8 THE WEEKLY MERCURY
6 – Manaia, p.s. from Wairoa.
6 – Rotorua, s.s., from Sydney via Auckland. Passengers – Bishop Cowie, Rev E. Stuart, Misses Stuart, Messrs Hamlin, R. Price, Dransfield, Beaumont, Batger, 2 steerage, and 37 for south.
6 – Saucy Kate, schooner, from Auckland and the Coast.
7 – Falcon, barquentine, from Newcastle, N.S.W.
8 – Hawea, s.s., from the South. Passengers – Mesdames Hadfield, Prendergast, Thompson, George, Ormond, family and servant, Johnson, family and servant, Bishops Harper and Hadfield, Chief Justice Prendergast and secretary, Messrs. Ormond, Russell, Sutton, M.H.R.’s., George, Marks, Mason, Rev. Mr. Dewsbury, 2 steerage, and 15 for the North.
6 – Rangatira, s.s., from Gisborne. Passengers – Messrs Nichol and Robinson, Revs. Root and Williams, Messrs. Scrivener, Lawrence, Skipworth, Humphries, Mann, Floyd, Pen, Dodley, Brauss, Smith, and one other.
9 – Result, s.s., from Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs R.D. Maney, Witty, Martelli, and three others.
9 – Esther, brigantine, from Lyttleton.
9 – Rapid, cutter, from Mohaka.
10 – Mary Wadley, three masted schooner, from Newcastle, N.S.W.
12 – Isabella Pratt, schooner, from Oamaru.
12 – Karaihe, cutter, from Portland Island. Passengers – Messrs Shepherd, Highley, and a few others.
12 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington.
12 – Rangatira, s.s., from Wellington. Passengers – Hon. J. N. Wilson, Messrs Roskruge, Davis, Master Davis (2), Dalton, Cotton, and six for Poverty Bay.
6 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Mrs Parker, Messrs Page, Scribner, Clearm, and McLean.
6 – Rotorua, s.s., for the South. Passengers – Rev. Mr. Fraser, Dr. Caro, Messrs Murray, Baker, Wright, Strachan, Jarman, Jones, Hunter, and Davies.
7 – Southern Cross, s.s., for Auckland. Passenger – Mr Johnson.
7 – Kiwi, s.s., for Wellington, via the coast. Two Passengers.
8 – Elsinore, schooner, for Poverty Bay.
8 – Result, s.s., for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs. Locke, Wilmer, Roach, and Saunders.
8 – Rangatira, s.s., for Wellington. Passengers – Mrs Urguhart, Messrs. Pallot, Hicks, Jobberns, Root, Urguhart, Smith, Shannon, Chegwin,
Nettle, and Jay.
8 – Hawea, s.s., for Poverty Bay, Tauranga, and Auckland. Passengers – Rev. J. Berry, Mesdames Evans and three children, and Parker, Misses Morton and Hawkins, Messrs Dean, S.W. D’Arcy Irvine, Robertshaw, Steed, Colson, Constable, Foreman, Slack, Doria, Seymour, Hawker, McKay, and Solomon, Masters Hooper (2), and 15 original.
10 – Saucy Kate, schooner for Mercury Bay.
11 – Result, s.s, for Wairoa. Passengers – Messrs Barron, Mathews, and two others.
11- Manaia, p.s. for Wairoa. Passengers – Mrs Atwood and child, Messrs McArthur, Simmons, Williams, Hartley, Garry, Murray, and several others.
12 – Esther, brigantine, for Pelorus Sound.
12 – Rangatira, s.s., for Poverty Bay. Passengers – Messrs Pell, Humphries, Bartleman, Walsh, Villiers, Willis, Taylor, Williams, Miss Gruner, and six original.
The s.s. Rotorua, Capt. Macfarlane, arrived in the roadstead at 3.30 p.m., on Thursday. She left Sydney on Nov. 28 at 7.30 p.m., and encountered a continuance of light variable winds all the way across, the passage being exceedingly pleasant for the passengers., of whom there was a fair compliment, and arrived at Auckland at 3 p.m., on the 4th Dec. Left Auckland at midnight the same day, anchored in the Bay as we mentioned, having experienced light winds from Auckland. Her cargo was lightered by the Sir Donald and Three Brothers. Amongst the passengers we noticed the Bishop of Auckland, the Bishop elect of Waiapu, and the Editor of the DAILY TELEGRAPH. The Rotorua steamed south at 6.30 p.m., with a fair wind.
The s.s. Rangatira, left at 6 p.m. on Thursday for Poverty Bay, with a few passengers, and her original cargo for Gisborne from Wellington.
The barquentine Falcon arrived from Newcastle, N.S.W., on Friday. She and the Silver Cloud left within an hour of each other, and kept near each other until the straits were reached, when the Cloud drew head and reached Napier first. The Falcon having had light baffling wind up the coast. In going to Newcastle, Captain Hare on one occasion was in company with twenty-one vessels, all bound to Newcastle from the several ports of New Zealand.
U.S.S. Co.’s. Hawea, Captain Wheeler, anchored in the roadstead on Saturday, at 9 a.m. She left Port Chalmers at 5 p.m. on the 4th; called at Akaroa and Lyttleton, and arrived at Wellington at 8 p.m. on the 6th, having experience a strong N.W. gale from Lyttleton, left Wellington at 1 p.m. on Friday, arriving as above. Moderate weather with smooth sea was met with from Wellington. On her arrival she was promptly attended by the Bella, and the passengers, of which she had a large number, were landed. Amongst them we notice the Primate and the Bishop of Wellington, and our three representatives, Messrs. Ormond, Sutton, and Russell. We are indebted to Mr W.A. Newman, purser, for the above report of the voyage, as well as prompt delivery of files.
The U.S.S. Co’s. Rotorua, Captain Macfarlane, hence on Thursday at 6.30 p.m., arrived at Wellington at 4 p.m. on Friday.
The s.s. Result was detained on Friday on account of the souther [southerly] that was blowing last evening. The weather having moderated during the night, she was able to get away on Saturday. She has a full cargo, and a few passengers.
The schooner Elsinore left on Saturday for Poverty Bay. She had a splendid fair wind from the breastwork, and soon made a good offing.
The bar had quite a busy look on Saturday, having a great number of vessels on the move and at anchor about 9 o’clock this morning. The steamers Hawea and Rangatira at anchor discharging; the barques Dragon, Lochnagar, and Langstone, loading for home; the Falcon and Silver Cloud at anchor discharging; the s.s. Result and schooner Elsinore underweigh for their respective destinations, and the steamlaunch Bella going backwards and forwards between ships and the shore.
The s.s. Result arrived on Sunday at 4 p.m. from Wairoa, with 10 bales skins and 6 passengers.
The brigintine [brigantine] arrive on Sunday afternoon from Lyttleton, and was brought inside at 6 p.m. She is loaded with Colonial produce.
The three-masted schooner Mary Wadley arrived on Sunday afternoon. During a heavy southerly gale she lost her fore-top-mast and fore-top gallant and royal masts and topmast off Cape Farewell on Thursday last. She made the run from Newcastle in ten days. She brings one passenger.
The cutter Rapid arrived on Sunday from Mohaka with 20 bales wool.
The barquentine Falcon, on coming inside at 11 o’clock on Tuesday morning, grounded on the bar, and remained hard and fast until the night., when she floated, having been lightened during the day of some tons of coal. The vessel was drawing at the time eight feet three inches of water, and stuck an hour and a half before high water. During the time she was aground she remained perfectly steady, and sustained no damage.
The regular trading steamers Result and Manaia both left on Tuesday for Te Kapu and Wairoa. The latter steamer will be engaged during her stay in the river for the Friendly Society’s pic-nic. The Result, on discharge of her outward cargo, will return to Napier with wool.
The native cutter Karaihe returned on Wednesday from Portland Island. She had as passengers, Mr Shepherd, and his men from building the Portland Island Lighthouse.
The schooner Isabella Pratt arrived from Oamaru on Wednesday. Being in time for the tide, she was brought to the Breastwork. She brings a cargo of oats and flour. The following is a short report of her passage: – Left Oamaru on the 1st December, with a N.N.W. wind, which carried her to Bank’s Peninsular; thence to the mouth of the Strait head winds, when it came on to blow a heavy gale from N.W., which compelled the captain to lay to for 36 hours, after being driven 10 miles from the land. The gale having somewhat abated, shaped a course to Napier, and arrived as above.
The Fairy left for Wangawhei on Wednesday.
The Rangatira arrived in the roadstead at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, she left Wellington at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Experienced N.W. wind to the Castle, and from thence southerly winds. She made a remarkably quick trip, viz., 21 hours 15 minutes. She brings 80 tons of cargo to Napier. She steamed for Poverty Bay at 5.30 p.m. She will discharge the Napier portion of her cargo on her return. We have to thank the purser for the report.
The brigantine Esther was towed out by the Sir Donald at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. She is bound to Pelorus sound.
The Mary Wadley and Falcon are rapidly discharging at the breastwork. They have not taken the foremast out of the former yet.
A new screw steamer was launched from the establishment of Messrs Holmes and Newburn, Auckland, last week, and was christened the Mohaka, after the name of a river on the East Coast, where the vessel’s future labors are to be utilised. The steamer has been constructed for Messrs Murray, Common, and Co., of Napier and Wellington. The Mohaka is of 30 tons register; she is 60 feet in length, with 13 feet beam and 6½ feet depth of hold. The little steamer has been fitted with a cabin for twelve passengers. – Auckland Paper.
Three of the N.Z.S. Company’s ships left New Zealand for London on Saturday, the Orari from Wellington, the Merope and Waitangi from Lyttleton, thus a good race Home may be expected. The Waitangi is considered to be in the best trim of the three.
TANNER. – At Norton House, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, on October 1, the wife of Thomas Tanner, of a daughter.
CLAYTON. – At his residence, Gisborne, Poverty Bay, on Thursday, the 15th November, the wife of Mr. H. Clayton, of a son.
CARR. – At Vernon, near Waipukurau, on 18 November, the wife of Mr. Samuel Carr, of a son.
VILLERS. – On the 19th of November, at Ormond, the wife of Mr John Villers, of a son.
SCOTTER. – At Waipukurau, on November 19, the wife of Mr. W.G. Scotter, of a daughter.
SLUCE. – At the residence of her father, West Clive, on November 20th, the wife of George Edgar Sluce, of a daughter. – Sydney papers please copy.
SAINSBURY – At Napier, on November 20th, the wife of Mr. G.E. Sainsbury, of a son.
WILLIAMS. – At Milton-road, Napier, on the 22nd November, the wife of N. Williams, of a son.
LYNN. – At Hastings, on 24th November, the wife of I. Lynn, of a son.
SNELLING. – At her residence, Tennyson-street, on the 26th November, the wife of Mr. S.A. Snelling, of a daughter.
HALL. – At Tikokino, near Hampden, on December 2, the wife of William Hall, of a son.
HARVEY. – At Port Ahuriri, on December 12, the wife of Mr. T. Harvey, of a son.
BOWLER – COLDICUTT. – On November 19, at Gisborne, Poverty Bay. Alexander, youngest son of the late W. Bowler, Esq., of Wellington, to Edith Florence Coldicutt.
DONNELLY – KARAURIA. – On the 6th December, at St. John’s Church, Napier, by the Rev. H.W. St. Hill, George Prior Donnelly, of Omahu, third son of the late P. Donnelly, Esq., County Tipperary, Ireland, to Airini, daughter of the late Karauria Tania-whakakiti-i-a- te-rangi, chief, and a neice of Renata Kawepo, chief, Omahu.
ABRAM – JAMES. – At St. Johns Church, Napier, on the 8th December, by the Rev. H.W. St. Hill, Mr John Abram, of Letheringsell, Norfolk, England, to Agnes James, of London.
MACAULAY – CARTER. – At the residence of J. McCormick, by the Rev. A Reid, T.H. Macaulay, Webb-street, painter, to Elizabeth Carter, second daughter of J. Carter, builder, Wellington.
BEST – On November 16, at his residence, White-road, Napier, Thomas R. Best, aged 32 years. Auckland and home papers please copy.
WHITE. – At Exmere, Te Aute, on Nov. 17th, Reginald Franklin, youngest son of J. Franklin White, aged 7 months.
WOODS. – At Napier, on November 20th, Mr Daniel Woods, snr., aged 78 years.
SHEPHERD. – At the Manse, Havelock, on the 22nd November, Elizabeth Mary Spiers, the beloved wife of the Rev. Alexander Shepherd, aged 40 years.
BISHOP. – At Hastings, on the 23rd November, Sydney Thomas, infant son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bishop, aged 13 weeks.
McCORMICK. – At Napier, on December 6th, Williams James, the only son of Mr. A. McCormick, aged 1 year.
McRAE. – At Napier, on December 8th, after a short illness, Kitty McRae, aged 3 years.
GALBRAITH. – At the Clarendon Hotel, Napier, on the 12th December, Duncan Galbraith, aged 47 years, through the bursting of a blood vessel in the stomach.
ROBINSON. – At Napier, on December 13, Henry Robinson, marine engineer, of Strauron, aged 28 years.
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For Auckland, per Southern Cross, on Saturday, at 11 a.m.
For Auckland, per Rotorua, on Sunday, at 9 p.m.
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