The "Anne Dymes" from London to Nelson, N.Z. in 1864.

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'Anne Dymes'

New Zealand Bound
1864 to Nelson

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Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 3 March 1864, Page 2

The Anne Dymes. — This barque, Captain Knight, arrived in harbour yesterday, after a protracted passage of 140 days from Gravesend. She is an India-built ship, and this is her second voyage. The length of passage is owing to the bad weather experienced the vessel being detained for three weeks in the Bay of Biscay, and losing her fore-topmast and jib-boom, as already reported in this paper. There are about fifty passengers, half of them being assisted immigrants. One death occurred, that of Mrs. Hopkins, an elderly lady, who died about three weeks since. The passengers speak highly of the captain and officers, but complain of the shortness of provisions, as, for the latter part of the voyage, there was no fresh or preserved meat, and the passengers had to subsist on salt provisions only.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 March 1864, Page 2
Arrived - March 2, barque Anne Dymes, from London.

List of Passengers by the Anne Dymes —

Ann and Shaw Aroa
Elizabeth and Mary Bremner
Elizabeth Budge
William Cogan
Margaret, Elizabeth, and Ellen Connell
Ann E. Cook
Robert Cox
Mary Downey
Elizabeth Drinkwater
Margaret Fahy
Henry Gerrish
Hugh and Jane Gray
John and Richard Green
Henry Hephzibah
John Hephzibah
Louie Hopkins
Elizabeth Hunt
W. Jackson
Annie Lester
W. J. M'Laren
William Miles
Mary and Naomi Patching
J. W. Redworth
Mary Reordan
C., Ann, Ann P., and William Remnant
J. H., Louisa, and Joseph Richards
Maria Salome
Elizabeth Sharp
Marcella and Anne Smith
Thomas and Ellen Snook
Robert, Lynn, Henry, and Ellen Staples
Elizabeth Thomson
Emma and Maryann Watkins
Edwin Watson
Harriet Webber

We have been requested to publish the following testimonial, which was presented by the passengers to Captain Knight. All with whom we have spoken mention in the highest terms the conduct of Captain Knight during the voyage. — "To F. H. Knight, Esq., Captain of the barque Anne Dymes.

" Dear Sir— We, the passengers of the Anne Dymes, at the conclusion of our long and perilous passage, before taking leave of you and your good ship, wish to express the high estimation we entertain of your qualities as a sound navigator and a gentleman, believing, as we do, that through your instrumentality, under the blessing of Him who controls the winds and the waves of the sea, we have been brought to the end of a critical, though not altogether unpleasant voyage. We have therefore resolved —

"First — That our best thanks are due, and are hereby tendered to Captain F. H. Knight, for his kindness and attention to us during our late passage from London to Nelson, New Zealand.

" Second — That we express our entire satisfaction with regard to the attention and treatment of those who required the services of Doctor J. Mawhiuney, the Surgeon of the ship. "
Third — That the above resolutions be published in the Nelson newspapers. " Signed— J.W. Redworth, H. Gray, W. Jackson, Thomas Snook, Richard Green, Elizabeth Hunt, Edwin Watson, Margaret Connell, Henry Gerrish, Elizabeth Drinkwater, Robert Cox, Mary Downey, William Cogan, Elizabeth Ann Louisa Budge, Christopher Remnant, Anna Eliza Cooke, James H. Richards, Ann Remnant, Harriet Webber, Elizabeth Bremner, Louisa E. Richards, Emma Watkins, Elizabeth Sharpe, Elizabeth Thompson, Mary Reardon, Margaret Falvy, Jane Gray, Annie Lester, and Ellen Snook." There was one death, that of Mrs. Hopkins, a middle aged woman, and two births on board.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 24 March 1864, Page 2
The Institute Library. —

The library of the Nelson Institute recently received a very valuable addition. It arrived per the Anne Dymes, and was a case containing about fifty very valuable scientific books, presented by the Austrian Government to our Institute : thereby plainly evincing that the respect paid by all classes in this province to the great Austrian professor, Dr. Hochstetter, has not been disregarded by the Government of a country be many thousands of miles distant. The books, unfortunately for a large class of the Institute readers, are in German, and that fact will of course confine the more immediate knowledge of their usefulness to but few. They treat principally of mineralogy and geology, and contain several hundreds of excellent lithographs, representative of various fossils. We feel assured that the subscribers to the Institute will properly appreciate the kindly gift, as well from the fact that it will be a souvenir of Dr. Hochstetter as that it is a present direct from the Government of the Emperor of Austria.