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Passengers to Otago Harbour
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Printed and published every Saturday morning by D. Campbell, at the Office of the Otago Witness, Printing-house Wharf, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Otago Witness Saturday Jan. 17th 1857 page 4
Arrivals Jan. 15, Julia Ann, 18 tons, Swanson, from Lyttelton. Part of original cargo transshipped ex Egmont, from London. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Mollison and child, Misses Forsyth and Swan, Messrs. Davy, Bowler, Hornbrook, O'Hara, and Cunningham.
Jan 15, Mariner, 683 tons, Fraser, from London, via Wellington. Part of original cargo from London. Passengers - Messrs. Donald, May & Gaudin
Saturday Jan. 31st 1857 page 4
Cleared out Jan 29, Mariner, 683 tons, Fraser, from London, and Wellington. Part of original cargo from London and Wellington. Passengers - Messrs. May & Donald
Saturday 7th February 1857
Jan 31 1857
Star 40 tons, Davidson, from Bluff Harbour, in ballast. Passengers- Messrs. A. MacDonald and Gilroy
Feb. 3. William & Jane, 451 tons, Chapman, from London.[104 days] Passengers for Otago - Cabin: Mr and Mrs John Reid. Intermediate: Messrs. Turnbull, Collis, James and Alexander Wilson. Passengers for Canterbury - Cabin: Mr and Mrs Waldon and family, Messrs. William and Henry Waldon, and N.H. Bertraud. Intermediate; Mr and Mrs Hilberd, Miss Hooper, and L.H. Dobbin [17 passengers]
Saturday Feb. 14th 1857 page 3
Barque William & Jane - She experienced light and variable winds during the greater part of the passage, making the voyage tedious and protracted. Taking these circumstances into account, we should have stated that the William & Jane arrived in this port after a fair passage of 104 days.
Sailed for Melbourne. Feb. 11, Gil Blas, 175 tons, Nicol, for Melbourne. Passengers - Mr and Mrs W.H. Reynolds, Mrs G.B. Wright and family, Mr and Mrs Elger and family, Messrs. Bourke, Adam, Watson, Copeland, Seakom, Campbell, and Master Adam. Fed. 11, Star, 40 tons, Davidson, for Bluff Harbour, with stores. Passengers - Mrs Pollock and family, Mrs M'Intosh and family, Messrs. M'Donald, Smith, Craig, Logie, Galbraith, Smith, Thomson, and Kirkwood.
Otago Witness February 21st 1857 page 3
Shipping News: Wreck of the brig "Workington."
We regret to learn the loss of the brig Workington, 150 tons, from Melbourne for Bluff Harbour, with general cargo; she having experienced heavy weather in Foveaux Straits, and having six feet water in the hold, was ran ashore on Stewart's Island, where she became a total wreck. No lives lost. Mr Dyer, the owner, who was passenger by her, is now on his way to town. Details Otago Witness March 14th 1857, page 4
Saturday Feb. 28 1857 page 2
Feb, 23. Ellen, 40 tons, Wedgewood, from Auckland, Passenger - Rev. J. Cartwright
Feb. 27, Eclair, 30 tons, Bryant, from Canterbury, with general cargo and part of original cargo per "Egmont" from London. Passengers - Mr Adnam, Mrs Mountfort and 3 children, J. Mills.
Saturday 7th March 1857
Arrived. March 6, Thomas and Henry, 234 tons, Thompson, from Melbourne. Passengers - Cabin: Mr Lahore,[ LOCHORE,] Mr Hogue, Mrs Hogue and child, Miss Freemont, Mrs Duman, Mrs Feger, Mr Dobbs, Mrs Dobbs and child, Mrs Thomson, Messrs. W. Barnett, J. Barnett. Steerage: Jas Wiseman , T. Simpson, Mrs Simpson and 3 boys, G. Mackay, J. Mackay, Mrs Witting, John Witting, Mrs Paperkoyen, William Forbes, John M'Gee.
IMPORTS. Per Thomas & Henry : 21 bags onions, 20 cases syrup, 10 boxes dried apples, 1 bale paper, 1 cask zinc, 6 doz. American pails, 1 package zinc nails, 10 tons flour, 1 case type, 150 bags sugar, 7 half tierces tobacco, 5 boxes do., 1 case cigars, 49 cases gin, o qr.-casks whisky, 3 boxes apparel, iron boiler, 6 bags malt, 1 pocket hops, 1 bale leather, 1 case grindery, 6 bags barley, 1 box type, 20 cows, 8 horses, 4 rams.
Sailed March 2, William & Jane, 451 tons, Chapman, for Lyttelton, with part of original cargo. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Waldron and family, Messrs. Bertram, Curran, Sidey, Fraser, Mrs Allan and child.
3rd, Eclair, 30 tons, Bryant, for Lyttelton, Passenger - Mr Mills.
6th Ann Jane, 35 tons, Paton, for Ruapuke and Toitoies, with stores. Passenger - Mr Cartwright
March 14 1857
The "Kate" We have to notice the first visit to Dunedin of this small craft the "Kate." This little vessel is 20 tons burden, and was built in the harbour, by Mr Macauley. and is intended to be employed in the coasting trade.
Saturday 28th March 1857
Arrived 27 March, John Masterman, 608 tons, Stewart, from London via Nelson. Passengers - Mr and Mrs T. Reynolds and family, Mr and Mrs Every and family, Messrs. Burnside, Schlolett, Munro, Miss Wallis
Sailed March 21, Thomas & Henry, 243 tons, Thompson, for Melbourne. Passengers - Cabin: Messrs W.G. Filleul, Darby, James and Alfred Jones and W. H. Valpy. Steerage: Messrs. William Smith, John Brown, George and James M'Coy
Same Day, Camilla, 281 tons, Rossiter, for Eden, Twofold Bay, with part of original cargo from Eden. Passenger - Mrs Rossiter.
Saturday 18 April 1857
Arrived April 16
Maori, 799 tons, Petherbridge, from London. Passengers - Cabin:
Lieut.-Col., Mrs, Messrs. and Misses (3) Sillay
John H. Barker
James S. Rusnell
Mr. Mrs, Master and Misses WhiteIntermediate and Steerage: Anderson Mr labourer and Miss Anderson Borrie Mr farmer and Mrs Borrie and family (6) Bowman George baker Cameron Mr shepherd and Mrs Cameron Clarke Thomas labourer and Mary Clarke Craig Mr labourer Davison Thos. boat builder Dean William B labourer Duncan John J. gardener Duthie Mr labourer and Mrs Duthie and family (7) Evans Mr labourer and Mrs Evans and family (2) Flint George labourer Garydyne David labourer and Mrs Craig and family (5) Grant Mr blacksmith and Mrs Grant Grant Mr labourer and Mrs Grant and family (8) Green Mr clerk and Mrs Green Grimmond Robert labourer Huise Mr farmer and Mrs Huise Ingles John Kosie Mr labourer and Mrs Kosie and family (4) Lindsay Mary servant Lindsay Wm. farmer McIntosh Mr and Mrs McIntosh and family (6) McNiel Mr labourer and Mrs McNiel and family Marchbank Mr labourer and Mrs Marchbank and family (3) Miller David labourer Ostler William H. farmer Otts Elizabeth servant Otts George tailor Park Thomas farmer Ryatt Mr bootmaker and Mrs Ryatt and family (7) Sinclair Mr farmer and Mrs Sinclair and family (10) Strachan John labourer Smith Mr and Mrs Southall Benjamin labourer Watt Mary servant Wilkinson Richard labourer Woodford Edward farmer Woodward Misses servants Wright Mr carpenter and Mrs Wright and family (2)
Otago Witness 18 April 1857 page 5
The Ship Maori from London direct, arrived at the Heads on Thursday morning the 16th instant. She left London on the 1st January, but was detained in the English Channel for fourteen days; she has therefore made the voyage from land to land in 91 days. She has about 80 passengers and a small cargo for this place, the greater bulk of her cargo being for Canterbury and Wellington. The passengers are reported to be all healthy, and two births and one death have occurred during the voyage. The mail she has brought for Otago is small, only a few letters and newspapers.
Saturday 25 April 1857
Arrived. April 18 - Star, 40 tons, Davidson, from Bluff Harbour, in ballast. Passengers - Messrs Hughes, Blackie, and Crawford.
Same day - Dunedin, 208 tons, McNeur, from London. The Dunedin brings, no passengers but general cargo. She made a short passage of 97 days land to land.
20th Eclair,30 tons, Bryant, from Lyttelton. Passengers - Messrs. Mills, McFarlane, Smith, Sidey, Underhill
Same day - Gil Blas, 175 tons, Nicol from Melbourne. The Gil Blas made the passage in 14 days. By her we learn that there were many failures in Melbourne, and the markets were in general overstocked.
Passengers - Cabin
Kain, Mr and Mrs and 2 children
M'Kenzie, Mr and Mrs and child, Miss M'Kenzie
Stuart, Mr and Mrs
Colley, Isabella (Cully)
Robson, Mr and Mrs and 4 children
April 20th Spec, 20 tons, Simpson, for Taieri and Akaroa, with stores. Passengers - Messrs. Carnegie, Gibbs, Kennedy, Foster, and Stewart.
22nd Elcair, 30 tons, Bryant, for Bluff Harbour, with original cargo. Passengers. Messrs. Mills, McFarlane, Underhill, and Smith.
Same day. Maori, 799 tons, Petherbridge, for Wellington, with part of original cargo from London.
Lieut.-Col., Mrs, Messrs. and Misses (3) Sillery
John H. Barker
James S. Rusnell
Mr. Mrs, Master and Misses White
Intermediate and Steerage:
Clarke, Thomas & Mary
Duncan, John J.
Evans, Mr and Mrs and family (2)
Huise, Mr and Mrs
Green, Mr and Mrs
Smith, Mr and Mrs
Sailed. 24th, John Masterman, 608 tons, Stewart, for Bombay, in ballast
The London "Australian and New Zealand Gazette" of 6th December, says The "Black Ball" clipper ship Ann Wilson, Captain Sharp, sailed from Liverpool on the 19th ultimo, for Wellington and Otago, with a full cargo and 233 passengers, including the following in the chief cabin;
Mr Walter Askin, wife and family
Mr James Esdale
Mr Robert Kidd
This fine vessel, goes to the consignment of Messrs. Hervey, Smith, and Co. Wellington, and is the fifth ship despatched by Messrs. James Bains and Company for New Zealand, The Montgomery will be the next packet, to sail on the 20th January.
Saturday 2 May 1857
Sailed. April 24, Ann Jane, 34 tons, Paton, for Bluff Harbour and New River, with stores. Passenger Mr W.H. Calder.
Saturday 9 May 1857
The death of no less than eighteen of the passengers by the "Ann Wilson" from the sheer neglect on part of the charterers of the vessel. Messrs James Baines and Co. Liverpool, to provide the necessary accommodation and provisions for the passengers, who were taken on board in much greater numbers than the Passengers' Act allows.
Saturday May 16th 1857
Arrived. May 12th, Kate Kearney, 85 tons, Dixon, from Lyttelton, with part of original cargo from Sydney. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Atchison, Mrs and Miss Chapman. Mr Fraser, Mrs Thompson and four children. Mrs Allan and child, Mr Harvast, Mr Crook.
Sailed. May 12, Gil Blas, 175 tons, Nicol, for Melbourne, Passengers - Messrs. J. Tremlow, J. Jamieson, E. Lee, R. Drummond, J. Rowan, W. Bond, W. Smith, Henry Moule.
Saturday 23 May 1857
Arrived May 18, Ann Jane, 40 tons, Paton, from Bluff Harbour, in ballast. Passengers - Messrs Jackson and Johnston
Sailed. May 21, Kate Kearney, 85 tons, Dixon, for Lyttelton, with part of original cargo from Sydney. Passengers - Messrs Jackson, Cox, Thos. Robson and family.
Saturday 30th May
Arrived May 28 Thomas & Henry, 234 tons, Thompson, from Melbourne. Passengers: Cabin- Mr H. Valpy, Mr J. Wishart, Mr J. Jones, Mr A. Jones, Steerage - Mrs Campbell, and child, Mr John Galloway.
page 5 June 6th 1857
In 1857 Toi-Toies or mouth of the Matarua to the Bluff is a fatiguing walk of some 25 miles. Moc-a-moc, a shallow tidal inlet branching off the basin of the New River. The distance between Moc-a-moc to the head of Bluff harbour is very trifling, (not more than a mile we believe.) The New River at the Ferry is about three quarters a mile in width. Near the head of this basin lies the infant town of Invercargill, the bush extends up the east side of the New River, runs parallel with the Mataura. Our route is in the opposite direction. Having crossed the ferry the traveller bound for Jacob's river, at the mouth of the Aparima, may follow the sea beach the entire distance of 20 miles....
Saturday 13 June
Arrived June 5, Spec 20 tons, Simpson, from Lyttelton. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Edward Cargill, Mr M'Naster
Sailed. June 6, Dunedin, 208 tons, M'Neur, for Melbourne. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Charles Smith and child. Mrs Seed and child; Robert Sidey, Miss Freemont.
Saturday 20th June
Sailed June 15, Thomas & Henry, brig, 234 tons, William Thomson, for Melbourne. Passengers - Cabin: Mr and Mrs Mieville and child, Mr and Mrs Suisted, Bernadotte, James, Akerman, and Emma Suisted, Mr and Mrs Hogue and child, Master James Richardson, Messrs Willray and Dyer. Steerage: Mr and Mrs Piguenit, Messrs, Johnson and Arlidge.
July 11 1857 Includes population census
Return of Immigration and Emigration to and from the Province of Otago during the year 1856
Return of Immigration and Emigration to and from the Province of Otago during the year 1857
Saturday 18 July
Sailed. July 9, Content, 150 tons, Robertson, for Sydney, with 10 bales wool, 212 bags wheat, 335 bags oats, 4� tons potatoes, 14 coils rope, 2 case ironmongery. Value �1566 10s. Passengers - Messrs. Fuller, Teschmaker, Stewart, M'Master, Carnegie, Payne, and Carter. Mrs John Healey and child, and Miss Carter.
Saturday July 25 1857
Arrived July 23 Gil Blas, 175 tons, Nicol, from Melbourne. Passengers - Mr T. Teschmaker, Mrs Nicholson and child, Mr and Mrs Manson and child.
Saturday 8 August
Arrived Aug 1. Spec. Simpson, from Akaroa. Passenger - Rev. Mr Petitjean
August 3, Eclair, 30 tons, from the Bluff. Passengers - Mrs and Miss Bell, Messrs. Jones, Watson, and Legatt.
Sailed August 6, Eclair, 30 tons, for the Bluff. Passengers - Messrs. Scott, Watson, and Legatt. Mr and Mrs Clapp, and Mrs Burns.
Saturday 15 August, 1857
Arrived. August 7. Star, Davidson 40 tons, from Bluff Harbour. passengers - Messrs Raymond and Johnstone.
August 10, Ann Jane, 40 tons, Paton, from Bluff Harbour, with 4 bales wool. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Pollock and family, Mr and Miss Kelly, and Mr Duckworth.
Saturday 22 August
Sailed August 18, Gil Blas, 174 tons, Nicol, for Auckland, in ballast. Passengers - Mr and Mrs R.A. Wight. Mrs Nichol and child, Messrs W. Smith, and C. Jones.
August 20, Star, 40 tons, Davidson, for the Bluff with stores for settlers. Passengers - Messrs. Lea and Jacques, Mrs Kelly, and Mrs Jacques.
Saturday 29 August 1857
Arrived. August 28, Ellen, 40 tons, Wedgewood, from Auckland, with 20,000 feet timber, 14 pkgs. rope. 2 casks beer, 10 tons flour - Macandrew and Co. Passengers - Messrs. Kingsford and Halberton
September 5 1857
Arrived. Sept. 2. James Gibson, 140 tons, Minnie, from Sydney, Passengers - Messrs, Chalmers, Davis, Hann, Lothermin, and Gardiner.
Sept. 3 Julia Ann, 20 tons, Swanson, from Port Victoria, Passengers - Mrs Campbell and 5 children, Messrs Hodge and Gibbs
Sept. 3 Thomas & Henry, 250 tons, Thomson, from Melbourne. passengers - Hitchcock, Theunam, Baird, Mackie, Grant and Capt M'Near.
Sailed. James Gibson, 138 tons, Minnie, for Port Victoria. Passengers. Messrs, Davis, Ring, and Forthermin.
Saturday September 1857
Sailed. Sept. 9. Ellen, 40 tons, Wedgewood, for Wellington, with 40 tons bags of grass seed, 8 packages rope. passengers - Messrs, Alabaster, Sharpe, Barret (2), Farmer, Johnston, Reeder, Hitchcock, and Mr and Mrs Kirk and family.
Saturday 19 Sept,1857
Arrived. Sept. 16 - Star, 40 tons, Davidson, from the Bluff, with 11 bales wool. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Clifford and family
Sept. 17. Kate, 15 tons, Docherty, form the Bluff, with 3 bales wool. Passenger - Mr D. Gibb.
Saturday 26 September
Arrived Sept, 19, Spec 20 tons, Simpson, from Moeraki and Oamaru, with 1 box candles, 1 package butter. Passengers - Mrs Hastie and Mrs M'Cue.
Sept. 21, Ann Jane, 34 tons, Paton, from Port Victoria, with 6 bags flour, 3 bags bran, and 4 casks cheese. Passenger - Mrs Wyatt
Same day, Lord Hardinge, 341 tons, London via Nelson, with 2 bales drapery, 3 chests tea, 7 drums oil paint, 32 boxes soap, 6 bundles spades, 400 bags salt,1 trunk boots and shoes, 8 cases implements, 1 cart body, shafts, and wheels, 1 case books,... 300 sovereigns
Sailed. Thomas & Henry, 234 tons, Thomson, for Melbourne, with 3120 bushels wheat, 40 trusses hay, 5 bales hops, 14 barrels split peas. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Cargill, Messrs. Stopps and Moore.
The ship Solent, from London via Auckland arrived in Canterbury on the 8th instant, Twenty-one passengers.
Saturday Oct. 10th
Sailed Sept. 8. Star, Davidson, 40 tons, for Toi Toies with stores for settlers. Passengers - Mr T. Reynolds and family.
Saturday 24 October 1857
Arrived, Oct. 20. Content, 148 tons, from Sydney. Passengers - Mrs Healey and son, Miss Bell, Messrs. Techmaker, Fuller, Madock, Lee, Carnegie, Gowan, and Sommerville. The Content, Captain Robertson, left Sydney on the 20th of September, with a general cargo including horses and rams. Next day she experienced a terrific gale from S. to S.S.E., which continued with unabated violence till the morning of the 25th, causing the loss of 29 horses during that time, lying under a close-reefed maintopsail. On 27th the first mate died, after 4 days of illness. During the remainder of the passage experienced continual head gales, which prevented the arrival of the Content till Saturday, the 17th October. The loss of the horses, most of which, we are told, were heavy draught mares, selected expressly by Messrs. Fuller and Teschmaker, is a serious disappointment to many parties here who were depending on them, was well as a loss of 1500 to those gentlemen, and those interested in the shipment.
Oct. 20 Kate, 14 tons, Doherty, from Molyneux and Toi Toies, with 3 bales wool.
Saturday 31 Oct. 1857
Arrived. Oct, 26, 1857 Kate Kearney, 85 tons, from Port Victoria with sundry packages transshipped from the Glentanner, from London. passengers - Messrs. Burgh and Henderson, and 20 in the steerage.
The brig: Content is advertised to sail on Monday for Sydney with a cargo of wool, sheepskins, and salted hides. She takes with her a number of passengers, including A.C. Strode, Esq., R.M. and family, in their way to England, Mr Strode has obtained leave of absence for fifteen months.
Voyage accounts for the Southern Cross and the Glentanner.
Saturday 7th November 1857
Sailed. Oct. 30, Kate Kearney, 85 tons, Dixon, for Port Victoria, with sundry packages. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Walden, Messrs, Russell, Masters, Churchill, Doherty, Brown, Lambert, Wilson, Young, Starey, and M'Pherson.
Nov. 2, Content, 150 tons, Robertson. for Sydney, with 21 bales wool, 435 bags wheat, 6 bags potatoes, 136 bullock hides, 2175 sheepskins, 1 case specimens of natural history, 60 boxes candles. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Strode and three children, Messrs. Maddock and Lees.
Saturday 14 November 1857
Arrived. November 9 - Ann Jane, 35 tons, Paton, from the Bluff and the Molyneux, with 14 bags oats, 9 bales wool. Passengers - Mrs Burns, Mr Lea, and Rev. Mr Petitjean.
Saturday 28 November 1857.
Arrived 26. November. - Bosworth, Turnbull, from London.
Nov. 26. Star, 40 tons, Davidson, from Bluff Harbour, in ballast. Passengers - Mrs Dyer, two children, and servant.
Saturday December 5th 1857 page 4
Arrived, November 28, George Canning, 411 tons, Captain Sims, from London August 23. - passengers listed.
The foregoing list includes 2 tailors, 2 storekeepers, 1 servant, 9 farmers, 1 clerk, 1 butcher, 1 carpenter, 20 labourers, 1 engineer, 3 shepherds, 1 dairymaid.
Sailed Dec. 1. Southern Cross, 591 tons, Charlton, for Wellington, with part of original cargo. Passengers - Messrs. Martello, and Richardson.
Dec. 2, Star, 40 tons, for Bluff and New River, with stores for settlers. Passengers - Mr Baggot and family, Mr Bailey and family, Misses M'Queen (2), Messrs. Lee and Calder.�
The Strathallan, just launched at Dundee, was under charter to leave Leith on 25th September for Otago direct. The Palmyra, we understand, is to bring a number of passengers for this place. List of passengers expected to sail by the "Strathallan." page 5
Saturday 19th Dec. 1857
Arrived. Dec. 16, Eclair, 30 tons, Bryant, from Port Cooper, with 123 pkgs. furniture, 5 brls. currants, 1 tierce tobacco, 10 bags coffee, 10 cases pickles. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Mills, Misses Mills (3), Mr and Mrs LeCren.
We learn with regret that the schooner "Kate" recently built at Sawyers' Bay, was wrecked at the mouth of Toi-Toi Harbour on the 7th inst. When she was in the narrowest part of the channel, a sudden change of wind took place, which drove her on the rocks, Her keel was knocked off, and she immediately filled with water. Her cargo, however, was saved.
Saturday 26 Dec, 1857
Arrived. Dec. 24- Thomas and Henry, 235 tons, Thomson, from Melbourne, via Twofold Bay and Bluff Harbour. Passenger Mrs Thomson.
Sailed Dec. 18 - Bosworth, 611 tons, Turnbull, for Lyttelton, with part of the original cargo from London and 24 passengers.
Dec. 18, George Canning, 411 tons, Sim, for Callao, in ballast, with one passenger.
Dec. 22, Spec, 40 tons, Simpson, for Akaroa. Passengers Mr and Mrs Gibbs and family, and Mrs Simpson.
Otago Witness 25 August 1883 pg16
The Immigration Barracks in Princes street were built in the year 1857. They were situated, previous to 1857, on the site of the present Gaol.
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