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GANGES
Extracted from "THE DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS"
15 February 1865


ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP GANGES

The clipper ship GANGES dropped anchor in the stream, on the Queen street Wharf, at 7 PM. last evening, after a good passage of 100 days from Queenstown. The GANGES is a fine vessel of 1,211 tons, and was built in 1856 at Boston by the celebrated shipbuilder D McKay. She was here in October 1863 on which occasion she brought 226 passengers. She is still in command of Captain Thomas Funnell, a gentleman well known and respected here; and on the last trip he was presented by the passengers with a purse of money. The GANGES left Queenstown (Cobh) on the 4 November, and took her final departure on the 5th. Sighted Cape de Verd Islands, and had steady N.E. trades,
crossing the Equator on the 28th November, in longitude 24.30 W, after a good run of 24 days. The S.E. trades proved very good, and the meridian of the Cape was made on the 25th December, in 39S30, Fine weather was experienced until reaching 120 E longitude, when several heavy gales were encountered. The easting was run down between the parallels of 43 and 45 S with moderate weather. Tasmania was sighted on the 25th January, and the Kings were made on the 5th February, since then light winds and calms have prevailed.

On the 7th January, during a heavy gale, a fatal accident by drowning happened to two of the crew, who fell from the mainyard into the sea. The names of the unfortunate men were Antonia Dueakin, a native of Valparaiso, and John Murphy, an Irishman, Every effort was made to save the poor fellows, but without success.

The GANGES sighted no vessels connected with the colonies. She brings a full cargo of general merchandise and 422 Government passengers. She sailed with 474 but lost 54 children and 2 adults during the passage from bronchitis and the whooping-cough. The cleanly condition in which she entered the harbour reflects the greatest credit on Captain Funnell and the officers under his command. The passengers have requested us to state that they have been treated with the utmost courtesy and kindness by Captain Funnell during the voyage. The following is a list of the births and deaths:-
BIRTHS:-16
DEATHS:-56
John Leathem, aged 1 year
Margaret Jane McKinney, 1 year and 2 months
Joseph Alexander, 1 year and 3 months
John Poland, 1 year and 10 months
John McQuay, 1 year and 9 months
Margaret Jane Miller, 1 year
Andrew McDowell, 9 months
Mrs McClatchy, 33 years
Margaret Jane Graham, 1 year and 2 months
Robert Graham, 2 years and 9 months
Infant of Mrs McKeever, 1 month
Infant of Mrs Hetherington 19 days
Eliza Elliott, 4 months
Benjamin Clarke, 4 months
Bella McQuay, 2 years and 6 months
Catherine McNiece (McNeiss), 5 months
Catherine Pratt, 11 months
James Moore 4 years
Phoebe Hanna, 1 year and 4 months
Fanny Elliott, 2 years and 8 months
Robert F Miller, 4 years and 6 months
David Smith, 2 days
John Hicks, 11 months
Robert. H. Jno. McGeough, 1 year and 4 months
Annie Farrelly, 2 years and 8 months
Grace Preston, 18 days
Martha McCracken, 2 years
Elizabeth Ann Morrow, 1 year and 9 months
Martha Moore, 11 months
Ann Pratt, 3 years
Cristopher Mills, 4 years and 9 months
Mary Farrelly, 8 years
Lizzie McDowell, 3 years and 10 months
Mitilda J McCormick, 1 year 4 months
Mary Hadskis, 3 years and 1 month
Dinah Brownlee, 2 years
Ann Moore, 8 years
Ellen Wright, 1 year
Infant of Mary A Johnston, 6 days
Sarah Cowen, 1 year and 9 months
William Hamilton, 2 years and 6 months
James Cathcart, 1 year
Thomas Johnston, 3 years
John Brown, 2 years and 2 months
Martha Kelly, 2 years and 2 months
James Fergy, 3 years and 4 months
Jane McClutchy, 1 year and 10 months
Martha Jane Preston, 4 years
Ebenezer Slater, 2 years and 9 months
Ellen Leech, 9 months
Mary Eyre, 1 year and 11 months
Mary Bruce, 2 years
Anne Hyland, 2 years
Ellen Reynolds 43 years
Mary Poland, 3 years and 6 months
Elizabeth Jane Preston, 1 year and 10 months
Total - 56
AdamsCatherine
AlexanderJames, Mary, and James
AndersonWilliam, Sally, W. John, and Mary
AndersonAgnes
ArmstrongElizabeth
ArmstrongMary
ArmstrongRobert
BallonWilliam
BarronWilliam
BeatlyJames
BeattyThomas
BenniefieldGeorge
BoyleEdward, Eliza, and Ann
BrownGeorge, Mary, and William
BrownElizabeth
BrowntreeHenry, Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Dinah
BruceHugh, Catherine, and Mary
CampbellMary and Mary J
CampbellWilliam, Francis, James A, and John
CarmichaelSusan
CarmichaelThomas
CarrollJohn and Mary
CathcartJohn, Margaret, and James
CheshireJohn H, Mary, Ellen, John, Eliza, and J.
ClarkeWilliam, Mahlata, Benjamin, William and James
ClarkeJoseph
ClerkenMary
ClerkerJames
ColinsMargaret
ColinsJoseph and Charlotte
CollinsJohn
CollinsThomas, Mary, Sarah, Mary, and Elizabeth
ColvilleMary
ConellyHugh
ConeyRobert and Margaret
CorriganJohn
CosgroveMary 
CostelloAlexander
CowanJohn, Mary, Sarah, and Sarah
CranstonArthur
CreigCharles
CummingJohn, Margaret, Agnes, and Patrick
CurrieJames
DaltonDavid, Hannah, and Jane
DaneAnn
DarageJames and Angeline
DarlingRobert
DilworthJames, Sarah, and Christopher
DonohoeHugh, Mary, Patrick, and Mary
DuffCatherine
DuffAgnes
DynesJohn and Jane
ElliottThomas, Eliza, Fanny, and Elizabeth
EtheringtonEliza
EveringtonS. and Rebecca
EyreWilliam, Mary, John, and Mary
FarrellyLawrence, Mary, John, James, Maria, and Ann
FarrellyBridget 
FarrellyPatrick
FawcettJohn and Sarah
FergusonH and Jane
FitzpatrickMichael
FitzpatrickAnn, Ellen, and Catherine
FlanaganDaniel, Samuel, and Agnes
FlanaganJane
FlanaganJames and Rose
FlynnAgnes
ForgeyJames, Margaret, John, and William
FoulerJohn
GaheyJohn
GardinerJane, Ellen, Sarah, and Elizabeth
GerhtyPatrick and Bridget
GloverAlice
GrahamJames, Isabella, Robert, and Eleanor
GrahameJohn
GrantJohn, Mary, and John
GreirsonRobert H
GreyDavid
GreyGrace and Helen
GriffinPatrick 
GriffinJohn, Ann, Catherine, and Mary
HallidayGeorge, Eliza, Ann, and Andrew
HamillWilliam
HamillBenjamin, Margaret, and Joseph
HamiltonHugh, Rebecca, Hugh, Martha, and William
HamiltonGuy
HammillHugh, Susan, and Joseph
HamptonRobert, Isabella, Robert, and Ellen
HannahRobert, Eliza, James, Thomas, Andrew, Phoebe, Joseph, and Margaret
HannahNancy, Jane, and Mary
HannahJohn and Samuel
HargreaveJames
HargreavesJames
HartJohn, Mary, John, and Mary
HarveyMargaret
HaylandThomas, Ann, Emily, Mary, and Ann
HazelowGeorge
HewettJacob
HewittSamuel
HickJohn
HicksJane and Catherine
HobbsMary Ann
HodskissGeorge, Phoebe, Mary, and Margaret
HolmesThomas and Elizabeth
HyldadWilliam
IrvineRobert
IrvineMarcella
IrvineAnn and Elizabeth
IrvineWilliam and Mary J 
IrvineHarrison and Andrew
IrvineWilliam and Agnes Irvine
JohnsonJames, Mary Ann, and Thomas
KeeganAnn Keegan
KeeganWilliam, Rose, Francis, and Mary
KellyAnn
KellyHugh, Catherine, Martha, and Robert
KenierCaroline
KerrRichard
KeysHugh
LattimerJames
LeathamSamuel
LeathernCharles, Rebecca, and John
LeechAlexander, Ellen, Catherine, and Ellen
LittleRobert and Mary
LoveMary
LynchBernard
LyttleJohn
MagillRobert
MallarRobert, Diana, William, Robert, and James
McAlroyJames
McAlvonPatrick
McBernisAnn
McBreenEliza
McBreenJames and Thomas
McCabeJames
McClasherFrancis
McClatelySamuel, Mary, Jane, and Thomas
McCleeryDavid
McCleeryMary and Ann
McClusherElizabeth
McConnallJohn
McConnellHenry
McCormachWilliam and Esther
McCormickJames, Mary, James, and Jane
McCormickMargaret
McCrackenRobert, Martha, Margaret, and Robert
McCrackenD
McCreadJoseph and Jane
McDowellWilliam, Rose, Margaret, Lucy, and Andrew
McEnneyAnn
McGahartyJames
McGaheyN.
McGaheyWilliam
McGampseyJames
McGearyGeorge, Elizabeth, Eliza, Isabella, and John
McGoughW.M., Elizabeth, Margaret, and Robert
McGoverMargaret
McGuireLawernce
McKeeWilliam
McKennyJohn, Sarah, Joseph, and Margaret
McMeechamJohn, Harriet, Eliza, and Samuel
McNallyRobert and Ann Jane
McNeillIsabella
McNeissJames, Mary, Eliza, Mary, and Catherine
McQuayRobert
McShaneJames and Ann
McVeaghRichard, Mary, William and Lucy
MillerSamuel, Eliza, and Margaret
MillsAlexander, Jane, Mary, and Margaret
MillsThomas
MinnaJohn, Mary, Sarah, and Margaret
MisbellyJames
MoodieElizabeth, Maria, Jane, Mary
MooreThomas, Margaret, William, Annie, and Martha Moore
MorrisonSamuel
MorrowWilliam, Margaret, and Elizabeth
MulherroMary
MullensMargaret
NiblickJames
NicksonGeorge
NixonSarah Jane
NixonAnn I
O'BrienPatrick
OvensJames
PattersonMary
PentWilliam
PhilpotHelen and Jane
PolandJohn, Theresa, Mary, and John
PrattTheophilus, Catherine, Elisha, William, Mary, Ann, and Catherine
PrattWilliam
PrestonJames and Rachael
PrestonWilliam, Martha, Martha Jane, and Jane
PrestonWilliam, Rebecca, William, and Elizabeth
PyeElizabeth
ReadMargaret Read
ReynardsMargaret, Fanny, and Ellen
ReynoldsW.H, Ellen, Phoebe, and Mary
ReynoldsW.H.
ReynoldsMargaret 
ReynoldsJohn and William
RileyMichael and Ann
RobinsonWilliam
RussellWilliam and Mary
RustMary
RyleJames
RyleCatherine
SandsSusannah
SlaterJames, Rebecca, and Joseph
SlaterMary
SlaterJane and Ebenezer
SmithJohn and Mary
TearmanRobert
TurbitJames, Katherine, John, and Mary
VeitchCatherine
WalmesleyThomas
WalshEliza
WatsonJohn, Sarah, Catherine, and Mary
WelshWilliam, Mary, and John
WhitemanHenry
WhitesideGeorge, Susannah, and Samuel
WilsonJohn
WrightMary and Ellen
WrightThomas and Bridget
WrightEssie
WrightmanFrederick, Ellen, and Annabella
YoungWilliam J, Mary, and Mary
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