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.

PHOEBE DUNBAR, 704 tons, left London on 4/7/1850, and arrived at Port Chalmers on 24/10/1850. Captain Forbes Michie; Dr John Spencer, surgeon, who was in the UK Government Immigration Service.

Archibald, Ann (31).
Bentley, Rachel (18) [m. John Styles (ex Ajax); d. 28/6/1892].
Bentley, George (13) [unm.; d. 11/7/1866].
Dawson, William (24) [farm servant, ag.; alive Tapanui in 1900]; Mary née Troup, wife (23) [d. Invercargill 11/1913].
Evered, Susan (26) [m. George Steel (ex Phoebe Dunbar) 23/11/1850; d. 4/10/1883]; [Thomas, infant - see under Steel below]
Fyfe, George Gibb (25) [d. Wyndham 15/3/1903]. [not in Hocken's list]
Gibb, George (23). [Not in Otago Settlers' Museum list]
Ogg, Alexander (38) [surveyor and farmer].
Rae, John (36). [uncle of the Bentleys]
Rennie, Alexander (36) [tailor, ag.; West Taieri; Member Provincial Council; d. 2/6/1889]; Ann Auld (8) [m. John Porteus, teacher; Warepa; d. 20/11/1919]; Margaret (8) [m James B Porteus, farmer; d. 21/12/1881].
Robertson, James (30).
Shand, James (46) [ag.; Green Island; d. 8/8/1851]; Barbara née Angus, wife (36) [d. 15/7/1892]; Magaret (16) [m. William C Brown (ex Poictiers); Green Island]; James (13) [ag.; West Taieri; m. Isabella S Duncan; drowned 18/9/1889]; Jane Bonar (12) [m. Ralph Swale; Winton; d. 24/5/1917]; Barbara (10); William (8) [ag. East Taieri; d. 13/6/1915]; John (6) [ag.; Lime Hills; d Centre Bush19/10/1898]; Isabella (3) [m. Rev Dr Watt; Green Island;d. 23/2/1906]; Mary Anne (infant) [d. 26/11/1887].
Sinclair, Ann (39) [servant, m. John Wellman (ex Ajax); Taieri Mouth].
Steel, George (25) [farmer; m. Susan Evered (ex Phoebe Dunbar) 23/11/1850; d. 22/5/1900]; Thomas (infant) [alive 1900].
Thomson, David (38) [gardener; Halfway Bush; d. 1/12/1888]; Dian née Hunt, wife (35) [d. 26/3/1892]; no children.
Todd, Andrew (23) [farmer; unm. d. 24/11/1853].

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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