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Arrival of the QUEEN OF NATIONS

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from THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS, July 6 & 7, 1874. �

Port of Auckland
Arrival July 5
Queen of Nations, ship, 846 tons, Smith, from Liverpool, March 17, via Belfast. Passengers - immigrants (listed below). N.Z. Shipping Co., agents.

James Wishart, barque, 775 tons, Groundwater, from London (Gravesend March 20) Passengers: Dr. and Mrs Warner; and immigrants - N.Z. Shipping Co., agents.

The splendid clipper ship Queen of Nations arrived yesterday morning shortly after the James Wishart, from Liverpool via Belfast with a full complement of immigrants, who seemed to be in apparently first-rate health and are of a good description. Dr. Philson, Health Officer, made his usual examination of the vessel, and having expressed himself satisfied with their appearance granted a clean bill of health. The immigrants by this vessel number 347, and but little sickness has taken place among them during the passage, owing no doubt to the attention paid to their wants both by the commander of the vessel, Captain Smith, and the Surgeon-superintendent. [Only 339 passengers listed in the newspaper) 
Passenger List (off site) (opens in another window) Note the surname spellings!

Voyage Account

Captain Smith courteously supplied us with the following account of his voyage: - The Queen of Nations left Liverpool on March 17th, Belfast on the 21st, and landed the pilot on the 24th; experienced light N.E. winds until passing the Island of Madeira; from there light airs and calms to the Equator, which was crossed on the 23rd April, the same day as the James Wishart. The S.E. trades were met with in 10� S., and were moderately fresh, continuing until 25� S. was reached. From there to the meridian of the Cape winds from N.E. to N.W. prevailed. The Cape of Good Hope was rounded on the 22nd May in latitude 40�02. The eastings were run down in the parallel of 42� S., the weather proving moderate, with winds varying from S.W. to N.W. The ship rounded Tasmania on the 21st June, and since then, until reaching 34� S., fresh S.E. gales were encountered, and then light northerly winds to Cape Maria Van Diemen, which was passed on the 2nd July; thence, until arrival, baffling S.E. winds and calms were contended with. Tiritiri was made at daylight yesterday morning, the vessel having been hove-to outside for some hours during the night. She was in company of the James Wishart on the previous day. The Queen of Nations is an exceedingly smart-looking vessel, and is a very fine specimen of the Aberdeen style of clippers. 

Dr. Allnutt reports that there were three deaths on the voyage � two infants and Jane A. McCall (single), 21, from enteric fever. There were only two births on the voyage, one being still born. The immigrants by this vessel, as well as those by the Wishart will probably be landed today. 

She brings the following immigrants: - Married: (211)(44 families)

Alleby:        	Thomas 38, Sarah 36, Margaret 16, Ann 12, Thomas 9, James 7, William 4
Boyd:     	John 37, Jane 38, Alexander 18, James 16, Eliza 14, Hugh 10, Ann 7, George 3
Bracelin:       James 27, Rose 24, Lizzy 9, Mary 6, Rose 3, John 1
Brown:     	Robert 33, Margaret 34
Connor:     	Thomas 29, Jane 27,
Corm:     	James 35, Catherine 31, Ann 7, Alexander 4, Sarah 3, Robert 1
Currie:     	John 25, Sarah 20
Dickey:     	James 32, Jane 33
Donaldson:     	Thomas 41, Rebecca 36, Jane 16, Elizabeth 17, Thomas 12, Dawson 6, James 4, Samuel 1
Donaldson:     	William 36, Annie 35, James 17, William 15, Jane 13, Elizabeth 11, George 9, Rebecca 7, Emily 4, Margaret 1
Donnely:     	Henry 30, Mary 30, William 10, John 8, Mary 6, Susan 5, Alice 2
Given:     	James 26, Rose 23
Given:     	Hugh 23, Isabella 29 
Given: 		Samuel 28, Ellen 26, Elizabeth 7, Samuel 5, Rose 3
Graham:     	Thomas 36, Jane 27, Emily 2
Halliday:     	James 30 Eliza 30, Mary 9, Maggie 7, Elizabeth 3, Sarah 3
Hannill:     	John 39, Jane 33, M. Jane 16, Maria 14, John 9, James 7, Eliza 4
Harns:     	Joseph 36, Maria 28, Margared 5, Maria 3, Mary 1
Kerwick:     	Martin 26, Anne 24
Lattimer:     	William 35, Fanny 36, James 6, Anne 4, Sarah 2, John 1
McCall:     	Robert 54, Eliza 36, Jane 21, Alicia 19, Thomas 16, John 14, George 10, Elizabeth 7, William 5, Jackson 3 
McCallen:     	Charles 20, Eliza 19
McCann:     	Margaret 30 
McConkey: 	Matthew 26, Ann 27, Rose Ann 5, Jane 7, John 3, William 1
McDonnell: 	James 43, Margaret 41, Matilda 17, Eliza 15, James 13, Rachel 10, Thomas 6
McGeary: 	Darby 41, Sarah 37, John 14, Henry 13, Felix 10, Jeremiah 5, Catherine 2, Patrick 1
McGlaughlin: 	John 29, Elizabeth 28, John 9, Henry 6, William 4, Elizabeth 3, Anne 1
McKegue: 	John 23, Jane 23, Ann 2, Harriet 1.
Magunn: 	Job 21, Mary 28 
Morrison: 	James 40, Jane 40, Eliza 22, George 20, John 18, Anne 16, Letitia 14, James 12, Mary 8, Margaret 5, Ellen 2
Newell: 	John 28, Eliza 24, Ellen 6, Sarah 1
O�Hara: 	William 30, Catharine 20, William 1
Robinson: 	William 24, Eliza 26
Rudd: 		William 32, Fanny 24, Lizzie 3, Kate 1
Ryan: 		John 35, Bridget 34, John 13, Margaret 11, Bridget 9, Jane 4, Mary 2
Ryan: 		Rody 30, Ellen 26, Mary 4, Pat 2, Margaret 1, Mary 5
Ryan: 		Samuel 28, Eliza 24, Henry 1, Charlotte 1
Smart: 		George 44, Margaret 44
Terry:          James 22, Mary 21
Tinney: 	Richard 23, Mary 23, Daniel 1
Walker: 	Robert 38, Martha 30, John 12, James 7, Martha 4, Robert 1 
Walker: 	Stuart 40, Mary 38, Martha 21, Mary 17, Robert 16, Letitia 6, Margaretta 4
White: 		John 29, Isabella 22, Elizabeth 2
Wood: 		Robert 28, Maria 30, Lizzie 9, James 8, Mary 4, Anna 3, Martha 1 

Single Men: (67)
Aikin 		 James		 34
Armstrong	 James		 23
Beastey		 John		 22 
Carson 		 Robert		 26 
Carson		 William	 21
Cartmill	 James		 27
Crossley	 William	 19
Clelland	 William	 21
Devaney		 Hugh		 22
Dunne		 William	 25 
Forsyth 	 David		 20
Fulton		 Samuel		 21
Gaynoo		 Terence	 19
Gilmore		 Andrew		 25
Giles		 John		 25
Glenn 		 Francis	 20
Gordon		 David		 19
Graham 		 Robert		 27
Hanley		 Thomas		 26
Heathwood	 James		 31 
Hill		 James		 19
Hoy		 Thomas		 17
Hughes		 Robert		 20 
Jones		 James		 39
Kelly 		 David		 27 
Kelly		 Patrick	 21
Kennedy		 James		 30
Kennedy		 Patrick	 22
Keys		 Robert		 17
McAlar		 Joseph		 33
McBeating	 Robert		 25
McGillon	 Michael	 19
McGonigle	 Patrick	 19
McGuinness	 James		 33
McIlroy		 Charles	 25
McKay		 Hugh		 25
McKibbin	 James		 20
McMickle	 Moses		 21
McMutt		 Samuel		 20
McRobert	 James		 24 	Robert 	17 	John 15
Montgomery	 Andrew		 25
Montigue	 B.		 20 
Morris		 John		 18 
Mulligan	 James		 22
Noylan		 Michael	 20 
Paton		 Andrew		 18
Payne		 Richard	 24 
Richmond	 John		 27 
Purvis		 James		 39 	John 	40
Ryan 		 Timothy	 22
Satchell	 James		 22
Scott		 William	 21 	John 	16
Simpson		 Robert		 27 	John 	24
Skiffington	 Francis	 26
Smith		 John		 18
Stewart		 Alexander	 32
Stewart		 David		 21 	Robert 	25
Verdan		 Thomas		 22 
Wallace		 William 	 19
White		 George		 20
Young		 Samuel		 24
 
Single Women: (61 +1 child)
Bolton		 Elizabeth	 29
Buick		 S.		 20 
Carlin		 M.		 20
Cartmill	 E.		 25 
Crossley	 Elizabeth	 26
Dodds		 Anna		 30
Duncan		 Elizabeth	 19
Erwin		 Mary		 25
Feaney		 A.		 20
Finlay		 J.		 21
Fulton		 Sarah		 24 
Gallagher	 Catherine	 24
Giles		 Eliza		 20
Graham		 Catherine	 20	 Jane	   19	 Zilda	 17
Graham		 Rebecca	 18	 Elizabeth 16 
Guinness	 Mary		 22
Hamilton	 Martha		 23 	 Mary 	   27
Jennings	 Mary		 18
Kelly		 Bridget	 17
Kelly		 Rebecca	 22 	 Catherine  1
Kerr		 Mary		 28	 Rachel	   24
Keys		 Sarah		 26
Kingham		 M.		 22 
Knox		 Mary		 20
Kyle		 Mary		 21
Lanktree	 Martha		 17	 Mary	   15
McCabe		 E.		 17
McCamley	 Isabella	 19
McCristall	 Eleanor	 19
McDermott	 Margaret	 18
McDonnell	 Isabella	 20
McLaughlin	 Mary		 40	 Mary	  17	 Sarah	 17 
Melville	 Eliza		 18 
Melville	 Sarah		 20
Mills		 Rebecca	 20 
Moore		 Jyce		 18
Nelson		 M.		 19
Nixon		 Isabella	 20
Purvis		 Mary		 26 
Robb		 Caroline	 19 
Stuart		 Mary		 29	 William   4
Sinclair	 Isabella	 28
Scott		 Jane		 42	 Anna	  15
Simpson		 Mary		 20 
Skiffington 	 Mary 		 29 
Smith		 Margaret	 19 
Spear		 Elizabeth	 23
Sweeney		 Margaret	 19 
Toner		 Anne		 20 
Walker		 Ellen		 19
White		 Eliza		 19

Imports per Queen of Nations, ship from Liverpool:
800 bags salt, order
182 cases spikes, 259 cases bolts, 5,000 rail-joints, 1788 iron rails, Hon. the Minister of Public Works
200 barrels beer, Cruickshank and Co.
4185 bars iron, 375 bundles iron, 102 plates iron, 30 sheets iron, 440 briler tubes, T and S . Morrin

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The Queen of Nations, a wooden clipper ship, later a barquentine, was built at Aberdeen, Scotland in 1861, by Walter Hood. Her maiden voyage was made from London to Melbourne the same year. Official Number: 29238.  Length (mtrs): 57.9, beam (mtrs): 9.8, draft (mtrs): 6.1. She only made this one voyage to New Zealand. When on a voyage from the UK to Sydney. One casualty, the rest of the crew saved.

Wreck [broken link] She ran aground on the morning of 31 May 1881 off Corrimal Beach north of Wollongong, NSW.
  
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in gale by former master, Captain Archibald Donald (1868-79). He was lost overboard during a protracted 129-day return voyage to London in which the vessel was heavily damaged by storms and sea ice.
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Crew list 1870 1871