The Forfarshire, 1230 tons, built in 1867, arrived in Port Chalmers, Captain Brown, from London (June 17th) with 21 cabin passengers 18 second cabin and 269 in the steerage. A total of 308 souls.
Otago Witness Saturday 11 October 1879 pg 13
The ship Forfarshire, 106 days from London, which arrived at the Heads on October 1st, and anchored outside for the night, was towed into Port Chalmers on the afternoon of the 2nd October a 4 o'clock and hoved in the Quarantine-ground. The Custom steam launch, having on board Captains Thomson and McCallum, the health officers; Mr C. Allan, immigration officer; and Mr J.R. Monson, Customers -surveyor went alongside; There were seven deaths had occurred during the voyage - five from the effects of diarrhoea, convulsions, and inflammation of the bowels, and the last two from diphtheria, one of who was an infant, was buried outside the Heads on Wednesday; while four cases of sickness still on board. The Health Officer requested Dr Drysdale to visit the ship. The Forfarshire left London with 337 persons on board, including the ship's company. Dr Reid and Captain Brown communicated with Dr Drysdale and the ship was put into quarantine. Saloon passengers should perform quarantine on board. Second and steerage passengers to be removed to the Quarantine Island. The ship to be thoroughly cleansed and fumigated. The yellow flag was run up the main mast. Captain Thomson on reaching the port at once communicated to the Central Board of Health at Wellington on the matter.
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ARRIVAL OF THE FORFARSHIRE
Per Forfarshire (Captain Brown) from London June 18th, and Falmouth 25th
Saloon:Blake Mr W Blake Mrs Conning Mr Conning Mrs Gilkinson Mrs Gilkinson Harriett Gilkinson Margaret Gilkinson Eleanora Gilkinson Mary Gilkinson Harriet Gilkinson Robert Gilkinson Janetta Gilkinson Richard Gilkinson Effie Gilkinson Norah Kidd A D Reid Dr R S Reid Mrs Rich Stiles Sinclair Alexander Till SydneySecond Cabin: Barnewall Charles Coles Henry Alfred Finn John Katterns W Katterns Mrs Katterns ___ Miller D T Mayers W H T Penson E Penson Mrs Rice H Silva Manuel Somers W Somers J D Still John Still Mary Tucker John Vey A LSteerage:Arundel George Arandel George Arundel Mary Ann Arundel James Arundel Edward Arundel Edward Arundel Ernst Belfield Melville Benbow Evan Benbow Edward Bennett David Boyd W Briggs William Brocklsby James Brocklsby Mary Brough Samuel Brown Alfred James Brown William Brown Catherine Brown Hannah Brown William Buchanan Adam Buchanan Isabella Buchanan James Buchanan William Churchill Samuel Churchill Martha Campbell James Caise William Carruthers W F Clarke Ralph Coleman Harry Collier Alfred Cooper Charles M Copley William Copley John Copley Emily Copley Annie Croft Frank F Croft Elizabeth Croft Caroline Cromarty James Cromarty Elizabeth Cromarty ________ Crow Jacob Davies Evan Davies William Dean W H Dean Mrs Dean Mary Dean Lily Dean Charles E Dewe W Dickie John Dickson Richard Dickson James Dickson Andrew Donald Henry Donald Mrs Donald Elizabeth Donald Jane Donald Sanuel Donald Henry Donald Gavin Donald H Donald William Donald Christina Dow David Drummond A P Duncan Wm Elkins William Elliot Thomas Elridge John Falconer Jas Favender Edward Ferries John Fettis James Fraser John Fraser Mrs Gardner William Greene Kate Greenwood Ogden Gibbs David Gilbert Samuel Gomer J Gorton Eli Gould Benjamin Gould Ruth Gould George Graham Sproule Graham Ellen Graham Mary Graham Katherine Graham Margaret Graham Ellen Graham Allan Graham Agnes Graham Flora Graham Allan Graham James H Graham Ben Graham John Graham Sarah Graham Robert J Gray John Gray Isabella Gray Mary Gray Isabella Gray John Gray Euphemia Gray Elizabeth Gray Jane Harper Thos Harper Isabel Harrison Mrs Harrison Harry Harrison Edith Harrison J H Henderson William Henderson Elizabeth Heslington T F Heron George Hodgkins James Holden Mr Hume William Ingram Thomas Jeffrey Wm Jerman Thomas Jerman William Johnston Thomas Johnston Mary Johnston Margaret Johnston Jane Johnston Josephine Jones David Jones Griffith Jones John Jones Joseph Judd George Kent Silas (jun) Kind J Knight Charles Knowles Frank Kraus Hugo Lawrence George Lawson Robert Lieber N Linton John Littlejohn Jas J Lloyd Richard Lloyd James Looney Jeremiah Loveridge John Loveridge Charlotte Loveridge Elias Lowry Jas Lyons Charles McCaw Samuel McDonald Patrick McKay Jos McMinemey James McMinemey Mrs Mack J Maret Max Maret Elizabeth Maret Margaret Maret Harriet Maret Max Maret Evelyn Marland Henry Marshall Mrs A H Marshall Thomas Marshall Lizzie Mather C H Martin Charles Mayes Roland Milgrove A Miller Thos Moncur William Morgan William Muir Alexander Nillson Gunnder O'Brien W O'Brien Ellen Patterson John Patterson Charles Pearson George Pearson Ann Pearson Esther Pearson Harry Pearson Harriet Pearson Allan Pearson Elizabeth Pearson William Henry Pearson Mary Pearson Julia Pearson Gertrude Pearson Wm Pearson Thomas Pierson Thomas Power Michael Power Catherine Prentice Archibald Priddle Albert Pugh Wm Purdie Peter Quantock J Rawlings R W Reardin Maurice Renshaw George Renshaw William Renyman Samuel Robinson Robert Shales Mary Ann Shales Elizabeth Shales Thomas Shales Harold Shales Sydney Shales Ada Shales Charles Shales Maud Shale Thomas Scott Samuel Scott Annie Scott Ernest Smith John Smith Thos Steward Walter G Stimpson Mrs E Stimpson Miss M Stimpson Mr E Sullivan Frederick J Sullivan William Sullivan Emma Sweeny Honora Sweeny Bridget Taylor A Thomas Evan Thomas Wm Thwaite William Tomlinson Frederick Timmins Thomas Tinmouth Margaret Toms John Turkington James Warren Sampson Warren Margery Warren Samuel Warren Margaret Warren Nanny Warren Mary Warren Evangelina Warren Ellen Watson George Watson John Willacy James Williamson Robert Wilson Mrs Mary Woolcock Hugh Wray John Wray Alexander Wray Lizzie Wright J T Wright Mary Wright John Wright Maggie Wright Ellen Wright Jane Wright Maria