The following is a transcript from the The Star Monday 11 March 1878
Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co.'s ship Pleiades, from London, was signalled this morning, and was working her way up the harbour when our express left Port. The Pleiades was off the Lizard on Dec. 20, so has been 81 days on the voyage from that point. She brings a number of passengers and a large cargo. Messrs Edwards, Bennett and Co. agents.
The Star Monday March 11 1878
March 11 - Pleiades, ship, 997 tons, Setten, from London. Passengers:
Second cabin -
Butler G Hadley Mr A.E Macready Miss Sargisson Mr J.W. Sargisson Mrs A. S. Sargisson Percy William Sargisson Evelyn Sargisson Elizabeth L Stubbs Mr George Stubbs Mary
Arthur John P Arthur Charles H Mackenzie James Mackenzie Jessie Austin Sarah A Siedendenburg Rudolph Butler John
The Star Tuesday 12 March 1879
The Ship Pleiades From London
Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co.'s favourite ship Pleiades arrived from London yesterday, after a splendid voyage of 79 days from Land's End to anchorage, or 77 days from Land to Land. The Pleiades is under command of Captain Setten, who visited Otago in her last year, but who makes his first visit to this port. Two heavy gales. One sea was shipped which smashed the skylight on the poop and carried away the bucket rack, buckets and another hencoop. Left London Docks on Dec. 12, the Downs on Dec. 14,Isle of Wright Dec. 17, Lizard Dec. 20 and took final departure from the Sandy End on Dec. 22. Jan 4. Spoke to the Loch Cree, barque, bound for Lyttelton, 22 days out. ....