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GOTHIC
Departed from London on 24th January, 1897 and arrived in Wellington
on 7th March 1897. Captain Kidley was in command.
Transcribed from the Wellington "Evening Post" newspaper of,
Monday, 8th March 1897, page 4.
GOTHIC, FROM LONDON. At 1 pm yesterday the White Star liner Gothic brought her ninth trip to
New Zealand to a conclusion by dropping anchor in the stream after a splendid run of 3 days 15 hours
from Hobart. To Mr W. S. Inman, purser, we are indebted for report and files. The Gothic left Plymouth
at 7.50 am on 24th January for Teneriffe, and anchored off Santa Cruz at 5.6 pm on 28th January. 
Disembarked a few passengers, coaled ship, and left at 6.18 am next day for Capetown. Moderate NE 
trades were experienced until crossing the Equator, where light variable winds  prevailed; thence moderate
SE trades and fine weather until arrival in Table Bay at 10.8 am on 12th February. Landed 214 passengers
and embarked 56, and resumed the voyage at 6.26 pm the same day. Moderate northerly and westerly 
winds and fair weather prevailed all the way to Hobart, which port was reached at 6.55 am on the 3rd inst.
After discharging 440 tons cargo and landing 60 passengers left again for Wellington at 4.55 pm. Coming
across, moderate to fresh northerly winds and fine weather with smooth sea were experienced, and the
ship arrived in port as above. Much ice was seen between 43 E lat and 84 E long, some bergs being 
unusually large. The voyage was an exceptionally fine one, and enlivened with concerts, fancy balls, &c.
The Health Officer's report proving satisfactory, the big steamer was brought alongside the, Queen's 
Wharf by Capt. Johnson at 3 pm. Her cargo consists of 3600 tons for Wellington and 900 tons for 
Wellington and 900 tons for Lyttelton, to which port she proceeds about the end of the week. Messrs W. 
and G. Turnbnll and Co. are the local agents. Wellington is to be her final port of departure from the
colony on 1st April. 
The following is her passenger list :
Wellington
Saloon
Misses
HANDYSIDE
BEAUCHAMP-PLATTS
TATNELL
ISMAY
JOHNS
ISMAYLady
Mesdames
STANLEY-JONES
MHYER
HYMAN
WOLFESurgeon-Captain
Messrs
ADAMS
HANDYSIDE
HALLAMORE
KELMAN
HOLLIDAY
BEAUCHAMP-PLATTS
BROGE
LAWRENCE
COOKSON (2)
ISMAY
GAVIN
BARNARD
HYMAN
Steerage
Misses
BABINGTON (3)
CREED (2)
McCARTHY
SLATER
Mesdames
BABINGTON (2)
BUCHANAN
CREED
WOOD
Messrs
BARTON
BABINGTON (5)
BUCHANAN
CREED
McCARTHY
WINDERWOOD
BATHGATE
TUCKER
Masters
BABINGTON
CREED
For other Ports
Saloon
Misses
HARVEY
TAYLOR
BROWN
TIPPING
LOCHEAD (2)
Mesdames
MAYHEW
HERING
TAYLOR
COOPER
WILLOCH
ANDERSON
RYLEY
CARTER
CRAIGDr.
FITZGERALDDr.
CHRISTIEDr.
WALKERDr.
PARKERRev.
Messrs
MAYHEW (2)
BUSCK
BAGSTER
DAVY (2)
EVANS
HERING
LORD
PEARSON
NORRIS
THOMPSON
TAYLOR (3)
COOPER
SUMNER (2)
BLOUSH
CROSBIE-HILL
FOSTER
ANDERSON
RYLEY
CARTER
Steerage - 31
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