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ARRIVAL OF THE GLENDEVON
The Daily Southern Cross October 3rd 1864

The ship Glendevon, a vessel of nearly 1,000 tons, in command of Captain Brown, arrived in harbour on Saturday evening, from London, bringing a general cargo and about thirty passengers. The Glendevon has had rather a protacted passage, but the passengers appear to be in a most healthy state, and no sickness of any kind occurred during the voyage. The vessel between decks is particularly clean.

The Glendevon left the Downs on the 28th May, and the Isle of Wight on the 2nd June. She ran outside Cape de Verde Islands, and had good N E trades, which enabled her to cross the equator on the 4th July, in 220 W. The S E trades were very indifferent, and the vessel got on the coast of Brazil, near enough to sight it. Very bad winds prevailed from thence to the meridian of the Cape, which was passed on the 1st August, in latitude 400 19' S.   Experienced fine weather from the Cape to Tasmania, and ran down to 470 S. The first land sighted on the New Zealand coast was Cape Maria Van Diemen, which was passed on Friday morning last. Light winds have prevailed on the coast.

The following vessels were spoken during the passage:- June 7, Giant's Causeway, from London to Melbourne, in latitude 370 10' N, longitude 140 66' W; same day, and in the same latitude and longitude, the barque Equinox, from Bristol to Silligan Islands; June 18, ship Thorndear, from Sunderland to Calcutta, in 130 34' N latitude 250 43' W longitude; June 19, barque Daisy, from South Shields to Hong Kong, in latitude 110 15' N, longitude 250 3' W; June 23, ship John Bubyan, from Liverpool to Rio Janeiro, in 60 23' N, latitude 230 40' W longitude; June 23, ship Lancashire, from Shields to Singapore, in 600 23' S latitude, 230 48' longitude.