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Monday 1 June 1874
Shipping -  arrived  - 002
BALLOCHMYLE -   ship from London  with immigrants.


Monday 8 June 1874
NORTHAMPTON -  008
The immigrants were all landed by yesterday,  several fresh cases of small-pox occurred,  On Saturday Mrs Ostler,  married, and 2 children named
Lilly and Minnie Everett  were attacked  and Sunday  a man named Aitkins,  married,  was also attacked with the same disease.


Tuesday 9 June 1874
NORTHAMPTON -  010
Another case of modified small-pox was reported yesterday, a married man named  Atkens  ---- it is not intended to remove any of the immigrants
to Camp Bay ---  


Thursday 11 June 1874
NORTHAMPTON -  016
No fresh cases  have occurred -  the names of those in hospital are -
Mrs Mears,  age 26:        E.Jeffrey,  age 40:       J.Berry, age 33:        E.Everett, age 5:          Lilly Everett, age 2:       Mrs Ostler, age 29;     
Mrs Laity, age 18:       Walter Gaizer, age 27:        James Atkins,  age 26:      E.Rudd,  age 18:      Mrs Gowen,  age 25:      Mrs Breever, age 27:


Monday 15 June  1874
Northampton  -  from London -  019
The ship will be admitted to the pratique today --  the favourite China clipper left London on 18 March  with 393 immigrants -----    morning of 5 June 
Banks Peninsula was sighted ----     her passage 72 days, 13 hours  -------


Tuesday 16 June 1874
Northampton  - death  -   024
The chief immigration officer reports that the general state of health of the immigrants is satisfactory --- the following list of cases in hospital -
Mrs J. Mears, 26,  doing well:        Edward Jeffrey, 40, convalescent:        Emma Everitt, 5, doing well:          Lilly Everitt, 2. ditto:        
Mrs E.Laity
, 18, ditto:        Walter Gaiger, 27.  ditto:        James Aitkins, 23,  ditto:        Miss E.Rudd,  18,  ditto:          Mrs Emma Gowen,  25,  ditto:        E.Brewer,  27,  ditto;       E.Atkins, 23, progressing favourably:         M.A.Symmonds,  22,  doing well:          Baldwin, 30,   ditto:         E.J.Harvey,  1,  ditto:  
One death reported  of James BERRY,  on 13 June, of diarrhoea.  


Tuesday 23 June 1874
Immigrants  per   ATRATO  -  028
A number of married couples and the single men were landed yesterday afternoon ---   the immigrants who landed yesterday appeared healthy and will no
doubt  readily find employment.


Thursday 25 June 1874
Immigrants  per ATRATO -  033
--- about 70 adults were forwarded per the Beautiful Star  to Timaru,  and the same number were sent by special train to Rakaia and Ashburton depots. the remainder were taken to Addington  ---- those open for employment at Addington were  --   5 bakers,  2 blacksmiths,  6 brickmakers,  5 bricklayers,  2 butchers,  14 carpenters and joiners,   1 cooper,  3 coachbuilders,  2 engineers,  1 brassfounder,  2 coppersmiths,  3 millwrights,  1 miner,  3 painters,  2 plasterers,  5 shoemakers,  1 tailor,  3 tinmen,  1 wheelwright,  2 shepherds,  12 ploughmen and farm labourers,  50  general labourers,  5 gardeners,  8 grooms,  1 railway guard,  26 domestic servants, -----     wages being given were 25 to 30 pounds per annum ------


Monday 29 June 1874
Arrival of the   Stonehouse    from London  -  038
  ----  she brings a large number of immigrants  -------

Northampton  -  039
The health of the Northampton immigrants in hospital has been steadily improving the past week,  2 fresh cases of fever have occurred.  The single men have been removed to Camp Bay,  ------  Dr Ellis,  surgeon-superintendant of the s.s. Atrato  has been engaged to take charge at Ripa Island.


Tuesday 30 June 1874
The  Stonehouse  from London  -  040
commanded by Captain O'Bley and owned by Mr Morrison,  owner of the s.s. Atrato  -------   single girls came out under the care of Miss Cole who gave them excellent character -----  --- measles and opthalmia appeared  --- between 70 and 80 cases of measles   --- 24 deaths of children -----
Left on 10 April ---  testimonials to both  Captain  O'Bley  and to the  ship's doctor  Mr R. Odley  M.D. of London. great misfortune he had to meet in losing one  so near and dear to him,  his wife. -----  signed by all the passengers.  -----   very long column ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
1 May 2010

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