Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers,
New Zealand, 1848 -1851

(Expanded and corrected from Dr Hocken's 1898 lists)


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1. This list includes corrections and additions provided by Eleanor Leckie and the Otago Settlers' Museum.

2. Dates are  in dd/mm/yyyy format.

3. Names underlined and coloured red are family members who travelled on the ship.

BERNICIA, 548 tons; sailed from London, 7/7/1848, for New Plymouth (arrived 3/11/1848), Nelson (arrived 5/11/1848), Wellington and Port Chalmers, where she arrived on 12/12/1848. Captain Arnold; Dr Robert Williams, sugeon, who brought his family and remained in the settlement.

Anderson, John (37) [ag.; Blueskin, Wyndham, Napier; d. pre 1898]; Helen née Murray, wife (32) [d. 1/6/1902]; John (11) [ag.; Gisborne; m. Margaret Thomson; alive 1898]; Ellen (10) [d. Oamaru7/10/1919]; William (8) [d. Moa Flat 26/11/1875]; Anderson Andrew (7) [Gisborne]; Elizabeth (5); David (4); Peter (1).
Brown, James (35) [draper; d. 2/5/1899; Emma née Hepburn, wife (25) [d. 8/3/1888]; George (5) [draper; d. 20/11/1915]; Helen Inglis (3) [m. Thomas Moodie; estate agent; d. 7/4/1907]; Emma Hepburn(2) [m. Alexander Herdman, accountant and banker; d. 4/8/1917]; James McNeil (born on voyage) [m. Emily Ashendon; d. Sydney 17/6/1912]].
Brown, James (49) [gardener, ag.; East Taieri; d. 19/4/1879]; Marion née Watt, wife (44) [d. 29/5/1890]; Janet (22) [servant; m. William Pollock (ex Philip Laing), butcher; d. Invercargill 18/3/1903]; James (19) [servant, ag. East Taieri; d. 29/12/1887]; John (15) [servant]; Robert Watt (13) [ag.; Taieri]; David (8) [ag. Otago]; William McFarlane (3) [grandson of James and Marion].
Craigie, Hugh (44) [ag.; North East Valley, Taieri Mouth; d. 1870]; Margaret (was Mrs Harrold) née Marwick, wife (51) [d. 1885]; Richard (17) [ag.; Taieri Mouth; d 12/7/1917].
Field, Andrew (18) [slater]. (Not in Burns' Visitation Book)
Frazer, James (40) [ironmonger, ag.; Halfway Bush and Kaitangata; d. 25/11/1888]; Mary Elizabeth née Hepburn, wife (27) [d. Ratanui 1897]; Elizabeth (5) [m. William Renton; Otakia; alive 1905]; Mary Anne (3) [m. William Law Riddell on 27/9/1867 at Inch Clutha; Waipori, Puerua; alive 1925]; James (1) [m. Frances Mayo, ag.; Kaitangata, Feilding; d. 1919].
Grey, John George (25) [ag.; m. Isabella Rodger (ex Blundell); South Waihola; d. 26/2/1890].
Harrold, James (31) [boatman; Taieri Ferry; Stewart Island; d. 18/5/1898]; Agnes née Grieve, wife (17) [d. 1903]
Harrold, Sinclair (29) [boatman, ag.; North East Valley; Taieri Ferry; d. ca 1900]; Barbara née Sinclair, wife (34) [no children]
Howden, David (36) [ag., Valpy's manager; Green Island Bush; d. 12/9/1873]; Alice Fortune née Chalmers, wife (28) [d. 19/1/1896]; John (born on ship) [d. 4/10/1926].
Lakeman, Howard (16) [brother of Archibald].
Lakeman, Archibald (15).
Loudon, David (24) [ farmer; Tokomairiro; m. Margaret McNeil (ex Mooltan); d. (or buried) 9/12/1880].
Matthew, Elizabeth (52) [servant to Mr James Brown].
McIntyre, Robert (27) [teacher; North East Valley; left].
Milne, Charles [ag.; Taieri Village (Henley); Eliza, wife.
Nicholson, Mary (26) [servant; called 'Highland Mary' in Visitation Book].
Ormiston, James (25) [ironmonger, ag.; Taratu].
Paul, Robert Deans (21) [returned].
Williams, Robert Dr [d. 2/2/1862]; Sarah née Hazel, wife [(second marriage to - Clunn) d. 23/9/1859]; Ann Hazell Clunn (14) [(Robert Williams' stepdaughter) m. James Pillans Maitland, Commissioner of Lands; d. 26/1/1901]; Robert Benjamin (5) [W. and Co.; Invercargill and Melbourne]; Sarah (4) [m. John Dalgliesh, National Bank; Invercargill; d. 26/1/1924]; Jane (3) [m. Frederick Henry Moore, of Dalgety & Co., d. pre 1898].

Please don't ask us about Port Chalmers passenger arrivals later than 1851. Try Australia and New Zealand Passenger Lists. It's not our area of expertise. Also, please don't ask what individual passengers did after they arrived In New Zealand. All we know about them is in these lists.

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