Arrived, November 28, George Canning, 411 tons, barque, Captain Sims, from London to Port Chalmers. Sailed on 23rd August. Made a good passage of 97 days, port to port. She was the first in a series despatched by the emigration agent, James Adam, who had been sent home from Otago. 131 Passengers:�
Buskin Mary A and 2 children Blair Robert age 46 b. Ayrshire 1810. Agnes Dick (wife), Robert, Agnes, Margaret, Janet and John (Robert farmed East Taieri Dunedin) Borrow Mr and Mrs T and 3 children Butler John Geo. Calder C Cahill Thomas Carless John, Patience, Patience, Emily, Hannah, William, John, and Frederick Cassells Thomas, Janet, Margaret, Mary and Caroline Cavanagh John and Anna Chittock Mr Fred and Mrs Chittock George and Emily and 4 children Clarke Mr Cockrill Richard Dunkley Dennis Fairmaid Mr Finlay Helen, Marion, Jean, and James Ford Mr J Ford William France Mr and Mrs C and 3 children France Mr and Mrs J and child Gough Mr and Mrs R Hammond Charles, Sarah, Dinah, Martha, Richard Lates and Thomas Herbert Hammond Hepburn Mr and Mrs A Hepburn W Jago John, Mary Ann, Maria, John, Mary Ann, Charles, Julia, Sydney and Alfred Leckie Stewart, Agnes, Stewart, Archibald, John, Elizabeth, Agnes, Helen, and James William Lewis Mr McKenzie Mr McCree J McVey Joseph Mathie Alexander, Priscilla, Agnes, Helen, Emy, Catherine, Alexander Morris Aaron Morris William, Ann, Sarah Maria, Thomas, Elizabeth, and William Nairne Mr Paterson D Paterson James Perry Edward, Elizabeth, Edward Jas., and Wm Prime H.G. Russell Mr Senior J Shand Mr and Mrs, Misses (2) and 3 children Sinclair George, May, Alexander, May, Agnes and John Small Mr Smith Miss Stewart Miss Stone F Tilly Chas. and Barbara Wain John, Mary Margaret, Frederick, Margaret Elizabeth Wain Ann Sophia, Joseph William, and Suhannah Watson MrThe foregoing list includes 2 tailors, 2 storekeepers, 1 servant, 9 farmers, 1 clerk, 1 butcher, 1 carpenter, 20 labourers, 1 engineer, 3 shepherds, 1 dairymaid.
| 2 cases books
1 ditto apparel
20 ditto glass
100 cases Geneva
20 bundles square iron
20 do. hoop iron
51 camp ovens
51 lids for ditto
1 coil rope
1 case seed
1 box books
2 casks whiskey
1 case clothing
42 tons coal
6 hhds. rum
| 83 cases soap
20 kegs arsenic
4 bars iron
4 bundles ditto
Saturday 26 Dec., 1857 Otago Witness
Sailed Dec. 18, George Canning, 411 tons, Sim, for Callao, in ballast, with one passenger.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 13 April
1861, Page 2
Arrived - April 12, barque George Canning, 411, Captain Sim, from London. Passengers� Captain Carthew, Mr. Fulton, and Miss Buckeridge.
Imports. In the George Canning, from London � 24 camp ovens, 200 bags salt, 30 grindstones, 12 anchors, 1.8 bars 6 bales iron, 4 bales scoops, 36 wheels, 8 boilers, 668 packages merchandise, 22 camp-ovens, 65 pots, 42 packages, 7 cases, Morrison, Sclanders, and Co....
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 31 January
1863, Page 2
Arrived January 28, barque George Canning,411, Harris, from London. Passengers - Mr. and Mrs. M'Cready and five children, Miss Green, Mr. Dickinson. This vessel, after a run of 118 days, arrived in our harbour on Wednesday last. She brought nine passengers, and a large general cargo for this port and Napier. There was one birth on board during the voyage.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 11 February 1863, Page 2
Died. On the 7th February, at his residence, Haven-road, Nelson, from an accident received on board the George Canning, Mr. William Thompson, late of Taranaki, aged 31 years. The deceased has left a wife and young family.
Otago Daily Times 18 April 1911
Mr J. G. Butler, of Cumberland street, Dunedin, arrived in Otago with the ship George Canning in 1857. He went to Gabriel's Gully three weeks after Gabriel Read struck good gold. Read had been working with Mr Butler's cousin, Mr John Hardy, of Helensbrook, Tokomairiro. Mr Butler had a long talk with Read, and was asked by the latter whether it was true that Black Peter had found gold in the country. Mr Butler replied in the affirmative, and was able to add that he had been told Black Peter got his gold from Munro's Gully.
Sir George Canning (1770-1827) British statesman. Educated at Eton and Oxford. Foreign secretary in 1807 and 1822. When Liverpool resigned in April 1827 he became Prime Minister of Great Britain but Canning died a few months later, August 8, 1827.
Another George Canning.
Sometimes you'll see the George Canning reported as a "ship" which is okay, because just by adding square sails to a barque (bark) it then
becomes "ship-rigged." Erroneously, during this period (the 1820's) you will sometimes see it reported as a brig. Probably the GEORGE CANNING was the ship of 482 gross tons, built at Montreal in 1812, Official No.: 9009855, re-registered at Greenock, Scotland at Port No. 61 on December 24, 1816. There was another ship of that name built in France in 1807 and several others built in Canada in later years. [Ref.: Ships List. Nov. 2006]