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Otago Witness - Saturday October 4 1856 

Arrived Oct 2, Strathmore, 450 tons, J Mann, from London. 

Passengers-Cabin: 
Mr W. Murison
Major Richardson
George, Mary, and Eliza Richardson
Diana and Mary Howorth
Mr and Mrs Howorth
Mary and Henry Howorth
Dr. Hulme
Jane Gray
Thomas and Fanny Swale

2nd cabin: 
Mr and Mrs Watson
James Marshall
William B. Ogilvie
Jane Healey
Charles T. Wright
Collin and Mary Allan
Mr and Mrs Grieve and 3 daughters
Mary Mack
Christian and Margaret Thistrapp
Mr and Mrs Hislop  4 sons and daughter

Steerage:
Thos. Adam
Mr and Mrs Butler and daughter
John and Ann Campbell
Mr and Mrs Christie 2 sons and daughter
Mr and Mrs Fricker 2 sons and 2 daughters
Mr and Mrs Fraser
Mr and Mrs Giggie and 3 daughters
Mr and Mrs Gordon
Mr and Mrs Grieve, William. John, Adam, and John Grieve
Mr and Mrs Alex Hastie son and 2 daughters (Robert Hastie, N.E. Valley)
Mr and Mrs Leslie
Mr and Mrs John M'Leod
Mr and Mrs M'Master, Hugh, Mary, and Christie M'Master
Mr and Mrs Morrison 1 son and 4 daughters
Mr and Mrs Munro
Mr and Mrs Murdock
Mr and Mrs Murray and 3 daughters
Mr and Mrs Nicholl 3 sons and 5 daughters
Mr and Mrs Nicol 4 sons and 3 daughters
Mr and Mrs Oliver 2 sons and 2 daughters
Mr and Mrs Smellie son and daughter
Mr and Mrs Sutherland
Adam Wright
Mr Lee
Mr M'Shannon
Mr Lees
Mr Hugh
Mr James Cameron
Mr Forrester
Mark and Isaac Shaw
John and Wm. Grant
Mr Forrester
Mr Pryde
Mr Sutherland
Mr Gun
Mr Mackey
Mr Nicholl
Mr James
Alexr., Robert and James Sutherland
Mr Watson
Mr Polson
Mr Watson
Mr Fricker
Mr Crossberry
Mr Petrie
Wm., John, and Donald Campbell
Mary, Margaret, and Betsy M'Master
Jane Forrester
Alison Bower and daughter
Margaret Bethune
Jane Sutherland
Isabella Wright and son
Helen Murdoch

Otago Witness, 18 October 1856, Page 3
RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Dunedin, 16th October, 1856.
Before William Purdie, Esq., J.P., and William H. Reynolds, Esq., J.P. Logie v. Mann. Charles Logie, Esq., Collector of Customs at Otago, charged John Mann, master of the barque "Strathmore," with committing a breach of the 14th section of the " Passengers' Act, 1855," in that a greater number of passengers was carried in the said barque than in the proportion of one statute adult to every fifteen clear superficial feet of deck allotted to their use, in the voyage from London to Otago. The defendant did not dispute the number of passengers, and believed the measurement was also correct. The complainant stated that he had witnesses in attendance to prove both these points, if the Court considered it necessary. The Bench considered the admission of the defendant sufficient, and fined him in the lowest penalty permitted by the Act, viz., �17 10s., being at the rate of �5 for each of three and a half adults, being the number of passengers in excess of the measurement carried by the said barque as aforesaid.

Otago Men of Note

Otago Witness Thursday 7 Nov. 1895 pg 45 (full page article includes sketch of Mr Hislop.)
John Hislop b. Dec. 1821 at Pentland in the parish of Laswade, Midlothian. With his wife and children he arrived in Port Chalmers by the ship Strathmore on Oct. 2 1856. Among his fellow passengers were
the late Major (after wards Sir John) Richardson and family;
the late Dr Hulme, for a number of years provincial surgeon for Otago;
the late W.D. Murison, editor of the Otago Daily Times;
the late James Howorth, for some time provincial solicitor;
the late Alex. Livingston, first rector of Dunedin High School;
Mr C. Allan, first schoolmaster of Port Chalmers;
and others who became useful and prosperous colonists.

Otago Witness Saturday 27 December 1879, page 20
Mr Alexander Livingston died at his residence in Royal terrace, Dunedin. He was 73 years of age; a native of Kinross-shire, Scotland. Home agents (Messrs Crawford and Auld) of this province having been asked to select a rector for the Dunedin High School, their choice fell upon Mr Livingston and accordingly he took his departure for Otago with his family in the ship Strathmore. There came with him as fellow passengers several gentlemen whose names have been familiar enough to all Otago since -
Major (afterwards Sir John Larkins Cheese Richardson) Richardson
Mr John Hislop
Mr W.D. Murison
Mr Colin Allan

Otago Witness, 18 June 1896, Page 26
Obituary. � Another landmark of the early settlement of Otago has just passed away in the person of the late Mr William Nichol, who was well known in this neighbourhood. Mr Nichol was a native of Scotland, and arrived by the Strathmore in this colony in 1856. After occupying the position of a shepherd for some time, he was engaged for a number of years in agricultural pursuits in West Taieri and in this district (Maungatua), where he was noted as a breeder of high-class sheep. During the last few years, however, being advanced in age, Mr Nichol led a retired life in Outram, where he was taken away by death early last week. During the time Mr Nichol resided in this neighbourhood he was known to all around him as a genial companion and a kind and obliging neighbour. Mr Nichol leaves a widow and family of 11, all of whom are grown up.

Otago Witness, 11 July 1906, Page 36
Mr and Mrs John Fraser, of Clarendon, passengers by the Strathmore in 1856, on having celebrated their golden wedding, and to wish them many happy years of health and prosperity;

Otago Witness, 13 July 1904, Page 25
The death was announced last week of Mr John Geggie, of Mount Bellevue, Puerua, one of the rapidly-diminishing band of pioneer settlers. Mr Geggie arrived in the colony in the ship Strathmore in 1855. Some three years later he settled in the Puerua district, and has resided there ever since.

Otago Witness, 14 December 1904, Page 61
Mr Alexander Hastie, an old Otago settler, died at St. Andrews, South Canterbury, on Friday at the age of 90 years. The deceased arrived at Port Chalmers in the ship Strathmore in 1856, and of the 48 years he has been in the colony 46 were devoted to farming in Otago. He suffered from a paralytic stroke about two years ago, and went to reside with ins son at St. Andrews. His wife died about five months ago.

Otago Witness, 30 December 1876, Page 10 (large item)
The late Dr. Hulme was born at Hyde, in Kent, on the 18th May, 1812. At sixteen years of age he was articled as a pupil in the Royal College of Surgeons in London and studied under Sir Charles Bell at the Middlesex Hospital, in the capacity of dresser to that eminent physician. Having obtained his diploma, and subsequently graduated in medicine, he settled in the city of Exeter, and practised there as a physician. He was, after a severe contest, elected by a large majority one of the physicians of the Exeter Dispensary, an institution of so extensive character as to, find employment for no less than twelve medical men as its ordinary staff. He subsequently retired from practice, and spent some time on the Continent, pursuing the study of the profession he had adopted. He entered the Prosceteur's Cabinet in the School of Medicine of Paris, and studied lunacy at the Salpetriere, an institution made justly famous by the great men who have been at its head. After his return from Paris he resided for some time at the Rotunda (lying-in) Hospital, at Dublin. Shortly afterwards he decided to relinquish his profession, and came out to Otago in the Strathmore, in 1856, in company with many well-known members of this community, with the intention of engaging in pastoral pursuits. He was, however, persuaded to resume practice in Dunedin. He was in January, 1857 elected Provincial Surgeon, the duties of which office he has fulfilled up to this hour of his death. Shortly afterwards, on the occasion of a murder on the harbour side, he received the then vacant office of Coroner, which he relinquished in 1860. He held also for many years the office of Health Officer for this port. Dr Hulme's fame as a medical man is by no ; means confined to the narrow sphere of Otago. In Exeter his abilities were amply recognised, and his resignation of his connection with the county institution was marked by a public expression of the manner in which his services were esteemed by his fellow-citizens. For his essay Asphyxia and its causes, forms, and treatment, he was awarded the Jackaonian prize by the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in June, 1848....A hard worker at his profession during the last forty years and more, Dr Hulme has died in harness, and apparently while in the enjoyment of his usual good health. His adherence to duty at all seasons and under unusual difficulties have furnished an example which men of all professions and calling would do well to follow. But he can respond to the call of duty no longer. He has gone to his rest, and he has left many a sorrowing heart behind.

Otago Witness, 8 November 1905, Page 65
Mrs John Murray, who passed away on Tuesday, October 31, at Milton, aged 77 years, arrived with her husband and three children in the Strathmore in 1856. After a short stay in Dunedin, Mr Murray went to Tokomairiro, and purchased the Westfield Estate, on which he lived until his death, which took place on the 14th April, 1896. The widow and family remained on the estate until about three years ago, and then moved to Milton. Mrs Murray leaves four sons, five daughters, 38 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Otago Witness, 20 October 1909, Page 29
The death is announced at Invercargill of Mr Abram Watson, a very old resident! He arrived in Dunedin in the year 1856 in the Strathmore, and after being engaged in the building trade for about two years in Dunedin and Tokomairiro went to Invercargill and until 1891, when he retired from business, was engaged at various times in dairy farming and as an ironmonger. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death and he leaves a widow, and five sons and five daughters.
 

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Salt horse, salt horse, we'd have you know
That to the galley you must go;
The cook without a sign of grief
Will boil you down and call you beef;
And we poor sailors standing near,
Must eat you though you look so queer;
Salt horse, salt horse, what brought you here?