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ARRIVAL OF ISLES OF THE SOUTH, FROM LONDON
The Press February 3rd 1874

This ship was signalled yesterday morning, but owing to the strong S W wind and flood-tide, she was unable to make the heads, and anchored some 3 miles outsied. At 5 pm the SS Mulleugh, having the health and Immigration Officers on board, went down to the vessel and found that there had been no sickness on board, and the vessel was passed. On going through the ship the compartments were clean, especially the single girls', which were scrupulously neat and cleanly. The immigrants are decidedly some of the best that have been sent out. The girls look remarkably well, and the matron speaks well of them. Owing to the late hour of the ship's arrival, our report is brief. The ship was expected to come up with the flood-tide last night to an anchorage. She is consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company.

The following is the Captain's report:-
Left Plymouth on the 6th November, at 10.30 am, and at noontook the ship's departure from the Eddystone with a general cargo, and also 320 immigrants - consisting of 45 married couples, 59 single males, 65 single females, 45 males children, 43 female children, 12 male infants and 5 female infants and a crew of 33, making a total of 353 souls. On teh 9th sighted the Coast of Portugal, near Cape Finisterre and on the next day experienced the heaviest gale of the passage; it blew from  S the S W for twenty-four hours, the ship under storm canvass behaving well, though taking much water over all. On the 13th, sighted Madeira seven days out.