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.

VICTORY, 579 tons, sailed from Gravesend, 5/3/1848, and arrived at Port Chalmers on 8/7/1848. Captain W L Mullens. She had 33 passengers, of whom 12 were for Otago.

Bailey, Benjamin [to Riverton].
, John
, Samuel
(30) [m. Sarah Norris (ex Ajax); d. Oamaru 1885].
Lachlan (18) [Customs and PO clerk; d. 19/10/1911];
Mansford, William Henning (27) [ag.; Coombe Hay; Registrar, Otago University; d. 22/5/1890]; Caroline née Watt, wife (26) [d. 22/3/1906]
Ridley, Henry Stratford (32), [ag.; Portobello; drowned 21/11/1866]; Violetta née Harrison (29) [d. England 17/9/1889]; Henry Stratford Jr (3) [unm. d. Kelso, West Otago, 24/1/1865].
Shirley, Francis [cousin of Samuel Gibbs]; Eliza née Hart, wife; Margaret Frances (6)
Watt, James [father of Caroline Mansford née Watt]

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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