Shipping Items

Timaru Harbour by William Ferrier

 1891
South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project
 

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Shipping Items 1864-65   February 1867
Data from the National Library website

Timaru Herald January 1 1891 pg 2
Sailed from Port of Timaru
Dec. 31 - Rotokino, s.s., 1263 tons, Spinks, for Sydney and Brisbane. Passengers (from Dunedin, Bluff, and Timaru)

Saloon:
Belcher 	Dr
Booth 		Miss
Brenner 	Miss
Fraser 		Rev.
Hobday 		Miss
Kykle 		Mr
McNicoll 	Mr
Peacock 	Mr and Mrs
Owen 		Mr
Sandison 	Mr
Short 		Mr and Mrs and family (3)
Strong 		Mr
and eight steerage

Wednesday 21 January 1891
Lyttelton, Jan. 21
Sailed - Morayshire, for London. Passengers -
Fitchett Mr
Skinner Mr and Mrs and Master Skinner
Nettie, brigantine for Boston

Star, Christchurch 19 January 1891 Shipping -
Jan 18. Doric, R.M.S.S. 4744 tons, Jennings, from London, passengers - Misses Pye, Page, and Potter, Messers Leach, Smith, and
Whitehead.

Star, Christchurch 19 January 1891
Lyttelton - Morayshire s.s. 2481 tons Coull, cleared for London via
Rio de Janeiro.

Star, Christchurch -
Thursday 29 January 1891
Shipping - Wellington - R.M.S.S.Tongariro - The Tongariro, from London, via way ports, arrived in the Harbour this morning. she was detained in London until 15 December (4 days late) owing to the fog. The passage was a fine weather one, and uneventful.
She brings 80 passengers for New Zealand.
Passengers for Lyttelton:
First saloon - Hon. and Rev. J. Lascelles, Mr, Mrs & Master Uscombe, Searelle, Miss Patersen, Miss Cardale, Mr, Mrs and Miss Forbes, Second saloon - Messers Powell, Campbell and Orde.
Third saloon - Miss Balls, Messers Owles, Dolan & Chambers.

North Otago Times, 29 January 1891, Page 2
TIMARU. January 28. Sailed� Highland Glen (Dawson), for London, with 5427 bales of wool, 67 of flax, 207 of tallow, and 1270 sacks of oats. Passenger, Mr P. V. Lovegrove.

Timaru Herald Saturday 14 February 1891
Wellington, Feb. 13
Arrived - Arawa, last night, from London. She left London on Dec. 27th, Plymouth 30th, Cape on January 20th, Hobart on 2nd, inst. and experienced fine weather. The health of the passengers was excellent.
Passengers
for Timaru - Saloon
Miss Overbury
Second saloon:
Miss Moorcock
Steerage:
Mrs K Hayes, Misses M. Hayes, and A. M. Young.

'Star' Christchurch  Thursday 12 February 1891* Page 3
Wellington - Arrival of the "Arawa"
Arrived - Arawa at seven o'clock last night from London, but she was not visited by the health officer till this morning. She left London on December 27th Plymouth on December 30th, the Cape on January 20th and Hobart on February 2nd. --

Passengers for Lyttelton -
Saloon - Mr, Mrs and Miss Decastro, Messers R.T. Turnbull, and S.Brentnall,
Second saloon - Mr F? N. Edwards.
Steerage - Mr Robert Kaye

'Star' Christchurch Thursday 5 February 1891* Page 3
Wellington - Shipping - The DORIC -
The Doric sails at noon for London via Rio.
passengers -
First saloon -
Messers A. Buchanan, White, Haul, Smith, J. Leitch, W. Leitch, G.H. Mitchell, Dr Nedwell, Rev. Mr Field, Major- General Johnston, Misses A. Leech, W. Duncan, Webb (2) and Mrs Ferguson.
Second saloon -
Mr & Mrs Watt and family, Mr & Mrs Thomas, Mrs & Miss Clements, Mrs & Master Bolan, Mr & Master Palmer, Misses Hughson and Harris, Mrs Arthur Rawson, Messers Herbert, and Shaw.
Steerage -
Mesdames Robertson, and Stottingdale, Messrs Aitken, Stottingdale, Handcock, Macarthur, Horman, Jensen, Parry and Knight.

Tuesday 17 March 1891
Wellington, March 16
The Coptic got up to the wharf at 11 a.m. She had unsettled weather, fog, rains and heavy N.E. swell on the way from Hobart. She brings 46 passengers and a full cargo. She is still commanded by Captain Kempson, but Mr Acheson, late second officer, is now chief. Mr Whistler, R.N.R., is third and Mr Northcote fourth, both coming from the Atlantic service. Mr Bell, R.N.R., succeeds Mr Haliburton as chief engineer. There are also other changes.

Thursday 26 March 1891
Wellington, March 25
The Rimutaka arrived this evening. She left Plymouth on February 9th, with 1920 tons of cargo, 48 saloon, 21 second saloon, and 44 steerage passengers, and one of the heaviest mails ever brought by the direct steamers - 252 bags and 21 boxes of parcel post. She landed 17 passengers and 280 tons of cargo at Hobart. C.A. Lovett, able seaman, and W. Fenelow, second cook, died on the voyage.

Auckland, March 25
Arrived - Hauroto from Sydney. Passengers for south:

Cummings 	Miss
Edwards 	Mrs
Post 		Miss
Rhodes 		Miss
Ward 		Hon. and secretary

Friday 3 April 1891
Sailed
April 2 - Ruthin, barque, 1116 tons, Vissar, for London. The p.s. Mana (Tugmaster Waldon) (Hendry, chief engineer) slipped from her moorings yesterday morning, shortly after 6 o'clock, and steamed out to the barque Ruthin, which was at anchor in the outer roads. The Mana took Captain Vissar off, and some ship's stores. There were also a good many persons on board, including a number of ladies. On arriving alongside the wind was being very variable, he decided to await a favourable slant of wind. This occurring shortly after 2. p.m. the anchor was weighed and sail made. The Ruthin is the third German owned vessel, hailing from Elsfleth, which has loaded at Timaru this year. Mr J. Wilson, a member of the Harbour Board, was among the party on the tug.

Monday 6 April 1891
The flagstaff of Timaru is situated in 171 deg 17.20 min East longitude; and 44 deg 23 min South latitude.

Arrived
April 4 - Rosamond s.s., 722 tons, Stewart from Dunedin
April 4 - Bayley, s.s., 2607 tons,, Alfred Childs, from London. The Tyser liner Bayley arrived off Timaru yesterday afternoon and was brought in by the p.s. Mana and berthed at the main wharf. The Bayley will take away 17,300 sheep and lamb, the largest cargo of frozen meat which has ever been put on board at this port. The Bayley left London on January 20th. Called in at Melbourne and Sydney and the Bluff.

Monday 6 April 1891
Vessels Homeward Bound
Vessel 					Days out
Langstone 	(Captain Bates)		104
Highland Glen 	(Captain Dawson) 	 67
Aurora 		(Captain Zindars)	 48
Rialto 		(Captain Genters) 	 29
Rathin 		(Captain Vissar) 	  4 

Wednesday 8 April 1891
The steamer Bayley completed loading yesterday afternoon,  and was taken out by the harbourmaster in the teeth of a strong north-east wind and dirty weather outlook. The Bayley anchored in the outer roads for the night, and will go on this morning to Lyttelton to coal for Home. 19,500 carcasses frozen mutton and lamb was put on board by two gangs of men working in about 19 hours, or at the rate of 1000 an hour, 5000 at each hatch.  This shipment is noteworthy too for the fact that the Bayley is the first steamer to complete her loading here, the hatches being filled with South Canterbury mutton and ice.

Friday 24 April 1891
Sailed April 23 - Ben Nevis, ship, 1109 tons, Pyke, for London. She was towed out at daylight yesterday morning by the p.s. Mana and picking up a moderate breeze outside soon made a good offing. The Ben Nevis was in excellent trim, and as she is well known as a fast sailer we expect to see her arrive Home in the 'nineties." Her cargo consisted of 13,991 sacks of wheat.

Wednesday 6 May 1891
Arrival of the Tainui
Wellington, May 5
The Tainui, from London via way ports, entered the Heads at 11.30 a.m. The Tainui had an uneventful passage. Her dates are London March 16th, Plymouth 21st, Teneriffe 26th, Capetown April 11th, Hobart 30th. She brings the following passengers for Timaru:-

Second saloon:
Wood 		Mr and Mrs and family (4)
Third saloon: 
Dooley 		Messrs (2)
Hughes 		Misses E.
Weathered 	Mrs
Weathered 	Miss M
Wellwood 	Mr R. and Mrs and family (5)

Tuesday 19 May 1891
Sailed - May 18 - Duke of Buckingham, s.s. 3123 tons, Groombridge, for London via south. The New Zealand's Company's chartered steamer Duke of Buckingham, is the first four-masted and the longest vessel ever in the harbour. The mutton boat is fortunate in having fine weather, the sea being still as as mill pond so far. The steamer will ship 12,000 frozen lambs and a quantity of wool and tallow.

Wednesday 20 May 1891
Wellington, May 19
Arrived, this afternoon - R.M.S. Kaikoura, from London via way ports. She left Plymouth on the 5th April, Teneriffe on the 10th, Capetown on the 25th, and Hobart on the 15th. The time occupied on the voyage was 42 days 21 hours. She brought 12 passengers for Australian ports and 46 for New Zealand.
Sailed - Glenora, barque, Captain Tonkin, for London.

Wednesday 15 July 1891
The new ocean steamer Ruahine now begin built by the Fairfield Shipping Company on the Clyde, to the order of the New Zealand Shipping Company. She will be 6100 tons register, or equal in size to the Orient liner Orreuz. She will have a straight stem, and she will be the same length as the Shaw Saville and Albion Company's fine steamer Arawa, about 440ft, but to get her increased tonnage will have much more beam. The saloon will be amidships, where the vibrations of the screw do not disturb the comfort of the passengers, and where the motion of the vessel is not felt so much as in other areas of the ship. Her triple expansion engines will drive the vessel at the rate of seventeen or eighteen knots per hour. She is expected to leave London in November for New Zealand.

Thursday July 16 1891
Port of Timaru
Arrived. July 15- Morayshire, s.s., 3822 tons, Coull, from Port Chalmers.
The Morayshire, a boat very much like the Nairushire, arrived in the roadstead from Port Chalmers yesterday morning, and was met by the tug and brought in by the harbour master Captain Clarkson. She was fast and receiving cargo by 11 o'clock. The Morayshire took in here 13,000 carcasses of mutton and 75 bales of wool. The Morayshire is one of the handsomest of the Shire liners. She lay at the main wharf "as steady as a rock." Mr Robson, chief officer, (formerly of the Fifeshire); Mr Wallace, second; Mr McKenzie, third; and Mr Mollinson, fourth officer. Mr Small, formerly of the Fifeshire, is chief engineer, and the refrigerating machinery is in charge of Mr Ramsay. Mr Miller, who was here with the Fifeshire about two years ago, is chief steward, and he was very courteous to visitors yesterday, showing them all over the ship, and making them very welcome.

20th July 1891
Shipments of frozen mutton sent from Waitara by the Morayshire and Rangatira have turned out badly for many shippers. Some shippers only received 7s net for sheep. Another owner only received 4s 10�d net per sheep which would have sold locally for 10s when shipped.

Sir, - Allow me to correct my husband's false reports. He had told several people that him and me are not married. We were married by Mr Woollcombe at his private house in the year Nov. 26th, 1863. My witnesses were Mr Thomas Reid and Mrs Reid, Mr Lewellyn Jones of Timaru. It is not Mrs White which goes to sea in the barque Ganymeade with Alex. White but another women. I advertise this for the sake of myself and family.
Margaret White, Wattle Grove, Timaru, New Zealand.

Timaru Herald 17 October 1881 pg2
A telegram was received on Saturday from Mr A. White, coal and produce merchant of this town, who is now in Adelaide, stating that he had bought the barque Ganymede from Mr H.C. Fletcher, and the port of Timaru is to be congratulated on such a handsome addition to its locally owned fleet. The Ganymede is a clipper built iron vessel, 569 tons register and 950 tons gross tonnage. and is classed AA1 at Lloyd's for 90 years. She is 167ft 6in in length, 29ft 6in in breadth, and 17ft 7 in depth. For some years past she has been principally employed in the trade between Adelaide and the Cape and Mauritius. She will leave Adelaide for Newcastle on Wednesday, where she will carry coal for this port. Captain Morgan, of the Annie Bow, leaves for Newcastle on Tuesday to take charge of her. His place on the Annie Bow will be filled by Captain Hugh Paterson, lately of the Maggie Paterson. We trust the enterprise displayed by Mr White in purchasing the Ganymede will meet with the rich reward which it deserves, and that he will never have reason to regret it.

Saturday 25th July 1891

The Crusader,1038 tons, Perrian,  is expected to get away for Callao to-morrow morning. 27th. She cleared Customs on Saturday and the winds suiting sails for Callao this morning. She was towed out. She had on board 850 tons of flour from Atlas, and 250 tons from the Belford mill, and 2075 sacks barley. This vessel has eclipsed all previous records in the loading of a ship at Timaru. She began last Monday morning to put out 300 tons of ballast and take in a full cargo of sacked stuff, and could have been a full ship on Friday night, but had to wait for the last lots till Saturday.

Arrived
July 24 - Tekapo, s.s., 2433 tons, Allman from Newcastle via northern ports. Sailed July 25 for Sydney via Lyttelton and Wellington

Tuesday July 28 1891
Arrived
July 27 - Duke of Sutherland, s.s., 3116 tons, Whymper, from Lyttelton. Under charter to the N.Z.S. Company, arrived from Lyttelton Monday morning to fetch 10,000 carcasses of mutton and 300 casks tallow. She will finish early 28th and goes back to Lyttelton and thence to Waitara to finish. This is the first trip of this steamer to the colony. She was built in 1863 for the China trade, and therefore long and narrow to suit the Suez canal and was supplied with first-class passenger accommodation, now but little used. She is now fitted with two refrigerators and had cargo space for 45,000 carcasses. She left Cardiff on May 20th with 3000 tons of coal on board, and landed about half at Lyttelton, the rest bringing her out and taking her Home again. The Duke of Sutherland is a sister ship to the long and narrow "canal walloper," the Duke of Buckingham, which came here a short time ago.

July 29th July
Exports. In the Duke of Sutherland, N.Z.S. Company agents. 297 casks tallow, 24 do pelts, 40 bales wool, 8 bales skin, 20 bags hides, 10,189 carcasses mutton, 50 cases kidneys. Shippers - J.M. Clark, W.H. Clark, C.F.A., Refrigerating Company. She was only about 20 hours in port.

July 31 1891
Arrived July 30 - Pleione, full rigged ship, 1092 tons, Sargent, from London via Nelson. The Mana met her and brought her in during the afternoon, when she made fast to a bouy. The Pleione left Nelson on Monday week, and after clearing the Straits had light winds and calms all the way down, till a strong nor-west breeze brought her from the Peninsula yesterday morning then failing a few miles out. The Pleione is consigned to Miles, Archer and CO., and has 630 tons, of general cargo to land here.

Friday 14th August 1891
Wellington, Aug. 13
The Rimutaka left Plymouth on the 28th June, Teneriffe 3rd July, Cape 20th, and Hobart at 6 pm. on the 9th. The voyage was an uneventful and moderate variable weather was experienced. She has 141 passengers for New Zealand ports, 133 bags mail, and 23 boxes parcels post. Passengers for Timaru - Saloon, Dr C.H. Cayley; second saloon, Mr J. Radcliffe; steerage, Mr W. Owers.

Monday 24th August 1891
The R.M.S. Coptic sails for London to-day. Among her cargo she takes 1000 sacks pf wheat, 250 casks tallow, 700 bales wool, 1200 sacks oaks, 400 sacks peas and beans, 20,000 carcasses of mutton. Passengers - First Saloon W.F. Clayton, J. Matheson, E. King, Robert Hulbert, Rev. W. Beatty, C. Nimmo, Lieut. J. Grant, R.N.; second saloon: E.C. Schiele, Mr and Mrs Hawkes, Dahala, I. McGavin, Mrs Jane Lyons, Miss E. Lewis, Robert Mowe, James Wood, Daniel Whitburn; steerage; James Start, S.H. Hammond and family (4), Mrs Levy and family (5), John Robinson, R. Sergeant, Miss C. Dawson, D. Orr, Mrs Lake, Mrs Parkes and boy, Mrs Forbes and two children.

Thursday 27th August. The ship Pleione had to give up her berth at the main wharf yesterday, to the Maori King, and moved off to a bouy. She has yet to take in 200 or 2500 sacks to complete her load. 
    The Tyser liner Maori King, arrived yesterday from London via Brisbane at mid-day, and was brought in and berthed at the main wharf by3.30 p.m. The Maori King is purely a cargo boat, and was built last year by Doxford and Sons, of Sutherland. Her gross is 3507tons, under deck 3602, and net 2476 tons. The hull is of iron, and is fitted with every appliance to ensure smart handling of cargo. She is 365 feet long, 44.2 beam, and has a depth of hold of 19.4 feet; and had three tiers of bulkheads. She was engined also by Doxford, the three cylinders being respectively 27, 44, and 72 inch, with a 48 inch stroke. The freezing chamber is well forward.

Friday August 28 1891
Sailed. Aug. 27 - Maori King, s.s., 2476 tons, Prisk, for the Bluff. The Maori King worked all night and finished about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, taking in 8000 carcasses of mutton. She steamed for the Bluff at noon, to load frozen mutton there. 

The ship Pleione completed loading on Saturday, and has between 13,000 and 14,000 sacks of wheat on board. She is expected to sail today. Aug. 31 - Pleione, ship, 1092 tons, Sargent, for London. 1st. Sept. She was towed to open sea yesterday afternoon, with a full cargo of wheat, shipped by Friedlander Bros.

Tuesday 1st September 1891
Port of Timaru
Sailed. 31 Aug. - Pleione, ship, 1092 tons, Sargent, for London. She was towed to sea with a full cargo of wheat, shipped by Friedlander Bros.

Wednesday 2nd September 1891
Mr A. White's barque Ganymede, 569 tons, Alleston, for Sydney was towed to sea about 5 p.m. yesterday by the tug Mana, with a full load of produce: 75 tons flour, 1701 sks bran, 680 sks pollard, 2389 sks potatoes, 143 sks wheat, 2027 sks oats, 4 casks beef. Shippers Timaru and Temuka mills, J. Brown, Best, Bruce Christie and Co., Kaiapoi Produce Company, Lintott Skeet and Co, N.Z.L. and M.A. Company, C.F.C.A., Kaye and carter.

Monday 7 Sept. 1981
Arrived Port of Timaru.
Sept. 5 - Omapere, s.s., 352 tons, Lambert, from Dunedin
Sept. 5 -Zealandia, ship, 1115 tons, Bates, from London, via Lyttelton. Brings 600 tons cargo and loads here for Home. Captain Bates, last here in command of the barque Langstone (which left this port for London about the middle of March last), is now in charge of the Zealandia.
Sept. 5- Orowaiti, s.s., 286 tons, Adams from Westport

Sailed
Sept. 5 - Omapere, s.s., for Lyttelton and Akaroa
Sept. 5- Elderslie,s.s., 2961 tons, Olsen, for Port Chalmers. N.M. and A. Company, agents. 9534 carcasses mutton, 56 boxes kidneys, 68 packages, 400 hares, 228 bales wool. The next mutton boat expected is the Pakeha, to arrive on the 22nd inst. for 20,000 carcasses.

Thursday September 10 1891
Arrived. Sept. 8 Falcon, schooner, 98 tons, Green from the Marlborough Sounds, brought a full load of 54,000 feet of timber from the Black Ball mills, to the order of Mr John Jackson.

The R.M.S. Ruapehu, from London, via the Cape and Hobart, arrived in Wellington at 2.30 ton the Sept. 9th. Her dates are Plymouth 25th July, Teneriffe 30th, Cape August 15th, and she left Hobart at 10 p.m. on the 4th September. After leaving the Cape she experienced heavy gales both from the S.E and the N.W. with high seas; from Hobart fine weather. She has 84 passengers for New Zealand ports, 217 bags of mails and 26 boxes of parcel post and 1300 tons cargo, half of which is for Wellington. Passengers for Timaru - Steerage, Mr Crisp and Miss O'Connor.

Monday 14 Sept. 1891
Arrived. Set. 12 - Hauroto, s.s., 2000 tons, Neville, from Newcastle via way ports. Discharged 250 tons coal. Consignee - Ebenezer Smith

McKeown, London, advised shipment of fireworks per Rakaia, to Lyttelton

Mr B. Gibson, Geraldine, who purchased the wreck of the Duke of Sutherland a few days after the loss. The wreckage is at the breakwater (estimated at �300). Mr Gibson wrote the Timaru Harbour Board could sell or do as they pleased with the wreckage.

Wednesday 23 September 1891
Port of Timaru. Arrived.
Sept. 22 -Brunner, s.s., 340 tons, Waller, from the north. Her principal cargo inward consisted of telegraph and telephone line material.
Sept. 22 - Pakeha, s.s., 4300 tons, Scotland, from Gisborne and Auckland. The Shaw Savill and Albion Company's fine cargo steamer Pakeha arrived on her first visit to this port yesterday morning, to pick up produce for London. The Pakeha is one of the finest boats of her class, with space for 6000 tons of freight, including freezing chambers capable of holding 54,000 carcasses of mutton. Her engines are of the best known type - 500hp. nominal, 3000 hp efficient and it is stated she can be driven fully loaded 10 knots on 22 tons of coal per day. The vessel is fully equipped with patent steam winches and derricks for dealing with cargo, and the hatches are of very large dimensions, so as to be equal to the reception or discharge of the largest or most cumbrous lifts. Her commander, Mr Scotland, has had a good deal of experience in New Zealand waters, in the sailing ships Glenlore, Crusader, Westland, and others. On her present trip the Pakeha has had a full round. Her first port of call was Port Chalmers, then Lyttelton, Wellington, Waitara, Auckland, and Gisborne. From Timaru she goes to Lyttelton, her final port. She was worked all night and will complete her loading here and get away for Lyttelton this evening.

Friday September 25 1891
The Pakeha took away the following cargo: 19 sacks of hides, 135 casks tallow, 90 casks pelts, 16,683 carcasses mutton, 3� cases kidneys, 98 sacks hares, 320 bales wool, 1353 sacks wheat, 3879 sacks oats.

Saturday September 26th 1891
The Union Steamship Company have bought the barque Mikado, of 1850 tons, now lying at Dunedin.
    The s.s. Industry, 1179 tons, Marshall, arrived yesterday from Lyttelton to land 300 tons of Newcastle coal. She returned to Lyttelton last night. The Industry has changed her colours since she was here last, she then being under Mr C.W. Turner's flag and orders. She now wears on her funnel the red jacket of the Union Company, to whom she is chartered.

Thursday 15 October 1891. The ship Zealandia arrived at Lyttelton yesterday morning and she left Timaru on Sunday last. Among the passengers for New Zealand by the Tongariro before the mail left, were Mr T. Teschmaker, Mr and Mrs Rhodes and Dr and Mrs Lawson, for South Canterbury. Mr G.F. Clulee is on board the Doric, now at Hobart or on her way hither.

Homeward Bound
Pleione (Captain Sargent) 44 days out.

Monday 19 October 1891
Last year two ships, the Marlborough and the Dunedin, left New Zealand and were never heard of again.

Monday 19 October 1891
Wellington, Oct. 18
The Doric arrived from London after an uneventful passage. She brought 119 passengers for New Zealand.

Wednesday 21 October 1891
Arrived
Oct. 20 - Himalaya, ship, 1100 tons, Hill, from London via Auckland. Captain Hill is well known here and was formerly the chief officer of the May Queen. She has on board 540 tons of her original English cargo and will come to the main wharf to discharge.


Wednesday 4 November 1891
Wellington, Nov. 3
Arrived - Tongariro from London, via the usual ports. Her dates are Plymouth 19th, Sept. Teneriffe 24th, Cape Oct. 10th, and Hobart 30th. She experienced moderate weather throughout, and the passage was uneventful. Passengers for Timaru - Saloon, Dr and Mrs Lawson [previous resident in Timaru, set up a practice with Dr. Thomas, at Dr Thomas' residence Arthur St.]
Second cabin, Mr and Mrs J. Holwell, Master and Miss Robinson; steerage, Mr L. Hyen and C. Frampton.

Wednesday 19 November 1891
Arrived Nov. 17 - Asterion, barque, 526 tons, from London, via Nelson. She will load for Home here.

Friday 20 November 1891
Arrived - Nov. 19 - Mamari, s.s., 3583 tons, Maxwell from London via Wellington. The Shaw Savill and Albion Co.'s fine cargo steamer Mamari, from London via way ports arrived off Timaru yesterday afternoon and steamed inside the moles in charge of the harbourmaster, Captain Clarkson, being berthed at the main wharf by 6.30 p.m. Mr T. Staples is the chief officer, Mr Roberts second and Mr Banks third and the engines are in charge of Mr W.G. Harvey. The Mamari left London on August 21st, her first port of call being Dunedin, where she arrived on the 17th. She will take in 4000 stacks of grain and 1000 bales of wool at this port.

Thursday 3  &4 December 1891
Arrived. Dec. 2 - Ardle, s.s., 1245 tons, Taggart, from Lyttelton. Mr C.W. Turner's newly chartered steamer Ardle arrived from Newcastle via Lyttelton yesterday. She belongs to the north Sea S.S. Company, of Dundee, and was launched from Goorlays' yards at the end of 1888, and has Lloyd's highest class. She is 245ft over all, 34ft, beam, and carries 1500 tons dead weight on a light draught. She is built of steel, with an inner bottom of iron, has all the modern appliances for handling cargo, including an electric light service for night work. She has no passenger accommodation, but the offices have very nicely furnished saloon and cabin. She has triple engines and maintains ten knots on a very light consumption of coal. She has been employed in the Baltic trade. She has 400 tons to discharge here, and she loads for Sydney, for which port she leaves via Bluff this morning with a passenger Mr G.C. Matheson.

Tuesday 8 December 1891
Lost - near Temuka, black waterproof cloak. Finder will be rewarded. Captain Hill, Ship Himalaya.

Thursday 17 December 1891
Cleared. Dec. 16 - Himalaya, N.M. and A.C. agents. Exports. 2138 bales and skins, 2000 sks wheat, 7500 sks oats, 103 sks cocksfoot. Shippers - Land Co. Elworthy, Agents, Rooney, Jonas, C.F.A., Kaiapoi Milling Co, Friedlander Bros. The barque Himalaya was prepared for sea yesterday morning, and even had the Mana's towrope on board, when Captain Hill found he could not go as some of his men who went ashore on Tuesday night might not turn up. He has sent to Dunedin for men to take their places and expects to get to sea this afternoon.

Friday 18 December 1891
Sailed Dec. 17 - Himalaya, barque, 1008 tons, Hill, for London.
The tug Mana towed the barque Himalaya to sea yesterday afternoon. As the vessel was moving off the sailors on board the Asterion and the Rakaia (Captain Silba)  sent up three hearty cheers to their departing comrades and received answering cheers. The Asterion dipped her Union Jack three times as the Himalaya was passing out through the moles. On getting outside a splendid breeze was picked up.

Timaru Herald, 17 December 1891, Page 2
Dec. 16. The s.s. Coptic, from London via way port, arrived from Hobart shortly before midnight. Her dates are London 29th Oct., Plymouth 3lst Oct., Teneriffe 5th Nov., Capetown 22nd, Hobart 11th Dec. With the exception of an easterly gale after leaving Plymouth floe weather was experienced throughout. The voyage, which was uneventful, occupied 42 days 20 hours 32 min. Her mail is a very small one, consisting of five bags and one packet. She brings 68 saloon and 58 steerage passengers for all ports. Passengers for Timaru, saloon, Mr John Reid, steerage, Miss Morrison, Mrs Morrison, Messrs Morrison (2).

Oamaru, Dec. 17, 1891
Sailed - Chili, barque, Captain McKenzie, for London, with 2489 bales wool and 3289 sacks of oats. Her cargo is valued at 40,602.

Saturday 19 December 1891
Arrived- Dec. 18 - Nairnshire, s.s., 3720 tons, Wallace, from London via Sydney, Bluff and Napier. The well-known Shire Liner Nairnshire arrived from Napier about 2 p.m. yesterday, and was at once berthed at the main wharf. She picks up here 4100 carcasses of mutton, and from 500 to 1000 bales wool, and will probably get away on Monday.
Sailed - Dec. 18 - Rakaia, barque, 1022 tons, Silba, for London.

Tuesday 29 December 1891
Wellington, Dec. 28.
The R.M.S. Rimutaka arrived in harbour at 3 o'clock this afternoon. She left Plymouth on 14th Nov., Teneriffe on the 19th, Capetown on the 5th Dec. and Hobart on the 24th. She brings 95 passengers and 249 bags of mail. Captain Greenstreet who had brought the vessel from London was relieved by Captain E.A. Findlay, of the Ruapehu, Captain Greenstreet remaining to take charge of the New Zealand Shipping Company's new steamer Ruahine. On the 22nd Nov. three sun spots were seen and two days afterwards some very large waterspouts were passed. The voyage occupied 43 days 9 hours and 34 minutes.

The flagstaff of Timaru is situated in 171 deg 17.20 min. east longitude; and 44 deg 23 min south latitude.


Timaru Herald
Monday 10 April 1900
Lyttelton, April 9
Sailed - Hinemoa, four-masted barque, for London.

Star 7 December 1892, Page 4
Smuggling. A case of petty smuggling was brought before the Bench at Timaru yesterday, a youth named Higginbottom, steward on the barque Ganymede, pleading guilty to a charge of smuggling ashore two pounds of manufactured tobacco. He was caught in the act of trying to sell it to men in the street. He was fined 39s, thrice the value of the parcel, with duty added.

Otago Witness 22 May 1907, Page 18
Captain Brown, of the barque Kassa, told a Timaru Herald reporter a few days ago that Tasmania had just completed the season on for the export of apples. The season had been a very good one 220,000 cases were shipped in one bottom, and Tasmania was flourishing on timber and apples. They are finding out," says Captain Brown, "that wherever a gum tree will grow an apple tree will grow. It does not signify whether the top is rocky or not, so long as there is clay enough below for the roots to dig their way into. The orchardist follows the sawmiller now, and often the same person, as is the case with my owner and shipper."

New Zealand Bound

A port that is often sought in vain - Support.
Men who are at work when they play - Actors.
A Boarding Establishment - Carpenter's workshop.
A handsome relative - Mother of pearl.