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The Wellington Independent January 21st 1862

The ship Wild Duck, Captain Bishop, from London, arrived in this harbour yesterday afternoon, after a pleasant passage of 98 days. She sailed from Gravesend on the 13th October, and the Downs on the 15th. She brings about 40 first and second cabin passengers, amongst who, we notice the names of our old friends Mr and Mrs St Hill, who we are glad to hear, have arrived in good health, after a visit to the mother country. She is one of Messrs Shaw Savill and Co's Line of Packets, brings a full cargo of merchandise, and is consigned to Messrs W Bowler, Son & Co. The Wild Duck has made a quick voyage to and from the Mother Country. She sailed from Wellington on the 21st March 1861, and has only been absent ten months from the port including a detention of nearly three months in England. We understand that she will be laid on for London to load wool, immediately she discharges her inward cargo.