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Otago Witness 14 January 1887, Page 9
In future the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamers will call at Hobart. This will probably add one day to the length of the voyage. It is noticeable that smart as was the passage of the R.M.S. Rimutaka on her last trip it was beaten by the Suez service so far as Auckland was concerned, as letters dated London, 1 November 19 were delivered there in 37 days, while the Rimutaka's steaming time was over 38 days, and practically her letters were only delivered in Dunedin in 40 days, as London dates were November 19, and the mails were delivered in Dunedin on the 30th December.

Timaru Herald, 5 September 1882, Page 2
The spell which appeared to have settled on the shipping: trade, particularly with respect to the arrivals of ships from London, was broken on Saturday night by the arrival of the New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Rakaia that ship coming m ahead of several that left the Old Country long before her. As she had had the misfortune to be quarantined at Plymouth, smallpox haying made its appearance, imperative instructions had been given by the Government that upon her arrival in Port, no person excepting the Health Officer and the Immigration Officer were to be permitted to communicate with her until the nominated immigrants and passengers, some hundred and eighty-eight of whom were on board, had passed the trying ordeal of a trial for having smallpox in his or her possession, and had been found innocent of the charge by the medical judge. These instructions were duly observed, and the ship was cleared about noon yesterday. Nobody on board was found sick from smallpox or any other complaint, nor had anybody been attacked with smallpox during the voyage. A case of heart disease and dropsy terminated fatally on July 29th, and the day after the remains, those of a young man named Walter Bell, aged nineteen years, were committed to the deep. There were two births. When the ship first left Plymouth she had as ship surgeon a gentleman named Crawford. After the vessel had put to sea, and one of the crew took bad with the smallpox, then another, and then a passenger named Barry Brown, Dr Crawford, himself a consumptive person, advised the master to return to Plymouth, and there Dr Crawford left, his place being taken by Dr Husband, an old acquaintance as surgeon superintendent of emigrant ships. At Plymouth a decidedly intense application of soap and sulphur was served out to both crew and passengers, every one of whom was not only lathered with carbolic soap and scrubbed, but was afterwards enveloped in a sack up to the chin and sulphur dried. This process over they were taken from the ship to a steamer, and by the latter taken down the Sound to get the sea air. The three sick men were removed to a hulk used for a hospital, and after the Rakaia had put in a month at Plymouth, and undergone the regulation fumigation and whitewashing, she was permitted to resume her voyage on the 28th of May. From Plymouth to the Cape of Good Hope the winds were so light and the weather so fine that the small sails of the ship were kept steadily set. The equator was crossed on the 29th of June in 23 W., and the Cape of Good Hope was passed just a. month later. Good westerly winds prevailed for the first week m August, but grew poor as the easting was made. The Leuwin meridian was made on August 12th, and that of Tasmania a week after, and the Snares sighted on Monday last. On board the Rakaia the assisted immigrants numbered 151, made up as follows : � Families and children 45, single women 75, and single men 31. Their trades and occupations are given as follows : � Females : General servants 39, housemaids 2, cloth finishers 1, nurses 3, housekeepers 1, matrons 1, dressmakar3 1, factory hands 2. Males : Ironmonlders 2, clay workers 1, factory hands 1, joiners 2, laborers 2, pointers 1, policemen 1, farm laborers 14, iron workers 2, gardeners 1, smiths 3, bootmakers 2, farmers 1, grooms 1, shepherds 1, butchers 1, miners 2, working jewellers 1. And their nationality :� 63 Irish, 54 English, 29 Scotch, 2 Germans and 3 Welsh. Besides these there was a number of settlers for Grant and Foster's settlement up North, and a few steerage passengers who have come out without any previous arrangement. The 'tween decks of the ship were devoted to the use of the passengers, who undoubtedly may claim to have been liberally served by the company with accommodation. The berths and cabins on the arrival of the ship were beautifully clean, and an appearance of regularity and order throughout the whole of the immigrants' quarters was prominently noticeable. The surgeon-superintendent, the master of the ship, Captain Bone, and his officers, Messrs Scruby, Hammon, and Clarke, deserve a word of praise in that connection.
    The following are the names of the passengers : � Immigrants for Canterbury � Mr and Mrs Bell and family (4), Mr and Mrs A. Brown and family (3), Mr and Mrs Long, Mr and Mrs Matheson and family (3), Mr and Mrs Milner and family (5), Mr and Mrs Murdoch, Mr and Mrs Sinclair and family (2), Mr and Mrs Smith, Mr and Mrs Willoughby and family (4), Messrs J, and M. Blueman, O. Bransch, G. and R. Brown, A. Campbell, P. Corrigan, D. Curran, A. Davidson, L. Doyle, S. Evison, J. Hedderman, E. Hughes, P. McDonald, J. and H. McDonnell, J. Mackle, John Murray, P. O'Hara, M. Sweeney, M. Scanlan, J. Thompson, J. Weir, E. Whalley, W. E. Surz, P. O'Boyle, Mrs Marshall and family (5), Mrs Robinson and family (3), Mrs Roper and family, Mrs Barr and family (7), Mrs Cameron and family (i), Mrs Sharpe and family (5), Mrs Swan and child, Mrs Stubbs and child, Mrs Voyce and family (4), Mrs Grimley and family (4), Misses J. White, R. Wallace, M. Tweedy, F. Share, J. Mercer, N. Reynolds, K. Redmond, A. Queenan, L. and L. Pearson, A. and K. Drury, A. M. and J. Long, E. Liak, S. Allan, B. Barry, J. Brown, K. Gavan, B. Gaoan, M. and E. Gray, A. and M. Lavin, C. M. and E. Harrington, C. Corrigan, M. McDonald, N. O'Hariv, M. O'Sullivan, E. Scanlan ;
for Grant and Foster's settlement, Te Aroha � Mr and Mrs Neill and family, Mr and Mrs Madens and family, Mr and Mrs Newsome and family, Messrs C. Garlick, A. Thackeray, W. Wilkins.
Steerage passengers for Canterbury � Mr and Mrs Dove, Mr and Mrs Davis, Miss Gent, Miss A. Edgecombe. (By Telegraph.)

Timaru Herald, 3 June 1884, Page 2
The s.s. Arawata arrived at 8 am. She left Melbourne on the 27th at 4.30 p.m. ; arrived at Hobart at noon on the 29th ; sailed the same day at 6.30 p.m., and had variable winds throughout the passage. She soils at 4 p.m. for Dunedin. Saloon passengers : � For Bluff� Dr Mays, Messrs Wills (2), Stewart and Reid, Miss Cunningham 
for Dunedin � Mr and Mrs Joachim and maid, Mrs and Miss Coghill, Messrs Lindsay and Scott 
for Lyttelton� Mr and Mrs Grant, Mr and Mrs Godfrey.
From Hobart :� For Dunedin� Mr and Mrs Lowe, Mrs Ferguson, Mr Dobbie
for Lyttelton� Mr Wendbonrne ;
for Wellington � Mrs Swainson and Mrs Arrowsmith
for Auckland� Mr Garlick.

Evening Post, 30 April 1894, Page 2
S.S. IONIC. The following passengers are booked by the S.S. A A. Co.'s s Ionic, which left Plymouth for Auckland and Wellington on 24th March :� First saloon for Wellington� Mrs and Miss Batson, Messrs S. Batson and P. Scott ; third-class� Mrs and Miss Webb, Messrs F. Heaps, A. James, F. Leason, R. Lockey, N. Marshall, J. Watson. Saloon for other ports� Mesdames Argrave, Reynolds, North, Messrs W. Argrave, H. Ballard, E. Chute, L. North, H. Reynolds, L. Stack, Master Reynolds ; 10 third-class for other ports

Evening Post, 11 January 1907, Page 5
Although it is not to be expected that a steam service can be conducted to time-table such as railway trains run to, the people of New Zealand have little reason to complain of the running of the regular lines which have served this colony so long in the London trade. The sailing records of the Shaw Savill Company for the past year show the following remarkable steady performance :�
Ionic, sailed January 6th, arrived at Plymouth in 42 days;
Matatua, sailed February 3rd, arrived at Plymouth in 44 days;
Athenic, sailed 1st March, arrived at Plymouth in 43 days;
Corinthic, sailed 30th March, arrived at Plymouth in 42 days;
Gothic, sailed 26th April, arrived at Plymouth in 42 days ;
Ionic, sailed 25th May, arrived in Plymouth in 43 days;
Athenic, sailed l0th July, arrived at Plymouth in 41 days;
Corinthic, sailed 16th August, arrived at Plymouth in 41 days;
Karamea, sailed 13th September, arrived at Plymouth in 45 days;
Kumara, sailed 18th October, arrived at Plymouth in 43 days ;
Ionic, sailed 8th November, arrived at Plymouth in 39 days.
This gives an average of 42 1-3 days to Plymouth for eleven mail steamers. Only three of the Shaw Savill boats were delayed after the time-table date, two for one day, and another for two days. Prolonged bad weather was the cause of the two days delay, and in both of the other cases holidays kept the boats back. The Now Zealand Shipping Company's mail boats also performed exceptionally well, their record being as follows :
Tongariro, 18th January, 41 days ;
Turakina, 35th February, 43 days;
Ruapehu, 12th April, 43 days ;
Rimutaka, 10th May, 41 days ;
Tongariro, 7th June, 41 days ;
Turahina, 5th July, 40 days ;
Rimutaka, 27tb September, 41 days;
Tongariro, 25th October, 41 days.

Arrived Wellington August 1 1906
Dec 1906 left Capetown 1st Dec
Left Capetown on 14t April
Ruapehu Nov. 25

Evening Post, 1 August 1906, Page 6
The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Ruapehu, from London via. Capetown and Hobart, arrived in the stream at 2.30 this morning with 32 saloon and 168 third class passengers on board. The vessel left Plymouth on the. 16th an., and arrived at
Teneriffe on the 21st June. After coaling she left the. same day and crossed the equator on the 27th June, arriving at Capetown on the 6th July. While at Capetown a slight lire was discovered in the bunkers, but as it was easily got the better of no damage was sustained. Leaving Capetown on the 7th July, after passengers and mails, the vessel reached Hobart on the 26th July. A feature of the voyage was the remarkably fine weather which prevailed throughout. Captain Russel Jaggard, late of the Paparoa, is now in command of the Ruapehu, and lie has with him the following officers :� Chief, Mr. G. F. Mead; second, Mr. A. M. Ponton-Ford, R.N.R.; third, Mr. S. V. Martin; fourth, Mr. R. G. Coyte; fifth, Mr. A. G. Barnett; surgeon, Dr. Colin King, M.D. ; chief engineer, Mr, A. Sommerville ; steward-in charge, Mr. W.T. James.

Miscellaneous items from pre 1900 New Zealand newspapers.

New Zealand Shipping Co. vessels in 1891 with single stack were - 
TONGARIRO (three masts, 280 passengers)
AORANGI (three masts, 280 passengers)
RUAPEHU (three masts, 280 passengers)
KAIKOURA (three masts, 365 passengers)
RIMUTAKA (three masts, 365 passengers)
OTARAMA (two masts, 12 passengers only)
TEKOA (two masts, 12 passengers)

Shaw Savill & Albion Line 
Coptic (4 masts, 70 passengers)
Doric (ditto)
Ionic (ditto)
Mamari (two masts, cargo ship)
Maori (cargo)
Matatua (two masts, cargo)
Pakeha (two masts, cargo)
Rangatira (two masts, cargo). Most of these ships
were also rigged for sail.

Arrived Port Chalmers
Jan. 15 - Ruahine, R.M.S, 6127 tons, Bone, from Lyttelton
Jan. 19 - Anglian, s.s., 1334 tons, Hood from Sydney, via the East Coast. It is Captain's Hood's first command in these waters, he has had a large experience in other parts of the world and 12 years' experience in Australian waters. He was in command of the royal mail steamers to China, and he also commanded the Melbourne excursion steamer the Hygiea, a vessel that makes her 28 knots an hour. 

Departure Jan. 18 - Ruahine, R.M.S, 6127 tons, Bone, for London, via Lyttelton

The Direct Steamers
The s.s. Matatura (Lyttelton, 25th Nov.) arrived in London on 13th inst.
The Ruapehu arrived at Plymouth on Monday 13th inst., all well, and her meat in good condition.

New Doric.
The White Star line are building another steamer to replace the Doric (now named the Oceanic) in the New Zealand trade. The new steamer will be a sister ship to the Gothic, but will differ as to the decided passenger accommodation, it having been decided to adopt a similar line to the Shire line steamers, where a limited number of passengers is carried, and special provision is made for cargo purposes. The new steamer, which will be named the Doric, is to be fitted with all the latest improvements, and will be provided for the carriage of frozen meat.

Otago Witness Thursday January 30th 1896
The Kiakoura left Monte Video on the 19th inst. for Plymouth.
The Ionic, from Wellington (Dec. 12) arrived at Plymouth on the evening of the 21st inst., with her cargo in good order.
The s.s. Aotea, bound for Wellington, grounded in the Thames on Friday, but was expected to be floated on the next tide.
The Ruahine sailed this afternoon for London, via Monte Video.

The New Zealand Shipping Company's Line
Expected Arrivals
At Port Chalmers - Aorangi, s.s., from London; sailed January 4. Opawa, from London; sailed January 19
At Lyttelton and Wellington - R.M.S. Tongariro, from Capetown; sailed January 5. R.M.S. Rimutaka, from Plymouth; sailed January 14
Auckland - Rakaia, s.s. from London; sailed December 25

Projected Departures
From Wellington -
R.M.S. Ruahine to sail January 25
R.M.S. Tongariro to sail February 20

Otago Witness 1 February 1896

The White Star liner, s.s. Gothic is expected at Port Chalmers on the 31st inst. to load a quantity of wool and dairy products. The Gothic remains at Port Chalmers until the afternoon of February 3, when she will leave for Wellington, taking her departure for London from Wellington on Saturday February 8.

The Evening Post; Weekend Post, 7 April 1886, Page 3
The R. M.S. Aorangi, for London.
The New Zealand Steam Shipping Company's R.M.S. Aorangi, W. A. Turpin, commander, which leaves here at 4 p.m. tomorrow for London, takes Home a large number of passengers, as will be soon from the list below. In fact, the demand on her passenger accommodation has been so great that special arrangements had to be made for berthing some of them. A special notice to passengers appears in our advertising columns. The following is a list of those booked up to the present time : � Saloon.� Mr. J. Batger, Miss Batger, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Beath, Misses Beath (3), Mr. Bell, Mrs. and Miss Blundell, Mrs. Cleghorn, Mr. A. K. Coles, Mr. Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, Master and Miss Davies, Mr. G. E. Deamor, Mr. H. East, Mr. J. Edson, Captain Fox, Mrs. and Miss Heather, Mr. and Mrs. E. Heaketh, Miss Humphrios, Mr. and Mrs. T. Keir, Misses Keir (2), Major Lennox, Lady Marsham, Mr. and Mrs. H. Martin, Mr. T. McClatchie, Miss M'Clatehie, Mrs. Melhuish, Mr. E. Methven, Mr. W. Moore, Mrs. Nixdorff, Miss Owen, Mr. R. Parker, Mr. W. F. Parr, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Peake, Misses Pearce (2), Mr. and Mrs. J. Perry, Misses (2) and Master Perry, Mrs. Plunkett, Mr. F. H. Pyne, Mrs. and Misses (2) Reader, Mrs. Robson, Mr. M. Sandstein, Miss M. Summers, Mr. G. Talbot, and Miss Talbot.
     Second Saloon. � Mr. C. Adkin, Miss Andrews, Mr. S. W. Baxter, Mrs. Bolt, Miss M. A. Brandon, Mr. J. Burrows, Mr. C. C. Callis, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gaunter, Master Caunter, Miss Choat, Mrs. England, Miss Fosssy, Mr. W. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hobday, Mr. Herbert and Misses (5) Hobday, Miss Holliday, Mr. C. J. Humphries, Mr. G. B. Hutton, Mr. E. B. Jackson, Mr. F. Loveday, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Maling, Misses (5) and Master Maling, Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin, Rev. Mr. McCallum, Mr. and Mrs. H. M'Carty, Mr. W. M'Williams, Mr. and Mrs. S. Muir, Mr. R. T. Pinckney, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ross, Mr. B. A. Smith, Mr. J. S. Stewart, Rev. J. F. and Mrs. Teakle, Misses (2) and Master Teakle, Miss West, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams.
    Third Class.
� Mr. J. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Anderson, Mr. A. C. Anderson, Mr. G. Ansley, Mr. G. Archibald, Mr. S. Blumer, Mr. W. Brizley, Mr. J. Cole, Mr. W. Cole, Mr. F. Cullington, Mr. J. Dawson, Mr. A. Dew, Mr. W. Donald, Mr. J. S. Donaldeon, Mr. and Mrs. G. Drummond, Miss E. Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. S. Dryden, Mr. and Mrs. H. Duckworth, Misses Duckworth (2), Mr. and Mrs. E. Dunne and infant, Mr. and Mrs. W. Edgeby, Mr. J. Evans, Miss W. Evans, Mr. C. Fenton, Mr. A. W. Fielder, Mr. J. Folster, Mrs. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. A. Grigg, Miss Grigg, Mr. W. W. Haines, Miss Harper, Mr. J. Harris, Mr. H. Hinemann, Mr. P. Hickey, Mr. W. Hobbs, Mr. W. Hodren, Mr. W. Hunter, Mr. W. Hyde, Mrs. M. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnston, Mr. J. Jones, Mr. T. Jowsey, Mr. H. Jowsey, Mrs. Kavanagh, Mr. A. Kean, Mr. G. S. Kennedy, Mr. S. Kerr, Mr. H. Landick, Mr. G. Laurie, Mr. G. Lundon, Mr. J. Manny, Mr. W. Matheson, Mr. M. M'Carty, Mr. H. M'Culloch, Mr. A. M'Lean, Mrs. Meech, Mr. D. Miller, Miss M. Mudholland, Mr. A. Nesbitt, Mr. and Mrs O'Brien, Mr. O'Brien, Masters O'Brien (2), and Mr. and Misses O'Brien (2), Miss H. O'Sullivan, Mr. C. Paic, Mr. J. Plant, Mr. G. Ponsford, Mrs. Ramsbottom, Mr. J. Rattenburg, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Ratzen, Mr. J. Renouf, Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, Master and Miss Rodgers, Mr. O. Rodgers, Mrs. Runge, Miss E. Runge, Mr. J. Santo, Miss Scott, Mr. M. S. Scott, Mr. A. Seagrin, Mr. E. Smith, Mrs. Spinks and infant, Mr. and Mrs. W. Spriggens, Mrs. Symes, Mr. T. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. T. Teer and infant, Mr. H. T. Toop, Mr. H. Urquhart, Dr. and Mrs. J. Ward, Master and Misses Ward (2), Mrs. White, Mr. S. N. White, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, Mr. Wilson, Mr. J. Williams, Mr. J. Winchester, Mr. J. Wilson and two sons, Mr. H. Mannes, Mr. G. McDonald, Mr. T. Norman, Mrs. Donelly, Misses Donolly (2), Masters Donelly (2).

Star 22 January 1887, Page 2
Dunedin, Jan. 21. The Coptic from Plymouth, via Capetown and Hobart, reached the Heads at 10 pm. yesterday. Captain Ridley is still in command. She brings some 2062 tons of cargo, 1150 tons being for Dunedin 21 bags, 8 packages mails and 90 saloon, 65 second cabin, and 69 steerage passengers, of whom 43 are for Dunedin. She landed seven saloon, 13 second cabin, and 40 steerage passengers at Hobart. She left the Albert Docks on Dec 2 and Plymouth on Dec. 4. The following are the passengers for Lyttelton : �
Saloon : Mesdames W. J. Ray and Cotton, Mr Baldwin.
Second cabin : Messrs Stevenson, Harris, Bristall, Sharman, Crawford, Moore
Steerage: Mr and Mrs Bon, Misses Crawford (2), Manon, Messrs Snelling, Fawcett, Harvey, M'Kee, Lyncante, Lane, Edwards, Isles, Meek, Davis, Wybo_ven, Lewin, Polkingham. These passengers left by the Grafton this afternoon.

Otago Witness, 4 March 1887, Page 18
The following passengers for New Zealand are booked by the R M.S. Valetta. London, January 28 -
For Lyttelton -Mr W B Worsfold.
For Wellington � Mr and Mrs J Watt.
For New Zealand- Mr John Bellingham, Mr J A Mullens.
For Auckland-Mr J.S. Swinburne, Mr H Wood.
For Port Chalmers - Mr Martin.
By the Ormuz, from Plymouth on 5th February, there were booked :
For Port Chalmers� Mr J Black, Miss Black.
For Wellington� Rev G F and Mrs Grace.

Star 28 March 1887, Page 2
Auckland, March 28. For Lyttelton - Mrs Corney. For Dunedin� Miss Allan and three children, Messrs Bendall, Newcomb, Ward, Allan.

Star, 9 December 1887, Page 2
The following ore passengers booked up to Oct. 21 per s.s. Doric, leaving London on Nov. 5, and due at Port Chalmers on Dec. 18 :� First Saloon : For Otago� Mrs A. Waddell, Miss Waddell, Mr J. Mottershead
For Canterbury� Mr and Mrs Holdsworth, Mrs Aikman, Mrs Bell, Mrs Hay and family, Miss Marshall ;
For Wellington � Messrs S. Studd, J. Barleyman, F. Whiting ;
For Auckland� Mr T. Melville, Dr W. Stewart;
For Blenheim� Mr and Mrs Earp.
Second Saloon :
For Otago �Mr and Mrs Munro ;
For Canterbury- Misses Leather and Williamson, Mr Wolff and family, Mrs Dairies and family;
For Wellington- Mr B. Lilburn ; for Auckland� Mr Murray.
Third Class
For Otago � Miss Eliza Fyfe, Mrs G. Robertson and family, Misses Mary and Eliza Richards. Messrs Dan Forrester and S. Bryant ;
For Canterbury� Mr J. Greechy and family, Miss Hannah Harbared, Messrs P. de Gros and P. Manager, Miss Lizzie M'Kee; for Wellington� Messrs Gosland, M. Connon, H. Abery, F. Foster;
For Napier� Messrs J. Livil, B. Bosel.

Taranaki Herald, 25 November 1890, Page 2 AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS.
Albany, November 23.
Arrived : P & O. Company's Rome. Passengers for New Zealand : � Miss Stevens, Messrs Guthrie, Baxter, Gillhust, Garlick, Slade, Beswick, and Douglas.

Otago Witness Thursday 6 Feb. 1896 page 38
The magnificent R.M.S. Gothic, from London, via Teneriffe, Capetown, Hobart, Wellington, and Lyttelton, arrived on Thursday afternoon and steamed into port, being berthed at the George street pier to take on board wool, frozen mutton, and dairy produce. The Gothic is still under the command of Captain W.H. Kidley, R.N.R. She left London at noon on November 29, 1895, reached Plymouth the following morning. She left Port Chalmers again on Monday for London, via Wellington. 

The R.M.S. Gothic left the George street pier on Monday evening, for London, via Wellington, with the following cargo from Port Chalmers:- 13,161 carcasses mutton, 2509 cases cheese, 440 boxes butter, 1 do cream, 315 bales wool, 5 do sheepskins, 4 do basils, 77 casks tallow, 19 do pelts, and 5 packages sundries.

Otago Witness February 20 1896 page 38
Wellington, Feb 12 - Arrived: Maori, from London, via Capetown. 
Feb. 11 - The Kaikoura arrived at Plymouth yesterday. Her frozen meat is reported to be in good condition.

The Shire line fine steamer Buteshire, from London, via Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Rockhampton, and Sydney; reached the heads Monday. She steamed inside the heads under the charge of Pilot McDonald and was berthed at the George street pier to take in cargo for London. She is still under command of Captain J. Cuthbert, R.N.R. The Buteshire left London on November 10, 1895, with a general cargo for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, and arrived at Sydney a on December 28. The Buteshire took from Port Chalmers 2960 cases cheese.

Otago Witness Thursday 27 February 1896 page 38
Arrived : Feb. 20 Lutterworth, barque, 887 tons, Kelly, from Liverpool (Oct. 6), via Wellington
Feb. 24 - Aorangi, s.s., 4196 tons, Sutcliffe, from London (Jan. 4), via Tenriffe (Jan. 11), and Sierra Leone (Jan 16). She brings no passengers. She left the Royal Albert dock on 3 January.
Feb. 11- Helen Denny, barque, 728 tons, Tait, from London (Oct. 29). Captain Tait was last here in the barque Langstone. Her passage from docks to anchorage has occupied 119 days. 

The Direct Steamers
The Aotea left Capetown for Wellington on Saturday night.
The Ruahine left Monte Video for Plymouth on Friday, 14th.
The Indra arrived at London on the 20 from Auckland
The Taunui, from Wellington (9 Jan), arrived at Plymouth on the 18th with her meat in good condition.
The Pakeha arrived at London on the 21 from New Zealand
The Matatua sailed from London on the 15 for Auckland and Wellington.

The Shire Line steamer Fifeshire, from Lyttelton, via Oamaru and the Bluff, arrived on the18th. At Lyttelton she took on 734 bales of wool, which was transhipped at the Bluff to the barque Ashmore. The Ashmore sailed from the Bluff Feb. 28., Dolbel, for London, with a cargo of 5892 bales of wool.

Christchurch, Feb. 18. The Tokomaru which left Lyttelton on Saturday for London. Her refrigerating chambers contained 195,690 carcasses of sheep and lambs. Of these 80,690 were loaded at Lyttelton.

Otago Witness March 5 1896 page 38
The Rimutaka, from London, via way ports, arrived at Wellington on the 25th.
The Ionic left Plymouth on the 22nd for Wellington and Lyttelton.
The s.s. Banffshire, with outward cargo for arrived at Adelaide on the 27th.
The s.s. Morayshire, outwards for Australian ports, passed Las Palmas (Canary Islands) on the 24th inst; and the Perthshire, homewards from Wellington (8th Jan.), sailed from Las Palmas on the 2oth.
The Duke of Sutherland left Lyttelton on Friday for London, via St. Vincent.

Otago Witness Thursday March 12 1896 page 36
Auckland. March 4. The New Zealand Shipping Company's Rakaia, Captain Banks, has arrived from London, 70 days out. She has 7000 tons cargo, 4000 for Auckland. She leaves for the south on the 12th instant. She has no passengers.
Adelaide, March 6. Arrived Banffshire, from London.
London. March 3. Arrived: Perthshire, from Wellington (Jan. 8)

The Gothic, from Wellington (Feb. 8), left Rio for Plymouth on the evening of the 1st inst, with her cargo of meat in good order.
The Kiakoura left Plymouth on Saturday loaded for Wellington and Lyttelton with 2680 tons cargo and 37 passengers.
The Aotea left Hobart on Saturday morning for Wellington.

Otago Witness Thursday March 19 1896 page 36
March 12 - Rotomahana, s.s., 865 tons, Bently, from Melbourne, via Hobart and the Bluff
March 12 - Rimutaka, R.M.S., 4515 tons, Greenstreet, from London (January 9), via Stanta Cruz, Capetown, Hobart, Wellington and Lyttelton

March 15 - Rimutaka, R.M.S., 4515 tons, Greenstreet, for London, via Wellington

The Direct Steamers
The Ruahine arrived at Plymouth on Saturday; all well.
The Ionic, from Plymouth (Feb. 28), left Capetown, for New Zealand, via Hobart, on the afternoon of Friday, 13th.
Wellington, March 11. Arrived Aoteo from London, via way ports. She left London on January 24 and reached Capetown on February 15, where she landed 109 passengers. She had an uneventful voyage.
Monter Video, March 13 - The Tongariro left yesterday for Teneriffe and Plymouth; all well.

Otago Witness Thursday March 26 1896 page 36
The Gothic from Wellington (Feb. 8) arrived at Plymouth on Wednesday with her meat in good condition.
Wellington, March 19 - The Rimutaka sailed this afternoon for London, via Monte Video.
March 19 - The Aorangi arrived at the Bluff this afternoon and will commence loading this evening. She will take on general cargo and 25,000 carcases of mutton from the Southland Frozen Meat Company's Works, and sail direct for London early on Monday morning. Sailed March 27 with 23,500 carcases mutton and lamb. wool, cased meats, tallow and pelts.

Otago Witness Thursday April 2 1896 page 36
Arrived Port Chalmers
March 24 - Maori, s.s., 4055 tons, Moffatt, from London, via Capetown and northern ports. A Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's steamer. Left with 19473 frozen carcases, 1714 cases cheese, 47 casks pelts, 86 crates rabbits.  

The Direct Steamers
Wellington, March 5 - The Ruapehu, from London arrived at Wellington Heads at 1 p.m.. Her cargo consists of 2300 tons, of which 1600 tons are for Wellington.

Otago Witness Thursday April 9 1896 page 36
The direct steamers
The Tainui left Plymouth on the 21st ult. for Wellington, via Capetown and Hobart. Her cargo consists of 2600 tons.

Hobart, March 31. Arrival of the Ionic. She sails for New Zealand at 9 a.m. on Thursday. She brings 26 passengers for New Zealand and 28 for Australia.
London, April 3 - The Tekoa arrived from New Zealand on Wednesday. The Waikato has sailed for Auckland and Wellington.

The new steamship, the s.s. Mataura, was launched by Messrs Barclay, Curle, and Co., at White Inch on February 15 for the New Zealand Shipping Company, and has been specially built of steel for the conveyance of frozen meat and general cargo between New Zealand and London. The vessel is schooner rigged, and constructed on the Lloyd's three-deck rule to the highest class in their register. The refrigerating machinery has been supplied by the Linde Refrigerating Company (Limited), of London and is on their ammonia system. Her dimensions are: Length 421ft. breadth of beam 54ft 6in, depth of hold 32ft. She is engineered on the triple expansion principle with Howden's forced draught. She will carry about 8400 tons of cargo. Average speed 12� knots on the Clyde.

Otago Witness Thursday April 16 1896
Port Chalmers Arrivals
April 9 - Banffishie, s.s., 5526 tons, B. Coull, from London January 13, via Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and the Bluff. She has taken on board 12,000 carcasses frozen mutton and tallow. The hulk Edwin Fox hauled along side the Banffshire on Tuesday, to discharge frozen mutton.
April - Ruapehu, R.M.S. 4202,tons, Stuart, from London, (February 6) via Teneriffe, Capetown, Hobart, Wellington and Lyttelton. The R.M.S. Ruapehu sailed Sunday afternoon for London via Lyttelton, took the following cargo from Port Chalmers: 1019 bales wool, 12 do rabbit skins, 3 do hair, 8 do basils, 820 cases meat, 1948 do cheese, 50 boxes butter and 8 pkgs sundries.

The Direct Steamers
The s.s. Pakeha sailed from London on March 31 for Port Chalmers, and is due to arrive on May 23.
The Ruahine left London ,for Wellington, on the 4th instant, with 2400 tons cargo and 57 passengers.

The Tongariro arrived at Plymouth on the 5th inst.

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company are notified that the Tokomaru, from Lyttelton arrived at London on the 6th inst., with her meat in good condition
The Matatua left Hobart at 6.30 am on the 8th inst. for Auckland
The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Kaikoura, left London on March 5 for Wellington, via Teneriffe, Capetown and Hobart.
The Tainui, from Plymouth (March 21), left Capetown on the afternoon of the 11th for New Zealand via Hobart
Hobart, April 8 - Arrived: Matatua, from London. She has 14 out of 17 live ostriches aboard, shipped for Mr Nathan, of Auckland.

The New Zealand Shipping Company's cargo steamer Otarama from London direct arrived on Tuesday, and steamed into port under the charge of Pilot Milne, her draft being 23ft 4in aft. Captain Jaggard, late of the R.M.S. Kaikoura is in command; Mr Bower comes out as chief officer; Mr E.J. Tosswell, late of the Ruapehu, second; Mr D'Arcy Maxwell, R.N.R., also late of the Ruapehu, third; and Mr C Gibson, R.N.R., fourth. The engine department is under charge of Mr Greenstreet, who has associated with him Mr Davie second, Mr Herdman third, Mr Gannings fourth. Messrs McMillan and Patterson are the refrigerating engineers. Captain Jaggard and all his officers have served their time in the New Zealand Shipping Company's employ, and Mr Greenstreet has also been in the company's service during the whole time he has been engaged going to sea. The Otarama left the Royal Albert dock, London on February 16.

Mr James Mills, managing director of the Union Steam Ship Company, who is now in England, has purchased a new steamer for the intercolonial trade, which has been named the Rokona. The Rokona which has been recently launched, has a carrying capacity of 3300 tons. She will leave for the colony this month, calling at Capetown en voyage. 

The U.S.S. Company's Officers
Wellington April 13 - In consequence of the intention to lay up the Tekapo at Port Chalmers, several changes of officers in the Union Company's fleet will be made.
Captain Rolls, of the Tekapo, has been transferred to the Taupo.
Captain Wald, who has been in temporary charge of the Taupo, goes back to his former post as chief officer of the Talune.
Mr Lake, chief officer of the Tekapo, left by the Mahinapua for Auckland, to join the Taviuni as chief officer, vice Captain McLean, appointed to command the Oreti consequent upon Captain Woollys's appointment as harbourmaster at Suva.
Captain Bentley, of Poherua, who has been succeeded by Captain Shepherd leaves for the south this afternoon to take the Tekapo from Lyttelton to Port Chalmers, and will relieve Captain Sams of the Pateena.

Auckland, April 7. The s.s. Taviuni, arrived last night from the Islands, towed up the German barque Woosung from the Friendly group. The Woosung while landing copra at Hapaii for Europe was driven ashore during a hurricane and abandoned, the hull being sold for �100. It was afterwards bought by James Clare, boatbuilder, and by him floated off. Repairs effected, and the barque was bought by the Union Company for �400. Took six days from Nukalofa to tow her to Auckland, a distance of 1100 miles. The Woosung being built in 1863 by Messrs A. Stephen and Son, of Glasgow, of 778 tons. Dimensions: length 177 ft, breaths 31. 4ft, depth 19 .3 ft. The hull of the West Australia in Haapi which had been floated off, was driven ashore again.

The Otago Witness 30 April 1896 page 38
The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's R.M.S. Ionic, 4751, Captain Kempson, R.N.R., from London, via intermediate ports, arrived at Port Chalmers on Sunday afternoon. Captain Spinks from Wellington.
The Kaikoura from London and Hobart arrived at Wellington on the 22.
The Gothic left Plymouth for Wellington and Lyttelton on the 18.
Auckland 23 - Arrived: Indramayo, Captain Saunders from London, via Australian ports. She has 1100 tons cargo to discharge.

Otago Witness Thursday May 7 1896 page 38
The Direct Steamers
The Rangatira, from Wellington (March 5) arrived at London on the evening of the 27th with her meat in good condition
The S.S.A. steamer Tainui, sailed from Plymouth on the 21st March.
The Mamari, from Lyttelton (9 march), arrived at London on the 28 with her cargo in good order.
The Rakaia sailed from London on Monday
Wellington, May 4 - The Tainui, from London, via way ports, arrived at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Passengers: For Port Chalmers - Miss F. J. Squires, Mr and Mrs H. Woolcock, Mrs R. Fleming, Mr O. Squires, Mr and Mrs Edward Smith (and Infant)
The Tongariro left Plymouth on Saturday for New Zealand with 2410 tons of cargo and 45 passengers.

Otago Witness Thursday May 21 1896 page 38
Wellington, May 18 - The steamer Ruahine, from London, via the Cape, and Hobart, arrived. She left London on the 2 April, Plymouth on the 4, Teneriffe on the 9, Capetown on the 15 and Hobart on the 14. At Hobart she has on board the Hon. E.S. Littleton and 17 passengers for Australia and 62 for New Zealand. 
Wellington, May 18. Sailed: Kaikoura, for London via Rio de Janeiro. with 989 bales wool, 21365 carcases lamb, 10880 do mutton, 7 boxes gold, 65 cases apples, 80 sacks oats, 175 bales basils, 15 casks pelts.
London May 14 - The Rimutaka, from Wellington arrived at Plymouth today, all well. 
The Aorangi from the Bluff as arrived.
The Waitangi from Gisborne has arrived in the Channel.

Otago Witness Thursday 28 May 1896 page 38
The Maori (Lyttelton, March 31) arrived in London on the 18th inst. with her cargo in good condition.

Otago Witness 4 June 1896 page 38
Wellington May 31 - Arrived 1 p.m. Gothic from London, via way ports. Her dates are:- Plymouth April 18, Teneriffe 23, Cape May 8, Hobart 27. The Gothic brings 77 passengers. She landed 20 passengers at Teneriffie, 217 at Cape and 30 at Hobart. She has 3200 tons general cargo. Sir Maurice O'Rorke is among the passengers.

The Direct Steamers
The Tongariro left Capetown for Hobart and Wellington on the 24 inst.
The Ionic left Rio for London on the 23.
The Ruapehu arrived at Plymouth on the 26th ult. with her meat in good condition.
The Rimutaka left Plymouth on the 30th for Wellington and Canterbury with 2040 tons of cargo and 62 passengers.
The Ruahine arrived from Lyttelton at the Bluff on Monday

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's s.s. Pakeha, 4331 tons, Captain Prosser, from London arrived on the 25th. She comes with 2530 tons of cargo consigned to Messrs Dalgety and CO. (Ltd). Her passage has been accomplished in 55 days. She left London on March 31. She berthed at the Victoria wharf.

The German barque Lina, Captain Keyser, from Liverpool via Wellington (May 23) arrived off the heads on Sunday and was tendered by the tug Plucky. She had a very rough passage since sighting Tasmania and took a lot of water on board. The Lina, was formerly the Cape Brett, is an iron vessel of 1200 tons register, built in 1875 by Messrs Osbourne, Graham and Co., of Sunderland. She was here ten years ago and since renamed. Her dimensions are: 
Length 236ft 1 in
Breadth of beam 37 ft
Depth of hold 22ft 5" 
She is owned by Mr C.M. Metsen, of Hamburg and comes consigned to Messrs Neill and Co., (Limited). The Lina left Liverpool on December 27, reaching Wellington on April 21.

Otago Witness June 11th page 38
The new steamer Bells built recently by Messrs W. Dobson and Co., Low Walker, for Messrs George and Charles R. Bell, was taken for trail at sea. The steamer has been sold to the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand and her name changed to the Rakanoa. The engines were supplied by Messrs Blair and CO. (Ltd), Stockon. Average sped 10� knots.

Otago Witness Thursday June 18 1896
The Direct Steamers
The s.s. Rakaia left Teneriffe on the 11 inst. for London
Hobart 13. The Tongariro landed 21 passengers at Hobart and took on 49 for New Zealand. The Tongariro, which arrived at Hobart on Saturday, has the following passengers:- Mesdames Dornwell, Oliver, Borgeson, Misses Dornwell, Oliver, Panter, Reeves, Revs. Hart, Panter, Poole, Messrs Andrews, Gregory, March, Moss, Oliver (3), Panter, Skinner, Stenhouse, Wade, Dr McBrearty.
The Ionic (Lyttelton, may 2) arrived at Plymouth on the 9th inst., after a smart passage 38 days. Her meat is in good condition.
The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's s.s. Tokomaru left London on May 16 for Wellington and Lyttelton, via Hobart.

Otago Witness Thursday June 25 1896
Pt Chalmers Arrival
June 18 - Gothic, R.M.S., 7100 tons, Kidley, R.N.R., from London, via Teneriffe, Capetown, Hobart, Wellington and Lyttelton

June 18 - Morayshire, s.s., 5100 tons, D.C. Duncan, for London, via Bluff
June 20 - Gothic for London, via Lyttelton.

The Direct Steamers
The s.s. Maori sailed from Plymouth on the 13th inst. for Wellington, via Hobart. She is due in Wellington on the 31st July.
Wellington, June 19 - The Tongariro has arrived. On May 20th and the 30th she passed several icebergs. She brings 51 passengers for all ports.
The s.s. Nairnshire sailed from UK outward for New Zealand via Australian ports on Sunday 14th.

Otago Witness March 5 1896 page 38
The ship Timaru left Manchester on January 2, for London, via Liverpool, she loads at London for this port.
The dredge Timaru having received a thorough overhaul, and being cleaned and painted left the George street pier yesterday forenoon for Timaru.

Otago Witness Thursday March 12 1896 page 36
The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's ship is coming here from Manchester direct. She is to call at the heads for orders, and will be the first vessel to New Zealand from the great cotton centre.

Evening Post, 12 October 1896, Page 6
The following passengers were booked for New Zealand by the White Star liner Gothic, which left Plymouth on 5th September for Wellington via Teneriffe. Capetown, and Hobart � Saloon : For Wellington � Misses Campbell, Cramond, Kennecy, Joseph, Spratt, Welsby, Mesdames Black, Joseph and maid, Kennedy, Smith, Rev Paul, Captain Babot, Messrs Black, Currin, Dobson, Gardiner, Kennedy (2), Lowes, Tiddy, Turner, Master Spratt ; for other ports� Misses Fels (3), Gossert, Chomondeley, Smale, Hilborue, Jacquet, Joachim, Little, Taylor (2), Maxwell, May (2), M'Neill, Pinckney, Mills, Mesdames Dowson, Fels and maid, Flint and maid, Gattnby, Gossett, Harris, Burden. Little, May and maid, Paul, Kapbol, Stitchbury, Taylor, Waddell, Archdeacon Cholmondeley, Major Dowson, Dr Gossett, Judge O'Brien, Messrs Caughey, Cowx, Edelsten, Fels, Flint, Little, Gilmour, Greenwood, Harris, Hill, Maxwell, May (2), McVicar, Paul, Plowman, Robinson, Smale, Stitchbury, Thatcber, Masters Gaughev, Fels, May, Goset, Taylor (2). Third class for Wellington � Misses Duff, Wright, Kestell, Mesdames Banney, Kershaw, Messrs Benney, Boyd, Healy, Keatell, Longworthy, Wilkinson, Tatton, Mills ; for other ports. 59.
Of the 368 passengers who were on board the White Star liner Gothic when she left Plymouth on the 5th September, 184 left the steamer at Capetown, 23 are for Australia, and the remainder, for this colony.

Otago Witness March 3 1898 pg 46
The Ruahine, from London, via Hobart, reached Auckland yesterday morning. Passengers: Mrs Fraser, Mr Fraser, Mr Logan.

Otago Witness March 3 1898 pg 46
Port Chalmers Arrival
The Shaw Savill and Albion Company's fine steamer Tokomaru after a fine passage of under 50 days from London. She was boarded by Pilot McDonald and anchored. Under command of Captain Maxwell who has the following officers associated with him:
Mr Macfie, chief
Mr Clough, second
Mr Kimber, third
Mr Williams, forth
Mr Horsburg, fifth
Messrs Clenter and Spiers, refrigerating engineers
She has 5 head of cattle of the Norfolk and Suffolk red poll breed under the charge of Mr George Clark.

Otago Daily Times 17 March 1899, Page 4
HOBART, March 16. Arrived (this afternoon): Maori, from London. She sails tomorrow afternoon for Wellington. Twelve passengers were landed here for Australian ports, and 25 are booked for New Zealand. Her passengers are: Mr and Mrs W. Alexander, Messrs- C: Applin, Baeher, W. Barnbridge, Mr and Mrs E. Budners, Messrs A. Cohen, F. Crondoice. J. Cuthhert, T. Duggan, H. Forster, D. Gotlieb, R, Hescroff, J. Hogg, H. Haggard, Mrs E. Imeson, Messrs J. Liberman, E. McDowell. R. McIntyre, E. Noel, J. Prew, G. Edwards, C. Roberts, J. Rodwell, R. Seaton, H. E. Snavy, W. Stephenson, G. Taylor, J. Twomey. F. Nintel, T Walker, G. Webster, F. Welsh, R. Millar, J. Morrison, Mesdames M. Leckey and Rodwell, Misses Harris (2), Leckey, L. Malcolm, McDowall, A. Owen, Rodwell. E. Whitfield, Masters Leckey (2) and M'Dowall.

The Evening Post Friday 25th August 1899 pg4
The NZSCo.s Papanui, on her second voyage to the colonies, arrived in Auckland on the 21st. Her deck officers are:-
Chief, Mr Turner
second, Mr Bluett
third, Mr Pollett
fourth, Mr L. Durrant
fifth, Mr W. Durrant
The engine department is under the control of Mr Aitken. Dr Hartzhome is surgeon, and Mr Baigent steward in charge. The Papanui has about 2400 tons general merchandise to discharge at Auckland, and will leave on Saturday for Wellington.

The Evening Post Monday 28th August 1899
The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's steamer Maori, Captain Moffatt, arrived from London, Plymouth, Teneriffe, Capetown and Hobart. Was berthed at the Queen's Wharf. The Maori left Plymouth on July 8th. Her passenger list is as follows:

Aband 		Mr
Amelen 		Mr
Aston 		Mr
Aston 		Mrs
Boult 		Mr
Boult 		Mrs
Clack 		Mr
Coreoran 	Mr
Fever 		Messrs (2)
Fever 		Mrs
Foster 		Mrs
Foster 		Miss
Habib 		Mrs and infant
Habib 		Miss 
Habib 		Mr
Habib 		Mr and child
Habib 		Master
Hassell 	Mr
Jack 		Mrs
Jack 		Miss
Jack 		Master
Jones 		Mr
Kernohan 	Mr
Kinnan 		Mr
Knox 		Mr
Longman 	Mrs
Longman 	Mr
Mansour 	Mr
Masters 	Mr
Minton 		Mr
McCarthy 	Messrs (2)
Purchas 	Mr
Sarkees 	Mr
Serle 		Mr
Short 		Mr
Smily 		Mr
Watkinson 	Mrs
Watkinson 	Miss
Watkinson 	Messrs (3)
Welch 		Mr

The Maori has 3719 tons of cargo for this port and 1650 tons for Lyttelton. Of her deck officers Mr Chandley, late of the Rangatira, has succeeded Mr Hutchinston as chief officer, the latter having joined the Royal Naval Reserve. Mr Arthur is chief engineer, and Mr Cragg, late of the Matatua, is chief steward. She will remain in port about 10 days.

Evening Post Tuesday 12th Sept. 1889 pg4
A contract has been entered into by the New Zealand Shipping Company and Messrs Denny Brothers, of Dumbarton, to build a twin-screw steamer of about 8000 tons register with special provision for the stowage of frozen meat, dairy produce etc.

The Star Monday 3 March 1902 pg3
Wellington, March 8
Arrived Gothic from London: passengers for Lyttelton - Mr T. Brown, Miss Snee, Mrs - arrock, Mr D. Warden and eleven third-class passengers. Sergeant-Major Davis, of the Seventh Contingent, is also a passenger.

The Evening Post 26th Nov. 1902 pg4
The NZSCo., steamer Tongariro will leave Wellington for London tomorrow. List of passengers:-

Saloon - 
Cordingly 	Mrs
Cordingly 	Mr
Kerr 		Mr
Morris 		Mr
Sainsbury 	Mrs

Second cabin:
King 		Mr
Muir 		Mr
Orr 		Mrs
Perkins 	Mr
Sheppard 	Mr
Scott 		Mr
Solomon 	Mr
Thomas 		Mr
Ure 		Mr

Aldingar 	Mr
Davidson 	Mr
Dendy 		Mr
Gild 		Mr
Jacks 		Mr
Kerr 		Mr
Munro 		Mr
McGellan 	Mr
Wesley 		Mr

Evening Post, 2 January 1900, Page 4 Wellington
PAPAROA, FROM LONDON. The NZS Co's fine new steamer Paparoa, from London, Teneriffe, St Vincent, Capetown, and Hobart dropped anchor in the stream at l o'clock this morning. Dr James, Health Officer, found everything on board in a satisfactory condition, and the big vessel was berthed at the Queen's Wharf shortly after 8 am. Of the voyage Mr Jeffrey, second officer, reports as follows :�: � She left London on the 9th November, and experienced a moderate WSW gale down the Channel, the vessel behaving splendidly; arrived at Plymouth at midnight on the 11th, embarked passengers and mails, and left again at noon on the 12th ; the brought the following passengers :� For Wellington: Saloon� Misses Bill, Pabst, Powle, Fitzherbert, Nelson, Black, Temple-Frere, Mesdames Fitzherbert, Black, Messrs Fitzherbert, Nathan, Sanderson, Young, Duddington, Edgar, Jones, M'Eachran, Rev Castle. Steerage� Misses Blackerton, Home, Luscombe, O'Neill (3), Pringle, Roberts, Mesdames Driver, Horn, Martin, O'Neill, Messrs Bickerton, Driver, Hollick, Horn, Kealy, Martin (2), Northcott, Sims, Smith, Thompson, Masters Martin, O'Neill. For other ports� Misses Asser, Cameron, Harper (2), Pyne (3), Jackson, Beck, Guthrie, Macgregor, Robertson, Clayton- Greene, Pinckney (2), Mesdames Cameron, Pyne, Cuinming, Parr, Pinckney, Clayton-Greene, Rev Harper, Messrs Orr, Pyne, Cowper, Farr, Jones, Handley, Pinckney, Allen, Tweedie, Wright, Clayton- Greene, Masters Clayton-Greene, Pinckney ; 36 second saloon and 78 steerage for all ports. Captain Greenstreet, late of the Rimutaka, is in charge, and his officers are � Chief, H. E. Kiddle (late Rimutaka) ; second, A. G. Jeffrey (late Rimutaka) : third, C. Pearce (late Rimutaka) . fourth, � Alford (late Rakaia) ; fifth, J. L. Wilding (late Zulu) ; sixth, � Wynard (late Rakaia). Mr. T. J. Black (late Kaikoura) is chief engineer, and Messrs. Evans and Myers, formerly of the Kaikoura, are second and third engineers respectively. Mr. Cairns is surgeon and Mr. McMasters, late of the Rimutaka, is steward-in-chief.

Evening Post, 30 November 1904, Page 4
PASSENGERS BY THE GOTHIC. The Shaw-Savill steamer Gothic, which is due from London via Capetown and Hobart on Monday next, is bringing the following saloon passengers for New Zealand ports : �
For Wellington� Misses R. B. Eagle, A. Fitzherbert, I. Fitzherbert, A. E. Freeman, Chapman-Taylor, S. H. Taylor, Mcsdames Van Staveren, Chapman - Taylor, Sutherland, C. Lister, Hon. H. Mosman, Messrs. J. Cork, J. B. Godwin, T. Chapman-Taylor, D. Thomas.
For Auckland� Miss Monteath, Mrs. Browne, Messrs. W. H. Anderson, E. C. Browne, J. S. Colton-Fox, T. Whitehead, Master H. Browne.
For Napier� Misses A. B. and K. C. Hoadley, Mr. H. H. Russell. For Gisborne� Misses N. and W. Reynolds, Mrs. Reynolds. Mr. R. J. Reynolds.
For New Plymouth� Miss H. S. Munro, Mrs. M. Smith.
For Picton� Misses F. M. and C. O. Eyes, Mrs. L. E. Duckworth.
For Lyttelton� Misses D. M. Armitage, A. Eacott, M. S. Moorhouse, E. Peter, Mesdames H. T. Turner, Roberts, Moorhouse, Armitage, Messrs. F. R. Armitage, H. L. Bowker, A. F. N. Blatiston, N. Dickson, S. Entwistle, A. J. Le Cren, J. N. Richardson, Master G. Turner, Armitage (2).
For Timaru� Miss Beatty.
For Port Chalmers� Misses Davies, E. and G. Lethbridge, L. B. and L. A. Rattray, Masdames Davies, Lethbridge, Dr. J. M. Davies, Dr. E. S. Brett, Messrs. D. L. Evans, R. Ewing, W. Landale, J. Lethbridge, R. A. Payne, P. D. Russell, J. E. Tod.
For Bluff- Miss L. Pasley.
The vessel is also bringing about 180 third-class passengers for New Zealand, including the following booked for Wellington : � Misses Fetherstone, Fix, A. E. Holmes, F. Martin, M.E. Smith, Mesdames ?Antrobus, Banks, Clark, Fetheretone, A. Fix, E. Hutchins, M. A. Holmes, S. Reals, H. Lusty, F. Martin, Ord, Parkes, Shepherd, Messrs. J. Banks, L. Brodhurst, C. H. Clark, W. A. Dalton, Fetherstone (4), D. Holland, H. Holmes, D. McArthur, J. McMillan, J. Massey, Mills (2), A. T. Ord, A. J. Parkes, H. E. Pitt, J. Poole, W. Ramsden, J. Shepherd, L.B. Warner, and Masters Clark (2) and Fix.

Evening Post, 17 December 1904, Page 10
En Voyage to New Zealand.
The passengers on a long-distance mail ship have to pass some six or seven weeks in each other's company; definite occupation is impossible; time-killing is a science; loafing a fine art. The knowing ones begin the voyage with a careful reserve � "Love me little, love me long," is their motto. But one day ashore in the old town of Santa. Cruz breaks the ice. There are some real children among us whose happy faces and keen enjoyment force the barrier of reserve, and the elders become children again.
    Then, the captain invites passengers to assist him in getting up sports, and he makes a neat little speech, reminding us that our enjoyment of the voyage depends very much on the mutual courtesy and kindness which we show to each other, the result being that we never fail to pass the mustard at meals and the salt is always at our elbow without having to ask for it! The trivial acts of courtesy promote good feeling; all is honey and sweetness.
    Yet, there are difficulties; for one of our � the second � saloon committeemen had come aboard newly-married and absorbed in his charming wife ; the other, atter about a fort night of honest toil, also fell in love; but, as patient children, we bore with the weaknesses of our poor friends, and the good skipper as head nurse, adviser, and protector, did all in his power to keep the fun going in spite o these drawbacks.
    My place at table was between the newly-married committee man and a Scottish lady, whose husband had got ordained and married only the day before they came aboard. Here was a nice dull position for me !
     But all joined in the sports with the utmost zest. The "man of propertee" from the first saloon was not ashamed to win 3s- 6d as the potato race prize, and the grey-haired solicitor from the second saloon fell on the tape, covered with glory, as winner of the donkey race, his partner, a 13st West Coaster, having reached forward to ensure victory. Then the delightful musician who also contributed so greatly to the beauty of the scene in the Pierrot concert, was also gallantly to the fore in the ladies' tug-of-war. "Death or Victory" she sang, and putting all their energies into the struggle her party pulled the single ladies clean off their fleet.
    And who minded the tremendous rolling of the vessel during the fancy dress ball? A solemn person attired in bath towels, sheets, and bare arms as "Cool Sherik," pounded away at the piano, which the quarter-master held up with one hand while hanging on to the music stool with the other. It was the "bowing figure," but as the ship roled all the dancers slid along the chalked floor to the railings in a helpless mass. There were Rajahs, Geishas, Girls of Benares, comic Scotchmen, to say nothing of Sairey Gamp with her brown teapot labelled "gin," all glued to the ships railings in a lump, and in vain did the solemn personage in sheets and towels hammer out the lancers of his boyhood � "With my Tiddle-de-iddle-de-rumpty-te day." The dancers were powerless to bow, set to partners, jig round, or even move one inch till the return roll of the vessel released them from their imprisonment.
    The fact is we were mostly New Zealanders aboard, and having made up our minds to enjoy ourselves it would have taken a lot to stop us ! The night wore on and the fun rose high. The solemn gentleman at the piano, 'alter playing Sir Koger de Coverley for twenty minutes, protested that he had rheumatism in the thumbs and could do no more, so he was relieved, and the Rajah, the Clown, the Hallelujah Lass, and Sairey Gamp continued their merry rigs, handclapping and prancing for another twenty minutes, till the skipper called "time." Why, even a. staid New Zealand lawyer from the first saloon and his little daughter abandoned themselves to the fun of the silly old dance� we were all children again.
    The daily life aboard is at best a, dull one. The captain and officers are at high pressure throughout the voyage in their efforts to keep that crowd of grown-up children in health and temper. We were fed continuously ; the meals could not be counted. We were amused, petted, spoiled, as no children ever were, for the time was limited, and. the nursery regime would be soon over. What difficulties to contend with, too, apart from the ordinary work of navigating a N.Z.S. Co.'s liner ! The steerage resents the intrusion of the second saloon, which in turn can hardly be induced to join with the first in the concerts and amusements ; yet the ship's company are so patient, clever, and ingenious. The electrician makes a fairyland of the little stage on deck; the carpenter has every sort of ingenious device for management of curtain and arrangement of properties. Did not the chief officer invent a sounding-board, and the chief steward bring down the house with his character song and dance! All clever children ! Truly it is a great life, for it forces us all to be our own proper selves.
    And now we are ashore, and though a conventional garb must be worn, yet, underneath that, may we remain true to our real selves and for ever ever "children afloat." H. L. MACHELL. December, 1904.

Otago Witness, 11 September 1907, Page 40
The steamer Devon, which arrived from London to-day, brought 157 immigrants, including 23 for Port Chalmers, 38 for Wellington. 2A for Lyttelton, and 60 for Auckland. All are well. The following are for Port Chalmers: � C. Kraus, Peter Fisher, R. Dick, John McLeod, Catherine McLeod, Andrew Howie, R. Smith, M. Watson, J. Watson, D. McKenzie, E. G. Murton, Martha Muir and four children, Misses E. Timoney and A. Timoney, Mr and Mrs J. Simson and two children, Mrs Arkle.  

Otago Witness,18 November 1908, Page 66
The Ruapehu, from London, arrived at Hobart on the 11th inst. She resumed her voyage to Wellington on the 12th inst., arriving: at that port on the 16th inst.

The Devon, from Liverpool, arrived at Sydney on the 16th inst. en route for New- Zealand, for which her passengers are: � Messrs Andrews, Guthrie, wife, and three children, Ahier and wife, Major Stallock, and 151 immigrants.

The Rangatira, which sailed from London on November 4 for Port Chalmers and Lyttelton, has 3500 and 700 tons of cargo for these ports respectively. She is due to arrive at Port Chalmers about December 26.

The Rippingham Grange left Wellongton Avonmouth, West of England, on the 16th inst. She took the following passengers � Dr Coldicutt, Messrs Hector McLean, T. Evans, J. Wild.

RUAPEHU'S PASSENGERS. The following are the passengers by the Ruapehu, which arrived at Wellington on the 16th:� First class: Mrs W. H. Adams. Miss D. M. Adams, Miss A. Ansom, Mrs E. J. Van Asch, Miss E. Van Asch, Mr A. Beaver, Mrs M. L. Blackburne, Master S. Blackburne, Rev. H. C. Bourne, Mr J. Bradley, Mr C. Brameld, Mrs C. Cutten, Miss E. Druce, Miss A. Griffin, Miss E. Mendelson, Mrs H. D. Oakley, Miss Oakley, Mr G. Pinckney, Mr F. V. Rein, Mr L. Riley. Second class: Mr H. Bartlett, Mr F. P. Boys, Mrs A. M. Brotherton, Miss D. Brotherton, Mr E. C. Brotherton, Mr R. S. Brotherton, Mr E. G. Brown, Mr J. G. Brown, Mr T. E. Butterworth, Mrs A. Campbell, Mr W. Cutten, Mr J. W. Dance, Mrs Dance, Master J. L. Dance, Miss E. E. Dance, Mr R. M. Douglas, Mrs Douglas, Mr F. File, Miss A.T. Gauntlett, Mr J. Gibson, Mr J. W. Graham, Mr H. T. Hirst, Mr A. E. Lucas, Miss L. M'Donald, Mr R. M'Leod, Mrs M'Leod, Mr W. K. Morrison, Mr G. G. Oliver, Mr L. Palk, Mrs Palk, Mr T. H. Patrick, Rev. H. Pentecost, Mr R. G. Pickering, Mrs Pickering, Miss L. Pickering, Miss M. Pickering, Mr T. Poole, Mrs Poole, Mr C. Purkiss, Mr L. Shaw, Mr W. Sheate, Miss Sheate, Miss M. Sheate, Miss Skaith, Mr C. Stevens, Mrs J. M. Stewart, Mr M. Thomas, Mrs Thomas, Mr J. Thorpe, Mr H. V. Whincup, Miss A. E. Wigfield, Mr C. W. Wilkinson, Miss M. Wilkinson, Mrs T. Wilson, Mr W. A. Wood, and Mrs Wood. Third class: 203.

The Papanui, which is now almost due at Port Chalmers from London, carries 72 saloon passengers and 178 third class, most of the latter being at reduced rates. The following are the saloon:� Mrs M. Allen., Mr P. G. Bartlett, Mr W. W. Bell, Mr E. W. Benson, Mr S. P. Blandy, Mr P. J. Boswell, Mr R. Boulby, Mrs Boulby, Mr G. Brown, Mrs Brown, Master G. G. Brown, Master D. G. Brown, Mr C. Reading Bucknill, Mrs Reading Bucknill, Mr H. C. Reading Bucknill, Miss Reading Bucknill, Mr E. Carbis, Mr J. Carroll, Mr G. H. Chadwick, Mrs N. A. Chapman, Miss K. N. Chapman. Mr A. Cleland, Mrs Cleland, Mr J. O. Coaker, Mr R. Collins, Mr C. F. Corps, Mr J. L. Cryer, Mr T. Durant, Mrs Durant, Mr H. J. Edwards, Mr R. Essex, Mr R. Galloway, Mr Galloway, Miss B. M. Galloway, Master J. R. Galloway, Master J. D. Galloway Mr J. Gilbert, Mrs Gilbert, Mr L. T. Griffin, Mrs Griffin, Miss P. Harley, Mr W. E. Holmes, Mrs Holmes, Miss E. V. Holmes, Mr G.C. Holmes, Mrs Holmes, Mrs Kisoh, Mr A. S. Lang, Mrs J. Lang, Mr N. C. Leighton, Mr J. Letters, Miss C. Macphail, Mrs C. M. McLaren, Mrs J. W. Mawson, Mr R. Meikle, Miss L. P. Middleton, Mr R. S. Parrington, Mr S. G. Powell, Mr H. Shackleford, Mr H. S. Sherwood, Mr W. Z. Preston Thomas, Mrs Preston Thomas, Master Preston Thomas, Mr I. Walter, Miss L. E. White, Miss Q. A. White, Mr T. J. Wilson.

Evening Post, 9 February 1910, Page 6
Port of Wellington
RUAPEHU, FROM LONDON. An entirely uneventful passage was the experience of the direct liner Ruapehu, which arrived here yesterday afternoon from London and Plymouth via Tenerife, Capetown, and Hobart. After leaving Plymouth at 5 "a.m. on Christmas Day, the vessel encountered strong southwesterly winds till oft Cape Fini�terre, thence fresh to moderate winds and fine weather to Teneriffe. Bunker coal was shipped, and the Ruapehu resumed after a few hours' stay. Fine weather and light winds were the rule till after passing 20 degrees south latitude, then strong south-east trades with high seas were encountered till arrival at the Cape on the 15th January. From Capetown to longitude 60deg. west, fresh N.E. winds wore experienced, and exceptionally fine weather 'was then the rule till arrival at Hobart on Thursday morning 'last. After discharging 747 tons of general cargo the Ruapehu sailed for Wellington at 11 a.m. on Friday, meeting with fine weather and smooth seas in the Tasman Sea. Captain F. Forbes has associated with him the following officers :� Chief, Mr. G. F. Mead; second, Mr. A. L. Rose (late of the Otaki); third, Mr. H. L. Penny (late of the Otaki); fourth, Mr. G. S. Stedham; surgeon, Dr. B. W. Mudd; purser, Mr. W. T. Janes; chief engineer, Mr. G. Scott; second, Mr. B. Byles; third, Mr. A. C. Browne; fourth, Mr. A. Cowell; fifth, Mr. R. H. ; Ward; chief refrigerating engineer, Mr. P. T. Woodall; second, Mr. J. Paton (late of Union Castle Line)) ; electrician, Mr. .N. Grant. In addition to the passengers whose names were published on the 2nd inst., the Ruapehu brought the following :� From Capetown : Second Saloon� For Wellington: Miss McNab, Mr F. A. W. Beers. Third-class: Miss Durman, Messrs. W Arscott, S.C. Arscott, G. Day, G. A. Dartnell, J. Grindley, A. Rowland. From Hobart � First saloon : For Wellington�Mr. J. H. Kingdon. Second saloon� Miss R. Tingey, Mrs. C. Mathews, Mr. C. N. Mathews. It is expected 1 that the Ruapehu will have completed discharging at Wellington on Saturday, and the vessel then goes to Lyttelton with the residue of her cargo. She is to leave Lyttelton on the 17th inst. for the Bluff, for Homeward loading, and will subsequently visit Timaru, Lyttelton again, Napier, and back to Wellington. The vessel is due here on the 4tli March, and is timed to sail for London via the usual ports on the 10th.
Evening Post, 2 February 1910, Page 6
PASSENGERS FROM ENGLAND. The following passengers are coming to New Zealand by the R.M.S. Ruapehu, which left Plymouth for Wellington via Teneriffe, Capetovni, and Hobart on the 425 th 4 25th December :� First saloon � Misses Foster, Herbert, K. G. Sinclair-Thomson, C. J. Wylde-Browne, Mesdames Dougall, Gibson, Sinclair-Thomson, S. White, Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. Wynyard, Messrs. W. Ching, A. Dougall, J. Duncan, R. C. Foster, P. Gibson, W. Murdoch, J. Sinclair-Thomson, A. Spence-Hitchman, S. White, Master J. H. Sinclair-Thomson. Second saloon� Misses E. H. Dannat, M. Uden, M. L. Harper, J. Metherell, D. Metherell, Mesdames A. R. Duff, C. S. Matthews; Metherell, Messrs. D. Bringans, C. A. Brown, C. P. Browne, H. Dodd, H. E. Harper, W. E. Metherell, E. W. Ransom.
    Third-class� Misses Ashcroft (5), C. E. Foord, H. L., Harris, M. Hetrick, Hill (4), W. Juxon, Mather (2), E. Rayment, Smith, M. Smith, L. Sychelmoon, G. Wright, Mesdames Ashcroft, Barter, Blair, Charles, H. E. Foord, Fowler, Hill, Holmes, E. Jones, E. Juxon, McGhee, A. Mather, Purdie, Ronsom, Shaw, Smith, Strachan, C. H. Webb, Messrs. W. H. Ashcroft, Barter, W. Blair, R. Blair, J. Buchanan, W. B. Charles, W. H. Cheesman, D. Clark, T. Clegg, W. Cobb, P. Drew, R. Evans, W. Fowler, D. Gray, T. Gray, J. Hall, J. Harrower, S. M. Highet. R. Hill, A. Holmes, W. Humphreys, J. Jones, F. Lambert, J. N. Law, McGhee, W. J. McKay, A. D. Marsden, J. A. Parker, A. V. Penberthy, R. Purdie, C. F. Putt, M. Roiall, J. Roiall, R. Ronsom, W. A. Rushton, G. A. Shaw, D. Smith, J. Smith, jun., A. Smith, S. Smith, M. Snadden, J. Stony, J. Strachan, P. E. Thomson, C. 8. Thomson, J. G. Whitworth, R. Williams E J. W. Wright, W. Wright, J. Wyllie, Master L. B. Foord, Mather (2), Juxon (2), Jones (2), J. Smith. The Ruapehu is due at Hobart to-morrow and at Wellington on Tuesday next.

Evening Post, 23 January 1913, Page 6

ATHENIC, FOR LONDON. The departure of the Shaw, Savill, and Albion Company's R.M.S. Athenic for London, via Way ports, has been postponed until noon tomorrow, instead of this afternoon. - Passengers are notified that all baggage must be alongside the vessel, which is berthed at the Glasgow Wharf, by 10 a.m. to-morrow. Following is a list of passengers from the undermentioned New Zealand ports:� Saloon �
From Wellington; Misses V. Clabburn, E. B. Gordon, and A. R. Stuckey, Mesdames Foster, Mills, Messrs J. E. Foster, G. C. Frankland, J. P. Hiatt, C. J. Palmer, H. W. Paul, Master J. E. Hills.
From Auckland. Misses K. Macdonald, D. M, Macky, Mr and Mrs J. C. Macky.
From New Plymouth : Miss M. H. Murch.
From Christchurch : Misses F. M. Baldwin, A. M. Campuell, G. Hicks, E.F. Martin, A. J. Stephens, S E. Stephens, Mesdames Campbell and Sheppard, Messrs W. J. Cloudesley, S. Packham, W. ,W. Sheppard, Hey. W. R. Campbell.
From Timaru : Miss Ferguson
From Dunedin : Mesdames J. Mackie and Richardson, Messrs A. Cave, G. T. Richardson, and Master G. H. Richardson. Third-class :
From Wellington � Misses Dowthwaite, D. Gaskin, and M. Hunt, Mesdames Dowthwaite, W. Etherridge, F. M. Gaskin, E. J. Johansen, Nielsen, M. F. Ticehurst, Messrs R. Bichmore, W. Brook, E. G. Coulton, Crook, W. H Dickinson, T. Dowthaite, W. Etheridge, A. H. Hague, J. Nielsen, Parry, P. C. Payne, J. Scriven, A. Simmons, A. Stokes, J. F. Stoole, D. Thomas, and J. Yulll, Masters W. J. and M. Ticehurst.
From Auckland: Miss E. Thompson, Mrs E. Thompson, Messrs G. Forrest, F. Gofton, J. T. Johansen, and G. McQuatter.
From Gisborne : Messrs. G. Groschke and Whitehouse.
From New Plymouth: Miss Watson, Mr and Mrs Watson, Mr A. M. Crighton, Mister Watson.
From Nelson : Mr J. S. Mathias.
From Westport: Mr J. Mackie.
From Christchurch: Miss L. Dean, Mr A. Dean.
From Timaru: Miss J. Smith, Mr J. C. Smith, and Matter Smith.
From Dunedin : Miss Inkster, Mrs Inkster, Messrs J. H. H. Harvey, H. Inkster, and R. Reatay.

Third-class � For Wellington: H. Watson, K. and D. Watson, M. Watson, A. Kay, Mesdames C. Binns, J. Bain, Bayes, C. Kay, Messrs C. Binns, C. H. Lawson, W. Wieland, R. Jones, W. Holley, J. Horne, J. Bain, S. Bentley, H. Stewart, S. Bayes, W. Bayes, H. Bayes, J. McLauchlan, D. Wiseman, G. W. Thompson, A. Mann, A. Innes, J. Finnis, J. Kay, J. Kay, juo., R. Kay, C, Thompson, H. Jeffrey, Alex. Clayton, J. W. Carrington. Masters C. and A. Binns, A. Wetborn, R. and J. Welborn, T. Watson. For Auckland, 62; Dunedin, 26; Bluff, 2; Lyttelton, 10; Wanganui. 6; Napier, 4; New Plymouth, 6 ; Westport, 2 ; Nelson, 6 ; Oamaru, 2.

RUAHINE LEAVES LONDON. Cable advice has been received by the New Zealand Shipping Company stating that the Ruahine lefty London for Wellington last Saturday, and Plymouth two days later. The liner is due here about the 3rd March. .

MORAYSHIRE'S PASSENGERS. The Morayshire due in port about the l0th February from Liverpool, via Adelaide and Auckland, is bringing the following passengers �Saloon: For Wellington � Mrs S. T. Joss, Dr. H. R. Sloan.
For Napier: Misses J. E., D., and E. Butters, B. Stokkeland, A. Penderson, Mr H. Butters, Master H. Butters.

Evening Post, 27 November 1913, Page 6
RUAHINE'S PASSENGERS. The Ruahine, due at Wellington about the 9th December from London, via Capetown and Hobart, is bringing the following passengers:� Captain E. P. Pusey, R.N., Archdeacon Thorpe and Mrs. Thorpe, Dr. and Mrs Wilkins, Mr and Mrs H.G. Hamhart, Mr and Mrs J. Timson, Mr and Mrs R. M. Birrell and Miss Birrell, Mr and Mrs J. Thompson, Mr and Mrs J. W. Aldiss, Mr and Mrs J. Greer, Mrs A. Winter Evans, Mrs and Miss Thomson, Mrs C. Tully and Miss Joan Tully, Mrs A. Christie and Miss B. Christie, Mrs M. Booth, Mrs E. Faville, Mrs E. M. Turner, Mrs M. Bankier and Miss Bankier, Mrs A. F. Kennedy, Miss M. E. Rope, Miss E. A. Finch, Miss M. E. Diamond, Miss A. J. McKee, Miss J. E. Stent, Mrs S. G. Haddow, Mrs A. M. Buckenham, Mrs G. Duncan, Miss A. L. Barnett, Miss M. B. Shakerley, Mrs E. Luck, Mtai C. M. Chataway, Mlbb C. Cooper, Miss H. K. Rogerson, Miss M. A. Linson, Miss J. Farquhar, the Misses R. D. and H. Brent, Miss M Puckridge, Miss M. Haran, Miss E. Sullivan, the Misses F. and I. Harris, Miss A. L. Lang, Miss J. A. Griffin, Miss M. W. Parkinson, Miss F. Wake, Miss E. E. Stuckey, Miss E. Orr, the Misses L. and V. Freeman, Miss L. G. Clarge, Miss G. Waldegrave, the Misses W. and M. Baldwin, Miss Wass, Messrs R. Pinckney, J. Grieve, W. G. Scott, W. D. Ferguson, T. Simon, E. W. Bartlett, D. Booth, R, C. Oliver, T. W. Hogg, A. E. Rope, J. A. Carr, T. Freeman, P. Freeman, William Percy, G. W. Glllman, W. G. Falconer, G. W. Morris, and W. Horan.

Evening Post, 23 August 1915, Page 6
Auckland, 23 August
Arrived- Niagara (6 a.m.), from Vancouver, via Suva. Passengers for New Zealand - Misses Keiller, Boot, George, Ware, Ballantyne, Neathby, Williams, Rocic, Mesdames Laidlaw, Lowry, Bunting, Poole, Riddiford, George, Hintz, Callaghan, Boult, Fallon, Elliott, Walton, Reid, White, Pinch, Small, Liquard, Duff, Nimms, Mewa, Bamford, and Messres Laidlaw, T. H. and J. Lowry, Birch, Jones, Poole, Allen. Hughes, Bunting Riddiford, McBride, Hintz, Callaghan, Pinckney, Ingram, Fallon, Elliott, Whitson, Davis, White, Jones, Vallantyne, Catttro, Small, Claydon, Wilson, Macdonald, Liquard, Tribe, Nimms, Dr. King, Master Ayers; ?8 third class, and 126 through passengers.

Otago Witness, 14 January 1892, Page 45
Sea Captain: "There is no hope! The ship is doomed!  In an hour we will all' be dead !"
Seasick Passenger : " Thank: heaven ! "