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MATOAKA




















The MATOAKA left London on 17th September, 1864 and arrived in Auckland on Tuesday, 
3rd January, 1865, under the command of Captain William C Barnett. 










Transcribed from the "Southern Cross" newspaper for Wednesday, 4th January, 1865.




















ARRIVAL OF THE MATOAKA, FROM LONDON - The clipper ship Matoaka arrived off the Heads yesterday afternoon, after a 
good passage of 93 days from the start. The Matoaka is a vessel of 1,323 tons one of George Seymour, Peacock, and Co's 
liners and is a fine specimen of a Brunswick-built clipper ship. She was formerly here in charge of Captain Stevens, but is
now commanded by Captain William C. Barnett who has visited our waters on several occasions in the good ship Cresswell,
and appears to have gained the confidence and esteem of all on board his ship. The Matoaka was last here in September 
1859, coming up harbour with the unfortunate Tornado, out the same number of days from Liverpool direct. On that occasion
she made the passage in about 100 days, including a stay of several days at Wellington. She has just been recleansed and
is now on the first letter for twelve years. The Matoaka brings a full cargo of general merchandise, and an addition to our
population of 441 souls, there being including crew 480 souls on board. It is not often a vessel with so large a number of
immigrants on board enters our harbour in such a cleanly and well-ordered state and this fact is highly creditable to Captain
Barnett and the medical officer in charge, Mr Jonas King, who has faithfully attended to the health of the passengers. The
Matoaka took her departure from the Downs its on the 2nd September, with a westerly wind, and sent the pilot on shore on
the 27th, taking her final leave off Start Point on the following day with a gentle easterly wind. On the 5th October the island
of Porto Santo was sighted, and the wind being, S W had to tack across until passing Madena the wind still prevailing from
W to S W until reaching latitude 20 N, the ship was compelled to pass to the eastward of Cape de Verde Islands. She then
had the wind from N and N E for two days, and on the 19th October sighted a ship supposed to be the Light Brigade, in
latitude 12 28 N latitude, 22 46 W longitude. On the 24th spoke the Light Brigade, twenty-six days out, which vessel reported
that the ship to the N E was the Robert Henderson, 36 days from Glasgow, bound to Otago. On the 28th was still in company
with the Light Brigade. The island of Trinidad was observed on the 3rd November, on which day the S E trades were lost,
and on the 22nd of the same month the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was made. A full rigged ship, supposed to be the
Light Brigade, was here sighted, one being about 5 miles distant to the S W. [By reference to the report of the Light Brigade,
we find that the two vessels must have kept very close together, as the Matoaka and Light Brigade both sighted the island of
Trinidad on the 3rd November. There is but little doubt that the vessel which the Matoaka sighted off the Cape was the Light
Brigade] after passing the Cape she had very light and variable weather, with the exception of one or two moderate gales,
running down her easting to 50 S, and rounding the south of Van Diemen's Island, without sighting it, on the 84th day from the
the Downs. The Three Kings were made on Sunday last at 11 am, and a fair wind brought her down coast. She will work up
the harbour this morning, and her passengers will probably be landed tomorrow.  The following is a list of the passengers -






























PASSENGERS 


















AITCHINSON William, Elizabeth, and Henry






BATES Reuben and Mary







BELL William, Sarah, Emma, Anne, and Sophia





BENNETT George and Lydia







BILLING John, Mary, Selina, and John H






BILLING Albert and Elizabeth







BILLING William







BINTON William, Harriett, Marshall, and Ada





BLACKBURN John and Rebecca Blackburn






BLANCOME Richard and Emma







BOOKER Richard, Elizabeth, and Henry






BOOTH Richard, Mary, Richard, Thomas, and John





BOOTH John







BRAY Charles and Mary







BROWN Sarah







BUCKLEY James, Annie, Mary, Anne, Cornelius, and James




BURRELL George







BUSHELL Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and Elizabeth A




CARDON Thomas, Martha, Elizabeth, and John G.





CASELEY William, Mary, and Annie






CASHON Thomas and Juanna







CASHON Mary and Elizabeth







CATHERAN Joseph







CHANDLER John, Hannah, and Kate






CLARKE Samuel and, Emma







CLARKE Matthew and Mary







CONNOLLY William, Anne, Elizabeth, Anne, and James




CONNON Alexander, Mary Ann, Esther, William, and Phoebe




COSTAR Charles, Eliza, Martha, Christopher, Alice, and ???ndly



DEAN Catherine, William, and Jane






DELAHUNT Mary







DOYLE Catherine, Eva, Emily, William and Alfred





DUFFIN Harriet







EVETT David, Louisa, David, and Walter





FLINT Walter







FOSTER Francis, Annie, Edwin and Frank





FOWLER Abraham, Elizabeth, Hannah, Francis, William, Thomas, and George


FRENCH George, Sarah, Eliza, Elizabeth, and Maria





FRETHAWAY John and Mary







FULLER Sophia, Louisa, and Ada Maria






FULLER Stephen







GARSIDE Benjamin







GILLOTT Joseph, Sarah, Jonas, Astley, and Henry





GREY John, Margaret, Rosanna, and Margaret





GRUNDY Isaac, Anne, and Sarah






HAGUE Lydia







HARNETT James







HARRIS William E, Sarah, and Mary






HARRIS Andrew and Mary Ann






HAWKES William and Sarah







HAYES Michael, Catherine, Mary, Julia, Catherine, and Anne




HAYTER William, Elizabeth, and Kate






HAYTER James, Jane, William, and Elizaabeth





HAYTER Jasher and Albert







HEALE Robert







HERRING James and Sarah







HILL James, Emily, Emily, and James





HODGSON George and Hannah







HOLDSHIP Elizabeth and Caroline






HOLMES John, Sarah, Alfred, George, Susannah, Samuel, Emily, Charles, and Arthur


HOLMES Eliza and Ida







HOWARD Samuel







HOWARD Thomas and Mrs







HUTCHINSON Jas and Hannah







HYDE Robert, Mary, Julia and Thomas






JOHNSTONE RObert, Sarah, Mary, and Jane






JOHNSTONE Walter and Anne







KARL Jas.







LANE Charles, Anne, Ann, and Emily






LEE John and Eva







LIGHT George, and Mary







LINTON John, Hariett, Elizabeth. Frederick, and John




LOCKWOOD John, Mary, Annie, K???a






LONGHURST Clark and Elizabeth







LOWE Benjamin and Franis







MACKAY Robert and Elizabeth







MARSHALL George, Mary, James, John and George





MARTIN George, Juliana, Juliana, Alice, Kate, and Blanche




MARTIN Joseph







MASSEY George, Anne, and Sarah






MAY John, Jane, James, Clara, William, and Thomas




MAYALL Phineas, Mary, Sarah, Ellen, Martha, John, Georgo, Arnaud, and James


MCASHBY Elizabeth







MCGREGOR Margaret







MCILROY Richard







MCKENZIE Murdoch and Margaret






MCKENZIE Alexander







MCNAMARA Winifred







MCSHEE Alfred, John, James, Alfred, Charlotte, and Norah




MILLISON  Henry and Eliza







MILLISON  Ellen







MILLS Thomas, Amelia, George, and Mary





MILLS Charles and John H.







MOSS Harry







MUNRO James and Isabella







MYERS Ellen







MYERS Elizabeth, Honery, and Louis






NADEN Thomas, Hannah, and Mary






NEWCOMBE Richard and Henry







NEWSOME Joseph







NEWTON George, Mary, George Sarah, and Matilda





NICHOLSON James and Sarah







O'BRIEN Christopher and Ellen






OLDFIELD Edwin







PAIN William, Charlotte, William, Charles, and Hannah




PARDON William







PASSMORE William







PATSKEY Harriett and Isabella







PEARSON Harry, Jane, and Mary






PEMAHAN ?? Robert, Mary, Henry, and Robert





PHILIPS Thomas and Lydia







PILGRIM Samuel







PINGELEY William







PONSFORD William, Emma, William, and Lucy





PROCTOR William







PROCTOR Mary







RANGER George







RIDGEWAY Henry







ROBERTSON C A







ROBINSON Cecillia, and Ellen







ROBINSON John







RODGERS James and Mary







SCHOLEZ Charles and Helen







SEED James and Sarah







SEED Thomas







SHADLOW Benjamin, Anne, W Henry and Frank





SHAW Thos and Rachael







SHORT William, Mary Ann, Ellen and William C





SIMPSON Esther, Charlotte, Martha, and Joseph





SMITH John and Charlotte







SMITH Young, Thomas, Esther, John, Charlotte, Jane and William



SMITH Sarah and Thomas







STANLEY John, William, and Mary






STEBBINGS William







STEVENS Caroline







SUM James, Susan, and William






SUMMERSET Henry and Rose







TAYLOR James R







TIERNON Bridget and Catherine






TIVION Patrick







TRADE John







TUCKER George and Elizabeth






TUCKER Sarah and Elizabeth







TURNER John







TURNER Mary







WADE John and William







WADE Henry, Eliza, George, and Eliza






WADSWORTH Robert, Mary, William, Mary, Annie, David, Elizabeth, and Emily



WAGGETT James







WALDRON Thomas, Jane, Sophia, Mary, and Thomas





WATTS William, Emma, and Jane






WESTHEAD James, Joseph, Benjamin, and Emma





WHITE William, Mary, George, Mary, Eliza, and William




WHITEHEAD David, Martha, Mary, Susannah, John, and Sarah




WIGGS William and Sarah







WILLIAMS William and Martha







WILSON Thomas, Jane, George, Alice, Ada Jane, and Lelitia




WILSON Isaac, Catherine, Mary Jane, and Catherine





WORTHINGTON Richard, Harriett, and Henry






WRIGHT Thomas A







WRIGHT Annie and Annie







WYKES Joseph







YOUNG David and Cecilia






























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