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The Star Thursday February 17 1876
Arrival of the Zealandia at Melbourne.
The speed of this steamer on her maiden voyage has been satisfactory. The passage been accomplished in 46 days eight hours from port to port. Detention at St. Vincent's. 3 days. Apart from her beauty of her lines she measures 37ft between perpendiculars, her beam being 37ft 6 in and depth of hold 28ft, giving her a gross of 2755 tons. She had four masts, two forward of the funnel, and two aft, the former having yards across. The 'swell" part of her passenger accommodation ,so to speak, is well forward, instead of being right aft. Her passenger accommodation is equal to the berthing of 1664 in the saloon, from 24 to 30 in the second cabin, and 85 to 100 in the third cabin or steerage. The engines are compound, of 2400 horse-power indicated. They are direct acting, surface condensing and have cylinders, one high pressure and two low pressure, the former being 45in and latter 62 in each, with a 4ft 3in stroke. The cylinders have three holders on the crank shafts. There are two immense boilers, with six furnaces to each, and the stokehold the ventilation is something wonderful. The screw is four-bladed and 17ft in diameter, with 25ft pitch and the number of revolutions at full speed is 65. The complement of hands in the engine-room comprises twenty-two fireman and trimmers, five engineers (including the chief) and a boiler maker. The steering is dome by hydraulic gear. The command has been giving to S. Ferries, who was here some two years ago in the steamship Tartar. Mr A. Marshall is the engineer-in-chief on board, and the purser, Mr R. McDonald, was here last in the P. and O. Company's s.s. Nubia about 15 months ago. The chief officer, Mr Frank B. Thomson, was formerly in the P. and O. Company's Ghest, second; Mr S. Denton, third; and Mr B.W. Palms, fourth. Dr. H. Richards, who has been to these colonies previously. The Zealandia left Plymouth on Dec. 19. At the concluding concert which took place on 31st ult, all hands were invited, and a collection of 21 for the funds of the Merchant Seaman's Orphan Asylum. During the voyage Mrs C. Morrison, a saloon passenger, died on Jan.. 55, from dropsy, and the third engineer, William Martin, died from apoplexy.

Southern Cross Thursday April 13 1876 page 2

Port of Auckland
Arrival: Zealandia, R.M. s.s., Ferrie, from Sydney
Departure: Zealandia, R.M. s.s., Ferries, for San Francisco, via Kandavau and Honolulu.

Entered Inwards
Zealandia, R.M.s.s., Ferries, from Sydney
Passengers: For Auckland: Saloon -
Mr and Mrs Buchanan and Mr J. Staines and Mr Smith Masters
For Christchurch: steerage- Messrs. Murphy and Brooks
For Kandavu: Saloon - Rev. C.S. Rose, Mr E. Kuchner, Mrs J.B. Thurston, Mrs Wyles, children, and servant, Mr and Mrs Brodziak;
steerage- Messrs. Steven and Wools. 
For San Francisco: Saloon - The Hon. Mr and Mrs J. L. Montefiore, Mr and Mrs H.S. Gibson, Dr. and Mrs Fortiscue, Mr and Mrs Jones, two children and nurse, Mr and Mrs Whittycombe, Mrs D. Manson, Messrs E. Lestonnat, Harvey, Laws, Hockins, Pillet, Nott, Monte�ore, Captain Klein, Messrs. Moyles, Little, Wallis, Hay, Riley, Thomas, Logan, Adgen, Smith, Williams, Carroll, Landry, Bragman, Bartlett, Butler, Seymour, Rev. J.H. Bragman, Mr and Mrs Crosby, Mr and Mrs J. Childs, Mr and Mrs Richie, Mr and Mrs J. Anderson, Mrs J.H. Hogg and boy, Dr. J.H. Langford, Messrs. Willis, Cameron, Falk, Busch, Purves, Cresswell, Tangy�, Stewart, Churnside, Forbes, Harens, Harris, Oscar, Von Kosa, Mrs O'Docherty, Miss O'Dockerty, Messrs. W. O'Dockerty and K. O'Dockerty, and Mr L.N. Blackmore;
steerage- Messrs G. Sheriff, Nelson, Hobson, Hess, Cox, Smidt, Earle, Hosken, Keating, Cowan, Inksetter, Knabenschup, Warran, Mr and Mrs Begwood; Mr., Mrs. Hill, and children, and Captain Klein's servant. - Owen and Graham, agents.

Cleared Outwards. Zealandia, R.M. s.s. 1313 tons, Ferries, for Kandavu. Passengers per Zealandia, from Auckland:
Salon, for Liverpool - Mr and Mrs Penny, Edward Durham, Dennis Simpson, Mr Holland, Master Holland and 7 from Dunedin and 4 from Lyttelton. 
Steerage- John Gilchrist, Archibald Chalmers, 2 from Dunedin. 
For Honolulu: Mr Rankin Wilson and servant, John S. Pye. 
For San Francisco: Mr Johd Chambers, Mr W. Field, Mr F.S. ?V_er, Miss Susan Winde, Mr George ?Gilla__d, Mr and Mrs ?Clessold, Mr J.N. Crombie, Mr T Gibson Johnson, Mr W.G. Lemaire, Mr Bramwell (from Auckland), 15 from Dunedin, 9 from Lyttelton, 4 from Wellington, 
108 through from Sydney. Messes Henry Burrell, Percy Burrell, James Hardley, George A. Harvey, Denis Nutchell, John Ferguson, William Veitch, 20 from Southern ports. 
- Owen and Graham, agents.

Arrival of the mail steamer Zealandia
The P.M.S. Co's fine steamship Zealandia, under command of Captain Ferries (formerly of the Tatar), arrived in harbour at twelve o'clock noon yesterday, from Sydney.
The Zealandia measures in length 367ft. between perpendiculars, her beam being 37ft. 6 in., and depth of hold 28ft., giving her a gross of 2,755 tons. She has four masts, two forward of the funnel, and two aft, the former having yards across. She looks very smart aloft, and her rig will be found admirably adapted for crossing the Pacific. She differs from most other steamers in that the "swell" part of her passenger accommodation, is well forward, instead of being right aft, and by this arrangement the saloon has many manifest advantages. On deck and below there are considerable novelties introduced. A spacious poop, to which easy access is gained from the main deck, extends in front the funnel nearly to the 'house' in which the steering apparatus is placed under cover, almost at the bow of the ship. Immediately under this, on each side of a central corridor, there are a series of what may be called deck state-rooms, each containing a bed, a couch, and requisite accommodation for washing and dressing. Being flush with the deck, these will form very comfortable sleeping and sitting apartments. Descending by another staircase to the grand saloon, it is found to be very tastefully and appropriately decorated. The main feature and absolute novelty is the large and lofty central skylight, which ascends in a pyramidal form to a great height, and which imparts an idea of light and air rarely found on board. 

The steamer is commendably clean throughout. Her passenger accommodation is equal to the berthing of 164 in the saloon, from 24 to 30 in the second cabin, and from 85 to 100 in the third cabin or steerage. 

The engines are compound, 2,400 horse-power indicated. They are direct acting, surface condensing, and have cylinders, one high pressure and two low pressure, the former being 45in. the latter 62 in. each, with 4ft. 3in. stroke. The three cylinders have three holders on the crank shafts, which gives the vessel a very easy, smooth and equable motion. There are two immense boilers, with six furnaces to each, and in the stockhold the ventilation is something wonderful. The screw is four-bladed, and 17ft, in diameter, with 25ft. pitch, and the number of revolutions at full speed is 65. The complement of hands in the engine-room comprises 22 firemen and trimmers, five engineers (including the chief), and a boiler-maker. The steering is done by hydraulic gear. The steamer is amply supplied with boats, and provision is made for the saving of life and property. We are indebted to R. McDonald, purser, for files, &c. The Zealandia having taken on board the New Zealand mails and passengers, steamed yesterday evening for Kandavu, Honolulu, and San Francisco. Her reason for calling at Kandavu is to leave word for the city of San Francisco to proceed to Auckland.


The alphabetical passenger listings can be found on the comprehensive Auckland Cities library site. Auckland inward passenger arrivals 1840-1885 from newspaper.  Trans-Tasman migration not included except the R.MS. Often those in steerage were also not included in the newspaper reports. To obtain a full listing just entered the name of the ship and the year. Try different spelling variations. Also vessel newspaper reference. 

R M. steamship Zealandia plied the Pacific route for over a decade from 1876
Captain's Name Port of departure:  Date of arrival Auckland:  Remarks

Ferries

Sydney

Apr 12 1876

First voyage to N.Z.

Chevalier

Kandavu

Aug 13 1876

Chevalier

Kandavu

Dec   3 1876

 

Thomson

San Francisco

Feb 26 1877

Henry Chevalier

Sydney

Apr 12 1877

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu 

Jun  16 1877

Chevalier

Sydney

Aug   1 1877 

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu

Oct   6 1877

Chevalier

Sydney 

Nov 21 1877

steerage(6) 

Chevalier 

San Francisco via Honolulu

Jan  22 1878 

steerage(9)

Chevalier

Sydney 

Mar  5 1878

steerage(1) 

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu

May  7 1878

passenger list mariners.records.nsw

Chevalier

Sydney 

Jun  25 1878

Chevalier

San Francisco via Honolulu.

Aug 27 1878

steerage(12)

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu 

Dec 17 1878 

Chevalier

 

Jan    6 1879

Chevalier

Sydney 

Feb   4 1879 

steerage(?) named

Chevalier

Honolulu 

April  9 1879

steerage(?) unnamed and San Francisco

Chevalier

Sydney 

May 27 1879

steerage(6) 

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu

July  30 1879

Chevalier

Sydney 

Sep  16 1879

Chevalier

San Francisco and Honolulu

Nov 19 1879 

Chevalier 

Sydney 

Jan    6 1880

Chevalier

San Francisco via Honolulu

Mar 10 1880

steerage(6)

Chevalier

Sydney 

Apr 27 1880 

steerage(9) 

Chevalier

San Francisco via Honolulu

Jun  28 1880

steerage(3)..passenger 7...

Chevalier

Sydney

Aug  18 1880 

steerage(7) 

Chevalier

San Francisco

Oct  17 1880

steerage(15) 

Chevalier

Sydney 

Dec.  7 1880 

steerage(4) 

Chevalier

San Francisco via Honolulu 

Feb    9 1881 

Chevalier

Sydney 

Mar 29 1881 

steerage named

Chevalier

San Francisco 

May 29 1881 

steerage named

Chevalier

Sydney 

July  19 1881 

no passengers for Auckland 

Chevalier San Francisco; Honolulu  Sep   4  1881  Date of departure: 28 August 1881 
Chevalier 18 Sept. 1881 departed for  Sydney 21 unnamed in steerage;  pass. bound for Aus listed 

Edwards

Sydney

Nov  8 1881

Chevalier 

San Francisco 

Jan  10 1882 

steerage named. 10 and 21 steerage in transmit. 

Webber

Sydney

Mar 27 1882 

steerage (10) unnamed 

Webber 

San Francisco

May   1 1882 

Webber 

Sydney 

June 19 1882

:Webber 

San Francisco via Honolulu 

Aug  20 1882

Webber 

Sydney 

Oct  10 1882

Tonnage: 1713 

Webber

San Francisco 

Dec 10 1882

6 steerage for Auckland 35 steerage for Sydney from San Francisco. 3 steerage for Sydney from Honolulu. 

Webber

Sydney

Jan   31 1883

Tonnage: 1713 

Webber 

San Francisco

Nov 11 1883 

Webber 

San Francisco 

Feb  11 1884 

Tonnage: 3002 

Webber 

Sydney 

Mar   3  1884

Webber 

San Francisco and Honolulu

May  4  1884

8 in steerage

Webber 

Sydney

May 27 1884 

m

H. Webber 

San Francisco and Honolulu

July 27  1884

5 in steerage

Webber 

Sydney

Aug 18 1884

Webber

San Francisco 

Oct  18 1884 

6 in steerage

Webber 

Sydney 

Nov 10  1884 

2 in steerage

Webber

San Francisco and Honolulu

Jan  14  1885

Tonnage: 3000 San Francisco - 31 in steerage; Honolulu - 29 in steerage

Webber 

Sydney 

Feb   3  1885 

Webber 

San Francisco via Honolulu

Apr   4 1885

47 in steerage

Webber 

San Francisco via Honolulu 

Jun  28  1885

Webber 

Sydney 

July  21 1885

- enroute for Honolulu and San Francisco 

Webber 

San Francisco and Honolulu

Sep 20  1885 

Webber 

Sydney 

Oct 12  1885 

17 in steerage

Webber

San Francisco and Honolulu 

Dec 14  1885

30 saloon passengers and 63 steerage passengers


 The Star Dec. 14 1876

Arrived Lyttelton
Dec. 14 - Zealandia, s.s., 1713 tons, Ferries, from Port Chalmers. Passengers -Ten for forward ports. She sailed for Wellington, Auckland and San Francisco taking the onward English Mail, at noon today.
Dec. 12 - Sailed, Zealandia, s.s., 1713 tons, Ferries, for San Francisco, via East Coast and Honolulu.

Passengers for Wellington
Herdson		 Mr J. H.
Roberets 	 Mr and Mrs and two children
For Auckland -
Buckland 	Mr
Butler 		Mr
Harris 		Mr
Ick 		Mr
Smith 		Mr G.A.
Way 		Mr and Mrs

For Napier
Buchanan 	Mr
Carlyon 	Master (2)
Dowdling 	Mr
Hutchinson 	Mrs and Miss
three in steerage
eleven original

Otago Witness June 22 1877 pg7

Auckland, June 16th
The Zealandia arrived this morning with the English and American mails. She left San Francisco on the 23rd May - California time, omitted Kandavu. Passengers for New Zealand: - Messrs H.A. Duff, E. Graham, C.H. Lenader, O'Neill, and Alien; Mrs Murdoch, and nine in the steerage. The Taupo at once transhipped the Southern mails, and sailed for Taranaki at 12.20 pm. (Evening Post - C.H. Jenner, G. Graham, Allen, Mrs Murdock)        

           


Otago Witness 12 April 1879 pg 13 & Southland Times 10th April

Auckland, April 9th
The mail steamer Zealandia arrived in harbour shortly before 6 o'clock. Passengers for New Zealand:
saloon -

Bell 		Mr F
Cottyer 	James A. and wife
Davis 		J.C.
Duncan		Miss
Duncan		Mr P
Duncan 		James and A.L. Duncan
Elder 		Sir Thomas
Elder 		Miss
Gardine 	E.W. (Jardine)
Gay 		Charles
Goldberg 	James
James		Alfred
Long 		R.H.
Lyall 		P.M.
Sinclair 	Mr and Mrs F 
Steerage - 
Carswell	Mr W
Doyle		Mr J
McNeill 	Mr R, 
2 children
Smith		Mr
Also 19 saloon, among who are the Lingard Family, and 23 in 
	the steerage, in transit for Sydney.

Evening Post, 15 January 1885
Auckland, 14th January. The Zealandia arrived from San Francisco at 9.30 p.m. She left San Francisco at 420 p.m. on December 24. The passage was uneventful. Passengers for Now Zealand - Miss Poulhurst, Miss Batman, Mrs. and Miss Gummell and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Martell, Mr. and Mrs. Bagley, Rev. W. Swain, Hon. Trefusis, Messrs. Rapp, M'Murragh Adams, Greenwood, Middleton (2), R. N. Wilson, Beron, Guthrie, Deans, Carr, Williams, Dr. Yenth. For Sydney � 53.


Timaru Herald 1 February 1887
Auckland, Jan. 31
Arrived - RMS Zealandia on Sunday. The Zealandia had a fine passage. She grounded in Sydney harbour while under the charge of the pilot., but was floated off in two hours uninjured. The Zealandia leaves Auckland for San Francisco at 6 p.m.

Passengers, cabin - 
Becker 		Miss J. L.
Bowers 		Mrs
Donald 		Mrs A.B.
Kirkham 	Mrs
Quinn 		Miss
Wyndham 	Miss
Steerage
Hough 		Mr J.F.
Valentine 	Mrs
For San Francisco
Ashmore 	Mr and Mrs and child
Aspinall 	Mr 
Bartlet 	Mr D.J.
Bower 		Mr
Broden 		Mr E
Brown 		Mr G.
Brownlex 	Mrs
Decesaice 	Mr
Edwards 	Mr
Gordon 		Mr M.A.M.
Gordon 		Mr and Mrs
Gray 		Mrs
Halsworth 	Mr
Marks 		Misses(2)
Marsden 	Mr
Williams 	Mr J.N.S.
Woage 		Mr and Mrs
Woodrough 	Mr and  RS
Wyndham 	Mr
Ziegle 		Mr L

Timaru Herald Monday 12 December 1887
Auckland, Dec. 10
Arrived - RMS Zealandia at 5 am. She left San Francisco on Nov. 19th.
Passengers:
Brown 		Mr J.C.
Holdship 	Mr G.
Morrison 	Mr Charles R
Morrison 	Mr Albert J
Morrison 	Miss E
Murray 		Mr W.J.
Nightingale 	Mrs T
Nightingale 	Miss M
Rattray 	Mr C.W.
Rowell 		Mr R
Talbot 		Mr W.J.
White 		Miss
White 		Mr A.F. (and Wife)
White J. 	junr.
and eight steerage

Otago Witness Thursday April 3 1890 pg 15
Auckland, March 30
The Zealandia has arrived from San Francisco. Passengers for Auckland: are - Mr and Mrs S. Gibbard, Miss C. Miller, Rev. Father John Golden, Rev. W. H. Whitehead, Messrs J. Kirker, E. Shaw, T.A. Cash; 25 for Sydney.


Evening Post - April 22 1890

Auckland, 21st April
Arrived - Zealandia, from Sydney; Passengers per Zealandia - Mr and Mr Watkins, Dr Henderson, Messrs Blacklock, Morris, Watson and Roberts.

Sailed - Zealandia, for 'Frisco. Passengers
 
Allen 		Mr
Allen 		Master (2)
Booth 		Mr
Booth 		Mrs
Buchanan 	Mr
Buchanan 	Mrs
Cheetbarn 	Mr
Currie 		Mr
Donovan 	Father
Einckey 	Mr
Einckey 	Mrs
Firth 		Mr
Fox 		Mr
Fox 		Mrs
Grierson 	Mr
Hilder 		Mr
Illa 		Mr
Johnston 	Mr
Langdon 	Miss
McDonald 	Mr
McDonald 	Mrs
Massey 		Mr
Mellville 	Mr
Menzies 	Mr
Morris 		Mr
Morris 		Mrs
Morris 		Miss
Nicholls 	Mrs
Reid 		Mr
Rich 		Mr
Roberts 	Mr
Storey 		Miss
Wagmore 	Mr
Wagmore 	Mrs and family
Wabers? 	Mrs
Waters 		Mr
Waters 		Mrs
Williamson 	Mr
Woods 		Mr
Woods 		Mrs
and 12 steerage; 112 original