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The ALPINE departed Glasgow on 10 June, 1859 and arrived in Port Chalmers on 11 September, 1859. Captain R Crawford was in command.


Transcribed from the Otago Witness, 17 September 1859, Page 2


September 11. "Alpine," 1164 tons, R. Crawford, from Glasgow, with 90 casks beer, 1 hhd. ale, 15 casks bottled beer, 69,450 railway chairs, 1 cask and 1 bundle wire, 10 coils cordage, 1 cask blocks, 1 bale sail-cloth, 1 cask tinware, 1 box blacksmiths tools, 10 boxes, 1 roll, and 1 bale stationery, 1 box drawers, 1 cask soda, 2 casks molasses, 2 casks tar, 6 bags nails, 16 bundles spades, 1 cask putty, 4 casks ovens, 35 bars iron, 5 boxes boots, 3 carts, 9 pair wheels, 9 axles, 1 box blacking, 2 casks scythe stones, 2464 flooring boards, 45 drums oil, 50 bags salt, 2 pkgs. mangles, 1 chaff-cutter, 8 casks paint, 1 gig, 72 boxes, 54 bales, 2 casks, 5 cases, and 3 pkgs. merchandise, 2 hhds. and 3 casks wine, 5 hhds, and 14 casks brandy, 6 casks whisky.



Charles J. Tayler

G. H. Munro

Wm. A. Yule

Wm. Hall

Jas. H. Sutler

Mrs. Sutter

W. H. Davidson

Archd. W. R. Davidson

William Hussey

James Rolland, Mrs. Rolland, William, Rebecca, Eliza H., Adam, James H, Wm. S., and R. H. Rolland


Intermediate and Steerage

Robert Aitken

Mary, Barbara, Betty, and Janet Allan

Thos. Brown, wife, daughter, and two sons

Wm. Allison

David Aitchison

Robert Boag and wife, Barbara Boag

Ann Black and four daughters

Archibald Brown, wife, son, and daughter

James Buchan, wife, and child

George Brown, wife, two sons and two daughters

James Cameron and wife

Martin Campbell, wife, and two sons

John, Alison, and Margaret Cochrane

John Davidson, wife, and child

Alexr. Duguid

Alexr. Frew, wife, and two daughters

John Fleming, wife, and child

Thomas Gordon

Robert Gray and wife

Jas. Gavin

Millar Gilchrist, two sons and two daughters

Donald Gordon, Mary and John Gordon

Edward Gibbs

John Hutton

Matthew Martin

Jas. Hynd

John Harvie

Alex. Isdale, wife, and son

Wm. Justice, wife, son, and daughter

Thos. Johnstone

Andrew Kinninmouth

James Keir, wife, son, and daughter

Alex. Kinloch

Andrew Lindsay, wife, and daughter

Jas. Mills, wife, and two sons

Ann Meikle

Wm. Moir

Robert Murdoch, wife, five sons, and daughter

David Marchbanks, wife, and child

Alex. Mathieson

Daniel Munro, wife, and daughter

Donald McLennan

James McGregor, wife, two sons, and daughter

John, Alexander, Kenneth, Ann, and Sarah McDonald

John McAra

Dugald McMillan, wife, five sons and five daughters

Arch. McDonald

Alex. McGregor

Angus Mackinnon, two sons and daughter

James Mackay

Archibald Mclntyre

Alexander McNaughton, wife, aon and daughter

John McDonald and wife

Henry Potter, wife, two sons and daughter

Thos. Park, wife, son, and three daughters

William Patterson, wife, four sons and daughter

Wm. Parker, wife, two sons and daughter

Duncan Robertson, wife, son and daughter

Margaret and Susan Robertson

Thos. Seal

Jans and Janet Somerville

Adam and Win. Somerville

Wm. Smith

William, Ann, Elizabeth, and Agnes Strachan

Jas. D. Sibbald

Wm. Smith

George and Robert Sutherland

Richard Thomson

James Tannock, wife, son, and two daughters

Susan Turner

George Thomson

Thomson Wilson

C. R. Walker

David Whittock, wife, three sons and five daughters

Robert Wilson

Mary Westland

Andw. Lees

Janet and Margaret Dow

David Dow, wife, two sons and daughter

Alexander Birss

Edward Todd, wife, two sons and daughter

Adam Bell, wife, four sons and daughter

Isaac and Hugh Marwick

John Mainland

John Reid

Hugh Yorstan, wife, three sons and three daughters

Archibald McColl, wife, five sons and two daughters

James Corbett

Elizabeth, Catherine, and Johan Calder

John Loftus and wife

Duncan McDonald

Wm. Tweedie, wife, six sons and two daughters

William Farquharson

William Clark and wife

Allan Marshall, wife, son and two daughters

Anthony Milligan

Wm. Cameron

John Black and wife

William Walker, wife, five sons and two daughters

John Black and wife

Peter Dick, wife, son, and daughter

Wm. Asher

Walter Park and wife

Jas. Petrie and wife

Walter, William, Robert, Jane, and Agnes Watson

James Leith

Robert McGillivray and wife

Thos. Waugh and wife

Christiana Dods

Malcolm McLean

Andrew Adams and wife

James, Jane, and Andrew Adams

Wm. Gray

Peter Hunter

James Marshall, wife, three sons and three daughters

Wm. Diack

Margaret Ginnings

Wm. Galbraith

Amelia, Edward, Isabella, James, and Amelia Provost

Peter Stewart

Thos. Bryce, wife, six sons and daughter

Wm. Turnbull

Chas. Campbell, wife, two sons and six daughters

Janet McLucas

Alex. McLenn, wife, two sons and daughter

Jas. Florence

John Geary, wife, and child

James Wallace and wife

Daniel Gillies, wife, son, and daughter

William Dunlop

Wm. Calder

James Dixon

Mrs, John Carruth and daughter

Margaret Simpson

James Paul

James Hamilton

Wm. Blackwood, wife, and 5 daughters

Richard Blackwood

Mrs. Jean Sinclair

Jean, Mary, and Charles Sinclair

Archibald Carrick

Archibald Haddo

John Murray

Robert McLew

James McConie

James Crossgrove, wife, and three sons

Elizabeth Dickie

Alexander Calder

John Millar, wife, three sons and three daughters

James Mclndoe, wife, two sons and daughter

Wm. G. Jenkins

John McFarlane and wife

Elizabeth McBain

Arthur Calder

Margaret Strachan

Alex, and James Begg

Chas. Wallace

Emanuel Turner

William Gowans and wife, Duncan, Wm. Smith, and Agnes Gowans

Janet Knox, two sons and daughter

M. Calder and wife

J. Bennett

Catherine McMillan

The above list includes 22 carpenters, 6 blacksmiths, 1 cabinetmaker, 1 miller, 1 miner, 2 masons, 1 teacher, 1 saddler, 1 shoemaker, 4 gardeners, 17 farmers, 41 ploughmen, 11 shepherds, 32 labourers, 4 dressmakers, and 33 domestic servants.


Adults (65 Married couples)                   130

Single Males of 12 years and upwards    116

Single Females      do.              do.         56

Male children under 12 years of age        85

Female children    do.              do.          73


Equal to (adults)                                    358


Births during the Voyage. Mrs. Black of a son; Mrs. Crossgrove of a son; Mrs. Dick of a son; and Mrs. Park of a daughter.

Deaths. Elizabeth Walker; aged 4 months; Catherine McNaughton 2 years; William Bryce, 3 years; John Robertson 2 years and nine months; Mrs. Gilchrist, of consumption, 34 years; Colin Campbell, 18 months; Catherine Frew, 7 months; Elspeth Buchan, 10 months; and Janet Davidson, 13 months.


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