ARRIVAL OF THE FRISCO MAIL
Taranaki Herald February 11th 1884
The RMSS Zealandia, from San Francisco with the English mail, arrived at Auckland this morning. The passengers for Auckland are:- Saloon: Messrs CT Mann, PB Jones, RH Rhodes, Misses J Russell and Ellors, Mrs EM Perry, son, and two daughters. Steerage: Messrs Harvey, Pack, Harvey, Arthur, Barker, Boulter, and Gribbings, Mr Crook, wife, and children, Mr. Midlands, wife, and children, Miss Hopkins.
Mr Gray, secretary of the Post-office, reports that the steamer Zealandia, although late, brings only part of the usual mail. The Germania, with the bulk of the London mails, broke down shortly after leaving, and was compelled to return, but she had not reached Liverpool up to the time the Zealandia sailed. The Zealandia mails consist on this occasion of only 194 bags for this colony, instead of between three and four hundred. Last month the steamer brought 362 bags.
CASUALTIES ON BOARD THE ZEALANDIA
Evening Post February 11th 1884
[By Telegraph][United Press Association] Auckland, This Day - During the gale the steamer Zealandia's rail was often over 18 inches underwater. A seaman named Lambert fell from the foreyard to the canvas over the hurricane deck. His head was cut severely. Another man slipped on the deck and severely cut his head.
THE ZEALANDIA'S PASSAGE
Grey River Argus February 12th 1884
Wellington, February 11. The Zealandia made a very quick passage of 19 days 12 hours from 'Frisco to Auckland. She experienced a severe hurricane on the 9th and 10th inst., and was hove-to for six hours. Although late in leaving 'Frisco, she brings only part of the usual mail. The Germaine, from Liverpool, with the bulk of the London mails, broke down shortly after leaving and was compelled to return; but she had not reached Liverpool up to the time the Zealandia sailed. The Zealandia's mail consists on this occasion of only 194 bags for this colony instead of between 300 and 450. Last month's steamer brought 362 bags.