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Passenger list for HANNAH (Annie) WALTER - England to NZ

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I have been searching for a very long period for a passenger listing for HANNAH WALTER who would have arrived in NZ possibly Wellington after the 1871 census and before her marriage in Wellington in 1885 to Erick Victor Lundqvist. Hannah was born on 17/09/1864 in Maidstone, Kent and she was the illegitimate daughter of Mary Walter (1846-) and her grandparents were John and Elizabeth (nee Palmer) Walter. I have searched every site for all ships arriving in NZ from the UK and also from UK to Australia (wondering maybe if Hannah went there first). I have also searched for Hannah's mother Mary Walter as I am not sure if Hannah and her mother came out together or what. Two of Mary Walter's sisters, Emma Sears and Ruth Henry came out to NZ and I was able to find the passenger list for Emma and her husband Henry Sears and their 6 children on the ship "Waikato" which arrived in Wellington on 11/03/1874 but nothing for Ruth and her husband Robert Henry. Hannah Walter married Erick Victor Lundquist on 17/01/1885 at the Wellington Registry Office and they had four sons and one daughter. Hannah died 10/11/1948 at Wellington Hospital. On Hannah's death certificate it states her parents were John Walter and Elizabeth nee (Walter) Walter but from a few years of searching they were in fact her grandparents. Also it stated that she lived in NZ for 76 years and her age at death was 84. Hannah was known as Annie in NZ but not sure if she was known as Annie when she lived in Maidstone, Kent
I have been on every site via google search looking for passenger listings for Hannah Walter and/or Mary Walter and Ruth and Robert Henry? and I also searched through the pages on the passenger listing on the "Waikato" in 1874 for The Sears family hoping I might find Hannah but there was nothing.
Does anyone know where I can search or get information regarding unable to find a deceased ancestors passenger listing?
Thanks and Kind Regards

Surnames: Walter; Sears
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on 2017-07-12 02:51:20

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by amscott on 2017-07-12 03:41:37

Only one I can find quickly and this came from FamilySearch records

Hannah E Walter
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists
Name Hannah E Walter
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 29 Nov 1873
Event Place Otago, New Zealand
Gender Female
Marital Status Single
Departure Date 1873
Arrival Port Otago
Ship Name Zealandia
Arrival Place Otago
Citing this Record
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Hannah E Walter, 29 Nov 1873; citing ship Zealandia, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm .

by amscott on 2017-07-12 03:51:48

Use this link. You can view the original passenger. May not be your Hannah. Age 3. Father August and mother Sarah. States from Germany.

by ngairedith on 2017-07-12 15:13:17

is it a silly question to ask you if you also looked for all name variations? like different spelling - Hanna or even Anna

by amscott on 2017-07-12 22:46:10

Hi Ngairedith,

That's not a silly question. Very sensible. I just put the surname Walter into FamilySearch NZ Passenger Lists and there are quite a few variations that berryfields could investigate. Should see all by copying and pasting the link I have shown into Google. I looked at 2 or 3 but there are others.

by ngairedith on 2017-07-12 23:40:30

this is a very extensive list of ships that arrived in NZ from 1840 to 1885. It is broken up into 7 pages, each of the landing districts:
* into LYTTELTON (Christchurch)
* into NAPIER (Hawkes Bay)
* into NELSON (Marlborough)
* into NEW PLYMOUTH (Taranaki)
* into PORT CHALMERS (Dunedin)

The first link of each page (White Wings) takes you to the source where most of the ships names are linked to passenger lists

by berryfields on 2017-07-12 23:47:08

Thanks for your replies and yes I have searched the NZ Archives/Familytree passenger listings using name variants and as Hannah was known as Annie have used that name as well as Annah, Ann, and so on. With regards to her mother I have besides Mary used Elizabeth, Eliza and so on. Even as 'amscott' suggested I just used the surname. Another one of my ancestors I could not find her arriving in NZ on any passenger list so decided to search ships from Australia to NZ and found her and her daughter leaving Sydney for Wellington back in the 1860's.Hence have done the same for Hannah and her mother but at this time have had no luck. Searching on NZBDM online I found a marriage for Mary Elizabeth Walter in 1876 and wondering if that is her as Hannah's mothers full name was Mary Elizabeth Walter which in my original message I just had Mary Walter.
Thanking you for your help etc

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