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Arrival of the Barque Dilharre from London

The Press, Thursday March 12th 1874

Yesterday morning a barque was signalled from the south, and on the arrival of the s.s Mongal, the captain reported the vessel to be the Dilharree. Shortly after 2 p. m. the Health Officer and Emigration Commissioners, accompanied by His Honor the Superintendent , T. Maude Esq and others left in the s.s. Mullogh, and arrived alongside the ship. The usual questions were asked, and as several of the children were suffering from whooping cough, the medical gentlemen decided to go on board and inspect the ship. A short inspection sufficed to show that no contagious disease was on board, and the vessel was declared free . On going on board at first sight it appeared that the deck accommodation was hardly sufficient for so large a number of emigrants, but on going below such a doubt was dissipated by observing such ample 'tween decks. Of the ship, which is a composite vessel, we learn she is a sister ship to the Verons, and is owned by Messrs Lidgett. :- her dimensions are, length 237 feet; beam 33 feet; depth 23. She was originally a full-rigged ship and was employed in the India trade; her rig has been altered, and she is now a full-rigged barque. The vessel is certainly one, and it may be said the cleanest vessel that has come into our port, and the care that has been taken in keeping her in such an excellent state reflects the highest credit on captain, surgeon, matron and constables, and officers of the ship; from fore to aft it was a source of pleasure to walk through the vessel and note the healthy appearance of the emigrants, and here their expressions of thanks for the way they had been treated during the voyage. The commissioners were as usual very diligent in their enquires as to whether the emigrants had any complaints, but our reporter could hear of none being made. The cooking apparatus and condenser appears to have acted well during the voyage, and gave great satisfaction. The voyage has been a fine passage one, the barque left Plymouth on December 12th; had very light N. E. trades; crossed the equator on Jan. 14th; experiences very indifference S. E. trades. The easting were run down in 48 deg and 49 deg; passed the meridian of the Cape on Feb. 7thin the 46deg 4 min S, sighted the Snares on March 7th; thence had strong southerly winds to the Peninsula when the wind fell; made for the Heads on Wednesday arriving as above. No ships were sighted during the passage. This vessel comes consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company. The emigrants will be landed this morning.


Arrived March 11, Mongol s.s. 1464 tons, Flamanck from Dunedin. Passengers -Saloon Mr and Mrs Hales and 3 children. Dr Stewart. Sir F. Dillon Bell. Rev. Habens and Mr Woring.


Arrived March 11, Comerang p.s. 152 tons, Hughes from Amuri Boat Harbour. Passenger Mr Simpson


Arrival March 11, Omeo s.s. 660 tons Calder from Melbourne via Bluff and Dunedin. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Murray. Mr Hope. Mr Fountain. Mr Goss. Mr Trestrail. 10 steerage


Sailed March 11, Mongol s.s. 1464 tons, Flamanck for Wellington.  Passengers - saloon Madame Fletcher. Messrs Cochran and Learmouth. For San Francisco - Messrs Booth and Post, and 20 original. Steerage - Messrs Cooper. Ward. Nimer and Malinay.



O'Boyle - On March 8th, at Bloomfield, Leeston, the wife of Mr Patrick O'Boyle, of a Son.

Habens - On the 26th December, at 27 London Rd, Brighton, England, Mary Anne, wife of Mr Matthew Habens, aged 67.