The following is a transcript from the Daily Southern Cross Tuesday 12th October 1875.
ARRIVAL OF THE WHITE EAGLE
The Daily Southern Cross October 12 1875
The iron clipper ship White Eagle, Captain Andrews, arrived off the North Head, from London, last night, after a passage of 88 days. Left Gravesend on July 14, and Lizard on the 17th. In latitude 25deg 58min South, and longitude 35deg 42 mins West, in fine weather sighted a dismasted vessel bearing West nine miles. Bore down upon her, and found her to be the hull of a large iron ship burnt completely out. Passed around the stern, and made out letters T I of the vessel's name, and LIR of the port she hailed from (most probably Liverpool). Bordered the wreck and thoroughly examined it. Could not find a single vestige of wood expecting part of the jib boon.
The White Eagle is a very pretty and lofty vessel. She is an iron clipper ship, of 878 tons, register, and was built in Glasgow in 1855. She is owned by Messrs Bilbe and Co., of London, and comes consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company. Her length is 199ft; breadth 31ft 4in; and depth 20ft 8in. She will come up harbour this morning.
Port of Auckland -
White Eagle, ship, 867 tons, Andrews, from London. N.Z. Shipping Company, agents.
Passengers:-21 Saloon: Baldwin Thomas Chase Thomas C.K. Harrington Charles Holcroft George Holfcroft H Hopkins H Jolly Thomas Smith Harold Symonds H.F. Woodward A Second Cabin Austin J.B. Blaikie W Cohn K Field Mr and Mrs A. and infant Geary John Levine Charles Moore W.R. Mckenzie James Petry H.