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
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
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)
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