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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.
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)
Stewart Mr (see 20th Jan. 1866 OW - was manager of the Bank NSW, Beechworth)
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
16 in the steerage
Per Rangatira for the north.
Grey Mr C
Grant Mr M.P.
Martin Mr and Mrs and child
Roach Mr F
Sanders Mr W
5 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.
Parisian, 717 tons, D'Oyley, from London, general cargo. H. Houghton and CO., agents.
Jan. 15 - Robert Henderson, 553 tons, Logan, master, for London, with wool, gold and passengers.
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.
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.
Otago Witness Saturday January 27th 1866 pg 10
Jan. 22 - Paris, 621 tons, Nicol, master, from Glasgow, with cargo and passengers.
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
January 31 - Warrior Queen, 989 tons, Catnach, master, from London.
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
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
Feb. 24 - Thracian, 538 tons, Tyack, for London, with wool.
Otago Witness Saturday 10 March 1866
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
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
March 26 - Strathspey, 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
June 15 Daniel Watson 144 tons John King master from Hobart Town with cargo and passengers
Princess 369 tons Ryan master for Newcastle NSW in ballast
June 23 1866 Page 10
June 18 Midas 562 tons Mackellar master from Newcastle with coal
June 20 Tararua 522 tons Ferguson master from Melbourne with cargo and passengers
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
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
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
June 25 Brothers 384 tons D E Weekes master for Newcastle in ballast
Pasithea barque from London general cargo and passengers
Swordfish brigantine from Melbourne with general cargo
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.