Otago Witness Saturday 18th October 1879 page 14
Arrival October 15th Calypso, ship, 1013 tons, Hird, from London (July 22nd), Dalgety and Co. agents.
(Passengers listed.) Voyage account.
Arrival of the Calypso
The clipper ship Calypso, arrived off the Heads on October 14th, was towed across the bar on the 15th, Pilot Kelly boarded, and anchored on the Powder-ground. She was boarded by the Health Officer and Customs Boarding Officer and cleared at once. The Calypso comes into port in excellent condition, the passage from port to port only having occupied 84, and land to land 79 days. Shies is under command of Captain Hird, her former chief officer, whom we congratulate on his well-merited promotion. He brings Mr Gordon (formerly second officer) as chief officer, Mr Hopkin as second, and Mr Botelier as third. Dr Young comes out as surgeon while Mr and Mrs Pollock are still in their old positions as steward and stewardess. She brings 1200 tons of cargo, of which 700 tons are light goods and the remainder dead weight. She had 19 saloon, 36 cabin, and 96 steerage, passengers. She left London on July 22nd. and put into Falmouth on the 26th. Embarking passengers, and left the same day. Rounded the Cape of Good Hope on August 18th, in latitude 43 S. The Calypso will discharge at the Railway Pier.
The actual transcription from The Otago Witness 27 September 1879 courtesy of Leanne. Thanks Leanne.
Per Calypso (Captain Leslie) from London July 22nd
Saloon: Allen Mr Arthur Allen Hy F Bassett Mr J Ch Bassett Mrs Ann and nurse Bassett William (child) Bassett Lee (child) Benn John jun Brown Mr Herbert Budd Rebecca de Vallancey G de Vallancey Mrs and child Gough Mr F H Hugli James E (Hugh) Middleton Mr Frederick J Smith Mr Arthur P Sutherland Mr G Sutherland Mrs G J (Miss) Waerner Miss L (Warner) Young Dr James
Second Cabin: Brearey James Cook Robert Cook Mrs Cook Wm Cristie Andrew Cristie Mrs Cristie Jessie J Cristie Barton Cristie Agnes Cristie Jane Cristie Andrew jun Cristie James C Cristie John Denton Aline Duggall Alfred Hoole Charles Henry Jackson Mr F Joll G R Joll Mrs F Joll John Jones Franklin Jough Jane Kessell T N Kessell S E Kessell Jane Kessell Henry Martin E K Nichol James Petty William Petty Martha Plant Joseph Pratt Richard Robertson James Scoby R T E Scoby Margaret Scoby Ceres Scower Joseph Scower Mary Ann Taylor John C Taylor Deborah Taylor Frederick W Taylor Emily Taylor Arthur Taylor John Webber Henry Webster H B Whitehorn E Steerage: Allen Wm Andrew G J Bacon Henry Ball E M Ball Mary Ball Jesse Baird Andrew Barlow Francis Barr Wm Banks Jas Barrett W H Beecroft Wm Belcher William Bennett Chas Brayson Robert Brayson Sarah Brayson Matthew Breadley James Brun F H Brun John Brun Mrs Brun Jas Brun Thomas Burkett Alfred Burkinshaw Wm F Burkitt Benjamin Campbell John Clark James Clarkson Wm Cannot Thomas Chaplin Mary Davies Ed Drider Hy Downing H W Elston Peter Evans T F Farrar George Farrar Sarah Ann Fellow Henry Field George Field Robert Field F. Elizabeth Gortan Eli Guttery Wm Hamilton Alexander Henshaw S Hill Edwin Hill Esther F Hill Ernest House Noah Huges John Huggins Wm Hunter John Thomas Jerman David Jones Hugh Kidmore Richard S Kidmore Elizabeth Kidmore Elizabeth Kidmore Mary Ann Kidmore Richard Lane F Lawrence Robert Lawrence E Leak Henry Leak Annie Leak Joseph Leak John W Lyall Smith Mason Walter H Mason P Mason G L Meston Andrew Melly Wm M Morris Jos Morris Chas Morgan Alfred McKeown Patrick McCall James O'Gorman Ed Payne Wm Pearce Wm H Perkins F T Perry Chas Pitchforth Wm S Pollard Matthew Pollard Mary Ann Pollard Thomas Pollard George Pollard Wm Pollock J R (JS) Pollok Mrs Pratt Newton Prichard Thomas Prenkerd Samuel Robinson Charles Robinson F H Shields Wm Shrewsbury Henry J Smyth Frank Snowdon J D Snowdon Wm Stewart John Taylor Robert Taylor Samual Taylor Walter Wallace Martin Waterow Ed Williams J Wilson James Wilson A Yates William