Ship: 1072 tons
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
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett
to Gay Ross for helping with this list and attached information.
There were 118 steerage passengers on board. We have located only 34.
|Bain||Mr J Walker|
|Paterson||John||Died on board 17/08/1866|
Copyright Denise & Peter 2006
Gay Ross (thank's Gay)
Archives New Zealand MISC43 page 19
Otago Daily Times September 16th 1866