The Canterbury 1883 from London to Dunedin.

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"Ship life in the days of sail was not quite so monotonous as some people seem to think."
Henry Brett 1924

Otago Witness
Saturday the 10th November 1883, page 14 column 3 

Arrival of the Canterbury
The Albion and Shaw-Savill Company's clipper ship Canterbury was telephoned passing Cape Saunders at 10 a m yesterday, and reached the Heads at noon, and was promptly tendered by the tug Plucky, crossing the bar at the second quarter-flood, drawing 19ft, at 2 p.m. She brings some 2100 tons of cargo, of which 1100 tons is deadweight, and nearly 500 tons of weight and measurement goods are for the Bluff. She is fitted up with the Bell and Coleman's refrigeraturing machinery, the boilers of which were manufactured by Messrs Cochrane and Co., of Birkenhead. During the passage out the machinery was started once, and found to be in first class working order. In addition to her cargo she brings 48 passengers, all of who enjoyed excellent health. There were no births, but one death - Mrs Craigmen, who died from consumption on October 7, in latitude 45 S., longitude 52 E. The Canterbury's passage has occupied 87 days from port to port, and 77 days from land to land, which would have been matcrially shortened if she had not met with adverse winds at the onset of her passage, meeting no N.E. trades and unsettled weather while running down her easting, and N.E. winds along the coast.


Thursday Arrivals

Maori, from Oamaru

Pareora, from London (August 7)
Passengers: Saloon
Messrs Kamilner, Cohan, Burrows
Steerage - Mr and Mrs Callick
Mr and Mrs ?Bowsen and family (4)
Mr and Mrs Jones
Mrs Poplett
Miss Stephenson
Miss Lucas
Messrs Ginsbey (2)
Mr Chisholm
Mr Jones
Mr Lucas

Star of the South, for Greymouth
Waitaki for Timaru
Clara McGlivery for Auckland
Gleaner, for Greymouth

Rotorua for Auckland
Passenger for Lyttelton - Mr ?B Morrison
For Napier - Mr W T Marsh
For Gisborne - Mrs ?E Doull
For Auckland - Miss Hott, Mr Glover

Te Anau for Melbourne
For Hobart - Mesdames Murray, Smith
Messrs J Martin, Doyle.
For Melbourne - Mr and Mrs ?Middleton
Mr and Mrs Thomas
Mesdames Halifax and family, Barron and family (4), Scoular, Misses Turner, A Boyle, Captain Clark and child, Messrs J J Connor, Scoular, Russell, S A Miller, W York, D McLennan, J Buchanan.

Friday Arrivals:

Canterbury, from London (August 7)
Saloon - Mr and Mrs Todd and 3 children
Messrs Adam, and Jephnson
Second Class and steerage-
Mr and Mrs Jones
Mr and Mrs Malling and 2 children
Mr and Mrs Martin and 4 children
Mr and Mrs Thompson and 4 children
Mr and Mrs Ennis
Mr and Mrs Flannelly and 2 children
Mr and Mrs Fielding and ?3 children
Mr and Mrs C Fielding and 5 children
Messrs Campbell, Plummer, Darling (2), Blain, Johnstone, Craigie

Hawea, from the North
Kakanui, from Invercargill
Departure: Isabella Anderson, for Hokitika

Saturday Arrivals

Waitaki, for Timaru
Passengers form Timaru. Mrs Lester, Miss Martin, Messrs Pratt, Hughes, McGlashan, Quelch, Dooley, Exley.
Camille from Kaipara
Maori, from Oamaru
On Sunday - Go-Ahead, from the North

Maori, for Oamaru
Huon Belle, for Catlin's River
Helen Denny, for Auckland
On Sunday - Marmion, for Wellington

Monday Arrivals

La France, from Mauritius (September ?22)

Departures: Waitaki for Timaru
Hawea for the North. Passengers for Akaroa - Mrs Wilson. For Napier - Mr Kettle. For Auckland - Mr Flannery.

The ship Jessie Redman has put out the whole of her Dunedin cargo. She has a few transhipments still left for Oamaru, and a quantity of cargo for the Bluff.
The ship Hurunui has about 400 tons of dead weight cargo to put out.

Tuesday Arrival 

Manapouri, from Melbourne. Passengers. Misses McKean (2), Marshall, Ross, Mr and Mrs Callan, Messes Whittons, Fraser, Thomas, and 41 in steerage. From the Bluff Mr Sheppard.

Go-Ahead, for the North
Maori, for Oamaru

Wednesday Arrival 

Waitaki, from Timaru
Mahinapua, from the West Coast
Ino, from Fortose
Alpha from Catlan's River

Pareora, for the Bluff
Mahinapua for the West Coast
Manapouri, for Sydney. Passengers for Lyttelton - Mrs Budge, Messrs Martin, Armstrong. For Wellington - Mr McShane and family. Miss Harrington, Master Palmer, Messrs Black, Calvey, Barnett, Ah Wing. For Napier - Mrs Smith and child, Messrs Scholfield, Drummond, Martin, Knox. For Gisborne - Messrs Boyd, Hislop, Ah Ching. For Auckland - Captain Lloyd, Mr McKenzie. For Sydney - Miss Andrews, Mr and Mrs Jordan, Messes Coverlid, Tibbets, Bowring, Stewart.
Jasper for Lyttelton

The European Mail says - The disaster to the St. Leonards, which for years has been a regular trader to New Zealand. She experienced a fog while tacking down Channel, and was run into by the steamer Cormorant, bound for Messina to London, sinking almost immediately. Happily the commanders of both vessels kept their presence of mind and the control of their men, and the praiseworthy exertions contrived, in the short space of eight minutes, to get everyone of the emigrants and crew, amounting to 60 in number, on board the Cormorant, by which vessel they were taken ashore at Dartmouth. Several of the female emigrants and children escaped only in their nightdresses, and most of the poor people have lose everything they possessed. One emigrants, who had by dint of sheer hard work saved 300, was foolish enough to carry the money with him. He has of course lost it all.

The Hauroto from Melbourne, via Hobart, had the following passengers for Northern ports: For Lyttelton: Sisters Calasanctus, Raymond, and immaculata, Mr John Lawson. For Wellington: Rev.: Walsh, Rev. Bowers, Messrs J A Hurry, Potter, Thomas Potter, Miss Potter, Mrs Potter and child, Mr and Mrs Waterhouse, Mr H G Williams. For Nelson: Misses Cullinan and Anderson. For Greymouth: Mr J Barkley. For Napier: Mr C C Murray. For Auckland: Mr George Dunnett, Mr Dallen, Mr Graham, Mrs Webster and child; also 32 steerage passengers for all forward port.

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Greymouth, November 6 1883 (Otago Witness 10th November 1883)
Every berth at the wharf is filled with large vessels and the smaller ones are outside waiting for coal. There has been a most unusual rush of steamers for coal during the last fortnight.

Otago Witness Saturday November 3rd 1883.
No shipping for this date.

Otago Witness Saturday November 17th 1883. Page 17.
No shipping passengers listed for this date.

Otago Witness Nov. 17 1873 pg 8
An iron steamer, built to the order of Captain W.R. Williams for the New Zealand coasting trade, was launched on September 18th from the yard of Messrs H. McIntyre and Co., Paisley. The steamer, which received the name Mawhera, measures 180ft by 26ft by 15ft, and is the third built on the Clyde for the same owner and trade.

Otago Witness Saturday November 24th 1883.
No shipping for this date.

Otago Witness November 3rd 1883
Youth and Age pg 28 Poet's Corner

The Close of a Rainy Day by N.H. Dole.
pg 28 Poet's Corner

Dole, Nathan Haskell, 1852�1935, American author, editor and translator, b. Chelsea, Mass., grad. Harvard, 1874. After teaching in New York and in New England, he worked as a newspaperman in Boston, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Most of his later career was devoted to writing and editing, chiefly poetry and translations from many languages. Spanish, Italian, Russian and French. He translated, among others, works of Tolstoy and Daudet, and hundreds of songs and lyrical pieces for music from the Russian.

pg 32 Our Little Folk's
The Brownie's Ride
One night a cunning brownie band
Was roaming through a farmer's land...

by Palener Cox, in St. Nicholas