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Otago Witness Shipping News 1876
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only cabin passengers were listed in the newspaper
We did not transcribe the inter-coastal shipping.

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

Departures
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:
Deaths:
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.
Births:
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

Departures
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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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

Departures
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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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

Departures
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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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

Departures
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

Departures
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
O’Shea 		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

Departures
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 Melbourne –
Green W
LeGrove Mr
36 steerage
For the Bluff
Smith H G
Perkins Mr
Tully J F
Scandriff Mr
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 ship’s 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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
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
O’Donnell 	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

Departures
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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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

Departures
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.

Departures:
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 course—lower 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

Departures
Mar 23 – Otago, ss, Calder, for Sydney, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nichols and Co, agents.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton –
Spence E J and Mrs
Tromble Mr
And 1 steerage
For Wellington –
Stevenson A C
Henderson G H
For Greymouth –
1 steerage
For Sydney –
Mears M D, Mrs and children (2)
Jones Miss
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

Departures
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
O’Kelly 	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
Departures
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.

Departures
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  

Departures
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
Departures
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

Departures
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 steerage
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

Departures
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 Horner’s 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

Departures
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

Departures
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 Murray’s 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

Departures
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
O’Hara 		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

Departures
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

Departures
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
KINDNESS
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.

SUNRISE
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; 

Departures
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
O’Hallahan 	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 world’s 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

ENGLISH SHIPPING
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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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

Departures
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

Departures
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 Cashmere’s 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

Departures
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 Peter’s 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
Shipping
Port Chalmers
Arrivals
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
O’Donnell 	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

Departures
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 11
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
O’Hara 		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
Departures
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 11
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

Departures
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 D’Arcy 
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

Departures
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 Co’s, 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

Departures
Sept 20 - APM SS Co’s, 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

Departures
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

Departures
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

Departures
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 11
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

Departures
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

Departures
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

Departures
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 11
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
O’Brien 	Mr
Fowke 		Mr
Keith 		Mr
Chamberlain 	Mr
And 36 second class and steerage

Nov 10 – PMSS Co’s 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 Company’s 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.

THE DUNEDIN
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

Departures
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

Departures
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:
For Melbourne –

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 11
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

Departures
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 11
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

Departures
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

English Shipping
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

Otago Witness, 30 Dec 1876, Page 11
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)

Departures
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