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New Zealand Early Settlers 1800-1899

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  • Isabella Marguerite Hardey (1836 - 1900)
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  • George Grooby (1826 - 1912)
  • John Higgins (1841 - 1916)
    John Higgins married Bridget Mary Jeffares in 1874 Children - 1879 - Bridget 1881 - John John Higgins remarried in 1886 to Julia Condon Children - 1887 - Patrick Francis 1889 - Thomas Cornelius 1890 -...
  • Bateman Thomas Missen (1833 - 1893)

Aotearoa New Zealand Shipping Index: This project aims to catalog the first generation of European immigrants to Aotearoa New Zealand during the 1800s (19th century arrivals), and to organise them by the ships they arrived on (dates used are the ones that the ship arrived in New Zealand on). Please add your pioneer ancestors to the project by going to their profile, click "actions" click "add to project". Please make sure the profile is set to public. All Kiwis are welcome to join and contribute :)

Settler Ships Passenger Lists by arrival date

1806

  • June 1806: Venus - On the 16 June 1806 the convict crew seize the ship and sail away with the cargo. Arrived in New Zealand and kidnapped Māori wahine up and down the coast sparking events that would lead to destruction of pa and the death of many people.

1814

  • May: The Jefferson - Captain Barnes
  • June 10: Active
  • December 22: Active
  • 1813 or 1814: Matilda - Six sailors desert at 'Port Daniel' (Otago Harbour).

1815

  • May 17: Active - returns from another visit to Port Jackson.
  • 1815: Governor Bligh
  • 1815: Matilda - returned to Otago Harbour under Capt. Fowler

1816

1819: New Zealand declared a dependency of New South Wales by Gov. Macquarie

  • August 1819: Rev John Gare Butler arrives in NZ with Rev Samuel Marsden

1823

1824

1826

  • March 25: William Williams
  • March 25: Lambton (New Zealand Company ships, Lambton and Rosanna, reach Stewart Island)
  • March 25: Rosanna

1829

1830

1831

1832

1833

1834

  • April 29: Harriet - wrecked in a gale and survivors attacked by Ngāti Ruanui
  • September: HMS Alligator - arrived in Taranaki with a detachment of 60 men from the 50th Regiment
  • September: Isabella - arrived in Taranaki with a detachment of 60 men from the 50th Regiment

1835

1836

1837

  • May 26: Rattlesnake

1838

1840: Population 80,000 Māori | 2,050 Tangata Tiriti.

1841: New Zealand declared a separate British colony, independent of New South Wales.

1842: Population 76,900 Māori | 10,992 Tangata Tiriti.

1843: Population 75,400 Māori | 11,848 Tangata Tiriti.

1844: Population 73,900 Māori | 12,447 Tangata Tiriti.

  • March 1: Governor
  • April 22: Theresa
  • May 31: Bella Marina
  • May 31: Sydney
  • August 18: Nelson
  • September 1: Skiold
  • September 5: Raymond

1845: Population 72,500 Māori | 12,774 Tangata Tiriti.

  • January 11: Caledonia
  • February 16: Slains Castle

1846: New Zealand divided into two provinces, New Munster and New Ulster, which divides the North Island in half.

  • February 2: Mary Catherine
  • May 18: Java
  • June 28: Ralph Bernal
  • July 24: Louisa Campbell
  • September 3: Madras
  • November 4: Clara

1847

1848

1849: Population 67,000 Māori | 19,543 Tangata Tiriti.

1850: Population 65,650 Māori | 22,108 Tangata Tiriti.

  • June 30: Poictiers
  • July 9: Fairy Queen (Rev. Thomas Samuel Grace)
  • October 24: Phoebe Dunbar
  • December 16: Charlotte Jane
  • December 16: Randolph
  • December 17: Sir George Seymour
  • December 27: Cressy

1851: Population 64,350 Māori | 26,707 Tangata Tiriti.

  • February 7: Castle Eden
  • March 1: Isabella Hercus
  • March 31: Travancore
  • June 5: Duke of Bronte
  • June 8: Steadfast
  • August 14: Labuan
  • August 21: Bangalore
  • August 28: Dominion
  • September 3: Simlah
  • September 18: Lady Nugent
  • September 26: Duke of Portland
  • October 8: Midlothian
  • October 21: Canterbury
  • November 10: Sir George Pollock
  • December 10: Cornwall
  • December 27: Fatima

1852: Gold discovered at Coromandel.

1853: Population 61,850 Māori | 29,600 Tangata Tiriti.

1854: Population 60,650 Māori | 32,554 Tangata Tiriti.

1855: Population 59,500 Māori | 37,192 Tangata Tiriti.

1856: Population 58,300 Māori | 45,540 Tangata Tiriti.

1857: Population 57,150 Māori | 49,802 Tangata Tiriti.

1858

1859

1860

1861: Gold discovered in Otago.

1862

1863

1864

1865

1866

  • December 2: Strathallan

1868

  • 1868: Maori

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877

1878

1879

1880

  • October 29: Glenlora
  • November 7: Wanganui

1881

  • January 2: Lady Jocelyn - first immigrant ship to arrive at Tauranga.

1882

1883

1884

1887

Arawa list digitised

1889

1893: New Zealand women win the right to vote.

1894

  • June 20: Ruahine

1895

1900: Population reaches 967,000.