White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Berkshire, 582 tons, Captain White, sailed October 2nd, 1849, arrived March 12th. Ship grounded at Nelson February 1st. Passengers carried on to Wellington and Otago by Woodstock and schooner Perseverence.
Phoebe Dunbar, 704 tons, Captain Michie, sailed July 4th, arrived October 24th. Passengers, 29. Later sailed for Wellington and Nelson. This was the last ship despatched to Port Chalmers by the New Zealand Company.
Lady Nugent, 668 tons, Captain J. Parsons, sailed December 7th, 1849, arrived March 26th. Passengers, 110.
Poictiers, 756 tons, Captain T. Beale, sailed London February 5th, Hyde February 24th, arrived via Taranaki and Nelson September 6th with 29 passengers for Otago.