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Passengers to Otago Harbour  1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1861 1862 1863 1872 1886
BDM's   1860

Napier  	04/08/1879 278 adults 
Cockermouth 	06/08/1879  46 passengers
Penguin		18.08.1879   1 passenger
Helen Denny  	21/08/1879  25 passengers
Blair Drummond 	25/08/1879  47 passengers
Nelson  	28/08/1879 348 adults off site
Antares  	04/09/1879  26 passengers
Mataura  	22/09/1879  26 passengers 
Invercargill  	27/09/1879 478 passengers 
Rotomohana  	01/10/1879  44 passengers
Forfarshire 	02/10/1879 306 passengers
Calypso  	15/10/1879  74 passengers 
Lizzie Bell 	15/10/1879 
Timaru 		19/10/1879 433 passengers
Waipa 		31/10/1879  48 passengers
Hermione  	03/12/1879 211 passengers 
Dunedin 	06/12/1879 
Wanganui 	06/12/1879 
Taranaki 	22/12/1879 229 passengers 
Loch Fleet 	22/12/1879  24 passengers
Auckland  	23/12/1879 455 immigrants 
Elizabeth Graham 23/12/1879 58 passengers
Otaki 		24/12/1879

OTAGO WITNESS SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST 1879

July 29th 1879
Arrived: ss Rotorua
Sailed: ss Hero

July 25th 1879
Arrived: Claud Hamilton ss

July 29th 1879
Sailed: ss Ringarooma

July 26th 1879
Arrived: Waitaki ss 228 tons, Edie, from Oamaru. Passengers - Mrs Miller and child, Misses Cook, Fritz, Messrs Larken, Scanlan, Haig, Lawton, Burn, Axtou, Stewart, Marchall

Arrived: Wakatipu, ss 1158 tons, Wheeler, from Sydney, via the coast. Passengers - Mr & Mrs Horsburgh, Mrs Chapman, Miss Edwards, Messrs Banks, Fergusson, Lusk, Craig, Ingram, Lees, Bennis, Butterworth, and 15 steerage.

Arrived: Ladybird, ss 278 tons, Malcolm from Northern ports. Passengers - Mr ?ran, H.M.S Pinafore English Opera Company, viz. Mesdames Leaf, Hunter, Heath, Sandford, Dukes (?), Lincoln, Phillips, Messrs Riccardi, Crain, Harding, Hodson, Johnson, Ryley, Bell, Klingerfeidt, Scott, Mack, Alexander.

July 28th 1879
Arrived: St Kilda, ss 179 tons, Flowerday, from Wanganui. Passengers - Mr Bell and 2 steerage

July 30th 1879
Arrived: Waitaki, ss 288 tons, Edie, from Oamaru. Passengers - Mr & Mrs Gibbon and child, Misses Cooke, Saunders, McLaughlin (2), Messrs Cagney, Lappin, Pryor, Butcher, Dunn, Wallis, Tracy, Saunders, Smith, Ryan, Miller

Arrived: Ablion, ss 591 tons, Garrard, from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff. Passengers from Melbourne - Messrs J R Mitchell, A Norton. From Hobart Town - Miss Lillie Scott, 14 steerage.

Arrived: Arawata, ss 623 tons, Sinclair, from Nelson, via the Coast. Passengers - Mesdames O'Grady, Menzies, Misses Teague, Finnimore, Dr Menzies, Mr G McLean, M.H.R., Messrs Stodart, Waddell, Weir, Davis (?), Oxley, Tonet and 6 steerage; 20 passengers for forward ports.

July 25th 1879
Departure: Hawea, ss 462 tons, Kennedy, for Northern ports. Passengers for Lyttelton - Messrs Shirley, Dunning. For Wellington - Messrs Ah Wih, Craig, Pobin Hatikea, Michael Jakato, Cahill. For Nelson - Mr Pettit. For Taranaki - Mr Eastwood. For Napier - Miss Marsh. For Tauranga - Mr J A Wilson. For Auckland - Dr McCaw, Mr Drose.

Departure: Tararua, ss 568 tons, Muir, for Melbourne, via Bluff and Hobart Town. Passengers for the Bluff - Messrs Morrison, Good?ir. For Hobart Town - Messrs Bretherton, Howard, T Harper. For Melbourne - Miss Spedding, Mrs Wilson, Messrs Gale, McIntyre.

July 30th 1879
Departure: Albion, of 591 tons, Garrard, for Lyttelton and Wellington. Passengers for Lyttelton - Miss Ivens. For Wellington - Messrs J Kean, Marlow, Sutherland, and 1 steerage.

Departure: Arawata, ss 688 tons, Sinclair for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Passengers for Melbourne - Mrs Hall, Miss Mitchell, Master Caster, Captain Baldwin, Messrs T Lahire, Belcher, Farra, A Felicim, Alexander, Wilson, and 5 steerage.

Auckland July 29th
Arrived: Mail steamer Zealandia at 11.40am. She passed the City of Sydney on July 26th and signalled the Australia with the Homeward mails. She brings 517 bags of barley and a general cargo, 11,137 packages in transit for Sydney. She has 8 saloon and 7 steerage passengers for Auckland, and 66 saloon and 58 steerage for Sydney. Amongst the passengers are Lord A Loftus and two sons, Sir Arch. Michie, and Martin Simonsen.


TRANSCRIBED FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS SATURDAY 9TH AUGUST 1879

Per Hereford from Sydney arrived Melbourne July 30th
Per Canterbury, from Lyttelton arrived Melbourne July 30th
Per Western Monarch, from Port Chalmers arrived Melbourne July 30th

Per Beautiful Star from Timaru on July 31st

Passenger - 
Walker 		Mr William and Jane.

Per Western Monarch from Port Chalmers arrived London July 31st
Per Alice Pratt, from Port Piria (South Australia) arrived Sydney August 1st
Per Loch Urr, from Port Muilacowie (South Australia) arrived Sydney August 1st
Per Oamaru, from Port Chalmers arrived Sydney August 1st
Per Tararua arrived Melbourne on August 1st
Per Arawata arrived Melbourne on August 1st

Per Waitaki from Oamaru on August 2nd

Passengers - 
Mardy 		Mesdames
Le Lievre 	Mesdames
Lyle 		Mr
McGeary 	Mr
Graham 		Mr

Per Hinemoa from the North on August 2nd
Passengers - 26 armed constabulary and 46 Maori prisoners

Per Wanaka from Northern Ports on August 3rd

Passengers - 
Brown 		Mrs
Robay 		Miss 
Bonnington 	Miss
Morris 		Miss
Banie 		Mr
Munday 		Mr
Kemp 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
Mundler 	Mr
Black 		Mr
Boyar 		Mr
Levishon 	Mr
Miller 		Mr
Cole 		Mr
Sommers 	Mr
Jacobs 		Mr
Richards 	Mr

Per Menmuir arrived Sydney on August 3rd from China, with a cargo of tea for Sydney and NZ
Per Rotorua sailed from Sydney to Auckland August 3rd

Per Napier ship from Glasgow on August 4th., Captain Moffatt
consigned to Cargills, Gibbs and Co., May 6th
(also see OW 26 July, 1879 pg13)

Passengers: Saloon

Barclay 		Mr Thomas R
Blackland 		Mr  (John Blackwood)
(Clement		Mr) (not listed as having arrived)
Frew 			Mr William
McFarlane 		Mr Jas
Murray 			Mr John
Snodgrass 		Miss Constance
Waddell 		Mr John
270 statute adults, included 38½ steerage passengers

Per The Zealandia from Auckland arrived Sydney on August 4th

Per ss Ringarooma from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff on August 5th

Passengers from Melbourne
Bennett 	Mrs and family (3)
Donoghue 	Mrs
Donaghue 	Master
Hollow 		Mrs
Miller 		Mr
Sutherland 	Mrs
Tyerman 	Mr
Passengers from Hobart Town
Devine 		Mr
Hinsby 		Mr
Passengers from the Bluff
Taylor 		Mr
9 steerage from all ports

Per ss Star of the South from the Bluff on August 5th

Passengers
Boiman 		Mr
Hayes 		Mr

Per ss Albion from Wellington and Lyttelton on August 6th

Passengers
Aitken 		Mr
Buchanan 	Mr
Hoskins 	Mr
Houghton 	Mr
Lawson 		Mr
Liddle 		Mr
Oliver 		Mrs
Scoglund 	Mr
2 steerage, 20 passengers for forward ports

Per Cockermouth ship from London on August 6th

Passengers
Saloon:
Mander 		Mr and Mrs and 2 children

Second Class and steerage:
Christie 	Mr
Coughlan 	Mr (2)
Dawn 		Mr and Mrs
Dask 		Mr and Mrs and family (8)
Doughty 	Mr and Mrs
Duckworth 	Mr and Mrs
Henderson 	Mr
Joyce 		Mr and Mrs
Kelly 		Mr (2)
Meek 		Mr
McCarthy 	Mr
Mitchieson 	Mr
Moritzon 	Mr
Patterson 	Mr and Mrs
Powell 		Mr
Radcliffe 	Mr
Skinner 	Mr (2)
Smider 		Mr (2)
Stevens 	Mr and Mrs
Stock 		Mr
Temple 		Mr and Mrs
Wills 		Mr

Per ss Ladybird to Auckland via the East Coast

Passengers for Wellington
Barr 		Mr
Passengers for Napier
Johnson 	Mr R
Passengers for Gisborne
Morris 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland
McMeckan 	Mr
Morrow 		Mr C
Passengers for Sydney
Walker 		Mr
Denniston 	Mr

Per ss Wakatipu for Sydney via intermediate ports on August 3rd

Passengers for Lyttelton
Silton Mr
Passengers for Wellington
Rafforty 	Mr and Mrs
Lightband 	Mrs
Passengers for Wanganui
Peterson 	Mr
Passengers for Auckland
Courtney 	Miss
Masterton 	Mr
Passengers for Sydney
Hoyt(?) 	Miss
Cargill 	Miss
Gibson 		Miss
Hoyte 		Mr and Mrs
Ciatson 	Mrs
Kilgour 	Mrs
Dymock 		Mr and Mrs and family
Levy 		Mr S M
Doublet 	Mr
McDowell 	Mr
Hood 		Mr P
McKenzie 	Mr
Brockhus 	Mr
Harris 		Mr A J
Richardson 	Mr
Meyer 		Mr
2 Chinese

Per ss Ringarooma for the North on August 5th

Passengers for Lyttelton
Irvine 		Mrs
McLaren 	Mrs and family (8)
Passengers for Wellington
Hare 		Mr C H
Passengers for Nelson
Gaul 		Mr and Mrs
Schand 		Miss
Passengers for Poverty Bay
Holmden 	Mrs, nurse and 6 children
Rundle 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland
Attred 		Mr

Per North German Lloyd Steamship from New York to Southampton, England on June 11th

Passengers from New Zealand
Brown 		Colonel W
Boyes 		Mr F O
Spies 		Mrs Amelia, 3 children and 2 servants
Hess 		Mrs Hannah
Hess 		Mr Charles A

Per Nelson (Captain Fullarton) from Glasgow on June 4th for Otago New Zealand
[see arrival 29th August]

Saloon:
Dawson 		Mr John
Hutchison 	Mr R R
McNeill 	Mrs L
Randkin 	Mr R
Symington 	Mr John
about 400 steerage passengers

Per Antares (Captain Lewis) from London May 31st
[See arrival - Sept. 4th]

Second Cabin
Davies 		Walter		[Davidson]
McGuines 	John		[McGunnies]
Milnes 		J W		Mr
Smith 		S E		
Smith 		John
Smith 		Elizabeth
Smith 		Alexander
Smith 		John

Steerage:

Corkill 	James		[Corkell]
Corkill 	John
Cowley 		John
Douglas 	Francis		Mr
Ford 		Davidson
Graham 		John
Greenfield 	Charles
Hannay 		George T
Jones 		John
Mackenzie 	Catherine 	Miss
Muncaster 	William		[Morcaster]
Osborne 	James
Osborne 	Mrs E
Osborne 	Clara
Osborne 	Celia
Rodger 		Miss J
Turner 		William
Turner 		Mrs

 
OTAGO WITNESS SATURDAY 16th AUGUST 1879

August 10th

Wakatipu arrived from Wellington
 
Albany August 8th
Mail steamer Assam arrived at King George's Sound
 
August 12th
The barque Loch Cree, which arrived from London on Saturday, brings a quantity of life saving apparatus for the fire police
 
The ss Claud Hamilton will take 3878oz of gold, from Greymouth, shipped as follows:
Bank of New Zealand    	2576oz 19 dwt
Union Bank    		1230oz  5 dwt
Chinese     		  70oz
 ARRIVALS
August 7th
Shag ss 31 tons, (Wing), from Shag Point
Eliza McPhee, ketch, (McPhee) from Riverton
 
August 8th
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Timaru
Good Templar, ketch, (Bradshaw) from Oamaru
Isabella, ketch (Brown) from Catlin River
 
August 9th
Waitaki ss (Edie) from Oamaru
Kestrel, ketch (Purdie) from Timaru
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Timaru
Passengers:
Hayan    	Mr
McLachlan    	Mr (2)
Martin    	Mr
Moss    	Mr
Hawea ss (Kennedy) from Northern Ports
Passengers:
Kennedy     	Miss (2)
Herman    	Miss
Herman    	Mrs
Grady    	Mrs
Kirk    	Mrs
Herman    	Mr
Harper    	Mr
Vosper    	Mr
McGlashan    	Mr
Grady    	Mr
Wardlaw    	Mr
Atkinson    	Mr
Kein    	Mr
Mackie    	Mr
Welch    	Mr
Cameron    	Mr
and 8 steerage
 August 11th
St Kilda ss from Wanganui (K Ramsay)
Prospector barque (Samson) from Kaipapa
Shag ss (Wing) from Shag Point
 
August 12th   
Maori ss (Bernech) from the West Coast via Timaru
Jessie, ketch, (Williams) from Catlin River
 
August 13th
Waitaki ss (Edie) from Oamaru
Passengers:
Russell    	Mr
Millar    	Mr
Tararua ss (Tozer) from Melbourne via Hobart Town and Bluff
Passengers:
Lyons    	Mrs
Currie    	Mrs and 2 children
Reisby    	Miss
Garton    	Mr
Beaver    	Mr
Ellith    	Mr
and 11 steerage
 Ringarooma ss (Chatfield) from Wellington and Lyttelton
Passengers:
Brown    	Mr and Mrs
Crothers    	Mr
Oliver    	Mr and Mrs and 2 servants
Pyke    	Mr
Schafer    	Miss
4 steerage
12 passengers for forward ports
DEPARTURES
August 7th
Dunedin, schooner (Stewart) for Oamaru
Beautiful Starr ss (Jones) for Timaru
Wanaka ss (McGillivray) for Auckland via the East Coast
Passengers for Lyttelton
Grant    	Mr & Mrs

Passengers for Wellington

Ah Yun    	Mr
Blood    	Mr
Dick    	Mr
Kelly    	Mr
Petticoves    	Miss
Russell    	Dr
Smith    	Miss

Passengers for Napier
Allen    	Mr & Mrs
Blair    	Mr & Mrs

Passengers for Tauranga
Drury    	Miss (2)

Passengers for Auckland
Skinner    	Miss
Abrams    	Mr

Passengers for Wanganui
Gillies    	Mr (2) 
and 10 steerage for all ports
August 8th
Albion ss (Garrard) for Melbourne via intermediate ports
Passengers for Hobart Town
O'Meagher    	Mr B
Rinkel    	Mr

Passengers for Melbourne
Clark    	Mr
Darcey    	Mr
Dod    		Mr
Harrison    	Mr
Holmes    	Mr
Jardon    	Mr
McLean    	Mr
McIntosh    	Mr
McIntyre    	Mr
Peppiolt    	Mr
Wright    	Mr
Waitaki ss (Edie) for Oamaru
Star of the South ss (Fraser) for the Bluff
 
August 9th
Routenbeck, barque (Still) for San Francisco
Electra, barque (Thomson) for the Bluff
 
 August 10th
Palmerston ketch (Brebner) for Invercargill
Pioneer, schooner (Matheson) for Toia Toia
Ino ss (Campbell) for Kakanui
 
August 11th
Rona, schooner (McKenzie) for Oamaru
Waitaki ss (Edie) for Oamaru
Shag ss (Wing) for Shag Point
 
August 12th
Millwall (Weir) for Astoria
Renfrewahire, barque (Wilkie) for Timaru
 
August 13th
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) for Timaru
Tararua ss (Tozer) for Sydney, via the East Coast
Passengers for Lyttelton:
Robins    	Mrs and child

Passengers for Wellington
Grant 		Mr & Mrs
Redmond    	Mr
Ah Lun    	Mr
Passengers for Napier
Ackroyd    	Mr

Passengers for Poverty Bay
Campbell    	Mr

Passengers for Auckland
Marks    	Mr
Anderson    	Mr
and 5 steerage for all ports 
St Kilda ss (Flowerday) for Wanganui via intermediate ports
 
Auckland, August 8th
American barque (Aberdeen) sailed for Kaipara and to load with timber for Dunedin
 
Wellington August 8th
The Mercantile Shipping and Underwriters Assoc reports under date London 5th the following arrivals:
Carrie Humphrey from Adelaide
Andaman from Port Wakefield
Arethusa from Lyttelton
William Wilson from Oamaru
 
Auckland August 12th
Arrived: Brigantine Meg Merrliees, from Fiji. She reports the arrival there of the Agnes Donald, from Levuka, with some labour hands.  She had a boat's crew killed at the Island of Pentecost
 
Bluff August 12
Tararua ss left Melbourne on 5th
Passengers for the Bluff
Ballin    	Mr
Morrison    	Miss
Steward    	Mr
and 4 in the steerage
Passengers for Dunedin
Biesly    	Miss S
Curry    	Mrs and 2 children
Ellith    	Mr
Garton    	Mr
Gibson    	Mrs
Lyons    	Mrs H
Weaver    	Mr
6 in steerage

Passengers for Lyttelton
Bartlett    	Mr
Fox    		Miss E
Holmes    	Mr
McLean    	Mr & Mrs
McLean    	Master C
Matthews    	Master C
Perman    	Master
Parlate    	Master
Totham    	Miss
Tulloch    	Miss
6 in steerage
Passengers for Wellington
Delago    	Mrs
McLean    	Miss & Master
Moore    	Mr

Passengers for Auckland
Barron    	Mr & Mrs
Butchart    	Miss

Lyttelton August 13th

The Piako, Maraval, City of Quebec, and Arethusa have arrived in London, all well.

Otago Witness July 1879 pg 13

Melbourne
August 20th
Ringarooma sailed.

Sydney
August 14th
The Ocean has arrived at Cooktown
City of New York sailed for Auckland

August 15th
Wakatipu sailed for Wellington

August 16th
Hero arrived from Auckland
Wakatipu sailed for Wellington

Melbourne
August 14th
Albion arrived from NZ
Assam arrived from King George's Sound
Rotomahana has left London for NZ

August 15th
The departures from London for NZ from June 21st to July have been - Crusader and Waitangi, for Canterbury; Mataura, for Otago; Ione, for Wellington; Jessie Readman and Lebu, for Auckland.
Arawata sailed for the Bluff

Melbourne
August 14th
Under date London 12th, the following arrivals: Harbinger from Adelaide, via Cape Town; Windsor Castle, from Port Pirie; Maraval and Piako from Lyttelton.

August 16th
Under date London 15th - arrived Firth of Tay, from Sydney.

August 15th
The ss City of Sydney, with the London mails of the 17th July, left San Francisco on 4th August, the contract date.
The ss Australia, with the Colonial mails, arrived at San Francisco on 13th August, a day in advance of her due date.

ARRIVALS
August 14th
Star of the South ss (Fraser) from Southern Ports

August 15th
Star of the South ss (Fraser) from Bluff

Passengers:
Donelly 	Mrs
Godso 		Mr

August 16th
Maori ss from Oamaru

Passengers: 
Black 		Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Martin 		Mr
Moor 		Mr
Poulson 	Mr
White 		Mrs
6 steerage

Palace, barque (Horne) from Kaipara

August 17th
Moa (McDearmid) from Kaipara
Beautiful Starr (Jones) from Timaru
Rotorua ss (Tozer) from Sydney, via the East Coast

Passengers:
Ansley 		Mr
Beamish 	Miss
Cunningham 	Miss
McGall 		Mr
Wilkinson 	Miss
Wheeler 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr
4 steerage

August 18th
Penguin ss (Braddock) from Glasgow via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town

Passenger from Cape Town:
Linquist Mr

August 19th
Ladybird ss (Malcolm) from Northern Ports.

Passengers:
Maitland Mr
Rattray Mr
Spencer Mr
Stewart Mr
6 steerage

August 20th
Maori ss (Bernech) from Timaru

Passengers:
Lippert Mrs
8 steerage

Arawata ss (Sinclair) from Melbourne, via the Bluff.

Passengers:
Baldwin 	Mrs
Baldwin 	Captain
Cuthbert 	Mrs
Cuthbert 	Miss
Drake 		Master
Drake 		Mrs
Hastie 		Mr & Mrs
Johnson 	Mr
Lyons 		Mr
Mason 		Mr
Middleton 	Mr (2)
Smith 		Mr
Snider 		Mr & Mrs
Thomas 		Mrs
Thomas 		Miss (3)
Watson 		Mr & Mrs
40 steerage; 61 passengers for Northern Ports

Wanganui ss (Bayldon) from the North

Sonntag, barque (Mayo) from New York

DEPARTURES
August 14th
Ringarooma ss (Chatfield) for Melbourne, via the Bluff
Passengers:
Daniels 	Mr & Mrs and family (3)
Flanagan 	Miss
McMaster 	Mr A
Russell 	Mr & Mrs and child
Ryan 		Mr & Mrs
8 steerage

Waitaki ss (Edie) for Oamaru
Maori ss (Bernech) for Timaru

August 15th 
Angerona, ship (Harwood) for Newcastle

Hawea ss (Kennedy) for Northern Ports.
Passengers for Wellington:
Bryant 		Mr
Mantell 	Mr
Stables 	Mr
Woodford 	Mrs and child

Passengers for Nelson:
Armstrong 	Mr
Gregg 		Mr
Passengers for Sydney:
Summers 	Mr C C
5 steerage for all ports

Beautiful Star ss (Jones) for Timaru

August 16th
Star of the South ss (Fraser) for Bluff
Victoria, barque (Briscoe) for San Francisco

August 17th
Maori ss (Bernech) for Oamaru

August 18th
Hally Bayley
, schooner (Crone) for Hobart Town

Waitaki
ss (Edie) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Johnstone 	Mrs
Passengers for Picton:
Esther 		Mr

Beautiful Star ss (Jones) for Oamaru and Timaru

August 20th
Arawata ss (Sinclair) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Lundquist 	Mr
Tavolski 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Carle 		Miss
Holdsworth 	Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Levisohn 	Mr
11 steerage for all ports

Rotorua ss (Tozer) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town
Passengers:
Burrows 	Mr
Burke 		Mr
Gatrien 	Mr
Gore 		Miss
Graham 		Mrs
Malcolm 	Mr
Stables 	Mr
8 steerage

TELEGRAPHIC
Lyttelton August 15th
Cleared: Rialto, barque, for London

Lyttelton August 16th
Rialto, barque sailed for London

Passengers:
Lister     	Mr
Wood     	Mr

Auckland August 16th
Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co.'s barque Ironsides, 105 days from London, has arrived with 32 passengers. During passage William Wallis A. B. was struck by the main upper-topsail yard, knocked overboard and drowned. A boat was lowered, but without avail.

Bluff August 19th
The ss Arawata, Captain Sinclair, sailed from Hobson's Bay at 10.30am on the 15th instant, with the Suez mail, 40 saloon and 90 steerage passengers, 350 tons of cargo, and 4 boxes containing £20,000. She arrived at the Bluff at 2pm, after a fast run of 3 days 23½ hours. She cleared Port Phillip Heads at 1pm and experienced moderate northerly winds during the run across. She passed the Solanders at 9am on the 19th, and sailed for Dunedin at 5pm.

Passengers for the Bluff:
Booth 		Miss
Cameron 	Mrs
Cameron 	Miss
Deering 	Mr
Pierson 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr
10 steerage
Passengers for Dunedin:
Baldwin 	Captain
Baldwin 	Mrs
Cuthbert 	Mrs
Cuthbert 	Miss
Drake 		Mrs
Drake 		Master
Hastie 		Mr & Mrs
Johnson 	Mr
Lyons 		Mr
Mason 		Mr
Middleton 	Mr
Middleton 	Mr
Smith 		Mr
Snider 		Mr
Snider 		Mrs
Thomas 		Mrs and family (3)
Watson 		Mr & Mrs
20 steerage

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Cole 		Mr
Ingram 		Mr
Percival 	Mrs
Ricketts 	Mrs and children (2)	
Western 	Mr & Mrs
10 steerage

Passengers for Wellington:
Bennett 	Mr & Mrs
Cameron 	Mrs and family (3)
Heatherby 	Miss
Hunt 		Mr
Wood 		Miss
10 steerage
Passengers for Nelson
Bird 		Master

ENGLISH SHIPPING
Per Nelson (Captain Fullarton) from Glasgow June 6th

Passengers for Port Chalmers:
Hutchinson 	Mr R R
John 		Mr
Dawson 		Mr
Rankin 		Mr R S
Symington 	Mr John
McNeill 	Mrs L
400 steerage passengers:    
    
Per Forfarshire (Captain Brown) from London June 18th, and Falmouth 25th
Saloon:

Otago Witness 30 August 1879

London August 18th
Arrivals: Devon, Damascus, and Jude from Australia; Wellington, from Port Chalmers, sailed May 19th; Northampton, from Lyttelton, sailed May 19th; Northampton, from Lyttelton, sailed May 14th; Chariwood, from Timaru, sailed April 28th. The ship Enterpe has been reported sailed for Lyttelton.

August 22nd
A fire broke out today, fore and aft, on board the ship Amazone, at Sandridge, lately arrived from Liverpool. The ship was scuttled. Great damage was done to ship and cargo.

August 23rd
A collision occurred in the bay between the Claud Hamilton and the barque Eden. Both were damaged.

August 26th
Sailed: ss Ringarooma

Adelaide August 21st
Arrived: City of London ss

On July 21st the Nova-Scotian ship St Bernard was wrecked off the Banks of Newfoundland; on her voyage from New York to Antwerp. Some of her crew were drowned; the remainder were rescued and landed in Europe.

The British barque Beecherdass Abedass, from Shanghai to Victoria, British Columbia, became a total wreck on a reef at the entrance of San Juan Delfugo, 5 miles south of Cape Del lighthouse. The crew were saved.

Five ladies were drowned through the mismanagement of a steam launch on the St Lawrence River. The party consisted of 201 persons from New York.

The French barque Delephere Mellene sailed on July 31st for Melbourne.

The ship Templar arrived in San Francisco on July 31st, having lost 13 lives from yellow fever during the voyage of 320 day from New York.

The Mexican war vessel Liberator was carried off by mutineers from Vera Cruz. When at sea another mutiny occurred, and the ship returned to port. The crew submitted to the authorities. Several were lost.

The English screw-steamer Burgos was lost in St Mary's Bay during a dense fog, on her voyage from Montreal to Liverpool. Portions of her cargo were saved.

On 19th July the steamer Sate Of Virginia struck on a reef off Glendon Island and became a total wreck. 4 women and 5 children were drowned in the surf. A Government steamer from Halifax rescued 79 survivors. The vessel sailed from New York for Liverpool on the 10th.

Bennett's exploring ship Jeannette sailed for the North Pole from San Francisco on June 10th.

ARRIVALS
August 22nd
Nonpareil (Finlayson) from Newcastle

Wanganui schooner (Blaney) from Greymouth

Helen Denny, barque (Ruth) from London
(also see OW 26 July, 1879 pg13)

Passengers Second Cabin:
Krause 		Mr  	(Alex Henry Krance)
Pyke 		Mr 	(Hugh Pike)
McDougall 	Mr Alex
Sherwin 	Mr Mark
Passengers from Steerage:
Ardenor 	Mr 		(William Aidener)
Collinson 	Mr  		(Samuel Commison)
Duncan 		Mr		(not listed as arrived)
Fisher 		Mr John
Grey 		Mr 		(And	Gray)
Keys 		Mr William J
Kirkly 		Mr 		(Thomas Kirkby)
Hardisty 	Mr 		(Joseph Hardsty)
Rigg 		Mr Robert
Ross 		Mr Jos
Scott 		Mr Maxwell
Slater 		Mr Robert & Mrs and child
Voster 		Mr 		(John Veitch)
Washer 		Mr Edward & Mrs Emma
(Ellis		Mr H.D.) 

August 23rd
Star of the South ss (Fraser) from the Bluff
Passengers - 2 steerage
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Timaru
Taiaroa ss (Pietersen) from Nelson via the Coast

Passengers:
Kennedy Mrs
Parkinson Mrs
Mantell Mr
Preson Mr

August 24th
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Oamaru
Palmerston, ketch (Brebner) from Half-moon Bay, Stewart Island
Wanaka
ss (McGillivray) from Auckland, via the East Coast.

Passengers: 
Black 		Mrs
Black 		Mr
Crowley 	Mr
McGregor 	Mr
Masterton 	Mr
Maxwell 	Mr
Mellors 	Mr
Mellors 	Mrs
Monteith 	Mr
Oars 		Mr
Roberts 	Miss
Tudhope 	Mrs

St Kilda ss (Flowerday) from Wanganui
Ellbank Castle, schooner (Graham) from Hokitika
Wakatipu ss (Wheeler) from Sydney via Wellington and Lyttelton

Passengers:
Armstrong 	Mr
Blackie 	Mr
Gaurd 		Mr
Kirke 		Mr & Mrs
Macandrew 	Hon J
Macandrew 	Mr
Ro?s 		Mr
Shipton 	Mr
Smith H 	Selwyn
Thompson 	Mr
23 in steerage

Campsie, barque (T Smith) from Calcutta

August 25th
Blair Drummond, ship (Guthrie) from London.
(also see OW 26 July, 1879 pg13)

Passengers saloon:
Aldom 		Mr
Bowler 		Mr  & Mrs and child (infant)
Cutten 		Masters (2) (Frank and Ernest Cutten)
Fowler 		Mr (Benjamin)
Hardy 		Mr C H
Hay 		Messrs (2) George & William
Henton 		Mrs and child (James)
Palethorpe 	Mr Howard and William
Rigall 		Mr Frederick W
Turner 		Mr Earnest (Tunmer)
(Fowler		Mr Benjamin)

Second cabin and steerage:

Brothers 	Mr William
Brownlie 	Mr (James Brownlee)
Campbell 	Mr Daniel 
& Mrs and family (6) Eliza, Maggie, Mary, Jessie, Jane, Daniel, James Campbell 
Clark 		Mr Thomas
Chipp 		Mr George C
Crocker 	Mr Samuel H
English 	Mr Thomas & Mrs Mary and family (3) Martin, John, Bridget English)
George 		Mr John G.E.
Greenwood 	Mr Edward & Mrs  
Harris 		Mr Herbert
Hill 		Mr Thomas
(Homax		Mr John)
Hylin 		Mr Hjelmar
Levi 		Mr George
Long 		Mr Martin
McGregor 	Mrs  (Huey and Arthur Macgregor)
Schwels 	Mr Otto
Watson 		Mr Christopher & Mrs  	(Miss Mary Watson)
Watson 		Mr Isaac
Winslee 	Mr  		(John Winsloe)
Worrall 	Mr H.H.
(listed in the Otago Witness 26 July 1879 - but did not listed on arrival)
(Armroyd	J)
(Ashley		Henry) 
{Alles		H)
(Christian	H.C.)
(Clark		Andrew)
(Craine		George)
(George G. 	Goodfellow)
(Hall 		Robert)
(Hanly		John)
(Hopkinson	James)
(McGrath	James)
(Neill		Patrick)
(Norman		George)
(Rowland	Mr Hill)

Crest of the Wave, schooner (McLean) from Pelorus Sound
Good Templar, ketch (Bradshaw) from Kakanui

August 26th
Grace
, ketch (Brady) from Waikouaiti

August 27th
Arawata ss (Sinclair) from Nelson, via intermediate ports.

Passengers:
Davie 		Mr
Rose 		Mr
Russell 	Dr
Sutherland 	Mr
6 steerage and 30 passengers for forward ports

Albion ss (Garrard) from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff [see another listing]

Passengers from Melbourne:
Bell 		Miss
Brady 		Mr
Cahill 		Mr
Chesney 	Mr
Craig 		Mr
Eagerty 	Mr
Hayes 		Mr
Huxtable 	Mr
Hetherington 	Mr
Hillier 	Miss
Holland 	Mr
Innes 		Mr
Lawrence 	Mr
Leopald 	Mr H
Leopold 	Mr G
Leopold 	Miss
Lingard 	Mr & Mrs W H
Melrose 	Miss
Owen 		Mr
Owen 		Mrs
Owen 		Miss (2)
Trestrail 	Mr
Van Ghele 	Mr
Warner 		Mr
Woolridge 	Miss

Passengers from Hobart Town:
Cook 		Mr
Kilkenny 	Mr

Passengers from the Bluff
Bennett 	Mr & Mrs
Hay 		Mr
12 steerage for all ports, 33 passengers for forward ports

DEPARTURES
August 22nd
Catlin
ketch (Matheson) from Catlin's River
City of Cashmere, ship (Grieve) for Portland, Oregon
Maori ss (Bernech) for Oamaru
William & Jane, schooner (Wares) for Stewart Island

August 23rd
Penguin ss (Malcolm) for Auckland, via the East Coast

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Beaver 		Mr
Buchanan 	Mrs
Chong 		Mr

Passengers for Akaroa:
Nugent 		Mrs
Jones 		Mr
Proctor 	Mr
Walsh 		Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Moffatt 	Mr

Passengers for Napier:
Hercus 		Mr

Passengers for Auckland:
Brodrick 	Mr
Hogg 		Mrs and 2 children
Hogg 		Miss (2)
Hogg 		Mr
Wa?her 		Mr & Mrs
15 steerage for all ports

Wanganui ss (Bayldon) for the West Coast, Oamaru
Valparaiso, barque (Mills) for Newcastle

August 25th
Thomas Stephens
, ship (Richards) for Guam
Beautiful  Star ss (Jones) for Oamaru and Timaru
Thurso, barque (Raddon) for Newcastle

August 26th
Star of the South ss (Fraser) for the Bluff
St Kilda ss (Flowerday) for Wanganui, via intermediate ports

August 27th
Albion ss (Garrard) for the North.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Jackson 	Mr & Mrs
Passengers for Wellington:
Trihey 		Mr
Passengers for Taranaki:
Muller 		Mr

Arawata ss (Sinclair) for Melbourne, via the Bluff
Passengers:

Bellamy 	Mr
Cuthbertson 	Mr
Currie 		Mr
Findlay 	Mr
Hamilton 	Mrs
Hammyn 		Mr
McMahon 	Mr
Paul 		Mr
Skea 		Mr
Spavin 		Mr
Sydney 		Mr
Tin Kin 	Mr
Ah Kan 		Mr
Ah Chow 	Mr
Ah Kin 		Mr
Know Constable and prisoner

Auckland August 26th
Arrived: City of Sydney, with 7 saloon passengers for Auckland, and 11 steerage. She brings 50 saloon passengers and 39 in steerage for Sydney and 1200 tons of cargo for all ports. Archbishop S?ei?s has not arrived. Sir Arthur Gordon landed at Samoa, and was received by H M S Cormorant. Dr Cox, American Commissioner for the Sydney Exhibition, is a passenger.

Bluff August 26th
Albion arrived 3pm. She left Melbourne at 1.20pm on 20th, and arrived at Hobart Town at 9am on 22nd; left at 3.30pm. She experienced light northerly winds and fine weather during the passage. She brings 40 saloon and 38 steerage passengers for all ports. She sails at 9pm for Dunedin.
Passengers for Dunedin, saloon:

Bandy 		Mr
Bayes 		Mr
Bell 		Miss
Cahill 		Mr
Chisney 	Mr
Craig 		Mr
Cook 		Mr
Eagerty 	Mr
Hellier 	Miss
Hetherington 	Mr
Holland 	Mr
Huxtable 	Mr
Innes 		Mr
Kilkenny 	Mr
Lawrance 	Mr
Leopold 	Miss
Leopold 	Mr (2)
Lingard 	Mr & Mrs 
Melrose 	Mrs
Owen 		Mr
Owen 		Miss (2)
Tres?all 	Mr
Van Ghele 	Mr
Warner 		Mr
Woolridge 	Miss
22 in steerage

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Breen 		Miss
Anderson 	Mr
Stubbs 		Mr
Inwood 		Mr
4 in steerage

Passengers for Wellington:
Fawkner 	Mr
Jackson 	Mr
Kellick 	Mrs and M?
Moulding 	Mrs and child

Passengers for Nelson:
Stroud 		Mrs

Passengers for Wanganui:
Admodt 		Miss

Passengers for Auckland:
Dickson 	Mr
17 in steerage

Publications from Otago Witness dated 6th September 1879

2nd September
Arrived: Arawata ss: sailed, Rotorua

August 28th
Arrivals:
Aconcagua from Melbourne
Haxelwood from Rockhampton
Lurline from Port Pirie
Margaret Galbraith from Timaru
Janan from Levuka

Charleston September 1st
A fatal accident occurred at 11.30 this morning while the schooner Shepherdess, Captain Billey, from Lyttelton, was coming into Constant Bay, towing a dingey, in which were Charles Craddock, mate and Thomas Bailie. The dingey was swamped. Craddock was drowned, and Bailie was rescued with great difficulty, much exhausted. The vessel was almost wrecked, but got in by a fluke. Craddock leaves a wife and 3 children, who are provided for. He was for years pilot at Constant Bay, and well known.

ARRIVALS
August 29th
per Mary Campbell, brigantine (Clark) from Melbourne

Cordelia, barque, (Baron) from Glasgow

Nelson, ship (Fullarton) from Glasgow

Passengers Saloon:
McNeill 	Mrs
Dawson 		Mr
Hutchinson 	Mr
Symington 	Mr
Rankin 		Mr R S
and 381 free and assisted immigrants

Star of the South, ss (Fraser) from the Bluff

Passengers:
O'Brien 	Mrs and family
O'Brady 	Miss

William Turner, barque (Vandervord) from Newcastle

August 31st
Hawea ss (Kennedy) from the North

Passengers:
Banks 		Captain
Cook 		Mr
Dallas 		Miss
Dallas 		Mrs
Datson 		Mr (2)
Jackson 	Mr
Jones 		Mrs
Johnson 	Miss
Keddell 	Mrs and family (8) and servant
Langdon 	Mr (2)
Long 		Mr
Roberts 	Mr
Shaw 		Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Watson 		Mr
and 11 steerage

Arrogante, French barque (Arnaud) from Newcastle

September 1st
Clyde, barque (Romney) from Newcastle

September 2nd
Ringarooma, ss (Chatfield) from Melbourne via intermediate ports

Passengers:
Alexander 	Mr
Collins 	Mr
Johnston 	Dr
Kelsey 		Mr
Mathews 	Miss
Pearce 		Mrs
Thompson 	Mr J
Wallenburg 	Dr
25 steerage

Bobycity, barque (Hodge) from Newcastle

August 27th
Albion, ss (Garrard) from Wellington and Lyttelton

Passengers:
Bull 		Mr
Henry 		Mr
Lidy 		Mr
McKay 		Mr
Phillips 	Miss
Simon 		Mr & Mrs and child
Wheeler 	Mr
Willcocks 	Mr
and 5 steerage

Ada C Owen, brigantine, (Armstrong) from the Thames

DEPARTURES
August 28th
Cape Clear, barque (Tupman) for Newcastle in ballast.

Wakatipu, ss (Wheeler) for Sydney, via intermediate ports.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
McLean         	Mr G
Passengers for Wellington:
Edwards 	Miss
Scott 		Mrs
Seymour 	Mr
Passengers for Sydney:
Anderson 	Captain
Brown 		Mr
Hood 		Mr
Leary 		Mr & Mrs
Lowry 		Captain
Savany 		Captain
Scott 		Mrs
Seymour 	Mr
Sutherland 	Miss
Orr 		Mr W
Reuben 		Mrs and 2 children
Ross 		Mr & Mrs
Tucker 		Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Watson 		Mrs
Watson 		Mr
Young 		Mr
16 steerage and 8 Chinese

Beautiful Star, ss (Jones) for Oamaru and Timaru
Good Templar, ketch, (Bradshaw) for Invercargill
Thomas and Henry
, brig, (Marks) for Kaipara

August 29th
Ladybird ss (McGee) for Northern Ports

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Howorth 	Mr W
Passengers for Wellington:
Bayliss 	Mr C
Passengers for Napier:
Hall 		Mr
Hay 		Mr J
Hopkinson 	Mr
Norman 		Mr
Passengers for Gisborne:
Cooper 		Masters (2)
Passengers for Auckland:
Cameron 	Mr J C
6 steerage for all ports

August 30th
Isabella, ketch (Brown) for Catlins River

August 31st
Star of the South
ss (Fraser) for Bluff

Owake
, schooner (Laing) for Greymouth via Timaru

September 2nd
Jane Hannah, schooner (Currie) for Catlins River
Moa, (McDearmid) for Kaipara
Nonpareil, barque (Finlayson) for Newcastle

Hawea ss (Kennedy) for the North

Passengers for Wellington:
Campbell 	Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Leach 		Mr
Mackay 		Mr
Tucker 		Mr
Williams 	Mr
Passengers for Picton
Ward 		Mr (2)

Beautiful Star ss (Jones) for Oamaru and Timaru

Singapore September 1st
The schooner Subaham, from her to Fremantle, was wrecked off Anjer Point on August 31st

Sydney, September 3rd
Arrived: Benledi, steamer, from Hong Kong
Sailed: Hero ss for Auckland


From  OTAGO WITNESS dated SEPTEMBER 13TH 1879

London, September 2nd
Arrived: Boyne

The Swedish Exploring Expedition discovered a north-east passage in the Polar Sea.

Albany, September 5th
The P & O steamer Tanjore has arrived with the Suez mail. She brings Cape news to August 18th

Melbourne, September 4th
The result of the official inquiry as to the cause of the collision between the steamer Claud Hamilton and the barque Ben, in Hobson's Bay, is that the certificate of the captain of the Claud Hamilton has been suspended for 2 months.

Sydney, September 4th
Arrived: Wakatipu, from Wellington

Sydney, September 9th
The ss Wakatipu will sail for New Zealand tomorrow

Napier, September 8th
The schooner Kate McGregor, from Mercury Bay, timber laden, went ashore on Saturday night about 100 feet out of the side of the eastern breastwork. The captain being new to the port, mistook the light and thought he was right until he found himself on the beach. She is expected to get off without much injury.

Tasmania
The wreck of the ship Ivanhoe is entirely attributable to Captain Cowley's negligence. His certificate is therefore cancelled.

ARRIVALS
September 4th
Antares, barque (Lewis) from London
[see August 9th - English Shiping]

Passengers:
Corkell 	Mr (2)
Cowley 		Mr
Douglas 	Mr
Davidson 	Mr
Graham 		Mr
Greenfield 	Mr
Hannay 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
McGuinness 	Mr
McKenzie 	Miss
Milnes 		Mr
Morcaster 	Mr
Osborne 	Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Rogers 		Miss
Smith 		Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Turner 		Mr & Mrs
Walter 		Mr

Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Timaru
Wave, brig, (Chisholm) from Wangaroa

September 5th
Stella, CGS, (McKersie) from Wellington via the coast
Owake Belle, ketch (Phillips) from Stewart Island
Eliza Mary
, (Arndt) from Manukau

September 6th
Star of the South
ss (Fraser) from the Bluff
Oreti ss (McArthur) from the north
Aratapu (Smith) from Kaipara

September 7th
Beautiful Star ss (Jones) from Timaru

Hawea
ss (Kennedy) from Wellington via Lyttelton and Akaroa

Passengers:
Cavill 		Mr
Esther 		Mr
Gregg 		Mr
Haworth 	Mr
Heathcote 	Mr
Lean 		Mr
Mill 		Mrs
Mill 		Mr
Moore 		Mr
Na?der 		Master
Patterson 	Mr
Perry 		Mr
Reid 		Mr
Robinson 	Mrs
Savers 		Mrs
Smith 		Mr
Telfer 		Mrs
White 		Mrs
21 steerage

Huia ss (Wills) from Lyttelton, via Akaroa

September 8th
Maori ss (Berneck) from the West Coast via the Bluff

Passengers:
Brooks 		Mr
Cohen 		Mr
Collyer 	Mr
Cranston 	Mr
Docherty 	Mr
Galloway 	Mr
Goodban		Mr
Phillips 	Mr & Mrs and family (4)
Weir 		Mr & Mrs

Stella CGS (McKersie) from Cape Saunders

September 10th
Rotorua ss (Tozer) from Melbourne via Hobart Town and the Bluff

Passengers from Melbourne:
Armitage 	Mr
Bailey 		Mr
Cargill 	Mr
Grander 	Mr
McWilliams 	Mr
Mai?ters 	Mr
Newport 	Rev W J
Quinn 		Mr & Mrs
Ware 		Mr
Watson 		Mr & Mrs and family (3)
Wilding 	Mr & Mrs
18 steerage
Passengers from Hobart Town:
Gould 		Mrs and servant
Huxtable 	Mrs
Rentel		Mr
Wooller 	Mr
Passengers from the Bluff
2 steerage

Wanganui ss (Bayldon) from Northern Ports
Passengers:
Grange 		Mr R
Mathews 	Mrs
Weir 		Mrs and family
3 steerage

Penguin ss (Malcolm) for Auckland via intermediate ports

Passengers: 
Coombes 	Mr
Green 		Mr
Hewitt 		Miss
Hill 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
Kingston 	Mr
Marks 		Mr
Stewart 	Mrs and nurse and 2 children
Watson 		Mr
7 steerage

DEPARTURES
September 4th
Ringarooma ss (Chatfield) for Sydney

Passengers for Wellington:
Beach         	Mr
Corlias     	Mr 
Crawford 	Mr
Ross 		Mr J
Rigg 		Mr

Passengers for Auckland:
Britten 	Mr & Mrs
McDonough 	Mrs and 4 children
Walker 		Mr

Passengers for Sydney:
Gray 		Mr
Hyland 		Mr
Squire 		Mr

Albion ss (Garrard) for Melbourne

Passengers for the Bluff:
King 		Mr
Passengers for Hobart Town:
Johnston 	Mr

Passengers for Melbourne:
Angus 		Mr
Hemlings 	Mr
Joy 		Miss
Logie 		Mrs
Manning 	Miss
Rose 		Mr & Mrs
Saunders 	Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Scott 		Mr
Thomas 		Miss
Williams 	Mr

September 5th
Wanaka ss (McGillivray) for Auckland

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Nicholis 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Brown 		Mr (2)
Campbell 	Mr
McHattie 	Mr
Passengers for Wanganui:
Graham 		Miss
Passengers for Auckland:
Armstrong 	Captain
Langmuir 	Mr
5 steerage

September 10th
Rotorua ss (Tozer) for Sydney

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Findlay 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
McLauchlan 	Mr
Macandrew 	Hon J
Benin 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr

Passengers for Greymouth
Duff 		Miss
Wetherspoon 	Miss

Passengers for Auckland:
Grant 		Miss
Jenkins 	Mr
Sing 		Mr A H
Passengers for Sydney:
9 Chinese

Auckland, September 9th
Arrived: Framenorth, from London, which port she left on 22nd May. She brings 200 immigrants. There was 1 birth and no deaths. All are in good health. She spoke the Sarah Price, from Melbourne to London, and the Kapunda, from London to Adelaide; also ship Arga, 104 days from London, with a large number of passengers.

Wellington, September 9th
Arrived: Rakaia, 100 days from London, with 290 Government immigrants; all well. 2 births occurred during passage; also 2 deaths and 2 cases being those of infants. The voyage was uneventful and light winds were experienced throughout. She brings a large general cargo.


From THE OTAGO WITNESS dated SATURDAY 2OTH SEPTEMBER 1879

ARRIVALS
September 13th
Tararua ss (Tozer) from Sydney

Passengers:
Bridger 	Mr
Founes 		Mr & Mrs and family
Hall 		Mr
Hay 		Mr & Mrs and family
Hercus 		Mr
Pickett 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
13 steerage

September 16th
Ladybird ss (McGee) from Auckland

Passengers:
Connelly 	Mr & Mrs
Connelly 	Master
Cotterill 	Miss
Dick 		Mr
Edwards 	Mr
Fisher 		Mr
Garmour 	Mrs
Killock 	Mrs
Perry 		Mr
5 steerage

September 17th
Arawata ss (Sinclair) from Melbourne

Passengers from Melbourne:
Brown 		Mrs
Brown 		Mr & Mrs
Crawshaw 	Mrs A
Emmett 		Mr
Hickling 	Mr
Irwin 		Miss
Jonas 		Professor
Keith 		Mr
Martin 		Mr W M
Masters 	Mr
McGill 		Mr & Mrs
McLaren 	Miss
Miller 		Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Sandman 	Mr & Mrs and family (3)
Tomkins 	Mr
Williamson 	Miss
Young 		Mr
Chapman 	Mr
17 steerage
Passengers from the Bluff:
Orr 		Mrs

DEPARTURES
September 12th
Penguin ss (Malcolm) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Hunt 		Mrs
Meyer 		Mr
Maitland 	Mr
Rattray 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Campbell 	Miss
Campbell 	Mr
Fox 		Mr
Hutchison 	Mr
McMenamin 	Miss
McWilliams 	Mr

Passengers for Taranaki:
Brasch 		Mr & Mrs and 3 children

Passengers for Auckland
Dixon 		Mr
Gooseman 	Mrs
Hayman 		Mr
Rothschild 	Mr
Smith 	Mr
12 steerage

September 17th
Arawata ss (Sinclair) for the North

Passengers:
Downey 		Mr E
Thomson 	Miss
Watkins 	Mr

Tararua ss (Muir) for Melbourne

Passengers
Benjamin 	Mrs L
Beven 		Mr
Crawford 	Mr
Francis 	Mr
Howie 		Mr & Mrs
Reeves 		Mr
Shaw 		Mr W
Solomon 	Mr L
Tate 		Mr & Mrs E H
Thompson 	Mr J
Woolley 	Mr
Wong Chock 	Mr
Wong Long 	Mr
Wong Lee 	Mr
27 steerage

From THE OTAGO WITNESS dated 27th SEPTEMBER 1879

ARRIVALS
September 19th
Wakatipu ss (Wheeler) from Sydney

Passengers:
Johnson 	Mrs
Harker 		Mr
De Little 	Mr
Philson 	Mr
Solomon 	Mr
11 steerage

September 22nd
Arawata ss (Sinclair) from Wellington

Passengers:
Boyd 		Mrs
Fitzsimmons 	Mr
Simmons 	Mr

Mataura (Brown) from London (26th June)
Passengers Second Class:
Tsechner 	Mr
Humphries 	Mr
Steerage:
Barry 		Mr & Mrs
Black 		Mr
Davidson 	Mr
Ditchfield 	Mr
Etherington 	Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Flaherty 	Mr (2)
Foxcraft 	Mr
Gray 		Mr
Harper 		Miss
Harper 		Mr
Howard 		Mr
Lesby 		Mr
Massie 		Mr J
Mater 		Mr
Meredith 	Mr
O'Callaghan 	Mr
Soulsby 	Mr
Watson 		Mr (2)

September 23rd
Wanaka ss (McGillivray) from Auckland

Passengers:
Ashby 		Mr
Baxter 		Mr
Davis 		Mr
Foster 		Mr
Halder 		Mr
Hill 		Mr
Jazger 		Mr
Johnson 	Mrs
Langmuir 	Mr
Nugent 		Mrs
Robson 		Mr

DEPARTURES
September 19th
Hawea ss (Kennedy) for the North

Passengers for Akaroa:
Wright 		Master

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Adcock 		Mr
Britton 	Mr J
McDoull 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Fergusson 	Mrs
Mackay 		Miss

Passengers for Napier:
Bridger 	Mr
Faulkner 	Mr
Strachan 	Mr D

Passengers for Auckland:
?enton 		and family Mrs
Hardwick 	Mrs and infant
Flannigan 	Mr
Murray 		Miss E
11 steerage

September 22nd
Wakatipu ss (Wheeler) for Sydney

Passengers for Sydney:
Blaxell 	Captain
Bryant 		Miss
Davis 		Mr
Dempsey 	Mr
Dick 		Mr
Fleming 	Mr
Grant 		Mr and Mrs George
Gray 		Mr
Johnson 	Mr
Le Plastrier 	Mr M
Longey 		Mr
Pickett 	Miss
Sheedy 		Mr
Wheeler 	Mr
White 		Mr
Woolfe 		Mr
Woolfe 		Mr
23 Chinese

Auckland, September 23rd
Arrived: ss Australia. she left San Francisco on Sept 11th with the Colonial mails and a heavy cargo. Madame Camilla Norso, the famous violinist, and company are passengers en route for Sydney.

Passengers for NZ:
Burke 		Mr
Cozen 		Mr H
Hyams 		Mr
McLeod 		Mr
Peach 		Mr
Smith 		Mrs
Sunderland 	Mr
Walton 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr, wife and child
20 steerage

Wellington, September 24th
Arrived: Ringarooma from Sydney at 7pm. She left Sydney at 4pm on 18th, had bad weather and variable winds across.

Passengers for Dunedin:
Dean 		Mr
Donald 		Mr
Maitland 	Mr
Taylor 		Mrs

Bluff, September 24th
Albion left Melbourne on 16th.

Saloon passengers for Dunedin:
Dear 		Miss
Jeffreys 	Mrs
Keep 		Mr
Phillips 	Miss
Webster 	Miss
27 steerage
Passengers for Lyttelton:
Brennan 	Mr
Good 		Mr
Good 		Mr
Gordon 		Mr
Lovett 		Mr
4 steerage
Passengers for Wellington:
Harold 		Master
LeCren 		Master Earnest
5 steerage
Passengers for Nelson:
Bulmer 		Mr
Clapham 	Mr
Cameron 	Miss
and steerage

ENGLISH SHIPPING
Per Calypeo (Captain Leslie) from London July 22nd
Per Lizzie Bell from London July 10th
Per Waipa, from London


PUBLICATION FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS dated 4th OCTOBER 1879

Provincial and General
Round the World in a Boat
Particulars are to hand of the departure for Boston (Mass.) of the Golden Gate, a boat of only 11 tons burthen, and said to be the smallest that has ever yet attempted to cross the ocean. The crew consists of 2 men - Herbert F Burrill, aged 35 (who projected the venture) and Andrew B Coon, aged 28, a sailor of great experience. The design of the voyagers is to sail to Melbourne in time to be present at the Great International Exhibition in 1880. The vessel left Boston on July 9th. The course is from Massachusetts Bay across to the Cape de Verde, thence to the Cape of Good Hope, and across the Indian Ocean to Australia.

Odds and Ends
Captain Warner has devised a little apparatus which may be carried in the crown of a hat, sufficient for keeping afloat an adult in case of shipwreck. Is is only an ounce of weight, and may be packed in a space not bigger than an ordinary nutshell. With one of Captain Warner's life buoys a soldier may cross a stream with a rifle in his hand. The valve is opened by the teeth and it closes spontaneously when the inflation is complete. No screw or other fastening is required. It may be fitted as the lining of a hat or helmet, and is available in a moment.

ARRIVALS
September 25th
Per Albion ss (Garrard) from Melbourne via Hobart Town and the Bluff.

Passengers from Melbourne:
Keep 		Mr J H
Jeffreys 	Mrs
Phillips 	Miss
Webster 	Miss

Passengers from Hobart Town:
Dean Miss
Passengers from the Bluff:
Woolfe Mr
27 steerage for all ports

Per Ringarooma ss (Chatfield) from Sydney

Passengers:
Dymock 		Mr
Dowall 	Mr
Maitland 	Mr
Taylor 		Miss
From the Coast:
Armstrong 	Mr
Bridger 	Mr
Eyre 		Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Stephenson 	Mr
and 5 steerage

September 27th
Per Invercargill ship (Muir) from Glasgow (July 4th)

Passengers:
Muir 		Mrs
McCarter 	Mrs and 2 children and servant
Campbell 	Mrs
Laidlaw 	Miss
McGowan 	Miss (3)
Ferguson 	Mr Rev
Archibald 	Mr
Potts 		Dr Lawrence, in charge of 418 immigrants, equal to 361 statute adults

September 29th
Per Penguin ss (Malcolm) from Auckland

Passengers:
Heason 		Miss
Kincaid 	Mrs and Mrs
O'Malley 	Miss
Smith 		Mrs
5 steerage

September 30th
Per Rotomohana ss (Underwood) from London via St Vincent, the Cape and Melbourne
Passengers from London:

Archer 		Miss
Bishop 		Right Rev (from Dunedin
Edgecombe 	Mr
Edgecombe 	Master (2)
Harris 		Rev W C
Harris 		Mrs
Harris 		Miss
Harris 		Masters (3)
Holmes 		Mr & Mrs S, 2 children and servant
Mereweather 	Mr
Morice 		Mr G
Nevill 		Mrs
Ruxton 		Miss
Warren 		Miss

Passengers from Melbourne:
Harbison 	Mr
Leary 		Mr
Leary 		Mrs
Leary 		Miss
McKellar 	Mr & Mrs
McKellar 	Miss (4)
McKellar 	Master S
Murdoch 	Mr Fraser J
McEwen 		Mr Corder R
Newberry 	Mr
Wilson 		J
Wilson 		Mrs G
Wilson 		Master D
8 steerage

Second Cabin from London:
de Barry 	Mr R
Drake 		Mr F
Dunne 		Mr H
Hamilton 	Mr H
Harding 	Mr M
Howell 		Mr J
Johnson 	Master
Johnson 	Mr & Mrs and 4 children
Johnson 	Miss
King 		Miss
McEwan 		Mrs
Massey 		Mr H A
Robinson 	Mr R
Robinson 	Mr W
Ruxton 		Mr R
Smith 		Mr A
Wilson 		Mr H
Wilson 		Miss

Per Albion ss (Garrard) from the North

Passengers:
Gall 		Mr & Mrs
Rail 		Mr
Rutherford 	Mrs and family
Sayer 		Miss
Shand 		Miss
Smith 		Mr

DEPARTURES
September 25th
Per Albion (Garrard) for the North

Passengers for Wellington:
Downey 		Mrs
Gallie 		Mr & Mrs
Lowe 		Mr
Murphy 		Mr & Mrs and child
Seaton 		Mr
Wylie 		Mr
10 steerage for all ports

September 25th
Per Wanaka ss (McGillivray) for Auckland via the East Coast

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Belanse 	Mrs and child
Lingard 	Mr & Mrs and company (12)
Price 		Mr
Riordan 	Mrs and 2 children
Passengers for Napier
Fidler 		Mrs
Passengers for Auckland
Logan 		Captain
Quirk 		Mr J

Per Arawata ss (Sinclair) for Melbourne via the Bluff

Passengers:
Brown 		Mr and infant
Brown 		Miss
Burnett 	Mrs and 2 children
Francis 	Mrs and family
Jones 		Mr
Muir 		Mr A
Murray 		Mr
Murray 		Mrs and family
Phillips 	Mrs
Williams 	Mrs
8 steerage for Melbourne, 3 for Bluff

September 28th
Per Ringarooma ss (Chatfield) for Sydney

Passengers for Lyttelton:
George 		Mr
McGregor 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Christie 	Miss (2)
Clark 		Mr
Martin 		Miss
Pattison 	Miss
Stables 	Mr
Thomson 	Miss
Passengers for Wanganui
Campbell 	Mr
Passengers for Taranaki
Calcutt 	Mr (2)
Passengers for Sydney
Bevan 		Sergeant Major
Jones 		Mr
McLennen 	Mr
Orkney 		Captain and Mrs
12 steerage

September 30th
Per Wellington ss (Anderson) for Northern ports

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Bradley Mr C
Dunstan Mr
Spooner Mr
Passengers for Wellington
Hamilton Mr J
Hilditch Mr
Passengers for Westport
Ah Kim Mr
Passengers for Sydney
Fischer Mr
6 steerage for all ports
 

PUBLICATION FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS dated 11th OCTOBER 1879

Arrivals
Forfarshire, ship, 1230 tons, Brown, from London (June 17th). Passengers:

Oct. 8
Waitaki (Edie) from the North.
Passenger - Mr Dickson

Oct. 5
Hawea from Auckland -

Passengers:
Adams 		Mrs and family
Adams 		Mr
Bertie 		Mrs and family
Finley 		Miss
Flint 		Mr
Geddes 		Mrs
Hogg 		2 ladies and 2 children
Lenton 		Mrs
Matheson 	Mrs and child
Price 		Mr
Robson 		Mr
Ruthe 		Captain
Tait 		Mr
Tesasdale 	Mr

Oct. 7
Nonparell, barque, 399 tons, Finlayson, from Newcastle Sept. 22nd.

Oct. 8
Tararua (Muir), from Melbourne.

Passengers from Melbourne:
Easson 		Mr and Mrs and 5 children
Freidman 	Miss
Johnson 	Miss
Johnson-Leeds 	Mr O.A.
Mason 		Mr WH
Robinson 	Mr T
Southerm 	Mr
Wilson 		Dr
Young 		Miss G

From Hobat Town
Bethune 	Mr and Mrs
Deeby 		Mr
Rickards 	Mr.
From the Bluff -
Ingram		Mr
and 23 steerage for all ports.

Rotorua (Tozer) from Sydney via Auckland and the East Coast.

Passengers - 
Ferguson 	Mrs
Helder 		Mrs
Mackay 		Miss
Rundle 		Mr
Short 		Miss
Short 		Miss A
Tozer 		Mrs
Williams 	Mr and Mrs
Woodward 	Mr and Mrs and family
and 18 steerage.

page 13
Shipping Telegrams
Lyttelton, Oct. 5
Sailed: NZS Company's ship Orari for London with 14 passengers and a cargo of wool, tallow, wheat, valued at £49,000.

The Ship Forfarshire in Quarantine.

Passenger lists for the Timaru and the Waipa

Departures
Oct. 2
Albion (Garrad) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town.

Passengers
For Hobart Town -
Hugan 		Mrs 
and 2 steerage.
For Melbourne - 
Alcock 		Mr
Eccles 		Mr
Foxcroft 	Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Sale 		Mr
and 8 steerage

Oct. 3
Penguin (Malcolm) for the North. Union Company agents. Passengers

For Lyttelton:
Bullen 		Mr and Mrs and family (8)
Gordon 		Constable
Jack 		Misses (2)
Wilson 		Mr
For Napier:
Hodgkinson 	Mr
Hogarty 	Mr

For Tauranga:
Murray 		Mr

For Auckland:
Withers 	Mr
and 31 steerage for all ports

Oct. 7
Rotomahana (Underwood) for Sydney via the East Coast.

Passengers:
For Lyttelton:
Binney 		Mr
Fraser 		Mr

For Wellington:
Armstrong 	Mr
Bridges 	Mr
Hawkins 	Mr
Hodgkins 	Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Pearson 	Mr
Perkins 	Mr
Smyth 		Mr
Ward 		Mr

For Napier:
Benjamin 	Mr
Fulton 		Mr and Mrs
Oldman 		Mr
Ruthe 		Mr
Swanson 	Mr

For Auckland 
Bowler 		Mr
Weston 		Mr

For Sydney
Barker 		Mr and Mrs
Cargill 	Mr and Mrs J
Cargill 	Mr JC
Cook 		Mr
Cordiero 	Senor
Doncaster 	Doctor
Gillies 	Mr and Mrs
Joel 		Mr M
Joel 		Mr A
Johnstone 	Mr
Low 		Miss
Macfarlane 	Mr J
McNeill 	Joachim 
Mendershausen 	Mr 
Mills 		Mr J
Plumber 	Mr L
Scanlan 	Mr
Spedding 	Mr and Mrs
7 steerage for the coast
and 10 steerage for Sydney.

Oct. 8
Tararua (Muir) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Jones 		Mr
Wilkins 	Mr and Mrs
Williams 	Mr

For Wellington:
Grey 		Mr
James 		Mr
Thomson 	Mr

Otago Witness Saturday 18th October 1879  page 14

Arrivals
Taiaroa (Pietersen) from Northern ports.

Passengers:
Bolton 		Mr
Goodison 	Mrs
Hember 		Mrs
Lowe 		Mr
Mckenzie 	Mr and Master
Meenan 		Mrs
Victoria 	Mr
Victoria Loftus Trooupe (19)
and 10 steerage

Maori (Bernech) from the West Coast.

Passengers
Day Mrs and infant.
Griffiths Mrs and 4 children

Oct. 12
Wakatipu (Wheeler) from Sydney

Passengers:
Atkinson 	Mr
Collins 	Mrs
Dixon 		Mr
Gunne 		Mr
Lindsay 	Mr
Maitland 	Misses (2)
Mayo 		Mr
Mookman 	Mr
O'Donehue 	Miss
Reid 		Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Thorner 	Mr
Scott 		Mr and Mrs
Scott 		Mrs E
and 23 steerage

Oct. 14th
Arawata (Sinclair) from Melbourne via the Bluff

Passengers from Melbourne
Cadien 		Messrs (2)
Davis 		Miss
Hallenstein 	Master
Higginson 	Mr
Hussey 		Mr B
Oliver 		Miss
Regan 		Mrs and 2 children
Rhodes 		Mr R.H.
Scott 		Mr A
Stewart 	Mr J.A.

From the Bluff
Least 		Mr AJ
Whitson 	Mr
and 19 steerage from Melbourne

Wanaka (McGillivary) from Northern ports.  Mr H.H. Hayr (the purser)
Passengers: Mr Kock and 5 steerage.

Oct. 15
Beautiful Star (Jones) from Oamaru.
Passengers: Mr and Mrs Johnson, Mrs Lawrence and 2 children and 1 steerage.

Arrival October 15th Calypso, ship, 1013 tons, Hird, from London (July 22nd), Dalgety and Co. agents.
Passengers listed. Voyage account.

Arrival October 15th Lizzie Bell, barque, 1036 tons, Molgnard, from London (July 10th). Dalgety and Co., agents. Passengers listed. Voyage account.

Taraura, s.s., 563 tons, Muir, from the North. Mr Dougherty (the purser).
Passengers - Mr Hogg and 24 steerage for Melbourne.

Departures:
Oct. 12th
Taiarora, s.s., 278 tons, Pieterson, for Northern Ports. Passengers:
For Lyttelton:

Baker 		Miss
Dick 		Mr, M.H.R.
Spence 		Mr
For Wellington:
Dick 		Mrs
Mayers 		Mr
Silva 		Mr Manuel
For Manukau
Atess 		Mrs James
and 8 steerage

Shipping Telegrams
Auckland, Oct. 14th
Sailed: City of San Francisco, s.s. with 27 saloon and 30 steerage passengers. Amongst the passengers were the Hon. Mr M'Ilwraith, premier of Queensland, and Professor Baldwin and wife.

Passengers for Otago
Per New Zealand Shipping Co.'s Loch Fleet (Captain Robertson), from London August 25th.

Steerage
Bolt 		Mr Thomas
Clifford 	Mr and Mrs Ashley and child
England 	Mr and Mrs
Farren 		Mr William
Gamble 		Mr Joseph
Jones 		Mr and Mrs and child
Leddington 	Mr James
Rutherford 	Mr James D.
Shepherd 	Mr Forbes
Stimpson 	Mr Laban
Walmsley 	Mr and Mrs
Woodward 	Mr and Mrs

PUBLICATION OF THE OTAGO WITNESS DATED 25TH OCTOBER 1879

A cablegram has been received announcing the death of Captain Carey, on board the Rotomahana, of heart-disease, on the passage from Auckland to Sydney. He was well known as the captain of the Star of the South, Ethel, and Glencoe.

ARRIVALS
October 16th
Per Star of the South, (Fraser) from the Bluff

Passengers:
McDonald 	Mrs

October 18th
Per Wellngton (Anderson) from Nelson.
Passengers:

Alexander 	Mr
Burnside 	Mr
Burnside 	Miss
Clark 		Mrs
Clark 		Miss
Clark 		Master
Mahoney 	Miss
Murphy 		Mr & Mrs & Miss
Rothschild 	Mr
Vernes 		Miss Kate
Watkins 	Mr


October 19th
Per Penguin (Malcolm) from Northern Ports.
Passengers:

Anderson 	Mr
Blanchard 	Mr
Ellison 	Mr & Mrs
Flint 		Mr
Hayman 		Mr
Walker 		Mr C
3 steerage

October 21st
Beautiful Star (Jones) from Oamaru.

Passengers:
Black 		Mr & Mrs
Eggan 		Mr
Foster 		Mr
Irvine 		Mrs & family (6)
4 steerage

Per Albion (Garrard) from Melbourne via Hobart Town and the Bluff
Passengers:

Brown 		Mr R
Coates 		Mr
Hogan 		Miss
Logie 		Mrs
Mercer 		Mr
Selby 		Mr W R
14 steerage

DEPARTURES
October 16th
Per Wakatipu (Wheeler) for Sydney via intermediate ports.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Barton 		Mr
Shrewsbury 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Chaplin 	Miss
Heath 		Mr
Downing 	Mr
Pollard 	Mr & Mrs and 3 children

Passengers for Nelson:
Katterns 	Mr & Mrs and child
31 steerage for the coast

Passengers for Sydney:
Andrews 	Mr
Bardsley 	Mr (2)
Blackaddre 	Mr
Goodwin 	Mr
McAllister 	Mr
Nichol 		Mr & Mrs
Thompson 	Mr
Williams 	Mrs
Watson 		Mr & Mrs
12 Chinese

Per Tararua (Muir) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town
Passengers for Hobart Town:
Davis 		Mr
Douglas 	Mr & Mrs
Dumphy 		Mrs
Hunter 		Miss

Passengers for Melbourne:
Brasch 		Mr & Mrs and family
Cameron 	Mrs
Paine 		Mrs
Phillips 	Mrs
Reid 		Mr
Singleton 	Mr
Westlake 	Miss
Ah Nien 	Mr
Kam Wy 		Mr
16 steerage

Per Napier (Moffatt) for Oregon.

Passenger:
McFarlane 	Mr

October 17th
Per Wanaka (McGillivray) for the North.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Steward 	Mr J
Teesdale 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Allen 		Mr
Jeffrey 	Mr
McKay 		Mr J
Muirhead 	Mr J
Warren 		Miss
Passengers for Nelson:
Beaver 		Mr
Bacon 		Mr H
Muirhead 	Mr
Passengers for Napier:
Bovsen 		Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Passengers for Auckland:
Bassett 	Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Hardwick 	Mr
Stephenson 	Mr
10 steerage for all ports

October 20th
Per Wellington (Anderson) for the North.
Passengers for Akaroa:
McKenzie 	Mrs
Powell 		Miss
Passengers for Lyttelton:
McLaren 	Mr
Webb 		Mr C J
Passengers for Wellington:
Ahlfield 	Mr
Davis 		Mr
Holt 		Mr
Quick 		Mr
Thorpe 		Miss
Welsh 		Mr

Passengers for Taranaki:
Downes 		Mr T H
Passengers for Manukau:
Stephenson 	Mr
6 steerage for all ports

ARRIVAL OF THE TIMARU

Auckland, October 21st
Arrived: The City of New York, from San Francisco.
Passengers for New Zealand, cabin:

Agnati 		Mr & Mrs
Barlow 		Mr & Mrs
Crawley 	Mrs and son
Chlarini 	Mr & Mrs
Gordon 		Mr & Mrs M
Green 		Richard
Harlow 		Miss (3)
Holloway 	Mr & Mrs
Honeywill 	Mr
Lee 		Mr & Mrs
Lee 		Miss Rose
May 		S
McKenzie 	Mr J B
Olive 		Miss Lottie
Pollock 	Mr
Pollock 	Miss
Ratson 		Miss Jenny
Reed 		Miss Nellie
Reid 		Mr & Mrs Robert, 2 children and 1 servant
Stodart 	Mr
Wallaroth 	Mr
Watson 		Mr & Mrs
Wright 		H
Chiarini Circus Company

Otago Witness Saturday 11 October 1879
The following is a list of the passengers on board the ship Timaru, 1306 tons (Messrs Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agents), Captain J.H. Taylor, which cleared from Glasgow on the 30th July last for this port with 374 statute adults, besides a general cargo: Saloon.......


OTAGO WITNESS dated 1st November 1879

London, October 23rd
An accident occurred to the steamer Australia off Ushant on Friday. The Trentham Hall, while passing, succeeded in towing her, but after breaking several hawsers, the high seas finally forced her to desist after 2 days. She is proceeding to Plymouth for assistance. Afterwards the Australia drifted into a dangerous position near Guernsey, whither the Valorous, a war vessel, followed her, intending to tow her, but failed, when with difficulty she removed her passengers and conveyed them to Plymouth, where they will await the departure of the Pekin. Powerful tugs brought the Australia to Plymouth today. The departure of the Brindisi mail will, through this accident, be deferred for a week, but the Company expect to deliver the mail within the contract time.

Sydney, October 22nd
The Rotomahana made an excursion trip outside Sydney Heads to day with fully 800 people on board. The weather was fine, capital arrangements were made, and the enjoyment was general during the trip. The Rotomahana ran the measured mile by way of test, and did the distance in 4 minutes without extra effort. She was afterwards put to another trial against the steamer Fairlight, the fastest in the harbour, and the result was that the Fairlight was easily outpaced. The visitors were treated in the most cordial and hospitable manner. In an eloquent speech the Hon Mr Samuel, the postmaster general, wishes success to the Union Company, and a prosperous career to Captain Underwood and the Rotomahana. Mr Mills, the manager, in responding, gave an outline of progress of the Company. He said the Sydney trade was increasing rapidly.

Wellington, October 24th
A fatal accident occurred in the harbour this afternoon. The steamer Stormbird left for Foxton at 3pm, and when halfway down the harbour, while the chief officer and a seaman named Patrick Long were fishing the anchor, a portion of it gave way, and they were precipitated into the water. A boat was lowered immediately, and the mate was rescued, but Long was drowned. The poor fellow, when last seen, was being held up by the mate. The body has not yet been recovered.

ARRIVALS
October 23rd
Per Arawata (Sinclair) from Nelson
Passengers:

Allen 		Mrs
Barraud 	Miss
Collie 		Mr
DeLias 		Mr
Hodgkinson 	Mr
Kilgour 	Mr
Leslie 		Mr A
Peters 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Short 		Miss
Short 		Mr & Mrs and family
Smith 		Mrs
Yaldwin 	Master
2 steerage

October 24th
Per Waitaki (Edie) from the North

Passengers:
Cleland 	Mr
Jenkins 	Mr
Pelrson 	Mr
Sheat 		Mr
2 steerage

Per Star of the South (Fraser) from the Bluff
Passengers:
Armstrong 	Mr

October 26th
Per Hawea (Kennedy) from Auckland

Passengers:
Ainsley 	Mrs and child
Andrews 	Captain
Clinton 	Mrs
Hay 		Mr A R
Hornby 		Mr
Jeff 		Mr
Knowsley 	Mr 
Kohn 		Mr
Lashford 	Mr
McLelland 	Mr & Mrs
Mack 		Mr (2)
Mutch 		Master
Mutch 		Mr
Nichols 	Mr
Withers 	Mr

October 29th
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) from Melbourne
Passengers:
Caffin 		Master A
Harris 		Mrs
Jones 		Mr & Mrs J
Mackay 		Mr J
Marshall 	Mr R
Nicholls 	Mr W
Nicholson 	Mr & Mrs and infant
Phillips 	Mrs
Ravenhill 	Mr & Mrs and servant
So?y 		Miss
Williamson 	Miss
36 steerage

Per Albion (Garrard) from Wellington and Lyttelton
Passengers:

Hitchnough 	Mr
Stewart 	Mr
13 for forward ports

Per Claud Hamilton (C Calder) from Melbourne
Passenger:

Wilson 		Mr

DEPARTURES
October 24th
Per Penguin (Malcolm) for the North.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Carrighan 	Miss
Passengers for Wellington:
Vau?e 		Mr J P
Mason 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Peirson 	Mr & Mrs
Carroll 	Mr

Per Arawata (Sinclair) for Melbourne:
Passengers:

Bell 		Mrs and 2 children
Carroll 	Mr
Clark 		Miss
Hay 		Miss
Lees 		Miss
McLellan 	Mr & Mrs
Rich 		Mr
Wainson 	Miss
Wilson 		Mr
10 steerage

October 26th
Per Rotorua (Tozer) for Sydney

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Solomon 	Miss

Passengers for Wellington:
Brooks 		Miss
Campbell 	Mrs
Golder 		Mr
Miller 		Miss

Passengers for Sydney:
Watson Mr W

October 29th
Per Waitaki (Edie) for Northern Ports.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Atkinson 	Mr & Mrs
Camelford 	Mrs and child
Johnson 	Mr
Wilberforce 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Petty 		Mr & Mrs
Nation 		Mrs and 2 children
Green 		Mr J E
Passengers for Picton:
Bayley 		Mr & Mrs and children (8)
Passengers for Manukau:
Stannard 	Mr
18 steerage for all ports

OTAGO WITNESS dated November 8th 1879
ARRIVALS

October 31st
Per Waipa (Gorn) from London (July 30)
Passengers saloon:

Per Wellington (Anderson) from the North

Passenger:
Eva 	Miss

November 2nd
Per Rotomahana (Underwood) from Sydney

Passengers from Sydney:
Bevin 		Sergeant-major
Grant 		Mr A
O'Bonney 	Mr
7 steerage

Passengers from the Coast:
Alexander 	Mr & Mrs
Augustin 	Mr
Burt 		Miss
Every 		Mr
Gray 		Mrs
Hamilton 	Mr
Hickling 	Mr
Holt 		Mr
Inder 		Mr
Jeffreys 	Miss
Leary 		Mr & Mrs
McAdam 		Mr
McGlashan 	Mr
Mackenzie 	Miss
Mowbray 	Mr
Mowbray 	Miss
Pascoe 		Mr
Seaton 		Mr
Shackleton 	Mr
Solomon 	Mr
Tanner 		Miss
Veal 		Mrs and family
Vigors 		Mr
Yaldwin 	Mrs

November 3rd
Per Maori (Bernech) from the West Coast via the Bluff

Passengers:
Ah Kim Mr
Dick Mr
Laurenson Mr
McKinnon MrMcLeod Mr
Morris Mrs

Per Wanaka (McGillivray) from the North
Passengers:

McFadyen 	Mr
Reid 		Mr
Riddle 		Mr
Warren 		Mr
Kennedy 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr

November 5th
Per Tararua (Muir) from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff

Passengers:
Armit 		Captain
Dalton 		Mr
Denniston 	Mr
Eichbaum 	ColonelGray Mr
McIntyre 	Mr & Mrs
Pollock 	Mr
Stevenson 	Miss
Walker 		Mr
Waymouth 	Mr
20 steerage

DEPARTURES

October 30th
Per Ringarooma (Sinclair) for Melbourne via intermediate ports

Passengers:
Anderson 	Mr
Cantwell 	Miss
Daniel 		Mr C
Farron 		Mr B
Hollinger 	Mr & Mrs
Lane 		Mr T
McTurk 		Mr O
Neill 		Mrs, 2 children and servant
Small 		Mr
Smith 		Mr & Mrs and 2 children
Wren 		Mr
10 steerage

October 31st
Per Hawea (Kennedy) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Rothschild 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Browne 		Mrs G
Scobie 		Miss
Scobie 		Mr
Shield 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Carr		Mr
Hickey 		Mr
Nixon 		Mr
10 steerage for all ports

November 3rd
Per Wellington (Anderson) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Benson 		Mr
Brownridge 	Mr
Burr 		Mr & Mrs
Hancock 	Mr
Park 		Mr
Shenaway 	Mr
Watkins 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Gibb 		Mr
Sellars 	Mr
Ventors 	Mr
Passengers for Wanganui:
Campbell 	Miss
Passengers for Auckland
Pryde 		Mr P G

The following are the names of the passengers on board the ship Loch Fleet (the New Zealand Shipping Company, agents) which cleared from London for this port on the 25th August:

Baker 		William
Bott 		Thomas
Clifford 	Ashley
Clifford 	Sarah
Clifford 	Maude
Clifford 	Florence
Clifford 	Fanny
England 	John
England 	Annie
Farren 		William
Gamble 		Joseph
Garatang 	Thomas
Jones 		James
Jones 		Harriet
Jones 		Ronald
Lenard 		William
Liddington 	James
Rutherford 	James D
Shepherd 	Forbes
Walmsley 	George
Watson 		George
Watson 		Sarah and child
Woodward 	John B
Woodward 	Helen B

ARRIVAL OF THE WAIPA

Bluff November 4th
The Tararua, Captain Muir, left Melbourne at 1.30pm on the 29th; arrived at Hobart Town at 9.30am on the 31st; sailed at 2.30pm same day, and arrived at the Bluff at 11.50am today. Experienced light winds and fine weather throughout the passage.

Passengers for Dunedin - saloon:
Armidt 		Captain
Denniston 	Mr
Dutton 		Mr
Eichbaum 	Colonel
Gray 		Mr
McIntyre 	Mr & Mrs
Pollock 	Mr
Stevenson 	Mr
Walker 		Mr
Waymouth 	Mr
20 in steerage

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Braig 		Mr
Holland 	Mr
McGachan 	Mr
Morton 		Mr
Norwood 	Mr
Pitt 		Mr & Mrs
Redmayne 	Mr
Sayers 		Mr & Mrs
Trape 		Mr
Valentyne 	Mr & Mrs
11 in steerage
Passengers for Wellington:
Begin Mr & Mrs
Lees 		Mr & Mrs
Lee 		Mr (3)
Newmarch 	Mr
8 steerage
Passengers for Nelson:
Fergie 		Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Studds 		Mr
Passengers for Gisborne:
Williams 	Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Carlisle 	Mr
Passengers for Hokitika:
Anderson 	Mr
Keller 		Mr

PUBLICATION FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS DATED 15TH NOVEMBER 1879

ARRIVALS

November 6th
Per Wakatipu (Wheeler) from Sydney via Wellington and Lyttelton

Passengers:
Beaver 		Mr
Benson 		Mr
Blackadder 	M
Brock 		Mr
Coates 		Mr
Felton 		Mrs
Fulton 		Miss
Fulton 		Mrs
Gibson 		Mr
Golder 		Mr
McKenzie 	Mrs
McIntyre 	Miss
McKerrow 	Miss
Matheson 	Mr
Mendershausen 	Mr
Mills 		Mrs
Milson 		Mr
Moyse 		Mr & Mrs
Orkney 		Captain and Mrs
Palmer 		Miss
Sankey 		Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Townsend 	Mr

November 7th
Per Taiaroa (Pietersen) from the North

Passengers:
Alves 	Mr
Griffin 	Mr
Ronaldson 	Miss
Schmidt 	Mrs
Scott 		Mr

November 9th
Per Penguin (Malcolm) from the North
Passengers:
Campbell 	Miss
Brown 		Miss
Bruce 		Miss
Gray 		Mr J
Johnson 	Mr
Pritchard 	Mr
Renshaw 	Mr
Rogers 		Mrs
Watkins 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr

November 11th
Per Arawata (Sinclair) from Melbourne, via the Bluff

Passengers from Melbourne:
Blumberg 	Mr
de Beer 	Mrs
Hart 		Miss (2)
Hart 		Mr H J
Handyside 	Mr
Marks 		Mr
McNeill 	Mr
McAlister 	Mr
Sellars 	Mr
120 steerage
Passengers from the Bluff
Gibson 		Captain
Jones 		Mr & Mrs
McIntosh 	Mr

November 12th
Per Tararua (Muir) from Lyttelton and Wellington
Passengers:
Lewis 		Mrs
Murdoch 	Mr
Sharp 		Mr


DEPARTURES

November 6th
Per Rotomahana (Underwood) for Sydney via the East Coast
Passengers for Lyttelton:
Dow 		Mr
Renshaw 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Begg 		Mr
Bell 		Mr
Blair 		Mr W N
Clive 		Mr
Gillon 		Miss
Graham 		Mr C J
McKellar 	Mr D
Merfin 		Mr
Simpson 	Mr

Passengers for Gisborne:
Cooper 		Mrs & Miss
Passengers for Auckland:
Hayman 		Mr
Russell 	Mr
Titchener 	Mrs
Passengers for Sydney:
Davidson 	Mr
Grant 		Mr A
Levi 		Mr
Miller 		Mr J
Peacock 	Mr
Smith 		Mrs E
Smith 		Miss
7 steerage

November 10th
Per Taiaroa (Pietersen) for Northern Ports

Passengers for Lyttelton:
McLean 		Mr
Passengers for Nelson:
Bayley 		Mrs
12 steerage for all ports

November 12th
Per Wakatipu (Wheeler) for Sydney via Lyttelton and Wellington

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Kirkcaldy 	Mrs
Passengers for Wellington:
Dowd 		Miss
Holmes 		Mrs
Kincaid 	Miss
Passengers for Wanganui:
Lewis 		Mr
Passengers for Sydney:
Gardner 	Mr
Greenfield 	Mr
McIndoe 	Mr
Neill 		Dr
Otto 		Mr
Rock 		Mr & Mrs
Scott 		Mr
Zink 		Mr
18 Chinese
23 steerage for all ports

Bluff November 10th
The Arawata left Melbourne at 5pm on 5th, passed the Solanders on the 9th at 5pm and arrived at the Bluff at 5am today. Experienced NE winds during the passage. She sails at 5pm for Dunedin.

Passengers for the Bluff:
Spence Mr (2)
Harbison Mr
Walsh Miss
Ross Mrs Lucy
Gilmour Mr
Gilmour Mrs
Gilmour Miss
Gilmour Master
7 in steerage
Passengers for Dunedin:
Blumbery 	Mr
De Beer 	Mrs
Handyside 	Mr
Hart 		Mr & Mrs
Hart 		Miss
Marks 		Mr
McNeil 		Mr
McAlister 	Mr
Tate 		Mr & Mrs
Sellars 	Mr T
100 in steerage
Passengers for Lyttelton
Austin 		Mr
Bolton 		Miss
Donovan 	Mr
Minifle 	Miss
Walsh 		Mr
7 in steerage
Passengers for Wellington
Darbyshire Mr
Fryer Mrs
Fuller Mr
Fuller Mrs
Fuller Master
Hyland Mr
Jones Mrs
Murphy Mrs
Sibbin Mr
17 steerage
Passengers for Nelson
Price 		Mr
Street 		Miss

PUBLICATION OF THE OTAGO WITNESS DATED 22nd November 1879

ARRIVALS
November 13th
Per Waitaki (Edie) from the North

Passengers:
Armstrong 	Mr
Benjamin 	Mr
Clive 		Mr
Johnston 	Mrs, 3 children and servant
Johnston 	Mr
Kohn 		Mr
Scotland 	Mr
Scotland 	Miss
Southern 	Mr
Smith 		Mr
4 steerage

November 18th
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff

Passengers:
Balcome 	Mrs
Beale 		Mr
Belough 	Miss
Benjamin 	Mr
Benjamin 	Mrs
Booth 		Mr (2)
Booth 		Mrs A
Booth 		Mrs W E
Cameron 	Mrs
Conway 		Mr (2)
Falconer 	Mr
Falconer 	Mrs
Forrest 	Mr
Fraser 		Mr
Goodwin 	Mr
Gordon 		Mr
Hopkins 	Mr
Hull 		Mr
Joachim 	Mr
Joel 		Mr A
Joel 		Mr M
Johnson 	Mr
Jonison 	Mr
Kennedy 	Miss
McDonald 	Mr
Macfarlane 	Mr
Mills 		Mr J
Mitchell 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Rutherford 	Mr
Rutherford 	Miss
Spedding 	Mr
Spedding 	Mrs
Spedding 	Miss
Tonks 		Mr
Thompson 	Mr
Vickery 	Mr
Villiers 	Mr
Watt 		Mr
Watts 		Mr
Williams 	Mr
104 steerage

Per Hawea (Kennedy) from Auckland via the East Coast

Passengers:
Asherden 	Mr G H
Brown 		Captain
Davidson 	Mr
Finlay 		Mrs and family (3)
Gow 		Mrs
Hobson 		Mr & Mrs
Irwin 		Mr
Mason 		Mr
O?? 		Mr & Mrs
Irvine 		Mr
Sonus 		Mr
Stobo 		Mr
10 steerage

November 19th
Per Rotorua (Tozer) from Sydney, via Auckland and intermediate ports.

Passengers:
Bardsley 	Mr (2)
Donaghy 	Mr
Grant 		Mrs
Levy 		Mrs
Marks 		Mrs
Sheppard 	Mr
23 steerage

DEPARTURES
November 14th
Per Penguin (Malcolm) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Carter 		Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Donaghy 	Mr
Harland 	Mr
Mulrooney Mr & Mrs and child
Passengers for Picton:
McCallum 	Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Aldred 		Mr
18 steerage for all ports

Per Tararua (Muir) for Melbourne via the Bluff and Hobart Town

Passengers for the Bluff:
Bateman 	Mr & Mrs
Bateman 	Miss
Howe 		Mr
Short 		Mr

Passengers for Melbourne:
Coatley 	Mr
Field 		Mr
Huntley 	Mr & Mrs
Hoggett 	Mr & Mrs
Holt 		Mr
Irvine 		Mrs
Jamieson 	Miss
Martin 		Mr
Mercer 		Mrs C and child
Morris 		Mr
Nathan 		Mr and family
Perry 		Mr
Pierson 	Mr (2)
Tyerman 	Mr
Loftus Troupe (14)
20 steerage
Passengers for Adelaide:
Schonberg 	Mr & Mrs and family

Per Otago (Peebles) for London
Passengers - cabin:
Gray 		Mr J
Steerage:
Albedylill 	Mr & Mrs and child
Davenport 	Mr
Harley 		Mr
Jones 		Mr & Mrs
Simpson 	Mr

November 17th
Per Waitaki (Edie) for Northern Ports

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Sinoff 		Mrs
Passengers for Wellington:
Richards 	Miss
Passengers for Manukau:
Wells 		Mr

Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) for Lyttelton and Wellington

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Clark 		Miss
Passengers for Wellington:
James 		Miss C
Perston 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Williams 	Mrs
Wilson 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Moir 		Miss

Auckland, November 18th
The Zealandia arrived at 8 this morning. Her NZ cargo consists of 3250 sacks of bone meal, 1576 sacks of barley, 1715 sacks of maize, 790 boxes of fruit, 320 boxes of salmon, 200 packages of miscellaneous.
Passengers for NZ:

Aveler 		Mr
Boistow 	Mr
Bullen 		Mr
Duncan 		Miss
Ellithorpe 	Mr
Leaving 	Mr
McLean 		Mr
Meynell 	Mr
Elyers 		Mr
Johns 		Mr
Naschal 	Mrs
Owen 		Mr
Padbury 	Mr & Mrs
Russell 	Mr
Russell 	Mr H
Salisbury 	Mr
Sharp 		Mr & Mrs
Short 		Mr
Steele 		Mr

PUBLICATION FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS Dated 29the November 1879

Auckland, November 24th
The Rotomahana, with 60 saloon, 80 steerage passengers, and 225 tons of cargo for all ports, arrived at Russell at 1pm today after a disastrous passage. She left Sydney at 8.15am on November 20th, starting with a southwest wind, which increased to a hard gale towards noon, with a high sea. After that it increased to hurricane force, with a tremendous sea. At 5.20pm a heavy sea was shipped, smashing a boat, skylight, &c., and washing a sailor named Alick McLellan overboard. The unfortunate man joined the ship on the 6th of the month at Port Chalmers. The chief officer, Mr Parsons, had a narrow escape from the same sea. Again at 11.30pm another heavy sea was shipped, smashing in the after skylight and washing a quantity of fruit overboard. The vessel behaved admirably throughout. The weather continued with unabated force until the morning of November 22nd, when it moderated to a southwest gale, which lasted 24 hours. Since then light south winds and fine weather have been experienced until arrival. During the heaviest of the storm the ship was kept before the wind and sea, and ran 125 miles out of her course. At 11.20pm on November 20th she passed a ship supposed to be showing signals of distress. Owing to the severe weather, she could not render any assistance.

ARRIVALS
November 20th
Per Arawata (Sinclair) from the North

Passengers:
Dick 		Mr
Fleming 	Mrs
Grimes 		Rev Mr
Teschemaker 	Mr

November 23rd
Per Wanaka (McGillivray) from Auckland via the East Coast
Passengers:

Agnew 		Mr
Calcutt 	Mrs and child
Cameron 	Mr
Chauvin 	Mr
Duncan 		Miss
Fox 		Mr
Johnson 	Mr
McAlpin 	Mrs
Ogier 		Mr
Shackleton 	Mr
Wavis 		Mrs

November 26th
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) from Wellington and Lyttelton

Passengers:
Anson 		Mr
Gardner 	Mr
Haintry 	Mr
Pryde 		Mr
Vaughan 	Mr
10 steerage

DEPARTURES
November 21st
Per Hawea (Kennedy) for the North

Passengers for Wellington:
Barton 		Mr E
Passengers for Auckland:
Capolean 	Mr & Mrs
Passengers for Westport
Watson 		Mr

Per Arawata (Sinclair) for Melbourne via the Bluff

Passengers for Melbourne:
Brown 			Mr
Collins 		Mr & Mrs
Dunn 			Mr
Leech 			Mr & Mrs and 3 children
McHay 			Mr
McVean 			Mr
Rolland 		Mr & Mrs and 2 children and servant
Tompkins 		Mr
Watkins 		Mr
Passengers for the Bluff:
Campbell 		Mr
12 steerage for Melbourne

Per Maori (Bernech) for the West Coast, via the Bluff

Passengers for Greymouth:
Anderson 	Mrs
Passengers for Hokitika:
Hawkins 	Master
Passengers for Westport:
Monkman 	M J
Williams 	Miss

November 22nd
Per Rotorua (Tozer) for Auckland, via the East Coast

Passengers for Wellington:
Campbell 		Mr
Hewitt 			Mr & Mrs
Hislop 			Mr
Juvenile Troubadour Troupe (5)
Passengers for Auckland:
Coates 			Mr C 
McDermid 		Mr J

Passengers for Sydney:
Marshall 		Mr R
Leong Cheong 		Mr
Sum Lung 		Mr
2 steerage

Bluff, November 26th
The Claud Hamilton, Captain Calder, has arrived with 2 racehorses, Le Loup and Trump Card, for Lyttelton, also 9 head of prize cattle for Dunedin, and 1 valuable bull for Bluff. She left Melbourne on 18th November, at 4pm, and arrived at Hobart Town on 22nd, at 9pm. She experienced strong easterly winds to Hobart Town, and ? to the Bluff for the first 2 days moderate easterly winds, followed by a heavy southerly gale for the following 3 days.

Passengers for Bluff - saloon:
Howell 		Mr
Rutherford 	Mr & family (9) and servant
Sharp 		Mr 
11 in steerage
Passengers for Port Chalmers:

Barker 		Mr
Chapman 	Miss
Douglas 	Mr
Merritt 	Mr
Nairn 		Miss
Rhodes 		Miss
Tubb 		Mr
Turnbull 	Miss (2)
Turnbull 	Master
T?e 		Miss
Walker 		Mr & Mrs
20 in steerage

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Boe 		Mrs
Charter 	Miss
Hall 		Miss
Kelly 		Mrs
10 in steerage

Passengers for Wellington:
Fryger 		Miss
Miller 		P H
Hingley
Sandy 		Miss
Syer 		Mr & Mrs
6 in steerage
Passengers for West Coast:
Bincham 	Miss
Just 		Miss
Glenn 		Miss
Quinn 		Miss

PUBLICATION OF THE OTAGO WITNESS Dated 6th December 1879

ARRIVAL
November 27th
Per Beautiful Star (Jones) from Timaru

Passenger:
Buchanan 	Miss

November 28th
Per Claud Hamilton (C Calder) from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff

Passengers:
Barker 		Mr
Chapman 	Miss
Douglas 	Mr
Fiyzer 		Mr
Merritt 	Mr
Nairn 		Miss
Rhodes 		Miss
Todd 		Mr
Turnbull 	Misses (2)
Turnbull 	Master
Tye 		Miss
Walker 		Mr & Mrs
15 in steerage

November 29th
Per Taiaroa (Pietersen) from the North

Passengers:
Anderson 	Mr
Barrett 	Mr
Buckley 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Fidler 		Mrs
Fidler 		Miss
Foederiers 	Mrs
Foederiers 	Mr
Jenkins 	Mr
Olson 		Mr
Roberts 	Mr
Thompson 	Mr
10 steerage

Per Rotomohana (Underwood) from Sydney, via the East Coast

Passengers from Sydney:
Bell 		Mr
Brenton 	Mr
Dymock 		Mrs and family (5)
Hazal 		Miss
Solomon 	Mr S
5 steerage
Passengers from the Coast:
Anderson 	Mr
Cargill 	Mr
Coster 		Mr
Cowper 		Mr
Cracroft Wilson Mr A
Dalgliesh 	Mr
Gillies 	Judge
Gillies 	Mr J L
Gray 		Mr
Irvine 		Mrs
McLean 		Mr G A
Mills 		Mr W
Moore 		Mr
Russell 	Mr C L
Russell 	Miss
Shaw 		Mrs
Taylor 		Mr
Wardrop 	Mrs
20 steerage

December 1st
Per Penguin (Malcolm) from Auckland via the East Coast

Passengers:
Fergusson 	Mr
Garrard 	Captain
Stephenson 	Mrs
Wragge 		Mr
2 steerage

December 2nd
Per Tararua (Muir) from Melbourne via Hobart Town and the Bluff
Passengers:

Lyster's Opera Troupe (63)
Daldy 		Mr W C
Gilmour 	Mr
Hicking 	Mr A
Howie 		Mr & Mrs
Mathieson 	Mr
Maitland 	Mr
McGuire 	Mr
Oliver 		Messrs (2)
Robertson 	Mr W R
Salamond 	Mr
Sansom 		Miss
Shaw 		Mr H
Smith 		Mrs
Smith 		Messrs (2)
42 steerage

Per Hermione, 1120 tons,  (Roberts) from London, August 14th

Passengers - saloon:
Beales 		Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Cornock 	Mr
Cox 		Mr
Makison 	Mrs & 2 children
Merritt 	Mrs E
Preston 	Mr
Reid 		Mr
Savage 		Mr
Start 		Miss
Sturrock 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Wilkie 		Mr
Second Cabin:
Blundell 	Mr & Mrs
Blundell 	Master (2)
Brazier 	Miss
Burkett 	Mr & Mrs
Burkett 	Masters (4)
Chein 		Mr
Christie 	Mr & Mrs
Christie 	Misses(4)
Christie 	Master (3)
Cousins 	Mr
Ellis 		Mr
Graves 		Rev Mr
Graham 		Dr & Mrs
Graham 		Miss (4)
Graham 		Master (2)
Heeson 		Mr & Mrs
Hodge 		Mrs
Landells 	Mr & Mrs
Landells 	Misses (2)
McHaffie 	Mr
Mouatt 		Mr
Oakden 		Messrs (2)
Paterson 	Messrs (2)
Robson 		Miss
Robertson 	Mr
146 in steerage

The first Home ship to make the Heads was Messrs Shaw-Savill's ship, Hermione. The tug Koputai took her in tow. She was towed up to the anchorage off the Railway Pier. The Hermione is not a stranger to this port, her last visit being some two years since, when we gave a full description of this fine vessel. She is still under the command of Captain Roberts, who brings with him his old chief officer, Mr Salmon. She brings in addition to a large cargo, 17 saloon, 48 second cabin, and 146 steerage passengers, under charge of Dr Makinson. The number al told, 234 souls - equal to 199 statute adults, including 5 1/2 nominated immigrants short-shipped by the Timaru, There being no deaths or births. The only casualty being on December 3rd, when a child named James Dickson fell on the deck in an epileptic fit and fractured his leg. To quote one of the passengers, everything has gone as pleasant as a marriage-bell. The ship comes in splendid order, each of the compartments being remarkably clean. Her passage has been a lengthy one, having occupied 111 days from port to port and 94 days from land to land, which is easily accounted for by meeting adverse winds.

DEPARTURES
November 27th
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town

Passengers for the Bluff:
Melbourne 	Mr
Perry 		Mr
Towie 		Mr H

Passengers for Hobart Town:
Bould 		Mr
Scott 		Miss

Passengers for Melbourne:
Bould 		Mr
Charwin 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr D
Leask 		Mr
Phrydell 	Mr
Stewart 	Mr
Strachan 	Miss
10 in steerage

November 28th
Per Wanaka (McGillivray) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Lewis 		Mr & Mrs
Passengers for Wellington:
Anderson 	Mr E R
Cargill 	Mr J
Passengers for Napier:
Alexander 	Mr J
Orlich 		Mr
Peppercourt 	Mr
Passengers for Gisborne:
Beale 		Mr
Fraser 		Mr
6 steerage

December 1st
Per Tararua (Muir) for Sydney via Auckland and intermediate ports

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Banks 		Mr J
Henderson 	Mr & Mrs
Prankard 	Mr

Passengers for Wellington:
Dickson 	Mr
Grant 		Dr & Mrs
Reid 		Mr
Yates 		Mr

Passengers for Napier:
Blair 		Dr
Sinclair 	Mrs

Passengers for Auckland:
McGregor 	Mr
Mowatt 		Mr
Passengers for Sydney:
Anderson 	Mrs & family (3)
Carroll 	Mr
Fleming 	Miss
Graham 		Mr
Leves 		Mr

Shipping Telegrams
Lyttelton, Dec. 2nd
Cleared: Waitangi, for London, with a cargo of wool and tallow valued at £101,884. passengers -

Aylmer 		Mr
Baker 		Mr
Carter 		Mr
Clayton 	Mr, Miss, and Master
Ellen 		Mrs
Fisher 		Mr
Keith 		Mr
Lees 		Mr and Mrs

PUBLICATION of the OTAGO WITNESS Dated 13th December 1879

A THRILLING STORY OF THE SEA
Captain Henry Banks, of the steamer Neera, who has just arrived in Glasgow by the overland route after leaving Mauritius, has favoured one of the local papers with the following strange narrative: -"On Saturday, the 18th May, Captain Banks' steamer left Tamatave, having in tow a large dismasted vessel called the Sophia Joachim, laden with wheat, and bound from Adelaide to Liverpool. When within 50 miles of Mauritius a storm compelled the captain to cast loose the Sophia - the Neera, however, remaining close at hand. Till about daybreak of the 29th the 2 vessels were thus situated when a large steamer was descried in the offing, standing in for Reunion. On approaching this vessel, signal guns were heard, and flags of distress soon displayed, and it was otherwise evident that the ship was in a sinking condition. When hailed, the steamer proved to be the Samonood, belonging to the Khedive of Egypt, and bound for Mauritius with machinery. Being already in charge of the Sophia Joachim, also disabled, the Neera could not take the Samanood in tow, and her captain then lowered his boat and came on board the Neera. Then ensued such a scene as baffles description. The crew of the sinking vessel, 104 in number, became perfectly panic-stricken, and hurried to lower the boats, which they filled with trunks, clothing, &c, almost to the water's edge. Then they scrambled in - a quite demoralised mob - and made for the Neera, whose deck soon became a wild scene of excitement and confusion, as she was carrying passengers from Tamatave. One boat with 24 seamen sank from overloading, and of that number of struggling, drowning men, only one could be saved. The chief engineer of the Neera boarded the wreck and saved some valuable portable effects. And now came a strange incident of the terrible drama. A Mr McIntyre, who was in charge of the machinery, had his wife and 3 children on board, and it seems that they, an old Arab doctor, and a sick woman had been unaware that the crew had left the sinking ship. It was only when the lady was seen to come on deck of the Samonood that the passengers and crew of the Neera became aware that there were still lives to be rescued from the doomed vessel. The Neera's lifeboat was quickly launched, and the seven persons were soon safe on board the steamer. All the time of this exciting tragedy taking place, the sea was very rough, and a high wind blowing. Captain Loseo and the saved from the Samonood were landed at St Dennis, there to await the decision of the Ottoman Consul-General at Port Louis as to their destination. Daily Review, 15th September, 1879.

ARRIVALS
December 4th
Per Wakatipu (Wheeler) from Sydney, via Wellington and Lyttelton

Passengers:
Carrick 	Mr
Ewart 	Mr
Grant 		Mr
Grant 		Miss
Holmes 		Miss
Holmes 		Mrs
James 		Mr
Johnson 	Mr
Johnson 	Miss
Linbury 	Mrs
Mills 		Captain & Mrs and child
Peterson 	Captain
Pittman 	Mr
Preston 	Mr
Proctor 	Mr
Warren 		Miss
Wilson 		Mr
22 in steerage

December 6th
Per Waitaki (Edie) from the North

Passengers:
Knowlsley 	Mr
McDonald 	Miss
Morgan 		Mrs and family (3)

Per Dunedin (Whitson) from Glasgow (August 29)

Passengers - saloon:
Anderson 	Mr
Green 		Miss
Nisbett 	Mr & Mrs
Paul 		Mr & Mrs and family (3)
Shaw 		Mr
Young 		Mr
428 steerage passengers

Per Hawea (Kennedy) from the North

Passengers:
Baker 		Mr
Beaver 		Mr
Bell 		Mr
Bissell 	Mr
Boe 		Mr
Bolton 		Miss
Brown 		Miss E
Carmichael 	Mr
Clark 		Mr
Clarey 		Mr
Corkill 	Mr
Daniels 	Mrs
Dean 		Mr & Mrs
Gillies 	Mr & Mrs
Gillies 	Master
Gunn 		Miss
Hanley 		Mr & Mrs
Hargraves 	Mr
Jack 		Miss
Jonn 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Laurie 		Mrs
Lawrence 	Mr
McDermid 	Miss
McFarlane 	Mr
McGlashan 	Miss
Martin 		Mr
Milland 	Mr
Newall 		Mr
Orr 		Mrs
Patterson 	Mr
Plaisted 	Mr
Ramsay 		Mr
Rosie 		Mr
Sangster 	Mr
Sharp 		Mr
Sinfield 	Mr and family
Smith 		Mr and family
Stevenson 	Mrs
Swan 		Mr & Mrs
Underwood 	Mr
White 		Miss
Williams 	Mr

Per Arawata (Sinclair) from Melbourne, via Hobart Town and the Bluff

Passengers from Melbourne:
Burnett 	Mrs and 2 children
Clapperton 	Mr & Mrs
Clapperton 	Miss
Conway 		Mrs and family
Eagerty 	Mrs and family
Foy 		Mr
Hughes 		Miss
Monk 		Mr		
Morris 		Mr
Morris 		Mrs and family
Olive 		Miss
Smith 		Miss
Solomon 	Miss
Tomkins 	Mr

Passengers from Hobart Town
Davidson 	Mrs
Lyttelton 	Hon S G
Moss 		Mr
30 steerage from all ports

DEPARTURES
December 5th
Per Penguin (Malcolm) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Marshall 	Mr
Percival 	Mr
Tweedale 	Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Beale 		Mr
Connor 		Mr
Fox 		Mr
Wheeler 	Mrs
Wilkie 		Mr
Passengers for Napier:
Graham 		Dr & Mrs
Graham 		Miss (4) 
Graham 		Master (2)
Passengers for Nelson:
Bryant 		Mrs and child
Passengers for Auckland:
Hart 		Miss
McDearmid 	Captain
Sheppard 	Mr
Young 		Mr
Passengers for Sydney:
Gilmour 	Mr

Per Rotomahana (Underwood) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town
Passengers for Hobart Town:

Dunn 		Mrs & Miss
Graham 		Mr & Mrs & Miss, 4 children and servant
Hall 		Mr W S
Passengers for Melbourne:
Bayley 		Mr
Beadie 		Mr
Campbell 	Miss
Chilton 	Mr & Mrs
Gillies 	Dr & Mrs
Howard 		Mr
Jones 		Mr
Meaken 		Mr
Miller 		Mr
Orr 		Mr
Padbury 	Mr & Mrs
Ramsay 		Mr & Mrs
Simpson 	Mr
Skidmore 	Mr

December 10th
Per Arawata (Sinclair) for Northern Ports.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Dougall 	Mr
Fletcher 	Mr
Hackett 	Mr R
Hooper 		Mr W
Laing 		Mr & Mrs
Passengers for Wellington:
Barr 		Mr G M
Coliman 	Mr
Fox 		Mr
Stephenson 	Mrs
Passengers for Napier:
Edwards Mr
Goose Mr
Mersson Mr
Wreaks Mr

Passengers for Auckland:
Bell Mr

Timaru Herald Monday 8th 1879 pg2
Port Chalmers
Arrived
Dec. 6 - Shag, s.s., from Shag Point
Dec. 6 - Beautiful Star, s.s., from Oamaru
Dec. 6 - Waitaki, s.s., from the North
Dec. 6 - Wanganui, ship, from London
Dec. 6 - Dunedin, ship, from Glasgow
Dec. 6 - Owake, schooner, from Timaru
Dec. 6 - Cora, schooner, from the Coast
Dec. 6 - Bobycito, barque, from Newcastle
Dec. 7 - Zior, schooner, from Lyttelton
Dec. 7 - Isabella Anderson, schooner, from Lyttelton
Dec. 7 - Stella, s.s., from the South
Dec. 7 - Examiner, barque, from Greymouth
Dec. 7 - Prairie, brig, from Hobart Town.

Sailed - Nil.
Wellington, Dec. 6
Arrived - Opawa, ship, from London, via Nelson.
Dec. 7 - The Arethusa, ship, from London, with immigrants, 96 days out, arrived off the Heads this morning.


PUBLICATION FROM THE OTAGO WITNESS DATED 20TH DECEMBER 1879

ARRIVALS

December 12th
Per Klimeny (Morgan) from Calcutta

Passengers:
Bird 		Mr (2)
Galway 		Mr

Per Wellington (Anderson) from the North

Passengers:
Baxter 		Mr
Collins 	Mr & Mrs
Cottrell 	Miss
Henry 		Mr
Parkinson 	Mr
Rees 		Mr
Spence 		Mr
Toms 		Mrs and child
Thompson 	Mr
9 steerage

Per Maori (Bernech) from Timaru
Passenger:
Blackwood 	Mr

December 14th
Per Maori (Bernech) from Oamaru
Passengers:
Goodall 	Miss
Martin 		Mr

Per Beautiful Star (Jones) from Timaru
Passenger:
Maclean 	Mr H

Per Wanaka (McGillivray) from the North

Passengers:
Adams 		Mr
Allen 		Mr
Badley 		Mr
Chantrey 	Mr
Coleman 	Mr
Coria 		Mr
Greig 		Mr
Harris 		Mr
Holmes 		Mr
Holmes 		Mrs
Hughes 		Mr
Jago 		Mr
Jago 		Mrs
James 		Mr
Kerr 		Mr
Kohn 		Mr
Isitt 		Mr
Isitt 		Mrs
Lothian 	Mr
Menelaus 	Mr
Mitchell 	Mrs
Odell 		Mr
Rowe 		Mr
Shannon 	Mr
Stoddart 	Mr
White 		Mr
Williams 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr

December 17th
Per Beautiful Star (Jones) from Oamaru

Passengers:
Carr 		Mr
Flood 		Mr
Lindsay 	Mr
4 steerage
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) from Melbourne via the Bluff
Passengers:
Allen 		Mr & Mrs
Armitage 	Mr
Bell 		Mr
Bowring 	Miss Adelaide
Callan 		Mr
Fawns 		Mr (2)
Jackson 	Mr & Mrs
Jamieson 	Mrs
Knowles 	Mr
Little 		Mr
McIntyre 	Mr
Meek 		Mr & Mrs
Menzies 	Mrs
Menzies 	Miss (2)
Miller 		Mr
Murray 		Mr
Neill 		Mr T
Neill 		Dr
Rosewarence 	Mr
Tewsley 	Mr Jun;
Tewsley 	Mr & Mrs
Thomson 	Mr
Ware 		Mr & Mrs
White 		Mr & Mrs
Young 		Mr
19 steerage

Per Rotorua (Tozer) from Sydney via the coast
Passengers:

Cameron 	Mr
Campbell 	Dr
Christopher 	Miss
Colstream 	Mr
Dey 		Mr
Fergusson 	Mr
Gibson 		Dr
Graham 		Miss
Harper 		Mr & Mrs
Hogg 		Mrs
Kincald 	Miss
McLean 		Mrs, child and 2 servants
Thomason 	Miss
Ondville 	Mr
Paterson 	Mr & Mrs & Miss
Scott 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
Wiseman 	Mrs
Wiseman 	Miss
15 steerage

DEPARTURES
December 11th
Per Albion (Garrard) for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart Town

Passengers for Hobart Town:
Mayne 		Miss
Passengers for Melbourne:
Arnold Mr W H
Baker Mr
Kneen Mr & Mrs
Knetzman Mr & Mrs
Knetzman Miss
McLean Mr A
Moore Mr
Pizey Mr
Rae Miss
Tompkins Miss
4 steerage

Per Wakatipu (Wheeler) for Sydney

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Boyle 		Mr J
Brellan 	Mr T
Fenton 		Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Flannigan 	Miss
Higgison 	Mr
Vincent 	Mr A J

Passengers for Sydney:
Childre 	Mr
Chaffe 		Mr
Emanuel 	Miss
Hanaby 		Mrs
Hutton 		Mr & Mrs
Isaacs 		Mr
Kocks 		Miss
Llewellyn 	Mrs
Litherland 	Mr
Stevenson 	Miss
20 Chinese
28 steerage

December 12th
Per Hawea (Kennedy) for the North

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Browne 		Miss K B
Passengers for Wellington:
Garner 		Mr C
Roper 		Mr R F
Passengers for Napier:
Kettle 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Beal 		Mrs
Jennings 	Mr
Wilson 		Miss
Passengers for Sydney:
McLaughlan 	Mr

December 15th
Per Wellington (Anderson) for Northern Ports.

Passengers for Wellington:
Baxter 		Mrs & family (3)
Stuart 		Miss (2)
Munday 		Mr
Passengers for Westport:
Ripley 		Miss
Passengers for Taranaki:
Clark 		Mr
Passengers for Auckland:
Edgar 		Mr
Griffin 	Rev Mr

Per Invercargill (Muir) for London

Passengers:
Bulkely 	Mr & Mrs and 6 children
Nimmo 		Mr & Mrs and 4 children
Hill 		Mr & Mrs and 4 children

December 17th
Per Ringarooma (Chatfield) for Sydney, via the coast.

Passengers for Lyttelton:
Isaac 		Master
Prout 		Mr
Ramsden 	Mr
Stuart 		Mr
Passengers for Wellington:
Blackley 	Mr
Purdie 		Mrs
Sedge 		Mr
Somers 		Mr
Ward 		Mrs and child
Weston 		Mrs

Passengers for Auckland:
Bremner 	Mrs
Bremner 	Miss (2)
Brett 		Mrs and 2 infants
Hunter 		Mr R
Purdie 		Mr D R
Smith 		Mr James
Passengers for Sydney:
Fergusson 	Mr J L
Jones 		Mr

PUBLICATION of the OTAGO WITNESS Dated 27th DECEMBER 1879

Arrival of the Loch Fleet
The ship Loch Fleet, from London, under charter to NZ Shipping Co, arrived off Otago Heads 7am on 22nd December. She brings 24 steerage passengers, 1100 tons of general cargo, together with 10 tons of gunpowder, which is stowed in a properly constructed magazine. The passage out has occupied 116 days from port to port, and 108 days from land to land - rather a long one for so smart looking ship, but easily accounted for by the fact of her meeting very poor trades, and hardly any passage winds. She rounded on 1st November, on which day Mr William Leonard, a steerage passenger, aged 49 years, died from chest complaint. Thence she had a few days westerly winds, and on November 15th, in latitude 46 S, longitude 65 E, when running before a heavy gale of wind, she shipped a tremendous sea over the stern, which washed away the wheel, binnacle, and both compasses, the ship rounding to and sustaining a great deal of other damage; while William Hall, one of the apprentices, was washed up against the rail and had his leg broken.

Passengers - steerage:
Baker 		Mr
Bott 		Mr
Clifford 	Mr & Mrs and 2 children
England 	Mr & Mrs
Farren 		Mr
Gamble 		Mr
Gautarg 	Mr
Jones 		Mr & Mrs and child
Rutherford 	Mr
Shepherd 	Mr
Stimpson 	Mr
Walmsley 	Mr
Watson 		Mr & Mrs and child
Woodward 	Mr & Mrs

Arrival of the Taranaki
Voyage account and passengers listed.

Arrival of the Auckland
The Albion Company's ship Auckland, Captain McDougall, with 13 saloon passengers and 45 free and assisted immigrants, was signalled from the Pilot Station on the morning of December 23rd. While coming up the cross channel, the Customs launch, having on board Captain Thomson, health officer; Dr Drysdale, medical member of the Board of Health; Mr Colin Allan, immigration officer; Mr J R Monson, Customs Department; and Captain Logan, marine superintendent to the Albion Company, met her, and in reply to the usual questions they were informed by Dr Norman that during the passage there had been 40 cases of measles, the first case being on October 10th, and the last convalescent yesterday. Part of the clothing had been destroyed, and the rest washed in disinfectants, and as far as possible the patients had been isolated in the hospitals. There had been seven deaths, six being of infants, from various causes, and one adult, a female, aged 63, from diarrhoea and dysentery; also during the passage there have been five births. Upon hearing this sad state of affairs, the authorities at once ordered the yellow flag to be run up at the main, and the vessel was placed in quarantine. It is decided that the whole of the immigrants be conveyed to the Islands today, while the saloon passengers will remain on board, and after the ship has been thoroughly cleaned and fumigated, she will be admitted pratique. Is is now some time since a ship made her appearance at this port with a foul bill of health, and it is much to be regretted that after a passage of 88 days the immigrants should be compelled to spend their Christmas on the Quarantine Islands.

Otago Witness 27 Dec. 1879. page 19.            

The following are the vital statistics furnished up by Dr Norman, the surgeon-superintendent, whose 1st visit to NZ it is:

Births:
October  10th, Mrs Lawson Gillies, of a daughter
October  17th, Mr McKenzie, of a daughter
November  5th, Mrs Noble, of a son
November 13th, Mrs Baird, of a son
December 12th, Mrs Gibbs, of a son

Deaths:
October  21st, Robert Wilson 	aged 10 months of diarrhoea
October  26th, William Moore 	aged  4 months, of measles, diarrhoea, and convulsions
October  31st, Robert Robertson	aged 12 months, of general wasting
November  5th, Jane Ross 	aged  6 months, of bronchitis, and convulsions
November 25th, Osborne Mitchell	aged  2 years, of diarrhoea and rickets
December  7th, Chrisa Mason, 	aged  9 months, of measles and diarrhoea
December  7th, Ellen Chambers	aged 63, of diarrhoea and dysentery.

At present there are 2 convalescent cases on board, one of measles and the other of diarrhoea. Both patients are progressing favourably, and are isolated from the rest of the passengers in the hospital. Both Captain McDougall and Dr Norman speak in the most favourable terms of the conduct of the passengers throughout the voyage. Boat and fire drill has been kept up, divine service regularly performed by the Rev Mr McIntosh, and as much amusement as possible afforded to the people. The ship Otaki was spoken off the Cape de Verde group, all well. Captain Devitt wished to be reported.

Otago Witness  27 December 1879 page 19
Arrival of the Loch Fleet.
The Steam Tug Titan
Arrival of the Prince Hassan

Arrival of the Bruce
Arrival of The Elizabeth Graham
Arrival of The Daisy


Otago Witness - 27 Dec. 1879 pg 19.

 

  Otago Witness - 27 Dec. 1879 pg 19.



     

 

page 21
Additional news by the San Francisco mail
The ship Templar, which recently arrived at San Francisco from New York and Rio, with yellow fever on board, carried a heroine in the person of Miss Armstrong, the captain's daughter. It is represented that after Capt. Armstrong was struck down with yellow fever, Miss Armstrong, assisted by the second mate, navigated the ship, the young lady frequently taking her trick at the wheel.

The Harbour Board's steamer Iron Age is at present getting in a new boiler and engines at the Rattray street Wharf.

The Elizabeth Graham brings two very handsome Clydesdale mares, and two of the celebrated Mount St. Bernard dogs. The dogs are splendid specimens of their breed. The mares are the property of Mr Duncan McCallum, of Riverton, who accompanied them, are both noted prizetakers at Home. One of them, Damsel, is a light bay, foaled 23rd April, 1875, sire Crown Prince (207), dam, Darling, by Tintock, granddam by Dainty Davie (211). On 15 occasions on which Damsel has been exhibited she has won first prizes, and at Glasgow as a yearling she was placed second. Mr McCallum purchased her for 500 guineas. H has not imported them for sale.

Mr J. Forsyth, the shipping butcher at Port Chalmers, is in possession of a lusus naturece, in the shape of a ewe lamb with five legs. The fifth leg is jointed at the knew of the left fore leg, and is perfectly formed., although, it of course, it is useless to the little animal. The lamb will be kept as a pet and is perfectly healthy and lively. It was bred by Mr J. Shand of the Taieri.  


The Southland Times  Nov. 11 1879
Bluff Harbour - Arrived
Nov. 10 - Arawata, s.s., 623 tons, Sinclair from Melbourne.

Passengers - For Bluff:
Gilmour 	Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master
Habison 	Mr
Lucy 		Mr
Ross 		Mr
Spence 		Mr (2)
Walsh 		Miss
7 in steerage

For Dunedin:
Blaumberg 	Mr
Handyside 	Mr
Hart 		Mr and Miss
Hart 		Miss
Marks 		Mr
McAllister 	Mr
McNeill 	Mr
Sellars 	Mr
Tate 		Mr and Mrs
100 in steerage

For Lyttelton: 
Austin 		Mr
Botton 		Miss
Donoran 	Mr
Minifie 	Miss
Walsh 		Mr
and 7 in steerage

For Wellington:
Darbyshire 	Mr
Fryer 		Mrs
Fuller 		Mr and Mrs
Fuller 		Mrs and Master
Gibson 		Mr
Hyland 		Mr
Jonas 		Mr
Murphy 		Mr and Mrs
and 17 in steerage

For Nelson:
Price 		Mr
Street 		Miss

Southland Times Monday 17 Nov. 1879
Bluff Harbor - Arrived
Nov. 15 - Tararua, s.s., 563 tons, Muir, from Dunedin. Passengers - Mrs Finn, child and nurse, Mr Cox (2), 2 steerage.

Southland Times Tuesday 18 Nov. 1879
Bluff Harbor - Arrived
Nov. 17 - Ringarooma, 623 tons, Chatfield from Melbourne, via Hobart Town.

Passengers - 
For Bluff
Amery 		Mr
Bell 		Mr and Mrs G.M. and servant
Bell 		Miss
Bell 		Master (2)
Bent 		Mr
Bleazard 	Miss
Bleazard 	Miss E
Brown 		Mrs
Campbell 	Mr
Clark 		Mr and Mrs
Farell 		Mr
Fredericks 	Mr
Gabolincy 	Mrs and infant
Hayman 		Mr and Mrs
Kennedy 	Mr
McFarlane 	Mr
Newlands 	Mr
Reed 		Mr
Richardson 	Mr
Rinicinnon 	Mr
Stonebam 	Messrs (2)
Thompson 	Mr
seven in steerage

For Dunedin:
Balcoine 	Mrs
Belough 	Miss
Benjamin 	Mr and Mrs
Booth 		Mr and Mrs
Booth 		Mr and Mrs W.E.
Cameron 	Mrs
Connay 		Mr
Forrest 	Mr
Fraser 		Mr
Goodwin 	Mr
Gordon 		Mr
Hopkins 	Mr
Hull 		Mr
Joachinn 	Mr
Joel 		Mr (2)
Johnston 	Mr
Jorrison 	Mr
Kennedy 	Miss
McDonald 	Mr
McFarlane 	Mr
Mills 		Mr James
Mitchell 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Rutherford 	Miss
Rutherford 	Mr
Spedding 	Miss
Thompson 	Mr
Tonks 		Mr
Vickery 	Mr
Villiers 	Mr
Watt 		Mr
Williams 	Mr
104 in steerage

For Lyttelton:
Bain 		Miss
Gibson 		Mr
Maitchelson 	Mr and Mrs
Porter 		Mrs
Ramsden 	Mr and Mrs and family
Rattray 	Mr and Mrs

For Wellington:
Begg 		Mr
Bowler 		Mrs
Brett 		Mr and Mrs
Finnimore 	Mr
Hart 		Mr and Mrs
McLachlan 	Miss
Marshall 	Mr
Marshall 	Mr J
18 in steerage

The Southland Times Monday 24 Nov. 1879
Bluff Harbor
Arrived. Nov. 22.- Arawata, s.s. from Dunedin
                           - Maori, s.s. from Dunedin

Sailed
Nov. 22 -Arawata, s.s., 632 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne. Passengers - Miss McGrath, 2 steerage
Maori, s.s., 118 tons, Bernoch, for West Coast ports. Passengers - Mr Spence, 2 steerage.
Ulva, cutter, Dawson, for Stewart Island.

The Southland Times Tuesday 25th Nov. 1879
Wellington, Nov. 24
Sailed - s.s. Ringrooma, for Melbourne via the south.

Passengers:
Adams 		Mr
Barton 		Mr
Briggs 		Mr
Darcliffe 	Mrs
Foster 		Mr
Fraser		Mr
Hankinson 	Mr
Kirk 		Mr
Marshall 	Mr
Mills 		Mr
Norcliffe 	Mr
Preston 	Mr
Pryde 		Mr
Sherlock 	Mr
Thomson 	Mr
Vauxhall 	Mr
Waddel 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr

The Southland Times Saturday Nov. 29
Sailed Nov. 28 - from Bluff. Ringarooma for Melbourne via Hobart Town. Passengers - Mr Tewslwy, 3 steerage.

Southland Times, Tuesday 30th December 1879 pg2
Bluff Harbor - Arrived
Dec. 29 - Albion, s.s., 591 tons, Garrard, from Melbourne (22nd inst., passed Swan Island on the 23rd and arrived at Hobart Town on the 24th), via Hobart Town, Cargills, Gibbs, & Co., agents. Passengers -
For Bluff: 6 in steerage
For Dunedin: Messrs Schoen and Wright; 14 in steerage
For Lyttelton: Misses Caldwell and Brooks, Mr Chichester; 6 steerage.
For Wellington: Mr and Mrs Luff and family (4), Misses Brown and Cameron; Messrs Nancarrow, Cameron and Elphinstone; 1 steerage.
For Nelson: Miss Alice Browning
For Gisborne: Mr Charles Seymour.
For Auckland: Messrs Bourdell and Julius Herz; 4 steerage.
For Sydney: Messrs Morton and Clark.

Sailed
Dec. 29 - Albion, s.s., 591 tons, Garrard, for Dunedin. Passengers - Mrs Lacey, Mrs Smith and child, and Mr Campbell.

Southland Times 31 Dec. 1879 pg2
Auckland, Tuesday
The Hero arrived at one a.m. from Sydney. A deputation of citizens and representatives of the Orange Lodges boarded the vessel and welcomed Pastor Chiniquy.

Wellington, Tuesday
A detachment of 50 of the Armed Constabulary left for Timaru, via Lyttelton, this morning in the s.s. Wakatipu. Their services will be called into requisition in case of any further disturbance at Timaru or Christchurch.

Owing to the illness of Mrs Wheeler at Nelson, Captain Wheeler, of the Wakatipu, goes there by steamer to-night. Captain Cameron, ship's husband of the Union Company, takes the Wakatipu South.

Southland Times January 1st 1880
The s.s Rotomahana Christmas trip from Wellington to Nelson was the most wonderful feat of steaming ever yet accomplished in Australasian waters. She cast off from Wellington wharf at 10.20 a.m., Went through French Pass at 3.15 p.m and arrived at Nelson at 4.57p.m. doing a distance of 105 miles in six hours and 29 minutes. Sometimes reaching 17 knots. Captain Underwood handled the ship splendidly, especially in the French Pass, the Rotomahana being the longest vessel ever taken though it.


From Mt Cargill’s 676m elevation, it is theoretically possible to see almost 100km out to sea. From sea level, one can see about 5km.