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Wellington Independent June 11th 1861

The Golconda, Captain Montgomery, from London, arrived in this port on Monday afternoon, after a very long passage of 132 days. She sailed from Gravesend on the 30th January, experienced very boisterous weather and head winds in the Channel, and during the remainder of the passage either gales of winds or calms. She sighted Cape Farewell on the 7th instant, encountered a gale from the N E in the Strait, rounded Cape Terawiti on the morning of the 10th, and worked into port against a stiff N W breeze. She brings 13 cabin, 1 second cabin, and 9 steerage passengers, and a very large cargo; we have been unable to get her manifest for this number as she was not entered inwards at the Customs yesterday afternoon. Two of her passengers - Messrs Haslop and Burgess - were given into the custody of the police, as soon as the vessel anchored, on the charge of broaching cargo. The Golconda has about 250 tons of railway iron on board for Madras, to which port she will proceed as soon as she has discharged her cargo for this port.