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Transcription Otago Witness Saturday August 4th 1883 Page 15. transcribed by Helen
Per Te Anau for Melbourne-
Chung Yoon Ling Glassford Mrs Irvine Mr and Mrs Lawrence Mr M'Coll Mr Mountain Mr Stout Mr R Stubbins Mr Tulloch Mr J Ward Mr C Monday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Lyttelton- Howorth Miss Lockhart Mr Mitchell Mr Pearce Mr Per Wanaka for Wellington- Joyce Mr Lyell Mr Per Wanaka for Nelson- Brindley Mrs Bucholz Mr Gordon Mrs Per Wanaka for Sydney- Miller Mr Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Waihora from Melbourne- Byng Rev Mr Curran Mrs Dixson Mr Gibson Mr Goodman Mr Haynes Miss Haynes Mr Haynes Mrs Hutchinson Mrs Munday Mrs Sommervail Mr Wise Mr And 10 steerage
Per Auckland from London, (May 5)-Saloon: Ames Mr Griffin Mr Williams Miss Williams Mrs Williams Rev Mr Second cabin: Chambers Mr White Mr and Mrs Steerage: Birkner Messrs (2) Fry Mr Gammon Mr Miller Mr Mo_re Mr Neele Mr Rogers Mr S_arrow Mr Smith Mr Wilson Mr
The barque Cooleen took in the first of her
Homeward cargo yesterday, in the shape of 1382 sacks of grain and is to complete
loading at Oamaru.
The Wellington correspondent of the Lyttelton Times telegraphs:-
Wellington, July 30.
The New Zealand Shipping Company's chartered vessel the Catalonia was signalled this morning about half-past 7. By 8 o'clock she had brought up at her anchorage on the Queen's Wharf, to which she steamed at about half-past 11, after authorities had been on board. She has thus made the passage in a little more than 56 days from port to port. Out of this time she remained two and a quarter days at St. Vincent, and two more at the Cape. Her steaming is therefore something under 52 days. Coal has been economised since leaving Cape Town, and Captain Cotteer still has 450 tons to the good. From the Cape the big Cunarder has made 11 knots an hour on the average, but the ship's course may account for the rather long time occupied on this portion of the journey. Instead of going on the grand circle, as the Ionic did, and taking his vessel well south into about latitude 45 and making a clean run to New Zealand, Captain Cotteer had instructions to try and report at Cape Otway. He therefore ran down his easting in latitude 42, and then had to go up to Bass Strait. This naturally lengthened the voyage considerably. The ship signalled at Cape Otway and supposed she had been reported. Two deaths occurred on the passage, but otherwise the voyage has been uneventful. The ship draws 23ft forward, but only 21ft aft.
Those who died were William Jenkins (45) and Edward Brown (24), the cause being consumption. The latter died yesterday morning, and was buried at sea. Both men were steerage passengers, and were bound for Wellington.
The Catalonia is the largest merchant vessel that has ever visited Port Nicholson, being nearly 100 tons greater burden than the Ionic. She is, however, not nearly so beautiful a vessel as the other. Not only is she immensely high out of the water, but her lines are not so fine, and being a good deal shorter in length, and rigged with three masts in place of four, she does not make such an imposing appearance as the clipper White Star liner. Her fittings pale before the sumptuous appointments of the Union Company's boats, and I noticed one well-known commander in the fleet of that energetic body rather turning his nose up at the saloon today. Nevertheless everything appears comfortable enough in all reason. There are some complaints on the part of third-class passengers on the score of bad provisioning, etc., which are to be looked into tomorrow morning. The Hons. Rolleston, Dick, and other members of the Government inspected the big ship this afternoon. She goes South on Thursday.
No shipping Otago Witness Saturday August 11th 1883.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday August 18th 1883. Pages 14 & 15.
Thursday. Departures. Per Wairarapa for the Bluff- Thompson Mr Per Wairarapa for Melbourne- Albury Mr and Mrs and 2 children Atkins Mr Fettling Mr Fotheringham Mr Gibson Mrs and 2 children Jack Mr Owen Mrs and 2 children Prouse Mr Pullinger Mrs and family (7) Sewell Mr Thursday. Arrival.
Per British King from London and Plymouth (June 23)- Saloon: Say Mr L H Boyd Misses (3) and servant Boyd Mrs Gorton Mr E H Guthrie Mrs Hay Mr E King Mr A F B Lambert Mr T Lowe Miss Lowe Mr E Lowe Mr A T Second cabin: Ailardice Mr and Mrs and 2 children B_aney Mr Bassett Mr Bethune Mr Bryant Miss Edwards Misses (2) Firth Mr and 2 children Good Miss Hardie Mr Kirkpatrick Mr Leon Mr Mathews Misses (2) Nicolson Mrs and child Pinkeard Masters (2) Raymond Mr Read Mr and Mrs and 4 children Rigby Mr and Mrs and child Saunders Mr Smith Miss Tozer Mr Watson Misses (2) Whorley Mr Steerage: 107 adults and 30 children
Friday. Arrival. Per Hawea from the North- Cargill Mr E B Charters Mr Chisholm Mrs Deacon Mr Howarth Miss Johnston Miss Vang_on_ Mr And 3 steerage
A cablegram was received on Thursday from London, by
Messrs Roberts, Paxton, and Co., of this city advising that the iron
barque Loch Dee, 700 tons register, which they despatched
for the United Kingdom on March 3, with the first cargo of new season's
wheat, has not since been heard of. As so many later despatched vessels
have arrived without reporting her, it is feared she may never be heard
of, and will have to be classed amongst the missing- Lyttelton Times.
The Union Steam Ship Company have received cable advices from Home of the satisfactory results of the trial trip of their express steamer Takapuna, and the intention to despatch her for New Zealand on the 17th inst.
Per Gleniffer from Greenock (April 25)- Saloon: Miller Mr A Second cabin: Craig Mr Duncan Mr Duncan Mr and Mrs and child Langley Mr M'Intyre Miss M'Kenzie Mr M'Kenzie Mrs Sanderson Mr Simm Master Simm Mr
Saturday. Departures. Per Wakatipu for Lyttelton- Bulson Mr Bailey Mr and Mrs and family Barrett Mr Bethune Mr Brown Mr Chitt_ Mr Chitty Mrs Coombes Miss Davy Mr Evans Mr Gaw_er Mr Goddard Mr Goodaker Mr Gorton Mr Griffiths Mr Guthrie Mrs Hall Mr Hay Miss Hay Mr Hubrobus Mr Kerr Mr M'Lean Mrs Mumford Mr and Mrs Pearse Mr and Mrs Pheney Mr Pinkiert Master (2) Pinkiert Mr Stewart Mr Totty Mr Watson Misses (_) Wherty Mr White Mr and Mrs Per Wakatipu for Wellington- Anderson Mr Banks Mrs and family Bassett Mr Bell Mrs and family Body Mr and Mrs Boyle Mr Carroll Messrs (2) Co_mbe Mr and Mrs and family Dimock Mr Forth Mrs and family Fose Messrs (2) Jardine Mr Tel_ord Mr Thiebes Mr Wilson Mr Per Wakatipu for Picton- North Mr Sutcliffe Mr Per Wakatipu for Sydney- Marune Mr Alexander Mr Allan Mr and Mrs and four children Bell Mrs Meinrath Mr Menlove Mr, Mrs and Mrs Scott Mr Stevens Messrs (2) Wilson Mr Per Wakatipu for Newcastle- Gott Mrs and family (4) Graham Mrs and Son Monday. Departures. Per Taiaroa for Auckland- Barsden Mr Barsden Miss Blighey Mr Butwell Miss Cotterell Mr Crossl_y Mr Draun Mr Feltham Mr and family Games Messrs (2) Good Mr Handy Mr Hausman Mr and family Hurst Mr Jones Mr H Lambert Miss F Leslie Mr Mathews Miss (_) Maus Mr and Mrs Millar Mr and Mrs and family Morgan Mr Nicholson Mrs and child Nye Miss Jennie Raymond Mr Rigby Mr and Mrs and child Scott Mr and Mrs and 3 children Strafford Mr and Mrs T_zer Mr Tavendale Mr Todd Mr Wallings Mr Watts Mr White Mr Young Mr Per Hawea for Nelson- Anderson Master Anderson Misses (2) Edwards Misses (2) Per Hawea for Picton- Blaikie Mr Maclean Mr Per Hawea for Taranaki- Davy Mr and Mrs S Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Te Anau from Melbourne Bailey Miss Cutten Mr Given Mr Loft Mr and Mrs And 14 steerage Per Te Anau from the Bluff- Higgs Miss Nutter Miss
The s.s. Waitaki was floated out of the
Graving Dock yesterday morning. She sailed in the evening for Timaru.
The s.s. Ringarooma will shortly be placed in commission again. She was docked yesterday for scraping, painting and cleaning.
The ship Auckland has been shifted over to the Export Pier. She has discharged two-thirds of her cargo, which is turning out in splendid order.
The ship Lyttelton commenced bending sails yesterday, and is expected to sail for London on Thursday. She has on board the following cargo;- 4241 bags wheat, 530 bales wool, 260 bales skins, 6145 carcasses of mutton, 630 cases preserved meats, 4 casks po_ts, 45 casks tallow, 50 tons scrap iron, 3 cases sundries, and a quantity of hares and other game.
Very quick despatch has marked the discharge of the s.s. British King at Port Chalmers. In two working days and a-half 2000 tons of cargo, a great part of which was transhipped to other vessels, has been discharged, and 20_0 carcasses of frozen mutton stowed in her refrigerating chamber. We take the following paragraph respecting her from the Daily Telegraph:- "Success to the New Zealand Shipping Company may be the begrudging wish. The Company has developed steamship communication between this country and that Colony, with which the line has been so long associated, in a manner, which betokens good results. The British King, which left Plymouth on Sunday, is a magnificent vessel in construction, and a fine vessel in her behaviour. Especially is the latter the case in rough weather, when the vessel ploughs through the waves as though the weather were the finest possible. This was evidenced in the run down Channel, when the Iberia, one of the finest boats of the Orient line which left Gravesend two hours before the British King, arrived at Plymouth seven hours after the New Zealand vessel.
The barque Gleniffer broke bulk yesterday, and commenced discharging cargo at the Railway Pier.
The steamer British King has taken in nearly 6_00 carcasses of mutton, besides other cargo.
It is rumoured that the Union Steamship Company have sold the steamer Waitaki to the Whangarei coal Company, and she is to trade between Auckland and Whangarei.
The following, published in a Home paper, will be read with interest by the many friends of Captain Kelly:- "On June 12 the Underwriters' Association made a presentation of £150 to Captain John Kelly, to Mr William Connell (chief engineer) £100 and £150 to be divided among the subordinate engineers and crew, in recognition of their efforts to save their vessel, the British King when she had grounded on the Pera Rock, off Ga[i?l?]le, some time in September last. The accident was caused by Captain Kelly deviating from his course and attempting to go over the Pera Rock, in the hope of avoiding a collision with another vessel. In striking she did such damage that two of her compartments filled with water. The captain took his vessel on to Colombo, a distance of 70 or 80 miles, and there beached her successfully, after encountering many obstacles, when she was within an hour of sinking. The underwriters highly complimented the recipients upon the discretion and zeal they had displayed under the trying circumstances." We may add that Captain Kelly is still in charge of the British King, which has just arrived at Port Chalmers on her second voyage to New Zealand.
THE LOSS OF THE WAITARA.
The Daily Chronicle of June 25 gives an account of the loss of the New Zealand Shipping Company's barque Waitara through collision in the Channel with the ship Hurunui on June 22. The following is a statement made by one of the Hurunui's passengers:-"We had frequently sighted the ill-fated Waitara. She had left Gravesend the same day as ourselves, and was also bound for a New Zealand port- she for Wellington, and the Hurunui for Port Chalmers. On Friday we were off Portland. Soon after we had retired, I suppose soon after 10.15, I was awakened by a sudden shock. At the same time the captain burst into the cabin, ordering all hands on deck. A large vessel was at our bows, and its white ports showed plainly in the darkness. It had just ceased raining, but the moon was quite hidden in the mist. On ascertaining that the ship was safe at least for a few minutes- I rushed below to wrap up, in case we might have to take to the boats. I was not down two minutes. When I returned the other ship has disappeared, and the lifeboat was already launched in charge of the second mate, as well as another officered by our third mate. Rockets were sent up and bluelights burnt, to call the attention of other vessels. A large steamer was close at hand, but, although she must have seen our signals, she totally ignored them. A barque also was close at hand, and in answer to our hail promised to lie to and aid us, but she immediately left us. We had struck the vessel just above the saloon on the starboard side. One of the passengers said it did not seem to crash, but rather to cut through, the sides giving way like so much cardboard. We were soon busy attending to the rescued. These were two gentlemen from the saloon and the understeward. The Captain of the Waitara (Captain Webster) also had been marvellously saved. He was caught in the rigging and literally dragged away from the ship, but instantly returned to it in our lifeboat. After a complete search our boat returned. It brought back six more. One poor young fellow was absolutely numbed, but now, I am glad to say, is doing well, although at one time I despaired of ever bringing him round again. One gallant young fellow named Arnold gave up his buoy to a lady- the only one saved. He also succeeded in reaching the boat. We all thought these were the only survivors, and were overjoyed to find that five more seamen had found their way to the forecastle. I believe there are 16 rescued, and at present there are about 25 to account for. We were attending to the poor sufferers when we learnt the damage done to our ship, Hurunui. The damage was fortunately confined to the watertight bulkhead. Had it been otherwise, the disaster would have been far more heartrending. Our captain (Captain Hazelwood) was indefatigable in his exertions, and none can possibly appreciate too highly his exertions and the self possessed manner in which he both looked after the ship and strained every nerve to rescue as many as possible of the crew of the unfortunate Waitara. Captain Webster, too, strove hard to prevent any loss of life, for after they had brought some of the rescued back to our vessel, he again moved back to the spot where the dreadful catastrophe had taken place, and traversed again and again the same place, vainly endeavouring to augment the number of the rescued. Again, it is impossible to speak too highly of the officers and men of the Hurunui. All seemed strictly disciplined, and there was really no confusion. I believe none of the steerage passengers of the Waitata were saved. One of our lady passengers has rendered immense service in nursing the invalids, and has not been in her berth since the accident took place. We were fortunate enough to rescue the first mate, Mr Middleton; he was only just sensible when picked up and perfectly cold and numbed. He had been vainly endeavouring to launch a boat, but I suppose the calamity was far too speedy to allow it. Three minutes in fact, would have amply covered the time from when the Waitara was first struck till she foundered. The second officer, whose watch it was, was unfortunately not picked up. All the rescued are doing well."
[A direct result of this loss was that passenger embarkation was shifted to Plymouth.]
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday August 25th
1883. Page 15.
Per Tarawera from Sydney-
Corbett Mr Fitzsimmons Mr Grace Master Jones Mr Lochead Mr Lochead Mrs M'Lean Mrs Martin Mr Ross Mr Rothschild Mr Saunders Master Stevenson Mr Sutherland Rev Mr Taylor Mr Warner Miss
Per Waimate from London (May 1[4?])-
Second cabin: Rough Mr and Mrs Lissaman Miss Lissaman Mr and Mrs and family (4) Odell Mrs Smith Miss Steerage: Barry Mr W Rusha Mr and Mrs
Thursday. Departures. Per Te Anau for Lyttelton- Dodson Mr Neish Mr Per Te Anau for Wellington- Nashelski Mr, Mrs and Miss Smith Mrs Thomson Mr Per Te Anau for Napier- Cassie Mr Per Te Anau for Gisborne- Lorie Mr Per Te Anau for Auckland- Baird Messrs (2) Gowie Mrs and child Maclaurin Mr Rice Mr Per Te Anau for Sydney- Neilson Mr Robb Mr Per Te Anau for Levuka- Taylor Mr Friday. Departures. Per Hauroto for Lyttelton- Barry Mr Lissaman Mr and Mrs and family (6) O'Dell Miss Smith Miss Per Hauroto for Sydney- Broderick Mr Draper Mr Grant Mrs and family (3) M'Farlane Mr Nisbet Mr Reed Mr Per Tarawera for Bluff- Williams Mr Wynn Per Tarawera for Hobart- Marshall Mr Smith Mr Thomson Mr Williams Mr Per Tarawera for Melbourne- Davison Mr Graham Mr and Mrs H Humphrey Mr Lum_den Mr Seward Mr Smith Mr
British King for London.
The quantity of coal required for the s.s. Catalonia is 1400 tons in her bunkers and 400 tons in her hold or a total of 1800 tons. This is said to be exclusive of what she uses while being in port running the two refrigerating engines that are worked while the meat is being carried into the meat-rooms. It may fairly be estimated that her visit to Lyttelton has caused the sale and export of 2000 tons of coal, a circumstance the importance of which is increased by the fact that the coal supplied is New Zealand coal, from the Westport and Greymouth mines. The New Zealand Shipping Company, as a patron of Colonial industry in respect of coal, thus figures as a customer for 20,000 tons per annum.
Monday. Departure. Per Wanaka for Akaroa- Jones Mr R Per Wanaka for Lyttelton- Holmes Mr G Per Wanaka for Wellington- 2 Chinese
The ship Lyttelton took the following cargo for London:-
580 bales wool £10,600 32 bales sheepskins 640 111 bales rabbitskins 2,553 6 bales basils 60 12 bales rags 60 45 casks tallow 630 4 casks pelts 40 630 cases preserved meats 1,280 3143 sacks wheat 3,143 6293 carcasses mutton 9,439 Total value £28,445
The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer British King left Port Chalmers at 2.10 p.m. on Sunday for London, via Lyttelton (where she is to complete her cargo), and as she steamed away from the pier the vessels in port paid her the usual salute by dipping their ensigns, a compliment she promptly returned. Her draught of water was 16ft 6in forward and 18ft 8in aft, and she ran down the harbour and cleared the heads in very smart style. The British King brought a remarkably good name with her, and during her stay in port her officers have proved that the encomium bestowed on them by the passengers who came out in her were well deserved, and they take with them the good wishes of all whose business has led them into communication with them. Both the British King and her officers will be cordially welcomed on their return to Port Chalmers. She took the following cargo:-
3791 sacks wheat £3,791 263 bales wool 5,260 150 bales rabbitskins 3,450 54 bales leather 1,080 7 bales sheepskins 140 34 bales basils 340 31 casks tallow 155 25 casks pelts 250 7088 carcasses mutton 10,624 6 pkgs sundries 175 113 bags copper ore Total value £25,265
The ship Waimate is meeting quick despatch. In less than 11 working hours she has put out 400 tons of cargo.
The Oamaru dredge is now doing satisfactory work, lifting spoil from a depth of 20ft at low water. The speed of the machinery has recently been reduced with good effect.
Per Manapouri from Auckland-
___unsell Mr and Mrs, child and servant Dogherty Mr Graham Mr Haines Dr Logan Captain Macrae Rev W Marsden Mr Patrick Mr Rankin Mr Redwood Mr (3) Reynolds Mr Schultz Miss Smith Mr Smith Mrs A M and child Sumerton Mr Taiaroa Mr And 4 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Ringarooma for Lyttelton- Baylies Mr Har_orow Mr Johnston Mr Macgregor Mr Winder Mr Per Ringarooma for Wellington- Jackman Miss Johnson Mr M'Intyre Mr Per Ringarooma for Westport- Binn Mr Per Ringarooma for Napier- Peter Mr J Per Ringarooma for Auckland- Paget Mr
The frozen meat trade is all the rage.