The Otago Witness Saturday September 15, 1860 page 4 & 5
Reference online: Papers Past Images online. NZ National Library.
The "Bruce," from Glasgow, charted by Messrs. Holmes & Co., arrived off the heads on Wednesday. She is a remarkably fine clipper, of 2000 tons, and has a large cargo for this port, together with 110 passengers, chiefly single men sent out as servants to Mr Holmes, who has made extensive purchasers of land in Otago. The Captain, having endeavoured to enter the harbour without a pilot on board, ran his vessel on shore outside the heads, near to the spot where the "Revival" was wrecked. Has it come to blow would probability, have been lost. Fortunately the tides have been low, and were rising. She swung off on Thursday evening, with the flood-tide, and was yesterday, safely towed up to Port Chalmers by the Geelong. On Thursday her passengers landed in Dunedin. The "Bruce" had no business near that spot where she went ashore, but we hear it said that the Captain was misled by a red flag hoisted as a signal to the Custom-house, but which he took to be a signal to come on.
Arrivals. Sept. 12 - Bruce, Thomas Meiklejohn, from Glasgow.
Passengers - CabinMcLeod Hugh and wife Smith George W. Urie Rev. Mr. and wife Steerage: Aitken Allan, wife and child Allan John Alexander James Anderson Mary Angier Robert Annan Alex. Bannerman David Baird Robert Barr Robert Baxter Robert Blackwood William Branigan Thomas Bretherson Henry Brownlee Gavin Burke William and wife Burnside William Carruthers Richard Calder John Cassels William Clark Edward Clark George Calder John Colquhoun Janet Cook William Cooper William Dodds William Ferguson William Ferguson Robert Fleming Andrew Forrest Robert France Robert Frew James wife and 3 children Galbraith William Galliagher Daniel Galliagher Francis Goldie Robert Grahame Samuel Hamilton John Hanlay Thomas Hay William Henderson John Johnstone Thomas Kerr James Kilpatrick James Knox James Laidlaw James, wife and child Lamb Arch. and wife Lyon John Lyon William Main Alex. Manson Francis Marshall George Marshall Janet Martin William Murray Isabella McCaldon George McElwee James McDonald Allan McLennan Alex. McKenzie Eliz. McNaughton Angus and wife Paton Peter Pearson William Paterson Gavin wife and child Richmond John Richmond W.C. Reid Helen Reid James and wife Ried James Reid Robert Reid Thomas Robertson James and wife Robertson Robert Ross Angus Sadlier Henry wife and child Scott James Scott William Shaw William Shields William Smith Edward Strang William and wife Thomson Peter Vint John Vint William Waddell John Weir Robert Wood Christina
Bruce Herald, 3 May 1871,
Page 3 REV. JAMES URIE, of TAPANUI
The subject of this memoir was born at Rutherglen, near Glasgow, in 1818, and had therefore reached his 53rd year. His father was a surveyor, and provided his son James with the full quota of learning furnished by the parish school, including the elements of a classical education. At an early age he entered the establishment of Messrs Campbell and Co., Glasgow, the largest in the commercial capital of Scotland, and one of the most extensive in the world. His attention to duty and obliging disposition rapidly gained him the esteem of Mr Campbell, and he was speedily promoted through the several departments of their wholesale business, and with his increasing, responsibilities his salary rose in proportion.... The West Taieri congregation having applied to the Colonial Committee of the Free Church for a pastor, the appointment was offered him, and accepted from a wish to be instrumental in raising the gospel standard among his countrymen in the Great Britain of the South, and most successfully has he fulfilled his mission as an ingatherer to the Church. He sailed from Glasgow in the good ship "Bruce in June," 1860, having just before setting sail, married his exceedingly affectionate and suitable partner in life, who is now a widow. He arrived in Otago in September. He proceeded to the West Taieri, where he had a congregation to form, and nurse it from infancy.
Parents Catherine Graham and James Urie
b. 1863 Urie Margaret Aitken
b. 1867 Urie Jane Ferguson
b. 1869 Urie Catherine Elizabeth
Rev. Urie's failing health declined more rapidly after hearing of his daughter's death in the January and he died four months later in April.
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Poverty Bay Herald,
18 November 1911, Page 3
THE SOUTH-EAST TRADE.
(By Captain John Tombleson, N.Z.T.)
East and West, from South to North,
Neptune's squadrons charging forth ;
Every roller bears them on,
Gleaming white beneath the sun.
Save that where, his own bright beam
Drowns the picture ,in its gleam,
All the world seems white on blue,
Even changing, ever new.
Fair against our bows they ride,
Rearing up the vessel's side.
In the madness of their play
Leaping at us all the day.
Boisterous sport is their desire,
And they never seem to tire ;
Wetting with a gentle spray,
Off once more upon their way.
See the rollers burst in foam
As against our weight they come,
Sideways tumbling, seething, churning,
Even from our pathway turning.
Light and dark blue, white on green,
Mixed up colors quickly seen ;
Then away behind they race,
Countless others take their place.
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