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'Whirlwind'

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Emigrants for Auckland

Alphabetical passenger listing found on the comprehensive Auckland Cities library site was compared with the below transcription. Comments in brackets. Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1840-1885 from newspaper. 
Reference: NZ National Libraries website  'Papers Past' - a NZ National Library website. 

Daily Southern Cross, 24 June 1859, Page 3
The clipper Whirlwind sailed, from Gravesend on April 1, with a full and valuable cargo for Auckland. Among the passengers is the new Commissioner-General. Henry Bartlett, Esq., who goes out to join the headquarters of the 65th Regiment at Auckland. The Whirlwind also carries 190 steerage and intermediate passengers.

Daily Southern Cross, 16 July 1859, Page 1
PORT OF AUCKLAND.
The Whirlwind, ship, Capt. D. Edgell, arrived in harbour this morning. Her list of passengers and cargo will be found in Tuesday's issue. In the meanwhile we may congratulate Capt. Edgell on having made a good passage under most disadvantageous circumstances. The weather throughout the voyage was of the worst, and the Whirlwind bears marks of rough weather and of casualties in consequence. On the 4th of May she was caught in a squall, carrying away jib-boom, &c, and splitting her mainsail ; and on the 20th she lost her fore-topmast. The Whirlwind, notwithstanding, has been only 105 days out from Gravesend.
Daily Southern Cross, 19 July 1859, Page 3
Shipping Intelligence. PORT OF AUCKLAND.

ENTERED INWARDS. 
July 10 — Whirlwind, ship. 977 tons, Edgell, from London. 
Passengers [205, my count]— Messrs. 
Aitken 		Richard 
Andrews 	Fortunatus, Edmund, Henry, and James
Baildon 	John W. 
Baildon 	Wm.
Bartlett 	Henry (Assistant Commissary General)
Bartlett 	Jane R., Edith M , Catherine, and Henry P. 
Bemap 		Charles and Henry
Blitz 		Josepha 
Blitz 		Joseph 
Bradley 	Geo. W., Margaret, Mary, Augusta, Margaret, Sarah, and Theresa 
Bradley Matthew 
Broad 		Wm
Brown 		William, Sarah, and Mungo 
Burtin 		Alex.
Campbell 	Alex. 
Carter 		Ebenezer, Sarah Ann, John W. Richard, Ebenezer, Sarah B., Mathew, Alfred 
Casswell 	Ann 
Coker 		H. W. 
Collins 	William, Martha, and William 
Connell 	William 
Coulson 	Elizabeth 
Cowie 		John 
Crawfoid 	Alex.
da Costa 	Frederick 
Daivs 		William and James 
Deddams 	John
Dowding 	Jas.
Dunne 		Christopher, Eliza, Lavinia, Clarissa, Eliza O. and H.
Eeedle 		H. S.
Ellis 		Oliver S., Ellen, John M , and Sydney 
Flat 		Joel 
Foulger 	John and Robert 
Ferguson 	William and Anna 
Gaffery 	James 
Grant 		Alex.
Graves 		Robert 
Hall 		John 
Hargreaves 	Walter 
Hegarty 	Wm. 
Hill 		George 
Holden		Henry 
Hustler 	Richard 
Jagger 		Samuel 
Jupp 		Henry and Sarah A. 
Keith 		John 
King 		Julia Catherine, Eliza, Sally, Ann, and Thomas 
King 		M. H. Clarissa, and George O. 
Knaggs 		Richard, Elizabeth, Ellen E., Jemima, Selina, and Maria L. 
Knaggs 		Thomas, George, and Richard 
Lamblay 	John W. 
Lancaster 	H. 
Law 		Jas. and Hariet 
Lodder 		Wm. 
McKinnon 	John and Jane 
McLellan 	Duncan, Jemima, and John 
McNicholl 	M. 
Marshall 	George 
Melsop 		Charles 
Messer 		John and Mary 
Minter 		Ann 
Moor 		John, Susan, Wm.. and George 
Moor 		Chas.
Morgan 		James 
Moss 		George A. 
Naish 		Sarah 
Norman 		Thomas A. and John
Orr 		Henry and A. 
Orr 		Robert K. and Eliza 
Orr 		Robert 
Owen 		Robert 
Parnell 	Thos., Caroline, and Elizabeth 
Peters 		Louisa 
Phillips 	Charles and Elizabeth 
Phillips 	Joseph and Esther 
Phillips 	Robert 
Pickup 		Jonathan and Alice 
Polland 	William and Ann 
Pollock 	John and James 
Powell 		Donald 
Power 		E. H. 
Proud 		Thos. 
Quine 		John 
Quinn 		William 
Rasborough 	Thomas
Reeves 		Samuel 
Rhodes 		Edward O.
Richardson 	H.J. 
Russell 	Dutton 
Scott 		Thomas and Robert 
Sellers 	John T., Henry J., and William 
Shimmier 	Thomas and Elizabeth 
Simms 		George 
Smyth 		John
Somerset 	Fred. A. 
Southall 	W S. and Rosa 
Southart 	Charlotte 
Smith 		John, Margaret, James, John, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, and Margaret 
Stewart 	William, Elizabeth, and Thomas 
Stokes 		Charles 
Streeke 	Jane and Mary Ann 
Surridge 	W. P. 
Sutclffe 	John, Ann, and Mary Ann 
Sutcliffe 	John 
Sykes 		Elizabeth and Louisa H. 
Tagg 		Peter P.
Taylor 		Mary 
Thompson 	Charles D.
Trousdell 	Mr 
Turnbull 	Thomas, Cecilia, Margaret, Jacobina, Catherine Anne, George, Charles W. 
Turner 		C. W. 
Walker 		H. W.
Walker 		Mary Ann 
Whittle 	Chas., Belle E , Mary, and Charles 
Whittle 	Joseph and Edwin 
Williams 	James 
Wood 		Francis and Margaret 
Wilson 		Frank H. 
Wyatt 		F. W. 
D. Nathan and Co., agents. 

IMPORTS — FOREIGN. Per Whirlwind, from London— 5 bales, Charles H. Turner; 2 bales, J. Bolton ; 3 cases, Bain, Grahame & Co. ; 1 bale, 21 kegs, order ; 16 hhds., order; 1 case, J Taylor; 1 case, 6 kegs, George Read ; 2 cases, Owen & Graham; 20 cases, Thomson, Keith & Co. ; 4 packages, Rev. John Morgan; 1 box, Williamson ; 25 cases, Brown & Campbell ; 2 cases, Thompson, Keith & Co. ; 1 case, L. O'Brien ; 1 case, G. F. Maberly ; 28 cases, 9 bundles, 12 bales, Wm. Monin; 1 case, J. Williamson ; 2 trunks, A. Asher, 1 case, T. S. Forsaith , 1 cask, Browne; 30 hhds., G. S. Graham ; 60 barrels, Samuel Fleming , 500 bars iron, order 2 cases, order ; 6 bales, J. Salmon & Co. , 1 box, J. C. Hopkins ; 2 bales, 3 cases, 2 bundles, Rev. B. Ashwell ; 1 box, Baines ; 15 cases, 3 bales, order ; 19 cases, 10 bundles, 1 bale, Samuel Blown ; 11 cases, 1 bale, A. & R. Keesing; 2 bales, 2 cases, order ; 73 coils, 5 bales, 26 boxes, Cruickshank, Smart & Co.; 2 casks, 8 cases, C.E Vickers; 1 cask, Griffith ; 3 boxes, 2 do , Robert Gilmour ; 4 bales, 1 case, Lilewall & Rattray ; 8 bales, 12 cases, 175 boxes, order 9 cases, Blackett ; 3 cases, 15 packages, 1 bundle, 1 anvil, James Wallace ; 1 case, Pye; 1 box, Capt. Walmsley ; 1 case, Browne; 1 box, Davidson ; 2 cases, 1 trunk, A. & R. Keesing ; 1 box, G. de Gruchy ; 27 bales, 5 trunks, 3 packages, 10 cases, 24 packages, 4 cases, 2 bales, 70 cans oil, 10 kegs nails, 9 bales, 3 cases, 9 cases, 10,000 slates, 5 qr. casks, 5 hhds., 6 qr. casks, 31 hhds., 6 qr casks, 225 cases, 5 qr. casks, 3 barrels. 1 caroteel, 5 bundles, 1 case, 300 cases, 51 crates, 10 hhds , 5 qr. casks, 3 barrels, 1 caroteel 5 bundles. 1 case, 4 barrels, 2 caroteels. 5 bundles, 1 case, 1 do., D. Nathan & Co.; 8 cases, Brown & Campbell; 1 case, J.Rout; 37 kegs, 6 tasks, 13 bales, Owen & Graham ; 16 casks, 40 kegs, 4 eases, 15 bundles, Edward King ; 3 packages, 2 cases, order ; 2 cask«, 2 boxes, Lilewall
& Rattray ; 1 box, Arthur; 36 bundles wire, 1 case, 2 case, T. Holman ; 3 cases, 6 boxes, Thomson, Keith & Co.; 1 box as addressed ; 5 cases, E. Deatlt; 1 box Hobbs ; 1 box, A. Clark ; 6 case 3, 1 case, 0. Smallfield ; 2 casks. S. Flemning ; 2 cases, 2 cases, 1 case, Thomson, Keith & Co. ; 86 casks, 137 cases, 1 bale, 10 packages, M. Somerville; 5 bales, 1 case, 1 bale samples, J H. Burnside k Co. ; 60 cases, Cruickshank, Smart & Co. ; l box, as addressed ;' 1 plough, D. Nathan &Co ; 1 box, Franklyn ; 17 casks, T. Weston & Co. ; 2 casks, 2 cases, C. Petschler ; 1 case, as addressed (Government stores) ; 38 barrels, 1 case, Brown & Campbell; 1 box, Bulkeley; 100 tons coals, order; 1 case, Dr. Fischer.

The Joseph Fletcher, Capt. Pook, sailed from Plymouth, for Auckland, on the 7th May. The Sir George Pollock, Capt. Withers, sailed from the Downs, for Auckland, on the 9th May. The passengers per Joseph Fletcher were : Messrs. Fountain, W. H. Babont, Harvey, Boys, and Graham. The Sir George Pollock brings, besides a large cargo, 90 passengers, and 4 officers and 70 men of the 65th Regt.
The following vessels were loading at London for this port :— Spray of the Ocean, Capt. Slaughter ; Matoaka, Capt. Stevens. The Tornado and Crighton were loading at Liverpool for Auckland and Wellington.

The Irish Times, Thursday May 12 1859
Captain Shawe, 40th Regiment, left on Wednesday, in command of the drafts from the battalion for New Zealand, and proceeded to Queenstown, where the Sir George Pollock had arrived.

Daily Southern Cross, 29 July 1859, Page 5
Friday, July 22.
Edward Dover Edgell, master of the 'Whirlwind,' appeared to answer the complaint of Richard Knaggs, a passenger by that vessel, for a breach of the stipulations contained in a certain contract ticket dated the 25th March, 1859, under the hand of Amos John Gann, whereby the said A. J. Gann agreed with complainant to provide him and his family with steerage passages from London to Auckland for one hundred pounds, paid by complainant to the said A. J. Gann.
    Mr. Merriman for complainant; Mr. Brookfield for defendant. Richard Knaggs said : I was a passenger by the 'Whirlwind. That is my contract ticket. I saw it signed by Mr. Gann. On the 21st May I complained to the Captain of the bad quality of the biscuit, and showed it to him. I complained of the rice to the man who served it out. The biscuit was to bad that I only took it 34 mornings out of 105. The rice was pretty good for about a month ; after that it was bad till the end of the voyage. The beef appeared to be old, and required to be boiled two days before it could be eaten. I have had 4lbs of bone out of 61/4 lbs. of beef, my week's allowance ; it was issued in a raw state. For the first few days we had fresh provisions; they were issued cooked ; but the salt provisions -were always issued in a raw state.
    By Mr. Brookfield: I have been to sea before, viz. three voyages from Hull to London, I have spoken nearly every day to the man who served out the provisions. When I complained to him about the rice, he said that it was what they served out to the darkies. We had 33 or 34 of a coloured crew. I cannot say whether I spoke to the Captain more than once about the bad provisions. I gave the beef to the cook, and he boiled it. I have complained of having 4 lbs. of bone out of 6¼ lbs. of beef, and have shown it to Mr. Wood and Mr. Carter. I made several complaints to the Captain, but he paid no attention to them.
    By Mr. Merriman : The biscuit the Captain ordered in lieu of that complained of was of a coarse kind. I had provisions with me of my own curing, intending them for use in New Zealand. I had 7½ hams, 6 lbs. hung beef, and tongues and pigs chops. I was compelled to use these provisions because we had not sufficient. For tea mornings prior to last Wednesday week I had nothing for breakfast but bad biscuit. During that time my children were crying for something to eat, and my wife crying because she had nothing to give them, and they were all considerably weakened in consequence. The bedding was wet. The mattresses were made of sea-weed. The water came through the deck. I complained to the captain, and I believed he tried to remedy it. I was obliged to put a mackintosh over the bed before the children lay down on it.
    Francis Wood said : I was a passenger on board the ' Whirlwind,' and saw the provisions served out to last witness on several occasions. I saw him show the biscuit to the Captain, who said it was not fit for use, and ordered fresh to be served out, which was also of inferior quality. The beef was very inferior, most of it bone. The rice was also bad, similar to that given to pigs and fowls at home.
    By Mr. Brookfield : The bread was very coarse and full of weavel. I have been to America and back; but had better biscuit than that on board the 'Whirlwind.' We were compelled to use the beef; it might not have been rejected, but still it was very unfit for use.
John Keith said: I was a passenger by the Whirlwind. All the beef that was issued to the steerage passengers was from the same casks. I saw complainant served with his beef several times. The contents of these casks were very bad, the worst that I ever saw. The rice was not eatable after the first month : it was full of black insects. The biscuit was bad, and continued so during the whole voyage.
    Cross-examined: I am a publisher. I have not had much experience in biscuits. When I saw the beef served out I was standing on the deck. I swear to one occasion that the beef supplied to complainant was bad. After the first month the rice was not eatable ; and for some time I lived on arrowroot. I think our mess might have eaten three biscuits during the whole voyage. I had fresh bread ; and obtained it by paying 2d. per loaf for the baking. The biscuit on board was inferior to navy biscuit.
Henry Orr said : I was a passenger on board the 'Whirlwind,' and assisted in serving out the provisions to the complainant and others. We used weights and scales, they were not correct, being six ounces out in favour of the scale.
    By Mr. Brookfield : I assisted Mr. Rowe in serving out the stores. When we weighed out tea and coffee we equalised the scales ; but when weighing other things we did not do so. I was directed to do so by Mr. Rowe. I showed these scales to Mr. Turnbull, a second class passenger, and to the ship's steward. Some of the things were weighed when they ought to have been measured. Indeed, the passengers did not get half what they ought to have had.
Mr. Brookfield submitted that the information had been laid under the wrong contract, and that the case must be dismissed.
Mr. Beckham said : That being the case the Court has no other alternative. Case dismissed.

Daily Southern Cross, 23 August 1859, Page 3
Correspondence
Our correspondence columns being impartially open, not to be identified with any opinion expressed therein.

To the Editor of the Southern Cross.
Sir, Having observed that you take the part of the oppressed against the oppressor, I address you in the hope that you will give place to the following in your widely circulated paper. The "Whirlwind" left the harbour this day, with the charges of the passengers against the captain unredressed. The "Passengers Act" requires that complaints are to be seen into by certain Colonial officers.... am, Sir, your very obedient servant, Thos. Turnbull. Upper Victoria Street, Auckland, 22nd Aug., 1859.

Daily Southern Cross, 23 August 1859, Page 3
Saturday, August 20.
Edward Dover Edgell appeared to answer the complaint of Shirley Whilfield Hill, for a breach of the 36th clause of the Passenger Act, 1855, on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th days of June, 1859, while on the high seas. Case withdrawn. Edward Dover Edgell was then charged by the same complainant with a breach of the 62nd clause of the same Act, on the 14th of June, 1859, and during other days, while on the high seas. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined £20.


WHIRLWIND - 1855/1859

Master: 		Captain E. Edgell
Rigging: 		Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854 & 1857
Tonnage: 		1,003 tons using old measurements and 978 tons using new measurements.
Construction: 		1854 in Dundee
Owners: 		Somes, Bros.
Port of registry: 	London
Port of survey: 	Dundee (1855); London (1859)
Voyage: 		Sailed for London (1855)