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Mermaid
Ship: 1233 tons
Captain: R A Kerr
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Thomson
Sailed Downs July 22nd 1860 - arrived Auckland via Melbourne November 22nd 1860

Built in Nova Scotia in 1853, Mermaid was originally chartered by the White Star Line to run to Australian ports as a mail packet. During this trade she had a remarkable race with Red Jacket which eventually managed to beat her by 5 days. In 1859 she was applied to the New Zealand trade, making 10 voyages. Three of these were to Auckland and the balance to Lyttelton. She never managed to make any "cracking" voyages. On this occasion the Mermaid sailed from London for Melbourne, making the passage in 81 days, and then she came on to Auckland, partly in ballast.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Mermaid

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Beecher Mr
Cadogan Mr
Campion Mr
Gallagher Patrick
Johnson Miss
Noble Mark
Pope Mr
Reynolds Henry
Thomson Dr Surgeon on board
Twiner Henry
Watt A
Steerage Passengers
Alger William Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Beswick A T Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Bond James
Burns Andrew

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
7 children
Champion Henry

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Claplin Thomas

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
5 children
Cook John

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Deardon Henry

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Dobson Mr

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
William
Elijah Hyam
Elliott John

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Ellison John Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Foley Patrick Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Gledhill Edward

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
2 children
Hall George
Harden G Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Hazelden Charles

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
11 children
Isaacson Cecil

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mayne Joseph
Rawlings Mr E
Mrs
Ross Gillian Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Turnbull James

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Robert Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Edward Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Twohy Henry D
Mrs
6 children
Tronscheft Josephine

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Turnbull James

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Robert Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Edward Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne
Walker J
Walsey William

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Mrs
2 children
Worms Joshua

Sailed for Auckland but remained in Melbourne

Wright Mr F W
Mrs
3 children
                                   

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Reference:
The Southern Cross November 30th 1860