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Transcriptions from Otago Witness May 5th 1883. Page 14 transcribed by Helen Friday. Arrival. Per Hawea from the North- Alymer Master Batchelor Master Cotterell Mr Dobson Mr Fitzgerald Master Fleming Miss Fothergill Mr M'Lean Master Messon Mr Rowe Mr Wallcott Master Williams Master(2) Wright Masters (2) And 3 steerage
For Melbourne - Doyle Mr Duncan Mr Elvin Mr and Mrs Fairburn Mr Freeman Mr and Mrs and 4 children Halcott Mrs Hale Mrs Le Cren Mr Matheson Misses (2) Maxwell Mrs McLeod Mr McManus Mr Pritchard Mr South Mr Stephenson Mr and Mrs Storer Mr Thompson Mr and Mrs E A Twopeny Mr Yanskopley Mr Departures- Per Manapouri for Hobart- Kennedy Captain Maddon Miss Skinner Mr Per Manapouri for Melbourne- [H?R?]ale Mrs Doyle Mr Duncan Mr Elvin Mr and Mrs Fairbairn Mr Freeman Mr and Mrs and 4 children Halcott Mrs Le Cron Mr M'Leod Mr M'Manus Mr Matheson Miss (2) Maxwell Mrs Pritchard Mr South Mr Stephenson Mr and Mrs Storer Mr Thompson Mr and Mrs E A Twopeny Mr Yanskopley Mr Monday. Departures. Per Hawea for Wellington- Wilkinson Miss Per Hawea for Greymouth- King Mr Per Hawea for Taranaki- Brach Master Per Hawea for Manukau- Loughton Mr Reuter Mr Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Wairarapa from Melbourne- Bell Mr Brown Dr Brown Mrs Cargill Master Cargill Mrs Clark Mrs Cook Mr Currie Mr Davenport Mr Dixon Mr Edwards Miss Edwards Mr Edwards Mrs Fenwick Mr Fogo Mrs Garrett Miss Hopkins Mr Lilley Mr May Mr Milne Miss Murdoch Mrs Parsons Mr Scott Dr Scott Mrs Sievwright Mr Swan Mrs And 22 steerage Per Wairarapa for the Bluff- Brown Mr Edwards Mr Roy Mr Wednesday. Departures- Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton- Coxon Mr Holmes Mr Innes Mr Kirkcaldy Mr Ramsay Mr K Per Wairarapa for Wellington- Cox Miss E Hall Mr M'Kinnon Mr M'Lean Mr J Menzies Mrs Rattray Mr J Stokes Mr Von der Heyde Miss Per Wairarapa for Napier- Ross Mrs Turton Mr Walsh Constable Per Wairarapa for Gisborne- M'Neill Mr Per Wairarapa for Tauranga- Carroll Mr P Per Wairarapa for Auckland- Dale Mr Foster Miss Lyons Mr E Snowden Mr Wales Mr Wednesday. Arrival- Per Te Anau from the North-
Binnie Mr His Lordship the Bishop of Dunedin Black Misses (2) Baume Miss Butterworth Mr Crowe Mrs Fraser Mr Gow Mr Hankinson Mr Kerkham Rev Mr Lang Miss Murray Miss Neville Mrs Perry Mr Pollard Mr Robertson Mr Ronaldson Rev Mr Sims Mr W H Strachan Miss Strange Mr Telfer Mr Trappe Mrs and infant Winter Miss Winter Mr Wretmann Captain And 8 steerage ENGLISH SHIPPING The Westmouth sailed on March 15th for Auckland and Otago -
Saloon: passenger for Port Chalmers- Williams H W Second cabin: Baxter Harold Howe Frank H May Charles May Susan L Merrick Elizabeth Merrick Henry L Steerage: Barber Ernest Barber Leonard Carroll L Connolly Bernard Divey Pellscarn Feldman N Generton Robert Irving Alexander Irving Mary Mahon H L Midgley Frank Midgley Henry Moore Alice P Peck Richard Ripley Clara Ripley Robert Sanford William Ward Harriet White George A A
Per Messrs Shaw, Saville and Co.'s Indian Empire (Captain Watson), from London March 2nd. For Otago, New Zealand (consigned to the British and New Zealand Mortgage Company)
Saloon: Smith C O Wilson George Steerage: Boolaghty Eliza (Doolaghty) Boolaghty James Boolaghty John Boolaghty Margaret Boolaghty May Boolaghty Michael Boolaghty Patrick Boolaghty Peter Lawrie William Marner George Tallent Benjamin Winstanley Samuel
The barque Johan Theodor has discharged about 200 tons of
her Dunedin cargo. It is turning out in splendid order.
The refrigerating chambers on the Fenstanton were completed on Saturday night, and steam got up. The machinery works splendidly and she will commence taking in carcasses tomorrow. She has taken on board 2137 bales wool, 28 bales sheepskins, 16 bales rabbitskins, 64 casks tallow, 12 casks skins, 31 bales leather, 430 sacks wheat, 466 sacks oats, 32 pkgs sundries.
The barque Abbey Holme has finished loading. She has taken 6500 bags wheat.
The B. and N. Z. M. and A. Company received a cablegram yesterday announcing the arrival of the ship Canterbury at London on the 25th inst., after a good passage of 80 days.
The fine 100 A1 ship Lyttelton, owned by Shaw, Savill and Albion Shipping Company (Limited), has been fitted with a Bell-Coleman refrigerator and chamber, with all the recent improvements, and was to be despatched from London about the 23rd inst., for Otago, to arrive there in June. The capacity of the chamber is limited to 10,000 carcasses, which will doubtless be early taken advantage of, not only on account of the high class of the vessel, but of the favourable outturn of recent cargoes of this article. The vessel is consigned to the National Mortgage and Agency Company.
A vestige of the unfortunate schooner Hannah Barratt seems to have turned up at Island Bay. Mr H Thomson informs me (New Zealand Times) that he found yesterday afternoon, a quarter of a mile eastward from the hotel, a spar broken off at the cap, and evidently part of the foretopmast of a schooner. He left the spar at Mr Moody's hotel. The dimensions are- 14 ft from paint (just visible), 10 ft 6 in from paint to slings; 1 ft 6 ins in circumference at the butt end, which is also broken off. This kauri spar has probably not been in the water more than a fortnight.
Transcriptions Otago Witness Saturday May 12th. Pages 13 & 14. Saturday. Arrival.
Per Waitaki from Timaru- Campbell Mr Collins Mr and Mrs and 6 children M’Kinnon Mr Munro Miss Proctor Mr Wilson Miss And 3 steerage Saturday. Departures.
Per Oamaru for London- Anderson Mrs Cameron Mr and Mrs J H Carmichael Mrs W Harris Mrs Steerage: Cargill Miss Gallie Mrs and 2 children Harris Miss Hawsen Miss Lister Mr H Taylor Mr D White Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Per Hauroto for Lyttelton- Lees Mr C Morrison Mr Strang Mr Per Hauroto for Wellington- Bacon Mr Burns Mrs and Miss Elwood Mr Howie Mr Lee Mr Per Hauroto for Sydney- Foster Rev Dr Frobister Mr Green Mr W Robertson Mr Roseby Mrs Roseby Rev Dr Scott Mr G Snodgrass Mr Sullivan Mr And 6 steerage
The Albion Shipping Company’s ship Oamaru was towed to sea on Saturday afternoon, and sailed for London, taking 17 passengers and the following cargo-
2858 bales wool £53,160 69 bales rabbitskins 1,587 27 bales sheepskins 740 19 bales basils 190 160 casks tallow 800 8 casks pelts 80 4 bags seeds 12 1100 cases preserved meat 2,200 11 bales rags 55 5191 sacks wheat 5,191 1638 sacks oats 1,688 Total value £64,9063
The s.s. Penguin is being scraped, cleaned and
repainted in the Port Chalmers Graving Dock.
The barque Johan Theodor has landed about 400 tons of her Dunedin cargo.
Tuesday. Departures. Per Penguin for Lyttelton- Bardsley Mr Nugent Mrs A Parker Mr Per Penguin for Picton- Smaile Miss Per Penguin for Manukau- Berry Mr Milne Mr Tuesday. Arrival. Per Arawata from Melbourne, via Hobart and the Bluff- Blankinsee Mr Adams Mr Brown Mr Clark Mrs Cotter Mr Craig Mr Ferdinando Mr Gibson Miss Gibson Mrs Hammond Mr Hill Mrs Hobbs Mr Irvine Major-general Irvine Miss Irvine Mrs and child Jardine Dr Jones Mr Kappell Mr Kay Mr Ralston Mr Smith Mr Smith Mrs and child Steele Mr Stewart Mr Victorsen Mr And 15 steerage Tuesday. Departures. Per Waihora for Lyttelton- Binnie Mr Isaacs Mr Madden Mr Per Waihora for Wellington- Cameron Miss Cook Mr Farrant Mr Per Waihora for Napier- Asheton Mr Campbell Miss Wilson Mr Per Waihora for Gisborne- Sandiland Mr and Mrs and family (6) Per Waihora for Auckland- Douglas Mr Per Waihora for Sydney- Hall Mr The ship Waitangi will meet with quick despatch. She has already over 1230 tons of cargo engaged and being a favourite vessel, will take a large number of passengers. She has now on board 120 bales wool, 200 bags wheat, 2000 bags oats. The ship Wellington is to be rapidly loaded. She has now taken on board 114 bales wool, 2__bales rabbitskins, 42 casks tallow, 300 cases preserved meats, 1650 sacks wheat. Wednesday. Arrival. Per Rotomahana from Sydney-
Boothe Mr Bowen Mr Byrne Mr Carr Mr Colbeck Mr DeLatour Mr M’Callum Mr Macandrew Mr Philips Master Philips Mr Philips Mrs Rattray Mr Rich Mr Simpson Mr Stevenson Mr Stevenson Mrs And 4 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Arawata for Lyttelton- Mackerras Miss Per Arawata for Wellington- Houghton Mr Darling Mr Telfer Mr Per Arawata for Gisborne- Maginity Miss Per Arawata for Auckland- Scott Mr Per Arawata for Sydney- Williams Mr
The s.s. Fenstanton has now completed her
loading. She has taken in 7840 carcasses of mutton and will sail on
The barque Norman M’Leod, of 834 tons, left London for Timaru direct on April 17th. She was to be followed by the barque Lurline of 761 tons.
A cablegram has been received by the agents, (the National Mortgage and Agency Company) advising the arrival of the ship Nelson from Port Chalmers at London on the 6th inst., having made the passage in 73 days.
The Timaru Herald, in a leading article, has some very strong remarks upon “the uncommendable way, to put it mildly, in which the Christchurch papers gloat over and advertise to the fullest extent in their power every accident which occurs to a vessel while crossing the Port Chalmers bar. No matter (says the Herald) whether it is of a serious or trivial nature- whether the vessel has knocked her keel off and is leaking badly, or whether she has only ‘smelt’ the sand so faintly that it is a question if she really stirred it up at all- the result is the same: it is another ‘Accident at the Port Chalmers bar,’ in big letters. It sometimes seems to us that our Christchurch contemporaries must employ a special staff of spies, whose sole duty it is, or at any rate whose most lucrative work it is, to ferret out every possible thing which by hook or by crook can be twisted or turned into a damaging statement against Port Chalmers in general and its bar in particular.”
Transcriptions Otago Witness Saturday May 19th 1883.
Per Rotomahana for Melbourne-
Alexander Mr Arnold Miss Bent Mr De Beer Mr and Mrs, 5 Children and nurse Denniston Mr Fletcher Mr Joel Mr, Mrs and Miss Kerr Mr Laidler Mr and Mrs Rodgers Mr Woolf Mr Saturday. Arrival. Per Wakatipu from Sydney- Cheever Mr Boyd Mrs and 2 children Cook Mr Dutton Mr Dutton Mrs Logie Mrs M'Farlane Mr Williamson Mr Woodroffe Mr And 8 steerage Monday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Wellington- Costello Mrs and 5 children Gibson Mr Hooper Mr Manning Mr Tait Mr Per Wanaka for Nelson- Snodgrass Mr Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Manapouri from Melbourne- Aitken Mr Cargill Mr J W Curtayne Mr M'Carthy Mr Puddy Mr J Puddy Mr E Ross Mr Stelli_ Mr And 18 steerage Per Wairarapa from the North- Boyd Mr Brown Mr Campbell Mr Coates Mr Fenwick Mr Galloway Miss Lucy Mr Mackay Mr Ness Mr Richards Mrs Shaw Mr Simons Mr Spence Mr Stanford Master Steward Mr Stewart Mr Tarrand Mr Waddell Rev Mr Wales Mr And 5 steerage
The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Fenstanton
sailed for London on Thursday afternoon. During her stay here she has taken
the following cargo on board: 2392 bales wool, 28 bales sheepskins, 39 bales
rabbitskins, 38 bales leather, 430 sacks wheat, 466 sacks oats, 100 sacks
oatmeal, 64 casks tallow, 12 casks skins, 44 pkgs sundries, 4 bags ducks,
and 7840 sheep.
That in fair weather, vessels of an ordinary size, such as generally visit the port, can enter or leave with perfect safety, was instanced on Thursday evening, when Pilot Kelly took out the Fenstanton at 5.15 o'clock. She drew 20 ft 6 in of water forward and 20 ft 8 in aft, and crossed to the entire satisfaction of Captain Bray.
The ship Serapis, which left Port Chalmers on February 10th, arrived at London on April 30th having made the passage in 79 days.
London, May 10th
Arrived: Ship Jessie Readman from the Bluff (January 31st)l Nelson from Port Chalmers (February 22nd)
London May 12th
Arrived: Ships Blitz, from Port Chalmers (January 20th)
Waitara from Wellington February 17th
Coromandel from Napier January 22nd.
The cargo of frozen meat by the Dunedin has realised an average of 6½d.
No Shipping Otago Witness May 26th 1883.
London, May 16th
Arrived: Unicorn, ship, from Oamaru (Jan. 30th)
Orari, ship, from Wellington, January 30th