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Printed and published by John B. Todd, at the "Otago Witness" Office, Princes Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. The "Witness," was published weekly, deliverable on Saturday morning. Shipping News page 2.
Otago Witness Saturday January 1st 1853
H. H. Willis & Co.'s
Line of Packets
between London and New Zealand
The following splendid SHIPS are intended to be continued as Regular Traders:-Tons Maori C.G. Petherbridge 900 Joseph Fletcher (new ship) 900 Cashmere G. Pearson 800 Sir Edward Paget A. Barclay 800 Cresswell T. Williams 800 Simlah C. Robertson 800 Stately T. Ginder 800 Victory W.L. Mullens 800
The Undersigned Agents for the above Line of Packet Ships are authorised to arrange with Settlers here who may be desirous of bringing their friends in Great Britain out to this Colony, and are prepared either to pay the passage money at once to them (which will be returned if the passage be not taken), or to give satisfactory security for its payment, with 20 per cent. advance on arrival of the vessel.
Passage Money (Provisions included) if paid on engagement
Chief Cabin (Lower Deck) 35 Guineas each Fore Cabin 20 " " Steerage (Enclosed berths) 17 " "
Children under 7 years, one-third, or under 14 years, two-thirds of the above prices.
Further particulars on application to
James Macandrew & Co.
Otago Witness Saturday February 5, 1853
Arrived. January 31, schooner Shepherdess, Swan, master, from Wellington. Osgood agent.
Same day, cutter Wave, Smith, master, from Wellington - Martin, Agent.
Feb. 1, schooner, Necromancer, 16 tons, Askew, master, from Port Victoria - Fordham, Agent.
Same day, cutter Kaka, 15 tons, Swanson, master, from Port Victoria. Passengers - Rev. Mr. Fenton and Mrs Fenton.-Master, Agent.
March 5 1853
Arrived. Feb. 26, barque, Tasmania, 502 tons, MacMillan, master, from London and Plymouth.
Steamers for New Zealand. The provisional committee of the New Zealand Local Steam Navigation Company have announced that they expect to despatch their iron screw steamers as follows:- the Victoria, to sail all October; the Constitution, in all January; the Sir John Pakington, in all April. Commercial Daily List.
The "Royal Albert" was to sail a fornight after the "Tasmania," and was, we understand, to make Otago her first port; her speedy arrival may therefore be looked for.
Arrived. March 4, brigantine Scotia, 69 tons, Davies, master, from Wellington. Passengers- Mr and Mrs Meridith, Mr Filleul, Mr Suisted, and 2 grooms. - F.V. Martin, agent. [Rev. Mr. Filleul of St. Helier's, Jersey]
6th, ship Royal Albert, 662 tons, Norris, master, from London. Passengers.
Sailed. March 10, barque Tasmania, 502 tons, MacMillan, master. Passengers from Otago - Mr and Mrs Jeffreys, child and servant. James Macandrew and Co. agents.
Same day, brigantine Scotia, 69 tons, Davies, master; for Wellington Mrs Sutton, Mr Harris and Mr Webb- F.V. Martin, agent.
Messrs. Money, Wigram & Co., have advertised the first of their line of packets, the Hampshire, to sail on the 9th December for Canterbury and other ports.
Sailed. March 24, ship Royal Albert, 662 tons, Norris, master, for Wellington. Passengers
Arrived. April 13, brigantine Scotia, 61 tons, Davies, master, from Wellington. Passengers - Mr Harris, Mrs Sutton, and the Misses Orbell. - Martin, agent.
Same day, brigantine Despatch, 139 tons, Rogers, master, from Port Victoria. passengers -Messrs. May, Fulton, and Doran. - J. Macandrew & Co.
Cleared out. April 14, brigantine Scotia, Davies, master, for Wellington. Passengers -Mr and Mrs Meredith and servant, Mr Meaville, and Mr Hertslett. - F. V. Martin, agent.
April 21, brigantine Despatch, Rogers, master, for Port Victoria. Passengers - Cabin: Mr May and Mr Love. Steerage: Mr and Mrs Palmer and 3 children, Messrs. James Wallace, Robert Curry, and Elisha Myer. - J. Macandrew & Co., agent
Sailed. June 20th, brigantine Scotia, 69 tons, Davies, master, for Sydney. passengers - Mr and Mrs Carnegie, Messrs. Thomson, Jones, Topham, Taylor, and Joseph. Exports. In the Scotia; 700 bushels oats, 600 bushels wheat, 6 tons potatoes, 20 bales (=500 lbs) wool, 11 bullock hides, 1000 feet sawn timber - J. Jones.
Cleared out from the Custom House the Endeavour, 16 tons, Te-raki, master, for Port Victoria. Passenger - Mr Fisher.
Saturday, August 27 1853
The arrival of the "Maori" so late in the week (Friday), and her mail not having been forwarded until after we had gone to press, prevented our giving in our last number a full account of the Elections.
Dunedin, Saturday, August 27 1853
Arrived. August 19th, ship Maori, 850 tons, G. Petherbridge, master, from Wellington. PassengersBolton Mr Every Mr Kay Mr Mackellar Mr Fulton Mrs Major White Mr and Mrs and 3 children Intermediate Street Mrs Street Mr and Mrs and child Baker Mr and Mrs and 3 children Headland Miss Steerage Williams Elizabeth Basker William
Arrived. Sept. 8th, brigantine Scotia, 69 tons, Davis, master, from Sydney. Passengers - Mr and Mrs Ashmore and 2 children, Mr E. Jones, Mrs Davies and child.
Sailed. 6th, ship Maori, 850 tons, Petherbridge, master, for China. Passenger - Mr Bolton.
Cleared Out. Sept. 7th, brigantine Scotia, 69 tons, Davies, master, for Wellington and Sydney. Passengers - Mr. and Mrs Seed, Mr Lloyd, Mr Lemon, Mr Hunter, Mr and Mrs Coates and 3 children.
October 8 1853
Arrived. Oct. 6.- The Rajah, 654 tons, Robb, master, from London. Passengers -Cabin...
Dec. 10. the Carnatic, 632 tons, Snart, master, from London
Passengers -1st cabin:Best Mr Bull Mr Chase Mr and Mrs and 3 children Clapcott Mr Compigne Mr and Mrs and 2 children Gray Mr and Mrs and 2 children Miller Mr and Mrs and 3 children Peel Mr and Mrs Smith Mr and Mrs and 2 children Tremlow Mr H and J Wright Mr and Mrs and 3 children 2nd Cabin: Buttfield Mr and Mrs Carter Mr Colville Mr Hardwick Miss Jackson John King Miss Lothen Mary Oliver Mr Smail Amy Weedon Mr Willocks Edward Willocks Eliza, Joseph and Henry Worgan Mr and Mrs 3rd Cabin: Berry Mr and Mrs and child Cockman Mr Hutchings Mr Hymes Mr Macdonald Mrs and Misses
The "Carnatic," from London, direct, arrived in port on the 10th instant, having made the passage in 99 days from land to land. The voyage presents no particular incident, but is described as pleasant throughout. She is not one of the Messrs. Willis's regular traders, having been put on by Messrs. Green as an experimental ship. By her we have but an imperfect file of papers, and her mail generally is short, most of the letters and papers for Otago having been sent by the "Constantine," which sailed for Wellington about the same time as the "Carnatic."
Sailed. Dec. 11, the Rajah, 651 tons, master for Wellington, J, Macandrew & Co., agents. Passengers:-
December 24 1853
For Freight, Charter, or Sale.
The new schooner "Mary" about 15 tons, built at Half-Moon Bay, Stewart's Island. For particulars apply at the Office of this Paper, or on Board to the Owner, John Williams.
By the "Mary," which arrived from Southward on Wednesday, we learn that Mr Howell's schooner, the "Eliza," was loading with spars for Sydney, which, we are informed, are selling there at �2 10s per 100 feet, being squared previous to shipment. The "Otago" was daily expected with a cargo of sheep.
December 31 1853
Arrived. Dec. 26th, schooner Mary Jane, 40 tons, Morrison, from Wellington. Passengers - Charles Logie, Esq., and Mrs Logie and family.
Sailed. Dec. 26, ship Carnatic, 632 tons, Snart, master, for Port Victoria, with part of the original cargo and passengers from London.
The Chrishna sailed from Sydney on the 12th October for Otago, via Twofold Bay. She had no cargo on board when she left Sydney.
The steamer Ann has been laid on as a regular trader between Sydney, Nelson, Wellington, and Canterbury.
The Scotia, from Otago and Wellington, arrived at Sydney on the 17th October.
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