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Otago Witness Shipping News 1875
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only cabin passengers were listed in the newspaper
We did not transcribe the inter-coastal shipping.
Araby Maid 	26/12/1874 4 cabin
Florence 	30/12/1874 7 cabin, 28 steerage
Nelson 		31/12/1874 15 cabin & 367 f&n
Janet Cowan 	 5/01/1875 17 cabin, 5 2nd & 38 s 
Wild Deer  	20/01/1875 9 cabin & 312 Imm URL  
Sophia Joachim 	25/01/1875  3 cabin, 11 2nd, 26 s
Candidate 	26/01/1875 4 cabin & 26 s  URL 
Margaret Galbraith 2/02/1875 3 cabin & 138 f&n URL
City of Vienna 	 3/02/1875 9 cabin, 26 2nd & s URL 
Gareloch 	13/02/1875 12 cabin, 365 Imm. U
Oamaru 		17/02/1875 14 c. & 280 2nd & n pas 
Wellington 	19/02/1875 17 cabin 193 f&n URL
City of Dunedin 20/02/1875 16 cabin 242 f&n URL 
Gloucester	 6/03/1875  1 cabin 268 Chinese
Mallowdale 	 9/03/1875  5 cabin, 16 2nd 17 s 
Rangitikei	24/03/1875 9 cabin 19 2nd & s
William Davie 	22/04/1875 144 Imm.  URL 
Timaru 		 6/05/1875 Govt. immigrants
Portland	 7/05/1875 287 Chinese
Aloa		14/05/1875 260 Chinese
Leucadia 	18/05/1875 4 cabin 10 steerage 
Wennington 	18/05/1875 137  f&n URL 
Andrew Reid 	19/05/1875 Pass. 98 2nd & third  
City of Cashmere 21/05/1875 4 cabin 14 s. URL 
Lochnagar 	22/05/1875 No passengers 
Earl of Zetland  3/06/1875 5 cabin, 347 f&n URL
Hawea		11/06/1875 20 pass
Taupo		 7/07/1875 6 cabin 17 steerage
Cora Linn	 9/07/1875 No passengers	
Aldergrove 	25/07/1875 2 cabin & 342½ sImm URL 
Woodlark 	 3/08/1875 3 cabin & 17 s. 
James Nicol Fleming 4/08/1875  312 immi. URL 
Knight of Snowdon 19/08/1875 5 cabin 13 s
Altcar 		30/08/1875 1 cabin, 14 2nd & s 
City of Tanjore  4/09/1875 27 2nd & s URL 
British Empire 	 5/09/1875 No passengers
Waimea 		18/09/1875 324 f&n
Wave Queen 	25/09/1875 1 cabin, 26 2nd & s.
Invercargill 	30/09/1875 436 Govt. Imm.
Jessie Readman 	 1/10/1875 4 cabin & 4 2nd 
Elizabeth Graham 3/10/1875 No passengers
Taunton  	 7/10/1875 3 cabin 14 steerage
The Auckland 	27/10/1875 14 cabin & 497 Imm. URL 
Zealandia 	27/10/1875 4 cabin, 7 2nd & 211 f&n
Otago 		 1/11/1875 5 cabin
Calypso 	11/11/1875 8 cabin 6 2nd 16 s.
Mataura 	17/11/1875 4 cabin 215 Imm.
Canterbury 	19/11/1875 12 cabin 20 2nd. URL 
Waimate 	 3/12/1875 346 Imm. URL 
Carmarthenshire  4/12/1875 14 cabin 11 s URL 
May Queen 	 4/12/1875 5 cabin, 3 2nd, 19 s
Celestial Queen 10/12/1875 No passengers
Taiaroa		14/12/1874 4
Schiehallion 	16/12/1875 4 cabin & 5 s
Nelson 		26/12/1875 URL 

URL = Go to Gavin's site for additional passengers lists
f = free
n = nominated
Imm  = immigrants
2nd = second cabin passengers
s = steerage
Reference online: Papers Past Images online.

Otago Witness Saturday 2nd January 1875 pg12
Arrivals
Dec 26 - Araby Maid, ship, 837 tons, John Potter, from London, September 7th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Malcolm 	Mr and Mrs
Kilgour 	Mr
Cade 		Mr

Otago Witness 16 January 1875, Page 14
We are informed that the passengers by the Araby Maid, who numbered only four, have presented Captain Potter with a handsome meerschaum pipe, accompanied by a letter expressing their high admiration of him as a shipmaster, and acknowledging the great kindness shewn to them on their passage here from London.

Star 7 December 1874, Page 3
The Calypso brought a wheel lathe and cylinder-boring machine, and several machines of minor importance for the workshops. By the Araby Maid come a hundred sets of wheels and axles, two locomotives, and eight carriages for the Waitaki and Moeraki line and by the Sophia Joachim 50 sets of ironwork for the Dunedin and Clutha line.

Otago Daily Times 21 January 1875, Page 5
Port Chalmers. 10th January. (Before T. A. Mansford, Esq.,U.M.)
Desertion — Charles Sterly was charged with deserting from the ship Araby Maid. He had been arrested at Blueskin on Monday evening. Captain Potter, of the Araby Maid, gave evidence as to the defendant's identity and desertion; and the Bench, considering the chance proved, sentenced defendant to twelve weeks' imprisonment, with hard labour.

New Zealand Illustrated Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 12, 1 September 1900, Page 942

Dec 29 – Comet, barque, Cooper, from Newcastle, December 17th. Finlay and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Cooper J Mrs
Wilson Miss
Cossar Mr

Arrived - Dec. 30 - Florence, ship, 808 tons, J. Houston, from London, Sept. 6th. 
Passengers:
Cook 		Mr and Mrs and child
Craig 		Mr
Davis 		Mrs J
Holloway 	Mrs
McKerrow 	Mr
and 28 steerage.

Departures
Dec 23 – Tararua, ss, 520 tons, for Melbourne via Bluff Harbour. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Fitzgerald 	Miss
Matthews 	Mr
Richardson 	Mr
And 20 steerage
For Bluff –
Beale 		Mr
Mason 		Mr
And one steerage

Otago Witness 2 Jan 1875, Page 21
THE OLD AND NEW YEAR
The old year's out, and the wine's poured out,
To pledge to the friends all true;
From the old year we part, and, with hopeful heart,
Libation we pour to the new.
In good old wine, round each friendly shrine,
We scatter the rosy dew;
May flowers spring up round the social cup,
To bloom thro' the year that is new.

Like children at play through some sunny day,
We sport with our years like toys;
We part with the old like a tale that is told,
And welcome the coming joys.
But tho’ the old year we are parting here,
We part not with old friends too,
For the friends we have known thro' the time that's flown,
Are dearer than friends that are new.

The rich gold hair of the young and fair,
The eye of the lover may prize,
But the silver shed on an old friend's head
Is dearer in friendship's eyes.
Thus standing between the gray and the green,
Whichever way turns our view,
May smiles adorn the eve and morn
Of friends— both old and new.
SAMUEL LOVER.

Otago Witness Saturday 9 January 1875 Page 12

Shipping Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Dec 31 – Alhambra, ss, Sinclair, from Melbourne (December 19th) via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:

From Melbourne –
Hoamer 		Mr and Mrs
Bell 		Mr and Mrs
Ward 		Mr and Miss
Cuthbertson 	Mrs
Elliott  	Miss Fanny
Andrews  	Hon K B
Henderson 	R
Jamieson 	Mr
From Lyttelton –
Dowes 		Mr and Miss
Gibbs 		Mrs
O’Brien 	Mr
Cummins 	Mr
Purnell 	Mr
Kernt 		Mr
Evans 		Mr
Margett 	Mr
Ord 		Mr
Jackson 	Mr
Carmatt 	Mr
And two in the steerage

Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, from Melbourne (December 23rd) via Bluff (December 30th) Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Culling 	Mr and Mrs
Culling 	Miss (2)
Hatten 		Miss (2)
Hatten 		Mrs
Hodgson 	Mrs
Quinlan 	Mrs
Quinlan 	Miss (2)
McNeil 		Mr
Steel 		Mr
And 36 in the steerage

Arrived - Dec. 31 - Nelson, ship, 1250 tons, Anderson, from Glasgow October 1st, Rothessay Bay October 4th. Russell, Ritchie and Co., agents.
[Otago Daily Times 22 December 1874, Page 2]

Passengers:
Allan 		Messrs (2) [Mr Robert Adam and Mr James D. Adam]
Brownhill 	Miss J.
Gordon 		Mr Adam
Jack 		Mr John
McGregor 	Miss M.
McLelan 	Mr [Kenneth McLellan]
Mills 		Mr
Neville 	Mr [Parker Melville]
Ritchie 	Mrs and two children
Scott 		Mr
Tolmie 		Mr D. and Mrs
and 367 [351] nominated and free immigrants.

Captain Anderson, late of the Agnes Muir, is in command of the Nelson and the surgeon superintendent is Dr Maccaffer. Four children died and two born on board. Left Greenock on the 1st October. She brings 1500 tons of cargo including some 300 tons of railway iron

Otago Witness
Saturday 9 January 1875 -
Otago Daily Times 22 December 1874, Page 2
Arrived - Jan. 3 - Janet Cowan, ship, 1278 tons, McBride, from London, Oct. 9th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Carolan 	Rev. Mr [J. Carvean]
Coleman 	Rev. Mr A.W.
Coleman 	Miss Mary
Fitzsimon 	Miss M.
Hipp 		Miss
Kejoe 		Rev. Mr Thomas
Listers 	Mr
McGrath 	Miss Mary
Owens 		Miss Agnes
Nixon 		Mr A.F. and Miss (daughter)
Sime 		Mr Ramsey
Wyett 		Mrs
Wyett 		Miss Emma
Wyatt		Miss Mary
Wyett 		Mr George
5 second-class
Barron		James
Eley		Mr and Mrs Frank
Keoch		Robert S. 
Morrison	Hugh
and 33 intermediate and steerage.

Towed to the powder ground by the s.s. Geelong, Captain Kelly, pilot on board and Captain Thomson, Harbour Master, after nearly going ashore at the South head of Waikouaiti Bay. The Janet Cowan is a Greenock-built vessel and was constructed there in 1866 by Messrs R. Steele and Co. She was built on the same stocks as the Cartsburn, lately here, and belongs to the same owners - R. Shankland and Co. She is a powerful and very substantially built ship, her plates being as thick as the Cartsburn. She is on her first visit to this port, as also is her master. Her dimensions are - Length 220 feet, beam 35ft 4in, depth of hold 22ft 6in; registered tonnage 1278. She left London on the 9th October. The Janet Cowan brings 58 passengers and a large cargo of 2000 tons, of which 500 consist of deadweight. She made the passage from London to the Port in the good time of 85 days.

Arrival of the Nelson
The Nelson’s signal letters announcing her near presence were made at Talaroa Head Station on the 31st ult., and were succeeded by the signal, “All well on board.” As soon as steam could be raised the steamer Geelong went for her and by eleven o’clock had conveyed her safely to a snug anchorage off Port Chalmers. Captain Anderson, late of the Agnes Muir, is in command of the Nelson and the surgeon superintendent is Dr Mascaffer. He gave a good account of the immigrants on board. The immigrants looked strong and healthy and not a solitary case of complaining came under our notice. Taking them all through they appeared to be a good class of people and received an excellent character from the Doctor. They number 365 all told, two fewer than the number which embarked at Glasgow. The two represent the excess of deaths over births, four children having died against two that were born on board. So light a death rate amongst so many people tells favourably for the sanitary condition of the newcomers and is suggestive of care taken to preserve their health during the passage out.
The Nelson is a brand new ship, built upon precisely the same lines and according to the same dimensions, apportionments, &c, as the Dunedin, Invercargill and Auckland.
With regard to her passage out she left Greenock on the 1st of October, but meeting a SW gale off Rothesay, she anchored in the bay that night. Lay there until the 4th, and the weather then moderating, she put to sea and lay down St George’s Channel, with westerly winds. She was off Tuscar on the 5th, and there fell in with another heavy SW blow and lost two days through it, the land not being cleared until the 7th. Good winds for the rest of the voyage.

Arrival of the Janet Cowan (rest of story on PDF- no mention of passenger’s health etc)
If coincidences are governed by any fixed rule, that rule was surely in operation on Saturday when Captain Thomason, the Harbour Master, received a telegram from one of the Waikouaiti settlers, to the effect that the ship Janet Cowan was at anchor in a dangerous position close to the rocks. Now, exactly that day twelve month, viz, January 2nd 1874, the disastrous intelligences of the stranding of the ill-fated Surat was flashed along the wires from the Molyneux. The French steamer Vire, with many Dunedin gentlemen on board, left in hot haste for the scene of the disaster and was followed on the succeeding day by the steamer Geelong, bound upon a speculative expedition. So far as coincidence is concerned, its application in the case of the Surat and Janet Cowan ceases with the telegram, and the immediate despatch of a steamer to the assistance of the Cowan. The Janet Cowan was in no particular danger, providing of course she had not been assailed by bad easterly weather, in which case her’s would have been a doubtful one. The Janet Cowan brings 58 passengers and made the passage from London to the Port in the good time of 85 days. ... The Janet Cowan is a Greenock-built vessel, and was constructed there in 1866 by Messrs R. Steele and Co. She was built on the same stocks as the Cartsburn lately here, and belongs to the same owners— R. Shankland and Co. She is a powerful and very substantially built ship, her plates being as thick as the Cartsburn, which was remarkable for her heavy scantlines, and her angle-irons are very close together. She is on her first visit to this port, as also is her master. Her dimensions are — Length, 220 feet ; beam 35ft 4in ; depth of hold, 22ft 6in ; registered tonnage, 1278. The passage out was made in creditable time. She lieft London on the 9th October...

Departures
Jan 3 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Tomlinson 	Mr and Mrs
McKay 		Mr
Nicholls 	Mr
And 5 in steerage
For Bluff –
Gibbon 		Mr, Mrs and children (2)
Kingsmill 	Miss
Hawlett 	Mr
And 1 in the steerage

Jan 4 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nicols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Smith 		Mrs
Webb 		Mrs, servant and child
Lumsden 	Miss
Black 		Miss
Towley 		Mr and Misses (2)
Andrews 	Mr
Wills 		Mr
Kerr 		Captain and Mrs
For Wellington –
Mitchell 	Captain
For Nelson –
Marryatt  	Mr F and Mrs
Jack 		A H
For Melbourne –
Chapman 	Miss
Doroughty 	Mr
Aynsley 	Mr
And 3 in the steerage

Otago Witness Saturday 16th January 1875
Arrivals
Speedwell, barque, 350 tons, Athow, from Kaipara.
Jan. 8 - Annie Losle, barque, 347 tons, Marshall, from Kaipara.
Easby, s.s., 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, Dec. 29th via Wellington, Jan. 6th. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
Anderson 	Mr
Dawson 		Mr
Isaacs 		Mr
Marshall 	Mrs
Mears 		Mr
Shand 		Captain
Taylor 		Mr
Wilston 	Mr
10 steerage

Wildwood, ship, 1100 tons, Frost, from Puget Sound. H. Houghton and Co., agents.
Glencoe, barque, 179 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town.

Passengers:
Birch 		Mr H.T.
Carsay 		Mrs and family (5)
Sourdy 		Mrs and child
Walter 		Mrs and family (3)
and two steerage.

Jan. 9 - Margaret Galbraith, ship, 841 tons, Peebles, from London, October 3rd. Passengers:

Batchelor 	Mrs
Gardener 	Mr
Stacey 		Mr
and 136 free and nominated immigrants.

Jan. 9 - Swordfish, brigantine, 155 tons, Lewis, from ort Esperance. D. and G. Proudfoot, agents.
Jan. 9 - U.S.W.S.S. Swatara, 1125 tons, Captain Chandler, from the Chatham islands.
Jan. 9 - Wellington, 264 tons, Carey, from Lyttelton and Northern Ports. Passengers:

Cannon 		Mr
Clarkson 	Mrs and family (2)
Crocker 	Miss
Gwynneth 	Mr
Hanks 		Mr
Hart 		Miss
McDonald 	Mr
Raleigh 	Miss
Robertson 	Mr
Shaw 		Mr
Sheen? 		Mr
Tewsley 	Miss
Tewsley 	Mr
Thompson 	Mr
Turnbull 	Mrs
Walker 		Mr and Mrs
seven steerage

Jan. 11 - Eliza McPhee, ketch, Peterson, from Catlin's River.
Jan. 11 - Waitara, ship, 832 tons, Peak, from Lyttelton. NZSC., agents.
Jan. 12 - Omeo, s.s., 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne Jan. 4th, via Bluff.

[Otago Daily Times 13 January 1875, Page 2]

Passengers: 
From Melbourne - 
Campbell 	Miss
Coll 		Miss
Coll 		Mr
Craigh 		Mr
Crawford 	Mr
Donnell 	Miss
Fleming 	Mr
Morgan 		Miss
Mountain 	Rev. J.E. and family (5)
Orr 		Mr
Remington 	Mrs and family (3)
Ross 		Mr G
and 17 steerage.

From the Bluff
Catlon 		Mr [Caffin]
Haynes 		Mr
Malaghan 	Mr
Manders 	Mr, M.P.C.
Mentlplay 	Mr
Powell 		Mr
and 14 saloon and 30 steerage for other ports.

Departures
Omeo for Newcastle via Cook Strait. 
Passengers for Lyttelton:
Shury 		Mr and 4 children
Shaw 		Mr
Taylor 		Mr
1 steerage
For Wellington:
Barnes 		Miss
Cornfoot 	Mr and Mrs

Arrival of The Margaret Galbraith
The well-known ship Margaret Galbraith, Captain Pebbles, of Messrs Patrick, Henderson and Co.'s line, which trades between this Province and the old country, was signalled at the Heads on Saturday. Left the Downs on the 4th Oct. Immigrants removed to the Quarantine Island, where they are to remain for a day or two to wash clothes and be generally purified. Only one death. The case of scarlitina appeared on the 17th Nov. Dr Batchelor surgeon superintendent. Dr Drysdale refused to pass the ship. Under ban of the yellow flag. Will discharge on Monday in the stream or at the Railway Pier.

Otago Witness 2 Jan 1875, Page 8
BURNING OF THE COSPATRICK

Otago Witness 23 Jan 1875, Page 12
Port Chalmers Arrivals
Jan 16 – Albion, ss, Underwood, from Melbourne, 10th inst, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Lloyd 		Mrs and children (3)
Fulton 		Dr and Mrs
Mallard 	Mrs
Douglas 	Mrs
Weham 		Miss
Smith 		Miss
Sutherland 	Miss
Buchanan 	Miss
Steward 	Mr and Miss
Peel 		Mr and Miss
Lloyd 		Mr
Kerr 		Mr
Dunk 		Mr
Barnfield 	Mr
Hagger 		Mr
Wilding 	Mr
Hutchings 	Mr
Cumberland 	Mr
Webster 	Mr
Hid (Hill) 	Mr
Leathes 	Mr
Inglis 		Mr
Simpson 	Mr
Moore Master
And 25 steerage

Jan 19 – Tararua, ss, 520 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne January 7th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nicols and agents.

Passengers:
Wheeler 	Captain and Mrs
Chapman 	Mr and Mrs
Thomas 		Mrs and child
Borrie 		Mrs
Lumsden 	Miss
Justice 	Mr
Molesworth 	Mr
Murphy 		Dr
McCarthy 	Mr
Thibon 		Mr
Cammung 	Mr
Ballantine 	Mr
Hatwood 	Mr
Barrand 	Mr
Sfrachan 	Mr (a ‘f’ is used here)
Scott 		Mr
Tindale 	Mr
McKay 		Mr
Denham 		Mr
And 7 in the steerage

Jan 20 – Wild Deer, ship, 1016 tons, Malcolm, from London, October 31st. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Stoddart	 Mr and Mrs
Stoddart 	James
Benson 		Mr, Mrs and children (4)
And 312 steerage

Departures
Jan 16 – Albion, ss, 521 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Dalgleish 	Mr and Mrs
Moore 		Mr, servant and boy
McOwen 		Mr
Bakewell 	Master
For Nelson –
Bakewell 	Mrs and children (3)
For Hokitika –
Kent 		Mrs
Jack 		J
For Greymouth –
Three steerage
For Melbourne –
Bastings 	Miss
Walker 		Mr
And 11 steerage

Jan 19 – Invercargill, ship, 1250 tons, Tilly, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Squires 	Mr, Mrs and family (2)
Williams 	Mrs and Jnr
Brockalbank 	Mrs and children (2)
Hutchieson	Mrs
Wilson 		Miss
Honeyman 	Mr
Sexton 		Mr
Moyes 		Mr
Brook 		Mr
Atkinson 	Mr

Jan 20 – Tararua, ss, 520 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Street 		C H & Mrs
Field 		Mr and Mrs
Hislop 		Mrs
Flynn 		Miss
Leathes 	Mr
Murdoch 	Mr
Bornfield 	Mr
Wheeler 	Captain and Mrs
And 21 steerage
For Bluff –
Miller 		Mrs and children (2)
Gilchrist 	Mr
Guinn Master
And 1 steerage

Arrival of the Wild Deer
The arrival of the ship Wild Deer on the 20th inst, took the Port by surprise: for although she had been 80 days out she was scarcely expected. However, she on this occasion has done what she had done before viz, fully sustained her reputation as a clipper vessel by making the passage in 80 days, difference of time allowed for. The Wild Deer comes here this trip in the command of Captain Malcolm, late of the Helen Burus, Captain Cowan, formerly of the Wild Deer, having been promoted to the Wellington, one of the Company’s new ships. Mr Kilgour is still chief officer of the Wild Deer and considering the horde of people he has had to contend with, he has brought his ship into port in good order. The Wild Deer left Gravesend on the 31st of October, and having a leading wind down Channel, cleared the land on the 2nd November, a last departure being taken from the Lizard with a SW breeze. On the 24th December she crossed the meridian of Greenwich and that of the Cape on the 29th December.
The Wild Deer brings 10 cabin passengers and 312 nominated and free immigrants. There were 314 when she left, but two infants dying soon after – they were moribund when they were taken on board – the number was reduced as above. The immigrants many be classified as 40 married couples, 71 single men and 54 single women, or according to nationalities, as English – 73 male and 73 female adults; children under twelve years, 30 males and 42 females; infants, 6 males and 7 females. Scotch – 5 male and 2 female adults; children, 2 males and 7 females; infants, 2 males and 1 female. Foreigners – 3 male and 1 female adults; children, 1 male. Dr Greg was the surgeon-superintendent in charge and he spoke very favourably indeed of the immigrants. A respectable lot of people.

Otago Witness 30 Jan 1875, Page 12
Port Chalmers Arrivals
Jan 26 – Candidate, ship, 765 tons, Wright, from London November 6th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Marsh 		Mr
Mackinder 	Mr
Wells 		Mr
Carnie 		Mr
And 26 steerage

Sophia Joachim, ship, 1084 tons, from London October 6th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Brown 		Miss Agnes 
Brown 		Mr B
Brown 		Mr G J
Second Cabin –
Blyth 		Mr and Mrs
Faulkner 	Mr, Mrs and Mr - son
Goldie 		Mr, Mrs and Jnr
Remshardt 	Mr
Lucas 		Mr
Whiting 	Mr
And 26 steerage

No Overseas Departures

Otago Witness, 6 February 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
January 31 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Sinclair, from Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Famas 		Misses (3)
Vair 		Miss M
McGregor 	Mr
Heape 		Mr
Nichols 	Mr
And 5 steerage
From the Coast – Kenny Mr and Mrs
Dalgleish 	Mr and Mrs
Green 		Mr and Miss
Binney 		Mr
Cruthers 	Mr
Common 		Mr
Dunning 	Mr
McGowan 	Mr
Trestrail 	Mr
Palmer 		Master
18 steerage
and 90 for other ports

Feb 3 – Otago, ss, McLean, from Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Guthrie 	Mr, Mrs and Miss
Meyer 		Mr and Mrs
Holmes 		Mr and Mrs
Martin 		Mrs
Carr 		Mrs
Pearce 		Mrs
Larnach 	Miss
Cook 		Mr
Glynn 		Mr
Buckley 	Mr
Pole 		Mr
Whitestone 	Mr
Knowles 	Mr
Israel 		Mr
Murray 		Mr
Matthews 	Mr
Johnson 	Mr
Gray 		Mr
Grifhths 	Mr
Kennedy 	Mr
Bolger 		Mr
Mathieson 	Mr
Anderson 	Mr
McKay 		Mr
Rodgers 	Mr
Bage 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
McLellan 	Mr
Brunton 	Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Coleman 	Mr
Jacobs 		Mr
McDonald 	Mr
And 30 steerage

City of Vienna, ship, 1000 tons, Crocket, from London November 5th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Robyjohns 	Mr and Mrs
Thyne 		Mr and Mrs
Macfarlane 	Mr
Bickerstaff 	Mr
Ramsay 		Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Hayward 	Mr
And 22 second cabin and steerage

Departures
Feb 2 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Robinson 	Mr and Mrs
Wright 		Mrs
Orr 		Mr
Deans 		Mr
Gardiner 	Mr
Mitchell 	Mr
And 17 steerage
For Bluff –
Carruthers 	Mrs
Gibson 		Miss
Menzies 	Mr
Haines 		Mr
Powell 		Mr
Malaghan? 	Mr
Cathbertson 	Mr
McKenzie 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Bain 		Mr
And 1 steerage

Feb 4 – Otago, ss, McLean, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nicols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Wilkinson 	Mr and Mrs
Neil 		Mr
Niven 		Mr
And 1 in steerage
For Wellington –
Lemon 		Mr
Jackson 	Mr
For Greymouth –
Reid 		Mr
For Hokitika –
McNeil? 	Mr
For Melbourne –
Kemp 		Mr and Mrs
Grundy 		Miss
Bainfield 	Mr
De Beer 	Mr
And 3 steerage

Otago Witness, 13 February 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 8 – Catharina, barque, 350 tons, R Loose, from New York, October 28th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Gilbert 	Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Ullman 		Mr
Loose 		Mrs

Chaudiere, barque, 470 tons, Brown, from New York, October 20th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passenger: Mrs Brown
Feb 9 – Eliza Mary, brigantine, 161 tons, Stewart, from Melbourne. Master, agent. Passenger: Mr Johnston
Departures:
Feb 6 – Waikato, ship, 1020 tons, Hodder, for London. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Luff 		Mr, Mrs, Misses (2) and Masters (2)
Barton 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Birmie 		Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master
Bunten 		Mr, Mrs and Master
Salmon 		Mrs, Misses (2), Masters (2) and servant
Ward 		J E
Stewart 	Mr
French 		Mr
And one in the steerage

Feb 8 – Wildwood, ship, 1100 tons, Frost, for Newcastle. H Houghton and Co, agents.
Passengers: Mr and Mrs Dyer

Otago Witness, 13 February 1875, Page 13 Birth
Oh the 2nd instant, at the Signal Station, Catlin's River, the wife of Mr C E Hayward, of a daughter.

Otago Witness, 20 February 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 12 – Gareloch, ship 1177 tons, Greenwood, from London. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passengers: 12 cabin and 248 statute adults, free and nominated immigrants
Feb 13 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Newcastle, Feb 2nd, via Wellington and Lyttelton. Web and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
Fitzgerald 	Miss
McGlashan 	Miss
Griffin 	Miss
Henning 	Mr
Allen 		Mr
West 		Mr
And 9 steerage

Feb 16 – Albion, RMSS, Underwood, from Melbourne Feb 10th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Trotter 	Mr, Mrs and child
Snigglefritz 	Mrs and Misses
Norris  	Mrs J E and children (2)
Longford 	Mrs
Stronach 	Mrs
Brand 		Mrs
Brown 		Miss
Scully 		Miss
Von Blarcom 	Miss
White 		Mr
Woods 		Mr
Fergus 		Mr
Rock 		Mr
Martin		Mr and Jnr
Gillow 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
McKenzie 	Mr
Caldwell 	Mr
Hill 		Mr
Collins 	Mr
Benn 		Mr
Davenport 	Mr
20 steerage
and 40 for other ports

Tararua, RMSS, 520 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne Feb 3, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Lees 		Mrs and servant
Clark 		Mrs
Campbell 	Mrs
Saunders 	Mrs
Russell 	Mrs
Fenwick 	Mrs
McOwen 		Mrs
Halley 		Mr and Mrs
Slace 		Mr and Mrs
Lees 		Miss
Thomas 		Mr
Black 		Mr
Sashelike 	Mr
Hatchins 	Mr
Heales 		Mr
Keogh 		Mr
Cargill 	E B
Isaacs 		Mr
Evans 		Mr
Calvert 	Master
Fenwick 	Master
And 5 steerage

Feb 17 – Oamaru, ship, 1305 tons, Stuart, from Glasgow Nov 30th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Brown 		Mrs T and child
McEwan 		Mrs C
McLeod 		Mrs A B
McCaw 		Miss S
Guthrie 	Miss A
Henderson 	T
Sandeman 	J R
McEwan 		C
McCaw 		Mr
Guthrie 	J
Keith 		J
Keith 		G
Powell 		S
And 280 free and nominated immigrants

Departures
Feb 15 – Calypso, ship, 1014 tons, Leslie, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Webster 	Mr, Mrs and family
Gray 		Miss
Stelmnetz 	Mr
And 2 steerage

Feb 16 – Albion, RMSS, 640 tons, Underwood, fro Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Herman 		Mrs and Miss
Jones 		Mr and Mrs
Alves 		Mr and Mrs
Sale 		Misses
For Wellington –
Sukan 		Mr and Mrs
Knight 		Dr
Logan 		Mr
For Hokitkika –
Gibson 		Miss
For Melbourne –
Birks 		Mr
Delane 		Mr
White 		Mr
Dunkham 	Mr
And 4 steerage

Feb 17 – Tararua, ss, Bawden, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Bluff –
Johnston 	Mr
Raphael 	Mr
For Melbourne –
Shand 		Captain and Mrs
Inder 		Mrs
Eskdale 	Mr
Neill 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
Reynolds 	Mr
Whitman 	Mr
Hill 		Mr
And 22 steerage

Arrival of the Oamaru
The ship seen off the Ocean Beach on Tuesday afternoon turned out to be the Albion Company’s new ship Oamaru, in command of the well-known Captain Stuart, late of the Otago, She reached the Heads after dark on Tuesday night and was towed inside on Wednesday by the tug Geelong. Scariatina having broken out on the 6th inst, but, happily, was so far confined to two children, both of them having reached the convalescent stage. The ship had 280 immigrants and passengers on board, and 42 of a crew; that three deaths – all in the case of children – had occurred – one from water on the brain, one from the effects of sunstroke and one from croup. They were evenly balanced by 3 births, so that the Oamaru arrives with as many souls on board as she left Glasgow with. Two cases of a mild form of measles had been dealt with on the passage.
She is a brand new ship and a splendid vessel to boot, of 1305 tons register, and built at Greenock by Messrs Scott and Sons, who put together those flue ships the Jessie Readman and Christian McAusland. She is a worthy companion to the noble ships comprising the Albion Company’s fleet, and has commenced her career auspiciously in making the fastest passage of the season, the run from Glasgow having occupied 79 days from port to port and 75 from land to land.

Otago Witness, 27 February 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 20 – Omeo, ss, Caldor, from Melbourne February 13th, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Sceky?		Mr and Mrs
Denny 		Mr and Mrs
Denbigh 	Mr and Mrs
Colwell 	Mrs and Miss
Little 		Miss
Montgomery 	Mr
Young 		Mr
McBeath 	Mr
Simons 		Mr
Martin 		Mr
Higson 		Mr
25 steerage
and 14 for other ports

City of Dunedin, ship, 1035 tons, Ross, from Glasgow October 30th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Duncan 		Mrs and children (3)
Stewart 	Mrs and children (3)
McLean 		Mrs and Misses
Fife 		Mrs
Barry 		Mrs
Balfour 	Mr
Barkley 	Mr
Miller 		Mr
Sulgrars 	Mr
And 242 free and nominated immigrants

Departures
Feb 21 – Omeo, ss, 666 tons, Calder, for Newcastle, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Griffiths 	Mr
For Newcastle –
Waugh 		Mr and Mrs
Meares 		Mr and Miss
Waugh 		Mr
Dawson 		Mr
Houghton 	Mr
And 7 steerage

Feb 22 – May Queen, ship, 733 tons, Tatchell, for London. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Hassell 	Mr, Mrs, Misses (4) and Master
Lucas 		Mr

Feb 24 – Auckland, ship, 1250 tons, Stevens, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Herbert 	Mr and Mrs
Jones 		Mr and Mrs
Brown 		Mrs, Miss and Master
Patterson 	Mrs and Miss
Sproule 	Miss
McKenny 	Miss
Dennistoun 	Miss
Patersen 	Hon J
McKay 		Mr
And 30 second cabin and steerage

Arrival of the City of Dunedin
The City of Dunedin was towed to port early on Saturday morning and brought right through the shipping and moored off the end of the Railway Pier. It was construed the ship brought an exceptionally clean bill of health. However it was ascertained that a course of measles had passed through the immigrants, scarcely a child having escaped the contagion, The first case appeared on the 14th November and the last on the 14th December. Thirteen deaths constituted the tribute levied by the King of Terrors, all the victims being children under five years of age. Eleven cases of water upon the brain had been under treatment, but from what we could gather concerning them only one terminated fatally. The City of Dunedin left Glasgow with 254 emigrants. Of these 13 died by the way, and the only birth that occurred added one to the number of souls and thus, minus and plus, the ship brought 242 souls to these shores. They comprised 36 married couples, 52 single men, 26 single women, 35 males and 40 females under 12 years of age and 6 males and 4 females under 12 months old. Permission was not given by angry Captain Ross to the Press to board the ship.

Otago Witness, 27 February 1875, Page 13 Marriage
McDouall - Harris: On 22nd February at St John's Church, Milton, by the Rev. Richard Coffey BA, Willoughby Crichton, fifth son of John Crichton Stuart McDouall, of Hunter River, New South Wales, to Mary Edith Emily, youngest daughter of Philip Harris McArdell, of Melbourne, Victoria.

Death: Gibson Alexander: At the Palmer diggings, December, 1874, Alexander Gibson, late of Naseby, New Zealand. Home and Victorian papers please copy.


Otago Witness, 6 March 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 25 – Wellington, ship, Cowan, from London, Nov 27th, via Plymouth, Dec 4th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Newsham 	Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Waring 		Mr and Mrs
Horn 		Miss
Green 		Misses (2)
Gunn 		Miss
Hombersly 	Mr
Ogilvie 	Mr
Hepburn 	Mr
Vosper 		Mr
Strikes 	Mr
And 193 free and nominated immigrants

Feb 27 – Jeannie Louttit, barque, A Murdoch, from Liverpool, November 4th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passenger: S. Moorhouse
Free Trader, barque, 204 tons, Johnston, from Hobart Town, Feb 21st. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Gargisson 	Mr and Mrs
Downey 		Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Childers 	Mrs
Hallam 		Mrs
Swift 		Miss
Ewan 		Mr
Hallam 		Mr
Miles 		Captain

March 1 – Alhambra, ss, Sinclair, from Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Asher 		Mrs
Phillips 	Mrs and child
McQueen 	Mrs
Tainish 	Mrs
Post 		Mrs and family (4)
Wallace 	Mrs
Clark 		Mr, Mrs and family
Moss 		Mr and Mrs
Rattray 	Miss
Black 		Miss
Brown 		Mr
Cowie 		Mr
Reid 		Mr
Waiter 		Mr
River 		Mr
22 steerage
and 50 for other ports

March 3 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Whitburn, from Melbourne, February 24th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Sutherland 	Mr and Mrs
Guthrie 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Brock 		Mrs and Miss
Gibbs 		Mesdames (2)
Frelicke 	Miss
Gibbs 		Miss
Duvalli 	the Sisters
Boyd 		Captain
Hall 		Mr
Coutts 		Mr
Kitts 		Mr
Heinsekie 	Mr
Volum 		Mr
Harper 		Mr
Tourmer 	Mr
Noble 		Mr
Wischer 	Mr
Berghoff 	Mr
Farley 		Mr
Sharp 		Mr
Armstrong 	Mr
Gibbs 		Master
And 22 in the steerage

No Overseas Departures

Arrival of the Wellington
We have much pleasure in tendering a hearty welcome to the Albion Company’s ship Wellington and her popular commander, Captain Cowan, late of the Wild Deer. The Wellington is a new ship – the eighth we believe of the magnificent fleet provided by the Albion Shipping Company for the British and New Zealand trade. She is sister ship to the Dunedin, Auckland, Invercargill and Nelson, is built on precisely the same lines, and like them, registers 1250 tons. Five hundred immigrants was the number first specified, but when the time of embarkation arrived, barely half that number was forthcoming. Some twenty or thirty souls were taken on board at London and the balance at Plymouth, the total shipped being 201, exclusive of cabin passengers, of whom there were 17. Death, however, made his appearance on board and levied tribute upon eight souls, of whom one was an adult female, named Mrs Anna Harvey, aged 40, and the mother of a family. She died on January 22nd, of peritonitis (inflammation of the inner membrane of the abdomen) and her death was a grievous loss to her husband and the four young children who called her mother. Much commiseration was extended to them and received practical expression, £17 being subscribed for them on board. Another adult met with an untimely end. He was one of the ship’s company, a seaman named Peter Allanthorp; and whilst doing his duty in a heavy gale in the Bay of Biscay, helping to hand the upper mizzen topsail, he lost his hold and fell head first on the poop, close to where Captain Cowan was standing. He never spoke again, but lingered insensible for ten hours and then died. His death was much regretted, for he bore a good character and was a smart young seaman. The other deaths were confined to children of tender ages and were as follows:

Johnston Wm, 	December 22 aged 11 months, bronchitis
Barcol Wm, 	December 24 aged 11 months, mesenteric disease
Hanmond Blanche	December 31 aged 11 months, diarrhoea
Creamer Wm J 	January  11 aged 15 months, mesenteric disease
Tibbet John, 	January  23 aged 13 months, mesenteric disease
Coombe Emily, 	February 10 aged  4 years,  limbrici disease
Coombe Hettie, 	February 21 aged  2 years,  the same

No births occurred. These deaths reduced the number of immigrants, which embarked to 193. They are classified as under:
25 married couples, 60 single men, 26 single women, 21 males and 23 females between one and twelve years, eight male and two female infants.

Arrival of the Jeannie Louttit
The above vessel arrived at the Heads late on Friday 26th ult, but it was then too dark to make out her signals and hence it was not until Saturday morning that her name was ascertained. We boarded her and ascertained that she had made the somewhat long passage of 114 days from Liverpool. She is a nice little barque of 492 tons register, built between four and five years ago at Kingston-on-Spey, Moray Firth, by Mr Kinloch. She hails from Wick and is owned by Mr D Louttit of Caithness. Until this voyage she has been confined to the China trade. On the voyage there was a lost of one of the seamen overboard. His name was Alexander Isbister and he was standing on the gangway trying to hook on the foresheet block, which had become detached. Whilst stooping over he lost his hold and the barque lurched, and a sea caught him and swept him away. This happened at noontide, but as the barque was before a stiff gale with a heavy sea running, nothing could be done to save him.

Otago Witness, 13 March 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
March 6 – Gloucester, barque, 526 tons, Vincent, from Hong Kong, January 3rd. Neill and Co, agents. Passengers: Mrs Yan Tip and servant
And 268 Chinese
March 8 – Agnes Jessie, schooner, 187 tons, Phillips, from Hobart Town March 27th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Phillips 	Mrs and children (2)
Hunter 		Mr
Fisher 		Mr
Fleming 	Mr

Glencoe, barque, 159 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town March 27th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Marshall 	Messrs (2)
Angsted 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr

March 9 – Mallowdale, ship, 1290 tons, Shapland from London, December 17th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Sutton 		Mr
Edridge 	Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Gwynne 		Mr
Hirst 		Major
2nd Cabin –
Rice 		Mr and Mrs
Allison 	Mr and Mrs
Lapscombe 	Mr and Mrs
Bennett 	Mr and Mrs
Dunlop 		Miss
Robertson 	Mr
MacIntyre 	Mr
Logan 		Mr
Christopher 	Mr
Deeley 		Mr
Mayhew 		Mr
Young 		Mr
And 17 steerage

Departures
March 4 – Otago, ss, Whitburn, for Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Miles 		Captain
Andrews 	Mr
For Wellington –
Clark 		Mr, Mrs and children (3)
Anderson 	Mr
For Greymouth –
Stocke 		Mr, Miss and Master
Young  		Mrs S
Wright 		Mr
For Melbourne –
Lowe 		Mr, Mrs, children (4) and servant
Hastings 	S D
Sutherland 	Mr
Hill 		Mr
Manty 		Mr
Rowland 	Messrs (2)
And 5 steerage for all ports

ARRIVAL OF THE MALLOWDALE
The Mallowdale, a noble iron ship, of 1290 tons register, arrived in port on Tuesday afternoon, after a good average passage of 82 days from London, the time being reckoned from port to port. From land to land she made the run in 79 days, The Mallowdale brings 37 passengers and 2500 tons of cargo, is a comparatively new ship, about five years old; is owned by Messrs J O Hunter of Greenock, and is under charter to Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co for the present voyage. She is consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie and Co. The Mallowdale is commanded by Captain Shapland and both the ship and her commander are on their first visit to New Zealand, Touching the passage out, the logbook sets forth how the ship left Gravesend on December 17th, discharged pilot off Portland, and cleared the Channel on the 18th. Before this voyage the Mallowdale’s career was confined to the Calcutta and Indian trades. The passage out was governed by remarkably fine and moderate weather, sail being seldom reduced below topgallantsails, whilst the upper topsails were not once lowered. That the made the most of her opportunity is attested to by the splendid condition in which over 100 prime Lincoln sheep, earned on deck, have arrived— 61 of the sheep belong to Mr Sutton, one of the passengers, and 30 to Mr Kirkham.

Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
March 12 – Albion, ss, 660 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne (March 6th) via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Wright 		Mr and Mrs
Suder 		Mrs
Fenner 		Miss
Wright 		Mr
Baker 		Mr
Francis 	Mr
Fulton 		Mr
Neill 		Mr
Cook 		Mr
Christopher 	Mr
Herbertson 	Mr
35 steerage
and 20 for other ports

March 18 – Tararua, ss, 540 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, March 3, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Fowler 		Mr and Mrs
Uphaul 		Mrs and family
Rofe 		Mrs and family
Kerr 		Miss
Hood 		Miss
Fosbory 	Miss
Potter 		Miss
Snell 		Miss
Fowler 		Miss
Brown 		Mr
Coombes 	Mr
Daring 		Mr
Neilson 	Mr
Stevens 	Mr
Strachan 	Mr
Mitchell 	Mr
Scott 		Mr
And 10 steerage

Departures
March 12 – Albion, rmss, 660 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Case 		George and Mrs
Hood 		Mrs
Campbell 	Mr
And 5 steerage

March 17 – Tararua, HMSS, 540 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Roberts 	Mr, Mrs, children (4) and servant
Holmes 	 	Mrs A
Ross 		Mrs and children (3)
McLaren 	Miss
Campbell 	Miss
Reid 		Miss
Reid 		Mr
And 13 steerage
For Bluff – 
Coombie 	Mrs

Otago Witness, 20 March 1875, Page 14
Telegrams March 17th
Arrived – Dallam Tower, from London, 86 days out, with immigrants; all well. She has 146 souls for Otago and the remainder, 164 are for Wellington.

Otago Witness, 27 March 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
March 22 – Queen of the Seas, barque, 323 tons, Robinson, from Hobart Town, March 14th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Mills 		Mrs
Reeve 		Miss
Preston 	Miss
Smith 		Miss
And 5 steerage

March 25 – Rangitikei, ship, 1225 tons, Fox, from London, December 18th. New Zealand Shipping Co., agents.

Passengers:
Smithers 	Dr and Mrs
Ellis 		Miss
Stewart 	Mr
Kesterton 	Mr
Peacock 	Mr
Hampton 	Mr
Nowles 		Mr
McMarth 	Mr
And 19 second cabin and steerage

Departures
March 18 – Mataura, ship, Kerr, for London. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Rowley 		Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master
Nevill 		Mrs
Oliver 		Mrs
Green 		Mr
Lararus 	Mr

RANGITIKEI
The New Zealand Shipping Company's fine ship Rangitikei (late Scimitar), still in the command of Captain Fox, arrived from London on the 24th, after a passage of 96 days from port to port, and 88 days from land to land. The Rangitikei whilst in London underwent considerable improvements in her passenger accommodation, of which we shall take notice another time.

Otago Witness, 27 March 1875, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Cushnie – McKay: On the 26th February, at the residence of the bride's mother, Springfield, by the Rev Jas Henry, Mr James Cushnie, to Annie, only daughter of the late Angus McKay, of Springfield, Mataura.


Otago Witness, 3 April 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
March 28 – Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Whitburn, from Melbourne March 20th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Briggs 		Mr and Mrs
Cargill 	Mr
Findlay 	Mr
Childs 		Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Mitchell 	Mr
Orr 		Mr
Chapman 	Mr
Peacock 	Mr
And 30 in the steerage
From the Bluff –
Carden 		Mr
Gellatchy 	Mr
Carr 		Mr
And 5 in the steerage

March 31 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Bowden, from Melbourne March 17th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Walker 		Mr and Mrs
Brown 		Miss
Colquitt 	Captain
Andrews 	Hon Mr
Todd 		Mr
Pierce 		Mr
Webster 	Mr
And 11 steerage
And 50 for other ports

Departures
March 27 – Nelson, 1250 tons, Anderson, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Cabin Passengers:
Teschemaker 	Mr, Mrs, children (2) and servant
Fenwick 	Mr, Mrs and Miss
Cutten 		Mr, Mrs Miss, children (8) and servant
Sale 		Miss
Shaw 		Mr
Maine 		Mr
Lawrie 		Mr
Second Cabin –
Moore 		Mr, Mrs and family (3)
Hutchinson 	Mr, Mrs and Miss
McHardey 	Mr and Mrs
Harkers 	Mr and Mrs
Cookson 	Mrs
Arkson 		Mrs
Harkey 		Mrs
Baldy 		Mrs
Cope 		Mr
Williams 	Mr
Sinclair 	Mr
Dorley 		Mr
Stewart 	Mr
Andrews 	Mr
Adair 		Mr
Garr _w? 	Mr
Sorley 		Messrs (2)
Turner 		Mr

Otago Witness, 3 April 1875, Page 12 THE GOTHENBURG DISASTER (on the Queensland Coast)
Otago Witness, 17 April 1875, Page 12 The Causes of the Gothenburg Wreck (From the Brisbane Courier, March 8)

Otago Witness, 10 April 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 3 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, March 27, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Lichtenstein 	Rev Mr, Mrs and children (5)
Currie 		Mr and Mrs
Boyes 		Mr, Mrs, children (2) and servant
Houghton 	Mr and Mrs
Poole 		Mr and Mrs
Rolland 	Mr and Mrs
Arthur 		Mr and Mrs
Bamatyne? 	Mrs and children (3)
Tomlinson 	Mrs and servant
Hislop 		Mrs
Boyd 		Mrs
Raphael 	Mrs
Fisher 		Miss
Robertson 	Miss
Behan 		Miss
Greer 		Miss
Goudy 		Miss
Penny 		Rev Mr
Rolland 	Mr
Blew 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Mayer 		Mr
Tomlinson 	Mr
McFarlane 	Mr
Fraser 		Mr
47 steerage

April 5 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, via Coast ports. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
Cosgrave 	Mrs
Prendergast 	His Honour Chief Justice
McMiniman 	Mr
And six in the steerage

Departures
April 1 – Alhambra, ss, 490 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Holmes 		Miss
Edgar 		Miss
Warren 		Miss
Osmond 		Mr
Trow 		Mr
Cameron 	H E
Cameron 	D
Gunn 		Mr
Gracie 		Mr
Harrop 		Mr
Mann 		Mr
Prince 		Mr
And 22 steerage
For Bluff –
Coghill 	Mr

April 4 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, for Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Fox 		Captain
Smith 		Mr
For Wellington –
Goudy 		Mr
For Melbourne –
Johnston 	Miss
Maben 		Mr
Smith 		Master
And 10 steerage

Otago Witness, 17 April 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 8 – Southern Cross, barque, 323 tons, Boon, from Hobart Town. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Alyard 		Mr
Alyard 		Mr and Mrs
Carmody 	Mrs and children (3)
Eastern 	Mr
Hilliard 	Miss
Lynch 		Miss
And 2 in steerage
11 for Lyttelton

April 11 – Albion, RMSS, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Harvey Judge, 	Mrs, children (4) and servant
Henderson 	Mr and Mrs
Adamson 	Mr and Mrs
Greenap 	Mrs and child
Paterson 	Miss
Humphries 	Mr
Dunbar 		Mr
Frounces 	Mr
Saunders 	Mr
Clark 		Mr
Walsh 		Mr
Morrison 	Mr
Garland 	Dr
And 6 steerage

April 13 – Tararua, RMSS, 523 tons, Clark, from Melbourne April 6, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Norrie 		Mr, Mrs, children (3) and servant
Ryan 		Mrs and 2 children
Hudson 		Mrs
Cox 		Miss
Eskdale 	Mr
Fulton 		Mr
Munro 		Mr
Houghton 	J
Parker 		Mr
Robson 		Mr
McCaw 		Mr
McKinnon 	Captain
And 25 steerage
From Bluff –
Gouldman 	Rev Mr
Brown 		Rev? Mr
And 30 for other ports

Star of the South, ss, 178 tons, Palmer, from Fiji March 29th, via Auckland April 6th, and other ports. R B Martin and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Lambert 	Miss
Miller 		Mr

Departures
April 10 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, via Lyttelton and Wellington. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Fowler		 Mrs
Cowell 		Captain
For Sydney –
Esther 		Mr, Mrs and Jnr
Clayton 	Mrs
Redmont 	Miss
Kerr 		Miss
Cairns 		Miss
And 27 steerage

April 12 – Albion, ss, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Barker 		Mr, Mrs, children (8) and servant
Hogg 		Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Philips 	Mrs and infant
Turnbull 	Mrs D 
Pillans 	Miss
Park 		Mr
Cramsie 	Mr
Smith 		W
Kesherton 	Mr
White 		Mr
And 24 steerage
For Bluff –
Fish 		Mr
McAdam 		Mr
Sutcliff 	Mr
Austin 		Mr

Tararua, RMSS, 540 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Wellington –
McGregor 	Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Boorie 		Mr
And 1 steerage for Melbourne

Otago Witness, 24 April 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers No Arrivals for overseas passengers
Departures
April 20 – Waitara, ship, Peek, for London. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents.

Passengers:
Galbraith 	Mr, Mrs and children (5)
Bevan 		Mr, Mrs and Jnr
Hands 		Misses (2)

Otago Witness, 24 April 1875, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Reid – Collie: On the 4th instant, by the Rev Lindsay Mackay, First Church, Dunedin, Hector Reid to Elisa Collie.

Otago Witness, 24 April 1875, Page 14
Telegrams Wellington April 19th
The census for the Colony up to March 31st, 1875, has been issued.
The population of the Colony at that date was 299,514, of whom 4816 are Chinese, 170,981 males and 128,533 females. The Provincial return of population is: Auckland, 67,451; Taranaki 5465; Wellington, 29,790; Hawkes Bay, 9228; Marlborough, 6145; Nelson, 22,558; Westland, 14.860; Canterbury, 58,774; Otago, 85,113.
The population of the chief towns at the same date was: Auckland, without suburbs, 12,755; with the suburbs and Parnell and Newtown, 21,590; Wellington,10,547; Napier, 3514; New Plymouth, 2045; Wanganui, 1134; Nelson, 2806; Hokitika, 3352; Greymouth, 2551; Christchurch without suburbs,10,294 including suburbs,16,959; Lyttelton, 2974; Timaru,1969; Dunedin,18,499; Port Chalmers,1535; Invercargill, 2579; Oamaru, 2819; town of Thames, 8713.


Otago Witness, 1 May 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 22 – William Davie, 841 tons, McAllister, from London January 10th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents. Passengers: 144 statute adult immigrants
April 25 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne April 14th, via Cook Strait and Lyttelton. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Bakewell 	Mrs and family (3)
Stewart 	Mr
Hislop 		Mr
Davey 		Mr
Leitch 		Mr
Mercer 		Mr
Prim 		Mr
Wragg 		Mr
Shakleford 	Mr
Donald 		Mr
And 6 in the steerage

Departures
April 25 – Jeannie Loutitt, barque, 493 tons, Murdoch, for Sydney. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passengers: 8
Margaret Galbraith, ship, 841 tons, Peebles, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Brown  		Mrs W
Band 		Miss
Brown 		Master
McEwen 		D
Thomson 	R
And 10 in the steerage

April 27 – Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Andrews 	Hon R B
McPhee 		Mrs
Murray 		Mr
And 27 steerage
For Bluff – 1 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE WILLIAM DAVIE
The heavy fog which obscured the harbour on the 22nd inst had not long lifted ere the signal letters of the Albion Company's ship William Davie were hoisted at the flagstaff, together with the welcome announcement of "all well" on board. As it had been decided to bring the ship right to the Pier in the event of her having a clean bill of health, the Health and Immigration officials decided to accompany the tug to the Heads, and to obviate the necessity of stopping by the way coming back, clear the ship as she was towed in. By 2 o'clock the ship was at the Pier. This thorough proceeding sufficiently indicated the healthy condition of the passengers. Although the passage had been a long one, they had enjoyed remarkably good health. This was what might have been expected, the total number of souls on board, exclusive of the crew, being only 108 when the ship left London. Dr Smith, the surgeon superintendent, informed us that seven deaths and two births had occurred on board, the deaths, excepting one, being confined to children of tender years and were caused by infantile complaints. Death first appeared on January 12th, when Sarah Hudson aged three years, succumbed to pneumonia; on January 19th Alice Hatchison died of the same disease; and on the 23rd Joseph Irwin was carried off by an attack of diarrhoea. On January 3lst died Henry Vickers aged 3 years of acute hydrocephalus; and on the 2nd February, Frederick Vickers aged 1 year, died of the same complaint. The last death occurred on the 10th April, when William Powel, a married man, but without children, died of acute phthisis. Of births, there were two. Mrs Bates was confined of a daughter on the 30th January. The child died on the 28th February of diarrhoea. On January 30th Mrs Janet Bates was confined of a daughter. As soon as the ship reached the pier, preparations for landing the immigrants were made, and such good despatch used that all of them and their baggage were sent to Dunedin by the 3.30 pm train. They are classified as follows: 30 married couples, 49 single men, 21 single women, 25 male children, and females under 12 years of age and 2 infants. Their figures are only approximately correct, as in consequence of the bustle that attended the landing of the immigrants, we could not obtain inspection of the official passenger list. This voyage she is commanded by Captain M'Allistor with Mr Skipsoy still chief officer. They, together with the doctor, and Mrs Pilkington (the matron), gave the immigrants a very good character, and we readily believed them, the appearance of their charges being very superior. The ship's log-book supplied us with a report of the passage. It had a wretched commencement, and was lost almost before the vessel cleared soundings through one of the longest spells of heavy westerly weather that we have heard of for some time. She had all her bad luck at once, for after the weather cleared up the passage was remarkably fine and moderate throughout, only one other gale being encountered, and that not before she was close up with the New Zealand coast. The Davies left Gravesend on January 10th, and thus has been 101 days on the way.

Otago Witness, 1 May 1875, Page 13 Marriage
Miller – Gunn: On the 19th April at Clinton, by the Rev Chas F Withy, Robert Miller, of Catlins, to Elizabeth Dowell Gunn, daughter of the late James Gunn, Esq, Edinburgh.

Otago Witness, 8 May 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 29 – Otago, ss, McLean, from Melbourne, April 22nd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Gillon 		Mr and Mrs
Tamar 		Mr and Mrs
Griffin 	Mr, Mrs and family (8)
Eva 		Mrs and Miss
Jones 		Miss
Kingswell 	Miss
Schofield 	Mr
Brook 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Compton 	Mr
Gracie 		Mr
Whittington 	Mr
Petrie 		Mr
Donald 		Mr
Watson 		Mr
And 30 steerage

May 1 – Duke of Edinburgh, barque, 470 tons, Sampson, from Newcastle. Master, agent. Passenger: Capt. Law
Agnes Jessie, three-masted schooner, 187 tons, Phillips, from Hobart Town. Master, agent,

Passengers:
Miles 		Mrs
Fisher 		Mrs and 2 children
Meehan 		Mrs and 2 children
Curtis 		Mr and Mrs
Morgan 		Mr and Mrs
Alderman 	Mr
And 2 steerage
No Departures for Overseas

Otago Witness, 1 May 1875, Page 5
DEATH OF M JULES LANSEIGNE
M Lanscigue, the well known French Consul and wool-broker, suddenly disappeared, under very peculiar circumstances. His body was discovered shortly after 12 o'clock on Saturday, in the bush near his residence at Caversham. He was last seen alive by Mrs Lanseigne about ten o'clock on the previous morning, when he appeared much depressed and requested her to have dinner ready at noon sharp. He then went out, apparently to the garden, and never returned. Having been informed of these circumstances, Constable Carter, who is stationed at Caversham, organised a party to search for the deceased, and shortly afterwards heard Mr R Wilson, a baker, call out, "I've found him." The body of the deceased was lying about 600 yards from his house. A hat was discovered near him, together with a teacup, medicine bottle and a piece of paper bearing the word "strychnine" and "poison." He had a supple-jack tightly grasped in his right hand. His dress was a tweed coat and trousers, and white cotton night shirt. Last Thursday evening the deceased purchased fifteens grains of strychnine (for the alleged purpose of poisoning rats) from MR Dermer, chemist, of Princes street, and signed the Sale of Poisons Register Book. A labourer named Johnston, observed the deceased walking with his head down and apparently in deep thought, in the Southern Cemetery about eleven o'clock on Friday morning. For several months past, many persons had considered the mind of the deceased to be affected, apparently through considerable losses of business. On Thursday evening, he became much excited through are overdue bill, and in reply to inquiries as to what ailed him, he said, "Don't talk to me. My brain is working too much." About a month ago, the state of his mind was such that Mrs Lanseigne had to keep constantly beside him for three days. He left the Otago Hotel about 10.20 pm. last Thursday, when he complained of pain in the head. His life was assured for £1000 in the Government Assurance Office. The deceased arrived here from Sydney about eleven years ago, when he was employed by Messrs Lange and Thoneman. He afterwards entered partnership with Mr C Cargill, but has latterly been carrying on business by himself. The deceased gentleman was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, whose adjourned meeting, to arrange for his funeral, will take place at the Otago Hotel this evening. At the inquest held on Monday, a verdict of temporary insanity was returned.

Otago Witness, 15 May 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
May 6 –Timaru, ship, 1300 tons, Rankin, from Glasgow via Bluff Harbour, Jan 5th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Glen 		Mr
McAllister 	Mr
Cockburn 	Mr
And 124 free and nominated immigrants

May 7 – Portland, 871 tons, Chas Smith, from Hong Kong, March 5th. Neill and Co, agents. Passengers: 287 Chinese
May 9 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, April 28th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Morris 		Mr
Stainforth 	Mr
From Hokitika –
Matson 		Mrs
Barbury 	Mr
From Nelson –
Henielke 	Mr
From Wellington –
Reynolds 	Hon W H 
Crowthers 	Mr
Denniston 	Mr
From Lyttelton –
Haynes 		Mr and Mrs
Strange 	Mr and Mrs
Styles 		Mr and Mrs
Lindsay 	Mrs and children (8)
Watson 		Miss
Bray 		Miss
Gilmore 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Weston 		Mr
Ireland 	Mr
Esther 		Mr
And 28 for other ports

May 11 Tararua, RMSS, 540 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, May 3rd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Silvester 	Dr and Mrs
Silvester 	Miss
Moore 		Mr and Mrs
Simpson 	Mrs and Miss
Tewsley 	Miss
Silvester 	Messrs (3)
Rainer 		Mr
Gagijardi 	Mr
Thomas 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Chatty 		Mr
Parkinson 	Mr
Scott 		Mr
Simpson 	Master
And 6 steerage
From Bluff –
Cameron 	Mr
Topi 		Mr
Gibbons 	Mr

THE TIMARU
The ship Timaru, which had been at anchor at the Heads since the Ist inst, was towed into Port on the 6th inst, by the tug Geelong. Having been placed in quarantine at the Bluff, and been admitted to pratique there, the Health officer had merely to take a formal visit, the ship herself coming to an anchorage off Carey's Bay. The way-bill presented by Captain Rankin showed that the vessel had on board 124 souls, equal to 110 statute adults, a number of immigrants having left the vessel at the Bluff. Eight deaths took place during the voyage, three of them resulting from scarlatina, the first case of which broke out on the 21st January. They were - Mary Geddes, aged 3 years, died on the 11th February; Samuel Dryden, 3 years, died 23rd March; and James Dryden, 2 years, died 16th March. The other deaths were Thomas Landall - who was knocked overboard and drowned on the 21st January; Anne Cramb, 30 years, died 7th April ; Anne Guy, 16 months, died 3rd February; Alexander Knight, 8 months died 10th March; J P Douglas, 5
months, died 16th January - the three latter deaths occurring through infantile diseases not of an infectious character. As soon as an infectious disease made its appearance, Doctor De Latour had the case isolated, thoroughly disinfected the ship, and used such other skilful remedies as reduced the death-rate to the smallest degree, as well as limiting the number of cases to 10. There was one birth, that of Mrs Jas Napier - of a male child, on the 10th April. The immigrants, who seemed to be a healthy body, chiefly Scotch, and for the most part selected by Mr James Adam, were taken to the wharf by the ss Jane, and sent on to Dunedin by train. The ship herself, which is commanded by Captain Rankin, formerly of the William Davie, is a sister ship to the Oamaau now in Port.
From a few memos, kindly supplied from the captain's private log, we find that theship left the Tail of the Bank in tow of a tug on the 8th January, but it was blowing so hard she had to put into Rothsay Bay. Left there on the 7th, in a dense fog, with heavy weather, towed by two tugs, one of which cast off when near Ailsa Craig, and on the 8th she parted from the other when passing Rachlin Island Light. On the 16th it blew a violent, gale from NW accompanied with much thunder and lightning, and this gave place to WSW on the 18th, with heavy sea, the vessel being under lower topsails and reefed foresail. On the 19th it had increased to a hurricane, and on the 21st at 4.15 pm a cabin passenger, Mr Thos Landall, was knocked overboard by the maintopmast staysail sheet. A life buoy was thrown out, which be failed to get hold of; the yards were backed, a life-boat launched, but all without avail, as night coming on, the boat had to return to the ship, which squared away and stood on her course. After a succession of strong winds and variables, a steady sou-wester set in on the 18th April and a landfall made next day, when, the Solanders were sighted. Passed through Foveaux Strait, and was off the Bluff same night, anchoring under Starling Point. Next day weighed anchor, and was towed in by the ss Wanganui. Having sickness on board, she was placed in quarantine, but admitted to pratique and towed to sea by the Wanganui on the 24th; Arrived at the Heads on the 1st May, when she brought up in 17 fathoms of water, and towed in as above.

Otago Witness, 22 May 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Mary 14 – Aloa, ship, 589 tons, De Souza, from Hong Kong, March 21. Neill and Co, agents. Passengers: 260 Chinese
May 16 – Omeo, ss, 669 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, May 8, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Cobb 		Mr and Mrs
Marsh 		Mr and Mrs
Warren 		Miss and servant
Holme 		Miss
Brasch 		Mr
Thomson 	Mr
And 20 steerage
From Bluff –
Fleming 	Mr
Jones 		Mr
Maitland 	Mr
Samson 		Mr
Scoular 	Mr
Gibbs 		H J
McDonald 	Mr
Topham 		Mr

May 18 – Leucadia, ship, Mearns, from London Feb 14th. Bright Brothers, agents.

Passengers:
Mearns 		Mrs
Wade 		Mr
Jackson 	Mr
Donald 		Mr
And 10 steerage

Wennington, ship, 882 tons, Winder, from London Jan 27th, Plymouth Feb 3rd. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents. Passengers:
137 free and nominated immigrants
May 19 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, via Coast Ports. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
From Sydney –
Esther? 	Mr, Mrs and two children
Bradford 	Mrs
McDougall 	Mr
Lothian 	Mr
Bryant 		Mr
And 17 steerage
From Wellington –
Kennedy 	Mrs
Bridges 	Mr
Macassey 	Mr
Higginson 	Mr
Pole 		Mr
Lychinski 	Mr
And two steerage
From Lyttelton –
Belcher 	Mr
Whilley 	Mr
Lee 		Mr

Andrew Reid, ship, 790 tons, Hill, from London, January 20th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passengers:
98 second and third cabins
No Overseas Departures

Otago Witness, 22 May 1875, Page 14 Telegrams
Wellington, May 13th
The Easby arrived this morning, from Sydney. She left Sydney Heads at 8 pm on the 8th. She was detained in Newcastle eight days, on account of several large steamers and two cattle ships on turn before her. She brings 42 passengers in all ; the following are for Port Chalmers:

Bradford 	Mrs 
Lothian 	Mr
Bryarat 	Mr
McDougall 	Mr
and 28 in the steerage.

Christchurch May 18th
The Cross And Herald have commendatory leaders on the Otago Times' recent article on the Auckland Goldfields. The same journal in an article on the fewness of immigrants to Auckland during the year blames the Provincial Authorities, for it says they were excessively cautious regarding the capabilities of the Province for absorbing labourers, and were partly at the outset of opinion that it would be a failure. The Provincial authorities of Otago were meanwhile urging the General Government to send as many immigrants as possible to that Province, nor were they satisfied with this, but had an agent in Great Britain, who acted in London as special Provincial Emigration Officer, sometimes in concert with and sometimes entirely independently of the Agent General. Between them the result was the introduction of more than double the number of immigrants to Otago than were sent to Auckland.

Otago Witness, 29 May 1875, Page 12
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
May 21 – City of Cashmere, ship, 979 tons, Torrance, from Glasgow, February 19th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Moodle Mr and Mrs
Cairns Mr
Grey Mr
And 14 in the steerage

May 22 – Lochnagar, barque, 464 tons, Kelly, from London, February 4th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents. No passengers.
Departures
May 21 – Glocester, barque, 568 tons, Vincent, for Hong Kong. Neill and Co, agents. Passengers:
200 Chinese
May 25 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, via Coast ports. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
For Sydney –
Webb  		Mrs C and child
Hickson  	Mrs C and children (3)
McColl 		Miss
Mains 		Mr
Fleming 	Mr
Vincent 	Mr
Taine 		Mr
And 12 in the steerage
For Lyttelton –
Webb  		Mrs J S and 4 children

May 26 – Omeo, ss, Calder, for Melbourne, Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Maitland  	Mr D., Mrs, children (3) and nurse
Collins 	Mrs
Mandel 		Mr
McDonald 	Mr
And 11 steerage.

ARRIVAL OF THE CITY OF CASHMERE
This fine ship, which is under charter to Messrs P Henderson and Co, was towed into port on the 21st inst, by the Geelong, and anchored off Carey's Bay. She belongs to Messrs G Smith and Sons of Glasgow, and is on her first visit to colonial waters, having hitherto been engaged in the India trade. Captain Torrance, also a stranger to these parts, commands her. The City of Cashmere has mode a fair run out of 92 days from port to port, or 87 days from land to land. She has had a fine weather passage on the whole, and devoid of incident with the exception of the case of an unfortunate fellow named John Emery, had been shipped to attend some stock quartered on deck. He had been drinking before the ship left, and was supposed to have been suffering from the effects of it for on the nirith day after the ship left he rushed out of the forecastle and jumped overboard and although everything was done to save him, he was not seen again. She brings 18 passengers and a largo cargo, and is consigned to Messrs Cargills, Gibbs and Co.


Otago Witness, 5 June 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
May 27 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, J McLean, from Melbourne, May 20th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:

From Melbourne –
Clapperton 	Mr and Mrs
Coughtrey 	Professor and Mrs
Ireland 	F and Mrs
Holmes  	Mrs A
Waldie 		Miss
Doveton 	Miss
Phillips 	Mr
Dunn 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Sutherland 	Mr
Stewart 	T
Stewart 	J S
And 80 in steerage
From Bluff –
Henderson 	Mr and Mrs
Tanner 		Mr and Mrs
Trotter 	Mr, Mrs and child
Webster 	Mr
Conyers 	Mr
Higginson 	Mr
Dees 		Mr
McKellard 	Mr

Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Bowden, from Melbourne, May 13th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Stranger 	Mrs
Smith 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Raine 		Mr
McKay 		Mr
Carruthers 	Mr
Roskruge 	Mr
Seager 		Mr
And 18 in steerage

June 2nd – Rosebud, schooner, 190 tons, Nicholson, from Melbourne. H Houghton and Co, agents. Passengers: Mr and Mrs Hamilton
Departures
May 27 – Alhambra, ss, 498 tons, Bowden, for Melbourne via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Boyd 		Captain, Mrs, children (9) and 2 servants
Mercer 		Mr
Oakden 		Mr
Bain 		Mr
And 4 in steerage
For Bluff – 
Holmes 		Mr, Mrs, Miss and nurse
Hare 		Mrs and Miss
Crawford 	Mr
Melrose 	Mr
Taylor 		Mr
McConechy 	Mr

Otago, ss, 640 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne via Lyttelton and other ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Bright 		Mrs
Hardy 		Masters (2)
Strode 		Master
Larnach 	Master
Tolmie 		Master
And 3 in steerage for other ports

Otago Witness, 5 June 1875, Page 14
Telegrams Wellington May 28th
The Woodlark, which left London on the 30th for Otago, was run into by a French barque in the channel, and lost her jibboom. She is now in Falmouth repairing, and is expected to leave again on the 8th. The following vessels have cleared for New Zealand since the departure of the Suez mail: … Woodlark, for Otago, March 29th, with 17 second-cabin and steerage passengers:

Chief cabin –
Bothambly 	Mr
Aaron 		Mr
Treig 		Campbell William

Otago Witness, 12 June 1875, Page 12
A GOLDEN WEDDING
Orbell John Mr and Mrs: A ceremony of a very interesting description took place at Waikouaiti on the 2nd inst, when a few gentlemen - a deputation from the subscribers - waited upon Mr and Mrs John Orbell and presented them with a very handsome silver cup and salver, together with an illuminated address containing the names of the subscribers, as a mark of the great esteem in which they are held and in honour of the celebration of their golden wedding.
The Rev Mr Grainger, on behalf of the deputation, made the presentation, and referred in feeling terms to the long time (fifty years) Mr and Mr Orbell have lived together and sharers in each other's troubles and sorrows, joys and pleasures, during that long period, and expressed a hope that they might still be spared to enjoy each other's company for many years to come.
Mr Orbell, in replying on behalf of Mrs Orbell and himself, said he was quite unable to express the feelings of his heart on the present occasion, both for the kindness and good feeling towards Mrs Orbell and himself, which prompted his friends in presenting them with such a beautiful and handsome present, which he highly appreciated; and that words failed him to give expression to his feelings to his many kind friends for this token of their esteem towards his dear wife and himself.
It is now about 26 years since Mr and Mrs Orbell and their family first landed in Otago, and nearly all that long period they have resided in Waikouaiti. Mr Orbell has always taken a great interest in all matters both in Church and State, which might tend to the welfare and prosperity of the district; he has always taken an interest in Parliamentary election and endeavoured by all honourable means to get the man of his choice returned, and it is the earnest wish of his many friends here that himself and his partner in life maybe long spared to go in and out amongst them.
The cup is a beautiful piece of colonial workmanship, supported on a fern tree stem and leaves, the ground work representing a rough country, with the figure of a moa and the rose, thistle, and shamrock, chased round; all done in frosted silver, the shield on the cup bears the following inscription: Presented, with a silver salver, to Mr and Mrs John Orbell, by a few friends as a token of esteem, and in commemoration of their golden wedding. - Waikouaiti, 1875. (of interest picture of Mr and Mrs John Orbell in Otago Witness, 31 March 1898, Page 13 under ‘Otago Settlement Jubilee Supplementary Number, 1898’)

Otago Witness, 12 June 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 8 – Earl of Zetland, ship, 1450 tons, Reid, from London, March 18th. W & G Turnbull and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Todd 		Mr
Sunderland 	Mr
St Keeling 	Mr
Schott 		Mr
Valentine 	Mr
And 347 free and nominated immigrants

June 5 – Tararua, RMSS, Clark, from Melbourne May 29th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Kitchener 	Captain, Mrs, children (4) and nurse
Bluker 		Mr and Mrs
Nichol 		Mr and Mrs
Tucker 		Mrs
Moir 		Mrs
Rigg 		Rev
Morely 		Rev
Howarth 	Mr
Marks 		Mr
Tennett 	Mr
Humphrys 	E W
Denneston 	Mr
Crawford 	Mr
Kennedy 	Mr
20 steerage
and 30 for other ports

June 7 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, May 27, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Colbrook 	Mrs
From Greymouth –
Lisk 		Miss
Gee 		Miss
From Nelson –
Meredith 	Mr
From Wellington –
Williams 	Captain
Sheriff 	Mr
And two in the steerage
And 18 passengers for other ports

Departures
June 6 – Tararua, ss, 540 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton – Mr Pell
And 1 steerage

June 7 – Albion, RMSS, 640 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Melbourne –
White 		Mrs
Brown 		Mrs
Meickle 	Mrs
Snider 		Mr
Muir 		Mr
Owen 		Mr
Puddy 		Mr
For the Bluff –
Dees 		Mr and Mrs
Pratt 		Mrs and children (4)
Brodrick 	Miss
McKellar 	Mr
Drysdale 	R
Drysdale 	A
Pratt 		Constable
And one in the steerage

Otago Witness, 19 June 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 11 – Hawea, ss, 469 tons, Wheeler, from Glasgow, April 6th; St Vincent, April 20; Cape Town, May 11th. Harbour Steam Company, agents.

Passengers:
Wheeler 	Mrs
Macfarlane 	Miss
Reid 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Doughty 	Mr
Stewart 	W G
Sim 		Mr
Stoddart 	Mr
McDonald 	Mr
Esther 		Mr
Gilmour 	Mr
1 for Lyttelton
and 7 for Wellington

Departures
June 15 – Oamaru, ship, 1305 tons, Stuart, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Anderson  	Mrs J and family
Campbell 	Mr
Fortune 	Mr
McEwing 	Mr
?eash 		Mr
Second Cabin –
Ross 		Mr, Mrs and children (6)
Price 		Mrs and children (2)
Barr 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Nutall 		Mr
Moon 		Mr
Kerkend 	Mr
And 26 others

June 16 – Crusader, ship, Renaut, for London. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Hutchinson 	Mr, Mrs and children (6)
Kilgour? 	Mr
And five steerage

Otago Witness, 26 June 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 17 – Omeo, ss, Calder, from Melbourne, June 10, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Smythies 	Mr and Mrs
Tait 		Mr
Ellis 		Mr
Rutherford 	Mr
Trestrail 	Mr
And 20 steerage
From Bluff –
Dees 		Mr and Mrs
McConechy 	Mr
Webster 	Mr
West 		Mr
Dean 		Mr
And eight steerage

June 23 – Otago, ss, McLean, from Melbourne June 17th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Barker 		Mr, Mrs, children (9) and servant
Morrison 	Mrs and children (4)
McCluskey 	Mr
Buck 		Mr
And 22 steerage
From Bluff –
Fish 		Miss
Botterill 	Miss
Higgins  	Rev. T
Robinson 	Captain
And 2 steerage
Other ports – 20

Peacemaker, ship, 1064 tons, Classon, from London, February 28th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents. Passengers:
Classon Mrs and children (3)
No Overseas Departures


Otago Witness, 17 July 1875, Page 12
Arrival: July 9 — Cora Linn, barque, York, from London.
ARRIVAL OF THE CORA. LINN. A smart looking little barque of 468 tons register is the Cora Linn, which, some time expected from London, arrived on July 9th, after a passage of 1l4 days from port to port. As far as may be judged by her lines above water, the Cora Linn is a vessel that ought to travel well, especially in light weather, and such is the character she receives from her master, Captain York. She can knock off her thirteen knots under favourable circumstances, and would have given a very much better account of herself during the late passive if she had met with fair play at the hands of the London stevedores. She has brought 60 tons of heavy cargo, 400 tons of it being dead weight railway iron and cement stowed right in her bottom, the iron being stowed close. This unduly stiffened the barque and cause her to labour heavily in a seaway. Her rolling to windward was excessive at times, and demanded the exercise of the greatest care and circumspection to keep her sticks aloft. It was out of the question to attempt to get the most out of a vessel so circumstanced, and hence the good sailing qualities of the Cora Linn were neutralised in a very marked degree during the run out. That she has arrived here safe and in good order is matter for congratulation, only one mishap having occurred viz., the parting of the port mizen rigging lanyards when she was labouring in a heavy gale in the Southern Ocean on the 6th June. The mishap was soon remedied. The Cora Linn hails from Shoreham and is owned by Mr R. H. Penny, of Brighton. She is about 9 years old, is built of iron, and clashed Al extra for 20 years at Lloyds. She has been chiefly engaged in the East India trade, made several voyages Sarawak, in Borneo, and is on her first visit to New Zealand. Messrs P. Henderson and Co. chartered her and she comes here consigned to Messrs Cargills Gibbs, and Co.


Otago Witness, 3 July 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 24 – Waratah, barque, 202 tons, Fisher, from Hobart Town, June 14th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Reid 		Mr
Howels 		Mr
Collins 	Mr
Lucas 		Master

June 25 – Alhambra, 497 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne June 12th, via Cook Strait and coast ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Burns 		Mr and Mrs
Jacobs 		Mr and Mrs
Jackson 	Dr and Mrs
Steele 		Miss
Hyams 		Mr
Stansell 	Mr
And 8 in the steerage
For other ports, 50

Departures
June 24 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Hodgkinson 	Mr and Mrs
For Wellington –
Thompson 	Mr
Mountjoy 	Mr
Burke 		Mr
For Nelson –
Allen 		Mr and Mrs
For Hokitika –
Winifrid 	Miss
McDonnell 	Miss
For Melbourne –
Marr 		Dr
Tait 		Mr
3 steerage
and 1 steerage for Greymouth

June 26 – Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Rainford 	Mr and Mrs
Elliott 	Mrs
Belcher 	Mr
Stamper 	Mr
And 15 in the steerage

June 27 – Alhambra, ss, 479 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Green 		Mr, Mrs and child
Weston 		Mr and Mrs
Wingfield 	Miss
Sheriff 	Mr
McIntyre 	Mr
Meter 		Mr
McDonald 	Mr
And 1 steerage
For Bluff –
Withers 	Mr
And 1 steerage

Otago Witness, 10 July 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 2 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, via the Coast. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
From Sydney –
Foster 		Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Donkin 		Mrs and child
McGrady 	Mrs
Pedman 		Miss
Parker 		Miss
Caldwell 	Mr
Barry 		Mr
O’Brien 	Mr
Bell 		Mr
King 		Mr
Cumming 	Mr
From Newcastle –
Griffin 	Mrs and child
From Wellington –
Philliponsby 	Miss
O’Neil 		Mr
From Lyttelton –
Saville 	Mrs and child
Douglas 	Miss
Cole 		Mr

Taupo, ss, 481 tons, Macfarlane, from Glasgow April 30th, St Vincent May 12th. Union Steam Ship Company, agents.

Passengers:
Henderson 	Mrs. Miss and Master
Turnbull 	Mr
Pratt 		Mr
Saltmarsh 	Mr
And 17 steerage

July 4 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne June 23rd, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Chevrier 	The Rev Mr
Findlay 	Mr
Holland 	Mr
Aitkinson 	Mr
Bennett 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Lynch 		Mr
Palmer 		Master
16 steerage
and 30 for other ports

July 5 – Tararua, ss, Clarke, from Melbourne, June 26th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
McCrea 		Mr, Mrs, children (5) and servant
Stoneham  	Mrs E
Parr 		Captain
Starkey 	Captain
Thoneman 	Mr
Eprenstrom 	Mr
Clark 		Mr
Harris 		Mr
Mellick 	Mr
And 12 steerage
From Bluff –
Burrows 	Mr and Mrs
Richmond 	Mr
Birch 		Mr
Howden 		Mr
For other ports, 30

Departures
July 5 – Tararua, ss, Clark, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
McGregor 	Mr and jnr
For Hokitika –
		Bonar J, Superintendent of Westland
And 2 steerage for Greymouth
And 2 for Melbourne

Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Bluff –
Raymond 	Captain and Mrs
Jennevers 	Mr
North 		Mr
And 30 original

Otago Witness, 10 July 1875, Page 14
Telegrams - Bluff, July 4th
The Tararua, with the English mail, arrived off the Bluff on the 3rd. She came to the wharf at 8 am on the 4th. Left Melbourne at 3.30 pm on the 26th, and encountered strong easterly gales and tremendous head sea. She was hove to for 48 hours. Brings 24 saloon, 30 steerage, and 200 tons cargo for all ports.

Otago Witness, 17 July 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers No Overseas Arrivals
Departures: July 9 – Easby, ss, Kennedy, for Sydney, via coast ports. Webb and Fulton, agents.

Passengers:
For Newcastle –
Naysmith 	Mr, Mrs and children (3)
Hill 		Mr. Jack, Mrs, children (3) and servant
Murray 		Mrs and servant
Matthewman 	Mr
Holland 	Mr
Atkinson 	Mr
Weston 		Mr
Mitchell 	Mr
Brooker 	Mr
McArdell 	Mr
Boyle 		Mr
Brooke 		Mr
And 22 steerage
For Lyttelton –
2 steerage
For Wellington –
Fulton 		Mr

Otago Witness, 24 July 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrival
July 21 – Otago, ss, McLean, from Melbourne, July 14th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Butterworth 	Mr and Mrs
Butt 		Mrs
Hamilton 	Mrs
Fysh 		Mrs
Kearney 	Miss
Gasson 		Miss
Tanner 		Mr
Kearney 	Mr
Falconer 	Mr
Muir 		R
Rix 		Mr
Courtis 	Mr
Inglis 		Mr
Heymanson 	Mr
32 steerage
and 9 for other ports
From Bluff –
Harvey 		Mr, Mrs and Master
McPherson 	Mr
Nicholl 	Mr
And 6 for other ports

Carsille, barque, 365 tons, Roberts, from Newcastle July 12. Jones and Hooper, agents. Passenger: Captain Stafford
No Overseas Departures

MARRIAGE
Oakden – Parramore: On the 30th June, at the Wesleyan Church, Boss, Tasmania, by the Rev J Hutchison Philip Oakden, of Clifton Station, Waiwera, Otago, eldest son of the late Philip Oakden, Esq of Launceston, to Fanny, only daughter of the late Thomas Parramore, Esq of Beaufront, Tasmania.

Otago Witness, 24 July 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrival
July 22 – Woodville, barque, 362 tons, Condy, from Newcastle, July 8th. Union Steam Company, agents.

Passengers:
Campbell  	Miss A
Campbell 	Miss E 
Barclay 	Mr

July 25 – Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne, July 10th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Poole 		Miss
Cargill 	Mr
Kirkpatrick 	H
And 8 steerage
From the Coast –
Suffield 	Mrs and child
Mackay 		Miss
Westbrook 	Rev Mr
Kerr 		Mr
Oldham 		Mr
Bireall 	Mr
McGregor 	Mr
McGregor 	J
Howden 		Mr
And 13 steerage

Aldergrove, ship, 1270 tons, Fullerton, from Greenock, May 1st. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Beattie 	Mr
Peattie 	Mr
And 342½ statute adult immigrants

Departures
July 22 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, McLean, for Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nicholls and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Holmes 		Mr
Feilding 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
For Wellington –
Burk 		Mr
Broadbent 	Mr
And 1 steerage
For Hokitika –
Barbour 	Miss
For Melbourne –
Haggitt 	Mrs and Misses (2)
Reeves 		Mr
And 4 steerage

July 24 – Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Cornish 	Mr and Mrs
Davidson 	Mrs
Sinclair 	Mr
Hume 		Mr
Reeves 		Mr
And 27 steerage
For Bluff –
Cornish 	Mr

ARRIVAL OF THE ALDERGROVE
This fine ship, one of the latest additions to the British merchant fleet, this being her maiden voyage arrived off the Heads on the 24th inst. Smart attention was accorded her by the steamer Geelong and by 2 pm she was at anchor at the Quarantine Ground. It was ascertained that a course of measles had run through the ship and nearly all the children having suffered from them. Twenty deaths has occurred, but not from measles the fatal complaint being chronic diarrheoa, excepting in the case of one adult, who, to quote Dr Pyper the surgeon of the Aldergrove, " was dead when he came on board." the man was then suffering from abdominal tumour and died during the passage. The waybill also stated that when the ship left Greenock she had 448 souls on board, including the crew, and 428 on arrival. Six births occurred on the way, so that if the children lived there ought to have been 434 souls on board when she arrived, The measles had run their course, and of the many that had been attacked, all excepting six who were then convalescent, and those demised, had recovered.
We had two or three minutes conversation with Captain Fullerton, the master of The Aldergrove, and from him learnt that she was a bran new ship, owned by Messrs John Robbe and Co., of Glasgow and left Greenock on the 1st May and has made the passage in 85 days, being a creditable time indeed. She cleared the Channel on the sixth day out. Made the land about the Snares on Saturday morning, and with a soldier's wind at west about, ran the coast down and arrived off the Heads early yesterday forenoon The Aldergrove is a grand ship of 1270 tons, with good lines and spring, and well sparred and rigged. Her passengers lined the bulwarks, and, in the majority of instances appeared to be a stalwart lot, but would certainly lose nothing by a few days' intimate association with soap and water. Dr Pyper informed us that there were 342½ statute adult immigrants on board, of whom 67 were single women, 97 children from 1 to 12 years of age, and 18 infants. All the passengers were in good health, save the five convalescents, and one about recovering from a confinement. The Aldergrove was visited the following day by Captain Thomson, Dr Brown, medical advisor oft he Board of Health, and Mr Allan, Immigration Agent. Dr Brown boarded her and ascertained that the condition of immigrants was such as to warrant the ship's detention in quarantine for a short time; also that an infant under four months old had died of chronic diarrhoea during Sunday night.

Otago Witness, 24 July 1875, Page 14 MISSING FRIEND
EDWARD SHAW, a native of Staley-bridge, Cheshire; sailed from England in 1849; last heard of in April, 1866 at Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand. Anyone give information that will lead to his discovery, dead or living, will be handsomely rewarded.
Address: Thomas Shaw, Post Office, Otepopo, Otago, NZ
MARRIAGE Darling – Gilchrist: On the 30th July, at Green Island, by the Rev D M Stuart, D D Ralph Compton Darling, St Bathans, youngest son of the late Peter Darling, Bank of Scotland, Kelso, to Mary Jane Gilchrist, Green Island. Home papers please copy.
TELEGRAMS - Wellington July 28th
The following telegram has been received by the Government from the Agent-General, dated London July 15th – To sail in June, Carisbrooit, 363 immigrants, for Auckland Chile, 196, for Taranaki and Nelson, Denny, 229, for Napier; the Waimea and the Invercargill 772, for Otago; the Waikato and Merope. 591. for Canterbury; and the Herschell, 248, for Wellington.


Otago Witness, 7 Aug 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 29 – Tararua, ss, 540 tons, Clark, from Melbourne July 23rd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Roberts 	Mrs
Stobo 		Mr
Peters 		Mr
Bishop 		Mr
McTarvish 	Mr
Hamilton 	Mr
And 19 steerage
From Bluff –
Stephenson 	Mr
Hassey 		Mr

August 1 – Albion, ss, 591 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, July 21st, via Coast ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Dance		 Mr and Mrs
Murray 		Miss
Cayford 	Miss
Owen 		Mr
Hocking 	Mr
Cocplan 	Mr
Stead 		Mr
Lowe 		Mr
McKay 		Mr
Biddall 	Mr
6 in the steerage
and 20 for other ports

Aug 3 – Bobycito, barque, 432 tons, Lusher, from Newcastle. Union Steam Shipping Co, agents. Passenger:
Stamper Mr
Woodlark, ship, 869 tons, Largie, from London March 28th, Falmouth May 2nd. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents.

Passengers:
Bothamley 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Aaron 		Mr
And 18 intermediate and steerage

Departures
Aug 2 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Cook 			Mr and Mrs
Reeves 			Mr and Mrs
Hart 			Mrs
McArdell 		Miss
Henderson 		P
Harrison 		Mr
Wolf 			Mr
Fraser 			Mr
Kitchen 		Mr
Wilding 		Mr
And 25 steerage
For Bluff –
Fleming 		Mr and Miss
Beattie 		Mr
And one steerage

Otago Witness, 14 Aug 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers
No Overseas Arrivals or Departures

THE JAMES NICOL FLEMING
Shortly after the arrival of the first train from Dunedin yesterday the health and immigration officials boarded the good ship James Nicol Fleming, and the inspection that followed was attended by truly gratifying results. The condition of the ship was in good order, and the immigrants compartments were everything that could be desired in the way of cleanliness and tidiness. The single women's place was especially clean, and we were pleased to observe that its occupants were young and, to all appearance, healthy und respectable. There was no mistaking the respectibility of some of them, whilst all received a very good character from the doctor and the matron Mrs Partrige, The latter stated that a great many of the girls were of the domestic servant class, whilst not a few had been brought up to shop businesses. The appearance of the married people was also in their favour, and their compartment was of more than average cleanliness. The single men's place was also clean, and the men themselves were not wanting in bone and sinew and healthy looks. The health of the immigrants is best attested by Dr Barman's report, which gives a minimum of sickness, and only three deaths, all from bronchitis. This also reflects creditably upon the Doctor; for such a very satisfactory sanitary condition where so many folks were confined in restricted space, could only have been maintained by constant and careful medical surveillance.
The Fleming's passengers number 312 of all classes, equal to 103½ statute adults. They are classified as 46 married couples, 86 single men, 50 single women, 30 male and 37 female children between the ages of 1 year and 12 years, and 4 male and 3 female infants. Arranged according to their nationalities they stand thus: English, 75 males, 80 females; Scotish, 25 males, 21 females; Irish, 71 males, 40 females: total 171 males and 141 females. The names of the cabin passengers are
Saunders Mr, Mrs and 5 children
Gibbs Mr and Mrs
Wilkinson Mrs
Houston Mr
Elliot Mr
Cooper Messrs (2)
Bailey Mr
There were three deaths during the passage, viz.:
June 29 - Snelling James, 1 year, bronchitis
July 23 - Hibbard Gertrude, 1 year, bronchitis
July 26 - Gardiner Albert, 3½ years, bronchitis.
The births balanced the deaths, and were as follows:
June 20 - Mrs Barnett, of a daughter
June 29 - Mrs Page, of a son
July 26- Mrs Turner, prematurely confined of a son, which died on August 4th
As was reported in yesterday's issue, the Albion Company's ship James Nicol Fleming arrived in port late on Wednesday evening, and so was not inspected and cleared until yesterday morning. She has made a good passage of 86 days from the Downs, a day for difference of time being allowed.

Otago Witness, 21 Aug 1875, Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Aug 13 – Easby, ss, Kennedy, from Sydney July 21st, via Cook Strait and Lyttelton. Webb and Futton, Agents.

Passengers:
Lathbury 	Mr and Mrs
McLean 		J
And 8 in the steerage

Aug 14 – Kohinoor, barque, Scott, from Melbourne July 24th. H Houghton and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Hill 		Mr and Mrs
Hill 		Misses (2)
King 		Mr
Maddon 		Master

August 15 – Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, from Melbourne August 7th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Brasch 		Mr, Mrs and family (2)
Kiley 		Miss
Adam 		Miss
Bell 		Mr
Dunning 	Mr
Blair 		Mr
Stephenson 	Mr
Eastwood 	Mr
Vooath 		Mr
Miller 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Lyons 		Mr
Adamson 	Mr
Mackay 		Mr
Desteng 	Mr
Jones 		Mr
Arkley 		Mr and Jnr
Keama 		Mr
And 22 steerage

Departures
Aug 12 – Camille, barque, 335 tons, Roberts, for Newcastle. Master, agent.

Passengers:
Brown 		Captain, Mrs and family
Halliday 	Captain

Aug 18 – Easby, ss, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via Cook Strait. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
For Wellington –
Fulton		 Mr and Miss
Niederhausen 	Mademoiselle
And four steerage
For Newcastle –
Gibbs 		Mr and Mrs
Stoneham 	Mrs and Miss
Hocking 	Mrs
Lo-Lo 		Miss
Burt 		Messieur
Law 		Messieur
Curr 		W
De Glorion 	E
De Glorion 	W
And one steerage

Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –  Monaghan 	Mr
For Wellington – Pym 		Mr
		 And one steerage
For Melbourne –  Kerby 		Miss
		 And seven steerage

Otago Witness, 28 Aug 1875, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers  Arrivals

Aug 19 – Knight of Snowdon, Ship 655 tons, Richardson, from London April 29th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Neale 		Mrs and Miss
Whitcombe 	Mr
Grigg 		Mr
Morton 		Mr
And 13 steerage

Prairie, brig, 139 tons, Farr, from Hobart Town July 31. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Green 		Mr and Miss
Pogson 		Mr

Aug 24 – Otago, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, August 11th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Blythe 		Miss and six children
Martin 		Mr and Mrs
Finston 	Mrs
Hudd 		Miss
Fitzgerald 	W S
Harvey 		F
Danson 		Mr
Shaw 		Mr
Price 		Mr
Nancarrow 	Mr
23 steerage
and 35 for other ports

Departures
Aug 25 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Larnach 	Mrs J. W. and children (2)
Campel  	Mrs H.and Jnr
Simon 		Mrs and children (2)
Weston 		Mrs
Harrington 	Colonel
Turnbull 	H
Smith 		M F
Turnbull 	W
Smith 		F B
Bell? 		G
And 10 steerage
For Bluff –
Wise 		Mr and Mrs
Taylor 		Mr
Reade 		Mr
And 1 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE KNIGHT OF SNOWDON
The expected Knight of Snowdon fetched into the Heads on the morning of the 19th, was boarded by Pilot Kelly, and having the breeze with her sailed into Port and anchored at the Powder Ground, there to discharge the 100 kegs or so of powder that she has brought. She is an old colonial trader, having made several voyages to Adelaide, and one, her last voyage to Sydney, and has always borne a good name as a carrier and passage maker. She is small full-rigged ship under 700 tons register, is owned by Messrs Williamson and Milligan of Liverpool, and of iron throughout. She wears a smart appearance, lines - so far as may be judged by what there is of her above water - fine with fair sheer; she sits well by the stern and her masts are nicely staved and have a decided rake. Although the Knight of Snowden is taking to the eye. Nevertheless her travel stains that she has made the somewhat long passive of 112 days from port to port. The Knight of Snowdon is commanded by Captain Richardson and states that the good ship he commands left London on April 29th and the Downs on May 3rd and meeting with nothing but light westerly airs and calms in the Channel did not clear the land until May 9th.


Otago Witness, 4 Sept 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Aug 28 – Albion, RMSS, Underwood, from Melbourne August 22, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Berman 		Mr and Mrs
Wright 		Mr and Mrs
Davies 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Empson 		Mr and Mrs
Wood 		Miss
R_chford 	Miss
Weightmau 	Mr
Duvalli 	Brothers
Belfield 	Mr
Lindsay 	Mr
Sinclair 	Mr
Litchfield 	Mr
Tendent 	Mr
Richmond 	Mr
Ball 		Mr
Dathbury 	Mr
Grant 		Mr
Locke 		Mr
Christie 	Mr
Hume 		Mr
And 43 steerage
And 20 for other ports

Aug 29 - Tararua, ss, 540 tons, Clark, from Melbourne August 18, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Drummond 	Mrs and children (4)
From the Coast –
Basstead 	Mrs
Andrew 		Mr
Birch 		Mr
Joad 		Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Meikle 		Mr
Lawrence 	Mr
And 35 steerage

Aug 30 – Altcar, ship, 1284 tons, Harvey, from London May 18th, the Lizard May 25th. Lange and Thoneman, agents. Passengers: Mrs Harvey
And 14 second cabin and steerage

Departures
Aug 30 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Hokitika – Mr Glasgow
And 20 original

Tararua, ss, 540 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Jerram 		Mr
Moody 		Mr
Hay 		Mr
Robinson 	Mr
And 2 in the steerage
For Bluff – 
Cotterill 	Mast
Bowen 		E C

Otago Witness, 11 September 1875, Page 11
Sept. 5 - British Empire, barque, 483 tons, Rowe, from London May 29th. New Zealand Shipping Co., agents.

Otago Witness, 11 September 1875, Page 11
ARRIVAL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
The British Empire, a smart-looking little iron, barque, consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Co., arrived at the Heads on the 5th inst., and the the Geelong being in attendance, prompt towage was accorded her the Port anchorage being reached before 2 p.m. The British Empire is commanded by Captain Rowe, and both vessel and master are on their first visit to New Zealand. The barque was built at and hails from, Hartlepool and is owned by Mr Robert Brewis. She is about eight years old, and has been heretofore engaged in the India and China trade. Her late passage from London occupied 98 days from port to port, and considering her size, was made in very fair time indeed... Favoured by a N.W. breeze, she lay a good course along the coast, and arrived at the Heads between 9 and 10 yesterday morning. The British Empire is loaded with about 750 tons of cargo, of which some 150 tons consist of dead weight. We may observe that she ran her easting down between the 43rd and 45th parallels to the Leuwin, and thence from the 45th to the 50th.

Otago Witness, 18 Sept 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
No Overseas Passenger Lists

Otago Witness, 25 Sept 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Sept 16 – Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, from Melbourne, Sept 9th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Wingfield 	Mr and Mrs
Gibbs 		Mrs
Davidson 	Mrs
Haggitt 	Mrs
Schott 		Mrs and family
Gillespie 	Mr
Brock 		Mr
Broomhall 	Mr
Kitching 	Mr
Glasson 	Mr
Cotterill 	Mr
Crocomb 	Mr
And 20 in the steerage

Sept 18 – Waimea, ship, Worster, from London June 19th. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents. Passengers:
324 free and nominated immigrants
Sept 20 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, Sept 8th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Wren 		Mr
Deakin 		Mr
Wilson 		R
White 		C
From the Coast –
Moore 		Mrs and 2 children
Holmes 		Mrs
Lantham 	Mrs
Holmes 		Miss
Harris 		Dr
Thoms 		Mr
Seager 		Mr
Hay 		Mr
Buist 		Mr
Glasgow 	Mr
Paton 		Mrs
Samuels 	Mr
Jacobs 		Mr
Coster 		Mr
10 steerage
and 20 for other ports

Departures
Sept 17 – Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Strode 		Master
Larnach 	Master
Hardy 		Masters (2)
And 1 steerage

Sept 22 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Colquhoun 	Mrs and children (3)
Piper 		Dr
Jones 		R E
Richmond 	Mr
Neale 		Mr
And 9 steerage
For Bluff –
Campbell 	Mr
Keith 		Mr
Davidson 	Mr
And 1 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE WAIMEA
This fine ship flying the house flag of the New Zealand Shipping Company, arrived at the Heads on the 19th inst, after a very fair passage of 91 days from Gravesend. The Waimea, late the Dorette, her name having been altered last year in accordance with the nomenclature adopted by the Company relative to its vessels, is a handsome full-rigged ship of 848 tons register, of German build and of iron throughout. She is a full-poop and topgallant forecastle ship, very faithfully put together and well modelled, and is now on her second voyage in the Company's service as one of its own vessels. Last year the Waimea, then the Dorette, made a voyage to Canterbury, there changed her commander, being taken charge of by Captain Worster, who was promoted to the position from that of chief officer of the ship Waikato. The Waimea has come here with immigrants, and is an exceedingly suitable vessel for the conveyance of such precious freight. A comfortable sea boat and good traveller with healthy abiding place for the 300 and odd souls who were quartered in them. This was the case is demonstrated by the condition of the immigrants, a healthier and and more respectable body of people. The immunity vouchsafed them from serious sickness of any kind no doubt to be attributed to the skilful care of the surgeon-superintendent, Dr Whithers.
From the outset, strict discipline was insisted upon by Captain Worster, and was rigorously carried out, Both crew and passengers were frequently exercised, and soon learned to act smartly and in unison. A false alarm of a man overboard was raised, and in three minutes and a half all hands were at quarters, and a boat, ready manned, was lowered into the water, and pulled away after a life-buoy that had been thrown over. We hope to see the system of fire and boat drill enforced in the case of all immigrant ships, for nothing but good can come of it.
The Waimea's passage was pleasantly equable, only two incidents of note being recorded. One of these was the imperil ting of the safety of the ship and all on board by two young rascals of ship's boys named Clark and Stanley, who were caught with a naked light in the hold plundering cargo on the 8th September. They were handed over to the Police when the ship arrived and will be dealt with according to law. The other incident, noted by a few only happened on the 29th August, when the ship, then being in lat 44.9S, long 69E a quantity of wreckage was passed through. A cabin door, with frame attached, and fitted with a Venetian Wind, door, frame, and blind, being of a brown coloured wood brightly varished, was clearly distinguished. The other wreckage was farther off, but appeared to be fragments of a ship's cabin fittings.
The immigrants numbered 324, all told, equal to 207 statute adults and included 51 married couples, 78 single men, 46 single women, 39 male and 17 female children, between the ages of 1 year and 12 years, and 14 infants. Two case of whooping cough appeared at the beginning of the trip, but being promptly dealt with, the complaint was stamped out. The
Only one death occurred during the passage:
McMallan Archibald, an infant 9 months old - cause of death exhaustion supervening upon bronchitis and diarrhoea.

There were three births: 
Matheson  	Mrs E, August 7, of a son 
Elliott  	Mrs T, September 1st, of a daughter 
Jackson  	Mrs B, September 5th, of a daughter. 


Waimea arrive at the Heads early and was towed up harbour and moored off the Railway Pier by 2pm.


Otago Witness 2 October 1875 pg 11
Port Chalmers Arrivals
Sept. 24 - City of Tanjore, ship, 779 tons, Smith, from Glasgow, June 8th, for the Albion Shipping Co.. Passengers: Mr Stewart; and 27 second-class and steerage. She brings out 1400 tons of cargo, of which 300 are dead weight, including 200 tons of coal.

Sept. 25 - Wave Queen, 853 tons, Anderson, from London June 3. 114 days. Bright Brothers, agents. Passengers: Mr Thomas, and 26 second-class and steerage. 114 days from London. This little smart ship will be remembered as the bearer of the two first railway engines that were run in this Province, and also as being the first vessel that was berthed at the Railway Pier. Captain Anderson who held the position of chief officer on board the steamer Atrato when that vessel was here last year. Having 300 barrels of powder on board, she brought up below Pulling Point and will remain there until the powder is discharged today. The Wave Queen is now owned by Messrs Park Bros., of London. She has brought about 1200 tons of cargo weight. The ship Lactura, bound for Canterbury was spoken in 4 north.

Estelle, schooner, 195 tons, Cane, from Melborne, September 15th. R Wilson and Co, agents. Passenger: Mr Napier
Jessica, barque, 545 tons, Congdon, from New York, June 3rd. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passenger: Mr Taylor

Sept 28 – Signal, barque, 492 tons, Whitney, from Newcastle September 6th. Jones and Hooper, agents. Passenger: Mr De Pau
Sept 29 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne September 17th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Barnett 	Miss
Murray 		Mr
Booth 		Mr
Cousins 	Mr
Dudice 		Mr
Levi 		Mr
Lewis 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Wilkinson 	Mr
Hayman 		Mr
And 2 steerage
And 20 for other ports

Departures - Sept. 29 - Albion, s.s., Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff Harbour. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Nicholas, Mesdames H.S. Chapman, Starbuck, Hoskin, Miss Dench, Mr Neil and 12 steerage.

Otago Witness, 16 October 1875, Page 5
James Allen, chief mate of the ship City of Tanjore.
Joseph Barrett, second mate of the City of Tanjore.

Otago Witness, 2 Oct 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Sept 23 – Easby, ss, Kennedy, from Sydney Sept 9th, via coast ports. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
From Sydney – 
Weston 		Mr and Mrs
Barr 		Mr and Mrs
Christopher 	Miss
Barr 		Mr
Snyder 		Mr
And 9 steerage
From Wellington –
Turner 		Dr
And 1 steerage
From Lyttelton –
Fulton 		Mr and Miss
Hoskins 	Mrs
Nelderhauser 	Miss
And 1 steerage

Sept 21 – RMSS Ringarooma, John McLean, from Melbourne, September 18th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Isaacs 		Mr, Mrs and family (3)
Oakden 		Phillip and Mrs
Jack 		A H, Mrs, family (3) and servant
Weston 		Mr and Mrs
Burt  		Mrs A
Edwards 	Mrs
Crawford 	Miss
Godby 		Mr (2)
Farrer 		Mr
Moorhouse 	Mr
Souness 	Mr
And 46 steerage
From the Bluff –
Burt 		Mr
Genever 	Mr
McDermott 	Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Proudfoot 	Mr
And 3 steerage

Departures
Sept 28th – Ringarooma, ss, John McLean, for Lyttelton. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Lees 		Mrs
Waites 		Mrs
Crauford 	Mrs
Smith 		A
White 		C
And 1 steerage
For Wellington –
Holmes 		Mr Hon MLC
Nicholson 	J N
Yaldwin 	Mr
And 1 steerage

Sept 29th – Albion, ss, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff Harbour. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Nichols 	Mr and Mrs
Chapman  	Mrs H S
Starbuck 	Mrs
Hoskins 	Mrs
Dench     	Miss
Neil         	Mr
And 12 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE JESSICA
The barque Jessica, a smart little vessel of 545 tons register, of iron throughout, arrived from New York on the 24th inst, sailing in with a moderate NE breeze. She brings a full general cargo of Yankee notions, variously consigned, and has made the passage in 113 days. She left New York on June 3rd. The meridian of the Leuwin was crossed on the 8th September in lat 43 and the south end of Tasmania, on the 13th the breeze being then light. From Tasmania she had light NNW and west winds to Stewart's Island, which was sighted on Thursday morning, bringing the breeze along the coast, she arrived at the Heads yesterday morning. The Jessica was built on the Clyde in 1863, by Messrs Reid and Sons, for Messrs Bowring and Co of Liverpool. She has 1002 tons of cargo on board, of which two-thirds are for this port and the balance for Wellington.
One passenger - a Mr Taylor, an American machinist - has arrived with her, bringing machinery for the manufacture of buckets, tubs, etc. He is welcome as the probable means of initiating a new industry in the Province.

ARRIVAL OF THE CITY OF TANJORE
The City of Tanjore, chartered for the voyage out by the Albion Shipping Company, arrived on the 24th last from Glasgow. She has made the passage in 103 days from port to port; but, from land to land, Stewart’s Island being regarded as the landfall, and the Smalls, the point of departure, her time is 91 days.

ARRIVAL OF THE WAVE QUEEN
The due home ships are at last showing up, the arrival of the City of Tanjore being closely followed by that of our old acquaintance the Wave Queen. This smart little ship will be remembered as the bearer of the two first railway engines that were run in this Province, and also as being the first vessel that was berthed at the Railway Pier. She has made the somewhat long passage of 114 days from London. The Wave Queen is commanded by Captain Anderson, who held the position of chief officer on board the steamer Atrato when that vessel was here last year. He reports leaving London on June 3rd, and was detained by head winds in the Channel until the 20th and then cleared the land, a last departure being taken from Scilly. The meridian of the Leuwin was crossed on the 8th September and that of Tasmania on the 13th. She did not reach the Heads until Saturday morning, thence towing in astern of the Geelong.

Otago Witness, 9 Oct 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Sept 30 – Invercargill, ship, 1245 tons, Peacock, from Glasgow July 2nd. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents. Passengers:
436 Government Immigrants
Oct 1 – Jessie Readman, ship, 961 tons, Muir, from London, July 5th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Cox 		Mr, Mrs, child and servant
2nd Cabin –
Noble 		Mr and Mrs
Nailor 		Mr
Buckley 	Mr

Oct. 3 - Elizabeth Graham, barque, 598 tons, Mordue from London, June 17th. Dalgety, Nichols, and Co. agents.

Oct 9 – Camille, barque, 365 tons, Williams, from Newcastle. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Stafford 	Captain
Halliday 	Mr

No Departures

ARRIVAL OF THE INVERCARGILL
This fine ship, the Invercargill, arrived from Glasgow on the 30th ult and towed in by the Geelong same evening. When in the Cross Channel the Health Officers communicated with her and received the following sanitary report, which showed that there had been a large amount of sickness. Sixty-six cases of measles occurred during the Passage, the first terminating on the 20th July and the last one on the 3rd September. Whooping-cough had also been prevalent and there were still 50 cases under treatment, as well as two of bronchitis. Eight infants had died. viz - one from bronchitis and seven from measles, while one adult, a seaman, succumbed to phthisis. The clothes and bedding of the patients had not been destroyed, nor had the ship been fumigated. Care, however, had been exercised in cleaning the ‘tween decks and bunks, and a free use had been made of carbolic acid and Burnett's disinfecting fluid. Four births had occurred on board. Upon receiving the above report, the Health Officers ordered the ship into Quarantine. Whilst the sanitary state of the passengers was scarely sound to permit a general disembakation, or that the ship might be visited by the public. A sort of difficulty must have presented itself for solution, but then, as only whooping-cough, spiced by bronchitis, was at present prevalent, whilst measles had disappeared nearly a month ago, a course of measure was resolved upon- to wit, the single men and single women, who had been healthy during the passage, were to be landed at once, and the married folks with their sickly children were to stay on board until Tuesday
The ship has brought 436 souls, and made the passage from Greenock in 90 days. She left Glasgow on the 1st July, had light westerly winds in the Channel, and so did not clear the land until the 7th, Tory Island being the point of departure. When off the Leuwin, she passed a large iceberg. From the Snares she experienced light variable winds, and arrived at the Heads on Thursday afternoon, and at the Quarantiue Ground in the evening.
The following is a list of her cabin passengers :— Mr and Mrs and Miss Hume, Messrs H M Chandler, Sidford, and D A Barclay.

ARRIVAL OF THE JESSIE READMAN
The reputation of this fine vessel, so long and favourably known at this port, Ins been well sustained by her performance during her late passage from London, she has held her own with the majority of home ships that have arrived in the Colonies during the past quarter. Her signal was made at the Heads on the 1st inst, and in the afternoon the Geelong went out and towed her inside. Captain Muir, her late chief officer, who took charge of her upon the demise of the lamented Captain Mitchell at Wellington last year, retains command. The Jessie Readman left London on July 8th and Gravesend next night; had light easterly winds in the Channel and cleared the land on the 7th taking a last departure from Start Point. The The best day's work was 310 miles for two consecutive day. She made the passage in 86 days, or 83 from land to land.

Otago Witness, 9 October 1875, Page 11
ARRIVAL OF THE ELIZABETH GRAHAM
This fine barque arrived on the 2nd from London after a passage of 106 days from port to port, and 99 days from land to land. She was not particularly favoured by winds, and fared but little better in the S.E. Trade belt than did those vessels which have arrived ahead of her. She was also five days in the Channel, and lost three days when a little east of the Cape by a regrular muzzier from the N.E. But on the whole she had good westerlies ; and if the S E Trade and the winds south of that belt had not proved so scant, she would have shortened her passage very materially. The barque was signalled early on Sunday morning, and was towed into port by the Geelong in the afternoon ; and, having 300 kegs of powder on board, brought up at the powder ground to discharge it. Captain Mordue, who was in charge of her when she was here last year, is still in command and very courteously supplied us with a report of her passage.

Otago Witness, 9 Oct 1875, Page 19
THE SEA
"Such as Creation's dawn beheld thou rollest now" - Byron
While myriad insects grew beneath the deep
And toned and perished piling grave on grave
Lo raise the chalky cliffs, the curling wave
Still rose and fell. When glacier crowned the steep
O’erhanging rocks and giant elks did leap
Their yarning depths, still would it drowsy lave
The shelving beach, or to some time-worn cave
Strange relics bear in many a mingled heap
And trace long ripples in the plastic sand
Which, still-enduring, mark the uplifted strand.
Slowly the tedious Ages onward creep,
And locked in earth their mystic records keep,
Until the secret lore by man set free
Shows all things changed save the eternal Sea.

Otago Witness, 16 Oct 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Oct 7 – Taunton, ship, Clark, from London, July 2nd. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
2nd class –
Fitzpatrick 	Miss
Le Harwel 	Mr
Largue 		Mr
And 14 steerage

Oct 8 – Alhambra, ss, Bawden, from Melbourne October 2nd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nicholls and Co, agents.

Passengers: 
From Melbourne –
Maloney 	Miss
Hesketh 	Mr
Ings 		Mr
Lucas 		Mr
Smith 		F
Smith 		F B
Monteith 	Mr
Bay 		R
Franklyn 	Mr
Jones 		C S
Redcliffe 	Mr
Prosser 	Mr
Harvey 		Captain
And 42 steerage
From Bluff –
Tipping 	Mrs
Ward 		Mr
And 3 steerage

Departures
Oct 10 – Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Mansford 	Miss
Neil 		Sergeant
And 3 steerage
For Lyttelton –
O’Meara
For Hokitika –
Taffield 	Mr

Oct 11 – Portland, ship, Smith, for Melbourne, Bauman, Macandrew and Co, agents. Passengers: 3 steerage

Otago Witness October 9 1875
Port Chalmers - Arrivals.
Sept. 30 - Invercargill, ship, 1245 tons, Peacock, from Glasgow July 2nd. Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agents. Passengers: 436 Government immigrants.

Jessie Readman, ship, 961 tons, Muir, from London, July 5th. Russell, Ritchie, and Co., agents. Passengers: Mr and Mrs Cox and child and servant; 2nd Cabin - Mr and Mrs Noble, Messrs Nailor and Buckley.
Oct. 3 - Camille, barque, 365 tons, Williams, from Newcastle. Passengers: Captain Stafford, Mr Halliday.

Departures: Bruce, s.s., 204 tons, Jones, for Timaru. Union Company, agents. Passengers: Mr and Mrs McCarthy, Mr and Mrs Docherty and children (2), Miss Mander, Messrs Shaw, Miller, Young, Roswair, Morgan, Simpson, Andrew and 6 steerage.

ARRIVAL OF THE TAUNTON
The Taunton is a pretty little clipper ship, the facsimile of the Lutterworth, which was here last year, and is now loading for London at Lyttelton. The Taunton is 7 years old, is of composite build and is owned by Messrs Watta and Melbourne, of London, one of the largest shipping firms of the United Kingdom. The Taunton was built for the tea trade, and distinguished herself by smart running. On this, her first visit to New Zealand, she is chartered by Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co. Larnach Captain Clark, who was in command of the Lutterworth last year, is master of the Taunton, and speaks highly of her. Her late passage from London occupied 96 days - which is to be regarded as good time
The Taunton left Gravesend on July 2nd, and the Downs next day, but the wind falling light, she brought up for a few hours off Dungeness. Put to sea again on the 4th, and ran down Channel with a light NE breeze and cleared the land on the 6th, taking her departure from the Lizard.

Otago Witness, 23 Oct 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Oct 19 – Frederick Bassil, barque, 347 tons, Baillie, from Hobart Town, October 5th. Keith Ramsay, agent. Passengers: Mrs Baillie
And 4 steerage
Oct 20 – Omeo, ss, Chatfield, from Melbourne, October 13th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Rogers 		Mrs, children (2) and nurse
Riley 		Mrs
Solomon 	Mrs
Tonkin 		Mrs
Newman 		Mr
And 30 steerage

No overseas Departures

WRECK OF THE S.S. BRUCE - a first-class sea-goer cargo carrier and comfortable passenger boat was the Bruce coast trading between this Port, Timaru and Lyttelton. On Saturday morning it was reported that she was ashore, half a mile south of Taiaroa Head in a bad position on the rocks – all passengers rescued and no lives lost – read story on Page 9 in the Otago Witness, 23 Oct 1875.

Otago Witness, 30 Oct 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Oct 22 – Ringarooma, RMSS, John McLean, from Melbourne (October 16th) via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

 Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Neil 		W G, Mrs and servant
Dodd 		W J, Mrs and child
Moody 		Mr and Mrs
Larnach 	W J N, Mrs and family (2)
Boyd 		Mr and Mrs
Hart 		Mrs
Lees 		Mrs
Hoskins 	Mrs
Cameron 	Miss
Wood  		Rev Joseph
Beuthon 	Mr
Lindsay 	Mr
McNeil 		Mr
Parsons 	Mr
Vaughan 	Mr
Buckley 	Mr
And 45 steerage
And 19 for other ports
From Bluff –
Gibbs 		Mr and Mrs
Cruickshank  	Mr Thomas
Clayton 	Mr
Fraser 		Mr
McMullen 	Mr
Palmer 		Mr
And 11 for other ports

Oct 26 – Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, Oct 14th, via Wellington and Lyttelton. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
McArdell 	Mr and Mrs
Isaacs 		Mr, Mrs and family (4)
Webb 		Mrs and child
Hocken 		Mrs
Lockwood 	Mrs
Creagh 		Mrs
Laine 		Mr
English 	Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Lynn 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
And 10 second cabin

Oct 27 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, October 14th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Campbell 	Mrs
Campbell 	Masters (2)
Coastwise –
Griffiths 	Mrs
Baxter 		Mrs
Parker 		Miss
Baker 		Miss
Grey  		Sir George
Richardson  	Sir John D C
Macandrew 	His Honour, Superintendent of Otago
Rolleston 	His Honour, Superintendent of Canterbury
Fitzherbert 	His Honour, Superintendent of Wellington
Mitchell 	Mr
Bunny 		Mr MHR
Murray 		Mr
Sheehan 	Mr
Brown 		Mr
Bell 		Mr
Harris 		Mr
Carty 		Mr
Turnbull 	Mr
Stirling 	Mr
Martindale 	Mr
Duthie 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Proudfoot 	Mr
Cole 		Mr
And 7 steerage

Zelandia, ship, 1118 tons, Sellars, from London, July 19th. Master, agent.

Passengers:
Pearde 		Mrs
Young 		Mr
Baldwin 	Mr
Monkhome 	Mr
7 second cabin
and 211 free and nominated immigrants

Auckland, Ship, 1250 tons, McDougal, from Glasgow, July 31st. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Hogg 		Mrs, children (3) and servant
Dick 		Miss
Calvert 	Miss
Smith 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Murray 		Mr (2)
Dick 		Mr
Tait 		Mr
Monfries 	Mr
And 497 free and nominated immigrants

Lochlel, schooner, 216 tons, Ewan, from Mauritius, September 18th. W and G Turnbull, agents. Passenger:
Ewan Mrs
Departures
Oct 22 – Altcar, 1283 tons, Harvey, for Melbourne. Large and Thoneman, agents.

Passengers:
Brown 		Mrs
Costigan 	Mrs
Harvey 		Mrs
Coates 		Mr
And four in the steerage

Oct 23 – Ringarooma, ss, 660 tons, John McLean, for Melbourne via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Cohen 		Miss
Collins 	Mr
For Melbourne –
Long 		Mr
And 5 steerage

Oct 27 – Albion, ss, Underwood, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Tolmie 		Mrs and Misses (2)
Catfin 		Miss
Henry 		Miss
Bell 		Miss
Harris 		Dr
Patterson 	Mr
Ball 		Mr
Burchall 	Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Caffin 		Mr
Logan 		Mr
Grant 		Mr
Machin 		Mr
Caffin 		Master
And 12 steerage
For Bluff –
Lindeman 	Mr and Mrs
Burrows 	Mrs
Longford 	Miss
Forrester 	Mr and Mrs
And 1 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE ZELANDIA
The welcome signal announcing the arrival of the Zelandia at the Heads was made early on Wednesday morning, and the Geelong promptly attending her she was towed to the anchorage off the Port before noon.
The Zelandia arrived in capital order. She comes here in command of Captain Sellars, with Dr Peurde as surgeon-superintendent.
During the voyage the male immigrants were exercised in boat and fire drill, and strict watches were kept throughout the night, and the closest supervision exercised over the single women. A school was instituted for the benefit of the youngsters on board and was very ably conducted by Mr Horn, one of the passengers. To aid in neutralising the monotony of board-a-ship life, the doctor started a newspaper - the Zelandia Gazette, a weekly publication- of which three copies were written - one for the after part of the ship, one for the married people, and one for the single men and crew. Private theatricals were also initiated, and proved a great success, whilst the doctor, who is an ardent Good Templar, forgot not to deliver a few temperance lectures, and thereby guned several adherents to the cause of total abstinence. Having adopted such measures to render the voyage endurable, if not altogether pleasant, no wonder that the immigrants expressed their entire approval of the treatment they had received, and demonstrated their satisfaction by presenting the doctor with three testimonials - one from the married people, one from the single men, and the third from the single women.
Only one death had occurred, that of Daniel Gabbins, aged 32, who died on August 2nd from inflammation of the brain There was also only one birth, a Mrs Harvey was confined of a daughter on September 10th.
Of the immigrants there were 28 married couples, 39 children, and seven infants under one year old, 44 single women, and 63 single men. The immigrants, especially the married people and single women, looked remarkably well and very respectable. The great majority of the men were described as artisans, mechanics and farm labourers. The single girls were in charge of Mrs Rodgerson, the matron, who spoke well of them.
Captain Sellars is an old voyager to this port, having been here as master of the ship Bombay 14 years ago, This is his second voyage in the Zealandia, and before he took charge of her, he made several voyages to Wellington. Zealandia left the East India Docks, July 15th; passed survey on 17th at Gravesend, then embarked passengers the same day, and proceeded to sea in the evening in tow. Cast off the tugs off Dungeness next day, and stood down Channel with light westerly winds and thick foggy weather. On the 22nd the pilot left her off Torbay, her point of departure. It was not until the evening of the 24th October that she sighted the Snares. She crawled along the coast, passed the Nuggets on Tuesday, and and arrived on the 27th.

ARRIVAL OF THE AUCKLAND
This fine ship, one of the Albion Company's fleet, is again here, after making an excellent passage of 87 days from Glasgow. Scarcely had the signal of the Zelandia been made in the morning ere that of the Auckland was run up, and, together with the arrival of several other vessels, verified the old adage of raining and pouring. After disposing of the Zelandia, the Geelong ran out for her and brought her inside on the top of high water.
The Auckland has brought 497 immigrants - men, women and children, and has delivered her living freight in very admirable condition indeed. They may be classified as 225 male and 130 female adults, 58 males and 59 female between the ages of 1 year and 12 years, and 8 male and 11 female infants, the total being equal to 419½ statute adults. The passage was not only brief, but agreeable, very little sickness having appeared on board, and of this only 7 deaths all children under 1 months old, occurred, as follows:
Lewitt Ernest, August 1st
Fleming James, August 28th
Littlejohn John, September 1st
Bryce James, September 21st
McLeod Janet, September 30th
Cameron John, October 14th
McKinley Andrew October 21st
There were three births:
Mrs Wylic, of a son, August 23rd
Mrs Brown, of a son, September 2nds
Mrs Cortive, of a daughter, Occtober 22nd.
The Doctor spoke in the highest terms of the behaviour of the immigrants, and the Matron commended all her charge, 81 in number, as good, hard-working girls. We were very favourably impressed with the appearance of the immigrants and have seldom seen so many comely women, married and single, on board a ship. The Doctor stated that the tedium of the voyage out had been relieved by a series of concerts, at which the immigrants were the performers, and in many instances discovered no mean musical ability.
We understand that the fire and boat-drill exercises had been introduced, and a system of night watches kept up throughout the ship. The single men numbered 156, and appeared stout, healthy young fellows, of a variety of trades and callings, farm labourers being in good proportion amongst them. Mutual good feeling appeared to exist between the immigrants and those who had them in charge.
The Auckland comes out in charge of Captain McDougal, who is on his maiden voyage as commander. He has made a good beginning, and both himself and his officers were spoken most highly of. Mr Ball, who was chief steward when the Auckland was here last year, retains, and worthily, his position on board.
With regard to the run out, Captain McDongal reports having left the Tail of the Bank on the 3lst July; went north about, and cleared the land on the 4th August, her last departure being Inistrahull Calms and light variable easterly winds so far attended her. Crossed the meridian of Cape Leuwin on October 15th. and was close up to the Snares, but not in sight, on the 22nd. 25th sighted the Snares, and next day, when 10 miles south of the Traps, got a leading westerly breeze that brought her to the Heads this morning.

Otago Witness, 30 Oct 1875, Page 13 Marriage
Davidson - Fyfe: On the 31st August, at Letrewel, Helensburgh, Sootland, James Potter Davidson, Matakanui, Otago, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Henry Fyfe, Esq, Glasgow.


Otago Witness, 6 Nov 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Nov 1 – Otago, ship, Hood, from London, August 4th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Morice 		Rev Mr and Mrs
Begbie 		Mr
McNicoll 	Mr
Power 		Mr

Departures
Oct 29 – Easby, ss, 960 tons, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via coast ports. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Rolleston His Honour, Superintendent of Canterbury
Palmer 		Mr
McMullen 	Mr
Quick 		Mr
Higginson 	Mr
Crumbell 	Mr
1 steerage
For Wellington –
Muir 		Miss
1 steerage
For Newcastle –
F Fenton
Lynne 		Mr
Wylie 		Mr
Ferguson 	Mr
8 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE OTAGO
Another good passage of 88 days from port to port and 82 days from land to land is to be placed to the credit of the Albion Company’s fine composite ship Otago, which arrived from London on Nov 1st. Her signal was made out early in the morning and by1 pm she had been towed in by the Geelong, and anchored off the end of the Railway Pier. Captain Hood, an officer trained in the service of Messrs P Henderson and Co, commands her, and is on his maiden trip as master. We congratulate him upon having thus obtained his well-earned promotion. He was last here as chief officer of the ship took charge of the Christian McAusland in 1872. The Otago was here last year and hence went to Calcutta and loaded for London and loaded for London. There her then commander, Captain Leslie, left her to take charge of the ship Nelson and Captain hood was elected to take his place.
The Otago left London on the 4th August; had very light easterly weather in the Channel and cleared the land on the 8th taking a last departure from the Lizard. The Snares were sighted on the morning of the 30th; From the Snares, the Otago worked down the coast with light and baffling winds and arrived at the Heads on Sunday evening, stood off and on all night, and was towed in yesterday.

NAUTICAL ITEMS
The following passengers are on their way here:

Per Otago, from London – 
Morice 		Mr and Mrs
Morice 		Rev Mr
Bower 		Mr
McNicol 	Mr
Begbie 		Mr
Per Calypso, from London –
Cumine 		Mr, Mrs, Misses (2), 
Morris 		Mr
Johnson 	Mr
Spencer 	Mr
Fergusson 	Mr
2nd cabin –
Kirby 		Mr and Mrs
Powys 		Mr
Sweetapple 	Mr
Waldron 	Mr
Kirby 		Mr
And 16 steerage
Per Mataura, from London –
Binnie 		Mr and Mrs
Kennedy 	Dr
Binnie 		Mr
And 215 immigrants
Per Carmarthenshire, from London –
Crawford 	Mrs and children (3)
Watson 		Mr, Mrs and child
Webster 	Mr
Clarke 		Mr
Heppel 		Mr
Buston 		Mr
Boyd 		Mr
White 		Mr
Biddle 		Mr
Laurance 	Miss
And 11 steerage

Otago Witness, 6 Nov 1875, Page 13 Birth
Smith: On the 20th October, at Cape Campbell Light Station, Marlborough, the wife of F M Smith , of twin sons – still-born.

Otago Witness, 13 Nov 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Nov 5 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, October 23rd, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Thornton 	Mr, Mrs and Master
Jackson 	Mr
Leefe 		Mr
Green 		Mr
Brooks 		Mr
And 32 steerage
From the Coast –
Geddes 		Mr
Baine 		Mr
Shand 		Mr
Farr 		Mr
And 1 steerage
And 7 for other ports

Nov 6 – Alhambra, ss, Bawden, from Melbourne October 30th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Strode 		Mr, Mrs and Miss
Manchester 	Mrs
Burraip 	Miss
Manrick 	Miss
Thompson 	Miss
Barr 		Mr Rev
Tracy 		Mr Rev
Heinecke 	Mr
Sanders 	Mr
Bingham 	Mr
Cooke 		Mr
Laidlaw 	Mr
Green 		Mr
Russell 	Mr
And 45 steerage
From the Bluff –
Ross 		Mr
Inglis 		Mr
Denniston 	Mr
And on steerage

Nov 8 – Bobycito, barque, 432 tons, White, from Newcastle, October 26th. J Mills, agent. Passengers:  Captain Hodge, Mrs, children (4) and servant
Nov 9 – Lizzie Fox, barque, Hurrell, from New York, July 3rd. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passenger: Captain Ferguson
Departures
Nov 5 – Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Clendmnen 	Miss (Clendinnen?)
Brown 		J
And 18 steerage
For Bluff –
Rodgers 	Mr

Nov 7 – Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers: For Lyttelton – Mr and Mrs Nicolls
And two steerage for other ports

THE SHIP CALYPSO
This fine vessel was signalled on the 8th inst, at the Heads Station and soon after hove in sight under her jib and topsails. The Geelong did not go down to her until later in the day. The Calypso has made the run from London to the Heads in 95 days.

ARRIVAL OF THE LIZZY FOX
Monday's gale took off a little towards midnight, and at daylight on the 8th inst, the Geelong was early astir, and proceeded to the Heads for the lighter of the two vessel there waiting for her. This was the Lizzy Fox. from New York, a smart-looking little barque or Bridport build, and hailing from Brixham. She has seen ten years of active service since her launching day, and kept very much to the Brazils trade, and during the last few voyages thence to New York. Finding freight there for New Zealand she accepted it, and with a full cargo of notions on board - sailed on July 3rd with a SW breeze
The first of the Strong breezes and sometimes heavy gales from WSW to WNW chased the barque across the Southern Ocean. Once or twice she had to heave-to during the heaviest of it, but only for a few hours, for, being in good trim, she made good weather, and ran nearly through everything. The weather was bitterly cold, with hail, rain, and snow squalls, and the sea high. However, very little water was shipped - only one heavy sea found its way on board, and did no damage. On the 15th October the barque crossed the meridian of the Leuwra, and on the 26th was off Tasmania. On the 6th November the high land of the SW coast of the Middle Island was sighted. The barque ran through the Strait next day and worked along the coast with a NE breeze until midnight, when a westerly change favoured her and with that she fetched the Heads on Monday at 1 pm and was towed in next day.

Otago Witness, 13 Nov 1875, Page 13 Births
Heron: On the 8th November, at Rigside, Oepopo, Mrs D Heron of a son.
Death. Logan Winfred: On the 4th November, at the Girls’ High School, Dunedin, Winifred, eldest daughter of James Logan, of Greenvale, Tapanui; aged 13 years and 10 months.

Otago Witness, 20 Nov 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals

Nov 11 – Calypso, ship, 1014 tons, Leslie, from London August 7.

Passengers:
Cumine 		Mrs, Misses (2), 
Cumine 		Mr
Morris 		Mr
Johnstone 	Mr
Spencer 	Mr
Fergusson 	Mr
2nd Cabin –
Kirby 		Mr, Mrs and child
Brown 		Mr
Sweetapple 	Mr
Waldson 	Mr
Kirby 		Mr
And 16 steerage

Nov 15 – Hero of the Nile, barque, Dugdale, from Geographe Bay (Australia), October 30th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.

Passengers:
Dugdale 	Mrs
In the steerage –
Barrett 	Mr
Stephen 	Mr

Nov 17 – Mataura, ship, Gorn, from London, via Nelson. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
From London –
Binny 		Mr, Mrs and child
From Nelson –
Hughes 		Mr and Mrs

No Overseas Departures

ARRIVAL OF THE CALYPSO
The detention of this fine ship at the Heads was brought to a termination on Thursday, the 10th, when the wind being fresh from the eastward, the tug towed her in. To be stuck three days at the Heads was not a pleasant termination to (in the case of a clipper like the Calypso) a protracted passage of 92 days. The Calypso should have been brought in the first day. The mishap to her windlass on the next was an unfortunate contretemps that further delayed her; but the windlass was only damaged, not disabled. She is on her second voyage.
Captain Leslie continues to sail his good ship and has brought out Mrs Leslie and family. The Calypso had also numerous passengers, 31 all told
The Calypso left Gravesend on August 7th, anchored in the Downs for the night, and proceeded next day on her way down Channel. It was tack and tack throughout, westerly winds prevailing, and hence she did not clear the land until the 12th; then taking a departure from the Start.

ARRIVAL OF THE MATAURA
The performance of the ship Mataura this voyage should be no less gratifying to her owners (the New Zealand Shipping Company) than it is creditable to her new master, Captain Gorn. She is from London, and called at Nelson to land a number of immigrants with whom she was entrusted. 255 souls, exclusive of the crew, found safe and comfortable quarters on board the good ship, and were landed at Nelson on the 93rd day from Britain, and would have reached their destination two days earlier but for exceptionally thick dirty weather, that detained the ship on the West Coast before she could make a landfall. She has reached here on the 100th day from London, and made remarkably smart work of it since she arrived in the Colony, having occupied only seven days in landing the immigrants at Nelson, and found her way round the coast this far.
Strict discipline was preserved during the passage. The immigrants were told off in batches, were exercised in fire and boat drill, and cheerfully played their part in the precautions adopted to stave off those dire calamities fire and wreck. Concerts were held frequently, and a weekly MS paper, entitled the "Mataura Magazine," was published on board. Twelve deaths occurred, in in the case of infants under one year of age and two adults. The Mataura left Gravesend on. August 8th, worked down Channel against westerly winds with very thick weather, and took her departure from the Start on the 10th. Mataura anchored off the Boulder Bank at noon on the 10th, 93 days from Gravesend, allowing for difference of time. Landed immigrants and left on the 14th.

Otago Witness, 27 Nov 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals

Nov 19 – Ringarooma, RMss, 680 tons, J McLean, from Melbourne, November 13th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Potter 		Mr, Mrs and servant
Humphreys  	Mrs G W
Dickson 	Mrs
Chapman 	Mrs
Edgar 		Miss
Dovey 		Miss
Mackay 		Miss and servant
Thomson 	Mr
Curtis 		Mr
Ellis 		Mr
Hallenstein 	Mr
Wilkie 		Mr
McDonald 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Belcher 	Mr
Caffin 		Mr
Hayzen 		Mr
Curtis 		H B
Barrow 		Mr
Masters 	Mr
Smith 		J W
Dickson 	Mr
The Bellringers Troupe comprising –
Lynch 		Messrs (5)
Keeley 		Mr
70 steerage
and 15 from other ports
From Bluff –
Cabill 		Mrs and child
Kingswell 	Mrs
Reynolds  	The Hon W H
Rodgkinson 	Dr
Daniel 		Mr
McIntosh 	Mr
Young 		Mr

Canterbury, ship, 1245 tons, Anderson, from London, September 1st, Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Burns 		Mr, Mrs and family (7)
Lane 		Mr
Swaby 		Mr
Moritzen 	Mr
And 20 second-class

Mary Campbell, brigantine, 144 tons, Carr, from Melbourne, November 9th. Neill and Co, agents. Five passengers
Nov 23 – Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Melbourne November 11th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Harbrick 	Mr
Collins 	Mr
Billings 	Mr
Kebbel 		Mr
Spears 		Mr
Snyder 		Mr
Stout 		Mr
Sutton 		Mr
12 steerage
and 35 for other ports

Departures
Nov 20 – Ringarooma, ss, 660 tons, John McLean, for Melbourne, via Coast ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Hamilton 	Mr
For Greymouth –
Taylor 		Miss
For Melbourne –
2 steerage

Nov 24 – Albion, RMSS, 640 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Bluff –
Cook 		Miss
McLeod 		Miss
Petherbridge 	Captain
Ferguson 	Mr
Taylor 		Mr
Hislop 		Mr
For Melbourne –
Basch 		Mrs
Stewart  	Mrs W D
Stevens 	Mrs and children (6)
Watson  	Mrs A
Lethbridge 	Mr
Kennedy 	Mr
Hepburn 	Mr
Reid 		R W
And 13 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE CANTERBURY
The Canterbury, one of the Albion Company's new ships, on her first visit to this Port, and on her second voyage since her launch, was signalled at an early hour on the 19th inst. She was then lying at anchor under the Heads, having arrived there on the previous night, and being in the hands of a seaman familiar with the Coast, she was brought up at once and made snug for the night. The Canterbury is full sister to those noble ships the Auckland, Invercargill and Dundin, and their counterpart at all points having been built on the same lines, with similar appointments, fittings, rig, &c.
The Canterbury has made the best passage of the season, her time from port to port being 79 days, and from land to land 74 days. She left Gravesend September 1st, worked down Channel against westerly winds and on the 3rd discharged her pilot off the Start, thence taking her departure.
Captain Anderson, who brought out the ship Nelson on her maiden voyage last year to this Port, is in command of the Canterbury. She has brought this time 32 passengers.

Otago Witness, 27 Nov 1875, Page 13 Death
Duggan Andrew: At Drybread, Otago, New Zealand, Andrew Duggan, native of Burrows-in-Ossory, Queen’s County, Ireland; aged 67 years. Queen’s Country papers, please copy.


Otago Witness, 4 Dec 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Nov 25 – Sword Fish, brigantine, 155 tons, Lewis, from Hobart Town November 13. Gibbs and Clayton, agents.

 Passengers:
Jones 		Mrs and child
Brenner 	Mrs and child
Langford 	Miss
And one steerage

Nov 30 – Gift, barque, 280 tons, Scott, from Pabellon de Pica, September 22nd. Bright Brothers, agents. Passenger:
Dr Henry
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, via Coast ports. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
From Sydney –
Hoyer 		Mrs and children (2)
Lodge 		Miss
Fulton 		F
Lynn 		Mr
And 16 steerage
From Wellington –
Robinson 	Mrs
Mantell 	Mr Hon

No Overseas Departures

Otago Witness, 11 Dec 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Dec 4 – Waimate, ship, Peek, from London, September 4th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents. Passengers
346 free and nominated immigrants

Carmarthenshire, ship, 812 tons, Thomas, from London, August 10th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.

Passengers:
Second cabin –
Crawford 	Mrs and family (4)
Watson  	Mrs G, and Jnr
Webster 	Mr
Heppill 	Mr
Clark 		Mr
And 15 steerage

Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, November 20th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Davidson 	Mr and Mrs
Starbuck 	Mrs
Sutherland  	Rev. R
Forsyth 	Mr
Newman 		Mr
Brooks 		Mr
And 10 steerage
From the Coast –
Driscoll 	Mr, Mrs and children (2)
Brett 		Mrs
Brown  		Miss A
Ballard 	Mr
Harman 		Mr
Quick 		Mr
Todd 		Mr
Ross 		Mr
And 6 steerage

Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne, November 27th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

 Passengers:
From Melbourne –
Nankevia 	Mr, Mrs and child
Bean 		Mr
Harrop 		Mr
Duncan 		Mr
Blackwood 	J H
Morton 		Mr
Leach 		Mr
Pattison 	Mr
Dalgety 	Mr
And 53 steerage
From Bluff –
Fish 		Mr and Mrs
Morrison 	Mr
Donne 		Mr
Sanders 	Mr
Taylor 		Mr
And 3 steerage

Agnes Jessie, schooner, 187 tons, Phillips, from Hobart Town, November 23rd. Master, agent.

Passengers:
Witt  		Mrs B
Phillips 	Mrs and Jnrs (2)
Sargent 	Mr
Skelton 	Mr
Ford 		Mr

Dec 6 – May Queen, ship, 733 tons, Tatchell, from London, August 31st. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Stevens 	Mr and Mrs
Fessey	 	Mr  (Pessey)
Wyles 		R
Wyles 		H
Second Cabin –
Brodrick 	Mr
Randall 	Mr
Wyburd 		Mr
And 19 in the steerage

Departures
Dec 3 – Easby, ss, 960 tons, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via Coast ports. F Fulton, agent.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Hill 		Mr
And 1 steerage
For Wellington –
Haines 		Mr and Mrs
For Sydney –
Flexman 	Mrs, family (3) and servant
For Newcastle –
Creagh 		Mrs and children (2)
Palmer 		Mr
18 steerage

Dec 6 - Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton – 5 steerage
For Hokitika - 1 steerage
For Melbourne – 8 steerage

ARRIVAL OF THE CARMARTHENSHIRE
Signals announcing the approach of the Carmarthenshire were made at daylight on Saturday morning - proof of smart look-out and attention at the Signal Station at Taiaroa Head. The folks on board the steamer Geelong were astir as early; and having made out the signals at the Heads, the steamer was soon under weigh down harbour, and by 4 o'clock, or a little later, had brought the Carmarthenshire to the powder ground. She has been over long at sea, her time from port to port being 116 days, difference of time being allowed for. From, land to land she was 102 days.
The Carmarthenshire looks anything but a clipper. She is a wooden vessel of full lines, suggestive of the old fashioned school of draughting.

ARRIVAL OF THE WAIMATE
The arrival of the Waimate came on Thursday 90 day from port to port and 86 days from the Lizard, due allowance being made for difference of time. From land to land she was 81 days. A very good passage truly, not but what the time has been bettered on many occasions, but it is remarkable as having been made in the teeth of adverse circumstances, for from first to last the Waimate had to contend with very unfavourable winds.
It is somewhat a coincidence that she should have made the land on the 81st day, that being the exact time made by the ship Waimea last year, when she was commanded by Capt Peek, who now sails the Waimate.
She fetched the port anchorage earlier than we thought she would; she was moored off the town before 1 pm, Friday, but was not cleared, we could obtain no report.

ARRIVAL OF THE MAY QUEEN
That bonny little ship-yacht the May Queen, put in a welcome appearance on the 6th, again coming from her usual port of departure, London, and although just off a long sea voyage, during which she met with a full share of bad weather and hard rubs, looked trig and trim from trucks to water line. Her passage, 97 days from port to port, is not to be classed amongst clipping runs, but when the fact of the little beauty being loaded down with over 1000 tons of cargo the greater part of it dead weight - is taken into consideration, and also that she was anything but favoured by winds, it must be admitted, that the May Queen has acquitted herself creditably, and fully sustained her good reputation as a passage maker. Captain Tatchell continues in command, Mr (late Captain) and Mr Stevens, were amongst the passengers.
May Queen left Gravesend on August 3lst, beat down Channel against westerly, winds, land cleared the land on the 4th September, taking her departure from Ushant.

Otago Witness, 18 Dec 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Dec 9 – Celestial Queen, ship, 843 tons, Watt, from London August 26th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents
Dec 14 – Taiaroa, ss, Spiegelthal, from Glasgow, September 18th, via Cape, November 1, Hobart Town, December 4, and Bluff. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Thomson 	Captain
Logan 		Captain
Sinclair 	Captain
Clark 		Dr

Schiehallion, barque, 602 tons, Levack, from Glasgow, August 28th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Findlayson 	Mr Rev
McGaan 		Mr
Harvey 		Mr
McDougall 	Mr
And 5 steerage
No Overseas Departures

STRANDING OF THE STEAMER TAIAROA
Early on the morning of the 10th instant, news of a serious mishap to the expected steamer Taiaroa was forwarded from the Harbour Master at the Bluff to the Harbour Department at the Port. The particulars that reached the Port were that the Taiaroa had gone ashore at Dog Island and that Captain Thomson, the Harbour Master, and Captain Logan, the Albion Company’s Marine Superintendent, were about proceeding to her in the steamer Express. Later in the day, another telegram came to hand, announcing that she had been got off and towed to the Bluff, but as she was leaking at a great rate it had been found expedient to beach her. We obtained but little additional intelligence respecting the mishap to the Taiaroa from the Express on Sunday. Captain Fraser, of the Express, was reticent for reasons of his own with which we have no concern. It seems, however, that the Taiaroa scraped right over the rock, and in clearing it damaged her propeller, besides sustaining injuries to her bottom that caused her to leak excessively, and necessitated beaching her at the Bluff. There was a great deal of water in her when she was laid on the ground. The extent of the damage had not been ascertained.
She was built for Messrs P. Henderson and Co, Glasgow, to trade between Timaru, Oamaru, and other intermediate ports, making Dunedin the head quarters. The Taiaroa called in at Hobart Town on 30th'November to coal, and left there on the 4th December. She passed the Bluff at 7 am yesterday, and stranded on the reef known as the old Man Rocks, about a quarter of a mile from Dog Island. Captain Gilpin, her late master, died of paralysis on the 3rd November, off Algoa Bay leaving his wife and three children onboard to mourn his loss.

ARRIVAL OF THE CELESTIAL QUEEN
The near approach of the Celestial Queen to her port of destination was early heralded on the 9th, when she was sighted from the Ocean Beach, and reported -the report finding its way to Pore Chalmers some time before the ship was announced by wire from Taiaroa Head. She hove in sight between the Heads shortly after 5 o'clock, and the first glance at her through the glass revealed the fact of one of her legs being shorter than the others; her maintop gallant mast was gone, and hence it was assumed that the ship had been roughly handled by the weather. Such, indeed, proved to be the case although not any "-serious extent. The arrival of this fine vessel was heartily welcomed, inasmuch that she was rather overdue; according to average passage time from the old country. From port, to port her passage occupied 104 days — difference of time being allowed for — and from land to land 97 days. Head winds in the Channel, light and variable winds from the land to the NE Trade, a poor SE Trade, and much easterly weather from the southern edge of the SE Trade belt to the 40th meridian east, were the causes that militated against her, and Constituted more than sufficient excuse for her long passage. Then, again she was minus the pull of her good maintop gallant sail and main royal from 80 deg. east, the mast having to be struck there. She is still commanded by Captain Watt.
The ship left Gravesend on August 26th, worked down Channel against westerly winds, and cleared the land September 1st, Eddystone being the last departure taken. On the 8th November, the passage winds found her and held steady across the Southern Ocean. They were chequered by several heavy gales, one of which assailed her from NNW on the 15th, and the sea being heavy and cross, she laboured heavily and so carried away two of the chain plates of her maintopmast backstays, one on such hide, and one chain plate of the main rigging on the port side. To relieve the strain upon the mast the main topgallant and royal yards were sent down, and the maintopgillant mast struck, lower sail, of course being reduced. . Then the backstays and shroud were secured and sail was made, but the maintop gallant mast was not sent aloft again on the 2nd December passed Tasmania with a strong NW breeze. This held to the land, which was sighted at the Snares on, the 7th instant in the afternoon. The breeze left her there and she worked down the coast with light, baffling winds.

ARRIVAL OF THE SCHIEHALLION.
The expected barque Schiehallion put in an appearance on Wednesday last, meeting the steamer Lady of the Lake at the Heads accepted her services, and was towed up to the anchorage off Deborah Bay. Her time is 108 days from port to port, and 103 days from land to land, and as she is only a small vessel of 600 tons register. She left Glasgow on August 28th with strong SSW winds, ran through the North Channel and cleared the land on the second day out. On the 27th November she crossed the meridian of the Leuwin, and Tasmania on December 4th. She carried the westerlies right up to Stewart's Island, and sighted the latter on the 12th inst. From Stewart's Island she worked down with light baffling winds and arrived at the Heads yesterday afternoon. The Schiehallion is one of Shaw, Savill’s vessels and is consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie and Co.

Otago Witness, 25 Dec 1875, Page 11
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
Dec 18 – Waratah, barque, 204 tons, Fisher, from Hobart Town, December 7th. Gibbs and Clayton, agents. Passengers:
Crowhurst Mr and Mrs
And 1 steerage
Dec 20 – Arawata RMSS, Underwood, from Melbourne, December 15th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:

Graves 		Mrs and family (3)
Reid 		Mr and Mrs
Ellis 		Mrs and family (2)
Neill 		Ms
Daze 		Mrs
Ash 		Mrs and family (2)
Crawford 	Miss
Doig 		Miss
Gellibrand 	Mr
Doig 		Mr
Turpin 		Mr
Reynell 	Mr
Godfrey 	Mr
Kirby 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Mann 		Mr
Brown 		Mr
Driscoll 	Mr
Ash 		Mr Rev
Ash 		Mr
42 steerage
and 35 for all other ports

Dec 21 – American Lloyd’s, barque, Park, from New York, August 19th. Neill and Co, agents. Passenger:  Mrs Park
Dec 22 – Albion, RMss, 591 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, December 8th, via the Coast. Dalgety, Nichols and C, agents.

Passengers:
Fletcher 	Mr, Mrs and children (2)
McKellar 	Mr and Mrs
Rumbee 		Mrs
Dench 		Miss
Evans 		Miss
Wilberg 	Miss
Johnston 	Miss
Campbell 	Mr
McDonald 	Mr
Linden 		Mr
Christie 	Mr
Cook 		Mr
And 14 steerage

Departures
Dec 16 – Timaru, ship, 1305 tons, Rankin, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.

Passengers:
Julius 		Reginald, Mrs and family (3)
Julius 		E A 
White 		Mr
Armstead Captain
2nd cabin and steerage –
Wood 		Mr and Mrs
Leap 		Mrs and children (2)
McIntosh 	Miss
Smith 		Mr
Rathabury 	Mr
Frater 		Mr
Smith 		J
Reid 		Mr
Glenn 		Mr
Taylor 		Mr
Gall 		Mr

Dec 20 – Hero of the Nile, barque, Dugdale, for Melbourne. H Houghson and Co, agents. Passengers:
McDonald Mr and Mrs
Dugdale Mrs

Arawata, RMSS, 660 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

 Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Ford 		Mr
Medlicot 	Mr
And 1 in the steerage
For Wellington –
Seed 		Mr
And 1 in the steerage


Dec 22 – Albion, RMSS, 591 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Melbourne –
Huie 		Mons
Peterson 	Mr
Voisey? 	Mr and child
Morrison 	Mr
Franklyn 	Mr
Bell 		G M
Tolmie 		Mr
And 14 steerage
For Bluff –
Crossby 	Mrs
Kingswell 	Miss
Driver H 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr

THE ACCIDENT TO THE TAIAROA
An enquiry under the Wrecks Act, 1869 took place at the Resident Magistrate’s Court on Saturday into the accident which occurred to the steamer Taiaroa by touching on a rock at Dog Island in the beginning of this month. (Full account of preliminary enquiry on Page 6 Otago Witness, 25 Dec 1875)


The Ships.

The ships sail out, and the ships sail in,
Unfolding and folding their great white sails;
These weary and eager the haven to win,
Those all-impatient to face the gales;

Some sailing away to the fairy isles,
Some sailing away to the hurricane wrack;
All sped on their way with tears and smiles.
But which will founder! and which come back!

The ships sail in, and the ships sail out,
To the fate that is waiting by day and night;
Though men are fearless, and ships are stout,
Though hearts are merry, and eyes are bright,
They cannot pass where the Shadow stands,
They cannot pass, though stout and brave;
When the place is reached, they fold their hands,
And stay where the Shadow has made their grave.

The ships sail out, and the ships sail in,
Passing, repassing with outspread wings;
The anchor is tripped with a merry din,
While the careless sailor a roundelay sings;
Some to arrive at the far-off shore,
Where love is waiting with hope and dread;
Some to cast anchor, no more—no more—
No more, till the sea gives up its dead!

The ships sail in, and the ships sail out,
And the days go stretching away to the years;
And men are hemmed by fate about,
We smile our smiles, and weep our tears;
The ship-boy croons some sweet love song,
Thinking the while of his mother's face!
And the ship we thought so brave and strong,
Goes down in the night and leaves no trace!

Francis Sinclair.


Irish Times, May 26, 1875 Marriage
Strode and Geoghegan - On 25th inst., at Monkstown Parish Church, by the Rev. R.R. Wolfe, Prebendary of Exter, and Rector of Upton, Torquay, assisted by the Rev. A.H. Palmer, Edward Chetham Strode, barrister, Dunedin, N.Z., eldest son of A. Chetham Strode, R.M.., and eldest grandson of the late Admiral Sir Edward Chetham Strode, of Southill, Somerset, to Jessie Sophia Findlater, eldest surviving daughter of the late Henry Geoghegan, solicitor, Dublin, and stepdaughter of the late Henry Porson Morse, of Dunedin.