Waitangi arrived Lyttelton 13 January 1884

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The Waitangi sailed from Plymouth, England 27 October 1883 and arrived Lyttelton, New Zealand 12 January 1884 with 312 Passengers mostly Government and nominated immigrants under the command of Captain A. Friston. 73 days to the Snares.  She had mostly uninterruptedly fine weather and favourable winds throughout.  She crossed the equator 21 days after leaving port, the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on December 10, Cape Leenwin on December 31, and made the Snares on January 9. She was supplied with ample boats if there was an accident: six large boats, two lifeboats properly fitted up, two large pinnace boats, ready for launch at a moments notice, a large cutter and a large gig. 

The Lyttelton Times 14th January 1884
Arrivals: January 12, Waitangi Ship, 1126 tons Friston, from London and Plymouth.
New Zealand Shipping Company, agents.
Passenger -Saloon: Miss Shearer

A full account of the voyage was reported in The Lyttelton Times. The report is reproduced below:
About 5 o�clock on Saturday afternoon the red flag was again displayed on the south yard arm of the signal station, denoting another ship off the Peninsula. As the Tantallon Castle was due - 50 days out - from Calcutta, and the Waitangi had left Plymouth more than a fortnight after the Oamaru had sailed from London, the chances were that it would turn out to be the vessel from the Indian Port. Late on Saturday evening it was telephoned from the Heads that the ship signalled was a large one, with white painted ports and in light trim, and on Sunday morning the New Zealand Shipping Company�s Waitangi, Captain Friston, anchored off Rhodes� Bay, after a very quick passage of 76 days from Plymouth to Lyttelton. The Custom House launch, with the Health Officer and Customs authorities went down at 10.30a.m. on Sunday, and �All well� being quickly given as the answer to the enquiries if there was any sickness aboard, she was soon thrown open to the public.

There was but one death during the passage, that of an infant, James Wood, on Nov. 16, from illness brought on by teething.

In contrast to the voyage of the Oamaru, which is conspicuous for the amount of bad weather during the passage, the log of the Waitangi reports almost uninterruptedly fine weather - that is, from a sailor�s point of view, which means fair winds - throughout the run.

The only events worthy of record are that the Waitangi sighted the Island of Trinidad on Nov. 28 and spoke the Ship Turakina, flying the red cross flag of the same line, bound to Auckland on Dec. 19.

As is usual when a vessel carries a large number of passengers, boat and fire drill was practised every Saturday. Unfortunately the latter exercise was nearly becoming painfully necessary on Sunday, Nov. 23, when in 13.24S,lat, and 32.25 west long., the dreaded alarm of �Fire� was raised in earnest. It proved to be in the fore part of the ship in the �rween decks, where part of the crew were berthed. A bale of oakum was ignited, it is supposed by a spark from a pipe, and caused a quantity of smoke which led to the belief that the ship was on fire. A plentiful supply of water was at once directed on the burning mass, and the fire was extinguished without damage to the vessel or its freight.

On the visitors boarding the vessel they were sorry to learn that Captain Friston was too ill to receive the congratulations of his friends after the fine run his ship has made. It is to be hoped that his indisposition will prove of a transient nature.

The following are the Officers of the Waitangi:
Captain Friston; first, Mr Leeman; second, Mr Baumgartener; third, Mr Stewart. Her Medical Officer is Dr Sinclair, who has made successful voyages to the Australian Colonies in a similar position.

Apperley James 36 Gloucestershire Farm Labourer
Harriett 33
Blanche 7
Bond Daniel 32 Middlesex Bricklayer
Jane 32
Bryden James 22 Tyrone
Lizzie 22
Campbell John 49 Antrim
Margaret 47
Nancy 11
Cherry 9
Samuel 7
James 5
Margaret 3
Cunningham Edward 26 Antrim Gen.Labourer
Eliza J 22
Isabella 2
Eliza J 1
England Abraham 39 Armagh Frm Labourer
Letitia 36
Sarah J 7
John G 4
Joseph A 2
Harriett 6mths
Forbes John 35
Marg 29
Chas 11
John 7
Austin? 1
Good James 33 Stirlingshire Tinsmith
Mary A 31
Sarah 6
Groves Michael J 35 Dublin Skimer
Annie 36
Mary 5
Anne 2
Hope Amos 32 Kent Shepherd
Julia 31
Alfred 10
Fanny 9
Amos 4
Annie 8mths
Horswell Henry 37 Essex Gen.Lab
Rebecca 36
Elizabeth 11
Jolly John 35 Perth Joiner/Carp
Ann C 37
John 10
Mary 8
Christine 6
Jane 4
Janet 2
Alex 1
Jordan Walter 30 Warwickshire Groc Packer
Anne 40
Ernest 7
Albert 5
Kew/Kerr John 54 Edinburgh Gardner
Elizabeth 6
William 4
McFarland Andrew 60 Tyrone Farmer
Mary J 50
McKenzie Andrew 25 Roxburg Factory Hnd
Ellen 28
Isabella 9
Elizabeth 2
Annie 3mths
McKerman Patrick 28 Tyrone Labourer
Mary J 24
Maggie J 8mths
McMillan Archibald 24 Renfrew House Carpt
Marjory 22
Archibald 2
Elizabeth 10mths
Maples George 34 Lincoln House Pnter
Ann 32
John 4
Florence 1
Morley John 33 Mayo Frm Manager
Alice 28
Louisa 3
William 2
Thomas 9mths
Revill Edward? B 34 Middlesex Gardener
Clara C 24
Sperring Joseph H 29 Somerset Plasterer
Emma J 26
William Geo 2
Swanson Alex 54 Caithness Gardener
Donaldine 44
Taylor George J 34 Middlesex Plumber
Mary A 31
George W 8
Hy?  A 6
Albert 2
Walter F 9mths
Watkins William 38 Carmarthen Shoeingsmith
Mary 38
Annie M 3
G 2
Harriet L 11mths
White Thomas 25 Lanark Carp/Joiner
Eliza A 28
Wood James 39 Kincardineshr Frm Lab
Cathne 35
James 10
Thomas 4
Chas 1
Wootton Hg  G 30 Oxford Labourer
Charlotte A 28
Wm Geo 5
Harry F 1
Anderson	 Matthew	 21 Tyrone	 Ploughman
Ashton		 James		 19 Kent	 Footman
Black	 	 Thos		 19 Lancashire	 Groom
Campbell	 Wm		 16 Antrim 
Campbell	 John		 14 Antrim 
Duffy		 Thomas		 28 Kings Co	 Fm Labourer
English		 R S		 24 Cornwall	 Labourer
Fitzgerald	 Maurice	 22 Kerry Ag	 Labourer
Forrester	 Wm		 21 Stirling	 Slater
Harnett		 Maurice	 30 Limerick	 Carpenter
Horswell	 Chas		 13 Essex	 with parents
Hawson		 George		 22 Warwickshire Carpenter
Hawson		 Wm		 23 Warwickshire Carpenter
Johnson		 Wm		 21 Kent	 Shepherd
Kerins		 William	 21 Galway	 Fm Lab
Knox		 William	 28 Stafford	 Labourer
Knox		 Arthur		 24 Stafford	 Labourer
Lang		 Robt H 	 21 Devon	 Fm Lab
McConnell	 Falk?		 21 Tyrone	 Gen Lab
McFarland	 Geo?		 20 Tyrone	 Ploughman
McKeigney	 Patrick	 16 Antrim	 Fm Labourer
McKenzie	 Wm		 22 Roxburgh	 Engineer
Martin		 Owen		 20 Fermanagh	 Labourer
Morcom		 Wm H		 27 Cornwall	 Fm Lab
Morcom		 Chas		 22 Cornwall	 Fm Lab
Mullane		 Timy		 16 Cork	 with parents
Mullane		 John		 14 Cork	 with parents
Neilson		 Oscar E	 15 Dermack 
Nocan?		 David		 26 Kerry 
Norton		 James		 21 Devon	 Baker
Ross		 Alex		 26 Lanack	 Tailor
Ross		 Andrew		 32 Sutherland	 Shepherd
Ross		 Wm		 30 Sutherland	 Shepherd
Rumsey		 John		 18 Wiltshire	 Ag Lab
Slattery	 Patrick	 22 Limerick	 Fm Lab
Small		 Albert E	 20 Sussex	 Farm Work
Stewart		 John		 35 Devon	 Blacksmith
Surman		 Francis	 15 
Swanson		 John		 20 Caithness	 Fm Lab
Taylor		 Walter		 36 Worcester	 Glove Cutter

Alexander	 Lizzie		 21 Down Gen	 Servt
Allan		 Jane		 30 Malla	 Housemaid
Allsop		 Jane		 28 Oxford	 Cook
Arnold		 Emma J		 18 Dorsetshire	 Dom Servant
Ashton		 Alice		 17 Middlesex	 Nurse
Ayland		 Mary H		 17 Gloucester	 Dom Servant
Barr		 Nancy 		 18 Tyrone	 Dom Servant
Bell		 Isabella  	 27 Dumfries	 Darner
Black		 Elizbeth	 21 Lancashire	 Dom Servant
Black		 Marianne	 17 Lancashire	 Dom Servant
Bloomfield	 Emma		 23 Oxford	 Housemaid
Boreham		 Emily		 23 Essex Cook
Boyton		 Elizbeth	 19 Langford	 Parlormaid
Brennan		 Mary		 23 Roscommon	 Gen Servant
Brown		 Ellen		 19 Devonshire	 Housemaid
Bryan		 Ellen		 20 Filler
Burden		 Minnie		 17 Middlesex	 Parlormd
Caffrey		 Lizzie		 19 Dublin	 Housemaid
Campbell	 Mary		 21 Antrim	 with Parents
Campbell	 Elizabeth	 17 Antrim	 with Parents
Campbell	 Sarah J	 12 Antrim	 with Parent
Carey		 Marcelia	 19 Westmeath	 Housemaid
Carrick		 Margaret	 24 Glasgow 	Housemaid
Carroll		 Mary		 18 Kingef?	 Gen Servant
Carton		 Mary		 18 Dublin	 Gen Servant
Charles		 Isabella L	 21 Hampshire	 Sch.Mistress
Claus		 Pauline	 22 Prussia	 Cook
Collins		 Ellen		 19 Cornwall	 Dom Servant
Colston		 Charlotte	 20 Mids	 Housemaid
Connell		 Ismera		 24 Roscommon	 Housemaid
Connelly	 Norah		 21 Galway	 Dom Servant
Cribben		 Sarah		 25 Cheshire	 Nurse
Dawes		 Elizth		 21 Middlesex	 Nurse
Donnelly	 Margt		 23 Cavan	 Dom Servant
Donnelly	 Mary 		 21 Cavan	 Laundry Maid
Dorhan		 Margt		 22 Tipperary	 Dom Servant
Downs		 Abigal		 24 Tipperary	 Laundry Maid
Duffy		 Kate 		 25 Kings Co	 Dom Servant
Dyer		 Mary		 20 Tipperary	 Dom Servant
Early		 Alice M	 19 Hants	 Nurse
Fahey		 Ellen		 18 Clare	 Housemaid
Feltham		 Amelia I	 17 Surrey	 Gen Servant
Ferris		 Amelia		 26 Cornwall	 Cook
Firkins		 Kate		 18 Worcester	 Housemaid
Fisher		 Catherine	 21 Essex	 Gen Servant
Fleming		 Maggie		 20 Galway	 Gen Servant
Flynn		 Bridget	 18 Clare	 Dairymaid
Foster		 Annie		 20 Derry	 Dairymaid
Foster		 Margaret	 17 Derry	 Dairymaid
Fuller		 Susan		 19 Cork	 Dom Servant
Gabriel		 Mary A		 23 Cornwall	 Gen Servant
Galbraith	 Mary J		 19 Tyrone	 Servant
Gallagher	 Eliza		 31 Wexford	 Cook
Geary		 Thomasina	 21 Down	 Gen Servant
Givens		 Elsie		 26 Tipperary	 Cook
Grimmine	 Louisa		 30 Hanovan	 Nurse
Groves		 Annie		 19 Cornwall	 Gen Servnt
Groves		 Emily 		 20 Bedford	 Cook
Hallen		 Annie		 18 Dublin	 Gen Servant
Hartigan	 Lizzie		 18 Limerick	 Gen Servant
Hewer		 Alice M A	 20 Middlesex	 Cook
Hewer		 Rosina B	 15 Middlesex	 Gen Servant
Hennesay	 Elizabeth	 22 Cork	 Kitchenmaid
Hitchens	 Mary		 21 Cornwall	 Housemaid
Hockings	 Louisa		 20 Devon	 Gen Servant
Hole		 Lavinia	 24 Somerset	 Housemaid
Holland		 Louisa		 17 Cambridge	 Housemaid
Hookings	 Annie		 24 Devon	 Gen Servant
Hosken		 Jane		 20 Cornwall	 Dairymaid
Hosken		 Laura		 22 Cornwall	 Dairymaid
Howson		 Ada		 19 Warwick	 Gen Servant
Hubbard		 Grace		 18 Middlesex	 Gen Servant
Hughes		 Ellen		 27 Caermaroom	 Gen Servant
Iremonger	 Edith		 20 Surrey	 Housemaid
Jeffries	 Minnie		 29 Middlesex	 Gen Servant
Johanson	 Marie G	 26 Sweden	 Nurse
Jolly		 Maggie 
Jones		 Caroline	 19 Mommouth	 Gen Servant
Jones		 Dinah		 22 Flint	 Housemaid
Jordan		 Edith		 25 Lanark	 Weaver
Keane		 Mary		 22 Clare	 Dairymaid
Kearin		 Mary	 	 19 Kerry	 Gen Servant
Kearon		 Marion		 26 Wicklow	 Nurse
Kelly		 ...fena	 29 
Kerins		 Mary		 19 Galway	 Gen Servant
Keyes		 Margt		 21 Clare	 Cook
Killeen		 Ellen		 24 Meath	 Dom Servant
Kirby		 Margt		 20 Waterford	 Gen Servant
Lambe		 Harriet	 23 Dublin	 Housemaid
Leary		 Johanna	 21 
Leary		 Rebecca	 20 
Lex		 Kate		 18 Limerick	 Servant
Lowney		 Bridget	 20 Kerry 	Gen Servant
McCabe		 Maria		 22 Galway	 Cook
McCallum	 Maggie		 18 Tyrone	 Cook
McConnell	 Mary J		 16 Donegal	 Gen Servant
McDonald	 Annie		 25 Sutherland	 Housemaid
McDonald	 Mary		 27 Inverness	 Houemaid
McDonnell	 Mary		 30 Dublin	 Cook
McFarland	 Mary		 22 Tyrone	 Houemaid
McNally		 Elizth		 19 Dublin	 Nurse
McNally		 Kate		 17 Dublin	 Gen Servant
McNally		 Mary		 23 Dublin 	 Gen Servant
Mackay		 Sarah		 30? Middlesex	 Gen Servant
Martin		 Ellen		 17 Fernanagh	 Gen Servant
Martin		 Mary		 26 Dublin	 Parlor Maid
Messit		 Jane		 17 Dublin	 Gen Sert
Moore		 Mary		 23 Cavan	 Gen Servt
Mullane		 Catherine	 41 Cork	 Housekeeper
Mullane		 Margt		 18 Cork	 Dom Servt
Mullane		 James		 10 Cork 
Neilson		 Sofie F	 39 
Norton		 Mary A 	 27 
Noxon		 Hester E	 22 Surrey Cook
O'Connor	 Bridget	 21 Kildare Gen Servt
O'Dwyer		 Sarah		 20 Tipperary Cook
Palmer		 Priscilla	 32 Warwick Nurse
Pask		 Lydia		 19 Mommouth Gen Sevt
Pitts		 Ammie		 20 Essex Housemaid
Pitts		 Emily		 18 Essex Housemaid
Porter		 Mary E		 21 Cornwall Cook
Reid		 Eliza E	 18 Sussex Gen Servt
Roberts		 Annie		 34 Anglisa Cook
Roberts		 Ellen		 22 Lanes Gen Servt
Rowan		 Annie		 19 Lanark Nurse
Rowan		 Jane		 41 Lanark Nurse
Rush		 Bridget	 24 
Saudners	 Alice		 23 Somerset Gen Servt
Saunders	 Lily		 21 Lanark Gen Servt
Shannon		 Jane		 21 Wexford Houemaid
Sheedy		 Mary		 18 Tipperary Nurse
Smith		 Anne C		 20 
Soutter		 Mary		 19 Surrey	 Gen Servt
Spinner		 Emma		 18 Worcester	 Machinist
Taylor		 Florence	 10 Worcester	 Machinist
Stephens	 Elizabeth	 19 Somerset	 Housemaid
Surman		 Caroline	 42 Gloucester	 Dressmaker
Surman		 Caroline	 17 Gloucester	 Dressmaker
Surman		 Frances	 15 
Swanson		 Charlotte	 16 Caithness	 Gen Servt
Taylor		 Kate		 22 
Toombes		 Ellen		 21 
Tovey		 Matilda M	 21 Somerset	 Housemaid
Treeby		 Elizab A	 24 Devon	 Gen Servt
Vaughan		 Elizabeth	 22 Somerset	 Housemaid
Vickers		 Catherine	 23 Galway	 Housemaid
Waite		 Hannah		 33 
Walker		 Elizabeth	 22 Devon	 Cook
Ward		 Mary		 22 Middlesex	 Gen Servant
Warren		 Alice		 31 Kent	 Matron
Webb		 Elizabeth	 23 
Webster		 Bessie		 33 
Welsh		 Elizabeth	 19 Hereford	 Gen Serv
Weston		 Sarah		 18 Wicklow	 Gen Serv
White		 Annie		 26 
White		 Julia		 27 
Williams	 Anne E		 25 Wilts Gen	 Serv
Williams	 Martha		 32 
Wilson		 Sarah A	 25 Donegal	 Cook
Wilson		 Catherine	 18 Donegal	 Gen Serv
Wood		 Alice J	 22 Kent	 Gen Servant
Woolley		 Mary		 20 Middlesex	 Gen Serv
Young		 Ellen		 39 Devon	 Gen Servant

Passenger list courtesy of Lorraine Inns. The names were from 'The Lyttelton Times' and then added information from Archives.

The teal area on the passenger list will give you an idea how many names appear on a passenger list, these 17 single women's names are from 'page 19' of the passenger list, held at the NZ Archives.
Voyage account from The Lyttelton Times courtesy of Lorraine Inns.
Brett's White Wings  Vol.1, pg., 291 includes a picture of the Waitangi in heavy weather.
Shipping papers and one page of passenger list from the Archives New Zealand, Wellington courtesy of Marlene Burling. Nov. 4 1999.

The Commissioners report the arrival of this ship on the 13th after a quick passage of 76 days. 

The Waitangi had the following Immigrants on board.
28 Families representing 112 souls equal   80 statue adults
Single Men   39   39
Single Women 162 161
Total 313 280

The health of the people during the voyage had been generally good.
    The Surgeon reported no births and one death, a child aged one year from  teething.
    The Commissioners did not find the several compartments below decks as clean as they might have been, to some extent this may have been caused through the weather during which it was stated by the Immigrants that a great deal of rain water found its way below; from the hatchways, but in the singlemens quarters was found that several of the bottom boards in the lower line of  bunks had not been moved or swept under for a fortnight, this compartment was very dirty, and the Commissioners are unable to recommend the full gratuity to the constable appointed.
    Complaints were made by the single females, of the ship being much infested with rats, causing them a good deal of alarm and annoyance.
    The provisions were of good quality but some complaints were made reporting the issue during the early part of the voyage, this however was rectified as soon as the surgeon's attention was called to it.
    Boat and fire drill was regularly practised during the passage.
    Through a considerable number of the singlewomen by this ship appear to have been selected from the towns they are on the whole a superior class.
    A large number came from Middlesex their occupation being house and palour maids as the demand for servants of this class is very limited only a small number should be sent by each ship as they are altogether unsuitable for the Country districts.
    There is a fare demand for good general servants and for dairywoman, out of the 158 singlewomen onboard the Waitangi there were only four dairy maids.
    The Matron fulfilled her duties satisfactory and is recommended for further employment.
    The Surgeon appears to have acted to the best of his ability and the Commissioners recommend that his gratuity should be paid but they do not feel justified in recommending him for further employment in the New Zealand Government District.
    The usual gratuities to the officers are recommended for payment.

January 16th 1884 

  signature indecipherable

7 Westminster Chambers
London. S.W.
15 Nov 1883

Memorandum from the Agent General
To the Honourable The Minister for Immigration

I have to inform you that the ship Waitangi sailed from Plymouth on the 27th October, conveying 314 souls equal to 280� statue adults for Canterbury.

The following are the payments to be made to the respective officers of this ship provided they perform their appointments to the satisfactory of the Government.

To the Captain �25
"    "    Surgeon Superintendent Dr. John Sinclair seven shillings and three pence per soul landed alive.

To the Chief Officer �10
"     "    Matron Miss Alice Warren �25 and a second class passage to England, if approved for re-employment.

The scale of payments which the Surgeon Superintendent is authorise to recommend in the case of the Schoolmaster, Constables and other subordinates is given in a list herewith enclosed and copy of s____ book.

The rate of passage money is �14 -7-6 per adult, and �8-7-6 per child between 1 and 12 years, half payable here and half in the Colony.

signature indecipherable

Lyttelton Times September 30 1880

Sept. 30 Waitangi, ship, 1161 tons, Hodder, from London. New Zealand Shipping company, agents. Passengers:

Fox		Mr. Carl D. 	Mrs Fox
Graham		Mr Walter E.
Hoskings 	Mr. W.R.	Mrs Hoskings, Edward, Mary C., Edward (master)	
Hurst		Mr Christopher	Mrs Hurst, Christopher jun., Robert, John, Mary, George (master), Ebenzer A. (master), Lucy
King		Mr. Alfred	Mrs King
Littlewood	Mr. H.
Moore		Dr. W.F.
Perrin		Mr W.E.
Simmons		Mr Frederick
St. Hill	Mr Charles
Tongue		Henry F.
Voss		Mr Ernest
Second cabin:
Bingham		Mr Sydney C.
Cooper		Miss Hannah	Harry, Mrs Ernest Cooper, Mrs H. Cooper
Flood		Mr and Mrs
Johnson		Mr John F.
Lowden		Mr David
Lush		Mr Samuel B.	Mrs Lush, Hannah, Lidia A., Samuel (master), Josiah, Elizabeth, Ruth, Stephen, Phillip (master), Muriel (master)	
M'Laughlin	Mr William
Caddy		John		Hannah, Emily, James, Richard, George, Thomas, Susan
Fulford		Arthur L.
Ingleson	T.
Lawrence	Elizabeth
Parker		Harriett
Roberts		Richard J.
Roff		Elizabeth
Scampden	R.E.
Shilling	George
Stone		Martha

Yesterday morning a red flag was hoisted at the south yard, denoting the approach of a ship from Home. There was a great deal of speculation as to whether the vessel would prove to be the Waitangi or the Crusader, both having left Deal .....

Star, 4 October 1877, Page 2
Arrived Oct. 3 - Waitangi, ship, 1128 tons, Hodder, from London.

Passengers; saloon - 
Burn 		Miss
Fox 		Miss
Garrick 	Miss
Gould 		Miss Jessie
Gould 		Miss Lydia
Loughanan 	Miss
Mannering 	Mr and Mrs T.B.
Mannering 	Miss Mary
Mannering 	Miss Emily
Mannering	Miss Maude
Mannering 	Mr George
and 260 Government immigrants.

The NZSC ship Waitangi arrived in Harbour from London at midnight yesterday, after a fine passage of 83 days from Plymouth to anchor, and 78 days from land to land. No deaths. Two births took place. Dr Davies, who was in the ship last year, is surgeon superintendent.  Mr Barnes being the chief officer.

Timaru Herald, 6 October 1877, Page 2 (Press, Friday)
Amusements were not wanting aboard, and we must particularise two lectures given by Mr Mannering, a saloon passenger, which we hear excited great interest. The subject of one of these was the "Holy Land," which Mr Mannering has recently visited, and the other "New Zealand." As usual, the single girls' compartment was situated furthest aft. It was airy, clean, and well lighted. Mrs Maria. Buglar was the matron, and was assisted by Miss Jane Ellis, and the 61 girls under their charge spoke well of their kindness and management. A testimonial was presented by the girls to the matron. Most of these single women are servants, but only a few are domestics, the greater proportion having been accustomed to farm and dairy work. The Irish were most numerous, but there was a fair proportion of English and Scotch. In the married people's division were 26 families, and these also spoke well of the quality of the rations, and the treatment they had received. As in the single girls' compartment, there was plenty of room and air. The single men (93 in number) were lodged forward ; they, were a strong and hearty-looking lot of men, principally Irish agricultural laborers, and no, doubt will do good service next harvest. The Timaru portion of her immigrants will arrive here by the last train this (Friday) evening

Star 20 January 1879, Page 2
The Now Zealand shipping Company's Ship Waikato, Captain Worster, arrived from London via Plymouth, with immigrants, on Saturday, after a splendid run of 78 days from the latter port�one of the best passages that has yet been made to Lyttelton...
Among the immigrants are 157 souls, equal to 141 adults, for Timaru, and it was intended to laud them at that port, but on arriving off there on Thursday night Captain Worster did not deem it prudent to run in, us the wind was in shore and the weather thick, be he had to bring them on here. They were landed, in the p.s. Titan, and forwarded to Addington during the afternoon. ...Measles broke out on Nov. 11, and continued until Jan. 9. Two cases were somewhat serious. No other cases of sickness occurred calling for special mention. Three deaths occurred among the infants, viz., Nov. 21, Arthur Waters, nine months, from asthma; Nov. 27, John Bayman, nine months, from intestinal catarrh; Dec 25, Ida Hore, five months, from acute hydrocephalus. There were three births, two males and three females viz.�On Nov. 16, Mrs Addis of a son; Nov. 17, Mrs Berryman of a daughter: and on Jan. 16, Mrs Holohau of a son. The Waikato left Plymouth with 298 immigrants and nine saloon passengers on Nov 21, with a fine north-east breeze...

Star 21 April 1882, Page 2
April 21 � Waitangi, ship, 1128 tons, Friston, from London, New Zealand Shipping Company, agents. Passengers � Saloon
Mr and Mrs Palethorpe and child, Miss Emily Palethorpe, Miss Holder {Holden}, Messrs Jacobs, Duberly, Boyle, Bowyer, Cheyney, Brockman [Brockwon], Dr Chas. Bowley.
Second Cabin Mr and Mrs Buckingham, Misses Buckingham (2), Master Herbert Buckingham, Messrs Ingham, Griffith, Betlamy [Bellamy], Wood.
Steerage Mrs Espie and two sons. Misses Ryan and Broom, Mr and Mrs Muir, Mr and Mrs Dickenson, Mr and Mrs Robinson, Messrs. Hathaway, Duncan, King.

Star 21 April 1882, Page 2 THE WAITANGI, FROM LONDON.
The New Shipping Company's ship Waitangi, Captain Friston, arrived from London this morning, after a protracted passage of 105 days from London and 99 days from the Lizard. The length ot the passage is due to the prevalence of very light winds throughout. The Waitangi brings 36 passengers, all well. Besides a large general cargo, the ship brings eighteen Southdown sheep (twelve ewes and six rams) from the celebrated flocks of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, and six choice pigs (one Berkshire boar and one Yorkshire boar and four sows). The Waitangi left London on Jan. 6, and cleared the Lizard 12 Jan. on which day the St. Leonards, for this port, was spoken. On March 24, in 44S. 50E. sighted a ship, supposed to be the St. Leonards.

The Waitangi was a full rigged ship, 1128 tons,  length 222ft x beam 35.1ft (67.66m x 10.7m), iron hulled, three masted full-rigged ship. Built in 1874 by J. Blumer and Co., of Sunderland, is a sister ship to the Waimate, New Zealand Shipping Co., made 25 voyages to New Zealand between 1874 and 1898.  Accommodation for 350 emigrants. She was launched for the New Zealand Shipping Co. in Nov.1873 and was delivered in Jan.1874. She sailed between the UK and New Zealand via the Cape of Good Hope and returned via Cape Horn and made no intermediate calls. After 25 round voyages. When steam drove the sailors out of the trade the Waitangi was sold in 1899 to the Norwegians, J. Wagle, Arendal, Norway, and renamed the Agda. She was lost at sea in 1913. [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, New Zealand Shipping Co]