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Wild Duck
Ship: 736
tons
Captain: Bishop
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London October 15th 1859 - arrived Wellington January 28th 1860

The Wild Duck, chartered in the sixties by the Shaw Savill Co., was a full rigged ship of 737 tons. She ran almost exclusively to Wellington under Captain Bishop, but made one voyage each to Auckland and Nelson
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Wild Duck

Name Age County Occupation
First Cabin Passengers
Begg Mr
Mrs
Samuel
Thomas W
Mary
Agnes
Anna
Julia
Isabel
Birch Mr W J
Bowler William
Butcher Mr J
Colquhoun Mr N
Dunn Maralla
Elwin William Jeken
Ledger Mr H O
Mantell Mr W
Rampton Elizabeth
Russell Purvis
Mrs
Smith Mr A
Mr W
Smith Mary Ellen
Marian
Wallace Mr J B
Mr H R
Williams Mary
Wilson Mary Ann
Second Cabin Passengers
Askey Sarah
Bampton William
Brown Charles
Carmichael David
M
P
A
D
C
Clayton Walter
Evans William
Eliza
Gallien Lewis
Garland Mary
Kate
Thomas
Geoynne George
Mary
Agnes
Jacobson H
James William
Jones Ellen
Long James
Marshall C A
Muggeridge Charles
Sarah Ann
John
Charles
Parker Mary Ann
Phillips Isaac
Hannah
Leah
Skeet A L
H
Harry
Robert
Slater John
Ann
Harriet
Margaret
Catherine
Walter
Smith W F
White Richard
Williams Richard
Emma
                                             

ELWIN William Jeken:
William Jeken ELWIN was born in London in 1838/39 and baptized at All Hallows, London Wall, London. His father, Jeken Elwin, M.R.C.S. was a Surgeon in London. William Jeken Elwin was a schoolteacher, who at the age of 20 years, sailed from London on the “Wild Duck” on October 15th 1859 and arrived in Wellington New Zealand on January 28th 1860. He died at Wairoa in 1919 aged 81 years.  He worked in the office of Wellington merchant Mr Fowler, then moved to Petane where he worked on Mr Skeet’s survey. He contracted to supply the forces in the Pohue district. In 1874 he took up land at Turiroa which he farmed for many years. He married   Sarah Jane Villers at Petane, New Zealand on 15th August 1862. They had seven children, two of whom, Charles and Henry (known as Harry) traveled widely in Australia, during which time Charles met Janet Scott Robinson (nee Turnbull) a widow, in Perth, Western Australia, where they were married in August 1900, and had one daughter, Laura, born in Perth in 1901. His brother Henry married Janet’s sister Margaret Turnbull in December 1900 in Perth, where they had three children. Both families returned to New Zealand about 1905. Charles and his wife Janet moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 1953. Both passed away in 1956, and are buried in the Preston Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Janet Godden.

                                             

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Reference:
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian February 1st 1860