Barque: 387 tons
Captain: William Black
Sailed London October 2nd 1839 - arrived Wellington March 7th 1840
A fast, well built craft of 382 tons,
she was armed with eight guns and small arms for the ship's company, and filled with ample
stores and provisions, and goods for barter with the Maoris. She was manned with a picked
crew, and in the forecastle there were, oddly enough, a Maori and a native of the
Marquesas Islands. Captain E M Chaffers, R N, a skilful navigator, was in command, and the
total number of people on board was thirty-five.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett
|Three steerage (The New Zealand Gazette April 1840) - Two steerage (Wards Early Wellington)|
|Clark||Mr David||Possible steerage passenger mentioned "Early New Zealand"|
|Wallace||William E||Possible steerage passenger mentioned "Early New Zealand"|
|McDonald||Mr W H||Possible
steerage passenger mentioned "White Wings"
Manager/Accountant first bank in NZ - Union Bank of Australia - now ANZ
David Clark married Aheke (also known as Heke) PARATA, a Ngai Tahu woman who had been kidnapped by Te Rauparaha's tribe and brought to Kapiti Island. They had one daughter, Jessie, born about 1845. Jessie married William HARRIS in 1861 in Porirua. They had 10 children, and there are many descendent of David CLARK. Following is the obituary for David Clark from Papers Past;
Evening Post, Volume LX, Issue 79, 1 October 1900, Page 4
Mr. David Clark, one of the oldest settlers at Pahautanui, died there last week. The deceased, who was 78 years of age; was born at Greenock, and went out to Australia in the ship Glenbirvie in 1836. After a short stay in Sydney and Hobart he returned to London and then went back to New South Wales. He again returned to the Old Country, and on the 7th March, 1840, he took up his residence at Petone. After spending a few years at the whaling trade in New Zealand waters he settled at Pahautanui and spent the remainder of his life there. He leaves a daughter, ten grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
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The New Zealand Gazette April 1840
Early New Zealand - Bretts Historical Series
White Wings by Sir Henry Brett