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The Wellington Independent July 11th 1872

The ship Excelsior, Captain Irving, from London, arrived in this port yesterday, after an exceedingly boisterous passage of 104 days. She left London on the 26th March, and met with a gale in the Channel, in which a portion of her bulwarks were carried away and fifty cases of acid, which were on deck, were washed overboard. From thence until reaching the longitude of New Zealand nothing remarkable occurred; but from the Snares to this port experienced a succession of severe gales, frequently shipping heavy seas. She brings a full cargo of general merchandise, and one hundred tons rails for the Manawatu tramway. She comes consigned to Messrs Turnbull and Co, and will be placed alongside the Queen's Wharf as soon as the powder she has on board is landed, and will commence discharging with all despatch.