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City of Dunedin
Ship: 1085 tons
Captain:
Surgeon Superintendent:

Sailed Glasgow 25th March 1876 - arrived Lyttelton 1st July 1876

This fine vessel, prior to the amalgamation with the Shaw Savill Co., was owned by the Albion Co. She was a typical emigrant ship of 1085 tons register, and was built specifically to carry passengers from the Clyde to Dunedin. The accomodation was in the 'tween decks, the space being divided into three by bulkheads, single women being in the after compartment, married amidships, and single men in the forward compartment. The City of Dunedin completed ten voyages to Port Chalmers, direct from Scotland.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Families & Children
Annan Richard 33 Perth Labourer
Mrs 36
Janet 12
David 5
William 3
Barbara 1
Bain Peter 34 Stirling Farm Labourer
Christina 29
Bennett William 25 Down Farm Labourer
Sarah 20
Briggs James 23 York Farm Labourer
Mary J. 28
Jane A. 6
Brown John 26 Lanark Joiner
Helen 25
Isabella 2
Maggie 2 months
Campbell Robert 32 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Rachael 29
Mary 6
Eliza 2
Robert 2 months
Cathey George H. 32 Lanark Labourer
Sarah 27
Clancey Thomas 37 Limerick Farm Labourer
Ellen 38
Timothy 12
John 10
Francis 9
Cunningham William 43 Tyrone Ploughman
Anne 42
Sarah 18 Servant
David 16 Labourer
John 14
Thomas 12
Henry 9
Dunn James 34 Tyrone Ploughman
Sarah 27
John 12
Matilda 7
Sarah 3
Andrew 1 month
Dunn James 25 Derry Farm Labourer
Mary 20
Dunphy John 40 Waterford Farmer
Mary 30
William 18 Farm Labourer
Patrick 17 Farm Labourer
Henry 15
Richard 14
John 12
Thomas 10
Johanna 6
Edward 4
Mary A. 2 months
Green William 25 Antrim Farm Labourer
Ellen 25
Mary Ann 2
Robert 11 months
Green George 31 Forfar Mason's Labourer
Maria 37
Sarah 3
Hawkins George 33 York Farm Labourer
Sarah 25
John 11
Heasley James 30 Ayr Navvy
Sarah 28
Sarah 6
Elizabeth 4
Ann 2
James 9 months
Hickson George 26 Gloucester Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 25
Haslett Alexander 35 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Caroline 30
James 12
Henry 10
Alexander 3
Lee John 30 Galway Farm Labourer
Hannah 30
Patrick 6
Martin 3
Mathieson John 29 Moray Tailor
Ann 28
McAneny Patrick 32 Tyrone Ploughman
Anne 30
Isabella 12
Bridget 10
James 8
Catherine 6
Anne 4
Margaret 2
McIlraith Robert 36 Ayr Ag. Labourer
Jane 36
John 13
William 11
Mary 9
Jane 7
Robert 3
James 1
McLean William 21 Derry Ploughman
Margaret 21
Sarah 1
Moore William 33 Lancashire Carpenter
Mary 29
Sarah 7
James 5
William 3
Mulqween Patrick 26 Limerick Farm Labourer
Margaret 20
Mulvihill John 28 Limerick Ploughman
Johanna 27
Mary 11
Patrick 9
Bridget 2
Sawers James 38 Lanark Carpenter
Catherine 33
James 4
David 2
Smith William 20 Bedford Farm Labourer
Elizabeth 22
Albert 3
Stewart Thomas 32 Fife Joiner
Isabella 33
Thomas 7
James 3
Walsh Francis 20 Monaghan Farm Labourer
Margaret 19
Whitely Alexander 32 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Jane 28
Elizabeth 14
Anne 11
Alexander 9
Williams William 23 Forfar Masons Labourer
Alice 22
Young James 40 Tyrone Ploughman
Martha 40
John 18 Labourer
Samuel 18 Labourer
Margaret 16 Servant
William 12
Robert 10
Colonial Nominated Families & Children
Cooper Henry 35 Stafford Labourer
Ann 36
Elizabeth 14
Mary 13
George 11
McAuley David 30 Ayr Labourer
Ellen 26
Samuel 7
Ellen 5
Elizabeth 3
James 2
Mary A. 4 months
Single Men
Baigh Charles 17 Lancashire Farm Labourer
Beattie James 23 Lanark Mrchanic
Blackwell Michael 28 Tipperary Ploughman
Budds David 23 Perth Forrester
Cameron Samuel 21 Antrim Farm Labourer
Campbell Thomas 20 Cork Farm Labourer
Chute Richard 18 Kerry Farm Labourer
Clancey Thomas 17 Limerick Farm Labourer
Cunningham G. R. 21 Lanark Blacksmith
Denny David 29 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Duggin John 19 Limerick Ploughman
Eadie James 25 Lanark Tinsmith and Gas Fitter
Eagan Martin 23 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Fraser Alexander 26 Cromarty Cooper
Gordon John 20 Caithness Shepherd
Govan Matthew 21 Lanark Joiner
Griffin John 20 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Harris John 20 Devon blacksmith
Hasley John 21 Lanark Farm Labourer
Hasting James 21 Antrim General Farm Servant
Johnston Francis 22 Down Farm Labourer
Kerr John 26 Tyrone Farm Labourer
Lagan Henry 23 Derry General Farm Servant
Luff Charles 29 Monmouth Farm Labourer
Lynch John 23 Antrim Farm Labourer
Maxwell John 27 Tyrone Farm Labourer
McAlister Randel 17 Antrim Farm Labourer
McDevitt Patrick 20 Tyrone Farm Labourer
McDonald Alexander 18 Lanark Brassmoulder
McLean William 23 Lanark Millwright
Renny ? 20 Millwright
James 12
McLeod Robert 21 Ross Farm Labourer
McNaught James 24 Lanark Porter
McOrmick Michael 20 Lancashire Blacksmith
Miller John 23 Perth Shoemaker
Mulligan Michael 19 Westmeath Farm Labourer
Mulvena John 39 Antrim Farm Labourer
Newton John 18 Middlesex Brickmaker
O'Connor Michael 20 Limerick Ploughman
Rechill Charles 21 Derry
Roche Patrick 21 Lancashire Farm Servant
Rodgers Alexander 26 Down Farm Labourer
Ross Walter 21 Lanark Farm Labourer
Russel William 29 Antrim Ag. Labourer
Ryan Matthew 22 Limerick Farm Labourer
Ryan Michael 21 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Ryan Michael 26 Cork Farm Labourer
Smith Robert 25 Linlithgow Ag. Labourer
Stewart Andrew 25 Derry Cabinet Maker
Taylor James 21 Linlithgow Labourer
Teirney John 20 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Thomson William 20 Shetland Ag. Labourer
Wilson John H. 19 Lancashire Farm Servant
Young James 22 Tyrone Ploughman
Colonial Nominated Single Men
Brown Christopher 26 Shetland Farm Servant
Kennedy Andrew 24 Kilkenny Labourer
Toomey Patrick 26 Tipperary Farm Labourer
Single Women
Anderson Eliza 47 Ayr Domestic Servant
Breen Ann 24 Derry Domestic Servant
Brown Lizzie 25 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Campbell Mrs 40 Lanark Matron
Corby Mary 22 Tiperary Servant
Daly Ellen 19 Kerry Dairymaid
Devlin Ellen 25 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Doak Emma Susan 24 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Mary 18 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Dyer Sarah 28 Lancashire Servant
Egan Ellen 21 Clare Servant
Feeney Martha 26 Derry Domestic
ServantFerguson Martha 23 Ayr Domestic Servant
Flynn Bridget 21 Waterford Servant
Gibson Anne 28 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Goddard Ellen 24 Surrey Cook
Grant Mary 25 Antrim Housemaid
Rose 20 Antrim Housemaid
Margaret 18 Antrim Housemaid
Gullivan Margaret 24 Kerry Dairymaid
Hastings Mary 19 Antrim Farm Servant
Hewitt Ann 22 Durham Housemaid
Huestas Charlotte 23 Derry Domestic Servant
Joseph Sarah 28 Somerset Nurse
Litton Mary 29 Lancashire Machinist
McDonald Mrs Betsy 43 Lanark Housekeeper
Betsy 22 Domestic Servant
Bella 20 Domestic Servant
Margaret Domestic Servant
Mary A. 14
McDonnell Mary 21 Kerry Dairymaid
McLean Mrs R 58 Lanark Sick Nurse
John 8 Lanark
McLeod Margaret 33 Ross Farm Servant
Mulligan Eliza 18 Westmeath Domestic Servant
Ogilvy Susan 18 Lanark Domestic Servant
O'Neill Margaret 20 Derry Domestic Servant
O'Neill Mary Ann 19 Derry Servant
Osborne Amelia 21 Tyrone Domestic Servant
Annie 23 Domestic Servant
Fanny 26 Domestic Servant
Seales Alice 22 Derry Domestic Servant
Simpson Margaret 40 Lanark Servant
Jane 26 Servant
Isabella 16 Servant
Margaret 15 Servant
Alexander 12
Sarah 10
Robert 5
Snedden Elizabeth 24 Lanark Dairymaid
Margaret 2
James 9 months
Thomas Elizabeth 44 Devon Housekeeper
Mary Ann 21 Dressmaker
Fanny 19 Servant
Young Jane 21 Tyrone Servant
Colonial Nominated Single Women
Lang Catherine 22 Kerry Domestic Servant
O'Donoghue Mary 23 Kerry Dairymaid
              

William Thomson:
William Thomson was a passenger on the City of Dunedin departing Glasgow March 25th 1876, arriving Lyttelton on July 1st 1876. He was my grandfather, and grandson of John Thomson who fought on the Bellerophon in the Battle of Trafalgar. William was born on 2 August 1855 in Sound Lerwick, Shetland Islands and  left there at the age of 20 for a new life in New Zealand. He came on the City of Dunedin as an assisted immigrant and ship's records show that on arrival in Lyttelton he "left the ship". Eventually made his way to the North Island, where he later  married my grandmother, Elizabeth Hooper in the Wellington Registry Office on 20 September 1886. It is believed that the Registrar has written down William's surname as he would have spelt it - "Thompson", and that is how it has stayed ever since.William and Elizabeth settled in Waikanae as one of the very early settlers there, where William worked as a bushfeller. They had a family of 8 children, some of whom were original pupils of Waikanae school. William died on 28 October 1910 of Carcenoma of the stomach. Captain of the City of Dunedin was Mr.G.Andrew. Also on the passenger list was Christopher Brown (on your list) and Ann Brown, aged 38, Domestic Servant (not on your list), both from the Shetland Islands. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Robert Thomson.

              

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