White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Phoenix, 986 tons, Captain R. Brown, sailed from Liverpool 12th October, 1859, arrived 3rd February with 136 passengers (91 English, 29 Scotch, and 16 Irish). The Phoenix came south about and made the Snares 24th June. She was 10 days sailing up the coast to Auckland.
Frenchman, 1156 tons, Captain Renaut, sailed from Downs 8th December, 1859, arrived 21st March with 252 passengers. Smallpox broke out on board a fortnight after leaving England, and there were eight cases but only one fatal.
Avon, 645 tons, Captain Richardson, sailed from Downs 19th January and was anchored in Channel until 31st. This was her fourth voyage. Passengers, 61.
Northern Bride, 853 tons, Captain Betts, sailed from Liverpool 15th June, arrived 12th October. Passengers, 189.
Lord Burleigh, 647 tons, Captain F. W. Smith, sailed from Downs 18th November, 1859, arrived 22nd March. Passengers, 123. The Lord Burleigh previously visited Auckland in 1856, arriving 8th August, Captain Clarke in command.