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



Avalanche, 1160 tons, Captain Bishop, sailed October 22nd, 1874, arrived January 23rd, 1875. Passengers, 260.

Halcione, 842 tons, Captain Croker, left May 27th, arrived September 2nd, 1875, with 290 immigrants.

Chile, ship, 707 tons, Captain Alex. Smith, sailed June 17th, arrived September 26th, with 130 immigrants.

Collingwood, ship, 1014 tons, Captain Black. This vessel was listed to sail from London and land 286 passengers at New Plymouth, but fever broke out on the voyage, and the captain put into Wellington, arriving on July 10th. As there were 50 cases of scarlet fever under treatment on board, the vessel was ordered into quarantine. She had 293 passengers, and those for New Plymouth, when released, were taken on by the steamer Taupo. During the voyage of the Collingwood there were 20 deaths, of which 15 were children. There were four births.