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Passengers per 'SUSANNE' South Afirca - New Zealand 26 November 1862

Journal by ngairedith

26 November 1862

... We are happy to announce the first arrival of immigrants from the Cape of Good Hope, yesterday, per the Hamburg brig 'Susanne,' 255 tons, Captain P. J. Moller, which sailed from Table Bay on October 5th and dropped anchor in the Waitemata.
The Cape Argus, October 4th, thus notices the departure:-
"The Hamburg brig 'Susanne' sails for Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. She takes with her seventy-two adult emigrants for that place". This is the first instalment, we hope, of an accession to our population from the Cape Colony. She left Table Bay on the 6th ultimo with 84 immigrants and has been fifty days out. Strong N. and N.W. winds were experienced throught the voyage. Ran down her easting in the parallel of 50? south. The Three Kings were made on Friday at midnight; North Cape was passed the following day. No vessel was sighted during the voyage, until arrival at the Bay of Islands, where, on Sunday, she sighted and boarded the American whaler, 'Roman', 375 tons, Captain Hamblin, New Bedford, 40 months out, with 2,900 barrels oil, and had at the time two large whales alongside. She is bound home. This is the first vessel arriving at this port direct from the Cape of Good Hope (war vessels excepted). She is in good trim, and is very roomy for her tonnage. Before leaving the ship an address was presented to the Captain, by the passengers, expressive of their high opinion of him, the ship, the officers, and crew, dwelling more particularly upon Captain Moller's kindness to the children and female passengers, during the voyage. She brings 316 boxes raisins, and 100 casks Cape wine. She belongs to the well-known firm J. C. Godefroy and Sohn, of Hamburg. After discharging her passengers and cargo she will proceed to Valaparaiso. Mr Charles Petschler is agent. (PETSCHLER On 25th August 1855, at St George?s Bay, the wife of Charles Petschler, of a son.)

The following address was presented to Mr P. J. Moller, captain of the Hamburg brig 'Susanne' by the passengers on their arrival at Auckland from Cape Town -
... Sir, We, the undersigned passengers per Hamburh brig 'Susanne', beg to tender you our most sincere thanks for your kindness towards us all during the passage from Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, to this port; and to express our entire confidence in you as a master mariner. Your attention to the wants and comforts of the married portion of the passengers will ever be remembered with feelings of deep gratitude; and the interest and care taken by you for the health of the children has frequently called forth our warmest approbation.
Be kind enough to tender our acknowledgements to your chief officer, Mr Thomas Korner, and also to your second officer, Mr R. H. Menar, for their courtesy and gentlemanly bearing towards us. Your crew are all a commander could wish - civil, obliging, and orderly, of whom you have indeed reason to be proud. We could not fail in noticing, and that with feelings of pleasure, the quiet willing manner your orders were invariably carried out (indicative of that good feeling which should always exist between the employer and the employed), and that absence of obscene language, unfortunately too prevalent among seamen generally.
In bidding you adieu, and it may be forever, we cannot part from you without praying that you may long be spared to prosper in your perilous employment, and may you soon return to the bosom of your family and friends. Whatever part of the world you may be in, you can rest assured you carry with you the good wishes of all those that came with you from the Cape of Good Hope. (list of names not included in article)

? William ADAIR, cooper

? Alexander BAUDEN, sawyer
? Jane Bauden

? Edward BAWDEN, slater

? Samuel BEAUMOND, carpenter

? Benjamin BELSHAM, bricklayer
? Mary Belsham (nee Smart, sister Eliza on board)

? William BIRD, labourer

? Patrick BOLAN, labourer

? John BRETT, labourer

? Thomas BROWN, labourer
? Ruth Brown

? John CADENHEAD, stonemason (Grant under "Auckland Waste Lands Act Amendment Act 1862" of thirty-eight acres to John Cadenhead, of Tauranga, StoneMason, in the Parish of Matakohe, County of Marsden, dated 22 May 1867)

? George CHESSER, miller

? Patrick CORBOY, labourer (1834-1900, died in Whatawhata, Waikato)

? Owen CREALY, labourer

? Edwin COTTON, smith

? Thomas COX, well-sinker

? Clement CRISP, miller (in 1867 was a Bankrupt of the Whau, province of Auckland, storekeeper)
? Mary Crisp

? John CROTTY, labourer

? James DAWSON, farm labourer

? George DERBYSON, labourer

? John George FREER, printer (married Ann Josephine BETHEL in 1863)

? Charles GOODBRAND, blacksmith (in 1870 he had 125 shares in the Tararu battery Gold Mining Company, Thames at ?1.15 per share eqivalent in 2012 to $150 per share)
? Mary Ann Goodbrand
? Isabella Goodbrand

? John GRIFFON, labourer

? John HENNESSY, labourer

? William HILLSDON, labourer

? George HODGSON, labourer
? Sophia Hodgson
? Emily Alice Hodgson
? Amelia Hodgson

? Robert HOLLAR, carpenter

? James KELLS, farm-labourer

? John KING, labourer

? Patrick LEAMY, carpenter

? Robert LEESE, labourer

? John LYNCH, sawyer
? Bridget Lynch
? Pearce Lynch (went on to have the Devonport Ferry Company)
? John Lynch

? J. MARCHANT, labourer
? Margaret Marchant
? Sarah Ann Marchant

? James MARLOW, labourer
? Mary Ann Marlow
? Mary Jane Marlow

? Joseph MASLEN, labourer
? Eliza Maslen
? Joseph Maslen

? John MINOGUE, farm-labourer

? Thomas MULVIHILL, labourer

? Henry PECKHAM, labourer

? William PENDER, labourer
? Eliza Pender

? Thomas W. POLTON, wheelwright (in Freemans Bay in 1869)
? Eliza Polton
? Alfred Polton

? John RITCHIE, cabinet maker
? Marjory Ritchie
? Susan Smith Ritchie
? Mary Ann Amelia Ritchie

? Joseph RITSON, carpenter

? Andrew ROBERTSON, plasterer

? Robert Morrison SHORT, implement maker

? Eliza SMART, servant (sister of Mary Belsham)

? James SULLIVAN, labourer

? David TELLEY, argicultural labourer

? William THOMPSON, carpenter

? Mrs Mary TRENT

? Charles WELLS, labourer
? Mary Wells
? John Wells

? Patrick WELSH, farm-labourer
? Eliza Handly Welsh

? Isaac WILKINS, sawyer
? Charlotte Wilkins
? Rose Anne Wilkins
? John Thomas Wilkins
? George Isaac Wilkins

? George WILKS, clerk

? Robert WILLIS, clerk

Russell, Bay of Island c1864

taken from Sir George Grey Special Collections

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