On 26 November the Captain put into Portland Roads and the crew were imprisoned for 3 months with hard labour and half rations for refusing to work. The ship resailed on 1 December with a new crew.
The Mallard, a barque of 637 tons,
built in 1857, was chartered by the Shaw Savill Company for four voyages to New Zealand.
Although only comparitively only a small vessel, she brought out a good number of our
early settlers. .......voyage was to Auckland, in 1870. On this occasion she was under
Captain Andrews, and sailed from Gravesend on November 17th, 1869. Ten days afterwards the
whole of the crew suddenly refused duty, which necessitated Captain Andrews putting into
Weymouth, where the men were taken ashore and each sentenced to three months' imprisonment
with hard labour. A few days later, on the 1st December, the barque took her final
departure from Portland Roads. On January 1st a passenger fell overboard from the port
gangway, and was drowned. The barque arrived at Auckland on March 7th, 1870, completing a
good passage from Portland Roads in 95 days.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett
Our sincere thanks to Bruce Goodman for this passenger list.
|First Class Passengers|
|Andrews||Mrs||Wife of Captain|
Copyright Denise & Peter
The Daily Southern Cross April 8th 1870