Timaru Herald 6 July pg 2
The Rangitiki, full rigged ship, Captain Millman, arrived from London, July 5, with 34 passengers, all well, after a 96 days' passage. The ship's butcher, James Cornish, died of dropsy, on the voyage.
– newspapers online.
The Star Friday December 28th 1894 page 2 Shipping
July 5 1882 - Rangitiki, ship, 1200 tons, Millman, from London. N.Z.S. CO., agents.
Passengers - Saloon: Britton Miss Dora Cross Mr Clifford Hartland Miss Adelaide Marshall Masters (5) Nix Miss Sarah R. Robinson Mrs W. B. Robinson Master Scott Miss Alice White Mr Hamilton White Mrs Emily Second Cabin and Steerage Cooper Mr Cowlan Miss Fleming Mr and Mrs Fleming Mr Fox Mr Hunt Mr M. Impey Mr Kerris Miss Lovett Mrs Macdermott Mr Malaquin Mr Moorhouse Mr Oliver Mr Patchett Mr Stansell Miss Weston Mr
Waldemar Stanislas MALAQUIN believed to have been born in Orleans, France in 1859, to well travelled parents. Don't know much about Waldemar's early life although the family stories tell of him being in the same classrooms as Nicholas II. He arrived in New Zealand as a Boot agent, but quickly took up teaching French in Christchurch schools including Boys High, St Margaret's (Ngaio Marsh mentions him in her autobiography), and New Brighton Primary, he also taught privately. Waldemar married in 1883 in Rangiora, to Elizabeth ELLIS. They had six children. Waldemar died in 1926 estranged from most of his family. There is a lovely obituary for him in the Christchurch Boys High Magazine. Waldemar had a brother Joseph who migrated to and lived in NSW, Australia. Information courtesy of Michelle Rowe. Michele originally found out what vessel he came on the through the card index at the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch. Posted 8 March 2006.
To Lyttelton 1880
The Star, May 17 1883
Auckland, May 17 - Arrived - Rangitikei, [sic] Captain Millman, from London, with 200 immigrants.
The Rangitiki, was a full rigged ship, ex Scrimitar, built in 1863.
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