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MEROPE
Ship: 1054 tons
Captain: Sutherland
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Deal May 3rd 1879 - arrived Lyttelton July 26th 1879

The beautiful clipper Merope was built in 1870 for the Shaw Savill Co, and after completing eighteen voyages to New Zealand was destroyed by fire when Homeward bound from Lyttelton in 1890 She was a full-rigged ship on 1050 tons until early in the eighties, when she was rigged as a barque The Merope sailed mostly from London Docks, but on several occasions departed from Glasgow When the ship was launched in 1870, Captain Henry Rose was placed in command and on the passage of the following year made a sensational run to Lyttelton
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Merope

Name Age County Occupation
Saloon Passengers
Barnett FW
Bell William Reid
Bradshaw John
Isabel
Frank W
Buckle John
Mary
Mary
John
Helen
William
Henry
Charles
Florence
Sarah
Burtt Charles E
Houston Joseph
Julia
John
Eleanor
Kelso SM
Singer Frank
Tivy Dr
Vickers Charles
Wilson Edward
Emma
Second Cabin
Frean G W
Gorrie Miss Elizabeth
Hooper O
Hopkinson James
Kaeterns JB
Reynolds Harriett
Robinson F W
Steerage
Banford Emily
Burnett Thomas
Clare Joseph
Cook W J
Crossman George
Mary
Gallagher Helen
Gessick Charles
Grant John
Hampton D
Knight Flora
Henry
Emily
Adeline
Clement
Elizabeth
Pentelow John
Martha
Roberts William T
Robinson J
Sinton William
Smith Hiram
Winter Harry
Winter William

                      

Copyright Denise & Peter 2007

Reference:
The Star July 26th 1879