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Canterbury (Ship 1855)

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The ship Canterbury made numerous Voyages to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand in the mid 19th Century

Built in 1855 the ship Canterbury listed as being at built at North Burns was supposed to have weighed between 900 and 1300 tons depending on which record you see.

Her voyages to the Australian Colonies and New Zealand between 1860 and 1868 as seen on a few different Passengers in History nodes [1] & [2] and also from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) include:

From United Kingdom on Monday, September 14, 1863 - arriving at Port Lyttleton, New Zealand on Monday, January 11, 1864.

From Plymouth on Monday, October 1, 1866 - arriving at Port Adelaide on Sunday, December 30, 1866. Captain G. R. Fentie.

From London, Via Plymouth September 25, 1867 - To Queenscliff at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay December 17, 1867. Captain Fentil ? & Arthur D. White MD surgeon-superintendent (a Clipper ship weighing over 1200 tons)

Note ships with similar names also made voyages to the Australia Colonies and New Zealand at other times during the 19th Century. Including the later voyages by the larger Clipper ship of the same name including Category: Canterbury (1874) to New Zealand at Passengers in History so please be careful using this Category


  • EMIGRANTS TO ARRIVE from The Adelaide Express (SA : 1863 - 1866) of Tuesday the 18th of December 1866, Page 3 at: [3]
  • Ships with similar names from the Passengers in History website, an initiative of the South Australian Maritime Museum. at: [4]

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