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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 #33900
Name MR R.
Family Name BUCKETT
Gender M
Date of Birth 1828
Place of Birth
Date of Death
Place of Death
Notes
Record Source SOCSEC
Other Details
Type of passenger C
Mans age 61
Occupation or calling GENTLEMAN
Nationality ENGLISH
Port of embarkation LONDON
Number on contract ticket 132
Port at which passenger contracted to land WELLINGTON
Source SS 1/27 48 NATIONAL ARCHIVES - ARRIVED WELLINGTON 02/12/1889
Related People
none
Voyage
Voyage Number 17
Is NZCO Voyage? No
Vessel Name TONGARIRO
Date of departure 1889-10-19
Ports of loading LONDON / PLYMOUTH
Date of arrival 1889-12-02
Ports of discharge WELLINGTON
Captain/Officers JOHN BONE
Unassisted - Cabin/steerage immigrants 0
Assisted immigrants 0
Sources and comments 2657 TONS,NZS,LYTTELTON 05/12/1889
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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