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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) 


August 12 – Kawatiri, s.s., 288 tons, Metcalf, from Westport. W. Hay Dickson, agents. 
Isabel, barque, 350 tons, M’Clure, from New York (March 27). Neill and Co Limited, agents. 
Rimutaka, RMS., 4473 tons, E.O. Hallett, R.N., from Plymouth (July 3), via Madeira and the Cape of Good Hope. N.Z.S. Co, agents. 

Passengers: - For Otago

Davies 		Miss L 
Warrington 	Mr M 

Second Saloon

Arklay 		Mr
Beaumont 	Mr W A 
Fletch 		Mr
Fletch  	Mr C J
Hechsher 	Mr Carl 
Lees 		Mr
Macgregor 	Mr
M’Kerrow 	Mr
Telker 		Miss M 
Watson 		Mrs A 

Alexander 	Mr
Atkinson  	Mr and Mrs 
Beaumont 	Mr
Boost 		Mrs and child
Bourke 		Mr
Boyd 		Mr
Braham 		Mr
Bray 		Mr
Bredbury 	Mrs and four children
Bruce 		Miss
Burgess 	Mr
Caldwell 	Mr
Collins 	Mr
Cowlain 	Mrs and child
Dennehy 	Miss
Dickson 	Mr
Donaldson  	Mr (2)
Dowling 	Mrs and child
Down 		Miss
Duncan 		Mr
Dunn 		Mrs and two children
Falconer 	Miss
Ferrier 	Mr
Fitzgerald 	Mr
Fletcher 	Mrs and nine children
Flint 		Mr
Forrest 	Miss
Gilbert  	Mr (2)
Harvey 		Mr
Haywood 	Mr
Hearn 		Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Henderson 	Mr
Herbert 	Mrs and child
Herbert 	Mrs
Hewitt 		Mrs and child
Hill 		Mr
Johnston 	Mr
Johnston 	Mr
Johnston 	Mr
Lewis 		Mr
Lee 		Mr
Livingston 	Mr
Lobb 		Mesdames (2)
McCarton 	Miss
Macaskill 	Mr
McKenzie 	Mr
McKissack 	Mr
McLeish 	Mr and Mrs and three children
Manson 		Mr and Mrs  and five children
May 		Mr
Mayson 		Mr and Mrs and child
Mayson 		Mrs and child
Millar 		Miss
Mitchell 	Mr and Mrs and  family (5)
Moor		Mrs and five children
Moorhead 	Mr
Morton 		Mrs and three children
O’Connor 	Mr
O’Connor 	Miss
Oats  		Mr (2)
Pekis 		Mr and Mrs and three children
Purnall 	Mr and Mrs and four children
Purnell 	Miss
Rachael 	Mrs and child
Regan 		Mr
Ranger 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr and Mrs  and family (3)
Rodgers 	Mr
Ross 		Mrs and five children
Seagal 		Mrs and child
Steadman 	Mrs and child
Stedman 	Mr
Symington 	Mr and Mrs  and five children
Taylor 		Miss
Temperly  	Mr and Mrs and two children
Tobb 		Mrs and two children
Tweedle 	Mr
Vernon 		Mr
Vernon 		Miss
Vidler 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Vincent 	Mrs and two children
Welsh		 Mrs 
Whiddon 	Mr
White 		Mr
Wiederfield 	Mr
Wilson 		Mr
Wilson 		Mrs and two children

For Lyttelton
Second cabin
Cook 		Mr G S
Hardwick  	Master E
Hopkins 	Mr 
Hopkins 	Master
Meng 		Mrs 
McWilliam 	Mr
Powler 		Mr
Wardell 	Mr and Mrs 
Wardell 	Mr (2)
Wooton 		Dr

Clucas 		Mr
Elliott 	Mr
Hobbs 		Mr
Lister 		Mrs
Purnell 	Mr
Richmond 	Mr
Robinson 	Mr
Rooke 		Mr
Towsey 		Mr (2) 
For Wellington
Holbecke 	Mrs
Stowe 		Mrs
Stowe  		Mr L
Stowe   	Mr W R
Second cabin
Gibbs   	Mr TJ
Phillips 	Miss
Skelley 	Mr and Mr
Skelley 	Miss

Borrison 	Mr 
Chisholm 	Mr and Mrs and family (4)
Duncan 		Mr
Galvin 		Mr
Glover 		Mr
Gyde 		Mr
Leighton 	Mr 
Quiver 		Mr
Robinson 	Mr and Mrs and family (5)
Savage 		Mr and Mrs and two children
Taylor 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr
For Napier
Cook  		Mr C
For New Plymouth
Second cabin
Courtney 	Mr
McDowell 	Miss M

Nelson 		Mrs and two children
For Auckland
Lea 		Mr John H 
Longbottom 	Mr and Mrs J 
Longbottom 	Mr F J 
Longbottom  	Master Harold
Scott 		Mr A F

Second saloon
Court  		Mr and Mrs Frederick W
Court  		Mrs Jane
Court  		Mr W T
Court  		Miss A C
Court  		Miss A E
Court  		Master George
Crook  		Mr and Mrs W R
Harrison 	Mr B 
Howell  	Miss M J
Jeffreys 	Mr S
Jeffreys  	Mr Stanley
Jeffreys  	Miss Zoa
Jeffreys  	Miss Ida
Jeffreys  	Miss Geraldine
Johnston  	Mrs E
Johnstone 	Miss A M 
Johnstone 	Miss Emily 
Johnstone 	Miss J L 
Johnstone  	Master Francis
Johnstone 	Master Robert 
Jones  		Mr David
Julius 		Mr and Mrs 
Metcalf  	Mr J O
Nicholson 	Mrs L
Parsons 	Mr J M 
Slutchberry  	Miss E
August 13 – Rotorua, s.s., 576 tons, Neville, from the North. J. Mills, agent. 
Fancourt 	Mr
Johnston 	Mr
Millar 		Miss
Five steerage
Koranui, s.s., 305 tons, Oliver, from the West Coast. J Mills, agent. 
Passenger: -Saloon
Mouatt 		Miss
August 14 – Orawaiti, s.s., 288 tons, Gibb from Westport. W. Hay Dickson, agent
August 15 – Omapere, s.s., 352 tons, Smith, from the West Coast. J Mills, agent.

Neptune, barquentine, 386 tons, Dreyer, from Hamburg (March 25th). Neill and Co., Limited, agents.

August 16 – Arawata, s.s., 623 tons, Cromarty, from Fiji, via the East Coast. J Mills agent. 
From Levuka 	Blyth  	Dr D
From Suva  	Lennan 	Mr R M
August 17 – Waihora, s.s, 1269 tons, Popham, from Melbourne via the Bluff. J Mills, agent.
Flyger 		Mr
Gill 		Mr and Mrs
Jones 		Mrs
Mederoy 	Mr
Pearson 	Mr
Winstanley 	Mr
23 Steerage
August 18 – Go-ahead, s.s., 132 tons, Plumley, from Wanganui. K. Ramsay, agent. 
Tarawera, s.s., 1269 tons, Sinclair, from Auckland via East Coast ports. J Mills, agent.
August 12- Afma - Danish brigantine, 190 tons, Ankersen, for Bluff and Invercargill. H Guthrie, agent
Te Anau, s.s., 1028 tons, McIntosh, for Melbourne, via the Bluff and Hobart. J Mills, agent.
Passengers for Melbourne
Brydone        Mr
Horne          Miss
Rogers         Mr
27 Steerage
August 13 – Kawatiri, s.s., 288 tons, Metcalf, for Westport. W Hay Dickson, agent
Mahinapua, s.s., 205 tons, Holmes, for Nelson, via intermediate ports. J Mills, agent. 
August 14- Orawaiti, s.s., 288 tons, Gibb, for Westport. W Hay Dickson, agent. 
August 15  Rimutaka, R.M.S., 4173 tons, E O Hallett, R N for Northern ports. NZS Co, agents. 
Wanaka, s.s., 297 tons, Meades, for the north. J Mills, agent. 
Passengers For Wellington:     Roberts     Mr
3 Steerage
August 16 – Koranui, s.s., 305 tons, Oliver, for the West Coast, via Oamaru. J Mills, agent. 

The Rimutaka brings 377 passengers and 273 bags of mail. Of these, 267 are from England and 6 from the Cape of Good Hope. Her cargo consists of 2234 tons of general goods, of which 500 tons are for Dunedin and the remainder for Northern ports. 
Of the passengers, 215 are for Dunedin, 29 for Lyttelton, 36 for Wellington, 87 for Auckland, 6 for Taranaki, 2 for the Bluff, 1 for Napier, and 2 for Sydney. The general health has been good; one death (that of an infant named Charles Taylor, aged 18 months) from tubercular meningitis took place on July 21; while Mrs Wilson, a third-class passenger, was delivered of a son on July 18. We regret to learn that Mr Pickett, the purser, met with an accident in the Royal Albert Dock on the day previous to the Rimutaka leaving London, and dislocated his shoulder. 
The Rimutaka’s gross passage from Plymouth to Otago has occupied 39 days 4 hours and 40 minutes, from which is to be deducted her stoppages at Madeira and the Cape of Good Hope (amounting to 14 hours and 25 minutes), making the actual steaming time 38 days 14 hours 15 minutes.  


Auckland, August 16
Arrived: Mararoa, after a three and a-half days’ run from Sydney, which is the quickest on record. She left Sydney on the 12th inst.

Passengers for Auckland-
Black  		Mr James
Edminston 	Mr
Devereaux 	Mrs
Goupere 	Mr
Jagger 		Mr and Mrs F and servant
Jagger 		Mrs
Johnstone 	Mr and Mrs
O’Neil 		Mr
Seccombe 	Mr
Smith 		Mr
Walker		Mrs
and four steerage
Defiance, from Newcastle; Clausman from Tasmania.  
The following passengers are booked for New Zealand-
By the P and O Company’s s.s. Sutlej, to leave London 2nd July. 
For Lyttelton –
Clissold 	Mr
By the s.s. Ganges, to leave London on 30th July.
For the Bluff
Thomson 	Mr J 
Fleming  	Mr T
Ronald 		Mr Wm 
Fraser  	Mr Lachlan
Wilson 		Mr
By the Tasmania, to leave London on the 10th September. 
For Invercargill: 	Fyfe G G 	Mr
For Dunedin: 
			Mackay 		Mr
For Lyttelton: 		Clissold 	Rev E and Mrs and family (3) 
From Venice: 		Plaisted 	Mr T W 
By the s.s. Rome, to leave London on 22nd October.
For New Zealand:
Preston 				Mr and Mrs
Preston 				Miss
For Auckland from Colombo: Witby 	Mr
Per s.s. Soukar for New Zealand, from London on the 2nd July
First class
Holman  	Mr Eric
Brown  		Mr James
Evans  		Mr G T
Withers  	Mr A T
Also 20 steerage. 

Otago Witness Shipping News 20 August 1886 page 18