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From: "Elaine Mattsen" <>
Subject: [HB-PB] Bebbington.doc Moorcock and Phair
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 14:09:16 +1300

Listers Enquiry
Ship: 924 Tons
Captain: Knight
Surgeon Superintendent: Dr J Dale
Sailed London 28th July 1874 - arrived Hawkes Bay 20th November 1874

A ship of 924 tons, Bebington was built in 1859. She had, amongst her many passengers, the unenviable nickname of "The Old Tub" and was one of the slowest boats on the New Zealand immigrant run. Even under very favourable conditions, she still took longer than most to make the voyage out. In addition she was dogged by ill-fortune. Collisions with other ships, storms, outbreaks of typhoid and short supplies all at one time or another plagued "The Old Tub". Bebington made eight voyages to New Zealand of which three were to Lyttleton, two to Wellington and one each to Dunedin, Auckland and Napier. On her arrival in Auckland on July 15th 1876, Bebington was met by the Health Officer at Rangitoto Reef. There being typhoid and 67 cases of measles on board he sent her into quarantine on Motuihe Island" where she remained for 5 weeks.
Source: White Wings - Sir Henry Brett



Sarah Jane

Male child

Born on board 09/09/1874

Reference:Archives New Zealand IM15/150

Hi, There is a R PHAIR on Hastings Memorial 1914-1918 war

Birth Notices Auckland

PHAIR on December 1863 at Abercrombie Street, wife of Sgt.George PHAIR 40th Regt, of a Daughter.- Original from Zealandia Paper.

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