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Mermaid
Ship: 1233 tons
Captain: Henry Rose
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Norris
Sailed London September 4th 1861 - arrived Auckland December 16th 1861

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.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Passengers
Aitkin Mr W S
Allom Mr
Mrs
Family
      Nurse
Cromb Mr A
Daly Mr D G
de Burgh Stafford Reverend B
Delattre Mr T
Gamble Lieutenant Colonel
Mrs
Child
      Nurse
Gamlen Mr W W
Garlick Mr J
Haynes Mr T J
Haywood Mr S A
Jones Mr R T
Kirkwood Mr J
Lewis B
Mrs
Child
Lloyd Mr A
Lyell Mr
Mrs
Family
McKenzie Mr J
Muskett Mr J
Myers Mr M
Norris Dr Surgeon on board
Reid Mr J
Mr J jnr
Shayer Mr W
Shields Mr
Mrs
Snodgrass Mr J
Mrs
8 children
Watson Mr G
Wetherill Mrs
Whitehead Mr S
Mrs
2 children
Wilson Mr C G W
                                   

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Reference:
The Southern Cross December 17th 1861