The RAKAIA departed London on 8 December, 1898 and arrived in Wellington, via Capetown and Hobart, on 2 February, 1899. Captain Sutcliffe was in command.
Transcribed from the Evening Post, 2 February 1899, Page 4
The Rakaia landed 11 passengers at Hobart, and has the following for New Zealand ports:- Mesdames Openshaw, Prideant, Lawrence and child, Neill, Richmond and 3 children. Langevad and 5 children, Silcocks, Rev Price, Messrs Neill, Richmond, Lawrence, Robb, Irwin, Dastan, Watson, Christianson, Silcocks, Brake, Moore, Hoeben, Hall (the two latter from Hobart and Capetown respectively).
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