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 The WAIMEA departed London on 15 May, 1879 and arrived in Wellington on

23 August, 1879 with Captain Mathers in command.

There were no Government immigrants on this voyage.


Transcribed from the “Evening Post” of 23 August, 1879, Page 2.


The above vessel was signalled this rooming, and has made the passage out from London in 100 days, The Waimea is one of the New Zea­land Shipping Company's vessels, and is com­manded by Captain Mathers. The rig of this vessel has been altered to a barque, the Company having decided to turn all their ships into barques. She came up the harbor and anchored this afternoon. There are no Government im­migrants on board. The following is a list of her passengers:-

Second Cabin - John Lewis and George Little.

Steerage - Charles and Jane Jones, Alfred Cox, Eli Butterworth, Thomas Barlow, Joseph Holmes; Anne (2), Johanna, Mary, Bridget, Margaret, Catherine, James (2), John, Patrick (2), and Michael Maher; William and Edgar Jones, William Dowles, Charles Roberts, William Conway, Edward Berry, and John Liddall.

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