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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
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About the memorial: Daily Southern Cross, 20 October 1873, Page 2 ARRIVAL OF THE HYDASPES. The ship Hydaspes, from London, with 208 immigrants and a number of saloon passengers, anchored off the North Head last evening at eight o'clock, after one of the quickest passages that has been made for some years past between London and Auckland. The Hydaspes, an iron ship, is one of the largest merchant vessels that has visited us, she being a fine powerful ship of 2,092 tons register, and, as her passage has proved, she is well able to show a good log in ordinary weather. The ship made two or three very successful passages to Canterbury previous to being sent to this port. Owing to the hour at which the Hydaspes arrived last evening Dr. Philson did not visit the vessel Captain Burgess was, however, on board, and he reports that all the passengers and immigrants are appearing in good health, and that the ship is in excellent order. Dr. Philson, with Major Green, Immigration Officer, will visit the ship this morning, and, if all be well on board, a clean bill of health will be given to her. The immigrants speak very highly of Captain Babot and all his officers for their uniform kindness and attention to them during the passage. Five deaths occurred during the passage, one being an adult, the others young children. The ship, which comes to the consignment of Messers, L. D. Nathan and Co., will be brought up the harbour to the usual anchorage oil the Wharf to-day. We are indebted to Mr. David Robb, the purser of the ship (who formerly visited this port in the same capacity on board the ships Mermaid and Blue Jacket), for the following report of the Hydaspes's passage :— We left Gravesend at 4 a.m. on the 27th July, and was towed to the Nore ; on the 28th was off Dover, and on the 29th was off Beachy Head. Worked ship down Channel against moderate westerly winds. On the 30th, at 9 am, parted with the pilot off the Isle of Wight, and was off Portland on the 31st. On August 1 was off the Start Point. On August 2, at noon, took our final departure from Ushant, bearing east 25 miles. The north-east trade winds were met with in, 34 degrees N. ; they proved moderate, and were lost in 15 degrees N. The southeast trades were met with in 4 degrees N., and the Equator was crossed at midnight of the 26th August, in longitude 25 degrees W. These trades were lost in 23 degrees S., and longitude 40 degrees W ; thence variable winds were experienced to latitude 40 degrees S., and longitude 17 degrees W. ; from this position the principal winds were from the north-west. Our longitude was run down between thro parallels of 45 and 46 degrees S , with steady breezes. The meridian of the Cape of Good Hope was passed at midnight of the 19th September, in 44 degrees 30 mm. S. On the 5th October passed the meridian of Cape Leewm in 16 degrees. From midnight of the 8th October to midnight of the 9th encountered a very heavy gale from the northward. At midnight of the 10th passed the meridian of Tasmania in 16 degrees S. On the 13th and 14th experienced a very heavy gale from the south-west, with high sea and terrific squalls. No ice was met with, and no land seen after leaving Ushant, until the Three Kings were sighted on the 16th, at 6 p.m., wind SS.E, thus making the passage from land to land in 73 days. Had a dead beat down the coast, anchoring off the North Head at 8 p m. last evening. The following is a complete list of emigrants...
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