Thursday, 3 November 2016

Shipping Lists - Coasters movements Tairua, NZ 1840 - December 1865

Tairua Harbour, Eastern Seaboard Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand  - photo Chris Ball 2014
Shipping Lists provide good sources for immigration, emigration, occupation  and movements along a country's coasts. These lists provide a good source for finding family in genealogy and family history.
 
Following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, areas of New Zealand continued to be reached by shipping vessels. Just as they had by Maori and early European Settlers 1814 - 1840. On the Eastern Seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand  outlying rural areas -  up rivers, harbours and small inlets were reached by shipping vessels  for there were no roads and only original tracks across the ranges. Those early shipping vessels were known as coasters - cutters, schooners, brigantines  and later years steamers. Tairua was quite a large harbour on the Eastern Seaboard. Those coasters bought cargos of stores, machinery and camp gear. Cargos from Tairua in those early days were gum and timber. By mid 1865 a sawmill was opened at Tairua. Across many reference sources are found the names of the Captain/ master of these coasters and sometimes names of passengers. The coasters collecting cargo at Tairua travelled to many other parts of New Zealand, even over to Australia and to the Islands of the Pacific often with cargoes of timber. This database in several parts was developed over several years and has the names of many people who came to Tairua - sometimes from other parts, along with coasters , cargo shipped and passengers.
 
Coastal Shipping Lists Tairua, Eastern Seaboard Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
 
VESSEL
TYPE
TONS
CAPTAIN/MASTER
VOYAGE
CARGO
Ref Source
1840
 
 
 
 
 
 
HMS Buffalo
ship
589 tons
James Wood
May 1840 establish
kauri spars
 
 
 
 
 
timber station Te Karo
shipwrecked( Mercury Bay )
 
 
 
 
 
Bay
Whitianga  28  July 1840
 
1842
 
 
 
 
 
 
HMS Tortoise
ship
986 tons
James Wood
1842 at Te Karo Bay
kauri spars
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Samson seaman
 
 
 
 
 
 
drowned
 
1958
 
 
 
 
 
 
JULY 1858
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Jane
 
 
Enoka
24/07 From Tauranga
180 bushels wheat
DSC 27/07/1858
 
 
 
 
 
2 tons potatoes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 35 bushels maize, and 5 pigs
 
Little Maria
 
 
Native owners
From Tauranga
Lost in storm near Tairua
DSC 27/07/1858
Maria
 
15 tons
Charles de Thierry
26/07 from East Coast
11 tons, potatoes,
DSC 27/07/1858
October 1858
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamatuiana
cutter
25 tons
Tamaki
16/10 For Tairua
1 case gin, 1 keg rum,
DSC 19/10/1858
 
 
 
 
 
16 bags sugar, qr-chest tea,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 bags flour, 1 case, sundries,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 pkg. tobacco, 1 box soap,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2 bags salt, 3 bags biscuit,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 case containing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 20 single barrels,
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 kegs powder, 6 pkgs slops,
 
 
 
 
 
 
and sundries-
 
 
 
 
 
 
Passengers, 3 natives
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixed cargo
 
1862
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 1862
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wildfire
Schooner
35 tons
Robert Mair
25/06 For Tauranga
1J ton flour, 12 bags sugar
DSC 26/06/1862
new
 
 
 
& Tairua, Mercury Bay 
(700 lbs.), 2 bales drapery,
 
 
 
 
 
& immediate ports
1 box (Hurts, 1 do. matches,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 do. soap, 1 do. chocolate,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2 bags rice (60 lbs.), 6 rods
 
 
 
 
 
 
iron, 2 boxes tobacco, Z cases
 
 
 
 
 
 
 gin, 1 cask brandy, 1 keg
 
 
 
 
 
 
whiskey
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 do.tobacco,1 can turpentine,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 5 cwt salt, 1 can white lead,
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 crowbars, 1 keg vinegar,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 4 picks and handles,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 saddles, 1 plough, 1 parcel dishes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
dishes,  1 bale sundries,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 cans, 3 bags biscuit ( 100lbs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 cask pork, 1 coil rope,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 4 shovels, 2 buckets,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 bundle of trees, 12 parcels
 
 
 
 
 
 
sundries,  Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
Messrs. G. S. Graham, Brown,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coolahan, and 6 male adults,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 European.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geo. S Graham agent
 
1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCH 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kororareka
 
18 tons
Yates
21/03 For Tairua
Sundries
NZ Herald 22/03/1864
APRIL 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boyd
Clipper Schooner
16 tons
White
04/04 for Auckland
Sundries
NZ Herald 16 /04/1864
 
 
 
 
via Tairua
In ballast
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
Boyd
Clipper Schooner
16 tons
White
20/04 for Mercury Bay
Sundry merchandise
NZ Herald 21/04/1864
 
 
 
 
& Tairua
 
 
MAY  1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kereti
Schooner
14 tons
White
06/05 from Tairua
150 bushels wheat,
NZ Herald 06/05/1864
 
 
 
 
 
6 tons potatoes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 casks pork, 1 csk lard.
 
Boyd
Clipper Schooner
16 tons
White
For Mercury Bay,
 
DSC 31/05/1864
 
 
 
 
Kennedys Bay & Tairua
 
 
JULY 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
George
Schooner
16 tons
Nicholas
15/07 For Tairua &
sundries
NZ Herald 16/07/1864
AUGUST 1864
 
 
 
Whakatane
 
 
Kereti
Schooner
14 tons
 
09/08 For Mercury Bay
G.S. Jakins agent
DSC 09/08/1864
 
 
 
 
& Tairua
 
 
George
Schooner
16 tons
Nicholas
17/08 for Waiheke,
sundries
NZ Herald 18/08/1864
 
 
 
 
Tairua & Whakatane
 
 
NOVEMBER 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
10/11 from Tairua
20 tons firewood
NZ Herald 11/11/1864
 
 
 
 
 
1 passenger
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
11/11 for Tairua
sundries
DSC 14/11/1864
 
 
 
 
 
5 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
20/11 From Tairua
 
DSC 21/11/1864
DECEMBER 1864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
16 /12 From Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 17/12/1864
 
 
 
 
 
5 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
19/12 For Tairua
Sundries –
NZ Herald 20/12/1864
 
 
 
 
 
7 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
29/12 From Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 30/12/1864
 
 
 
 
 
5 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
31/12 For Tairua
1 ton coals
NZ Herald 02/01/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
JANUARY 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
12/01 From Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 13/01/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
17/01For Tairua
66 pieces Machinery
NZ Herald 18/01/1865
 
 
 
 
 
 2 chain cables, 18 kegs nails,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 bag shackles,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 3,000 fire bricks,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Ex light brigade -
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 case groceries
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
31/01 From Tairua
In ballast
DSC 01/02/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
FEBRUARY 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
06/02 For Tairua
for Tairua, with
NZ Herald 07/02/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 cases machinery,
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 cases galvanised iron,
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 kegs nails,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 cask iron work,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 case fire bars,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 anvil, 1 smith's bellows,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 bundle cast steel,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 42 bars iron," 5 bundles iron,
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 pork, 1 ton potatoes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 6 bags rice, 17 bags sugar,
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 casks beer, 2 bags salt
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 bales blankets,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 box tobacco, 2 chests tea,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 box medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
,1 pkg. matches, 8 casks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 oatmeal, 3 cases raisins—
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 passengers.
 
Planet
 
26 tons
Youlder
21/02 For Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 22/02/1865
 
 
 
 
 
18 passengers
 
MARCH 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21tons
Poulgrain
02/03 For Tairua
Sundries
NZ Herald 03/03/1865
 
 
 
 
 
10 passengers
 
APRIL 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
10/04 From Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 11/04/1865
 
 
 
 
 
12 passengers
 
Planet
 
26 tons
Craig
13/04 From Thames via Tairua
In ballast
DSC 14/04/1865
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
15/04 For Tairua
31 pkgs. Machinery-
DSC 16/04/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
Bessy
cutter
25 tons
Philpot
20/04 For Tairua
35 tons machinery
NZ Herald 21/04/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
Meteor
Schooner
42 tons
Farrell
28/04 For Tairua via Mercury Bay
11 pieces machinery,
DSC 29/04/1865
 
 
 
 
 
10 cases machinery,
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 casks pork,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 ton potatoes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 ditto flour, 1 ditto iron,
 
 
 
 
 
 
10,000 shingles. Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
— 8  male Europeans
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
28/04 From Tairua
In ballast
DSC 29/04/1865
 
 
 
 
 
6 passengers
 
MAY 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
01/05 From Tairua
in ballast
NZ Herald 02/05/1865
 
 
 
 
 
16 casks beef
 
 
 
 
 
 
—7 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T. W. Browne, agent
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
14/05 From Tairua
in ballast
DSC 15/05/1865
 
 
 
 
 
timber
 
 
 
 
 
 
damaged sails
 
Meteor
schooner
42 tons
Farrell
17/05 From Tairua via Mercury Bay
21000 feet timber
DSC 18/05/1865
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
20/05 From Tairua
in ballast –
DSC 27/05/1865
 
 
 
 
 
6 passengers
 
JUNE 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
14/06 From Tairua
1 mule
NZ Herald 15/06/1865
 
 
 
 
 
8 passengers
 
JULY 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
06/07 From Tairua
1 mule
NZ Herald 07/07/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 casks beef
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 passengers
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
06/07 For Tairua
11casks beef, 1/4 ton flour,
NZ Herald 07/07/1865
 
 
 
 
 
 2 bags sugar, 2 bags rice,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 1 box tobacco, 1 case belting,
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 boxes passengers' luggage
 
 
 
 
 
 
, 1 case saw-makers' tools,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seccombe, Bleazard ,Tothill—
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 passengers.
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
28/07 From Tairua
7 tons kauri gum-
NZ Herald 29/07/1865
 
 
 
 
 
19 passengers
 
AUGUST 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
02/08 From Tairua
7 tons kauri gum—
DSC 03/08/1865
 
 
 
 
 
21 passengers.—
 
 
 
 
 
 
T. W. Brown, agent.
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
14/08 From Tairua & Mercury Bay
In ballast
DSC 15/08/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 —T. W. Brown, agent.
 
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
16/08 For Tairua
1 cask oatmeal,
DSC 17/08/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 cases axes, 1 parcel drapery
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 doz axe-handles,
 
 
 
 
 
 
50 lb tobacco,
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 Ib powder, 1 cwt paint,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 parcel groceries-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11 Passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
Thwaites
23/08 For Tairua
5 lengths iron tubes
NZ Herald 24/08/1865
Napier
schooner
 
Thwaites
for Tairua
 
NZ Herald 24/08/1865
Ringdove
Cutter
21 tons
Poulgrain
From Tairua
In ballast
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
SEPTEMBER 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novelty
P.S. ( paddle steamer)
50 tons
Marshall
 05/09 For Poverty Bay
8 cases arms,
NZ Herald 06/09/1865
 
 
 
 
 via Tairua
9 barrels powder,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 J. Macky 4 barrels fat,
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 mats sugar,
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 cases candles,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tairua Saw Mills -
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 cases currants,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 case apples, 6 tins coffee,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 6 boxes painkiller,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 pkg. flannel,1 do.medicine,
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 cases sundries,
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 cases herrings, 1 roll paper,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 bar steel, 38 bags potatoes,
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 bags coals. —
 
 
 
 
 
 
Butt and Anderson, agents.
 
Mapere
Schooner
30 tons
Thwaite
08/09 From Tairua
 
NZ Herald 09/09/1865
Ringdove
Schooner
21 tons
 
11/09 from Tairua
13,000 feet timber
NZ Herald 12/09/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
Novelty
P.S. (paddle steamer)
50 tons
Marshall
14/09 From Tairua
Arms
NZ Herald 14/09/1865
 
 
 
 
 
ammunition
 
Mapere
Schooner
40 tons
Thwaite
15/09 For Tairua
sundries
NZ Herald 16/09/1865
October 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mapere
Schooner
30 tons
Thwaite
02/10 From Tairua
17000 feet timber
NZ Herald 03/10/1865
Mapere
Schooner
30 tons
Thwaite
05/10 For Tairua
sundries
NZ Herald 06/10/1865
Fancy
Schooner
27 tons
Mustart
13/10 For Tairua
Commissariat stores with
NZ Herald 14/10/1865
 
 
 
 
 
1 horse,4 tanks, —
 
 
 
 
 
 
l passenger.
 
Betsy
Cutter
35 tons
Bushell
14/10 For Napier via
17 casks ale,
NZ Herald 16/10/1865
 
 
 
 
Tairua
10 tons firewood,
 
 
 
 
 
 
18,000 feet sawn timber
 
Mapere
Schooner
30 tons
Thwaite
16/10 From Tairua
17000 feet sawn timber-
DSC 17/10/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
Black Hawk
Schooner
44 tons
McLeod
18/10 For Canterbury
65 tons Commissariat stores,
NZ Herald 19/10/1865
 
 
 
 
via Tauranga and Tairua
for Tauranga
 
 
New
 
 
 
Timber from Tairua
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
Thwaites
18/10 from Tairua
timber
DSC 19/10/1865
Elizabeth Mary
Schooner
 
Smart
20/10 For Tairua
In ballast
DSC 21/10/1865
America
Cutter
40 tons
Poulgrain
25/10 For Canterbury
6 pkgs leather -
NZ Herald 26/10/1865
 
New
 
McLiver
via Tairua
4 passengers
 
Shipwreck New Caledonia 08/04/1866
 
 
 
for Norfolk Island
Timber at Tairua
 
Betsey
Cutter
35 tons
Bushell
28/10 From Tairua
 
Hawkes Bay Herald
Shipwreck  Whangapoua 1868
 
 
 
 
 
31/10/1865
Fancy
Schooner
29 tons
Mustart
30/10 From Tairua via
21000 feet Sawn Timber-
NZ Herald 31/10/1865
 
 
 
 
Great Barrier
2 passengers
 
NOVEMBER 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Mary
Schooner
26 tons
Smart
01/11 From Tairua
26000 feet sawn timber
NZ Herald 02/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Fancy
Schooner
29 tons
Mustart
01/11 for Tairua
sundries
DSC 02/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
5 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
04/11 From Tairua
20000 feet sawn timber
NZ Herald 06/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Black Hawk
schooner
44 tons
McLeod
For Canterbury via
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tairua
 
 
America
cutter
40 tons
Poulgrain
07/11 From Tairua
25000 feet sawn timber
NZ Herald 08/11/1865
 
 
 
McLiver
 
4 passengers
 
America
cutter
40 tons
McLiver
11/11 For Tairua
Sundries
NZ Herald 13/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
18 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
11/11 For Tairua
3 tons potatoes
NZ Herald 13/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
8 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Fancy
schooner
27 tons
Mustart
14/11 From Tairua
17000 feet timber
NZ Herald 15/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
9 casks pork
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 passenger
 
America
cutter
40 tons
McLiver
18/11From Tairua
26000 feet timber
NZ Herald 20/11/1865
Fancy
schooner
27 tons
Mustart
18/11 For Tauranga via
40 tons commissariat stores
NZ Herald 20/11/1865
 
 
 
 
Tairua
3 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
25/11 From Tairua
16000 feet sawn timber
DSC 27/11/1865
 
 
 
Thwaite
 
5 passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Seashell
cutter
 
 
27/11 For Lyttelton
Sawn timber
NZ Herald 28/11/1865
 
 
 
 
via Tairua
 
 
Fancy
schooner
27 tons
Mustart
26/11 From Tauranga
timber
NZ Herald 28/11/1865
 
 
 
 
via Tairua
 
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
28/11 From Tairua
timber
NZ Herald 30/11/1865
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
29/11 For Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 30/11/1865
 
 
 
 
 
sundries
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 passengers
 
DECEMBER 1865
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fancy
schooner
27 tons
Mustart
04/12 From Tairua via Great Barrier
16000 feet timber for
NZ Herald 05/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
wharf extensions
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
08/12 From Tairua
19000 feet sawn timber
DSC 09/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
09/12 For Tairua
Coals, 3 crosscut saws,
DSC 11/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
1 keg nails,1 lot ironmongery,
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 keg spikes, 15 mats sugar,
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 -chests tea, 12 kegs beef,
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 casks ditto, 0 pkgs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
sundry merchandise
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
 
Thwaites
17/12 From Tairua
18000 feet Timber
NZ Herald  18/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
4 passengers
 
Mapere
schooner
30 tons
White
20/12 For Tairua
3 tons coal, 3 ditto potatoes,
DSC 21/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
1 billiard table, 1 lathe,
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 gallons rum, 3 hhd. beer,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sundries
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Passengers
 
 
 
 
 
 
T.W. Brown agent
 
Helen
schooner
23 tons
Ricketts
28/12 From Tairua
16000 feet timber
NZ Herald 29/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
3 passengers
 
Elizabeth Mary
 
 
 
29/12 From Tairua
 
NZ Herald 30/12/1865
 
 
 
 
Got on bar at Tairua
 
 
Bittern
cutter
40 tons
Stuckey
29/12 For Tairua
In ballast
NZ Herald 30/12/1865
Helen
schooner
23 tons
Ricketts
29/12 For Tairua
Sundries
NZ Herald 30/12/1865
 
 
 
 
 
2 passengers
 

@ Researched , cross checked and transcribed by Anne Stewart Ball 2012 - 2016
Notes : Sources 
 
Newspapers from Papers Past New Zealand National Library   ( DSC is Daily Southern Cross ) and Trove Australia
AJHR ( associated Journals House Representative)
NZ Gazette
The Register of Australian and New Zealand Shipping

View of mills & portion township, Tairua [picture] / Webb & Webb. ca. 1865 Blakeley family collection  Courtesy State Library Victoria, Australia   http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/129299