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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 11 June 1886 page 12


June 3 - Mahinapua, s.s., 205 tons, Holmes, from the North

Chickley 	Miss
Lack 		Miss
Daly 		Mr
Davis 		Dr
Deorwyn 	Mr
Gorman 		Mr
Leighton 	Mr
McKinnon 	Mr
and 3 steerage
Australia, s.s., 260 tons, Russell, from Melbourne
June 3 - Hawea, s.s., 462 tons, Hansby, from the North
Taupo, s.s., 411 tons, McColl, from Auckland via Whangarei

Doric, s.s., 4741 tons, Jennings, from Plymouth, via Teneriffe, Capetown and Hobart. NM and A. Company, agents
Passengers: Saloon, for Otago - 
Ravenswood, barque, 1098 tons, McGhie, from London (February 27th) NZS Company agents
Te Anau, s.s., 1028 tons, McIntosh, from Melbourne via Hobart and the Bluff
Saloon - 
Chrystall 	Mr A
Ferguson 	Mr KB
McAdam 		Mr R
McLean 		Miss
Turrall 	Mr E
Wigram 		Mr WA
and 14 steerage
June 9 - Grafton, s.s., 297 tons, Hill, from Westport, via Wellington
Passengers: Saloon - 
Doyle 		Mrs
Rankin 		Mrs
Wanaka, s.s., 297 tons, Johnson, from the North
Amos 		Mr and Mrs
Labiston 	Mr
Mullins 	Miss
Rotomahana, s.s., 865 tons, Carey, from Sydney, via the East Coast
From Sydney - 
Edie 		Mrs J
De Maus 	Mrs and child
From the Coast 
Chetty 		Miss
Claridge 	Mrs
Elder 		Mr
Harding 	Miss (2)
Hellyer 	Mrs 
Levy 		Mr
McAllister 	Mr
Mancarrow 	Mr
Matthews 	Mr
Rutter 		Mr
Smith 		Mr
Stannard 	Mrs
Todd 		Mr
Todd 		Mr
Walker 		Mr
and 6 steerage

The Rotomahana, ss, 1727 tons, was the first oceangoing ship constructed of mild steel, 1879, was in regular service until 1921. Built by W. Denny and Bros. at Dumbarton, Scotland, where she was launched on 5 June 1879 for Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand.  Capable of 21 knots, she made many record runs. Her speedy voyages, clipper bow and streamlined appearance, gained her the title of "the Greyhound of the Pacific." On Dec. 9 1879 sailed from Bluff to Hobart in 64 hours.
Sold to shipbreakers in 1926.