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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.

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Details for Record #31768
Name JOHN
Family Name BOOCOCK
Gender M
Date of Birth 1834
Place of Birth
Date of Death
Place of Death
Notes
Record Source SOCSEC
Other Details
Type of passenger C
Wife's first name(s) ELIZA
Boys name(s) JAMES
Boys age(s) INFT.
Mans age 54
Womans age 57
Girls name(s) EDITH| ANNIE
Girls age(s) 28| 22
Occupation or calling TANNER
Nationality ENGLISH
Port of embarkation LONDON
Number on contract ticket 2452
Source SS 1/15- 17 NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Port at which passenger contracted to land WELLINGTON (?PSM)
Related People
none
Voyage
Voyage Number 14
Is NZCO Voyage? No
Vessel Name TONGARIRO
Date of departure 1888-08-25
Ports of loading PLYMOUTH (4163 TONS)
Date of arrival 1888-10-08
Ports of discharge WELLINGTON / ON TO LYTT./PT.CHALM./WLG.
Captain/Officers CAPTAIN: JOHN BONE
Unassisted - Cabin/steerage immigrants 0
Assisted immigrants 0
Sources and comments NZS,ACKL: COMBER INDEX, WN.MARITIME MUSEUM
Image File TONGARIRO
Image File TONGARIRO
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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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