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Daily Southern Cross, 20 October 1873, Page 2
The ship Hydaspes, from London, with 208 immigrants and a number of saloon passengers, anchored off the North Head last evening at eight o'clock, after one of the quickest passages that has been made for some years past between London and Auckland. The Hydaspes, an iron ship, is one of the largest merchant vessels that has visited us, she being a fine powerful ship of 2,092 tons register, and, as her passage has proved, she is well able to show a good log in ordinary weather. The ship made two or three very successful passages to Canterbury previous to being sent to this port. Owing to the hour at which the Hydaspes arrived last evening Dr. Philson did not visit the vessel Captain Burgess was, however, on board, and he reports that all the passengers and immigrants are appearing in good health, and that the ship is in excellent order. Dr. Philson, with Major Green, Immigration Officer, will visit the ship this morning, and, if all be well on board, a clean bill of health will be given to her. The immigrants speak very highly of Captain Babot and all his officers for their uniform kindness and attention to them during the passage. Five deaths occurred during the passage, one being an adult, the others young children. The ship,
which comes to the consignment of Messers, L. D. Nathan and Co., will be brought up the harbour to the usual anchorage oil the Wharf to-day.  We are indebted to Mr. David Robb, the purser of the ship (who formerly visited this port in the same capacity on board the ships Mermaid and Blue Jacket), for the following report of the Hydaspes's passage : We left Gravesend at 4 a.m. on the 27th July, and was towed to the Nore ; on the 28th was off Dover, and on the 29th was off Beachy Head. Worked ship down Channel against moderate westerly winds. On the 30th, at 9 am, parted with the pilot off the Isle of Wight, and was off Portland on the 31st. On August 1 was off the Start Point. On August 2, at noon, took our final departure from Ushant, bearing east 25 miles. The north-east trade winds were met with in, 34 degrees N. ; they proved moderate, and were lost in 15 degrees N. The southeast trades were met with in 4 degrees N., and the Equator was crossed at midnight of the 26th August, in longitude 25 degrees W. These trades were lost in 23 degrees S., and longitude 40 degrees W ; thence variable winds were experienced to latitude 40 degrees S., and longitude 17 degrees W. ; from this position the principal winds were from the north-west. Our longitude was run down between thro parallels of 45 and 46 degrees S , with steady breezes. The meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was passed at midnight of the 19th September, in 44 degrees 30 mm. S. On the 5th October passed the meridian of Cape Leewm in 16 degrees. From midnight of the 8th October to midnight of the 9th encountered a very heavy gale from the northward. At midnight of the 10th passed the meridian of Tasmania in 16 degrees S. On the 13th and 14th experienced a very heavy gale from the south-west, with high sea and terrific squalls. No ice was met with, and no land seen after leaving Ushant, until the Three Kings were sighted on the 16th, at 6 p.m., wind SS.E, thus making the passage from land to land in 73 days. Had a dead beat down the coast, anchoring off the North Head at 8 p m. last evening. The following is a complete list of emigrants....

Daily Southern Cross, 6 October 1873, Page 2
The Hydaspes. The following is the passenger and cargo of the ship Hydaspes, 2,093 tons, Captain Babot which left London for 26th July. She took her final departure from Deal on the 28th. Arrived on the 19th October.

Passengers saloon -
Mr A. Brookes
Mr E Derry
Dr and Mrs Ellis and child, Mrs Ellis, sen;
Mr C Ewen
Mr Robert Graham
Miss Graham
Mr T Johnston and family (5)
Miss Longley
Mr Macready
Misses Mary and Martha Munro
Mr C N Murray
Mr E Scott
Mr R Waddington
Mr E Waddington
Mr T.H. White and family (3)
and 206 steerage passengers.

The following is a complete list of the emigrants on board the Hydaspes, which sailed from London for Auckland on July 26:

Families -
Amsworth: 	Henry 33, Alice 34, Philip 12
Ashtan: 	Thomas 35, Clara 22
Baker: 		Samuel aged 48, Ann 46
Barlow: 	William 29, Frances 29, William 7, Samuel 2, Charles 1
Beresford: 	Henry 28, Susanna 20 (gave birth)
Brewer: 	Joseph 34, Amelia 33, Carrie 10, Bessie 5, William 1
Brooks: 	Joseph 33, Ann 30, Lilly 8, Annie 5, Poley 2
Brown: 		William 13, George 9
Burchell: 	Jonathan 25, Ellen 29, Ellen 3
Castle: 	John 47, Barbara 45, Thomas 21, Sarah 19, James 17, Mary 15, Benjamin 12, Jno 10, William 8, Barbara 5, Samuel 3
Critchley: 	James 29, Charlotte 28, Charles 8
Day: 		Walter 26, Sarah 28
Dickens: 	John 44, Caroline 36, John 10, Ellen 7, Grace 4, John 1
Dickens: 	Samuel 34, Mary 25, Mary 3, Sarah 1
Dickens: 	Thomas 32, Caroline 28, Frederick 11, Thomas 3, Frances 1
Evans: 		Morris 26, Mary 2
Fagan: 		Jno 38, Ann 38, Elizabeth 11
Forde: 		Thomas 43, Eleanor 38
French: 	Samuel 33, Mary 33, George 8, Samuel 6, John 4, Alma 1
Fry: 		Sam. 33, Mary 27
Fryer: 		Thomas 42, Ann 45, Amelia 14, Isabella 13
Geach: 		William 38, Nanny 35, George 11, Wm. 8, Kate 5, Thomas 1
Goodacre: 	F 50, Ellen 40
Grebble: 	John 48, Jane 45, William 19, James 16, Charles 10, Mary 8
Haccle: 	Henry 35, Hannah 33, T 14
Hagan: 		Thomas 29, Adelia 28, Thomas 15, Mary 7, Jonathan 4 (died), Joseph 1
Hambitt: 	Henry 32, Annie 28, Alexander 3, Edward 1
Hewett: 	Thomas 25, Ann 24, Thomas 2, George 1, 
Kinsman: 	Edward 34, Mary 37, Mary 7, Jane 6, Gertrude 2
Kneller: 	James 35, Elizabeth 30, Sarah 6, Kate 3
Mason: 		William 26, Jane 21
Mitchell: 	A 28, Annie 25
Nichols: 	Jonathan 30, Harriet 20
Purvis: 	Charles 25, Elizabeth 27, Charles 1 (died), Elizabeth 1
Ripley: 	William 38, Hannah 29, Ann 6, Louisa 4, Elizabeth 2, Caroline 1
Seager: 	George 26, Susan 24, Louisa 2, Edward 1
Schmudel: 	G 25, Maria 25
Sparrow: 	Joseph 26, Mary 23, Elizabeth 3, William 2, Dora 1 (died)
Stafford: 	Fred. 28, Alice 23
Sutton: 	Thomas 23, Ann 21
Sutton: 	William 28, Elizabeth 26, Margaret 4, William 2, Mary 1
Taylor: 	Emma 13, Mary 10, Isama 8
Trebilcock: 	Francis 34, Amelia 24 (died)
Watkins: 	William 50, Eliza 44, Eliza 16, Edward 8, Charlotte 6, Mercy 5, Mary 3
Whitford: 	James 30, Lizzie 50
Williams: 	James 44, Catherine 32. Louisa 16, Joseph 9, Mary 3
Wilson: 	Enoch 27, Elizabeth 31, Ada 4, Alfred 3, Sophia 2, Priscilla 1
Wilson: 	Henry 25, Mary 30, James 1
Wilson: 	John 28, Amelia 27, Ernest 5, Amelia 2
Wood: 		Samuel 5
Single Men -
Buckler 	Robert 		30
Burchell 	Edward 		29
Cremer 		David 		29
Currie 		James 		16
Dolme 		Thomas 		28
Dixon 		James 		27
Gervan 		Thomas 		29
Haccle 		M 		11
Hanon 		John 		20
Kerk : 		William 27, Robert 25
Lamb 		James 		20
McMillan: 	A 20, Duncan 	26
Morrison 	John 		22
Noble 		Richard 	26
Olby 		Robert 		25
Passworth 	W 		29
Payne 		Thomas 		63
Powell 		Samuel 		25
Smith 		S 		19
Thompson 	D 		26
Weake 		Frederick 	22
Woodcock 	Jas 		19

Single Women
Bubear 		Elizabeth 	30
Canning: 	Catherine 53, Margaret 17
Chandler 	S 		21
Dawes 		Kate 		30
Evans 		J 	 	 9
Growley 	Eliza 		33
Heatley 	Elizabeth 	24
Hemessy 	Sarah 		22
Montgomery 	Jane 		20
Moses 		Julia 		25
Needer 		Annie 		27
Nichols 	Mary 		34
Nolan 		Mary 		20
O'Connor 	Catherine 	53
O'Neills 	M 		28
Quilch 		Isabella 	28
Rouse 		Mary 		20
Rumsey 		Harriet 	18
Skelton 	Martha 		26
Sparrow 	Elizabeth 	28
Walsh 		Eliza 		20
Wilson 		Elizabeth 	32

Daily Southern Cross, 21 October 1873, Page 2
The following names of passengers per ship Hydaspes, from London, were omitted from the list published in our yesterday's issue : Messrs. William Bell, William Cottie, T. Underhay, Joseph Morton, T. Hewlett, James McLaren, August Fisher, D. Daly, James H. Corney, and George Shorthouse

The passenger list appeared three times in Daily Southern Cross.  Another listing is also found on  page 3 Daily Southern Cross, 22 October 1873.

The immigrants by the ship Hydaspes, which arrived from London on Sunday night last, are to be landed to-day at 2 o'clock, by one of the North Shore ferry steamers.

The ship Hydaspes passed the ships Berar and Fontenaye, hence for Newcastle, on the 15th instant, the day before making the North Cape. The Hydaspes : Loss of Life. The ship Hydaspes, the arrival of which vessel we announced in our yesterday's issue, came up harbour and anchored off the Wharf yesterday afternoon. Shortly after 9 o'clock yesterday morning, Dr. Philson, Health Officer, and Major Green, Immigration Agent, proceeded on board the ship, and after examining the passengers and ship, gave her a clean bill of health. In answer to questions as to whether they had any complaints to make against the vessel, the immigrants one and all replied "No," and gave three ringing cheers for Captain Babot and his officers. The accommodation for the different classes of immigrants was most excellent, the berths being clean, roomy, and well ventilated. The Hydaspes (built in 1855) is in her internal fittings very similar to the Lady Jocelyn, which vessel it will be remembered visited this port some few years back. Her saloon is a fine roomy apartment, and is fitted with every comfort. Amongst the many improvements noticeable on board the Hydaspes is a patent windlass, the anchor being weighed by power obtained from a neat 10 h.p. steam engine fitted on board. The engine is also used for discharging and taking in cargo, and for condensing water for the ship's use. We publish four weeks' sailing of the ship, in which time 7,413 miles were made, making an average of 264 3-7 miles per day for that time ; and taking into consideration the loss of time, llh. 26m., at an average of 11 knots per hour, would give the average of 269 1/2 miles per day, it will also be seen that in one week 2,018 miles were made. On Monday, 28th July, at 11 a.m, in tacking ship, working the mainsail, the weather main sheet threw three of the male immigrants overboard. The ship backed on to one, and he was hauled on board. Lifebuoys were thrown out to the other two (one a boy): one could swim, and secured a lifebuoy ; the other could not, and his struggles were witnessed from the ship. In the meantime the lifeboat was manned, and was reaching the boy, sinking for the last time, when Mr. Watson, the third officer, dived from the boat and brought him up. Three hearty cheers were given when the boat reached the ship with the rescued. The boy was a long time recovering from partial drowning, but afterwards did well. On August 14th, at noon, Amelia Treblecock was delivered of a female child ; the child reported not likely to live, and the mother's state very precarious August 15th, 2 a m., the infant Treblecock died of asthenia; August 17th, Amelia Treblecock died of puerperal convulsions.
August 19th, 6 a.m., Dora Sparrow, aged six months, died of thrush and diarrhea ; August 27th, 8 p.m., Charles Thomas Purvis, aged 21 months, died of diarrhroea ; September 9th, 11 p.m., John Hogan, aged four years, died of tabes mesenterica ; October 14th, 2 a.m., Susanna Maria Beresford was safely delivered of a female child.
Speakings :
August 6, latitude 45 3 N , longitude 10.8 W. ship Queen Bee, from London to New Zealand, out 11 days;
August 20, latitude 11 23 N, longitude 23 31 W, barque Espergal
August 21, latitude 9 28 N., longitude 26 2 W., ship Zanzibar, from Glasgow to Calcutta, out 23 days, and the ship Bolivia, from Cardiff to Pernambuno ;
August 28, latitude 5 16 S., longitude 27 s W., ship Yorkshire, from Otago to London, out 45 days ; September 6, latitude 27 22 S , longitude 27 35 W., ship Lalla Rookh, from Demerara to Isle of France, out 53 days.

The following is an abstract of four weeks' sailing of the Hydaspes :
September 11th, 270 miles ; 15th 288; 16th 304, 17th 300, 18th 281, 19th 271, 20th 261, 21st 301 (in one week making 2,018 miles)
22nd 268, 23rd 252, 24th 320, 25th 278, 26th 180, 27th 288, 28th 196, 29th 252, 30th 206,
October 1st 290, 2nd, 268, 3rd 312, 4th 268, 5th 266, 6th 278, 7th 232, 8th 276, 9th 280, 10th 175, 11th 240. Total 7,413 miles.

Daily Southern Cross, 20 October 1873, Page 2
The ship 'Hydaspes' arrived off the North Head last evening, from London, after a splendid passage of 85 days from port to port. She brings a number of saloon passengers -on the list we notice the name of Mr. Robert Graham. She also brings 208 immigrants.

Daily Southern Cross, 12 November 1873, Page 2
A new arrival by the 'Hydaspes,' named James Girvin was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment with hard labour for stealing some bread and butter and onions of the value of 1s. It appears he had just come out of the Mount Eden Gaol after undergoing a short term of imprisonment for drunkenness, when seeing a window open, he abstracted the articles named, from a house in the Kyber Pass Road.

Waikato Times, 14 October 1873, Page 2
The following immigrants are expected to arrive per Hydaspes, which left London on the 25th July, and may therefore be shortly expected .
Married couples without children : 1 general servant, 1 labourer, 3 farm labourers, 1 smith, 1 joiner, 2 engine drivers, 1 gardener, 1 fireman,' 1 police constable, 1 farmer.

Married couples with children: 5 labourers, 3 farm labourers, 3 smiths, 1 joiner, 2 engine drivers, 1 iron worker, 2 plasterers, 1 hemp dresser, 4 carpenters, 2 painters, 1 plumber, 1 groom, 1 tailor, 1 engine fitter, 1 builder, 1 miller, 1 grocer, 2 engineers.

Single men :  labourers, 5 farm labourers, 1 joiner, 1 gardener, 1 iron worker, 2 plasterers, 1 hemp dresser, 2 carpenters, 1 painter, 1 bricklayer, 1 blacksmith, 1 bookbinder, 1 gas fitter, 1 optician, 1 waterman, 1 brushmiker. 1 ropemaker.

Single women : 5 general servants, 2 cooks 3 housemaids, 1 governess, 14 servants, 1 draper's assistant, 1 housekeeper, 1 nurse, 4no occupation. Applications should be made to Mr Appleby, at t lie Immigration Barracks, Auckland.

Daily Southern Cross, 14 November 1873, Page 3
The ball given by Messrs. Shaw, Saville, and Co. to the citizens of Auckland on board the good ship 'Hydaspes,' came off last night, and was a great success. Over 400 invitations were issued by Captain and Mrs. Babot, and nearly all that number responded The 'tween decks had been cleared for dancing, and the place was tastefully decorated with ferns and flowers of all descriptions. An excellent band was provided, and dancing commenced at 8 o'clock, and was kept up with unabated vigour till midnight, when supper was laid in the spacious saloon. The table displayed evvery delicacy of the season After supper, Mr. Dargaville rose and called upon all present to fill their glasses He said : Ladies and Gentlemen, The toast that I have to propose is that of Captain and Mrs. Babot, of the splendid ship ' Hydaspes.'" (Cheers.) I am sorry that the proposing of this toast has not been delegated to abler hands than mine. This was the first entertainment given by a captain on board his ship, at which he had the pleasure of being present. He hoped that other captains of ships which might visit this port hereafter, would take a leaf from Captain and Mrs. Babot's book, and do as they had done this evening. He would conclude by proposing, " Health and prosperity to Captain and Mrs. Babot, and the good ship ' Hydaspes.'  Captain Babot rose and returned thanks. Supper being concluded, dancing was resumed and kept up till the small hours of the morning. The deck was closed in, and afforded an excellent promenade Great credit is due to Mr. Robb, purser of the ship, and to the officers for the excellent arrangements made for the reception of the guests. The ball was one of the very best yet given in this port, and all the guests departed expressing themselves highly pleased with the manner in which they had been entertained.

Daily Southern Cross, 6 October 1873, Page 1
Aickin - On October 2, at Thornleigh, Park Road, the wife of Mr Graves Aickin, of a son.
Buckland - On September 28, at Remuera, the wife of Mr W F Buckland, of a son.
Houston - On October 4, at Otara School house, Mrs R M Houston, of a son.
Gillespie - On October 3, at Rolleston street, Shortland, the wife of Honor Cameron Gillespie, of a son.

Weston - Birss - On September 29, at Ohaupo, by the Rev L C Brady, Henry Weston, of Mercer, to Ann Birss, of Ohaupo.

Chappell - On October 3 at her residence, Clarence street, Parawai, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Francis Chappell; in her 37th year.
Stevenson - Phoebe Stevenson, the beloved wife of Thomas Stevenson, departed this life July 30, 1873, in the 74th year of her age and was interred on August 1, in the Toxteth Cemetery, Smithdownlane, Liverpool.
Tuomy - Martin Tuomy, aged 36 years, native of Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland. He is required home immediately as his brother Peter Tuomy is dead - Australian papers please copy.

Daily Southern Cross, 6 October 1873, Page 3
Arrival of the SS 'Hero"
The ss Hero left Sydney and cleared the Heads at 5.30 p m on the 30th September. Passed the Three Kings at 3 a m on the 5th instant and arrived in harbour at 2.10 a m on the 6th (this day). On the passage across, the Hero experienced moderate southerly winds during the last two days; then light variable winds and calms until midnight of the 4th, with heavy confused swell from south-east. The wind then veered to the north and blew a moderate gale, with thick heavy weather, fierce squalls and a very high, confused sea up to her arrival in port.

From Melbourne -
Burgess 	A 
Dodgson 	S S 
Edmonstone 	Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Ewen 		Mr and Mrs
Hayles 		H N 
Kirkwood 	R 
Mawley 		J 
Pickett 	Mr
Young 		John
And 10 in the steerage

From Sydney -
Amphlatt 	Miss
Blow 		W H 
Fulton 		J 
Fulton 		jun
Goertz 		Mr and Master
Harris 		Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Hepelton 	Captain D 
Higgins 	Captain
Ireland 	Mr
Lawrie 		Mrs and child
Martin 		Miss
Nicole 		Thomas
Roberts 	G 
Treatt 		Mrs and child
Tweddle 	John
And 20 in the steerage