Shipping News for Port Chalmers & Dunedin
weekly during 1886
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
Saloon 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 Steerage 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 Steerage Clucas Mr Elliott Mr Hobbs Mr Lister Mrs Purnell Mr Richmond Mr Robinson Mr Rooke Mr Towsey Mr (2)
Holbecke Mrs Stowe Mrs Stowe Mr L Stowe Mr W RSecond cabin Gibbs Mr TJ Phillips Miss Skelley Mr and Mr Skelley Miss Steerage 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
Cook Mr C
For New Plymouth
Second cabin Courtney Mr McDowell Miss M Steerage Nelson Mrs and two children
Saloon 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. Passengers:
Fancourt Mr Johnston Mr Millar Miss Five steerage
Koranui, s.s., 305 tons, Oliver, from the West Coast. J Mills, agent. Passenger: -Saloon
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. Passengers
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. Passengers
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 R.M.S. RIMUTAKA
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