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Warrimoo, Immigrant Voyage to New South Wales 1898

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The R.M.S. Warrimoo arrived to-day from Van-couver. The following are her saloon passengers: —For Australia:—Mesdames Speer, Nicholls, Brown, Wolfenden, G. Wright and three children, Blackwell, Harley and child, McCracken, Joske and two children. Misses Nlcholls, Hughes, Fisher, and McCracken, Masters Maynard and McCracken, Professors E, Shepherd and B. Hitchcock, Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Brough, Messrs. Rutherford, Kirkwood, Fryer, Kelly, Godwin, Ainsworth, Speer, Story, Nichol, Maynard (two), W. H. Thompson, Blakeslee, J, Johnston, Libby, Floyde, Macdonald, Organ, Howard, Deirs, Duncan, Boutcher, Ander-son, Wilkinson, Saltmarsh, Brown, Donovan, Wed-dell, Hesson, Townsend, Pearson, M'Cracken, and Harley. TROVE


Captain Hay, of the R.M.S. Warrimoo, which arrived last evening from Vancouver, reports of the voyage thus: The steamer left Vancouver, B.C., at 2.30 p.m. October 21, and Victoria at 11 p.m. same date. Moderate to light north-west winds were experienced, to latitude 44 deg north. Here a strong southerly gale, with high head sea, was encountered, veering west to north-west, which lasted for 48 hours, and considerably retarded the vessel's progress. From latitude 38 deg. north light winds and fine weather were carried to Honolulu, reached at 12.30 p.m., October 29. Here a stay of 26 hours was made, as, owing to a colliery strike in British Columbia, the steamer was unable to obtain a sufficient supply of bunker coal. About 650 tons were taken on board, and the vessel proceeded on the voyage at 3 p.m. next day. Moderate to strong trade winds, with adverse currents, were carried to the Equator, which was crossed at 6 p.m. on November 4. Thence to arrival at Suva at 7.30 a.m. on November 9, fine weather prevailed, -with light to moderate trade winds. The Warrimoo left Suva at 3.30 p.m. same day, and had fresh trade winds to the southern tropic, followed by moderate easterly winds, veering to north-east, and fresh to strong' winds from north, with considerable sea. On approaching the New Zealand coast, the wind veered to the north-west, reaching the force of a moderate gale. East Cape was passed at 7 a.m. on November 13. South-westerly winds, with high head seas, were experienced down the New Zealand coast, Wellington being reached at 11.30 a.m. on November 14. The steamer left again at 10 p.m. same day, experiencing moderate to fresh westerly winds and moderate seas on the run across. The steamer Maori King and a Union Company's steamer were passed at 9 a.m. on November 17, bound eastward.

from MARITIME MISCELLANY. in the Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) of Saturday 19 November 1898, Page 2. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114044594?

The R.M.S. Warrimoo; of the Canadian-Australian line, arrived on Friday evening from Vancouver, via Honolulu, Fiji, and Wellington, after a pleasant and successful passage. Monday, De-cember 3, is the appointed time for the Warrimoo to leave here on her return trip to Canada

from YESTERDAY'S SHIPPING. in the Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) of Sunday 20 November 1898, Page 6. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/125519705?


R.M.S. WARRIMOO. from The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) of Saturday 19 November 1898, Page 40. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138668237?

SHIPPING. ARRIVALS.—November 18. from The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) of Saturday 19 November 1898, Page 8. at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14185999?

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