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Shipping News 1863 
Partial listing of vessels (approx. 160 vessels entered inwards in 3 months  from overseas ports) arriving at Port Chalmers and Dunedin. Immigration increased during the Otago gold rush so the practice of publishing full passenger lists in newspapers was abandoned. 

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Otago Witness, 20 February 1864, Page 19
By the following returns, compiled from the latest "New Zealand Government Gazette," the comparative shipping trade for the September Quarter of 1863 of the principal ports of the Colony, can be seen ; from which it will be apparent that that of Otago is by far the largest of any port in the colony. Of the shipping engaged, 222 vessels of 76,769 tons were British, and 31 vessels of 18,334 tons foreign.

LIST OF SHIPS above 800 Tons Register, that entered the PORT OF OTAGO, during the Year 1863. 
1863		Ship 			Tons 
Jan.  2 ..	Sarah M 		.. 1018
Jan. 20 .. 	Bruce 			.. 1110 
Jan. 29 .. 	Alice Thorndike 	... 848 
Feb. l0 .. 	Nor'- Wester 		...1267
Feb. 10 .. 	Red Jacket 		.. 2035 
Feb. 16 .. 	John Duncan 		.. 970  
Feb. 16 ..	City of Melbourne 	.. 1828 
Mch.  2 .. 	Storm Cloud  		... 806  
Mch.  5 .. 	Princess Royal 		.. 1245 
Mch. 11 .. 	Solway 			... 946 
Mch. 30 ..	Alice Thorndike 	... 818  
Mch. 30 ..	Red Jacket 		.. 2035 
June 4 .. 	Elcetric 		.. 1106 
June 16 .. 	Alice Thorndike 	... 848  
June 27 .. 	Prince of Wales 	... 924 
July  7 .. 	Matoaka 		.. 1092
July 25 .. 	Wave Queen 		... 853 
Aug.  3 .. 	Victory 		.. 1198 
Aug. 31 .. 	Laurence Brown 		... 861 
Sept  3 ..	Crimea 			.. 1080  
Sept 21 .. 	Onrust 			... 827 
Oct. 12 .. 	John Temperly 		... 976 
Oct. 14 .. 	Mataura 		...1194 
Oct. 21 .. 	Gamecock 		.. 1158 
Oct. 23 .. 	Empress Fugenie 	... 875
Nov.  2 .. 	Southern Ocean 		.. 1265 
Nov. 12 .. 	Nelson 			.. 1248
Nov. 13 .. 	Persian 		.. 1069 
Nov. 16 .. 	Electric 		.. 1105
Nov. 19 .. 	John Temperly 		... 976 
Nov. 28 .. 	Onrust	 		... 827
Dec.  8 .. 	Viola 			.. 1133
Dec.  8 ..	Star 			.. 1080 
Dec.  8 ..	Daniel Rankin 		.. 1048
Dec.  8 ..	Empress Eugenic 	... 875 
Dec. 16 ..	Champion of Seas	.. 1947
Dec. 18 .. 	Everton 		... 905 
Dec. 24 .. 	Landsborough  		.. 1066
Dec. 31 .. 	John Temperley 		... 976 

January 3 1863

Entered Inwards
Dec. 27 - Victoria, 255 tons, Lelton, from Geelong. Driver, McLean and Co. agents.
Dec. 27 - Pladda, 982 tons, Boyd, from Glasgow. Cargill and Co. agents.
Dec. 29 - Union, 163 tons, Griffiths, master, from Hobart Town.
Dec. 29 - Jane Lockhart, 81 tons, Clulow, master, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers.
Dec. 29 - Electra, 380 tons, Bain, master, from Newcastle, with cargo.
Dec. 30 - Isabella, 195 tons, Coppin, master, from Hobart Town
Dec. 30 - Ewald, 152 tons, Johnston, master, from Melbourne.
Dec. 31 - Dunedin, 208 tons, Dyson, from Melbourne.
Dec. 31 - Samuel Appleton, 781 tons, Osgood, from Melbourne, with horses.
Dec. 31 - Santiago, 431 tons, Hanson, from Melbourne.
Jan.   2 - Sarah M., ship 1018 tons, Raisbeck, from London. R.B. Martin and Co. agents.
Jan.   2 - Caroline, 393 tons, Mathieson, from Geelong, with horses and sheep. 

Entered Outwards
Dec. 29 - Nor'Wester, 1,267 tons, Almy, master, for Melbourne, in ballast.

Inward Coastwise
Dec. 27 - Matilda Hayes, 20 tons, Falconer, from Oamaru in ballast.
Dec. 27 - Lombard, 256 tons, Harding, from Wellington
Dec. 30 - Geelong, p.s. 108 tons, Boyd, master from Lyttelton
Dec. 30 - Midlothian, 25 tons, Marshall, master, from Taieri. F. Cairns, agent
Dec. 31 - Thames, 17 tons, Mossman, from Auckland. C.A. Ross & Co. agents.
Dec. 31 - Gazelle, 260 tons, Tucker, from Wellington with cattle. 
Jan. 2 - Prince Alfred, 703 tons, Wheeler, from Lyttelton and Northern Ports. Brodrick, agent.
Jan. 2 - Witch of Tees, 299 tons, Bentley, from Oamaru, with wool. 

Outwards Coastwise
Dec. 27 - Glenshee, 319 tons, Buick, for Wellington
Dec. 27 - Mary Jane, 28 tons, Bell, for Molyneux. 
Dec. 27 - Corio, 116 tons, Carie, for Wellington, in ballast
Dec. 30 - Spee, 14 tons, Grieve, master, for Molyneux.
Dec. 30 - Geelong, p.s. Boyd, master, for Oamaru.
Dec. 2 - Pride, 40 tons, Paterson, for Invercargill
Jan. 2 - Planet, 47 tons, McDonald, for the Taieri.
Jan. 2 - Prompt - 86 tons, Garson, for Wellington
Jan. 2 - Prince Alfred, s.s. 703 tons, Wheeler, for the Bluff, in ballast with 4 passengers.

January 9 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
Jan. 3 - Almeda, 210 tons, Pryde, master, from Melbourne. G.E. Chalmers, agent.
Jan. 5 - Allambra, 497 tons, McLean, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and 326 passengers.
Jan. 6 - Creole, 131 tons, Flenrty, from Hobart Town, with cargo and fourteen passengers. Gleddoe and Turner agents.
Jan. 6 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Tomsser, from Hobart Town, with cargo and four passengers. Fisher Brothers agents.
Jan. 6 - Alfred, 472 tons, Stannerjohn, from Sydney, with cargo and sixty-five passengers. Franck and Co. agents.
Jan. 6 - Pryde, 205 tons, Dodd, from Hobart Town, with cargo and eight passengers.
Jan. 7 - Harriet Armitage, 200 tons, Halford, master, from Sydney, with cargo and 86 passengers. Dobbie and Co. agents.
Jan. 8 - Sebin, 107 tons, Urquart, from Melbourne. J.C. Campbell and Co. agents.

Port Chalmers Arrivals
Jan. 8 - Empress of India, barque, 338 tons, Wilkin, from London; Sept. 13. General cargo; 40 passengers.
Jan. 8 - Dublin, ship, Crowell, from Melbourne; Dec. 28. General cargo. 390 passengers. Lazarus agent.
Jan. 8 - Star, schooner, Milne, from Riverton, 30 bale wool. Dalgety, Rattray and Co. agents.
Jan. 8 - Surprise, ketch, from Wickliffe Bay, with material from s.s. Victory.

January 16 1863

Entered Inwards
Jan. 10 - Empress of India, 380 tons, Wilkins, master, from London.
Jan. 12 - Lochinvar, 199 tons, Walsh, master, from Adelaide.
Jan. 12 - Golden Age, p.s. 113 tons, Beer, master, from Melbourne.
Jan. 13 - Gothenburg, 482 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne.
Jan. 14 - Lady Emma, 128 tons, Winsborrow, master, from Launceston, with cargo and 13 passengers.
Jan. 14 - Don Juan, 130 tons, Haslingden, master from Sydney. Tickle and Co. agents.

Entered Outwards.
Jan. 12 - Storm Cloud - 798 tons, Adams, master, for Melbourne. Morrison, Law and Co. agents.
Jan. 15 - Marion, 165 tons, Griffiths, for Newcastle in ballast.

Outward Coastwide
Jan. 15 - Harriet Armitage, 200 tons, Holford, for Lyttelton, via Timaru, with general cargo. Dobbie and Co. agents.

January 24 1863

Jan. 19 - Lion, 216 tons, from Sydney, with cargo and 4 passengers.
Jan. 19 - Flying Squirrel, 79 tons, Pie, from Hobart Town, with timber. E.C. Rountree, agent.
Jan. 20 - Sea Breeze, 341 tons, Hill, from Hobart Town, S.S. Lazarus, agents
Jan. 21 - Ben Lomond, 916 tons, J. Smart, from Glasgow. 
Jan. 21 - Olympia, 225 tons, J. Jopp, from Melbourne.
Jan. 23 - Reliance, 118 tons, Riddle, from Hobart Town, cargo and 23 passengers. Fisher Bros., agents.
Jan. 23 - Acacia, 218 tons, Hilman, from Sydney, cargo and 76 passengers. 
Jan. 23 - Despatch, 254 tons, McEachern, from Newcastle, with coals. A. McKinnon, agent.

February 7 1863

Entered Inwards
Jan. 31 - Star of Tasmania, 632 tons, Culbert, from Newcastle, with coals. 
Feb. 2 - Joshua Bates, 561 tons, Walker, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Master, agent.
Feb. 2 - Eleonore, 363 tons, Jouanis, from Launceston, with cargo and 19 passengers. Gleadow and Turner, agents.
Feb. 2 - Nord Stern, 471 tons, Sohst, from Sydney, with coals, and 174 passengers. T. Norton and Co. agents.
Feb. 2 - Wild Pigeon, 134 tons, How, from Sydney, with coals and 44 passengers. Driver Maclean and Co., agents.
Feb. 2 - Dart, 128 tons, Sansom, from Hobart Town, with cargo and 21 passengers.
Feb. 2 - Koh-i-noor, 303 tons, Tulloch, from Launceston, with cargo and 61 passengers. 
Feb. 2 - David and Jessie, 142 tons, Pie, from Hobart Town, with cargo and 5 passengers. James Paterson and Co. agents.
Feb. 2 - Marchioness, 175 tons, Hurley, from Sydney with cargo and 35 passengers. J.C. Campbell and Co. agents.
Feb. 3 - St. Clair, 409 tons, Meric, from Melbourne.
Feb. 3 - Benjamin Heape, 261 tons, Monsen, from Melbourne,
Feb. 3 - Maria, 156 tons, Bain, from Port Albert.
Feb. 4 - Francis Henty, 434 tons, Cairncross, from Portland, with 2,300 sheep.
Feb. 4 - India, 203 tons, King, from Hobart Town, with horses, and cargo and 11 passengers.
Feb. 4 - Commissaries des Kaenigs van der Hein, 533 tons, Vanzanustein, from Melbourne with sheep, horses and 7 passengers, Cleve and Co., agents,
Feb. 4 - Lansdowne, 715 tons, Toovey, from Melbourne, with sheep and 10 passengers. 
Feb. 5 - Spray, 142 tons, Arnold, from Sydney
Feb. 5 - Omeo, 605 tons, McLachlan, from Melbourne.
Feb. 5 - Ellen Simpson, 297 tons, Poole, from Melbourne.

February 14 1863

Entered Inwards
Feb. 7 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Staton, from Hobart Town
Feb. 7 - Gothenburg, s.s., 497 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, with 267 passengers.
Feb. 9 - Germaine, 410 tons, Saboreau, from Sydney, with 118 passengers. 
Feb. 9 - Alice Thorndike, 847 tons, Thorndike, from Geelong.
Feb. 10 - Oregon, 395 tons, Wilson, from Newcastle with coals.
Feb. 10 - Lady Anne, 688 tons, Webb, from Melbourne, with horses and 11 passengers.
Feb. 10 - Nor'-Wester, 1267 tons, Almy from Melbourne, with cargo and 451 passengers.
Feb. 10 - Red Jacket, 2035 tons, Allen, from Melbourne, with passengers. Lloyd, Taggart and Co. agents.
Feb. 12 - Eclipse, 180 tons, Calder, from Port Albert, with cattle.
Feb. 12 - Cosmopolite, 145 tons, Lewis, from Hobart Town. O.H. Gillies and Co. agents.
Feb. 12 - Southern Cross, 275 tons, Browne, from Melbourne, with cargo and 245 passengers.
Feb. 12 - Favorite, s.s., 34 tons, Cleverly, from Melbourne in ballast.
Feb. 13 - Emma, 77 tons, Carmichael, from Melbourne.

February 21 1863

Entered Inwards
Feb. 14 - Aldinga, s.s., 291 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne.
Feb. 14 - Hydra, 595 tons, Stuart, from Melbourne, with horses and sheep.
Feb. 14 - Swordfish, 155 tons, Roberts, from Port Albert, with fat cattle.
Feb. 16 - Rebecca, 116 tons, Robertson, from Melbourne.
Feb. 16 - Lallah Rocke,145 tons, Redy, from Sydney, with cargo and 20 passengers.
Feb. 16 - Hellevoetalius, 565 tons, Steffens, from Sydney, with coals and 169 passengers. T. Norton
Feb. 16 - John Duncan, 670 tons, Brown, from London, cargo and 169 passengers.

[The Times, Friday, May 29, 1863;  has a letter written by Miss Marie S. Rye. page 5. Of the voyage itself the less said the better. An indifferent captain, a worthless surgeon, and an incompetent matron. A breached cargo and intoxication.

Dunedin, Otago, March 16. (sunmmerized)
The joyful cry of "Land ahoy!" was sounded the 9th of this February. A gentle breeze brought us, almost from the bluff to Cape Saunders, the pleasant smell of fresh earth, and the most delicious perfume from the flowering shrubs. As we drew near the shore we coasted for miles past rocky hills of all shapes and sizes, varying in colour from the deepest red to a fine buff brown, in many places covered with timber, cut here and there by gorges, small bays , and creeks, and patches of white sand and isolated rocks (one very noticeable called Gull Rock), varying the scenery till we reached the Heads. From the Heads past Port Chalmers to the town of Dunedin the mainland and the small peninsula (which protects the town from the ocean) fit into each other like lock and key, the watery arm that divides them winding between rock and rock in the post picturesque manner imaginable. On either side the trees grow from the summit of the hills to the very water's edge, the whole forming one long panorama of the most exquisite beauty. Dunedin itself is built on the level land lying at the foot of a semicircular mountainous range running from Anderson's Bay to the North-East Valley, some of the houses being dotted midway up the hills. There are two daily newspapers, three good (branch) banks, five large places of worship, besides three or four small Jewish synagogues; but the town has quadrupled itself within the last 18 months. The Bank of NSW which opened a branch office here about 12 months ago, with a staff of four offices, has now business enough to employ 23 clerks. The gold escorts are continually arriving night and day. Our advent was almost simultaneous with that of some 1,000 miners from Melbourne. Since then 2,000 more have arrived.

pg. 9  Covers the miseries of the embarkation, speaks highly of the offices of the John Duncan, the "Immigrants' Barracks", at Dunedin, a large wooden building. It is occupied simultaneously by successive draughts of young and single women from home, and by a body of mounted police from Melbourne lately introduced to keep order at the diggings. The two wings are divided only by "a small zinc paling just sufficiently high to screen patrons behind from observation, meanwhile there is perfect liberty of ingress and egress at all hours. The girls are left to do everything for themselves, the matron often sleeps out, and there are no means of getting even water except from some public house. The result "two or three illegitimate children are at present residing there, and two or three similar additions are expected within the next month." Colonial wages are high, but so are colonial prices. Governess salaries of 60l to 40l. House rent is fearfully high 18s a week is asked for two small rooms. The town is half tents and the rest is nearly all wooden and Miss Rye herself noticed one house built entirely of tin biscuit boxes, battered "out." Meat is dear, and all the necessaries of life far more expensive than in England. Nor is society select. Goldfields attract all the worst characters for many miles round, and some of the greatest villains under the sun are at this moment now at Otago.

Otago Witness Feb. 21 1863 (also see Feb. 24th 1864) page 8 -
The Otago Port, Its Character, Trade and Capabilities. image

Feb. 17 - City of Hobart, s.s. 363 tons, Darby, from Melbourne.
Feb. 19 - Isabella, 195 tons, Copping, from Hobart Town, cargo and 12 passengers.
Feb. 20 - Margaretha Roesner, 422, Eggers with coals and 9 passengers.
Feb. 20 - Gil Blas, 171, Mills, from Hobart Town, with timber and 5 passengers.
Feb. 20 - Scotia, 136, Archer, from Adelaide with cargo and 2 passengers.

Entered Outwards
Feb. 14 - St. Germain, 410, Saborean for Callo, in ballast.
Feb. 16 - Sebim, 107 tons, Urquhart, for Guam, in ballast.
Feb. 18 - Chile, 797 tons, Curthoys, for London, with gold, wool, and passengers. John Jones and Co., agents.
Feb.. 20 - David and Jessie, 142 tons, Pie, for Hobart Town, in ballast.
Feb. 20 - Nord Stern, 371, Sohst, for Sydney, with cargo and 14 passengers.

Inwards Coastwise
Feb. 14 - Geelong
Feb. 14 - Titania
Feb. 16 - Gothenburg
Feb. 16 - Queen
Feb. 16 - Gazelle
Feb. 16 - Matilda Hayes, 20 tons, Falconer, from Oamaru, with lime. Master, agent.
Feb. 17 - Margaret, 30 tons, Clifford, from Akaroa.
Feb. 19 - Ocean Bride, 261 tons, Cole, from ten Bluff, with sheep.

Outwards  - Coastwise
Feb. 19 - Geelong
Feb. 16 - Gazelle
Feb. 17 - Titania
Feb. 13 - Surprise, 54 tons, Braund, for Wellington
Feb. 18 - Matilda Hayes
Feb. 29 - Gannet
Feb. 20 - Cecilia, 50 Blair, for the East Coast.
Feb. 20 - Nora, 30 tons, Hayward, for the Molyneux.

Henry Burgess, a seaman, was charged by John Roberts, master of the Swordfish, with having, on Sunday, been guilty of willful disobedience of lawful commands. The mate stated the prisoner refused to go aft when the hands were called to attended to some cattle in the hold. The Captain was ashore at the time.

February 28 1863

Entered Inwards
Feb. 23 - Wolverene, 208 tons, Gill, from Hobart Town, with cargo and 7 passengers.
Feb. 23 - Alhambra, s.s., 497 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, with cargo and 290 passengers.
Feb. 25 - Lombard, 256 tons, Harding, from Port Albert, with cattle and 5 passengers.
Feb. 25 - Jane Lockhart, 81 tons, Williams, from Sydney, with cargo and 34 passengers.
Feb. 26 - Samuel Appleton, from Melbourne, with horses and 8 passengers.
Feb. 26 - Aurifera, from Melbourne, with horses and 24 passengers.
Feb. 26 - Eliza Goddard, from Melbourne with horses.
Feb. 26 - Bella Vista, from Hobart, with cargo and 16 passengers.
Feb. 26 - Omega from Melbourne with cargo and 161 passengers.

Entered Outwards
Feb. 24 - Ocean Bride, 260 tons, Cole, for Guam, in ballast.
Feb. 27 - Sarah M, 1010, Raisbeck, for Guam, in ballast.

March 7 1863

Entered Inwards
March 2 - Highland Lassie, 179 tons, Lamont, from Melbourne, with cargo and 2 passengers. 
March 2 - Goveneur General Duijainer Van Twist, 425 tons, Hockma, from Geelong, with cargo and 2 passengers.
March 2 - Omeo, s.s. 605 tons, McLachlan, from Melbourne, with cargo, horses and 75 passengers.
March 4 - Santiago, 434 tons, Hawson, from Newcastle with coals.
March 4 - Kate Waters, 580 tons, Duncan, from Port Albert, with cattle.
March 4 - Storm Cloud, 798 tons, Adams, from Melbourne, with 362 passengers.
March 5 - Gothenburg, 459, Mackie, from Melbourne. 233 passengers.
March 5 - Ziska, brig, Croucher, from Melbourne. 53 passengers.
March 5 - Celyon, ship, 689 tons, Sampson, from Melbourne. 271 passengers.
March 5 - Salacia, Peterson, from Melbourne
March 5 - Princes Royal, Watson, from Melbourne. 440 passengers.
March 6 - Adolph, 240, Steinholtz, from Adelaide, with cargo and 12 passengers.
March 6 - Susannah Booth, 111, Clalow, from Sydney, with cargo and 49 passengers.
March 6 - Theoda, 410 Sewell, from Melbourne.
March 6 - Indiana, 667, Hobson, from Melbourne with sheep and horses.

Entered Outwards
March 6- Princess Royal, 1245 tons, Watson, for Point de Galle.

March 14 1863

Entered Inwards
March 7 - Louisa, 245 tons, Williams, from Newcastle
March 7 - Der Sud, 509 tons, Matchar, from Melbourne.
March 9 - Adeona, 99 tons, Dixon, from Adelaide with cargo and 2 passengers.
March 10 - Crishna, 258 tons, Kendall, from Adelaide
March 10 - City of Hobart, s.s, 363 tons, Darby, from Melbourne, with cargo and 172 passengers.
March 11 - Solway, 916 tons, Duguid, from Melbourne, with 374 passengers.
March 11 - Macquarie, 111 tons, Aked, from Hobart Town with cargo and 35 passengers. 
March 12 - Aldivallah, 331, Lovie, from Sydney with coals and 45 passengers.
March 13 - Vellore, 476, Didier, from Melbourne, cargo and 13 passengers.
March 13 - Jeanie W. Paine, 727, Burke, from Melbourne
March 13 - Gannanoque, 785, D. Ritchie, from London, cargo and 91 passengers. Dalgety, Rattray and Co, agents.
March 13 - Ashburton, 541, Orchard, from Adelaide, cargo and passengers.
March 13 - Lion, 216, Sinclair, from Sydney. Cargo and 11 passengers.

Entered Outwards
March 10 - Indiana, 607 tons, Hobson, for Melbourne, in ballast.
March 10 - Der Sud. 569 tons, Malchar, for Guam, in ballast.
March 11 - Scotia, brig, 136 tons, Archer, for Newcastle, in ballast
March 13 - Hellevoetaluis, 464 tons, Steffens, for Ilo Ilo, in ballast.

March 21 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
March 16 - Alhambra, s.s., 497 tons, Maclean, from Melbourne, with cargo and 268 passengers.
March 16 - William Jackson, 898 tons, Lewis, from Melbourne, with cargo and 352 passengers.
March 16 - E.C. Felter, 507 tons, Welch, from Sydney, with 211 passengers. 
March 17 - Aldinga, s.s., 291 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne.
March 18 - Pet, 268, Rich, from Melbourne.
March 19 - Nil.
March 20 - Arima, 691 tons, Brown, from Glasgow

March 28 1863 page 4

March 24 - Dart, 128 tons, from Hobart town, with cargo and passengers.
March 25 - Commissaris des Koeigs Van Der Hein, 533 tons, Vanganton, from Melbourne, with sheep.
March 25 - Vibilia, 108 tons, Hughes, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers.
March 25 - St Clair, 409 - A. Merrie, from Melbourne, with cargo 
March 25 - Bengal, 479 tons, T.B. Lievr, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers. H. Wurm, agent.
March 26 - Francis Henty, 432 tons, A Cairncross, from Portland with 3,000 sheep
March 27 - Joshua Bates, 560 tons, H.E. Walker, from melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Master, agent.
March 27 - Eli Whitney, 597 tons, H. Torrance, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers.

Entered Outwards
March 21 - Macquarie, 126 tons, for Guam, in ballast.
March 21 - Acacia, 218 tons, Hillman, for Sydney, in ballast
March 21 - Queen, s.s., Rolls, from Melbourne, with 90 passengers and 500oz 13dwt gold.
March 25 - Success, 44 tons, Saunders, from Guam, with cargo. 
March 26 - Pet, 268 tons, D.S. Rich, for Hobart Town, in ballast.
March 27 - Santiago, 431 tons, John Hawson, for Newcastle, with gold.
March 27 - Aboukir, 900 tons, Wilkie, for London, with cargo.
March 27 - Christina, 259 tons, Kendah, for Newcastle, N.S.W. in ballast. 

April 4 1863   

Entered Inwards
March 28 - Phillis, 240 tons, J. Bickers, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers.
March 20 - Don Juan, 131 tons, Watson, from Sydney with cargo.
March 30 - Omeo, s.s., 800 tons, McLachlan from Melbourne, with cargo.
March 30 - Gothenburg, s.s., 1,000 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, with cargo.
March 30 - Pryde, 204 tons, Verron, from Hobart Town, with cargo. George Perriman, agent.
March 30 - Alice Thorndike, 818 tons, W.H. Thorndike, from Geelong, with cargo and passengers.
March 30 - Red Jacket, 2035 tons, G.J. Harley, from Melbourne, with passengers.
March 31 - S.G. Von Reinstein, 515 tons, Boer, from Geelong.
March 31 - Sea Nymph, 173 tons, Stephenson, from Melbourne. 
March 31 - Thane of Fife, 121 tons, Whyte, from Sydney. H. Wurm, agent.
April 1 - Jane, 180 tons, Aldred, from Melbourne, with cargo.

April 11 1863

Entered Inwards
April 4 - City of Hobart, 363 tons, Darby, from Melbourne, with cargo and 85 passengers
April 6 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Stanton, from Hobart Town, with cargo
April 6 - Andrew, 529 tons, B. Bohn, from Melbourne with general cargo and passengers
April 6 - Alice Cameron, 402 tons, J.G. Barron, from Sydney, with cargo
April 7 - Warren Goddard, 203 tons, W. Glifillan, from Melbourne, with cargo
April 7 - St. Dunstan, 411 tons, Wynn, from Adelaide, with cargo and passengers
April 8 - Swordfish, 155 tons, Roberts, from Port Albert, with cattle
April 8 - Alhambra, s.s. John McLean, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
April 9 - Hydra, 585 tons, Stuart, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
April 9 - Lady Emma, 128 tons, Winsborrow, from Launceston, with cargo and passengers
April 9 - Jane Lockhart, 81 tons, Williams, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers

Entered Outwards
April 4 - William Jackson, 898 tons, Lewin, for Guam. S.S. and A. Lazarus, agents
April 4 - Don Juan, 131 tons, Watson, for Sydney, with cargo
April 6 - Mariposa, brigantine, 164 tons, J.P. Moore, for Launceston, in ballast. Gleddow, and Turner, agents
April 6 - City of Hobart, s.s., Darby, for Melbourne, with 7,500 oz gold, and passengers
April 7 - Aldivalloch, 331 tons, Looie, for Guam, in ballast
April 7 - E.C. Felter, 507 tons, Welch, for Sydney, with gold dust.
April 7 - Alice Thorndike, 848 tons, Thorndyke, for Corner Inlet, Victoria
April 9 - Red Jacket, 2035 tons, G.. Harley, for Melbourne, in ballast
April 9 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Stanton, for Hobart Town, in ballast
April 9 - Gothenburg s.s., Mackie, for Melbourne with gold
April 9 - Swordfish, 155 tons, Roberts, for Melbourne, in ballast
April 10 - Groff Von Helden, 515 tons, B.H. Boer, for Batavia, in ballast. R. Wilson and Co., agents

Inward Coastwise
April 4 - Storm Bird, s.s. 194 tons, Mundle, from Lyttelton and Wellington with cargo and 18 passengers
April 4 - Gazelle, 260 tons, Tucker, from Wellington, with cattle, and 5 passengers
April 6 - Gothenburgh, s.s., Mackie, from Lyttelton with part of original cargo from Melbourne
April 6 - Fanny A. Garriques, 457 tons, Hanson, Wellington, with cattle
April 6 - Matilda T. Hayes, 20 tons, Falconer, from Oamaru with cargo. Master agent
April 6 - Courier, 49 tons, Sullivan, from Riverton with wool. Master, agent
April 7 - Geelong, p.s.,108 tons, Boyd, from Lyttelton with cargo
April 8 - Lady Bird s.s., Renner, from Invercargill with passengers
April 9 - Titania, 56 tons, Jarvey, from Invercargill with passengers
April 9 - Lady of the Lake, 38 tons, Tonge, from Taieri, with cargo

Outwards Coastwise
April 4 - Gazelle, 280 tons, Tucker, for Wellington. W.H. Mumford, agent
April 4 - Storm Bird, 114 tons, Mundle, for Invercargill. Robinson and Lilly, agents
April 6 - Mary Jane, 28 tons, McDonald, for the Molyueux, with general cargo. Cairns and Kaye, agents
April 6 - Matilda Hayes, 40 tons, Falconer, for Oamaru in ballast. Master, agent
April 7 - Fanny A. Garriques, 189 tons, J. Hanson for Wellington in ballast. Driver, Maclean and Co., agents
April 8 - Lady Bird, 220 tons, Rener, for Lyttelton, in ballast. Lloyd, Taggart, and Co., agents
April  9 - Vibilia, schooner, 108 tons, Hugh, for Stewart's Island, in ballast. Sam H. Little, agent

Port Chalmers - April 10 Arrivals
William Miskin, s.s., Wilson, from Invercargill, sundries, 21 passengers 
Departure. Vibilia, schooner, 108 tons, Hugh, for Stewart's Island, general cargo. S.H. Little, agent

April 18 1863

Entered Inwards
April 11 - Free Trader, 206 tons, James Thorne, from Port Albert, with cattle 
April 13 - Malcolm, 181 tons, F.C. Knight, from Melbourne, with general cargo
April 13 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, E. Tanner, from, Hobart Town
April 14 - Gladiator, 650 tons, E. Matthews from Melbourne, with general cargo
April 14 - Charlotte Andrews, 356 tons, A.W. Webb, from San Francisco
April 14 - Ann Sanderson, 250 tons, Barton, from Port Elliot, with cargo and passengers
April 14 - Alhambra, s.s. 497 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, with 882 ozs, gold, and passengers
April 15 - Helene, 523 tons, John Sellman, from Memel, Prussia, with timber. Morrison, Law, and Co., agents
April 16 - Aldinga, s.s., Stewart, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers

W. Walker having been appointed Providore for the Company's steamships Prince Alfred, Claud Hamilton, Lord Ashley and Airedale, will be responsible for all Provisions for which he may contract for the supply of those ships; the Company not being liable.
Signed.
W. Walker, Providore
J.V. Hall, General Manager, S.R.M. Co.'s Office, Grafton Wharf, Sydney, 15 January, 1868

April 25 1863

Entered Inwards
April 20 - Planet, 667 tons, Jenkins, from Sydney with 163 passengers and cargo
April 20 - Hussar, 721 tons, Howland, from Melbourne, with 257 passengers and cargo 
April 21 - Silistria, 642 tons, Fernie, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers
April 24 - Union, 166 tons, Griffiths, from Hobart Town, with cargo

Entered Outwards
April 18 - Aldinga, s.s., Stewart, for Melbourne with gold and passengers
April 21 - Bengal, 480 tons, Sevier, for Sydney, in ballast
April 22 - Andrew, 509 tons, Bohn, for Valparaiso, in ballast

The Titania, s.s. from Bluff and Invercargill, Captain Jarvey, brings about 50 passengers and a quantity of wool for transhipment to the John Duncan.  The Sir William Eyre, from Glasgow has arrived at the Bluff, which had been for some time overdue. It may be remembered she made a bad commencement of her voyage, having put back to Rothesay and been detained there through the prevalence of sickness on board. Among the 400 passengers, 22 deaths had occurred - 5 adults and 17 children - and there were two cases of fever on board on her arrival. The Sir Wm. Eyre left the Clyde on the 21st of December last, but had to put into the Cape of Good Hope, and had a passage of 55 days thence. She sighted the s.s. Aldinga on the evening of Monday last, 200 miles due west of the Solander. Both the Aldinga and the Alhambra had called at the Bluff on Sunday last, and the Alhambra had also proceeded on her passage.

May 2 1863 .....

Entered Inwards
April 27 - Lombard, 256 tons, from Port Albert, with cargo
April 28 - Cosmopolite, 145 tons, Henderson, from Hobart Town, with general cargo.
April 28 - Mary and Edith, 566 tons, Hayden, from New York, with general cargo. Tickle and Co., agents.
April 28 - City of Hobart, s.s., 363 tons, Darby, from Melbourne with passengers and cargo.
April 29 - Omeo, s.s., 605 tons, J. McLachlan, from Melbourne, with passengers and cargo.  Passenger: William Clayton
May 1 - Gothenburgh, s.s., 459 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers.
May 1 - Susannah Booth, schooner, 111, Clulow, from Sydney, with cargo.

Entered Outwards
April 29 - Gananoque, 785 tons, Ritchie, for Guam, in ballast.        

May 9 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
May 4 - Lorenzo Sabine, 173 tons, Telvine, from Melbourne, with cargo
May 4 - Alexandra, 289 tons, Visser, from Launceston, with cargo
May 2 - Western Star, 179 tons, Jenkins, from Sydney with cargo and passengers
May 5 - Sea Breeze, 311 tons, G. Calder, from Launceston, with cargo and 30 passengers
May 5 - David and Jessie, 142 tons, W. Pie, from Melbourne, with cargo
May 5 - Viceroy, 156 tons, James Henderson, from Melbourne, with cargo
May 7 - Helen S. Page, 217 tons, Spring, from Port Albert, Gipps Land, with cargo.
May 8 - Ocean Bride, 251 tons, Milton from Melbourne, with cargo
May 8 - Benjamin Heape - 201, Celland, from Melbourne, with cargo

Entered Outwards
May 5 - Cosmopolite, 145 tons, Henderson, for Hobart Town, in ballast. J.L. and C. Burke, agents
May 5 - Omeo, s.s., McLachlan, for Melbourne with passengers and 240 ozs gold
May 5 - Chariot of Fame, 1640 tons, R.A. Kerr for London with passengers and gold and wool. John Jones and Co., agents.
May 7 - Lorenzo Sabine, 173 tons, for Melbourne in ballast
May 8 - Helen S. Page, Spring, for Port Albert in ballast
May 8 - Hussar, 721, Howland, for Melbourne in ballast

Outwards - Coastwise
May 2 - Valiant, brig, 147 tons, Brodie, for Wellington in ballast
May 2 - Gothenburg, 459 tons, Mackie, for Lyttelton with cargo and passengers
May 4 - Sebim, 107 tons, Urquhart, for Chatham Islands, in ballast
May 4 - Airedale, s.s., Kennedy, for the Bluff with cargo and passengers.
May 5 - Lady Bird, s.s., 220 tons, Beaver, for Lyttelton and Wellington, with cargo and passengers
May 6 - Margaret, 30 tons, Bell, for Lyttelton with general cargo
May 6 - Montezuma, 136 tons, McIntyre, for Napier with general cargo
May 6 - Pioneer, 21 tons, Da Costa, for Molyneux with general cargo. Coxhead, agent
May 7 - Airedale, s.s., 55 tons, Kennedy, for Northern Ports with cargo and passengers
May 7 - Titania, s.s., Jarvey, for Invercargill with general cargo. Robinson and Lilly agents
May 7 - Katherine, 44 tons, Doble, for Oamaru with general cargo
May 8 - Fanny A. Garriques, 189 tons, Hanson, for Wellington in ballast
May 8 - Lady of the Lake, 38 tons, Swann, for Taieri, with cargo
May 8 - Maid of Yarra, 97, Elmsley, for Oamaru with cargo
May 8 - Ruby, 63, Leech, with cargo for Taieri. H. Houghton and Co., agents

Inwards Coastwise
May 2 - Nora, 30 tons, Hayward, from Molyneux, with produce. Captain, agent
May 4 - Lady Bird, s.s., Renner, from Wellington and Lyttelton with with cargo and passengers
May 4 - Airedale, s.s. Kennedy, from Northern Ports, with cargo and passengers
May 5 - Osprey, 40 tons, Rogers, from Auckland with cargo. R. Chalmer, agent
May 5 - Jupiter, 20 tons, W. Chapman, from Lyttelton, with cargo
May 5 - Kathleen, 41 tons, Doble, from Molyneux, with cargo
May 6 - Titania, s.s., 56, Jarvey, with cargo from Invercargill
May 6 - Airedale, s.s., Kennedy, from Bluff with with cargo and passengers
May 7 - Choice,192 tons, Pieace, from Lyttelton with cargo
May 7 - Fanny A. Garriques, 189, Hanson from Wellington with cattle
May 8 - Lady of the Lake, 38, Yonge, from Taieri in ballast
May 8 - Gothenburg, s.s, 459, Mackie, from Lyttelton

May 16 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
May 9 - Lion, 216 tons, W.H. Clelland, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers. W.H. Mumford, agent
May 9 - Alhambra, s.s. 497 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents
May 9 - Monarch, 260 tons, Jamieson, from Adelaide, with cargo and passengers. J.L. and C. Burke agents
May 9 - Rialto, 303 tons, Currie, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. R.B. Martin and Co., agents
May 11 - Governor General D. Van Twist, 423 tons, Hockens, from Geelong, with cargo. H. Wurm, agent
May 11 - Camilla, 191 tons, White, from Adelaide, with cargo, Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents

Entered Outwards
May 9 - Susannah Booth, 111 tons, Clulow, for Sydney, with gold, cargo and passengers. Franck and Co. agents
May 9 - Gothenburg, s.s. 459 tons, Hugh Mackie, for Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Royse, Mudie and Co. agents
May 11 - Western Star, 179 tons, Webb, for Sydney, in ballast. A.L. Thomson and Co. agents
May 11 - Gladiator, 650 tons, Mathews, for Baker's Island, in ballast. Tickle and Co. agents
May 12 - Union, 166 tons, Griffiths, for Guam, in ballast. Driver, McLean, and Co. agents
May 13 - Osprey, 40 tons, Rogers, for South Sea Islands, in ballast. E. Chalmer, agent
May 13 - Albambra, s.s. 497 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, with cargo and passengers

Inward Coastwise
May 11- William Miskin, s.s., 74 tons, Wilson, from Invercargill, via Bluff Harbour, in ballast. Simpson, Neilly, and Co. agents
May   9 - Nora, 30 tons, Heywood, from Molyneux, with cargo. Crichton, Dalrymple and Co, agents
May 12 - Maid of Yarra, 97 tons, Elmsley, with cargo, from Oamaru, via intermediate ports. Cargill and Co. agents.
May 13 - Traveller's Bride, 45 tons, Jones, from Manukau, with timber, Master, agent
May 14 - Success, 44 tons, Sanders, from the Chatham Islands, with cargo. Royse, Mudie and Co. agents

Outwards Coastwise
May 11 - Geelong, steamer, Boyd, for Lyttelton, with cargo. Cargill and Co. agents
May 12 - Jupiter, 26 tons, Chapman, with cargo for Lyttelton. Lloyd, Taggart, and Co. agents
May 13 - William Miskin, s.s., 7� tons, Wilson, for Invercargill, with general cargo. Simpson and Co. agents
May 13 - Swan, 36 tons, Tear, for Waikawa, in ballast. Lloyd, Taggart and Co. agents

Port Chalmers May 14 Arrivals
Lord Ashley, s., from Northern Provinces, general cargo, mails and 30 passengers. G. Brodrick agent

Otago Witness May 23 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
May 18 - Aldinga, s.s. 291 tons, Stewart from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Royce, Nudie, and Co. agents
May 18 - Pantaloon, 300 tons, Holland, from Sydney, with passengers and cargo. H. Wurm, agent
May 19 - Ceylon, 698 tons, S.G. Sampson, from Melbourne, with general cargo. H. Wurm, agent.
May 19 - Spec, 258 tons, Sydserf, from Melbourne, with general cargo. A.L. Thomson and Co. agents
May 19 - Highland Lassie, 164 tons, Clarke, from Newcastle, with general cargo. Clarke and Co. agents 
May 19 - City of Hobart, s.s., 363 tons, Darby, from Melbourne, with general cargo and passengers. R.B. Martin and Co. agents
May 20 - Joshua Bates, 560 tons, H.E. Walker, from Melbourne, with general cargo. Master, agent.
May 22 - William Money, 17, Noon, from Melbourne, in ballast. Master, agent.
May 22 - Helena, 419, Hedger, from London, with cargo. Tickle and Co. agents
May 22 - Marchioness, 175, Hurley, from Adelaide, with cargo. Henry Wurm, agent

Entered Outwards
May 16 - Lion, 316 tons, Sinclair, for Sydney, with cargo 
May 16 - Mary and Edith, 560 tons, N.O. Hayden for Sydney with cargo
May 18 - Helene, 523 tons, Memilman, for Batavin, in ballast. Morison, Law and Co. agents
May 18 - Aldinga, s.s., 291 tons, Stewart for Melbourne, with gold and passengers
May 18 - David and Jessie, 142 tons, Pie, for Hobart Town, in ballast. James Paterson and Co. agents
May 18 - Monarch, 269 tons, Jamieson, for Newcastle, N.S.W., in ballast
May 20 - Benjamin Heape, 260 tons, Cleland, for Melbourne, in ballast 
May 20 - Alexandra, 289 tons, Visser, for Newcastle, N.S.W. in ballast. Cleve and Co. agents
May 21 - Camilla, 121. White, for Hobart Town, in ballast 
May 21 - Viccroy, 156, Henderson, for Newcastle, N.S.W. in ballast. S.H. Little agent

May 29 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
May 23 - Dragon, 243 tons, Liddra, from Adelaide, with cargo. Wurm, agent

Entered Outwards
May 23 - John Duncan, ship, 974 tons, Brown, for London, 3,195 bales wool, 47,381 ounce gold. Dalgety, Rattray, and CO. agents
May 23 - Planet, 67 tons, Jenkins, for Ilo Ilo, with original cargo from Manila. Mumford agent
May 23 - Silistria, 642 tons, Tervie, for Callao, in ballast. Cargill and Co. agents
May 23 - City of Hobart, s.s. 363 tons, Darby, for Melbourne, with gold dust

May 30 1863

Entered Inwards
May 30 - Gothenburg, s.s., 460 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
June 1 - Ziska, 185 tons, W. Croncher, from Launceston, with cargo; 4 passengers
June 1 - Adelaide, 331 tons, A. Coutts, from Newcastle with coals
June 2 - Salacia, 451 tons, R.B. Almy, from Melbourne, with cargo and 108 passengers
June 2 - Traveller, 116 tons, Gleasow, from Melbourne, with cargo and three passengers
June 3 - Airedale, s.s., 286 tons, A. Kennedy, from Northern Ports, with cargo and 38 passengers
June 3 - Prince Albert, 96 tons, John Robertson, from Adelaide, with cargo
June 4 - Balmoral, 107 tons, from Hobart Town
June 4 - Electric, 1,106 tons, Marshall, from Glasgow, with cargo and 126 passengers

Entered Outwards
May 30 - Omeo, s.s., 605 tons, McLachlan, for Melbourne, with gold and passengers
June 2, Governor General D. Van Twist, 423 tons, C.E. Hocksman, for Batavia, with cargo
June 4 - William Miskin, 74 tons , Wilson, for Invercargill
June 4 - Titania, 59 tons, Jarvey, for Invercargill
June 4 - Canterbury, 37 tons, Ogilvie, for Oamaru
June 5 - Santiago, 420 tons, Hawson, for Newcastle
June 5 - Highland Lassie, 167 tons, Young, for Newcastle
June 5 - Prince Albert, 96 tons, Robertson, for Guam, in ballast

Outward Coastwise
June 2 - Gothenburg, s.s. 459 tons, Mackin, for Lyttelton, with cargo
June 3 - Airedale, s.s. for Bluff with cargo and 8 passengers
June 4 - Oregon, 396 tons, Wilson, for Guam, in ballast
June 4 - Marchioness, 175 tons, Hurley, for Sydney, in ballast

June 13 1863

Entered Inwards
June 8 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Stanton, from Hobart Town, 7 passengers
June 8 - Ellen Simpson, 297 tons, Poole, from Adelaide, with cargo
June 8 - Brisk, 95 tons, Leonard, from Sydney with cargo
June 9 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Tonner, from Hobart Town
June 9 - Otto, 595 tons, Lignall, from Melbourne 
June 9 - Sir John Moore, 608 tons, Bell, from Sydney
June 9 - Margaret Thomson, 322 tons, Smith from Newcastle,
June 10 - Pryde, brig, 204 tons, W. Verren, from Hobart Town, with cargo and one passengers
June 11 - City of Hobart, 262 tons, Darby, from Melbourne, with 104 tons,
June 12 - Eli Whitney, 507 tons, Torrence, from Newcastle

Arrival Port Chalmers June 12
Maori, barque, 289 tons, Thom, from Melbourne, general cargo, 4 passengers.

Departures
Gothenburg, s.s., Mackie, for Melbourne, 7584ozs 19dwts gold, 103 passengers.

June 20 1863

June 15 - Omega, 401 tons, Graham, from Newcastle, with coals
June 16 - Alice Thorndike, 818 tons, from Welshpool, Gipps Land, with stock and three passengers
June 17 - Aldiaga,s.s. Stuart, from Melbourne with 70 passengers
June 18 - Coldstream, 545 tons, Carmichael, from London, with cargo and 11 passengers

June 26 1863

Entered Inwards
June 25 - Omeo, s.s., McLachlan, for Melbourne June 10, general cargo, horses and 61 passengers. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents

Departures.
June 25 from Port Chalmers.
June 22 - Lord Ashley, s.s, 296 tons, Randall, for the North (Lyttelton), with cargo, English mails, and 113 passengers

July 11 1863 page 5

Entered Inwards
July 6 - Matoaka, 1092 tons, Stevens, master, form London, with cargo and passengers. Murray and Kerr and Co. agents
July 6 - Lady Emma, 128 tons, Winsbarrow, master, from Launceston, cargo and 4 passengers
July 6 - Isabella, 195 tons, W. Walker, master, from Hobart Town, in ballast
July 8 - St. Dunstan, 441 tons, Wynn, from Newcastle, N.S.W.
July 8 - Sarah, 121 tons, Firth, from Sydney, with 23 passengers
July 8 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Stanton, from Hobart Town, with 3 passengers

Port Chalmers Departures July 10 
Indiana, ship, 607 tons, Thomson, for Melbourne. No passengers
Isabella, barque, 195 tons, Walker, for Hobart Town. Six passengers
Dart, brig, 127 tons, Pie, for Hobart Town. No passengers

July 11 1863 page 3

The accident off Kilgours Point, Rosenath, highlighted the need for life saving equipment to be carried on harbour ferries. 

Pride of the Yarra

Fatal Steamboat Collision on the night 4 July 1863 - 12 lives lost
Between five and six o'clock on Saturday evening the steamer Pride of the Yarra - a small 24 ton iron screw-boat, built at Melbourne, - took on board, at Port Chalmers, from forty to fifty passengers for Dunedin, some joining her at the jetty, others alongside the steamer William Misken, which had just arrived from Invercargill, and one family, the Campbell family, consisting of nine souls, from on board the ship Matoaka, sought what proved to be the fatal shelter of the cabin, along with her husband and her five young and interesting children, attended by two maid servants, Fanny Finch and Mary Roberts. In the same place was seated a Mrs Henderson, an engaging young women who had arrived in the Colony by the Chili on the occasion of her last passage. The Pride steamed on with Captain Spence in charge. As she steamed on, parallel to Sawyer's Bay, the lights of the Favorite steamer, a paddle boat principally, were recognised. The Favorite ran stern on to the Pride, catching her from the bow, listing her to port, and cutting right through her port side. The Favorite was on her way to Dunedin Bay, where, late in the evening she had towed up a barque. She was in charge of Captain Adams, steered by C. Murray. 

The Pride of the Yarra and all within her, went down. After half-an-hour at the spot, all who were rescued were brought to Port Chalmers, and towards midnight, they were reshipped for Dunedin, by the Golden Age.

Eleven bodies were recovered by the aid of a professional diver, Watson. Captain Thomson and the harbour crew, Commissioner Branigan, Inspector Sinock, volunteers, the steamer Favorite, and a number of boats, and others proceeded to the locality. So did the boat of the water police. Another body was recovered later. McLaren

Twelve Drowned Saturday 4th July 1863
Rev. Thomas Hewitt Campbell aged 32
his wife Julia M. Campbell aged 28
and their five children came from London, by the Matoaka. He was to have become the head master of our High School [OBHS].
Edward Hewitt "Eddie" Campbell the oldest aged 5 years
Duncan Ernest "Beejee" Campbell
Muriel "Minnie" Campbell aged 3 
Lillian "Lilley" Campbell aged 14 months 
and Alfred Campbell, aged 5 weeks 
Fanny Finch age 17, Mr Campbell's servant, a native of Wolverhampton (identified by her father Thomas Finch)
Mary Roberts, aged 23 years, Mr Campbell's servant
Mr William Hammond - aged about 40 years, carpenter. living at the Bendigo Boarding House. (identified by John C. St Quentain, a decorative artist.)
Charles Sommerville, aged 46, a resident of Wellington (his son Joseph identified him)
Elizabeth H. Anderson (identified by her husband Charles Anderson) She was 28 years old and was born in Carmarrhenshire, Wales.

Rescued
Mr Thomas Fisher
Mr Ross, of Ross and Glendinning had arrived by the William Misken
Mr McCrae
Mr Miller
Mr Kennedy
Mr Gleadow (sustain a fracture of some ribs)
Mr Lilley
Mr Learey
Mr Thompson
Mr Peters
Captain Wilson of the William Misken
Mr Thomas Kingston
Captain of the Alpha (a lame gentlemen)

Mourners included:
Mr G.P. Abram, English Master, and Daniel Brent, Mathematical Master of the High School, who came out with Mr Campbell.
Mr Hislop, secretary to the Education Board.
Captain Stevens, of the Matoaka
Dr. Alexander, her surgeon
Mr Shipton, a fellow passenger and intimate friend of the family.
The father, uncle, and cousin of Fanny Finch
Mr Anderson and his Brother.
Mr Somerville, son of one of the deceased
The Rev. Mr Edwards
Mr A.C. Strode and Mr R.B. Martin, churchwardens, and the vestry of St Paul's
Captain Thompson, harbour master, Captain Dickie, deputy harbour master, Captains Lowden, Henry, and Harper, and Mr Vann, clerk of the department.
Members of the Town Board, comprising Messrs McLeod, Henderson, Milne, Fenwick, Jenkinson, &c. Mr James Pendergast, City Solicitor; Mr J. Millar, City Engineer, and Mr Reid, Clerk to the Board
Mr Thompson, Chief Surveyor
Mr Swyer, Provincial Engineer
Other Government Officers and Employes
Members of the Provincial Council
His Honour the Superintendent
Mr Dick, Provincial Secretary
Mr Reynolds, Provincial Treasurer
Mr Paterson, unofficial member of the Executive
Mr Willis, Assistant Sec.
Mr Borton, Gold Receiver
Mr W.H. Cutten, Commissioner of Crown Lands.
Citizens, three abreast, About 100 horseman. The procession stretched nearly a mile, and must have been between 1,500 and 2,000 persons in it. The Campbell family and their servants are buried in the Southern Cemetery.  (On July 4 2003 a plaque was unveiled at the southern tip of the Port Chalmers peninsula commemorating the disaster. )  The disaster occurred off Kilgour's Point.

18 July 1863
An inquest was held. The verdict amounted to manslaughter against the captain and mate of the Favorite; to an implied censure upon the Captain of the Pride of the Yarra; and to an accusation of something like neglect of duty on the part of the authorities in not having enforced regulations which would have rendered the accident impossible. Captain Adams and his mate have since been arrested.

The Times, Tuesday, Sep 22, 1863; pg. 10
Mr Campbell was head master of the grammar school, Wolverhampton, until his departure from England in April last. An accomplished scholar and Christian gentleman. He had gone out to Dunedin in the hope of making the High School.

18 July 1863

Entered Inwards
July 14 - Mariposa, 164 tons, Poole, from Launceston, with cargo and 4 passengers. Gleadow and Turner, agents
July 14 - Edina,s.s., 239 tons, Rolls, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. C.V. Robinson, agent
July 15 - Mary Grant, 159 tons, Bejent, for Port Frederick (?Tasmania), with cargo and 5 passengers 
July 16 - Kate Swanton, 535 tons, Murdoch, from Newcastle, with coals. Master, agent
July 16 - City of Newcastle, 557 tons, Lavertes, from Newcastle, with coals. A.L. Thomson and Co., agent
July 16 - Dart, 15� tons, Cropton, from Sydney, with goods 
July 17 - Aldinga, Stuart, from Melbourne, with passengers and cargo

Entered Outwards
July 11- Kate Waters, 580 tons, Calder, master, for Port Albert, in ballast. Driver, McLean and Co., agents
July 11 - Anna Catharina, 265 tons, Hays, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast
July 13 - Alice Thorndike, 847 tons, W.H. Thorndike, for Puget's Sound, with 25 passengers, in ballast
July 14 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Stanton, for Hobart Town, in ballast
July 14 - Maori, 239 tons, Thom, for Newcastle, in ballast
July 15 - Lombard, 256 tons, Hardy, for Welshpool, in ballast
July 15 - Hydra, 585 tons, Stuart, for Melbourne with gold and 65 passengers
July 16 - Gothenburg, Mackie, for Melbourne
July 17 - Earl of Windsor, 738 tons, Dick, for Twofold Bay, in ballast
July 17 - Susannah Booth, 11 tons, Clulow, for Sydney, with cargo

July 25 1863

Entered Inwards
July 18 - Precursor, 405 tons, Thomson, from Adelaide, with general cargo
July 18 - Jane Lockhart, 81 tons, Williams, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers
July 20 - Hussar, 721 tons, Howland, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and 136 passengers
July 20 - Pudel, 388 tons, Kalchlower, from Melbourne, with cargo
July 22 - Sword Fish, 155 tons, Roberts, master, from Hobart Town
July 23 - Clutha, 150 tons, from Launceston, with general cargo
July 23 - Benjamin Heape, 261 tons, Clelland, from Launceston, with cargo

Entered Outwards
July 18 - Lady Emma, 128 tons, Winsburrow, for Guam, in ballast
July 18 - Meteor, 279 tons, Scott, for Maryborough, Queensland, in ballast. Geo. Brodrick, agent
July 18 - Phillis, 240 tons, Dalziel, for Newcastle, in ballast|
July 18 - Aldinga,s.s., Stewart, for Melbourne with cargo and passengers
July 20 - Sarah, 121, tons, Firth, master, for Sydney, in ballast
July 20 - Mariposa, 164 tons, Poole, master, for Guam, in ballast.
July 20 - Thetis, 548 tons, Rhodin, master, for Batavia, in ballast. J.W. Meyer, agent.
July 20 - Metaris, 244 tons, Ruthwell, master, for Newcastle, in ballast
July 20 - Eli Whitney, 507 tons, Turner, master, for Guam, in ballast
July 22 - Edina,s.s., J.R. Rolls, master, for Melbourne with gold and passengers
July 22 - Pudel, Kacklour, master, for Calcutta, in ballast

July 31 1863

Entered Inwards
July 25 - Wave Queen, 470 ton, Ritchie, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers
July 25 - Alhambra, s.s., McLean, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
July 25 - Camilla, Morton, master, from Newcastle, with coals
July 27 - Charlotte Andrews, 356 tons, Jenkins, master, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers
July 27 - Bella Vista, 106 tons, Turner, master, from Hobart Town, with general cargo

Entered Outwards
July 25 - Mary Grant, 150 tons, Begen, master, for Port Frederick
July 27 - Freak, 216 tons, Hurley, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Fisher Brothers, agents
July 28 - Alhambra, s.s., McLean, master, for Melbourne. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents
July 28 - St Dunstan, 441 tons, Wynn, for Newcastle, in ballast. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents

August 7th 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
August 1 - Ceylon, 693 tons, Sampson, master, from Newcastle, with cargo
August 3 - Onward, 313 tons, Krieft, from Melbourne, with cargo. Langley, Howard and Co. agents
August 3 - H. Louis, 512 tons, Equison, from Melbourne, with cargo
August 3 - Juno, 338 tons, Ross, master, from Hobart Town
August 3 - Omeo,s.s., McLachlan, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
August 4 - Victory, 1193 tons, Gibbons, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers. Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents
August 5 - Jane, 180 tons, Aldred, master, from Melbourne, with cargo

Entered Outwards
August 1 - Dart, 154 tons, Carphin, master, for Sydney, with gold
August 3 - Precursor, 405 tons, J. Thomson, for Newcastle
August 3 - Coldstream, 555 tons, Carmichael, master, for Callo, in ballast
August 6 - Mary Nicholson, 258 tons, Robinson, for Towns Island, South Pacific, with cargo. Tickle and Co. agents
August 6 - Bella Vista, 16 tons, Turner, for Hobart Town, with cargo

August 15 1863

Entered Inwards
August 10 - Oregon, 396 tons, Wilson, master, from Port Albert, with cattle
August 10 - Lady Young, 418 tons, Morrison, master, from San Francisco, with cargo 
August 11 - Rose of Australia, 262 tons, O'Hagan, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W
August 11 - Highland Lassie, 168 tons, Lamont, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W
August 13 - Ocean Home, 655 tons, Watson, from London, with cargo and passengers
August 13 - Spray, 103 tons, Brown from Sydney with cargo and passengers
August 14 - Kestrel, 170 tons, Davis, from Port Louis, Mauritius, with cargo and one passenger. J. L. and C. Burke

Otago Witness Friday 21st August 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
Aug. 18 - Aldlinga, 291 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne, with cargo and 167 passengers. Royse, Mudie and Co. agents
Aug. 18 - Schah, Jehan, 696 tons, A. Parsons, from Eden (Twofold Bay), with stock. A.L. Thomson and Co. agents
Aug. 20 - Edina, 239 tons, Rolls, from Launceston, with general cargo and 25 passengers

Entered Outwards
Aug. 18 - Prince of Wales, 924 tons, A. McWilliam, for Callao, in ballast
Aug. 19 - Shah Johan, 696 tons, Parsons, master for Twofold Bay
Aug. 20 - Matoaka, 1092 tons, Stevens, for Callao, in ballast
Aug. 20 - Reserve, 3338 tons, Stapleton, for Newcastle, in ballast

Inwards Coastwise
Aug. 15 - Geelong, 108 tons, Boyd, master, from Oamaru and intermediate ports, with cargo and passengers. Cargill and Co., agents
Aug. 18 - Pride, H. Paterson, from Molyneux, in ballast
Aug. 19 - Swan, 37 tons, Tall, master, from Oamaru, with limestone. Master, agent
Aug. 19 - Betsy Douglas, 25 tons, Douglas, master from Taieri with cargo. Master agent
Aug. 19 - T.E. Milledge, 719 tons, Wilson, from Bluff Harbor, with cargo. Dalgety, Rattray and Co. agents
Aug. 20 - Midlothian, 25 tons, Williams from Oamaru, with lime
Aug. 20 - W. Misken, Wilson, from Invercargill with passengers. Robinson and Lilly, agents
Aug 20 - Titania, 56 tons, Jarvey, master, form Invercargill, with passengers, Robinson and Lilly agents
Aug. 20 - Lady Bird, Rennie, from Northern Ports, with cargo and passengers
Aug. 20 - Benjamin Farne, 60 tons, Kernan, from Molyneux, with timber

Entered Outwards
Aug. 17 - Geelong, for Taranaki, via Lyttelton and Wellington
Aug. 18 - Mary Jane, 28 tons, Davis, for Oamaru with cargo and 1 passenger. H. Houghton and Co., agents
Aug. 18 - Mount Alexander, 72 tons, Bell, for Waikava with cargo 
Aug. 19 - Auckland, s.s., 532 tons, Gibson, master for Lyttelton and Northern Ports, with cargo and passengers and English Mails
Aug. 20 - Lady Bird for Lyttelton with cargo and passengers
Aug. 20 - Fanny, 20 tons, Harrold, for Taieri with cargo. Houghton and Co. agents

Port Chalmers Arrivals Aug. 20.
Alhambra, s.s., McLean, from Melbourne, English Mails, general cargo and passengers
W.C. Wentworth, barque, 315 tons, from Newcastle, 436 tons, from Newcastle. Coals

Otago Witness Friday 28th August 1863

Entered Inwards
Aug. 22 - Glencoe, 746 tons, Hutton, master, from Melbourne, with cargo
Aug. 25 - Frances Henty, 432 tons, Carncross, master, from Twofold Bay, with stock
Aug. 24 - Coria, 116 tons, Turner, master, from Twofold Bay, with cargo

Entered Outwards
Aug. 22 - Onward, 313 tons, Kreeft, master, for Newcastle, in ballast
Aug. 24 - Wave Queen, 853 tons, Ritchie, master for Calcutta, with pig iron
Aug. 25 - Frances Henty, 432 tons, Carncross, master, for Twofold Bay, in ballast
Aug. 25 - Edina, s.s., 280 tons, J.J. Rolls, for Melbourne, with gold and passengers. W.O. Ball, agent
Aug. 25 - Jane, brig, 189 tons, Aldred, master, for Newcastle in ballast
Aug. 26 - St Louis, 512 tons, Equm, master, for Callao, in ballast

Inwards Coastwise
Aug. 21 - Spec, 25 tons, Nelson, master, from Molyneux, with cargo
Aug. 26 - Mary Jane, 28 tons, Davys, master, from Oamaru, in ballast
Aug. 26 - Titania, s.s., Jarvey, master, from Invercargill, with cargo and passengers

Outwards Coastwise
Aug. 22 -William Miskin, s.s., Wilson for Invercargill, with cargo and passengers
Aug. 22 - Alhambra, s.s., McLean, for Lyttelton, with cargo
Aug. 24 - Jane Williams, 38 tons, Akeng, master, for Oamaru, with cargo. Master, agent
Aug. 26 - Pioneer, 211 tons, Donelly, master for Molyneux, with cargo

Port Chalmers Arrival Aug. 28
Zephyr, schooner, Laurie, from Wanganui, 30 head of cattle.

Friday September  4  1863

Arrivals
Aug. 31 - H.L. Rutgers, 405 tons, C.C. Harris, master, from Vancouver's Island, with timber. A.L. Thomson, and Co. agents
Aug. 31 - Lawrence Brown, 861 tons, Pierce, master, from Melbourne with cargo and 207 steerage passengers
Sept. 1 - Marian, 414 tons, Lake, master, from Eden (Twofold Bay) with cattle
Sept. 1 - Mary Agnes, 282 tons, Darby, master, from Sydney, with cargo
Sept. 2 -  Western Star, 179 tons, brig, Webb, master, form Melbourne, with cargo
Sept. 2 - Ocean Bride, 261 tons, Milton, master, from Melbourne
Sept. 2 - Bengal, 479 tons, Swier, master from Port Albert, with sheep
Sept. 2 - Kate Waters, 580 tons, Calder, master, from Prince Albert, with cattle
Sept. 2 - Island City, 556 tons, Smith, master from Boston via Melbourne, timber, kerosene &c.
Sept. 2 - Lombard, 256 tons, schooner, Harding, master, from Twofold Bay. 90 head of cattle, 220 sheep
Sept.  3 - Lindsays, 470 tons, Lindsay, from Newcastle with coals
Sept. 3 - Dudbrook, 571 tons, Deacon, from London, with cargo and passengers
Sept. 3 - Crimea, 1080 tons,  ship, Watson, from London, with cargo and 100 passengers, Cargill and Co. agents. Only death an infant who was born during the passage.
Sept.  3 - City of Dunedin, ship, 1084 tons, Sellars, from Glasgow, with cargo and 330 passengers. Cargill and Co. agents. Owners: Henderson & Co. Dimensions: 195 ft. long, 34.6 foot beam and holds 22 ft. deep. Construction: 1863, Rankin in Dumbarton, sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1863, fastened with copper bolts.
Sept. 8 - Jeannie W. Payne, 663 tons, Burke, from Newcastle, with coals

September 11 1863

Entered Inwards
Sept. 5 - Susannah Booth, 111 tons, Clulow, master from Sydney with cargo and passengers
Sept. 5 -  Crishna, 259 tons, Thompson, from Hobart Town with cargo and passengers
Sept. 7 - Mallard, 637 tons, Dinely, from London, with cargo and passengers
Sept. 7-  Rialto, 303 tons, Noon, from Melbourne with cargo and passengers
Sept. 9 - Omega, 401 tons, Graham, from Newcastle
Sept. 10 - Isle of France, 312 tons, Muir, from Newcastle with coals.

Entered Outwards
Sept. 5 - Gothenburg, s.s., Mackie, for Melbourne with gold and passengers
Sept. 7 - Gusdalette, 277 tons, Findlay, for Mauritius, in ballast
Sept. 7 - Victory, 1108 tons, Gibbons, master, for Guam, in ballast
Sept. 9 - Glencoe, 746 tons, Hutton, master, for Melbourne, with cargo

The Victory's passengers. - Quarantine station. page 7
The Otago Pilot Service.

Otago Daily Times 14 September 1863, Page 4
PASSENGER LIST. Per Sasannah Booth, for SydneyŚCabin: Messrs. Williamson, Newman, Mrs Newman and Mrs Turrie; and 8 in the steerage.
Per Bella Vista, from Hobart Town Ś Mr and Mrs Grant and two children. Mrs Griffiths and two children, Miss Blake, Mr Solomon, Mr J.Thomson.
Per Sir Ralph Abercrombie, from London- Mr and Mrs Ferguson, Mr and Mrs Balfour, Marie Balfour, Mr J. Heath, Mr. Stephen B White, Mr Charles White, Mr Peter Mitchell, Mr and Mrs Handoock, Helen Handcock, Mr G. Blyth.

Friday September 18 1863

Entered Inwards
Sept. 14 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Tonner, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Brothers, agents
Sept. 14 - Sir Ralph Abercrombie, 743 tons, Gilbart, from London, with cargo
Sept. 15 - Earl of Windsor, 738 tons, Dick, master, from Eden, Twofold Bay, with sheep and cattle
Sept. 15 - Alarm, 196 tons, Mitchell, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo and 4 passengers
Sept. 15 - Remark, 207 tons, McKinnon, master, from Newcastle, with coals
Sept. 16 - Aldinga,s.s., 291 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne, with cargo and the European mails. She arrived at Port Chalmers at 6 a.m., having left
Melbourne at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, the 10th instant. The P. and O. Company's steamer Bombay had arrived only an hour previously, and the mails were immediately transhipped
Sept. 17 - Australian Packet, 182 tons, Lewis master, from Hobart Town, with general cargo

Entered Outwards
Sept. 12 - Susannah Booth, 111 tons, Clulow, master, for Sydney, with passengers. Franck and Co. agents
Sept. 12 - Mary Agnes, 282 tons, Darby, master, for Sydney, with cargo
Sept. 14 - Omeo, s.s., McLachlan, master, for Melbourne, with gold and passengers
Sept. 14 - Pryde, 204 tons, Verren, master, for Hobart Town, with passengers
Sept. 15 - Omeo, s.s., 605 tons, McLachlan, master, for Melbourne, with gold and 56 passengers
Sept. 15 -  Crishna, 259 tons, Thompson, master, for Hobart Town, in ballast
Sept. 15 - Young Lady, 418 tons, Morrison, master, for Hobart Town, in ballast
Sept. 18 - Aldinga, s.s., 291 tons, Steuart, for Melbourne, with 112ozs. 3dwts gold and 70 passengers
Sept. 18 - Kestral, 170 tons, Davis, for Sydney, with cargo.
Sept. 18 - Western Star, 179 tons, Webb, for Sydney in ballast

Inwards Coastwise
Sept. 14 - Nora, 30 tons, C.R. Hayward, from Molyneux, with cargo
Sept. 14 - Gannet, 28 tons, J. Peterson, from Oamaru, in ballast
Sept. 14 - Mid-Lothian, 25 tons, Williams, from Oamaru, in ballast
Sept. 15 - Wm. Miskin, s.s., 74 tons, Wilson, from Invercargill, in ballast
Sept. 15 - Swan, 37 tons, S. Tall, master, from Oamaru, in ballast
Sept. 17 - Auckland, 532 tons, Gibson, from Auckland, with cargo
Sept. 17 - Pioneer, 21 tons, Donelly, master, from the Molyneux, with cargo
Sept. 18 - Fawn, 32 tons, Southan, from Invercargill, in ballast

Outwards - Coastwise
Sept. 12 - Mary Jane, 28 tons, Davys, for the Molyneux, with cargo
Sept. 13 - Geelong, p.s., Boyd, for Lyttelton, with cargo and passengers
Sept. 14 - Titania, s.s, 56 tons, Jarvey, for Invercargill
Sept. 14 - Dunedin, 67 tons, Stewart, for Molyneux, with cargo
Sept. 16 - William Miskin, p.s., 74 tons, Wilson, for Invercargill, with cargo and passengers. W.O. Ball, agent
Sept. 15 - Katherau(w), 44 tons, Doble, for Oamaru, with cargo
Sept. 17 - Surprise, 52 tons, McJans, for Waikouati, with timber. T. Coxhead, agent
Sept. 18 - Flying Squirrel, 22 tons, Joyce, from Oamaru, with timber
Sept. 18 - Blue Bell, 17 tons, Marshall, from Taieri, with cargo
Sept. 18 - Auckland, s.s, 532 tons, Gibson, for Northern Provinces, with cargo and passengers. Broderick, agent

Friday September 25 1863

Entered Inwards
Sept. 19 - Royal Exchange, 222 tons, Hill, master, from Newcastle with cargo
Sept. 21 - Onerust, ship, 827 tons, Jonker, from Melbourne, with general cargo and 27 passengers
                - Alhambra, 407 tons, McLean, from Melbourne
               - Pacific, 319 tons, Chase, from Boston. W.H. Mumford, agent
               -  Adeline Burke, 281 tons, Blake, from Newcastle
Sept. 23 - Kathleen, 244 tons, from Newcastle, McDonald, master, with coals

Entered Outwards
Sept. 19 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Sonner, for Hobart Town, in ballast
Sept. 21 - Ceylon, ship, 698 tons, L.G. Sampson, master, for Guam, in ballast
Sept. 21 - Onerust, ship, 827 tons, Jonker, for Guam, in ballast
Sept. 21 - Earl of Windsor, ship, 738 tons, Dick, for Welshpool, in ballast
Sept. 21 - Ocean Home, ship, 654 tons, Watson, for Guam, in ballast 
Sept. 21 - T.E. Milledge, 719 tons, Wilson, for Guam
Sept. 23 - Swordfish, 155 tons, J. Roberts, for Port Albert, in ballast
Sept. 23 - Hydra, 285 tons, Francis Stewart for Welshpool, in ballast

Friday  October 2nd

Sept. 23 - Jane Lockhart, 81 tons, O. Williams, from Sydney with cargo and 31passengers.
Sept. 28 - Jane, brig, 160 tons, J, Shimmins (Shimmens), from Hobart Town. Master, agent.
Sept. 28 - New Great Britain, G.J. Trader, 571 tons, from London, via Bluff Harbour, with cargo.
Sept. 29 - St. Dunstan, 441 tons, J. Wynn, from Newcastle, with coals.
Sept. 26 - Edward and Christopher, 24 tons, Eckhoff, from Hobart Town with cargo.
Sept. 26 - Arthur Mackenzie, 259 tons Davis, from Melbourne, with cargo and one passenger.
Sept. 30 - Gothenburg, s.s, 439 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne via Invercargill, cargo and 157 passengers.
Oct. 1 - Shah Jehan, 696 tons, Parsons, from Eden, Twofold Bay.
Oct. 1 - Newcastle, 557 tons, Laverty, from Newcastle.
Oct. 1 - Surprise, barque, 257 tons, Duthle, from Melbourne., with general cargo. P.J. Donoly, agent.

10th October 1863

Entered Inwards
Oct. 3 -  Tybee, 271 tons, Jackson, from Newcastle, with coals
Oct. 5 - Planter No. 2, 263 tons, J. Wills, from Newcastle
Oct. 5 - Clarendon, 157 tons, Hughes, from Warrnambool, with cargo. Master, agent
Oct. 5 - Dart, 154 tons, Carphain, master, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers
Oct. 6 - Francis Henty, 432 tons, Cameron, from Eden, Twofold Bay, with stock
Oct. 6 - Hebe, 198 tons, Bain, from Newcastle with coals
Oct. 6 - Joshua Bates, 561 tons, Walker, from Melbourne, with stock and passengers
Oct. 7 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, Prescott, from Hobart Town with cargo
Oct. 8 - Victor, 226 tons, Quested master, from Melbourne with cargo
Oct. 8 - Royal Arthur, 301 tons, McDougall, from Launceston with cargo

Entered Outwards
Oct. 3 - Lindsay, 470 tons, Lindsay, master for Newcastle
Oct. 3 - Schah, Jehan, 696 tons, Parsons, for Eden, Twofold Bay
Oct. 3 - H.L. Rutger, 405 tons, Howes, master, for Newcastle, in ballast
Oct. 6 - Jeannie W. Payne, 663 tons, Burke, for Melbourne, in ballast
Oct. 8 - Roderick Dhu, 375 tons, McPherson, master, for Newcastle, in ballast

Inward Coastwise
Oct. 6 - Fanny, 20 tons, W.A. Payne, from Stewart's island, with cargo. Frederick Coxhead agent

Otago Witness Friday 16th October 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
Oct. 10 - Oregon, 396 tons, J.W. Wilson. Master, from Port Albert with stock. A.L. Thomson and Co., agents
Oct. 12 - Jeannie Dove, 103 tons, Carmichael, master, from Fiji Islands, with stock and cargo. D. Girdwood, agent
Oct. 12 - John Temperley, 376 tons, Seddle, master, from Sydney, with cattle. A. Pyle and Co. agents
Oct. 12 - Pacific, 260 tons, Chase, master, from Melbourne, with cargo. W.H. Mumford, agent
Oct. 13 - Juno, 388 tons, F. Ross, master, from Twofold Bay, 1 passenger, cattle. R.B. Martin and Co., agents
Oct. 13 - Phoebe Dunbar, 660 tons, Crouch, master, from London, with 48 passengers, general cargo. Tickle and Co., agents
Oct. 14 - Isabella, 195 tons, W. Walker, master, from Hobart Town. H.W. Chapman, agent
Oct. 14 - Mataura, 1194 tons, Stewart, from Glasgow, with passengers and general cargo, Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents

Entered Outwards
Oct. 12 - Kathleen, 244 tons, McDonald, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. H. Houghton and Co. agents
Oct. 12 - John Temperley, 376 tons, Liddle, master, for Twofold Bay, in ballast. A. Pyle and Co., agents
Oct. 13 - Suffren, 426 tons, A. Robiquet, master, for Callo, in ballast. Laugley, Hayward, and Co., agents
Oct. 14 - Emma Prescott, 148 tons, brig, J. Stauton, for Hobart Town, in ballast. Pitchard, Fisher, and Co., agents
Oct. 15 - Eclipse, 180 tons, Adams, for Port Albert, in ballast. Driver, Maclean, and Co., agents
Oct. 15 - Mckenzie, 229 tons, for Newcastle, in ballast. W. O. Ball, agent
Oct. 15 - New Great Britain, 571 tons, Trader, for Twofold Bay, with cargo. Tickle and Co., agents

Inwards Coastwise.
Oct. 10 - Gannet, 28 tons, Peterson, from Timaru with cargo. Cargill and Co., agents .
Oct. 12 - Titania, 56 tons, Jarvey, master, form Invercargill, with passengers, Robinson and Lilly agents .
Oct. 12 - Geelong, 108 tons, Turnbull, master, from Oamaru and intermediate ports, with cargo and passengers. Cargill and Co., agents .
Oct. 12 - Traveller's Bride, 30 tons, Spence, master, from Riverton, with timber. Master, agent .
Oct. 12 - Spec, 20 tons, Nelson, master, from Oamaru, in ballast. J. Kenge, agent
Oct. 13 - Dunedin, 67 tons, Stewart, from the Molyneux with timber. Master, agent

Outwards - Coastwise
Oct. 10 - Storm Bird, 104 tons, Mandle, for Lyttelton and Wellington. Lloyd, Taggart, and Co., agents
Oct. 13 - Midlothian,- 25 tons, Bristow, master, for Oamaru, with cargo. John Kaye, agent

Oct. 24 1863

Port Chalmers -October 23. Arrivals
Edina, s.s., from Melbourne, 122 passengers.
Indiana, ship, from Melbourne, horses, 21 passengers.
Drover, brig, from Stewarts Land, timber.
Helenslee, ship, from Glasgow, via Bluff, 61 passengers.
Omeo, s.s., from Melbourne, horses.
Departures.
Breadalbane, barque, for Sydney, Hebe, brig, for Newcastle.

English Shipping
Arrivals
July 25 - Chariot of Fame, from Otago.
July 27 - Shalimar, from Lyttelton
July 29 - Chrysolite, from Wellington
July 29 - Edward Thornhill, from Nelson
Aug. 19 - Mermaid, from Canterbury

Oct. 30th

Entered Inwards
Oct. 24- Omeo, s.s., 601 tons, Mclachlan, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and passenegrs.
Oct. 27 - Adventurer, 305 tons, Ryder, from New York. F. Colman, agent
Oct. 27 - Racer, 194 tons, Savage, from Launceston
Oct. 27 - Phillips, 230 tons, McCallum, from Melbourne
Oct. 27 - Bengal, 479 tons, Sivier, from Welshpool, with cattle and sheep and horses. J.L. and C. Burke, agents

Entered Outwards
Oct. 24 - Juverna, 282 tons, for Sydney, in ballast
Oct. 24 - Sir Ralph Abercromby, 743 tons, Gibert, master, for Guam, in ballast
Oct. 24 - Royal Arthur, barque, 301 tons, McDougal (McDougall), master, for Newcastle, in ballast
Oct. 26 - Mallard, 637 tons, Dinlay, for Callao, in ballast
Oct. 26 - Empress Eugenie, ship, 875 tons, Eck, for Welshpool, in ballast. Wright, Robertson and Co. agents
             - Edina, s.s., 239 tons, Rolls, for Melbourne, with passengers, gold and specie 
             - Victor, 226 tons, Quested, for Newcastle, in ballast
Oct. 27 - Crimea, 1883 tons, Watson, for Calcutta, with coals and ballast
Oct. 28 - Gamecock, 1391 tons, Williams, for Melbourne, in ballast
             - Indiana, 607 tons, Hobson, for Melbourne, in ballast
Oct. 29 - Bengal, 479 tons, Sivier, for Welshpool, in ballast

Inwards Coastwise
Oct.      - Alpha, cutter, 40 tons, Grennell, master, from Chatham Islands, with cargo, mail and passengers
Oct. 26 - Storm Bird, s.s., 104 tons, Reynolds, from Wellington and Lyttelton with cargo
             - Swan, 37 tons, Tall, from Oamaru with cargo
Oct. 27 - Mary Van Every, 41 tons, Tonge, from Invercargill with cargo
Oct. 28 - Titania, s.s., 56 tons, Jervey, from Invercargill, with cargo and passengers Robinson and Lilly, agents

Port Chalmers � October 29.
Departures. Empress Eugenie, ship, 873 tons Eek, for Welshpool
Royal Arthur, barque, 301 tons, McDougal, for Newcastle.

Saturday November 7 1863

Entered Inwards
Oct. 31 - Cushna, (Crishna)  289 tons, barque, Thompson, from Hobart Town, with passengers and cargo
Oct. 31 - Alhambra, s.s., 497 tons, McLean from Melbourne, cargo and passengers
Nov. 2 - Susannah Booth, 111 tons, Clulow, from Sydney, cargo and passengers
Nov. 2 - Spray, 103 tons, Brown from Sydney, cargo and passengers
Nov. 2 - Mary Grant, 150 tons, Begent, (Regent) from Port Frederick, with cargo
Nov. 2 - Pryde, 204 tons, Verren (Norren) , from Hobart Town, with cargo
Nov. 2 - Wild Wave, 180 tons, Fisher, from Adelaide, with cargo
Nov. 2 - Squaw, 166 tons, Coffin, from Melbourne, with cargo. J. Hamann, agent
Nov. 2 - Fanny Fisher, 238 tons, Armstrong, from Adelaide, with cargo. A.L. Thomson and Co. agents
Nov. 2 - Southern Ocean, 1265 tons, Craig, from Melbourne, with cargo
Nov. 2 - Metris, 244 tons, Bricknell, from Melbourne, with cargo. TOwed up to Dunedin
Nov 2 - Lass of Gawler, 223 tons, Dixon, from Adelaide, with cargo
Nov. 2 - Pet, 268 tons, barque, Rich, from Hobart Town, with cargo. Pritchard, Fisher and Co. agents
Nov. 3 - Fata Morgana, 330 tons, Steinberg, from Gothenburg,, with timber and iron
Nov. 3 - Bengal, 785 tons, Brummell, master from Melbourne, with cargo. service, Gibson and Co. agents
Nov. 4 - Lawrence Brown, 861 tons, ship, Pierce, master, from Hobart Town, with general cargo
Nov. 4 - Australasian Packet, 183 tons, Lewis, master, from Hobart Town, with general cargo
Nov. 4 - Energie, 249 tons, Bremen, master, from Melbourne. Master, agent
Nov. 5 - Kate Waters, 589 tons, Calder, from Port Albert, with cattle. Driver, Maclean and Co. agents

Entered Outwards
Nov. 2 - Racer, 194 tons, Sauvage, for Newcastle, in ballast
Nov. 2 - Alhambra, s.s, for Melbourne with gold and passengers
Nov. 5 - Kate Waters for Hobart Town in ballast
Nov. 6 - Bengall, 784 tons, Brumell, for Melbourne in ballast

Inwards Coastwise
Oct. 31 - Rangatira, s.s., 175 tons, Mundle, from Napier, with cargo and passengers. Lloyd Taggart and Co. agents
Nov. 2 - Dinah, 25 tons, Leech, from Christchurch, in ballast
Nov. 2 - Blue Bell, 17 tons, Marshall from Taieri, with produce.
Nov. 2 - Nora, 30 tons, Hayward, from Molyneux, in ballast
Nov. 2 - Geelong, s.s., 108 tons, Turnbull from Lyttelton and intermediate ports with goods and passengers
Nov. 3 - Gannet, 28 tons, Peterson, from Oamaru in ballast
Nov. 4 -Titania, 56 tons, Jarvey, from Invercargill, with passengers
Nov. 4 - Midlothian, 25 tons, Breston (Buston), master from Oamaru. J. Kaye, agent
Nov. 4 - Phoebe, 613 tons, Kennedy, master, from the northern ports with cargo and passengers
Nov. 4 - William Miskin, 74 tons, Wilson, from Invercargill, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 5 - Swan, 37 tons, Tall, from Oamaru, in ballast. master, agent.
Nov. 5 - Gothenburg, s.s., 459 tons, Mackie, from Lyttelton, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 6 - Geelong from Oamaru with cargo and passengers

The new steamer Rangatira, belonging to the New Zealand Steam Company, is not not handsome a model as the Lady Bird; She retains the topmasts and rigging fitted to enable her to sail out from England. The masts are however, too heavy and lofty for her present employment and it is intended to accommodate them more to the size and capacity of the vessel.

About 470 horses have been landed at Port Chalmers within the last two days; that number including the stud Californian Circus Company, conveyed hither from Wellington by the Phoebe. The Ourust and the Star are the two vessels next expected with similar freights.

Outward - Coastwise
Oct. 31 - Travellers Bride, 45 tons, McLennan, for Waikouaiti, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 2 - Rangatira, s.s. for Lyttelton and Wellington with cargo and passengers
Nov. 4 - Phoebe for the Bluff with cargo and passengers
Nov. 5 - Midlothian, 75 tons, Bristow, for Oamaru with cargo
Nov. 5 - William Miskin, 74 tons, Wilson, for Invercargill with cargo and passengers
Nov. 6 - Titania, for Invercargill with cargo and passengers
Nov. 6 - Diana, 25 tons, Leech, for Christchurch and Heathcote River with cargo. Houghton and Co, agents

A small iron steamer destined for trade in the Province for conveying passengers and agricultural produce between Dunedin, Port Chalmers and the Peninsula is being built at Pelichet Bay, at the same place where the Betsy Douglas and the Lady of the Lake were put together, and it is expected she will be ready for service in a month or six weeks. She is being constructed by Mr J. Arnett of Begmor. Her total length will be 75 feet over all, and her breath will be 12 feet. Her gross measurement is twenty-five tons. She may be described as divided into three compartments - the fore hold being intended for produce and cargo, the mid ships for machinery, and the after part of the vessel is designed to be a cabin. The compartments fore and aft are also intended to be water-tight; and thus to be isolated from the central division. It is expected her draught of water will only be about 18 inches when her machinery and fittings are on board. It is intended to place on board a 10 horse engine, and this with paddle wheels of ten feet six inches in diameter, will render her the swiftest steamer in the waters of the Bay. The engine and boiler are ordered in Melbourne. All the ribs are of angle iron, and the keel, stem and sternposts of stout flat iron bars. The hull is of boiler plates riveted to the ribs.

Saturday November 14 1863

Entered Inwards
Nov. 10 - Jane, 160 tons, Shimmins, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo.
    Frances Henty, 432 tons, Caircross, master, from Twofold Bay, and Melbourne with stock
    Tyra, 275 tons, Leys, master, from Twofold Bay with stock
Nov. 11 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Tonner, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo and passengers
    Schah Jehan, 690 tons Parsons, master, from Twofold Bay, with stock
Nov. 12 - Jane Lockhart, schooner, 81 tons, Williams, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers. Franck and Co, agents
Nov. 13 - Persian, 1,069 tons, Wright, from London, with cargo and passengers. Cargill and Co, agents

Entered Outwards
Nov. 12 - Lawrence Brown, ship, 861 tons, Pierce, Akyab, in ballast. [Akyab, (Burma) W Myanmar, at the mouth of the Kaladan River and on the Bay of Bengal. An important port and rice-milling center. It became a port for the export of rice after the British occupied it in 1826. ]
Nov. 12 - Adventurer, 363 tons, Ryder, for Sydney in ballast.


Port Chalmers - November 13 Arrivals
Alarm, brig, 196 tons, Mitchell, from Hobart Town, produce. Master, agent.
Albatross, schooner, 96 tons, from Auckland, November 4; 23 passengers. Master, agent.

Departures
Pet, barque, 268 tons, Rich, for Hobart Town.
Crishua, barque, 259 tons, Thompson, for Hobart Town
Lawrence Brown, ship, 861, tons, Pierce, for Akyab.

November 21 1863

Entered Inwards
Nov. 14 - Alarm, 195 tons, Mitchell, from Hobart Town, with cargo and passengers.
Nov. 16 - Welcome, 281 tons, Thom, from Launceston, with cargo
Nov. 16 - Lady Young, ship, 418 tons, Morrison, from Port Albert with cattle
Nov. 16 - Aldinga, s.s., 2912 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 16 - Juno, 337 tons, Ross, from twofold Bay with cattle.
Nov. 17 - Swordfish, 155 tons, Roberts, from Port Albert, with cattle.
Nov. 18 - Amycus, 218 tons, Manghan, from Mauritius, with cargo.
Nov. 18 - Edina, s.s., 239 tons, Rolls, from Melbourne with cargo and passengers
Nov. 18 - Hydra, 583 tons, Stuart, from Hobart Town with stock
Nov. 19 - Isabella, 256 tons, Heath, from Melbourne, with cargo
Nov. 19 - John Temperly, 176 tons, Liddle, from Twofold Bay with cattle
Nov. 19 - Omeo, s.s., 605 tons, McLachlin, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 20 - Monarch, barque, from Newcastle, flour, maize and nine passengers.

Entered Outwards
Nov. 17 - Mataura, 1194 tons, Stewart, for Calcutta with cargo.
Nov. 19 - Glencoe, ship, 746 tons, Hutton, for Melbourne, with 52 passengers.
Nov. 20 - Fata Morgana, 330 tons, Styrnberg, for Batavia, with pig iron.
Nov. 20 - Edina, s.s., Rolls, for Melbourne with 420ozs gold and 81 passengers.
Nov. 20 - Helenslee, ship, 798 tons, Brown, for Guam

Page 5 
Arrival of the steam transport troop ship Himalaya in Melbourne with list of officers enroute to New Zealand

November 28 1863

Entered Inwards
Nov. 23 - Monarch, 269 tons, Jamieson, from Newcastle, N.S.W. with cargo
Nov. 23 - Onrust, 827 tons, Jonker, from Melbourne, with stock
Nov. 24 - Albambra, s.s., 497 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 24 - Albert Williams, 505 tons, Walker, from London, with cargo
Nov. 24 - Yarra, 77 tons, Mitchell, from Melbourne, with cargo
Nov. 24 - Minister Thorbecke, 566 tons, Kimmaglita, from Rotterdam, with cargo 
Nov. 25 - Star of Tasmania, 632 tons, Calbert, with cargo and passengers, from London
Nov. 25 - Chile, 786 tons, Curthoys, with cargo and passengers, from London
Nov. 25 - City of Dunedin, s.s., 327 tons, McFarlane, in ballast, from Glasgow. Cargill and Co., agents
Nov. 26 - Dauntless, 1,050 tons, Cowan, with cargo from London. S.S. and A. Lazarus, agents

Saturday Dec. 5 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
Nov. 30 - Auritern, 430 tons. Gray, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Nov. 30 - General Windham, 651 tons, Leslie, from London, with general cargo and passengers
Nov. 30 - Whilhelmina, 287 tons, Kuarstow, from Adelaide, with produce and passengers
Nov. 30 - Gothenburg, s.s., 459 tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, with general cargo and passengers
Dec. 1 - Dudbrook, 512 tons, Deacon, from Newcastle, with stock
Dec. 2 -  New Great Britain. 571 tons, Nicholson, from Twofold Bay, with stock
Dec. 3 - Prairie, 140 tons, from Hobart Town, with cargo
Dec. 3 - Kathleen, 244 tons, McDonald, from Newcastle, with coals
Dec. 3 - Mountain Maid, 192 tons, Verney, from Sydney, with cargo

Saturday December 12 1863 page 4

Entered Inwards
Dec. 5 - Kate Swanton, 535 tons, Murdock, from Newcastle, with coals
Dec. 7 - Gem, 100 tons, Everet, from Warrnambool, with cargo
Dec. 7 - Summer Cloud, 354 tons, Abbott, from Adelaide, with cargo
Dec. 8 - Viola, 1133 tons, Adams, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 7 - Star, 1060 tons, Curtis, from Melbourne, with stock
Dec. 8 - Daniel Rankin, 1048 tons, Miller, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 9 -  Hero, s.s., 795 tons, Logan, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 11 - Pacific, 312 tons, Chase, from Melbourne, with cargo

The ships Viola and Daniel Rankin, arrived yesterday, with an aggregate of about 300 passengers.

Entered Outwards
Dec 5 - Nelson, 1248 tons, Mieklejohn, for Guam, with part of original cargo
Dec. 8 - Gothenburg, s.s., 459 tons, Mackie, for Melbourne, with passengers and 23,793 ozs 3 dwts. of gold
Dec. ?10 - Aurifera, 436 tons, Gay (?Day), for Melbourne with 766 passengers
Dec. 10 - Prarie, 140 tons, Griggs, for Hobart Town, in ballast
Dec. 11 - Persian, 1069 tons, Wright, for Calcutta, in ballast

The Southern Cross, Friday, Dec. 18, 1863 Port of Auckland Arrivals
The barque Kate, Captain Sherlock, arrived after a smart passage of eight and a half days from Sydney (6th). Messrs Hill and Urquhart are cabin passengers.

The s.s. Phoebe, 613 tons, Captain Kennedy, from the Southern Ports, arrived in the Manukau yesterday. Left Bluff on the 6th, Port Chalmers, 7th, Lyttelton 9th, Wellington on the 11th, Picton 12, Nelson 15th, Taranaki 16th. Cabin Passengers - The Messrs Ker (2), Roskridge, Lyell, Ruddoch, Falk, Simpson, Carter, Redwood (2), Williamson, Tallerman, Tilley, Coastes, Yates, Bates, Mrs Turner and son, Captain Johnson, Captain and Mrs Wilson. In the second cabin there are 72, including 53 volunteers. The Phoebe towed the ship T.E. Milledge off the rocks, with cattle from twofold Bay, which run on shore at the Bluff, but the wind blowing hard at the time, she drifted again on a sandy bottom. The present is the second trip the s.s. Phoebe has performed since she left the building yard at Sydney. The extensive alterations and improvements made upon her were executed according to the plans and under the personal supervision of Captain Vine Hall, and he has succeeded admirably in fitting out the boat in a manner which has converted her into probably the most commodious and comfortable steamer on the coast.

The Hero, steamer, Capt. Logan, on her first trip between Melbourne and Otago, reached the Bluff on Monday in four and a half days and Port Chalmers on Tuesday having sailed from Melbourne on Wednesday 2nd. She carries 17 saloon and 80 steerage passengers with 350 tons of cargo. She has been despatched by Bright, Brothers and Co., and Mr Donaldson, one of her owners accompanies her. She was built in Hull, the engines are direct-acting, of 150 hp nominally, working up to 400, with 53 revolutions per minute. She is 899 tons measurement, has accommodations for 400 steerage and 70 saloon passengers, 1,000 tons cargo, and coals for the voyage; average speed 10 knots, under sail and steam 14 knots per hour. The voyage from England to Melbourne was performed in 57 days. She will be dispatched from this on Saturday, 12th, on her return voyage. - Otago Telegraph, Dec. 9th.

The Intercolonial Company's new steamer Otago, Capt. W. Smith, long well known on the Clyde. She will have accommodation for 6o first class and 90 second class passengers. Her length of keel and fore-rake is 234 1/2 ft; breath of beam 26 3/4 ; depth of hold 15 1/2 ft; and she will register 850 tons. She will be fitted by Messrs. Blackwood and Gordon, Port Glasgow, with a pair of direct-acting engines, of 750 hp, connected and arranged with the cylinders at top, and she is expected to steam 13 knots an hour. - Otago Times.

Saturday December 19 1863

Entered Inwards
Dec. 14 - Omeo, s.s., 605 tons, McLachlan, from Melbourne, with passengers and cargo
Dec. 14 - Spy, 229 tons, Le Sueur, from Melbourne, with cargo
Dec. 14 - Juverna, 282 tons, Hurley, from Sydney, with cargo
Dec. 14 - Oregon, 396 tons, Wilson, from Port Albert, with cattle.
Dec. 15 - Breadalbane, 215 tons, Saabye, from Sydney, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 15 - Empress Eugenie, 875 tons, Eck, from Welshpool, with cargo
Dec. 15 - Remark, 208 tons, McKinnon, from Newcastle, with coals
Dec. 15 - Kate, 244 tons, Sinclair, from Newcastle with coals
Dec. 15 - Jessie Munn, 875 tons, Rogers, from Twofold Bay, with cattle
Dec. 16 - Champion of the Seas, 1947 tons, Outridge, master, from Melbourne, with 6500 sheep.  [Lloyd's Captains Register of 1869, James Manby Outridge (b. 1821 in Somerset) is listed as having served on the Black Ball Line Champion of the Seas from 1859-1868, on the Australian trade line]

December 26th 1863

Entered Inwards
Dec. 19 - City of Hobart, s.s., 263 tons, Darby, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21 - Bella Vista, 166 tons, Tonner, from Hobart Town, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21 - Pet, 268 tons, Rich, from Hobart Town, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21 - Balmoral, 107 tons, Cleary, from Hobart Town, with cargo and passengers
Dec. 23 - Xanthe, 519 tons, White, from Newcastle, with cattle and pigs and hay
Dec. 24 - Landsborough, 1066 tons, Jones, from Geelong with sheep

Entered Outwards
Dec. 22 - Champion of the Seas, 1947 tons, Outridge, for Melbourne, in ballast
    Kathleen, 244 tons, McDonald, for Newcastle in ballast
    Breadalbane, 215 tons, Saaye for Sydney with cargo and passengers
    Juverna, 282 tons, Hurley, for Sydney in ballast
    Drover, 195 tons, Holmes, for Guam, in ballast
Dec. 23 - Pacific, 313 tons, Chase, for Newcastle, in ballast
Dec. 23 - Minister Thorbecke, Kannegister, for Guam, in ballast
Dec. 24 - City of Hobart, s.s., 363 tons, Darby, for Melbourne, with gold and passengers

Inwards Coastwise
Dec. 10 - Star of the South, 147 tons, Hodge, from Wellington, with cattle
Dec. 19 - City of Dunedin, s.s., 327 tons, Boyd, from Lyttelton and intermediate ports with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21 - Queen, s.s., 177 tons, Francis, from Invercargill with sheep
Dec. 23 - Bombay, 890 tons, Macleod, from Invercargill, with original cargo
Dec. 23 - William Miskin, s.s., 74 tons, Wilson, with passengers, from Invercargill
Dec. 24 - Pioneer, 21, tons, Donelly, from Molyneux, with cargo

Outwards - coastwise
Dec. 19 - William Miskin for Invercargill
Dec. 19 - Star of the South for Wellington in ballast
    Lord Ashley, s.s, 296 tons, Randall, for Lyttelton and Northern ports with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21 - Titania, s.s., 56 tons, Jarvey, for Invercargill with cargo and passengers
Dec. 21-  City of Dunedin for Lyttelton and intermediate ports
Dec. 23 - Gannet, 28 tons, Peterson, for Molyneux with cargo
Dec. 24 - William Miskin, for Invercargill

Advices from the Cape mention that the Lancashire Witch, bound for New Zealand, with migrants, put into Simon's Bay, August 29th, for medical aid, and left again on September 1st

The Canterbury left Gravesend 20th September, with 400 emigrants for Canterbury, NZ


Otago Witness, 7 May 1891, Page 16
DEATH OF MR W.N. BLAIR. Wellington, May 5.
Mr W. N. Blair, engineer-in-chief, died last night shortly before midnight after a prolonged illness from disease of the kidneys. William Newsham Blair was born at Islay, a well-known island off the Argyleshire coast, about 1841. His father, a farmer and miller, had only taken up his residence on the island a short time previously, having removed there from Buteshire. He owned mills at Dumbarton, Denny, and Greenock, in addition to the one at Islay. The deceased, who was one of a family of seven, was educated at the Parish School at Ballygrant, where he remained until he was between 16 and 17 years of age, having for hs master Mr Hector M'Lean.a man .widely-known and respected. On leaving school he was indentured to Mr McIntosh, a surveyor and civil engineer at Oban, and from there gained a place in the Edinburgh office of Mr (afterwards Sir) Thomas Boucb, the designer of the old Tay bridge. This situation did not last very long, as business became very Black, and Mr Blair and many others were retrenched. But the young student made good use of his time, and gave promise that, he, too, would rise in his profession. Finding that there was very little chance of securing an appointment in Edinburgh, Mr Blair accepted an invitation from his brother, Dr Blair (now of Dunedin) to visit him at Fort Ellen, Islay, where the doctor had received an appointment. Daring his visit the deceased made the acquaintance of Mr Ramsay, late member for Falkirk, who had just purchased the estate of Kildalton, in Islay, and was engaged to survey and lay off the boundaries of the estate. As business still remained slack in Scotland, Mr Blair, on completing his task, determined to seek a new field for his energies and selected New Zealand. He took passage in the ship Daniel Rankin, and reached Dunedin early in 1863. He received an appointment almost as soon as he landed from the late Mr T. Paterson, Provincial engineer, and has been engaged in active work ever since. Mr Paterson, was drowned when crossing the Kakanui river on his way to the funeral of Mr Balfour, marine engineer, who had been drowned at Timaru, and Mr Blair some time afterwards succeeded him in office. ........ Mr Blair was married in 1867 to the daughter of Mr Robert Kennedy, a banker at Oban, who came out to Otago under engagement of marriage. He leaves her a widow with six children� four sons and two daughters. Mr Blair, while in Dunedin, was a member of Knox Church congregation, and was for many years an office-bearer. He was convener of the Building Committee, and took an active share in the work connected with the building of the new church. Mr Blair, who was in his 50th year, was of a most genial disposition, and was much esteemed by all who knew him. On his removal to Wellington he took especial pleasure in extending a welcome to all who visited the Empire City from Otago, and whether these were old friends or mere acquaintances mattered little as he was ever ready to perform any little act of kindness in his power on the mere mention of Dunedin or Otago. The body is to be conveyed to Dunedin, and the funeral will take place on Friday from Knox Church to the Northern Cemetery.

Otago Witness, 26 September 1906, Page 29
Another old identity in the person of Mr George Wallace, farmer. Otago Peninsula, passed away at his residence on Friday, at the age of 80 years. Born at Kinross, Scotland, in 1626. he followed the calling of a farmer from early boyhood. He came to this colony in the ship Daniel Rankin, arriving at Port Chalmers in 1863, and at once set about securing a holding in his adopted couutry. His first selection at Green Island Bush proved too small for his requirements, and he went in for a more extensive farm at Halfway Bush, where for many years he laboured early and late, when markets were few and prices anything but encouraging. He afterwards embarked in the butchering business at Green Island on an extensive scale supplying a number of the Dunedin butchers. Eventually he transferred this business to his two sons, and again took to fanning on a smaller scale at Palmerston North, but failing health compelled him to I relinquish his calling, and he returned to Otago Peninsula. For the convenience of the mourners the cortege will leave the house of his son, Mr James . Wallace, Morningion, at 2 p.m. to-morrow, for the Anderson's Bay Cemetery.


Southland Times, 30 September 1863, Page 2

Inwards
September 28 - Helenslee, 700 tons, Brown, from Glasgow, with 319 emigrants. Eighty passengers are for Otago. A number of immigrants landed this morning, and started on foot to Invercargill. Eleven sailors left the Helenslee on the night of the 29th ult, six of whom were captured by sergeant O'Keefe and Constable Munro by eight o'clock the following morning.

Southland Times, 5 October 1863, Page 2

Port of Invercargill - Inwards
Oct. 2 - Craigievar, from Melbourne, 210 tons, Moon, with cargo. Passengers: Mr and Mrs Ladesh, Messrs C. Watson, John Munro, D. Dicken and A. Clausen.

Port of Bluff Harbour - Inwards
Oct. 1 - Harwood, barque, Nixon, from London. Sailed on the 28th June. She proceeds to China from this port. She brings 53 adult passengers.

Outwards
Oct. 1 - Alhambra, R.M.S.S., for Melbourne -cabin: Messrs Rankin, McNeil, Dickson, Brocklehurst, Gibson; and 6 in the steerage.

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