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ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ERA
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle June 30th 1855

The Zingari spoke a large vessel from London entering Wellington Heads, but did not ascertain her name. She also reports seeing a brigantine bound to Wellington, apparently in ballast, and a large square-rigged veasel bound to the southward. The English ship seen at the heads will prove, in all, probability, to be the New Era, advertised toleave London early in March. The Zingari brings no intelligence of the vessels missings.

ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ERA
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle July 25th 1855

The ship New Era, which arrived from England on the 27th of June, brought out sixteen cabin, sixteen second cabin, 136 steerage passengers, of which eleven of the cabin, and fifteen of the second cabin passengers, were for Canterbury. The steerage passengers were chiefly assisted immigrants.

The brig Gazelle, arrived from Sydney the same day, with stock, after a passage of 17 days. Out of 105 horses put on board, 18 had died; and of 450 sheep, eight had died.

ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ERA
Otago Witness July 28th 1855

The ship New Era, from London, arrived at Welington on the 27th June, after an excellent passage of 98 days from the Downs. She brought 16 cabin and 187 steerage passengers, the greater part of whom were for Wellington, having come out under arrangements made by the Provincial Goxernment.

ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ERA PASSENGERS AT OTAGO
Otago Witness July 28th 1855

...and the Gazelle in search of cargo. By the latter vessel we have received a small addition to our number of some 25 passengers, who left Great Britain in the New Era, and were transferred to the Gazelle at Wellington. Our new arrivals are mostly friends of old colonists, and have been induced by their friends here to join us.