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.

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Details for Record #104098
Name MATILDA
Family Name
Gender
Date of Birth 1824-10-09
Place of Birth YEOVIL, ENGLAND
Date of Death 1888-10-27
Place of Death WELLINGTON
Notes
Record Source PFC
Other Details
Child number 7
Date of marriage (1) 1841-08-01
Where married (1) WELLINGTON
Spouse's name (1) NATHANIEL JENNESS
Number of male children (1) 2
Number of female children (1) 3
Related People
Parent 100788
Voyage
Voyage Number 1
Is NZCO Voyage? No
Vessel Name ABEONA
Date of departure 1878-05-01
Ports of loading GRAVESEND (997/979 TONS)
Date of arrival 1878-08-19
Ports of discharge PORT NICHOLSON
Captain/Officers CROSART, ALEX
Unassisted - Cabin/steerage immigrants 13
Assisted immigrants 0
Sources and comments - NZS,AKL: THE COMBER INDEX: WELLINGTON MARITIME MUSEUM. 299
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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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