Christian McAusland
Ship: 962 tons
Surgeon Superintendent:
   Sailed Greenock September 27th 1871 -arrived Otago

It was in 1869 that Patrick Henderson made his first venture in iron ships. Scott, of Greenock, building him the two sister ships Jessie Readman and Christian McCausland, of 962 tons register. These were fine handy little ships, good for 11 knots on a taut bow-line, and equally good off the wind. They made very good outward passages with their 'tween decks full of emigrants, and loaded wool for home. In those early days all the New Zealand wool was pressed on board before being stowed; this was generally done by a temporary crew of beachcombers, as it was the regular thing for the crew to run on arrival in the Colonies, however comfortable the ship was. The crew picked up for the run home was usually a fine one, of real sailormen, who had tired of the land after a short spell of working ashore
The Colonial Clippers - Basil Lubbock

Name Address Occupation
Assisted Passengers
Ballantine John Wishaw Labourer
Beattie Elizabeth Randalstone, Ireland Domestic Servant
Bell Mary Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Bell Agnes Thornhill, Blantyre Cook
Birnstein Mority Mogilany, Austria Farm Labourer
Campbell Jessie Latheron, Caithness Housekeeper
Cooper John Donaghadee Farm Labourer
Craig Robert J. Ballymony Farm Labourer
Gordon Sophia Edinburgh Domestic Servant
Janvivski Johann Cracow, Austria Farm Labourer
Keir James Springbank, Shotts Farm Labourer
Mrs Janet
Kilgour James Dalkeith Labourer
Lees William Dalkeith Joiner
Mrs Isabella
Leishman George Grangemouth Farm Servant
MacLure William Belfast Farm labourer
McFadyen Alexander Glasgow Farm Servant
Pearson Margaret Glasgow Domestic Servant
Ruddoch George Rawyards, Airdrie Farm Labourer
Ruddoch Robert Rawyards, Airdrie Farm Labourer
Robson Alexander Donaghadee Labourer
Steele Ebenezer Milnathort Farm Labourer
Mrs Annie
Annie M.
Louisa M.
Isabella K.
Guaranteed Passengers
Donoghue Mary Antrim
Laverty Mrs Elizabeth Drumnahay, County Antrim
James Farm labourer
Rabbit Bridget Moor Park, County Antrim Domestic Servant
Wilson Mrs Agnes Bridgetown, Glasgow Domestic Servant
Jane Domestic Servant
Wallace Mrs Catherine Tullymet Perthshire


Copyright Denise & Peter 1999, 2000, 2001

Otago Gazette 1871

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