immigrants are immortalised in the
List of Immigrants, Debtors to the Provincial Government of Otago for Passenger Moneys.
LIST OF IMMIGRANTS, DEBTORS TO THE PROVINCIAL
OF OTAGO FOR PASSAGE MONEYS, - (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.
LIST OF IMMIGRANTS' UNPAID PROMISSORY NOTES
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
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.
Margaret Galbraith arrived Port Chalmers March 8 1872 Chisholm Marion s/b William Clark Craig Robert John McRobie William Ross Donald Tuack Rodrick Tahe JohnJessie Readman arrived Port Chalmers February 14 1872 Chirgioni William Jose James Henry Kilby James Keast Mary Jane Scoble Elizabeth A Trequitha Charles Trequitha RichardCity of Dunedin arrived December 20 1871 Goddard Caroline Millington SimonChristian 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 EbenezerPeter Denny arrived Nov. 13 1871 Gardiner Thomas Jacob William Ladd ThomasMay Queen arrived November 16 1871 Johns Mary Polglase Francis Wicks EllenE.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:-
TWO STEAMSHIPS MEETING
Meeting steamers do not dread
When you see three light ahead-
Port your helm and show your red.
TWO STEAMERS PASSING
Green to Green, or RED to RED-
Perfect safety-Go ahead!
TWO STEAMSHIPS CROSSING
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.
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