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ARRIVAL OF THE EGMONT
The New Zealander June 16th 1858

108 days passage…..120 passengers, all for Auckland, who appear to be a highly respectable and valuable class…..ship clean and creditable.  Two deaths – Joseph WATSON, aged 32, of pulmonary consumption on 1st May: James WATSON, father of Joseph, aged 61, dysentery and asthma, on 8th June. 

A weekly journal called ‘Egmont Times’ was issued which for its calling, pictorial and musical illustrations us worthy of more than an ephemeral existence.  Some of the sketches are admirable and what is noteworthy in this enlightened age is the fact that the pictorial artist is a Prussian seaman before the mast, an artist who wields his pencil in an exceedingly felicitous style.

Letter of testimony to Capt Gibson of the Egmont
BARTLY, Thomas H R
BASSETT, W T
FLETCHER, Mr & Mrs John
GRAHAM, W K
HALL, John W
KENYON, E P
LYON, William C, late Capt., 92nd Highlanders
MORLEY, Mr & Mrs W
MORLEY, James
NOONE, Miss L
MACSHANE, Eugene, Asst Surgeon, 58th Regt
POWELL, C H