Arrival of the Egmont
Lyttleton Times December 24th 1856
The ship Egmont left Gravesend, Thursday September 11, 1856, passed the Equator, 12th October, sighted Tristan DAcunha, 31st October; sighted Desolution, 22nd November; passed the longitude of Hobart Town 9th December, 89 days out. Afterwards experienced squally unsettled weather, principally from the N. E., driving the vessel as far south as the Auckland Isles.
There were four deaths on board, one of the crew, two adult steerage passengers, Mrs. Prebble, and Mrs. Wheeler, and one infant, Pengelly.
The Egmont:-Scarcely, expected, made her appearance yesterday afternoon. She brings the Bishop of Christchurch and his family. Mr. Harman, late, our English Emigration Agent, and a very large number (thirty-nine) first class passengers; (two passengers not listed). With a full compliment (145) of labouring emigrants and their families, in the steerage. The voyage has been a prosperous and comfortable one, and the passengers land in remarkably good health and spirits.
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