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'Waikato to Wellington in 1876

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'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website.  Evening Post, 4 September 1876, Page 2
ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP WAIKATO FROM LONDON.
The fine clipper ship Waikato, the property of the New Zealand Shipping Company, under command of Captain William Worster, was signalled early this morning, and at 8.30 showed round Harwell Point, after a very fair run of 88 days from Gravesend, and 86 from pilot to pilot. The passage has been uneventful, and was marked by the prevalence of very fine weather. Cape Farewell was sighted on Sunday, afternoon, and she came through the Strait under lower topsails and reefed foresail, it blowing A fierce westerly gale. Pilot Holmes boarded her at 7 this morning, and brought her to an anchor off Somes' Island in consequence of the strong wind blowing from the west. She brings large valuable cargo, but no Government immigrants. Most of her passengers are for Auckland, and they all speak in very flattering terms of Captain Worstep officers. This vessel came here with immigrants about three years ago, and her present captain was then chief officer. The Waikato been laid on to load here, for London, and is the first wool ship of the season.
The following are the names of the passengers:
Saloon:

Alfred Dewing
N.F. Ellis
Charles Hardwick
John Holmes
Ada Ling
F. Holmes
Sarah Hunter
E. A. Rich, Agnes Rich, Evelyn Rich
Lucy Shipton
A. Shrewsbury, Emma Shrewsbury, Elsie Shrewsbury; Hugh Shrewsbury, Eveline Shrewsbury

Second class :

Thomas Bremstow
John C. Colson, Mary A. Colson, Thomas G. Colson, Eleanor A. Colson, Sarah T. E. Colson, and Beatrice E. Colson.
Thomas Gambell
John Moore, Maria Moore
Andrew Orr, Jane Orr, Alfred Orr, Florence Orr
Arthur Skey
Mary Stairs

Steerage :

H. Brown, Martha Brown, Carrie Brown, Henry Brown
John Elkin
Thomas Heming
William Johnston, Mary Johnston, William Johnston, Mary Johnston
George Manston
Joseph Moore, Mary Moore
Alfred Shaw, Ducilla Shaw, Alfred Shaw
Richard Westwood, Eliza Westwood
Benjamin F. Windcross
 T. Wrigley, Betsy H. Wrigley infant