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.

LARKINS, left London 6/6/1849, arrived Port Chalmers 11/9/1849. Captain Bruton; Dr Hugh Brice, surgeon.

Bain, James (28) [gardener; Lower Kaikorai; d. 8/4/1863]; Marion née Christie, wife (28) [d. 24/9/1898]; John (5) [d. 15/3/1938]; Catherine (3); James (1).
Beattie, Margaret (29) [teacher].
Blackie, Matilda (25) [m. Captain Thomson ; went north].
Bower, Isabella Donald (47) [widow of David Bower]; Charlotte Pringle Scott (18) [m.; went to Auckland Islands; d. 25/8/1893]; Hugh Donald (16) [ag.; Molyneux; m. Agnes Marshall (ex Philip Laing); Joseph (14) [d. 26/9/1912]; Julia Brodie (12) [m. Matthew Marshall (ex Philp Laing); Hillend;d. 6/1/1915].
Brotherston, Charles (26) [carpenter; Hope St; d. 4/7/1909].
Brotherston, Jane (27) [m. William Gray (ex Larkins); Waihola, Roslyn; d. 9/4/1903].
Brown, James (29) [pattern designer, engraver, cartoonist; d. 12/9/1877]; Ann née Newbegin, wife (25) [d. 31/5/1916].
Cameron, Donald (35) [ag.].
Duff, Donald (59) [widower on arrival; ag.; North East Valley; d. 29/11/1865].
Duff, John (22) [shoemaker; Signal Hill; North East Valley; Molyneux; d. 26/12/1872].
Duff, Margaret (25) [m. Louis Edwards (crewman on the Larkins); North East Harbour; d. 24/1/1884].
Edwards, Lewis [crew; m. Margaret née Duff (ex Larkins); d. 10/10/1873].
Elliot, William (23) [carpenter; Sydney].
Falconer, John (31) [ag., beadle, sexton; Waikari]; Isabella née Falconer, (second) wife (17); Robert Morrison (9); Isabella (5); James (4); Jane (2 or 3) [d. 5/2/1861].
Fraser, Andrew (24) [labourer].
Grainger, Thomas (29) [weaver, ag.; Andersons Bay; d. 9/8/1878]; Margaret née Murie (25) [d. 26/11/1888].
Grey, William (65) [farmer; Waihola Jetty; d. 1855], Elizabeth née Archbold, wife (45) [d. 23/7/1882]; William (24) [ag., constable; m. Jane Brotherston (ex Larkins); Waihola; Roslyn; d. 11/4/1892]; George (22) [ag.; Waihola; m. Elizabeth Petchell; d. 15/2/1887]; Edward Henry (18) [ag., innkeeper; Tokomairiro]; James (16) [ag.; m. Florence née Peterson (ex Mooltan); Mornington; d. 19/4/1888]; Charles (4); Mary (10) [m. George Petchell; Inch Clutha]; Eliza Patience (10) [m. - Davidson; Tokomairiro].
Howie, Thomas (26) [ag.; Waikari; Waikouaiti].
Hutcheson, David [d. 15/3/1882]; Ann née ?, wife [d. 30/9/1849].
Low, - (30) [to wellington in 1851); Sarah née ?, wife (32) [Wellington]; Willie (9).
McMaster, Donald (50) [manager for Mr Valpy; Waihola; d. 18/3/1882]; Agnes née Gillies, wife (36) [d. 11/1/1893]; Jane (12) [m. George Buchanan McNeill (ex Mooltan); Kaihiku]; Mary Robertson (11) [unm. d. 1/1/1865]; Ann (9); Anabella (7) [unm. in 1898]; Hugh (7) [butcher; Milton]; Jessie (inf.) [never married; Waihola].
Miller, Walter (26) [shepherd, ag. Puerua; d. 15/7/1898]; Mary née Bell (29) [d. 21/12/1890]; Mary (3) [m. James Thomson, butcher; Waitahuna; d. 11/1914].
Nicolson, John (23) [druggist, ag.; to S Africa]; Mary Ann née Wiseman, wife (23) [d. Dunedin 31/8/1888]; a son (8 months), who may have died on the voyage.
Proudfoot, John [wife came later on the Mooltan and died during the voyage].
Ramage, Margaret (21) [servant; Port Chalmers].
Reynolds, George (19) [cabin boy on Larkins; m. Annie née Haberfield (in Otago before 1848); d. 27/8/1913].
Robertson, Charles (48). [tailor, grocer; Melrose; d. 8/9/1885]; Helen née Rule, wife (45) [d. 10/1/1891]; James (18) [d. 12/1/1900]; Jessie (17) [m. David Hutcheson, gardener, postman; North East Valley]; Janet (15) [m widower David Hutcheson (ex Larkins); d. 10/7/1917]; Margaret (13) [m. Angus Matheson (ex Cornwall); d. 15/1/1909]; William (6) [Maori Hill; d. 8/12/1893].
Salmond, John (22) [ag.; Tokomairiro Gorge; d. 8/9/1899]; Mary née Mitchell, wife (27) [d. 13/6/1906].
Sim, James (22)
Smith, William (35) [ag.; m. Margaret née Smith (ex Kelso); North East Valley; Molyneux; d. 13/1/1899].
Smith, Peter (30) [ag.; North East Valley; Molyneux].
Smith, Agnes, (20) [m. Robert Gordon Mackenzie (ex Lady Nugent); Inch Clutha].
Stevenson, James Bell (25) [d. 9/2/1897]; John (9)
Syme, David (25) [carter; North East Valley].
Taylor, David (24) [upholsterer; Walker St; brother of Mary Taylor; d. 11/1/1888].
Taylor, Mary (28) [never married; d. 27/7/1904].
Topham, James Marshall.

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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