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Looking for the passenger list for the STAR of INDIA to NZ 1874

Query by ngairedith

Can you help with the passenger list for the STAR of INDIA that arrived in Wellington, New Zealand from London on 10th November 1874.

A report in the "Wanganui Chronicle" dated 11th November 1874 reads:
Arrived - 'Star of Inida' from London wit 375 Goevernment immigrants, 103 days passage, apparently all well.
During the passage 5 deaths occurred; three were children and two were father and child (further research reveals that one of the male immigrants seized his child one day and jumped overboard in a fit of dementia. Both father and child were drowned.) - there were three births. No sickness now.

From the EVENING POST dated 12th November 1874:
The immigrants by the Star of India were landed this morning. They seem a respectable well selectd lot of people and in excellent health. An old Wellington settler, who was a cabin passenger by the vessel, gives them an excellent character.

Another article on the 14th Novemeber 1874 reports:
The immigrants ex the "Star of India' were landed to-day and, taken as a whole, presented a very respectable appearance, though perhaps there was a good deal of the city element amongst them.

And on the 17th November 1874:
At the Police Court this morning, John Smith and George Ford, charged with refusing duty on board the Star of India were dismissed with caution.

From the EVENING POST dated 20th November 1874:
John Clement, charged with absence withour leave from the Star of India, was committed for three days with hard labour.

From the WANGANUI CHRONICLE dated 21st November 1874:
Some forty more of the Star of India immigrants arrived last evening (into Wanganui) by the Stormbird

From the OTAGO WITNESS dated 21st November 1874:
Thirty nominated immigrants for Otago who arrived at Wellington by the Star of India, there being at the time of that vessel leaving London none by which they could be forwarded to Otago, are now on their way down the coast to this Province in the Lady Bird, and will probably arrive today.

BUT, so far, no passenger list - can you help ??

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