The 'Dominion', 547 tons, sailed from England 8 May, 1851, and arrived Lyttelton 30 August. The 'Bangalore' sailed 9 May, and arrived Lyttelton 21st August, 1851 Total souls chief 29, second & steerage 90 =119 (3 infants)
8 May, 1851
List of Persons whom the Canterbury Association have authorized to embark for Canterbury, New Zealand per Ship "Dominion", William S. Drake, Commander, Frederick Richardson, Surgeon-Superintendant, Frederick Young, Manger of Shipping
Chief CabinCookson child 2 F Died at 5 a.m. 22 June, 1851 Lat. 16.49, Long. 35 Cookson child 4 F Cookson child 6 M Cookson Isaac 35 M Y 3 Cookson Mrs 29 F Y 3 Hankinson Donald 19 M Laughton Fred'k Ausgtus 28 M for Otago Mathias Alfred 6 M Mathias Emily 12 F Mathias Frank 8 M Mathias Gertrude 7 F Mathias Herbert 10 M Mathias James Vincent 16 M Mathias Mary 5 F Mathias Mary Anne 40 F Y 8 Mathias Octavus A.M. 45 M Y 8 Rev'd Mathias Richard Canterbury M infant Mathias Vincent 2 M Meville Frederick Lewis20 M for Otago Richardson Fanny 15 F for Otago Richardson Frederick 13 M for Otago Richardson James 4 M for Otago Richardson Malcott 9 M for Otago Richardson Mary 44 F 4 for Otago Roberts Mary Anne 35 F for Otago. Another list: age 24 Rodgers George B. 25 M Stokes Edward 35 M Y for Otago Stokes Eliza 30 F Y for Otago Thomas Miss 38 F in second cabin on 2nd list
Second CabinArchibald John 29 M Otago Hanson Anne 30 F Domestic Servant (another list Harrison, Mary, 30, Dom. Sev't. Hayden Barth" 23 M Schoolmaster Jeffrey Anne 35 F Domestic Servant (another list Stephen, Anne, 35) Paddock Charles 32 M Saxon Charles 21 M Tulley Charles 26 M Tulley George 30 M Whyte 32 M appears only on 2nd list
SteerageAmgood Edward 26 M Farm Labourer appears only on 2nd list Amgood Robert 15 M Farm Labourer appears only on 2nd list Baird Alexander 41 M Cartwright Balmer Charlotte Emma inf F infant Balmer Emma Eugene 26 F Y 1 Balmer Richard 36 M Y 1 Labourer Surgeon's assistant Binstead Elizabeth 30 F Domestic Servant Burrows Caroline 12 F Burrows Harriett 5 F Burrows John 53 M 4 Shepherd Burrows John 18 M Labourer 2nd list Barrow, John, 24 Burrows Samuel 16 M Farm Labourer Burrows Walter 9 M Davies Arthor inf M 2nd list Arthur Davis Davies Danial 9 M 2nd list Daniel Davis Davies Henry 40 M Y 7 Farm Labourer 2nd list Davis Davies Henry 14 M Agr. Labourer 2nd list Davis Davies Jane 5 F 2nd list Davis Davies Jason 13 M 2nd list Davis Davies Kate 3 F 2nd list Davis Davies Selina 39 F 2nd list Davis Davies Selina 7 F 2nd list Davis Edwards Henry 20 M Farm Labourer Ellis Fanny 14 F Domestic Servant Fisher Alice 3 F Fisher Edward 44 M Y 5 Farm Labourer & drover Fisher Edward 10 M Fisher Elizabeth 41 F Y 5 Fisher Elizabeth 14 F Fisher Ellen 15 F Domestic Servant Fisher Henry 6 M Fisher James 21 M Farm Labourer Fisher John 18 M Farm Labourer Fisher Mary 7 F Fox Francis 19 M Farm Labourer Fox Peter 17 M Farm Labourer Godfrey Ellen 15 F Domestic Servant Godfrey Henry 18 M Labourer Godfrey Rosetta 38 F Y 3 Godfrey Rosetta 9 F Rose Godfrey William 39 M Y 3 Carpenter Hatchard Edward M Transferred to the 'Bangalore' Hubcup Elizabeth 1 F Hubcup Emily 7 F Hubcup Frances 42 F Y 5 Hubcup George 16 M Agr. Labourer Hubcup Margaret 13 F Hubcup Robert 47 M Y 5 Agr. Labourer Jaggar Henry 30 M Y Brewer Jaggar Jane 29 F Y Johnston Susan 26 F Domestic Servant 2nd list Susan Johnson Lawson Benjamin 24 M Labourer Martin E.W. 19 M Labourer 2nd list A.W. Martin Miller Elizabeth 25 F Domestic Servant Eliza Miller George 7 M Miller George 46 M Y 3 Farm Labourer Miller Isabella 34 F Y 3 Miller Isabella 1 F Miller Jessie 10 F 2nd list a boy Miller Robert 30 M Farm Labourer Moore James 28 M Y Moore Mary 27 F Y Palmer David 36 M Y 3 Grocer Palmer Elizabeth 11 F Palmer Emma 36 F Y 3 Palmer Emma 7 F Palmer George 5 M Reader Charles Jnr. 48 M Y Carpenterr Reader Harriett 30 F Russell Agnes 10 F Domestic Servant Russell Anne 18 F confined of a male child 26 May 1851 Russell Ebenzer 11 M Tailor Russell Robert 39 M Y 5 Tailor Russell Robert 15 M Farm Labourer Russell Sarah 38 F Y 5 Russell Sarah 14 F Domestic Servant Shreeve Cecil 28 M Y Farm Labourer Shreeve Mary Anne 26 F Y Smith Jane 22 F Domestic Servant Stavmer Martha 31 F for Otago, (?Shavmer) Stavmer Peter 30 M Y Labourer for Otago, (?Shavmer) Talbot Anne 48 F Steamstress 2nd list Ann Walsh Moses 24 M Butcher Wyatt Elizabeth 24 F Y Wyatt Henry 27 M Y Farm Labourer
Reference: Canterbury Association Shipping Office (London, England) Lyttelton Shipping List Published: Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, 1973. Copy of passenger lists of some Canterbury Association emigrant ships held in the Canterbury Museum. Available on microfilm at Family History Centres worldwide through their loan programme. Item #1066515
Passenger list for this arrival also appeared in The Lyttelton Times at New Zealand Room, Canterbury Public Library, Christchurch, New Zealand
Passenger Lists of Canterbury Association Ships published in 1900 will contain additional details on the above passengers.
BURROWS : John BURROWS was a 52 yr old widower, accompanied by 5 of his children - John, Samuel, Caroline, Walter & Harriet. He was born 1798 in Shropshire and had married Mary BISHOP at Clungunford on 3 Jul 1826. Their 1st son died young and the oldest 2 daughters didn't come to NZ. He had been a miller at Checkhill Mill, Kinver & a farmer at Hempton, Chelmarsh, Shropshire. The family bible records the birth dates of the family but not all baptisms have been found yet. John lived at Ferry Rd, Papanui & Woodend before buying a farm at Halswell. The Halswell farm remained in the family until 1986. John died on 9 Oct 1866 and is buried in the Barbadoes St Cemetery, Christchurch. Family:
1. John b 24 Apr 1827 died young
2. Mary b 18 Oct 1828
3. Elizabeth b 14 Jun 1830
4. John b 13 Jun 1832 d Christchurch unmarried
5. Samuel Hollinshead b 1 Jan 1835 bapt. 3 Jan 1835 Enville, STS, ENG d 4 Feb 1907 Christchurch NZ. m. Catherine CLEARY at Sandhurst, VIC, AUS on 9 Apr 1859. Returned to NZ after first child John was b. in 1860. They carried on the family farm at Halswell.
6. Caroline b 15 Mar 1838 d 8 Mar 1864 Christchurch m. Thomas McKENZIE 13 Apr 1857 in Christchurch. Thomas remarried to Charlotte SANDERS, and he was killed Jan 1869 at Kai-iwi in NZ Wars (Armed Constb.). Children from both marriages were orphaned when Charlotte also died young.
7. Walter James b 1 Apr 1841, bapt at Chelmarsh, Shropshire, d 21 Apr 1917 Ahaura, NZ m. Elizabeth DENTON. Cattle drover & dealer.
8. Harriet b 1 Nov 1845 bapt 19 Nov 1845 Enville, d 27 Feb 1924 m.. Henry John CHAPMAN 10 Mar 1865 at Kaiapoi. Lived at East Eyreton.
Contact: Ann Posted 27 July 2000.
JAGGAR : Henry and Jane (nee Turnbull) JAGGAR married in Oxford, England on the 24th April 1851 and on the 8th May they set sail on the Dominion, bound for New Zealand. Also on board was Jane's half-sister Fanny ELLIS - one brother was already in New Zealand and the rest of their family followed a few months later. They landed at Lyttelton and remained there for a number of years - their first child, Catherine, was born there in January 1852. Henry worked as a cooper and brewer, his occupation in Oxford, and Jane opened a school for girls in the Lyttelton Immigration Barracks in 1852.
In November 1858 Henry opened a brewery in Kaiapoi and Jane became mistress of the Kaiapoi Church School. In 1864 Henry and Jane were sent to Timaru to open the first church school. Her brother Richard TURNBULL also moved to Timaru in 1864 where he became a councilman and later represented Timaru in Parliament for 12 years until his death in 1890. They taught there, assisted by three daughters, until 1873. Five daughters became school teachers with Catherine opening the first school in Pleasant Point at the age of only seventeen. At the end of 1873 they moved back up to the Christchurch area where Jane died in 1874. Henry continued teaching, mainly on Banks Peninsula, until he retired in 1886 and moved back to Timaru where he died in 1905. Information courtesy of Sandra Worthington. Please contact Sandra if you would like more information or have information to share on this family.
Lyttelton Times, Volume I, Issue 37, 20 September 1851, Page 4
Died, on the morning of the 18th inst., suddenly, near Christchurch, Marianne, the wife of the Rev. Octavius Mathias.
READER: Charles John and Harriet Reader
Charles John was the son of Charles and Mary Reader whom were based in Temple Bar London. Charles Snr. was a bookseller for Longmans Green and his sons were also tied up to the same trade. Charles John worked at his fathers residence as a shopman before leaving with his wife Harriet on the Dominion to New Zealand. He obtained passage by acting as a carpenter, as tradesmen were to have free passage, as they were sort after in NZ at the time. Once in New Zealand C.J. Reader became the librarian at the Mechanical Institute which is now the Canterbury Library. His family lived in the upstairs apartment until 1873 when it was discussed that the mere existence of the Institute was in danger so her forfeited 25% of his wage and moved out of the apartment so it could be let. Charles John was also part of the Lyttelton Colonists Association which reported the Provincial Constitution which was proclaimed by His Excellency the Governor of New Zealand. Charles John Reader also was an instigator in the findings of labourers being brought into the country under false pretences. Charles John and Harriet had four children: Charles, Emily, Thomas and William Henry. Information courtesy of Stuart Reader whose trade is a bookbinder today. Please contact Stu if you would like more information or have information to share on this family. Posted Sept 2 1999
Hawera & Normanby Star, 23 October 1909, Page 7
WELLINGTON, October 23. Hon. George F. Richardson, Minister for Land, Agriculture, Mines and Immigration m the Atkinson Government, died to-day, aged 73. Mr Richardson arrived in New Zealand in the ship Dominion from London in 1851. He joined the Government service in 1860 as a cadet in the Survey Office, and was closely identified with Southland �affairs for many years. Mr Richardson met with a buggy accident 11 months �ago while inspecting a Wairarapa property on behalf of the Government. He never recovered, from its effects, but was only seriously ill for a few days before, his death. Deceased, who was a prominent officer in the Institute of leaves a widow, two sons and three daughters.
Lyttelton Times, Volume I, Issue 37, 20 September 1851, Page 4
ARRIVED. Sept. 14, barque Sir Harry Smith, 408 tons, Raymond, from Melbourne. Passengers, Mr. and Miss Nicholson, and 4 in the steerage.
Sept. 15, barque Wellington, 473 tons, Benny, from Melbourne. Passengers, Messrs. W. Kaye, R. Chapman, H. Jeffries, J. Payne, wife and child, C. Barnes, H. Tompkins, W. Webb, J. Jones.
Sept. 18, ship Lady Nugent, 668 tons, Parsons, from London.
SAILED. Sept. 14, barque Cacique, 141 tons, Milne, for Hobart Town. Passengers, Mr.T. Risbey, Mr. W Gardner.
Same day, barque Bangalore, 876 tons, Morgan, for Wellington. Passengers, Miss Roberts, Mr. Harris, Mr. Me Laren, Mr. Balfour, wife and family. Sept. 19, barque Sir Harry Smith, 408 tons, Raymond, for Melbourne.
Same day, barque Wellington, 473 tons, Benny, for Melbourne.
Sept. 20, barque Dominion, 583 tons, Darke, for Otago. Passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Richardson and three children, Miss Richardson, Mr. and Miss Stokes, Mr. and Mrs. Shriver, Mr. Archibald, Mr. Meaville, Mr. Laughton.
Lyttelton Times, Volume I, Issue 37, 20 September 1851, Page 5
The importations of stock from Port Philip have been resumed, the 'Sir Harry Smith " and 'Wellington ' having arrived this week with full freights. Both ships have been tolerably fortunate, the losses having been moderate. We learn from competent authority that the sheep imported in the "Wellington" by W. Kaye, Esq., of Port Philip, are of a very superior description, having been selected with such judgment as to render them unrivalled among the flocks hitherto brought to this settlement. The same flock-master has also brought an importation of calves, many of which are thorough-bred.
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"The Sailors Alphabet"
A's for the anchor that swings at our bow,
B's for the bowsprit through the wild seas do plough,
C's for the capstan we merrily around,
D are the davits we lower our boats down.
Now E for the ensign that files at our peak,
F is for the fo's'sle where the good sailors sleep.
G for the galley where the cooks hop around,
H are the halyards we haul up and down,
I's for the irons where our boom ship,
J's for the the jibs that so neatly do sit.
K's for the keelson, of which we are told,
L's for the lanyard that keeps a good hold.
Now M is the mainmast so neat and so strong,
N for the needle that never points wrong,
O for the oars we row our boats out,
P for the pumps that will keep her afloat.
Q for the quarterdeck, where our officers stand,
R for the rudder, keeps the ship in command.
S for the sailors, who move her along,
T for the topsails we hoist with a song.
U for the Union which flies at our peak,
V for the victuals which the sailors do eat.
W for the wheel where we all take our turn,
X, Y, Z is the name on our stern.