ARRIVAL OF THE HAMPSHIRE
Lyttelton Times May 7th 1853
The Hampshire left Gravesend on December 10, and having been delayed in the channel for several weeks by south-west gales, left Torbay on January 16th. She had a favourable passage thence of 110 days with the exception of a heavy gale off Desolation Island, where she was compelled to lay to, although the wind was fair. Stewart Island was sighted on April 28, and Cooper Heads early yesterday morning. The Hampshire brings 39 cabin and intermediate passengers and 15 in steerage, mostly all for this settlement. The cargo also, we learn, is chiefly for this port.