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This page refers mainly to the voyage that sailed from Gravesend, 20 June 1872

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The Ship

"The Hydaspes is a splendid iron clipper, and was formerly one of the General Screw Steam Company's line trading from London to Melbourne. The general health has been really good throughout the passages. The emigrants and passengers will be brought to Dunedin this forenoon by the p.s. Golden Age." Otago Daily Times, Issue 3316, 21 September 1872, Page 2

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The Voyage

In June 1872, the Hydaspes sailed from Gravesend, England for Otago, New Zealand commanded by Captain Babot. It arrived at its destination in September 1872.


The following passenger list appeared in the Evening Star, Issue 2993, 21 September 1872, Page 2:

Passenger List.—

Saloon : Mr Winthrop, Miss Taylor, Miss Downey, Mr Money, Mrs Money, Mr Pierpoint, Dr Cotterall, Mr E. Cotterall, Mr Bing, Mr Butler, Mrs Butler, Rev. W. Horner, Mrs Horner, Mr D. Chambers, Mr J. Cotterall. Mr David Robb, Purser.

Emigrants: Thos. Bransford and wife, family (3); Jesse Johns and wife ; Mark Moreton and wife ; John Henderson and wife ; John Gillespie and wife ; Alex. Macintosh and wife, family (2) ; Wm. Teviotdale and wife, family (1); William Fraser and wife ; Edward Sheedy and wife, family (8) ; Edward Hook and wife ; Geo. Ramsay and wife, family (2); Thos. Williams and wife, family (3); John Fotterall and wife, family (2); Robt, Brown and wife, family (2); Donald M‘Rae and wife, family (4); Donald M'Gascill and wife, family (1); Malcolm M'Donald and wife, family (3); Wm. Glaister and wife, family (7); Wm. Christmas and wife, family (4); John Hall and wife, family (5); Neil M‘Arthur and wife; David Weir and wife, family (1).

Single Women : Elizabeth Small, Isabella Crammond, Sarah Whiting, Elizabeth Noble, Margaret Carthy, Jane M ‘Ewen, Sarah M‘Ewen, James M'Ewen, Margaret M'Ewen, Sarah Farrell, Louisa DaAvaon, Mary Robbins, Sarah Murphy, Mary Garnet, Mary Graham, Sarah Pargeter, Isabella Guthrie, Agnes Elliot, Jane Fleet, Elizabeth Smith, Alice Smith, Ada Smith, Rebccca Johns, Mary James, Mary J. James, Jessie Campbell, Martha Whyte, Isabella M'Kenzie, Maud Beaton, Catherine M‘Carthy, Martha M‘Kay, Kate M'Kay, Isabell M'Kay, Mary M'Rae, Jessie M‘Rae, Kate M'Rae, Flora M‘Rae, Marg. Lees, Leah Lees, Mary Hunter, Eliza Hooper, Eleanor Hooper, Catherine Hayes, Mary Black, Mary Slattery, Sarah Elliot, Mary Jones, Ann Monaghan, Eliza M‘ Tier[?], Ann M‘Donald, Catherine Morrison, Janet M‘Rae.

Single Men : Farquhar M'Kay, Murdock M'Kay, Duncan M‘Kay, Joseph Darlington, John Bews, David Rendall, William Brown, Donald M'Kenzie, John Stephen, William Hegin, Joseph Hegin, Hugh M‘Gregor, Charles Robins. James Benzie, Joseph Frith, Thomas M'Donald, David Craggie, Francis Robins, James Menzies. John Lindsaff, Thomas Milligan, Wm. M‘Ewing, Robert Rainley, William Graham, Michael M'Laglin, John Montgomery, Joseph Pullett, Thomas Simpson, Charles Grant, Donald M'Leod, John M'Leod, William Robinson, John M'Kay, Murdo M'Kay, Duncan M'Kay, Christopher M'Kay, John M'Kay, Charles Wilson, Peter Wilson, John Bateman, John M’Gogan, Thomas Black, Arthur Cromer, William Darbyson, L. James, Thomas Delo, Joshua Delo, W. Elliot, Benjamin Timperly, James Ware, William Duggin, Edward Dunbar.

Also Noted: "On the 31st August, Mrs M. Ramsay was confined of a female child; at 7 30 a.m., Bessey Coffey died of rapid consumption."




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