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Passengers to Otago Harbour 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1872 1879 1880 1881 1883 1886 BDM's 1864
December 1865 - no passengers listed
Witness November 4 865 pg15
Four men have been drowned in attempting to cross the Maruia river, on their way to the Grey diggings. There names are - George Paynter, late seaman on board the Airedale; Thomas, late fireman in the same vessel; Robert Harper, a passenger from Auckland by the Airedale; and Peter Williams, another passenger by the same ship. They were all young men, and formed portions of two parties of four each, who agreed to go overland together for the sake of company. The names of the four who are saved are Alexander Drake, James Bussey, John Smith and William Miller. They started from Nelson on the 24th of Oct. Got provisions from Snow's store at the Matakitaki.
Otago Witness 4 November 1865 pg15
New Zealand Steam Navigation Company half yearly report.
The fleet. Wellington, Rangatira, Lady Bird, Queen, Ahuriri, Storm Bird and Wonga Wonga. The Manukau made one trip to and from Newcastle. The s.s. Wonga Wonga has been thoroughly repaired. The s.s. Taranaki is to be delivered to the Company's agents in London on the 1st Nov. 1865 and she is expected in Wellington about the end of January The Storm Bird, stranded at Hokitika, insurance claim.
Per Ahuriri, for Northern Ports:
4 in steerage
Per South Australian, for Melbourne
Cra_e Mr Gibson Mr Isaac Mr Renshaw Mr and Mrs Royse Mr Van Damme Mrs For Bluff Harbor Newby Mr Young Mr 18 in steerage Per Star of the Evening, for Hokitika:
Evans Mr Henry Mr Limbrick Mr G Mealisher Mr and Mrs Moss Mrs and 2 children Park Mrs Paterson Mrs Sandilands Mr and Mrs Singer Miss Sara and 24 in steerage
October 30 1865
Per Tararua from Sydney and Northern Ports
Alderson Mr Brodie Mr G MHR Caffrey Mr Cole Mr Cowell Mr Cox Mr Cox Mrs and child Coyle Mr Dean Mr Dickson Mr Dillon Bell Mr F MHR Donaldson Mrs and child Husson Mr Lockerstein Mr Mason Mr W MHR Mudie Miss Richardson Major M H R Thompson Mr Wiseman Mrs and 20 in the steerage
Per Albambra from Hokitika Clements Mr Dobbie Mr Finlay Mr Hannah Mr Hare Mr Mos Mr Lowe Mr Levy Mr McGlashan Mr McGuire Mr Sidey Mr Thom Mr 35 in steerage
Per Tararua, for the Bluff Bonar Miss Campbell Miss Geisow Mr Henderson Miss Hyams Mr For Melbourne Bennett Mr Cragh Mr Horton Mr Pearce Capt. Shaw Mr Stamp Mr five from the North four in the steerage.
Per Wellington, from the North Barton Mr Burns Mr Hepburn Mr Macandrew Mr Morrison Mr Paterson Mr and Mrs Reynolds Mr Vogel Mr Ward Miss and four in steerage Per Geelong, from Lyttelton and Intermediate Ports Wilson Miss and six in the steerage
Otago Witness 11 November 1865 No passenger list.
Caption Deck of the s.s. St Kilda has been discharged as well as the other officers and crew. She is at present laid up at Napier, and Captain Kennedy, Warden of the Marine Board, left in the Lord Ashley for the purpose of bringing her to Wellington, if he finds her in a seaworthy state. He has taken an engineer and fireman with him. It is probable that Captain marks, late of the Colonial, p.s., Sandfly, an old and most efficient officer, will be appointed to the command of the St. Kilda.
The schooner Eclipse from Auckland to Hokitika with a considerable number of passengers, put into Nelson on Sunday for provisions, with her ensign flying Union down. The master mistook the entrance, and seeing the tide running over the Boulder Bank, made for smooth water there, thinking to enter, and ran on with all sail set, and struck hard on the bank. Mr Cross, the Harbor-master, and Mr Lowe, the Assistant Pilot, went out in the pilot boat with the crew, and succeeded in taking of fall the passengers and crew. A survey has been made held on the vessel, and it is recommended that she would be launched. Mr Garrard has obtained the contract to launch her. It is stated that some persons on board told the Captain that he was at the wrong place, and pointed out the proper entrance, but he said he knew better, and held on for the Boulder Bank. "Nelson Colonist"
Otago Witness Nov. 17 1865 pg 14
The Southland Times has the following notice of the shipbuilding yard of Mr C.E. Price at Paterson's Inlet, Stewart Island. Mr Price, shipwright, late of the Royal Navy, now residing at Paterson's inlet, has completed the requisite arrangements for the construction of vessels up to 1000 tons; the depth of water alongside the slips - 11 feet at low water springs, with 8 feet rise. He is already engaged in building one for Captain Proctor, of Boindee, a craft of 90 feet keel, 110 feet all over, 22 feet beam, 8 feet 6 inches depth of hold., est. 220 tons burden. Captain Simpson, of the Stormbird, has also , we understand given instructions to Mr Price to construct another vessel on the same lines, an a gentlemen has ordered a cutter of 45 to 50 tons. For the framework Rata or Ironwood, as it is commonly called, is to be used. Spars of 90 feet in length are obtainable.
Per Lord Ashley from the North Chapman Judge Cowie Mr Greer Mr Hume Mrs Hunter Mr Lande Mr Moss Mr Moss H. Mr Neill Mr Nievn Dr Sleigh Mrs and children 10 in the steerage
Per Albion from Melbourne and the North Allen Mr and Mrs Barnes Captain Bett Mr Burke Mr C Conner Mr Cook Mr Cresswell Mr Dampeir Mr Devore Mr Dyason Captain Hayzen Mr Henningham Mr Hill Mr and Mrs James Mr Joseph Mr Knight Mr McDougall Mr McLeod Mr Nicholl Miss Roberts Mr Smith Miss Tallerman Mr Thatcher Mr and Mrs and child Thatcher Mr B Wilkinson Mr Wilmott Mr Wilson Mr and 59 in the steerage
Per Egmont for the North Gowe Rev. J Gowe Mrs and 5 children Turner Mr J and 24 in the steerage Per Geelong for Lyttelton and intermediate ports: Cameron Mr Garkshire Mr Iss Mr Mathers Mr Mckenzie Messrs (3) Shortall Mr Williamson Mr and Mrs Per Phoebe, for Northern Ports Saloon: - Adames Miss Aldred Rev. J Aldred Mrs Bowman Mr McNicol Rev. R.T. McNicol Mrs McNicol Master and 4 in the steerage
Otago Witness Nov. 24 1865
Bluff, Tuesday 1 Dec.
The Tararua, steamer, has arrived from Melbourne. Passengers:
For the Bluff: McLeod Mr Parson Mr Shaw Mr Webster Mr For Otago Butterworth Mr Chevalier Mr Cook Mr Desborough Mr Gellobrsnd Mr Hodgson Mr Lakeman Mr Matthews Cassy Mr Mee Miss For Lyttelton: Caro Mr Miller Mr Toulman Mr For Auckland Court Mr Linney Miss For Nelson Perin Mr
Otago Witness Saturday 2 December 1865 Page 12
(Only a list of ships for arrivals and departures)
November 29 Sarah Pile, schooner, 115 tons, W. R. Yull, from Sydney, general cargo. H. Houghton and Co, agents.
November 29 P.C.E., barque, 291 tons, R. Brown, from Newcastle, coal. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
November 29 Rachael, 282 tons, Firth, from Melbourne. MCallum, Neill and Co, agents. outwards.
November 29 Otago, s s.. 457 tons, Randall, for Melbourne, via Bluff Harbor. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
Otago Witness, 9 December 1865, Page 10
December 4 Dominquez Hermanoa, 402 tons, B. C. Cabellen, from Tome. Bright Brothers and Co., agents.
December 4 Christina, barque, Williams, from Port Adelaide, F. Coxhead, agent.
December 8 Alliance, 401 tons, G Simson. from Newcastle, with cargo. Lloyd, Taggart «ad Co, agents.
December 4 Christina, barque, Williams, for Callao. F. Coxhead, agent.
December 8- Adeline Burke, 281 tons, Thos Blake, master, for Guam, in ballast. J L and C Burke, agents.
Otago Witness Saturday 16 December 1865 pg 10
Dec 2 - Echunga*, 1007 tons, Cooper, master, from London, with cargo and 78 passengers.
Dec. 15 A. W. Sevens, 474 tons, J. B. Brown, from Newcastle, coal. Cargills and M'Lean, agents.
Dec. 15 - Chile*, 768 tons, J Stringer, from London, general cargo, 24 passengers.
*List of Immigrants, Debtors to the Provincial Government of Otago for Passenger Moneys.
December 9 Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull master, for Sydney, with cargo. H. Houghton and Co, agents.
December 15 P. C. E., 291 tons, K. Brown, for Guam. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
Port Chalmers December 15. Arrivals.
India, barque, 202 tons, Young, from Melbourne 5th instant, general cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co., agents.
Sarah Pile, schooner, 115 tons, Yull, for Sydney.
Otago Witness, 23 December 1865, Page 10
December 16 India, 202 tons, W. Young, from Melbourne, cargo. M'Callum, Neill and Co, agents.
December 16 Rachel, 282 tons, Frith, for Sydney, in ballast. M'Callum, Neil and Co, agents. Alhambra, s s., 499 tons, McLean, for Melbourne. Roysp, Mv lie and Co, agents.
December 18 Albion, s.s, 453 tons, E. Kidney, for Melbourne Cargills and M'Lean, agents. December 22 Affiance, 401 tons, Simson, for Newcastle. Lloyd, Taggart, and Co., agents.
Otago Witness, 30 December 1865, Page 10
December 23 Otago, 457 tons, Randall, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and 57 passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
Record, 436 tons, Grange, master, from Valparaiso, with flour. Bright Brothers and Co., agents.
December 27 Julia, 228 tons, Luidante, from Valparaiso, flour. Bright, Brothers and Co., agents.
Port Chalmers. December 28. Arrivals.
Tararua, s.s, 500 tons, Gardyne, master, from Sydney, via Northern Ports, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
Queen, s,s., 320 tons,, Renner, master, for Lyttelton and Northern Ports, with cargo and five passengers. Lloyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
Wellington, s.s., 261 tons, Francis master, for Bluff Harbour, with mails and passengers. Lloyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
Affiance, barque, 360 tons, Simson, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., in ballast. Master, agent.
Otago Witness 24 Nov. 1865 pg 12 The Shenandoah