The following is a transcript from the Star 3 August 1875.
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The tonnage loading on the berth at London on June 10 for India, China, and the Cape of Good Hope, amounted to 54,183 tons and for Australia and New Zealand to 60,417 tons.
The following particulars regarding ships loading and sailed for Canterbury are taken from the European Mail of June 11;
Blairgowrie, 1550, at London, sailed May 25;
Lactura, 1,808, at London, sailed June 8;
Merope, 1,053, at London April 20;
Waikato, 1,021, at London June 7.
Passengers per Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co.'s Blairgowrie, from London May 23 - For Canterbury:
Saloon Basset Miss Madeline Basset Mr S. K. Bassett Mrs Sarah Bassett Mr W. J. Cardiff Mr W. M. Ellis Florence Ellis Mr Francis Ellis Mrs Husband Dr Sweet Charles A. Esquire Woodruffe L. R. Esquire About 430 emigrants.
Per New Zealand Shipping Company's Lactura, from London, June 2. For CanterburySaloon: Armitage Miss Henderson Mr Thos. S. Hull Mr F. Louche Mr Jno. H. Marcroft Miss Marshall Mr E. Millington Mr Gordon Peel Mr S. Price Dr. Shearman Mrs and family Shearman Rev. J. Tyerman Mr B. White Mr H. B. Second cabin: Allsop Mr and Mrs Jas. T. and family Furze Mr Fred. Glozier Miss Ada Glozier Mrs Harborow Mr Jno G. Hughes Mr and Mrs T. Jacobs Mrs Mary A. Ranson Mr Alfd. Ranson Mr Chas. Parsons Mr J. Piper Mr Jas. S. Skipper Mr and Mrs Chas. P. Tatham Mr L.S. White Mr and Mrs Jas. F. Wollage Mr H. E. Wychodil Mr A. Intermediate: Armstrong Mr Wm. Armstrong Mr Josh Dawson Mr Alfd. Halliburton Miss Halliburton Mr and Mrs Wm. Hibbs Mr Jno Jack David Jack Jas. M. R. Jack Miss Bethia Jack Mrs Jack Mrs Alexander Jack Thos. Johnstone Mr Jas. Lightfoot Mr and Mrs E. J. and infant Rusk Mr C. Spooner Mr and Mrs Albt. Stephens Mr Jas Turner Mr Jno. Watson Mr Geo.
Blairgowrie passed Deal May 26, at Plymouth 27 thence 20, Lactura, passed Deal June 8, off the start 6.
The European Mail of June 11 says: - On June 8 Messrs Wingate and Co. launched from their shipbuilding yard at Whiteinch, Glasgow, a fine iron screw-steamer, named the Arawata, of the following dimensions, viz. : - Length, 245 feet; breadth, 80 feet; depth, 23 feet; 1100 tons builders' measurement - for Messrs M'Mccham, Blackwood and Co., Melbourne. The vessel will be fitted with compound surface-condensing engines of 800 horsepower nominal. The Arawata is a sister ship to the Ringarooma, launched by Messrs Wingate for the same owners about six weeks ago. Both will be employed in the Australian mail service.
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