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'Chieftain'

New Zealand Bound
1858 to Nelson

Reference: 'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 20 October 1858, Page 2
Entered inwards October 19, barque Chieftain, 382, M'Lean, from London, with 12 kegs gunpowder, 72 cases wines and brandy, Morrison and Selanders ; 30 packages merchandize, Buxton ; 1 case 15 crates earthenware, 26 packages glassware, Nicholson and Ridings ; 5 packages agricultural implements, Gill ; 835 packages merchandize, 32 grindstones, 21 camp ovens, 12 anchors, 57 kegs nails, 2 cases pianos, Morrison and Sclanders; 100 tons coal, Curtis, Brothers ; 50 hhds. beer,...

Passengers

John Bailm
William and Emily Boorman (Boormadzy)
W. L., Eliza, Maria, Thomas, Clare, Ellen, and Edmund Fowler
J. Hetchens
W. Law
W. Ousley
Henry Smith
John Stuckline
John and James Tucker
William Wilkie
John Wilson

The long-expected Chieftain arrived from England on Sunday last, after a passage of 147 days from Gravesend. The vessel has brought several passengers and a considerable amount of cargo for this port. It was said that during the passage some disturbances occurred amongst the crew.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 23 October 1858, Page 2
This fine vessel was towed into harbour in capital style by the Tasmanian Maid on Thursday morning. The Chieftain is a commodious, if not a very fast vessel ; and though she must have been built some sixteen or seventeen years, and consequently the comfortable old-fashioned style, she appears yet to be perfectly sound. We were courteously shown over the vessel by Captain McLean, and were much pleased with the clean and trim appearance of everything on board. Some of the passengers (both cuddy and fore cabin) with whom we conversed, spoke in high terms of the Captain and of the general degree of comfort experienced throughout a very protracted passage. The mate is in custody for drunkenness and for assaulting the Captain.

A Town Clock. Mr. G. Coates, of Trafalgar street, has just imported by the Chieftain an excellent eight-day striking clock, with a copper dial five. feet in diameter. The clock, we believe, has been constructed by a celebrated London maker, and would, if fixed in some conspicuous place, say for instance, the front of the church steeple, make an excellent town-clock. "We understand that a committee is to be formed for the purpose of collecting subscriptions for the purchase of this clock, which, will be sold for 100, including the fixing of it.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 18 December 1858, Page 2
Cleared Outwards 16 December. Barque Chieftain, 382, McLean, for Lyttelton, with part of original cargo from London.

Nelson - wood engraving NZ Handbook 1875 pg 172
Nelson - wood engraving NZ Handbook 1875 pg 172