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From: Ian Westergaard <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Interpretting a newspaper piece
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 05:37:09 +1200
Often the newspapers only listed the cabin passengers.
Apart from the sheer number of them, steerage passengers were not
considered worthy of being mentioned.
On Tue, 11 May 2010 11:41:48 +0100, The Quineys
> Hi everyone
> I've found a short piece in the 1856 Nelson Examiner and New Zealand
> Chronicle paper (via the website
> http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast ) but I wonder if
> anyone could help me to interpret what is written.
> Shipping Intelligence
> June 23 , ship Emma Colvin, 560, Nicholson, from London, with a
> general cargo of merchandize. Passengers-Messrs. Field, Blackmore, J
> and W Jellicoe, Batey, Aldham, Mrs Marshall, Miss Marshall, Miss Batey,
> and 163 in the steerage.
> I know that William QUINNEY emmigrated on the Emma Colvin to New Zealand
> leaving UK in March 1856 and arriving June 1856. I also have a copy of
> the original hand written passenger list recording him and his fellow
> passengers. However, the names listed in the newspaper do not
> appear/match those on the passenger list I have :-(
> Any help on interpretting this piece in the newspaper would be much
> appreciated :-)
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