White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Thomas Sparks, Captain Sparks, left London November, 1842, arrived New Plymouth, via Nelson, May 29th. Having encountered severe gales, she had to put into Capetown to repair damage. She was detained for a long time. By this vessel arrived in New Zealand the first cuttings of the Cape accacia, a good shelter shrub. Among the passengers were Messrs. John and Charles Hursthouse.
William Stoveld, Captain Davidson, from London, via Nelson, arrived October 26.
Himalaya, 477 tons, Captain Creagh, left London September 7th, arrived December 23rd, and proceeded to Nelson, where she arrived January 10th, 1844. Passengers, 21,
Bella Marina, 600 tons, Captain Ashbridge, from London, via Hobart, arrived May 27th, bringing a small batch, of immigrants.
Raymond, barque, arrived August 29th.