Ship: 1077 tons
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Patrick McDonough
Sailed London July 29th 1882 - arrived Wellington November 7th 1882
The Wanganui, one of the last ships
built for the New Zealand Shipping Co., did not make and record trips, but she made better
average runs to the several ports than many other ships built for the Company. The
Wanganui was a vessel of 1077 tons, built by A. Stephens and Co., Glasgow, in 1877. She
ran until about 1889 under the Company's flag, and was then sold to Shaw Savill Company.
Re-named the Blenheim, she remained in the New Zealand trade until 1899, her last run
occupying 122 days from Liverpool.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett
This passenger list is from the Evening Post. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who is able to supply such details as "age", "county" and "occupation.
|Second Cabin Passengers|
|Evans||Miss Annie||25||London||Became a teacher in New Zealand|
|Mr Albert||28||London||Became a teacher in New Zealand|
James Stubbs was born in Wigton, Cumberland, on 22 Mar 1849, second son on of Thomas and Ann Stubbs. He later married Margaret Ann Wilkinson, a daughter of Francis Wilkinson, of Wigton, on 26 Dec 1870. Records show that on 17 Jul 1882 he was resident at 292 Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness. James and Margaret (and their children John, Anne and Ernest) arrived in Wellington on the Wanganui on 8 Nov 1882 and later settled in the Kairanga district (near Palmerston North), and for a time was engaged in building and contracting. He then took up farming pursuits, purchasing a farm next to his father. Although not a prominent public man, Mr Stubbs took a great interest in the district, and was, in the early 1900s Chairman of the No-Licence League; and for a while in England he was Chairman of the co-operative stores in Wigton, and took a great interest in trade unions. James died on 19 Oct 1912, and is buried in the Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North, together with his wife and several of his children. If you have a connection to this family or are interested to learn more please contact The Stubbs Family.
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Evening Post November 7th 1882