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The New Zealander January 18th 1860

The Nimroud, Captain HARRISON, which was signalled in the course of Monday afternoon, came into harbour about midnight. She has had a tedious passage, having sailed from Plymouth on the evening of 16 September. Had a protracted passage down Channel and experienced stormy weather when off Cape Finisterre. Had a very indifferent North East trade to the south of the Equator, which she crossed on 24 October. Passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on 23 November, running down her Easting. Passed but did not sight Tasmania on 25 December and from thence had a long spell to the Three Kings which she fetched on 14th inst. Spoke no vessels connected with the Colonies. There was one birth and one death, that of a child from bronchitis; otherwise the ship was remarkably healthy and has arrived in excellent order and cleanliness.  On 19 November a melancholy accident occurred. Mr Duncan John McNEILL, a cabin passenger, having been knocked overboard by one of the staysail sheets, it is supposed. The alarm was promptly given by the man at the wheel, the lifebuoy thrown over, the boat lowered and every effort made to save his life but the poor young man was heavily clad and after a long and diligent but fruitless search the boat returned and she ship, which had been hove to, resumed her course. The Nimroud is a spacious, three-decked ship and has excellent accommodations.

The Southern Cross January 17th 1860

The ship signalled yesterday evening was the Nimroud. She came to an anchor at about 11 pm off the Queen-street Wharf. Her dates are, Plymouth the 16th September, the Deserters on the 5th October, and San Antonio on the 13th October. The line was crossed on the 23rd Oct., in 250 43' W., and the Meridian of the Cape crossed on the 22nd Nov., in 420 20'. Her lowest latitude subsequently was 470. The Three Kings were made on the 14th inst., and Cape Brett on the 15th. We are sorry to have to record the death of a passenger, which occurred on the night of the 18th Noc., when Mr Duncan John McNeill unfortunately fell overboard and was drowned.