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Financially delinquent immigrants are immortalised in the 
List of Immigrants, Debtors to the Provincial Government of Otago for Passenger Moneys

New Zealand Bound

- (Assisted Immigration Passage 
Money Account."
) Corrected from Treasury Books, 30th Sept., 1872 inclusive.

The date after the immigrants' names are the dates of last payments.

In 1869 an official list was published of all those people who had part or all of their passage to Otago paid for by the Otago Provincial Government since 1848 and who still owed any part of this money.  In 1872 another list was published. These lists gave No. of Bill, ship's name, date of arrival in Otago, immigrant's name and the amount of money still owing.

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1892 Session I, D-03a pdf 1,724k

Below are pages 18 to 24 (1867 -1872) from the 1872 list. 

Note: I didn't put pages 1 to 7 (covers 1857 -1861) out as I have the passenger lists online. Does anyone have any pages from 8 to 17 from the 1872 list please?  The1869 and 1872  lists can be found in the Hocken Library, Otago Settlers Museum, and the Dunedin Public Library in the NZ Collection - shipping section, in two volumes (books), Central Library Christchurch ANZC Family History Collection and probably at NZArchives through out New Zealand.

Check both lists 1869 and 1872 as they differ in the spelling of the surnames and who is listed. Remember only a few of the passengers are listed but sometimes this might be the only surviving but incomplete list of immigrants for that vessel.

    page 18                       page 19               page 20               page 21                   page 22                page23              

page 18. March 15 1867 - Oct. 29 1867    page 19.  Dec. 2 1867 - Oct. 8 1868.    page 20.  Oct. 30 1868 - Nov. 8 1869    page 21. Dec. 6 1869 - Sept. 7 1870    page 22. Oct. 24 1870 - Feb. 27 1871    page 23. March 1871 - Oct. 1871    

Nominated passengers. Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, have some sketchy information on nominated people for the period up to 1872 and assisted passenger records for 1872-88. In the images above names in brackets are settlers already in NZ who nominated the immigrant. The book Family History at National Archives indicates that Archives NZ in Wellington holds some "nomination registers" (pp 31-33) for the period from 1870-88. 

page 24. Nov. 16 1871  - March 8 1872

page 23 James Nicol Fleming
page 24 image

Margaret Galbraith arrived Port Chalmers March 8 1872
Chisholm 	Marion 		s/b William Clark
Craig 		Robert John
McRobie 	William
Ross 		Donald
Tuack 		Rodrick
Tahe 		John
Jessie Readman arrived Port Chalmers February 14 1872
Chirgioni 	William
Jose 		James Henry
Kilby 		James
Keast 		Mary Jane
Scoble 		Elizabeth A
Trequitha 	Charles
Trequitha 	Richard
City of Dunedin arrived December 20 1871
Goddard 	Caroline
Millington 	Simon
Christian McAusland arrived December 29 1871
Bernstein 	Mortiz
Cooper 		John
Campbell 	Jessie
Jauviioski 	Johann
Kilgour 	James  (s/b A.J. Burns)
Lees		William (s/b A.J. Burns)
Leishman 	George
McClure 	William
Pearson 	Margaret
Steele 		Ebenezer
Peter Denny arrived Nov. 13 1871
Gardiner 	Thomas
Jacob 		William
Ladd 		Thomas
May Queen arrived November 16 1871
Johns 		Mary
Polglase 	Francis
Wicks 		Ellen
E.P. Bouverie arrive Pt Chalmers Nov. 16 1871
Corrigall 	John
Cruickshank 	Duncan
Cruickshank 	Jane
Chisholm 	Simon
Fitzgerald 	John
Gray 		Mary
Gray 		Isabella
Ross 		Isabella
Smith		William
Walter 		James
Wright 		Sarah Jane
Wilkie 		Janet


Otago Witness March 14 1868 page 10 column 1

Steering and Sailing Rules.
To prevent as far as possible collisions at sea, and to put masters of vessels in mind of "the rules of the road," the following aids to memory have been written by the Assistant-Secretary to the Board of Trade, London:-

Meeting steamers do not dread
When you see three light ahead-
Port your helm and show your red.
Green to Green, or RED to RED-
Perfect safety-Go ahead! 


If to your starboard Red appear,
It is your duty to keep clear;
To act as judgment says is proper-
To port, or starboard-back, or stop her;
But when upon your port is seen
A steamer's starboard light of Green,
There's not so much for you to do,
The Green light must keep clear of you.

Both in safety and in doubt,
Always keep a good look-out;
In danger, with no room to turn,
ease her; stop her! go astern.