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From: "Denise & Peter" <>
Subject: Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 19:46:11 +1200
Wondering if someone with access to Cape Town newspapers for September thru November 1874 could look for mention of the barque Agamemnon which left London on March 7th but only made it as far as Cape Town where she was condemned. She had been sinking all the way from London and the crew only managed to keep her afloat through constant pumping. The vessel arrived in Cape Town on September 7th 1874.
The passengers remained in Cape Town 10 weeks and were finally able to leave for Lyttelton, New Zealand on board the barque Lyttelton on November 18th 1874. A neat trick to arrive at Lyttelton on board the Lyttelton? What I seek is any newspaper items concerning the arrival of the Agamemnon (including passengers) and anything concerning the departure of the Lyttelton (including passengers).
We have put this request on the South African list several times but have not had any offers of help. If there is a problem with early newspaper research in South Africa we would appreciate knowing. We have done a large number of look-ups from the microfilmed newspapers here in New Zealand for other researchers, even to the extent of sending such look-ups overseas.
Regards to all. Go easy on the Black Caps in the next cricket test match. No rain please.
Denise & Peter
Wellington, New Zealand
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