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Evening Post Friday March 14th 1879

Arrival of the Hudson with Government Immigrants

The barque Hudson, under the command of Capt. Colville, was signalled this morning, and was towed in by the p.s. Samson this afternoon, too late for us to obtain a report. She left Plymouth on 21st November, and brings 250 immigrants, 190 of whom are for Wellington and the balance for Napier. Dr J. G. Thornley is with them as surgeon-superintendent . It is not probable that the Wellington immigrants, who have arrived all well, will be landed this evening. Those for Napier will be taken up by the s.s. Rangatira to-morrow. The Hudson is consigned to Messers. W. and G. Turnbull and Co.

Evening Post Saturday March 15th 1879

The Hudson From London

The Hudson, with 250 immigrants, whose arrival we noticed yesterday, was brought to an anchor at an easy distance from the wharf in the afternoon. All the immigrants are in excellent health and spirits. There are 53 single girls, 100 single men, and 40 children among those on board. An illuminated address was signed by all on board and presented to the captain. Dr Thornley, the ships surgeon, and Mrs Moyse, the Matron, are spoken of as being very kind and attentive. There were five births on board, two of the children dying almost immediately after birth. No ships were spoken bound to this colony. The passage has been a long one, occasioned by calms and light airs in the tropics The vessel left Plymouth on the 21st November, crosed the equator when 39 days out. The easting was run down in 47deg. south. She arrived off the Heads on Thursday night