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March 17, 1898
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The Founding of the Otago Settlement
Its History and Development.
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Below I made a list of the contents. The page numbers are the image page numbers, not the newspaper page numbers and the names represent photographs on the page. *Passenger lists (John Wickliffe, Philip Laing, Blundell and Ajax) can be found on pages 70, 73, 74. On page 104 there is additional names and corrections for the passenger lists. (Another site with passenger lists, lists only those who disembarked at Dunedin, often the ship sailed for the northern ports, with other passengers). This Jubilee issue is jammed packed with the history of the Otago Province, photographs of citizens and buildings, and brief snippets of the early settlers. Remember these biographies are full of error and when they were compiled for the 50th celebrations many of the dates and shipping details were reported incorrectly at the time.
Example: page 101
Orbell, MacLeod C., came out in Mariner, the family taking land at Hawkesbury Bush. There were only a few hundred sheep between Dunedin and the Waitakiai that time, and they had to clear land to grow wheat and vegetables for their own use, depending upon wild pigs and native birds for their supply of meat. Took up runs comprising about 60,000 acres: and Mr M.C. Orbell has been a runholder ever since. M.P.C. 1866, and a member of Vogel's Government. Lived 42 years in Waikouaiti district; now resides in Geraldine.
Orbell, F.E., born in Essex 1831, came out in Mariner 1849; after serving as a cadet in the North Island, took the management of a sheep and cattle station. Stock Inspector many years. Photo of Henry Orbell page 91.
CUDDY, Thomas, born 1821, came to colony in Philip Laing. After the usual vicissitudes, settled at Saddle Hill in 1857, dying there in 1871. Member of Road Board. Family 11, two sons, five daughters living.
730 Biographical Sketches of the Colonists of the first Decade with brief notices of a few of the prominent colonists of later years. e.g. Adam Alexander Nourmahal 1858, b. East Lothian Adam James Philip Laing 1848 Adam Thomas Strathmore 1856, b. East Lothian Adam William Robert Henderson 1857, b. East Lothian Adams John J. Blundell 1848 Adams John Archibald Duncan Blundell, b. 1844 at St Boswell's Roxburghshire Affleck Andrew Jura 1858, b. East Lothian Aitchison William Moolton 1849 b. Edinburgh 1832 Aitken Mrs James Simla, 1851 Aiken William Strathallan, 1858, blacksmithing Timaru Allan Colin Strathmore 1856 Allan John arrived in Nelson 1842 Allan John son Allan James son Allan James son Allan Mrs William Philip Laing 1848, to Waimate 1879 Allom Albert J arrived in Wellington, 1842 Amies Edward A Strathmore 1856 Anderson Adam Blundell 1848 Anderson Archibald from Wellington 1840 Anderson John Ajax Anderson John Bernicia 1848 Anderson John Oriental to Wellington 1840 Anderson Miller Southern Cross 1857, b. Stewarton, Ayr Andrew John Maori, first trip Angelo Stewart Jura Antonio Joseph deserted American whaler. B. Flores, Axores Armstrong Henry Ashore Mrs Mary 1850 from Victoria, AUS Atkinson Edward Bland John Wickliffe Ayson Alexander Royal Albert 1853 Ayson Alexander Strathmore 1856 Ayson Douglas L Royal Albert 1853 b. Glenshee, Perthshire Ayson Peter Royal Albert 1853 Ayson Peter son Archibald Thomas, Andrew, Alexander Bain Mrs James Larkins 1849, b. Edenborough Bain James Walker Jura 1858 Bain John Larkins 1849, b. Edenborough Oct 1843 Bain Kenneth Mariner Bain Thomas Mariner 1849 Baldwin William 1860 Balfour James Melville Sir Ralph Abercromby 1863, b. Edinburgh Bannerman Rev. William 1853 see church history page 47 Barness John Nourmahall Barr Archibald Mariner 1849 Barr John 1854 born Paisley Barr John Phillip Laing, a Paisley weaver Barr John son Barr William Royal Albert 1851 Barrat Henry Nourmahall Barron William Lady Egidia 1861 Barry Jane Fitzgerald Magnet 1841, b. 1810 Basire Dr. Frederick Daniel Baskett William Maori 1853 Bates Mrs (nee Mosley) John Wickliffe Bathgate John 1853 Batson F Bosworth 1857 Bayne P Sir Edward Paget 1856 Beal Joseph Magnet 1840 Beck Albert Palmyra 1858 Beck Mrs James (nee Mary Rennie) Strathfieldsaye Beetham Richmond Begg Adam Blundell 1848 Begg Adam Jr Blundell 1848, b. Liberton, Edinburgh Begg William Blundell 1848, b. Liberton, Edinburgh Bell Sir F. Dillion to Wellington Ursula 1843 Bell G.M. 1867 Bell John Philip Laing b. Glasgow 1826 Bell Mrs John Alpine 1859 b. Berwickshire Bell Jane (nee Jane Taylor) Jura 1858 b. Duns. Berwickshire Bell Peter Jura 1858 b. Druse, Berwickshire Bellairs Captain Edmund Hoak Wilson relative of W. Carr Young Bennett James Regina 1858 Bennetts John James Auckland 1850 Berney George R.B. Poictiers 1850 Berwick Mr Harry (nee Agnes Logan) Jura 1858 Bethune Mrs photo page 49 Beverley Arthur via Melbourne 1858 Birch Thomas Slains Castle 1852. Went home on the Strathallan Bishop Ann (nee Morris) Mooltan 1849 Black Andy (Aust. native) on a John Jones trader Black John Blundell 1848 Blackie James Philip Laing Blackie Captain William Mootlan 1849 Blackie Walter son Beaumont Archdeacon George Price Begg A.C. Begg Alexander A. Thomas and Henry 1856 Belcher Rev. Robert Henry Blair John Dunedin 1855 Blair Robert George Canning 1856 Blatch Alfred Frederick and Mrs John Wickliffe Blatch Emma and Mary E. d/o of A. F. Blatch, John Wickliffe Blatch Margaret (nee McKenzie) Rajah, d. Oct. 19 1897 b. Dumbeth, Caithness, Blatch Thomas Henry Joseph John Wickliffe b. Hammersmith, London, 1834 Blues Mrs James (nee Duthie) Maori 1856 b. Kincardinesshire Borrie the Rev. David Maori, b. Perthshire Oct. 30 1846 Borrie Donald Maori, b. Perthshire Marxh 23 1843 Borton Joseph B Dolphin 1854 Bootten James Lord Worsley 1858 Borrows T George Canning, photograher Bower David Philip Laing Bower Hugh Larkins 1849 b Inverness-shire Feb. 12 1830 Bower Joseph Larkins 1849 Boyd Allan and John Mootlan 1849 Boyes Andrew Mariner 1849 Bracken Thomas from Victoria Branigan St. John via Victoria Brash William Three Bells b. Midcalder Brebner Thomas John Wickliffe Brebner Captain Robert John Wickliffe Brebner Adam Glendinning Brookes Thomas Govt. brig, Victoria, 1841, mate Brotherston Charles Larkins 1849 b. Edinburgh 1822 Brown Alexander Eden 1850 b. Morayshire Brown Ebenezer Erskine Stately 1852 Brown George Eden 1850 Brown J. Elder Ajax 1849 Brown James and Mrs Bernicia 1848 Brown John, Robert, and David Brown James Larkins 1848 Brown John arrived WTN July 1852 and to Otago Stately Brown J.C. Brown Daniel and John Strathfieldsaye May 1858 Bruce John Southern Cross 1856 Brugh S Glentanner at Lyttelton Buchanan Dr Buchanan John F.L.S. Columbus 1849 Buchanan Thomas Philip Laing Buchanan Gilbert son Buchanan James Buchanan John Philip Laing Burn Mrs Margaret Gordon via Victoria Burns Arthur J s/o Rev. Dr Burns Philip Laing Burns Dr. Robert Three Bells 1858 Burr Mrs John (nee Fairley) Three Bells 1858. died 1889. Butler John george George Canning, 1857 Bush Mrs (Dr) G.F. (nee Alexander) John Wickliffe, sis. of Mrs AD Bayfield, Westport Clader David Mariner 1848 Calder Hugh Calder George Calder Mrs peter (nee Sinclair) Maori 1857 Caldell James Callander James Phillip Laing 1848 Callender Mrs wife of James George Canning 1857 Callender John and Alexander Phillip Laing Cameron High from Sydney 1854 Cameron Alexander Slains Castle with parents George & Christina Campbell Daniel Campbell Robert Ajax 1848 b. Sept. 1814 Renton, Cardross, Dumbartonshire Cantrell Richard Seaward April 1858 Carew Edgar Hall Carey David Via Sydney on the Coromandel 1838 Cargill Captain William Cargill Edward Bowes Cargill John John Wickliffe d. Feb. 1898 Cargill Lieut.- Col. Spencer, R.A. John Wickliffe, resides Dunapoer, Bengal Carrick Robert Philip Laing b. Glasgow Carroll John Carter James True Briton 1852. Mrs Carter arrived by the Jura Carter Price and John Cornwall 1849 Chalmers David Robert Henderson, wed Miss Black Chalmers James Robert Henderson Chalmers John Robert Henderson resides Napier Chalmers Robert Robert Henderson 1856 b. Fife Chalmers Robert Robert Henderson b. Dunfermline Chalmers Thomas Robert Henderson wed Sophia Careless, who arrived 1854 Chapman Mr Justice Henry Samuel Chapman Robert Blundell 1848 Chapman Dr Chapman J Cornwall, went to Wellington province Chapman James 1857, b. Stirlingshire Chase Frank Bosworth 1857, now resides Oamaru Cheyne Mrs J.A. Chisholm Robert Chisholm Rev. James Christie James Statley 1854 Christie Andrew Phillip Laing Christie James Seville 1858 Christie Robert Rajah 1853 b. PErthshire Christie Mrs T, sons Wm & Thomas, & niece Sophia Todd Strathmore 1856, reside Seadown, Timaru Churchill William Thetis 1854, wed Annie Hair from Philip Laing Clapcott Henry Carnatic Dec. 1852 Clark Adam S George Canning 1857 Clark Archibald Three Bells 1858 b. Edinburgh Clark George, David, Jasper Jura 1858 b. Dunse, Berwickshire Clark Henry Blundell Clark Henry Jura 1858 Clarke Hender Luke Noble Larkins 1849 Clemison Plumpton Mootlan Coleman Benjamin Magnet Connebee Rev. R. see page 53 Congregtional Cooke John Jura b. Fifeshire Copestake Thomas Bosworth Nov. 1857 Copland Rev. James Nov. 1864 see church history page 48 Couper George Royal Albert 1853 Craig James Maori b. Glasgow Craig William Francis Java, troopship to Auckland, b. Dromore Co. Down Craig William and John Maoria b. Stranraer, West Galloway Craigie Richard Bernicia 1848 b. Ronsay, Orkney Is. Crane James Lady Clark May 16, 1850 Cranston James Three Bells, b. Edinburgh Cranston Mrs James Three Bells Crawford Elizabeth (nee Fleming) Palmyra 1858 m. John Crawford Crawford John Robert Henderson 1858 Crawford Peter Philip Laing Creed Rev. Charles "James" (Capt. Todd) to Auckland 1839 see page 52 Crickmore John Crocker Major pg91 Cuddy Thomas Philip Laing Cullen James Cullen Mrs (Jane Stevenson came out in the Philip Laing) Culling Thomas Cunningham James Philip Laing Curle David 1857 on his own galliot, screw steamer Victoria Curle John Mooltan 1849, died, 1891 Curle James Mooltan 1849, b. Edinburgh Cutten William Henry John Wickliffe Dall Thomas Slains Castle 1853 Dallas William Jura Dallas Mrs Charles Jura Dalrymple Miss Dalrymple John Taylor Dalrymple Peter Dalrymple William Rajah 1853 Dalrymple William jr. 1858 Dalziel Andrew Philip Laing Daniel Theophilus via Aust. in the Hercules Davies J.R. Davis Rev. J. Upton 1874 see page 53 Baptist Dawson Benjamin Rajah 1853, b. Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire Dawson Thomas A Caroline Agnes 1855 Dawson William Phoebe Dunbar 1850 De lacy Tomas C. Royal Albert 1853, b. Pont-y-ruchan, nr Abergavenny Denniston Mr Justice Denniston Thomas Dewar David Palmyra 1858 Dewar Mrs (Jane Marshall) Philip Laing 1858 Dewe Rev. John Blundell 1848 Dick Hon. Thomas Bosworth 1857 Dickson Sept, 14 1863 Dickson Alexander Philip Laing b. Portpatrick, Wigonshire, May 1811 Douglas Dr. Douglas John T. Jura 1858 Dow James and Alexander Agra 1852 Dowie Robert Southern Cross 1856 Dowie Robert Blundell 1848 Downes Edward Statley, Feb. 1853, b. Shroshire, Sep. 1813 Downes Rosetta (nee Elmer) Thetis Aug, 1854, b. Gravesend, Kent June 1844 Downes Thomas H Sarah and Esther b. at sea Drake Rev. Benjamin Driver Henry Driver Richard in the American whaler, John Edwards in 1838 Drinnan James Jura 1858 b. Symington, Ayrshire Dryden George Jura 1858 Duckworth Robert Francis Mary Duff William and Mrs Philip Laing Duncan George Mooltan 1849 Duncan John with his brother in the Mooltan Duncan John Mooltan Duke Charles Palmyra 1858 Dunkley D George Canning Dunkley George Palmyra Feb. 1858 b. Keddlingworth, Leicestershire Dunkley R George Canning 1857 Dunlop Peter Three Bells Dunn David Rajah 1853, b. Auchterarder Duthie Alexander to Wellington - came to Otago with first party of surveyors Duthrie James Maori b. Kincardineshire Duthrie Jane Martin landed in Wellington Lady Nugent 1841 Duthrie John Jura 1858, b. Kincardineshire 1846 Duthrie Robert, sen. Maori b. Kincardineshire Dyer Mrs William (nee Redmayne) Bosworth 1857 Dyer William John arrived Sydney 1839, Otago 1857 Eccles Dr m. Mary Jones, d/o John Jones Edwards Rev. E.G. appointed to St Paul's Otago on 859 b. Bedfordshire Elder James R Thetis 1854 b. Barking, Essex, 1823, master mariner Elles Captain commanded the Philip Laing, m. d/o Dr Burns, settled in Southland Elmer John (son) d. March 3 1895, Every S.F. 1856 youngest s/o Sir Henry Every, Bart., Eggington Hall, Derbyshire Familton A.S. Three Bells, lives in Oamaru Familton Robert Columbus, 1852, now at Hampden Fairley George Three Bells, 1858, seaman, d. 1897 Fairbairn James Jura, 1858, now farming Highcliff Fazakerley Henry Strathallan, 1858, b. Liverpool 1811 Farley William goldfield days, went back to AUS Farjeon B.L. Fenton Archdeacon chaplain on the Bangalore, b. Sheffield 1821
page 95 Ferens Thomas John Wickliffe b. Durham 1823 see page 52 Ferens Mrs Thomas nee Margaret Westland. John Wickliffe with Aunt & Uncle Ferguson Robert Southern Cross b. Alyth 1823 Fenwick Robert 1856 Challenger, b. Newcastle, ENG Filleul W.G. Ajax 1849 with Uncle Mr Valpy, b. Jersey 1831. Lost brother on Lord Raglan Finch John John Wickliffe b. Derbyshire 1814 Findlayter Alexander Lady Nugent 1850 Findlayter James Turnbull son Finn John by schooner Ellen 1853 from Auckland. B. St John, N.A. Finney Thomas Gil Blas 1858 Fish Henry Smith to Melbourne 1849, 1863 from Victoria. b. London 1838 Fitchett Alfred Robertson b. Granthan, Lincolnshire Fleming John Palmyra, 1858 Fleming Thomas Palmyra, 1858, b. Blackwater, Perthshire Forsyth David Strathallan, 1858 b. Laurencekirk, Lincardineshire Foster Henry Angel Mary, 1849, b. Guernsey Fowler James Three Bells 1858, b. East Lothain France Mrs Helen (nee Anderson) Bernicia, b. N. Scotland, m. Henry France France Henry arrived Otago 1852. b. London France John George Canning 1857 Fraser John Strathmore 1856, b. Sutherlandshire Fraser William, Jr Strathfieldsaye 1858, b. Ross-shire Frazer James Bernicia 1848, b. Inverness, dec. 2 1847 Frazer William Blundell Frazer John Blundell, son French Ajax Fricker Edward John Wickliffe Fry Richard John Wickliffe b. Weston-upper-mare Fullarton Archibald took part in survey Acheron under Capt. Stokes. Fuller Alfred D. Fulton Francis Maori, 1851, chartered the Easby and traded between Dunedin & Sydney Fulton James M.L.C. Ajax. Brother lost in the Lord Raglan. Fulton Robert artist. His relative R. Filleul was also lost on the Lord Raglan. Fyfe George Gibb Phoebe Dunbar b. Feb. 14 1825 Kincardineshire, SCT Gardner Robert Strathfieldsaye, 1858 b. Edinburgh Garrick David Gartshore Robert Palmyra b. Dunbartonshire Garvie Alexander Blundell Gavin Alexander Blundell
pg 36 Geary Hannah (nee Nuttall) Sir Edward Paget 1856 b. Nottinghamshire June 9 1831 Geary Mrs William Sir William Paget 1856 Gebbie James jun. Mootlan 1849 b. Ireland Gebbie James Mootlan Geggie John Strathmore 1856 Gibbs Samuel 1848 b. 1817 Gibson Robert Blundell Gibson William Blundell b. Haddington, 1807 Gifford Rev. Algernon 1862 from New Foundland Gillies J.L. landed in Adelaide 1851, Gil Blas 1855 Gillies John Slains Castle 1852 Gillies Mr Justice Thomas Bannatyne Gillies Robert Gil Bass 1855 from Victoria Gillies Rev. William (went to Timaru) Gillies Robert Philip Laing b. Paisley Gillon Edward Thomas arrived in Otago 1852 Gillon James Maori 1852 b. Iteland 1899 Gleenson Michael Sherlock 1850 Goodall James b. Kirkcaldy, 1807, came from Victoria Goodall William arrived 1849 Gore James b. Liverpool Gourlay Elizabeth (nee Dawson) Tasmania, 1853 Gourley Hugh came from Victoria in 1861 Graham Francis Pladda 1860, b. Greenock Graham H.B. Blundell Graham John Gloucestershire 1858 Grant James Gordon Stuart to Melbourne, to Dunedin 1855, b. Strathspey 1837 Grant Judge Wilson 1862 via Victoria b. Co. Mayo 1813 Grant John Glentanner at Lyttelton, to Pt Chalmers in the Kate Kearney Oct. 25 1856 Grainger Thomas b. Anderson's Bay march 8 1850 Gregg John Gil Bas 1855 b. Windermere, Westmoreland Green George 'Dunedin' 1856, b. Middlesex Green Isaac s/o George Green Green James s/o George Green Grey John Jura 1858 Grey William b. Berwick-on-Tweed Grey John Blundell Grieve Robert Cresswell 1851, b. Roxburghshire April 18_3 Griffith Mrs E.C. (nee Mosley) John Wickliffe Grigor Alexander Three Bells 1858 b. Cromarty 1831 Grigor Robert Three Bells 1858 b. Edinburgh 1811 Haberfield William Isaac landed March 17th 1836, whaling, ex Navy Haggen James Strathmore b. IRE Hair James Philip Laing, wife had a daughter the day the vessel landed Hammond Charles George Canning 1857 Harding Isaac b. Somersetshire. Died Queensland July 1897 aged 82. see page 52 Hardy Henry Frederick Rajah 1853 Harris John Hyde Poictiers 1850, m. Annie Cunningham 2nd d/o Capt. Cargill, in 1851 pg 37 Harrison Thomas True Briton 1853 to Wellington Harwood Octavius was a storkeeper when first settlers arrived Hastle Robert Philip Laing b. Rutherglan Haughton C.E. lived at Queenstown Hay George Ajax 1849 b. Banffshire 1819 Hay John Ajax 1849 s/o George Hay William s/o George Haynes Charles b. Tasmania, came in 1859 Healey John Heckler William Rajah 1853 b. Knasborough, Yorkshire 1830 Heenan Denis Mary Heenan Mr Sen. 1852 Hepburn George Poictiers 1850, b. Lesile, Fifeshire Hepburn William son Heriot Samuel Robert Henderson 1857 Hertslet Henry Charles Mandarin 1841 to Wellington Hill John Blundell b. in Ayr Hickson R.S. Hislop John Strathmore 1856, b. Pentland, Midlothian 1821 Hislop James and Mrs Palmyra Hislop James b. Glasgow 1859 Hocken T.M. Hodgkinson Dr Samuel Bombay 1842 to Nelson then to Sydney Holmes Hon. Mathew Pirate 1859 from Victoria Hood Rev. Robert Victoria 1839 Houghton Henry Howden David Bernicia Howorth James Slains Castle Hughan Thomas Gil Bas 1855 Hulme Dr Edward Strathmore 1856 Hunt John Boswell 1857 Hunter John Wasburn German whaling barque 1852 Hunter John Royal Albert 1852 Hunter James Columbus 1852 Isacc William Jackson Freeman Raney (to Lyttelton in 1851) Jaffray William and Mrs Philip Laing James Sydney Queen 1858 & Gil Bas 1855 Jeffreys Rev. Charles Maori 1852 Jeffreys Julius S. John Wickliffe Jerkinson J. Hartley Blundell, b. Halifax, Yorkshire Johnston Adam Dickson taught at Wakari 1858-1864 Johnston John Blundell, died two years after arrival Johnstone Rev. William 1858 see church histories page 48 Johnstone Rev. D. see page 53 Congregational ..... actual page 39 missing Jones John b. Sydney 1809
Keddell Major Jackson came from Victoria with Mr Branigan in 1861 Kennard William Magnet March 23 1840 Kenyon Edmund Peel arrived in Auckland in 1858 b. Drayton Bassett Rectory, Staffordshire Kettle Charles Henry to Wellington at age 18, during founding. b. Dover 1821 Kettle Amelia Mary Catherine, to Wellington nee Omer Kilgour James Clutha, 1861 b. Kinrosshire Kinross Andrew from Victoria (184) in brig Dunedin in 1861 b. Glasgow Kirk Rev. William John Wesley April 1847 to Auckland see page 52 Kirkland John Nooltan. B. lancashire Kirkland James Otago 1852. b. Kilmarnock. Kirkland William Maori 1852 Kirkland Alexander b. Kilmarnock. Came out with his father Knewstubb Thomas Lambert William Queen of Perth, 1856 Laing Andrew Three Bells b. Stirlingshire Laing Frances Gregory Cornwall, 1849, with brother. B. Crieff Laing John William from Sydney 1842, a couple of years after his brother Langlands William 1850 Langlands Lachlan Victory 1848, b. Ayrshire Law John Blundell, from Edinburgh Law David 1853. B. London Leary Richard Henry to Otago from Victoria. B. Middlesex Leckie James Edward Paget, 1856, with wife, from Glasgow Lee Edward served in Austrian Cavalry Lemon John Mary, 1849 Lindsay George Royal Albert. B. Glasgow, 1826 Livingston Alexander from Paisley. Philip Laing Livingston Alexander b. in Kinross. Came on the Strathmore Livingston A.R. son. Married a d/o Dr Burns. Lloyd George Mary. b. In Wales. Son George lives in Brighton Logan John Constantie, 1854. B. Rothesay Logie Charles Hook Gordon landed in Sydney 1839, b. London 1810
pg 40 Loper James a whaler, an American Lovell John Tasmania 1853 Low William ("Sandy") b. Christopher Island 1823, wrecked Waipapapa Pt Lumsden George Oscar 1861 from Geelong and wrecked Macandrew James Titan schooner in 1851 b. Aberdeen MacCarthy from Wellington 1848, first collector of customs Macassey James Macdonald Archibald Philip Laing MacGregor Neil J.B. 1850, b. Thurso 1817 Mackay John Rajah 1853 MacLean John, Hugh J., and Lachlan Mahon Alexander Philip Laing b. Falkirk Maitland James Pillans early 1850s Manning Dr Henry John Wickliffe, surgeon, Nelson 1840 Manning John to Nelson 1840s Mansford William Henry Victory 1848 Mansford T.A. c. 1862 Matthews Thomas Blundell McDermid Hugh Philip Laing McDiarmid Francis Philip Laing b. Clackmannanshire 1801 McDonald Alexander John Wickliffe McDowall Capt. James Philip Laing (steamer on Lake Wakatipu, Ben Lomond) McDowell Robert Montgomery Mooltan, b. London McFaden Hugh Mariner 1849 McGibbon John Mootlan 1849 b. Glasgow McGill Peter Mooltan 1849, b. Wigtonshire 1826 McGlashan John 1853 McGlashan Edward 1850 s/o John McIndoe James Alpine 1859 b. Rothesay 1821 McIntyre Alexander Robert Henderson 1858 McKay William Philip Laing McKay William Philip Laing McKay Alexander Philip Laing McKay Thomas 1840 Auckland, then Home, Philip Laing, wife delivered a girl on landing at Pt Chalmers McMaster Allan Mooltan 1850, b. Fort William McMillan Angus Mooltan b. Fort William McNab Alexander to Sydney 1839, Otago 1855 b. Argyleshire McNeill James Mootlan McNeill Mrs Margaret Blair (nee McDonald) Simla 1851, Mrs Whelan (Waihola) & Mrs Charles Morgan (Taieri) her sisters McNeill James Mooltan 1849, b. Dumbartonshire McNeill John Mooltan 1849, b. Dumbartonshire McNicol Donald Ajax Marshall James Cornwall Marshall Francis Philip Laing b. Paisley Martin F.V. c. 1849 page 41 Martin Edward landed Wellington 1841, Otago 1841, Duthie brother in la Martin Richard Bowden to Victoria 1854, to Otago 1859 b. Cornwall Martin William Philip Laing, b. Littnahagon Martin Edward arrived Wellington 1841, b. Moneymore, Limerick -sisters & brothers listed.. (Mrs Smith, Greenfield) Mason William arrived Sydney 1838, to Auckland. b. Ipswich Matthews George Lady Nugent 1859, b. Turf Hill, Aberdeenshire, came with wife, 3 children and sister later Mrs Jenkininson Mercer Andrew Philip Laing 1848 Millar David Philip Laing Millar David Mooltan Millar George Wickham shipped in the William Tell at Boston 1847, he and 3 others left at Pt Chalmers Millar Mrs G.W. (nee Susan Dow) Phoebe Dunbar 1851 with parents Miller Hon. Henry John 1860 b. Hants 1830 s/o Rev. Sir C.T. Miller Miller Walter (whom Miller's Flat is named) Mills William George Fyfe 1842 to Wellington Mills James b. in Wellington in 1847 to Wm Mills Mollison Alexander Egmont 1856, b. Laurencekirk Mollison John brother, landed 1852 Monson Henry John Wickliffe, b. Yorkshire, Aug 25th 1793. see page 52 Monson William Henry s/o Henry Monson John Robert s/o Henry b. London 1829 Moran Rt. Rev. Patrick D.D., see churches Morris William Stately 1853 b. Montgomeryshire Mosely William Alfred John Wickliffe b. Radford 1817 Moss Frederick J check Muir John Cornwall 1849, b. Wigtonshire Murison Alexander Thomas and Henry 1856, b. Aberdeen Murison W.D. b. Alyth 1837, came when 19. has a brother. Murray John Agra b. Berwickshire Murray Robert Kinniburgh Normahall 1858 Murray Robert Mariner 1849, b. Sutherlandshire Nevill Right Rev. Samuel Tarrent see church Nicholson R.S. Titan 1851 Niven Dugald Philip Laing. Died West Taieri 1848 (daughter Mrs W.T. West nee Christian Niven) Ogilvie William Baird Strathmore 1856 b. Edinburgh Oliver Hon. Richard Orbell John Mariner 1849, d. Jan. 1879, age 79 Orbell Henry son, m. Margaret in Europe 1862-63 d/o Edward McGlashan page 42 Orbell MacLeod C. Mariner Orbell F.E. Mariner, b. Essex 1834 Parker T.W. 1858, b. 1809 Parsons Rev. J.L. see page 53 Baptist Paterson Hon. James Clutha 1854, George Ross' barque Patrick James Philip Laing, b. Lanarkshire 1811 Pearson Mrs E. nee Gibson Blundell with parents Pearson Robert Larkins 1849 Pearson Walter Henry 1855 from Victoria Perry Samuel Blundell b. St. albans Peterson Peter Kelso 1849 Pillans Francis Scott Mooltan 1849, b. Fifshire Pinkerton William from Adelaide, b. Northumberland Pollock William Philip Laing b. Rutherglen 1819 Pollock Mrs (nee Janet Brown) Bernicia with her parents Poppelwell William mate of the Tyne to Wellington 1840, Blundell to Otago Prictor George Proudfoot John Larkins 1849 Proudfoot Mrs Mooltan Proudfoot David Proudfoot Peter s/o James Proudfoot Purdie Dr William Mooltan b. Airdrie Pyke Hon. Vincent to AUS 1851, Otago 1862, b. Somersetshire 1827 Ramsay Keith 1862, b. Alyth manse 1865 Ramsey Dr Philip Laing, first to warn of poisonous nature of tutu berries Read Gabriel see mining pages Roberts John to Melbourne in 1864, Otago 1868 b. Selkirk 1845 Redpath Thomas Ajax 1849 Rees W.G. Rees River named after him b. Gloucester Reeves Charles J. 1863, b. Wexford Reid Charles Mary 1848, b. Perth 1828, son Dr R.S. Reid, Timaru Reid Donald Mary, 12848, brother b. Strathay 1838 Reid John Pridsey Dawson 1854, b. Longside 1829 Renwick Mrs Strathallan, 1ts Jan. 1858, daughters Mrs A. Hislop and Mrs Kilgour came out with her Rennie Alexander Phoebe Dunbar 1865, b. Old Meldrum Reynolds William Hunter Titan, 1850, b. Chatham 1822 Reynolds Mrs W.H. b. Adelaide 1838, came with parents Pinkerton 1855 Reynolds Thomas William Titan b. London 1811 Richardson Dr Frederick Hall Dominion 1851, b. London 1806 Richardson Hon. G.F., M.H.R. son, arrived with father 1851 Richarson Mallcott second son Richardson James youngest son b. Cheltenham 1851 Richardson Major Sir John Larkins Cheese b. Bengal 1810. Strathmore 1856 Richmond Mr Justice Christopher 1855, b. 1821 London Robinson Henry W. see magistrates Robinson Robert Ajax Roberts William Henry Sherwood 1855, b. 1834 Robertson Andrew Blundell Robertson James Southern Cross 1856, b. Strathardle, 1813 Robertson Thomas Philip Laing, from Edinburgh Robertson Peter pre 1863 Robertson William Larkins 1849 Robson Robert to Wellington 1851, b. Howick Robson Walter son Rochefort William from Nelson Roebuck Mr and Mrs C. arrived Nelson 1842 Roseby Rev. Dr. see page 53 Congregtional Ross George Philip Laing, retuned had Clutha built, 1854 Runciman Richard Rajah 1853 Sanderson William Cornwall 1849, b. Midcalder Saunders William came from Victoria, via Sydney 1855, took over The Wolds Scandrett W.B. Nourmahall, 1858, b. London 1840 Scott Mr and Mrs James Lord Worsely 1858 Scoullar Arthur came from Victoria (1851), to Otago Gabriel's Rush Seaton James Philip Laing, b. Ayrshire 1822 Seed Mrs and Mrs Nash Martha Ridgway, 1840 , to Otago 1849 Selwyn Bishop George Augustus, to Auckland 1842, b. Hampstead 1809 Shand John Phoebe Dunbar 1850 Shand James brother Shand Alexander Maori 1852. Mrs Shand (nee Todd) arrived Mooltan Shanks J.S. with Mrs Shanks Kelso 1849 Shanks J.S. jun. with parents, Kelso (wife nee McGibbon, Mooltan) Shadrach Jones goldfield days Shaw John Maori, 1852, b. Perthshire Shaw John Newrie with sister Shennan Watson with brother Alexander via Melbourne, Thomas and Henry, 1857 Shepherd John and wife Ajax b. Skeen Shiels James Jura Short Robert Cornwall 1849, b. Edinburgh Sibbald John b. Edinburgh Sidey John Blundell 1848, b. Edinburgh Simmons Rev. Frank C. Simpson William Lawrence Simpson Captain from Melbourne, in the Our Spec Sinclair Nicholas, A.B. on the Strathallan, Jan. 1858. Sinclair Mrs Philip Laing Sligo Alex. Small Andrew Strathallan, 1858 b. Edinburgh 1815 Smith Mrs George, Mrs J. Sharp and Mrs William Christie, Warepa, sisters, nee Diack), Normahall, 1858 Smith Edmund s/o Rev. John Smith John Wickliffe Smith Peter Larkins b. Aboyne 1825 Smith William Larkins, b. Glentanner 1814 Smith James Greenfield "New Zealand" to Nelson Nov. 1842, to Otago May 1848 Sommerville John Blundell b. cranston 1799 Sommerville John son b. at Edgehill 1828 Sommerville William brother, came out with parents and family Souter William Silitra b. Clova, Forfarshire Stannard Rev. George 1857 see page 52 Stavely William Steel D.P. 1851 Stephenson Captain William Navy service. Seasnake, took command of the Endeavour Stevens Captain William to NSW with parents, b. Eastbourne 1825 Stevenson John Larkins, b. Glasgow 1840 Stevenson William Blair Philip Laing, b. Glasgow Stewart Louis came down with first custom officers from Wellington Stewart Hon. W. Downie Stobo Rev. A.H. 1860 see church history page 48 Stout Sir Robert 1863 Strain William Ajax b. Co. Down Strain James with his parents on the Ajax. b. Co. Down Stratford H.S. in command of the Marchioness, a lieut. in the RN Street William Parker Strode A.R.C. s/o Sir Edward Cheatham Strode. To Otago April 20 1848, in the Perseverance Suisted Captain Charles to NZ 1842, to Otago 1847, b. Carlstadt, Sweden Sutton first chemist in Otago Swanston Andrew Three Bells 1858 Taiaroa a chief page 44 Tayler Thomas Mary 1849 Tayler son, Mary 1849 Taylor David accompanied by his sister, Larkins 1849 Thomson John Blundell, b. Dewarton Thomason Captain William b. Alloa in 1822, Gil Bas (Capt. Nicol) as a passenger, then commanded the Thomas and Henry, later the Geelong Thomason John Bryce landed January 1865 -see mayors b. Glasgow Thomason Mrs William Maori 1852. Mrs W.A. McKay, sister, also in the Maori Thomason Mr and Mrs Thomas Mariner Thomason John Turnbull to Auckland 1856, to Otago May that year. b. Northumberland Todd Alexander Mooltan 1849 Todd Rev. Alexander B Mariner 1858 see church history page 48 Tolmie Mrs T Southern Cross 1856 Trumble Thomas Mariner 1850 (second trip) Turnbull George W Twelevetree R.B. Mariner 1858 Twemlow Frederick Ford Carnatic 1853 Valpy William Henry b. Reading, England, educated Forbury School Valpy William Henry son, came with his parents on the Ajax 1849, m. Miss P.C. Every Verdon Rev. Michael D.D. see church Wain Job Triton, over to Victoria, return on the Challenger 1856 Vogel Sir Julius m. daughter of H.W. Clayton, architect Wales Nathaniel Young Anderson from Victoria 1861 Walker Frederick Bosworth 1857 Wallace John Philip Laing Wallace John son, came out in the Mary 1849 Walsh Willaim seaman on the Philip Laing, b. Co. Kerry, m. Annie Crawford (Philip Laing Walter Henry John to Victoria 1853, b. Jamaica Ward Charles Dudley Robert Ward William Benjamin to Wellington 1853, b. London 1835 Watkin Rev. James to Auckland in whaler Lloyds 1831 see page 52, and Regina May 1840 Watson Alexander Philip Laing, b. Kirkentulloch Watson Walter son, came out with parents Watson Andrew Geils Philip Laing, b. Dumbarton Watson Henry Sir Edward Paget 1856 with his wife and child Watson T.S. drowned in boat accident 1849 Watt Isaac Newton Taranaki 1842, became a doctor Welbourn Thomas Nourmahall Westland George and William John Wickliffe, sister Elizabeth w/o E.B. Atkinson Williams Rev. John 1868, b. Pembroke 1817 Williams Joshua Strange Derwentwater 1861 Williams Dr Robert Bernicia Dec. 1848, b. Monmouth Williams Peter to Auckland 1841. b. Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire Williams Mrs Peter (accompanied lst husband Benjamin Coleman, Magnet) Williams Rev. W.J. see page 53 Baptist Williamson James Philip Laing. Son - James. Daughter married J.T. Thompson, chief surveyor Willocks William Mariner 1850, b. Breehin 1822 Wilsher George to AUS, squatted with Russell at Wilsher Bay, Pt. Molyneux page 45 Wilson Alexander 1874 to Auckland Wilson David Lady Nugent 1851 Wilson William Clutha Jan. 20 1856 with cousin George Ross and James Kilgour. b. Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire March 20 1819 Wilson Robert Wilson Robert Caversham Mariner 1849, b. Pittenween Winton William with wife and family Philip Laing Wood John Nugent from South Australia Woolley Samuel with wife and family Ajax 1849 Wright John Strathmore Young William Carr Pridsey Dawson 1854
page 57 Title page. page 58 Adverts. page 59 Captain Cargill page 60 Key to plan Dunedin 1848, Port Chalmers painting page 61 Rev. Thomas Burns page 62 Key plan to Mr G.B. Shaw's picture of Dunedin in 1851 page 63 John Jones Sir J.L.C. Richardson Charles Kettle Hon. W.H. Reynolds John McGlashan page 64 Post Office and Harbour 1849 page 65 List of who was living in the districts in 1848 e.g. At Port Chalmers - Mr and Mrs McKay (first inn), Mr and Mrs Wyllie (sawyer) and French Peter At Molyneux Bay - Willsher and Russell At Stewart Is.... First Provincial Council William Henry Cutten Archibald Anderson James Adams John Hyde Harris Alexander Rennie John Gillies Wm Hunter Reynolds Edward McGlashan page 66 W.H. Cutten's house, Stuart St, 1855 The Otago Association page 67 High St. Dunedin 1866 page 68 Royal Hotel 1860 Octagon, Dunedin 1861 page 69 Dunedin Harbour, from Stafford St, 1860 Provincial Hotel, 1860 page 70 & see page 104 for corrections. Dunedin Wharf from Bell Hill 1862 Princess St 1862 *Passengers on the Philip Laing and John Wickliffe also see additions and corrections on Papers Past, at the end of Biographical Sketches of the Colonists of the first Decade page 71 Oamaru 1860 Old Queenstown page 72 The First Strike Dunedin 1865 page 73 Watson Shennan's Puketoi Station, 1860 *Passenger lists Blundell Poem - The Moses and Aaron of the Settlement by Wm Gillies Bridge Hotel, Cromwell 1869 page 74 *Arrival of the Ajax, passenger list Otago Conference 1869 Members sketches :Campbell McIntyre John Willie Gillies William Carr Peter Lemmond Lettie Robert Swyer James Hoyle Vincent Pyke John Shannon Michael Gaffney John Mouat page 75 John Logan's House, 1860 page 76 Wm Kennard Mrs Kennard Richard H. Driver Wm I. Haberfield Taiaroa Chas. E. Suisted page 77 Mr and C.H. Kettle Judge Kettle Mrs James Macassey Discovery of Gold page 78 The Shipping Trade Mr Carey Mrs Carey Mrs Tayler Letters from pioneers page 79 Henry Monson ("John Wickliffe") Mr and Mrs Ferns ("John Wickliffe") E.B. Atkinson ("John Wickliffe") page 80 Thomas Brebner ("John Wickliffe") Mr and Mrs Blatch ("John Wickliffe") SOUTHLAND Hon. Dr. Menzies Walter H. Pearson page 81 Invercargill 1859 1898 page 82 Adverts page 83 John P. Taylor W.R. Scandreft Theophilus Daniel Robert Stuart George Lumsden Peter Dalrymple James Harvey J.R. Cuthbertson John Blacklock Nathanl. Chalmers A. Kinross W.H. Calder page 84 Adverts page 85 Colonists of the first decade James Seaton ("Philip Laing") Wm Jaffray ("Philip Laing") Mrs Wm Jaffray ("Philip Laing") Wm Duff ("Philip Laing") Mrs William Duff ("Philip Laing") Dr Ramsay ("Philip Laing") Mrs James Seaton ("Philip Laing") Captain John Ellis ("Philip Laing") page 86 James Christie ("Philip Laing") Mrs D. Sinclair ("Philip Laing") John D. La C. Carnegie ("Philip Laing") Mrs David Wilson ("Philip Laing") Mrs Mary Ann F. Christie ("Philip Laing") Mary Ann F. Christie ("Philip Laing") Mrs A. Watson ("Philip Laing") Mr and Mrs A.G. Watson ("Philip Laing") John Buchanan ("Philip Laing") Mr and Mrs Thos. Robertson ("Philip Laing") Wm Pollack ("Philip Laing") High McDermid ("Philip Laing") Mr and Mrs Robert Hastie ("Philip Laing") page 87 James Patrick ("Philip Laing") Arch. McDonald, Mrs A. Macdonald, Chris. and Chas. ("Philip Laing") Peter Proudfoot Wm Winton ("Philip Laing") J.A. McDonald ("Philip Laing") Mrs F. McDiarmid, Francis & Frances McDiarmid, David Millar ("Philip Laing") Dr Hulme W.H. Valpy Thomas McKay ("Philip Laing") W.H. Monson ("Philip Laing") Robert Brebner W.H. Mansford ("Philip Laing") Dr Richardson page 88 Advert. Union Steam Ship Co. of NZ page 89 Dr Purdie Mr John Duncan Dr Wm Mills Dr John Hislop Robert Chapman Dr Basire James Elder Brown John Logan Archibald Barr Charles Logie Wm Somerville W.G. Filleul page 90 Henry C. Hertslet Robert Fenwick Charles Reid John Sidey S.F. Every Thomas Culling Wm Kirkland W.H.S. Roberts Colin Allan Wm Carr Young James SMith Rev. W. Gillies page 91 Henry Orbell Peter Robertson Mrs Peter Robertson R. Murray Rev. John Dewe Mrs Brebner Samuel Gibbs Mr amd Mrs John Law Wm Blair Stevenson Alexander Watson Alexander Todd Alex. R. Gibson page 92 Adverts. page 93 George Lindsay Charles Broad David Miller Geo. Wickham Miller Wm Sanderson John Buchanan A.C. Purdie A group of Baluthaites Wm. Battrick, John Finn, Jas. Rattray, Wm. Hope, Mrs Wm Battrick, Dr. J. Gibson-Smith, Mrs John Algie, John McLean John Buchanan Sandy Law Mr and Mrs Callander Richmond Beetham St. John Branigan W.L. Simpson Ebenezer Brown page 94 Adverts. page 95 Sir Francis Dillon Bell Judge Gillies Donald Reid James Mills George Duncan R. Gillies J.L. Gillies Vincent Pyke Hon. Thos. Dick Hon. J. Fulton James Green Captain Barlow page 96 James Green Mrs W. Barr H.F. Hardy Capt. Thomson Hon. H.J. Miller Hon. M. Holmes James W. Bain Alex. S. Begg R.B. Twelftree Mrs J.S. Shanks Robert Robson William Barr Robert Coupland A.R. Livingston page 97 Adam Begg E.R.B. Berney Adam G. Brebner N.J. B. MacGregor Jas. McIndore Hon. G.F. Richardson M. Richardson Jas. Richardson Mrs J. Barr Mr John Barr Robert Law Mrs R. Law Mrs J.R. Monson J.R. Monson Thomas Oliver Francis Marshall James Strain Mrs Jas Allan Robert Greive Mrs Jas. Cheyne Thomas Henderson Mrs W. Patrick Wm. Martin Mrs Williamson Wm Kirkland page 98 Adverts(see page 126 - out of sequence) page 99 George Matthews Mrs G. Mathews Dr R. Williams Peter McGill Wm Hephburn Mrs J. Callander Jas. Callander Mrs W.B. Ogilvie Mrs R. Blair Robert Blair John Allan, sen Mrs J. Allan James Allan John Allan, jun Joseph Allan Alex. McKay Mrs A. McKay Mrs (Dr) Hislop R.K. Murray James Hislop John Finch Jas. Cunningham Mrs J. Cunningham Mrs D. Millar David Brown page 100 Mrs Geo. Duncan John Wallace Arthur Bevely Peter Ayson John J. Adams F.G. Laing Mr and Mrs P. Clemison Mr and Mrs J. Leckie William Stran Robert Duckworth John Hill Rev. C. Jeffreys Julius S. Jeffreys George Brown Thomas Taylor John Somerville Rev. Robert Hood Wm. Wilson page 101 H. Cameron Hugh Calder A. Swanston Mrs Wm. Braschpage 102 Kenneth Bain John Anderson J. Anderson jun Mrs J. Anderson Robert Barr Dr Hodgkinson Judge Mansford page 103 James Kilough John McGibbon John Shaw Tom Archibald D.P. Steel page 104 *Additions and corrections to passengers lists History of Churches of Otago First Church page 105 Early Ministers photos Knox Church - Rev. W. Hewson, Rev. A.P. Davidson, Rev. Dr. Stuart First Church: Rev. Dr Burns, Rev. Gibb, _____, Rev. W.H. Gaulter, Rev. L. Mackie First Session: Rev. Dr. Burns, Alex. Chalmers. Jas. Blackie, H. Clarke, Capt. Cargill First Presbytery: Rev. Burns, Capt. Cargill, Rev. W. Will, Rev. Bannerman, J. McGlashan, Jno. Allan page 106 Photos of pioneer Ministers, Elders and Ministers. 23 photos. page 107 Photos of churches including Clutha and East Taieri page 108 The Pioneer Women of Early Otago Mrs W.H. Valpy Mrs (Captain) Cargill Mrs Reynolds Mrs Bannerman Mrs W.H. Cutten Mrs (Dr) Burns Mrs Bethune Mrs MacGibbon page 109 The Anglican Church Bishop Selwyn Bishop Nevill Bishop Harper (family photo) Bishop Jenner Dean Fitchett page 110 Archdeacon Fenton Archdeacon Edwards Archdeacon Beaumont Rev. A. Gifford The Roman Catholic Church Bishop Moran Bishop Verdon Father Moreau page 111 Methodism in Otago and Southland First Mission House, Waikouaiti Rev. James Watkin Rev. Isaac Harding Rec. C. Creed page 112 Rev. J.L. Parsons Rev. W.J. Williams Rev. J.U. Davis The Congregational Church Rev. Connebee Rev. D. Johnstone Rev. Dr. Roseby The Concersion of Maru page 113 The Otago Daily Times - history The Otago Witness - history Poem - The Conquest of Civilisation by Constance Clyde page 114 Photography - A thousand photos Burton Bros. page 115 The first decade of the Goldfields Roberts 1866 Douglas 1864 Gilchrist 1864 Stewart 1866 Bourke 1867 A. Bathgate 1867 Christophers 1865 Grumit 1866 Preshaw 1865 Horton 1865 Farrer 1868 Hull 1865 Holmden 1866 Wakefield 1865 Campbell 1866 Gabriel Reid Black Peter Chas. Black George Brodie Henry John Abel Dr Doglas page 116 BNZ Bank NSW page 117 (places) Cromwell 1867 Kawarua Falls Dunstan 1864 Hamilton 1869 Switzers 1867 Hogburn 1863 page 118 University of Otago Alex. Livingston Rev. T.H. and Mrs Campbell Stuart Hawthorne Frank Simmons Mrs Burns Miss Allman-Marchant Miss Dalrymple Otago High Schools & Southland & Waitaki Mr Wm Norrie Dr Macdonald Dr Henry Belcher Mr Alex Wilson page 119 Judges and Magistrates Mr Justice Chapman Mr Justice Gresson Mr Justice Williams Mr Justice Richmond Judge Ward Dist. Judge Wilson Gray District Judge Bathgate Mr A.R.C. Strode, R.M. District Judge Board E.H. Carew, R.M. Nugent Wood, R.M. T. W. Parker. R.M. page 120 Dunedin today - photos page 121 Photo Trinity Wesleyan Church Mayors of Dunedin William Mason John H. Harris Thomas Birch Henry S. Fish Andrew Mercer Keith Ramsay Henry J. Walter Charles S. Reeves page 122 Richard H. Leary A. Hilson Ross James Gore John B. Thomson Wm. Parker Street Arthur Scoullar John Barnes William Dawson Hugh Gourley John Roberts John Carroll Charles R. Chapman Charles Haynes N.Y. A. Wales Edward B. Cargill page 123 The Dunedin Club Chas. E. Bird, Manager page 124 Adverts page 125 Adverts page 126 (page 39 - comes before page 99) John Winton Mrs Wm Nichol T.C. DeLacy Mrs Oliver Adam Oliver Mrs J. Wilson Mrs H. Livingston Mrs J. Somerville Mrs John Gow Mrs T. Oliver Capt. P. Williams Mrs Capt. Williams Alex. Ayson Alex. Mollison Mrs Roebuck John Gray Dr Buchanan J.T. Thomson Wm. Morris Mrs Morris P. Crawford Mrs P. Crawford J. Graham Jas. Somerville Alex. McNab
Otago Witness Thursday 24 1864 page 34
We proudly name the blue shirt days
The axe and tent and bullock drays,
The rain and hail, the mire and slush,
The thirst for gold in Gabriel's rush,
Of Old Identity.
We speak of camp in virgin block
Of food in rough and scanty stock,
of welcome always preferred kind
With willing hand and cheerful mind
By Old Identity.
Our harvest fields in golden grain
were cleared of bush in gale and rain,
And to his children still
Betoken toil and iron will
Of Old Identity.
Our busy streets, our buildings fair,
Bespeak a hard-won battle there
And nobly gained; each well-known name
Will honoured be in blue shirt fame
Of Old Identity
The daring maids and stalwart men
Who rose and fell and rose again
Are with us now; 'tis fitting time
To honour them for 'auld lang syne"
with hand and heart and whishes kind-
Greet old Old Identity Fifty Years.
To H. L___ m.
Otago Witness Saturday 16th March 1872 pg6
THE EARLY DAYS OF OTAGO, VIII - Phases of Society
Half-Way Bush Settlers
My mate and I had a home-made sledge and bullocks. Purchased goods at Mercer's. We get a bag or half a bag of flour on his back, the other a Maori basketful, strapped with flaxes across his shoulder, and thus burdened make a start - a kolladie (the flower-stalk of the flax) carried by each, as a balancing staff. The hill is steep, and tall hard ferns make rough walking. We make Shank's nags do the business. By the time we get to Tam Howie's creek we are ready to rest. Constitution Hill (Sunnyside) being descended, we come to a slough of despond at the bottom. No bridge. How will we "warstle" through it - with some mud-wadding and splashing, and reach our isolated dwelling.
"Black Bill" a kindly and adventurous negro who lived all alone nearby who varied the monotony of his life by starting every now and again on a solitary pig-hunting expedition. He would bring a sow cut up and strapped across his shoulders and the litter alive in a bag to become the progenitors of a race that in direct line may be living on till now.
THE EARLY DAYS OF OTAGO
- Second Series
Otago Witness Saturday November 2nd 1872
Chapter III - Early Projects - page 32
Mr Daniel Macandrew, brother to Mr James Macandrew.
Otago Witness Dec. 14 1872 pg 16
Chapter IX - Social Progress
Also Letter to the Editor regarding the truth of the Early Days of Otago articles.
Otago Witness Saturday December 21 1872 pg18
Chapter X - The Constitution at Last
Otago Witness December 28 1872 page 3
Chapter XI - The Constitution at Last
Otago Witness January 4 1873 pg3
Chapter XII - Dinner to Captain Cargill
Otago Witness January 11 1873 pg 4
Chapter XIII - Electioneering
Otago Witness January 18th 1873 pg3
Chapter XIV - Up to Date
Otago Witness February 1 1873 page 3
Chapter XVI - The First Session
Otago Witness February 8 1873 pg2
Chapter XVII - Church Extension
Otago Witness February 15 pg4
Chapter XVIII - The Second Session
Otago Witness February 22nd 1873 pg 2
Chapter XIX - Cheap Land pg2
Otago Witness March 1 1873 pg 3
Chapter XX - Immigration
1855 - Mr W.H. Reynolds went in the capacity of Immigration Agent to Melbourne and returned in early September in the "Gil Bass," with 59 passengers, most of whom had come under the auspices of the Provincial Government. The great attraction was cheap land. The new coming speedily found employment - married couples with rations �45 to 70 pounds. Single men �50 to �69. Shepherd �45 to �60. The "Thomas and Henry" was at that time also taken up by the Provincial Government for the conveyance of passengers. ...
Otago Witness March 15 1873 pg2
Chapter XXII - THE Customs Robbery
First Town Board Election
Otago Witness March 29 1873 pg2
Chapter XXIV - Discussion of 1856
The Superintendent and Mr Macandrew were absent during all this turmoil, doing duty in the General Assembly, and among the poetical sqibs which appeared was one bearing upon this: -
Nae doots, lad, when Jamie and Daddie comes back
They'll blame us richt sair for this ravelled wark,
But we'll play the auld tunes when we get a new key,
When our Daddie comes back, we'll see what we'll see.........
When Daddie comes back from the 'fairs of the State,
He'll set us a'richt, he can do it sae neat,
He'll smash a' the schemes o' the renegade pack
And we'll get to richt when Daddie comes back.
Otago Witness April 5 1873 pg2
Chapter XXV - Banking and Steam
Otago Witness April 12 1873 pg3
Chapter XXVI - The land Sales and Leasing Ordinance
Otago Witness April 19 1873 pg2
Chapter XXVII- The Colonist. Gold at Mataura. poetry
Otago Witness, Saturday April 14th 1883. Page 25
Historical - Otago
Part VII - Crown Grants
Part VIII - Climate
Otago Witness, Saturday, April 21st, 1883. pg25
Part IX - The Ballot
Otago Witness May 5 1883 pg 25
Historical - Otago
Part XI - Officials
Otago Witness 26 May 1883 pg27
Historical - Otago
Part XIII. Dissensions (continued)
Part XIV. Anniversary
A description of Dunedin and Port Chalmers in the first year.
The population at present is about 150, Port Chalmers. During the twelve months the number of vessels arriving or entered inwards from beyond seas were 17, with tonnage of 6187, and entered outwards beyond seas direct 10, tonnage 2035. Those entered coastwise numbered 32, tonnage 1792. Outwards coastwise 37, tonnage 17-5320. The foreign arrivals included the fine immigrant ships from Britain, seven from Sydney and Port Albert with horses, cattle and sheep, one from Hobart Town with sundries, the remaining four being United States whaling ships - to refit and provision. The coasting vessels entered were principally from and to Wellington, Nelson and Akaroa.
Otago Witness 9th June 1883 pg26 & 27
Historical Otago -
Part XIV - continues Politics
Part XV - Flour
Otago Witness, Saturday, August 4th, 1883. pg8
Part XXI - Maoridom
The narration is extracted from a Hobart Town journal:- The Sophia, Captain James Kelly, sailed from Hobart Town on a sealing voyage in November, 1817, and on the 11th December following anchored in Port Daniel, a place only known to Europeans within the previous seven years. Otakua was known to whalers and sealers in these days as "Port Daniel."
Otago Witness, November 24 1883 pg 27
Part XXXI - Various
The first Otago rush turned out a duffer.
Gabriel Read's discovery. 1861 closed the first era in the history of Otago, and opened a new one of much greater prosperity. The golden age.
The accession of population from all quarters by means of immigration for the three years ending 1860 amounted to over 8000.
Otago Witness 1st Dec. 1883 pg 26.
Part XXXIL - Various
The laudable ambition of the settlers generally was to become possessed of a piece of land. A ready market and fair prices were realised for grain products, which were now regularly forwarded to Melbourne by the steamers Queen and Pirate to Melbourne. The first two story house was erected by Mr Alex Mollison near the foot of High Street, on part of the ground the Grand Hotel now stands. Stone and brick buildings began to supercede the timber structures, ...
Otago Witness 8 Dec. 1883pg 8.
Part XXXIV - Political
Otago Witness 23 August 1900 pg36
Otago Witness Sept. 30 1887 pg11
Otago Witness Oct. 7 1887 pg14
The Early History of Otago
Dr Hocken's Second Lecture.
The Otago Witness 15 Dec. 1883 pg 26
The Sketcher -Josiah Wedgwood - the lovely pale blue or grey china, on which are raised white figures.
Otago Witness 24 April 1890 pg
Old Identiana by Old Otago
My first acquaintance with Captain Cargill was when he was the manager of the Yorkshire District Bank in York. We went into the Castle yard to hear Victoria proclaimed Queen of England. Next time I saw Captain Cargill was in 1854 at Port Chalmers. Port Chalmers was just a few scattered houses. There was a public house (the Thistle), and a Custom House. I think Mr Miller and Mr Logie were in the Custom House then. We went to old Mr Taylor's old house in the evening, as they had a piano, there, and made a night of it. Captain Cargill introduced me to Mr Cutten, the proprietor and editor of the Otago Witness. We dined at Mr Smith's Royal Hotel. In walked great burly Captain Driver, the pilot. That man ought to be alive now, for he had a frame of iron. Mr Carnagie (the jolly wooden legged man). Old Mr Shepherd (the policeman, had a house at Molyneux.)
OW. 22 May 34 1890 pg.
Otago Witness June 19 1890 pg
Old Identiana VII
Reminiscences of Otago
Mrs George Smith, the landlady of the Royal, had a white cockatoo. Mr Grant, a scholar, who use to write beautiful effusions for Mr Cutten sometimes, was going past the Royal one day (I think Mr James Smith, of Tokomaririro, will remember) when the bird addresses an observation to him. Mr Grant wore black cloth and a white cocker, but a belltopper and spectacles). One of Mr Shepherd's prisoners was there having ventured out of durance in the glare. The incarcerated Tar said "That be blowed for a yarn,: "the animal is a cock-a-too!" That night Mr Grant told a ghost story. It appears he was once on a ship that was haunted. Whether she sailed on a Friday, carried a parson, or a black cat, been followed by a shark, or a Mother Carey's chicken, matters not. Anyway all on board who had common sense became aware she was doomed. So one dark night near the Cape, when they were beating to windward with the starboard tacks aboard, what should they see cross their bows but a large vessel, gliding along with all sail set, and they knew she must be the Flying Dutchman by her rig and build. Then the men were paralysed, the ship missed the stays and fell off. No one went below. Then an awful voice sang out, "I say, mate, it's mortal cold up here to-night." That sail was reefed mighty quick, and you may be sure no one lingered behind. There was rush for the deck. "Ho, ho! ha, ha!" yelled the fiend louder and louder, as the ship flew through the foaming sea, till daybreak revealed the terrible sight of a white cockatoo in the rigging. The ship in the night was a homeward bound vessel and the "fiend" was a stray cockatoo, which had been transhipped in the dark, as the vessels passed each other.
Otago Witness 5 June 1890 pg
The late Mrs James Brown
On the 30th ult. another of the old identities passed away. Mrs James Brown, Greenlaw, East Taieri, was a passenger of the good ship Bernecia (1848). She was the eldest daughter of John Watt, laird of Muirhead, Stuarton, Ayrshire, and was born on the 17th May 1795. Before her marriage she resided with her Uncle, Dr Watt, Glasgow. She married James Brown, one of the heroes who returned from the Battle of Waterloo. They had 10 children, five of whom survived to reach Otago. They applied to Dr Alcon, Edinburgh, and he told them of Mr Valpy's scheme of engaging young men and women to work for six months for him, getting their passage free in return. They sold their property and sailed for New Zealand, where they found wages for men were 2s 6d a day, and for girls �15 per year, and provide their own sugar and tea. After several years they bought 50 acres on the Taieri Plain. Mr Brown died in 1879, aged 73. She leaves three sons and a daughter, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Otago Witness March 1908
Diamond Jubilee of the Otago Settlement.
pg 49 Photos of early Settlers and descendants by ships John Wickliffe, Philip Laing, Victory and Blundell.
The first vessel built locally - Endeavour at Anderson's Bay in 1854.
pg 51 Early settlers photos by the Ajax and Mary 1849
pg 52 Early settlers photos by the Mariner, Larkins, Cornwall and Mootlan.
pg 53 Early settlers photos by the ships 1850 to 1861.
Timaru Herald Thursday 7 November 1889
Charles Bentley, father of Mrs Collins, with whom he is now living (in Timaru), is an old Otago identity. Mr Bentley arrived at Port Chalmers in March 1848 - forty-one years ago - in the John Wickliffe. The majority of his shipmates have passed away. He is now over three score and ten. He has remained an Otago man, yet has not seen Dunedin since '65 when he went to see the first Exhibition there.
Died" Dec. 1896. BENTLEY. At Wellington, on the 4th inst, Charles Bentley, father of Mrs W. Collins, Woodbury, aged 76. (Arrived Otago by the John Wycliffe in 1848).
Otago Witness 8th March 1905
pg 45 Portrait of the late Mr James Dutton of Owaka whose death at age 90 years is announced.
pg 91 Portrait of His Honour Mr. Justice Williams. 30 years Judge of the Supreme Court at Dunedin - March 3, 1875-1905
Otago Witness 15 March 1905 pg58 col.e Obituary
Mr Robert Leith Begg, passed away at Ashburton on Monday last after a long and painful illness. Some 40 years ago the deceased was senior partner in the firm of Messrs Begg, Christie, and Co., Dunedin, whose business afterwards passed into the hands of Messrs Ross and Glendining. Mr Begg left Dunedin, and resided in New Caledonia for a time, but he afterwards returned to the colony, and became Inspector of Public Works for the Otago Provincial Council, subsequently acting in a similar capacity for the Tauapeka County Council. As a result of a n accident some seven years ago at Matura, the deceased gentlemen has been invalided ever since. Since the death of his wife he has resided for the last two years with Mrs Nairn, of Ashburton. He leaves a family of five sons and five daughters.
An old colonist, Mrs Nicholls, wife of Mr Henry Nicholls, passed away at Christchurch a few days ago at the age of 75 years. Mrs Nicholls arrived in Canterbury the ship Caroline Agnes in 1855, and resided in Christchurch or its vicinity, since then until her death.
A Nelson telegram states that William Akerston, ex-councillor and a pioneer resident, died on Saturday; aged 80 years. He superintended the harbour works in the pioneer days. He was also famous for serving a process on the well-known "Bully" Hayes, and bringing him to Nelson in a whaleboat.
Otago Witness 15 Dec. 1883 pg 14 Obituary
George Hepburn, died December 9, 1883. Aged 81 years.
On September 4, 1850, Mr Hepburn arrived at the Port of Otago by the ship Poictiers, Captain Beal, after a seven months' voyage from London, being accompanied by his wife and a large family. Having secured a section of land at half-way Bush, he, with a will, and with the help of his young family could afford, tackled the arduous task of clearing the bush and making his ground yield out of its richness sustenance for his household. He six months lately Mr Macandrew arrived and offered him the position of a competent and trustworthy general manager and salesman and in 1859 in conjunction with Mr James Pateson purchased the business. Mr Hepburn leaves behind two sons, Mr William Hepburn, of the firm of McLandress, Hepburn and Co., the well known auctioneers, and Mr Andrew Hepburn. There are also two daughter, one married to Mr Arch. Barr, postmaster, and the other to Mr R.A. Lawson, architect. The service took place yesterday and was conducted by the Revs. Waddell and Sutherland, and Rev. Dr Stuart officiated at the grave. About 250 persons followed the remains to the Southern cemetery. Revs Rylry and Kerkham, the Hon. W.H. Reynolds, the Mayor and Messrs C.S. Reeves, J. Wain, R. Wilson, J. Wilson, W. Langlands, J. Barnes, H.J. Maclean, J.B. Park, J. Green (M.H.R.), N.Y.A. Wales, J. Findlay, A. Mollison, J. Sibbald, G.E. Eliot, G. Turnbull, T. Brown, A.C. Begg, K. Ramsay, Jas. Smith, A. Scoullar, R.B. Martin, J. Robin, and E.B. Cargill.
Evening Post, 2 January 1913, Page 8
OBITUARY: Mr. W. L. CHRISTIE.
DUNEDIN. This Day. Mr William Lindsay Christie, one of the promoters of Christie's colliery, at Green Island, is dead ; aged 73. Deceased came to Dunedin by the ship Stanley in 1851.