Elizabeth Habgood Waters (Luxford) (c.1830 - 1917) MP

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Birthplace: Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
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Elizabeth Habgood Waters's Timeline

July 22, 1830
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
March 7, 1840
Age 9
Wellington Harbour (port Nicholson)

The Adelaide was a teak built craft and the largest of the first five ships that brought the emmigrants to early Wellington. This included some of the high office bearers of the New Zealand Company. Although she left London on the 18th September, the same day as the Aurora, she didn't get away from Falmouth until the 30th. Teneriffe was reached on the 14th October and she spent a couple of days at Santa Cruz where the passengers were allowed on shore. The Equator was crossed on the 14th November and on December 20th Adelaide reached Capetown where she remained until News Year's day. After resuming their journey, New Zealand was sighted on 1st March, called at Port Hardy and was instructed to carry on to Port Nicholson. The Adelaide dropped anchor at Petone on the 7th March in a storm of thunder, lightening and rain, 171 days out from London. Not long afterwards, however, it was decided that a better site for the new township would be Thorndon on the other side of the harbour and the Adelaide together with all her passengers were removed there.

March 26, 1851
Age 20
December 24, 1851
Age 21
Wellington, New Zealand
May 15, 1853
Age 22
August 24, 1855
Age 25
Wellington, New Zealand
Age 25
August 1859
Age 29
Age 30
November 1863
Age 33