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Oliver Lang
Ship: 1224 tons
Captain: Joseph Mundle
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London June 18th 1858 - arrived Wellington September 18th 1858

The Oliver Lang was built at Quebec, and on her maiden voyage to Liverpool was wrecked at Bantry Bay (southern Ireland), but was got off and repaired. She made her first appearance in Wellington in 1856, arriving there on December 19th of that year after a smart passage of 85 days from Liverpool. After arriving at Wellington in 1859 she was beached at "Kaiwarra". One story says that she had had a mid-ocean colision with the barque Shan which damaged her hull while the second story says that she arrived in Wellington safely and was blown ashore by a squall. Either way she was condemned and remained there until she broke up.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Duncan Mr R
Master H
Frazer Mr
Mrs
Family
Holloth Joseph
Sarah
Griffiths Mr P A H
Mr N E
Kingdom John
Lucy
J M
Pagon Andrew
Smith Mr W S
Spence Mr
Mrs
Miss
Stedman Mr F
Mr H
Stevens Mr C S
Talbot Ensign
White Ensign
Williams Mr B
Second Cabin Passengers
Beaston Mr R C
Crathwaite Mr W
Doughty Mr
Mrs
Green Mr G
Mr I
Guillat Mr G
Kendall Mr G
Lear Caroline
Lough Mr I
Martin Mr W
Mrs
Martin Mr C I
Mould Mr H
Railton Mrs S
Family
Spence Mr M
Spence Mr M
Spence Mr M
Wynne Mr E
Steerage Passengers
Abbott James
Anderson Thomas
Mrs
2 daughter
Andrews George
Mrs
3 sons
2 daughters
Ball Ann
Banks Mary
Bartlett Charles
Batty Elizabeth
Infant daughter
Brown John
Mrs
4 sons
3 daughters
Cameron Hugh
Mrs
Cameron Mary
Campbell W
Challis W
Mrs
2 sons
1 daughter
Chapman John
Mrs
1 son
2 daughters
Chew John
Mrs
1 son
2 daughters
Clapham Charles
Clapham Rebecca
Clarke Elisabeth
5 sons
1 daughter
Coleman Edward
Coleman Frederick
Cranshaw David
Mrs
1 son
2 daughters
Dick Nancy
Duncan Margaret
Ego Betsy
1 daughter
Entwistle Sarah
1 son
2 daughters
Evans Louise
Everest Caroline
Fenshaw Caroline
2 sons
2 daughters
Fidge William
Fidge Maria
Field Mary Ann
3 sons
3 daughters
Field Edward
Field Thomas
Gorrie Thomas
Mrs
3 sons
2 daughter
Gray James
Greaves Samuel
Jackson Samuel
Mrs
Johnson Johanna
Miss (daughter)
Kelly John
Kershaw John
Lowe Thomas
Mrs
2 sons
1 daughter
Lowrie Phillip
Mrs
1 son
2 daughters
Mangilier William
Martin Joseph
Mrs
1 daughter
McDonald D
McKenow A Catherine
2 daughters
McKoside John
Mrs
McLachlan Duncan
McLeland Thomas
Mrs
2 sons
1 daughter
McLeod A
McMenaway John
Mrs
2 daughter
Miller Peter
Miller Eliza
Moore John
Mrs
Morrison Alexander
Mrs
3 sons
4 daughters
Nash Charles
Newry James
Mrs
1 daughter
Nuttall James
Otten John
Mrs
Palmer A P
Phelan F Mary
1 son
2 daughters
Pickiss Thomas
5 daughters
Pomeroy Caroline
2 daughters
Ramsey John
Redpath Walter
Mrs
Riordan Timothy
Russell William
2 sons
Seales John
Mrs
2 sons
Shaw Robert
Smith James
Standeven William
Stewart Duncan
Ann
Ann 17
Alexander 15
John
Mary 13
Taggart Peter
Taylor Edmund
Teal John
Martha
2 sons
2 daughters
Till Maria
Todd Mr I
Mrs
Todd Andrew
Town Joseph
Valentine Catherine S
Valentine Robert
Vogel Conrad
West E
Wannop Thomas
Mrs
1 daughter
White Agnes
2 daughters
Wiggins Robert
Mrs
3 daughters
Wood Thomas
Worsley Charles
Mrs
2 sons
2 daughters
Yates Thomas
                   

STEWART family:
My Ann Cameron (nee STEWART), was born 1841 in Ardnamurchan, Scotland, to Duncan & Anne (nee McPherson) STEWART who came to Wellington with 4 children on "Oliver Lang" in 1858. Ann married John CAMERON 1881 at Opaki where Duncan & his family lived.  I was told that Ann was John's housekeeper before they married. I thought John's sheep station was at Pahaoa, but now am not sure of the spelling (if anyone knows can they contact me please). Ann and John Cameron are both buried at Masterton Cemetery, and as far as I am aware, had 10 children, though I have very patchy info on them. Ann's brother, Alexander b. 1843, was my gg grand-father, who married Phillippa Skeet BELL from near Nelson.   About 1870 Alexander was working for a "Mr J Cameron of Pahau" (?Pahaoa), and later farmed at Dreyerton & Opaki. They had a brother John who was blind & a piper (never married), and sister Mary b. 1845 married Adam GLASGOW - they farmed at Turakina. Both Duncan and Anne STEWART died at Opaki; Duncan on February 24th 1890 and Anne on June 6th 1888. The STEWART family were active in the Caledonian Society & local school committees. If anyone has a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Joanna Broad.

                   

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Reference:
Archives New Zealand MSL 20