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The 'Trevelyan' from London 1874

New Zealand Bound
to Port Chalmers, Otago

Source:  'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.

Otago Witness, 4 April 1874, Page 14

Port Chalmers arrivals: March 29, Trevelyan, ship, 1041 tons, Loftus, from London, December 2nd. Russell, Ritchie, and Co , agents.

Passengers :
Rev. Mr and Mrs Davis, Miss Davis and Master Davis, and servant
Mr and Mrs Harkness
Rev. Mr Southerland and Master Southerland
Mr Gardiner
Mr Vowell
Mr Downes
Mr Navin
Mr Pycroft
Mr Austin

2nd cabin —
Mr and Mrs Richards
Miss Nicolls
Mr Lodge
Mr Jackson

Otago Witness, 31 January 1874, Page 19
By advices by the mail of last week, we learn that the Rev. J. U. Davis and family left on the 26th November last, by the Trevelyan, one of Messrs Shaw, Savill, and Co.'s vessels, for Dunedin, and may soon be expected here. Previous to his departure, a very interesting farewell meeting was held in the church at Brompton. Among other friends present were Mr Davis, sen., and Mr and Mrs Parsons (formerly of the Hanover street Baptist Church here, previous to the late lamented Mr Williams). The meeting was a delightful one, proving in a high degree the love and affection that subsisted between pastor and people. Mr Davis was presented by his people with a purse containing 60 guineas, and the Sabbath school children gave him a gold watch. Another pleasing feature in the proceedings was the gift to Mr Davis by the members of the neighbouring churches, of Dr Lange's Bible Commentary in 15 vols. ; while the Bible class for girls presented Mrs Davis with a gold brooch and other tokens of esteem. Mr Davis will be warmly welcomed here by the Baptist community, and by the other evangelical Churches of the Province of Otago.

Otago Witness, 4 April 1874, Page 5
ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP TREVELYAN

The anxiously looked for ship Trevelyan arrived in port on Sunday evening, after an exceptionally long passage of 117 days from the Downs, and 120 days from London. She, however, conies in good order and condition — the length of her passage being accountable to light weather, the exceedingly foul bottom of the ship, and also to the fact that, although a remarkably fine vessel and good sea-boat, the "go" is not in her. She is anything but a clipper. However, she has made a very comfortable passage ; and after getting over her first mishap, when she carried away some of her head gear, and had to run back to the Downs, she made a final start on December 2nd, and cleared the land on the 8th, taking a last departure from Start Point.....Had the usual doldrums, and crossed the Line on the 14th of January, in longitude 25 west; then met with the S.E. Trade, which stuck to her sturdy and strong to latitude 20 south. Thence to the meridian of the Cape, which was crossed on the 17th of February, light variable winds prevailed. From that time until Kerguelen Land was passed on the 3rd of March, the ship did good running, and also to the south end of Tasmania, which was passed on the 21st of March. ... Otago Heads were sighted at 2 p.m. yesterday, and the ship towed in astern of the Geelong and anchored at the powder ground at 7 p.m. She stays there to discharge 10 tons of powder she has on board, and then will remove to a berth higher up the harbour. The Trevelyan brings 20 passengers and a large cargo, particulars of which arc published in another place. She is a fine ship of over 1000 tons register, and belongs to Messrs Shaw, Swill, and Co., and comes here consigned to Messrs Russell, Ritchie, and Co. She is of iron build, and her dimensions are, length, over all, 245 feet ; beam,33 feet ; depth of hold, 21 feet. She is on her first visit to this port, as also is her commander Captain Loftus, to whom we are indebted for the report of her passage, and its incidents, which are more than usually interesting. Only one death occurred during the passage, that of Alfred Jeune, the cook of the ship, from an attack of bronchitis, from which he had been suffering, off and on, for five weeks. He died on the 18th of February, in lat. 28 south, long. 21 east.


The following vessels were spoken by the Trevelyan on her way out: —

December 14th, the barque Black Prince, of St. John's, New Brunswick, bound south, m lat. 43 north, long, 16 west.
December l5th, the British barque Hylton Castle, from London to Auckland, lat. 42 north, long, 15 west
January 5th, 1874, the brig Ocean Queen, of Shoreham, from Mauritius to Falmouth, lat. 5 north, long. 23 west.
January 10th, barque Henry Miller, of London, bound north, lat. 2 north, long. 21 west.
January 12th, barque Harmodius, from London to Moreton Bay, lat. 2 north, long. 24 west ;
same day, Belgian ship Corneille David, from Cardiff to Callao.
January 16th, the ship City of Adelaide, of London, from Adelaide to London, 75 days out, long. 27 west, lat 2 south.
January 28th, ship Peter Denny, from Dunedin to London, lat. 31 south, long. 25 west ;
same day, ship Renown, of London, from Melbourne to London.
February 4th, ship William Leavitt, of St. John's, New Brunswick, from Liverpool to Rangoon; lat. 30 south, long.
13 west. February 9th, spoke and boarded the barque Satsuma, of Sunderland, bound to the Capo of Good Hope ; lat. 30 south, long. 5 west — who reported the following ; —On January 29th, 1874, lat. 31 south, long. 24 west, I, William Leslie, master of the barque Satsuma, of Sunderland, on a passage from) Cardiff to Table Bay, with a full cargo of coal, was on the morning of the above-mentioned day, about 6 o'clock, surprised in my bed while asleep by three men seizing me, one of them, the instant I raised my head, put a rope with a slip-knot over it, trying to strangle me ; another hold a hatchet above me ; the third had a revolver pointed at me— all of them looking at me with murder in their eyes. I, with the strength which despair alone gives, sprang; from my bed, closed with, them, and rushed through them on my way to the forecabin where the mate was asleep, dragging the man after me who had the rope round my neck, but did not reach him before my skull was laid open by one or more blows from the hatchet, the blood streaming down my face and blinding me ; my head reeled, and I felt I could sink on the deck. I reached the mate's berth, who in an instant sprang from his bed and  saved me from being killed, Gathering all my strength, I rushed from the mate's cabin and up the companion, and astoundingly dragged the man (who still kept hold of me) with the rope round my neck on to the poop. When I got there I could get no assistance, but shortly afterwards was joined by the mate, who was soon overpowered by one of the mutineers, who was a very powerful man. At this time I managed to sever the rope but, from being half strangled, loss of blood, and suffering from the effects of the blows from the hatchet, I hardly knew what occurred. .... Dunn's Report, A.B. At 5 a.m. was asleep on deck, but awoke by Bertram (one of the mutineers), and told to go in the forecastle. I went to the door, but found it was fast ; was told, that something was going on, and if I interfered it would be worse for me.


The 'Trevelyan' from Glasgow 1874

Left London 28 September1883 and arrived in Port Chalmers 30 December 1883 93 under Captain A.F. Roberts. Passengers for Invercargill

Otago Witness, 12 January 1884, Page 9
In view of the objections now being raised to the introduction of immigrants, it may be interesting to note how the large number of new arrivals by the steamer Victory and ship Trevelyan, which entered Port Chalmers within a week of each other, have fared in obtaining employment. The Victory brought 96 immigrants nominated by their friends in the Colony, who took them away at once to different parts of the province. She also brought 102 assisted immigrants of various occupations, including a large number of labourers and general servants, all of whom have found employment. The Trevelyan brought 193 nominated immigrants, who have all been taken away by their friends. The assisted immigrants numbered 95, of mixed occupations, a large proportion being labourers and general servants. They have all obtained employment with the exception of one shepherd and two general labourers. The Victory arrived at Port Chalmers on December 23, and the Trevelyan on December 30. The Immigration Officer (Mr Colin Allan) states that he could find employment at the present time for a large number of men able to do farmwork of any kind. The next steamer to arrive with immigrants will be the Bombay, which left Plymouth on December 1, and will be due here about the 19th inst.

Otago Witness, 5 January 1884, Page 10
Of the 189 immigrants who arrived by the steamer Victory, Mr Colin Allan despatched on the 27th 74 to their friends at Invercargill, and 10 to Oamaru. The nominated and assisted immigrants appear to have been well selected with regard to variety of occupations, as will be seen from the following list : — 1 blacksmith, 1 bricklayer, 1 brickmaker, 1 butcher, 3 carpenters, 1 cowherd, 2 dairymen, 1 draper's assistant, 1 engine fitter, 1 engraver, 1 factory engineer, 2 farmers, 2 gardeners, 2 grooms, 1 iron-planer, 1 ironstone miner, 1 joiner, 61 labourers (mostly agricultural), 2 masons, 4 miners, 1 painter, 6 ploughmen, 3 plumbers, 4 policemen, 1 porter, 1 railway porter, 1 saddler, 1 shepherd, 1 shipbroker, 3 shoemakers, 1 stonemason. The female immigrants are classified as follows :— 8 cooks, 1 dairymaid, 55 general servants, 3 housekeepers, 6 housemaids, 2 nurses, 1 nursemaid.

The single women per steamer Victory were open for engagement at the Caversham Depdt on Friday. The following engagements were made:— One at £36 per annum, one at £34, 1 at £30; four at 12a per week, .two at Us, eight at 103, three at 83, one at 7s, one at" 4s. Six farm servants also found employment, at £52 per annum, with £2 bonus for harvest ; three at £55, and one at £50.

The ship Trevelyan, which arrived from Glasgow on Sunday, brings 329 passengers, almost all of whom are immigrants. These include 65 single females and 96 single males.  The nominated and assisted- immigrants by the ship Trevelyan were brought up to the Caversham Depot from Port Chalmers on Monday afternoon. The immigrants numbered 86 males and 38 females, and their occupations are :— 1 blacksmith, 2 bricklayers, 1 brickmaker, 1 butcher, 2 carpenters, 1 coachman, 1 draper, 2 farmers, 2 gardeners, 1 ironturner, 1 joiner, 37 labourers (mostly agricultural), 1 mason, 1 miner, 1 packer, 2 painters, 7 ploughmen, 2 power-100m 1 ' weavers, 1 plasterer, 1 policeman, 1 printer, 1 slater, 7 shepherds, 1 slotting machinist, 2 stockingmakers, 4 tailors, 1 weaver, 1 weighman, 1 charwoman, 2 cooks, 28 general servants, 3 housemaids, 1 midwife, 1 millworker, 2 nurses.

North Otago Times, 11 February 1884, Page 2
PORT CHALMERS. February 10.
Arrived — Maori
Sailed — Ship Trevelyan, Roberts, for London, with a cargo of grain and wool, valued at L89,368.