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ARRIVAL OF SHIP CAMEO
Lyttleton Times 13 July 1859

The 'Cameo', which was reported as having put into Portland on the 18th March, left on the following day, but did not get clear away from land for two days afterwards. She had a tedious voyage to the south of the line, where she was becalmed nearly three weeks. The latter part of the voyage has been rapid; and the passengers affirm that it has been comparitively agreeable throughout. There has been no illness whatever on board, and the immigrants are landed in excellent spirits. The voyage is reckoned as having occupied 112 days. The births on board were three; namely the wife of Mr Daniel Pyne of a son, who died shortly afterwards; Mrs James Eaton of a daughter; and Mrs Thomas Burgin of a son. The deaths were two; namely the infant mentioned above, and Mr Chas. Alexander, shepherd, of Forfar, N. B., aged 25, died of consumption, on the line.