White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Commonwealth, 1343 tons, Captain Cooper, sailed November 1st, 1875, arrived February 5th. 45 passengers.
Penshaw, 740 tons, Captain Airey, sailed from Glasgow January 10th, arrived March 29th. A new vessel, which made rapid passage of 79 days port to port—73 land to land. Made the south-east end of New Zealand March 24th.
Midlothian, 1084 tons, Captain Griffiths, sailed May 19th, arrived August 25th. The vessel left Gravesend on May 7th, but shortly afterwards it was found that the steering gear was out of order. She put back, and sailed again on May 19th.page 225
Dunbritton, 1478 tons, Captain Kennedy, sailed May 3rd, arrived August 4th. 50 passengers.
Camperdown, 1487 tons, Captain Paton, sailed April 14th, arrived July 9th. Brought 181 immigrants, 170 of whom were landed at Nelson.
Howrah, 1098 tons, Captain Greeves, sailed July 29th, arrived November 18th. Called at Nelson on November 9th to land 200 immigrants; 86 immigrants were brought to Wellington.