White Wings Vol II. Founding Of The Provinces And Old-Time Shipping. Passenger Ships From 1840 To 1885
Laju, 560 tons, Captain McWhirter, sailed 24th September, 1877, arrived 5th January. (New Zealand Shipping Company.)
Duke of Argyle, 963 tons, Captain Davidson, sailed from Gravesend 22nd February, arrived 9th June. Chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company; she landed 24 saloon and steerage passengers.
Olive, 847 tons, Captain McCracken, sailed from London 21st April, arrived 7th August. The long passage was attributed to very unfavourable weather when running down her easting. She brought a number of saloon and steerage passengers.
Malacca, 593 tons, Captain Dickinson, sailed from London 2nd January, arrived 6th April. (New Zealand Shipping Company.)
Mallowdale, 1289 tons, Captain Dornan, sailed 4th September, arrived 13th December, with 37 saloon and second class passengers.