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Shipping News for Port Chalmers & Dunedin
 weekly during 1886 

Reference online:  'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website. 

During 1886 the Otago Witness, a weekly newspaper, was published on Saturday's until April 24 when the  publishing day became Friday.  Index (opens in new window)

Otago Witness
Shipping News Friday 02 July 1886 page 14

The Shaw's Savill, and Albion Company's s.s Arawa arrived at Hobart at 7 p.m. on Tuesday en route for Auckland, and left again at 2pm yesterday. Passengers for this port, Dunedin, will disembark at the Heads.

Saloon (69)
Andrews		Miss A
Cargill		Mr and Mrs
Cargill		the Misses[2]
Codd		Miss Mabel
Dawes		Rev and Mrs Nat.
Dawes		Miss A
Dawes		Miss M
Edwards		Mr A.L.
Edwards		Mr C
Edwards 	Mr and Mrs T.C.
Egan		Mr M
Ellis		Mr and Mrs W
England		Mr
England		Miss
Glegg		Mr R
Gordon		Mr and Mrs P and family[6]
Hewett		Mr
Hickeson	Mr J
Jackson		Miss E
Jackson		Miss M
Jackson		Master A. E.
Livingstone	Mr J
McDougal	Mrs J
Marshall	Miss E
Marshall	Miss K
Martin		Mr W
Mathias		Mrs
Maude		Mr and Mrs C
Maudsley	Miss B
Mudie		Miss B
Rowe		Mr and Mrs D
Rowe		Miss F
Rowe		Master W
Salaman		Mr A
Smith		Miss A
Stronach	Mr
Stuart		Dr
Tallack		Mr F. M.
Tomkinson	Mr and Mrs J. G. and family[5]
Tottenham	Mr A. L.
Trotter		Mr Coutts
Turnbull	Mr G. B.
Turner		Mr T
Wilkie		Miss R.[?] A.
Wilkie		Mr J. M.
Wilkinson	Mr W
Williams	Rev A.F.
Winn		Mr Reg.

Plus 170 third class passengers (another window)

Auckland passengers
Type in vessels name and 1886

The Star 8 July 1886
Port Chalmers, July 4Timaru Herald July 5 1886

The Arawa, 5,200 tons, 3500 hp, Captain J. Stuart, from Plymouth, via the Cape and Hobart, arrived off the Otago Heads at 8 p.m. on Saturday, bringing 2000 tons of cargo and 140 passengers for New Zealand ports. Her mails, consisting of 19 bags and 5 packages for ports up to Napier, were brought ashore at Port Chalmers at 11 p.m. yesterday. Two deaths have occurred on the voyage, that of John Hickson, aged 22 years, from consumption, on June 14, and John Ahern, a baby, on the next day, from pneumonia. The Arawa's passage from Plymouth to the Otago Heads has occupied 41 days 15 hours and 28 minutes. She has on this occasion steamed 233 miles more than she did on the last voyage from Capetown to Hobart. The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company have issued orders that their steamers, in future, shall be sailed on the rhomb-line instead of the composite great circle, in order to avoid as far as possible the bad weather experienced far south, and minimise the risk from ice. Her average speed for the voyage is 13.6 knots per hour, or 330 knots per day. The last day's work was 391 miles. Moderate weather was experienced throughout. With the exception of the purser, Mr G. Rowe, the staff of officers are the same as when she was last here. She left the Heads at 10.30 last night for Auckland direct. Passengers: For Lyttelton: Saloon - Mrs Mathews

Second class: Mr P. Coch and Mr Turner
Third cabin:
Cummings  	Mr and family (3)
Biondell 	Miss
Deryshire 	Mr W 
Fraser 		Mr J 
Harold 		Mr J 
Humphries 	Mr
Maloney 	Mr P
Serrards 	Mr J 

Outward bound July 24