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From: "Ted Finch" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Wairoa London to NZ 1877
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 12:35:01 +0100
A little more info on one of your ships -
WAIROA 1057 gross tons, length 204.1ft x beam 34.2ft (62.21m x
10.42m), three masted, full rigged ship, iron hull and accommodation
for 300 emigrant passengers. Built in 1875 by Palmers, Newcastle for
the New Zealand Shipping Co, she was delivered in Nov.1875.
In 1884, en route for Wellington, her master Captain Mathers had been
complaining of illness for some time and when nearing her destination,
leapt overboard. He was rescued, but was dead when taken from the
water. The ship was sold to Zernichow & Gotaas, Norway in 1895 and
renamed WINNIPEG, then sold to J.H.Alsten, Nystad. She was lost en
route Pensacola - Buenos Aires with a cargo of lumber in Dec.1907.
[Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.7, NZSCo]
----- Original Message -----
From: Lewis McGill <>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 11:26 AM
Subject: [TSL] Wairoa London to NZ 1877
> Any one have picture and/or additional information about 'Wairoa'
> from London on 7 July 1877 and arrived Wellington NZ 18 October
> Anyone with ancestors on that sailing?
> Lewis McGill
> New Zealand
> Lewis McGill, Jude Fawcett and Emily
> 18 Turnbull Street
> Invercargill, New Zealand
> Tel: +64 3 217 6361; Fax: +64 3 217 6362
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