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Wild Deer
Ship : 1060 tons
Captain : Cowan

Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed Glasgow December 6th 1873 - arrived Otago March 9th 1874

Launched at Connell's shipyard in December of 1863, Wild Deer began life as a china tea clipper. In this capacity she made some very speedy voyages and was once in a race back to England with Douglas Castle and Peter Denny. Wild Deer beat both ships in this thrilling race, ably described by Basil Lubbock in his book "The Colonial Clippers". Wild Deer was applied to the New Zealand run in 1871 and this comfortable immigrant ship was to make 10 successful voyages to New Zealand. At the commencement of her 11th voyage in 1883 she ran aground on the coast of Ireland and was lost. Thankfully, no passengers or crew were lost and the immigrants completed their voyage on board the Caroline.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

History of the Wild Deer

Name Occupation
Assisted
Austin Robert H Painter
Bell Dugald Saddler
Mrs Elizabeth
Thomas
Henry
John
Jane
Elizabeth
Daniel
George
Black Andrew Carter
Briggs William Painer
Brown John H Gardener
Borthwick Mrs Elizabeth House cleaner
Ann Domestic servant
Janet
Robert
Charleson James Fisherman
Mrs M
Mary
James
Alexander
Clark Alexander Painter
Mrs Elender
Margaret
John
Andrew
Elender
Clark William Dyer
Mrs Margaret
Duncan John
Jessie
William
Walter
Thomas
Cogle Christina Domestic servant
Draper Mary Domestic servant
Dyson Joseph Mason
Mrs Elizabeth
Herbert B
Foster Peter Mason
Mrs Maria
James
Margaret
Fraser Donald Shepherd
Mrs Elizabeth
Henderson Robert Farmer
Mrs Margaret
Jane
Jessie
John
James
Margaret
Barbara
Robert
Alexander
Annie
Mary
Irvine Thomas Painter
Mrs Sarah Ann
David James
Thomas Richard
William Frederick
Edmund George
Johnston Allen Farm labourer
Johnston John Painter
Johnston William Labourer
Mrs Helen
Keay John Plumber
Kennedy Ellen Domestic servant
Kilgour Thomas Weaver
Lawrenson Christina Domestic servant
Malcolm James
Mrs Elizabeth
James
Finlay
Marron Sarah Domestic servant
Marron Margaret Domestic servant
Martin Mitchell Cooper
Jane
McArthur Elizabeth Domestic servant
McDonald Alexander Mason
McGregor Hector Shoemaker
McKay Jas R Shoemaker
Mrs Margaret
Peter
Mary
Anne
McLachlan Robert Gardener
McLean Murdo Shepherd
Mrs Ann
Roderick
Alexander
Kenneth
John
Mary
Christopher
McLeod John Labourer
McLeod Roderick Shepherd
Mrs Mary
McMullen Margaret Domestic servant
McQueen William Gardener
Nixon William Porter
Mrs Annie
Robert
O'Kane J Farm servant
Mrs Bridget
Susan
O'Kane Nathaniel Farm labourer
Mrs M
Grace
Rankin George Blacksmith
Mrs J
George
Mary
Robertson David Farm servant
Sangster William Beaton Blacksmith
Simpson Hunter Slater or Shoemaker
Simpson William Slater or Shoemaker
Mrs Andrina
Sinclair Robert Carpenter
Mrs Margaret
Smith James Farm labourer
Mrs Martha
Robert
Elizabeth
Joseph Alexander
Spence James Labourer
Mrs Ann
John
Andrew
Elizabeth
Spence Martha J
Stewart James Farm labourer
Strong Mary Domestic servant
Stuart Rebecca Domestic servant
Sutherland George Boat carpenter
Mrs Margaret
Charles
Robert
Christina
Catherine
Sutherland Henry Fisherman & c
Sutherland James Farmer
Mrs Jane
Tait James William Farm labourer
Thompson Agnes Domestic servant
Thompson Lawrence Fisherman & carpenter
James         "                       "
Tierney Thomas Labourer
Mrs Elizabeth
Patrick
Elizabeth
Jane Ann
Alice
Weir James Labourer
Mrs Elizabeth
George
Infant
Wilson Alexander Joiner
Williamson Mrs B
Margaret
Wood Alexander
Mrs
Guaranteed
Barrie George Labourer
Bowman Mrs Catherine
Mary Machine worker
Elizabeth Domestic servant
Terecca
Agnes
Margaret
Craig James Machine printer
Mrs Mary
Robert
Janet
Anna
Mary
William
Duff David Cooper
Gillies Alexander Joiner
Hannah Hugh Plumber
John Watchmaker
Alexander Tailor
James
Jane Domestic Servant
Henderson James Smith
Mrs
John Smith
Amelia Domestic servant
Janet
Isabella
Agnes
Kemp John Boiler-maker
Martin William Blacksmith
Mrs Martha
William
Matilda
McCaffrey James File cutter
McClymont Elizabeth Domestic servant
McClymont Hugh Tailor
Mrs Mary
McKeig Margaret Domestic servant
Munro Mrs Isabella Weaver
Margaret
Isabella
Ellen
Jessie
Catherine
Pollack Margaret Domestic servant
Rodger David Joiner
Mrs Elizabeth
Mary
Agnes
Peter
Elizabeth
Snow James Labourer
Taylor Isaac Labourer
Mrs Elizabeth
Duncan
Walker James Ag labourer
Mrs Mary
Daniel
Andrew
John
James
Robert
Charles
Catherine
Widderspoon Andrew Joiner
Mrs Janet
Andrew Blacksmith
William Engineer
Peter
Elizabeth
Margaret
John
Ann
Robert
                             

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999 - 2007

Source: Otago Gazette