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. All ship lists are also being updated as a result of additional research plus information supplied by families of passengers and crew.

3. Dates are  in dd/mm/yyyy format.

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

KELSO, 560 tons, left London 2/7/1849 and arrived at Port Chalmers, via the north, 20/11/1849. Captain John Innes; Dr Francis Longbourne Vickerman, surgeon, who afterwards settled in Nelson. The Kelso also carried passengers for Nelson (39), Wellington (2) and New Plymouth (18).

Leader, Mary (19) [servant].
Peterson, Peter (55) [merchant; Andersons Bay; m. Mary née Smith; d. Hawera 30/12/1878].
Shanks, James Steuart (49) [coachbuilder, ag.; Waikari; d. 21/9/1872]; Eleanor Ann  née Jones, wife (39); Robert Henry (18) [ag.; Tuturau; m. Janet née Reid; d. 1904]; James Steuart (15) [ag. runholder, auctioneer; Tuturau, Mataura; m. Jessie MacGibbon (ex Mooltan), 30/12/1862; d. 13/10/1911]; Isabella (12) [Tuturau; m. Thomas Bubb, 13/7/1860]; William (10) [Tuturau; m. Euphemia née Wilson, 23/8/1865; d. 2/4/1924]; Charles (8) [m. Agnes Campbell. Became a surveyor, later returned to England to settle.]; Andrew (6) [ag.; Mataura; m. Margaret Smith]; Henry (2) [ag. Mataura; Eleanor (aka Ellen) (11 months). [A final child, Harriet, was born in 1851.] (Additional information on the Shanks family added by John MacGibbon and Felicity Shaw.)
Smith, Margaret (26) [sister of James Smith; m. William Smith (ex Larkins), 28/5/1857; ag.,Clutha; d. 16/8/1883].
Smith, James (29) [storekeeper, ag.; Waikari; m. Isabella née Park, 27/6/1862; d. 24/10/1899].

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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