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Otago Witness Saturday January 6 1866 pg10
Dunedin - Inwards
Jan. 2 - Elizabeth, 113 tons, Bell, master, from Sydney, with cargo. Fisher Bros. agents.
Stranger, 249 tons, brig, Cann, master, from Newcastle [20th], with cargo. G.S. Broderick and Co., agents
Euclyptus, 173 tons, Riddle, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo and 7 passengers.
Celaeno, 702 tons, Renaut, master, from London, with cargo and 19 passengers. Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents.
Jan. 3 - Falcon, 250 tons, Laws, master, from Port Louis, Mauritius, with cargo. Morison , Law and Co., agents.
Jan. 4 - India, 202 tons, from Sydney, cargo. Neill and Co.
Trison, 119 tons, Brazil, from Newcastle, cargo. Master, agent.

Outwards
Dec. 30 - Record, 436 tons, Grange, master, for Guam . Bright, Brothers, and Co. agents.

Otago Witness January 12 1866 pg 10
Per India, for Sydney:

Bourne 		Thomas
Campbell 	J.C.
Ferrar 		Alexander
Gilham 		Mrs and family (4)
Hastington 	James
McLachlan

Outwards coastwise from Port Chalmers Jan. 9
Phoebe, s.s., Ferguson, for Bluff Harbour. G.S. Brodrick, agent.
Per Phoebe, from the North

Anderson 	Mr
Bates 		Mr
Humphrey 	Mr E.W.
Johnston 	Mr
Keir 		Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Owen 		Mr W
Pearce 		Mr
Pell 		Mr
Thomson 	Mr H
and 19 in steerage

Alhambra, s.s., left Melbourne on the 3rd inst. arriving at the Bluff on the 8th and Port Chalmers on the 9th. She brings 56 passengers and a large general cargo.
per Alhambra from Melbourne
Bascaw Mrs and family (4)
Brewer Miss
Hockley Mr
Patterson Miss
Stewart Mr (see 20th Jan. 1866 OW - was manager of the Bank NSW, Beechworth)
Turner Mr
and 40 in the forecabin

Departures Port Chalmers January 11
Alhambra, s.s., 448 tons, McLean, for Lyttelton, general cargo and passengers.
per Alhambra for Lyttelton
Boscow Mrs and three children
Hockly Mr
16 in the steerage

Per Rangatira for the north.
Grey Mr C
Grant Mr M.P.
Langham Mr
Martin Mr and Mrs and child
Roach Mr F
Sanders Mr W
Tolmie Mr
5 in steerage

[ODT 18 January 1866, Page 4 Per Claud Hamilton, for Melbourne: Mr G. Bell, Mr P. T. Sampson, Mr and Mrs, James, Mr and Mrs Porter, Miss Porter, Master Porter, and child, Captain Ralston, Lieut. Gilbert, Lieut. Grierson, Lieut. Pearson, Lieut. Green, Mr Kirby, Mr Hoare; 7 in steerage.]

Otago Witness January 20 1866 pg10
Arrived Port Chalmers
Paria, ship, 621 tons, R. Nicol, from Glasgow; general cargo and 91 passengers. Morrison, Law and Co., agents. A  P. Henderson and Co. vessel.

[ODT 23 January 1866, Page 4 The passengers by the Paria, from Glasgow, were brought up to town on Saturday morning, during a heavy rain and a murky sky, which must have been somewhat depressing. But the competition, even on the jetty, for the engagement of ploughmen and farm laborers, must have been an earnest of a speedy start here, which more than compensated for the bad weather. Some of the men engaged, substantially, before leaving the jetty—ploughmen getting L60 a year and provisions. The demand for men of this class is very great. The men who came by the Paria were not assisted, and so, of course were at liberty to engage as soon and with whom they pleased. The assisted immigrants included some families, and were, legally, equal to 38 statute adults, 30 of them being single women. It is a regulation shall not make their first engagement for service other than through the department— an arrangement which, at the lowest, is a guarantee that the first employers of each shall bear a respectable character. It is also a regulation that those single women who have friends here may go with those friends for a while, but must visit the Depot before engaging as servants. There were about 25 who went to the Depot on Saturday, and during that afternoon or yesterday morning, they were all provided with places; the average of wages for general servants being between L30 and L35 a year. A great want of servants still exists. The next ship from Glasgow will be the Helenslee, and she will probably bring 50 or 60 assisted passengers. ]

Arrived. Parisian, 717 tons, D'Oyley, from London, general cargo. H. Houghton and CO., agents.

Outwards Jan. 15 - Robert Henderson, 553 tons, Logan, master, for London, with wool, gold and passengers.

[ODT 18 January 1866, Page 4 The first wool ship of the year from this province—the Robert Henderson—is now ready for sea, and is hourly expected to sail, with, a number of passengers and a larger cargo than she has yet taken from this port, Her freight consists of 3377 ounces of gold, 2026 bales of wool, besides sheepskins, hides, and other produce of the province. Her passengers are— Mr Rolland, Mr Rolland, junr, Maitland, Mr D. Maitland, Mr and Mrs Champness, Miss Sarah Champness, Mr and Mrs Salford, Mr and Mrs Wilson, and Elizabeth, Mary, George, and Agnes Wilson.]

Otago Witness Saturday January 27th  1866 pg 6
The passengers by the Paria, from Glasgow were brought to town on Saturday morning, during a heavy rain and a murky day, which must have been somewhat depressing. But the competition, even on the jetty, for the engagement of ploughmen and farm labors, must have been an earnest of a speedy start here, which more than compensated for the bad weather. Some of the men engaged, substantially, before leaving the jetty - ploughmen getting L60 a year and provisions. The men who came on the Paria were not "assisted," and so, of course, were at liberty to engage as soon and with whom they pleased. The assisted families immigrants included some families, and were, legally, "equal to 38 statute adults," 30 of whom being single women. It is a regulation of the department, that assisted immigrants shall not make their first engagement for service other than through the department - an arrangement which, at the lowest, is a guarantee that the first employers of each shall bear a respectable character. It is also a regulation that those single women who have friends here may go with those friends for a while, but must visit the Depot before engaging as servants. There were about 25 who went to the Depot on Saturday, and during the afternoon or yesterday morning, they were all provided with places; the average wages for general servants being L30 and L35 a year. A great want of servants still exists. The next ship from Glasgow will be the Helenslee and she will probably bring 50 or 60 assisted passengers.


[ODT 22 January 1866, Page 4
South Auntralian, s.s. 656 tons, T. Pain, from Melbourne, via Bluff. Per South Australian, from Melbourne Mrs Riddoch, Jobn Riddoch, Alex. Riddoch, Mr A. Yewers, Mr Gough, Mr Tallerman, Mr Myers, Mr J. Hurt, Mr Nathan, Mr Merson, Mr and Mrs Moncrief, Mr Gibson, Mr Flanagan. From Bluff: Mrs Binney, Master Binney, 2 Miss Binneys, Mrs Potters and 2 children, Mrs Fitzgerald; 34 in steerage.

Otago Witness Saturday January 27th  1866 pg 10
Entered Inwards
Jan. 22 - Paris, 621 tons, Nicol, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers.

Outwards
Jan. 23 - Timaru, 883 tons, Langlands, master, for London, with wool, hides, &c. G.G. Russell and Co., agents.
Jan 25 - Julia, 228 tons, Landaile, for Guam, in ballast.

Otago Witness February 3 1866 Inwards
January 31 - Warrior Queen, 989 tons, Catnach, master, from London.

[ODT 31 January 1866, Page 4 Per Warrior Queen, from London First Cabin —Colonel Rutherford and family, Captain Coventry, Mr Couborongh, and Dr. Russell. Second Cabin— Miss Hooper, Mrs Russell, Mr McKinlay, Mr Malvio and 54 in steerage.]

Outwards
January 27 - A.W. Stevens, 474 tons, Brown, master, for London, with cargo. R.B. Martin and Co., agents.
Feb. 2 - Mary Hamilton, 217 tons, Warden, master, for Guam, in ballast.

Otago Witness Feb. 17 1866 Outwards
Feb. 10. Star of Tasmania, 632 tons, Culbert, master, for London, with wool, gold and passengers. Dalgety, Rattray, and CO., agents.

pg 11 Married
On the 13th Feb. at the Manse, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, George William Gardner, of Dover, Kent, England, to Miss Alicia Eleanor King, youngest daughter of the late Thomas King, Esq., of Rockcorry, Monaghan, Ireland.

Otago Witness Saturday 24 Feb. 1866 pg 16
The Sarah Pile, brigantine, Captain Yull, from Sydney to Dunedin anchored on Wednesday in the Hokitika roadstead. For 48 hours she was exposed to one of the heaviest gales that has been experienced in years. Both her topmasts were snapped off, and in falling overboard they carried away the jib-boom, and the bulwarks of the vessel were also damaged. He sighted land 6th instant, his vessel being under jurymasts. She discharged 40 passengers into the Yarra steam-tug, and proceeded on her voyage to Dunedin with a full general cargo.. Hokitika Chronicle, 10 Feb.

Otago Witness 3 March 1866  pg10 Outwards
Feb. 24 - Thracian, 538 tons, Tyack, for London, with wool.

Otago Witness Saturday 10 March 1866 Outwards
March 7 - Echunga, 1007 tons, Cooper, for London. The Echunga has cleared out for London with 3686 bales of wool, several bales of sheepskins and sundaries, which is the largest cargo that has yet left this Port.
Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull, for Sydney.

Port Chalmers departure
Pactole, French ship, 391 tons, Allaire, for Guam, in ballast. Master, agent.

Otago Witness Saturday 10 March 1866 Birth
On the 3rd March, at Ocean Bank, Anderson's Bay, the wife of Daniel Weir of a son.

OW 17 March 1866 Outwards
March 12 - Parisian, 717 tons, D'Oyly, master, for San Francisco, with ballast, and 12 passengers. H. and E. Youngman and Co., agents.
March 14 - Chile, 768 tons, Stringer, master, for London, with cargo.

Otago Witness 31 March 1866 Inwards.
March 26 - Strathspey, barque, 525 tons, J. Deane, master, from London, with cargo and passengers.
March 27 - Helenslee, 798 tons, W. Brown, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers. Cargills and McLean, agent.

Otago Witness, 7 April 1866, Page 11
The Helenslee, which arrived recently from Glasgow, brought amongst her passengers 17 assisted young women, and 10 men whose passage-money was guaranteed by relatives or friends in the Province. The Strathspey was not, as we understand, a passenger ship under the Act. The demand for female servants is such that the office of the Immigration Agent was "swarmed" on the arrival of the Helenslee ; and we understand that the 17 young women, who are of a very suitable clans, have obtained places, at from L 35 to L40 a year. There is a great demand for farm laborer throughout the Province.

[ODT 27 March 1866, Page 4 Per Strathspey, from London Mr and lira Wilson, Miss Wilson, and 7 in second cabin.]

[ODT 26 March 1866, Page 4 Per Helenslee; Mr and Mrs Barr, Mr and Mrs Urilla, Mrs Walker, Miss Gauld, Messrs J H Collins, Wm. Russel, G Robertson, and 65 in steerage.]

Outward
March 27 - Webfoot, 384 tons, B.A. Humphreys, master, for Guam, in ballast. McCallum, Neill and Co., agents.

Otago Witness Saturday March 31 1866
Birth. At Tokomairiro, on the 25th last., the wife of E.T. Gillon, Esq., of a daughter.

Otago Witness Saturday April 7 1866. page 10 Inwards
April 3 Eucalyptus 175 tons J Riddle master from Hobart Town with cargo Fisher Bros agents.
April 4 Stornoway 527 tons Tomlins master from London with cargo and passengers Bright Bros and co agents.

[ODT 3 April 1866, Page 4 Stornoway, ship, 675 tons, Tomlins, from London, with general cargo and passengers. Bright Bros, agents. Passengers List, Per Stcrnoway, from London: Mrs Tomlins, Mr and Mrs Jeffreys and infant, Miss Harrison, Miss Henderson, Messrs Mand, Mand, jun., Donaldson, Mrs De France, servant, and 15 in steerage.]

Outwards
April 6 Dauube 203 tons E Hanson master for Newcastle in ballast Dalgety Rattray and Co agents.
Tommy 60 tons J Wood master for Guam with cargo II Houghton and Co agents

Otago Witness Saturday April 14 1866 page 10 Inwards
April 9 Rachel 282 tons R Firth master from Tome with cargo R B Martin and Co agents.
Driver 544 tons Cumming master from Newcastle N S W with coal Royse Mudie and Co agents
Armistice 354 tons McKeon master from Newcastle with coal Lloyd Taggart and Co agents

Outwards
April 10 Eucalyptus 174 tons J Riddle master for Hobart Town in ballast Fisher Bros agents
April 13 Celaeno 702 tons E H Renaut master for London with cargo R B Marand Co agents
Midas 562 tons D McKellar master from Newcastle N S W in ballast G S Brodrick agent
Monroe 373 tons C F Schrader master for Guam in ballast Bright Brothers and Co agents

Otago Witness Saturday April 21 page 10 Inwards
April 16 St Anne 287 tons E Avez de Bellevue master from Mauritius with cargo W and G Turnbull and Co agents
April 20 Auckland 533 tons Randall master from Melbourne with cargo and passengers G S Bodrick agents

Outwards
Daniel Watson 145 tons J King master for Guam in ballast Fisher Brothers agents
Alhambra 497 tons Maclean master for Melbourne with passengers and cargo Royse Mudie and Co agents
April 18 Rangitoto 419 tons H Harris master for Melbourne with cargo and passengers G S Brodrick agent

Port Chalmers April 20 Arrived
Auckland ss 533 tons Ranadall from Melbourne via Bluff Harbour with English mails cargo and passengers G S Brodrick agent
South Australia ss 436 tons Pain from Melbourne via Bluff Harbour cargo and passengers Cargills and McLean agents

Otago Witness Saturday April 28 page 10 Inwards
April 1 Greyhound 230 tons Brown master from Sydney with cargo and one passenger Dalgety Rattray and co agents
April 13 Lady Lyttelton 178 tons McArthur master from Melbourne with cargo McCallum Neill and co agents
            Affiance 401 tons Simpson master from Newcastle with cargo J S Brodrick agent
April 25 Calypso 150 tons McFarlane master from Newcastle NSW with cargo Fisher Bros agents
April 27 P C E 291 tons Brown from Newcastle with coal G S Brodrick agent

Outwards
April 23 Anna Maria 271 tons J Ritchie master for Newcastle NSW in ballast Dalgety Rattray and Co agents
April 25 Rialto 303 tons W Bain master for Newcastle NSW in ballast Bright Brothers and Co agents
April 27 Driver 544 tons Cummings master for Newcastle in ballast Royse Mudie and Co agents
Armistice 354 tons McKean master for Newcastle in ballast Lloyd Taggart and Co agents
Rachel 282 tons Firth master for Guam in ballast R B Martin and Co agents
Prospector 235 tons James Duncan master for Valparaiso with cargo and 6 passengers R B Martin and Co agents

Otago Witness,  28 April 1866, Page 10
Port Chalmers — April 27, Arrived
Otago, s.s, 457 tons, Randall, from Sydney via Cook's Straits, general cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agents.

Otago Witness, 28 April 1866, Page 3
THE LONDON SIGHTED WHILE SINKING.
In The Times of the 27th January, it was stated that the brig Courier, with iron ore, from Pomeran, had arrived at this port, and that in crossing the Bay of Biscay she had seen a steamship, supposed to have been the London.

Shipping News, Otago Witness 1866
5th May 1866 Page 10. Inwards
April 30 Sarah Pile 114 tons Yull master from Sydney via Hokitika with cargo
Outwards April 28th Greyhound 230 tons Brown master for Sydney in ballast. Dalgety Rattray and Co agents.
Otago 457 tons Randall master for the Bluff and Melbourne with cargo and passengers, G S Broderick agents.
May 3 Calypso 150 tons P McFarlane master for Newcastle in ballast, Fisher Bros agents
May 4th Affiance 401 tons G Simson master for Guam in ballast, G S Broderick agents.

Port Chalmers May 4th Departures
Anna Maria brig 271 tons Ritchie for Newcastle in ballast, Dalgety Rattray and co agents.
Danube barque 203 tons Hansen for Newcastle in ballast, Master agent.
Calypso brig 150 tons P McFarlane master for Newcastle in ballast, Fisher Bros agents.

Saturday 12th May 1866 page 10
Port Chalmers  At the Heads.
Maria ship from Glasgow via Bluff Harbour general cargo. Morrison Law and co agents
Collingwood barque Gordon McKinnon from Newcastle coal, Alexander McKinnon agent

SHIPS LOADING FOR NEW ZEALAND
The following ships were loading at London for this Colony on March 24th
For Auckland Pegasus Cornwall, Norwood Bristow
For Canterbury Bombay Sellars, Talbot James
For Nelson and New Plymouth Lord Clyde Withers
For Otago Olive Mount Tanner, Bengal Brumell, Rowena Bilton, Brierly Hill Crisp, Alexandria Baird
For Wellington Lord Raglan Williams, Napier Petheridge, Lizzie Scott Hart, Spirit of the North Jones
The Sir George Pollock for Otago which put back to the West India Docks sailed again from Deal on March 16th “Home News”

19th May 1866 page 10 Saturday Outwards
May 12th P.C.E. 291 tons Brown master for Newcastle N S W in ballast, GS Brodrick agents
Warrior Queen 988 tons Catnach master for London with cargo gold and passengers, Dalgety Rattray and co agents
May 15th Albatross 86 tons Brand master for Guam with cargo, F Coxhead agent.
May 16th Alhambra s s 497 tons J McLean master for Melbourne with cargo and passengers, Royse Mudie and Co agents
May 17th Rangitoto 449 tons Harris master for Melbourne with cargo and passengers, G S Brodrick agents

Port Chalmers: Departures
Rangitoto s s 449 tons Harris Master for Melbourne via Bluff Harbour with English Mail cargo and passengers, G S Brodrick agent.

Also on page 15 there is a detailed account of a journey made by the Kaikora from Plymouth on the 8th March.
Also the shipping news for May the 26th is the same as for the previous week.

26th May 1866 page 10
Port Chalmers; At the Heads
Maria ship from Glasgow via Bluff Harbour general cargo
Collingwood barque Gordon McKinnon from Newcastle coal

Daily Southern Cross, 19 May 1866, Page 4
CLEARED OUTWARDS. May 18— Taranaki, 299 tons, Frances, for Taranaki and South. For for Otago. Passengers— Cabin : Mrs. Rodriguez, Miss Thicks, Mrs. Forsayth, Mr. and Mrs Watts, Rer. Mr. Forsayth Messrs. White, Vogel, Hobson, Maclean, Captain Cadell, Mrs Mackay. Fore-cabin: Mr. Smith, Miss Crosbie Mrs. Younger and two children, Messrs. French, Jones, Marrier, Lightbridge, Smith, Harris, Bradley.


2 June 1866, Page 10
Shipping Intelligence. Inwards
Trader, 151 tons, Ward, master, from Melbourne, with cargo.
May 28 - Collingwood, 457 tons, M'Kinnon, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with cargo.
Elizabeth, 150 tons, Bell, mister, from Sydney, with cargo. Master, agent.
Brothers, 384 tons, Harwich, master, from Boston, with cargo. Master, agent.
May 30.— Aborigine, 131 tons. J. Foreman, master, from Adelaide, with flour. Master, agent. OUTWARDS.
May 28— Wild Wave, 93 tons. Paterson, master, for Gram, with cargo.
May 29— Stornoway?, 527 tons, T.E. Tomlins, master, for Newcastle in ballast
May 30 - Collingwood, 457 tons, G. McKinnon, master, for Newcastle, in ballast.
May 31— Emma, 168 tons, J. Josselson, master, for Guam, in ballast.
June 1— Triton, 120 tons, R. Spence, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Master, agent.

page 11
Hokitika, Friday. Arrived — The Gothenburg, from Melbourne, with 150 passengers, and news to the 26th. Mr Verdon is going home, and it is said by him to be to make representations about Colonial defences.

June 9 1866 Page 10
Outwards
June 8 Trader 151 tons Ward master for Guam in ballast
Elizabeth 113 tons Bell master for Sydney in ballast

June 16 1866 Page 10

Inwards
June 15 Daniel Watson 144 tons John King master from Hobart Town with cargo and passengers

Outwards
Princess 369 tons Ryan master for Newcastle NSW in ballast

June 23 1866 Page 10
Inwards
June 18 Midas 562 tons Mackellar master from Newcastle with coal
June 20 Tararua 522 tons Ferguson master from Melbourne with cargo and passengers

Outward
June 16 Alhambra ss 479 tons McLean master for Melbourne with cargo and passengers
June 19 Auckland 530 tons Hagley master from the Bluff with cargo and passenger.
June 21 Tararua 522 tons Ferguson master with cargo and passengers

Ships sailed and loading for New Zealand
The following vessels sailed from Great Britain for New Zealand during the month ending the 23 April
For Otago Bengal 784 tons Brummell from Gravesend April 9th
Viola 1133 tons Mitchell from Glasgow April 12th
Olive Mount 583 tons Tanner from Gravesend April 18th

The following were loading at London on the 24th April
For Otago : Rowena, Bilton, Brierly Hill, Crisp, Alexandrina, Baird, Queen Bee, Leslie.

There was nothing on the berth for the colony at Glasgow. The following had arrived home. Siam from Auckland at Plymouth April 2, the ?dian Empire from Canterbury at Plymouth April 6th, the Robert Henderson from Otago April 12th

Otago Witness, 23 June 1866, Page 11
An inquest was held in the Provincial Hotel, Port Chalmers, on Tuesday afternoon, by the Coroner, Dr. Hocken, on the body of John Ronstad, aged 42, late master of the lighter Henrietta, who was found dead on board his vessel by his son-in-law, Mr Watson, on Saturday last. The evidence adduced showed that a nail- can had been used as a stove for the purpose of heating the cabin which contained embers of a coal fire, and the body of deceased was found lying close to it. A post mortem examination had been made by Dr O'Donohue, who stated that death had been caused by the inhalation of coal gases. The jury grave a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony. The body was afterwards conveyed to Dunedin for interment there.

Otago Witness, 2 July 1896, Page 29
Death: Ronstad — On the 24th June, at Taieri Beach, Sarah Ronstad, relict of the late John Ronstad, mother of Mrs William Watson, and grandmother of Mrs F. Montague and Wm. J. Watson, jun., of this city ; aged 79 years.

June 30 1866 Page 10 Inwards
June 26 Ariadne 666 tons Bonde master from London with cargo
June 29 Sarah Pile 115 tons Yull master from Sydney with cargo and passengers

Outwards
June 25 Brothers 384 tons D E Weekes master for Newcastle in ballast

Port Chalmers Arrived
Pasithea barque from London general cargo and passengers
Swordfish brigantine from Melbourne with general cargo

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 6 July 1866 Page 10 Inwards
July 4 - Camilla, 190 tons, White, master, from Adelaide, with cargo. Fisher Brothers, agents.
July 5 - Pasithae, 587 tons, Bourna, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. Dalgety, Rattray & Co, agents.

Outwards
June 30 - Midas, 294 tons, McKellar, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W, in ballast. G.S. Broderick agent.
July 3 – Driver, 544 tons, Cumming, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W, in ballast. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 13 July 1866 Page 10 Inwards
July 7 – Zephyr, 337 tones, Miller, master, from San Francisco, with cargo. Cargills and Mclean, agents.
July 9 – Eucalyptus, 174 tons, Riddle, master, from Hobart town, with cargo and passengers. Fisher Bros, agents.
Swordfish, 151 tons, Renouf, master, from Melbourne, with cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.

Outwards July 13 – Sarah Pile, 115 tons, W.R. Yull, master, for Sydney, with cargo. Master, agent.

Otago Witness 13 July 1866, Page 13 THE KING OF TRUMPS.
The London ship King of Trumps, Captain G. Jenkins, bound for Otago, New Zealand, with passengers and general merchandise, and which has put in here to repair damages, was towed up from Trumpeter Bay by the Monarch steamer on the 14th instant, to her anchorage in the Cove. The ship was first signalled, as a stronger, with loss of how sprit, on 12th instant, and wan not made out until next day. Captain Jenkins reports that he left London on March 1st, Gravesend the 3rd, and Land's End on 8th March. Crossed the Equator on 2nd April in 23 20 W., and had fine weather up to this time. Had then bad S.E. trades and light winds until 29th April, when the ship, then in lat. 44.24 S., long. 10.15 E., experienced a very heavy gale from the north-west, veering to S.W., which continued until May5th. the ship then in 44-10 S., and 24 30 E Had then fine weather to 10th May, when in lat. 43.43, long. 38.20, a hurricane commenced from E.. veering to N.E., with a fearful sea. On 12th May the wind veered from N.E., to W.S W.. then to W., and then to N., still blowing a hurricane. The wind moderated on the 13th, and on the 18th heavy gales again came on from S.S.W., S.S.E., and which continued for 24 hours. Had then a succession of very heavy gales until June 4, when in lat. 49 S. long. 133 E., a cyclone was experienced accompanied by a heavy sea. At 2 a.m., a sea struck the port bow and carried away the bowsprit, breaking it short off at the knight heads, a second 6ea washing everything off the decks. The masts were stayed and endeavors were made to clear the wreck, which was a task of great difficulty, the bow sprit hanging by the bobstays chafing the starboard bows nearly through, and it was expected that the bowsprit would make its way through. At neon, however, the wreck was cleared away, Captain Jenkins unfortunately, whilst engaged in the work, getting his had jammed between a portion of the wreck and the rail, receiving a very severe injury, from which he is still suffering. The weather then moderated until the 8th inst., when in 48-12 S., 1358 E at 4.30 p.m., a hurricane set in, the wind veering from E.N.E. to S. and S. W., with a frightful sea. The foresail was blown away and the ship labored heavily. The glass fell to 28.17, the sea washing over the decks and filling the cabin. On June 9th the ship was still rolling heavily, with her main rails under water, and on the 10th the wind moderated. Made the S.W. Cape on 12th instant at 0.30 bearing E.N.E., and at 8.30 passed the Mewstone. The King of Trumps brings general cargo and about eight tons powder...Nine of the ship's crew have been sentenced to 12 weeks' imprisonment for insubordination sine her arrival, and one is in custody on a charge of assaulting Captain Jenkins on the high seas. '"Hobart Town Mercury," June 25.

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 20 July 1866 Page 10 Inwards
July 16 – Rialto, 303 tons, W. Bain, master, form Newcastle N.S.W. with coal. Bright Bros and Co, agents.
Sir George Pollock, 553 tons, Guider, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. Dalgety, Rattray & Co, agents.

Outwards
July 17 – Alhambra, 497 tons, McEachran, master, from Melbourne, Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.
July 18 – Maria, 747 tons, Shaw, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. G.G. Russell and Co, agents.
Affiance – 401 tons, Simson, master, for Guam, in ballast. Lloyd, Taggart and Co, agents.

[ODT 20 July 1866, Page 5
We understand that there was an error in the passenger list of the Alhambra, published yesterday; and that "Mr. and Mrs Worthington" should have been Master and Mrs Worthington.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 27 July 1866 Page 10 Outwards
July 24 – Zephyr, 337 tons, Miller, master, for Newcastle N.S.W. in ballast. Cargills and Mclean, agents.
ARRIVAL OF THE S.S. RAKAIA, FROM PANAMA.
The P.NZ. and A.R.M. Company's S.S. Rakaia, Captain J. H. Wright, arrived in harbor at midnight of the 23rd. She left Panama on the 25th June, bringing the mails from 2nd June, as well as cargo and passengers for New Zealand and Australasia. The voyage from Panama was accomplished in twenty-eight days, during the first twelve of which she encountered fair weather; but after passing Pitcairn's Island a series of heavy gales was encountered, which caused the slight delay in her passage from Panama. The Rakaia left Milford Haven on the 21st April, and called at St. Vincent and Rio de Janeiro for coaling purposes. She passed through the Strait of Magellan and arrived at Panama on the 17th June. The arrival of this pioneer steamer at Panama was greeted in the most enthusiastic manner. The passage from England to Panama was stormy in the extreme. A heavy pampero was encountered off the Rio de la Plata, obliging Captain Wright to heave-to his ship for forty-eight hours; and in the Strait of Magellan the weather was so severe that the vessel was anchored in Borgia Bay for twenty-four hours. She will leave for Sydney, where she will receive a thorough overhaul, this afternoon. —  Advertiser 25th.

Otago Witness 27 July 1866, Page 11
The well known passenger ship Viola arrived on Wednesday night. She brings 99 passengers, all well 55 of them, including 25 unmarried women, have had assisted passages.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 4 August 1866 Page 10 Inwards
July 28 – Viola, 1133 tons, Mitchell, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers. Cargills and McLean, agents.
August 1 – Bengal, 784 tons, Brummel, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. R.B. Martin and Co, agents.

Outwards
July 28 – Rialto, 303 tons, Bain, master, for Newcastle N.S.W., in ballast. Bright Brothers, agents.
July 31 – Isle of France, 312 tons, Sinclair, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. R.B. Martin and Co, agents.
August 1 – Lindsays, 563 tons, Berg, master, for Callao, in ballast.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 11 August 1866 Page 10 Outwards
August 6 – Ariadne, 666 tons, G.E. Bind, master, for Callao, in ballast. Dalgetty, Rattray and Co., agents.
August 10 – Otago s.s. 457 tons, Randall, for Melbourne via Bluff Harbour, cargo and passengers. G.S. Brodrick, agent.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 18 August 1866 Page 10 Inwards
August 13 – Collingwood, 457 tons, McKinnon, master, from Newcastle with cargo. Lloyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
Elizabeth, 113 tons, Williams, master, from Sydney with cargo, Dalrymple, junr. and Co., agents.
August 15 – Pasithea, 587 tons, Bourneer, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast.
August 16 – Eucalyptus, 174 tons, Riddle, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Bros, agents.

Otago Daily Times 20 August 1866, Page 4 SHIPPING SUMMARY.
The arrivals of' vessels, as chronicled during the month at Port Chalmers Custom House, have been thirty, and the departures thirty nine. The inward and outward, tonnages represent nine thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and eight thousand five hundred and twenty-seven, respectively; to which must be added coasters and others, that proceed to Dunedin direct from sea. There have been two arrivals from Home, but none from foreign ports beyond the Colonies. The ship Viola, from. Glasgow, with a heavy cargo and passengers, arrived on the 20 th ult., and the ship Bengal, from London, also with cargo and passengers, arrived on the 31st ult. Of departures, the ship Maria sailed for Valparaiso on the 20th ult; barque Zephyr, lest from San Franricisco, left for Newcastle, N.S.W., on the 30th ult.; ship Lindsays, which discharged, a cargo of timber from Norway, took her departure on the: 4th inst, for Callao; and the barque Ariadne, for the same port, on the 1lth. The barque Pasithea, now in Port, is ready for sea; she sails for Valparaiso, to-day or to-morrow. The barque Sir George Pollock is also ready for sea, and expected to leave for Callao in a few day?. Of expected arrivals from London, the Olive Mount is 124 days out; Briefly Hill, 102 days; and Rowena 98 days—the whole of which are daily looked for. The passenger traffic during the month represents 696 arrivals and 427 departures, showing a balance in favor o£ the Province of 269. The weather, generally speaking, along the Coast has been very mild, no heavy gales as in the preceding month having taken place. The ship King of Trumps, from London to this port, was still in Hobart Town, according to the last advices, repairing damages sustained on the voyage. She was expected to leave about the middle of this month. The s.s. Taiaroa, a regular trader to the southern ports of the Province, has made one trip to Catlin's River. Captain Thomson, harbor master, who accompanied her, reports very highly of the entrance and harbor there, as also the surrounding country; vessels drawing twelve feet can enter with safety. The fine paddle steamer Bruce, belonging to this port, which has been for some time trading on the went Coast, lately arrived, and has been hauled on Messrs M'Kinnon and Murray's slip for repairs, necessitated by her getting on shore at Okarita, one of the Southern ports of the West Coast Goldflelds. The schooner Zephyr, lately wrecked-on Stewart's Island and got oft, bus also arrived for repairs, and will be placed on the slip belonging to Mr Isbister, who how advertises to take vessels up of 500 tons. The plans and drawings for the new graving dock at Port Chalmers are understood to be nearly finished, and will shortly be laid before the Dock Beard. There are no casualties, of note to report during the month, while there are fears for the safety of three schooners belonging to this place, which started for the West Coast, on the latter part of June, and have not arrived at their destination; they are the; Eliza Simpson, Jack Lady Franklin, Finnie; and Oamaru, Hamilton.
    The following are memoranda of the passages of she Home ships —The Viola, one of Messrs Patrick Henderson and, Co.'s line of Clyde packets, in command of Capt. Ritchie, late of the Wave Queen, arrived on the 2fith ult. She left the tail of the bank on April l2th, towed out of the channel, and had afterwards eight days of heavy head winds and high cross seas, during which time she carried away her starboard quarter boat, head rails, and sustained other damage; fine weather was then experienced to the Equator, which was crossed in long. 21.54,W. on May 18th. Had fine moderate weather to the Cape, which was passed on June 14th, the meridian. of Greenwich having; been passed on the 8th. From the Cape heavy westerly winds and high seas were encountered, until coming in with the land, when a few days easterly winds were experienced; made Stewart's Island on the 25th ultimo, and had a fine westerly breeze-to arrival. She brought out ninety passengers, amongst whom were 45 assisted females. The general health, under the care of Dr M'Brearty, was good throughout. One death—that of John M'Kenzie, second steward— occurred on the 24th of June, from consumption. The passengers, on arrival, expressed themselves highly satisfied with the. arrangements on board, and presented Captain Ritchie with a very flattening testimonial, thanking him and his officers for their attention and kindness during the passage. The Viola is nearly discharged, and will commence ballasting today.
    The ship Bengal, from London, with cargo and passengers, towed up late on the evening of! the 31st ultimo. Having powder on board, she brought up in the quarantine ground until it was discharged. She left the Downs on the 11th April, with a westerly wind, until a final departure from Scilly was taken on the 20th of same month. She afterwards had adverse winds, mostly from S.W.; sighted the Madeiras on the 4th, and Canaries on the6th of May. Crossed the Equator on the 19th, in long 24deg W. had light S.E. trades, and passed the meridian of the Cape on June 16th. Strong N.W. breezes were afterwards experienced, on the 21st a very severe gale from the same quarter was encountered, during which she lost a portion of her topgallant bulwarks, On the next day the gale increased to a complete hurricane, with a tremendous heavy sea, ship running with reefed foresail and lower fore and maintopsails, the sea making a clear breach over her, carried away main bulwarks, filled long boat and cuddy, and made main deck unsafe for the ordinary work of the ship. On the 23rd the gale moderated, and fresh westerly winds were experienced to the 9th of July, then in lat. 44 S., long. 115 13., from thence the weather was remarkably fine, the prevailing winds being from north and east, varied with a deal of calm weather. Sighted the Snares on the 27th inst., had variable winds to sighting the Heads, when a tug was signalled for, the ship being towed up in the evening. In addition to a large general cargo, she brought twenty-two passengers, who spoke highly of the ship and her commander, Capt. Brunnell. The Bengal was in this port about four years ago, with a. cargo of sheep from the Australian Colonies.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 25 August 1866 Page 10 Inwards
August 20 – P.C.E. 291 tons, Brown, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. G.S. Brodrick, agent.
Princess, 369 tons, Ryan, master, from Newcastle with coal. Master, agent.
August 21 – Rachel, 282 tons, Firth, master, from Valparaiso with cargo.
August 22 – India, 202 tons, Samson, master, from Melbourne, with cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co.

Outwards
August 20 – Collingwood, 457 tons, McKinnon, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Lloyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
August 24 – Eucalyptus, 174 tons, Riddle, master, for Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Bros, agents.
Elizabeth, 113 tons, Williams, master, for Sydney, with cargo. Mater, agent.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 1 September 1866 Page 8
ARRIVAL OF THE KAIKORA AT WELLINGTON

AMERICAN NEWS TO 20th July
The P.N.Z. and A.R.M. Co.'s steamer Kaikora, Captain Machin, arrived in Wellington harbor on the morning of the 25th inst., at 1.30 a.m., with the English Mail of the 2nd July.
The voyage, the Wellington Independent says, of the Kaikora has been a complete success; and the passengers express themselves in the highest terms of the courtesy and attention which they have experienced from the captain and officers; as well as the thoroughly comfortable accommodation of this noble ship. While lying at Tobago, Sarah Griffiths (late nurse to the family of Mr Crowell) fell down one of the bunkers and was killed. The homeward passengers were conveyed across the Isthmus to Colon on Monday, July 23rd, and left the same evening at 11 for St. Thomas, there to join the Southampton steamer.

The English mails arrived at Colon on the 21st July. An address was presented to the Captain, congratulating him on the successful termination of the pioneer voyage. The Purser also had an address presented to him. The Geelong, to which vessel the mails conveyed to Lyttelton by the Star of the Evening, were transferred, arrived at Port Chalmers yesterday evening. Although the telegraphic news by the Anglo Indian route 1 via Melbourne, is to a later date than that brought by the Kaikora, the latter is interesting, on account of the more complete details of several of the events reported.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 1 September 1866 Page 10 Inwards
August 25 – King of Trumps, 600 tons, Jenkins, master, from London via Hobart Town. Cargills and McLean, agents.
August 30 – Driver, 544 tons, Cummings, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coal. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.

Outwards
August 25 – Sir George Pollock, 553 tons, Ginder, master, for Callao, in ballast. Dalgetty, Rattray and Co., agents.
August 28 – P.C.E., 291 tons, for Newcastle N.S.W., in ballast. G.S. Brodrick, agent.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 8 September 1866 Page 10 Inwards
September 3 – Brierly Hill, 520 tons, W. Crisp. Master, from London, with cargo. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.
September 5 – Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull, master, from Sydney, with cargo. [Passengers ODT: Mr and Mrs Myers]

Outwards
September 5 – India, 202 tons, Jansen, master, to Hobart Town, with cargo. McCallum Neill and Co, agents.
September 7 - Viola, 1134 tons, Ritchie, master, for Bombay, in ballast. Cargills and Mclean, agents

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 15 September 1866 Page 10 Inwards
September 10 — Amateur, Hurley, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coal. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
September 11 — Eli Whitney. 507 tons, Place, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coal. J. S. Brodrick, agent.
Affiance, 401 tons, Sampson, master, from Newcastle, with coal. Lloyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
September 12— Storm Bird, 164 tons, Simpson, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W, with coal. Fisher Bros., agents.

Outwards
September 10 — Bengal, 784 tons, Brummell, master, for Callao, in ballast. R.B. Martin and Co., agents.
September 11 — Driver, 544 tons, Cumming, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.
September 14 — Princess, 369 tons, Ryan, master, for Newcastle, with cargo. Master, agent.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 22 September 1866 Page 10 Inwards
September 20 — Glencoe, 159 tons, Phillip, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Bros., agents.

September 21 — Janet Stewart, 202 tons, Steele, master, from Newcastle, New South Wales, with cargo. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.

Outwards
September 17 — Amateur, 239 tons, P. Hurley, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
September 18— Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull, master, for Sydney, with cargo. S. Joseph and Co, agents.

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 28 September 1866 Page 10 Inwards
September 25 — Alexandrina, 671 tons, Hugh Baird, master, from London, with general cargo and passengers. Cargills and McLean, agents.
September 26 — Parisian, 717 tons, D’Oyley master, from San Francisco, with cargo. H. Houghton and Co., agents.
September 27 — Syren, 157 tons, McEachan master, from Newcastle, with cargo. Keith Ramsay, agent.

Outwards
September 24 — Rachel, 282 tons, Firth, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. R.B. Martin and Co., agents.
September 27 — Brierly Hill, 520 tons, Crisp, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. Royse. Mudie and Co., agents.
Rangitoto, 449 tons, Darke, master, for the Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. G.S. Brodrick, agent.
September 28— Glencoe, 139 tons, Phillips, master, for Hobart Town, in ballast. Fisher Brothers, agents.
Port Chalmers - September 28

Departures
Affiance, barque, 347 tons, Simpson, master, for Newcastle, with produce. A. McKinnon, agent.
The ship Parisian, reported at the Heads from Puget's found, with timber, has been absent from the Port six months and eight days. She left here on March 16th, with passengers for San Francisco, where she arrived after a fine passage of fifty-five days, landed her passengers all well, proceeded to Puget's sound, and loaded a full cargo of assorted lumber for this Port. Left the Sound on 11th June; called in at San Francisco for hands and provisions, and left there on 22nd July; called at Tahiti on the 25th August, and left again on the 29th. Sighted Cape Palliser on 19th instant, and since then experienced light easterly and southerly winds; sighted no vessels on the passage. In addition to her lumber cargo, Captain D’Oyley has brought some beautiful spars, one of which is 108 ft in length.

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 5 October 1866 Page 10 Inwards
October 2 - Bengal, 479 tons, Jamieson, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. J L and C Burke, agents.
October 3 - Isabella, 256 tons, Mackersy, master, from Mauritius, with cargo. Dalgetty, Rattray and Co. agents.
Eucalyptus - 174 tons, Riddle, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Bros., agents.
October 4 - Omega, 401 tons, Urquhart, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. G. S. Brodrick, agent.

Outwards October 4 — Zephyr, 90 tons, McFarlane, master, for Newcastle, with cargo, Fisher Bros, agents.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 13 October 1866 Page 10 Inwards
October 6 — Mountain Maid, 192 tons, Beverly, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coal. Lloyd, Taggart and Co. agents.
Rowena, 728 tons, Bilton, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. H. and. E Youngman and Co, agents.
Freiderich Wilheim, 536 tons, Ringk, master, from New York, with cargo. W. and G. Turnbull and Co, agents.
October 12 — Resolute, 1072 tons, Wallace, master, from Glasgow, with cargo. Cargill and McLean, agents.

[ODT 24 September 1866, Page 4
The members of the Board of Health held a meeting in reference to the sanitary condition of the ship Resolute, on Saturday, and afterwards visited the vessel. In answer; to the questions put, it appeared that seven persons during the voyage had suffered from an eruptive disease, of which a child, Margaret M'Gregor, died on the 10th of July, and a passenger named John Peterson, aged 27, on the 17th of August. The last case appeared on the 7th instant, the person attacked being one of the stewards, who though stilt in the ship's hospital, is pronounced convalescent by the doctor on board. The medical officer appeared to consider the disease complicated in its character. A full meeting) of the Board of Health will beheld today ]

Outwards
October 11— Eucalyptus, 174 tons, Riddle master, for Hobart Town, with cargo. Fisher Bros., agents.
October 12 — Bengal, 479 tons. Jamieson, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., in ballast. J. L. and C. Burke, agents.
Eucalyptus, 174 tons. Riddle master, for Hobart Town, in ballast. Fisher Brothers, agents.

[ODT 12 October 1866, Page 4 -Per Queen Bee, from London Mr and Mrs Davidson, Mr and Mrs Brunton, Miss Fortune, Capt. Flood, Messrs Hunter, Evans(2), Riley, Gordons (2), Graham and 23 in the steerage.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 20 October 1866 Page 10 Inwards
October 13 — Queen Bee, 726 tons, Leslie, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. R. B. Martin and Co., agents.
October 15— Chance, 286 tons, Arnold, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coal. Lloyd, Taggart and Co, agents
Star of Tasmania, 632 tons, Culbert, master, from London, with cargo and passengers. Dalgety, Rattray and Co, agents.
Spec, 258 tons, Levien, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. R. B. Martin and Co, agents.
India, 202 tons, Sanson, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.
October 18 — Island City, 421 tons. Wolfe, master, from Port Albert, Victoria, with cargo. Royce. Mudie and Co., agents.
Sarah, 233 tons, Cutts, master, from Mauritius, with cargo. A. Lazurus, agent.

Outwards October 17 - Mountain Maid. 193 tons, Pewsley, master, for Newcastle N.S.W, in ballast. Lloyd, Taggart and Co, agents.

PORT CHALMERS October 18. Arrivals
Albion, s.s. 457 tons, Kidney, master, from Melbourne, via Bluff Harbor, with general cargo and passengers. Cargill and Maclean, agents.
Dart, schooner, 79 tons, Black, master, from Melbourne, with general cargo and passengers. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.

ENGLISH SHIPPING. Loading for New Zealand AT LONDON:
For Auckland — Maori, Roberts ; Electric, Lewthwaite ; England, Houston.
For Canterbury — Mermaid, Rose ; Matoaka, Barnett ; Himalaya, Cow ; Wm. Miles, Babot.
For Nelson — British Merchant, Scott.
For Otago — Thracian, Tyack ; Celoeno, Renant ; Warrior Queen, Catnach.
For Southland — Water Nymph, Buchanan.
For Wellington — Southern Cross, Rogers ; Commodore, Colville.

AT GLASGOW: For Otago — Caribou, Kerr (?).

[ODT 18 October 1866, Page 5 PASSENGER LIST.
Per Albion, from Melbourne: Messes Hart, Dane, Isaacs, Heymanson (2), Stock, Gunn, Bullen, Lawlor, Belfield, Failey, Howard, Steel, Stewart, Murray, Thompson, Macintosh. For Lyttelton Mr Geld.]

[ODT 20 October 1866, Page 4 Per Tararua, from Melbourne Mrs Kennedy, Master Ankers, Messrs Tyack, Thomson, Dyson, Scanlan, H. Moss; and five in the Steerage.]
[ODT 22 October 1866, Page 4 PASSENGER LIST,
Per Albion, for Northern Ports and Melbourne Mrs Savage, Miss Neill, servant and infant, Mr P G Neill Mr J Millar, F.R.S.A., Messrs Paterson, Johnston, Sampson; and 40, in the steerage, with original passengers from Melbourne and the Bluff.

Per Tararua for the Bluff and Melbourne: Mrs Brunton. Mrs Shanks, Mrs Crawshaw and children (2), Mrs Lincoln, Mrs Rensshaw, Miss Phillips, Mrs Main, Mrs Dobbie and child, Mrs Macneil and children(4), Rev. Mr Brunton, Messrs Brunton, Main, Renshaw, Shanks, W H Pay, Macneil, Allan, Hewitt, Fiher; and 3 in the steerage. ]

[ODT 25 October 1866, Page 4 Passenger List: Per Trossach, from Newcastle, New South Wales: Mrs Toshack and family.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 27 October 1866 Page 10 Inwards
October 20 — Emma, 168 tons, Jesselson, master, from Tome, with cargo. Bright Bros and Co. agents.
October 22 — Driver, 544 tons, Cummings, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W. with coal. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.
October 24 — Trossachs, 340 tons, Toshack, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with cargo. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.

Outwards
October 25 — Omega, 400 tons, Urquarhart, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
King of Trumps, 600 tons, Jenkins, master, for Callao, in ballast. Cargills and McLean, agent.
October 26 — India, 202 tons. Samson, master, for Hobart Town, with Cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 3 November 1866 Page 10 Inwards
October 29 — Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull master, from Sydney, with, cargo. S. Joseph and Co., agents.
November 2 — William Davie, ship, 340 tons, Logan, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers. Cargills and McLean, agents.

[ODT 2 November 1866, Page 4 Port Chalmers Nov. 1
ARRIVALS. William Davie, ship, 840 tons, Logan, from Glasgow, with general cargo and passengers Cargils and M'Leah, agents. PASSENGER LIST. Per William Davie, from Glasgow; Mr and Mrs Paterson, Misses Paterson (3), Masters Peterson (2) Mr and Mrs Campbell and child, Mr and Mrs Charles Colquhoun, Mrs McGlashan and family, (5). Mrs John Speir, and family (4), Mr and Mrs McFarlane, Miss M. Marshall, Messrs Falconer, Thomas Cotton, Galloway, J. Kilgour, Duncan, G. Reid. John Murray, and 101 in the steerage. ]

Outwards
October 30 — Spec, 258 tons. Swire, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., in ballast. R. B. Martin and Co., agents.
Chance, 286 tons, Arnold, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., in ballast. LLoyd, Taggart and Co., agents.
October 31 — Frederich Wilhelm, 536 tons, Ringk, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. W. and G. Tumbull and Co, agents.
November I — Sarah, 233 tons, Catto, master, for Mauritius, in ballast. M. Mitchell, agent.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 10 November 1866 Page 10 Inwards
November 6 — Abbey, 90 tons, Harrison, master, from Melbourne, with cargo. Master, agent.
Melita, 914 tons, D. Cameron, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers. G. G. Russell and Co, agents.
Hydra, 585 tons, Ritchie, master, from Melbourne, with cargo. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.
November 7 — Omeo, 605 tons, Edwards, master, from Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.

Outwards
November 6 — Sarah Pile, 115 tons, Yull, master, for Sydney, with cargo. S. Joseph and Co, agents.
November 8 — Hydra, 535 tons. Ritchie, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.
Resolute, 1 172 tons, Wallace, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. CargilIs and McLean, agents.

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 17 November 1866 Page 10 Inwards
November 12 — Prospector, 236 tons, Duncan, master, from the Mauritius, with cargo. Cargills and McLean, agents.
Olive Mount, 583 tons, Turner, master, from London via Mauritius, with cargo. Dalgety, Rattray and Co, agents.
November 15 — Affiance, 347 tons, George Simson, master, from Newcastle, N.S.W., with coals. Master, agents

Outwards.
November 12 — Dart, 79 tons, Black, master, for Table Cape, Tasmania, in ballast. McCallum, Neill and Co, agents.
Isabella, 251 tons, Macdessey, master, for the Mauritius, with cargo. Dalgety, Rattray and Co, agents.
November 13 — Emma, 168 tons. Jesselson, master, for Tome, in ballast. Bright, Bros and Co., agents.
Omeo, 605 tons, Edwards, master, for Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Royse Mudie and Co. agents.
November 15 — Rowena, 728 tons, Bilton, from Callao, in ballast. H. and E. Youngman and Co., agents.
November 16 — Abbey, 90 tons, Harison, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Whittingham, Bros, agents.
Tararua, 522 tons, Hagley, master, for the Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.

[ODT 12 November 1866, Page 4
PASSENGER. LIST. Per Taraura, from Melbourne Mrs Carnell, Mr and Mrs Donald, Messrs John Galloway, Miller, John Martin, Thomson, Joseph, J. D. Myers, Mueller, Garrick, Stobo, Reid, Murison; and 10 Europeans and 50 Chinese in the steerage.

PORT CHALMERS November 16 Arrivals
AT THE HEADS. Glencoe, barque, 159 tons, Phillips, from Hobart Town, with timber and produce.

Departures
Emma, brig, 108 tons, Jesselson, for Tome (Chili), in ballast. Bright Bros, agents.
Resolute, ship, 1072 tons, Wallace, for Valparaiso, in ballast. Cargills and McLean, agents.
Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 24 November 1866 Page 10

Inwards
November 19 — Glencoe, 159 tons, Phillip, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo Fisher Bros, agents.
November 20 — Albion, s.s. 453 tons, Kidney, master, from the Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. Cargills and McLean, agents.

Outwards
November 21 — Vibilia, 108 tons, Cooper, master, for Sydney, in ballast. Whittingham Bros, agents.
November 23 — Driver, 544 tons, Cumming, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., with cargo Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.
November 20 – Otago, s.s. 457 tons, Clayton, master, for the Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.

[ODT 20 November 1866, Page 4 Per Otago, from Melbourne and Northern Ports; (cabin) Messrs Buckland, Keon, G Graham, C Mason, Innes, Watson, Melville, M'Lean. Percy, Miss Juno, Miss Campion), Rev. Quilty; and 24 in steerage. ]

PORT CHALMERS November 23 Arrivals
Rangatira, ss, 460 tons, Grainger, from Sydney, via Hokitika and Northern Ports, with cargo and passengers. Morison, Law and Co, agents.
Eli Whitney, ship, 507 tons, Plaice, from Newcastle, with coal. G. S. Brodrick, agent. [ODT 24 November 1866, Page 4 Per Rangatira, from Sydney and Northern Ports: Mr S Clark and 3 in. the steerage]

Page 17 ARRIVAL OF THE ALBION AT THE BLUFF. WITH THE ENGLISH MAIL FOR SEPTEMBER.
(The following appeared as a Daily Times Extra, on Tuesday last)
The s.s. Albion arrived at the Bluff this morning, at 6.30, after a very stormy passage. Left Melbourne at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

[ODT 23 November 1866, Page 4 PASSENGER LIST. Per Albion, for Melbourne, via Norther a Ports and Hokitiki: Messrs Alex. Davies, H. Farley, John Dixon, Bullen, Mrs David Weir, Mr Charles Dickson: and 42 in steerage; besides original from Melbourne for Northern Ports.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 1 December 1866 Page 3
ARRIVAL OF THE RAKAIA AT WELLINGTON, WITH THE MAIL VIA PANAMA.
We extract the following from the Wellington Independent: — The P.N.Z. and A.R.M. Co.'s s.s. Rakaia, Samuel Harry Wright, commander, with mails, passengers, and cargo, from Panama, arrived at Wellington on Friday, the 23rd November. The mails and passengers for Australia, were transhipped at Wellington on board the steamer Phoebe, which vessel sailed for Sydney on the 24th November, at 3 a.m.
The latest dates brought by the Rakaia are — England, 2nd October; New York, 11th October; California, 10th October; and England, via telegraph to New York, 7th October. She brought forty-three passengers for New Zealand and nine for Sydney and Melbourne, and 185 packages cargo, and a heavy mail under the charge of W. Gray, Esq. The Rakaia left Panama on Thursday morning, the 25th October, at six o'clock, having been detained over her time in consequence of the late arrival of the Royal Mail Company's steamer Tamar at Colon from St. Thomas, caused by the breaking down of that Company's steamer Danube, on her passage from England to take up the station, and the consequent time lost in preparing the Tamar for sea. The Rakaia, therefore, did not receive her mails on board until six o'clock in the evening of the 24th, and the cargo until the following morning at five o'clock. The Rakaia arrived at Panama from Wellington on the 6th October (having encountered very severe weather for a greater part of the passage) and her mails and passengers crossed the Isthmus and left Colon the following day. From Panama to Wellington she had very pleasant weather throughout, though for the last fourteen days, the wind and sea has been a-head; this, coupled with the dirty state of the ship's bottom, in consequence of laying nineteen days at Panama, will account for her lateness of arrival. On the 9th November, at six o'clock, the Rakaia passed within one mile of Pitcairn Island, and canoes came off and boarded the ship, the governing Magistrate, Moses Young, being amongst them. He wished Captain Wright to go on shore, and settle a dispute amongst their number. But time not permitting, the Captain suggested that a statement should be drawn up by either party, and the first mail steamer that passed should be requested to carry such statement on, and lay it before the Governor of either New Zealand or New South Wales.The feud originated from the fact that the widow of one of the Pitcairn Islanders, accompanied the returning Islanders from Norfolk Island, and claimed the right by will of her late husband, for certain lands to the prejudice of the equable division of the island among the whole, their feeling being that no former claim hold good after the abandonment of the whole, and, therefore, that an entire re-distribution should take place.With this exception they seemed to be very contented, and instead of quarrelling had determined to leave the matter open for arbitration by an impartial umpire. This island being quite in the route, Captain Wright made arrangements that at the time of the ships passing, a supply of fresh vegetables and fruits should be ready; and the time in this instance employed in stopping was well spent in cleaning out flues, &c.

Page 10 Inwards
November 27 — Wilhelm Gynther, 568 tons, Hermand, master, from Hermosand, Sweden, with timber. Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents.
November 27 — Timaru, 1400 tons, Langlands, master, from London, with cargo, &c. G. G. Russell and Co, agents.

[ODT 26 November 1866, Page 4 PASSENGER LIST. Per Timaru, from London: Mr Douglas, and 15 in steerage.]

[ODT 26 November 1866, Page 5 The Rakaia left Panama on the 25th of October, and experienced a pleasant voyage throughout. She brings 52 passengers, a very heavy mail, and 185--packages of cargo. The following are the names of the? passengers—Mr Inglis, wife and daughter, Mr Sandys, wife and child; Mr Curtis and wife, Sir C. Clifford, Mr Russell, wife aud child; Captain Bell, Mr and Mrs Robinson and five childien, Miss Hall; Dr Dixon and three servants, Mr aud Mrs Petchles and child, Madame Celeste, Miss Morton, Mr & Mrs Wickman, Messr. T. A. Thomhill, Thompson, Kenyon, J. Tinline, Fitzgerald, Kinnard, Jillingworth, Parnell (2), Hunter, B. Button,. T. Cook, Murphy, C. L. Collins, W. Scott, C. W. Dicke, James Jack. ]

Outwards
November 24 — Eli Whitney, 507 tons, Pleace master, for Newcastle, N.S.W., with cargo. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
November 26 — Trossachs, 340 tons, Toshack, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.
November 23 — Glencoe, 159 tons, G. A. Phillips, master, for Hobart Town, with cargo and ballast. Fisher Bros., agents.

PORT CHALMERS Arrivals
November 29 - Malcolm, brigantine, 182 tons, Henderson, from Hobart Town, with timber, produce and passengers. Fisher, bros., agents.

[ODT 1 December 1866, Page 4 PASSENGER LIST. Per. Claymore, from Rotterdam Mrs Hedden; Messrs Barling and Drew.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 8 December 1866 Page 10 Inwards
December 1 — Malcolm, 182 tons, Henderson, master, from Hobart Town, with cargo, Fisher Bros, agents.
Claymore, 287 tons, Hadden, master, from Rotterdam, with cargo. W. and G. Turnbull and Co.
December 3 — Anna Maria, 236 tons, David Reed, master, from Newcastle, with coal. Master, agent.
December 5 — Elizabeth, 113 tons, Owen Williams, master, from Sydney. Master, agent.
December 7 — Laughing Water, 411 tons, Taylor, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. Martin, agent.

Outwards
December 5 — Bella Mary, 276 tons, Copping, master, for Hobart Town, with some original cargo and cargo from
Auckland. Royse. Mudie and Co., agents.
December 6 — Storm Bird, 164 tons, W. Simpson, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Fisher Bros, agents.
December 7 — Collingworth, 457 tons, McKinnon, Master, for Hobart Town, with cargo. Martin, agent.

Inwards
December 12 — Omeo, 605 tons, Edwards, for Melbourne. Royse, Mudie and Co., agents.
Malcolm, 182 tons, Henderson, for Hobart Town. Fisher Bros., agents.

[ODT 10 December 1866, Page 4 . PASSENGER LIST. Per Omeo, from Melbourne: Mrs Dowling, Misses Curtain and Organ, Messrs Espie, Kirkland, Kennedy, Sinclair. Sefton, Jones, Smith, Hipham, Murphy, Cole, Crammond (2), Biggs, Hannah, Hopper, Baudenet, Harper (2) and 30 Chinese.]

PORT CHALMERS December 14 Departures
Malcolm, schooner, 182 tons, Henderson, for Hobart Town, in ballast. Fisher Bros., agents.
Tararua, s.s., 522 tons, Hagley, for Melbourne, via Bluff Harbor, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.

[ODT 15 December 1866, Page 4 PASSENGER LIST. Per Tararua, for Melbourne via Bluff: Mrs Nasmyth and child. Miss Strachan, Miss Mansforth, Mrs Hardman, Miss Williams Messrs Webster, M'Dougall, Gardner, Goldsmith, Loughnan, G.W. Geddes, J. Carle, M'Farland, Leary, Armitage, Rose, Miss M'Laren, Messrs Boyne, Willett, M'Dougall (2), Short, Cole, McRoberts, Johnstone, Oakes, Mrs Green, Mrs Ederwick; and 11 original saloon, 25 do steerage, and 60 saloon and steerage to be transhipped from Egmont at Bluff for Melbourne.]

[Otago Daily Times 11 December 1866, Page 4
PASSENGER LIST. Per Otago, from Melbourne: Messrs A W Bentky, Arnold, John Galloway, Revd R Scrimgeour^ Phillips, Edmondson, Mr and Mrs Isaac, Master Isaac, Mr and Mrs Shanks, Messrs Hudson, A Beverley, R Edwards, Watson; and 6 in the steerage; 81 Chinese; and 65 for North.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Saturday 22 December 1866 Page 10 Outwards
December 15 — Eli Whitney, 630 tons, Pleace, master, for Newcastle, N.S.W, in ballast. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
December 17 — Elizabeth, 113 tons, O. Williams, master, for Sydney, in ballast. Master, agent.
December 18 — Affiance, 347 tons, George Simson, master, for Newcastle, in ballast. Master, agent.
December 20 — Otago, 457 tons, W. J. O. Symons, master, for Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.

[Otago Daily Times 24 December 1866, Page 4
ARRIVALS. Albion, s.s. 457. tons, Kidney, from Melbourne, via Bluff. Harbour, with English mails, cargo, and passengers. Cargills and M'Lean, agents. PASSENGER LIST. Per Albion, from Melbourne: Mr and Mrs Cargill, Miss Cargill, and two servants, Rev. J. L Parsons, and Mrs Parsons, Mr and Mrs Rattray, Mr and Mrs Neill and child, Mrs Abbot, Misses Roberts. Fyams, Fitzmaurice, Rev, Father Williams, Captain Fraser. Messrs Millar, F.S.A., Coghill, Watson, Allen, Knight, Bartine, Haswell, Jones, Bunting, Pascoe, Waltho, Harcourt, Miller, Miss Warren, Masters Warren (2), 84 in steerage, including 23 Chinese.]

Otago Witness 1866 – Friday 28 December 1866 Page 4
A fatal accident at sea, on board the brigantine Isabella, from Hobart Town, is reported by the ‘West Coast Times.' When, wearing ship during a gale off Hokitika, and just as she fell off into the trough of the sea, the straps of the mainsheet- block carried away, and the latter struck the seaman who was attending the sheet, and knocked him overboard. It was supposed the blow took effect in the poor fellow's head, us he bled profusely, and floated away face down, but without discovering the slightest sign of life, several ropes were thrown to him, one hove by the mate, falling right across the body, yet, notwithstanding this, he made do motion. His shipmates were unable to render any further help, as the ship's boat could not have lived in the sea then running. He was an American named Robert Eagar, and during the last four years had followed the occupation of a lighterman.

Page 10 Inwards December 27 — Elodie, 274 tons, Blancherel, master, from the Mauritius, with cargo. W. and G. Turnbull and Co., agents.

Outwards
December 27 — Wilhelm Gynther, Hagdahar, master, for Guam, in ballast. Dalgetty, Battray and Co., agents.
Rangitoto, 449 tons, Darke, master, for the Bluff and Melbourne, with cargo and passengers. G. S. Brodrick, agent.
December 24 — Seringapatam, 587 tons, Wyeth, master, for Valparaiso, in ballast. Royse, Mudie and Co, agents.


Otago Witness, 21 April 1866, Page 18
True for Once. A traveller announces as a fact that he once in his life beheld people "minding their own business." This remarkable occurrence happened at sea — the passengers being " too sick'' to attend to each other's concerns.