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New Zealand Pioneer Families 1800-1899

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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

  1. 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

  1. May: The Jefferson - Captain Barnes
  2. June 10: Active
  3. December 22: Active
  4. 1813 or 1814: Matilda - Six sailors desert at 'Port Daniel' (Otago Harbour).

1815

  1. May 17: Active - returns from another visit to Port Jackson.
  2. 1815: Governor Bligh
  3. 1815: Matilda - returned to Otago Harbour under Capt. Fowler

1816

  1. John Rutherford
  2. Thomas Hansen

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

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

1823

  1. Jacky Marmon
  2. Henry Williams

1824

  1. John Farrell

1826

  1. March 25: William Williams
  2. March 25: Lambton (New Zealand Company ships, Lambton and Rosanna, reach Stewart Island)
  3. March 25: Rosanna

1829

  1. November 29: City of Edinburgh - Archid. Alfred Nesbit Brown & Charlotte Brown

1830

  1. December: Waterloo
  2. Barnet Burns

1831

  1. Joel Samuel Polack
  2. Tranmere aka Tranmore | Tranmire

1832

  1. Mathew Farley

1833

  1. 1833: Waterloo - ran aground on Waikanae beach
  2. Frederick Edward Maning

1834

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

1835

  1. Louis Hetet

1836

  1. Nathaniel Bates
  2. George Green

1837

  1. May 26: Rattlesnake

1838

  1. 1838: Ann and Mary

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

  1. January 3: Cuba
  2. January 19: Herald
  3. January 22: Aurora
  4. January 31: Oriental
  5. February 8: Duke of Roxburgh
  6. February 20: Bengal Merchant
  7. March 7: Adelaide
  8. April 30: Bolton
  9. August 15: L’Aube
  10. August 16: Comte de Paris
  11. August 29: Coromandel
  12. September 16: Anna Watson
  13. November 14: Martha Ridgeway
  14. December 12: London

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

  1. January 25: Slains Castle (arrived Wellington).
  2. February 5: Catherine Stewart Forbes
  3. March 17: Lady Nugent
  4. March 30: William Bryan
  5. April 20: Olympus
  6. May 24: Lord William Bentinck
  7. August 9: Tyne
  8. August 12: Sophia Pate, wrecked on the Kaipara bar. https://nzhistory.govt.nz/page/wreck-sophia-pate. Capt. George Harrison, possibly this person: [Captain George Bolton Harrison] "With one exception all the passengers of the ship were lost" http://sophiapatenz.blogspot.com/p/web-site-for-sophia-pate-my-inte...
  9. September 3: Amelia Thompson
  10. October 3: Regina
  11. October 16: Arab
  12. October 30: Gertrude
  13. November 4: Whitby
  14. November 4: Will Watch
  15. November 7: Oriental

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

  1. February 1: Fifeshire
  2. February 7: Lord Auckland
  3. February 8: Mary Ann
  4. February 16: Lloyds
  5. February 17: Clifton
  6. February 24: Timandra
  7. March 1: Birman
  8. March 15: Bolton
  9. April 7: Martha Ridgway
  10. April 10: London (388 tons)
  11. May 1: London (700 tons)
  12. May 13: Clifford
  13. May 20: Louisa Campbell
  14. July 19: Indemnity
  15. August 22: Sir Charles Forbes
  16. October 9: Jane Gifford
  17. October 9: Duchess of Argyle
  18. October 24: St. George
  19. October 25: Thomas Harrison
  20. October 28: Olympus
  21. November 4: New Zealand
  22. November 19: Blenheim
  23. December 12: George Fyfe
  24. December 14: Bombay
  25. December 31: Prince of Wales

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

  1. January 4: Essex
  2. February 5: Indus
  3. February 9: Lloyds
  4. March 29: Phoebe
  5. March 31: Westminster
  6. June 14: St Pauli

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

  1. March 1: Governor
  2. April 22: Theresa
  3. May 31: Bella Marina
  4. May 31: Sydney
  5. August 18: Nelson
  6. September 1: Skiold
  7. September 5: Raymond

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

  1. January 11: Caledonia
  2. February 16: Slains Castle

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

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

1847

  1. August 5: Ramillies 1st ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  2. October 8: Minerva 2nd ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  3. October 11: Sir Robert Sale 3rd ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  4. November 26: Sir George Seymour 4th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)

1848

  1. 1848: The barque Lady Franklin arrives in Auckland with passengers from Van Diemen's Land.
  2. January 23: Clifton 5th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  3. April 15: Philip Laing
  4. May 16: Ann 6th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  5. July 10: Osprey

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

  1. 19 April: Ennerdale
  2. June 16: Berhampore 7th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  3. September 11: Larkins
  4. September 18: Oriental Queen 8th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)

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

  1. June 30: Poictiers
  2. July 9: Fairy Queen (Rev. Thomas Samuel Grace)
  3. October 24: Phoebe Dunbar
  4. December 16: Charlotte Jane
  5. December 16: Randolph
  6. December 17: Sir George Seymour
  7. December 27: Cressy

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

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

1852: Gold discovered at Coromandel.

  1. January 3: Chieftain (Wellington)
  2. March 1: Agra (Wellington)
  3. January 16: Maori (Wellington)
  4. February 9: William Hyde (Wellington)
  5. May 27: Inchinnan 9th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)
  6. December 13: Berwick Castle 10th ship with the Royal New Zealand Fencibles (1847-1852)

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

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

  1. November 26: Gypsey

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

  1. August 17: Caroline Agnes
  2. December 27: Bank of England

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

  1. February 2: Isabella Hercus
  2. May 10: Chatham
  3. August 8: Lord Burleigh
  4. October 6: Cresswell
  5. October 11: Inchinnan

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

  1. February 8: John Masterman
  2. February 14: William & Jane
  3. May 15: Alma

1858

  1. March 19: Joseph Fletcher
  2. September 18: Oliver Lang
  3. September 21: Zealandia
  4. December 21: Evening Star
  5. December 28: Kingston

1859

  1. February 12: Oriental
  2. March 29: Mystery
  3. July 13: Queen of the Avon
  4. September 12: Cresswell
  5. December 1: Shooting Star

1860

  1. January 1: "Napolean" whaling vessel (Chatham Islands) ref.: Albert Pearson Brown
  2. January 17: "Nimroud" Rosanna Buchanan (Carroll)
  3. January 28: African (Auckland)
  4. January 29: Robert Small
  5. March 16: Clontarf
  6. May 9: Gananoque
  7. August 21: William Miles
  8. September 3: Robert Henderson
  9. December 1: Motoaka

1861: Gold discovered in Otago.

  1. January 22: Blue Jacket
  2. February 14: Zealandia
  3. September 13: Northumberland
  4. November 19: Black Eagle
  5. December 7: Chile

1862

  1. January 2: Mystery
  2. May 23: Sea Gull
  3. May 23: Zealandia
  4. September 8: Matilda Wattenbach
  5. September 26: Mersey
  6. November 24: Chrysolite
  7. December 22: Echunga
  8. December 26: Mermaid

1863

  1. January 29: The Chariot of Fame
  2. February 7: HMS Orpheus - New Zealand’s worst shipwreck
  3. February 9: Gertrude
  4. April 21: Huntress
  5. August 16: British Crown
  6. October 13: Lancashire Witch
  7. December 10: Brothers Pride

1864

  1. January 20: Tiptree
  2. March 24: Indian Empire
  3. July 1: Amoor
  4. September 4: Sevilla
  5. October 14: Steinwaerder
  6. November 1864: Alfred
  7. December 23: Helenslee
  8. December 23: Maori
  9. December 24: Reihersteig

1865

  1. January 3: Matoaka
  2. January 4: Eastern Empire
  3. January 4: Victory
  4. January 21: Glenmark
  5. January 21: Viscount Canning
  6. January 22: Eveline
  7. February 14: Ganges
  8. March 18: Bombay
  9. April 4: Viola
  10. May 7: Greyhound
  11. May 15: Dauntless
  12. June 1: Lancashire Witch
  13. June 22: Rsolute
  14. September 24: Tudor
  15. November 8: Robert Henderson
  16. December: Wild Duck

1866

  1. December 2: Strathallan

1868

  1. 1868: Maori

1869

  1. January 8: Queen Bee

1870

  1. June: William Davie
  2. December 23: Zealandia
  3. December 26: Queen Bee

1871

  1. January 21: Charlotte Gladstone
  2. February 8: Queen Bee
  3. December 9: Zealandia

1872

  1. February 2: Charlotte Gladstone
  2. March 9: England - passenger list and details of smallpox outbreak and quarantine
  3. September 1: Høvding

1873

  1. July 1: James Nicol Fleming
  2. August 20: Mary Sheperd
  3. September 20: Punjab
  4. November 15,: Cardigan Castle

1874

  1. January 19: Salisbury
  2. February 2: Isles of the South
  3. February 13: Mongol (arrived Port Chalmers)
  4. March 2: Queen of the Age
  5. March 11: Dilharree
  6. March 24: Woodlark
  7. April 14: Dorette
  8. May 1: Golden Sea
  9. May 13: Hindostan
  10. May 26: Schichllion (external)
  11. May 27: Varuna (external)
  12. May 29: Buckinghamshire
  13. June 1: Ballochmyle
  14. June 29: Rakaia
  15. July 3: Dunedin
  16. July 10: Halcione
  17. July 14: Hereford
  18. July 23: Peeres
  19. August 28: Corona
  20. September 2: Carisbrooke Castle
  21. September 27: Merope
  22. October 11: Cartvale
  23. October 16: Queen Bee (arrived Napier)
  24. October 22: Douglas
  25. October 26: Jessie Readman
  26. November 1: Duke of Edinburgh
  27. November 20: Waitangi
  28. December 31: Crusader

1875

  1. January 21: Lady Jocelyn
  2. January 28: Humboldt
  3. January 30: Wild Deer
  4. February 17: Dallam Tower
  5. March 18: Fritz Reuter
  6. March 20: Baron Aberdare
  7. July 9: Collingwood
  8. July 12: Lammershagen
  9. July 14: Cartsburn
  10. August 18: Alumbagh
  11. August 22: Blairgowrie
  12. September 8: Carisbrooke Castle - Katikati settlers
  13. September 23: Merope
  14. November 10: Mataura
  15. November 17: Duke of Edinburgh
  16. November 17: Himalaya
  17. November 23: Ocean Mail
  18. December 3: Avalanche

1876

  1. February 11: Hudson
  2. April 2: Waipa
  3. September 23: Invercargill
  4. October 4: Waimea
  5. November 2: Orari
  6. November 9: Howrah
  7. December 4: Rangitiki
  8. December 19: Jessie Osborne

1877

  1. February 17: Wiltshire
  2. August 6: Queen Bee Grounded on Farewell Spit & wrecked

1878

  1. August 17: Lady Jocelyn - Katikati settlers
  2. October 13: Waitangi

1879

  1. January 18: Waikato
  2. February 27: Boyne
  3. September 9: Famenoth
  4. December 7: Arethusa
  5. TBD: Royal Dane

1880

  1. October 29: Glenlora

1882

  1. October 3: Wairoa

1883

  1. March 23: Crusader
  2. May 16: Waipa
  3. May 17: British Queen
  4. October 11: British Queen

1884

  1. January 1: Lady Jocelyn
  2. January 12: Waitangi

1889

  1. September 1: Wakatipu

1893: New Zealand women win the right to vote.

1894

  1. June 20: Ruahine

1895

  1. November 6: Ruapehu

1900: Population reaches 967,000.