The Star Monday 5 January 1880 page 2
Bluff, Jan. 5.
The Rotorua left Melbourne on Dec. 31, at 2.45 p.m., cleared the heads at 5.30 pm., passed the Sisters on Jan. 1, at 10 a.m., and the Solanders on the 4th, at 9.30. p.m., and arrived at the Bluff on the 5th, at 4 a.m. Experienced fresh north-west winds and fine weather until her arrival.
Passengers for the Bluff -
Mr R.B. and W.H. James
Rev. W.H. Pearce
and six in steerage.
Mr and Mrs Dawson
52 in the steerage
90 tons cargo
Mr C. F. Money
Mr and Mrs Bowman
Misses Bowman (3)
80 in the steerage and 45 tons cargo
Mr and Mrs Orr
the Rev. F.J. Cosser
Mr F. Wigg
Mr W. Wigg
20 in the steerage
45 tons cargo
Mr E. Buxton
Mr and Mrs Peek
four in steerage
15 tons of cargo
Otago Witness Saturday 10th January 1880 page 14 column 3
The Union Company's steamer Rotorua, arrived at Port Chalmers at 5 a.m. Tuesday. The s.s. Rotorua left Port Chalmers on Wednesday afternoon, with cargo and passengers for Northern ports.
The Star Thursday 8 January 1880 page 2
The Rotorua, from Melbourne and South, arrived this morning. She leaves for Sydney, via North this afternoon.
The Star Jan. 8. Rotorua, s.s. 633 tons, Tozer, from Melbourne via South. Passengers:
Saloon Mrs Money, Mr and Mrs Bowman and family, Mrs Wilson, Captain and Mrs Burmeister, Messrs John McKay, J.R. Scott, Kuowsley, C.F. Money, Woods, Captain McFarlane; 80 in steerage.
The Star Friday 9 January 1880 page 2
Sailed. Jan. 8 Rotorua, s.s., 576 tons, Tozer, for Auckland, via East Coast. R.Paflett, agent.
For Wellington - Miss Lemon, Messrs Lumsdon, Allen, Remenschneider, Rowe;
For Nelson- Messrs Webley and Cowles;
For Auckland - Mr and Mrs Horton, Mr and Mrs Harper, Revs. Whyte and Macfarlane, Messrs Jones, Watson and Wilson; 14 steerage.