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The Evening Post July 16th 1877

The Robina Dunlop, a neat little barque of 493 tons, commanded by Captain Graham, and chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company, arrived in harbour at noon to-day, after a passage of 116 days from London. She left London on the 20th March, and experienced rough weather in the Channel, which was cleared on the 30th; to the Equator had light S E winds, crossing on the 25th April; on the 14th May encountered a strong northerly gale, during which the vessel shipped large quantities of water, and lost fore-topsail and fore-topgallantsail; Tristan d'Acunha was passed on the 17th May, at which time she experienced heavy N and N N E weather, carrying away a portion of her bulwarks; thence to the Cape of Good Hope, which was passed on the 28th May, had fine weather; on the 17th June encountered a severe hurricane, during which the vessel was hove-to for eight hours under bare poles; the weather cleared the following day. Tasmania was passed on the 5th inst., came south-about, made the New Zealand coast at 12 o'clock last night, and arrived here as above. She has no passengers, but brings a cargo of about 800 tons general merchandise. The Robina Dunlop is a wooden vessel, owned by Mr Neill, of Glasgow, is about four years old, and till this voyage has been employed in the London and Auckland trade.