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White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885

The Viola

The Viola.

The Viola was a fine large ship of 1,134 tons, sent out by Patrick Henderson and Son. She made her first appearance at Port Chalmers in 1863 under Captain Adams. She sailed from Glasgow on the 21st August, crossed the equator on the 1st October, and arrived at Port Chalmers on December 2nd, with 91 passengers.

Two years later, in 1865, she visited Auckland, under the command of Captain Mitchell. She sailed from Glasgow on the 8th December, 1864, and, after a somewhat lengthy passage, arrived in port on the 4th April, 1865, having on board 340 Government immigrants. During the voyage there were twelve deaths and eight births.

In 1866 the Viola made another voyage to Otago under Captain Ritchie. She sailed from Greenock on the 12th April.page 169 The Cape was rounded on the 14th June, and Port Chalmers reached on the 25th July, where she landed 99 passengers.

The Viola again visited Port Chalmers in 1868, under Captain Ross. She sailed from Greenock on the 14th December, 1867, and on 12th March arrived in port with 145 immigrants.