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New Zealand Settler Ships - Matoaka 1860

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  • Alexander Allen (1838 - 1887)
    First class cabin passenger from Bristol to Lyttleton aboard "Matoaka" arrived Dec 1860

Departed Bristol 2 September 1860, arrived Lyttleton 1December 1860 - a pleasant voyage of 88 days. Were 2 births and 4 deaths , all infants,on board. A wooden, fully rigged ship of 1092 tons, Cpt Alfred Stevens, Surgeon Dr Young. All landed were in good health and excellent spirits. All single men and all female domestic servants met with engagements at good rates before the end of the second day after landing.( Lyttleton Times Dec 5 1860)