ARRIVAL OF THE WILD DUCK
New Zealand Spectator & Cook's Strait Guardian February 1st 1860
The ship Wild Duck, Capt. Bishop, one of Messrs Shaw Saville & Co's line arrived in harbour from London on Saturday, after a pleasant passage of 105 days. She has a full cargo for Wellington and Hawkes Bay, and 28 chief cabin and 45 second cabin passengers. Among the passengers are Mr and Mrs Purvis Russell, Mr Mantell, Wm. Bowler, jun., and Mr J Smith's family, who have returned to the Colony. One birth and no deaths occurred during the voyage.