White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Desdemona, 1490 tons, Captain Fowill, sailed from the Downs 20th February, and Start Point 25th, arrived 6th June, with 33 saloon and second class passengers.
Woosung, 729 tons, Captain Fisher, sailed from the Downs 14th April, arrived 10th August.
Border Chief, 1011 tons, Captain Leslie, sailed 7th June, arrived 11th September. This ship was chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company and landed 30 passengers. The passage land to land was made in 88 days.page 244