Evening Post 24th January 1877
Arrival of the ship Himalaya, 1008 tons, Grant, from London. Voyage account.
The above fine ship, of Messrs. Shaw, Saville and Co.'s line, in command of Captain Grant, dropped anchor in our harbor (Wellington) abreast of Point Jerningham at 11 o'clock last night 23rd Jan., after a passage of 109 days from the port of London. She left on the 7th October last. Encountered a severe gale. The surgeon, Dr. De Lisle, deserves credit for his attention to the 60 passengers, the consequence being that not one single case of sickness is reported. Messrs Levin & Co. are her agents. She brings the following passengers for Wellington:-
Chief Cabin - Baker Mrs Baker Misses (2) Bellairs W. Cornish C. Cottingham Miss de Lisle E., de Lisle Mrs de Lisle Dehauroir Gibbons E. Holt Mr and Mrs W. Jeeves Miss (2) Johnson W. Lloyd H. Lloyd Blanche Lloyd Thomas Lloyd Rachael Lloyd Gertrude Lloyd Walter Lloyd Miss Mainwaring R. Perry J. Pouley J. Shaw Mr G. Sinclair Miss Skerman Mr and Mrs and family (9) Stuart W. Tarrington J. Thompson C. Trip Miss Walford Miss Webb Mrs
Second Cabin - Allen Miss Boston Mr Toplis Mr Torey Rev. J. and Mrs Weeks Mr Woodroffe Mr Wright Mr
Steerage - Arthur Mrs Bailey Mr Dawkins Mr Harcourt Mr and Mrs and family (6) Havers Mr Houssett Emma Howard Mr and Mrs and family (7) McCally Mr McFarlan Mr Malone Mr Scoble Mr and Mrs
Evening Post Wednesday 24th January 1877
Some disorderly conduct among the crew of the ship Himalaya led to three of them being brought ashore to-day, one as a patient, the other two as prisoners. When the Moa was leaving the ship's side, one of the Himalaya's hands named George Kelly endeavoured to escape, and it is stated that the chief officer endeavoured to to induce him to return to duty by the free use of a belaying pin. However it happened, the man was brought ashore severely wounded in the head. Subsequently a signal was made for the immediate presence of the police on board, and Inspector Atchison proceeded to her by the steamer Moa. A "colored" member of the crew raised an axe to assault the chief officer. The charges against them were entered in the log book, and were read over to them.
Evening Post Monday 29th January 1877
The s.s. Taupo is busily engaged towing the ship Himalaya up to the wharf. She will be berthed at B shed, and will discharge cargo immediately.
Timaru Herald, 9 February 1866, Page 2
Arrival of the Himalaya. — This ship arrived at Lyttelton on Saturday at noon. She was inspected by the health officer, and declared entitled to a clean bill of health. She left the East India docks on Nov. 1, 1865, and start Point on Nov. 5. Passed Madeira, Nov. 13; crossed the equator Dec. 1, m longitude, 30° W. From this to the Isle of Tristan D'Acunha, which was sighted Dec. 22, experienced very light adverse winds and calms, and no S.E. trades were met with. Passed the Cape of Good Hope Dec. 30, m 44° S. ; the island of Kerguelen, Jan. 10, 1806 ; the meridian of Port Adelaide, Jan. 21, m latitude 51 ° 33" S; made the Snares Jan. 27, and arrived off the harbour at daylight on Feb. 2. No vessels bound to or from New Zealand ports have been spoken during the passage. There have been two deaths on the passage : on Dec. 10, the child of Mrs. Keiltie died and on the same day the mother died from peritonitis. She brings a large general cargo, and is consigned to Messrs E. S. Dalgety and Co. She has also on deck 101 prize sheep for the Romney Marsh breed, 22 having died on the voyage. A fine Durham cow has also arrived out m good health, together with a number of small birds, consisting of canaries, larks, &c. The following testimonial, signed by the saloon passengers, was presented to Capt. Cow : — "Ship Himalaya, 29th January, 1865, Sir,— We desire, before separating, to express our grateful thanks to the Almighty, that under His guidance you have been enabled to bring your ship so successfully through her late voyage. We desire, at the same time, to present you with the accompanying testimony of our appreciation to your uniform courtesy and attention to your passengers, and heartily wish you prosperity m your future career." — Lyttelton Times.