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ARRIVAL OF THE VICTORY
The New Zealander February 5th 1851

The Victory sailed from the London Docks on the 4th and from Lands End on the 17th of October. She brings above ninety passengers to New Zealand, out of which twenty five are for Auckland, about the same number for New Plymouth, and the remainder for Wellington, Wanganui and Otago. She adopted the principle of circular sailing on the passage out and has performed it in much shorter time than the majority of vessels that have formerly arrived here from England. She was as far south as 510 where she fell in with icebergs of immense size, but seldom approached nearer than then (sic) eight or nine miles of them. She sighted Van Diemen's Land when three months from London. She spoke no vessels connected with these colonies.