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THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS, November 17, 1864


ARRIVAL OF THE ALFRED FROM CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

     The Dutch barque, Captain A Decker, anchored off the North Head at 12 o'clock last night. She sailed from Cape Town on the 27th of September, and experienced moderate weather throughout the passage. She brings 251 passengers and 85 tons military stores for the Government, and 5 casks wine consigned to Messrs. Bucholz and Co.

     Some complimentary addresses have been presented to Captain Decker, signed by the majority of passengers, for the kind treatment they have received through him during the voyage.

Mr C Petschler is agent for the Alfred.


The following is a list of her passengers.








































































































































































































Cabin


















ROTHKUGEL
Maurice
















MCCAFFERTY  (C.C.)
Rev J
















BENSTEAD
James








Mary
















KNOPS
Mr








Mrs
















Second Cabin


















MACHIE
Thomas
















WILSON
John








Margaret
















TINDALL
James






 








GLENDERING
David






 








MCEDITH
James






 








SLOANE
Wm.








Mary Ann






 








GLENDERING
Agnes






 








WEDGE
Richard








Jane








Charles






 








WILSON
James








Jessie






 








SPENCE
John






 








TEMPLEMAN
William






 








ROUS
James






 








?????
William








Henry








Rebecca M
















BRIDAL
William George








Mary Anne








Henry Daniel






 








TULLIS
David






 








ALETTA
Maria






 








MITCHELL
Mary






 








CAMERON
Mary Ann






 








STAPLEFORD
George William






 








PURCELL
Catherine






 








MURRAY
John








Alice








Richard








Thomas






 








SCOTT
John






 








DONNELL
Philip








Mary








Margaret






 








MCCONNELL
John






 








MARTIN
Owen






 








MCKIE
Hugh








Sarah








Elizabeth








Hugh








William








David








Sarah






 








SEXTON
George 








Ellen








William






 








CROFT
Peter






 








RIDGLEY
Joseph








Sarah








Emily
















BATES
Ralph






 








ALLEN
William






 








DELAMARE
William






 








PADMORE
James






 








GREEN
George






 








POWER
John








Fanny








Bridget








Catherine






 








WELSH
Michael








Mary






 








WHEELER
Thomas






 








FULLER
John








Julia






 








KEOGH
John








Mary








Mary
















TIMMOS
James






 








HEWETT
John








Margaret






 








BROWN
William






 








SMITH
Frederick






 








WILLIAMS
John








Sarah








John








James








Thomas








David








William
















The names of the steerage passengers will appear in our issue of to-morrow."
























THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS, November 18, 1864


TESTIMONIAL TO CAPTAIN DECKER, OF THE ALFRED.
             (On board the Alfred)
  
       Tuesday, November  16, 1864

"To A Decker, commander of the ship Alfred.
     Dear sir. - Deeply impressed with a sense of the many obligations and favours conferred on us during a long and pleasant voyage, and whilst the same, by the will of Divine Providence, has been so successfully accomplished, it is now full time that we should perform the pleasing task of coming formal and expressing our grateful acknowledgments.
     To say nothing of our admiration or your great skill an unwearied vigilance as captain - qualities which throughout inspired even the most timid passenger with confidence, and a moral certainty of safety, - we feel much pleasure in communicating to you our grateful acknowledgments for the constant attention you paid us, and for the readiness which you ever exhibited, in the most gentlemanly manner, to remove the many discomforts necessarily attendant upon a sea voyage of so long duration. We must not omit to advert likewise to that courteous demeanour and Christian liberality of sentiment so eminently worthy of your station, and so admirably calculated to remove prejudice, which you always exhibited, by facilitating in every comfort and convenient manner possible the education of children, and the free exercise of our devotions.
     To your first and second officers, Messrs Luby and Wolfe, and to the gallant crew of sailor boys under your command, we also tender our best acknowledgments for their unvarying kindness.
     Wishing you every happiness, and a safe return to the bosom of your families, whilst we pray that and all kind and bountiful Providence may protect and sustain you in your important and perilous duties; that your futures cares and anxieties may meet with the same success which attended them in our regard, and that you may have the cheering consolation to find them responded to by a truly sincere, grateful, and appreciating public, - we beg to subscribe ourselves your sincere and admiring friends."
     (Here follow the signatures.)



(On board the Hamburg barque Alfred.)
             November 15, 1864

"Captain A. Decker,
     Sir, - We the undersigned steerage passengers beg to tender our most sincere thanks to you, and your officers, for the kind and urbane treatment we have always experienced at your hands, and also for the manner in which you have conducted your vessel in bringing us safe, after a long and perilous voyage. We must now conclude, as words we have not sufficient, by wishing you and your officers every happiness and prosperity; and may God bless and protect you all in your dangerous calling is the sincere prayer of all."
     (Here follow the signatures.)


     "The barque Alfred, which arrived off the Heads on Wednesday night, worked up harbour yesterday morning, and anchored off the Queen-street Wharf.

The following is a list of the steerage passengers, unavoidably omitted in yesterday's issue:-"


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































WADDOPS
John








Ann








Harriet








Ann








Mary








Elizabeth








Matilda
















GIBBS
William
















FLEMING
Henry
















BLAIKIE
James








Margaret








James








Jane








William
















MCCALLUM
James
















BAIN
Thomas








Wilhelmine








Thomas








Wilhelmine








Margaret
















LAING
John
















MCNAMARA
Martin








Johanna








Bridget








John








Michael
















HENNESSY
Patrick








Helen








Frederick
















DOOLLY
John








Mary








Margaret








Jane








James
















ROBINSON
William








John








Elizabeth
















KELLY
Mary








Eliza M








Sarah Jane
















HEMPLING
Frank








Anna Maria








Joseph








Hannah
















RYAN
William








Bridget








Alice








Thomas








Ellen
















MURRAY
Peter
















TAYLOR
Henry








Mary








Ann








Elizabeth








James








William
















MAHONEY
David








Maria
















SOLAN
Peter








Bridget








Thomas
















HUGHES
Henry








Margaret








Henry








Andrew








Mary
















RYAN
Thomas








Mary








Thomas








Michael
















FURNISS
William








Amelia








Henry








Amelia
















WALSH
Patrick
















WINGFIELD
Stephen








Margaret








John








James
















MCCONNELL
Alex.








Jane








James
















MURPHY
John
















KELLY
Thomas








Hannah








Hannah








Margaret
















MASON
John B








Helen








Helen








William F








Ally








Edgar








Eliza
















GILLESPIE
Alex








Mary








Catherine
















ANDERSON
James
















CHRISTIE
James








Margaret








James
















CROTHY
John








Mary








Patrick
















RYAN
Honoria
















PICKETT
Henry








Ann








Ellen








Mary
















DANCE
James








Marian
















KYERE
John








Catherine
















FRAMLEY
Patrick
















BLAKEMAN
Henry








Dinah








Henry
















WISENDEN
Henry








Emily








Mary
















KNIGHT
Emma
















HOGAN
Michael








Mary








Louisa
















HUMPHREYS
John
















FAIRCLAUGH
James
















MALONEY
John








Maria








Hannah








Bridget








Maria
















MARSH
Thomas








Mary Ann








John Charles
















BROWN
Cornelius
















RYAN
Michael








Ann
















KELLY
John
















DIVINE
Patrick
















SMITH
Philip








Ann








Joseph








Peter








Bessy








Philip
















MCCARTHY
James








Margaret








John
















HORN
Edward








Elizabeth








Ann E
















ZIERGO
Carl
















VALENTINE
Johann








Theresa
















KASNER
George








Anna








Maria








Anne E








Lissa








Christina








Frederick
















COLLINS
Samuel








Mary Ann








Samuel








Susan








John Moore




































 








Passengers from the Alfred were the first settlers in the Waipipi District near Waiuku.




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