1835 to 1910
AUCKLAND BAY OF ISLANDS BLUFF LYTTELTON NAPIER NELSON NEW PLYMOUTH PICTON PORT CHALMERS TAURANGA TIMARU WANGANUI WELLINGTON
Here is a link to an image which shows the approximate route the immigrant vessels took to and from New Zealand.
There is also a page on Wikipedia on the clipper routes between the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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PLEASE NOTE!! I DO NOT have any information on passengers who came to New Zealand in these ships or any other ships, or any further information beyond what is contained in this database. Please consult the various links and suggested resources which I have included below. Thankyou.
Ports which have been Re-named :-
Ahuriri in New Zealand, is now known as the Port of Napier.
Christiania in Norway, is now known as Oslo.
Invercargill - NZ - ships use to call at New River.
Lambton Harbour, Wellington NZ, is now Port Nicholson, Wellington, NZ.
Queenstown in County Cork, Ireland is now known as Cobh (pronounced 'Cove'). It was originally know as Cove, but was changed to Queenstown in 1850 to commemerate a visit by Queen Victoria. It remained as Queenstown until 1920, when it was renamed Cobh with the founding of the Irish Free State.
Victoria Harbour or Port Cooper in New Zealand, is now known as Lyttelton Harbour.
Shipping and Passenger
To and from New Zealand
New Zealand Bound - a must see by Olwyn Whitehouse
Our Stuff - More than 1000 Passenger Lists compiled by Denise and Peter
Outward-bound passengers from the UK. Records of 30 million passengers on thousands of ships sailing to destinations world wide, between 1890 and 1960, launching 2007. This is has been done in association with 'The National Archives" of the United Kingdom.
Passenger Arrivals at Port Chalmers 1848 to 1851
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
The Compass - at Rootsweb
Genseek List of Ships - World Wide References - compiled by Jenny Fawcett
Ship Passenger Lists - Index of Indexes - Hugh Reekie
Ships Logs, Journals, Pictures and Passenger Lists to Australia and New Zealand - complied by Lenore Frost
Australian and New Zealand Passenger Lists
Ships and Passenger Lists - Links to Ships, Passenger Lists and Immigration/Emigration.
"ShipSearch" - a 'surname' search of passenger lists on the Internet.
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters - this web site also includes a large number of passenger lists of ships which sailed from Australian ports.
The First Immigrant Ships - Port Nicholson, the Waitemata and beyond. An excellent account of the early migration to New Zealand.
New Zealand Shipping Company
"The Voyage Out" - 'The voyage out', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
I wish to acknowledge the following sources from which details were obtained:
"White Wings", Vol. 1 & 2, by Sir Henry Brett. The Brett Printing
Co. Auckland, 1924 and 1928. See more details
about the author and his books. There is also an on line index extracted by the New Zealand Society of
Genealogists Computing Group in 1988. It lists the ships mentioned in the two volumes. "White Wings" Vol 1, can be viewed here and
Vol 2, can be viwedhere.
2. "Australasian Passenger Lists ", web site by Graham Jaunay.
3. " Shaw Savill & Co. Fleet List " web site.
4. "Settlement By Sail" - 19th Century Immigration to New Zealand. Text and original paintings by Gainor W
5. "Shipping to New Zealand" - 1839 to 1889. This is a card index compiled by the Rev. William Charles Comber. The original card index is held at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea. See sample of cards on microfiche.
These pages may be freely linked to but not copied in any way without my written consent.
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