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s.s. 'Wong Wonga'

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The Wellington Independent Tuesday, September 10 18611861 page 2 

Sailed from Wellington  Sept. 8. s.s. Wonga Wonga, 103 tons, Renner, for Otago.

The Wonga Wonga. This favourite little steamer sailed for Otago on Sunday last, with a full compliment of passengers; 29 of whom were from Hawkes' Bay, having been transferred from the Storm Bird; 8 from Wanganui; and 45 from Wellington, making a total of 82 all told. The majority of the passengers were intending diggers, and seemed in high spirits.

Passengers - from Ahuriri - 
Bamford		 J
Barbin		 J
Browne		 Alexander
Bruce 		 J
Burne		 J
Burrows		 J
Cadle 		 John 
Hayden		 John
Highland	 A
Humphries	 C
Kemp		 H
McFeltross	 D
McLean		 H
Newbold		 Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Proctor		 S
Sealey		 H.S.
Smith		 S
Sutton		 Thomas
Sullivan	 Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Thomas		 H
Walker		 George
Wilson		 P
Williams	 W
Willwood	 R

From Wanganui
Bell		 P 
Gordon		 G
McWilliams	 R
McWilliams	 F
Morgan		 R
Spearing	 J
Wright		 J
Treweek		 J

From Wellington
Bennett		 Thomas
Broderick	 T
Buryand		 James
Christy		 John
Edwards		 Thomas
Fawcett		 W
Fry		 Joseph
Gawith		 Samuel
Griflen		 J
Gooden		 C
Gooden		 R
Green		 J
Hales		 Philip
Hales		 Peter
Hall		 Thomas
Hardy		 John
Harris		 J
Hawk		 John
Hunt		 George
Karoro		 Epiha
Levers		 W
Meagher		 H
Mitchell	 W
Moore 		 J
Mott		 J
Percy		 George
Perkins		 Thomas
Pethrick	 J
Rankin		 D
Rankin		 John
Somerville	 J
Sepean		 H
Tudd		 John
Udy		 John
Udy		 W
Hudy		 Hart
Wall		 John
Warburton	 James
Webster		 George
Webster		 W
Welch		 J.R.
Welch		 R.R.
Willis 		Archibald
Wood	 	Thomas

For Otago Gold Fields
The S.S "Storm Bird."

Capt. Malcolm, will leave on Saturday, 14th September, for Dunedin, landing Passengers and Cargo at the Wharf. For Freight or Passage, apply to Duncan & Vennell, Agents.  Wellington.
Steerage Passage �5 0s 0d
Cabin Passage     �7 7s 0s
9th September, 1861

En Voyage

Whichever way the wind doth blow,
Some heart is glad to have it so;
Then blow it east, or blow it west,
The wind that blows, that wind is best.

My little craft sails not alone;
A thousand fleets from every zone
Are out upon a thousand seas;
What lows for one a favouring breeze
Might dash another, with the shock
Of doom, upon som' hidden rock.
And so I do not dare to pray
For winds to waft me on my way,
But leave it to a Higher Will
To stay or speed me, trusting still
That all is well, and sure that He
Who launched my bark will sail with me,
Through storm and calm, and not fail,
Whatever breezes may prevail,
To land me, every peril past,
Within his sheltering haven at last.

Then, whatsoever wind doth blow,
My heart is glad to have it so;
And blow it east or blow it west,
The wind that blows, that wind is best.

Caroline A. Mason
Otago Witness November 17 1883 page 28 column 1