Otago Witness � Saturday June 4, 1859 page 2
Arrived June 2, Mariner, 683 tons, Fraser, from London via Nelson. The Mariner, from London via Nelson, arrived at this port Wednesday. She brings 64 passengers, amongst whom are the Rev. E.G. Edwards and Rev. A.B. Todd. Port Chalmers - June 1st at dark The Mariner from Nelson anchored abreast the Lower Beacon, having been at the Heads Monday week and driven off.Cabin: Edwards Rev. E.G. and Mrs Edwards Kinnear Mr Frank Todd Rev. Mr. and Mrs Todd Wallace Mr and Mrs Wilson Richard Geo. Second Cabin: Finch Mr and Mrs Finch James G. Finch Marah J Finch Frederick A. Finch Arthur T. Finch Alfred A. Finch Ann I. Finch Sydney S. Hannah John McIlwick Adam O'Connor Benjamin C. Steerage: Aitken John Armstrong Andrew Brand James Brown John Brunton Mr and Mrs Brunton Janet Brunton Beatrice Brunton Mary Anne Brunton Charlotte Cairns Francis Dickson Mr and Mrs Dickson John Dickson Eliza Dickson Isabella Dickson John Dickson David Dickson Margaret Dickson Jane Faulkner Charles Hood George Johnston Alexander Johnston Beatrice Jolly Mr and Mrs McCarter David MacKay Margaret McIntosh Peter Murray Mr and Mrs Oliver Mr and Mrs Oliver William W. Oliver James H. Oliver Agnes W. Oliver Jane Smith Thomas Stevenson Mary Stevenson Margaret Walker Louisa
The Mariner has now for the fourth time cast anchor in our harbour, and by a remarkable and happy coincidence, just at the occurrence of the tenth anniversary of the landing of her first immigrants and passengers. Marking the circumstance by visiting the worthy bark that had ferried them from land of their fathers across the deep, and for that purpose engaged the steamer Victoria to carry them thither.
First voyage 1849, 2nd voyage 1850
How different now the conveniences for landing to what they used to be. The passengers of the "Mariner" are brought up by a steamer, and are landed on a jetty. At the time we speak of, immigrants, unless they arrived at Dunedin at the top of high water, had to get overboard in the mud and water, and walk ashore, or charter some one to carry them.
Pleasure Party to the Ship "Mariner."
The day was delightful, one of those radiant, bracing winter days which we so often have, and about forty persons, young and old, reached the good ship a little after noon. There were numbered among those some who, having brought large families to the colony, have now around them their children's children: staid fathers and blooming young mothers, who were boys and girls on the deck of the Mariner ten years ago; On nearing the ship, she was discovered to be gaily decked in holiday attire for the occasion; and in reply to the lusty cheer of the: "original Mariners," boomed forth a salute of cannon, with the additional performance on the cornet-a-piston, by one of the ship's apprentices, of appropriate air "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," A true-hearted sailor's welcome on board was given to all by the Captain, who provided an ample dejeuner for the entire party in the cabin. The "old ship," the mate and crew," the "original Mariners," - none of whom, it was asserted, had ever regretted coming to Otago, were severally toasted, with three times three, "Health, prosperity and long life to Captain Fraser."
The party returned to town by moonlight. Some there were there, who had slept in an open boat on the harbour on their first night of their landing, ten years ago, who could not fail to be struck with the contrast of their passage if one hour, on this occasion, from Port Chalmers to Dunedin in the Victoria. page 3.
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