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Passenger Lists: Port & arrival year 
Auckland
(63)

New Plymouth  (3)

Wellington (39)
Table of shipping. Arrived Port Nicholson from 20th September 1839 to  April 1844
 

Nelson (2)

Canterbury (107)

Timaru (6)

Otago (100)
List of immigrants, debtors to the Provincial Government of Otago for Passage Moneys.  
Otago Early Settlers' Association - Lady Clarke, Poictiers, Phoebe Dunbar, and Eden
Chronological Records for Otago 1840 -1876

           


Would anyone like to help transcribe the 'Otago Witness' shipping columns?  Passengers 1873 1882
 It will be the start to an invaluable and a time saving finding aid. As many of you know it takes time to scroll through the 'Papers Past' newspaper pages especially the 'Otago Witness'.  Please select a date and email me.  No commas between names. Alphabetical order. Keep first, second and steerage passengers separate. Email me the text.  No attachments.  Any suggestions on improving on the project will be appreciated.  Thanks. Olwyn
example

Surname Mr  AB  
Surname Mr A
Surname Mr  and Mrs BC
Surname Mrs 
Surname Miss   first name

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.

Cabin passengers:

Multiple NZ Ports  - 1880 Rotoura  
Wellington
 - 1852 True Briton
Nelson
 -1846 Madras,  1854  Eagle
Canterbury -

Crew Lists:

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Shipping Intelligence: 

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  
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. 

Shipwrecks

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."

Voyage Accounts

Additions, 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 07 January 2014