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Chile
Barque: 768 tons
Captain: Birch
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Macan
Sailed London September 12th 1872 - arrived Napier December 29th 1872

The Chile, an iron barque of 768tons, one of the old school, built in 1856, was purchased by the Shaw Savill Co., in 1860, and continued to trade to the Colony until 1886.  She had accomodation for about 250 passengers, and in her twenty years' service she must have landed many thousands of imigrants, who were distributed at nearly every port.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

This sailing of the Chile brought out, in the main, immigrants under the scheme operated by the contracting firm of John Brogden and Sons. Called Brogden's Navvies, they were brought out to New Zealand as part of a group of 2,172 English immigrants (1,298 able bodied men and their families) over a 9 month period from July 1872 to April 1873 to advance the development of a nation-wide railway system. All had been offered two years employment, guaranteed at the wages currently paid in New Zealand, on the firm's railway contracts in various parts of the colony. In addition to significantly increasing the population of the colony, Brogden's scheme served to greatly increase the interest in emigration to New Zealand, an interest ascribed "...the letters received from Messrs Brogden's emigrants, which are now scattered throughout this country month by month".
Source - The Farthest Promised Land by Rollo Arnold
                The Evening Post June 19th 1873   

Our thanks to Victor Ellen for helping to compile this list.

Name Age County Occupation
Immigrants under Brogden and Sons scheme
Families and Children
Bailey Joseph 25 Labourer
Mary 26
Frederick 3
Mary 11 months
Bennett James 32 Labourer
Mrs 21
Bennett Ralph 34 Labourer
Mary 30
Sarah 8
William 7
Henry 4
Burgoyne Richard 30 Labourer
Mary 29
Edith 4
Beatrice 2
Combelin William 24 Labourer
Mary 22
William 4
Caroline 11 months
Cook James 23 Labourer
Mary 23
Cook George 31 Cornwall Labourer
Sarah 31
Joseph 8
Ernest 6
Rahab 4
Emily 3 months
Cook William 36 Cornwall Labourer
Elizabeth 32
Thirza 12 T/F to assisted single women
Clara 9
Albert 7
Alice 4
Crokes John 40 Labourer
Elizabeth 30
John 8
William 6
Dean John 28 Engine Driver
Lydia 26
Franklin George 29 Labourer
Emily 23
Mary 2
Sydney 10 months
Furse John 36 Labourer
Elizabeth 33
Zenobia 11
Mary 8
Ann 6
Alma 11 months
Gaskin Samuel 25 Labourer
Jane 24
Jane 4
Haley Richard 23 Labourer
Maria 23
Richard 2
Elizabeth 3 months
Hicks John 31 Labourer
Mary 31
Mary 7
William 5
William H 3 months
Howse Thomas 25 Labourer
Caroline 22
Hunt Mathew 23 Labourer
Catherine 20
Thomas 8 months
Mason Joseph 24 Labourer
Emma 24
Thomas 2
Albert 1 months
Mosen Mark O 20 Labourer
Emma 20
Emma 3 months
Neall John 25 Labourer
Emma 25
Nicholls James 26 Labourer
Elizabeth 25
James 4
Clara 3
William 11 months
Owld William 35 Labourer
Mary 33
George 11 months
Parker Job 26 Labourer
Mrs
Julia 4
Thomas 2
Amelia 4 months
Pascoe Hugh 21 Labourer
Harriet 20
Joseph 8 months
Phillips Samuel 21 Labourer
Elizabeth 23
Piper Richard 28 Labourer
Nancy 28
Annie 9
Mary 2
Emma 2 months
Reynolds R 28 Labourer
Sophia 30
William 2
Mary 5 months
Richards Henry 23 Labourer
Grace 23
Thomas 2
Ronne George 20 Labourer
Sarah 20
Smith George 31 Farm Labourer
Maria 31
George 11
Ellen 9
Lydia 11 months
Snell Joseph 33 Labourer
Jane 32
Ellen 6
William 4
Joseph 2
Stephen William H 21 Labourer
Priscilla 20
Thomas John 25 Carpenter
Ann 25
Tretbewey John 23 Labourer
Mary 33
Troon Joseph 21 Labourer
Mary 19
Williams Richard 23 Labourer
Ann 26
Single Men
Barrett John 26 Navvie
Benny Michael 12 Labourer
Bonnay William 18 Labourer
Buckingham R 26 Labourer
Burborough Thomas 19 Farm Labourer
Chapel Samuel 21 Labourer
Cook Charles 15 Farm Labourer
Cross George 26 Farm Labourer
Duestow William 23 Navvie
Dunn John 25 Navvie
Eddington Mark 19 Farm Labourer
Edwards Emanual Navvie
Evans John 20 Labourer
Follison Edward 18 Navvie
Fowler Joseph 22 Navvie
Charles 20 Labourer
Gilbert Richard G 20 Navvie
Goodman William 24 Labourer
Harding James 32 Labourer
Hicks John 21 Labourer
Hitching William 19 Labourer
Harold David 21 Labourer
Hills Edward 22 Labourer
Hunt W 21 Labourer
Hunt William 22 Farm Labourer
Jeffery Richerd 12 Navvie
Lawrence Albert Navvie
Leam James 19 Navvie
Luby William 20 Labourer
Middleton George 26 Farm Labourer
Morgan James 25 Navvie
Nicholls A J 21 Labourer
Nicholls Thomas 30 Navvie
Noarth John 22 Navvie
Pardon Alfred 19 Navvie
Pascoe E F 22 Navvie
Penrose Thomas 20 Labourer
Phillips Thomas 28 Navvie
Smith Fred 22 Farm Labourer
Smith William 19 Farm Labourer
Sweet Henry 18 Labourer
Thomas Joseph 20 Labourer
Tripeoney John 21 Labourer
Banjamin Labourer
Tyack John 20 Navvie
Urne William 36 Miner
Vercoe T F 22 Labourer
Vincent George 32 Labourer
Walsh Michael 22 Labourer
Waters R 19 Labourer
Wattes John 25 Farm Labourer
Wheeler George 23 Navvie
Wills W 22 Navvie
Witney Benjamin G 29 Brickyard Labourer
Single Women
Nicholls Mrs 30

Assisted Immigrants
Families and Children
Davis James 35 Cornwall Carpenter
Elizabeth Jane 34
Ernest K 5
Mark 7 months
Martin George 29 Hants Shoemaker
Mary 29
Fanny 4
Elize 2
Colonial Nominated Families and Children
Malcolm William 33 Ross Schoolmaster - Schoolmaster on board
Elizabeth 30
Jane E 9
John H 7
William A 5
Charles R 3
Samuel H 1
Single Men
Jolley Philip 21 Middlesex Baker
West Frederick 28 Surrey Gardener
Single Women
Bray Margaret 20 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Cook Thirza 12 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Hunt Priscilla 22 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Penna Sarah 22 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Pentecost Mary J 21 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Richardson Isabella 30 Devonshire Domestic Servant
Emily 8
Robinson Ann 25 Cornwall MATRON
Rowe Elizabeth J 26 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Emily 23 Cornwall Domestic Servant
Lavinnia 20 Cornwall Domestic Servant

                                  

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Reference:
Hawkes Bay Herald Tribune November 29th 1872
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