The TONGARIRO departed 2 July, 1887 and arrived in Lyttelton on 13 August, 1887, with Captain J E Bone in command.
Transcribed from the Evening Post, 15 August 1887, Page 2
THE R.M.S. TONGARIRO
The N.Z.S. Company's R.M.S. Tongariro, Captain Bone, which arrived in harbour as we were going to press on Saturday, was berthed at the wharf at 5.30 same evening. She left Plymouth on the 2nd of July at 2.30 pm, and arrived at Madeira at 10.45 am on the 6th; sailed at 5.25 pm, and reached Capetown at 9.20 am on 22nd; moved on at 4.45 pm. and made Hobart at 9.45 am on the 9th instant; left at 2.20 pm, and arrived at Wellington Heads at 2.30 pm on Saturday. The voyage has been a very pleasant one, the usual amusements being introduced, which were appreciated by the passengers, who speak highly of the attention of Captain Bone and his officers. The Tongariro brought out 100 passengers of all classes (17 of whom were landed at Hobart), 371 sacks of mails, and 2800 tons of cargo, 1000 tons being for Wellington, 220 for Auckland, 740 for Port Chalmers, and 810 for Lyttelton. The Tongariro's total time from Plymouth was 42d 0hr 20mm. Her actual steaming time 40d 18hr 30min. Her average speed was 13 ½ knots. The officers associated with Captain Bone remain the same as last voyage, with the exception of Mr E. W. Moorhouse who succeeds Mr Smallpage as fourth officer, and Dr C. A. Edwards, who has taken Dr Lawson's place as surgeon. The Tongariro sails on Wednesday for Lyttelton and Port Chalmers.
The following is a list of her passengers:-
Saloon - Miss A. K. Jervois, Mesdames Wickson and J Scott. Messrs F Kibbell, F Neck, E Vaughan and A Baker
Second - Mrs Venn, Mr and Mrs Hall and family (4)
Third - Messrs H Colyer and R Caseley
Saloon - Mr C Blois
Second - Rev J and Mrs Hargreaves
Third - Mr R Pealson.
Saloon - Mr F. Rockusser
Second - Mrs Parkinson, Messrs B. E. and G. Parkinson
Third - Mrs and Misses (3) Edgworth, and Mr J. May.
Saloon - Mrs P. Court, and Mr Quick
Second - Mrs Patrick and boy, Messrs T. Ernest, W. Johnson and Porter (3)
Third - Mrs M. Collard and family (3), Messrs T. Wilson, F. Shilton and Duffield
Saloon - Mr and Mrs Forbes, Messrs G. Feilden and E. Foote
Second - Mr and Mrs Murray and family (8)
Third - Miss C. Cowling, Messrs S. Knight, W. Lawson and W. Nicholl
Saloon - Misses Cartwright and Harper (3), Mr and Mrs Leonard Harper
Saloon - Mr J. Chartres
Second - Miss M. McCulloch and Mr A. Adams
Third - Misses L. Adams and J. Stewart and Mr Robinson
Second saloon – Winfield
Third - Messrs J. and G. Lyon, P. Norvell, H. Roberts and M. Stevenson
Saloon – Mr and Mrs T. Jex-Blake
Third cabin - Messrs C. Barnes and G. Forrester.
Third cabin - Mr and Mrs Fleming and daughter
Mr K. Oakley
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