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African
Ship: 774 tons
Captain: Joseph Gibson
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London October 7th  & Plymouth October 11th 1859 - arrived Auckland January 28th 1860

The African completed thre voyages to Auckland, under the command of Captain Joseph Gibson. She was a full-rigged ship of 774 tons, sent out by Shaw Saville Co. On her first voyage she sailed from London on the 7th, and from Plymouth on the 11th October, 1859. She experienced contrary winds for several days, and did not pass Lisbon until ten days out. Light northerlies then followed, and the equator was crossed on the 20th November. The 26th January the ship encountered a very severe gale with torrents of rain, and was under close reefed topsails for the first time since leaving Plymouth. A favourable run was then made to Tasmania, which was pased on the 19th January. Seven days later, when approaching the Three Kings, a circular storm was encountered, but the ship suffered no damage. The North Cape was rounded on the 27th January, and Auckland was reached two days later - the 30th January, 1860.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the African

Name Age County Occupation
Chief Cabin Passengers
Bastin Walter
Bateman Ferrers
Burnett George W
Carruthers William D
Elizabeth
Garlick Harriet
Harriet
Mary
George
Hicks Emmeline
Second Cabin Passengers
Baines Matthew
Cooke Philip
Edward
Flemming John
Hicks Thomas
Eliza
Thomas
Eliza Ann
Christopher
Infant
Pilcher Charles
Richards George M
Thompson William
Steerage Passengers
Armer George W
Baddily Augustus G
Margaret
Augustus G
Baines James
Caroline
Batagon Joseph
Broad William
Emma
Emma
Clarke Elizabeth
Cole George
Collins Samuel Y
Richard R
Isabella R
Elizabeth E
Harry A
Dick William
Eaglestone Charles
Anna
Elizabeth
Thomas
Edwin
Featon Edward H
John
Finnis George E
Garland Henry
Elizabeth
Henry W
John
Mary E
Lucy M
Emma F
Edward K
George I
Goddard Stephen
Greenwood Benjamin
Hackney George
Haines William
Hales Richard
Elizabeth
Jane
Caroline
William I
Infant
Heaton John
Sarah A
Howe William J
Jackson William
Jones John
Jones Thomas
Jones Thomas
Anne
Mary
Edward
Herbert
Sophia
Sarah
Kemble William
Lymn Ann
Maria
Mainwearing James S
Mallony Daniel
Eliza
Mason Robert
Meads Richard
Sarah
Peace William
Ramsden Abraham
Reeves Ann
Robinson Thomas
Mary
Rogers William
Schoner Augustus
Solomon Thomas
Sutton John
Taylor Stephen
Thomas Samuel
Trahair John H
Veary Samuel G
Withers Benjamin
Williamson Charles
Young John
Jane
Ralph
Catherine
Walter
Thomas
Richard
Young John
James
Provincial Government Passengers
Andrew Eliza
George H
Downing Honore
Ellen
Heron Mary A
Palmer Ann
                                             

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Reference:
Southern Cross January 31st 1860