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NEW ZEALAND PASSENGER LISTS
ST GEORGE
PORTSMOUTH TO AUCKLAND
03 JUNE 1842 - 24 OCTOBER 1842

On the 24 October 1842 the St George arrived in Auckland with 98 boys from Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight. Quakers in England had arranged for the segregation of young offenders at the prison, and for them to be taught useful trades. They would be pardoned if they agreed to go to New Zealand to live and work, where directed.

However they were not well accepted upon their arrival. Newspaper articles of the time were scathing. The arrival of the ‘juvenile delinquents’ took the people of Auckland by surprise as it had been determined by the Colonial Office that ‘no colonists of such a description’ be accepted.

And from the New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser, Volume I, Issue 70, 31 March 1843, Page 2 –“A Parkhurst Seedling. — Thursday, March 16.— This day, William Smith, aged 19, who came out in the St. George, was brought before Pelton Mathew, Esq., (having been remanded from the previous day), on a charge of having absconded from the service of Mr. Rooney, (to whom he had been apprenticed), since the 29th of January last. From the evidence of Mr. Crosbie, of Shortland Crescent, there was also strong suspicion that Smith had robbed his master of several dozens of blue twist, and gilt metal buttons. This, however, could not be brought home to him, as the buttons could not be clearly identified; and he was summarily committed, under the Police Magistrates' Ordinance, to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour. On this second examination, a singular discovery was made ; the prisoner having recently suffered amputation of the fore finger of the left hand, upon which there was a dressing, but which injury he had, hitherto, carefully concealed from observation. A paragraph under our head of " Domestic Intelligence," throws some light on the subject. The prisoner was genteelly dressed; having on a light blue surtout of fashionable cut, with velvet collar ; striped Kidderminster inexpressibles, a straw hat, and other habiliments of equal cost and quality. “

For more information see: - PARKHURST BOYS

These names are taken from "The First Fleet of Auckland" by Darry McCarthy 1978 ISBN 0-473-00010-5.

ASTLE William 12 Tailor
AXFORD John 18 Tailor
AXFORD William 16 Shoemaker
BAKER George 16 Shoemaker
BALDWIN William 14 Tailor
BEASLEY William 14 Tailor
BELLAMY David 15 Tailor
BIGGS Arthur 16 -
BLACKWELL William G 14 Tailor
BOTTOMLEY George 15 -
BRIGGS James 17 Tailor
BROWN Geoege 16 Shoemaker
BRYANT James 15 Shoemaker
BURFORD William 18 Tailor
BURGESS James 12 Tailor
BURKE Michael 12 Tailor
BURNARD Isaac 15 Tailor
BURNARD Thomas 17 Shoemaker
CARTER Edward 14 Tailor
CHAPMAN Charles 15 -
COLEY James 15 Tailor
COLEY Joseph 17 -
COOK Samuel 18 -
COPPING John 16 Tailor
COTEY Joseph 17 -
CRAWFORD William 15 -
CRITCHLEY Thomas 17 Tailor
DAVIS James 14 -
DAWES Frederick 16 -
DILLION Thomas 14 -
DOBBY Michael 15 Tailor
DOWIE Henery Buller 19 -
EDGE George 19 Shoemaker
ELDER Alexander 18 -
FAWIAN Thomas 16 -
FLOYD John 18 -
FOX Robert Waylett 15 -
GARN William 18 -
HARDY Thomas 17 -
HARVEY Thomas 18 -
HITCHCOCK Benjamin 17 -
HOLLIS William 16 Tailor
HOLLOWAY Charles 17 Shoemaker
HOPKINS Gabriel 13 Shoemaker
HORNE Frederick 15 Tailor
JONES Jone 17 -
KING George 18 -
KING Thomas 15 Shoemaker
LEE John 14 Tailor
LIDDLE Adam 17 -
LLOYD John 15 Tailor
MACKAY William 14 Tailor
MAHONEY John 14 -
MALCOLM John 19 -
MARSH David 15 -
MARSH James 16 Shoemaker
MATTHEWS William 17 Tailor
McGUINESS James 17 Shoemaker
McQUARRIE Andrew 17 -
MELLOM Walter 18 -
MILLER John 15 Shoemaker
MINHINNICK John 15 Shoemaker
MOODY John 14 Tailor
MURGUARD Charles 16 -
MYLER Richard 14 Tailor
NICHOLSON John 18 -
NICHOLSON William 18 -
OGAN John 14 Tailor
PARSONS James 16 -
PHILLIPS Joseph 14 -
PINEY James 14 -
POOL James 15 -
POTTER James 17 -
PROCTOR Thomas 15 Tailor
RAMPLING James 15 Tailor
RICHMOND Peter 14 Tailor
ROOK Thomas 19 -
RYAN John 18 -
SAUNDERS John 14 Shoemaker
SAYLES James 18 -
SEAMELL Henry 20 -
SHEARS John 17 Shoemaker
SHERIFF Charles 17 Shoemaker
SHERIFF Charles 17 Tailor
SMITH William 18 -
STOKES James 18 -
STRONG Henry Stephen 18 -
THORN William 18 -
TOPPENY William 13 Tailor
TOPPING William 13 Tailor
TUCK William 11 Tailor
TUFT John 17 Shoemaker
TUGGET John 17 -
WARNUTT William 16 Tailor
WHITEHEAD John 18 -
WILLEY John 15 Tailor
WINES Henry 15 Tailor
WOODGATE William 16 -

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