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Wellington, N.Z.
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January

Evening Post Tuesday 2nd January 1877 pg2
Port of Wellington - Arrivals

December 31 - Tararua, s.s., Sinclair from Melbourne and Hobart Town via the South. Passengers: Cabin -

From Melbourne - 
Davey 		Miss
Fraser 		Hon. Malcolm 
Hall 		Miss
Molesworth 	Judge
Sharp 		Captain and Mrs
Thwaities 	Master

From the Coast
Anderson 	Mr
Birch 		Mr
Dean 		Mr and Mrs
Moush 		Miss
McKay 		Mrs
Oxley 		Mr
Scandreth 	Mrs
Sykes 		Mr and Mrs and family (4)

The s.s. Tararua has paid her first visit in this part since the recent extensive alterations which have made her practically a new steamer. Her rig has been altered from a three masted to a two masted topsail schooner, her mizen-mast being taken out altogether and her fore and main masts being shifted further aft. The changes greatly diminishes her apparent length, making her look much shorter than formerly. Her poop has been extended forward as a spar-deck, with the exception of a break at the fore-hatch, for stock and large packages. The saloon has been newly painted and decorated, also enlarged, so as to afford both sleeping and table accommodation for 100 passengers. The old engines of 155 horse-power nominal, are replaced by compound engines, on the most improved principle, of 180 horse-power, nominal. Various other improvements have been effected, which render her one of the most comfortable boats on the coast. One result of the alterations is to increase her registered tonnage by 41 tons, viz: from 522 tons to 563.

Messrs McMeckan, Blackwood & Co.'s s.s. Tararua, sails for Sydney via West Coast this evening. We are indebted to the purser, Mr Birch, late of the s.s. Otago, for files.


Evening Post Wednesday 3rd January 1877

The whaling brigantine Isabella, the property of Messrs. Krull & Co., returned to port today, after a lengthened absence. We learn from Captain Toms that she has been crousing [sic] chiefly in the neighborhood of the Bay of Islands, experiencing generally fine weather, and has caught altogether seven whales. She was re-called by her owners, as she was losing money. Her last whale was caught in November. She comes direct from Russell.

The ship Jessie Readman, N. Kennedy, went round to the Patent Slip yesterday for cleaning.

The ship Howarh, loading at the wharf for London, has nearly 3,000 bales wool, besides a quantity of tallow, &c. Her excellent cabin accommodation seems to be appreciated, as her passenger list is filling up.


Evening Post Thursday 4th January 1877

The ship Avalanche hauled off from the wharf last evening, and will be towed round to the Patent Slip by the p.s. Manawatu this afternoon.

The ship St. Leonards has now on board about 4,000 bales wool, besides several tons tallow and sundaries. There are only two or three vacancies in her cabin accommodation.

The Marie, sailing vessel, left New York in 5th October for Wellington via Port Chalmers with a cargo of Yankee notions.

Captain Toms, of the Isabella, has been appointed to take charge of the whaler Magellan Cloud, now at the Bay of Islands.

A sailor named Peter Martin, belonging to the schooner Saucy Lass on turning the corner from Hunter street to Lambton Quay fell. An empty dray, wheel passed over his leg. Severe bruises only.


Evening Post Friday 5th January 1877

Port Chalmers - arrived 4th January
The three-masted schooner Dayspring, from Aneityum, South Sea Islands. Passengers - Mrs Inglis, Messrs Read, Inglis and Watt.

We understand that it is not Captain George Toms, of the Isabella, who has been appointed to the Magellan Cloud, but a brother of his - T. Toms, as mate.


Evening Post Saturday 6th January 1877

Death of Sir Donald McLean at Napier.

To write the narrative of his career in detail would be to write the history of the North Island. Sir Donald McLean was eminently a self-made man. Born in the year 1821, at one of the Western Isles of the County of Argyle, Scotland, he came to this Colony in 1839 from NSW as an agent for Messrs. Abercrombie & Co., who had a large timber trade with New Zealand, as a stripling of nineteen or twenty. He had to depend upon save his stout heart and willing hands. First worked on board of a coasting vessel, and after a time became the skipper of a little schooner which traded between Auckland and what is now known as the Thames district. The vessel carried supplies to the natives, and Mr McLean through his dealings with them, became thoroughly familiar with their language and customs. These qualifications brought Mr McLean under the notice of Sir George Grey, by whom he was employed in several negotiations with the natives living in the vicinity of Auckland. Promotion followed quickly.... He married one of the daughters of Mr Robert R. Strang. His surviving relatives in the colony consist of his son, Robert Douglas M'Lean, Esq., and also two sisters, one of whom is married to the Hon. Robert Hart, M.L.C......


Evening Post Monday 8th January 1877

January 8 - Alhambra, s.s., 497 tons, Muir, from Melbourne via West Coast. Passengers: Cabin - From Melbourne - Mr and Mrs McGreger, Messrs Morrah, Weizall, and Captain Turner. From Nelson - Mrs Gapper, Messrs Thrope and Wright; 6 steerage.


Evening Post Tuesday 9th January 1877 (see 12th Jan.)

Bluff, 9th January
The Arawata, 622 tons, left Hobson's Bay on the 4th and arrived this morning. She brings 52 saloon and 60 steerage passengers, and 360 tons cargo for all ports. She sails for Dunedin at 4 p.m. Passengers for Wellington - Misses Finlayson (2), Miss Walkley, Master Joseph, 9 steerage; 40 tons cargo.

Port Chalmers, 8th January
Arrived - Albion Company's ship Nelson, 98 days from London, with 39 passengers and 800 tons of cargo.

Whale stranded at Worser Bay. Dissected for Museum. Dr Hector supervised. Goose nose - Chatham whale.


Evening Post Wednesday 10 January 1877

Port of Wellington Arrivals
January 10 - Charles Edward, p.s., 126 tons, Whitwell, from Nelson and West Coast. Passengers - Mrs Rurns, Mr and Mrs Suisted and 2 children, Messrs Breakell, Olliver, Suisted, Morrison, Holes, McAllister, and Parsons.

January 10, Taupo, ss, 461 tons, Carey, from South. Passengers - Cabin: Miss Levi and Benge, Mesdames Stacy, Elliot and 2 children, Messrs Brown, Earle, Studholme, Cox, Baller, Osborne, Nosworthy, Mackay, Hon. Geo. McLean, Hart, Levi, Elliot, Edwards, and 5 steerage; 56 for North.


Evening Post Thursday 11th January 1877

Mr George Thomas has disposed of the cutter Hero privately to Messrs. Webb Bros., of Pelorus Sound, for £360.


Evening Post Friday 12th January 1877

The Union Steam Shipping Company's new steamship Rotorua paid her first visit to Wellington today, arriving from Lyttelton this morning, after a good run of 15 hours. She is almost undistinguishable from her sister vessels, the Hawea and Taupo, excepting that she has a spar deck throughout. She is somewhat longer increasing her tonnage to 576 tons, 115 in excess of the other boats, and that her engine power is slightly greater, her nominal horse-power being 172 (as compared with their 165). She is classed as a 12 knot boat. We do not admire the position of the captain's cabin, which is just over the stoke hole. We fear our old friend Captain Macfarlane will find the heat almost unbearable. Mr Pringle, formerly a popular purser in the Panama service, for a long time on board the Phoebe, is purser of the Rotorua.


Evening Post Saturday 13th January 1877

January 13
The ship St. Leonards, 1054 tons, for London, Captain Richard Todd, finished loading wool yesterday afternoon, and hauled into the stream this morning. The Moa has been engaged to convey the passengers on board and will leave the Queen's Wharf at 6 p.m. Monday. The St. Leonards will sail on Monday evening. She takes the following passengers:-

1st Class:
Bowler 		Mrs
Cleary 		Mrs
Davison 	Dr.
Graves 		Mr
Harton 		Mrs and family (2)
Kebbell 	Mrs and family (4)
Lillington 	Mr and Mrs
Smith 		Mrs
Symons 		Mrs

2nd class:
Clark 		Mr
Orr 		Mr
Weiss 		Mr

Evening Post Monday 15th January 1877

Port Chalmers 13 January
Sailed - Ship Mataura, for London.

Bluff, 14th January
The Ringarooma left Melbourne on the 9th . She has 31 saloon and 43 steerage passengers with 212 tons cargo for all ports. Passengers for Wellington -

Armstrong 	Mr
Block 		Mr
Clare 		Mr
Richmond 	Miss
Richmond 	Mr C.F.
Turnbull 	Mr
and 6 steerage
18 tons cargo.

Lyttelton, 13th January
Shaw, Savill's ship Crusader, from London, arrived last night. She made a fine passage of 87 days - 80 from land to land. She left the Start on the 20th November. She brings 31 saloon and 37 second class and steerage passengers. 87 days from Gravesend and 80 days from Start Point to the Snares, is in command of Captain Davies, who brought the Pleiades to Wellington last year. see EP 17th Jan. 1877

The ship St. Leonards' cargo consists of 4630 bales and 20 bags of wool, 63 bales skins, 154 casks tallow, 49 bags bones, 29 barrels meats, 416 empty cartridge boxes, and 30 cases sundaries. Departed 16th January.

The barque Marie, 464 tons Captain Burmeister, from New York, after a 95 days' passage, arrived at Port Chalmers on the 11th inst.


Evening Post Thursday 18th January 1877

Port of Wellington
Arrived - Jan. 17 - Robin Hood, brig, 279 tons, Paton, from Newcastle. Passengers - Masters Paton and Hog
Jan. 17 - Wakatipu, ss, 1,158 tons, Cameron from Sydney, via the West Coast. Passengers - Cabin - From Sydney

Beresford 	Mr
Evans 		Mr and Mrs and family (2)
Richardson 	Mr
Trivett 	Rev. Mr 

From the Coast
Hitchins 	Mr and Mrs
Kearney 	Rev. Father
Redwood 	Bishop
9 steerage
36 for the South

Cleared Out
Jan. 18 - Howarh, ship, 1098 tons, Greaves, for London. Passengers:

Cabin -
McBarnet 	Mrs, Miss, and Masters (3)
Shields 	Mrs

The following is a list of the Howarh's cargo, for London:-
5,185 bales and 22 bags wool, 400 cases preserved meats, 156 casks and 23 cases tallow, 6 bales, 1 truss, and 25 bags leather, 24 cases plants, valued at £87,466. She will sail tomorrow, if the wind is favorable. St. Leonards will sail tomorrow. This will be a test of sailing qualities, on the result of which several sums of money changed hands to-day.

Port Chalmers 18th January
Arrived - Whaler Splendid, after a successful cruise, with 68 tuns oil.
Sailed: Barque Elizabeth Graham, with a full cargo of wool, for London


Evening Post Saturday 23rd January 1877
The Ship Leicester

The Ship Leicester, which arrived here, Wellington, on Saturday from London, brings about 350 immigrants, besides several cabin passengers, all of whom are in the best of health. On the voyage there were only two deaths of infants and three births. Her surgeon-superintendent, Dr Warren, has also been presented with an address. The voyage occupied 92 days from London, and 85 days from land to land, and altogether has been  particularly fine weather run. A paper was published on board called the Leicester Gazette, and concerts, theatrical performances &c., made the passage a very enjoyable one. But the greatest interest was taken in a Bay Show. The passengers all speak in the highest terms of Captain Caddy, his officers and crew. The Leicester is a composite ship of 1308 tons register, and specially chartered by the N.Z.S. Company to convey immigrants to Wellington. Only some 50 of the immigrants will remain here - the balance are to be distributed throughout the colony.

Evening Post, 25 January 1877, Page 2
SHIPPING. PORT OF WELLINGTON. ARRIVALS.
January 24 — Edwin Bassett, barque, 341 tons, Foster, from Newcastle.
January 25 — Taranaki, ss, 327 tons, Andrew, from the South. Passengers : Cabin — Misses Dudley (2), Thomas, Henry (2), Mesdames Cemino, Jackson, Blarney, Clark, Rev. Mr Webb, Messrs Beam, Knapp, Frost, Belcher, Fairball, Blarney, Donald, Fergusson, Dr. Kilgour, Dr. Dalton and family; 6 steerage.
January 25 - Canterbury; schooner, 34 tons, Pike, from Havelock.
DEPARTURES. January 24— Lyttelton, ps, 86 tons, Scott, for Blenheim. Passengers — 50 immigrants ex Leicester.


Wanganui Herald, 22 January 1877, Page 2
Wellington, Jan 20. Arrived — Leicester, ship, from London, 87 days out, with 400 immigrants, and 11 saloon passengers. Lieut.-Colonel McDonnell, wife and child are passengers by her.

Wanganui Herald, 10 January 1877, Page 2
The following birds for Taranaki left London in the Leicester, which sailed on the 22nd October :— 13 partridges, 10 pairs of blackbirds, 12 pairs of thrushes, a few pairs blackcaps, a few hedge sparrows, 6 pairs of robins, and some goldfinches.

Wanganui Herald, 27 January 1877, Page 2
We learn that a quantity of the waterworks pipes has arrived in the Leicester, now in Wellington.

Evening Post, 24 January 1877, Page 2
The steamer Wallace went alongside the ship Leicester this afternoon, for the purpose of transhipping fifty immigrant passengers, who proceed to Nelson and Westland.

Evening Post Tuesday 23rd January 1877

Port Chalmers, 23rd January
Shaw Saville's ship Pleiades arrived last night, 87 days from London. She brings 34 passengers and 1600 tons cargo, including 30 tons powder. A passenger named Wright was lost overboard. Passed ship Waipa, from London to Lyttelton, on Sunday. She wished to be reported all well.

Evening Post 23rd January 1877
Arrival of the Leicester

The N.Z.S. Co.'s ship Leicester, from London, arrived in harbor this afternoon, in tow of the Stormbird, bringing the following 13 cabin passengers: -

Brassey 	Major
Davey 		Mr and Mrs and 3 children
Kutzner 	Miss
McDonnell 	Colonel and Mrs and infant
Norman 		Mrs
Renall 		Mr
Warren 		Mrs
Willis		Mr
289 statute adult immigrants

She left London on the 22nd October, and is therefore 91 days out today.

Evening Post Friday 26th January 1877

The s.s. Taranaki took a number of immigrants from the Leicester on her trip South. The ship Leicester hauled alongside the wharf at noon to-day, and will break cargo in the morning.


Evening Post 24th January 1877

Arrival of the Himalaya. Voyage account and passenger list.


Evening Post 24 January 1877
By Telegraph

The N.Z.S.C.'s, s.s. Waipa has arrived in Lyttelton with 212 immigrants and 10 saloon passengers - all well. She left Plymouth on 27th October.

The Ringarooma has sailed from Port Chalmers to Bluff.
The Wakatipu has sailed from Port Chalmers for the North. Passengers for Wellington -

Baker 		Mrs
Bennett 	Mrs
Cuming 		Mrs
Goodfellow 	Mr
Keys 		Mr
Petrie 		Mr
Sutherland 	Mr

Evening Post Wednesday 24th January 1877

The funeral of the boatswain of the steamer Agnes, David Davis, who drowned on Anniversary Day, took place.


 Evening Post Thursday 25th January 1877

Lyttelton, 24th January
The N.Z.S.C.o.'s Waipa has arrived with 212 immigrants and 10 salon passengers - all well. She had a fine weather passage. Crossed the line in 32 days, and passed the Cape of Good Hope on Christmas Day, 49 days out, making the Snares on the 20th inst. The Waipa left Plymouth on the 27th October.

Port Chalmers - It is blowing a hurricane from S.W.; barometer, 28.90.

Bluff, 25th January
The s.s. Albion left Melbourne on the 17th inst. and Milford Sound on the 23rd. She brings 84 passengers for Wellington -

Boscovo 	Mr
Benton 		Mr
Burgess 	Mrs
Cohen 		Mr
Flower 		Mr
Gammel 		Mr
Graham 		Mrs
Mathias 	Mr
Sawers 		Mr
Silvin 		Mr
Stobo 		Mr
Telford 	Mr
Wante 		Mr

The barque Edwin Bassett beat into harbor last evening.

The ship Himalaya will be berthed at the wharf tomorrow. Several more passengers were landed from her in the Moa this afternoon, whilst the remainder will go on to Napier in the Rangatira, which steamer goes alongside the ship at 5 o'clock this evening to receive them.


February

Evening Post Monday 5th February 1877

Port Chalmers, 4th Feb.
The German brig Colobri, 90 days from Foochow, has arrived with a cargo of tea.


Evening Post Tuesday 6th February 1877 [also see 9th Feb.]

Bluff, Feb. 5th
Arrived: ss Arawata, 622 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne. She left Hobson's Bay on the 31st. She brings 51 saloon and 50 steerage passengers and 200 tons cargo for all ports. Passengers for Wellington -

Collins 	Mr and Mrs and child
Crawford 	Mr
Dundas 		Mr
Jupp 		Mr
Le Patoural 	Mr
20 steerage; 23 tons cargo.

Timaru, 6th Feb.
Part of the cabin of a ship with the word "Officers" painted on it, was washed upon the beach here.


Evening Post Wednesday 7th February 1877

Port of Wellington
Arrived
Feb. 6 - Young Dick, schooner, 165 tons, Armit, from Hobart Town. Passengers - Mrs Cane and Mr Cato.
Feb. 7 - Dayspring, three masted schooner, 159 tons, Braithwaite, from Tanna via Southern ports. Passengers - Mrs Braithwaite, Rev. Mr and Mrs Ingles, Rev. Mr and Mrs Watt, 3 natives. Captain Braithwaite is well known here from his connection with the old Panama line.

Lyttelton, 6th Feb.
Sailed - NZSC ship White Eagle, for London, with full cargo value £70,500, and seventeen passengers.


Evening Post Wednesday 7th February 1877
Port of Wellington
Arrived
Feb. 6 - Young Dick, schooner, 165 tons, Armit, from Hobart Town. Passengers - Mrs Cane and Mr Cato.
Feb. 7 - Dayspring, three masted schooner, 159 tons, Braithwaite, from Tanna via Southern ports. Passengers - Mrs Braithwaite, Rev. Mr and Mrs Ingles, Rev. Mr and Mrs Watt, 3 natives. Captain Brathwaite is well known here from his connection with the old Panama line.

Lyttelton, 6th Feb.
Sailed - NZSC ship White Eagle, for London, with full cargo value 70,500, and seventeen passengers.


Evening Post Friday 9th February 1877
The following passengers have booked by the ship Jessie Readman, for London -

Burton 		Mr W.J.
Collins 	Mr and Mrs J.
Davidson 	Mr and Mrs J and child
D'Akirby 	Mr
Doody 		Mr Jerry
Firth 		Mr
Golding 	Mr W
Holding 	Mr C
Plumeridge 	Mr
Quille 		Mr M
Shea 		Mr J
Shields 	Mr

Evening Post 24 March 1877

Port Chalmers, 24 March
The barque Gloucester has arrived from Hong Kong. She left on the 13 January, and brings 120 Chinese and one European passenger. Small-pox broke out ten days after leaving Hong Kong. Fifteen cases in all have occurred, with three deaths - two Chinese, and one Fijian sailor. The last case appeared on the 15th February. Four cases are now raging. The vessel was quarantined, a guard boat rowing round her.


Evening Post 15th February 1877
English Shipping

Passengers per Shaw Savill, and Co.'s ship Pleione (Captain Renaut), from London for Wellington 12th December, consigned to Levin & Co. She landed the pilot off the Eddystone on the 16th December.

Chief Cabin - 
Blanchard 	Miss
Cassen 		E
Fitzherbert 	H.R.
Fitzherbert 	N
Jacob 		J.B.
Jacob 		Emma
Jacob 		Helena
Luby 		J.R.
Notman 		Mr and Mrs
Rolleston 	A.W.
Second cabin-
Canning 	W
Edge 		A
Kember 		A
Miller 		E
Winnett 	H
Steerage - 
Gibant 		J.D.
Gibant 		Mrs
Godden 		D.Y.S.
Mason 		R
Payne 		P.L.
Tucker 		J
Voisard 	E

Evening Post 31st March 1877
Arrival of the Pleione

This ship was signalled off the Wellington Heads early this morning. The Pleione is a handsome new iron ship, on her first voyage, having been built last year by the firm of Messrs Alexander Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, and was launched on the 19th September, to the order of Messrs. Shaw, Saville and Co. She was reported as leaving London on the 12th December, and if so has made a rather long passage of 109 days. Captain Renaut, late of the Celaeno, is in command of the Pleione. Messrs Levin & Co. are her agents. The following is her passenger list, as printed in home papers: -  For Wellington - Chief cabin:  [see above]

Passengers per the New Zealand Shipping Company's Northampton, from London to Wellington. She landed the pilot off Start Point on 20th December and goes to Nelson first to land the immigrants: 334 emigrants.

Saloon - 
Awdry 	Mr
Haimes 	Mr
Lacey 	Mr

Evening Post 12th April 1877
Arrival of the Northampton

The Ship Northampton, Captain Clare, from London via Nelson, arrived here this morning. The present passage from London to Nelson occupied 104 days. The number of immigrants brought by her to this colony is 334 souls, equal to 283½ statute adults, about 100 of whom were landed at Nelson for the province and the West Coast; the balance came on for distribution in this and the neighbouring provinces. Four births occurred, and two deaths (children, aged 5 years and 3 months, respectively).

The Northampton comes under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, and has a large miscellaneous cargo for Wellington. She left Nelson Saturday night. Mr F. Holm, the second pilot, brought her in.


Evening Post 22nd February 1877
Arrival of the Adamant

Messrs. Shaw, Saville & Co.'s barque Adamant, from London arrived off the Heads (Wellington), being 105 days since she landed the pilot off Exmouth. She is under command of Captain T. Bowling, and brings a general cargo, consigned to Messrs W. and G. Turnbull & Co. She has no Government immigrants, but there are a number of saloon, second cabin and steerage passengers on board.  The Adamant left Gravesend on the 6th November, landed the Downs pilot on the 7th, and the Channel pilot on the following day.

Mr Ives, a saloon passenger, died suddenly on the 25th November, from an epileptic fit, and Mr Elder, another passenger, on the 18th January, of consumption. Several vessels were spoken during the voyage, only one of which was for New Zealand, the Wiltshire, which arrived at Canterbury last Saturday, and brought news un advance of the Adamant.

She brings the following passengers:- 
[also see Evening Post 18th Jan. 1877 European mail passenger list]

Chief Cabin - 
Genaty 		Rev. Mr
Glyn 		Mr  [H.C. Slyn]
McNamara 	Rev. Mr
Marples 	Mr
Spencer 	Mr R.
[C.A. Hives]
Second cabin - 
Andrews 	Miss S.
Chapman 	Mr R.J.
Cook 		Mr H.
Dear 		Mr J.F.
Elder 		Mrs E.
Elder		Mr J.R.
Gilpin 		Mr G.M.
Harrold 	Mr T.K.
Judkins 	Mr S.L.
Newberry 	Mr J.
Pardon 		Mr H.
Rose 		Mr F.
Watts 		Dr and family (11)
Winser 		Mr H.
Steerage - 
Murdoch 	Mr M.
Williams 	Mr E.W.

Evening Post 27th February 1877
Arrival of the Ship Rakaia

The New Zealand Shipping Company's fine clipper ship Rakaia, 1022 tons, was signalled this morning. She is under command of Captain Friston. She left London on the 17th November, and Start Point was passed on the 21st, from which date up to today makes her passage 98 days. She brings a number of first and second class passengers, and 9½ immigrants for the Feilding [sic] settlement.

The following is a list of her passengers, as published in the European Mail: -
[also see Evening Post 18th Jan. 1877 European mail passenger list]

Saloon - 
Austing 	Mr G.P. and Mrs and family
Bale 		Mr P.H.
Downes 		Mr D.
Inman 		Mr C.
Keoson 		Mr
Moore 		Mr A.H.
Murray 		Mr
Russell 	Mr W.T. and Mrs and family
Smith 		Mr and Mrs and 2 daughters
Wranklyn 	Mr W.H.E.
Second Cabin - 
Godfrey	 	Mr J.B.
Rogers 		Mr C.
Intermediate -
Dawson 		Mr H.W.
Keetley 	Mr W.
Steerage - 
Catliffe 	Mr W.
Clare 		Mr E.H. and Mrs and family
Hills 		Mr C. and Mrs
Huskisson 	Mr F.
Huskisson 	Mr H.
Judd 		Mr J. and Mrs and family
Quarrie 	Mr J. and Mrs and family
Rider 		Mr A.E.
Sterling 	Mr D.
Tinney 		Selina
Tinney		John
Tinney		Elizabeth
Tinney		Mary
Tinney		Amelia
Thornton 	Anne

March

Evening Post 6th March 1877
Cleared Out

6th March 1877 - Cleared Out
Leicester, ship, 1,309 tons, Caddy, for Newcastle. Eight passengers in the steerage.

March 6 - Avalanche, ship, 1,160 tons, E. Williams for London. Passengers: [see 9th Feb.]

Cabin
Aikman 		Mrs
Atkinson 	Mrs and family (6)
		[Atkinson Misses (3)]
Battersbee 	Mrs [Battersby]
Fife 		Miss
Newton 		Mr
Pope 		Mr
Smith 		Miss
Stevenson 	Mrs and 2 children
Strong 		Mr and Mrs
Waddell 	Mrs
Waters 		Mr
White 		Mr
Wilkins 	Mr and Mrs
Wilkins 	Misses (3)
Wilkins 	Master (3)
Wright 		Mr and Mrs
Steerage - 
Anderson 	Miss
Ballard 	Mr and Mrs
Brown 		Mr and Mrs
Brown 		Misses (2)
Brown 		Master
Callwell 	Mr
Cobham 		Mr
Goldie 		Mr
Hoare 		Mrs and child
Johnston 	Mr and Mrs [Johnson family 6]
Johnston 	Master and Miss
Liddicoat 	Mr
Pembroke 	Mr and Mrs
Robin 		Mrs
Schumacher 	Messrs (2)
Smaill 		Mrs and child
Stimpson 	Miss
Wallace 	Mr

June 

Evening Post
6th June 1877
English Shipping

The Wanganui, of and from London for Canterbury, put into Portland Reads on 24th March, with the cook, named Fraser dead.

The following is a list of passengers per Messr's Shaw, Savill and Co.'s Broomhall, which left London on the 31st March for Wellington:

Saloon
Chapman 	Mr 
Finnimore 	Mr
Louth 		Mr
Toke 		Mr and Mrs
Warburton 	Misses (2)
Wilson 		Mr
Second cabin - 
Barnett		Mr
Harris 		Mr (2)
Joughin 	Mr (2)
Knight 		Mr
Ryott 		Mr
Wilson 		Messrs (2)
Steerage - 
Asplen 		Miss
Asplen 		Mr
Atcheson 	Mr
Barker 		Mr
Clarke 		Miss
Clarke 		Mr
Dighton		Mr
Harris 		Messrs (2)
Johnston 	Mr
Lawrence 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Tomlinson 	Mr

Evening Post 13 June 1877
Queen of the West

Arrival of the barque Queen of the West, from London under the command of Captain Dalrymple. Left London on the 23rd February. She has the following passengers on board:-

Second cabin - 
Richmond 	R
Richmond 	Marjory
Richmond 	Maggie
Steerage -
Easdort 	Mr
Gooch 		Mr
Nash 		Mr 
Slator		Mr  
	   

July

Evening Post 2nd July 1877
The splendid clipper ship Broomhall, 1380 tons, Captain Bate, from London, under charter to Shaw, Savill and Co., arrived in Wellington on Saturday afternoon. She left Gravesend on 2nd April.  After a capital run of 79 days from the Lizard - land to land, 53 from the Line, and 28 days from the cape. Towed into harbor by the Tui, completing the passage from port to port in 87 days. On the passage out theatrical performances were held, and a paper called the Broomhall Gazette was published. The health of the crew was excellent throughout but one crew, named Spero Andrick, died of apoplexy. Messrs Levin & Co. are her agents. The Broomhall is owned by H. Crondance, of Glasgow, and has been in the Dundee and Calcutta trade.

Port of Wellington Arrivals
July 12 - City of Madras, ship, 999 tons, Grainger, left London on the 14th April for Wellington 

Saloon passengers-
Machlachlan 	Dr.
Isaacs 		Mr J.A.
30 Government immigrants. (43 emigrants in the steerage)

Messrs Shaw, Saville and Co.'s Endymion (Captain Richardson) left London on 2nd May for Wellington, consigned to Messrs W. & G. Turnbull and Co., and brings the following passengers:-

Second cabin - 
Dyson 		Alfred
McCritchan 	Mr and Mrs
Steerage: 
Crawford 	Mrs
Crawford 	Mr
Epps 		Mr
Lansdown 	Miss
Morgan 		Mr
Neale 		Mary
Oliver 		Mr
Soul 		Mr


Evening Post
8th August 1877


August

Evening Post 18th October 1877
Sickness and Death on board The Zealandia
A very painful sensation was created in town this morning by the intelligence, which quickly spread, that there was sickness of a serious nature on board the Zealandia, which arrived off the Heads last evening from London, via Rio, and that some deaths already had occurred, while there still was disease on board. As the Zealandia was known to have some old Wellington families on board, this news caused great excitement and anxious enquiries were to be heard on all sides. After a time the rumors increased in magnitude and circumstantiality, the final point reached being a report that the disease was yellow fever, contracted while the ship was being repaired at Rio after her collision at sea, and it had been raging during the whole subsequent voyage, and that the ship now was a floating pest-house! However, after a while, it was ascertained that the sole origin of the rumor was to be traced to a telegram received by Captain Holliday, as Harbor Master and Health Officer, from Mr Luman, the signalman at the Heads. That telegram was as follows:- "Ship standing off and on. Pilot on board. Sent boat ashore. No colors shown except yellow flag. Sickness not known. One of crew dead, and another ill. Passengers all well."
This is so far satisfactory, that it defines the extent of the misfortune, but of course it is much to be regretted that after their previous accident and long detention at Rio, the passengers should meet with this vexatious delay at the very verge of their long journey's end. The hoisting of the yellow flag is imperative under the 102nd section of the Public Health Act, 1876, when a vessel with any disease on board, supposed to be contagious or infectious, is within a league of the shore. Thus it does not follow that the present sickness may be of any serious magnitude. The death of one sailor and the illness of another may be due to causes implying no danger at all to the passengers, who, moreover, are expressly stated to be "all well" at present.
She has the following passengers:-

Saloon -
Braddick Mr
Burraud Mr C D and family (5)
Clarkson Miss 
Dewes Mr 
Empson Mr
Hutchison Mr
Southwell Mr
Young Mr W and family (3)

Second Cabin -
Best 		Miss
Blake 		Mr (3)
Davis 		Mr 
French 		Mr 
Grant 		Mr 
McCutchan 	Mr
McCutchan 	Mr and family (10)
Rogers 		Mr 
Sproulo 	Mr
Turley 		Mrs

Steerage -
Brise 		Mr 
Brown 		Mr 
Deacon 		Mr
Fraser 		Mr and Mrs
Mason 		Mr and family (7)
Smaller 	Mrs
Smaller 	Mr (3)


 

Evening Post 1st August 1877
Death: HOMER - On the 26th April, on the voyage from Singapore to London, Edward Homer, aged 35 years, late master of the ship Asterope. (New Zealand papers please copy)

 

September

Loss of the Avalanche bound for Wellington. Collision in the English Channel

Evening Post 7th  September 1877
Port Chalmers, 6th September.
Arrived – Albion Company’s ship Timaru, 85 days from Glasgow, with 59 passengers and 1600 tons cargo.
 
Evening Post 10th  September 1877
9th September
Arrived – Helen Denny, barque, from London, with 1200 tons cargo and 10 passengers. A third of the cargo is for Napier. She left London on the 10th June. She had to hove-to four times, and shipped several seas, carried away bulwarks, and one of the crew named Richard Day, ordinary seaman, fell from the mizzentopmast to the deck. He was shaken severely, but no bones were broken, and he was soon afterwards able to work on deck.
 


September
Evening Post 11th September 1877
The NZS Company's ship Wairoa, which sailed from London for Wellington on 7th July brings the following passengers, in addition to 210 Government immigrants:-

Price 		Mrs
Cucksey 	Mr and Mrs and daughter 
Drewe 		Mr A C R and servant 
Hamilton 	Dr 
Hargraves 	Mr R
Patterson 	Mr Rowles
Spooner 	Miss E
Webber 		Mr and Mrs J
Webber 		Mr A

The New Zealand Shipping Company's ships Mataura, for Napier and Wellington, and Crownthorpe for Wellington, were loading at London on 1st August.

Evening Post 13th  September 1877

Port of Wellington Arrivals
September 12 - Orari, ship, 1011 tons, Mosey, from London. Passengers:-

Cabin -
Dow 		Mr T
Mumby 		Mr
Offley 		Mr
Richardson 	Mr A R 

Second Cabin -
Clark 		Mr W
Johnson 	Mr and Mrs
Stuhlman 	Mr W
Willan 		Mr J W
Woodhouse 	Mr A 
Intermediate -
Cox 		Mr T A
Curtis 		Mr and Mrs
James 		Mr T
Laorday 	Mr and Mrs
Higgins		Mr J
Harris 		Mr T
Higgins 	Mr S
Hopkins 	Mr T
Rothenberg 	Mr and Mrs and family (4½)
Walton 		Mr J

Evening Post 18th September 1877
Port Chalmers, 12th September
Arrived - The Martin Scott, 94 days from London, with 2400 tons of cargo and 18 passengers. She had exceptionally find weather across the Southern Ocean.

Evening Post 18th September 1877
The Telegraph Auckland, 17th September
The Sam Mendel, ship, arrived from London after a passage of 103 days. She brings several saloon passengers.

Evening Post 20th September 1877
The ship St Leonards, Captain Todd, which left London on 29th July for Wellington, brings the following passengers:-

Cabin -
Barton 		Mr W
Dutton 		Rev D and family (5)
Low 		Mr J A
Poulton 	Miss
Pollen 		Mr 
Raikes 		Mr G
Read 		Miss
Thompson 	Mr G C
Wilson 		Mrs and family (3)

Second Cabin -
Doria 		Mrs and family (4)
Horn 		Mr H S and family (4)
Jeynes 		Miss S 
Jones 		Mr G P

Steerage
Anderson 	Mr W
Anderson 	Mrs A
Berry 		Mr W and family (12)
Black 		Mrs A 
Chrystal 	Mrs A
Chrystal 	Mr J
Osborne 	Mr J
Stronge 	Mr R
Stratten 	Mr W H

October
Evening Post 4th October 1877
Lyttelton, 4th October
Arrived - The NZS Company's ship Waitangi, from London, with saloon passengers and 268 immigrants, all well, after a passage of 79 days from land to land, and 83 days from Plymouth to anchorage. She left Plymouth on the 12th July and took her departure from the Lizards on the 14th July; made the Snares on the 30th September. There were no deaths.

Evening Post 8th October 1877
Sailed for Wellington -
September 13, Crownthorpe. Passengers-

Dill Marcus 
Scott 		J W
15 steerage
September 18, Waitara. Passengers -
Bodilly 	Walter 
Brown 		Mary
Niedermesass 	Mr and Mrs and infant
210 immigrants

Evening Post 10th October 1877
Port of Wellington arrivals
October 9 - Schiehallion, barque, 602 tons, Levack, from London. Passengers:-

Second cabin -
Berners 	F
Berners 	Mary 
Day 		W H
Newbatt 	G
Sylvester 	L

Steerage -
Bayley 		C E
Cooper 		T H
Philp 		H H

Evening Post 18th October 1877
The Ship Wairoa
This fine vessel, the property of the New New Zealand Shipping Company, commanded by Captain J. Joss, came into our harbor at 1 o'clock this morning. She left London on the 7th July, made Plymouth on the 9th, took in immigrants on the 14th and sailed on the 15th. Madeira was passed on the 26th and crossed the Equator on the 29th day out. The New Zealand coast was sighted on the 12th inst. The pilot brought her in on the 15th having been detained in the Strait by the NW gale. She brings 3 steerage passengers and 175½ adult immigrants (of 200 souls). Mrs Duffey gave birth to male twins on the 13th September and on the 7th inst., Mrs Curnow a male infant. The health of the passengers has been very good throughout. Two deaths occurred during the voyage - the first an infant, from marasmus on the 27th July and the second on the 5th September, when William Muir, a single man, aged 22, died of consumption.

Arrival of the ship Wairoa from London
The New Zealand Shipping Company's fine ship Wairoa, 1015 tons, arrived off the Heads early this morning and her numbers were run up very shortly afterwards. She is announced as having left London on th 7th July, and Plymouth on the 15th of the same month, which would thus give her a passage of 93 days from the latter port. She has a large general cargo, several saloon passengers and a number of Government immigrants. She brings the following passengers, in addition to 193 Government immigrants:-

Price 		Mrs
Cucksey 	Mr and Mrs and daughter 
Drewe 		Mr A C R and servant 
Hamilton 	Dr 
Hargraves 	Mr R
Patterson 	Mr Rowles
Spooner 	Miss E
Webber 		Mr and Mrs J
Webber 		Mr A

October

Evening Post 18th October 1877


This fine vessel under the command of J. Joss came into the harbour. She brings 3 steerage passengers and 175½ adult immigrants (or 2000 souls). Mrs Diffey gave birth to male twins on the 13th September, and on the 7th inst. Mrs Curnow added a male infant to the list. Two deaths occurred on the voyage - the first an infant, from marasmus, on the 27th July, and the second on the 5th September, when William Muir, a single man, aged 22 years, died from consumption. Dr A. Hamilton, the surgeon superintendent was here some time ago in the ship Collingwood. The New Zealand Shipping Company's fine ship Wairoa, 1,015 tons brings the following passengers in addition to 193 Government immigrants:

Cucksey 	Mr and Mrs and daughter
Hamilton 	Dr 
Drewe 		Mr A.C. R.  and servant
Hargraves 	Mr R. 
Patterson     	Mr Rowles 
Price         	Mrs 
Spooner        	Miss E. 
Webber         	Mr and Mrs J. 
Webber         	Mr A. 

Evening Post 18th  October 1877

August
Evening Post 1 August 1877
The following is a list of passengers per Messrs Shaw, Savill & Co.'s Zealandia, which left London on the 4th June for Wellington:-

Saloon -
Dewes 		Mr
Barraud 	Mr C and family (5)
Braddick 	Mr
Clarkson 	Miss 
Empson 		Mr
Hutchison 	Mr
Southwell 	Mr
Young 		Mr W and family (3)

Second Cabin -
Blake 		Mr (3)
Best 		Miss
Davis 		Mr
French 		Mr 
Grant 		Mr 
McCutchan 	Mr 
McCutchan 	Mr and family (10)
Sproule 	Mr
Rogers 		Mr 
Turley 		Mrs

Steerage -
Brise 		Mr 
Brown 		Mr 
Deacon 		Mr 
Fraser 		Mr and Mrs
Mason 		Mr and family (7)
Smaller 	Mr (3)
Smaller 	Mrs

The NZS Co.'s Orari left London on 5th June for Wellington. Passengers:-

Saloon -
Dew Mr
Mumby Mr
Offley Mr
Richardson Mr

Second Cabin -
Bristow Mr 
Clarke Mr 
Goldward Mr (3)
Johnson Mr and Mrs
Stuhlman Mr
Wilan Mr
Woodhouse Mr

Steerage -
Cox Mr 
Curtis Mr and Mrs 
Harris Mr 
Higgins Mr (2)
Hopkins Mr 
Loordas Mr and Mrs
Rothenberg Mr and Mrs and family (5)
Thomas Mr
Walton Mr

The following vessels were loading at London for Wellington on 8th June:-
St Leonards, Schichallion, Wairoa, Avalanche and Pareora.

Evening Post 18th October 1877
Sickness and Death on board The Zealandia
A very painful sensation was created in town this morning by the intelligence, which quickly spread, that there was sickness of a serious nature on board the Zealandia, which arrived off the Heads last evening from London, via Rio, and that some deaths already had occurred, while there still was disease on board. As the Zealandia was known to have some old Wellington families on board, this news caused great excitement and anxious enquiries were to be heard on all sides. After a time the rumors increased in magnitude and circumstantiality, the final point reached being a report that the disease was yellow fever, contracted while the ship was being repaired at Rio after her collision at sea, and it had been raging during the whole subsequent voyage, and that the ship now was a floating pest-house! However, after a while, it was ascertained that the sole origin of the rumor was to be traced to a telegram received by Captain Holliday, as Harbor Master and Health Officer, from Mr Luman, the signalman at the Heads. That telegram was as follows:- "Ship standing off and on. Pilot on board. Sent boat ashore. No colors shown except yellow flag. Sickness not known. One of crew dead, and another ill. Passengers all well."
This is so far satisfactory, that it defines the extent of the misfortune, but of course it is much to be regretted that after their previous accident and long detention at Rio, the passengers should meet with this vexatious delay at the very verge of their long journey's end. The hoisting of the yellow flag is imperative under the 102nd section of the Public Health Act, 1876, when a vessel with any disease on board, supposed to be contagious or infectious, is within a league of the shore. Thus it does not follow that the present sickness may be of any serious magnitude. The death of one sailor and the illness of another may be due to causes implying no danger at all to the passengers, who, moreover, are expressly stated to be "all well" at present.
She has the following passengers:-

Saloon -
Braddick 	Mr
Burraud 	Mr C D and family (5)
Clarkson 	Miss 
Dewes 		Mr 
Empson 		Mr
Hutchison 	Mr
Southwell 	Mr
Young 		Mr W and family (3)
Second Cabin -
Best 		Miss
Blake 		Mr (3)
Davis 		Mr 
French 		Mr 
Grant 		Mr 
McCutchan 	Mr
McCutchan 	Mr and family (10)
Rogers 		Mr 
Sproulo 	Mr
Turley 		Mrs
Steerage -
Brise 		Mr 
Brown 		Mr 
Deacon 		Mr
Fraser 		Mr and Mrs
Mason 		Mr and family (7)
Smaller 	Mrs
Smaller 	Mr (3)

Evening Post 18th October 1877
By Telegraph Auckland, 23rd October
The ship Mary Shepherd, once a regular trader between London and this port, was wrecked near Manilla. The ship sailed from Mauritius on 19th April for Manilla, in ballast, and struck on a reef off Luban Island, south of Manilla, about the middle of June, and went to pieces immediately after she struck. There was no time to get the boats out. The Captain Caroline, the cook (White), and two apprentices named Thurman and Smith, failed to reach the land and were drowned. The rest of the officers and crew were saved.



Evening Post 18th October 1877
The Clan Alpine was a fine ketch of 40 tons register, owned at Auckland; she arrived in this port from Lyttelton on the 20th of last month, and left on the 24th for Pelorus Sound. She was commanded by Captain James Smart, and her crew consisted of Mr Peacock (the mate) and two seamen, one named Henry Oldgate, aged 22, a single man. The name of the other seaman is unknown.


 

5th Nov. 1877Evening Post 18th October 1877
Wairoa arrived from London on 18th October 1877
Mrs Diffey gave birth to male twins on the 13th September and on 7th October Mrs Curnow gave birth to a boy. There were two deaths during the voyage - an infant from marasmus on the 27th July and on the 5th September William Muir, a single man, aged 22, died of consumption.

5 November 1877
Shaw, Savill & Co.'s fine ship St Leonards (Captain Todd) from London arrived off the Heads with a full complement of passengers and a large cargo. Captain Todd was an old friend of the late Captain Williams, whose melancholy and fate affected him deeply. Left the Downs on Monday 2_July.

Cabin Passengers -
Barton 		Mr W
Dutton 		Rev. D and family (5)
Low 		Mr J A
Pollen 		Mr
Poulton 	Miss
Raikes 		Mr G
Read 		Miss
Thompson 	Mr G C
Wilson 		Mrs and family (3)

Second Cabin -
Doria 		Mrs and family (4)
Horn 		Mr H S and family (4)
Jones 		Mr G P
Joynes 		Miss S

Steerage -
Anderson 	Mr W
Anderson 	Mrs A
Berry 		Mr W and family (12)
Black 		Mrs A
Chrystal 	Mrs A
Chrystal 	Mr J
Osborne 	Mr J
Stratten 	Mr W H
Stronge 	Mr R

12th Nov.Tanjore arrived at Glenelg Sydney 9th November 1877
Passengers for New Zealand

Elton 		Rev Mr wife and children
Halliday 	Mr
Lightband 	Mr

Report from Napier 12th November
Mataura arrived in Napier on Friday from London with 100 immigrants. There were two deaths and one birth during the passage. A large portion of her cargo is for Wellington, where she will go after discharging her Napier cargo.

27th Nov. 1877Evening Post 27th November

The New Zealand Shipping Company's Ship Waitara, ship, 833 tons, ( Captain Caborne) arrived in Wellington from London via Nelson on 29th November with 214 immigrants, made up as follows:- 23 married couples, 67 single men, 64 single women and 37 children. All immigrants disembarked in Nelson. Embarked the emigrants at Plymouth on the 22nd of August, and sailed on the 24th. She left Nelson on Sunday night after discharging her immigrants for the port and the West Coast. She has no immigrants for this port.

 

Evening Post 29th November
Waitara, from London via Nelson

29th Nov.Cabin Passengers -
Brown Miss
Naidargassass Mr, Mrs, and Master



12th Nov.Evening Post 12th November
Napier, 12th November
The barque Mataura (Captain Brown) arrived from London on Friday with 100 immigrants, all well. There were two deaths and one birth during the passage. She made a good run of 88 days. A large portion of her cargo is for Wellington, where she will go after discharging her Napier cargo.

3rd. Dec. 1877Evening Post 3rd December
The New Zealand Shipping Company's Ship Mataura arrived from London via Napier on Saturday 9th November after a voyage of 89 days with 160½ immigrants. Four deaths occurred during the voyage. Her cargo for this port consists of about 300 tons.

 

 

Evening Post 11th December
Lyttelton, 10th December

11 Dec. 1877Arrived - The N.Z.S. Company's ship Rakaia arrived from Greenock on the 7th September, and crossed the Equator on the 11th October. Experienced a very heavy cyclone on the 23rd November. In Lyttelton 10th December with 294 immigrants; all well. There were two deaths  - one adult and one infant died during the passage.


Evening Post 13th Nov. 1877
13th Nov. 1877The following are passengers for Wellington per P. and O. Company's steamer Hindostan which left Southampton on the 15th of last month: 

Passengers -
Anderson 	Edward
Jackson 	Mr W V
Pearce 		Major Edward and Mrs and two children

29th Nov.1877Evening Post 29th Nov.1877
Auckland 28th December
The City of New York arrived in Auckland

Passengers -
Baker 		Mr H M
Barker 		Mr F A
Campbell 	Mr and Mrs J C
Case 		Mr H J
Chaplin 	Mr J L
Gardner 	Mr Thomas
Gothe 		Mrs L
Gothe 		Mrs M
Hawdon 		Mr C G
Lewis 		Mr
Massett 	Stephen
Morris 		Mr
Rundall 	Mr C
and 15 steerage passengers.

1st. Dec. 1877Evening Post 1st December 1877

The New Zealand Shipping Company's chartered vessel Crownthorpe, 812 tons, (Captain Everett) arrived from London on this morning after a passage of 110 days, bringing a large general cargo for Wellington. She sailed from Gravesend on the 13th August.  The voyage throughout has been a very pleasant one, very little rough weather being experienced. When in the tropics one of the seamen has a narrow escape from drowning. He and another were fishing for porpoises out on the martingale, when the vessel giving a sudden dive, he was washed off. The ship was immediately put about, and a boat lowered; within a very few minutes the sailor was on deck again, none the worse for his ducking.  Amusements of various kinds, concerts &c. were introduced during the passage out, and everything possible was done to relieve the tedium of a long voyage. The passengers presented the captain with an address, which speaks in the highest terms of the officers; in this the captain's wife also falls in for a large share of compliments for her untiring efforts to make everything pleasing. The Crownthorpe is an iron vessel, about four years old, and last year went to Auckland.

Evening Post 13th  December 1877

13th. Nov. 1877Lyttelton, 19th December
Arrived - Shaw, Savill & Co.'s barque Glenlora (Captain Scotland) arrived in Lyttelton from London with 30 passengers, all well. She left on the 18th September, crossed the line on the 21st October, and made the Snares on the 14th December. Had fine weather during the passage, but sighted a very large quantity of ice.

 

Evening Post 31st December1877
Port Chalmers 30th December
31st. Dec. 1877The ship Canterbury has 279 immigrants and 20 saloon passengers. She left Glasgow on the 28th September. In latitude 46 deg. south, longitude 102 deg. east, she sighted seven large icebergs. She has two cases of typhoid fever on board. The most severe case appeared 12 days ago. Three deaths occurred during the voyage. One adult and two children died during the voyage.

31st December 1877
Arrived - Albion Company's ship Auckland, arrived from London after a passage of 93 days. She brings  50 passengers and 2,500 tons of cargo.