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Name: Stephen Schollum <s.schollum@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2013-09-01
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? 'Our Hope' built by Daniel McAuley--sailed to New Zealand from NB in 1863' ALSO Looking for any information on the 'War Spirit
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Yes for both--local newspapers
Comments:
Any information on 'War Spirit' would be much appreciated, especially a sketch of it, as so far I have not located such a sketch even after 15 years of searching
Lloyds register states "PP .& Tam.B.SOw.F.&S. 55" but I am unsure what this means. thanks
Please email me: s.schollum@clear.net.nz

 

Name: Jools <littlep60@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2013-03-03
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Ancestor's sister married in NZ
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
Amazed to discover that my English ancestor's sister, Jessie Phillips married her Canadaian husband in NZ. I have no idea what they were doing there ow where they met. This website has helped fill some gaps though.

 

Name: Rhonda Winders <rjbwinders@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2012-10-12
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My husband's great grandfather David Henry Parker came to New Zealand via Australia from Nova Scotia. I think it was for the gol
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No luck
Comments:
David Henry Parker was born in ?1835 in Halifax apparently. Don't know when he came to Australia/NZ and have no information on his parents. He married Lillias Borland who apparently he met in Melbourne Australia, settled in NZ and had a large family. Would love to be able to find out more about David Henry and how his family came to Nova Scotia.

 

Name: Fiona Kirk <fionakirknz@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2012-05-15
Comments:
Looking at signiture on fob watch.
 

Name: Stephen Schollum <s.schollum@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-11-08
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Unsure--that is point of searching these last 20 years
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Yes: Newspaper
Comments:
Passengers included;
Fitzpatrick Mr W [NB Should be M for Michael; SGS correction]
Fitzpatrick Eleanor
Fitzpatrick Daniel
Fitzpatrick Margaret
Fitzpatrick Mary
McAuley Mr D
McAuley Eleanor
McAuley Elizabeth
McAuley James
McAuley Ann
McAuley George
McAuley Catherine Eleanor
McAuley John

 

Name: Deborah Carey <Morganmacsmom@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-07
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Great, great, great grandfather was the ship builder of the "Deborah". 1844
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
Otago settlers museum has records
 

Name: Jennifer Wade <jennw65@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-09-23
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? I am looking for a Captain A M Anderson that sailed on the Schooner, M.L Bonnell
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
Captain Anderson was a first mate on the M.L. Bonnell. The schooner was owned by M. Sclanders and Co. in New Zealand. I am looking for crew list. Thank you!
 

Name: Henry Woodward Reilly <Grthompson@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2011-08-20
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Possibly the trade of linen and stationery
Comments:
If anyone knows of his ship please advise. Henry woodward Reilly
 

Name: Angela Mayhew <ang.mayhew@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-17
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My great grandfather was Charles Christopher Crowell b 21 April 1840 Lawrencetown Nova Scotia
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
I wonder how he got to NZ. Family rumour is shipwrecked or jumped ship and then put an a in Croawell to throw the authorities off. He married Lucy Lavinia Levy and they had 15 children!!
 

Name: William willey <Thewilleyfarm@earthlink.net>
Date: 2011-06-05
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Sailed from England and Scotland. Trying to locate them and their ships.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Not yet!
Comments:
William Willey


 

Name: Betty Wratt <betay@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2011-04-01
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
Information taken from my gr. grandfather William Carpenter's Obituary that he came to NZ in 1883 on the last voyage of the sailing ship "Wellington" (His wifes maiden name was Julia Morris) They settled in the Canterbury region and William was on Mount Herbert County Council and was Mayor of Sumner for a term. Mainly lived in Sumner and had a Fruit Garden there. Not sure of port of arrival. City of Wellington being a port of arrivals, wonder is there was an error made in the newspaper of the ships name. I also felt my grandfather was 4 yrs old when he came to NZ and he was born in Jan 1883. Confusing. I really would like to know if he sailed to NZ as a baby or and small child. Can you help please. I have been unable to find this vessel in any listing about that time.
The family originated from Maidstone Kent UK

 

Name: stephen <stgjleigh@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-09
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
Could you please provide me with a passenger list for the Epsom which left Liverpool on 27/1/1855 and arrived at Geelong on 27/4/1855 and also a passenger list for the Frederick which arrived in Australia on 11/4/1855 either at Geelong or Melbourne.
Thank you
Stephen

 

Name: Colleen Scrimshaw <abitdifferent@excite.com>
Date: 2010-10-12
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Donald Campbell and Sarah McCormick
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Marchioness, Nelson Dec 1854
Comments:
Donald Campbell and Sarah McCormick married in Wellington 1 Apr 1857, they had a large family and settled in Picton, she died in 10 Feb 1869 and he left for home again in Scotland.
Looking for parents of Donald Campbellfrom Kilbride, Argllshire

 

Name: Jan Moon <kiwicatz@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-08-02
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Alexander McKenzie, wife Ann (nee Fraser) and family
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date On 'Papers Past' NZ and also in The Gael Fares Forth
Comments:
I am totally fascinated with their lives before they went to NZ, and Not only Alexander, who was my great great grandfather, went to NZ, but his sister Margaret and another sister, Annie went also. A brother Donald stayed in NS and lived at Kempt Head and is buried in Man O'War Cemetery.
 

Name: Cynthia Foley <cafoley@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-07-04
Comments:
My great grandfather was William Orchard who sailed on the Pugwash via South africa to Sydney and then onto NZ. He stayed in Sydney.
 

Name: Cynthia Foley <cafoley@bigpond.com>
Date: 2010-07-01
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My William Orchard was an ordinary seaman of The George Henderson from Pugwash. He stayed in Australia.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Yes In the History of Pugwash.
Comments:
Looking for a picture or likeness of The George Henderson. My gr grandfather, William Orchard crafted a tapestry on the voyage to Australia of the George Henderson. I know where this is. I can send a photograph of the painting. I would like to see if this is The George Henderson. I would presume in 1859 that he would have had to draw the ship first and then craft the tapestry. So....has anyone a likeness of The George Henderson so that I can see if the tapestry is the George or just a 'ship'.

 

Name: Jan Malcolm <jan.malcolm@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-10-16
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Farming land in Rurangi Northland
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
Mr ancestors Meredith and margaret Rountree were on this boat with 5 children - Gilbert, Emma, Merdith, and Joseph. I want to know if they were the only people aboard this boat or not. And any information about the journey and ports of call
The boat was "Portland" which left Belfast April 2nd 1863 and arrived in Auckland july 22nd 1863
Thanks so Much

Jan Malcolm

 

Name: Mamine <webmaster@ourfamily.brighterworking.com>
Date: 2009-09-25
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? They didn't!
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Not yet
Comments:
Looking for connections with the "Margaret Ann"
 

Name: Dianne Burgess <Tonydianne@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2009-02-03
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? David and Hannah Ross I believe it was the discovery of gold ?
Comments:
Departed from Prince Edwards Island 23/12/1863.on the Pakeha arriving Auckland 26/5/1864
Settled in Newton Auckland

 

Name: David DOW <davidadow@esat.net.au>
Date: 2009-01-07
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Step mothers family needs to be added to the family tree.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Not yet
Comments:
I am searching for the decendants of Hector and Jessie SUTHERLAND (nee FERGUSON)who arrived in NZ 1852 from Canada via Adelaide.
 

Name: Jennifer Clark <farmcove@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-12-28
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Great grandmother and great uncle arrived in NZ from PEI on the "Pakeha" 26 May 1864.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Family bible with inscription on Catherine's departure from PEI
Comments:
James Robinson b.c. 1833 and his sister Catherine Robinson b.c. 1832. Most reliable source says they were born in PEI. Another source said Newfoundland and yet another Nova Scotia. They left PEI for NZ on the ship Pakeha December 1863. James Robinson was First Mate. He was living at St Peters Road, Charlottetown. His sister Catherine was employed to look after the baby of John Darrach and remained in their employ at Mahurangi Heads, New Zealand until she married Thomas Watson in Auckland in 1871. She settled in Bombay, NZ. James later became Master of the Pakeha and settled in Auckland. James and Catherine Robinson were the children of William Robinson and Mary ?Ryan. They were apparently from a large family believed to have remained in PEI. A known brother was Pat Robinson, a minister of a church. I have been unable to find any information on their parents or siblings.
 

Name: Hugh <hughaldridge@aol.com>
Date: 2008-09-20
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My wife's great great grand father, Thomas Waters (Master Mariner), came from Digby. His son , also Thomas (PIne) Waters married
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Not really . ?Bethiah Jewett 1852
Comments:
It is thought that Thomas Pine Waters married Teresa McLaughlin (b Melbourne) at Wellngton. Tey had a farm (possiby at New Plymouth). Thomas was lost at sea and after a disastrous fir the family move to Wellington.
 

Name: Barbara Holodiloff <bholodiloff@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-26
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Murdock (or Murdoch) Neil McLeod--presumably came with Norman McLeod to Waipu.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
I am finding it difficult to locate information on people in New Zealand. My great grandfather, Donald Alexander McLeod was born in Waipu in about 1863 and married my great grandmother, Isabella Lucy Nicol on May 17, 1893. According to his marriage certificate, Donald's parents were Murdock (or Murdoch) Neil McLeod and Annie McLeod nee Mathieson who married in New Zealand in 1861.
 

Name: linda R. Norris <lnlemonlime@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-01
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? no idea if they did or not
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
looking for my grandfather.
 

Name: Alan Preston <alinkyoto@yahoo.co.nz>
Date: 2007-11-19
Comments:
Hi there. Alan Preston here , currently in Christchurch but based in Mangawhai, just south of Waipu where my grandmother ( Ada (nee) McMillan)Preston's grandfather arrived with McLoed as a baby ( don't have exact dates at hand) from Nova Scotia ( reputedly originated from the Isle of Muck in Scotland but I can't find evidence of that yet. I'm just googling around to compile some information on this at the moment and will let you know if we come up with anything useful.
 

Name: alastair harris <alastair@getfinancialfreedom4u.ws>
Date: 2007-11-06
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? opportunity
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Yes
Comments:
Interested in communicating with about George DYER one of my ancestors and if he was a relation of Charles DYER (executed for murdering his mistress - Eliza Battersea - Charles DYER was also from Pariki?!)


 

Name: cherie lawrence <jadelady@bigpond.com>
Date: 2007-08-27
Comments:
i have info that my g.grandfather was 7yrs old arrived in colony on the ship "wellington" 1874..i think he must have left glasgow in 1874 on the first voyage as i believe the ship was only built then..any info i would appreciate.his name was JOHN COLIN CHRISTIE
 

Name: Heather Mee <unmee@woosh.co.nz>
Date: 2007-06-11
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My Husbands Family had relations alaredy in N.Z.and they came for a better life.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No.
Comments:
No comments
 

Name: Morna Lenore Nicholas <lenore@mornanicholas.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2007-03-11
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? A better life, too many in a family to farm the homestead
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Not yet
Comments:
My Ancestors names were McClurg and Bassett. I have traced some of the Bassetts who went out later, 1875 on the Blairgowrie but I am trying to trace the McClurgs who went out to N.Z earlier and may have left from Portaferry Co Down.
 

Name: lorne perry <perry123@eastlink.ca>
Date: 2006-09-19
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? I lived in New Zealand in 1951ish and went back and visited WAIPU in 191993
Comments:
I met a man down under who got to Pictou but not to Belle River P.E.I. where he had distant relatives. In 1993 Waipu wanted to arrange a teacher exchange with someone in Nova Scotia and likely PEI would have been fine.
I contacted many people in Nova Scotia but no one wanted to go.

 

Name: nola atkinson <nolaatkinson@dodo.com.au>
Date: 2006-06-13
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? my ggrandfather Frank Lawton sailed clipper ships in NZ.Are there any records of this ?possibly Westport.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
He was born in the USA.
died 1906.

 

Name: Don Henderson <don.h1@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2006-05-29
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? My maternal grandmother was descended from passengers on the Breadalbane and had Kempts [ Ellen Lewis] as family friends
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Yes- link through this site
Comments:
Love your work! Even though I was brought up in a rich Scottsh heitage [I used to pipe competitively at the Waipu Highland Games] there is a lot- a Hell of a lot- I didn't

know about the Normanites and how they came to Waipu.

 

Name: kaye maree frost <k.a.frost@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-05-23
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? I think they came for a better life and better times in new zealand
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
they landed in Waipu from Nova Scotia about 1800s.Archibald Neilson came out first and he bought his wife and family out later. His wife was Mary Grey and they were married in Scotland 1855 and they had 8 children. One of them was Isabella Neilson born 1871 and she married Roderick McKenzie, they had 8 Children one was Mary McKenzie born 1902, she married Archibald Paton and they had 8 children also. These are my great grandparents and great great grandparents.Any more info on them would be greatly apprieciated. Thanks. Kaye Frost
 

Name: Benita Dudfield <benitadudfield@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-04-09
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? "Green Jacket",
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date No
Comments:
Hi, I have been trying for several weeks to find out about the vessel, "Green Jacket". I have been able to establish that such a vessel did exsist and the size etc from your site which has been of great help, thank you. It would seem my ancestor signed on the vessel to work his passage and disembarked in Melbourne, Australia, around1859-1860. His reason to join the gold rush in Ballarat. I have not yet established from which port he left.i would also like to find and be able to purchase a copy of a painting of the vessel from somewhere.Wiliam Gifford then sailed to N.Z. to goldmine on the Westcoast for a short time.
 

Name: Karen McKain <karcol@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2006-02-02
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Emigrated from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Auckland,NZ but settled in Waipu and Thames.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Internet & House of Memories, Waipu
Comments:
Alexander McIsaac, b 1810 Cape Breton and his 10 children Allan, John, Angus, Francis, William, Donald, Ann, Mary, Catherine and Joseph came with Norman McLeod and his followers' for a new and better life in NZ. He also brought with him a lady named Flora McLeod to look after the children (his wife Mary (Beaton) died in Cape Breton 1857/1858.)
 

Name: Blair Campbell <kkkbbbccc@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-07
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Norman McLeod
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date internet
Comments:
I am interested to find out more details of Donald McDonald and Margaret McKenzie's children, one of which is my great grand dad.
Regards Blair

 

Name: kerrie <Hobbito_oz@bigpond.com>
Date: 2005-02-24
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? Transfer with the military
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
Trying to locate this vessel carrying Berry family members. Not sure of date of arrival or port in New Zealand. it would be in the 1860's. They did live in Napier and came from Belfast Ireland.
Appreciate any help you can give
Kerrie

 

Name: valerie morshead <morshead@paradise.net.nz>
Date: 2004-12-12
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? family left Cornwall u.k. to settle in new country
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date found in Morman family history , hamilton n.z.
Comments:
Trying to check this , not sure about dates, though it's likely.
 

Name: Stephen Gillespie <sgillespie@ozemail.com.au>
Date: 2004-09-14
What motivated your ancestors to settle in NZ? John (or James) William Foley
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? not known
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date no
Comments:
J.W Foley was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia 1844. He was a part owner of a brigantine called EM Lores, belonging to the New Zeland Company. The ship came to Dunedin where it was sold. J.W. Foley worked for Messrs Bennett and Weatherspoon. In 1869 J.W. Foley went to Victoria Australia. Most of this is taken from book (Victoria and its metropolis. J. W Foley died in Kalgoorlie Western Australia in 1917.
 

Name: trudi guagliardo <andross@iprimus.com.au>
Date: 2004-09-10
What motivated your ancestors to settle in NZ? captain thomas matson
Comments:
i have a small bit of info on captain thomas matson relating to his voyage to new zealand with the rev mcleod. i would appreciate any extra info that you could provide
 

Name: Olwyn <whitehouse@houston.rr.com>
Date: 2004-05-11
What motivated your ancestors to settle in NZ? Don't know.
Have you succeeded in locating the passenger list? No.
Name of ship. NZ arrival port and date Probably Lyttelton.
Comments:
Mary Alexandra O'CONNOR b. 1861/1864 New Brunswick; d/o John O'CONNOR, an artist, b IRE and Elizabeth BLOOMFIELD. Mary immigrated to New Zealand in 1877. All her children's birth certificates say she was born in Brunswick or New Brunswick. Mary died in childbirth in Chistchurch. How many Brunswick towns are there in the world and why couldn't her father, John O'Connor, have had an unusual surname?