Ship: 426 tons
Captain: Allan Bolton
Surgeon Superintendent:
Sailed London June 21st 1856 - arrived New Plymouth October 11th 1856
Auckland October 18th 1856         

The Gipsy, a full rigged ship of 426 tons, built at Dundee in 1853, made only two voyages to New Zealand, Captain Allan Bolton being in charge. Against adverse winds, she made the passage on the first trip out to Auckland in 103 days, land to land, her greatest day's run being 253 miles. She sailed from the Isle of Wight on the 13th July, and arrived at Auckland on the 25th October 1854. Instead of coming up the Rangitoto Channel, she followed the course taken by other vessels arriving in Auckland in the early days, and sailed through the Eastern Passage. When she anchored the yellow flag was flying. Shortly after sailing, fever had broken out on board, and continued most of the passage, resulting in the death of three passengers and one seaman. The Gipsy brought the first installment of assisted immigrants to the Province, landing 100 at Auckland. She also had 35 for Wellington and 30 for Nelson. The ship sailed for Wellington on the 6th November, and arrived there on the 13th, and Nelson on the 26th November.
White Wings - Sir Henry Brett

Arrival of the Gypsy

Name Age Country Comments
Gyde Mr
2 children
Ronalds Mary


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The Taranaki Herald October 11th 1856
The New Zealander October