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Petone Settlers Data

This database lets users access primary and secondary source data relating to arrivals from the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and Australia to Wellington (Wellington only and Wellington as first port of call) between 1839-1897.

Name (person or ship):

Year (arrival, departure, birth, death):

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ID Family Name Name Vessel Dep Arr Source
37885 APLIN ANN WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
37886 APLIN JAMES WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
37887 APLIN ROBERT WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
157569 ASHENDEN ALFRED HARRIET EDWARD WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
157570 BACKHOUSE MRS WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
157571 BADHAM MARY WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
38026 BAKER WALTER WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
157572 BARR JOHN (2) MARY WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
38282 BEGLEY JULIA WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
157573 BENN ARTHUR WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
157574 BENNETT SAMUEL WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
38353 BERRIMAN HENRY WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
157575 BISSILL MR A.K. WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
157576 BOND MRS WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
38613 BOURKE THOMAS WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
38667 BOYD WALTER WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
157577 BRAZIER JOHN WAIROA ‑‑ SEC
38775 BREWAR GAINS WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
38851 BROSNAHAN THOS. WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL
38872 BROWN JOHN WAIROA 1877 1877‑10‑16 VOGEL

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There are over one thousand vessel/voyages held within the database. The system not only includes information about each voyage, including shipping lists.

The database also includes over 600 supplied family history files, containing photographs of individuals or families that were physically on board the vessel at the time of arrival in Wellington.

The original form of this database was developed in 1990 and has been available for use by the public at the Petone Settlers Museum since 1994. The system was updated to allow improved access in 2006 thanks to the support of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board and Hutt City Council.

Currently there are four major emigration periods for which data may be accessed.  These are:

  1. The New Zealand Company Period (1839 - 1850)
  2. The Provincial Government [Wellington] Period (1853 - 1870)
  3. Vogel Government Period (1871 - 1888)
  4. Social Security Period (1886 - 1910 - records currently finished at 1897)
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