Passenger Lists: Port & arrival year
New Plymouth (3)
Table of shipping. Arrived Port Nicholson from 20th September 1839 to April 1844
Immigration increased during the Otago gold rush so the practice of publishing full passenger lists in newspapers was abandoned. Only a few of the arriving and departing vessels are listed. In 1890 the Otago Witness only reported the San Francisco Mail steamers passengers arriving at Auckland.
List of immigrants, debtors to
the Provincial Government of Otago for Passage Moneys.
Otago Early Settlers' Association - Lady Clarke, Poictiers, Phoebe Dunbar, and Eden
First Church anniversary, Dunedin
Chronological Records for Otago 1840 -1876
Otago Settlement Jubilee Number - March 17 1898
1898 obituary summary
1899 obituary summary
1902 Chronological record summary
In the emigration
heyday, most major ports reported on ship arrivals and departures in a
'Shipping Intelligence' column in the local newspaper. The arrival reports are
like all lists, never complete. The references in news stories can appear
on any page and it is usually luck to find them so look three
days either way.
Would anyone like to volunteer to help transcribe the Shipping Intelligence, passenger lists, wrecks, BDMs, messages from the sea, and take note anything important like a large list from newspapers at your own convenience? If you would volunteer please email Olwyn. Many thanks. The newspaper images can be found on the wonderful NZ National Library Papers Past website.
Otago Witness, 30 December 1897, Page 41
Old Mr Bentley (reading the paper) : "I see that in the recent storm at sea a ship loaded with passengers went ashore."
Old Mrs Bentley (placidly) : "How fortunate I can imagine how glad those passengers were to get on dry land."
corrections and comments are welcome!
Why do we do projects in the first place? Project transcripts should be for the preservation of records, the sharing of resources and the ease of use by all.
"The world begins to feel very small when one finds one can get half round it in three months." Samuel Butler, January 27 1860, on arrival at Lyttelton, NZ from London on "The Roman Emperor" which sailed September 1859. He'd originally been booked on the "Burmah", which disappeared without trace.
This page was last edited on 03 March 2015