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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.  I was unable to find the Shipping News in January, through to April 17.

VESSEL		Arrival Pt. Chalmers  Capt. No. pass.
Kaikoura 	02/01/1886 Crutchley  
Turakina 	04/01/1886 Power 
Marg't Galbraith 20/1/1886 Carden 
Arawa 		13/02/1886 John Stuart 	117 passengers 
Aorangi 	25/02/1886 
Loch Fleet 	28/02/1886 Jones via Hamburg 
Dunedin 	01/03/1886 Whitson 
Coptic RMS	16/04/1886 Kidley  	 83 passengers
Dunedin 	18/04/1886 can't find her, was in pt
Ruapehu RMS 	24/04/1886 Greenstreet  121 passengers 
Lyttelton 	02/05/1886 Boardman 	 02 passengers
Herefordshire*	13/05/1886 Le Couteur 	 21 passengers
Taiuni*	RMS	20/05/1886 Barlow	 24 passengers
Kaikoura RMS	21/05/1886 Crutchley 	178 passengers
Doric* RMS 	03/06/1886 Jennings 	274 passengers
Ravenswood* 	03/07/1886 McGhie	 No passengers
Alastor 	18/06/1886 T Glazebrook  No passengers
Tongariro RMS	22/6/1886  Bone 	212 passengers
+ only Otago passengers listed
VESSEL		Arrival Pt. Chalmers  Capt. No. pass.
Famenoth 	02/07/1886 Morgan 	wife & child
Arawa RMS	04/07/1886 John Stuart	140 passengers 		
Aorangi RMS	05/07/1886 Turpin 	166 +families
Merope 		31/07/1886 Thomas 	 24 passengers
Ionic 	RMS	03/08/1886 J G Cameron 	143 passengers
Rimutaka*RMS	12/08/1886 E.O.Hallett	290 passengers
Westland 	11/09/1886 McWilliams 	  6 passengers  
Ruapehu RMS 	11/09/1886 Greenstreet 	46+ passengers 
Tainui 		25/09/1886 B J Barlow 	58+ passengers
Wairoa 		29/09/1886 Holbeche 	  4 passengers	
Himalaya 	01/10/1886 Paterson 	 38 passengers
Kaikoura RMS	07/10/1886 Crutchley 	50+ passengers 
Marlborough 	22/10/1886 Herd 	 11 passengers 
Arawa 		21/11/1886 John Stuart 	53+ passengers
Tongariro RMS	01/11/1886 Bone		46+ passengers
Marg't Galbraith 2/12/1886 Carden	19  passengers
Aorangi 	02/12/1886 W A Turpin 	305 passengers 
Nelson 		30/12/1886 Bannantyne    24 passengers
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
02 Sat.
Unable to find S news
06 06 03 07 
Lyttelton
Coptic
Steve
04 
Tainui
Ruapehu
Steve
02
Arawa
June
06
Ionic
Merope
Tongariro
03
Aorangi
Mararoa
01
Tainui
Wairoa

05 Braden
Doric
Tongariro
Aorangi
03
Waikato
Arawa
 
09 13 13 10 14 Mararoa

Steve
11
Doric
Ruapehu
June
 
09
Arawa
Famenoth
 
13
Sophie
Barry
10
08
Himalaya

 

12 Arawa
Nelson
ss Rome

Tongariro
Lauren
10
Margaret Galbraith
Aorangi
Cormorant
16 20 20 17
Unable to find S news
 
21
Hertfordshire
Steve
18

 
16
Barbara
 
20
Rimutaka
Barbara
17 Coptic
Ruapehu
Westland
Ganymede
15
Kaikoura
Marmion
19

 
17
Arawa
 
23 27 27 24
Coptic

28
Mararoa
Steve
25
Alastor
Kaikoura
Tongariro
23
Aorangi
June
 
27


 
24

 

22

 

26
Arawa
Braden
 
24
Unable to find S news

 
30
      30 Fri.
Ruapehu
Lauren
      30
Barry
     29  Doric
Marlborough
Ruapehu
  31
Unable to find S news
 
Arrival information  - vessel from
San Francisco
arrival in NZ 
RMS from Plymouth or London
Glasgow    Hamburg   London or Liverpool
Vessel to
San Francisco departure from NZ
R.M.S. Direct Service to London - Leaving NZ

Evening Post, 30 December 1886, Page 2
Arrival of the Rimutaka at Port Chalmers.
Port Chalmers, This Day. The R.M.S. Rimutaka, under command of Captain Sutcliffe, her late chief officer, arrived off Taiaroa Heads at 4.12 a.m. today, her steaming time being 38 days 13 hours 51 minutes. The Otago portion of her mail and passengers were transhipped to the tug Plucky, and the steamer left again for Lyttelton at 7.30 a.m. She brings a full cargo, 61 saloon, 96 second and 142 steerage passengers for New Zealand ports, together with 309 bags mails from Plymouth and two bags and four packet from Capetown. Her passage has been a fine weather one, she having only experienced strong N.E. gales from the 27th to the 29th inst., attended by a heavy sea. Her best run was 348 miles. The passengers have enjoyed excellent health. There were no deaths, and but one birth, Mrs. Stevens, a third-class passenger, giving birth to a daughter. The Rimutaka left Plymouth at 1.20 p.m. on the 20th. November, reached Madeira 6.45 a.m. 24th, left again 1.30 p.m. same day ; had light easterly wind with smooth sea. Arrived Capetown at 1.57 p.m. 9th instant, left again 9.30 a.m. 10th. Had strong S.W. winds until 12th, thence fine weather until 27th, when she encountered a strong N.W. gale and high sea until the 29th. Her passengers for Wellington are � Saloon � Mesdames J. Bunn and Sutherland, Lady Kathleen Bush, Misses Ure, M. Talbot, E. Hoggard, C. D. W. Sutherland, G. Sutherland, M. Morgan, M. E. Morris, Lady Campbell Orde, Sir J. Campbell Orde, Messrs. M. Anderson, J. Burne, S. C. H. Bush, F. E. Cave, A. Heather, T. W. H. Rose, G. Talbot.
Second cabin� Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gane, Mr. and Mrs. F. Gibbons, Dr. and Mrs. McIver, nurse, and family (6), Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Springthorpe and child, Misses F. Cunningham, H. Gane, L. Gane, Gibbons, H. Magneath, A. Storey, R. Storey, A. Storey, E. A. Luffnell, Master F. Gane, Rev. J. Dickson, Messrs, W. Magill, J. L. Smith, R. G. Storey, G. Storey, A. T. Wigg, J. W. Matson, and 142 steerage for all ports.

1886 Schedule

 

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