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Melita
Ship: 914 tons
Captain: Cameron

(Captain Cameron died during voyage and was succeeded by the Chief Officer Mr Grant)
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London July 23rd 1867 - arrived Lyttleton November 7th 1867

The Melita, a ship of 914 tons, was chartered by the Shaw Savill Co., and completed five voyages to New Zealand with passengers and cargo. She was a very slow sailer, her record passage being over 100 days to Lyttleton. In 1867, the ship sailed on July 23rd, and arrived at Lyttleton on the 8th November, making the passage in 108 days.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Melita

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Buck Mr
Mrs
6 children
Edmonds Mr
Morris Mr
Orpword Mr
Sanderson Mrs
3 children
Savage Mr
Traverner Mr
Steerage Passengers
Bevill Mr
Boots Mr
Brown Mr
Dixon Mr
Ellis Mrs
Child
Fitcombe Mrs
Hunter Mrs
Child
Kennedy Mr
Kenton Joseph Died on board - 12/10/1867
Consumption
Morgan Mrs E
3 children
Morgan Mrs
Orney Mr
Stalker Mr
Webb Mrs
2 children
White Mr
Williams Mr
             

Copyright Denise & Peter 2000

Reference
Christchurch Press November 9th 1867

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