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Daily Southern Cross March 20th 1875

The Baron Aberdere, a new ship, built to the order of the New Zealand Shipping Company, arived in port last evening from London, with a general cargo and a long list of passengers. Captain Edmonds reports that the Baron Aberdare discharged the pilot off Plymouth, on the 14th December, and left the Channel with a fresh N E wind. Passed Madeira on the 19th. Experienced light winds and crossed the Equator in long 21 W on 6th January. Had light S E trades and light variable winds afterwards. Passed the meridian of the Cape on the 4th February. Fresh westerly breezes from there to the meridian of the Leuwin, which was passed on the 20th February. Ran down the easting in lat 46deg S. After passing the Leuwin had light easterly and N E winds. Rounded Tasmania on March 2nd, and since then have had a dead beat here. Two births on the passage and one infant died. The ship made the run in 95 days from Plymouth. She is described as being a fine new clipper vessel of over 1,500 tons register, and it was confidently expected that she would make the premier passage of the season to this port, but contrary winds delayed her to a great extent. The immigrants have all arroved in excellent health, not an adult death being recorded by the Surgeon Superintendent, Dr J Forman. The Health Officer (DR Philson) and the Immigration Officer (Mr Ellis) will inspect the vessel this morning, when no doubt a clean bill of health will be given, as we understand theat there is no disease on board of an infectious character.