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ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF THE AVON
Wellington Independent August 11th 1863

The barque Queen of the Avon, Captain S Jones, arrived in this harbour on Sunday the 9th inst. After a passage from Gravesend of 115 days. She left Gravesend on 16th April, and experienced pleasant weather during the early part of the passage. Towards the east of Madagascar, had a heavy gale, during which a sea smashed the longboat, and during the remainder of the passage, the weather was rather unsettled. The Queen of the Avon brings 12 passengers, has a full cargo of general merchandise and is consigned to Messrs Levin & Co.