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ALEXANDRA


















The ALEXANDRA departed London on 17 January, 1866 and arrived in Auckland on 26 May, 1866 
with Captain George Dalgarno in command. 



























THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS, May 26, 1866









"ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP ALEXANDRA FROM LONDON









The London ship Alexandra, Captain Dalgarno, anchored off Rangitoto last evening, after a protracted passage
of 127 days, twelve of which were spent in the Channel through light baffling winds. She left London on the 17th
of January last, and after experiencing twelve days calm weather in the Channel, entered the Bay of Biscay with
a heavy gale from the westward, during which little progress was made. Passed outside the Cape de Verde Islands,
and sighted the Island of Madeira, crossing the equator in 26 W, on the 6th of March. Experienced S.E. winds until
reaching the meridian of the Cape, which was made on the 63rd day out, and from thence to Tasmania in 28 days.
Had light winds and calms after passing the meridian of the Cape of Good hope, and passed to the south of
Tasmania. On the 20th of May made Reef Point, on the coast of New Zealand, and had variable winds and strong
squally weather along the coast, anchoring as above at 6.30 last evening.
Sighted but one vessel connected with the colonies during the passage, and reports all well on board, having had
neither births or deaths during the passage. On the 16th April, reports having encountered a severe hurricane in
44 20' S, and 80 E. At 7 pm on that day the weather was threatening and squally, and an hour afterwards
increased to a hurricane, during which the foresail was split and the vessel labouring heavily under two topsails. A
heavy sea sprang up, during which a portion of the vessel's bulwarks and rails were carried away. The hurricane
lasted for eight hours with great violence. On the 26th April, in 44 48' S, and longitude 127 128 E, saw an iceberg;
and spoke the brigantine Hindu, from Auckland to Melbourne, seven days out on the 11th instant. The Alexandra
brings 39 passengers, and a large general cargo. She is despatched by Messrs. Shaw, Savill, and Co., and comes
consigned to Mr. David Nathan, of this city.
The passengers have arrived in excellent health, not withstanding the protracted passage, in medical charge of Mr.
Surgeon Lewis.
The Alexandra will come up harbour about noon to-day, and take up a berth alongside the new portion of wharf,
where she will have quick despatch.
She brings the following second and third-class passengers, having no cabin passengers onboard:- "










(42 passengers are actually listed)












WHITE
J W














SPRAGUE
John














BAKER
Elizabeth







Wallace














LEDBROKE
Elizabeth














ELLIOTT
Thomas














JOHNSON
George














LATTIMORE
Robert














ROWE
Mary














MORRISON
John







Eliza














CAMPBELL
Patrick







Elizabeth







John







Margaret







George







R














TAYLOR
Samuel














DABELL
W














RADCLIFFE
Ruth














BLACK
William














ACHISON
David














JONES
Edward







Hugh R














MEDDLEY
John














STOKES
Charles














SMITH
Jane














STOREY
Thomas














MULLEN
Bernard







Helen














NEILE
Margaret














MOODY
James














CONNELL
Charles














BOYD
Mary














CAMPBELL
Alexander














RUSSELL
W J














MCMILLAN
Samuel














GRIFFITHS
Richard














BENFIELD
Henry W














CLAUSEN
H G














BROWN
Margaret














SHARP
Joseph























This information on the "Alexandra" was taken from a copy of "The Daily Southern Cross" kindly supplied by
Robyn Robinson who's great grandmother, Jane SMITH, came out with her uncle Charles STOKES, on this voyage.


















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