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
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.
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.
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.
Otago Witness Saturday 9 January 1875 Page 12
Shipping Port Chalmers
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 OBrien 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.,
[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  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 Nelsons 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 oclock 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 Georges 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 passengers 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 hers 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...
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
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
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 Companys 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
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
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
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 Companys 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 Companys 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
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 Companys 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 ships 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
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 Mallowdales 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
May 21 Glocester, barque, 568 tons, Vincent, for Hong Kong. Neill and Co, agents. Passengers:
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
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
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
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
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 OBrien Mr Bell Mr King Mr Cumming Mr From Newcastle Griffin Mrs and child From Wellington Philliponsby Miss ONeil 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
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
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
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:
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
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
Cooper Messrs (2)
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
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
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
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
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
No Overseas Passenger Lists
Otago Witness, 25 Sept 1875, Page 11
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
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
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
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, Stewarts 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
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
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
"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
Oerhanging 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
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
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 OMeara 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
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
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:
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
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
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 Companys 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.
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
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)
Nov 9 Lizzie Fox, barque, Hurrell, from New York, July 3rd. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passenger: Captain Ferguson
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
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
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
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, Queens County, Ireland; aged 67 years. Queens Country papers, please copy.
Otago Witness, 4 Dec 1875, Page 11
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:
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
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
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
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 Companys 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, Savills vessels and is consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie and Co.
Otago Witness, 25 Dec 1875, Page 11
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 Lloyds, 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
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
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 Magistrates 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 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 moreno 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!
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.