Otago Witness, 1 Jan 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers - Arrivals
Dec 25 Ringarooma, ss, McLean, from Melbourne December 18th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Stevenson, Mrs Stewart Mrs Logan Mrs Roberts Mrs and children (4) Edie Mrs Wates Mrs Browne Mrs Willard Mrs Roberts Mrs Browne Mrs Wilson Mrs Lane Mrs Henty Mr Young Mr Russell Mr Brydone Mr Renshaw Mr Stewart Mr Mackay Mr Embling Mr William Mr Klingender Mr Nankivill Messrs (2) Florence Mr Willard Messrs (2) Logan Mr Roberts Mr Webb Mr Varletti Mr Nancarrow Mr And 12 steerage
Dec 26 Nelson, ship, 1247 tons, Leslie, from Glasgow October 1st. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Robertson Mr and Miss Gourley Mrs and child Fraser Mr and Miss Kennedy Miss Hine Miss Denniston Mr Graham Mr Thomson Mr Stout Mr Robertson Mr And 425 free and nominated immigrants
Dec 26 Ringarooma, ss, 626 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Lowe C For Wellington Nancarrow Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE NELSON
The Albion Company's ship Nelson arrived on the 25th from Glasgow, with a large number of immigrants and passengers, who we are glad to say, enjoyed good health during the passage. The ship had been sighted off the Ocean Beach on Saturday, and the tug Geelong was accordingly made ready betimes yesterday, and went to the Heads to meet her and brought her to the Quarantine Ground by ten o'clock or a little later. The ship was anchored there for inspection, a few cases of bronchitis and whooping cough having occurred on the way out. The precaution was almost unnecessary, but was properly adopted by Pilot Kelly, to make assurance doubly sure.
The Nelson comes here in command of Captain Leslie, who commanded the Otago last year. He has brought his ship into port in first-class order alow and aloft, and has made a very fair passage of 85 days from port to port, or 78 days from land difference of time being allowed for. She was not much favoured by winds to the north of the Line; was six days clearing the Channel, and 35 days to the Equator. Passed the meridian of Leuwin on the 15th December and Tasmania on the 20th, and made the Snares at 4.30 pm on the 24th.
The passengers behaved themselves well, and cheerfully submitted to the discipline of boat and fire drill, and strict watch keeping. They numbered souls when the ship left Glasgow, and may be enumerated as follows: 75 married couples, 88 single men, 53 single women, 55 male children, 65 female do., 10 male infants, 10 female infants. The above return includes the cabin passengers, 13 in number. During the voyage, 14 deaths and 6 births occurred, and stand thus:
Swanston Daniel, October 4, aged 6 months, teething
Arthur Mary, October 21, 7 weeks, debility
Russell Stephen, October 20, aged 20 months, convulsions
Yarr John, October 27, aged 11 months, mesenterica
Arthur Mrs, October 27, 25, acute tubercalisis
Hail Wm, October 31,aged 20 months, teething
Mary Thomson, October 31, 3 years, debility supervening upon whooping-cough Thomson Samuel, November 2, aged 0 years, iaves mesenterica
Snedden David, November 10, aged 11 months, aphthous stomatis
Robinson Elizabeth, November 16, aged 5 years, rheumatic pericondltis
Ramsay Alex, November 18, aged 6 months, teething
Hutchinson Wilhelmina, November 18, 11 months, debility supervening upon diarrhoea
Sutherland Lawrence, December 14, aged 2½ years, bronchitis
Paterson John, December 22nd, bronchitis.
McEwen Mrs, November 16th, of a son
Carruthers Mrs, November 19th, of a daughter
Smith Mrs, November 27th, of a son
Nicoll Mrs, December 10th, of a son
McCauley Mrs, December 12th, of a daughter
McConnell Mrs, December 23rd, of a son.
Miss Stott was the matron in charge of the single women, and gave them a good character. They appeared to be a strong healthy lot of girls, the majority of the domestic servant class. The married people, and single men also, looked a good serviceable lot of people. The ship was clean in the compartments, and the appointments and officers were in order and sufficient.
Otago Witness, 1 Jan 1876, Page 13 Death
Russell Anna: On the 25th December at her residence, Brown street, Dunedin, Anna Russell, relict of the late Rev P Anderson of Jamaica.
Otago Witness, 1 Jan 1876, Page 19
ON BOARD AN EMIGRANT SHIP
The following letter has been received (says the John-o'-Groat Journal of September 16th) from a Caithness girl on board of the emigrant ship Peter Denny, which sailed from the Clyde on Saturday fortnight for Otago, with 350 passengers:
"Having embarked by tug steamer from Greenock on Tuesday, we found every provision made for our comfort and happiness in our temporary home. We, the single females, of whom there are 30, are situated next to the saloon, while the married couples and children and single men are in the 'tween decks, and, with the exception of musicians for an hour or two each night, none but ourselves and the officers are allowed on our deck. The first night we were on board a gentleman came in with, the captain and doctor and introduced them both to us. The captain said he would be a good father to us if we would be good children. Our matron is a fine motherly woman. The captain's wife and daughter are also on board, and are to come as far as the tug, which takes us out of the Firth, when they will go back with it. They are exceedingly frank and kind to the passengers, and all are solicitous for our comfort and happiness. We get abundance of good food, our daily routine being to rise at 6.30 or 7 o'clock. Breakfast is served at 8, consisting of coffee with bread and butter; dinner at 1, soup with beef - roast and boiled; tea at 6, with bread and butter, and cold meat. At 7 we are ordered on deck to have a dance. The captain and doctor insist on our taking plenty of exercise. Variety is given to this part of the programme by singing hymns, songs, &c. There is the strictest cleanliness observed in every place. We are all in messes of seven or eight, each taking the head of the table for a week in turn serving out &c. We are all in good health, and have now (Saturday morning) set sail, being hitherto prevented by a strong head wind, and expect, if favoured with good weather, to have a pleasant journey to the Isle beyond the seas."
Otago Witness, 8 Jan 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Dec 31 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne Dec 17, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Williams Miss Blake Mr Rev Lee Mr Moore J H and Jnr Martin J And 7 steerage
Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, from Melbourne, December 23rd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Hare Mr and Mrs Roberts Mr and Miss Smith W T Smith A Roberts H Black Mr Walker Mr and child Long Mr Magalt Mr Pirani Mr Frean Mr Harris Mr Roberts Master And 21 steerage
Dec 30 Invercargill, ship, Peacock, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Crossman Mr and Mrs Second Cabin Reid Mrs and children (4) Law Mr Meikle Mr Hamilton Mr
Jan 2 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Peacock Mrs Gofton Miss Buchaup Mr Pitcher Mr Hagerty Mr And 12 steerage For Bluff Jones Mrs
Jan 4 Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Belaud Mr Raphael Mr And 3 steerage
Otago Witness, 8 Jan 1876, Page 13 DEATHS
Bremner Joseph: On the 13th December, at Strath Taieri, after a very short illness, Joseph, second son of William and Eliza Bremner; aged 20 years and 3 months.
Reid James: On the 19th December, at Garden Vale, Otakia, James Reid, aged 42 years. Deceased, was a native of Cluny, Aberdeenshire.
Otago Witness, 15 Jan 1876, Page 11
Jan 6 Easby, ss, Kennedy, from Sydney, via the Coast. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: From Sydney Raworth Mr and Mrs Amos Mrs and children (3) English Mrs Allen Miss Cairns Miss Usher Mr And 2 steerage From the Coast Wilson Mr Gibbs Mr
Jan 10 - Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne, December 29th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Richmond Mr, Mrs and family (5) Lascell Miss Smith Hon. G P Smith V Carter Mr Beasch Mr Holt Mr Lemming Mr Cameron Mr Fergil Mr Stenhouse Dr Colquit Captain From Coast Henty Mrs and child Jackson Miss Barker Miss Sewell Miss And 14 steerage
Rakaia, ship, 1022 tons, Friston, from London, September 30th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers: Palmer Mr and Mrs Cantrell Mrs and family (8) Oswin Miss Florence Miss Fitt Miss McFarlane Messrs (2) Taine Messrs (4) Jackson Dr 2nd Cabin Wilson Mr, Mrs and Jnrs Baldock Mr Habgood Mr Baverstock Mr Fell Mr Billson Mr Danzigar Mr And 18 steerage
Jan 12 Margaret Galbraith, ship, 841 tons, Pebbles, from London, September 29th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Milner Mr Jennings Mr 2nd Cabin Hamilton Mr Robertson Mr Marsden Mr Kirk Mr
Wiltshire, ship, 1461 tons, Davison, from London, September 29th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.
Passengers: Fenwick Mr, Mrs, children (3) and servants (3) Burbury Miss Strongitharm Mr Flint Mr Cotton Mr Exall Mr And 43 steerage
Jan 9 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, via coast ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Nees Mrs and children (4) Hooman Mr And 22 in the steerage
Jan 12 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Meikle Mrs Thomson Miss Geddes Mr Edgar Mr Smith E B Street W P Spedding Mr Gordon Mr Marsh Master Burke Master And 14 steerage For Bluff Chamberlain Mr, Mrs and Miss McLean Mr and Mrs Kerr Captain, Mrs and Miss Symonds Mr And 2 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE Rakaia
This fine ship, one of those built to the order of the New Zealand Shipping Company, was telegraphed as off the Heads on the 10th inst, and the wind being in, and the tug Geelong smartly in attendance. A familiar face was at the gangway to welcome us, Captain Friston, who was here last year as commander of the ship Himalaya, has been placed in charge of the Rakaia. The Rakaia is on her third voyage, and is a handsome vessel, well built, and well appointed throughout, with very superior accommodation for passengers. She has a noble saloon.
Of passengers the Rakaia brings 48, including one or two old Dunedin residents. They had a fairly pleasant time of it during the passage. Music and good voices not being wanting, concerts were given, and some histrionic talent developed from its latency in amateur theatrical performances. A capital concert, followed by a short comedy in two acts, was given on Christmas Eve, and everything carried out de rigeur, even to the preparation of some very handsomely illuminated programmes. The passengers seem to have appreciated the care and attention bestowed upon them by Captain Friston, and immediately previous to the ship's arrival in port, presented him with a beautifully illuminated testimonial address. An address was also presented to the Chief Officer, Mr Stewart.
Strong head gales in the Channel, and very poor winds to the Line lengthened the Rakaia's passage. She left Gravesend on September 30th, and until the 8th, when she landed her pilot at the Start, thrashed against gale after gale from the westward. On the 9th she took a last departure from the Lizard. Her passage from port to port occupied 101 days, and from land to land 85 days, difference of time being allowed for.
ARRIVAL OF THE Margaret Galbraith
Our old friend the Galbraith, which arrived at the Heads on Tuesday, was the second vessel towed in by the Geelong next morning. This time she comes from London, and is still commanded by Captain Peebles, with his first and second officers as they were last voyage. Opposed by very unfavourable winds at the outset and termination of the passage, the Margaret Galbraith has been a little over average time by the way, but the fact of her being thirteen days in the Channel is expressive enough with reference to the sort of weather she must have encountered there. She left Gravesend on September 29th and during heavy westerly weather anchored in the Downs for twenty-four hours, and left again on the 1st October. Thence she thrashed every fathom of the distance down Channel against a succession of strong westerly gales, and on the 9th was no farther ahead than the Start. That evening a slant from the northward favoured her, but ere she had done much more than pack on sail to take advantage of it, the connecting rod of the steering gear gave way, and she had to heave-to for six hours to effect repairs. This lost her the heart of the breeze, and on the evening of the 9th she was again braced sharp up to a sou'-wester ; and on the 13th was no further ahead than abreast of Scilly. She cleared the Channel with a NW breeze of 24 hours duration, and then was muzzled by a furious gale that veered and hauled between SW to WN.W and hove her to for six hours under lower maintopsail, and kept her head-reaching after that under low sail for seven hours. The Galbraith made the passage of 103 days from port to port, and 89 from land to land.
ARRIVAL OF THE Wiltshire
Being the heaviest vessel of the fleet in waiting, the ship Wiltshire was the last to tow up, on almost the last of the flood tide, and having powder on board, she brought up below the Rakaia, off Pulling Point. The Wiltshire is a grand ship, one of Messrs G Marshall and Co's fleet, and was built some five years ago at Glasgow by Messrs Barclay and Carle, and it is almost superfluous to add, is of iron throughout. Less iron than is very frequently favoured by ship owners is, however, used about her rig, only the lower masts, lower yards, fore and main and bowsprit, being of that metal, whilst the mizen mast and spar above it are wood. She comes here chartered by Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co and consigned to Messrs Guthrie and Larnach, and is freighted with about 1000 or 1700 tons weight and measurement general cargo. Her commander, Captain John Davison, has been here before, but at a remote period, before the Port or the Province had been declared. Thirty-eight years ago he came here from Sydney in command of the barque Sarah and Elizabeth, to supply the various whaling stations on the coast, of which the one at Otago was in the hands of Mr J Jones. He reports that the Wiltshire left Gravesend on September 29th, worked down Channel against strong westerly gales, and cleared it on the 8th, taking a departure from the Lizard. On the 4th inst. she sighted the Snares; weather still easterly and very thick, and so continued whilst she worked down the coast the subsequent change to SW not favouring her, until she was close to the Heads on Tuesday. She run her easting down between the parallels of 40 and 47.
Otago Witness, 15 Jan 1876, Page 13 DEATH
Young Helen: On the 7th January, at her late residence, Buckeye Hotel, Outram, Helen, the beloved wife of P D Young; aged 30 years. Deeply regretted.
Otago Witness, 22 Jan 1876, Page 11
Jan 17 Ringarooma, ss, McLean, from Melbourne January 11th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Hall W H and Mrs Jones Mrs and Miss Margery Mrs and Miss Nantes Mrs and family Kerr Miss Ball Miss White C Proctor Mr Ritchie J Dunning Mr Reynolds Mr Morris Mr Fenwick Mr Young Mr Thomson A Cumming J Lewis Mr Bell Mr Smith A L Annand Dr And 28 steerage
Jan 19 Arawata, ss, Underwood, from Melbourne, January 7th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne McMillan Mrs and Jnr Lester Mr Ridees Messrs (2) Homer Mr Allan Mr And 14 steerage From the Coast Barnes Mrs and Jnr Clark Mrs Egan Mrs Hayman Mr Reese Mr Bishop Mr McGlashan Mr Heffernan Mr Green Mr 5 steerage and 50 from other ports
Jan 15 Jessie Readman, ship 962 tons, Muir, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Turton G K Moltran Mr Second Cabin Mann Mrs and Jnr Elliot Mr and children (5) Stewart Mr
Jan 19 Arawata, ss, 626 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Melbourne Stevenson Mr, Mrs and Master Weston F and Mrs Carr Miss Steven Captain Cook Mr Wathen Mr Ross Mr Gordon Mr McKinlay Mr And 12 steerage For Bluff Stobo Rev Mr and Mrs Stevens Rev Mr Feldwick Mr Hankinson Messrs (2) Thomson Mr Webb Mr
Otago Witness, 22 Jan 1876, Page 13 DEATH
Warnock Helen Hay: On the 9th December at Mill Road crossing, Southland, Helen Hay, the wife of David Warnock.
Otago Witness, 29 Jan 1876, Page 11
Jan 25 Ned White, brigantine, 551 tons, Thombs, from New York, October 2nd. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Thombs Mrs, child and servant Harvey Mr
Jan 28 Oamaru, ship, 1305 tons, Stuart, from London, October 29th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Johnston Mrs, Misses (3) and Master Cargill Mr Smail Mrs Suter Mr Davis Mr Eichbaum Mr Second Cabin Byrne Mr and Mrs Bennett Mr Cowan Mr Little Mr Isitt Mr Clark Mr
Jan 26 Ringarooma, ss, 626 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Melbourne McKenzie Mr, Mrs and children (5) Pattison Mr and Mrs Beach Mr Swan Mr Engel Mr And 18 steerage For Bluff Call Mr Huff Mr Geddes Mr Preston Mr Alexander Rev Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE OAMARU
The advent of the Oamaru, one of the "cracks" of the Albion Co.'s fleet, was announced by telegram from the Heads early on Wednesday, and the Geelong being smartly in attendance, she was towed in and moored in a discharging berth at the Railway Pier in the course of the afternoon. Her time, 88 days from port to port, is very good, allowance being made for poor winds during the early part and latter end of the passage. Captain Stewart still commands her, and reports leaving Gravesend on October 29th, anchored off the Mouse that night, and passed through the Downs next day, with light easterly winds. These took her clear of the Channel, the Start being her last departure on the 31st. On the 24th January she sighted the Snares at 8 pm, had light variable westerly winds along the coast, passed the Nuggets at 10 pm. on Tuesday, and Cape Saunders early next day. She ran her longitude down between the parallels 44 and 49 and, on the whole, was not favoured by winds, her daily logging varying between 83 miles, her poorest day's work, and 287, the best.
Otago Witness, 5 Feb 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Jan 27 Otago, ss, Calder, from Melbourne, January 19th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Peacock Mrs Swaigne Mrs Paterson Mrs Solomans Mrs Maelme Mrs McArdell Miss Wingfield Miss Clissold Miss Pitches Miss Knott Miss Swaigne Miss Wilson Dr Johnson Mr Machin Mr Bright Chas Clissold Mr Pitches Mr Cunningham Mr Prince Mr Paterson Mr Plaisted Mr And 34 in steerage From Bluff Chambers Mr, Mrs and Miss Crosstrick Mrs Brown Mrs Hickling Miss Bird Miss McLeod Miss Taylor Mr Prictor Mr Craig Mr Fieldrick Mr Graham Mr
Jan 27 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Cakler, for Sydney, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Moore F and Jnr Jones Master Cotterill Master Hardy Master Larnach Master Bell Master Wyles Master For Wellington Hindmarsh Mr and Mrs For Nelson Batchelor Dr and Mrs Cook Master For Sydney Johnston Mr And 7 steerage
Jan 29 Mataura, ship, Gorn, for London. New Zealand Shipping
Company, agents. Passenger: Dr Crawford
Feb 1 Auckland, ship, 1248 tons, McDougall, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Cole Mrs and Miss Second Cabin Jackson Mr and Mrs McCrail Miss Moyes Mr France Mr Bone Mr Miller David Baxter Mr
Otago Witness, 1 Jan 1876, Page 13 BIRTHS
Schaw: On the 25th January at Green Island, the wife of F Schaw, Esq, of twins, daughters.
Christie: On the 24th January at NE Harbour, Mrs Andrew Christie of a daughter. Singleford papers please copy.
Otago Witness, 12 Feb 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Feb 3 Omeo. Ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, from Melbourne January 27th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Stark Mr and Mrs Yoran Mrs and family Jessop Captain Geddes Mr Rakange Mr Anderson Mr Jones Mr McKinha Mr Thomson G Moses Mr Blew Mr Stark J C Deeley Mr Williams Mr Young Mr And 30 steerage
Feb 6 Corona, ship, 1199 tons, Strachan, from London,
November 2nd. Turnbull and Co, agents. Passengers: 20 in Cabin
and 298 immigrants
Feb 8 Alhambra, ss, 690 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Bone Mr and Mrs Miller Mr Palmer Mr From the Coast Stark Mrs and family (3) Learmonth Mrs Barbour Miss Irwine Misses (2) Aitkinson Mr Scandelt Mr OShea Mr And 13 steerage
City of San Francisco, RM ss, 3009 tons, Lachlan, from Kandavu, via Coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Richardson Hon J and Mrs Burrows Dr Parker Mrs Taunton Mrs Sommerfield Mrs Rich Mrs Jacobs Mrs Thomas Mrs
Olive, ship, 847 tons, Davis, from London, October 22nd. Lange and Thoneman, agents.
Passengers: Mayhew Mr Sale Mr And 23 steerage
Feb 4 Omeo, ss, 660 tons, Chatfield, for Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton McLauchlan Miss Prince Mr 1 steerage For Wellington 5 steerage
Feb 8 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, for Melbourne, via
Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For the Bluff
Smith H G
Tully J F
Feb 10 PCRMSS City of San Francisco, 3009 tons, Lachlan, for San Francisco, via Coast. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Wellington Clark Mr Matthews Mr, servant and children (5) For Napier McLellan Mrs and children (2) For Auckland Buckland Mr and Mrs Matthews Mr and Mrs Russell Mr and Mrs and children (4) Reid Matthew and Mrs Hannah S For Kandavu Luks Mr and Mrs For Honolulu Thomas A H For San Francisco Morrison Mr, Mrs and 10 children Magnet Mr Reichelt Mr Wood Mr Ross Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE Corona
The first of the due home ships put in an appearance on the 5th and proved to be the Corona with free and nominated immigrants. She is no stranger here, having paid the Port a visit in 1874, then arriving on August 28, with nearly 500 immigrants, all well, and who had made a most comfortable passage in the fine ship. Less fortunate on this occasion than she was then, the Corona comes with a foul bill of health, that dread scourge typhus fever broke out on board; but happily was, by the precautions taken, and skill displayed by the surgeon superintendent, Dr Hoadley, confined to the one case, which unfortunately proved fatal. Typhoid fever also showed itself and attacked two of the immigrants, both in hospital now, but we are glad to say are doing well. The ship was signalled early yesterday morning, but her name was not hoisted until past midday. The pleasure caused by her arrival was, however, leavened with regret when the signal sickness on board, was hoisted instead of the eagerly-looked-for bunting announcement of "all well." The ship was towed in in due course, and anchored in the quarantine ground, and was there communicated with by the Health and Immigration Officials, Mr Monson, Dr Drysdale, and Mr Colin Allan. The Press boat was alongside a minute or two later. Crowds of immigrants, looking rather grimy, but on the whole strong and stalwart, lined the ship's rail to gaze at the visitors and at the small fleet of boats which, filled with pleasure-seekers, were taking a Sunday afternoon's cruise about Otago's lovely harbour which, under the influence of bright skies and calm warm weather, looked its best yesterday. The scene pourtrayed by that deft limner nature was one of those that sometimes, although not often, cast a rare glamour upon Port Chalmers and its surroundings, and is scarcely to be surpassed by the finest Italian landscapes or marine views. The new comers could not fail to have been struck by the exceeding loveliness of the land of their adoption, as represented by the blue waters of the Port and the green hills merging into faint blue and purple in the distance of the surrounding country. It is to be regretted that these first impressions should have been associated with no disagreeable a subject as quarantine. But there was no avoiding it.
ARRIVAL OF THE Olive
This some time expected vessel arrived on the 8th inst, her signal was made in the forenoon, and in an hour or two afterwards she was towed in by the Geelong. The Olive has not been so long on the passage as was supposed. It is true that she left London on October 18th, but then she was detained off Gravesend until the 20th, and meeting strong head winds in the Downs, she anchored there, and lay wind-bound four days. Finally got away on the 24th, ran down Channel with easterly and southerly winds and cleared the land on the 27th, taking a last departure from the Lizard.
The Olive is a smart-looking iron ship, quite new, this being her second voyage. She was built at Sunderland by W. Pearl and Co, to the order of H. Ellis and Co., London. She is chartered by Shaw, Savill, and Co.
ARRIVAL OF THE City of San Francisco
The arrival of this grand steamer created no little commotion at the Port on the 8th, folks being on the tiptoe of expectation to inspect her, and judge for themselves whether the glowing accounts which had heralded her were or were not exaggerated. Our previous surmises as to her not fetching the Port until high water at midday were verified. Having so much coal on board, some 2000 tons, her draught was over 21 feet, and Pilot Paton who was in charge, very wisely declined to risk taking the channel until the tide was at its height. At one o'clock, she was headed in, and half an hour or so later was safely at anchor off Deborah Bay. Here she was boarded by Captain Thomson, harbour master, and our reporter, who were very courteously received by Captain Lachlan. She is, without exception, the grandest vessel that has ever visited a New Zealand port, and a magnificent specimen of an oceangoing steamer, constructed throughout upon the best principles, and with all the latest improvements to ensure speed, safety, first-class accommodation for firstclass passengers, and to economise labour in working. She is, in fact, a floating hotel, with the capacity of conveying residents from place to place at the rate of 12 knots per hour, ordinary speed, or, when circumstances demand, at a much higher rate of going. Outwardly, she presents the appearance of an excellently lined vessel; entrance fine, with capital bearings, but a thought full aft, perhaps, with, however, indications of a clean delivery under water. She sits high out of the water - this feature of height being rendered prominent by her hurricane deck and its surmountings. The deck runs flush fore and aft 350 ft and upon it are the wheel-house and chart room immediately abaft the foremast, the wheelhouse being placed well forwards to command a good lookout, and so add to steering facilities. It contains the steering gear, in the shape of two engines of some ten-horse power each, connected with the steering wheel. Abaft them are two large steering wheels attached to the standing part of the steering gear, which can be worked by hand in the event of a mishap to the steam gear, to which it is, of course, attached. The gear works very easily, one man being sufficient to govern it in all weathers. Abaft the wheel-house is a deck-house, containing the captain's and first, second, and third officers' state-rooms - large and elegantly furnished apartments, the captain's particularly so each being fitted with a steam warming apparatus, Farther aft again are the engine-room companions and the huge funnel, 9ft in diameter; and still farther aft is a luxuriously-appointed deck-house part of the saloon accommodation and termed the Social Hall where passengers may congregate and lounge. It is surrounded with crimson velvet-covered settees, with couches here and there, and contains a piano. A wide staircase in the centre leads down to the upper saloon on the spar deck. Here are situated ranges of state rooms elaborately decorated and furnished, and constructed to accommodate three persons each. The rooms are 6ft x 8ft, by 8ft high, and the sleeping berths are one above the other. Couches are distributed here and there through the central space, and there are large openings, surrounded by railings connecting the upper and lower saloons. The latter is reached by another wide stairflight and is the main saloon, situated on the main deck. Here is the salle a manger, a noble apartment, elaborately and most elegantly furnished, and containing eight tables. Crimson velvet, plate and crystal, with mirrors all round, meet the eye on every side, luxury blended in the nicest, proportions with utility. Immediately forward of the salle a manger is the pantry, an apartment as large as an ordinary vessel's cabin, fitted up on the best principles, with steam heating table and dumb waiter, worked by pullies, for conveying viands from the deck above, where the galley is situated. Abaft the salle a manger are ranges of state rooms, fitted up for sleeping in the same manner as those on the spar deck above. They include four large state-rooms, 15ft by 6ft termed "bridal apartments". The latter are beautifully furnished. In fact, the saloon accommodation is superb throughout; luxuries and convenience meet the eye at every turn. There is steam-heating apparatus to keep up the temperature in cold weather, and Babcock's fire-extinguishers are placed here and there about the decks in case flre should break out. They are constructed to generate carbonic acid gas at a high pressure, and have been proved very effective in other vessels. A feature of the saloon accommodation is a smoking-room abaft the upper saloon, its fittings entirely of wood, even to the seats, to prevent the conservation of the stale fumes of the weed. The smoking-room opens into an apartment devoted to urinals and latrines. Forward of the main saloon on the main deck is the steerage deck - a vast space, where any quantity of wool might find safe stowage. What steerage accommodation there is is situated about it, chiefly forwards, round a house where some hundreds of life-preserving belts are kept for use in emergency The accommodation is not very firstrate, the sleeping bunks being open, and set in frame work some distance from the sides of the vessel. The ships store-room is on the steerage deck. 124 passengers can be accommodated here and 180 in the saloon. The latter, we may remark, extends the whole width of the steamer on the main deck, but, above that, contracts in width, leaving a space on each side the spardeck all round, and which is covered by the projecting hurricane-deck, and so constitutes a very good promenade. Forwards of the saloon, it opens into a number of cabins and offices, including drinking bars, bath rooms, barber's shop, butcher's shop, ice-house, and cuddy servants' quarters. Where these end, the galley is situated. It is 15ft fore and aft, by 30½ acress, and contains a first-class cooking range and all necessary convenences. The officers' mess room, a roomy apartment, is on the fore side of it, and forward by this again, we came to powerful steam winches, stock pens and stalls, and still farther on, the steamers' windlass - one of Emerson's patent, worked by steam, of course. Right in the eyes of her, on this deck and the main deck below, are berthed the seamen and firemen.
Her crew numbers 113 all told, and she is commanded and officered as follows: Captain Lachlan; Air Butt, chief officer; Mr Hodges, 2nd do; Mr Gardiner, 3rd do; purser, Dr Spore. This gentleman fills the dual office of purser and ship's doctor. In the engineers' department are - Mr Davis, chief; Mr A. L Winship, 2nd; Mr Scoville, 3rd. Mr Crowell is chief steward, and his staff, including cooks, numbers 30. Miss A. MvMillan is stewardess.
The City of San Francisco is on her first voyage, and that she has not brought the mail is sufficiently excused by the fact of her having waited 90 hours beyond time at Kandavu for it without any sign of the expected boat from 'Frisco appearing.
The Pacific Mail Co's ss. City of San Francisco, 3009 tons, left Sydney on Friday, January 14th, at 6.37 pm, with mails, passengers, and cargo, and on the 21st, at 1 50 pm, arrived at Kandavu. At 8 am. on the 24th, transferred mail, passengers, and cargo to the Mikado, bound for San Francisco. Remained in port 90 hours, waiting for the mails, although instructions only call for 72 hours stay, and on the 25th at 730 am left Kandavu. Experienced head winds up to the 28th, when it blew a southerly gale, with a very heavy sea. The weather moderated next day, and at 11 am arrived at Auckland. Remained five days in port waiting for the mails, which did not arrive up to the hour of our sailing. On February 3rd, at 8.30 am left Auckland, and on the 5th, at 2.30 am arrived at Napier. Reached Wellington at 5 am on the 6th. Lyttelton was gained at 2.20 am on the 7th, and was off Otago Heads at 7 a. on the 8th. Owing to a thick fog, she was detained outside Heads for three hours, the anchorage inside being gained at 1 pm, it then being high water. The City of San Francisco left for San Francisco on the 8th.
Otago Witness, 19 Feb 1876, Page 11
Feb 10 Wild Deer, ship, 1016 tons. Malcolm, from Glasgow, November 4th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Campbell Mr, Mrs and children (2) Thomson Dr and Mrs Johnstone Mr Eyre Mr Second Cabin and steerage - Gardiner Mr, Mrs and children (2) Robertson Mr, Mrs and children (2) Paterson Mr and Mrs Smith Mr and Miss Barnet Mr and Miss Ritchie Mrs J McBride Miss Garrow Mr McDonald Messrs (2) Campbell Mr Steele Mr Struthers Mr Hull Mr Irving Mr Williamson Mr Strachan Mr Hamilton Mr Urquhart Mr Miller Mr Morrison Mr Moore Mr
Oxford, ship, 1282 tons, Vaux, from London, Nov 25th. Guthrie and Larnach, agents.
Passengers: Devonport Mr ODonnell Mr Second Cabin Osborne Mr and Mrs Brockbank Mr Bourden Mr Morris Mr Ellis Mr Third Class Jeffard Mr, Mrs and child Jones Mr and Mrs Johnson Mr White Mr Cosbarn Mr Pullock Mr Hester Mr Bellamy Mr Newall Mr Liggers Mr Sloan Mr
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, via Coast ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Donkin Miss Metcalf Mr Medlicott Mr Kennedy Master And 18 in the steerage
Feb 15 Ringarooma, ss, John McLean, from Melbourne February 9th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Edgar Mrs Telford Miss Mansford Miss Bates Mr Watkin Mr Edgar Mr Tolmie Mr Spedding Mr Donoghue Mr McCaul Mr Fletcher Messrs (2) Robertson Mr Shore Mr Smith Mr Cameron Mr Telford Mr Downer Mr Nicholson Master F M And 16 steerage
Arawata, ss, 626 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne February 3rd, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Coast Batchelor Dr and Mrs Williams Captain Stevenson Mr Bennett Mr Greenfield Mr Thursby Mr McCrae Mr Gilmour Mr Irvine Mr And 7 steerage From Melbourne Thompson Miss and Mr Bailache Rev. P Stevens Captain And 4 steerage
Feb 15 Ringarooma, ss, John McLean, for Melbourne February 9th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Barnett Mrs Matthews Mr and Miss
Feb 16 - Arawata, ss, 626 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne February 3rd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Saloon for Melbourne Inglis Mr, Mrs and child Ames Mrs Amos Miss Tuder Miss Bell A Dillion Parker J E Tuder Mr Gray Mr Handyside Mr And 17 in the steerage Saloon for Bluff Bain Mr and Mrs Deck Dr Tatchell Captain Squires H L Pole W
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, via Lyttelton and Wellington. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Saloon for Sydney Hoyre Mrs and children (2) Stephenson Miss Clara Wills F Wilson A For Newcastle Allen Miss For Lyttelton Turner C W Gilmour J And 11 steerage for all ports
ARRIVAL OF THE ALBION COMPANY'S SHIP Wild Deer
Taking time by the forelock, the Geelong brought in the ship Wild Deer on the very first of the flood-tide on the 10th inst, and as the ship had no powder on board, whilst her bill of health was satisfactory, she was towed right up and anchored off the Railway pier. We regard 97 days as a somewhat long passage for a clipper like the Wild Deer; but then the reputation of the finest lined sailing bottoms is at the mercy of the winds, and if they do not favour, crack passages are out of the question. The passage was pleasant enough under the influence of prevailing fine weather, and hereafter would have excited nothing but the right kind of reminiscences but for a lamentable occurrence on January 1st, the ship then being in lat 40.37 S, long 1.39.The wind, which had been light and moderate from the westward, freshened on that day to a smart NW gale, before which the ship bowled along at 10-knot speed under her topgallant sails. Suddenly one of the ship's boys, named Robert Robertson, who was coming down from aloft, was seen to lose his hold and fall overboard. To let go everything by the run and bring the shin to the wind occupied but a minute or two, a life-buoy in the meantime being thrown to the youngster, and a man sent aloft to, if possible, keep him in sight. Then one of the lifeboats was promptly lowered and manned by a willing crew, who little dreamed that the service they were engaged in meant death to more than one of them. The boat pulled along in the direction indicated by the look-out man, but the boy was not to be seen, and there can be no doubt that as he failed to reach the life buoy he must have become numbed by the cold water and sank. After being absent about half an hour, the boat was recalled by signal, and complying with it, pulled for the ship. But, when about a 'mile distant, a heavy sea curled over and capsized her, the crew, of course, being washed out. They were seen to climb upon her bottom, and then all was hurry and drive to get another lifeboat in the water. The men worked with a will to save their mates, and in a very short time the boat was afloat, and, manned by five men, pulled for the capsized craft, soon reached her, but only to find that, of the five men who left the ship in her, two able seamen, named Andrew Kirkwood and Duncan McKenzie, had been washed off her bottom and drowned. The surviving three were quickly transferred to the other boat, and after a stiff and dangerous pull, the sea being very heavy the ship was regained. The capsized boat was abandoned. Such a lamentable and unexpected loss of life greatly shocked both passengers and crew, and for days afterwards, quite a gloom pervaded the ship. It was an untoward commencement of the New Year.
On January 2nd she crossed the meridian of Greenwich, and the meridian of the Cape on the 6th, and was abreast of the Leuwin on the 26th. There the breeze, which had been feshing from W veering to WSW, increased to a heavy gale sending up a big sea, and as she failed to keep ahead of it, she was brought to the wind with lower topsails, and lay-to for 16 hours. The gale moderating, she kept away, carried a strong breeze hanging to the northward to the Snares, which were sighted at 7 pm on the 8th. Another big blow there again obliged her to heave-to for 4 hours, and then she bore away, and fetched the Heads on the morning of the 9th; was detained there a day, and towed in as above.
ARRIVAL OF THE Oxford
Having deposited the Wild Deer in safe anchorage, the Geelong returned to the Heads, and wind and tide favouring she brought in the ship Oxford by shortly after 3 pm and dropped her off Deborah Bay. The Oxford - a stately ship of nearly 1300 tons register - is comparatively a new vessel, having been built at Sunderland in 1865 for her present owners, Messrs Temperly, Carter, and Dark, of London, the port she hails from. She opened her career as a trader in the India and China trade, and remained in it until last year, when she made a voyage to Auckland, and is now on her second visit to New Zealand waters. She is under charter to Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co and comes consigned to Messrs Guthrie, Larnach, and Co.
The Oxford has made a rattling passage of 76 days from port to port, but as she was detained a day or two at the Heads her passage may be reckoned a day less. From land to land, she made the run in 72 days. She is commanded by Captain C. Vaux, a, gentleman who was here a few years ago, as master of the ship Ironsides. He freely imparted full information respecting the passage out, from which we gather that the ship left Gravesend on November 25th, passed through the Downs next day, carried an easterly breeze down Channel, and cleared the land on the 28th, the Start being the point of departure. In the Chops of the Channel, the wind hauled to the westward, and held between W and NNW right across the Atlantic. January 30th saw her abreast of the Leuwin, and five days later she passed Tasmania. On the principle that what she could not carry she must drag, she lost her topgallant sails and royals in a fiery breeze on the 7th instant, and on the following day made her landfall at Stewart's Island, passed the Traps at 2 pm and the breeze still sticking to her, breasted the Nuggets at midnight and arrived off the Heads at noon next day, thus completing an exceptionally good run from the Old Country.
Otago Witness, 26 Feb 1876, Pages 10-11
Feb 18 Estelle, three-masted schooner, Miller from Melbourne. Lange and Thoneman, agents.
Passengers: Gibson Mr Smith Mr Earand J Turner Mr Buzaglo Mr
Feb 20 Sir Launcelot, ship, 386 tons, Hepburn, from London, New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers: Saloon Braikwaite Mr, Mrs and child 2nd cabin Mann Mr and Mrs Francis Mr, Mrs and child Conway Miss Paley Miss Redman Mr McGregor Mr Kerle Mr Johnson Mr Levy Mr Watson Mr Briscoe Mr Meade Mr
Feb 23 Ringarooma, ss, 624 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Downes W F Napier Mr Lyster A B Watson J M And 19 steerage For Bluff McKay Mr and Mrs Livingstone Mrs Nicoll Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE Sir Launcelot
Shortly after nine on the 20th, the signals at the Heads announced the arrival of the Sir Launcelot, from London. The tug Geelong shortly after proceeded down and towed her up to her anchorage off Deborah Bay shortly after 2 pm. The Sir Launcelot is a very handsome composite ship of 886 tons burden, and was built in the year 1865 by Messrs Robert Steele and Co, of Greenock, for her present owners, Messrs James McCunn and Co, of Greenock and has been employed in the China trade - excepting one voyage to Sydney. She is under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company; in addition to which she brings 19 passengers, one of whom, named Mrs Francis, was confined of a daughter just as the vessel entered the Heads, and Dr Drysdale was immediately sent for as soon as the vessel came to anchor. We are happy to state both mother and child are doing well. The Sir Launcelot has made a splendid passage of 82 days from port to port, and 79 days from land to land, thus coming in advance of her advices. The Sir Launcelot is commanded by Captain Hepburn, a gentleman who not only served his time in the vessel, but worked through the several grades until attaining his present position. She left London on the 27th of November and Gravesend on the 28th, with an easterly breeze, but owing to it increasing to a gale, anchored in the Downs next day: remained there for three days and left on the 1st of December with a NE breeze; discharged her pilot, and took her departure from the needles on the 3rd, with a light easterly wind.
Otago Witness, 25 March 1876, Page 11
Port Chalmers arrivals
Mar. 16 Taiaroa, s.s., Stewart, from Timaru. Keith Ramsay, agent. Passengers Mr and Mrs Rutherford, Mesdames Tait, Carroll, Rev. Mr Johnston, Messrs Glendining, Burke, Davis, Cowan, Fulton, Gibson, Smith, and 6 steerage.
Maulesden, ship, 1600 tons, Thomson, from London, December 29th. Briscoe and Co. , agents.
Passengers Messrs Cox, Moon, Potter; steerage Mr and Mrs Roberts, Mr and Mrs Jordan and son, Mr and Mrs Picket, Mr and Mrs Marshall, Messrs Milne, Welsh, Logan, McKay, M'Neill, Brett Gilbert, Manley, Stringer, Philpot, Simmonds, Collard.
Wanganui, s.s., 179 tons, Christian, from Timaru. Union Company, agents. Passengers Mesdames Nation, Hill, Miss Husband, Messrs Munro. McLellan, Mill, Smith, Thomson, Johnston, Brown, Jaggers.
Mar, 18 - Gloucester, barque, Vincent, from Hong Kong, January 18th. Wang Tip, agent. Passengers - 48 Chinese.
Samson, p.s., 124 tons, Edie, from Oamaru. Union Company, agents.
Easby, s.s., 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney March 7th, via Cook Strait, F. Fulton, agent. Passengers- Mr and Mrs Young, Miss McCoinnck, Sir and Mrs Bohama, Messrs Sharp, McNeill, and 28 from Newcastle and Sydney.
Wanganui, s s., 179 tons, Christian, from Timaru. Union Co., agents. Passengers Miss Soloman, Messrs Solomon, Nelvin, Alves, Mills, Thomson, Zealie, and 4 steerage.
Taiaroa, s.s., 228 tons. Stewart, from Timaru. Keith Ramsay, agent. Passengers Mesdames Findlay, Sketch and son, Misses Cox, Findlay, Captain Bowden, Messrs Trumble, Findlay, Dewley, Humphries, McLean, Healy, Weston, Griffin, James, Mendershausen, Atfteld, Young, Duncan Gardiner, Barton, Lyons, Thomson, Spence, Stumbles, Rose, and 19 steerage.
Mar. 19 Wellington, ship, 1245 tons, Cowan, from Glasgow December 16th. Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agents. Passengers : Mr, Mrs, and Miss Livingstone, Mrs Kilgower and 2 children, Miss Kilgower, Miss Curle, Dr Blair, Messrs Kilgower, L. M'Kenzie, G. Hunter, W. Murray Cook, and 313 free and nominated immigrants.
Mar 20. Ringarooma, s.s., 623 tons, M'Lean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols, and Co., agents. Passengers for Melbourne : Mr and Mrs Hindmarsh, Mr and Mrs Adamson, Mr and Mrs Denbeigh, Messrs Stemhoff, Kerne, and 11 steerage.
ARRIVAL OF THE MAULESDEN.
That Dundee shipwrights and shipsmiths are competent to hold their own with those of any other port of the United Kingdom has been a long time recognised fact a fact that has received further demonstration in the case of the Maulesden, a most noble ship of 1500 tons register, amongst the very latest of new vessels turned out of a Dundee yard. We had been led by report to look for something out of the common run of vessels in the Maulesden long in ascertaining that what had been said about her was destitute of the slightest taint of exaggeration. Coming in, as she did, after dark, we were unable to closely inspect her for details, but her general appearance stamped her as one of the very finest and best appointed ships that had ever anchored in the Port waters. Long, rakish-looking, with every indication of capital lines under water, taut and squarely rigged, it needed no second glance at the Maulesden to perceive that she was one of the grand latter-day ships, combining immense power with almost yacht-like proportions. The favourable impression conveyed by her outside appearance was fully sustained by her appearance in-board. Excellent appointments, exceptionally roomy decks, admirable saloon accommodation under a half-poop, were a few of the features most taking to the eye. The saloon is beautifully fitted up, and the sleeping cabins on either aide are more than usually roomy and comfortable. Amongst the ship's appointments we noticed a superb steam-winch amidships for working cargo, and the windlass forwards. The latter is one of Brown and Hartfield's patent. The Maulesden is owned by Mr David Bruce, of Dundee, the owner of the ill fated Strathmore.
She was built for him by Messrs Alexander Stevens and Sons, of Dundee, and is named after a place near Dundee, the seat of Lord Panmure. She is a 1500 ton ship, built of iron throughout, is of extra strength, and registers 100 Al at Lloyds. A full-rigged ship, of courselower masts, bowsprit, lower yards, and lower topsail yards being of iron. Her dimensions are Length over all, 245 ft. 2 tenths ; beam, 38ft. 3 tenths ; depth of hold, 23ft. 1 tenth. She is essentially a plain sail ship, no studding sails being carried, and nothing above the royals. She has creditably distinguished herself on this her maiden trip, having made the passage from London in allowing for difference of time 77 days from port to port, and 70 days from land to land, this performance being equal to anything: of the kind we have recorded during the last, eighteen months, and is the more remarkable inasmuch as her trim it none of the best, she being deeply loaded with 2600 tons of general cargo. Her commander, Captain John Thomson, is well known here as whilom master of the ship Devana, which paid this port a visit last year. From him we have received the following report of the passage out ;
The Maulesden left Gravesend on the 29th Dec, after shipping 20 tons of gunpowder, and stowing it in a properly-constructed magazine. Passed the Downs the same day. Dismissed the steam tug off Beachy Head. Had strong S.W. winds down Channel, and so did not clear the land until January 4th, then taking a departure from the Lizard. Next day the wind veered to the northward, and thence she carried leading winds within a degree of the Equator ;.... Her run across the Southern Ocean so far had been mirked by thick weather on the whole, but from Tasmania the weather was very thick so much so that no sights were obtained until she was in sight of the Nuggets yesterday. On the previous afternoon she was off Stewart's Island, and for seven hours lay-to under fore and main lower main-topsails in a very severe N.N.W. gale, and heavy sea. As night drew on, the gale broke, and she then made sail, and with the breeze leading her, passed the Nuggets at 10 a.m. yesterday, this being her first land-fall, Stewart's Island and the Snares having been hidden by mist. Her signal was made by telegram early in the afternoon, and the Geelong promptly proceeded to the Heads, and fetched her to the Powder Ground by 7.15 p.m. Ont of a large number of partridges, pheasants, larks, and blackbirds that were put on board the Maulesden for Mr E. B. Cargill, of Dunedin, only six pheasants, 52 partridges, 11 larks, and four blackbirds have survived the voyage. The ship discharged her powder next day, and as there is not one vessel discharging at the Railway Pier, she will, in all probability, put her cargo out there. She did not communicate with any vessel during the passage, and sighted only two or three. Her passage may be classed amongst the fine weather ones.
ARRIVAL OP THE WELLINGTON
The Wellington arrived on the 18th inst. The officials, including Dr Drysdale, medical member of the Immigration Commission, Captain Thomson, health officer, and Mr C. Alan, immigration agent, proceeded to the ship in the Customs Launch, went alongside and received the report of her Surgeon - Superintendent Dr W. Rodgers. That report stated the immigrants were then healthy, but that a course of whooping cough had run through the children, that four cases of typhoid fever had appeared on board, and that one of them was still under treatment. With these facts before him, also having to guide him his late experience in connection with the seizure of Miss Dougal, at the Quarantine Island, which pretty conclusively demonstrated that typhoid fever was much more infectious than was generally supposed, Dr Drysdale declined to sanction the clearing of the ship before consulting the Board of Health. The Health Officer, however, decided otherwise, and the Immigration Agent (Mr Colin Allan) offering no objection, they proceeded on board, Dr Drysdale refusing to accompany them. Our representative was alongside when this decision was come to, and, in compliance with the new rule introduced prohibiting the Press to board immigrant ships until the Commissioners had first inspected them, he waited and a most unconscionable time too, until the inspection was completed. Undeterred by the sanitary report and actuated no doubt by a high sense of duty, the Health Officer and Immigration Agent went through the immigrants' quarters, and it is to be sincerely hoped that they escaped infection. As Dr Drysdale, to whose opinion as a medical man we readily defer, refused to inspect the ship, our representative considered himself justified to abstain for once from inspecting the immigrants' quarters. Moreover, the hour -9 p.m. was unseasonable, all the children being abed, whilst an inspection of a ship's tween decks by lamplight could not be otherwise than imperfect and unsatisfactory. When, therefore, the ship was declared clear, he passed at once to the captain's state-room, there met Captain Cowan and Dr Rogers, and obtained a report of the passage and of the immigrants. As the hour was late it was necessarily abbreviated. Dr Rogers stated that the immigrants on board numbered 313 souls, including 14 cabin passengers There were 41 married couples amid-ships, 34 single women and four widows in the after compartment, and 93 single men forward. Excepting the one case of typhoid fever (an adult), the immigrants were healthy, but the children had generally suffered from whooping cough, and four cases of typhoid fever had broken out. Three of them were cured and one in hospital. Four deaths had occurred, as follows :
December 30th, John Taggart, aged 7 months, convulsions ;
January 18th, John Cameron, 18 months, pneumonia and bronchitis ;
January 28th, Mrs Robert Milier, aged 38 years, pulmonary consumption ;
February 11 th, Thomas Smith, aged 5 months, marasmus and diarrhoea.
These births occurred viz.,
Mrs McCall, of a son ;
Mrs McQuestion, of a son ;
Mrs Hunter, of a son.
Touching the ship's run out, Captain Cowan reports leaving the Tail of the Bank on January 15th, went north about, and haying a S.E. breeze behind her, she cleared the land in 12 hours, taking a departure from Tory Island. On the following day her troubles commenced, and gale after pale from S W. came on and put the good ship on her mettle, and for the next ensuing 14 days she battled with them, and did not come off scatheless, seas having broken on board, and besides smashing up deck offices, washed away the greater part of the live stock. On the 31st the weather changed the Wellington being then abreast of Cape Clear the wind came out of the northwards, and held there, running the ship into the N.E. Trade a light poor wind and to 2 N., where the S.E. Trade met her. January 19th saw her across the Equator in long. 25, and after laying a good course across the South Atlantic, she lost the Trade on January 30th, in lat. 23 S. Light, variable weather followed, and it was not until February 10th that she crossed the meridian of Greenwich. ..... From the Snares the winds were light and unsettled, and weather thick, so that she misled the Heads, and overrunning her distance, made her first land full at Moeraki on the morning of the 15th inst., but soon recovered ground, and was off the Heads on Friday morning. Her subsequent movements have been already reported, and right glad were we to see her safe at anchor in the Quarantine Ground last night On January 22nd, when in 4 8., she spoke the barque Ellen Lamb, bound to London, and sent letters back by her. The Wellington has a large cargo 1200 tons weight and measurement goods. She is to discharge at the Railway Pier, and we understand that her immigrants will be landed to day. Dr Rogers gave them a good character, and, from all we could gather, they may be passed as a good class of people. The clearing of the ship in the manner we have described will, we have no doubt, be investigated as it certainly ought to be. Of what use are the services of a qualified medical man as a member of the Emigration Commission, if his opinion is to be willfully ignored by unprofessional members.
Otago Witness, 1 Apr 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Mar 29 - Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Sydney, March 15th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Campbell D, Mrs and Jnr Spence E J and Mrs Witson Mr, Misses (2) and servant Bruce Mr Grierson Mr Smith H S And 13 steerage
Mar 23 Otago, ss, Calder, for Sydney, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Spence E J and Mrs
And 1 steerage
Stevenson A C
Henderson G H
Mears M D, Mrs and children (2)
And 2 steerage
Easby, 960 tons. Kennedy, for Sydney. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Wood R and Mrs Metcalf Mr and Mrs Wilson Mr and Mrs Kingsley Omer and Mrs Thomson Mrs Lee Mrs A Rose Miss Lion Miss Roberta Miss Mario Miss Gracie Miss Usher Mr Jobson Mr Shields Mr Herbert Mr Lee Mr Morgan Mr Johnson Mr Lee E Willison Mr Gonzales Mr Hadji Mr Hamo Mr Davis Mr And 43 steerage
Otago Witness, 8 Apr 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Apr 2 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, March 27th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Campbell Mrs C Doig Mrs and family (4) Bodkin Rev Smith A Skinner Mr Finn Mr Maish Master And 32 steerage From Bluff Ritchie Mr and Mrs McKay Miss Masey Mr Duthie Mr Meare Mr Anderson Mr And 5 steerage Departures Apr 4 Nelson, ship, Leslie, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Parker H R, Mrs and children (4) Stark Mrs and children (4) Brownhill Mrs McGann W Clarke Dr J H Steerage Kelly Mr Rickby Mr Ellis Mr Marshall Mr Saunders Mr Scott Mr Painton Mr Ritchie Mr Wemyss Mr Moss Mr Bennett Mr Willis Mr Money Mr Beer Mr Harrow Mr Malcolm Mr Learmonth Mr Herald Mr Briggs Mrs and daughter McCubbin Mrs and Jnr Snowden Mrs Walsh Mrs Watson Mrs Galloway George, Mrs and children (4) Freeman Mr, Mrs and daughter Holden George, Mrs and children (4) Hickey Thos and Mrs Lebate Mr, Mrs and children (4)
Otago Witness, 8 Apr 1876, Page 13 DEATH
Duncan Eliza: On the 31st March at Cherry Farm, Waikouaiti, Eliza, fourth daughter of Mr John Duncan.
Otago Witness, 15 Apr 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Apr 6 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Bawden, from Melbourne, March 22nd, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Young Mrs and child Cargill Mr and servant From the Coast McNicoll Mr, Mrs and children (2) Coates Mr Black Mr Fraser Mr Keith Mr Buchanan Mr And 10 steerage
Apr 11 Glencoe, barque, 159 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town, 2nd April. W & G Turnbull and Co, agents.
Passengers: Wiggins Mrs Graham Mrs and children (9) Cresswell Mr Humphreys Mr Winslow Mr Sheeran Mr And one steerage
Apr 12 Ringarooma, ss, J McLean, from Melbourne, April 6th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Rooke Mrs Livingston Miss Bluett Miss Rooke Miss Gibson Mr Ware Mr Downes Mr McNeill Mr Williams Mr Inder Mr M?nton Mr And 18 steerage From Bluff Yule Mr, Mrs and child Stuart Capt Smith Mr Walton Mr
Apr 6 Alhambra, ss, Bawden, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Taylor Mr and Miss Gubbins Mr Jardine Mr Bishop Mr And 22 steerage For Bluff 3 steerage
Otago Witness, 22 Apr 1876, Page 10 & 11
Port Chalmers - 19th April
Arrived - Ship Pomona from the Bluff; s.s. Hawea, from Lyttelton; s.s. Maori, from the West Coast
Otago Witness, 22 Apr 1876, Page 10 & 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Apr 15 Easby, ss, Kennedy, from Sydney April 6th. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Flexman Mrs, children (4) and servant 2 steerage and 8 for other ports
Apr 17 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, April 11th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: De Muraka Ilma Madame and maid Cargill Mrs A T Holloway Mrs McLean G Pittman Mr Staite Mr Hill J Topham Mr OKelly Mr Holloway Mr De Vivo Senor and valet Rosnati Senor Susini Senor Giamona Senor And 5 steerage
No Overseas Departures
ARRIVAL OF THE Pomona
The change of wind to SW on Monday brought down, as it was thought it would, the ship Pomona, which had left the Bluff on the previous Saturday. She showed up at the Heads on Tuesday, and would have been towed in that evening but for the dark, thick weather and the heavy sea at the entrance. However, she fetched port with much ease the next morning, and moored well up towards the Railway Pier, where, we understand, she will discharge. The Pomona called at the Bluff to land immigrants 140 in number, including 36 single women. She is from Glasgow, with over 1000 tons of cargo for this port and 14 immigrants, and is a remarkably handsome ship not by any means new, having been built some nine years ago, at Greenock by R. Steele and Co. She is owned by Messrs J and A Allen and Co, of Glasgow, and is chartered for the passage out by the Albion Shipping Co. She has made a capital run of 88 days from Glasgow, including the delay involved by calling at the Bluff, whilst her run from land to land occupied 75 days. She is a powerful ship, with great capacity for travelling with a free fresh wind. This was instanced by her run from the Cape in 22 days to the Bluff, and also that she averaged 260 miles per day whilst running down her easting. Her master, Captain Tannock, is well known in the old country as one of the chief actors in that international drama or comprising a transatlantic race between the English schooner yacht Cambria and the American yacht Dauntless. The race was run in 1870, Captain Tannock commanding the Cambria, and winning it after a hard struggle by 26 miles.
The immigrants she brought out were of an excellent class, and gave no trouble. Only one of them died - an infant named Mary McCauley, aged 11 months - but we regret to learn that Dr O'Brien, the surgeon-superintendent in charge of the immigrants, succumbed to the inroads of an insidious disease and departed this life on March 7th. One birth occurred, viz, Mrs J. Irving of a son, on March 27th.
Otago Witness, 29 Apr 1876, Page 10 & 11
Shipping Port Chalmers No Overseas Arrivals
Apr 20 Easby, ss, Kennedy, for Sydney, via Coast ports. J Fulton, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Stewart Mr Sutherland Mr And 42 steerage for Sydney
Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Fulton Mr Kennedy Mr McKeay Mr Campbell G H And 32 steerage For the Bluff McGillivray Mrs Oldham Mrs Francis Mr Barwell Mr Proudfoot Mr
Otago Witness, 6 May 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Apr 29 Otago, ss, Calder, from Sydney, April 12, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Menlove W And 6 steerage From the Coast Chesney Mr, Mrs and children (2) Browning Mr Edwards Mr Hardy Mr Low Mr Jackson Mr Larnach Mr Jones Mr Storde Messrs (2) Tolmie Mr Buckland Mr McCole Mr Wilson Mr Soloman Mr And 2 steerage
Caithloch, ship, 1264 tons, Phillips, from London, February 4th, the Start February 5th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Chapman Mr and Mrs Baugh Miss J C Pope Mr Daniels Mr Watson Mr Belle Mr Tomlinson Mr 15 second class and steerage and 28 immigrants
Apr 30 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne, April 24th, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Brown E and Mrs Keefer Mr And 40 steerage From Bluff Lind Mr Roche Mr Forsyth Mr McVickers Mr McNeill Mr And 7 steerage
Loch Awe, ship, 1053 tons, Weir, from London, January 30th. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers: Chandler Mrs Croker Miss Cantle Miss Hobbs Mr And 16 steerage
May 1 Stillman B Allen, barque, Taylor, from New York, January 25th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. No passengers.
Apr 30 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Spedding Mrs Spedding Mr And 21 steerage For Bluff McLeod Mr and Mrs Murchison Mr and Mrs Dick Mr Wignall Mr Brunton Mr
May 3 May Queen, ship, Tatchell, for London. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers: Brandon Miss Colebrooke Miss Leeson Mr Rev Welsh Dr Baird G A Steerage Gill Mrs Moore Miss M Schonahl Mr Pearson Mr Linklater Mr Williams Mr Carson Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE Caithloch
This fine vessel has made her appearance in good time, and is to be credited with a capital passage of 84 days from Gravesend, reckoning from port to port; from land to land, she made the run in 78 days. This, considering the wretched winds she had whilst crossing the Southern Ocean, the westerlies having failed her Boon after she passed the Leuwin, is very creditable work indeed, and is suggestive of high travelling capabilities on the part of the Caithloch. But the opportunity of displaying them was denied her this passage, as she had not 24- hours of a really good running breeze from first to last. Very fine weather prevailed until she passed Kerguelen, and thence the winds held light, but the weather was very thick and rainy - so much so that observations were few and far between.
The Caithloch is a new ship of 1264 tons register, on her second voyage. She was built at Port Glasgow by Messrs R. Duncan and Co., to the order of Mr T O Hunter, of Greenock, and is a substantial iron ship, classed 100 A at Lloyd's and very well appointed in accordance with latter day style. Her dimensions are -length, 235 ft; beam, 37ft; depth of hold, 22ft. Her maiden voyage was made to Adelaide with general cargo, and thence to London with a cargo of wheat. At London she was chartered by Shaw, Savill, and Co, and comes here consigned to Messrs A. Briscoe and Co. with a couple of thousand tons of cargo, weight and measurement, under hatches. Fifty-one passengers have arrived with her of whom 28 are immigrants.
An exciting incident occurred on February 21st, when the Caithloch was in lat 18 North. She there fell in with a boat containing five men, part of the crew of the brig Caroline. They were the master, Captain Campbell, chief officer, Mr Flynn, and three seamen, two of them Kroomen, and one a Russian Finn. They were taken on board, and Captain Campbell reported that the brig was bound from Sherloso, on the coast of Africa, to Queenstown for orders, and sprung a bad leak. The pumps were kept going until they choked, and then the boats were lowered, and the crew of nine men took to them - five in the master's boat, and four in the other. This was on the 14th February, lat 17 20 long 24 50 W. Soon after they left the brier, she went down. The boats kept together until the day closed, but separated during the night, and did not meet afterwards. The five men rescued by the Caithloch were kindly treated on board her, and on the 25th March were transferred to the ss Argentina, bound from Bahia to Amsterdam. Her master promised to land them at Dartmouth.
ARRIVAL OF THE Loch Awe
The Loch Awe was signalled at the Heads early on the 30th ult, but as the Geelong did not get down until after the tide turned on ebb, she had to wait all day until the next flood made, and then brought the ship in. The Loch Awe is a fine iron ship of 1053 tons register, built in 1869 by Messrs Barclay and Curie, of Glasgow, for Mr J R Wilson, of that City. This voyage she was chartered by the New Zealand Shipping. On January 30th she left Gravesend, was towed down to Beaehy Head, and thence worked down Channel against fresh westerly winds, with heavy chopping sea. Cleared the Channel on February 4th, and whilst thrashing at it shipped a sea that carried away part of her port bulwarks. The Loch Awe is commanded by Captain Weir, and ran her longitude down between the parallels of 45 and 60. A great deal of rainy weather and frequent squalls were experienced after the meridian of the Leu win was passed; but, on the whole, the passage was one of average weather until the New Zealand coast was reached, and their last week's gale is pronounced by Captain Weir to have been one of the heaviest he ever experienced. The Loch Awe lost a couple of topsails in it. Twenty passengers arrived with her.
Otago Witness, 6 May 1876, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Anderson Henderson: On the 21st April, at the residence of the bride's father, NE Harbour, by the Rev A Gregg, Richard, youngest son of Mr Thomas Anderson, Broad Bay, to Agnes, eldest daughter of Mr Wm, Henderson, NE Harbour.
Otago Witness, 13 May 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
May 6 Prairie, brig, 140 tons, Dillmer, from Hobart Town April 28th. Master, agent. Passenger: J Watt
May 7 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, J McLean, from Melbourne May 1st, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Stevenson Mrs Allan Miss Champion Miss Bawden Captain and Jnr McNeil H Partridge Mr Hooper Mr Jamieson Mr And 10 steerage
PCMSS Colima, ss, 2905 tons, Shackford, for San Francisco, via Coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For San Francisco Kennedy Mr, Mrs and children (4) Douglas Dr Washington Mr And 16 steerage For Lyttelton Thomson Mr For Wellington Williams Justice Ireland Mr For Napier Bastings Mr And 1 steerage For Auckland Jessep Captain And 1 steerage
May 6 Oamaru, ship, Stuart, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Wainwright Mr, Mrs and children (4) Bathgate Mrs and Miss Gilpin Mrs and children (3) Ludeman Mrs Bugler Mrs Second Cabin and Steerage: Liddal Mr and Mrs McQueen Mr, Mrs and children (6) McDonald Mr, Mrs and children (6) Forsyth Mr, Mrs and children (2) McMillan Mr West Mr Owen Mr Aitchenson Mr Walker Mr Tolley Mr Strachan Mr Brown Messrs (2) Thomson James Carlyle Mr Crawford Mr Mote Mr Barr Mr Service Mr Pendleton Mr
May 8 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Smith Mrs James and Miss Curran Mrs Linsen Miss Watson Miss Faulkner Lieut Robertson Secretary Murphy J Foreman Rhodes Assistant Foreman Galland Branchman Grant Fireman Bowers Fireman Webster Fireman Hunter Mr Young Mr McDonald W A McDonald G R Watson Mr Podgson Mr And 37 steerage For Bluff Adam Miss White Mr And one steerage
Otago Witness, 13 May 1876, Page 13 DEATH
Ferguson Robina: On Saturday 6th May at Dunedin, Robina, relict of the late William Ferguson of Inch Clutha.
Otago Witness, 20 May 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers No Overseas Arrivals
May 15 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Innod Miss Wilson Miss Hope Mr McDonald Mr Stanford Mr Nimmo Master And 21 steerage For Bluff Redwood Bishop Moran Bishop Feldwick Mr Callender Mr Lewis Mr Meikle Mr
Otago Witness, 27 May 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
May 10 Otago, ss, Calder, from Melbourne, May 13th, via Bluff Harbour. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne McDougal Mr and Mrs Hislop Mr and Mrs Holmes Mrs A., child and servant Waldie Miss A Tomkin Miss Gibbs Mr Weney Mr Baker Mr Petrie Mr Clark Mr And 9 in the steerage From the Bluff Stevens Mr and Mrs Holmes? Mr and Misses (3) Lewis Professor Coombe Dr Francis? Mr and family Mathieson Mr McGeorge Mr Hill Mr Glashan Mr Cowell Mr Walker Mr Calender Mr McDonald Mr Hardy Master And 3 in the steerage
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from
Sydney, May 9th via Cook Strait. F Fulton, agent. Passenger: Mr Gillies
May 23 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Sydney, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Dryden Mrs and child Clifford Major Jobson Mr Parks Mr Wilkins Mr Thompson G H And 2 steerage
May 20 Otago, ss, 646 tons, Calder, for Sydney, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Todd Mr For Greymouth 3 steerage For Sydney Davidson Mr And 17 steerage For Newcastle Older Mr
May 22 Wild Deer, ship, Malcolm, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: 2nd Cabin Baldwin Mrs and Misses (2) Wright Mr Archibald Mr Danvie Mr
May 23 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For the Bluff Fletcher Mr And 5 steerage For Melbourne Aitken Mrs Henderson Mrs and child Butement Miss Moule Captain Main D F And 29 steerage
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via Oamaru and other ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: For Newcastle Cumine Mr And 12 steerage For Wellington Fulton Mr and Miss Neiderhauser Miss
Otago Witness, 3 June 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
May 27 RM ss Australia, 1714 tons, W Cargill, from Kandavu, May 17th, via coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Duncan Mr and Miss Warren Mr and Mrs Williams Judge Ireland Mr his associate Bird Mr Lillie? Mr Bird Master And 2 steerage
Zuleika, ship, 1022 tons, Riddell, from Gravesend February 16th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Beaver Mr and Mrs Thierens Mr Robertson Mr And 2 steerage
May 28 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne May 15th,
via West Coast and Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers: 7
Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne May 22nd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Murray Mrs A and family (2) Coffey Captain White Mr Jerome Mr Jones Mr Samuel Mr Thomas Mr Cracknell Mr Flexman Master And 1 steerage From Bluff Hamilton Messrs (2) Bell Mr Smith Mr Sankey Mr Meadows Mr Thomas Mr Raine Mr Miller Mr Hunter Mr Keast Mr Conyers Mr Holt Mr Allan Mr And 40 for forward ports
May 29 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons. Muir, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Hamilton Mr And one steerage For Melbourne Smith Mr Donald Master J And 13 steerage
May 31 PMSS Australia, Cargill, for San Francisco, via Northern Ports and Kandavu. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Fitzgibbon Mrs McKay J Logan Mr Steeles Mr For Wellington Fraser Hon Captain MLC Lilley Mr McGavin Mr Hixon Mr For Napier Barker Mr And 2 steerage For Auckland Mackenzie Mr and Mrs For San Francisco McIntyre A Murray T Irving M Russell G G Shennan W And 1 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE Zuleika
The Zuleika's signal was made betimes on Saturday (27th ult), but the tide being ebb and a fresh SW breeze blowing, she was not brought in until the first of the flood in the afternoon, then being attended to by the Geelong. The Zulieka is another fine vessel to be added to the list of over-sea traders, this being her maiden trip, and that she has not handled her career by a rapid passage is due to the fact of the opportunity being denied her. Excepting a comparatively short spell whilst she was crossing the Southern Ocean, the winds were pour from outset to finish. According to the captain's report she left London on the 12th February, anchored at Gravesend to ship powder and stock, and heavy westerly weather setting in, she remained there until the 16th, then making a start. But the gale again freshening she had to anchor in the Downs, and lay at it until the 20th, weighed then with a light ESE breeze, which, however, held but a few hours, then went round to SW and thence, until she cleared Usbant on the 4th March. She completed the passage in 101 days from Gravesend, or 97 days from the Downs. From land to land, taking Ushant as the departure and the Snares as a land fall, she was 77 days.
The Zulieka was built at Glasgow by Messrs Aitken and Manson, to the order of Captain Simpson, of Leith, from which port she hails.
Otago Witness, 3 June 1876, Page 13 BIRTH
Wilkie: On the 17th March at 107 Crescent road, Plumstead, Kent, England, the wife of Mr James Wilkie, of a daughter
DEATH: Clark James: On the 2nd February, at Horners Lane, Perth, Scotland, James Clark
Otago Witness, 10 June 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 4 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Allison Mrs Falconer L Murphy Mr Rhodes Mr Galland Mr Grant Mr Bowers Mr Webster Mr Robertson Mr Stean J Beham W And 16 in the steerage From the Bluff Murdoch Mr and Mrs McChesney Mrs White Miss Simpson Mr Scolen Rev G Evans Rev F
June 5 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Saloon: For Bluff Buchanan Mr 1 steerage Saloon For Melbourne Gow Miss Belcher Mr Sutherland D Dalgety F Marton W M Smith H E Lambert Mr Findlay Mr Newey D Newey E Armstong C C And 36 in the steerage
Otago Witness, 10 June 1876, Page 13 BIRTH
Utting: On the 22nd May at her residence Switzers, Mrs Utting, storekeeper, of a daughter.
DEATH: Bannatyne Marianne: On 7th June at her residence Waihola, Marianne, the beloved wife of D Bannatyne, late of Dunedin; aged 47 years.
Otago Witness, 17 June 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 13 Glencoe, barque, 159 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town, June 1st. W and G Turnbull and Co, agents.
Passengers: Wilcox Miss Wright Mr Brooks Mr
June 14 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, June 7th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Aitken Mrs Muir Miss McKenzie Mr Tyree Mr Francis Mr Roberts J E Hume Mr Quelch Mr Sheen Mr West Mr Hodgkinson Mr Brown Mr Clapp Mr And 14 steerage
June 12 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Kingswell Miss Dodds Mr McLean J McLeod W Rowe Mr Flexman C Johnson Mr For Melbourne Mowat Mr and Mrs Gibson Mrs S B Caldecote Mr Stock C J McAllister Mr Palmer W A And 15 in the steerage
June 14 Margaret Galbraith, 840 tons, Peebles, for London. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: 2nd class Hansen Mr, Mrs and children (3) Levier Mrs Gibson Mr Wexford Mr Kirk Mr Miller Mr Wheatley Mr
Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Sydney, via Co ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Weidner Mr Joel Maurice Smith H S For Greymouth Thomson Mr For Sydney Parlane Mr and Mrs McSweeney Miss And three steerage
Otago Witness, 17 June 1876, Page 13 MARRIAGES
Bernard Stuart: On the 8th June, at Murrays Hotel, Rattray street, Dunedin, by Rev D M Stuart, Herbert Stuart Bernard, to Grace Stuart.
Campbell (Nelson) Steel: On 8th June, by Rev Dr Stuart, at Scotland street, Dunedin, William J F Campbell of Dublin, late of Peel Forest (Canterbury), Jane, relict of the late Mr William Nelson, Waihemo and fourth daughter of James Steel Esq, Pennycuick, Edinburgh.
Otago Witness, 24 June 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 17 Horsa, ship, 1093 tons, Wadley, from Glasgow, March 1st, Lamlash, March 18th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: 2nd Class Nimmo Mr, Mrs, daughters (3) and Jnrs (4) Smith Mrs Thomson Miss Veitch Miss Smith Mr Beattie Mr Mouatt Mr Matthieson Mr Grogan Mr Gordon Mr
June 19 Oberon, ship, Dunn, from London, March 28th, the
Lizard, April 1st. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents. No Passengers.
June 20 Orpheus, ship, 1461 tons, Glass, from London, March 20th; the Lizard, March 24th. A Briscoe and Co, agents.
Passengers: Van Haytheson Mr and Mrs Prior Mr Macredle Mr McMurdo Mr Wickham Mr Hyndman Mr Cox Mr Benskin Mr Wilson Mr Jackson Mr And 28 second-class and steerage
Otago, ss, 610 tons, Calder, from Sydney, June 7th, via Coast. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Cowie J, Mrs, children (3) and nurse Ferguson Mrs Watson Mr And 7 steerage From Coast Ports Daley Miss Boyd Mr Hester Mr Woods Mr
June 21 RMSS City of San Francisco, 3009 tons, J I Waddell, from Kandavu, June 13th, via Coast Ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Sturrock Mr and Mrs Coleman Mr Rev Creigh Mr Hall Mr Huff Mr Cliff Mr Proctor T R Warner Mr Austin Mr
June 15 Rakaia, ship, Friston, for London. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents.
Passengers: McNicoll Mr and Mrs McConnell Mr, Mrs, children (5) Linnell Mrs and children (3) Eadie Mrs Evans Mr and children (5) Lesher Mr Rudd Mr 2nd cabin and steerage Brown Mr and Mrs Forrester Mr and Mrs Lorenz Mr, Mrs and children (5) Parden Mrs and children (2) Kane Mrs and children (3) Hayes Mr Roche Mr Paterson Mr Carey Mr Killen Mr Minagham Mr Gaughen Mr Walker Mr Davies Mr Fisher Mr Davis Mr
June 21 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Brown Mr, Miss and Master For Melbourne Hay Mr Thomson Mr Sutterby Mr Law Mr Maynow Mr Turton Mr Fogo Mr Jack A H And 14 in the steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE HORSA
This fine ship, one of the old class of Iron vessels, the date of her launching being some 18 years back, was towed into Port on tho 18th inst and anchored off Deborah Bay. That she did not get in on Saturday was owing to a mishap to the Geelong's boiler. It sprung a leak on Friday evening whilst she was at the Heads, and Saturday was occupied in patching it up for service again. The Horsa held her own well during the breeze of Saturday morning, and so being at hand fetched the Port on the next opportunity. She belongs to Messrs Rathbone Bros of the Star Navigation Co, Liverpool, and is a ship well known in the Australian Colonies and India, to which ports she has principally traded. This her latest passage has been made in the by no means bad time of 91 days from her last anchorage in Scotland to the Port, or from the day she cleared the land to the Snares in 86 days. She commenced it on March 1st, then leaving Glasgow, but the fearfully heavy westerly weather, which then set in, kept her prisoner at the 1 Tail or the Bank until the 14th.
ARRIVAL OF THE OBERON
The Oberon's stay outside terminated on the 19th inst, when she was towed up harbour by the Geelong. This is not the Oberon's first visit to these waters. She was here some three years ago, and then, as now, was pronounced one of the handsomest clippers that had ever graced the port. Once a tea clipper of high renown, she still maintains her reputation for speed, and during her late passage she did remarkably well in running out in 82 days from port to port, this of course including the three days she was detained at the Heads. From land to land - the Lizard her departure, the Snares her landfall - her time was 75 days - excellent work, considering that she had light head winds and calms to Madeira, and lose thirty-six hours, when hove-to to the westward of the Snares in thick weather. The Oberon is commanded by Captain Dunn and his report states she left Gravesend on March 28th; had baffling winds in the Channel and cleared the land on April 1st.
ARRIVAL OF THE ORPHEUS
The Orpheus, a magnificent ship, an ornament to this or any other port, was towed inside on the 20th. A finer vessel than the Orpheus has seldom visited these waters; a new ship, this is her second voyage, and well and substantially built of iron, speed, good carrying capacity, excellently appointed and fitted in strict accordance with latter day improvements in marine architecture. The Orpheus is a substantial, creditable illustration of what can be accomplished by Clyde ship builders. Her birthplace was Greenock, and there she was put together by the well-known firm of Messrs R Steele and Co, and November of that year 1874, saw her launched. The Orpheus is a half-pooped and topgallant forecastle ship, with iron lower mast and bowsprit, and iron lower yards and lower topsail yards at the fore and main, and wooden crossjack and the yards above it. Her saloon accommodation is most comfortable and tastefully arranged, whilst her 'tween decks are most capacious, and of the exceptional height of fully 8ft from deck to deck. Her main deck space is remarkable and the space between the after hatch and main mast itself constitutes quite a respectable ballroom. The dimensions of the Orpheus are length, 253 ft; beam 38ft; depth of hold, 22ft.
On this her second voyage the Orpheus was chartered for the outward passage by Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co. On the 20th March commenced her voyage, was towed clear of the Downs and stood down Channel with a light NE breeze. The wind (light) chopped about from north to west in the Channel, so that it was not until the 24th that she cleared the land and then took a departure from the Lizard. The Orpheus made the passage out in 91 days from anchorage to anchorage, and in 81 days from the Lizard to the Snares.
ARRIVAL OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
The success of the new steamers of the Frisco mail line promises soon to redeem past failures. To be ahead of time is their aim; and it gives us much pleasure to note how latterly they have accomplished this in a very marked manner. The City of San Francisco, one of the finest, if not the very finest, boat of the mail has brought in the mails this month, and has delivered them in the excellent time of 67 hours in advance of contract time, that is, by calculating to the time of their transhipment at 10 am on the 2lst. But the City arrived at the Heads two and a-half hours before that and fired her gun, so that, according to time of absolute arrival, she was 69½ hours before her time. This is as it should be, and no one, we are sure, will begrudge the City her well-earned bonus of nearly £500. The City of San Francisco is commanded by Captain Waddell, once the dashing commander of the Confederate war steamer Shenandoah. We have to report that the City of San Francisco left Sydney at 3 5 pm on the 2nd inst; had a remarkably fine weather run until close up with Kandavu, when a tropical thunder storm burst and raged furiously for three hours. At 8 am on the 9th she anchored off Kandavu. At 2 pm the same day the steamer Australia came in, received mails and passengers from the City, and left for 'Frisco at midnight. On the 12th, HMS Pearl arrived, and at 4 pm the same day in came the mail steamer Zealandia from 'Frisco. Mails, passengers and freight were smartly transhipped from her, and at 1.45 am on the 13th both steamers left, the Zealandia for Sydney and the City for Auckland. The latter had a moderately fine weather passage; one or two short sharp SW gales met her as she approached the New Zealand coast. She arrived into this port on the 21st after delivering mail at Auckland, Napier, Wellington and Lyttelton ports.
Otago Witness, 1 July 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
June 27 Arawata, ss, Underwood, from Melbourne June 19th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Fynmore Miss Jonas I Pe?cock Mr Harrison Mr Hegerty Mr Christison Mr Gault Mr And 17 steerage From Bluff Brunton Mrs and servant McLeod Mrs Chisholm Miss Shipton Mr OHara Mr And three steerage And 20 for other ports
June 28 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Clark, from Melbourne, June 14th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Rich Miss Johnston Mr And 3 steerage
PCRM ss, City of San Francisco, 3009 tons, Waddell, for San Francisco via Coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Wellington Haynes Miss Thomson Mr For Auckland Russell Mr and Miss And 1 steerage For San Francisco Muir Mr Haynes Mr Smith Mr And 2 steerage
Otago Witness, 8 July 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 1 Easby, ss, 989 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney June 19th, via Cook Strait. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: From Sydney Cummins Mr From Lyttelton Bull Mr And 3 steerage
July 2 RMSS Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, from Melbourne June 28th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Dalziel Mr and Mrs Talbot Mr and Mrs Hart Mr, Mrs and Miss Findlay Mrs Harrison Mrs Russell Miss Thoneman Mr Orwell Mr Hope Mr Lambeth Mr Ramsay Mr White Mr Henderson Mr Denniston Mr Moran Mr Lawton Mr And 10 steerage
June 29 Alhambra, ss, Muir, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Coleman Mr Rev For Melbourne Fenwick Mr Forrest Mr Taylor Mr And 12 steerage
July 4 Arawata, RMSS, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Stanley Mr Rev Walter Mr Hay Mr Author Mr For Melbourne Pope Mr, Mrs and family (7) Langmuir Mrs Tye Miss Barry Mr Roberts Mr Deane Mr And 223 steerage
July 5 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney via Coast ports. F Fulton and Co, agents.
Passengers: Hodson J Haggitt D A And 19 steerage For Lyttelton Macdonald Mr
Otago Witness, 8 July1876, Page 13 BIRTH
Laing: On the 3rd July at Tomahawk, Dunedin, the wife of F G Laing, Esq of a daughter.
Otago Witness, 8 July 1876, Page 19
By Chas Mollwo, Horse Shoe Bend.
Life is short and time is fleeting,
But we make their pleasures last
By a kind and friendly greeting
To each man as he goes past.
Seeds of kindness let us scatter,
And avoid the blight of strife,
For alas! it is the latter
That embitters all our life.
Blind to all the faults of others,
Try to conquer but your own;
Help your weak and wavring brothers,
Help unseen, and help unknown.
Kindness finds her satisfaction,
Not in fame nor in reward;
But she strives by unseen action,
Lasting blessings to award.
Kindness, doubly blessed engenders
Kindness, where her blessings light;
Like the genial sun she, renders
All existence fair and bright.
Like a beauteous fragrant flower,
She will sweetly scent the air;
Blessings follow in a shower
On her steps, dispersing care.
Let us dry the tears of sorrow,
If they dim a brother's eye;
Let us smooth away the furrow,
Care has drawn with many a sigh.
Seeds of kindness let us scatter,
And avoid the blight of strife,
For alas! it is the latter
That embitters all our life.
Brightly the sun rises up from the ocean,
Tinging with radiance the frolicking waves;
Brightly he shines on the tops of the mountains,
Gilding with splendour their loveliest caves.
Hark! to the songs of the birds in the forest,
Blithly they welcome the beautiful dawn;
List! to the voice of the lark as he haileth,
High up in mid-air, the advent of morn.
See the green meadows shine bright with the dewdrops,
Copiously showered by Nature's kind hand:
While by the soft breeze, the scents of the flowers
Diffuse their sweet fragrance all over the land.
I liken the morn to a beautiful maiden
Sporting in innocent frolic some mirth:
Her puritys charms, like the sun's bright reflection,
Illumine and gladden the dull things of earth.
Gladiator. Waimate, June 23, 1876
Otago Witness, 15 July 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 10 Kingdom of Sweden, barque. Smith, from London April 8, the Start April 15. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents. Passenger: Mr Selfert
July 11 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, July 5, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Lingard Mr Mrs and children (2) Bailey Mr and Mrs Bryant Miss Donnell Mr Sutherland Mr Dalgety Mr Baker Mr Verner Mr Gardner Messrs (2) And 11 steerage From Bluff Chalmers Mrs Higgins Mr Rev Bain Mr Calder Mr Watson Mr Holmes Mr Deck Mr
Corilc, ship 844 tons, Robertson, from Glasgow, April 8th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Ryan Mr Micklejohn Mr Deumery Mr And 18 steerage Wm Crombie Edward P Dumergue Jas, 31, Mrs Jessie 32, Isabella D 5, Janet P 1 Dias Janet N Hall 32 Elizth Hall 27 Robert Guthrie 19 John Hendrick 23 Thos McDonald 30 Margaret McKenzie 29 Jas McBrearty 30 John A Meikeljohn 21 William 32, Mrs Cathe, 28 Milne; Hans Christian Nepson 20 Wm D Picken 32 David Rhind 17, to Auckland;
July 11 Ringrooma, ss, 623 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Musgrove Mr and Mrs Str_ng Mr, Mrs and son And 15 steerage For Bluff Johnson Mrs
Otago Witness, 15 July 1876, Page 11
ARRIVAL OF THE BARQUE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
"A barque at anchor five miles off the Heads " was the first signal telegraphed on the 10th inst and when enough breeze stirred to blow her flags out, the name "Kingdom of Sweden" was read. In due course the Geelong went alongside and brought her in, and the stream being comparatively clear, she was anchored well up. The Kingdom of Sweden is a handsome iron barque, built at Sunderland in the year 1874, to the order of Messrs Gosman and Smith of London. This she is a new vessel, and has made but one voyage before this one, when she went to Madras and back. She is nicely appointed, has a patent windlass, worked by steam, and a steam winch for cargo purposes; is a three-quarter poop vessel, with very comfortable cabin accommodation.
Her master, Captain Smith, reports leaving London on April 8th, and anchored in the Downs to wait the subsidence of strong westerly weather until the 12th; then made a fair start, worked down Channel against westerly winds, landed pilot at the Wight on the 14th, and cleared the land next day, the Start being the last departure of the Cape. On the 30th June experienced the only heavy gale of the passage. It came on from WSW blew terrifically in squalls, with heavy sea. Severe thunder and lightning and bitter hailstorms accompanied it, and the atmosphere was surcharged with electricity, apparent in corposants at the mastheads and yard-arms. The barque ran through the gale, which held only 24 hours, and steady westerlies subsequently took her to the New Zealand Coast. Her first land-fall was the Solander. She came down the coast with NW winds, and arrived at the Heads and anchored late on the evening of the 9th. The Kingdom of Sweden is chartered by the Albion Shipping Company, comes consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie and Co and has brought some 1200 tons of cargo, weight and measurement. The Kingdom of Sweden has made the run in 92 days from port to port and 82 days from land to land.
ARRIVAL OF THE CORLIC
The Albion Company's chartered ship Corlic, from Glasgow, was signalled early on the 11th inst from the Taiaroa Heads Station, and was towed into port and anchored of Deborah Bay in the afternoon. She is a good-looking iron ship, belonging to Messrs Leech and Muir, of Greenock, and is in her eighth year of sea service, and on her first visit to New Zealand waters. Heretofore her career has chiefly lain in the trade to India und the Australian Colonies. Her last voyage was made to Queensland with immigrants. From the abstract of her log, supplied us by Captain Robertson, we find that he left Glasgow April 6th, and the Tail of the Bank on the morning of the 8th, and cleared the land north-about. During her passage across tho Southern Ocean, on about the 42nd parallel, the Corlic drove before a succession of heavy gales, chiefly from SW and had her decks awash the greater part of the time. She has made the passage in 96 days from port to port, and 90 days from land to land.
Her passengers numbered 21 all told, and expressed entire satisfaction with the entertainment they received on board; and on arrival presented Captain Robertson with a complimentary address, which, we understand, is to be supplemented with a more substantial recognition of his kindness to them.
The following is a list of passengers per ship Norval, for this port: Parker Mr, Mrs and children (2) Restaull Mr and Mrs Godfrey Mr, Mrs and children (4) Whiteley Mr and Mrs Faulkner Mr, Mrs and Jnr Charlewood Mr Warner Mr Kingsford Mr Phelp Mr Michell Mr Casey Mr Froom Mr Barrow Mr Green Mr Stevenson Mr Wild Mr Ballance Mr Geary Mr Adams Mr Munyard Mr Dobson Mr Stedman Mr Johnson Mr Handcock Mr Ludford Mr Slyth Mr Powell Mr Davey Mr Lenham Mr Leahan Mr OHallahan Mr Vipan Mr Pearse Mr Rippon Mr Farmer Mr See also under English Shipping Otago Witness 22 July 1876, Page 11
Otago Witness, 15 July 1876, Page 19
THE MAN-OF-WAR BIRD
By Walt Whitman
Thou who hast slept all night upon the storm,
Waking renew'd on thy prodigious pinions,
(Burnt the wild storm! above it thou ascendedst,
And restedst on the sky, thy slave that cradled thee);
Now, a blue point, far, far in heaven floating,
As, to the light emerging, here on deck I watch thee,
(Myself a speck, a point on the worlds floating vast).
Far, far at sea,
After the night's fierce drifts have strewn the shore with wrecks,
With reappearing day, as now, so happy and serene,
The rosy and elastic dawn, the flashing sun,
The limpid spread of air cerulean,
Thou also reappearest
Thou, born to match the gale! (thou art all wings;)
To cope with heaven and earth, and sea and hurricane;
Thou ship of air that never furl'st thy sails,
Days, oven weeks, untired and onward, through spaces - realms gyrating.
At dusk thou look'st on Senegal, at morn America,
That sport'st amid the lightning-flash and thundercloud!
ln them - in thy experiences - had'st thou my soul,
What joys! What joys were thine!
A GENTLE WORD
A gentle word is never lost;
The fallen brother needs it;
How easy said! how small the cost!
With joy and comfort speed it.
Then drive the shadow from thy brow!
A smile can well replace it;
Our voice is music when we speak
With gentle words to grace it!
Otago Witness, 22 July 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 18 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Sydney, July 5th, Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Adron Mr Taiaroa Mr Cope Mr Simpson Mr McKay Mr And six steerage
July 19 - Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Stock Miss Holmes Mr Petrie Mr Cowan Mr Taylor Mr Langlands Mr Flannagan Mr Gunn Mr Calder Mr Watson Mr And 1 steerage For Melbourne Pritchard Mr and Mrs Hodson Mr. Mrs and child Bannatyne Mrs and Jnr Chamber Mr Buckland Mr James Mr Smith Mr And 15 steerage
From the Home News May 12th
We see by the Home News that the ships Norval and William Davie sailed from London for this port on the 1st and 6th May respectively. The Norval was off the Isle of Wight, May 4th and the Wm Davie passed Deal May 7th.
Otago Witness, 29 July 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
July 23 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne July 17th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Pogson Miss Forrest Mr Fogo Mr Pogson Mr Hurst Mr Paterson Mr Miller Mr 29 steerage and 19 for forward ports From Bluff Watson Mrs Lanelands Mr Sankey Mr Bland Mr McGilvray Mr Coxhead Mr Bright Mr Hawkins Mr Winder Mr And 11 for forward ports
July 26 - Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne via July 13th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Shaw Mr Angus Mr From Coast McCallum Misses (2) Roberts Miss Johnston Mrs and child Peter Mr And 4 steerage
Southern Cross, barque, 324 tons, Boon, from Hobart Town, July 15th. Gibbs and Clayton, agents. Passengers: Mr Gellibrand and 3 steerage
No Overseas Departures
Otago Witness, 29 July 1876, Page 13 BIRTHS
Steven: On the 14th July at the Manse, Papakaio, Lower Waitaki, the wife of the Rev John Steven, of a daughter.
Miller: On the 18th July, at Owake Plat, the wife of Robert Miller, of Botanic Grove, Catlins, of a son.
DEATH Reay Mrs: On the 21st July, at Cathlin's River, the wife of Mr John Reay.
Otago Witness, 5 Aug 1876, Page 10
July 27 - William Davie, ship, 841 tons, McAllister, from London May 6th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents. Passengers:
Mr, Mrs Adam and two servants
2nd Cabin Mr and Mrs Murten
July 28 RMSS Ringarooma, ss, McLean, from Melbourne July 22nd, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: McKenzie Mr, Mrs and Jnr Dunn Mrs and Miss Morton Miss Cowie Rev H and family (2) Hay Messrs (3) Main Mr Jones Mr And eight steerage
July 30 Norval, ship, Young, from London, May 2nd. J Rattray, agent.
Passengers: Charlewood Mr Warner Mr Kingsford Mr Mitchell Mr Philp Mr 12 second class and 23 steerage
Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For the Bluff Belcher Miss Hazlitt? Mr Dunsford Mr For Melbourne Edhouse Miss Walcott Miss Dickenson Mr Learnonth Mr Master Mr Caffyn Mr Conway Mr And nine steerage
July 31 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Coyle Mr and Mrs Huntley Mrs and child McNaughton Rev Mr Conyers Mr Ritchie Mr And 10 steerage
Aug 1 Wellington, ship, 1245 tons, Cowan, for London. Gargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Miller Miss Stewart Dr 2nd cabin Clark Peter, Mrs and children (3) Dwyer Mr, Mrs and children (2) Harper Mr and Mrs Lane Mrs E Herlitz Mrs J Fordyee? Mr Bridges Mr Campbell Mr Burnett Mr Wilson Mr Booth Mr Alfrin Mr Currie Mr McGee Mr Miller Mr Cowan Mr Robb Mr Clyde Mr Shaw Mr
Otago Witness, 5 Aug 1876, Page 11
ARRIVAL OF THE WILLIAM DAVIE
Our old friend the Albion Company's ship William Davie has again put in an appearance, with an eighty one days passage from port to port to be placed to her credit. A smart little ship is the Davie, and that she has shown a clean pair of heels to such powerful vessels as the Norval and West York, is a decided feather in her cap. She was signalled betimes on Thursday last, but as the tide served late, she was not towed into port until evening the tug Geelong attending upon her. Captain McAllister is still in command, and reports having left London on May 6th carried moderate NE. winds down Channel and cleared the land on the 8th - a last departure being taken from the Lizard. Seven passengers have arrived with her, Mr Adam, the Emigration Agent and Mrs Adam, being amongst them, to whom we tender a hearty welcome back to the country of their adoption.
ARRIVAL OF THE NORVAL
The Norval arrived, in Port late on Friday night in tow of the Geelong, and brought up at the Powder Ground. She is a fine ship of 1427 tons register, nearly the counterpart of the Orpheus, now in port, and is comparatively new - 1873 being the year of her launching. This is her third voyage. She is now here under charter to Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co and consigned to Messrs J Rattray and Co. The Norval was built at Sunderland, and is owned by Messrs Baine, Thomson and Co of Greenock. She is of iron throughout, with iron lower-masts and lower yards, excepting the cross-jack and lower topsail yards and bowsprit. She in a half poop ship with limited but exceedingly comfortable and tastefully arranged saloon accommodation. She has great deck space and high 'tween decks, is capitally, appointed and of the following dimensions: Length, 246ft; breath, 38ft; depth of hold 22ft.
Her present voyage commenced on May 2nd, when she left London, dropped down to Gravesend. Was favoured by light easterly winds down Channel, and cleared the land on the 7th. She crossed the meridian of the Louwin July 10th; passed Tasmania on the 21st, and made her landfall at the Snares on the 26th. She is loaded with about 2000 tons of cargo, weight and measurement. Powder is not the only combustible she has on board, a number of cases of paraffin oil stowed on deck, there were forty-four of them when she left London, but four of the number turning leaky during the passage, they were hove overboard.
LAUNCH OF THE S.S. WAKATIPU
We clip the following from the Glasgow Herald of 23rd Hay: "Dumbarton - Yesterday Messrs Win. Denny and Brothers launched from their building yard an iron screw steamship of the following dimensions viz: 200ft by 33ft by 25ft; gross tonnage, about 1700. She will be fitted with compound direct-acting engines of' 250 horse-power, nominal by Messrs Denny and Co. The usual ceremony of naming the the "Wakatipu" was performed by Miss Agnes Russell Currie, of Glasgow. The Wakatipu will be placed on the intercolonial trade of .New Zealand and Australia and will be under the charge of Mr Mills, the energetic manager of the Union Steamship Company (Limited), of Dunedin, Otago. The Wakatipu will be handsomely fitted up for a large number of first and second-class passengers, and will be too largest steamship in the trade." 'The above steamer was to leave Glasgow on the 1st July under the command of Captain Cameron, who is well-known in Dunedin as master of the barque Otago, and latterly has been in charge of the Bon Ledi, one of the Glasgow and Melbourne liners.
Otago Witness, 5 Aug 1876, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Campbell Sutherland: On the 29th July at the residence of the father of the bride, Linden, Alexander Campbell to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr David Sutherland, late of Ross-shire, Scotland.
Otago Witness, 12 Aug 1876, Page 10
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Aug 6 City of Cashmere, ship, 979 tons, Grieve, from Glasgow, May 10th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Martin Rev. A Steele Mr Scoullar W And 19 steerage
Aug 7 Easby, ss, Kennedy, from Sydney, July 24th, via Cook
Strait. F Fulton, agent. Passengers: 8 steerage
Aug 9 Albion, ss, Clark, from Melbourne, Aug 3, via Bluff Harbour. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Price Mr and Mrs Langmuir Mrs Jaffray Miss Jacobs Mr Elliott Mr Jack A H Monient Mr And 26 steerage
Aug 7 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Brodrick Miss Barton Mr Moore Mr For Melbourne McLean Mr and Miss Leary Mr and Miss Dick Mr Corson Mr Morris Mr Ellis Mr Kelly Mr And 7 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE CITY OF CASHMERE
Fair weather having come again, the City of Cashmeres sojourn outside the Heads was brought to a termination on 6th ins., when she towed into Port astern of the Geelong, and anchored off the town. The City of Cashmere was here last year, and thence went to Oregon, and loaded grain for Britain, delivered her cargo, and then found charter at the hands of tho Albion Company, and loaded at Glasgow for this Port. Captain Torrance, who commanded her last voyage, left to take charge of the City of Perth, a ship belonging to the same firm, and was succeeded by Captain Grieve. The latter was fortunate in his passage, having made the run to the Heads in 84 days, and from land to land in 78 days. He reports leaving Glasgow, May 10th, had a SE wind down Channel, and cleared the land on the 13th, taking a departure from the Smalls.
Otago Witness, 12 Aug 1876, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Jackson Ferguson: On the 1st July at Caversham, by the Rev J N Russell, Cunningham W Jackson, Meadow Head, Forbury, to Jane, daughter of the late Mr John Ferguson, Levencorrach, Arran.
Otago Witness, 19 Aug 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Aug 10 Pakeha, brig, 173 tons, Horne, from Hobart Town. Findlay and Co, agents.
Passengers: Horne Mrs Paterson J C Paterson Miss Paterson Captain and Mrs
Aug 14 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Sydney via Cook Strait, Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Mears Mrs and child Adshead Mrs From the Coast Edwards Mr Rev, Mrs and family Gl?ss Mrs Sinclair Captain Larnach Mr MHR Bastings Mr MHR Gordon Mr Gourlay Mr Coutts Mr Carruthers Mr Sheppanon Mr Larnach Master And 6 steerage
Aug 10 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Sydney, via Coast Ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Sydney Schouler Mr And 2 steerage Aug 14 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers: For Melbourne Sorley Dr, Mrs and Misses (2) Sorley Mr Smith Mr Mills J Hudson C Johnston W And 12 steerage For Bluff Twemton Mrs and family (4)
Otago Witness, 19 Aug 1876, Page 13 MARRIAGE
Wraytt Munro: On the 1st August at St Peters Church, Queenstown, by the Rev Joshua Jones, Josiah Alvey Wraytt, to Christina, daughter of George Munro of Warepa, New Zealand and grand-daughter of Hugh Fraser of Miguol, Bonarbridge, Scotland.
DEATH Hay George: On 14th August at Hilly Park, South Clutha, George Hay, aged 58 years; deeply regretted. Aberdeen papers please copy.
Otago Witness, 26 Aug 1876, Page 11
Aug 18 PC RMSS Zealandia, 1713 tons, Ferries, from Fiji, August 9th, via coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Chapman Mr Hodgkins W R And 3 steerage
Aug 20 Arawata, ss, 641 tons, Underwood from Melbourne, August 14th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Grant Mrs and Miss Cooper Mrs Armstrong Mrs Brown Miss Blew Miss F Chewey Mr Newey S Deans Mr Snell Mr ODonnell Mr Murphy Mr Stobo Mr Brown Master 12 steerage and 43 for forward ports From Bluff Fielding Mr and Mrs Stewart Mrs Smith H Johnston Mr Brown Mr Caison Mr Smith Mr 1 steerage and 5 for forward ports
Aug 21 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne, August 10th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From the Coast Hare Miss Stewart Mr Pope Mr Smith Mr Young Mr And 1 steerage
PC RMSS Zealandia, 1713 tons, Ferries, for San Francisco, via Coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Edwards Mr Rev For Wellington Richardson Sir JLC Grant Mr And 5 steerage For Napier Jones Miss For Auckland Chalder Mr And 1 steerage For Kandavu Richardson Mr And 2 steerage For Honolulu Smith Mr For San Francisco Talbot Mr and Mrs Stewart Mr and Mrs Christie W F Hurst Mr Calder Mr And 5 steerage
Otago Witness, 26 Aug 1876, Page 13
BIRTH Renton: On 22nd August at her residence, Meadows, West Taieri, Mrs William Renton, of a son.
Otago Witness, 26 Aug 1876, Page 19
AN IMMIGRANT'S REFLECTIONS
Yon little lark that sings on high,
Pois'd in the air on fluttering wings,
Sweet thoughts recall of days gone by,
Yet sad remembrance to me it brings.
Oh, why left I my home of youth,
So bright in boyhood's fleeting days,
To roam in Britain of the South,
And sing my manhood's cheerless lays.
What stern decree hath fixed my lot,
And changed the path I thought to 'ye trod?
Let me be still and murmur not
Is't wrong for me to say " 'Twas God ?"
It may not be, perhaps it was
The outcome of a fickle mind,
Which thought for me there was good cause
To leave my home and friends behind.
'Gainst poverty my heart rebelled,
And help from any other's hand;
I thought necessity compelled
My exile from my native land.
I could not brook the thought, to be
Dependent on another's store;
I, wife, and child (wee darling), three,
Left home to visit it no more.
Let me not sigh for days gone by,
Though bright and happy they were then;
We have enough of worldly stuff
My wife and I and children ten.
A Ten Years' Subscriber
Otago Witness, 2 Sept 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Aug 25 Ringarooma, ss, J McLean, from Melbourne, August 19th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Coyle Mr and Mrs Jones Mrs, children (3) and servant McLaren Miss Conyers Mr Ireland Mr Kempthorne Mr Corson Mr Alcock Mr Berliner Mr Majordis Mr And 7 steerage From Bluff McLeod Mr OHara Mr
Glencoe, barque, 150 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town, July 25th.
W and G Turnbull, agents. Passenger: Mr Crisp
Aug 28 Swordfish, brigantine, Sanson, from Hobart Town 14th inst. Gibbs and Clayton, agents. Passengers: Mr and Misses (2) Hamilton
Alhambra, ss, 494 tons, Muir, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Guthrie Mrs H And 8 in the steerage For Bluff Cotterill Mr Mitchell Mr Fleming Mr
Aug 28 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Kerr Miss Henderson Mr Laidlaw Mr Scott Mr For Melbourne Connell Mr and Mrs Lyons Mrs and servant Bennett Mrs Campbell Miss McMillan Miss Campbell Mr Monk Mr Curtis Mr Ross Mr And 18 steerage
Otago Witness, 9 Sept 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Sep 6 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Melbourne, Aug 30th; via Hobart Town, Sept 1st and Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Parker Mr and Mrs Chalmers Mrs and family (6) Elliott Mrs and children (3) Lyders Mrs Jensen Miss Lyders Miss Whitworth Mr and Jnr Walcott Mr Dove Mr Hay Mr Watts Mr Barr Mr Fenwick Mr And 10 steerage From Bluff Holmes Mr, Mrs and servant Armstrong Mr Barr Mr Qualch Mr
Sept 4 Ringarooma, ss, 643 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Kinross Mr and Mrs Menzies Mr Ross D And 3 steerage For Melbourne White W P Peter D Keleger P And 13 steerage
Otago Witness, 16 Sept 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Sept 7 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, from Sydney, August 28, via Wellington. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Fulton Mrs, Misses (4) and servant Neiderhausen Miss Haggit Mr DArcy And 1 steerage
Sept 11 Albion, 591 tons, Clark, from Sydney. Dalgety, Nichols and Co. Passengers:
From Sydney Bryan J Sinclair Mr And 3 steerage From Wellington Drake Mr and Mrs Buckley Mr And 3 steerage From Lyttelton Atkinson Mr and Mrs Hennan Miss And 3 steerage
Sept 7 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Sydney, via Coast Ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton Hoskins Mr and Mrs Lingard Mr, Mrs and children (2) Stead Mr Lawrence Mr Gilchrist Mr Williams Mr And 2 steerage For Wellington Larnach Mr MHR Kennedy Mr And 1 steerage For Greymouth 7 steerage For Hokitika 3 steerage For Sydney Drew Mr and Mrs McFarlane Mr and Miss And 5 steerage
Sept 12 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff and Hobart Town. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Bluff Deck Dr Simpson Mr And 1 steerage For Hobart Town Harris J T, Mrs and children (3) McAuliffe Mr Yeend Mr And 3 steerage For Melbourne Isaacs J B Brown Mr Murphy Mr Forrest Mr And 3 steerage
Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via Coast Ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: For Sydney Hungerford Mr Lathbury Master and nurse And 10 steerage For Newcastle 3 steerage and 3 steerage for Coast ports
Otago Witness, 23 Sept 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers
Arrivals Sept 16 APM SS Cos, City of Sydney, 3016 tons, Dow, from Kandavu, Sept 7th via Coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: From San Francisco Kirkland Mr and Mrs Wilson Miss And 1 steerage From the Coast Bostick Mr and Miss McLean Mrs G Grubb Captain Holmes Hon M Jardine Mr Todd Mr And three steerage
Sept 20 - APM SS Cos, City of Sydney, 3016 tons, Dow, for San Francisco, via intermediate ports. H Driver, agent. Passengers:
For Lyttelton Bird Mrs and child McNeill Mr For Wellington Holmes Hon M For Auckland Telford Mr
Otago Witness, 23 Sept 1876, Page 13
DEATH. On the 19th September, at West Taieri, Cecilia, wife of David Hay; aged 37 years.
Otago Witness, 23 Sept 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Sept 22 Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne, September 8th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Murphy Miss E Warren Mr McKenzie Captain and boy And 3 steerage
Sept 23 Invercargill, ship, 1950 tons, Muir, from Glasgow, June 24th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Gibson Mr, Mrs and children (3) Mackie Mr and Mrs Brown Mrs and children (2) Lockie Mr And 349 free and nominated immigrants
Arawata, ss, 623 tons, McLean, from Melbourne, Sept 18th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
From Melbourne Guthrie Mr and Mrs H Gibson Mrs J B Berghoff Miss Hudson Mr Craig Mr Chambers Mr Steinhoff Mr Bennett Mr And 10 steerage From Bluff Ramsay Mr Simpson Mr Poulson Mr
Sept 27 Jessie Readman, ship, 961 tons, Kennedy, from London, June 26th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Barrett Mrs Turton Mr Ward Mr 2nd Cabin Bowie Mr Sewell Mr And 4 steerage
Sept 22 Alhambra, ss, 497 tons, Muir, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Melbourne Blacker Mrs Campbell Mrs and daughter Booker Mr and Mrs Bostock Miss Baynton G Jardine Mr Grubbie Captain And 18 steerage For Bluff Mansen Mr And 1 steerage
Sept 27 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For the Bluff Gardiner Mr and Mr? Laidlaw Mrs and Misses (2) Neale Mr W G For Melbourne Coverlid Miss Street J R Lawson Mr Luxton Mr And 17 steerage
Otago Witness, 7 Oct 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Sept 29 Thomasina McLellan, ship, 1781 tons, Gibbs, from London, June 3rd, Rio Janeiro August 12th. Lange and Thoneman, agents.
Passengers: Cockburn Mr King Mr Oliver Mr St John Mr Latchford Mr 2nd Cabin and Steerage Moynhan Mr, Mrs and children (5) Wholf Mr, Mrs and children (3) Connor Mr and Mrs Herbert Mr Oxley Mr Small Mr Carnegie Mr Coham Mr Crickett Mr Barmaid Mr Hyde Mr Mitchell Mr Lynn Mr Hicks Mr Leaham Mr Riley Mr La Barte Mr Malcolmson Mr Glythe Mr Kane Mr McKenna Mr Green Mr Davy Mr Crawford Mr Robertson Mr
Oct 1 Wakatipu, ss, 1158, Cameron, from Sydney September 22nd, via Wellington. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Taylor Mr and Mrs Marks D Harker Mr Cameron Masters (2) And 7 steerage From Wellington Cargill Mr and Mrs Brown Mrs Bastings Mr MHR Gillies Mr Pell Mr Simpson Mr
Oct 3 Waitaki, ss, 229 tons, Thomson, from Glasgow July 7th, Hobart Town September 27th. J Mills, agent.
Passengers: Carne Mr Harris Mr
Oct 4 Albion, ss, Clark, from Melbourne September 27, via Hobart Town September 29, and Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Dampier Mr, Mrs and family (2) Mackinley Mr and Mrs Yeend Mr and Mrs Smith Mrs and Jnr Gibbs Miss Golding Miss Welsh Mr Hindmarsh Mr McNaughton Mr Smith Mr Jones Mr Masters Mr Hume Mr Nathan Mr And 15 steerage
Mataura, ship, 853 tons, Gorn, from London June 30th. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents.
Passengers: Davidson Mrs Ackroyd Mr Scretan Mr Lloyd Mr Rankin Mr Vaughan Mr Second Cabin and Steerage Reid Mr, Mrs and children (4) Fitzroy Mr, Mrs and children (4) Blackett Mr, Mrs and child Davidson Mrs and child Wilimsburst Mr and Mrs Smith Mr and Mrs Bliss Mr and Mrs Wright Mr and Mrs Smith G and Mrs Taylor Mr and Mrs Stephen Miss Anderson Miss Arnold Mr Buckrill Messers (2) Wright Mr Fitzgerald Mr Shand Mr Power Mr Saunders Mr McAllister Mr
Oct 2 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, for Melbourne (via Bluff). Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff 3 steerage For Melbourne Jones Mrs and children (4) Hinne Miss Livingstone Miss Irwin Misses (2) Agnew Mr Rev And 2 steerage
Oct 4 Wakatipu, ss, Cameron, for Sydney via Coat Ports. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Maul Mr Spence Mr Simpson Mr Makeig Mr And 12 steerage For Wellington Harrison Miss McConnichie Miss For Hokitika Brown Mr Hill Mr And 169 steerage For Sydney Forrester Mr and Mrs Mendershausen Mr Charles Mr Horning Mr
Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, for Sydney, via Coast Ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Wellington Coffey Rev and Mrs For Sydney McGregor Mr One steerage For Lyttelton One steerage For Hokitika 51 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE JESSIE READMAN
As a good average passage-maker, the Albion Company's ship Jessie Readman is not excelled by any vessel which trading to the Port; and although her performance this time is not to be classed amongst clipping runs, she has yet acquitted herself very creditably in making the passage from port to port in 92 days. The Readman is commanded this voyage by Captain Kennedy, a stranger to the Port. She has arrived, in tip-top condition alow and aloft, her appearance being suggestive rather of a lengthy stay in port than the termination of a long and, towards the finish, stormy sea passage, which is exceedingly creditable to her captain and officers.
Concerning the passage out, the log-book states that the ship left London, on June 26th with a light easterly breeze, which, however, head only until Beachy Head was passed - next day. Then it hauled to the southward and westward, and held there permanently until July 5th. The ship took her departure from the Start on the 29th June.
ARRIVAL OF THE THOMASINA McLELLAN
After what had been heard respecting this ship, excusible surprise was manifested on Saturday when her approach was announced by signal from the Heads. A large ship with double topgallant yards," was the wording of the first telegram, and as the Thomasina McLeilan was the only vessel with that special feature of rig expected here, it was at once assumed that the stranger was her, and that the mishap which drove her into Rio Janeiro did not prove so serious as the brief account conveyed by telegram of it led up to suppositions here. Although the ship was in great peril through fire, it fortunately happened that the coal in which the fire originated was stowed in the forehold with very little general cargo about it, and as decisive measures were adopted to avert more serious and sudden calamity, both ship, passengers, and cargo were happily preserved.
This, the fifth voyage of the Thomasina McLellan, commenced on June 3rd, when she left London, and dropped down the river to Gravesend; there shipped 800 barrels of powder, and put to sea, passing through the Downs on the 8th. Light northerly and variable winds attended her down Channel. The breeze was light and baffling - so much so that she did not cross the Equator until July 7th, and was far west at 31 degrees longitude. Baffling, unsteady southerly and SSE winds, with squally, unsettled weather, prevailed with her across the Trade Bolt of the South Atlantic, and the wind having so much southing she was set away to the westward of Fernando De Noronha, and, had to tack again and again to keep clear of the Brazilian Coast. Whilst still contending with these winds and weather, the captain's attention was directed to the heated condition of the coal in the lower forehold. The powder was stowed in a magazine in the 'tween decks, contiguous to the coal, and there were also cases of matches and other combustibles in the vicinity. The heated state of the coal was discovered on July 17th. To test the condition of the coal underneath it was probed with iron rods, und when the latter were withdrawn their ends were found to be nearly red hot. Careful watch was kept, and on the 19th the heat increased, and was attended by a strong sulphurous smell, and great fears were entertained that spontaneous combustion had taken place. At first the hatches were kept closed, and all sources of ventilation stopped, with the view of excluding the air, in the hopes that the combustion, which had evidently broken out would be thereby checked; but no good effect was produced thereby. Water was not used as an extinguisher, as Captain Gibb avers that it would have done more harm than good - experience having demonstrated that nothing short of absolute flooding produces any effect upon a mass of coal on fire in a ship's hold. All that could be done was to wait and watch, and prepare to, if possible, avert the worst consequences. As the powder was stowed so near the coal, preparations were made to throw it overboard. On the 21st the ship being then about four days sail from Rio Janiero, the Captain decided to bear up for that port. The breeze fortunately was in her favour and she made good progress. On the 23rd smoke in dense volumes issued from the burning fuel, and then all hands turned to and jettysoned the powder, and that source of fearful peril thus closed, immense relief was experienced by those on board. Next morning the land was made about Rio, and the ship reached the harbour in the course of the day. It was recommended that the coal should be immediately discharged. This was done, the coal being found to be charred and damaged throughout. On August 12th the ship weighed anchor and left Rio in tow.
Otago Witness, 14 Oct 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers
Arrivals Oct 6 Anazi, barque, 468 tons, Hill, from London, June 17th. A Briscoe and Co, agents.
Passengers: Houden Miss 2nd cabin Kerr Mrs and children (3) Bell Mr Horne Mr Gragen Mr Collum Mr
Oct 8 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Sydney, September 27th, via Coast Ports. Dalgety, Nichols ad Co, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Collins Mr Sidey Mr and Jnr From Coast Kerr Miss Wilson W Proctor Mr Moore J H Smith S And 8 steerage
Oct 9 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff and Hobart Town. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Scoular Mr For Hobart Town Crake W P Crake G For Melbourne Hallenstein Mr and Misses (2) Gray Mrs And 6 steerage Otago Witness, 21 Oct 1876, Page 11 Shipping Port Chalmers No Overseas Arrivals Oct 15 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, via Coast Ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Cunningham Mrs and children (4) And 3 steerage For Wellington Fulton Mr And 3 steerage For Sydney Marks Mr And 25 steerage
Oct 18 Australia, ss, Cargill, for San Francisco, via Coast Ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton One steerage For Wellington Fullarton B And one steerage For Auckland Sievwright Mr and Mrs For Napier Moss Mrs A Jones John For San Francisco Williams Mr, Mrs and Misses (3) Bell W Giddens G And four steerage
Otago Witness, 28 Oct 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Oct 19 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, from Melbourne October 12th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Burt Mrs Brown Mrs J K Lyons Mrs and servant Lewis Mrs Gow Miss Brown Miss A Brown Miss M Brown Miss K Macfarlane Miss Jenkins Miss Thatcher R McDonald Messrs (2) Macfarlane Mr Ross Mr Hilton Mr Haley Mr Blanshard Mr Brown Master And 23 steerage From the Bluff Andrews Mrs and child Johnson Mrs Kingswell Miss Johnson Miss Thomson Captain Denniston Mr Crombie Mr Smith Mr Brydine Mr Crombie Mr And two steerage And 60 for forward ports
Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne, October 7th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From the Coast Wilkinson Mr and Mrs Brown Mrs Raphael Mr And 21 steerage
Oct 20 Timaru, ship. 1305 tons, Taylor, from Glasgow July 26th. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Matheson Mrs and Miss Ralston Mr Gibson Mr McCrae Mr Cameron Mr And 349 nominated and free immigrants
Oct 20 Alhambra, ss, 500 tons, Muir, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Holmes Mr, Mrs and servant Waldie Miss Langlands Mr Evans G F For Melbourne Wilkinson Mr and Mrs Paul Mrs Chalmers Dr And 11 steerage
Oct 25 Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Mackerras Mr and Mrs And 1 steerage For Melbourne Eskdale Mr and Mrs Scoular Mrs James And 25 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE TIMARU
The announcement of the arrival of the Albion Company's ship Timaru at the Heads was made early on Friday last, with the signal - all well on board. She was just due, for in the case of a vessel of her size, power, and sailing qualities, and also being in what maybe termed "immigrants' trim," that is, lightly burdened with cargo, 85 days from port to port is a good average passage. The Timaru was brought up harbour by the Geelong, and moored pro tem off the Railway Pier, this proceeding demonstrating that the immigrants on board had arrived in good health. The inspection on the part of the Press was merely a formal affair, for there was nothing to be noted but the extreme of cleanliness and good order, with healthy, respectable contented looking men, women, and children, thronging the ship above and below deck. The single men's and single women's quarters, forwards and aft, were fitted up as comfortably as could be desired, with lots of space and ventilation, and light ad libitum. The married people amidships were, of course, a little more crowded, but on the whole were comfortable and clean. In reply to our interrogatories, the immigrants one and all spoke in downright terms of laudation relative to the passage and their entertainment on board. The matron, Miss Hamilton, had a good word for her particular charges, who are mostly of the farm and domestic servant class. Healthy, robust, and not forward, was our estimate of the bevy of lasses who held possession of the poop deck, and gazed curiously and longingly at the pleasant shores of their adopted land. The young men appeared to be a strapping set of fellows and were mostly labourers.
The Timaru left Glasgow with 351 souls on board, of whom 45 were married couples, 118 single men, 74 single women, 61 children between the ages of one and twelve years, and 13 infants under one year. Classifying them according to their nationalities, we find 153 Scotch, 114 Irish, 60 English, and 18 Welsh. Sixty three were nominated, viz., 27 of the married people, 24 of the single women, and 12 of the single men. The total number now is not quite as it was at the outset of the passage, for there were four deaths and two births, and thus the number of souls brought is only 349, exclusive of six cabin passengers.
The deaths were as follows:
Norris Margaret Anne, August 21st, aged 2½ years, of head affection
Smith Isaac, August 31st, aged 17 months, head affection, connected with dentition. Bowler James, September 19th, aged seven months, teething.
Powell, H, October 1st aged three months, debility.
The births were, firstly, August 30th - Mrs Ferguson, of a daughter and September 8th - Mrs Russel, of a daughter.
The Timaru comes here this time in command of Captain Taylor, a young and rising master, who served his apprenticeship under Patrick Henderson and Co.'s well-known flag. Concerning the passage, he reports leaving Glasgow July 26th, dropped the tug off Sanda Light next day at 1 am, and stood down St. George's Channel with a light breeze at NNW, passed the Calf-of-Man light in the evening, and Tuscar on the 28th at 11 pm; wind so far light, variable, and northerly.
As the weather was very thick, she did not sight the Snares in passing them, and made her first landfall on the mainland south of the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Otago Witness, 4 Nov 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Oct 27 Panola, barquentine, Lunt, from New York, June 20. Neill and Co, agents. Passenger: Mr Wurts
Oct 28 Wakatipu, ss, 1158 tons, Cameron, from Sydney October 19th, via the Coast. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Hitchen Mr and Mrs From Coast Buchanan Mr And 10 in the steerage
Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, from Melbourne October 18th, via Coast. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Mouatt Mr and Mrs McLellan Miss J Walcott Miss Christie Mr Campbell A L Lawson Mr Cowan Mr Nimmo Master From Hokitika Davidson Mr And 26 steerage for all ports
Oct 29 Elizabeth Graham, barque, 598 tons, Mordue, from
London July 15th; The Start July 19th, Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Mr, Mrs Dobbin and child
James Nicoll Fleming, ship, 922 tons, Campbell, from London August 1st. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Joachim Mr and Mrs Richardson Miss Hooper Miss Montague Mr Erris Mr
Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Prince Mr Long E Simpson Mr Bastian Mr For Melbourne Royse Mrs Cramling Mrs McLaren Miss Moran Bishop De Lahaye Mr Grant A And 10 steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE PANOLA
The expected Panola, from New York, made her appearance on Friday (27th ult.) and was promptly attended to, and brought into the port by the tug Geelong, and moored off the Old Jetty. Once a gun-boat of the American Navy, she was sold and converted for commercial purposes, and is owned at and bails out of New York, and is a good serviceable vessel of her clans. She is rigged as a three masted schooner with full square rig and double topsail yards forwards, and hence in America is termed a barquentine. This name denoting a certain rig is fast coming into use all over the world , but is strictly correct only in the case of vessels which are rigged square on both fore and main masts; but do not carry standing courses, and spread large trysails instead. The Auckland built Falcon which has made one or two trips to this port was a truly rigged barqueutine.
The Panola had a protracted passage of 129 days, the effect of unfavourable winds from nearly first to last. She sailed from New York June 20th. The Panola came into port Without a main topmast aloft, the spar having been sent down when she was west of the Cape of Good Hope, to ease the head of the mainmast, which had become slightly sprung.
ARRIVAL OF THE ELIZABETH GRAHAM
This smart little barque, which may be classed amongst the regular traders between Britain and Dunedin, has again arrived, and, as usual, in spick and span order, alow and aloft. Captain Mordue is still in command, and the officers he had with him last voyage retain their places. The Graham is a little behind her usual time, but still she has done quite as well as vessels of double her size and pretensions, which have recently arrived at Melbourne. That the passage was protracted to 105 days from port to port was no fault of the barque. She did her level best under the unfavourable circumstances of winds with which she had to contend, and, taking those circumstances into consideration, has made a capital passage. Her departure from Gravesend is dated July 15th, and thence she worked down Channel with light variable winds, clearing the land on the 19th - Start Point her departure.
ARRIVAL OF THE J N FLEMING
Good winds make good passages; and having been favoured in this respect, the James Nicol Fleming's performance this time proved no exception to the rule. At the same time, she has ever been a noted passage-maker, and to term her a, smart little ship will therefore carry no hyperbole with it. To the Equator, the run was protracted by light variable winds and a poor Trade, the Line not being crossed until the 37th day out. After that, it was all plain sailing until the New Zealand coast was aboard, her time to the Snares, being only 48 days. The passage was essentially a fine-weather one and would have been exceptionally pleasant but for a tragic incident on the 13th October, when the ship, then being on about the 65th meridian, and bowling along with a strong leading breeze, the steward (Thomas Gaynor) jumped overboard, and was never seen again. He had been drinking.
The Fleming comes out this time in command of Captain Campbell, who last year held the position of chief officer of the Nelson, and has thus met with promotion. He reports leaving Gravesend August 1st, worked down Channel against light head winds, and cleared the land on the 6th taking a departure from the Lizard.
Otago Witness, 11 Nov 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Nov 2 Otago, ss, Calder, from Melbourne October 25th, via Hobart Town 27th, and Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Williams Mrs and family (3) Inglis Mrs Haipe Mrs Pole Mrs Belcher Mr Drew Mr Remington Mr And 30 steerage From Hobart Town Salier Mrs Bridge Mrs Salier Miss Allen E Keoan Mr McAuliff Mr McNall Mr From the Bluff Longfield Mrs Buchanan Mrs Warnach Miss Foxhead Mr
Nov 5 Albion, ss, 640 tons, Clark, from Sydney, Oct 25th, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Pym Mr, Mrs and nurse Stevenson Mrs Clark Mrs E Richardson Sir J L C Larnach Mr MHR Manders Mr MHR Palmer Mr Downey Mr De Beer Mr Bick Mr Walton Mr Peck Captain And 30 steerage
Nov 8 White Eagle, ship 897 tons, Roberts, from London, August 8th. New Zealand Shipping Co, agents.
Passengers: Duncomb Captain Fairs F N Smith T Browne W Rathbone Mr Second Cabin: McLaren Mr and Mrs Carleton Mr and Mrs Bruce Mr Bosse Mr And 40 steerage
Nov 3 Otago, ss, Calder, for Sydney via Coast ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton Williams Justice and Misses (2) St John Mr Lynskey Mr Long Master And 1 steerage For Hokitika Atkinson R And 7 steerage For Sydney 6 steerage
Nov 5 Wakatipu, ss, 1158 tons, Cameron, for Sydney via Coast ports. Union Company, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton Hitchin Mr and Mrs Waugh Mrs Wilson Misses (2) Roberts Mr Driver Mr Chaplin Mr Dodson T Mudie Mr Kitching Mr Bell Mr Taggart Mr Maundrell Mr Wangle Mr McKay Mr Brydne Mr McLean Mr Rorpe Mr Weston Mr Spedding Mr Hardon Mr Biddell Mr Campbell Mr Baker Mr Earle J For Wellington Harding Mrs and children (6) Darling Mr For Sydney Davis Mrs and Miss Grey Miss And six steerage
Nov 6 Albion, ss, Clark, for Melbourne, via Bluff and Hobart Town. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Boardman Mrs Richmond Mrs McGilvray Miss Richardson Sir J L C Coxhead Mr McLean Mr Simonsen Mr and Mrs Beaumont Mrs Lambert Miss Morley Mr Levison Mr Stoneham Mr And 33 others of the Opera troupe For Hobart Town Prosser Mr, Mrs and Jnr For Melbourne Bastings Mr and Miss Glass Mrs Cotterill Miss Davis E Houden J Anderson J B Turton H And 4 steerage
Otago Witness, 18 Nov 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Nov 9 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Sydney, October 27th, via Cook Strait. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: Brandon Mrs and children (2) Quinn Mrs Stafford Mrs Brandon Mr And 14 steerage
Calypso, ship, 1014 tons, John Leslie, from London August 19th, the Start August 24th. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Walters Mr, Mrs and page Smith Miss Thornton Miss Lovell Captain Walker Mr Miles Messrs (2) Emery Mr OBrien Mr Fowke Mr Keith Mr Chamberlain Mr And 36 second class and steerage
Nov 10 PMSS Cos City of New York, 3008 tons, Caverly, from Kandavu, November 2nd. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Brasch Mr, Mrs and child Bell Mr Blythe Mr Burton Mr Britton Mr Dalzell Mr Mather Mr
Nov 14 Arawata, ss, Underwood, from Melbourne November 9th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Campbell Mrs and Miss Henderson Mrs and Miss Tootal Mrs Grant Miss Batement Miss Mendershausen Mr Low Mr Murphy Mr De Beer Mr Adam Mr Bromley Mr Cook Mr Wright Mr And 47 steerage From Bluff Greig Mrs Wragge Mr And 1 steerage
Alhambia, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne, November 2nd, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Anderson Mr and Mrs From the Coast Maegoun Mr Hickson Mr Ross B Ross A And 17 steerage
Nov 13 Easby, ss, 969 tons, Kennedy, for Newcastle, via Coast Ports. F Fulton, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Taylor Mr and Mrs Benson Mr Adam Mr And two steerage For Wellington McWhirter Mrs and children (4) Wurts Mrs And two steerage For Sydney Richards Captain Kemp Mr And two steerage For Newcastle 2 steerage
Nov 15 PM Companys City of New York, 3009 tons, Cavarly, for San Francisco, via coast Ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Cox Miss C Matthieson Mr Bennett M For Wellington Neill John For Napier Miller Mr and Mrs Barker Mr
Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Rainton Mr and Mrs Haworth Mrs Larnach J M and Jnrs (2) Begg J Glassfor Mr And 14 steerage For Bluff Cowie G Preston Mr
ARRIVAL OF THE WHITE EAGLE
The White Eagle, a fine old-fashioned ship belonging to the Orient Line of traders, arrived on the 8th. The White Eagle is a full-rigged ship of 879 register, commanded by Captain Roberts, and excepting the loss of her fore-top-gallant mast, she has arrived in first-rate order. She has made the passage in 91 days from port to port, and 83 days from land to land, and would have bettered it by at the fewest 10 days but for the provoking light baffling weather, with which she was met within 100 miles of the Snares on the 31st ult. The passage was most enjoyable to the many passengers brought by the White Eagle, one and all attesting to the kindness they received at the hands of the Captain and officers.
ARRIVAL OF THE CALYPSO
This noted clipper ship put in an appearance at the Heads on the 9th inst., and was towed into Port by the Geelong on the evening's tide. She has fully maintained her reputation as a heeler this time by making what is undoubtedly the passage of the year, her time being 81 days from port, and 73 days from and to land. She left Gravesend, August 19th, beat down Channel, and cleared the land on the 24th
The Calpyso has brought some 1700 tons of cargo, including 400 tons deadweight iron, &c, and, as usual, she was liberally patronised by passengers. Captain John Leslie is still in command.
No slight surprise was excited on Wednesday when intelligence of the arrival of the Albion Company's ship Dunedin at the Heads was transmitted to the Port, for although she was quite capable of making the passage out in eighty days or under, yet she was hardly expected. The Dunedin has made a splendid passage: she left Glasgow on August 28th and hence her time is 78 days to the Heads.
It was stated by Captain Wilson that there had been some sickness during the passage, but that all on board were in good health at the present time. It is the passage of the year. She has some 300 Immigrants on board.
Otago Witness, 25 Nov 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Nov 19 Dunedin, ship, 1245 tons, Whitson, from Glasgow August 28th. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents. Passengers:
19 saloon and 286 free and nominated immigrants
Nov 21 Ringarooma, ss, J McLean, from Melbourne November 15th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Harper W and Mrs Nichol Mr and Mrs Moody Mrs Gray Mrs Scoullar Mrs J McLean Miss Campbell Miss Howden C and family Adamson Mr Lynn Mr Jones Messrs (2) Duckley Mr Hayes Mr And 21 steerage
Nov 22- Arawata, 623 tons, Underwoed, for Melbourne via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Byrne Mr, Mrs and daughter Maitland Mrs Cameron Mr For Melbourne Maddigan Mr and Mrs Noble Mr and Mrs Edwards Mrs and child Waldie Miss Ferrier Mr And nine steerage
ARRIVAL OF THE DUNEDIN
A hard gale blew throughout Saturday, with very thick weather, and hence, although both the steamers Geelong and Samson went out in search of the Dunedin, they found her not. She must have been close at hand, but hidden, by the mist, for at an early hour on Sunday morning she showed up at the Heads and was duly signalled. The gale had broken at about midnight, and the day promised fairly as to weather, so it was at once assumed that the ship would fetch the inner anchorage without trouble. Both steamers went down for her again, and by a little after noon were towing her up the Cross Channel, where the Customs launch with the Health and Customs officials went alongside to communicate. The result was very soon known, for before the ship was well round the upper turn of the channel, "yellow Jack" fluttered from the main, and a few minutes after she was anchored at the Quarantine ground. The return of the launch with the waybill, which was placed at our disposal by Captain Thomson, the Health Officer, supplied the following intelligence: -Measles broke out amongst the children on September 1Ist, and ran through 40 of them, causing three deaths. The last case was dismissed as cured on November 13th, and since then the immigrants had enjoyed good health. Seven deaths from other causes had occurred, viz., 2 from meningitis, 1 from bronchial pneumonia, 1 from phthisis, 1 from convulsions, 1 from pneumonia, 1 from heart and lung disease. Of the deaths, two were in the cases of adults, one of them, Mrs McGaw, a saloon passenger, and one of them an immigrant, Mrs Grey. Three births occurred during the passage. The ship was quarantined, pending the decision of the Board of Health
According to the list of the Immigration agent, there are 286 free immigrants, besides some whose passages were paid. Of cabin passengers there are 19. Her time is 78½ days to the Heads, and 82 to the Port.
Mr Allan, Immigration Agent, communicated with the Dunedin in the afternoon and returned with the report of Dr Stenhouse, Surgeon-Superintendent. It gives the deaths as follows:
Cumming Caroline, 11 months, meningitis
Ross Nelly, 18 months, convulsions
Graham Archibald, 4 years, measles
Fleming Michael, 5 years, measles
Grey John, 6 years, pneumonia
Grey Bathsheba, 37 years, measles
Wright Jessie, 13 months, measles
Grey Lawrence, 14 months, bronchial pneumonia
Ross Elizabeth, 17 months, phthisis
McGaw Mrs, cabin passenger, heart disease.
Otago Witness, 25 Nov 1876, Page 11 MARRIAGE
Isaacs Freidlich: On the 15th November, at the Panama Hotel, Stuart street, by the Rev. Mr Lichenstein, Reuben Isaacs, to Hannah Freidlich, only daughter of Mr H. Freidlich, of Dunedin.
Otago Witness 2 Dec 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Nov 25 Wakatipu, ss, 1158 tons, Cameron, from Sydney November 17th, via West Coast and Lyttelton. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Emmet Mr, Mrs and Master Sutherland Miss And 18 steerage From Wellington Howard Miss Cuddeford Mr Gordon Mr From Lyttelton Baird Mr
Nov 26 William Davie, ship, 841 tons, McAllister, for London, Cargilis, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: McKay Mr and Mrs Samson Mrs E and Jnr Evans Mrs and children (3) Morgan Isabella Mrs McNaughton Mr 2nd cabin Porritt C and child Sanks Mr Hutton E Hutchieson J Davis J F Lillie J Smith W A Bowe G Bowe W Bunton J
Nov 28 Wakatipu, ss, Cameron, for Sydney, via Coast Ports. J Mills, agent.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Smith Mr, Mrs and family (6) Peacock Mr and Mrs Turnbull Mr and Mrs Douglas Mrs Young Miss and servant Clark Mr Monsen Mr Turnbull Mr Daly Mr For Wellington McNeill Messrs (2) For Wanganui McMaster Mr For Sydney Hindmarsh Mr and Mrs For Newcastle McLeod Mr, Mrs and family Ross Mr And 12 steerage for all ports
Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, J McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Anderson Mrs J. B., family (4) and servant Halliday J Edgar Mr Bastings Mr And 13 steerage For Bluff Spence F J, Mrs, family (3) and servant Maitland Mrs And 2 steerage
Otago Witness, 9 Dec 1876, Page 11
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Dec 1 Albion, ss, Clark, from Melbourne, November 23rd, via Hobart Town, November 25th and Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
Parker Mr and Mrs Cameron Mr Rev, Mrs and Miss Thomson Mr and Mrs Spiller Mr and Mrs Paul Mrs Eden Mrs Curran Mrs Maitland Mrs Downes Miss Young Miss Fleming Mr Raymond Mr Sutton Mr Eskdale Mr Ord Mr Binny Mr Gellibrand Mr Curran Mr Perosell Mr Hartland Mr Smith Mr Myers Mr Griuns Mr Clark Mr Campbell Mr And 32 steerage
Dec 2 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, from Sydney November 22nd, via Coast. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
From Sydney Moetta Mr, Mrs and children (2) Maddo(e)ck Mr Bright Mr From Nelson Strike Miss Bakewell Dr From Wellington Sloane Miss Macassey Mr From Lyttelton Green Mrs Casy Mrs Casy Misses (2) Power Mr
Dec 2 Albion, ss, Clark, for Sydney, via Coast ports. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
For Lyttelton Keir Mr Rose Captain And four steerage For Wellington One steerage For Hokitika Macgowan Mr For Sydney Dryden Mr and Mrs
Dec 3 Otago, ss, 640 tons, Calder, for Melbourne, via Bluff
and Hobart Town. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents. Passengers:
Clegg Mrs Joyce Miss Anderson A And four steerage For Hobart Town Sergison Mr and child Adamson Mr And six steerage For Bluff Coxhead Misses (2)
Otago Witness, 16 Dec 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
APMSC, ss, Zealandia, 1715 tons, Ferries, from Kandavu Nov 29th, via coast ports. H Driver, agent.
Passengers: Barron Mr and Mrs Hodgson Mrs Mathieson Mr Wise Mr Holder Mr Hercus Mr Webster Mr Mudie Mr And 2 steerage
Dec 12 Waratah, barque, 202 tons, Fisher, from Hobart Town
(December 2nd). Gibbs and Clayton, agents. Passenger: Mr Hextable
Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, from Melbourne (November 30th), via the Coast. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Bastings Mr From Coast Strike Mr, Mrs and Miss Reid Mrs R Martin Mr Gardiner Mr Eastgate Mr Tolmie Mr Ross Mr And 13 steerage
Dec 12 - Alhambra, ss, 590 tons, Muir, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne McCormack Mrs Patten Mrs Joyce Miss Kneen Mr Anderson G T Fisher J T Henry G Holder Mr Marks Mr Hurch Mr And 27 steerage For Hobart Town Brook Mr and Mrs McMahon Mr and Mrs Salier Miss Evans Miss Sargieson W F and child Sargieson F A Arthur Mr And 14 steerage For the Bluff Starbuck Mrs Kingswell Master Douglas Mr Scanlan Mr Warnock Mr
Otago Witness, 23 Dec 1876, Page
Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Dec 14 Arawata, ss, Underwood, from Melbourne, December 8th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: Harvey Mr, Mrs and child Maitland Mrs Howorth Mrs Leary Miss Walker Captain C Teschemaker Mr Leary Mr Cowgill Mr Ferrier Mr McLean Mr Hepburn Mr Ross Mr And 5 steerage And 40 for forward ports
Dec 16 Oamaru, ship, 1306 tons, Hood, from Glasgow, September 23rd. Russell, Ritchie and Co, agents.
Passengers: Murray Mr and Mrs Brown Mrs Sievwright Misses (2) Bannerman Misses (2) Bannerman Mr Rev Kincaid Mr Adie Mr Morris Mr Farr Mr And 361 free and nominated immigrants
Dec 19 Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, from Melbourne December 13th, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: From Melbourne Prosser Mr, Mrs and Jnr Rainton Mr and Mrs Bastings Mr and Mrs McPhee Mrs Beath Mr and Miss Coote Miss Hadley Miss Linsore Miss Schwarzbach Dr Larnach Captain D. RNR Lowe Mr Clarke Mr Charsley Mr Linsore Mr Malloch Mr Larnach W J M Hart Mr Groven Mr McDonald Mr And 19 steerage From Bluff Dec? Miss Brownlee Miss Burns Mr Shipton Mr McConechy Mr Surnley Mr For forward ports 40
Dec 20 Rotorua, ss, Macfarlane, from Glasgow, October 19th, via St Vincent, October 31st and Cape Town, November 20th. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: Gall Mr and Mrs Blackadder Mr, Mrs and children (2) Stevenson Mr, Mrs and child Paterson Mrs and Miss Deck Mrs, children (3) and nurse Greig Mrs Wheeler Miss Jervis Miss Gilbert Mr Watt Mr Rhodes Mr And 14 2nd cabin
Dec 20 Invercargill, Muir, for London. Cargills, Gibbs and Co, agents.
Passengers: Bathgate Mrs A and children (2) McNaughton Mr Rev and children (3) 2nd cabin Dobson Mr, Mrs and child Mackie Mr, Mrs and child Simpson Mrs and children (2) Gagers Mr Robertson Mr Mudie Mr Perrit Mr Watson Mr Coghlan Mr
Arawata, ss, 623 tons, Underwood, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Bluff Maloney Miss Gillan Miss Richardson Dr Clapperton Mr And 1 steerage For Melbourne Donovan Mr Rev and Miss Spedding Miss McNeil Misses (2) Smith Miss Adamson Mr Clark H Tolmie Mr Peters Mr Barrett Mr And 11 steerage
From Home Papers
The following passengers are en route for this port:
Per Nelson, from London
Clayton Mr Faithful Mr Fenwick Mrs and Misses (2) Rowley Mr, Mrs and family (3) Seddon Mr and Mrs Sleigh Mr and Mrs 2nd Class Falconer Mr, Mrs and family Irons Mr and Mrs Stephens Mr and Mrs Allen Miss Grey Misses (2) Stephens Mr Allardyce Messrs (3) And eight steerage
Per Rotorua, from Glasgow
Gale Mr and Mrs Deck Mrs and family Paterson Mrs and daughter Gregg Mrs Rhodes Mr Stephenson J and family Watt Mr Gilbert Mr 2nd Cabin Maggs Mrs and children (2) Nimmo Messrs (2) Hamilton Mr Connor Mr Horn Mr Mitchell Mr Ennett Mr Hogue Mr
Per Otaki, from London
Osborne Mr and Mrs Taylor Mrs Humbry Miss Pratt Miss Charnock Mr Perry Mr Glegg Mr Stagg Mr Ma?nsey Mr and family Gildart Mr Ladd Mr Napper Mr Smith Mr 2nd Cabin Stewart D and Mrs Ashton Mr, Mrs and family Warnington Mr, Mrs and child Miller Mr, Mrs and family Robinson Mr, Mrs and family Matthews Mr and Mrs Lowe Mr and Mrs Renfree Mrs Moorland Mrs Jones Miss Gadd Miss Early Miss Lloyd Mr Fineham Mr and daughters (2) Nell Mr Shipham Mr Garthwaite Mr Brown Mr Byrne Mr McNally Mr Jones C Kilby Mr Robeson Messrs (2) And 26 intermediate and steerage
Per Pleiades (Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents), from London
Pratt Mr and Mrs Hailstone Mr Key Mr 2nd Cabin McLeod Mr, Mrs and children (2) Sewell Mr, Mrs and daughter Me?atyard Mr Dick Mr Allum Mr Blantern Mr Gibson Mr And 20 steerage
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Shipping Port Chalmers Arrivals
Dec 22 Wakatipu, ss, Cameron, from Sydney, December 13th. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: From Sydney Davis Mr and Miss Fitzgerald Mr Rev and Mrs Thatcher Mrs From Wellington Ormond Mr Cameron Mr Niven P Strickland Mr From Lyttelton Sutcliffe Mr and Mrs Jenkins Mrs and child Adams Mrs Roff Mr, children (2) and nurse Falconer Mr Tillman Mr Roff W Shane Mr Beaver Mr And 9 steerage from all ports
Dec 27 Wanaka, ss, 277 tons, Braddick, from Glasgow, October 4th; Waterford, October 8th; Cape Town, November 21st; Hobart Town, December 22nd. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: Braddick Mrs Bullen Mrs and children (5)
Dec 27 Wakatipu, ss, 1158 tons, Cameron, for Sydney, via Lyttelton and the Coast. Union Company, agents.
Passengers: For Lyttelton Guagle Mr and Mrs Huie Miss Wild Miss Stackpoole Dr Mills Jas Urquhart Mr Hobb Mr Sham Mr Goodrich Mr Nichol Mr For Wellington Jerram Mr and Mrs Ward Rev J Houston Mr For Sydney Edie Mrs and Miss Fox Captain And 13 steerage for all ports.
Ringarooma, ss, 623 tons, McLean, for Melbourne, via Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.
Passengers: For Melbourne Brodway Mr and Mrs Fountain Mrs Fitchett Mrs Buchanan Miss Snow Mr And 4 steerage For Bluff Lees Mr