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'Orthes'

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The following is a transcript from the The Star Monday 17 February 1879
Timaru Herald 18 Feb. 1879

Arrived Lyttelton
Feb. 16 - Circe, brigantine, 145 tons, Joss, from Bluff.
Feb. 16 - Hinemoa, Government Steamship, Fairchild, from Wellington, with "Frisco mail. Passengers - Miss Woodhouse, Messrs Allen (2), and Burton
Feb. 16 - Orthes, ship, 1206 tons, Peter Macfarlane, from London. She made a rapid passage of 80 days. N.Z. Shipping Company, agents. 28 passengers, four in the saloon, 17 second cabin, and 7 steerage. The Orthes left London on Nov. 20, landed the pilot off the Start Point on Nov. 23. One of the second cabin passengers, Mrs E.M. Nichols, died on Nov. 26, three days after leaving the Start. She suffered a good deal of sea sickness, and her husband who was on board informed Captain Macfarlane that she had suffered considerably from heart disease. The Orthes brings a very large cargo, over 2200 tons. The Orthes is furnished with a pyroletor, a patent force pump for use as a fire engine, with throws a stream of water impregnated with carbonic acid gas into the hold, or wherever a fire may by have broken out. The pump may also be used as an ordinary washdeck pump. 

Passengers - 

Brittan 	Mr Norman 
Innes 		Mr Hector
Sharland 	Mr H.J., Jno.
Way 		Mr John
Second Cabin
Bradburn 	Mr J.E.
Brown 		Mr William Brown
Clapham 	Mr H
Connor 		Mr George C.
Dixon 		Mr Charles 
Hughes 		Mr A.L.
Kelly 		Mrs Charlotte 
Kelly 		Miss Jane 
Kelly 		Miss Ada
Kelly 		Miss Ellen
Nichols 	Mr B.H.
Nichols		Mr W.B.
Nicholls 	Anna A
Sherriff 	Mr Charles L
Smith 		Mr and Mrs N.J.
Steerage
Glenny 		Mr W.A.
Hamilton 	Mr R
Hamilton 	Mr W
Johnston 	Mr Charles
Looney 		Mr R
Scott 		Mr Joseph
Swift 		Mr E

A ship was signalled early yesterday. She had the N.Z.S. Company's house flag hoisted at the flagstaff. The numbers denoted the Orthes and shortly after 10 o'clock that vessel entered the Heads in tow of the p.s. Lyttelton, and anchored at Diamond Harbour. The Orthes is a handsome iron ship, of 1206 tons register, built by Messrs J. and G. Thompson, of Clyde Bank, Dumbartonshire, and owned by Messrs J. Harding and Co., Glasgow. She was launched in 1877, and is now on her second voyage, the first having been made to India. 


ORTHES
Lyttelton Times 16 Feb 1879

Feb 16 - Orthes, ship 1206 tons, Mcfarane, from London, N.Z. Shipping Company , agents. Passengers-
Messrs H.J. Sharland, Jno., Way, Norman Brittan, and Hector Innes.
Second cabin:  Mrs. Kelly Charlotte, Mr and Mrs Smith
Misses Jane, Ada, Ellen, Kelly, and Anna A. Nicholls
Messrs Geo. C. Connor, A.L. Hughes, Wm. Brown, J. E. Bradburn, H. Chapham, Chas. Dixon, Chas,. L. Sherriff, B.H. Nichols, W.B. Nichols,
Steerage;
Messrs Joseph Scott, R. Hamilton. W. Hamilton, R. Louney, Chas. Johnston, E. Swift, W.A. Swift, W.A. Glenny.

The Star Monday 17 1879
Arrived Lyttelton
Feb. 16 - Circe, brigantine, 145 tons, Joss, from Bluff.
Feb. 16 - Hinemoa, Government Steamship, Fairchild, from Wellington, with "Frisco mail. Passengers - Miss Woodhouse, Messrs Allen (2), and Burton.

The Union Steamship Company are getting over from Sydney a new steamer named the Zamboanza. She is a fine steamer of 651 tons registered, built in Sutherland in 1874. She is started to have first-rate accommodation for passengers, and comes under the command of Capt. Lopez. It is intended to keep the Zamboanza in the Sydney trade.