Star 22 October 1883, Page 2
Oct 21 — Taranaki, ship. 1139 tons, Herd, from London, via Plymouth. John Inglis, agent. Passengers-340 Government immigrants.
The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's clipper ship Taranaki, 1130 tons register, which was reported off Cape Saunders two days ago, was signalled early yesterday morning, after an uncommonly smart passage of seventy- five days from land to land, and seventy-eight from Plymouth to Lyttelton. This fine ship is a stranger to Lyttelton, her previous voyages having been made under the flag of the Albion Company to Port Chalmers. Her owners and the Immigration Department are to be congratulated on the splendid run made by the Taranaki She brings 310 passengers, all of whom are either nominated or assisted immigrant and the fact of their being landed safe and sound at their port of destination is very satisfactory to all those entrusted, not to mention the saving in stores effected by the shortening of the passage by some twenty days from the length of the usual voyage. The immigrants are under the care of Dr Parker, who has previously officiated in the same capacity to other ports. But one death was recorded on the log— that of a young man, nineteen years of age, Thomas Judson by name, who succumbed on Oct. 9 to inflammation of the lungs. The ship on her arrival in harbour yesterday, was boarded by the Health Officer, Dr Tweed, Mr J. E. March, the immigration officer, and the representatives of the Custom House. Though there was no sickness on board the ship, a little delay occurred before the representative— of the Press were allowed on board to see the ship and obtain the usual report of the trip. The immigrants, who are situated as usual— single men at the fore end of the ship, married people and families amidships and the single girls in the after part of the vessel —an a healthy, intelligent class of persons, and are in each department amongst them, nothing but unqualified praise of their treatment by captain, doctor, and other officers, on the long sea journey, was heard. Satisfaction was also expressed at the quantity and quality of the food furnished to them, their quarters seemed comfortable, airy, and clean, which speaks for the supervision of the matron and constable on board.
Dr Parker states that one birth, Mrs Ward of a male child, took place on Sept 6, and that the general health of the passengers was extremely good throughout the voyage. No infectious diseases and very few disorders of a serious nature troubled the passengers. The chief complaints were various inflammatory affections (such as rheumatism, plerisy, peritonitis, &c. ), brought on by want of exercise, clothing, and protection from draughts during the coldest part of the voyage. On the other aside, however, the absence of the more serious infectious diseases maybe accounted for by the fact that the run through the hot weather of the tropics was of the shortest duration, and the consequent unavoidable discomfort attendant on a crowded vessel was therefore reduced to a minimum. Boat and fire drill were carried out on every available Saturday ; a few concerts were held, but not so many as might have keen expected from the number of musical instruments on board. A Volunteer corps was organised, but collapsed for want of an energetic drill sergeant. Athletic spots were held on crossing the Line; and a very successful bazaar on another occasion in aid of a Seamen's Hospital. The weather was fine enough to allow of school being held during every week of the voyage, though during the first and last weeks it was dispensed with. The children had an efficient master in Mr James Gilboy. The Taranaki is an iron ship, and is commanded by Captain Hird, who makes his first voyage in her to port. She comes consigned this voyage to Mr John Inglis, of Christchurch. Her cargo consists of 800 tons, half of which are measurement goods, and the other half dead, and her freight is in equal portions for Lyttelton and Port Chalmers. Captain Bird has been fortunate this voyage in making a very fine weather passage, as never but once was the royal off the ship. She will probably be berthed to-day.
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ASSISTANT EMIGRATION to CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND by the Ship ‘TARANAKI’ CANTERBURY Sailed 4th August 1883 Arrived 19th October 1883 Names of Emigrants Age Country Occupation Families & Children Austiss James G 42 Middlesex Engine Fitter Sarah J 32 Essex Louisa E 15 Middlesex General Servant Alice J 11 Arthur 7 Sidney O 7½ mths Bradley John 43 Yorkshire Painter Sarah 39 George N 14 Mary E 13 Alfred 10 Edgar A 8 Ada A 7 Harold G 5 Carrigan Bryan 45 Roscommon Farmer Catherine 42 Michael 14 John 11 Jane 6 Bernard 4 Corrigall Wm 30 Orkney Farm Labourer Mary 22 William 11mths Dearness Jane General Servant Crook Arthur 28 Middlesex Painter Fanny 32 Arthur 4 Annie 4 Crighington John 42 Devon Labourer Mary 40 Rebecca 22 General Servant Samuel 13 Robert 11 James 9 Dittmer Heinrich 36 Denmark Labourer Sophie 34 Mina 18 Meta 11 Heinrich 9 Everatt William 21 Berkshire Blacksmith Delia L 23 Farviell Thomas 49 Roscommon Farmer Mary 44 Thomas 19 Labourer Theresa 19 General Servant Honoria 16 Patrick 11 Flower Matthew 24 Yorkshire Porter Annie 23 Gilboy James 31 Roscommon Farmer Annie 28 Mary A 8 Margaret 6 John 4 Ellen 2 Kate 3mths Graham Robert 40 Yorkshire Stoker Rebecca 45 Myrus 18 Joel 16 John 12 Samu. L 9 James 6 Hammett John 26 Devon Carpenter Esther 23 Hardaker Eri 21 Yorkshire Engine Driver Annie 20 Gilbert 6mths McNaulty Maud 11 Alice B 9 Hughes James 45 Tyrone Blacksmith Elizabeth 41 James 14 Jane 11 Michael 11 Hurst Stephen 42 Sussex Shepherd Ellen 36 James 11 Alice 9 Stephen 7 George 5 Henry 3 Ellen 2 Eliz’th Ann 1 Johannseen Mathias 27 Prussia Labourer Caroline 30 Marie 10 Hermine 8 Mathias 7 Bothilda 4 Anna M 2mths Lavin John 44 Roscommon ? Catherine 42 Mary 18 General Servant Bridget 16 Teresa 9 John 11 McLuskie Robert 28 Dumbarton Labourer Mary 24 William 3 Mary 10 mths Mann George 39 Norwich Labourer Mary Ann 30 Lizzie 11 Sarah Ann 6 Caroline 3 Mapplebeck Wm 39 Yorkshire Saddler Emma 39 Ernest A 6 Walter P 4 Nuttall Richard 39 Lancashire Miner Jane 41 Thomas 10 Richard 5 James Hy 1 O’Neil? Alexander 43 Forfar Miller Johanna 43 Perth Margaret 20 Housemaid Ann 18 Housemaid David O’Neil? Alexander 22 Perth Engine Fitter Elizabeth 22 Elizabeth 4mths Scott William 34 Roxburgh Farm Labourer Jane 33 William 6 Thos M 4 James 2 Smart Solomon 28 Gloucester Gardener Mary A 34 Alice R 5 Louisa A 4 Thomas W 3 James 22 Gardener Sydenham Lewis 22 Devon Carpenter Eliza 29 Sykes David 31 Yorkshire Cabinet Maker Jane 30 Joseph Hy 7 Arthur 5 Willie 3 Thaklher Mathias 26 Berkshire Cowman Jessie 29 Eveline 3 Matty E 1 9male) Tindall Jacob 37 Yorkshire Bricklayer Annie 36 John 17 Bricklayer Charles 15 Bricklayer Arthur 13 Nathan 11 Robert 6 Esther 3 Henry 1 Ward Fred’k W 21 Surrey Plumber Florence 22 [gave birth to a boy] Florence L 2 Webster John 31 Stirling Iron Moulder Marion 24 James 5 Elizabeth 2 Williams Walter Wm 25 Hauts Labourer Sophia 27 Single Men Angland Wm 17 Cork Labourer Walsh Hannah 15 General Servant Bohan David 26 Cork Labourer Campbell Wm 18 Cumberland Cabinet Maker Clarke Ernest TJ 18 Hertfordshire Carpenter Clealand James 19 Devon Labourer Robert 21 Ann B 24 General Servant Mary J 17 Cockburn James 25 Down Miller Conway James 20 Edinburgh Carpenter Jane M 18 General Servant Cunningham David 24 Tyrone Labourer Samuel 20 “ Eliza 22 General Servant Mitilda 18 Davis James 19 Lancashire Spinner Dennehy John 15 Kerry Patrick 13 Mary 35 Ellen 16 Johanna 9 Michael 8 Dunbar Wm 20 Inverness Shepherd Eaglesham John 19 Ayrshire Ploughman Eustace James 24 Fennaugh Labourer Gilmour George 19 Renfrew Labourer Grose Thomas 16 Cornwall Labourer Hagreaves Thomas 20 Yorks Cowman Harris Frederick 18 Glamorgan Labourer Harvey George 20 Somerset Stonemason Harvey James 13 Argyle ? Haydon Richard 21 Devon Carpenter Judson George 20 Leicester Labourer Thomas 18 [died on voyage] Macdonald Hugh 19 Inverness Shepherd Michael Robert 23 Londonderry Labourer Margaret 25 General Servant McIlwraith Henry 20 Galway Labourer David 18 Labourer Elizabeth 54 Jane 24 General Servant Murray William 18 Aberdeen Grocer Overend Wm J 24 Armagh Labourer Mary 17 Dresser Page John 45 Suffolk Labourer Quealy William 20 Waterford Labourer Richards Albert 19 Wexford Labourer Stewart Andrew 20 Tyrone Labourer Maggie 15 General Servant Swallow Andrew 15 Yorkshire Millhand Thompson Albert 20 Hertfordshire Ass. Farm Wilkins John 23 Derby Labourer Wilhelmson Ludwig 22 Norway Labourer Petra 15 Wilson Alexander 17 Aberdeen Labourer Wilson Samuel 18 Down Labourer Single Women Elliott Elizabeth 42 Middlesex Nil Abel Rose 26 Russia Tailoress Arnold Sarah 21 Middlesex General Servant Ashley Mary 50 West Indies Washerwomen Ball Mary 22 Dublin Nurse Beecroft Mary 28 Yorkshire General Servant Bennett Jane 19 Meath General Servant Timaru Berrow Hannah E 19 India Housemaid Berry Alice 30 Yorkshire Nurse Bolus Georgina 28 Pembroke Nurse Brosher Clara 24 Staffordshire Housemaid Buckingham Ellen 23 Cornwall Cook Selina 21 Housemaid Burgess Sarah 23 Armagh Weaver Susannah 20 Cahill Annie 18 Wicklow General Servant Mary 19 Housemaid Callaghan Ann 22 Tyrone General Servant Callewall Isabella 25 Edinburgh General Servant Campbell Rachael 20 Derry General Servant Timaru Cleary Honore 20 Clare General Servant Timaru Mary 18 General Servant Colquborne Catherine 23 Tyrone General Servant Copland Mary A 27 Aberdeen Housemaid Crawford Annie 27 Fennaugh General Servant Rebecca 21 General Servant Crate Bertha 19 Devon Nurse Cunningham Mary 22 Waterford General Servant Curtis Emma R 23 Sussex Nurse Timaru Doyle Mary A 21 Wicklow General Servant Dulug Mary 18 Limerick Dairymaid Dunbar Margaret 45 Caithness Nurse Jemima 23 General Servant Catherine 20 General Servant Georgina 18 General Servant Edward Eliz’th 23 Surrey Housemaid Timaru Ennis Margaret A 27 Middlesex Kitchenmaid Timaru Evans Annie 21 Armagh Nurse Timaru Fitzgerald Mary 17 Jersey Cook Floate Annie M 19 Middlesex General Servant Fraser Ellen 21 Banff General Servant Frend Grace O 19 Kent General Servant Gallagher Mary 21 Dougal General Servant Hannah 19 Gibson Mary E 18 Roscommon Housemaid Gunther Emily C 20 Middlesex Housemaid Ellen J 21 Housemaid Harlow Sarah 43 Kent Nurse Eliza 17 General Servant Francis 15 General Servant Esther 12 George 9 Harvey Eliza 34 Argyle Annie 9 Higgins Mary A 21 Kent General Servant Holden Sarah A 27 Staffordshire General Servant Inglis Margaret 22 Edinburgh General Servant James Eliz’th M 18 Cornwall General Servant Johnson Lizzie 20 Staffordshire General Servant Timaru Jones Alice E 21 Middlesex General Servant Ladd Annie C 20 Kent Kitchenmaid Timaru Louisa 18 General Servant Ellen 15 Nurse Last Sarah 38 Yorkshire Weaver Sophia 11 Harry 10 Lem Mary 20 Kerry General Servant Little Mary 20 Ayrshire General Servant Lomas Lavima? 33 Yorkshire General Servant Maria 13 Ludlow Polly 28 Hereford General Servant Lyons Margaret A 19 Armagh General Servant McArthur Christina 42 Edinburgh General Servant Helen 21 General Servant Anna 19 General Servant Christina 12 General Servant McCain? Lucinda 25 Armagh General Servant McClelland Margaret 28 Armagh General Servant McCosker Mary 23 Devon General Servant McCullock Helen 25 Ayrshire General Servant McDonald Flora 28 Fife Housemaid McKay Jessie 27 Inverness Parlourmaid Annie 20 McKay Margaret 28 Edinburgh Housemaid McNally Maggie 22 Armagh General Servant Lizzie 18 Mason Kate 16 Meath Nurse Milne Jane 42 Aberdeen Milliner Moroney Mary 19 Limerick General Servant Muret? Clara 23 Jersey Nurse Neville Kate 22 Tipperary General Servant Timaru O'Connor Mary 18 Kerry General Servant Peat Jane 51 Leicester Charwomen Ratcliffe Emma 19 Berkshire General Servant Sarah 44 Richards Eliza G 20 Cornwall General Servant Richards Frances 15 Monmouth General Servant Joseph 9 Richards Eliz’th 30 Cornwall General Servant Edward 5 Roach Elizabeth 25 Gloucester Cook Rutledge Mary 35 Wexford Housekeeper Saunders Mary 33 Worcester General Servant Searley Eliza 32 Leicester Cook Serplus Elizabeth 22 Armagh General Servant Singer Frances 16 Lanark General Servant Smith? Elizabeth 24 Gloucester Housemaid Spellman Margaret 15 Roscommon General Servant Spellman Bridget 17 Roscommon General Servant Surgine? Ellen 17 Kerry General Servant Catherine 15 Sutherland Catherine 27 Caithness Cook Sweeney Ellen 22 Limerick General Servant Margaret 18 Taylor Janet 22 Kinross General Servant Theaker Hierza? 26 Nottingham Cook Todd Elizabeth 18 Isle of Man Cook Wall Mary 19 Kilkenny Housemaid Timaru Were Charlotte 20 Devon General Servant Whitty Frances 20 Dublin Nurse
Men Blacksmith 2 Bricklayer 3 Cabinet Maker 2 Carman 1 Carpenter 5 Cowman 1 Engine Driver 1 Engine Fitter 1 Farmer 11 Finisher 1 Gardener 2 Iron Moulder 1 Labourer 32 Miller 2 Millhand 1 Miner 1 Painter 2 Pilcher? 2 Ploughman 1 Plumber 1 Porter 1 Saddler 1 Shepherd 3 Spinner 1 Stoker 1 Stonemason 1 Weaver 1 77
Women Cook 7 Dairymaid 1 Dressmaker 1 General Servants 80 Housekeeper 1 Housemaids 15 Kitchenmaids 2 Milliner 1 Nurses 13 Parlourmaids 2 Tailoress 1 Washerwomen 2 Weavers 2 128 205
Men English Scotch Irish Berkshire 2 Aberdeen 2 Armagh 1 Cornwall 1 Ayrshire 1 Cork 2 Cumberland 1 Dumbarton 1 Down 5 Derby 1 Edinburgh 1 Fennaugh 1 Devon 3 Forfar 1 Galway 2 Glamorgan 1 Inverness 2 Londonderry 1 Gloucester 2 Orkney 1 Roscommon 5 Hauts 1 Perth 1 Tyrone 4 Hertfordshire 3 Roxburgh 1 Waterford 1 Lancaster 2 Stirling 1 Wexford 1 Leicester 1 12 23 Middlesex 2 Somerset 1 Suffolk 1 Surrey 1 Sussex 1 Warwick 1 Yorkshire 14 39
Foreign Totals Denmark 1 E 39 Norway 1 S 12 Prussia 1 I 23 3 F 3 77
Women English Scotch Irish Berkshire 2 Aberdeen 2 Armagh 9 Cornwall 5 Ayrshire 2 Clare 2 Devon 2 Banff 1 Cork 1 Gloucester 2 Caithness 5 Derry 1 Hereford 1 Edinburgh 8 Dougall 2 Jersey 2 Fife 1 Down 11 Kent 8 Inverness 2 Dublin 2 Leicester 1 Isle of Man 1 Fennaugh 2 Lincoln 1 Kinross 1 Kerry 11 Middlesex 7 Lanark 1 Kilkenny 1 Monmouth 1 Orkney 1 Limerick 11 Nottingham 1 Perth 2 Londonderry 1 Pembroke 1 27 Roscommon 7 Staffordshire 3 Tipperary 1 Surrey 1 Tyrone 5 Sussex 1 Waterford 1 Worcester 1 Westmeath 2 Yorkshire 5 Wexford 1 115 Wicklow 3 53 Foreign Russia 1 West Indies 2 3 Total 128
Thames Star, 17 December 1883, Page 2 DUNEDIN.
This day. The Charine has arrived from Mauritius; also the Marlborough, from London, 94 days out, Capt. Anderson. Capt. Anderson leaves here to become Marine Superintendent to the Albion- Shaw Saville Co. at Port Chalmers ; Capt. Hird takes command of the Marlborough; Mr London, chief officer of the Taranaki, being promoted to the command of that vessel.
Emma Rosina Curtis,
23, from Sussex, a nurse
Written beside Emma's name on the passenger list was this comment "Sent to Mrs Morris, Fairlie Creek and afterwards in Destitute Ward at Timaru with illegitimate child."
The NZBMs has registered two births with Emma as the mother and no father listed.
Two births were registered without a father's name listed.
1884 Curtis, Rosina Florence Mother: Emma Father: NR
1885 Curtis, Frederick George Mother: Emma Rosina Father: NR
Timaru Herald, 25 October 1883, Page 2
Arrival of Immigrants. — A number of nominated and Government immigrants per British Queen and Taranaki arrived from Christchurch by yesterday's Express. There were twenty-four single girls (nine nominated and fifteen Government immigrants) for Timaru, and two families for Waimate. Most of the girls were taken to the Barracks, where they will be open for engagement at ten o'clock this morning. Some of the nominated ones joined their friends, but others decided to seek engagements at once. The names of the arrivals are — Frances Singer, Mary Gibson, Margaret Stewart, Margaret and Ellen Sweeney, Mary Leen, Sarah Burgess (2), Eliza Richards (the foregoing nominated), Margaret Ennis, Jane Bennett, Emma Curtis, Kate Neville, Mary and Hannah Cleary, Rachel Campbell, Elizabeth Todd, Mary Fitzgerald, Mary Wall, Elizabeth Johnson, Eliza Edwards, Louisa, Ellen, and Anna Ladd. The girls are of neat and respectable appearance, and should have no difficulty in obtaining situations. One of the families bound for Waimate, went on yesterday, the other, Mrs Denihey and six children whose husband and father is an old Waimate resident, remained in Timaru at the barracks.
Timaru Herald, 7 December 1888, Page 1
Lost and Found. LOST— Between Levels Station and Washdyke on Sunday last, a R.C. PRAYER BOOK, name inside Mary Leen. Finder will be suitably rewarded on application to MARY LEEN, Levels Station.
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