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The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian March 5th 1862

The ship John Bunyan, Captain Allen, from London, arrived in this harbour on Monday night last, after a quick passage of 92 days from the Isle of Wight. She left London on Nov. 26, and the Isle of Wight on the 3rd December, and had a very boistrous and tedious passage of 33 days to the line, having carried away her for and main top-sail yards, two main-topsails, two fore-topmast staysails, gib, and flying giboom. From the Equator, she had a remarkably quick run of 49 days to the longitude of Sydney; and 10 days thence to Wellington, coming south about. She is one of Messrs Shaw Saville & Co's line of packets and is consigned to Messrs W Bowler, Son & Co; she brings 3 passengers and alarge cargo.