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Arrived Wellington, N.Z. October 1873

Reference online:  'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website. 
Evening Post, 31 October 1883, Page 2

October 31- Westland, ship, 1116 torn, Moffatt, from London.

page 3 Arrival of the Westland.

The Shaw-Savill-Albion Company's ship Westland, 1116 tons, Captain Thos. Moffatt, which was sighted off Otago five days ago, arrived in this harbour to-day from Plymouth, with Government immigrants, making a good run of 81 days. She has 324 souls on board, equal to 279 statute adults. Her crew number 44 all told. As she approached, it was seen that she carried the dreaded yellow flag at the main, and on enquiry it turned out that she had had smallpox on board. She was accordingly at once ordered into quarantine by the Health Officer, and sailed round to the back of Somes Island at 2 p.m. It appears that a case of small-pox occurred on board on the 17th August. Immediate steps were taken to isolate the patient and family in a deck-house, and all the infected clothing was destroyed. The patient became convalescent on the 1st instant - just a month back- and the ship has since been thoroughly fumigated. No other cases have appeared, and the health of the passengers and crew is very good, an indeed it has been generally during the voyage. Only one death from sickness occured, that of an infant from enteritis. At present there is no sickness of any kind on board. The passengers will be landed on Somes Island, and the usual course of cleansing and disinfection will be gone through in respect of both ship and passengers. This will occupy several days, and it is hoped that all may be admitted to pratique early next week. No particulars are yet to hand as to the voyage, but we notice that the ship has had her maintopmast head and gear carried away, and we regret to learn that she lost three of her crew overboard, all of whom were drowned. It may therefore be presumed that she fell in with some of the late stormy weather.

Evening Post, 1 November 1883, Page 2

The report of the passage of the ship Westland, which arrived here yesterday, shows that the vessel sailed from Plymouth on the 11th August, had moderate northerly winds to Cape Finisterre, picked up the N E. trades in 27 49 deg. N. 19deg W, and the S.E. trades were found on 6th Sept. in 2deg N. 24deg W. Crossed the Equator on the 6th Sept., sighted the Crozets on the 4th Oct. and signalled Cape Saunders on the 79th day out. On the 6th October, a very severe squall struck the ship, carrying away the main topmast head, royal mast, misen royal, and fore and mizen royal yards, and throwing overboard two A.B.s named Arthur Simpson and Charles Traynor, who were in the act of making fast the main royal. The ship, at the time, was going at the rate of 13 knots, and the men were drowned. The ship could not be brought to, owing to the heavy squall. On the 18th Oct., an apprentice named Alexander Harcourt Weir, while loosing the main upper topsail, felt into the sea and was drowned, though the ship was at once brought to the wind, an attempt made to lower the boat, and three life-buoys thrown close to the unfortunate lad. Captain Moffat, Dr Droger (ship's surgeon) and Mr. M' William (chief officer), have received flattering testimonials from the passengers.

Evening Post, 2 November 1883, Page 2

The health officers visited the Quarantine Station yesterday, and reported that the whole of the Westland's immigrants have taken up their quarters in the barracks, and everything was going on well. A child, reported to be ill, was found to be simply suffering from some slight infantile complaint. The work of fumigation is now going on, and it is expected that the ship and a portion of the passengers will be released on Monday next. Following is a list of immigrants for this port : -
Alexander and Patrick Adair
Sophia, Evered, Eliza, Florence and Catherine Adair
William and Mary Adsett
Alexander, Jane, Arabella, and Christina Black 
John Archibald
Louisa Barlow
Alice Barnaby
Charles and Eliza Beagarn
Annie Bevin
Jorgen, Moreu, Petra, Magdalen, Antreas, and Amelia Brodersen
Mareu, Andrew, Hawine, and Mado Brodersen
Maria Burke
Mary Casserly
Edwin Chapman
George (2), Eliza, and John Brown; Jas. (2), Ann J., Margaret, and Anne Chapman
Elizabeth Clay
Edith Collins
Maggie and Mary Collins
Mary Conway
Kate Craven
Mary Cronin
Sarah Cumming
Grace Dalgleish
Annie Davis
Ellen Delahunty
Annie Delaney
Margaret Denash
Elizabeth Dobbyn
Ellen and Nancy Dudley
Katie Egan
Eliza, Jessie, Annie, Alice, and Ernest Eade
Karen Esbenson
Patrick Gilhooly
Thomas Gadsby
William and Mary Griffin
Michael, Katrina, Anna, Rosaline, Antonie, and Barbara Groukowski
Mary and Eliza Glynn
Emma Goldsmith
Maud M. Goveer
Georgina and Emily Harris
Annies Hehir
James, Martha, and David Hickey
Susan Hodge
Leah Hopkins
Ellen Hurley
Hannah and Alice Ingham
Albert Johnson
Henrietta and Mary A. Jones
Jeremiah (2), Bridget (2), James (2), Mary, Honora, Thomas, John, Patrick, Catherine, and Winifred Keating
Mary A. Kelly
Alice Kelly
Catherine Kummuner
Jane Larkin
Jeremiah Lynch
Bridget McDonagh
Samuel, Harriet, Thomas, and Hannah McGhie
John McLeay
Maria and Margaret McNair
Christina McPherson
Duncan McRaw
Catherine McVinish
Margaret Mahoney (2)
Mary Mawhinney
Angus Mackintosh,
John and James Madigan
Thomas C. and Rachel Magilton
Ada E. Mills
Maria Moroney
Patrick Murphy
James Nicoll
James O'Grady
Sarah Parry
William, Mary, Ellen M., and Wm. Martin Pepper
Jens and Amelia Peterson
Henry Potbury
Emily (2), George, and Annie Potbury
Florence Pritchard
Pauline Pioek
Louisa and William Procter
Agnes Read
Henry Robund
Nathaniel, Rosina, Henry, and John Severn
Gertrude and Lucy Simons
Agnes Sinclair
Robert and Margaret Souter
Kate and Fanny Stopher
Mary Sullivan
Ann Tait
Francis and Gifford Tait
Thomas and Robert Thompson
Andrew, Christina, John, Marion, Margaret, and Thompson
Mary A. Thorpe
Betsy and Mary J. Towart
Betsy Towler
Mary Walsh
Joseph Warriner
Isabella and Marjory Whitton
Mary A. and Mary Wilcocks