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Sir Allan McNab
Ship: 840 Tons
Captain: Joshua Cherry

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London April 8th 1855 - arrived Nelson August 8th 1855

The Sir Allan McNab was to leave London for Nelson direct on the 8th April, with ninety adult assisted emigrants, and sixty other passengers. Among the latter there is a complete mining staff of twenty-four persons, to work the Dun Mountain Copper Mine. The remaining passengers will also be chiefly for this Province.
The Nelson Examiner August 4th 1855

Our sincere thanks to Tracy Healy & Joanne Pengelly for providing this list and other information for the Sir Allan McNab.

Arrival of the Sir Allan McNab
Cargo of the Sir Allan McNab

Name Age Occupation Comments
Cabin Passengers
Cherry Mrs Wife of Captain Cherry
Child
How Mr
Wrey Mr W L
Assisted Immigrants
Families & Children
Abbot Mr
Mrs
Child
Bird Mr
3 children
Blick Mr
Mrs
Child
Chamberlain Mr
Mrs
Drummond Mr
Mrs
8 children
Drummond Mr
Mrs
Greig Mr
Mrs
4 children
Hodges Mr
Mrs
2 children
Humphrey Mr
Mrs
3 children
Inglis Mr
Mrs
3 children
Leahy Mr
Mrs
2 children
Limmer Mr
Mrs
7 children
McArtney Mr
Mrs
O'Connel Mr
Mrs
Child
O'Leary Mr
Mrs
6 children
Parkes Mr
Mrs
Shanahan Mr
Mrs
5 children
Watts Mr
Mrs
5 children
Wesman Mr
Mrs
Child
Withey Mr
Mrs
Child
Single Men
Bishop Mr
R
Brennan D
Coster Mr
Drummond A
Griffith Mr
Healy John 23 County Kerry
Single Women
Bishop Miss M
Burns Miss H
Lee Miss E
Moynihan Mary
Patullo Mary
Robertson Miss C
Plus 24 miners and Labourers for the Dun Mountain copper mine, including:-
Battle James

                                             Killed by the Maungatapu Murderers

Bennett Mr
Bray Charles
Charles

Son of Charles above

Mills Mr
Reynolds Mr
Smith James
Thoms Mr
                                           

Obituary of John HEALY:
A settler of that sturdy type that is so much admired by the present generation passed away yesterday in the person of Mr John Healy. He died at his residence, Tua Marina, at the ripe old age of 83 years. Born at Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, Mr Healy came to New Zealand in 1855 journeying in the ship the Sir Allan McNab and landing at Nelson. He immediately engaged with the late Henry Redwood in farming pursuits in the Waimea and afterwards in the Tua Marina districts where he remained to the time of his death. The deceased had the distinction of being in charge of the first steam threshing plant South of the Line, the machine having been manufactured in England by Ransomes of Ipswitch and conveyed to the colony under order to Mr Redwood in the ship which Mr Healy travelled. Mr Healy also worked with varying success in the Collingwood gold fields. The deceased was married at Nelson in the year 1860 to Miss Sophia Balk of Hope who survives him along with his children Mr Charles Healy of the North Island, Mr John Healy of Marlborough, Mr Edward Healy of Pelorous, Mr William Healy of New Plymouth, Mr Michael Healy of Marlborough, Mr Arthur healy of Palmerston, Mrs Griffiths of manawatu. It is believed that of the considerable number of people who came to Nelson on the Sir Allan McNab in 1855 and settled in Marlborough only five are now living, these include ex-constable Bird of Blenheim. One of the reminiscences of the late Mr Healy who retained his clearness of memory to the last was the frequent sight of Earl Kitcheners father, near whose property his boyhood home was situated. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Tracy Healy.

                                              

Copyright Denise and Peter 2005

Reference:
Nelson Examiner August 11th 1855