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Wellington Independent January 17th 1867

The ship Southern Cross,600 tons, Capt., J G Mordue, arrived in this harbour yesterday afternoon,from London, after a passage of 109 days. She left Gravesend on the 15th Sept., the Downs on the 17th, experienced strong westerly gales in the Channel, and left Lands End on the 27th Sept. Had contrary winds until reaching the Canaries, which she passed on the 18th October. Fell in with the N E trades at lat 250 N long  200 W, and crossed the line on the 5th Nov. Sighted Pernambuco on the 10th November, from thence experienced favourable winds and moderate weather until sighting Cape Foulwind, which she did on Sunday last, the 13th inst., and from then light winds and calms. She brings 13 passengers, a full cargo ofgeneral merchandise, and is consigned to Messrs Levin & Co. The passengers have all arrived in good health, and speak inhigh terms of the courtesy and attention of Captain Mordue. Captain Mordue was here about ten years ago, in command of the ship Myrtle. Four of the passengers are for Nelson; and the remainder for Wellington and Wanganui.