ARRIVAL OF THE CHAPMAN The New
Zealander January 7th 1857
ship Chapman, Capt Robert HARLAND, came into harbour, anchoring withinside the
North Head on Monday about
An unusual and tantalising prevalence of light winds has protracted the passage of
this fine looking and fast ship to a period of 127 days. She sailed from Deal on 1
September and on 13 November put into Simons Bay, Cape of
Good Hope, for a supply of water, sailing again after a stay of
6 days and making the coast of NZ on 3
inst. The Chapman has brought 7 officers and 88 rank and file of the 58th
Regt, Staff Asst Surgeon MINES lately from the Crimea and 38 passengers, civilians. She has also a quantity of arms,
ammunition and military stores on board. On 14 September exchanged colours with the
Dutch ship Custos, from Amsterdam, bound to Ceylon.
On 25 September sent a boat on board the Winterthur, out 105 days from Calcutta, bound for Antwerp.
On 6 October signalled the British ship Earl of Balcarras, bound to Bombay. On 6 November exchanged colours with
the British ship George Marshall, 69 days from London, bound for Sydney.
And on 8 November, sent a boat on board the American ship Sea Eagle, 625
tons, Capt A N WILLIAMS, 74 days from Boston, bound for Madras.
This vessel intended to call at Cape Town but in working up to the anchorage between RobbenIsland and Blueberg,
whilst going about she missed stays and went ashore off MurraysBay where she got firmly