Otago Witness 5 September 1874 page 12
Port Chalmers Arrivals
Aug. 29 - Beautiful Star, s.s. 146 tons, Peterson, from Lyttelton and intermediate ports. Harbour Steam Company, agents. Passengers: Saloon - Mesdames Jeffery, Webb, Miss Manders, Messrs Levere, Mitchell, McAnnell, Every, Coates, Longford, Cane, Hudson, Reid, Wilson, Smith, Ball, Pencurt, Atkins, Howarth, Hope, Milsom, Captain Dawson; and seven in the steerage.
Lady of the Lake, s.s., 60 tons, Urquhart, from the Molyneux. G.F. Reid, agent. Passengers: Saloon - Mrs Cunningham, Mr Moffatt
Otago, ship, 1000 tons, Leslie, from London (June 6th.) Cargills, Gibbs, and Co., agents. Passengers: 363 free and nominated immigrants.
Julius Vogel, schooner, 54 tons, Dalby, from Auckland, Master, agent.
Columbus, barque, 744 tons, Atkins, from London (June 2nd). Passengers: Saloon - Messrs Millington, Nicolls, C. Houghton, Black, and six in the steerage.
Aug. 30 - Wanganui, s.s., 175 tons, Fraser, from the Bluff. Passengers: Saloon - Mesdames Dunn, Nicklin, Miss Willett, Capt. Thompson, Messrs Thompson, Hamilton, Robertson, Neil, Wyatt, Brown, Instone, Hallenstein, Bird. Montague, Cameron, Sergeant Neal and four children, Master Nicklin; and five in steerage.
Samson, p.s., Edie, from Oamaru. Harbour Steam Company, agents. Passengers: - Saloon - Mesdames Meek, Scott, Messrs Nicolson, May, McLenzie, Thompson, Ramsay, McGregor; and one in the steerage.
Wallabi, s.s. 10 tons, Leys, from Timaru. H. Houghton and Co., agents. Passengers: Salon - Mr McIntosh; and one in the steerage.
Phoebe, s.s., 416 tons, Worsp, from Lyttelton and the North. Passengers: Mr and Misss Mills, Mr and Mrs Geddes, Mr and Mrs Wales, Mesdames Burton, Morey, Holdsworth, Grant, Gollop, Misses Biddle (2), his Honour the Superintendent, Major Croker, Captain Bouman, Messrs Tolmie, Ellis, Ohlson, Macassey, Kerr, Evans, Cupper, O'Meagher, Rutherford, Buckland, Ross, Shrimpton, Dalgleish, Sutton, Chapman, Scoular, Pritchard, Mills, Henry, Jenkins, Herman, Lumsden, Graham, Collins, Basch, Barney, Gollop, Holdsworth, Ayers, Smith's Combination Troupe (13); and ten in the steerage.
Hope, cutter, 21 tons, Gay, from Kakanui, Keith Ramsay, agent.
Defiance, ketch, 16 tons, Burke, from Moeraki. Master, agent
Cambria, schooner, 43 tons, Saunders, from Catlin's River. H. Guthrie, agent
Jane, cutter, 25 tons, Divers, from Shag Point. Martain and Wilson, agents
Splendid, barque, 369 tons, Miller, from New Bedford (Jan. 11), via St. Thomas (April 18) Dalgety, Nicolls, & Co., agents. Passenger: Cabin - Mr Parsons
Glimpse, ketch, 38 tons, Scoones, from Moeraki, Master, agent
Aug. 31 - Tararua, s.s., Clark, from Melbourne, via Cook Strait. Dalgety, Nicholas, and Co., agents. Passengers:
Mr and Mrs Bradshaw, 2 children and servant
Mrs Smith, child and servant
Mr and Mrs Thomson
Mr and Mrs Ward
and 8 in the steerage
Sept. 2 - Rose, cutter, 12 tons, from Catlin's River
Samson p.s., 125 tons, from Oamaru. Passengers: Misses Brown, Davey, Messrs Hook, Washer, Bee, Held, Master Hook, and 1 in steerage
Sept. 3. Lady of the Lake, Urquhart, from the Molyneux. G.F. Reid, agent
Beautiful Star, s.s. 146 tons, Peterson, from Oamaru. Harbour Steam Company, agents. Passengers: Messrs Smith, Hardy, Donovan, Priest, Anson, and 3 in the steerage.
Aug. 29 -Hally Bayley, schooner 113 tons, Harrison for Hobart Town. Turnbull and Co., agents
William Cundell, brig, 267 tons, Macfarlane, for Newcastle. Master, agent.
Aug. 30 - Crest of the Wave, schooner, 58 tons, Bowers, for Kakanui.
Owake, schooner, 60 tons, Arnott, for Oamaru
Aug. 31 - Tararua, s.s., Clark, for Melbourne, via the Bluff. Passengers: For Melbourne -
Mr and Mrs Jack, 3 children and servant
The Kennedy family
Mr and Mrs Neill
and 15 in the steerage
Lillie, barque, 467 tons, Brown, for Newcastle
Oreti, schooner, 60 tons, Travers, for Oamaru via Moeraki
Sept.2 Maori, s.s., Malcolm, for Lyttelton and other ports. Harbour Steam Company, agents.
Maid of Otago, schooner, 50 tons, Bain, for Moeraki
Cartsburn, ship, 1257 tons, Young, for Guam
Wanganui, s.s., 175 tons, Fraser, for the Bluff
Phoebe, s.s, 416 tons, Worsp, for Lyttelton. W.F. Wheeler, agent. Passengers: For Lyttelton - Mrs Cooper and child, Messrs Gunn, Mills, and 2 in the steerage. For Wellington - Messrs Parson, Larcomb, and 5 in the steerage
Circe, brigantine, 143 tons, Priest, for Hokitika
Otago Witness Saturday 5 September 1874 page 15
The single female immigrants per ship Corona and Otago were open for engagement at the Caversham Barracks on Tuesday, and as there was a brisk demand half the number obtain employment at the current rates of wages, ranging from £25 to £35, domestic servants being the most required for.
Arrival of the Corona...
Otago Witness 5 Sept. 1874 pg12.
and is consigned to Messrs Cargills, Gibbs, and Co.
Otago Witness Saturday 12th September 1874 page 12
Port Chalmers Arrivals Sept. 4
Parsee, ship, 1281 tons, Nelson, from Glasgow. Russell, Ritichie and Co., agents. Passengers: Saloon- Mr and Mrs McNaughton, Mr and Mrs Carthy, Miss and Master Carthy, Mrs Nelson, Miss Duggan, Messrs Stirling, Brock, Carrick, Finlayson (4), Bryson, Tunn; and 417 free and nominated immigrants.
Tweed, ship, 1745 tons, Stuart, from London, June 16th. New Zealand Shipping Company agents. Passengers -: 639 free and nominated immigrants.
Sept. 8 - Peter Denny, ship, 998 tons, Pyecraft, for Calcutta.
Sept. 9 - Sussex, ship, 1305 tons, Stap, for San Francisco, New Shipping Company agents.
Arrival of the Parsee
The Surgeon Superintendent (Dr Macall) reported measles had run through the ship. Over 200 cases had occurred. The disease appeared about a forenight after the ship left the Clyde, and a forenight after that was at its height. Only five cases resulted in fatally, one of them being an adult male. There were nine deaths from other causes chiefly diarrhoea. Named. Six births occurred.
The Parsee is a heavy iron vessel of nearly 1300 tons register, and built and rigged according to the latest improved style. She was built five years ago by Messrs Steele and Co. of Greenock, to the order of N.W. Stewart, of Greenock. Her dimensions are: Length overall, 240 feet, beam 36 feet, depth of hold 22 feet and 4 inches. Her last voyage being made to Auckland. She was chartered for this one by Messrs P. Henderson and Co., and comes consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie and Co., She has beautiful 'tween decks, a commodious pop and saloon, and roomy topgallant forecastle. Her windlass is a modern patent, to be worked by either by hand or steam, the latter power being derived from a powerful steam winch amidships. She made a fair passage of 85 days from port to port, or 82 days from land to land. The date of her departure from Greenock was the 11th June. The Parsee ran through Foveaux Strait. She is to be berth at the Railway Pier, and is under orders to proceed hence to San Francisco.
Arrival of the Cathcart
The iron clipper ship, from London, 1387 tons, Captain Crawford, with 481 Government immigrants on board, arrived at Lyttelton on Sunday afternoon, after a voyage of 76 days 12 hours from starting... Mutiny on board..
Otago Witness, 12 September 1874, Page 12
Arrival of the Tweed....
The fine ship, which arrived at the Heads on the 3rd inst., was towed in on the evening's, tide, and as day light was fast closing in Pilot Kelly, who was in charge, brought her up for the night at the Quarantine Ground, below the shipping. The Health and Immigration Officers boarded her in the steamer Golden Age— the sanitary report being in every way satisfactory......
The Tweed brings 639 souls. 350 males and 280 females. ... The good feelings of the immigrants towards the captnin and officers was reciprocated by the latter. Both Captain Stuart and Dr. Cunningham gave them an excellent character, and the Doctor remarked that during his 10 years' experience as a medical man in charge of immigrants, he had never travelled with a more manageable lot. Mrs Baker, the matron, spoke very favourably of those she had in special charge — they were, with one or two slight exceptions, good, well-behaved girls.
One of the seamen died of congestion of the lungs, and one of the passengers named Jeremiah Burnand, aged 45 years, fell overboard. This happened on the 23rd July, the ship at the time going nine knots. The unfortunate man had been repeatedly warned not to venture into the main rigging, but persisted in doing so, affirming that he was an old soldier, used to travelling, and knew what he was about. He, however, ventured once too often, lost his hold, and fell. A lifebuoy was thrown over to him, and the ship was immediately rounded to and a boat lowered and despatched in search, but to no effect-he was never seen again. The Tweed is a handsome stately ship, built at Bombay of teak. She was built for a steamer, to run in the East India Company's service, and during the first two years of her career afloat she was known as the Punjaub. Then she was sold, and converted into a sailing vessel, and is now owned by Messrs John Willis and Sons, of London. Her dimensions are : length over all, 287 feet ; beam, 40 feet ; depth of hold, 24 feet. She arrives here in just about ballast trim, having only some 730 tons of cargo — chiefly dead-weight iron — on board. She was chartered by the Agent-General, and comes here consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Co. She left Gravesend on June l6th, passed the Downs next day, and cleared the Channel on the 18th, a last departure being taken from the Eddystone. ...
Otago Witness, 19 September 1874, Page 12
PORT CHALMERS. Arrivals: Sept. 11— Woodville, barque, 872 tons, Lusher, from Newcastle, Aug. 20th. Harbour Steam Company, agents. Passengers : Mrs Lusher and child, Mr Gillois.
Glencoe, barque, 150 tons, Jasper, from Hobart Town, 27th Aug. Passengers : Mrs, Miss, and Master Maddesv, Miss Cole, Messrs Bromley, Cahill, and 2 steerage.
Sept. 13 - Bunker Hill, ship, 998 tons, Davis, from Boston (May 9th) via Melbourne (August 31st).
Agnes Jessie, schooner, 187 tons, Phillips, from Hobart Town. Master, agent. Passengers: Cabin- Mrs Maloney, Messrs Maloney (3), Cutts, Hood, and three steerage.
Haddon Hall, ship, 1516 tons, Faithfull, from London, June 13th.Passengers : Delamaine Mr Gossett Mr Hooper Mr and Mrs and 3 children, Mellick Mr 36 in the steerage.
Alhambra, 487 tons, Sinclair, for Melbourne, via .Bluff. Dalgety, Nichols, and Co., agents. Passengers: For Melbourne— Mrs Satson and child, Misses Brown, Phillips, Messrs Hendoring, P. Fagan and child, Mallard and 12 steerage. For Bluff— Messrs Cameron, Wilson, H. Bracket, Kerr, Conyers, Thomas, Kimsoon, and 3 steerage.
Sept. 1 :— Sam Mendel, 1034 tons, Hill, for Melbourne.
Dunedin, ship, 1250 tons, Whitson, for London.Passengers : Saloon Button Dr McCall Dr Second Cabin Nairn Mrs and child Richardson Miss Vincent Mrs and 10 steerage.
Spet. 16 - Decana, ship, 798 tons, Thomson, for Guam.
Sept. 17— Caroline, ship, Clyma, for Hong Kong. New Zealand Shipping Co., agents. Passengers : 170 Chinese.
The ship Dunedin, which sailed for London on Saturday has on board the following cargo :—741 bales wool - £14,820 11,057 bags wheat - £11,057 6,261 cases meats - £10,522 108 casks tallow - £1,620 8 casks hams - £45 8 casks mess beef £50 16 bales skins £240 10 bales horns and bones . . . £100 3,900 ozs gold £15,600 33 bales leather £405 3 casks pelts £50 15 cases sundries £150 £54,749
Otago Witness, 26 September 1874, Page 12
PORT CHALMERS. ARRIVALS. Sept. 18 - Otago, s.s., McLean, from Melbourne September 10th, via Bluff. Passengers :From Melbourne— Bergoff Mr Blair Mr Cleverden Mr Coombe Mr Fraser Mr and Mrs Leuisson Mr Mc Arthur Mr Savage Mr and Mrs and 33 in the steerage. From the Bluff-- Bews Mr Calder Mr Dick Mrs and Miss Fraser Mr Gibbs Mr Horsey Mr McDonnell Mr and Mrs McKellar Mr Pittie Mr Rodsrers Mr Topai Mr and Mrs and 2 children Warren Mr Wilson Mr 3 steerage, and 45 for other ports.
Easby s.s., 909 tons, Shand, from Sydney September 9th.Passengers : Alleyne Miss O'Meagher Miss Perriman Mr Watkins Mr and 3 in the steerage.DEPARTURES. Otago s.s., 642 tons, M'Lean, from Melbourne, via Cook Strait. —Passengers : Saloon- For Lyttelton— Little Miss Martin Mrs Pinsent Mr Ryan Mr Webber Mr For Wellington— Bartleman Mr Boyle Mr For Hokitika Glasgow Mrs Kean Mr Todd Mr For Melbourne — Dearden Mr and Mrs Grant Mr Selby Mr Naples Mr and 21 in the steerage for all ports.
Sept 21— Hindostan, ship, 1202 tons, White, for San Francisco.
Mairi Bhan, ship, 1315 tons, Masson, for San Francisco.
Woodville, barque, 372 tons, Lusher, for Newcastle.
Stories in Stone
Otago Daily Times Weekend Edition May 21 2005
Accident during ship towing led to death of captain
In the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin lies the grave of Captain Thomas Hart
Death of Captain Thomas Hart
Otago Witness August 15 1874
The Beautiful Star left Port Chalmers with nearly a full cargo and several passengers on Sunday last. She reached Lyttelton at 9am on Wednesday and finding the ship Sallochmyle ready to leave the wharf, immediately preparations were made to tow her into the stream. At about noon, the Star made fast to the ship with her own 7-inch hawser and steamed ahead, but the strain of so heavy a vessel on the tow was more than the wrap would bear and it accordingly snapped.
This involved some delay as the ship had to let go an anchor and also run out a large 13-inch hawser - the biggest on board. The end of this hawser was passed onboard the Star though the quarter chock, and carried forward past the gallery and down the main hatch, and was then made fast round the main-mast, close to the deck.
The hawser led close by the galley door and fearing that as it worked up and down that the cook might be hurt, and, moreover, being desirous to have a sort of preventer on the hawser in case the mast went Captain Hart had the hawser taken over, or in other words," frapped" back to the quarter bits. The 'frapping" that fastened it to the bits was made as secure as possible.
But for all that it was proved a source of danger. It was evident that if the frapping gave way the hawser would be sure to jump clear of the bit heads and fly back with great force against the gallery and the engine room skylight.
As soon as the hawser was fast, the Star went ahead and moved slowly on. Captain Hart, went aft with the mate, Mr McKenzie, to inspect it. There is a low break or step to the Beautiful Star's deck at the engine room skylight and the Captain was in the act of stepping down the break, right leg first, when the steamer gave a heavy pitch, then a send aft, and in an instant the frapping gave way, the hawser lifted clear to the bit heads, and flew with immense force against the gallery and the skylight. Captain Hart was lying prostrate on the deck. He had been struck on both legs by the hawser and jammed against the skylight. The right leg dreadfully injured. The mate rushed on deck and cast off the ship. The accident, however, had been observed from the latter and she was at once anchored, whilst a boat was lowered and , with Dr Smythe, her medical man, hastened to the Star. Beyond assuaging the flow of blood and administering stimulants, nothing could be done to him. About 5 p.m. his right leg was amputated. The Star left Lyttelton at midnight for Dunedin. Vomiting set in and when stopped by the application of mustard poultices to the stomach, was succeeded by severe hiccupping - a bad symptom. At 8 o'clock he lost consciousness and at the turn of the night, just as Taiaroa Head light hove in sight, he rendered up his spirit to the God who gave it. Such was the end of Thomas Hart, true man and good seaman.