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1894 SS Wairarapa Disaster Research folder

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Contents

Passenger - Deaths

A

  • Arkle, Christiana #1894/5508
    • Miss Chris
    • Christchurch
    • Not the Daughter of Mr James Arkle, (Mayor) of Eblana Bank, Palmerston
    • Miss Chris. Arkle was a daughter of Mr Arkle, farmer, near Motunau Station. She was in the employ of Mr H. Marks, of this city, for the past thirteen years. She was a sister of Mrs Sommers, Mrs Hubbard (of Fletcher, Humphreys and Co.), Mrs A. Johnston, of Sydenham, and Mrs Sterling, of Waikari, and highly respected by all who knew her
    • Sister in law of Mr Hubbard, bookkeeper at Fletcher, Humphreys & Co.
    • Returning from holiday in Australia. Saloon passenger
    • Drowned in an attempt to get ashore

B

  • Baldwin, Eliza nee Meyrick #1894/5523
    • Wife of Henry Baldwin
    • Wellington
  • Baldwin
    • Mr
    • Dunedin
      • He only appears on one passenger list and none of those published at the time of the disaster. There are no other references to him - Profile not created
  • Barton, E. #1894/5509
    • Miss E
    • England
    • 16/08/19 No other records found
  • Beck (Begg)
    • Mrs
    • a daughter of the late Mr North of Portobello and sister of Mr H. North, farmer of Omimi
      • found not to have been on the Wairarapa - Profile not created
  • Beregar, John #1894/745
    • Mr J
    • Aged 22
    • from London
    • Ex Prinz Regent Luitpold
    • Germany?
  • Bird, George #1894/746
    • Mr G
    • Wellington
    • a Miner returning from Coolgardie
  • Bray, Asher #1894/5516 & #1894/5709
    • Mr A
    • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bromwell, G. #1894/747
    • Mr F or Mr G
    • Napier
    • 16/08/19 No other records found
  • Brown, George #1894/5481
    • Mr G
    • Napier
    • possibly son of Mr J Brown, Temuka
  • Butler, T. #1894/734
    • Mr T
    • Napier
    • 16/08/19 No other records found
  • Butler, Unknown nee Unknown #1894/735
    • Mrs
    • Napier
    • 16/08/19 No other records found

C

  • Chick, George #1894/744
    • Mr George
    • Port Chalmers
    • Husband of Ellen Chick nee Warry
    • Well known licensee of Chick's Hotel. Body may not have been found. Brother in law of Mr William Warry who also perished
  • Clark, G. #1894/749
    • Mr G
    • Napier
    • Added to list 07/19
    • 16/08/19 No other records found

D

  • Davis, Thomas #1894/5524
    • Mr T
    • Aged 24
    • Farmer from Cardiff
    • Ex German Steamer
  • Donovan - see Sherry

F

  • Flavell, Laura #1894/5511
    • Miss Laura
    • Aged 27
    • Fielding?
    • Daughter of Mr F Flavell, Feilding
    • Captain Salvation Army, Christchurch

G

H

  • Hastie, Thomas #1894/5546
    • Mr T
    • Oamaru
    • Brother of Hastie, David (survivor)
  • (Hollis) Pentelow, Harriet nee Bennett #1894/5500
    • Mrs H
    • Aged 67
    • Trevelling under her previous married name
    • Adelaide
    • from Clayworth, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Hotcke, Unknown #1894/751
    • Reverend
    • Farmer - leaves wife & Family
    • Lutheran missionary, Minyip Victoria

J

K

  • Kelly, Andrew #1894/752
    • Mr Andrew
    • Dunedin
    • Single
    • Brother-in-law of Mr Fieldwick , Dunedin


L

  • Lewis, J. #1894/5526
    • Mr J
    • Dunedin
    • a butcher in Hope St Dunedin. Left a wife and family

M

  • Martin, Elizabeth nee ???? #1894/739
    • Mrs E
    • Aged 57
    • from Chichester
    • Ex Prinz Regen Luitpold (German Mail Steamer)

P

R

  • Rhodes, Annie nee Farley #1894/5503
    • Mrs
    • Cairnes, Queensland
      • Mrs. Rhodes, who, with her child, was lost in the wreck of the Wairarapa, was the wife of Mr. William Rhodes, and daughter-in-law of Mr. John Rhodes, of Cairns.


S

  • Smith, Mary nee Coleman #1894/5506
    • Mrs Nicholas
    • Port Chalmers
      • Mother of Mrs T Ryan above. Mary was born in 1842 at Boyle, County Roscommon IRL, the daughter of Dominic COLEMAN and Mary McHUGH, she arrived at Port Chalmers on the GANANOQUE in 1863.
      • She married Nicholas Smith at Dunedin in 1864
  • Stanley see Winstanley
  • Stewart, Catherine nee ???? #1894/5499
    • Mrs C
    • Launceston, Tasmania
    • on her way to visit - Mrs W. A Sandilands - Feilding ( Frances Annie Sandilands nee Scott from Adelaide, South Australia Living in Feilding, New Zealand - I can find no Family connection between the two)
    • Widow of Capt David Stewart
  • Stuckey, Edward
    • Mr E
    • England
    • Bound for feilding
    • ex Austral (london Sydney)

T

  • Talbot, J. #1894/755
    • Mr J
    • Victoria
    • Wife & 3 Children
  • Tuxworth, Eliza nee Conquest #1894/743
    • Mrs G
    • going to Wellington
    • Husband George
    • Daughter of Joseph and Janet Conquest of Malvern
    • 29

V

  • Veneke - See Beneke
  • Vorbach, Elizabetha Margretha nee Schild #1894/5498
    • Mrs
    • Victoria, Australia - heading for Blenheim
    • born in Germany 1824
      • She was travelling from Victoria to visit her eldest son John in New Zealand and was travelling with her Grand-daughter Hauser, Annie aged 18 years old - eldest daughter of Sophia nee Vorbach and John ( who also lived in Victoria) Annie survived the wreck.
      • Eliza Vorbach's body was returned to Victoria and her gravestone can be still be seen in the Daylesford Cemetery there with details of the wreckage noted


W

  • Warry, William George # 1894/754
    • Mr W
    • Port Chalmers
    • Sister of Ellen Chick nee Warry
    • brother in law of George Chick
    • Sister of Mrs A Brailey P. C Otago ( Mary Jane Warry & Albert Brailey)
    • Son of Mary - Yeovil Summerset
  • West - see the Morris Family
  • White, Albert
    • abt 18
    • Auckland
    • his father went to GBI to look for his body
    • death not confirmed by registration - Death notices only

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Passenger - Survivors

A

  • Austin, John
    • Mr J

B

  • Black, Angus
    • Mr A
    • Wellington
  • Boyd
    • Miss
  • Bramwell
    • Mr R
    • Auckland
  • Breen
    • Mr J D
    • Melbourne
  • Brown
    • Mr W
    • Melbourne
  • Buckleton, Eve
    • Miss
    • Sydney
  • Bullock
    • Miss (E L)
    • Melbourne
    • Sister in law of Mr H M Rowbotham (Brother of Rowbotham, Mary Ann Stewart)
    • There are two Sisters she could be: Marion Victoria (1858 - 1935) or Alice Maude (1863 - 1923) both didnt marry.


C

  • Chadwick
    • Mr J
    • Melbourne
  • Chaleyer
    • Mr J
    • Melbourne
  • Clark
    • Mr T
    • Napier
  • Cogan
    • Mr N
  • Corrie
    • Mr T
    • Wellington

D

  • Dalton, Mary
    • Miss M
    • Ireland
    • Cousin of Mr J Dwyer, Hawera
  • Dickenson, Emily
    • Miss E
    • Auckland
  • Doran
    • Reverend T J / Father T
    • Travelling to Dunedin
    • was stationed @ Parkes , New South Wales
    • Catholic Priest
  • Dunbar
    • Mr A J
    • Lyttelton

F

  • Ferguson, William
    • Mr W
    • Wellington
    • Wellington Harbour Board
    • Foster father to Felix Morris (West)
  • Fisher
    • Mr A
    • Lyttelton
  • Fraser
    • Mr J F
  • French, Alfred James
    • Mr A
    • Auckland

G

  • Geenty
    • Mr J
    • Napier
  • Geogehan
    • Mr W B
    • Melbourne
  • Gibson, George Hamilton
    • Added to list 08/19
    • MR. GEORGE H. GIBSON - WAIRARAPA WRECK SURVIVOR [BY TELEGRAPH OWN CORRESPONDENT] OPOTIKI, Thursday - The death has occurred at Opotiki of Mr. George H. Gibson, of Woodlands, Opotiki, aged 87. Mr. Gibson was one of the survivors of the wreck of the steamer Wairarapa on Great Barrier Island in 1891. He was born at Upper Hutt, Wellington. During the Maori War Mr. Gibson had many exciting experiences, and he also took part in tho gold rush to Kimberley, in Western Australia. During his long life he had lived in many parts of New Zealand and Australia, but for the past 13 years had resided with his step-son, Mr. P. Rumble, of the returned soldiers' settlement at Woodlands. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22255, 1 November 1935

H

  • Harris
    • Doctor
    • Wellington
  • Harris
    • Mrs
    • Wellington
  • Harris
    • Mr J
    • Wellington
  • Hastie, David
    • Mr F
    • Oamaru
  • Hana, Alexander (Hawaii ?)
    • Mr A
    • Auckland
  • Hauser, Annie
    • Miss A
    • Daylesford, Victoria
    • aged 18 years old - eldest daughter of Sophia nee Vorbach and John
    • Grand-daughter of
  • Henderson
    • Mr T
    • Napier
  • Hickey, Michael
    • Mr M
    • Geelong
    • Trainer of A Sherry (alias J Donavon) & W Winstanley (alias W Stanley) (Running Athletes from Geelong)
  • Hills
    • Master G

J

  • Jolly
    • Mr H
    • Chrischurch

L

  • Langley
    • Mr C
    • Wellington
  • Lumley
    • Mr A J
    • Dunedin

M

  • Madden, John
    • Mr J
    • Woolongong /Wollongong
    • Abt 25yrs
    • Wheelwright
    • Brother of Frank Madden, Wellington ( also a Wheelwright)
  • McKellar
    • Miss
    • Melbourne
  • Monaghan, Owen
    • Mr O
    • Sydney
  • Mulvay
    • Mr J

N

  • Nicholls
    • Mr F
  • Nicholson, Patrick
    • Mr P
    • possible Sailor (17yrs @ Sea)

P

  • Parrish
    • Mr G
  • Paul, Annette
    • Miss Annette
    • Wellington
  • Perry
    • Miss J M
  • Peters
    • Reverend W
    • Victoria
  • Pipe, James
    • Mr James

R

  • Roberts, Thomas
    • Mr T
    • Auckland
  • Roberts, Daniel M
    • Mr D M
    • Melbourne
  • Robets
    • Mr J T
  • Ross
    • Mr W

S

  • Scott, Charles
    • Mr C
  • Smith, Sydney Cecil
    • Mr S C
    • Sydney
  • Snell
    • Mr Jos
  • Sow, Wai
  • Stephens
    • Mr G
  • Stewart
    • Mr James

T

  • Terraboccio
    • Mr A
    • Naples
    • Musician
    • ex Austral
  • Tuckett, Edward
    • Mr

V

  • Vella
    • Mr W
    • Naples
    • Musician
    • ex austral
      • Mr. Vella, who, with his wife, was saved, was formerly a fisherman at Paremata, and afterwards leased Mana Island for sheep farming purposes. He left Wellington some months ago, to visit the Chicago Exhibition and the Continent, and, while in Naples, married a. young lady, who was returning with him to the colony by the Wairarapa. Mr. Vella was accompanied by his nephew, a young fellow about 18 years of age, who was drowned. Mr. Vella has a brother now at Parmata. Evening Post, Volume XLVIII, Issue 110, 6 November 1894
  • Vella
    • Mrs Eliza
    • Naples
    • Musician
    • ex austral

W

  • Walker
    • Mr G
  • Wheatley
    • Miss Kate
    • England
  • Wishart
    • Mr P
  • Won, Jim
  • Wright, Joesph
    • Mr J


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Crew Deaths

  • Burke, Patrick #1894/5532
    • Crew, Sailor
    • a married man living in Main Rd, Woodhaugh
  • Cooper, James #1894/5573
    • Crew, Trimmer
    • born in England, lived in Melbourne. Unmarried
  • Grindrod, Elizabeth #1894/5571
    • Miss 'Lizzie'
    • age 34,
    • Crew, Stewardess
    • single woman of Melbourne. Formerly with the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company
    • Sister of Betty Taylor - Wife of George Taylor (Lancashire, England)
    • Sister of Thomas Grindrod & Mary Grindrod
  • Holmes, Arthur #1894/5567
    • age 24,
    • Crew, Assistant Forecabin Steward
    • born in London, unmarried and lived in Clarendon St, Dunedin
  • Jones, Elias James #1894/5570
    • age 22, Crew, Fireman
    • unmarried son of Elias Jones, who lived between Warrington & Omimi
      • Possible Birth Reg: 1875/8662 / Jones, Elias James Margaret & Elias
  • Judd, William Henry #1894/5539
    • aged about 50,
    • Crew, Chief Steward
    • he was the oldest steward on the books of the Union Company whom he joined in January 1876. Prior to this he was the chief steward of the steamers Albion and Hero and for about 9 years he was providoring for Mr D. Gibson of Melbourne
  • McDonald, George #1894/5537
    • age 16,
    • Crew, Deck Boy
    • brother of James below
    • they lived with their widowed mother at the corner of Cumberland & Dundas St Dunedin
  • McDonald, James #1894/5538
    • age 15,
    • Crew, Brass Boy/Saloon Boy
    • brother of George McDonald above
  • McDonald, Charlotte nee Auchterlonie #1894/908
    • Mrs
    • age 34,
    • Crew, Stewardess
    • a widow living in Port Chalmers. She had 4 children dependent on her. Her husband had been employed by the Union Company as a shore hand
      • 1880/2130 Charlotte Auchterlunie & Alexander McDonald
      • 1882/13101 McDonald John Robert Charlotte & Alexander
      • 1884/14135 McDonald Agnes Mary Charlotte & Alexander
      • 1886/11847 McDonald Ellen Eliza Charlotte & Alexander
      • 1888/10569 McDonald Jessie Hunter Charlotte & Alexander
  • McGee, John #1894/5572
    • Mr Robert OR John
    • age 33,
    • Crew, Trimmer
    • unmarried, lived in Sydney
  • McIntosh, John #1894/5531
    • age 40,
    • Crew, the Captain.
    • As the bridge gave way he dived into the sea with a woman and neither was seen again
  • McLean, Allan James #1894/5540
    • aged about 25
    • Crew, Steward
    • He was a native of Victoria and was a new man in the service of the Union Steam Ship Company
  • McLeod, John #1894/5534
    • age 37,
    • Crew, Sailor
    • married man with 3 children
    • lived in the Wairarapa since 1890
    • lived at the Glen, Mornington
  • MacQuaid, Annie # 1894/5569
    • Miss
    • age 27,
    • Crew, Assistant Stewardess
    • single woman, daughter of Mr Robrt. MacQuaid, poulterer of George St Dunedin
  • Merrill, Charles Alfred #1894/5550
    • age 27,
    • Crew, Trimmer
    • married man, His wife & child lived in Melbourne
    • former jockey
  • Monaghan, Hugh #1894/5560
    • aged 36-41,
    • Crew, Baker
    • single man. Baker
    • nephew of Mr & Mrs James Passmore Sen Dunedin
  • Simpson, Walter #1894/5533
    • age 35,
    • Crew, Sailor
    • single man. A native of Scotland
  • Vear, Harry #1894/5549
    • Crew, Cook.
    • He was a resident of Auckland and joined the steamer from there. He had previously been cook on the Moa and Takapuna

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Crew - Survivors

Deck Department

  • Fenwick
    • P
    • Purser
    • Dunedin
      • Brother of G Fenwick of Bank House, Picton (Dec 1894)
  • Jones, Sydney
    • S L
    • Assistant Purser
    • Dunedin
  • Laing, Robert
    • R
    • Seaman
    • Dunedin
  • Cherry, James
    • J
    • Seaman
    • Melbourne
  • McDonald, James
    • J
    • Seaman
    • Port Chalmers
  • Davis, David
    • D
    • Seaman
    • Dunedin
  • Greaves, James
    • J
    • Seaman
    • Dunedin
  • Baker, Henry James
    • H J
    • Seaman
    • Melbourne
  • Campbell, Norman
    • N
    • Seaman
    • Auckland
  • Willmot, J. H.
    • J
    • Brass Boy
    • Port Chalmers

Engine Department

  • Sinclair, John
    • John
    • Chief Engineer
    • Melbourne
    • Thomas?
  • Carson
    • W
    • Third Engineer
    • Dunedin
  • Jenkins
    • H S
    • Fourth Engineer
    • Wellington
  • Neil, Richard
    • R
    • Storekeeper
    • Port Chalmers
  • Perry, Charles
    • C
    • Greaser / Donkeyman
    • Dunedin
    • Brother of G. A. Perry, Dunedin
  • Gough
    • G
    • Greaser
    • Dunedin
  • Fraser, John
    • Greaser
    • Dunedin
      • Awarded Silver medal from the Royal Humane Society of Australasia 1895
  • Ryan, Thomas
    • T
    • Fireman
    • Port Chalmers
    • Became a policeman and retired as a Snr Sergeant
  • Dow
    • D
    • Fireman
    • Dunedin
  • Gill
    • J
    • Fireman
    • Ravensbourne
  • Smith
    • H
    • Fireman
    • Dunedin


Stewards Department

  • Kendall, Benjamin
    • B A
    • Second Steward
    • Melbourne
  • Allen
    • S J
    • Saloon Steward
    • Dunedin
  • Middlebrook
    • W H
    • Bedroom Steward
    • Melbourne
  • Nutting
    • A
    • Bedroom Steward
    • Melbourne
  • Baldwin
    • A R
    • Bedroom Steward
  • McKeown
    • G
    • Bedroom Steward
    • Dunedin
  • Beckett
    • W
    • Assistant Pantryman
    • Dunedin
  • McCulloch
    • P S
    • Second Cook
    • Dunedin
  • Gardner
    • J G
    • Third Cook
    • Dunedin
  • Lucas
    • W J
    • Butcher
    • Dunedin
  • Caldwell, William
    • W
    • Boots
    • Dunedin
  • Butler
    • C
    • M R Steward
    • Auckland
  • Wilson
    • F
    • ForeCabin Steward
    • Melbourne
  • Corbett
    • T
    • Pantryman
    • Sydney





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