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The Nelson Examiner August 11th 1855

We are glad to be able to announce the safe arrival of the Sir Allan McNab, with 105 assisted immigrants, and 24 miners and labourers for the Dun Mountain copper mine, and a Superintendent of the works. We are also glad to welcome back Mr Wrey, whose voyage to England to get up a company to work the mine has been eminently successful; for, should the operations of this preliminary staff prove satisfactory, we may expect out, with the least possible delay, a large additional body of miners and labourers. The Sir Allan McNab has on board all the necessary tools and machinery for the works.

We owe our acknowledgments to Captain Cherry, of the Sir Allan McNab, for a Times newspaper of the 17th April, from which we have made some interesting extracts; ...............................comments about other vessels