The WAIROA departed London on 19 May, 1883 and arrived in Wellington on 29 August, 1883. Captain Holbeche was in command.
Transcribed from the Evening Post, Wednesday, 29 August, 1883.
The New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Wairoa, 1015 tons, Captain Holbeche, was signalled early this morning, and beat in at 3 p.m today She left London on the 19th May.
The following is a list of her passengers:-
Mr and Mrs Hilles and family
Mr and Mrs W. Nevill and family
Mr and Mrs Millen
Mr and Mrs Timms and family
Mr and Mrs Turner and family
Mr and Mrs Mounsey and family
Mr and Mrs Lomes
Mr and Mrs Lancaster
Charles and Joseph Dowsett
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