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NEW ZEALAND COMPANY.
Arrangements for Passenger ships.
Freight is allowed free of charge, in the proportion of half a ton, or twenty cubic feet, to each Adult passenger, for luggage only; and extra freight at the discretion of the directors at the rate of ..
An experienced Surgeon is appointed and Medicines and Medical Comforts provided by the Company.
Children 7 years old and under 14 receive each, of water, 3 pints a day; of other articles, five eights of the ration of an adult of the same class. Children one year old and under 7 receive each, of water, 3 pints a day; of Preserved Milk, � Pint a day; and of other Articles, three eights of an adults ration; or, if directed by the surgeon, either 4 oz of rice or 3 oz of sago, in lieu of salt meat, three times a week. Infants under one year old do not receive any ration; but the surgeon is empowered to direct an allowance of water for their use, to be issued to their mothers.
A Milch-Cow is put on board for invalids if directed by the surgeon, and fro the Chief Cabin; (Live-stock for a supply of fresh meat), fruit and other extras, together with Yeast for converting a portion of the flour into bread, for the Chief Cabin.
The several articles of diet are varied from time to time, under the direction of the surgeon, so as to promote the health and comfort of the passengers, especially of children. Every article is of the best quality, and examined by the Companys Inspector before shipment.
The Commander of the vessel is allowed to lay in, at his own expense, and to supply the Chief and Fore-cabin Passengers, moderate quantities of Port and Sherry Wine at 3s each per bottle, and of ale and porter 10d each per bottle; but no spirituous liquors are permitted to be sold on board, of any kind whatsoever.
Futher information may be obtained at the New Zealand House, or of Mr Joseph Sawyer, Broker, Fenchurch Street, London.
MEMORANDUM FOR PASSENGERS
The ships sail on the days appointed; the comfort of the individuals during the voyage very much depends upon the arrangements made by themselves before embarkation; exactness and punctuality are indispensable.
The usual length of the voyage is about four months, or 120 days and at whatever season of the year it may be made, the passengers have to pass through both very hot and very cold weather, and should therefore be prepared for both. Such articles should be selected, whether of clothing or of furniture, &c. as are likely to be useful in the colony, and to occupy least space.
All luggage must be alongside, and cleared, previous to the day fixed for leaving the docks. Each article should be distinctly marked with name of the owner, the Port of Destination, and whether it is to be put into the owners cabin or in the hold. In the cabin everything should be ??? or otherwise secured before the ship begins to move; and if possible, nothing whatever is left to be done at the last moment.
Clearances, Dock and other charges, and the expense of reaching the Port of Embarkation are required to be paid by the passengers themselves.
No spirits or gunpowder are allowed to be taken on board.
The passengers provide their own furniture, bedding, and whatever else they consider necessary within their cabin.
The company or the owners of the ship supply everything that is required for the table, such as plate, linen, glass, &c, as well as provisions according to the dietary stated on the other side.
The provisions are cooked and served, and attendance is provided, as is usual in passenger ships. The Captain presides as at his own table; the passengers are considered as his guests; and in deportment and dress they are expected to govern themselves accordingly.
Berths are constructed in each cabin, but the passengers find bedding and everything else for use at table and otherwise during the voyage, excepting mattresses, bolsters, provisions, and cooking utensils.
The groceries and small stores are issued weekly, other provisions daily; a cook and a steward-boy are appointed; each family manages its own mess.
Provisions and cooking utensils are found by the Company, and the provisions are issued and cooked daily for each mess, under regulations laid down for general convenience.
Mattresses and bolsters are also found by the Company; but blankets, sheets, and coverlets are not supplied, and each of these the passengers must provide a sufficient stock for themselves and their families at the rate of two blankets, six pairs of sheets, and a coverlet foe each bed. They must also bring their own towels, soap, knives and forks, tin or pewter plates, spoons and drinking mugs.
The passengers must bring their own clothing; as a general rule it may be stated that the more abundant the stock, the better for health and comfort; and all parties are particulary desired to observe that they will not be allowed to embark, unless they provide themselves with a sufficient supply for their health during the voyage. The lowest quantity should consist of:-
Two complete suits of outer clothing, including two pairs of shoes; and one dozen changes of under clothing, including stocking.
Each family should furnish itself with two canvas clothes bags as the heavy boxes and chests will be put away in the hold, and there will only be access to them once in every three or four weeks.
The whole quantity of luggage for each adult passenger must not measure more than 20 cubic or solid feet. It should be divided into two or three boxes of not more than 2� or 3 feet long, by about 20 inches wide and 18 inches high, for the convenience of being more easily moved and got at.
Extra freight must be paid for in London at the rate of fifty shillings a ton. A great saving can be made by packing close and not shipping boxes half filled.
It is expected that for the sake of themselves and of all on board, the passenger will pay the readiest attention, throughout the voyage, to the rules of the ship and the suggestions and regulations of the surgeon.
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