Voyage of the Wanganui - 1883
Sources: These items were collected years before I took an interest in recording sources. However, the passenger list is copied from a photocopy of the original that doubtless is held at National Archives, Wellington, NZ. The description of the voyage below, which needs verification, looks like it would have derived from either somewhere in the two-volume set of Henry Brett's 'White Wings', in a newspaper of the day, or in an immigrant ship index at an institution such as National Archives or Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.
The Wanganui's Passenger List
Sailed from London 20 August 1883 bound for Canterbury. Arrived Lyttelton 25 November 1883. NZ Shipping Co., Ltd
|No. of Statute Adults||Name||Passage Money £||Destination||Remarks|
|1||Wethey, Harriette E.||45||Auckland|
|Rutherford, Mrs, senior|
|2||Smith, John E.||80||Wellington|
2nd Saloon Passengers
|1||Middemas, Thos. A.||25||Wellington|
|1||Thompson, Robt. W.||25||PW. No. 892 Chch. 19 April 1883|
|1||Thompson, Mrs C.||25|
|Sparke, Abraham||5||Assistant Steward|
Ship: Wanganui (Voyage 8 - 1883). Captain Joe Adam
(Please note that the following has not yet been proofread against the original version.)
20 August, sailed Gravesend (El Dk 18th)
23 August, Lizard
22 September, Equator
29 September, sailed between Trinidad and Martin V.
10 October, sighted Tristan d'A.
14 Mer., Greenwich
19 Mer., C.G.H. Strong S.W. high seas hail snow heavy S.S.W. gale abreast of Adelaide.
22 November, sighted Snares
23 November, Snares to Cape Saunders
48 hours Snares to Lyttelton
25 November, arrive Lyttelton - dry docked
29 December, sailed Lyttelton for London 4,466 wool, 619 wheat, 40 bales skins, 274 hides.
22 March (1884) arrival reported (V)