The following is a transcript from the Nelson Examiner and
New Zealand Chronicle Reference:
The ship 'Cissy', 640 tons, sailed for Nelson, New Zealand on the 6th June with 123 passengers.
Captain Thomas Spencer commanded the Cissy 1867 to Nelson and Lyttelton 1866 and 1874 to Wellington. He was first officer on her to Lyttelton in ?1851.
Taranaki Herald, 3 August 1867, Page 3
On the morning of May 25 the Right Rev. Dr. A. B. Suter, Bishop of Nelson, New Zealand received a large number of visitors on board the Cissy, which is now lying in St Katharine's Docks. The right rev. prelate stated that he intends to leave England on the 1st of June, that he has nearly raised funds sufficient to guarantee the stipends of three clergy for two years, while one will join at his own cost. He added that he will take out with him 45 young women, 14 married couples as artizans, farm labourers, &c, and six single men — in all about 120. — Ibid.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 October 1867, Page 4
Arrival of the Cissy.
The Cissy, Captain Spencer, arrived here on Thursday morning, September 26, having left the Downs on the 8th of June last. She passed the Sciliy Islands on June 14th, Maderia, on the 23rd, and crossed Equator on the 14th July. On the 2nd of August, spoke the brig Life Brigade, and on the 11th of the same month rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Sighted Cape Foulwind on the 16th instant, but then met with a severe gale, and had to run before it for forty-eight hours and it took seven days to recover the lost ground. She rounded Cape Farewell on Tuesday last. She brings twenty-five saloon passengers, including Bishop Suter and several clergymen, and ninety-eight in the steerage. The following are the names of the passengers :
The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Nelson, Dr. Suter b. 1831 Middlesex, England. Residence Middlesex
Rev. W. H. Ewald (William Harris Ewald b. abt 1840 Italy. Residence: 1861 - city, Middlesex, England)
Rev. B. Harvey, Mrs. Harvey and three children (Bache Wright Harvey)
Rev. C. O. Mules (Charles Oliver Mules)
Rev. R. J. Thorpe, Mrs. Thorpe and two children, Miss Thorpe (2) (Richard Joshua Thorpe born: 1838 - Lancashire, England)
Mr. and Mrs. Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Castle and child
Mr. and Mrs. Collins and child
Mr. and Mrs. Day and child
Mr. and Mrs. Hickman and four children
Mr. and Mrs. Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Jones and two children
Mr. and Mrs. Krase and five children
Mr. and Mrs. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Norton
Mrs. Paten and two children
Mr. and Mrs. Penny and two children
Mr. and Mrs. Rebble
Mrs. Smith and five children
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Tibbot
Mr. and Mrs. Townson
Mr. and Mrs. Vinsen
Miss Catherall (2)
Miss Dorsett (2)
Miss Jones (3)
Miss Manley (2)
Miss Murray (2)
Miss Ranner (3)
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 28 September 1867, Page 3
ARRIVAL OF THE BISHOP OF NELSON.
The arrival of the ship Cissy, on Thursday morning last, with Bishop Suter, several clergymen, and a more numerous body of immigrants than have reached our port in a single ship for many years, was an event that appeared to afford a considerable amount of satisfaction throughout the city. The voyage of the Cissy was not quite so rapid as had been anticipated, it having occupied 110 days from the Downs, but the passage, on the whole, was a highly pleasant one. The ship on her arrival anchored in the outer roadstead, and did not enter the harbour until yesterday morning. A special thanksgiving service was arranged to take place in Christ Church, at eleven o'clock, at which all the passengers attended, vehicles having been engaged to convoy them from the landing-place at the Port to the church. Before the service commenced the church was crowded to overflowing, a considerable number of persons who were in attendance being unable to obtain admission. The Revs. W.H. Ewald (Chaplain to the Bishop), E. J. Thorpe, C.O. Moules, and B. W. Harvey, took part in the service, and the Bishop preached an impressive sermon from the text, "My foot standeth in an even place in the congregations will I bless the Lord, Psalm xxvi., 12." The service was delivered extemporaneously, and created a highly favourable impression of the Bishop's power as a preacher. After service, the immigrants were taken to the Provincial Hall, where luncheon for them had been provided. As about fifty of the immigrants were single females, a Committee of Ladies which had been formed, were in attendance for the purpose of distributing them among the various applicants who needed their services, and we believe very few were left without engagements.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 October 1867, Page 5
On the 12th September, on board the Cissy, at sea, the wife of the Rev. R. J. Thorpe, of a daughter.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 22 October 1867, Page 2
Iron Bonded Store. — There is now landing from the Cissy the materials for a large Bonded store, all of iron, imported by the Government, and which is to be erected nearly adjacent to the Custom-house.
Waimea Bridge. — We are glad to be able to state that the whole of the iron-work for the bridge over the Waimea River, at Appleby, will be landed from the Cissy within the next day or two, and tenders for carting it to the site are called for by the Government.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 29 October 1867, Page 2
A young woman named Catherall, an immigrant by the Cissy, who, since her arrival, has been labouring under hysteria, threw herself out of an upper window of the Hospital, of which she had become an inmate, on Friday last. Although falling a height of fourteen feet, she fortunately received no injury. The unfortunate girl on the following day was remanded to the Lunatic Asylum.
Evening Post, 17 December 1867, Page 2
Captain Spencer, of the ship Cissy, which recently arrived at Nelson, from London, has been presented by his passengers with a handsome silver cup, as a mark of their appreciation of his courtesy and kindness during the voyage.
Evening Post, 29 March 1895, Page 2
DEATH OF BISHOP SUTER.
Nelson, This Day. Bishop Enter died about 11 o'clock this morning Andrew Burn Suter was born in London in 1830. He was educated at St. Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. (senior optime) in 1853, M.A. in 1856, and D.D. in 1866. He was ordained deacon in 1855, and consecrated, priest in 1856. During 1855-9 he held a curacy at St Dunstan's -in-the- West, London, and in the latter year became incumbent at Spitalfields. He remained at Spitalfields till 1866, when he was conseorated in Christchurch as Bishop of Nelson. In 1889, on the retirement, of, Bishop Harper, Bishop Hadfield was appointed Primate of New Zealand but there was doubt as to the proper constitution of the electing body. The validity of the election was disputed and Bishop Suter was nominated by the dissentients, but the claims of Bishop Hadfield were finally acknowledged. Bishop Sutar resigned the Nelson...
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"Aboard the Anglican."
(A Political Ballad from the Times)
3 Jan 1868 Otago Witness page 14
'Twas a driving bark on an ocean dark,
Blue Peter at the fore,
And she hailed another driving bark,
That, like her, labored sore.
"Aboard the Anglican, a hoy!"
"Ay ay? what ship are you?"
"The Roman Bark, the Church ark."
"What cheer?" "Bad. Yours?"
"We've lost our course: our binnacle,
Compass and light, is floored-
Our sails out of the bolt-ropes blown,
An no spare suit aboard.
"There's shoals that hide beneath the tide,
And rocks above that show
The Ritual reefs, on our lee-beam:
Rational sands below.
"We've stuck like Britons to our home-
Stuck to them, p'rhaps too long;
We've put our trust in lead and log-
A trust, perhaps, too strong.
"For pumps-though with the mitre marker
(The Anglican Broad-arrow)-
And lead and log- what 'er their Church,
High or Low, Broad or Narrow-
"And scarce the means to face the storm
Which sets us both careering;
More use, they say, in well-set sails,
Stout tackle and bold steering.
"But half our crew says 'here's the course.'
And t'other half says 'there;'
And mates and captain, half by one,
And half by t'other, swear-
"And so we've signalled far and wide,
'Pan-Anglicans, a- oy!'
Not to say how to work the ship
Or show shoal, light, or bouy-
"But to decide what coat of paint
She'll look the bravest in,
To help to gild her figure-head,
And scrape her rudder-pin.
"And then we'll fall to saying prayers,
And nail the dead-lights to;
And if that doesn't save the ship,
We know not what we'll do!"