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Lyttelton Times, Friday May 9th 1919

This has kindly been provided by Ken Meek of West Australia

The Captain Cook sailed on 7 May 1863 and arrived in Lyttelton 1 Sept 1863. She carried 301 passengers. On arrival the Captain Cook was said to have typhoid on board and was immediately quarantined. The crew and gentlemen on board were furious while as there had been two deaths there was no typhoid. Local residents wrote angry letters to the Lyttelton Times about ships bringing "pestilence" to the Colony -obviously ignoring their own method of arrival.To prove his case the ships surgeon eventually published the medical log in the Lyttelton Times.