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

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 ??

5 comment(s), latest 11 months, 1 week ago

Mark WOOLMER/YAXLEY (1864-1936) New Zealand

MARK WOOLMER-YAXLEY was born 1864 in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
- a son of Emma PUGH & her first husband Thomas WOOLMER
- his father died when he was about 2 and his mother remarried to Cornelius YAXLEY and 2 more sons in England before they emigrated to New Zealand on the Cathcart, arriving into Lyttelton 29 Aug 1874
on board were:
* his stepfather Cornelius aged 31
* his mother Emma aged 32
* sister Eliza aged 12
* Mark aged 10
* brother Frederick aged 8
* stepbrother Arthur aged 6
* stepbrother Ernest aged 2
(the ages given on a ships list are usually from the time of registration)

they settled somewhere in the South Island

Mark married Agnes Caroline Coventry DALZELL born (19 April 1869) on board the Caroline Coventry on the way to Christchurch. Her parents, William and Margaret (nee Orr) Dalzell emigrated from Northern Ireland as did her grandparents, Thompson DALZELL & his second wife, Susannah STEELE (total of 17 children)

MARK & AGNES had 10 known children (see his link above)
- a son, Henry Yaxley, was born in Kaikoura in 1893
- a son, Horace William Yaxley, died aged 27 in Egypt WWI

see also Yaxley message board

thank you to Warburton for the info on Mark's father (see comments)

3 comment(s), latest 4 years, 4 months ago

John DEW + Ann DAVIS - Kingston-upon-Thames to Taita, New Zealand 1841

William DEW (1804-1862) was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
He married Annie Rebecca DAVIS (1801-1884) in 1829

They had
1825 - Ann Dew
1830 - Harriet Dew
1831 - Thomas Dew
1832 - William Dew
1834 - Martha Dew
1836 - John Dew
1839 - Charlotte Dew
1840 - George Dew

When George was 5 months old, (in January 1841) they all boarded the LORD WILLIAM BENTINCK to emigrate to New Zealand.
They arrived in Wellington on 19 May 1841

ALSO on board was Ann Dew (aged 15) - seamstress, possibly William`s sister.

If ou can help with any further descenants of this family please leave a message

I would especially like info on Ann Dew, did she marry ?

2 comment(s), latest 3 years, 5 months ago

Samuel John GAMMAN + Eliza WOODCOCK - Canterbury & Manawatu

Samuel John GAMMAN was born 1834 in Sheldwich, Faversham, Kent.

He was a private and later a corporal with the Royal Engineers, stationed at Shorncliffe and Chatham in Kent as well as Port Louis Mauritius.

Samuel married Eliza WOODCOCK (1840-1930) in 1859 in Brompton, an ancient village near Chatham, 37km north west of Sheldwich - it was once in the Kent county but now is in the Medway Conurbation, England.
It is the home of the Royal Engineers and now houses the
Royal Engineers Museum

He emigrated to New Zealand on the 1st March 1859 shortly after marrying Eliza and arrived in Lyttelton on 11th July 1859, on the 'CAMEO' which left from London. Eliza followed him in 1863

All their children were born in Canterbury, New Zealand:
... 1
1863 - 1959 Francis Henry Gamman

- Francis married Ada NEILSEN on 16 Oct 1907

... 2
1866 - 1932 George Albert Gamman

- George married Jessie Mary MURPHY in 1890

... 3
1867 - 1939 William Alfred Gamman

- William married Annie Matilda TERRY in 1909

... 4
1870 - 1960 Charles Walter Gamman

- Charles married Flora Beatrice BROOME in 1902
- he died in Tauranga aged 90

... 5
1871 - 1958 Rosina Gamman

- Rosina married Samuel SERGEANT in 1891

... 6
1873 - 1874 Elizabeth Jane Gamman

- Elizabeth died aged 10 months

... 7
1874 - 1874 Thomas Gamman

- Thomas died aged 6 weeks in West Oxford, Canterbury

... 8
1875 - 1935 Ernest Edward Gamman

- Ernest married Alice TURNER on Christmas Eve 1906
- Ernest died aged 6 days from 60 in Tauranga

... 9
1877 - 1966 Laura Gamman

- Laura married Arthur William CARMICHAEL on 16 April 1906

... 10
1883 - 1971 Arthur Frederick Gamman

- Arthur married Delilah May COLE on 20 Dec 1906 (4 days before brother Ernest)

SAMUEL JOHN Gamman died 27 May 1901 aged 66 & is buried at
SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke OR Ormondville Cemetery
Manawatu Times, 30 May 1901 A sudden death occurred at Makotuku on Monday evening, when Mr S. J. Gamman, sen., contractor for the Hawke's Bay Timber Company died at the Makotuku Hotel
... Quite a sensation was caused this afternoon when it was reported that Mr Gamman, senior, the sawmiller, had died at the Makotuku hotel. It appears that Mr Gamman had been in Makotuku since Thursday and Dr Francis had been attending him the last day or two. The cause of death is stated to have been heart disease
Bush Advocate, 1 June 1901 ESTATE OF SAMUEL JOHN GAMMAN, of Smith's Siding, makotuku, Sawmiller, deceased. All Persons having claims against the above are hereby requested to furnish particulars forthwith to T. H. G. LLOYD, Solicitor, Dannevirke
ELIZA Gamman died 23 May 1930 aged 90 & buried at Plot 323, Block 1 at Ormondville cemetery next to 5 month old granddaughter, Lilla Joyce Gamman, daughter of son Arthur

List of the Wellington, NZ wounded at war, for September 1915

An article in the EVENING POST, New Zealand
dated 22nd September 1915


The following Wellington men are mentioned in the latest hospital and progress reports:

COOMBS, Arnold 11/982, Sergeant
MORGAN, James Moncur, 11/902, Trooper
BIRRELL, Oswald George, 11/974, Trooper
HOWSE, James Hayward, 11/1009, Trooper
GRIFFEN, Eward, 13/808, Trooper
SPOONER, Gerard Edmund, 11/1060, Trooper
JAMESON, Noel Rutherford, 11/301, Trooper
HUNT, William George, 11/775, Trooper
THOMPSON, Herbert William, 11/932, Trooper
WILSON, Thomas Emerson, 11/556, Trooper
BALDWIN, Charles Cameron, 11/529, Trooper
WISE, Gilbert, 11/840, Trooper - seriously ill enteric
DOUGLAS, James, 11/736, Trooper - seriously ill, enteritis and septic sores
GRAY, William Roy, 10/2164, Private - seriously ill, enteric

GOSLING, Thomas, 10/1497, Private
HEATH, Arthur Ernest, 10/1842, Private
ROGERS, Charles Alfred, 10/733, Private
BRICKELL, Paul Francis, 10/2080, Private

BATH, Frank Herbert, 4/593, Sapper

EDWARDS, Victor Clive Stuart, 11/38a, Trooper

CAKEBREAD, Edward Eric, 10/2093, L.Corporal - seriously ill

HISS, Percival George, 10/406, Private - enteric

HOWIE, William Gladstone, 9/557, Lieutenant
(John Howie, Waikiwi, Invercargill), 13th Sept.
WILSON, James Gilmoure, 13/153, Trooper
(Mrs J. Wilson, Whatawhata, Auckland)
BISHOP, Kenneth, 13/19, Trooper
(Benjamin Bishop, King Edwards avenue, Epsom)
WILEY, William Robert, 10/1701, Private
(Mrs David T. Wiley, sen., Fulford Street, New Plymouth, mother)
O`DONNELL, William Henry, 6/924, Private
(Mrs M. O`Donnell, Greymouth)
BOLLARD, John Henry Allen, 6/2452, Private
(W.A. Bollard, Moray place, Dunedin, father)
SMITH, William Ernest, 6/1722, Private
(W. Smith, Mount street, Nelson)
WALSH, Amos, 6/735, Bugler
(T. Walsh, Queenstown, Tasmania)
FITNESS, Robert Duntan, 8/1976, Private
(Charles D. Fitness, 24 Cecil road Ilford, London, father)

SHUTKOWSKI from Gdansk, Poland to Carterton, New Zealand 1884

Peter Joseph Shutkowski was born 1851 in Gdansk
- (on the southern edge of Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea) Poland)
- his parents were Peter and Kathleen SHUTKOWSKI
- he married Rosalia Christina LIPINSKI
- Rosalia was born 1846 also in Gdansk
- her parents were Francis and Catherine (nee REDMAN) Lipziski

- Peter died in Carterton, Wairarapa 10 April 1918 aged 67
- Rosalia died in Carterton 5 February 1938 aged 91

Peter & Rosalie married about 1875 and had 3 children. They then emigrated to New Zealand on board the * VICTORY which left Plymouth on the 29 March 1884 and arrived in Wellington on the 30 May 1884. They were nominated by her brother Franz Lipinski who was already settled in Carterton
- I would like the passenger list for this voyage if you have one
- It brought out 470 passengers including 370 Government assisted immigrants.

6 months after arrival in New Zealand Peter and Rosalia had another 4 children

The children of Pete and Rosalie:

1875 - 1957 Francis "Frank' Shutkowski
- born in Gdansk
- Frank married Annie HARGREAVES in St Mary`s Catholic Church, Carterton, New Zealand on 27 June 1905
- they had 10 chidren (see 2nd comment below)
- he died 16 June 1957 aged 82
- Annie died 19 August 1953 aged 73
- They are buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton
... 26 April 1910 - An oat stack belonging to Frank Shutkowski, South Carterton, was damaged by fire this morning. It contained about seven tons and had been sold to a Wellington firm at a fair was no insurance. The cause of the fire is unknown

... 13 February 1929 WEDDING, A wedding was solemnised at Carterton when Florence Catherine Gibson, of Armagh, Irelan, was married to John Shutkowski, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Frank Shutkowski of Carterton.
The bride was escorted by the bridegroom's father, and wore a lovely gown of beaded silk marocaon, with uneven hem. Her veil was held in place by a coronation crown of orange blossom. She carried a handsome bouquet of white roses, carnatins, and asparagus fern.
Miss Anastasia Rosalia Shutkowski (Carterton) and Miss Elsie Burcher (of Masterton) were bridesmaids, the former wearing a frock of bois de rose silk marocain and black crinoline hat, and carrying a bouquet of roses, carnations, and asparagus fern to tone. The latter wore a frock of peach silk marocain with black crinoline hat, and carried a lovely bouquet of dahlias to tone.
Little Mary Burcher (Masterton) was flower girl, wearing a blue frock of mariette and a head bandeau of forget-me-nots. She carried a dainty basket of flowers to tone.
Mr Clifford McPhee was best man, and Mr Francis Shutkowski groomsman.
The bridegroom's mother was in a beige frock of marocain with hat to match, and carried a posy of dahlias. The reception was held at the residence of the bridegrooms parents. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a toilet set, bride's present to the bridegroom being a set of gold sleeve-links. Each bridesmaid received a gold cross.
The future home of Mr and Mrs Shutkowski will be in Wellington. The Rev Father Keavey performed the ceremony

... SHUTOWSKI, On January 15, 1944, at Waipoi, Otago, Francis William Carroll, beloved husband of Mary Russell Shutkowski, and second son of Francis and Annie Shutkowski, 3 Grey St., Masterton, and late of Carterton; aged 30 years. R.I.P. The friends of the late Francis William Carroll Shutkowski are invited to attend his Funeral which will leave St Mary's Church, Carterton, Tomorrow (Saturday 22 Jan 1944) after Requiem Mass at 9am for the Clareville Cemetery, King's Funeral Service, Broaway, Carterton

1876 - 1930 Constance Anastasia Shutkowski
- born in Gdansk
- Constance married Herbert GREATHEAD 16 June 1903
- Herbert was a brother of George Greathead who married her sister Francisca
- (sons of John GREATHEAD & Mary BRIGHT married 1872)
- she died 11 August 1930 aged 54
- she is buried in Clareville cemetery Carterton
- Herbert died 4 June 1938 in Greytown, Wairarapa aged 63
... CARTERTON. Yestrday, (16 June 1904)) Mr Herbert Greathead, of Gladstone, was married to Miss Shutkowski, of Carterton, and the ceremony was the first of the kind to take place in the Catholice Church in its new position

1883 - 1937 Francisca Magdalena Shutkowski
- born in Gdansk
- Francisca married George GREATHEAD 28 Jan 1904 St Marys Catholic Church, Carterton, brother of Herbert Greathead who married her sister Constance
- she died 10 Sept 1908 of tuberculosis aged 25
- George died 29 years later on 16 Oct 1937 of tuberculosis aged 58
- They are both buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton.

1884 - 1929 John Michael "Jack" Shutkowski
- born 23 November in New Zealand
- Jack married May PAASKE 21 April 1909 in St Mary`s Catholic Church, Carterton
2 children found to date:
1909 - Walter Douglas Shutkowski
1911 - Myrtle Annie Shutkowski
- May's birth and death dates are unknown - do you know who she was?
- Jack died 2nd June 1929 aged 44
... 22 April 1909 A quiet wedding was soleminised at the residence of the bride's parents, Carterton, yesterday afternoon, when May Paaske, daughter of Mr G. J. Paaske, was married to Mr John M. Shutkowski, second son of Mr Peter Shutkowski. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father Bowe, of St Mary's Church, and the young couple will reside in Carterton

1886 - 1904 Rosalia Shutkowski
- born 22 August in Carterton, Wairarapa
- Rosalia married ? GOUGH, unknown year
- she died on 18 June 1904 aged 17
- he is buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton
Do you know who her husband ? Gough was?

1894 - 1942 Joseph Shutkowski
- born in Carterton
- Joseph's marriage (if at all) details are unknown
- - do you know who he was?

1891 - Barbara Shutkowski
- born 9 January in Carterton
- Barbara died 11 August 1897 aged 5
- she is buried in Clareville Cemetery Carterton

* N O T E S

24 May 1884 - WELLINGTON
... The Shaw, Saville-Albion Company's chartered steamer Victory, Capt. Elcoate, arrived here from London via Plymouth at 9 o'clock this morning. She came direct from Pymouth and the passage, which was uneventful, occupied 56 days. The Victory brings 50 steerage passengers, and 370 Government immigrants (including 117 single girls) for all ports. Two deaths occurred among married immigrants, those being Wm. Harrison aged 40, from apoplexy on 11th May, and Bathilde Pearson, aged 38, from an abscess on 24th May. Dr Miley in his report speaks highly of the attention paid to the passengers by the officers of the ship, and he states the provisions and water were in abundance and of good quality. The health and behavious of the immigrants is mentioned as having been exceptionally good. The Victory has 2000 tons of cargo for all ports. The single women were landed this afternoon, and sent to the immigration barracks

29 May 1884 - AUCKLAND NEWS
... The Auckland portion pf the Victory's immigrants arrived at Onehunga to-day. The whole of the Victory's immigrants have been engaged. One hundred were sent to the country districts

GDANSK coat of arms

5 comment(s), latest 3 years, 4 months ago

looking for McGUORGUODALE - anywhere

Private John Cooper went to war on the 17th April 1915.
He was with the Otago Infantry Battalion 4th Reinforcements.
He left Wellington New Zealand for Gallipoli where he was killed in action on 27th September 1915

As is next of kin he had put: Mrs M. Cooper (mother) care of
M.A. McGuorguodale, Waikaka Valley, Otago, New Zealand

ALSO: Son of the late Jesse & Mary Ann Cooper of Waikuahuna Gorge

I cannot find one person of the name McGuorguodale anywhere in New Zealand - or for that matter, anywhere in the world - so the spelling must be wrong.

Do you know anyone in New Zealand with that name?
Do you know how it should have been spelt?

5 comment(s), latest 3 years, 4 months ago

Who was James Andrew HUXTON ? married Maria Greathead in Greytown New Zealand 1883

James Andrew Huxton was born in 1827 in Deal, Kent.

When did he emigrate to New Zealand?
Who were his parents?
Did he and Maria have any children?
Where is he buried?

He apparetnly married Jane Anderson - unknown when. She died in September 1867.
He remarried to Maria "POLLY" Greathead who was born in Nelson, Marlborough in January 1847.
Maria's parents were George Greathead and Dorothy Turnball who had emigrated on the MARTHA RIDGWAY arriving in Wellington 1841 - they both died in 1885 in the Wairarapa, buried in Greytown.

1 comment(s), latest 1 year, 3 months ago

William Henry WACKROW, Mayor of Taumarunui

I have come across a number of references of a Mr Wackrow being the Mayor of Taumarunui, King Country New Zealand in 1911
- "the Mayoress, Mrs Wackrow, of Taumarunui 1913" was Annie Jane nee Ruddell (1865-1918), from Portasown, Ireland.
They married in 1889 and had the following children:
* 1889 - Margaret Sophia Wackrow
- nothing known
* 1891 - 1962 August Henry Wackrow
- August married Pauline Annie CARROLL (1897-1966) in 1916
* 1892 - 1972 Mabel Wackrow
- Mabel married Edward Alfred JACOBSON (1887-1941) in 1913
* 1894 - 1929 Etty Wackrow
- Etty married Leslie Duncan Douglas FAIRLEY (1891-1962) in 1919
* 1897 - 1975 Allan Wackrow
- Allan married Susan Ethel TUCK in 1918

ANNIE JANE WACKROW died in Taumarunui 9 Aug 1918 aged 53
William next married Fanny McDONALD (1879-1953) in 1920

Can anyone please help

TAUMARUNUI is a town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Maori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big, literally translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun. There are also references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara.

Taumarunui MAYORS Timeline
1910 - George Henry THOMPSON defeated Rev John E. WARD & was first borough council mayor
1913 - Mr. WACKROW
1915-1917 - G. S. STEADMAN
1917-1919 - A. S. LAIRD
1919-1923 - G. S. STEADMAN
1923-1925 - C. C. MARSACK
1925-1929 - G. E. MANSON
1929-1944 - Crawford BOLES
1947-1953 - D. H. HALL
1953-1956 - David C. SEATH (later Member of Parliament for the King Country)
1956 - Frank D. HOUSE (later Taumarunui High School governor)

Town Mayors immediately prior to 1988 include:

William Henry Wackrow (1869-1948)

1 comment(s), latest 4 years, 10 months ago

passengers ANDROMACHE arriving Melbourne 25-12-1851

I would like the passenger list for the ANDROMACHE which left Devon (my passenger embarked at Devonport), arrived Melbourne on Christmas Day 1851
This may have been a stop off before going on to South Australia.

some arrivals of The ANDROMACHE in Australia:
31 October 1837
.. ....... 1838
31 January 1839
24 June 1840
13 February 1842
8 November 1848
25 December 1849
17 December 1850
25 December 1851

big thanks to tonkin for supplying the passenger list:
unfortunately, it is the list of Dec 1850

from the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER Tuesday, December 17 1850
? The barque Andromache, 465 tons, Passmore, master, from London 4th September, and Plymouth 11th September.

I will add his list here for researchers looking for that year

Ship "Andromache"
From London 4 September 1850 via Plymouth 11 September 1850.
Arrived Port Adelaide, South Australia 17 December 1850, then to Port Phillip.

Cabin Passengers
A BECKETT with wife and family.

Steerage Passengers
ACOURT, Elizabeth
ASHWIN, Alfred
ASHWIN, Edward
BARKER, E. and wife
BRADSFORD, Richard, wife and family
BROCKLEY, Frederick, wife and family
BROWN, Samuel, wife and family
BROWNE, A, wife and child
CLARENBULD, W, and wife
FARLEY, Leonora
FITZMAURICE, Henry and two children
FREEMAN, J, wife and family
HAGG, Charles and Mary
HARVEY, B, and wife
HEALING, George and wife
HILL, William
KING, Alfred
LITCHFIELD, F, wife and family
MATTHEWS, Edwin, wife and family
MOODY, Francis and wife
PASSELL, Henry, wife and family
RICE, S, wife and family
RODD, Emma
SARSON. Richard
SEPELL, Richard, wife and family
TAYLOR, J, wife and child
WELLER, John and wife
WHEELER, S and wife
WILSON, Henry, wife and family

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