Details From Passanger Lists

ASSISTED IMMIGRATION to NEW ZEALAND by the Ship Carisbrooke Castle 29 May 1874

Name Age
Schroeder Heinrich 40 Not Nominate From Germany - Sugar Baker
Cath@ 38
August@ 17 Trasfd to S M
Sophia 13 do S. W.
Marie 11
Margt 9
Cath@ 8
Anna 6
Henry inft
Total cost of passage money to Govt - £ 87
Present cost to Govt - £ 87

Source: Emigration Department Passanger Lists, Foreign Ports to NZ. Microfilm of the original register held by National Archive, p17-18

Details of Voyage

1874 NZS Carisbrooke Castle Sh 1415 Freebody
May 29 Cld London
30 Sld London 31st Psd. Deal
June 2 Off Plymouth
Sep 2 Arr: Lyttelton 93 Days 399 Immigrants
22 Finished discharge will clear for Frisco
26 Cld Lyttelton for S. Frisco
0 Sld Lyttelton for S. Frisco in company with Hereford and E. Monarch
Nov 14 Arr S. Francisco

Source: Microfilm 3 of 7 held by Palmerston North Public Library of the Comber list held by Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum

Reports of Voyage

The arrivial of the ship was reported in The Press, The Star and the Lyttelton Times at the time with reports of the ship's condition and history, Captain's summary of the voyage, the passangers' commendation of the Captain, and brief reports of further destinations for some passangers.

Refernces / links

Image of the ship held by Western Bay of Plenty Community Archives

Henry John William Mehlhopt - another german who found his way to New Zealand on the same voyage as my Great-Grandfather, and may even be buried in the same cemetery.

McClean, Gavin Captain's Log New Zealands Maritime History Pg 65 F-81746-1/2

White Wings - Pg 317

Merchant Fleets Union, Castle and Union Castle - p 70