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New Zealand Times September 6th 1875

The composit ship Dilawur, A1 at Lloyds, under the command of Captain John Dice, left London on the 11th may. She had a fair passage as far as the Equator, which was crossed on June 17th, and then light weather to the meridian of the Cape, July 22. From which time until the Snares were sighted, on August 27, experienced exceedingly bad weather. The longboat was smashed to pieces, and considerable damage done to the bulwarks and other parts of the ship. On August 29 the ship was off Cape Lookout mountain, from which date she experienced bad weather, until 10 am yesterday. A southerly wind then sprang up, taking the ship into Wellington harbour, where she anchored at 5 pm.