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Barque: 567 tons
Captain: Thomson
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London July 11th 1861 - arrived Otago November 26th 1861
                                                                     (sailed from there November 27th)
                                                                        Lyttelton December 2nd 1861

The Derwentwater, a barque of 522 tons (sic), built at Sunderland in 1852, was one of the first vessels chartered by the Shaw Savill Co., for New Zealand, and under Captain Thompson she brought out a large number of immigrants during the 'sixties. In 1861 the Derwentwater sailed from London on July 11th, and arrived in Lyttelton via Otago, with 160 passengers and a general cargo. On this long and eventful voyage the barque sailed from Gravesend on the 18th July, and three days later turned into the Downs. The following day she made another start, but when off Portland, on the 25th, struck a fierce westerly gale, during which a topgallant mast was carried away. Off and on she had execrable weather until the Snares were sighted on the 20th. Port Chalmers was reached on the 26th November. After landing 93 passengers the ship sailed for Lyttelton.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Anderson Edward Robert Bound for Otago
Birch Mr Bound for Otago
Coote Mr Bound for Lyttelton - Surname unclear in newspaper copy
Garnick David Bound for Otago
Morgan Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Murdock John Bound for Otago
Oldham Reverend William F Bound for Lyttelton - Minister of the United Church of England and Ireland
Mr P M C L Bound for Lyttelton
Ogilvie James Bound for Otago
Williams Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Second Cabin Passengers
Ashmore Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Bigsley W E D Bound for Otago
Burns H C Bound for Otago
Carlisle J B Bound for Otago
Girdwood David Bound for Otago
Glasgow D Bound for Otago
4 children
Merchand Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Milner Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Robinson Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Worthington Mr R Bound for Otago
(Possibly continued on the Lyttelton)
John Scott Bound for Otago
(Possibly continued on the Lyttelton)
Steerage Passengers
Balmforth Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Green George Bound for Otago
(Possibly continued on the Lyttelton)
Johnston B Bound for Otago
5 children
Makin Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Mills Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Moffatt Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Norton Mary Bound for Otago
Shepherd Mr Bound for Lyttelton
Thompson Alexander Bound for Otago
Winter Martin Bound for Otago
Plus 75 assisted passengers travelling in steerage


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The Otago Daily Times November 27th 1861
The Lyttelton Times ? 1861