The 'Orari' London to Lyttelton 1880

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Timaru Herald
May 15 1880
Port of Lyttelton
Arrived - May 14 - Orari, ship, from London, 95 days from the Downs, 97 days from the docks to anchorage, and anchored off Diamond Head at noon, with 55 passengers. 20 saloon, 14 second cabin and 23 steerage. (The Star, May 15th reports - 53 passengers - 20 saloon, 13 second cabin and 22 steerage.) She left London on Feb. 7, and passed Deal the next day. She had a fine weather passage. Frank Woledge, a passenger, died from consumption on April 10th. The Trevelyan's passengers arrived all well, 52 in number. [The Trevelyan had a good race out with the Orari. The two ships were in company in the Channel on February 9th and and did not meet again until their arrival at Lyttelton. The Trevelyan arrived on the 13th May and the Orari on the 14th May.] The ship Orari was berthed at the Gladstone pier on Saturday May 15th.

May 14 0- Sunbeam, barque for Cape Town
May 14 - Palala, ship, for United Kingdom.

The Star - May 15 1880The following is a transcript from the Star 15 May 1880. 
Arrived May 14th - Orari, ship, 1015 tons, Mosey, from London. New Zealand Shipping Company, agents. [only 53 passengers listed]

Passengers: saloon
Farmer 		Finch O
Hibbert 	Mr George F
Johnson 	Miss Edith
Mackenzie 	Mr W.G.
McNamara 	Mr
Preston 	Dr 
Preston		Mrs
Ringwood 	Mrs
Ringwood 	Miss Annie
Tebbs 		Rev. William
Tebbs 		Mrs
Tebbs 		Master W. Henry
Tebbs 		Master Bosie
Tebbs 		Miss Ethel
Tebbs 		Miss Mildred
Thierens 	J.C.
Thierens 	Miss Ada
White 		Miss Mary A
Second cabin:
Crowley 	William R
Glegg 		Charles F
Glegg 		Helen
Glegg 		Henry H
Glegg 		Cecelia
Kidd 		James H
Kidd 		Harriet
Kidd 		Henry L
Kidd 		Millicent
Kidd 		James H
Satchell 	Francis H
Satchell 	Charles W
Shackleton 	Georgina
Baker 		Robert
Baldwin 	Randolph
Chamberlain 	John
Chamberlain 	Mary A
Chamberlain  	Martha
Chamberlain  	W.J.
Chamberlain  	John E
Chamberlain  	T
Chamberlain  	Jonas
Connelly 	G.
Haworth 	Charles
Kanker 		Mrs
Liggins 	Joel
Rider 		Benjamin
Rider 		Mary
Rider 		Pollie
Rider 		Todd R
Rider 		Ida J
Rider 		Clara
Rider 		Benjamin J
Rider 		Harry G
Saunders 	George

The Star, Saturday, 15 May 1880 pg2
The Orari has been absent from our port 7 months and 10 days, the passage Home having been made in 79 days. The passage was an exceptionally fine weather one, for with the exception of bad weather at the commencement of the voyage, and two days of bad weather towards the close, fine weather prevailed throughout. Captain Mosey says it is the finest weather he has met with in this trade.

The Star - Death
May 15th 1880
WOLEDGE - April 10, 1880, on board the ship, Orari, Frank, youngest son of the late Henry Woledge of Brighton, England, and nephew of C.W.H. Woledge of Christchurch. Brighton Herald and Gazette please copy. Those on board enjoyed good health, with two exceptions - one of the passengers Frank Woledge, dying from consumption in April, and J. Harvey, the ship's butcher, from pleurisy on Friday last. The medical officer was Dr Preston.

The Orari left the Docks on Feb. 6, Gravesend Feb. 7, and the Downs Feb.. 8, casting off the tug at midnight. Cleared the Channel on Feb.. 12, and thence to Feb. 21 experienced heavy south-west gales, the vessel either beating about or being hove-to. After this moderate north-east winds were met with, leading to the north-east trades, which took the ship to 4 north on March 10th. A spell of calm weather was then met to march 13, when the south-east trades were picked up, the Equator being crossed that night. The south-east trades were fairly good, and held to 26 south on March 23, and then light northerly winds were met with to April 12 in 43 south 27 east, the meridian of Greenwich having been passed in April 2, and that of ten Cape on April 9. From April 12 made good running up to last Saturday, 213 knots being the daily average. Passed the Snares on Sunday night, and made the Traps at noon on Monday with wind fresh from the east-south-east. On Wednesday the wind hauled south with heavy sea. Made the Peninsula at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and the Heads yesterday morning, towing up to an anchorage at noon.

The ship was boarded by the ship St Lawrence, Sydney to London, for papers, and letters were sent Home by her. On Friday last, during a heavy sea, the port life boat and davits were torn away and lost. This was the only casualty during the passage. The Orari will enter at the Customs today and be berthed at the Gladstone pier to discharge.

SAUNDERS, GEORGE, Traction Engine and Threshing Machine Proprietor, Pleasant Point.

George Saunders born on the 26th of April, 1862 left Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England at the age 17 to come to NZ to make his fortune (but certainly not in the goldfields.) He was brought up to country life. He arrived at Lyttelton by the ship "Orari" on the 14th of May 1880. Mr Saunders settled in the Pleasant Point District, where, except while absent on two trips to the Old Country, he has ever since resided. He worked with his cousins Mark and Charles Saunders on the original Hermitage at Mount Cook, and in the space of three years he owned a Burrell Traction Engine and a threshing machine. He has been a mill-owner since 1881, and is now the proprietor of three complete plants. By 1886 he had married and built a new house at Pleasant Point. He was later to become a farmer. Sometime prior to 1920 Mary had drawn a block of land at Sutherlands, they then built another new house and moved onto 200 acres of rolling hills. His residence and well appointed workshop stand on three-quarters of an acre of freehold land. Mr Saunders is attached to the Pleasant Point Lodge of Oddfellows, in which he has passed all the chairs. He was married on the 3rd November, 1886, to a daughter of Mr. David Anderson, who came to Canterbury on the Fatima in 1851. George and Mary Ann had nine children, seven daughters and two sons, the eldest son Leslie Bell, died of pneumonia age 16. My father Ainslie George was the only surviving son, he took over the thrashing mills till the advent of the tractor and mechanical harvesters. George died 17 Nov. 1942, his wife Mary Ann died 30 May 1945 and both are buried in family plot at Timaru Cemetery. Information courtesy of Kayte Saunders. Posted 9 Dec. 2006. Reference: Family history book and The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Canterbury edition, 1903, page 938.


The 'Orari' at Gravesend.
1. The 'Orari' at Gravesend
2. The 'Orari' under canvas.
The 'Orari' at Port Chalmers
3. The 'Orari' at Pt Chalmers

1st image
This photo is the same source as the photo found in Log of Logs Vol.2 by Ian Nicholson page 376. This is a far better image.
Photo of the Orari moored in the Thames, Gravesend, 13 July 1876, about to leave on her second voyage, outward bound for Auckland (109 days) under the command of Captain Richard Mosey. Photograph courtesy of Captain Dick Sturmey of Rose Bay, Tasmania.

2nd image
This image is from the same source as the photo found on page 266 in  White Wings Vol. 1 and again this is a far better image. White Wings has multiple snippets regarding the Orari including the photograph of the vessel under full sail and a photograph of Captain Richard Mosey. The N.Z. Shipping Co. ship Orari completed 18 voyages to New Zealand. She visited all the principal ports, making her first appearance at Lyttelton in 1876, a new ship. The passages made by the Orari were consistent and only on two occasions did she exceed 100 days, her best performance being the passage out to Lyttelton 1875-76, under Captain Fox, which occupied 84 days land to land. The Orari was later sold to a Liverpool firm and rigged as a barque. Sailed April 25, arrived July 26 1879, Captain Mosey. Days 92. In 1906 she passed into the hands of the Italians for 2350 pounds, and in 1909 was converted into a hulk.

3rd image
A photograph taken by De Maus of the Orari taken at Pt. Chalmers. The Orari was in Port Chalmers in 1887 so the photo must have been taken in 1887.

Colonial Clippers by Basil Lubbock, 1921.Orari built 1875, a full rigged ship,1014 tons,  breath 34.2', length 204.1'. depth 20.0', builder Palmers Co. Newcastle. New Zealand Shipping Co. vessel.


Arrival Port - from London Arrived Captain Remarks
Lyttelton Jan. 12  1876 Fox list account
Auckland Nov 02 1876 Mosey list 8 passengers
Wellington Sep. 12 1877 Mosey list
Wellington Sep. 12 1878 Mosey  
Lyttelton Jul. 26  1879 Mosey list  account
Lyttelton May 14 1880 Mosey "Log" by W. Mackenzie at the ATL, Wellington MS 1880 P.
Lyttelton Mar. 20 1881 Mosey list
Wellington Dec. 14 1881 Barclay Diary of Charles Plunket at Auckland. C. Lib.
Wellington Dec. 04 1882 Worcester 99 days. Log  kept by James Perry at ATL.
Wellington Nov. 24 1883 Keen  
Wellington Oct. 19 1884 Keen  
Wellington Oct. 02 1886 Keen  
Port Chalmers Sep. 22 1887 Miller  
Napier Sep. 17 1889 Miller arrival
Wellington Nov 26 1888 Miller  
Wellington Sep. 14 1891 Miller  
Wellington Sep. 14 1890 Miller  
Wellington Mar. 13 1900 Fowler  

The Star, Thursday 13th January 1876 & 14th.

Ship Orari, from London. This fine new iron clipper, owned by the New Zealand Shipping Company, and commanded by Captain Fox, arrived yesterday evening. after a passage of 92 days - 84 from land to land. Left Plymouth Sept. 12.  The voyage occupied 92 days and 84 days land to land. The vessel is in splendid condition; no sickness occurred during the voyage. The Orari beings a large number of passengers including the Hon. John Hall, late Postmaster-General of New Zealand, and family. This gentleman took charge in Plymouth of a box of bumble bees but it is feared, that, despite the attention paid to them, they are all dead. Brought anchorage off Rhodes Bay. Messrs Palmer and Co., at Jarrow, Newcastle are at present building four more vessels of the same class as the Orari, and for the same owners, the designs for the whole having been made by Captain Ashby, the Marine Superintentendent of the Company in England. Her length is 204ft over all, 34ft breadth of beam, and 20ft depth of hold; and her saloon affords comfortable accommodation for eighteen passengers. On this her first voyage the Orari has not brought out any immigrants, but has on board fifty-five first and second class passengers. The whole of the arrangements for the passengers on board have been carried out under the superintendence of Mr W.W. Jones, the despatching officer of the Company. Her deck is lumbered up with sheep and cattle pens. There are a number of exceedingly fine Lincoln rams and some Romney Marsh rams. There is a fine Alderney cow and a Berkshire boar.  In addition there was on board a Tristan da Cunha sheep and pig, which were taken on board at the Island. The sheep are the property of Mr J. Grigg and L. Walker. The officers are accommodated in deck-houses forward of the saloon. Forward of the main hatch are the galleys. The ship has one of Chapllin's patent condensers. This is capable of condensing nearly 300 gallons per diem, and there is steam connection with the boiler for heaving up anchor and cargo., pumping ship, or washing down decks. The condenser, under the management of Mr J. Plackett, has acted well. There is a commodious bath-room, which can be supplied with hot and cold water. The saloon is elegantly decorated with mottoes, which have been prepared for Christmas, and which have not been removed.  They ran "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all," "May health and prosperity attend you in New Zealand," &c. For the convenience of the saloon passengers there was a deck smoking-house on the poop, which must have proved a great comfort to smokers. The voyage appears to have been a very pleasant one, being enlivened by concerts and the publishing of a paper called the Orari Times, which was edited by Mr Burry and illustrated by Lieut. Ludlow.

Star 23 December 1875, Page 2
Passengers— Per N.Z.S. Co.'s Orari, from London Oct. 4 — For Canterbury Saloon—Mr B. Portman, Mr P. Gordon. Mr and Mrs James Lynch, Hon and Mrs John Hall and five children, Miss Jane Ward, Mr M. Bury, Mr Leonard Middleton, Mr J. O. Fergusson, and Mr B. Ludlow.
Second Cabin— Mr Robt. Rundle. Mr Hy, Geo. Wakeford, Mr Chas. E. Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Gilchrist, Mr Wm. Thom Gilchrist, Miss Annie Gilchrist, Miss Caroline Gilchrist, and two children, Mr John Curnin, Mr Richard Richardson, Messrs John B. and Wm. N. Digby, and Mr H. W. Stevenson. Intermediate -Mr P. F. M. Tozer and Mr A, Cadwallader. Steerage - Mr Chas. Sparrow, Mr Edw., Mrs, and Miss Charlotte Woonton, Mr Roland Maurice, Mrs Roland Maurice, Mr Roland, P. D. Maurice, Miss Rosina, E. J. Maurice, Miss Cath. E. Maurice, Mr Frank A. Maurice, and six children, Miss Bessie Newman, Mr Alfred Mutton, Mr John Wise, Miss Elizabeth Vallance, and Mrs Emily A. Lowe and infant. The Orari is a new ship, of 1015 tons register, and owned by the New Zealand Shipping Company. She was built by Messrs Palmer and Co., at Jarrow, and was only launched a few months since, Messrs Palmer and Co. are at present building four more vessels of the came class as the Orari, and for the same owners the designs for the whole having been made by Captain Ashby, the marine superintendent of the Company in England. The length of the Orari is 204 feet over all, 34 feet breadth of beam, and 20 feet depth of hold, She is built of iron, has a full poop and her saloon affords accommodation for 18 passengers. On her first voyage she does not take out emigrants , but has on board 55 first and second class passengers, among them the Hon John Hall, late Post master General in New Zealand, and family. Captain Fox has command.

ARRIVAL OF THE ORARI at Lyttelton in 1879
From the "Lyttelton Times" Monday, July 28, 1879

Arrived July 26, Orari, ship, 1015 tons, Mosey, from London. New Zealand Shipping Company agents. On Saturday morning a ship was signalled from the south, and it was at once conjectured that it must be the New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Orari from Plymouth with immigrants as she was ninety-two days out. The ship must have been a long way off, as up to dusk there was no signal hoisted to denote what ship it was. The Orari has been ninety-two days on the passage and eighty-eight days from land to land. The weather has been fine throughout, the top-gallant sails only having been taken off the ship on one occasion. Following is the captain's report on the passage:-
Left Plymouth on April 25 and took final departure from the Lizard at noon on April 26. Experienced light airs and calms to 31 north, May 7. During the calm weather passed a boat bottom up and caught a number of turtle. The north-east trades were light and left the ship on May 20 in 8 north, when the customary spell of doldrum weather was met with to 4 north, when the south-east trades were caught on May 23. Crossed the equator in 24° W on May 24. The south-east trades were moderate, and were lost in 21 south on June 2. Light weather acceded to crossing the meridian of Greenwich in 40° S on June 18, that of the Cape being crossed four days later in 43° S: moderate north-west to south-west were experienced while running down the easting the average running being 205 miles a day. Passed the meridian of Cape Leuwin on July 14 and Tasmania on July 21. The Snares were passed on July 21. The Snares were passed at 3 a.m. on July 24, a heavy gale with snow and sleet at the time with very high sea. Had southerly weather to passing Otago then north-west winds up the coast. The land made was Banks Peninsula on Friday with a light north-west breeze and was towed into anchorage off Ripa Island by the s.s. Lyttelton, dropping anchor at midnight. On May 2, spoke the ship Loch Cree from London for Wellington in 6° N  21°  W.

Passengers - saloon 
Anderson 	Mr H
Jones 		Mrs
Jones 		Mr Frederick
Jones 		Miss Florence
St. Martin 	Miss E.
Waterston 	Mr William
Waterston 	Mrs
Waterston 	Mr Charles
Waterston 	Miss Clara
and 300 Government immigrants as under  Families -

Davis: Edward, Ann
Eastwood: Richard, Sarah, Richard,
Ewart: Richard, Mary
Fisher: Charles, Clara, Francis
Greenfell: Peter, Maria, Henry, Jane, Grace, Margaret, John, Mary, Annie, Richard, Peter, Emily, Israel, William
Hadley: John, Jane, William, James, Fanny, John, Henry, Rebecca
lewick: Henry, Emma, William, John, Harriet
McGeorge: Samuel, Janet, John, Jessie, Helen, Mary, James, Margaret, Alexander, Samuel
Murphy: William, Hannah, Emily J., Mary H.
Newcombe: William, Ann, Theresia, Elizabeth, William, Alice, Nelly, David, Edith
O'Boyle: Neil, Mary, Mary, Kaye, Neil, Margaret, Francis, Patrick, Sarah, Rose
Read: Henry, Annie
Reily: Patrick, Honor, Thomas, Mary, Bridget, Maggie, Michael, Patrick
Shute: James, Catherine, William, Robert, Thomas
Wicks: Thomas, Martha
Moloney: Thomas, Johanna, Mary
Single Men....

Mr Gardiner is the chief officer, who was here about four years ago, as second officer of the Waikato. The post of the surgeon-superintendent is filled by Mr W.B.A. Scott. Two cases of whooping cough, and these children were suffering from when the ship left Plymouth. Only one birth, Mrs Patrick Kenny being confined of a daughter, shortly after the vessel sailed. Ventilation being excellent, as shown by the small thermometric range during the 24 hours in various quarters of the vessel. Fire and boat drills were carried out regularly. Divine service was held on the poop every Sunday until June 8 and afterwards the service  was rend in the different divisions. The number of families 32, 89 single men, 53 single women making a total of 291 souls. About 1200 of this number are for Northern ports.

Timaru Herald, 29 July 1879, Page 2

(Press, Monday.) The Orari. As was supposed, the ship signalled all day on Saturday proved to be the New Zealand Shipping Company's fine ship Orari, Captain Mosey, from London. In addition to eleven saloon passengers, she has brought 283 Government immigrants, equal to 246 statute adults. The immigration officer (Mr March) states that they are nearly all nominated, and, therefore, came to friends resident m the colony. They are apportioned to the various parts of the colony as follows:—
For Canterbury : 16 families (90 souls), 37 single men, 33 single women;
for Wellington : 11 families (14 souls), 15 single men, 13 angle women ;
for Hawke's Bay : 1 family (6 souls), 12 single men ;
for New Plymouth : 3 families (19 souls) ;
for Nelson : 3 single men, 6 single women ;
for Westland : 2 families (8 souls), l single man.
It is very satisfactory to be able to state that without exception, all have arrived in good health. No sickness worth naming occurred during the voyage, and the passage may fairly be said to be one remarkable for its fineness, its lack of incident, and freedom from accident. In duration, though not so short as the Merope's by seven days, yet a voyage of ninety-two days from Plymouth must be considered good, and, relatively, is very satisfactory, when the extra care exercised by the captain m charge of so many lives, the shortening of sail, and so forth, are taken into account. Nothing need be said of the style of vessel the Orari is, of her nicely finished and commodious saloon, and good 'tween decks, these being well-known from former Tints here. The location of the immigrants on board is also as usual — the girls aft, single men forward, and married couples and families amidships. The conditions of these compartments as to cleanliness is fairly creditable to those m charge and to the immigrants. In that occupied by the sixty-four single females, Miss Fisher did duty as matron, and reports getting along very well •with her charge. The married people were constabled by Messrs James Shute and Thomas Weeks, and the single men by Messrs E. Nedham and James Blanche, to the last-named of whom a testimonial was presented by the surgeon, and captain and officers, and one by those in the compartments. Mutual good feeling appears to have existed throughout between the captain and officers, Dr. W. B. A. Scott, the surgeon superintendent, the passengers and immigrants, the latter speaking m the highest terms of those m authority and m return are spoken of- favorably - Testimonials' were presented by the passengers and immigrants, as mementoes of their appreciation and esteem, to both Captain Mosey and Dr. Scott. In his report, Dr Scott speaks well of the ventilation in the 'tween " as shown by the small thermometric range during the twenty-four hours." Also, of the quality and quantity of the diet, stating that no complaints were made. The supply of medicine and medical comforts was ample, the conduct of the immigrants satisfactory, and of the officers unexceptionable. A few trifling cases of whooping cough occurred during the early part of the voyage, but scarcely anything m the way of sickness worth entering m his register. One birth, a daughter to Mrs P. Kenny, occurred the day the ship left Plymouth. The monotony of the voyage was relieved by the usual boat and fire drill, and service was held regularly every Sunday until the weather became too cold, and subsequently the captain and the doctor read the service m the several compartments. A variety of amusements were kept up, and lectures delivered occasionally by the doctor and a saloon passenger, Mr Anderson, which were much appreciated by the passengers. Of the voyage, Captain Mosey reports : — Moved out of Plymouth April  24th, and finally departed from the Lizard on, at noon. Had calms and light winds all the way down to 34 N., on May 7th. During the calms passed boat, bottom up, of no consequence, and caught a good many turtles, m one morning as many as five The N.E. trades were pretty light, and were lost m 8 N, on May 20th. Variable winds succeeded to the S.E, trades in 4 N., and crossed the Equator on the 24th, in 23 W. Moderate trades to 21 S., on June 2nd (the date on which the Merope is reported as in 23 _ ), and lost the trades then: position, 21_., 31 W. Thence, to Greenwich meridian, had light weather, crossing it m 40 S on June 18th and the meridian of the Cape on the 22nd, m 43 8. ran along from there, between 43 and 44 &., with moderate N.W. and S.W. winds, averaging 205 miles a day. Crossed the Leuwin meridian July 14th, m 48 *? and Tasmania July 21st. Passed the Snares on the 2*th, at 3 a.m., but did not sight them. It was blowing hard from the westward and snowing. There the wind veered to the wrath, and Otego Beads were made, but not sighted, the wind then coming ahead from the N.W. The first of the coast seen was Banks' Peninsula, on Friday last, and was there becalmed. Spoke the Loch Cree May 21st, m 6 N. and 24 W., bound from London to Wellington. The  steam tug Lyttelton, after bringing in the Merope, went out in search of the Orari, proceeding almost to the Long Look-Out, and there took her in tow, bringing the vessel to an anchorage about midnight on Saturday. The immigrants will be landed to day, and cent to their respective destinations with all possible despatch. The following is the passengers ist by the Orari.
Saloon— Mr Wm. Waterston, Mrs Waterston, Mr Chas. Waterston, Miss Clara Waterston, Miss Helen Waterston, Master Waterston.
Miss E. __Martin
Mr H. Anderson
Mrs Jones, Mr Frederick Jones, Miss Florence Jones
and 287 Government immigrants, equal to 246 stutute.adults.
For Canterbury — Families -
Davis: Edward 28, Ann 28;
Eastwood: Richard 22, Sarah 24, Richard  1
Ewart: Richard 24, Mary 10;
Fisher: Charles 29, Clara 23, Francis 1;
Grenfell : Peter 45, Maria 44, Henry 26, Jane 21, Grace 19, Margaret 17, John 15, Mary 14, Annie 12, Richard 10, Peter 8, Emily 6, Israel 3, Wm. 1 ;
Hadley : John 52, Jane 44, Wm. 22, James 16, Fanny 14, John 11, Henry 9, Rebecca 2;
Lewick : Henry 29, Emma 29, William 10; John 4, Harriet 2 ;
McGeorge : Samuel 39, Janet 38, John 21, Jessie 20, Helen 19, Mary 16, James 10, Margaret 5, Alexander 2, Samuel 1
Murphy : William 26, Hannah 25, Emily J. 4, Mary H. 2
Newcombe : William 34, Ann 37, Theresa 13, Elizabeth 12, William 11, Alice 9, Nelly 8, David 5, Edith 2
 O'Boyle : Neil 47, Mary J. 30, Mary 13, Kate 11, Neil 8, Margaret 8, Frances 6, Patrick 4, Sarah 2, Rose 1 ;
Read : Henry 35, Annie 26 ;
Reily : ,Patrick 30, Honor 27, Thomas 10, Mary 8, Bridget 4, Maggie 6, Michael 2, Patrick 1 ;
 Shute : James 30, Catherine 27, William 8, Robert 6, Thomas 4 ;
Wicks : Thomas 22, Martha 19 ; Maloney : Thomas 29, Johanna 28, Mary 3.
Single men —
Austin, Edward 25 ;
Ballantine, Ninian 24 ;
Blanche, James 54 ;
Cole, George J. 25 ;
Connolly, Patrick 20, William 17 ;
Casgrove, John 19;
Cowley, William 23;
Doyle, John 20 ;
Gibson, Alexander 26 ;
Gillman, Raymond 29;
Harris, Christopher 21;
Hayes, Thomas 25 ;
Liddy, Michael 20 ;
McCarthy, Michael 20 ;
McCasker, Hugh 30 ;
McCracken, John 23, Robert 20 ;
McLoughlin, John : 20, Peter 19 ;
Martin, Dominick 20;
Murdoch, Henry 24;
Needham, Edward 25 ;
Niles, William C. 23 ;
O'Brien, Charles 19 ;
Pringle, Frank 22 ;
Sargeant, Richard 26;
Slocombe, William 22;
Stockdill, Geo. 20, Wm. G. 22 ; Thomas, J. W. 25 ;
White, Jas. 19 ;
Wilson, John 21, Richard 25 ;
Maguire, Thomas 24 ;
Dolan, Pat. 22 ; Wade, Aaron 14.

Single Women —
McCosker, Ann 62;
Arnold, Kate 30; B«rry, Bridget 21;
Cheldon, Arabella 21;
Cole, Mary A. 35, William 7, Ellen 5, Ada 3, Alice 1;
Casgrove, Mary 23 ;
Connehan, Catherine 34, Mary 11, Jeremiah 8, James 6, John 4;
Crauford : Rebecca 21, Margaret 19 ;
Daly, Mary 22 ;
Dillon, Margaret 13 ;
Eastwood Rebecca 52
Evans, Annie 26;
Finnegan, Margaret 20 ;
Fisher, Maria 59, Maria 25 ;
Forest, Elizabeth 29; Helen, Mary 19;
Herlihy, Mary 18 ;
Leveridge, Catherine, 18 ;
McCosker, Elizabeth 24 ;
Ross, Annie 25 ;
Stockdill, Maria 22 ;
Wade, Jane 65 ;
Wells, Elizabeth 16.

For Wellington. —
Arthur: John 31, Elizabeth 31 ;
Blaskett: William 33, Mary 27
Hay ward: Alfred 21, Alice 22 ;
Jenkinson : Edward 33, Rosamond 31, Alice 6, Edward 4, Eliza 2 ;
McInnes : John 34, Chistina 30, Alexander 13, Christina 9, Jeanie 4, Duncan 2 ;
Mason : William 35, Mary 28, Rosa 2 ;
Moores : James 39, Harriett 43, Hannah 35 ;
Redstone : William B. 26, Mary E. 23, Clara 3, Ernest 1 ;
Stott : John 23, Mary 24, Richard 1 ;
Vickerstaff : George 49, Hannah 45, William 19, George 15, Alice 13, Harriett 10, Rebecca 9, John 6 ;
Nofike : Albertina 45, Frederick 25, August 18, Otto 14, Bertha 11, Herman 4

Single men —
Burn, George H. 15;
Findlay, George 23 ;
Green, Thamas 22;
Harris, William 20;
Hickey : Cornelius 20, John 19, James 21 ;
McKeown, Denis 23 ;
McKay, John 34 ;
Minty, Charles 90 :
Mouson, Olaf 30 ;
Nicholson, James 23 ;
O'Donnell, Michael 22 ;
Wyche, Robert 22 ;
Jiuss, Henry 17.

Single women —
Bell, Matilda 29 ;
Burke : Fanny 36, Emily E, 17, William 2, Edward 1 ;
Ryan : Eliza, 44, Annie 16, Ellen 14, William 11, Mary 10, Patrick 8, Dan 6;
Findlay, Elizabeth 25.

For Hawke's Bay. — Families—
Dickenson : Emanuel 35, Sophia 36, Joseph 17, John 15, James 9, Samuel 5.
Single men —
Dickenson, John 26 ;
Bowden, Leonard 24
Corbett, Michael 23 ;
Henley, Alexander 22;
McDougal, George 27;
Mackie, James 20, Robert 23 ;
Russell, James, 26 ;
Stewart, Charles 17;
Thomson, Robert 23 ;
Thow, George 23 ;
Wallace, Michael 23.

For Nelson — single Men—
Conway, Thomas 26;
Marshal: Robert 24, James 22.

Single Women—
Lorimer: Catherine 33, Edith 11, Bertha 10, Emily L. 9. George 7 ; Stevens, Emily 18.

For Westland — Families—
Duke : John 47, Wilhelmina 45, John 19, Carolina 13, Ada 11, Charles 9 ; Kenny : Patrick 26, Ann 26.
Single Men — Barry, James 25.
For New Plymouth — Families — Harmel : Seigfried 38, Johanna 35, Matilda 12, Theresa 7, Emilie 4, Johanna 2 ;
Hawker : William 41, Caroline .39, Thomas 22, Alfred 16, James 9, Elizabeth 6 ;
Uhlenberg : Johann 46, Rosalie 44, Julianna 22, Anna 20, Maria 18, Matilda 16, August 12.

The Star, Monday 21st March 1881

Arrived -March 20, Orari, ship, 1015, tons, Mosey, from London, Nov. 27, and Deal Nov. 28, and cast off from the tug off St. Catherine's on Nov. 30. New Zealand Shipping Company., agents. Her passengers total 51 in all and a pleasant time was experienced by all on board, in spite of the length of the passage.

Passengers - Saloon -
Clarkson 	Mr
Duffield 	Mr R.H.
Harris 		Mr F.W.
Jarrett 	Miss Ellen
Plant 		Mr and Mrs F.C. and family (7)
Skinner 	Mr F
Stephens 	Mrs E.L.
Wood 		Mr and Mrs

Second cabin - 
Barber 		Mr A.
Bell 		Miss J.
Blackmore 	Miss J
Blake 		Mr J
Gibson 		Mr F.
Hartley 	Mr and Mrs J
Hickey 		Mr F.
Horrell 	Mr and Mrs George and family (9)
Hydes 		Mr C.
Jackson 	Mrs R.
Keig 		Mr W.
Kirk 		Mr J.
Knowles 	Mr J
Lé Gallias 	Mr J
Martin 		Mr J.M.
Morrisey 	Mr J.
Morrisey 	Mr E.
Simpson 	Mr J.
Stanley 	Mr W.B.
Tarman 		Mrs and child
Tonghill 	Mr P.
Walsh 		Mr M.

Arrived Lyttelton - March 19 - Firth of Lorne, barque, 833 tons, Steven from Glasgow after a long passage of 133 days, left on Nov. 6 (and 122 days from Belfast, left on Nov. 17). Passenger - Mrs Steven. The barque is three years old. A fine sailer. Encountered a cyclone on Feb. 16th, in 85 east and 46 south. The barometer went down to 28.85.

Bluff, March 20
Arrived - Rotoura, She left Melbourne on March 15.
Passengers - saloon - for Bluff
Messrs Witherby, Ledingnam and Pennington and 2 steerage
For Dunedin - Misses Spence (2), Lawson, Holman, Mrs Anderson, Messrs Cuthbertson, Cunningham and Montefloro, 9 steerage
For Lyttelton - Mr Johnson and 4 steerage
For Wellington - Miss Warner, Mesdames Alexander, Tucker and family, Mr Hughes, 3 steerage
For Napier - Mr and Mrs White and family.

Hawkes Bay Herald 17 Sept. 1889
Port of Napier

Arrived - Sept. 17 - Orari, full rigged ship, Captain Miller, 193 days out from London, 6th June. W.J. Willcocks, agent. Owning to the thickness of the weather she was not signalled at the Spit, but pilot Kraeft was informed early from town of the vessel's approach and bordered her when she was still some distance from the Bluff. Mr Cracroft being the chief officer. She rolled heavily during the passage due to the nature of the cargo, principally cement and iron. part of her bulwarks were washed away during the heavy weather she experienced. Her cargo will be lightered as quickly as possible, and she will then load wool &c., for London. Voyage account Sept. 19 1889.

Thomas RICHARD was born 1846 in Ayrshire, Scotland. He married Mary WILSON, daughter of William Wilson of New Cummock, Ayrshire in 1870 and they arrived on the 'Orari' in Auckland 1870. For the next three years Thomas Richard was overseer of Sir James Fergusson's estate near Cambridge. They came south to Timaru in 1884 to go farming and raised two daughters and one son. Thomas took over the Fritz Cycle Works in Waimate after his son John died in a fire in August 1900. John Richard founded the Fritz Cycle Works in 1898.

Newspaper Snippets

Telegraphic shipping
London March 12 1878
Arrived Orari from Wellington, which port she left on December 8th.

Wellington, Sept 12. 1878
The Orari has arrived from London, 109 days from Gravesend. She had a fine weather passage, with light winds. She brings equal to thirty-three statute adult immigrants, and a full cargo consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company.

Port Chalmers Sept. 14 1878
Arrived- Barque, Isle of Erin, 96 days from London. She spoke the ship Orari, from London to Wellington, in lat 2 north, and passed a vessel supposed to be off Saddle Hill yesterday.

Telegraphic shipping
London April 20 1888 Arrived -
Waipawa, ship, from Port Chalmers, all well.
The ships Orari from Oamaru and Waikato from Napier have arrived in the channel.

Telegraphic Shipping
Per Press Association
London April 8 1890 Arrived-
Plako, ship from Timaru (December 20)
Orari, ship from Napier (December 3)
Ochertyre from Wellington (December 21)
All these vessels are in time for the coming wool sales

Other Orari's.

, 7207 gross tons, length 460ft x beam 60ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 14 knots. Built by Wm Denny & Bros, Dumbarton in 1906 for the New Zealand Shipping Co and sailed London - New Zealand. 1909 collided with sailing ship Loudon Hill near the Falkland Islands and both ships had to put into Montevideo for repairs. 1914 used for transporting part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force to Alexandria. Troopship No. 6 NZ- KGS - Suezs, in convoy.  Reminiscences by A.L. Logan c. 1914 at ATL. Micro MS  129. Scrapped at Glasgow in1927.

NZ Expeditionary Force
Wellington to Alexandria 1914.
Aboard the Orari

2nd Q.A. Mounted Rifles WMR Regt.
HAWKE 		WE 	Serg
BURSON 		S 	Corpl
MANN 		ARF 	Lance-cpl
JUDD 		NH 	Lance-cpl
BLACKBURN 	R 	Lance-cpl

1931 (A lucky ship!!) She survived the war.
Orari, 10,107 g.t., a refrigerated cargo liner, built 1931 by A. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow for NZSCo. May 1940 at Dakar when the French surrendered but escaped to Freetown. 13 December1940 torpedoed by U-43, 450 miles SW from Ireland. Damage covered by tarpaulins and sailed flat out for the Clyde where she was unloaded into lighters at Holy Loch before proceeding to her builders for repairs which took 3 months. 14-15 June 1942 survived continuous air attacks for two days in Malta convoy, only two ships survived. 16th June 1942, hit a mine ½ mile off Valetta Harbour but made port - temporarily repaired and then made the same hazardous voyage back to the UK. 1953-54 laid up at Falmouth then made 5 more voyages. 1958 sold to 'Capo Gallo' Cia. di Nav, Palermo renamed CAPO BIANCO and used on the Italy - River Plate service. 1971 scrapped at at Vado Ligure, Italy. [Merchant Fleets, vol.7 by Duncan Haws]
London Gazette, 18 Mar 1941 - For services when the ship was torpedoed and damaged:
JOHNSON, Albert George, Chief Engineer, OBE (Civ)
RICE, Nelson, Captain, OBE (Civ)

MV Orari New Zealand Shipping Co.
Registered: Plymouth
Reg. Tons.6285.83
Official No: 162906
H.P. 6000