ARRIVAL OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
New Zealander January 30th 1864
The fine Black Ball clipper ship came to an anchor in our harbour on Saturday evening, 16 January. She has made a most favourable passage of 46 days from Rangoon. Her first port of departure was Calcutta where she shipped a detachment of the 43rd and women and children. She then proceeded to Rangoon where she took on board the women and children of the 68th Regt. and the remaining detachments. Left Rangoon on 1 December and had fine weather all the way; made the Three Kings on 12th and was becalmed for two days off the Poor Knights. On 30 December spoke to the barque Venetia 96 days out of London to Sydney.
One deserter from the 60th Rifles turned up second day out; and four stowaways.
5 births; 4 deaths - one women and three children, 65 Regt.
The Light Brigade was built at Boston in 1855 by D McKay, the celebrated builder.
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