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British Empire
Barque: 1499 Tons
Captain: James Mather
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr E Menzies
Sailed London, 2nd November 1879 (via Falmouth Nov. 7th) to Auckland 4th February 1880

One of the fastest sailers visiting New Zealand in the seventies was the barque British Empire, owned by Mr George Duncan of London and sent out by the Shaw Savill Co. She made two trips to Auckland and one to Dunedin under Captain Rowe.
Source: White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of British Empire

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon
Boodle A E
Connolly R F
Hipgrame E W
Huxley Thomas
Kidd J P
Mrs
Menzies Dr E
Tillitson W
Mrs
Tyack W A B
Tyrwhitt O
Veitch W
Anna
Walter F
Second Cabin
Allen James
Euphemia
Ansley Mrs
Miss
Mabel
Master
Comyn
Anther William J
Arblester Stephen
Emma
Elizabeth
Letitia
Baggley Jessie
Barrow Robert
John C
Frederick W
Charles
Walter
Beardmore Alice
Bennett J L
Berry J
Mrs
W
Blanford R T
Booth Joseph
Mrs
E
Boyle J J
Cartner Mr
Christian Daniel
Connolly M J
Connolly Marian
Denby John
Ellett George
Fitzgibon Bridget
B
Freeman Thomas
Green Henry
William
Gooch Mary
Harrison J
Mrs A F
Charles
Hemphill James
Margaret
James
Edward
Robert
MargaretElizabeth
Ellen
Alison
Hemphill M W S
Hicks John
Hitchcock A J
Hull J
Hutchinson William
Mary
Amelia
Robert
William
Mary
Agnes
Patience
George
Kay Thomas
Kershaw George
John
Kidd John
Laidlaw James
Lane Ellen
Lepper Mary Kate
McDonald William
John
McLay J
Murphy Margaret
Niccol Mrs J
Nottingham Mr
Mrs
Oswald Sarah
Perkins Frederick
Philip David
Philpot H
Sainsbury Louise
Seymore M
Shortt Annes
Lewis
Simms R
Stoddart Mrs
Surfleet Mr
Tonquin (Johqhin) H
T A
Winterbourne Miss J
Winn Jessie
Steerage
Ambury S J
Mrs
L J
Aspinall O
Mary E
William
Thomas
Bacon Ada M
C S
Bate John
J
Berry A
Birch G
A
Emily
J
R
A
S
D
Breach W G
Brewster C
Susannah
E
Broady J
Broady J
Brown Reverend E A
Mrs
Lillie
Emmie
George
Willie
Harry
Brown S
Carter Thomas
Sarah
Mary
Harry
George
Frank
Clara
Maud
Carding G
Chadwick John
Chambers J G
Clark J
Clarke E J F
Crawford S
Jane
Creer W
Mary A
E J
Crooks Francis
Eliza
M
M
Agnes
Samuel
Mary
Matthew
Sarah
Annie
Samuel
Mary
Robert
Crowther J
Nanny
Cummins Joseph
Mrs
Davis J
Duncan Alexander
Eliza
Charles
Lizzie
Alexander
Harry
Bella
Ralph
Dorricott James
Elizabeth
Annie
Dyson A
Ellis T
Fearnley George
Betty
Fielding J
Forbes M
Frith J
A
Frith George
Betty
Mary A
Frodsham R
Gardner J
Julia H
Emily
Giles R
F
Grice J
Francis
Griffin S
Guerin P
Mary
Elizabeth
Christopher
Joseph
Hare Mr
Mrs
Harris William 24
Harris J
B
F
P
G
Hayle G W
F
A
C
Hellanshaw John
Mrs
Miss
Miss
Herris G
Hesselden Samuel
Higg Mrs M
A
Hitchin J
Hodges H
S
Hodges S
Hodges A
Jackson James
Sarah Ann
Kirkham Mr
Mrs
Lane William
Lister Miss
Lyden M
Mirpin C J
Moffat J
Nause J
C
Nelson W
Hannah
Mary
Newton John
O'Connell J
Payne W T
Mrs
C F M
L
Platt G
Price J
Reynolds J
Rachel
B
F
Rigg George
Ripon Hannah P
Robertson James
Romney G K
Thomas
H
Saunderson C S
M
T
Scott William
Scott R
Sergerson John
Smith William
Eliza
Kate
Lizzie
Emily
Alfred
Sydney
Stephenson George
Mrs
Stilwell Edward
Mary
Albert
Frank
Ruth
Edward
Caroline
Annie
Stilwell R S
Stubbs J
Swindail D
W
Taylor Thomas H
Ann
J
Florence
Ann
Tom
Lucy
Thomson S
Turner Charles
Turner A
Wabusley T H
Walker Frederick
Wallbank Miss
Walters John
Mrs
Frederick
Miss
Warner G L
Watson J
Watkins P H
F W
Whalley G
Charlotte
W
G
Wiltshire H
Wood Henry
Jane
            

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999, 2000

Sourced from New Zealand Herald Thursday February 5th 1880

National Archives Reference IM5/4/33 No. 402

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