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Transcriptions Otago Witness Saturday July 7th
1883. Page 15. transcribed by Helen
Per Tarawera for Melbourne-
_agan Mrs and 2 children _eith Mr Anderson Mr Bond Mr Brookes Mr Cre[e?a?]d Mrs Cunningham Mr Dodgshun Mr Evans Miss Gibson Mrs L[e?o?]we Mr J E M'Bain Mr Quick Mr Simpson Mr
Per Hawea from the North-
Anderson Mr Cottam Mr Fisher Miss M'Laren Mr Mills Mr J Nathan Mr Nugent Mrs And 2 steerage
Saturday. Departures. Per Hauroto for Wellington- Bennett Miss Gilchrist Miss Per Hauroto for Auckland- R__kruge Mr and Miss Per Hauroto for Sydney- Bates Mrs and 2 children Fraser Mrs Hunt Mrs Imrie Mrs Kelloway Mrs Mitchell Mrs Moore Mrs Murdoch Mrs O'Connor Mrs Robinson Mrs Todd Mrs A B Per Hauroto for Brisbane- Lucas Mrs Monday. Departures. Per Hawea for Lyttelton- M'Donald Mr M'Lellan Mr and Mrs and family (4) Per Hawea for Wellington- Richardson Mr Shepton Mr Per Hawea for Taranaki- Chambers Mr Vickers Mr (8?) The steamship Ionic, which during her stay in port has been the great centre of attraction, left for London, via Lyttelton, at 9.40 a.m. on Saturday, in charge of Senior-pilot Kelly. Amongst other gentlemen who went down the harbour in her were Captain Boyd (manager of the New Zealand Shipping Company), Captain Thomson (harbourmaster), and Mr J. Mill (member of the Harbour Board). She was attended by the tugs Koputai and Plucky, and crossed the bar in splendid style at 10.20 a.m., her draught of water being 18 ft 9 in aft, and 18 ft 1 in forward. Captain Hallett and his officers have gained golden opinions from everyone who has visited the ship, by the courtesy they have displayed. The Ionic takes the following cargo:-
510 bales wool £10,480 0 0 88 bales sheepskins 380 0 0 97 bales rabbitskins 2,231 0 0 18 bales leather 360 0 0 26 bales basils 280 0 0 10 casks tallow 50 0 0 2181 sacks wheat 2,181 0 0 384 sacks oats 384 0 0 476 sacks flour 952 0 0 80 casks sperm oil 4,900 0 0 36 pkgs sundries 360 0 0 6 boxes gold 32,852 10 0 9591 sheep and 100 legs mutton 16,800 0 0
Total value £72,210 10. 0.
In addition to the above she took 1 bag of ducks, 1 bag of hares and a case of trout. The latter are forwarded to Dr Day, editor of Land and Water, by the Acclimatisation Society; while among the sheep was a very fine one for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
Our old friend Captain Brown, of the ship Forfarshire, was on Saturday presented with a handsome ebony inkstand, in which a silver plate had been let in, bearing the following inscription:-"Presented to Captain Brown by the single girls, in token of his fatherly kindness to them, June 30, 1883."
Per Rotomahana from Melbourne-
Allan Miss Good__t Miss O'Neill Mr B. Pickersgill Mr J Portal Mr And 9 steerage
The ship Indian Empire is clear of all cargo and
will sail about the end of the week for San Francisco.
The s.s. Maori is to undergo her periodical overhaul, and meanwhile, her place in the Oamaru trade will be taken up by the Beautiful Star.
The dredge No. 222 was taken into the Graving Dock yesterday, in order that her hoppers may undergo an overhaul.
The ship Caesares has only about 400 tons of cargo left on board. her port of destination is at present unfixed.
The barque Alastor has taken in 20_0 bags of wheat. She will meet with quick despatch.
The brig Ibar has put out about 140 tons of cargo.
The ship Lyttelton has put out two thirds of her cargo. The refrigerating chambers and 'tween-decks are all clear; the fore hold is also clear, and a start was made on the after hold yesterday.
The ship Forfarshire has put out about 500 tons of cargo, which is turning out in capital order. She is under orders for San Francisco, for which port she has a quantity of dead-weight cargo.
Per Wairarapa from Sydney-
Bray Mr Brown Mrs Gibson Mrs Glover Mr Jones Mr Mendershansen Mr Raymond Mr Raymond Mrs Ri_dell Mr Rich Miss Richardson Mr Robottom Miss Scrymgeour Miss Wright Mr And 5 steerage
Wednesday. Departures. Per Rotomahana for Lyttelton- Cook Mr and Mrs Gilkison Miss Per Rotomahana for Wellington- Grace Master Per Rotomahana for Picton- Redwood Master (2) Per Rotomahana for Gisborne-
Botterworth Mr France Mr Guthrie Mr In_lis Mr M'Carthy Miss (2) Newman Mr and Mrs and 3 children Richards Mrs Sievwright Miss Sievwright Mrs 2 children and servant West Mr
Per Rotomahana for Tauranga- Fenwick Mrs Per Rotomahana for Auckland- Reid Mr (2) Per Rotomahana for Sydney- Davies Mr M'Leod Mr Porter Mr Porter Mr and Mrs Ramsay Mr Stevenson Mr
A barquentine to the southward was signalled from the
pilot-station yesterday morning. She was tendered by the s.s. Plucky,
which towed her across the bar at 11. a.m., taking her past Port Chalmers at
11.45 a.m., and proceeding up to the harbour to Dunedin.
The P. and O. Company have ordered the construction of four steel steamers at Glasgow for the Australian trade.
The barque Wild Wave, which left Port Chalmers on May 1[3?], was 4[3?8?] days on her passage to Adelaide where she arrived on June 25. She met a constant succession of head winds throughout the passage.
We are informed that the s.s. Wairarapa arrived at Lyttelton at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, and although only drawing 16 ft 8 in of water, she was not able to get alongside the steamboat pier until 10 a.m., thereby suffering a detention of two hours.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday July
14th 1883. Page 15
Per Wairarapa for Melbourne-
B__k Mr Barnes Mr Barr Mr and Mrs, 2 children and servant D?H?ardy Mr Dundon Mrs and family Edwards Mr (2) Simpson Mr Stephens Miss Wi_son Mr Saturday. Arrival. Per Wakatipu from Sydney- Boldlini Mr Garr__t Mrs Liggins Mrs Meres_ Mr Rattray Mr Roseby Mrs Solomon Miss Thornton Mr Vaughan Mrs and infant Weston Mr And 8 steerage Tuesday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Akaroa- Batchelor Master Per Wanaka for Lyttelton- Disber Mr Per Wanaka for Wellington- Furlong Mr and Mrs and family Johnson Mr Lanagan Mr Per Wanaka for Picton- King Mr A V Per Wanaka for Nelson- Simpson Mr Wednesday. Departures. Per Te Anau for Lyttelton - Chalmers Mrs Per Te Anau for Wellington - ___olan Mr Evans Miss Jones Miss Kennedy Mrs Martin Mr Wiston Mrs Per Te Anau for Napier - Abrahamowitch Mr Baxter Mrs M'Phail Mr Per Te Anau for Auckland -
Al_n Mr and Mrs and 2 children Burt Mr and Mrs Connal_ Mr Crawford Miss Duncan Mr Isaacs Mr Jones Mr Kirton Miss Mitchell Mr Moon Mr Murray Miss Newman Mr and Mrs and child Ross Mr
Per Te Anau for Sydney - Gath Mr Jenkinson Mr
Per Hauroto from the North-
B[a?e?]ill Mr Brophy Mrs Bucholz Mr Cross Mr Fenton Mrs Hawell Mr Hood Mr James Mr Kennedy Mr Lachman Mr Mackerras Miss Marti[n?] Mr Mills Mr Robinson Mr Smaill Mrs Stenhouse Mr Underwood Mr Underwood Mrs And 7 steerage
The ship Lyttelton has commenced taking in frozen meat, and has about 400 carcasses in her refrigerating chamber.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday July 21st
1883. Page 15.
Per Waihora for the Bluff-
Brown Mr Martin Mr Per Waihora for Melbourne- Banner Mr Birth Miss (2) Chudley Miss Gibson Mr Haughton Mr Hayward Mr Lyons Mrs MacDermitt Mr Murray Mr T Payne Mr Trapp Mr Tuesday. Arrival. Per Tarawera from Melbourne - Bryant Mrs Craig Mr J Dalgety Mr F M'Glanchy Miss Sutherland Mr D Webb Master And 12 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Tarawera for Lyttelton - Barkley Captain Delona Miss C Lewis Miss E Per Tarawera for Wellington - Aldridge Miss Ful_on Mrs Gunn Mr Haggitt Miss Robinson Mr S Ward Mr J Per Tarawera for Napier - Adamson Mrs Gow Miss Malcolm Mr Moore Miss Per Tarawera for Auckland- Browning Mrs and 2 children Cavanagh Miss Wales Miss Wales Mr Williams Miss Per Tarawera for Sydney- Ballard Mr Gibson Mr Hunter Mr M'Neill Miss Nayler Mr Nicolson Mrs Ross Mr
Per Tarawera for Fiji-
Logan Captain Weber Mr and Mrs and 9 children
Per Manapouri from Sydney-
Balbany Mr Baxter Miss Baxter Mr Biss Miss Bliss Mr Bradley Mr Butterworth Mr Dickson Mr Fothergill Mr and Mrs Kelly Mr Nelson Mr Pilkington Mr Rockort Mr Rountree Mr Rutherford Mr and Mrs Strathearn Mrs Townsend Mr White Rev J Willmott Mr And 5 steerage
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday July 28th 1883. Pages 14 & 15. Thursday. Departure. Per Manapouri for Melbourne- Brent Mr W J Douglas Mr J Hudson Mr Kerr Mr A Reynolds Mr W Sime Mrs and infant Wheeler Mr J W Wilson Mr W Friday. Arrival. Per Hawea from the North- Boddington Mr Dutton Mr Gilknson Miss Haggerty Mr Malcolm Captain Montagu Mrs and child Ollenshaw Miss Waldis Mr Will Mr And 5 steerage Saturday. Arrival. Per Waitaki from Timaru- Bell Mrs Low Mr Mondy Mr Newton Mr Wing Mr Wood Mr And 4 steerage Monday. Departures. Per Hawea for Akaroa- Lack Miss Leong Sing W_ng Per Hawea for Lyttelton- Henderson Mr Hume Mr Mitchell Master Per Hawea for Wellington- Lamberton Mr Per Hawea for Sydney- Hyman Mr T J Tuesday. Arrival. Per Wairarapa from Melbourne- Fenn Master (2) Fenn Miss Fenn Mrs Fraser Mr A J Herman Mr M Playford Miss and attendant And 7 steerage
The whaling barque Othello is in a forward state, and
will proceed to the whaling grounds at the latter end of the week.
The s.s. Suva, having been thoroughly scraped, cleaned, and painted, was floated out of the graving Dock yesterday.
Several oversea vessels should soon put in their appearance at Port Chalmers- the barque Aurauco from Liverpool, being 90 days out; the barque Glen_ffer, from Glasgow, 89 days out; and the ship Auckland, from London, 80 days out. A strong south-west wind setting in should bring all of them up in the course of the next few days.
The barque Cooleen put out the last of her general cargo yesterday. She has about 80_ tons of deadweight left in as stiffening.
Captain Glazebrook, of the barque Alastor, was presented on Saturday with a massive electro-plated salver bearing a suitable inscription, from a family who were passengers with him from London to Otago, in appreciation of the unwearied attention and kindness he displayed towards them.
The ketch Kestrel, that got aground on the breakwater on Friday (says the Christchurch Press), was towed off by the tug Lyttelton on Saturday afternoon, after both the steam launches (Lyttelton and Waiwera) had tugged their utmost at her fruitlessly. The steam tug towed her across to Peacock's Jetty, the vessel lying on her beam ends. Yesterday Mr M'Intosh, the owner, had succeeded in getting her "on the hard", close in to the breastwork, between Peacock's Jetty and the Tunnel-mouth Wharf, and in righting her once more. Her timbers are said to have suffered very slightly, but the planking on one of her sides is reported to be badly broken. The damage she has sustained is by no means so extensive or serious as had been feared. With reference to this vessel we are requested to state that this is not the Kestrel owned by the Dunedin Iron and Woodware Company. Their vessel is at present loading at Owaka for Timaru.
The brig John Wesley returned to port on the 15th inst., after cruising amongst the South Sea Islands for a period of five months. During her cruise she picked up a boat containing four men and three women, natives of Vavau, which had been blown off the land. They were in a very prostrate and exhausted condition from want of food and exposure, and would probably have perished miserably had they not fallen in with the John Wesley. After they had recovered somewhat they stated that they had left Vavau for the purpose of attending a great native feast at Habai, where the women intended to take part in the dancing, but lost themselves when land disappeared from view.
Per Hauroto for Sydney- Duthie Mr J Fullerton Mr Halpin Mr J Hegarty Mr H Marshall mr T Medes Mr and Mrs Muirhead Mr D Parker Mr J Sutherland Mr Per Te Anau for Northern ports- Ashcroft Master Brodie Master Guthrie Miss Guthrie Mr Guthrie Mr and Mrs Heeding Mr Kerr Mr Langlands Mr M'Dowell Miss Markham Mr Monk Mr H D Puddy Mr Sievwright Mr Williams Mr And 8 steerage Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton- Isaacs Mr (2) Kelsey Miss Ridge Mr Per Wairarapa for Wellington- M'Kay Mr J M'Kenzie Mr M'Kenzie Mrs, nurse, and infant Mahon Mr H Watt Mr C Per Wairarapa for Napier- Adams Miss Campbell Mr L Driscoll Mr T J Kettle Mr J Shos_mill Mr C Per Wairarapa for Gisborne- Doull Mr D Per Wairarapa for Auckland- Cameron Mr Carr Mr H Helvey Mr J Ledlaw Mr and Mrs Lewis Mr Parker Mr West Mr and Mrs and family
The barque Alastor was towed to sea yesterday morning by the p.s. Koputai, and sailed for London with the following cargo:-
7660 sacks wheat £7560 10 casks pelts 100 298 casks tallow 1480 547 sacks oats 547 22 bales wool 440 43 bales rabbitskins 989 42 bales sheepskins 840 162 bales hides 1620 4 bales leather 80 1241 cases meat 2482 1260 sacks flour 2520 Total value £18,658
The Alastor left the port
in splendid trim, and we expect to hear from her having made a good
The following is a list of the passengers for Port Chalmers by the Catalonia-
Saloon: Hooper Mrs Sewell Mr and Mrs and son Second saloon: Bruce Mr Cairns Mr J F Carmichael Miss Claridge Mr Steerage: Adams Emma Boaden J Brown G H Bull Fred and John Calverly E Calverly Mary B Duncan Mr and Mrs and family (2) Enim R Grant H Grant J Hanson Mr and Mrs and family (4) Martin Mr and Mrs and family (6) Milne Sarah Mund[i?l?]e E Runciman S Sadow G Sarney F J Skeogh Mr and Mrs and family (2) Westacott Elizabeth Wood A
Gorse and some tussock in the foreground near the airport near Aberdeen, Scotland sure reminds me of the landscape near West Otago, New Zealand.
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