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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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by LadyBea on 2017-07-12 10:50:30

Source of this article: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/star_of_india1874.htm

'Star of India'

New Zealand Bound
to Wellington in 1874

The 'Star of India' official No. 43,925, tonnage 1064, a 3-masted, square-rigged ship, built at Dundee by Alexander Stephen & Sons for the London ship owners Somes Brothers, and launched in July 1861 was in New Zealand waters 1873-74. She departed London 30th July 1874 and arrived Wellington 10th November 1874. The Star of India only made two trips to New Zealand and that the 1874 trip was the second. It was common in those days to have two or three vessels sailing the oceans with the same name. Another Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man as Euterpe, a full-rigged iron ship.

Evening Post, 10 November 1874, Page 2 Port of Wellington
Nov 10 — Star of India, ship, 1004 tons, Captain C. Holloway, from London was worked into harbor this morning very skillfully by Pilot Holmes and anchored a short distance from the wharf. She has made the passage out in. 104 days mid experienced fine weather throughout. She has had a remarkably fine, although rather long, passage of 104 days. She bring 374 immigrants, who are reported in excellent health. Five deaths occurred during the passage, two being those of a father and child, the former committing suicide by jumping overboard with the child in his arms.

Passenger list transcription pdf 255k Count 375 passengers.
Reference: Family Search browse -Wellington -1874


by janilye on 2017-07-12 14:06:59

The 1874 voyage for the Star of India

by ngairedith on 2017-07-12 14:27:52

well, well, janilye ask and you shall receive
- even if it is 8 years later :) lol
thanks for that - now have to remember why I wanted it

by bindiandbonny on 2017-07-17 06:35:34

hi ngairedith i have a photo copy of the star of india if you would like a copy my great grand father came out to sth australia on the ship in 1879 i have one page of of the shipping list of his arrival ican email to you if you would like a copy of the ship

by ngairedith on 2017-07-17 06:47:12

thanks bindi,
why dont you transcribe it and write it here as a journal :)
So many people would then benefit

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