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MEMO FOR THE UNDERSECRETARY FROM THE SURGEON SUPERINTENDENT OF THE APELLES

The Surgeon of the ship "Appelles" brought to my notice three children named Phoebe Bradding, Ernest Cumming and William Screech aged respectively (as per ships books) 3mths 8 mths and 10 mths. The correct ages of these children on embarkation was, Bradding 3 years, Cumming 1 year, and Screech in reply to my
enquires stated that the children were under 12 months when they first applied to emigrate but were over that age when they embarked. Bradding states that he said his child was 3 years and not 3 months. The Surgeon requests that he may be allowed head money for these children.

C. E. March
Immigation Officer

ARRIVAL OF THE APELLES
The Star May 5th 1874

A ship, supposed to be the Apelles, with immigrants, from London, was signalled this morning.

ARRIVAL OF THE APELLES
The Star May 11th 1874

Immigrants per Ship Apelles. - Saturday being the day advertised for engagements to take place, employers of labour attended at the Depot, Addington, and nearly the whole of the shipment were satisfactorily provided for. The following rates of wages were given : - Married couples for farms, &c, 60 to 65 per annum and found. Single men - Farm labourers and ploughmen, 45 to 52, general labourers, 40 to 45. Farm lads and boys for general work, 8s to 10s per week. Married men - Farm labourers, 25s to 30s per week with cottage for family; country blacksmiths, 7s to 8s per day with cottage for family; tinsmiths 10s per day. Single women - General domestic servants, 20 to 25; nurses, 20; cooks and housekeepers, 25 to 30. The number of single women for engagement by this ship was exceedingly small, there being only twelve altogether for service.

ARRIVAL OF THE APELLES
The Timaru Herald May 11th 1874

The steamer Comerang, which arrived here on Saturday morning last, brought fifty-two immigrants from the ship Apelles at Lyttelton. Nearly all the men are agricultural laborers, and the single women domestic servants, and taking them all round, they are the best looking lot of immigrants that have arrived at Timaru for some time past. They comprise ten married couples with families, nineteen single men, and nine single girls.