The following is a transcript from The Southern Cross Monday 23rd January 1865. The ship 'Viscount Canning', 751tons, Captain Wright, sailed from London and took her final departure from Lizard chartered by Shaw Savill Co. for six voyages England to New Zealand arrived in 28 September, 1864, with 168 passengers. The barque arrived 21st January, 1865, after a tedious voyage of 124 days. Reference: White Wings Vol. II
From "The Southern Cross" Monday 23rd January 1865.
ARRIVAL OF THE VISCOUNT CANNING
The barque, Viscount Canning, 751 tons, Captain Wright, formerly here in the ship Katherine Stewart Forbes, anchored in the harbour at 11 p.m. on Saturday, after a tedious passage of 124 days from the Downs. She passed through the Downs on the 20th September, had to beat down Channel, and took her final start from the Lizard on the 28th September, passing to the east of Madeira on the 7th October. Experienced very light N.E. trades, losing them in S.17N., and afterwards had the wind south until the 4th November, when the equator was crossed in 29°W. longitude. Had S.E. trades for five days, and then light and baffling winds for six days. Made Tristan d' Achunia on the 30th November, and stood off and on for two days, for the purpose of obtaining water and fresh provisions. Unsettled weather prevailed afterwards, until making the Three Kings on the 19th instant. She ran down her easting between 45° and 46° S. On the 12th October, in latitude 27°24 N., longitude 19°.42 W., the ship Ramsey was spoken, bound from London to Otago, 24 days out; and on the 27th November the ship Agnes Lee, from Kingston to Simon's Bay, with troops, 69 days out.
The Viscount Canning brings 108 passengers. Cabin Passengers Couty Mr J.C Couty Mrs Lopdell Mr Lopdell Mrs Martin Mrs Martin Miss Moss J Moss P Moss R Moss S Robinson Mr Robinson Mrs Walker Mr H (surgeon) Warren W.A Wood A Second Class Bearan Mrs E Bearan children (3) Jones M Marsh Mr T Marsh Mrs Marsh children (8) Martin Mr E Martin Mrs Martin children (4) Manuel J.J Pilcher H.J Rodgers Mr Rodgers Mrs Ross E Turner Miss E. A Winter F Third Class Ambrose C Carey Mr Carey Mrs Carey children (6) Deed Mr J Deed Mrs Deed children (3) Dumphy J Flitcroft J Flitcroft son Hester Mr Hester Mrs Jackson W.R Kemp J Kinnen J Lane H.J Lee Miss J Martin Miss C Mason Mr J Mason Mrs Mason child Mordaust J Murphy P Needham Mr Needham Mrs Needham children (4) Nichol Miss M People C Rattenbury H Rattenbury P Reid M Smith Mr J. B Smith Mrs Smith children (3) Stevenson A Tilsley Mr Tilsley Mrs Tilsley child Waite Mr Waite Mrs Waite infant Wheeler Mrs M Williams Mr Williams Mrs Wright H Yates E The following are assisted immigrants Baylis R.H Bedford Mr Bedford Mrs Bedford children (2) Best Miss C Bullen Mr Bullen Mrs Carroll Mrs M Carroll children (4) Carson Mr Carson Mrs Chambers Mr Chambers Mrs Chambers child Clark Mr Clark Mrs Dixon Mr Dixon Mrs Dixon children (4) Donovan F Drabble Mr Drabble Mrs Drabble children (3) Francis J Froud Mr Froud Mrs Froud children (2) Grace Mrs J Grace son Green Miss S Hamilton Mrs E Hamilton children (4) Hayes P Hoskinson J Judd J Kensley Mr Kensley Mrs Lenthern Mr Lenthern Mrs Lenthern children (2) Matthews J.W McLeod Mr McLeod Mrs McLeod children (3) McLeod Mr M McLeod children (5) McElvie J Mills Mrs J Mills J O'Connor Mr O'Connor Mrs O'Connor children O'Donoghue D Plane Miss E Plane Miss M Reed J Rogers G Simpson Mr Simpson Mrs Simpson child Stilinton? Miss E Swainson J. S Taylor Mr Taylor Mrs Taylor children (5) Tindale R Walker C.C Wilson Mr D Wilson Mrs D Wilson Mr R Wilson Mrs R Wilson children (3) Wright J Yuile W
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Auckland Cities Library: Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1840-1886 from newspaper. To obtain a full listing just entered the name of the ship and the year. Also vessel newspaper reference.
"Ships are very much like human beings;
some die young and some live a remarkable old age."
Wrote Henry Brett, White Wings Vol. 1 pg 337