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Wanganui
Ship: 1077 tons
Captain: Watt

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.

Arrival of Wanganui

Name Age County Occupation
Cabin Passengers
Geldart Francis
Mrs
Hosier Colonel J
Liddle Major John
Miss Elizabeth
Miss Margaret
Miss Violet
Miss Agnes
Miss Beatrice
Mr Walter
Mr Albert
McDonough Dr Patrick
Second Cabin Passengers
Brooke Mr Warwick
Edmeades Miss Emma 18 London
Evans Miss Annie 25 London Became a teacher in New Zealand
Mr Albert 28 London Became a teacher in New Zealand
Humacy Miss Ann
Roberts Mr Charles
Steerage Passengers
Davidson William
Mary
Janet
James
Agnes
Downing Timothy
Emmett Mary
Anthony
John
Tilly
Alford
Fell Elizabeth
Hannah
William
David
Joseph
Ernest
George
Archibald
Frowels Thomas
Son
Hatten Charlotte
Arthur
Henry
Henry
Lews Mary
Ada
Malam Sophia
Mc Guinn James
Pointon Sarah
William
Ridley George
Stubbs James 34 Cumberland
Margaret
John
Annie
Ernest
Wilkinson Francis

                   

STUBBS family:
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 1900’s 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