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Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 1st 1883. Pages 14 & 15

Thursday. Departures.
Per Te Anau (for Sydney via the East Coast)- for Lyttelton

Cowan 		Mr and Mrs
Gainsford 	Mrs and children
Hird 		Captain
Rogers 		Mr
Scott 		Mr
Smith 		Mr

Per Te Anau for Wellington-
Gaisford 	Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Glasgow 	Mr and Mrs
Oakden 		Mrs
Simpson 	Mr

Per Te Anau for Napier-
Headland 	Mr

Per Te Anau for Auckland-
Currie 		Mr
Exley 		Rev. H
Kenderdine 	Mr
Morrow 		Mr
O'Meagher 	Mrs
Wilson 		Mr

Per Te Anau for Sydney-
Kane 		Mr

Per Waihora for the Bluff-
Arnott 		Captain
Milamply 	Mr
Porter 		Mr

Per Waihora for Melbourne-
Flynn 		Mr
Byng 		Rev Mr
Dungan 		Mr
Holt 		Mr
Horner 		Mrs
Lyon 		Mrs
Millington 	Mr and Mrs
Netherwood 	Mr
Williams 	Mrs and child

Friday. Arrival.
Per Hawea from the North-
Aylmer 		Mrs
Boyd 		Mr
Carrington 	Miss
Carrington 	Mr
Jones 		Mr
Penny 		Miss
Rodrigues 	Mr
Rorton 		Mr
Smith 		Miss
Spicer 		Mr
Thackell 	Mr
Todhunter 	Mr and Mrs
And 7 steerage

Saturday. Arrival.
Per Taiaroa from Timaru-
Dodd 		Miss
Ford 		Mrs
Guilbert 	Mrs
Lachose 	Mr
Marder 		Miss
Pearson 	Mr
Rainton 	Mrs C B
Smith 		Master
Stumbles 	Miss
Ward 		Mr
West 		Mr

Saturday. Departures.

Per Wakatipu for Wellington-
Abritch 	Mr
Bowman 		Mr (2)
Scott 		Mr J
Stavely 	Mr

Per Wakatipu for Sydney-
Barnes 		Mrs and family (3)
Benjamin 	Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Murphy 		Mrs
Whale 		Miss
Whale 		Mr (2)
And 7 Chinese

Tuesday. Arrival.
Per Tarawera from Melbourne via the Bluff-
_orce 		Miss
Amos 		Mr
Andrews 	Miss
Andrews 	Mr
Barr 		Mr and Mrs and 3 children
Earle 		Captain
Le Cren 	Miss
Le Cren 	Mr
Le Roy 		Mr
Lewis 		Mr
McMaster 	Mr
Marks 		Mr
Murphy 		Mr and Mrs
Phillips 	Mrs
Stephenson 	Mr and Mrs
Tozer 		Captain
Wackrill 	Mr
And 22 steerage

Wednesday. Arrivals.

Per Ringarooma from the North-

Aird 		Captain
Bennett 	Mr A
Darling 	Mr J
Duncan 		Mrs
Gray 		Mr J R
Hay 		Mr J
James 		Mr
Walter 		Mrs
And 8 steerage

Per Beautiful Star from Timaru-
Gun_ 		Mrs servant and child
Manning 	Mr
Musker 		Mrs and child
And 1 steerage

Wednesday. Departures.
Per Tarawera for Wellington-
Austin 		Mr
Merrick 	Miss
O'Connor 	Mr and Mrs and family
Salmond 	Professor
Shepherd 	Mr
Wales 		Mr and Mrs

Per Tarawera for Napier-
Atkinson 	Mr and Mrs
Drake 		Mr

Per Tarawera for Auckland-
Berens 		Mr 
Turner 		Mr and Mrs

It seems that there have been various inaccuracies in the published statements concerning the Takapuna's first passages between Lyttelton and Wellington. The correct times were as follows:- Wellington to Lyttelton Wharf, 13 hours 10 minutes; and to Lyttelton Heads, 10 hours 20 minutes. The first 40 knots were done in 2 hours 20 minutes, and the first half of the passage in 5 hours. From Lyttelton to Wellington the times were:- From wharf to wharf, 12 hours 12 minutes; Heads to Heads, 11 hours 20 minutes.


The Ionic sailed from Lyttelton for London, via Rio Janeiro and St Vincent, on Saturday afternoon-

Booth 		Mr W A
Bottomley 	Mr
Bottomley 	Mr
Bottomley 	Mrs E
Crook 		Mr H
Glasgow 	Mr W J
Grafton 	Mr
Hilton 		Mr
Jackson 	Mr J
Mackie 		Mr and Mrs
Roland 		Mr
Tweed 		Dr

Second saloon:
_itol_gater 	Mrs Sarah
Douglas 	Master Henry
Douglas 	Miss Lottie
M'Cowan 	Agnes
M'Cowan 	Alexander
M'Cowan 	George
M'Cowan 	James 
M'Cowan 	Mr and Mrs
Monk 		Miss Mary P
Smith 		Miss J A
Summerhayes 	Miss
Summerhayes 	Mrs

Adamson 	Mr
Brown 		A
Crowther 	Mrs
Hall 		Eliza
Knight 		James
Lott 		E J
M'Kenzie 	John
Menzies 	Mr and Mrs
Miles 		Mr
Reid 		Mr
Scott		__
Vernon 		Mr
Wignall 	H
Wills 		Robert

CHRISTCHURCH, November 24.

The New Zealand Shipping Company have been advised by cable from London that the Tongairio arrived all well at the Cape of Good Hope at 5 a.m. on November 20, making the passage from Plymouth, including detention at Teneriffe, in 21 days 5 hours. The British King called at Teneriffe on the 10th inst., en route for Wellington.

1st Dec. 1885 Otago Witness pg 15.
Death: On the 27th November, at Scotia Street, Port Chalmers, peter Logan, marine superintendent Albion and Shaw shipping Company; aged 56.

Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 8th 1883. Pages 14 & 15

Thursday. Arrivals.

Per Hauroto from Sydney -
Hegarty 	Rev. J
O'Farroll 	Rev. T
Robinson 	Miss M
Vaughan 	Rev. E

Per Hauroto from Wellington-
Bayliss 	Mr A
Clarke 		Mr A
Cooke 		Mr
Hutchinson 	Captain
M'Nicol 	Mr
Mantell 	Hon Mr
Moffatt 	Captain
Nancarrow 	Mr and Mrs
And 16 steerage

Friday. Arrival.

Per Wanaka from the North-
Lightband 	Miss
Lloyd 		Mr
Robertson 	Mr
Walch 		Mr
And 4 steerage

Saturday. Arrival.

Per Mahinapua from the West Coast-
Davidson 	Mr
Robin 		Mr
Twining 	Mr and Mrs and 2 children

Monday. Departures.

Per Wanaka for Akaroa-
Aylmer 		Mrs
Paul 		Miss
Paul 		Mr
Simpson 	Mr

Per Wanaka for Wellington-
Bennett 	Mrs and infant
Gray 		Miss
Gray 		Mr

Per Wanaka for Nelson-
Jones 		Mr

Per Wanaka for Taranaki-
Hunter 		Mr

Per Wanaka for Manukau-
Briscoe 	Mr
Walker 	Mr and Mrs and infant

Tuesday. Arrivals.
Per Wairarapa from Melbourne-
Campbell 	Mrs
Grant 		Mr
Gray 		Mr
Gray 		Mrs
Jenkinson 	Mr
Mendoza 	Mr
Morison 	Mr
Paulin 		Mr
Paulin 		Mrs
Sherris 	Mr
Simpson 	Mr
Tole 		Miss (2)
Tole 		Mr
Walker 		Miss
Walker 		Mr

Per Wairarapa from Hobart-
Bleese 		Mr T S
Dean 		Mr
Dean 		Mrs
Pitt 		Mr
Pitt 		Mrs
Smith 		Mrs J
Southam 	Mr T F

Tuesday. Departures.

Per Rotomahana for Melbourne-
Bishop		Mrs
Beresford 	Mr
Cartwright 	Mr
Clulee 		Mr
Collins 	Mr
Grummett 	Mr
Hislop 		Mrs
Jones 		Mr
McGrath 	Mr
McLaren 	Miss
Smith 		Mr
U'ren 		Mr
Wilson 		Rev. J C

Per Hauroto for Lyttelton-
Adams 		Miss

Per Hauroto for Wellington-
Lindon 		Mr
Stephens 	Mr

Per Hauroto for Sydney-
Barclay 	Mr
Chalmers 	Mr
Hellyer 	Mr and family
Scoular 	Mr
and 2 Chinese

Wednesday Arrivals

Per Manapouri from Sydney via the North- 

Ancell 		Mrs
Anderson 	Mrs
Binney 		Miss
Couper 		Mr
Cotterill 	Mrs and 2 children
Drummond 	Mr
Fox 		Mr
Hadfield 	Mr
Haslam 		Mr
Hill 		Rev. J
Horne 		Miss
Jones 		Mr
Lloyd 		Captain
Macrae 		Mrs
Moore 		Mr
Muir 		Mrs and 2 children
Nevill 		Mr
Rooke 		Miss
Ross 		Miss
Scott 		Mr
Sime 		Mrs
Wignall 	Mrs
And 11 steerage

Per Beautiful Star from Timaru-
Cousins 	Miss
Coxhead 	Mr
Hungstone 	Mr
Roughton 	Mr
Thompson 	Miss
Trezise 	Mr
And 1 steerage

Wednesday. Departures.

Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton-
Cameron 	Mr

Per Wairarapa for Wellington-
Blaam 		Mr
Moyse 		Miss
Souness 	Mr

Per Wairarapa for Nelson-
Silverstone 	Mr

Per Wairarapa for Napier-
Butt 		Mr
Inglis 		Mr
MacMahon 	Mrs

Per Wairarapa for Auckland-
McDonald 	Mr
Oakden 		Mr
Reid 		Mrs and (?) children
Stewart 	Mr
Stewart 	Mr and Mrs W

Per Wairarapa for Sydney-
Garson 		Miss
Wood 		Mr

The ship Nelson has taken in 4924 sacks of grain, 37 casks of tallow, 150 bales wool, and 50 bales of skins.
The barque Splendid is ready for sea, and will leave for the South Sea whaling ground in a few days.
The ship Jessie Readman has taken in 1724 sacks of grain, and in addition to this she has on board 1400 cases of preserved meats for transhipment to the steamer Triumph.
There are already 2000 bales of wool in the Albion Company's sheds ready for transhipment to the Triumph or some other steamer.
The barque Superior has put out 13,171 bags of sugar, and will be clear of cargo tomorrow morning.
The Wairarapa, on her outward trip, made the smartest passage on record between the Bluff and Melbourne, via Hobart, the time occupied being under 4 & days, allowing for the detention at Hobart.

Auckland, November 30.

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's direct steamer Triumph, which left for the South last night, was observed this morning hard and fast on Shearer Rock, which is about half a mile east of Tiri Tiri lighthouse at the entrance to Hauraki Gulf, 20 miles from Auckland. The rock has 2ft of water on it at low tide, is steep, and marked by a buoy anchored in 14 fathoms of water.

December 2.
The Waitaki, Glenelg, and Iona have returned from the Triumph at Tiri Tiri. At 7.39 this morning the steamers named, with the Argyle, which had been lying by the vessel all night, made a united effort to tow the big steamer off the reef, but after over an hour's trial it had to be abandoned as unsuccessful.
The statement of the lighthouse-keepers is that shortly before the Triumph struck on the south-east point of Tiri Tiri, the lighthouse-keeper on duty observed a steamer standing towards the island, and took it to be the Stella coming with stores for the lighthouse, as they knew she was at Auckland. As she got close the lighthouse-keeper saw it was a much larger vessel. He went and roused his mate, who turned out to see the sight. They commenced joking together, saying the steamer was going to rush the lighthouse and jump their claim. As the steamer still stood on they felt sure something serious was wrong. The officer on duty returned to his post at the lighthouse, and his mate went down the face of the cliff, calling as loudly as possible to the steamer, which warning was evidently not heard, as she still kept straight on for the shore. Shortly afterwards, he heard the noise of the vessel grinding on the reef, and a confused sound of voices on board. He then called out, "You're ashore." The reply was "Yes, where are we?" The lighthouse keeper replied, "On Tiri Tiri itself." A voice then called out, "How far are we off?" and he responded, Don't I tell you you are on Tiri Tiri itself. Is the vessel damaged?" The reply was, "Don't know, am going to back off" He called out again, "You had better fire a rocket ashore with a line attached," and he struck a match to show them where to throw it. The rocket was not thrown, and no further information vouchsafed from the steamer, so the lighthouse keeper returned to his quarters.

Auckland, December 3.
The steamer Annie Millbank called at the Triumph this morning on her way up from the Hot Springs. She had on board a very great deal of engineering talent. A boat was lowered, and a party, including Captain Anderson, the masters of the Embleton, Bengal, and Helen Denny, and Messrs G Fraser, James Stewart, W. Lodder and Black, went on board. The captain of the Bengal expresses himself of the opinion that the Triumph can be got off if proper appliances are used. He saw the Sorata of 2000tons, when she went ashore at Adelaide, and he considers she was in a much worse position than that of the Triumph. She was also half filled with water. His idea is that the Triumph can also be got off if the action taken is prompt, and if the weather holds good.
A conference of engineers, consisting of Messrs George Fraser, W Lodder, John Stewart, George Black (Thames), and David Gouk, and the captain, was held this afternoon for the purpose of considering the possibility or otherwise of lifting the Triumph off the rocks into deep water with the agency of compressed air. It was generally agreed that the project was feasible and eventually the proposition was adopted, which it was resolved to at once submit to the agents of the vessel, Messrs L.D. Nathan and Co, its terms however, have not yet transpired.
It is really not known who the underwriters of the vessel are, and the amounts of insurance are not known. Brown, Campbell and Co., the local agents of Lloyd's, refused to take the vessel when offer of abandonment was made, because they do not know whether she is insured in Lloyd's or not and they would not do so until the inquiry. If they had accepted, they might have incurred expense and risk, and then found that Lloyd's was not concerned. The other companies involved would instruct their own agents.
Dr Menzies of the Triumph, states in reference to the withholding of the gratuities which are usually paid to the captain and doctor, that the statement published might have led to the inference that there were improprieties between the officers and the immigrants, but that there was nothing of the kind at all. It was between some of the passengers and the immigrants.
There is a strong feeling of sympathy in the ship for Captain Brotherton in his misfortune, and those under him all speak very highly of him. He has held a command since he reached the age of 22, and at the present time is considerably under 40. This is said to be the first mishap that has ever occurred to a vessel under his charge.

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Shipping Company's steamer Triumph was built in 1880, by Messrs R Dixon and Co., of Middlesboro', under special survey, while her engines and boilers were also constructed under special survey by Blair and Co (Limited), of Stockton-on-Tees. She is owned by Messrs M'Intyre Bros, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Her dimensions are:-Length, 340ft; breadth of beam, 37ft 2in; and depth of hold, 27ft 1in. She has engines of 400 horse-power, the cylinders being 43in and 80in respectively, with a length of stroke of 54in, her boiler pressure being 80lb to the square inch.

Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 15th 1883. Pages 14 & 15.

Thursday. Departures.

Per Manapouri for Hobart-

Attewell 	Mrs and family
Beeves 		Mr and Mrs
Berry 		Mr (2)
Burgess 	Mr
Campbell 	Mr
Creacy 		Mr
Dalton 		Mr
Galloway 	Mr and Mrs
Haddock 	Mr
Lea	 	Mrs
Paterson 	Mr
Reid 		Mr
Rippingale 	Mr
Rounter 	Miss
And 15 steerage

Per Manapouri for Melbourne-
Cowan 		Mr
Fergus 		Mr (M.H.R.)
Fowell 		Mr and Mrs
Jones 		Mrs and 2 children
M. H. R. 	Mr
McPherson 	Mr
Price 		Mrs
Rutherford 	Miss
Thomson 	Mr

Saturday. Arrival.

Per Rotorua from the North-
Bayliss 	Mr
Bounder 	Mr
Kemp 		Miss
Lovegrove 	Miss (2)
Strong 		Mr
Tate 		Miss (2)
Walsh 		Mr
Webb 		Mr
And 4 steerage

Tuesday. Arrival.

Per Waihora from Melbourne-
Balcome 	Miss
Balcome 	Mrs
Beggs 		Mr
Bell 		Mr
Bell 		Mrs and family
Cahill 		Mr
Dwyer 		Mr
Fitzroy 	Miss
Harrison 	Mr
Jacomb 		Miss
Logan 		Mr
M'Donald 	Mr (2)
M'Donald 	Mrs
Massey 		Mr
Mollison 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Moore 		Mrs
Pollock 	Mr
Scoular 	Mrs
Searle 		Mrs
Simon 		Mr
Smith 		Miss
Smith 		Mr
Stevenson 	Mr
Trestrail 	Mr
Waldock 	Mrs
Woolridge 	Miss
Woolridge 	Mrs
And 29 steerage

Wednesday. Arrivals.

Per Tarawera from Sydney via the North-
Baird 		Mr
Ballantyne 	Mr
Collie 		Master
Coxen 		Mr
Gibbs 		Mr
Gillies 	Miss
Gillon 		Miss
Gray 		Mr
Humphries 	Miss
Inglis 		Mr
Kean 		Mrs
Metcalfe 	Mrs and boy
Mills 		Master
Mills 		Mr
Moyse 		Miss
Moyse 		Mr
Newman 		Mrs
O'Connor 	Mr
Oliver 		Mr
Parker 		Mr
Parker 		Mrs
Parsons 	Mrs and child
Pickles 	Mr
Reefer 		Mr
Rogers 		Mr
U_lin 		Miss
Wheeler 	Mr

Per Tongariro from London (October 29)-
Ballard 	Mr and Mrs J
Barker 		Mr and Mrs J M
Bathgate 	Mr
Beckett 	Mr
Biden 		Mr
Bord 		Mr
Brown 		Mr and Mrs W G
Burt 		Mr and Mrs J
Davis 		Mr and Mrs N H
Dickson 	Mr
Dilloway 	Mr and Mrs J
Forde 		Mr
Gossett 	Dr and Mrs
Gossett 	Mr G
Gossett 	Miss
Hartnell 	Master
Hartnell 	Mr and Mrs
Henry 		Miss (2)
Henry 		Mr
Henry 		Mrs
Heyward 	Mrs
Hill 		Miss
Hoare 		Master (3)
Hoare 		Miss (2)
Hoare 		Rev J O'B and Mrs and family (5)
Murphy 		Miss
Osborne 	Mr and Mrs J
Page 		Mr ?Henry
Patullo 	Mr
Pharazyn 	Miss
Pharazyn 	Mrs
Quick 		Mr
Rait 		Miss (2)
Rait 		Mr
Reynolds 	Mr
Royston 	Miss
Scott 		Mr
Sladden 	Mr
Smith 		Mr
Smith 		Rev F? S
Thorpe 		Mr
Todd 		Mr
W_ight 		Mr
Watson 		Mr
Wilson 		Mr (2)

Second cabin: 66
Steerage: 240
Wednesday. Departures.

Per Waihora for Wellington-
Gibbs 		Mr
Linton 		Mrs
Neil 		Mr
Nicholls 	Mrs
Williams 	Mr

Per Waihora for Napier-
Gow Mr
Neal 		Mr and Mrs

Per Waihora for Auckland-
Child 		Mrs and 2 children
G__dheim 	Miss
Graham 		Mrs and 2 children
Lindon 		Mrs
Mos_ 		Miss
Platt 		Mr
Quinn 		Mr and Mrs and family
Robertson 	Miss
Surcombe 	Mr
Sainsterry 	Mr
Sniuer	 	Mr and Mrs

Per Waihora for Sydney-
Richmond 	Mr

The s.s. Hawea was floated out of the Graving Dock yesterday, and her place taken up by the s.s. Ringarooma, which goes in for scraping and repainting.
The barquentine Anna, 46 days from the Mauritius, arrived at the Heads yesterday morning, and was towed up the harbour to Dunedin.
It is possible that Mr Pearce, the builder of the wonderfully fast boats of the Guion line, will not finish his career as a shipbuilder until he has built steam ships which will be able to cross the Atlantic in five days. But there are three other things, which he must also accomplish in order to make these boats a success. They must be seaworthy, must be cheap enough to leave some chance of a profit, and must not cost more to run than can possibly be earned to cover maintenance expenses.-New York Maritime Register.
The new Guion steamer Oregon attained a speed of 20 knots an hour on her trial trip.
The s.s. Ringarooma was floated out of the Graving Dock on Tuesday forenoon, and the s.s. Rotorua taken in for her periodical overhaul.

Auckland, December 3.

All hands except the captain and chief officer left the Triumph last night, fearing that she would break up during the northerly gale which set in. The waves took her farther on the rocks and knocked her about considerably; but the wind moderated by midnight so averting total destruction. The water increased considerably, but the pumps got it down again this morning. Tenders are now called for by the agents for floating the vessel and delivering her in Auckland. If a suitable tender is not received by Monday, she will be sold by auction.

AUCKLAND, December 12

The Triumph is now breaking up. The sea last night drove her farther on to the rocks, and was making clean breaches over her, while today it is found that the bottom is out of the fore hold. The engine-room and No 2 compartment are full of water. Captains Worsp, Clayton, and Fraser went down last night and made a survey. They recommend that everything that can be got out of her be taken out at once and be sold, and this will be done. An official inquiry has been arranged to take place on Thursday next. A steamer and barge have gone down with a winch to remove the engines, threshing machines, and other large packages of cargo for Southern ports.
A great deal of speculation has been indulged in concerning the cost and value of the wrecked steamer. In the course of conversation this morning the engineer stated that the Triumph originally cost 45,000 independent of the Haslam refrigerating apparatus with which she is fitted. She was built at a time when there was a great depression of trade and iron work was cheap, and he considered that the same contract would not now be taken at a less figure than 50,000. At the same time he does not believe that she could be repaired in Auckland under 30,000 and ridicules the idea of paying 8,000 or 10,000 to float the ship and bring her into port. He says that putting the cost of floating and repairing together, it would almost bring the total up to the cost of new vessel, and it should be remembered that the Triumph is now three years old. He further considers that the engines, or at least the best part of them, could be taken out of the steamer now.
It is reported that the ship is insured in Tyneside companies, but it is not definitely known whether or not this is so.

Otago Witness 15 Dec. 1883, pg 18.
Amongst recent arrivals in Dunedin is Mr Robert Nicholson, for 20 years a member of the Town Council of Dumfries, who has come with his family to settle in Otago. Mr Nicholson is a brother of Mr John Nicholson, head master of the Kaitangata School.

Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 22nd 1883. Page 18.

Thursday. Arrival.

Per Omapere from the West Coast-
Hook 		Mr 
And 2 steerage

Thursday. Departure.

Per Tarawera for Melbourne-
Bennett 	Mr
Brindley 	Mrs
Clarke 		Mrs and servant
Gervoise 	Mr G A
Holmes 		Miss
Holmes 		Mrs
McAdam 		Mr
Macfarlane 	Mrs and child
Munro 		Mrs and infant
Pigou 		Miss
Stirling 	Mr
Sykes 		Mr
Weir 		Miss

Friday. Arrival.

Per Wakatipu from Sydney-
Collins 	Mr
Crowell 	Captain
Lees 		Mr
Pearson 	Mr
Sandford 	Mr
Sandford 	Mrs
Simon 		Mr
Simon 		Mrs
Williams 	Mr
Wright 		Miss
And 13 steerage
Friday. Departure.
Nelson for London

Saturday. Arrival.

Per Marlborough from London (September 12)-
Brock 		Mr
Clark 		Mr
Clutten 	Mr
Middleton 	Mr

Allen 		Mr
Bayley 		Mrs
Dickie 		Mr and Mrs and child
Edmitt 		Mr
Fiddian 	Messrs (2)
Gregory 	Messrs (3)
Holmes 		Mr
Knight 		Mr and Mrs and 2 children
M'Cutcheon 	Mr
Macdonald 	Mrs
Mortland 	Miss
Sharp 		Mr
Stevens 	Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Taylor 		Mr
Williamson 	Mr
Tuesday. Arrivals.
Per Rotomahana from Melbourne-

Carey 		Mr and Mrs and child
Cates 		Mr
Cook 		Mrs
Coverlid 	Mr
Dodge 		Mr
Fulton 		General
Greville 	Mr and Mrs
Harcourt 	Mr
Hasted 		Miss
Hazlett 	Mr
Henning 	Mr
Kennedy 	Mr
Kennedy 	Mr and Mrs
Kennedy 	Mrs
Kirkwood 	Mr
Livingstone 	Miss
Macdonald 	Mrs and family (2)
Perkins 	Mr
Phillips 	Miss
Pirani 		Mrs
Renwick 	Mr and Mrs
Rogers 		Mrs
Stewart 	Mr
Tolano 		Mr
Walton 		Mr and Mrs and 2 children
Withers 	Mr and Mrs infant and nurse
And 22 steerage

Per Rotomahana from the Bluff-
Waterstone 	Mr

Per Mahinapua from the West Coast-
Lawrence 	Miss
Mackay 		Mr
Thomson 	Miss
Thomson 	Mrs
And 1 steerage

Tuesday. Departures.

Per Wakatipu for Wellington-
Gore 		Miss
Haworth 	Mr (2)
Mantell 	Mr
Miniver 	Mr
Nicholls 	Miss

Per Wakatipu for Auckland-
Mowatt 		Miss

Per Wakatipu for Sydney-
Armand 		Mrs and family
Bennett 	Miss
Cuthfield 	Mr
Healey 		Mrs and family
Stebbin 	Mr
Stevens 	Mr
White 		Mr and Mrs
And 1 Chinese

The barque Wild Wave was towed to Dunedin yesterday morning by the s.s. Plucky.
The ship Coriolanus has taken in 749 sacks wheat, 112 casks oil, and 6 valves.
The ship Marlborough transhipped 1175 packages of powder to the schooner Ark yesterday, and was towed up to the Railway Pier by the s.s. Plucky.
The s.s Omapere left the Rattray street Wharf yesterday evening for Auckland, via the East Coast ports.
The ship Jessie Readman is fast filling up with cargo. During the last few days wool has been coming in very rapidly, and she will be ready for sea on her advertised date.
The s.s. Tongariro is clear of her cargo for this port, and is taking in wool and cereals. She will be ready to take in frozen mutton today, and will meet with quick despatch.
The barque Charite was towed up to Dunedin yesterday by the s.s. Plucky.
The brig Star of the Mersey was towed down from Dunedin yesterday afternoon by the s.s. Plucky.
The number of British vessels reported as wrecked during the month of August last were as follows:
Sailing vessels, 43, of 13,858 tons;
steamers 13, of 8202 tons-
a total of 56 vessels and 22,060 tons.
Ninety-two lives were lost, 15 in the sailing vessels and 77 in the steamers.

Wednesday. Arrivals.

Per Te Anau from Sydney via the East Coast-

Anderson 	Mr
Austin 		Mr
Beal 		Miss
Campbell 	Mr
Cotter 		Miss
Cousins 	Mrs
Dawson 		Miss
Dommett 	Mr and Mrs
Drummond 	Mr
Duncan 		Mr and Mrs
Duncan 		Mrs
Elliston 	Mr
Fergusson 	Mr
Fitzgerald 	Mr
Griffiths 	Miss
Hackworth 	Mrs, servant and child
Hardie 		Miss
Hartley 	Mr
Headman 	Miss
Hislop 		Mrs
Houghton 	Mr and Mrs
Hunter 		Mr
Lyall 		Mrs and family (?) and nurse
M'Gillivray 	Captain
McIntyre 	Mrs, servant and child
M'Laren 	Miss
Macintosh 	Miss
Morris 		Miss
Newman 		Mr
O'Connor 	Miss
Parky 		Mr
Pollock 	Miss
Seville 	Mr
Stewart 	Mr
Syme 		Mr
Waldegrave 	Mr and Mrs
Wallace 	Miss
Watt 		Mr
And 3 steerage

Wednesday. Departures.

Per Rotomahana for Lyttelton-
Graham 		Mrs
Henderson 	Misses (2)
Henderson 	Mrs
Jackson 	Mr

Per Rotomahana for Wellington-
Brighting 	Mrs and family (3)
Finch 		Mr
McKenzie 	Mr and Mrs
Vivian 		Miss

Per Rotomahana for Napier-
Brown 		Miss
Smith 		Mr and Mrs

Per Rotomahana for Auckland-
Brennan 	Mr
Dreyer 		Mr
Gordon 		Miss
Jones 		Mr
Luks 		Mr and Mrs
Morton 		Mrs and 2 children
Pinder 		Master (2)
Watson 		Mr
Wood 		Mr L B

Per Rotomahana for Sydney-
Rice 		Mrs
Stuart 		Master
Stuart 		Mr
Wise 		Mr

Per Rotomahana for Russell-
Thomas 		Mr

Auckland, December 13.

About 1000 persons assembled today at Exchange Hill to witness the sale of the wreck of the Triumph. The first lot offered was the cargo remaining in the ship, consisting of two cases, of the estimated value of 530, coal, and 300 tons of railway iron. The whole was sold for 130, Mr Oxenham being the purchaser. The Haslam refrigerator was then offered, and realised 320, Mr Aitken being the purchaser. The hull, machinery, anchors, &c, were then offered, and the bidding started at 500, the lot being knocked down at 2100 to Mr W. Aitken.
The hull, machinery, and refrigerator were bought by Mr W Aitken, on behalf of Mr Fraser of Fraser and Tinne, engineers, who has entered into some arrangement with the Auckland Freezing Company by which he undertakes to deliver the purchase in Auckland, when it will be taken over by the Company. Mr Fraser left for the wreck this afternoon, in order to make the necessary inspection before commencing operations for the removal of everything possible.

The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Shipping Company's ship Nelson was towed clear of the Heads on Friday, and sailed for London with the following cargo:-

3457 	bales wool 		69,140 0 0
  42 	bales sheepskins 	    840 0 0
 111 	bales rabbitskins 	  2,553 0 0
5094 	sacks wheat 		  5,094 0 0
  86 	casks tallow 		    330 0 0
   7 	bales basils 		     70 0 0 
   5 	casks pelts 		      50 00
3398 	cases meat 		  6,796 0 0 
  83 	hides 			    41 10 0
  10 	packages sundries 	    200 0 0 

Total 85,114 10 0

The Nelson left the port in splendid trim, and should make a good passage Home. We wish Captain Bannatyne "Bon voyage."

BY way of endorsement of the opinions expressed by others as to the elegance of the Union Steam Ship Company's vessels, the following is taken from an article on "Atlantic Steam Navigation," by Archibald Forbes, published in the Sydney Morning Herald of the 17th ult. Describing the White Star liner Britannic, he says:-"The saloon, although not comparable in aesthetic beauty of adornment to that of the Wairarapa, of the Union Company of New Zealand, to my thinking the most beautifully decorated ship in the world," &c., and again; "I have not yet seen an Atlantic liner whose stateroom accommodation is equal in completeness, prettiness, and comfort to that which the Australasian voyager will find on some of the best of the Union Company of New Zealand's steamers- the Wairarapa, for instance, or the Manapouri- spring mattresses, electric lights, smart and sedulous attendance, cleanliness of linen, airiness, and ample daylight these latter afford."

Otago Witness 22 December 1883 pg 21
The Dunedin Harbour Board's Dredge 222 made the passage out in 121 days, including detentions.

Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 29th 1883. Page 15.

Thursday. Arrival.

Per Oreti from Wanganui-

M'Kenzie Mrs and 4 children for the Industrial School
Robertson Mrs

Thursday. Departures.

Per Te Anau for the Bluff-
Churchward 	Mrs

Per Te Anau for Hobart-
Colman 		Mr
Nicholson 	Mrs and 2 children
Wallcott 	Master
Wallcott 	Mr
Ward 		Mr

Per Te Anau for Melbourne-
Baldwin 	Mrs and family (4)
Clarke 		Mr and Mrs
Cook 		Mr
Gross 		Mr
Joseph 		Mr
King 		Mr
Park 		Mr
Strode 		Mr
Wallcott 	Mrs
Webb 		Mr and Mrs and 2 children

Friday. Arrival.

Per Wanaka from the North-
Avery 		Mr
Barkley 	Miss
Blannet 	Miss
Calcott 	Mr
Covey 		Miss
Dalrymple 	Miss
Fisher 		Mr
Fitchett 	Mr
Gainsford 	Mrs and family
Harris 		Miss
Kirkham 	Mr
Liggins 	Mrs
Lintott 	Mr
Paul 		Miss
Paul 		Mr
Robertson 	Miss
Watson 		Mr
Watson 		Mrs
Williams 	Mr
And 7 steerage

Saturday. Arrival.
Per Victory from London (October 27)-

Second cabin:
Bellamy 	Mr W
Duncan 		Mr and Mrs
Huskisson 	Mr William
Jackson 	Mr John
Lewis 		Mr and Mrs and family (3)
Macandrew 	Mr A H
Martin 		Mr C H
Sharpley 	Mr Thomas
Southern 	Mr William
Speechley 	Mr Edward
Tait 		Mr and Mrs

Ashton 		G
Ashton 		George E
Ayling 		George
Bartholomew 	James
Benson 		Frederick
Blacklock 	Mr and Mrs and family (3)
Boese 		James B
Boulter 	William
Bowie 		Henry
Brown 		William
Bryant 		Annie
Bryant 		Sarah
Bryant 		William G
Cammon 		Thomas
Carroll 	Richard
Cooper 		George H
Cox 		Charles
Curtis 		Charles
Duncan 		Mr and Mrs
Emmett 		George
Emmett 		Mr and Mrs
Fernby 		Mr and Mrs and family (2)
Foster 		Thomas
Gaghagan 	Thomas
Garrett 	William
Geddes 		William
Greerage 	Mr and Mrs
Grose 		Mr and Mrs
Hamilton 	Mary
Holdburg 	Johann
Holdstrom 	Erik
Hourston 	Clementina
Jones 		E H
Jones 		Mr and Mrs and daughter
Karlson 	Johann
Lobb 		Mr and Mrs and family (4)
M'Laughlin 	Charles
Malcolm 	John
Molloy 		J
Morris 		Clara
Myers 		Mr and Mrs and family (2)
Newman 		Alfred
Newman 		Lily
Newman 		Walter
Norton 		Arthur
Pickard 	Mr and Mrs and family (6)
Poyser 		Frances
Pragnell 	William
Richards 	James
Richards 	Mr and Mrs and family (2)
Salton 		Mrs J
Sloan 		W
Smith 		John
Stone 		Mr and Mrs
Toomey 		Daniel
Torrens 	J
Underwood 	Walter
Vickery 	W J
Waddingham 	Mr and Mrs and family (6)
Walker 		Mr and Mrs and daughter
Wilkins 	Caroline
Wilson 		William
Worker 		Henry
	And 333 immigrants
Tuesday. Arrivals.

Per Taiaroa from Timaru-
Cuthbert 	Mr
M'Farlane 	Mr
Sims 		Mr

Per Manapouri from Melbourne, via the Bluff-

Boyd 		Miss
Campbell 	Mr
Coltier 	Miss
Day 		Mr
Dixon 		Dr
Doolan 		Miss
Douglas 	Miss
Fenwick 	Miss
Fenwick 	Mrs
Hayward 	Mr
Hughes 		Mr
Kelly 		Mr
Lithbridge 	Mr
Lubecki 	Mr
M'Donald 	Miss
M'Donald 	Mr
Menlove 	Misses (2)
Miller 		Miss
Milton 		Miss
Robertson 	Mr
Shappere 	Mr
And 17 steerage

The ship Marlborough has discharged about half her cargo. She put out two heavy lifts yesterday.
The ship Coriolanus has taken in 200 bales wool, 749 sacks grain, 5 tons manganese, 112 casks oil, and some sundries.
The ship Taranaki is to meet with quick despatch. She has the following cargo on board:-
1414 bales wool
25 bales rabbitskins

A large steamer supposed to be the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Tongariro, had a look in at Oamaru on Saturday on her way north. She steamed in at half-speed to within 250 or 300 yards of the breakwater, and then headed north. We observe that she also called in at Timaru. This visit, no doubt, has been made as an introduction to two of her future ports of call.-Oamaru Times.

Wednesday. Arrivals.

Per Stella from Campbell Island-

Crawford 	Mr M (2nd officer)
Henderson 	Mr A
Herting 	Mr W [Hertwig]
Huber 		Mr E (boat's crew Sarah W. Hunt) Account pg14
Tierney 	Mr M
Whittle 	Mr

Per Hauroto from Sydney-

Bright 		Mr and Mrs Charles
Burne 		Mr
Logie 		Master
M'Laren 	Mr
Moore 		Mr
Woolf 		Mr

Per Hauroto from Wellington-
___m_son 	Mrs
Anderson	Miss
Ashby 		Mr
Cable 		Mr and Mrs and family (3)
Clark 		Miss
Doull 		Mr
Edwards 	Miss
Hamerton 	Miss
Isles 		Mrs
Krull 		Miss
Lubecki 	Miss
M'Donald 	Mr
Monteith 	Miss
Oliver 		Miss
Oliver 		Mr
Rankin 		Mr
Sidey 		Misses (2)
Sidey 		Mr and Mrs
Silverstone 	Mr
Smith 		Mr
Solomon 	Mr
Stewart 	Mr and Mrs
Walker 		Miss
And 21 steerage

The Jessie Readman is to sail for London today, taking the following cargo:-

4152 	bales wool 	83,010 0 0
  30 	bales sheepskins    600 0 0
   4 	bales rabbitskins    92 0 0
   2 	bales leather 	     50 0 0
1739 	sacks wheat 	  1,739 0 0
Total value 		85,491 0 0

The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Tongariro left the George street Pier on Saturday at 8.45 a.m. for London, via Lyttelton. Her draught of water was 20ft 4in aft and 18 ft forward. As the vessel left the wharf three hearty cheers were given for Captain Hallett, who showed his acknowledgements, while the Tongariro's crew returned the cheers as heartily as they were given. She has met with quick despatch during her nine days stay in the port, fully 4000 tons of cargo having been put out, while she takes the following Homeward cargo:-

10,672 	carcasses mutton and lamb 15,858 0 0
  2345 	bales wool 		   46,840 0 0
    87 	bales rabbitskins 	    2,001 0 0
    64 	bales leather 		    1,280 0 0
    12 	bales basils 		      120 0 0
     7 	sacks wheat 		        7 0 0
   379 	sacks oatmeal 		      379 0 0
  1625 	sacks flour 		     3050 0 0
   105 	kegs and cases butter 	      210 0 0
    20 	pkgs sundries 		      200 0 0

Total value 65,945 0 0*
[*Incorrect total. Should show 69,945 0 0]

In addition to the above she took four boxes gold.

(Southland Times)

We regret to announce the foundering of the s.s. Lillie Denham in the fishing ground off Stewart's Island on Wednesday morning. Captain Scollay reports having left Half-moon Bay at 8 a.m. on Wednesday for the fishing ground, where they were engaged in fishing until 12.30 p.m., when the boy [found] no iced water in the stokehole. On examination it was found that the stokehole was full of water, and the fires going out, and it was evident the vessel had sprung a leak. Steam was at once got up to full pressure, and the vessel ran for Boat Harbour, Bunker's Island, distant about three miles from the fishing ground. She had not steamed far before the water gained so much that steam was lost, and although all sail was made and the boat sent out ahead to tow, when about one mile and a half from the island the flood tide caught her and drifted her about four miles off. All hands bailed and pumped, but all was of no avail, and it was resolved to abandon her. This was done about four miles from land, and the steamer sank about 10 minutes after being left. The crew succeeded in reaching Stewart's Island by 8 o'clock that night, and were conveyed to the Bluff yesterday afternoon in the cutter Rimu. From enquiries made, there is reason to believe that the vessel was insured for 1000 with the National office, which had reinsured in other offices for 750, retaining 250 risk. This arrangement is the latest that we can learn of, and may not be the existing one.
The steamer Lillie Denham, which foundered in Foveaux Strait on Wednesday last, was a wooden vessel of 20 horse- power. Her gross tonnage was 3_ tons, and net 21 tons. She was built at Sydney in 1878, and was 64ft long, 13ft 6in broad, and 6ft 1in deep. She was a very handy little vessel, and was for some time employed as a steam-tug at Port Chalmers, her then owner being Mr T H Dodson, who afterwards sold her, and she was taken round to the Bluff.

(Hobart Mercury Times)