Wild Deer
Ship : 1060 tons
Captain : Cameron
Sailed from Greenock on 22 March 1871 - arrived Port Chalmers 21st June 1871

Launched at Connell's shipyard in December of 1863, Wild Deer began life as a china tea clipper. In this capacity she made some very speedy voyages and was once in a race back to England with Douglas Castle and Peter Denny. Wild Deer beat both ships in this thrilling race, ably described by Basil Lubbock in his book "The Colonial Clippers". Wild Deer was applied to the New Zealand run in 1871 (this voyage) and this comfortable immigrant ship was to make 10 successful voyages to New Zealand. At the commencement of her 11th voyage in 1883 she ran aground on the coast of Ireland and was lost. Thankfully, no passengers or crew were lost and the immigrants completed their voyage on board the Caroline.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

History of the Wild Deer

Name Address Occupation
Assisted Immigrants
Adamson Elizabeth Tower Villa, Tweedmouth Domestic servant
Anderson Robert 33 Cadogan St, Glasgow Brass moulder
Auld Ann Baldridge House, Dunfermline Domestic servant
Blane William Mosebank, Lerwick Fisherman
Cairns Thomas Townhead of Portlethen Farm servant
Condon Catherine Mortgage, Youghal, Cork Farm labourer
Connelly James 44 Georges St, Glasgow Farm servant
Daragh John 23 Upper Abbey St, Dublin Porter
Dickie Margaret 98 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow Domestic servant
Dunbar John 25 High St, Nairn Farm Labourer
William Farm Labourer
Drummond Peter 2 Clanalpine Buildings, Edinburgh Joiner
Duthie Jane Townhead of Portlethen Domestic servant
Faulds Edward 1 Cathcart Place, Glasgow Store keeper
Fletcher Charlotte 11 Preston St, Glasgow Domestic servant
Forbes Alexander Bunoghton, Dores Farm labourer
Gillies Donald 4 Castle Terrace, Dumbarton Blacksmith
Gray Helen 117 Stockwell St, Glasgow Domestic servant
Grayson Thomas L Chapel Alford, Lincolnshire Farm Labourer
Groves Mrs Ann 6 Greig St, Inverness Domestic servant
John Male Farm servant
Mary Domestic servant
Alfred Blacksmith
Hayes Alphens 83 Cadogan St, Glasgow Sawyer
Hillhouse John Auchengree, Dalry, Ayshire Farm servant
Hutton Archibald 7 Cotton St, Paisley Carpenter
Mrs Margaret
Jackson William Moorfield Cottages, Barron Emgin driver
Mrs Ellen
Joss Ann 91 Wales St, Aberdeen Domestic servant
Latimer Samuel 18 Kerr St, Glasgow Belt maker
Long Robert Hislop Sugar broker
Eliza C Dressmaker
Long William Burns 3 Dalhousie St, Glasgow Teacher
Main James Townhead of Portlethen Farm servant
McAdam Frank 33 Crown St, Glasgow Butcher
McCarthy John Monatrea, Youghal, Cork Farm servant
McDonald Barbara 66 College St, Aberdeen Domestic servant
McKenzie Donald 43 Warnock St, Glasgow
McPherson Robert 8 Carnegie St, Edinbugh Warehouseman
Mrs Jessie
Murray James Blair 3 Bath St, Glasgow Engineer
Pinder Sarah c/o Miss Sale, Rugby Domestic servant
Caroline c/o Miss Sale, Rugby Domestic servant
Reid Agnes 13 Randolph Cres, Edinburgh Domestic servant
Ritchie Archibald Overtown, near Johnston Ploughman
Ross Sarah 10 Abyssinia Pl, Glasgow Domestic servant
Stewart John Moyvanine, Youghal, Cork Farm servant
Sanderson Jane Old Mill, Innerleithen Weaver
Scott Thomas 46 Cathcart St, Greenock Carpenter
Mrs Eliza
Sloss Robert 12 Rutherford lane, Glasgow Shepherd
Twatt James Stromness, Orkney Farm servant
Mary Stromness, Orkney Farm servant
McAdam Frank
Bell Mrs Honora 10 Landsdown Street, Liverpool Housekeeper
Boyle John Caherbreagh, Tralee Farm labourer
Braid Robert Dairsie Muir, Cupar At school
John At school
Curran Johanna Grallagh, Clashmore
Curran Michael County Waterford
Delargy Patrick Dumadoon, Ballycastle Farm servant
Hill Mrs Margaret 10 Abyssinia Place, Glasgow
Leddingham Christina Box Burn, Aberdeen Domestic servant
McColl Mrs Jessie 94 Abbey Hill, Edinburgh
McCarthy David Monatrea, Youghal, Cork Farm servant
McCarthy Bridget Farm servant
McCarthy Michael Bansha, Tipperary Cooper
McCarthy Margaret Domestic servant
McCarthy Annie Domestic servant
Moran James Clouneen, Crusheen, County Clare Farm servant
Murphy Sarah 17 Cullingtree Road, Belfast Dressmaker
Thomson Mrs Eliza Moorfield, Trillick, County Tyrone Spinster
George Farm labourer
John Farm labourer
James Farm labourer
Watson Mrs Agnes Quenzieburn, Campsie Dressmaker
Leddingham Christina
Assisted through Messers. Cargills & McLean
Julien Thomas
Messenger Margaret
Thos A.

Copyright Denise & Peter 1999, 2000

Source: Otago Gazette

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