White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
When this ship appeared round the North Head, Auckland, flying the yellow flag, there was disappointment by those having relatives coming out, and when the Health Officer returned from the ship he reported there had been several cases of infectious disease on board. The Liverpool was a fine Quebec-built vessel of 1,454 tons, commanded by Captain McEwen. She sailed from London on the 8th, and from Plymouth on the 16th November, 1866, with 192 passengers. Port was made on the 5th March.
There had been seventeen cases of typhoid fever, but only two proved fatal.