The following is a transcript from the Otago Witness,
25 August 1877, Page 11.
Reference: Papers Past
ARRIVAL OF THE INVERCARGILL
Invercargill's signals was made betimes on the 17th inst., and smart attention being accorded her by the tug Koputai, she was towed in by noon, and having ten tons of powder on board, brought up in the usual place off Pulling Point. One of the fine vessels of the Albion Co.'s fleet, the Invercargill his made the run out within average time, and is in first rate order all over — clean on deck and trim aloft. She is still commanded by Captain Muir, and has brought a large cargo, amounting in the aggregate to 1900 tons, of which 600 tons are dead weight, iron, cement etc. Forty-two passengers have come with the ship, and so far as it is possible for landsfolks to enjoy a sea passage, that which they have just concluded, was anything but unpleasant to them. They received every attention at the hands of Captain Muir and his officers, and good fellowship generally prevailed. According to the master's private log, the Invercargill sailed from Gravesend on the evening of May 19th. ...
The Invercargill made a very excellent passage as regards time, 88 days from port to port, and 81 from land to land. It was also a fine weather one throughout.
Port Chalmers - Arrival
August 16th - Invercargill, ship, 1240 tons, Muir, from London, May 19th. Dalgety, Nichols, and Co., agents.
(my count - 38 passengers - missing four passenger names)
Passengers: Ewen Mr Hill Mr McIntosh Mr McPherson Mr and Mrs Sutton Mr and Mrs Sutton Miss E. Way Mr 2nd cabin and steerage — Allan Mr Andrews Mr Armoore Mr Bridget Miss Can_ly Mr Cope Mrs Graves Mr and son Groves Mrs and child Kindrew Mr McNutt Mr and Mrs and child McPherson Mr McWatt Mr Mein Mr Ralph Mr Ross Mr Stodert Mr Swaites Messrs (2) Tweedy Mr and Mrs and four children Toder Mr
Otago Witness, 17 October 1874, Page 12
Arrival Oct. 15. Invercargill, ship, 1240 tons, Tilly, from Glasgow (July 16th). Cargill, Gibbs, and Co., agents.
Passengers: Black Mr Campbell Mr and Mrs Drysdale Mr Dunlop Mr Lumsden Mrs Morrison Mr and Mrs Alexander and infant Morrison Mr and Mrs John Tilly Mrs and 448 nominated and free immigrants.
Departure Oct. 14
Parsee, ship, 1281 tons, Nelson, for San Francisco. Russell, Ritchie, and Co. agents.
Passengers : Mr and Mrs Nuttle, and two children, Mr Redmayne, five children, and servant ; and one in the steerage.
Otago Witness, 20 December 1879, Page 12
Departure - December 15th
Invercargill, ship, 1240 tons, Muir, for London. N M and A Company, agents. Passengers— Mr and Mrs Bulkely and 6 children, Mr and Mrs Nimmo and 4 children, Mr and Mrs Hill and 4 children.
Otago Witness, 28 July 1877, Page 11
Arrivals - July 22nd - Wanlock, barque, 745 tons, Tilly, from London, March 23rd. Scilly, April 8th. New Zealand Shipping Co.. agents. No passengers.