New Zealand shipping category needs tidying

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New Zealand Immigrant Shipping categories -

It appears to me that the category - Category: True Briton (1835) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:True_Briton_%281835%2 is  named in error - 1835 is too early for immigrant shipping to N.Z.

True Britain did make a voyage in 1852 arriving in Wellington Dec. 1852 & sailed to Auckland early 1853 - http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlists/truebriton.html

The categories for - Category: True Britain (1835) and Category: True Briton, sailed 8 August 1852 should be merged
WikiTree profile: Henry Kells
in Policy and Style by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (79.3k points)

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The first level category gives the ships names with the dates that they were built if known in brackets. The second level (if you click on the ship name) gives the numerous departure dates of that particular ship. As there are multiple ships with the same name it is a way of separating out the which ship is which. It works out a lot cleaner than just having all the departure dates on the first page as it would get very long and much more difficult to find the correct voyage. And combining voyages of ships with the same name but are actually different vessels doesn't make much sense either.
by Paula Staunton G2G6 Mach 2 (25.5k points)
selected by Valerie Willis
Thanks Paula, don't remember where I found it at first, but see you have corrected the category now.
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Valerie, I have always assumed the date like 1835 was the date the ship was commissioned or launched. Often ships have the same name and this looks like a way to differentiate them. Why don't you ask Graeme Olney who does a lot with immigrant ships to NZ?
by Fiona McMichael G2G6 Pilot (165k points)
I'll ask Graeme to take a look - I understood he wanted requests for immigrant ships posted here, perhaps things have moved on now. NZ immigrant ships are now categorized by date of departure.
If I need a new ship category to be added to any of my profiles, I tend to send a PM to Graeme with voyage details, including a link to a passenger list if there is one, and the relevant profiles.

I just did that yesterday and he was kind enough to do this for a new family of 10 I recently discovered. This family had 3 generations - 2 grandparents, 5 children, 1 daughter in law and 2 grandchildren.
Thanks Robynne, its great to see that NZ resources are being so well served. There must be quite a story to be told for your new emigrant find.

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