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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
1774 GILLETT JOHN WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
3503 GRIFFITHS WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCOCABIN
3562 HUGHES WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCOCABIN
2135 LADD JOHN WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2243 MARSH WM. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2300 MC GREGOR JAS. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
3709 MOLINE WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCOCABIN
2472 MURRAY ROBT. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2484 NEAL WM. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2495 NEWTH ROBT. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2496 NEWTH MARK WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
3756 PELLICHET WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCOCABIN
2681 RAWLINGS WM. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2682 RAWLINGS RICHD. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2683 RAWLINGS THOS. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2725 ROACH THOS. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
3793 RUDGE WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCOCABIN
2845 SELL THOS. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2913 SMITH HENRY WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO
2979 STRAITH WM. WILL WATCH 1841 1841‑09‑08 NZCO

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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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