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Ship: 1072 tons
Captain: Wallace

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Glasgow June 6th 1866 - arrived Dunedin September 18th 1866

The Resolute, a full-rigged ship of over 1000 tons, commanded by Captain Wallace, completed three successful and uneventful voyages to New Zealand. She was American built, and chartered by the Patrick Henderson Co. to bring out passengers and general cargo. Her first visit was to Port Chalmers, in 1864. She sailed from Glasgow on December 17, 1863, and after a good passage of 82 days, land to land, and 90 days, port to port, arrived at her destination on March 17, 1864. The Resolute on this occasion brought out two lighthouses. One was erected at Tirau, Port Chalmers, and the other on Dog Island. The following year the Resolute sailed from Glasgow for Auckland on March 14. For the first five days she experienced heavy westerly gales during which some damage was done to the ship. She crossed the Equator when 25 days out; thence had a favourable and pleasant passage to the Three Kings, which were sighted on June 18, 1865, the run having occupied 94 days, land to land. Four days later she arrived in port and landed, all in good health, a large number of passengers, including the father of the late Mr. Thomas Peacock (optician), Mrs. Thomas Peacock, Messrs. D. and A. Brown (dyers), and Mr Proud (iron and brass founder). The Resolute again visited Port Chalmers in 1866. She sailed from Glasgow with 122 (sic) passengers on June 6, and arrived on September 22.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Our thanks to Gay Ross for helping with this list and attached information.
There were 118 steerage passengers on board. We have located only 34.

Arrival of the Resolute
Quarantine of the Resolute passengers (letter to Government)

Name Age Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Bain Mr J Walker
Cameron Miss A
Miss M
Douglas Mr
Gardner Miss J
Glendinning Mr
Gunn Mr
Ross Reverend Donald
Ross Charles
Steadman Mr
4 children
Steerage Passengers
Brown Fanny
Clough Esther
Grant Elsie
Henderson Elizabeth
Hird Helen
Lawrence Jessie
Leal Ellen
Lewis Thomas
Lynch Janet
Mansfield Catherine
Maher John
Martin James
McIndoe Margaret
McNeill Mary
Milligan Elizabeth
Mitchell Jane
Morrison James
Mungovan Margaret
Paterson John Died on board 17/08/1866
Patrick Marian
Purdie Gavin
Reid Margaret
Robertson Jean
Shaw Helen
Stewart Ann
Strain Mary J
Thomson Agnes Jane
Watt Agnes
Wemyss Jane
Woods William


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Gay Ross (thank's Gay)
Archives New Zealand MISC43 page 19

Otago Daily Times September 16th 1866