Transcriptions Otago Witness Saturday June 2nd 1883. Pages 13 & 14.
transcribed by Helen
The ship Beucleuch is meeting quick despatch. Up to yesterday evening over 600 tons of her cargo had been put out.
Per Hauroto from Sydney- Herman Mr and Mrs Lawrie Miss M'Nichol Mr Nancarrow Mr And 1 steerage
The ship Caroline commenced discharging cargo at the George
street Pier yesterday.
The whaler Splendid commenced discharging cargo yesterday.
The ship Beucleuch has discharged about 100 tons of cargo into lighters.
The ship Northern Monarch has about 120 tons of her inward cargo to discharge, while she has taken in 4500 sacks of wheat.
The barque Parsoe has put out nearly the whole of her general cargo, some 1100 tons, which is turning out in capital order.
The ship Wellington is rapidly filling. She has taken 680 bales wool, 83 bales rabbitskins, 25 bales sheepskins, 22 bales leather, 4 bales basils, 163 casks tallow, 8 casks pelts, 4567 sacks wheat,1200 flour, 400 cases meats, 29 bags antimony, and 50 pkgs sundries.
The ship Waitangi has taken in 347 bales of wool, 36 bales sheepskins, 14 bales rabbitskins, 3801 sacks wheat, 3917 sacks oats, 770 sacks flour, and 28 pkgs sundries.
The brigantine Enterprise sailed on Monday morning with cargo for Napier.
Per Wanaka for Akaroa- M'Lean Master Simpson Mr Wright Master Per Wanaka for Lyttelton- Connor Mr Dow Mr Johnson Mr Knight Mr Mathews Mr Motley Mr and Mrs Odell Mr and Mrs and family (5) Secnar? Mr Per Wanaka for Wellington- Cameron Mr Hall Mr Mulligan Mr Powers Miss Per Wanaka for Taranaki- Chalmers Mr D Per Wanaka for Nelson- R[e?]gan Mrs Per Wanaka for Sydney- Wong Chuck Mr Tuesday. Arrival- Per Rotomahana from Melbourne via Bluff- Conolly Mr G Ferguson Miss Force Mrs Gotthelf? Mr P George Mr A S Lawrence Miss Le Cren Mr H S Massey Mr W Mitchell Mr J Moffatt Mr J Pilkington Mr W J Robin Mr A Smith Mr D A Sweet Mr Turnbull Mr Young Miss And 26 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Rotomahana for Lyttelton- Arundel Miss Sinclair Mr Young Mrs Per Rotomahana for Wellington- Clarke Mr Davidson Mr
Per Rotomahana for Napier- Campbell Mr Jones Miss Per Rotomahana for Gisborne- Brown Mr Christie Messrs (2) Per Rotomahana for Auckland- Livock Mr Miller Mr Robertson Mr Wallace Miss Per Rotomahana for Russell- Lees Miss Wednesday. Arrival. Per Manapouri from Northern ports; Bain Miss Blakely Master Blakely Mr Boyd Miss Campbell Captain Cooper Mrs Evans Mr Fielding Mr Fraser Mr Fraser Mrs Glover Mr Glover Mrs and 2 children Haggitt Mr Hefferman Miss M'Cauley Mr Mitchell Mr Ormston Mr Parker Miss Sherman Mr Turton Mr Whytock Mr
Per P. and O Company's Ballarat for Dunedin- Fergusson Miss and maid Turnbull Mr R M Per Ballarat Passengers: For Port Chalmers- Raphael Mr G Swete Mr Per Messrs Shaw, Savill's Lyttelton, from London April 2nd, Passengers for Otago Saloon: MacLaurin G S Scott W S Second cabin: Ward Joseph Steerage: Almers James Bankler F W Cruickshank Robert Gilmore Margaret Gilmore Mary Huggins George Paterson Robert
Per P. and O. Company's Steamer Rome, to leave London, April 12th
Passenger for Bluff Harbour-Harvey Miss and sister Per Rome for Wellington- Medle Captain and Mrs Medley Miss Per Rome for Dunedin- Bell Mr G M Knox Mr and Mrs Per P. and O. Company's steamer Siam, London May 10th Passenger for Wellington- Izard Mr
Transcriptions Otago Witness Saturday June 9th 1883. Page 14
Per Indian Empire, from London (March 2)-Saloon: Smith Mr C O Wilson Mr G Second class: Doolaghty Mrs and family (7) Lawrie Mr Masner Mr Tallent Mr Winstanley Mr
Per Maori from Oamaru- Cook Mr Crompton Miss Crompton Mr Mallard Mr Monkton Mr Pocklington Mr and Mrs And 5 steerage
Per Alastor, from Glasgow, February 13th- Cabin: Diplock Mr Dudley Mr Second cabin: Crawford Mr Drummond Miss Harris Mr Jolly Mr M'Given Mrs M'Lean Mr and Mrs and family (5) Mitchell Miss Petrie Mr Robertson Miss Salter Mr Sayers Mr Stee_e Mr Stewart Miss Wingate Mr
Per Wairarapa from Melbourne- Caldwell Mr T C Foster Rev J Giddes Mrs Gover Mr Jones Miss Knox Mr Knox Mrs Scott Mr H B Vickers Mr J N And 6 steerage Per Wairarapa from the Bluff- Christie Miss A Smith Miss J H White Miss A
Telephonic communications having been established with Cape Saunders, vessels
will now be notified when passing. The first report received at Port Chalmers
was that the barque Alastor, from Glasgow, was off the Cape
The ship Wellington has now on board 5000 bags wheat, 1200 bags flour, 840 bales wool, 100 bales sheepskins, 6 bales basils, 27 bales leather, 210 casks tallow, 23 casks pelts, 1200 cases meat, 94 packages sundries.
The ship Caroline has discharged 300 tons of her cargo at the George street Pier.
The ship Waitangi is nearly full, and will sail on her advertised date. She has 370 bales wool, 41 bales sheepskins, 27 bales rabbitskins, about 7000 bags wheat, 1120 bags flour, 5655 bags oats, 14 packages sundries.
The barque Mathieu is discharging cargo at George street Pier.
The steamer Westmeath had put out some 500 tons of cargo (principally dead-weight) yesterday, and is expected to be clear today.
The ship Parsee is nearly clear of her inward cargo. She is expected to be clear by Wednesday.
The ship Northern Monarch is rapidly filling up. She has already taken in 9000 sacks of wheat.
The ship Beucleuch is rapidly discharging cargo. She has already put out over 1200 in splendid order.
There are several oversea vessels now due, notably the Caearea from London, 91 days out; the Ibar, from New York, 105 days out; the barque Bells and brigantine Tarmow, from the Mauritius.
Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Waihora from Sydney- Burke Mr C_eland Mr Carroll Mr Coverlid Mrs Cowie Mrs Davis Mr Dick Mr Heaton Miss Henry Mrs and 2 children Kitchen Mr M'Kay Mr Noel Miss Nyr Miss O'Cagan Mr Oxley Mr Paterson Mr Perkins Miss Roberts Mrs Ross Mr Stubbs Mr Terrard Mr Terrard Mrs And 9 steerage Per Waitaki from Timaru- Colli_s Mr Colville Mr Cuthbertson Mrs Drew Mr Drew Mrs Gabites Mr Healy Miss Jones Miss M'Beth Master M'Beth Mr M'Intyre Mr Roughton Mr Stumbles Mr And 1 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton- Nelson Mr Wilkinson Mr Per Wairarapa for Wellington- Blair Mr Cubbin Mr He_ce Mrs Jones Mr Upham Mr Per Wairarapa for Napier- Neal Mrs and 4 children Per Wairarapa for Hokitika- Mathieson Mr W Per Wairarapa for Auckland- Broad Mr Fraser Mr Knox Mrs Lee Mr Neill Mr Wilson Mr Per Wairarapa for Sydney- Bennett Mr Harrison Mr Lees Mr Martin Mr N_wton Mr Rattray Mr
The New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Waitangi was towed clear of the Heads yesterday afternoon, and sailed for London. She left the port in splendid order, and reflects great credit on her excellent chief officer, Mr Bungard, who we hope soon to hear will be promoted to a command of one of the Company's ships. The Waitangi took the following cargo:
388 bales wool £7760 41 bales sheepskins 820 27 bales rabbitskins 611 2 bales basils 20 6862 bags wheat 6862 5665 bags oats 5655 1764 bags flour 3528 17 pkgs sundries 223 Total: £25,479
The British ship Jacob Stamler and the Norwegian ship
Zorka were burnt in New York Lower Bay recently.
The chief items of cargo by the British Queen, which sailed from Lyttelton on Friday, are as follows: 5769 carcasses mutton, 62 quarters beef, 9823 sacks wheat, 611 casks tallow, 934 sacks beans, 1623 bales wool, 1303 cases meats, 1486 sacks grass seed, 18_8 sacks oats.
The brigantine Jasper sailed on Saturday for Lyttelton. Discharging the Dunedin portion of her cargo of sugar has been marked with great despatch, and, as usual with that vessel, it has turned out in excellent condition, although the passage from the Mauritius was a severe one.
Forty-one British and foreign actual shipwrecks were reported during the week ending 7th April, making a total of 645 for the present year, or an increase of 205 as compared with the corresponding period of last year, the increase for the week being 13. British-owned vessels numbered 24. Eight were steamers, with an aggregate tonnage of 4327 tons, seven being British steamers, with a tonnage of 4155 tons. Total tonnage lost for the week, 15,671 tons. Total number of lives lost and missing, 88.
During the year 1882 there were built in 19 ports of the United Kingdom, ships having an aggregate tonnage of 1,200,000- an increase of 20 per cent. The tendency is toward the construction of larger vessels than heretofore, the average now being 1347 tons. The largest vessel built was of 7500 tons burden. The cost of building is now 15 per cent greater than in 1880 and 1881, owing to the augmented prices of iron and steel. But to offset this is the great increase in the commerce of the world, especially in the transportation of new products.
The modern form of steamers' bows, perpendicular, and without a bowsprit, is proved to add to the risk of damage in cases of collision, and many English underwriters are so impressed with this that they are taking into consideration the desirability of making differential rates between these steamers and those having the former and far more sightly overhanging bow and bowsprit.
Otago Witness 9th June 1883 pg 11
Albany, June 5th
The P. and O. Company's Indus arrived at King George's Sound last night with the inward mails via Brindisi and Suez, dated London, May 4th. The Rev. W. Jervois and Miss Jervois are passengers by the Indus for New Zealand.
Otago Witness 9th June 1883 pg 9
James Clark, late principal lighthouse keeper at Dog Island on the 22nd ult, was killed accident by falling 76ft while in the execution of his duty. Wife Harriet Clark. He was called by William Collie, assistant keeper, to go on duty at 4 a.m. Harper an assistant keeper.
Transcriptions from Otago Witness Saturday June 16th 1883. Pages 14 &
Per Waihora for Melbourne-
Bootemus Mr Drummond Miss Gill Mr Goodyear Mr and Mrs Green Mrs Heath Mr Higgins Mr Kitchen Mr M'Callum Mr M'Kirdy Mr Ross Mr Stewart Mr Trott Mr and Mrs Friday. Arrivals. Per Star of the South from Greymouth- Easson Mr Ferguson Mr and Mrs and family (4) Sinclair Mr And 1 steerage Per Hawea from the North- Clare Miss M'Gavin Mrs and family Mabin Mr Menzies Mrs Smaile Mrs Todd Mr Trouton Mr Monday. Departures. Per Hawea for Lyttelton- Jolly Mr Per Hawea for Wellington- James Mr Kinsley Mr and Mrs and child Per Hawea for Taranaki- M'Give_ Mrs Per Hawea for Manukau- M'Haine Miss M'Haine Mr Per Hawea for Auckland- Lawrie Mr (2) Monday. Arrival- Per Wakatipu from Sydney- Albertson Mr Clarke Mr Jacobs Mr Meads Mr Rhodes Mr Roseby Rev Dr Siegel Mr Southern Mr And 5 steerage Tuesday. Arrival. Per Tarawera from Melbourne- Goodheim Miss Rutherford Miss Rutherford Mr Snider Mrs Thomson Miss Wilson Mrs
The ship Caroline has discharged about the half of her cargo,
which is turning out in splendid order. She proceeds to Valparaiso to load for
The barque Alastor has discharged about 200 tons of cargo at the Export Pier.
The Indian Empire is rapidly discharging cargo into lighters. The whole of her 'tween-decks are clear.
The ship Northern Monarch only requires about 1200 bags of grain to complete her complement.
The ship Wellington is nearly full, and is to sail about Thursday. She only requires about 150 bales of wool and 5_0 sacks of grain to fill her up.
The ship Beucleugh has only about 300 tons of her inward cargo left.
The s.s. Koputai was floated out of the Graving Dock yesterday afternoon, and her place taken up by the s.s. Plucky, which went in for overhaul.
The New Zealand Shipping Company's list for June gives the following news:-
Despatched from London for Lyttelton- Rakaia, April 12th; Waikato, loading.
For Port Chalmers- Caesares, March 10th; Cooleen, April 7th; Waimate, May 16th; Hurunui, loading.
For Wellington- Estrella, February 10th; Dora Ann, March 10th; Margaretta April 13th; Ionic s.s. April 29th; Wairoa, May 16th; Waitara, loading.
For Auckland- East Lothian, March 17th; Glance, April 8th; Buttermere, May 16th; Grassmere, loading.
The new electric light at Sydney Heads has been seen clearly from a distance of 45 miles.
Wednesday. Departures. Per Tarawera for Lyttelton- Fells Mr Findlay Mr Morrison Mr Watson Mrs and 2 children Per Tarawera for Wellington- Bathgate Miss (2) Calcott Mr Downey Mr and Mrs and 2 children Holland Miss Holmes Hon M Holmes Miss Holmes Mrs and servants Per Tarawera for Picton- Steel Mr Per Tarawera for Auckland- Demuth Mr Dick Mrs J Innes Mr James Mr Patullo Mr Per Tarawera for Fiji- Guthrie Mr Mrs and Miss Wednesday. Arrival. Per Rotomahana from Northern ports- Barnard Mr and Mrs Calvert Mrs Dowling Mr Jefferd Mr Lyons Mr M'Fadyen Miss M'Fadyen Mrs Morrison Mr Pearce Mr And 11 steerage
The Star Thursday June 14 1883 pg2
Lyttelton - Arrived
June 13 - Celestia, barque, 225 tons, Dyball, from Westport. Cuff and Graham, agents.
June 14 - Wakaiu, s.s., 78 tons, Willis, from Wellington and Kaikoura. Kinsey, ward, and Co., agents.
June - 14 - Tarawera, s.s., 1276 tons, Sinclair, from Melbourne via south. E. Puflett, agent. Passengers - Miss Fulton, Mrs Garrett, Messrs Morrison and Swabey.
June 13 - Alert, schooner, 45 tons, Bissett, for Wellington.
June 14 - Ocean Bird, ketch, 33 tons, Williams, for Anahan. Master, agent.
June 13 - Grafton, s.s., 243 tons, Wood, for Wellington. NZ Grain Agency and Mercantile Company, agents.
June 11 - Stirlingshire, ship, 1221 tons, Alexander, for Cork or Falmouth, for orders. NZ Grain Agency and Mercantile Company, agents.
Wellington, June 13
Sailed - Wanaka, for the South.
Waimea, barque, for London.
Wallace, for West Coast.
Wellington, June 14
Arrived - Barque Cambris, Nicholson, from London. Passenger - Mr Inn. An uneventful passage of 122 days was experienced.
Dunedin, June 13
Arrived - Mahinapua, from West Coast.
Caerea, ship, from London (March 10th), Captain Barrett.
Rotomahana, from the North.
Sailed - Mahinapua, for the West Coast.
Elibank Castle, for Hokitika.
Tarawera, for the North - passengers for Lyttelton - Mesdames Morrison and Garrett.
Sailed - Wellington, for London, with 12 passengers.
Transcription from Otago Witness Saturday June 23rd 1883. Pages 14 & 15. Thursday. Departure. Per Wellington for London- Saloon: Halliday Mr G W M'Fadyen Miss M'Fadyen Mrs Steerage: Barriss Mr R A Smith Mr J Smythe Mr and Mrs A B Very Mr and Mrs and 3 children Friday. Departures. Per Wakatipu for Lyttelton- Na_den Mr Per Wakatipu for Sydney- Blair Miss Blair Mrs Cole Mr Hargraves Miss Isaacs Mrs King Mr Kitt Mrs and 2 children Macintosh Miss Malgren Mr and Mrs and 4 children Peters Mr Stewart Mr Thomson Mr W Walker Mr and Mrs and child And 14 Chinese
The Albion Company's clipper ship Wellington was towed to sea on Thursday morning by the p.s. Koputai, and sailed for London, taking 12 passengers and the following cargo:-
1002 bales wool £20,040 34 bales sheepskins 680 95 bales rabbitskins 3,185 6 bales basils 60 37 bales leather 740 18 casks pelts 180 277 casks tallow 1,385 1200 cases meats 2,400 8 bags hides 38 8863 sacks wheat 8,863 1200 sacks flour 2,400 18 pkgs sundries 36 39 bags antimony ___ (type illegible) Total value £39,056 The Wellington left the port in splendid trim and should make a good passage Home. Saturday. Arrival. Per Wanaka from the North- Bruce Mrs Bryan Mr Charters Mr Davis Miss Handley Mr Hume Captain Levinso[h?n?]n Mr Robertson Miss Wilkinson Mr
The ship Northern Monarch was towed to sea yesterday morning by
the p.s. Koputai, and sailed for London, taking 14,594 sacks of
wheat, valued at £14,694.
The Melbourne Harbour Commissioners have just had a screw dredger built by Simons and Co., of Renfrew, capable of dredging to a depth of 30 ft and raising 400 tons per hour. She measures 800 tons, and has 100 horse-power nominal.
Captain Stannard, of the barquentine Jasper, of the C.W._ line of this port, pays the Dunedin Harbour Board the compliment of having effected such improvements in the channel between the Port and Dunedin that the Jasper, which less than 2 months since was compelled to lighter ashore part of her cargo at Port Chalmers, so as to reduce her draught to 10 ft before she could get up to Dunedin, was enabled on her last visit, the other day, to go up direct to Dunedin from sea with her full cargo, and drawing 13 ft 6ins, and this, says Captain Stannard with emphasis, at little better than half tide, to the astonishment and chagrin of the Port people.- Press.
Monday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Wellington- Du__eg Mr O Per Wanaka for Nelson- Coventry Mr J Per Wanaka for Taranaki- Harries Mr E Per Wanaka for Auckland- Brien Mr H W Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Manapouri from Melbourne- Cotter Master Cotter Mrs Flyger Mr Grainger Mr Macfarlane Mr Macnaughton Mr Williams Mr And 5 steerage Per Manapouri from Hobart- D'Abbidighil Mr J L Tolson Mr H And 2 steerage Per Manapouri from the Bluff- Harris Mr H Southern Mr J
The steamers Omapere and Plucky were floated out of the Graving
Dock yesterday, and the Maori taken in for her periodical overhaul.
The barque Alastor has discharged about half of her cargo.
The ship Caesarea has discharged about 450 tons of cargo into lighters.
The ship Indian Empire has discharged about 1000 tons of cargo.
Per Lyttelton from London, (April 2nd)-
Saloon: Maclaurin Mr G S Scott Mr D S Strang Mrs and 2 children Second cabin and steerage: Amiers Mr Bankier Mr Brown Mr Crowhurst Mrs Cruickshanks Mr Gilmour Miss (2) Huggins Mr Paterson Mr Ward Mr Per Te Anau from North- Chapman Mr Forbes Mr and Mrs Hackworth Mrs and child Ingleson Mr Kennedy Mr Longman Miss and servant Matheson Mr Maxwell Mr Nutsey Mr Read Mr Seccombe Mr Taylor Mr White Mr Whitson Mr And 8 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Manapouri for Lyttelton- Glossop Mr Gollatly Mr Jones Mr H S Per Manapouri for Wellington- Bayliss Mr Mitchell Mr R Jack Mr A Per Manapouri for Napier- Snider Mr Turner Mr and Mrs Per Manapouri for Auckland- Brough Mr Finlay Mr R jun Finlay Mr R sen Proctor Mr J E Rutherford Mr and Mrs Per Manapouri for Fiji- Finch Mr Per Manapouri for Sydney- Brown Mr Carey Mr [K?R?] Clark Mr Clark Mrs
Per Messrs Gracie, Beazley, and Co's Arauco (Captain T B M'Kay); from Liverpool (April 19th) for Wellington and Otago, N.Z. (consigned to Messrs Neill and Co., Limited).
For Wellington- Saloon: Harper Alexander H For Otago- Intermediate: Pugh Ann Pugh Edward Pugh Jane Pugh John Pugh Margaret Pugh Mary Pugh Rose Pugh Sarah Pugh Thomas
No Shipping Otago Witness Saturday June 30th 1883.
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