ARRIVAL OF THE CAMBODIA
The Wellington Independent March 23rd 1869
The ship Cambodia, Captain Escott, from London, arrived in this harbour last night after a passage of 126 days. She discharged her pilot off Mount's Bay on November 19th, after which she experienced twenty-two days continuation of S W gales, during which she made little or no progress. On December 18th, sighted the island of Patnia, where she lay becalmed for three days, then got N E trades; passed inside the cape de Verde Islands, and crossed the Equator on Jan 2nd, 1969, in 27 deg W. Lost the S E tradesin 25 deg S and 34 deg W, and communicated with the French barque "La Mere de Famille", from River Plate to Havre, and sent letters to England. On January 25th, passed the island of Tristan d'Acunha, after which, had a continuation of favourable winds, making Stewart's Island on 12th March, being 113 days from land to land. After rounding Stewart's Island experienced a series of favourable N E and N winds; were three days off Banks Peninsula, and sighted Cape campbell on Sunday evening, 21st March, having with the exception of a few hours S E wind, worked up the entire distance. She brings nine saloon and five steerage passengers, who have all arrived in good health, and speak in high terms of the kindness and attention of Captain Escott and his officers during the rather protacted passage. She is consigned to Messrs Levin & Co., and after discharging her inward cargo will proceed to Lyttelton to load wool for London.