen 20 Derry Dom Servt Cathcart Isabella 19 Forfar Dom Servt Atkinson Elizabeth 21 Antrim Dom Servt Bremner Jane 26 Forfar Dom Servt Morgan Sarah 18 Ayrshire Mill girl Oamaru 1261 Martin Marjory 37 Forfar Housekeeper Otago 1270 Spence Agnes 26 Renfrew Nurse Otago 1303 Taylor Jane 28 Lanark Dom Servt Kerr Mary 19 Argyle Dom Servt Blair Ann 26 Selkirk Dom Servt Otago 1218
Nationality English 2 Scotch 238 Irish 39 Totals souls 279 Souls
Otago Witness, 20 February 1875, Page 12 ARRIVAL OF THE OAMARU.
The ship seen off the Ocean Beach on Tuesday afternoon, turned out to be the Albion Company's new ship Oamaru, in command of the well-known Captain Stuart, late of the Otago. She reached the heads after dark on Tuesday night, and was towed inside on Wednesday by the tug Geelong. As the customary signal' of all well when an immigrant ship arrives here with a clean bill of health had not been made, it was considered to be just possible that sickness of some kind had appeared amongst the Oamaru's passengers and so unfortunately it proved, for when the Health and Immigration Officers went alongside, they were greeted by the announcement of scarlatina having broken out on the 5th inst., but, happily, was so far confined to two children, both of them having reached the convalescent stage. The way-bill presented by Captain Stuart set forth that the ship had 280 immigrants and passengers on board, and 42 of a crew that three deaths— all in the case of children— had occurred one from water on the brain, one from the effects of sunstroke, and one from croup. They were evenly balanced by 3 births, so that the Oamaru arrives with as many souls on board as she left Glasgow with. Two cases of a mild form of measles had been dealt with on the passage. They appeared on the 17th December, and were convalescent on the 30th. The clothes, bedding, &c., of the patients, both children, had been destroyed, and the ship submitted to a rigorous course of disinfecting, whilst ample ventilation fore and aft had been kept up. Captain Stuart reported the general health of the immigrants had been very good, and the doctor of the ship stated It to be his opinion that the infection of scarlatina must have lain concealed in clothes or bedding brought on board, because it was not imparted to the children stricken by it until so late on she passage. As it came on to blow and rain whilst we were alongside the ship the report obtained of her was necessarily meagre. She is a brand new ship, and a splendid vessel to boot, of 1305 tons register, and built at Greenock by Messrs Scott and Sons, who put together those flue ships the Jessie Readman and Christian M'Ausland. She is a worthy companion to the noble ships comprising the Albion Company's fleet, and has commenced her career auspiciously in making the fastest passage of the season, the run from Glasgow having occupied 79 days from port to port, and 75 from land to land, neither Stewart's Island nor the Snares being the landfall at this end, but Chasland's Mistake, to the northward of the Bluff. If the usual landfall further south had been made, we daresay 74 days would have represented the time. This passage very nearly equals the clipping run made from London to Melbourne by the ship Ben Vorlich, her time being 60 days. Striking off a day for difference of time, reduces the Oamaru's run to 74 days, only eight days in advance of the Ben Voirlich's. Five days from the longitude of Melbourne to Chasland's Mistake would be fair average running for any ship, and hence the Ben Vorlich is the victor by only three days, and the is regarded as a full clipper ship, while the Oamaru, a capitally lined ship nevertheless, certainly is not. Captain Stuart kindly supplied us with a few memos from his private log, to wit that the Oamaru sailed from Glasgow on the 30th November last, and cleared the land on the 2nd December. A run of N. E. and easterly winds attended her from soundings to the Line, where she was humbugged by calms and light variables for one whole week finally picked up the S.E. Trade, and crossed on to south latitude on the 26th December, in long. 27.68. The Trade proved moderate and steady, held to an average limit, and was succeeded by a short spell of variable winds about the Capricorn tropic. On the 11th January, lat. 41 S., long. 15 W., the westerlies, which had been coquetting with the ship during the previous day or two, blew home steadily, and the Oamaru so tied down to hard sailing, crossed the meridian of the cape on January 18th, and kept it up to 135 east longitude She was then 10 degrees west of the central meridian of Tasmania, and there lost the good passage winds, the remainder of the run being characterised by variable winds She made her easting on about the 40th parallel, and sighted one iceberg in the Southern Ocean. Nothing was seen of the City of Dunedin. Stewart's Island was passed during Sunday night, and on Monday the land about Chasland's Mistake was sighted, and on the following afternoon the ship hoisted her ensign off the Ocean Beach. The signal, a usual one with Captain Stuart, was recognised on shore, and hence a few in the secret inferred that it was the Oamaru, and not the City of Dunedin. No doubt, "the wish was father to the thought" on the part of those who regarded the new comer as the latter vessel, and we wish, with all our heart, that it had proved so. At the same time, we tender the Oamaru a hearty welcome, and congratulate her commander upon the success, first and last, of her maiden trip She is full of cargo below the beams, much of it being dead weight iron. The passage was governed by fine weather only one gale was experienced, and in that the ship behaved well.
Otago Daily Times 10 April 1876, Page 3
On the 24th March, at Hillside road, South Dunedin, the wife of George Wybar, painter, late of Edinburgh, Scotland, of twins, son and daughter, all doing well.
Otago Daily Times 4 July 1879, Page 2
On the 1st July, at the residence of the bridegroom's father, by the Rev. Dr Stuart, George Wybar, jun., eldest son of George Wybar, hotelkeeper, to Emma Barnes, eldest daughter of Samuel Barnes, of Dunedin.
Otago Witness 4 June 1881, Page 22
Fatal Railway Accident near Kenningston, Dunedin. The body was identified as that of Thomas Bell, a carpenter employed at the railway workshops. Mr M'Beath, a fellow worker, and Mr G. Wybar, who arrived in this Colony in the same ship as the deceased, recognised the remaining portion of the face, and a document was found on him which left no doubt as to his identity. The deceased was 60 years of age, a married man, and leaves a family of seven. His wife says that ho left home to take a walk at about 4 o'clock. He had not been to work that day, having been up all the previous night attending to his children, who were down with the measles. Evidently at the time of the accident he was returning home by way of the railway-line, as he lived at the workshops.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids